Friday, August 17, 2007

Ahem . . . The Globe is Still Warming

Take a look at this item from Wired. It discusses the recent discovery of a NASA statistical error that supposedly sounds the death knell for the theory of global warming. Calling the resulting conservative brouhaha a “tempest in a teapot,” the article demonstrates that the error did not, in fact, debunk global warming.

Interestingly, the website for the Environmental Protection Agency (which has not yet corrected NASA’s error) specifically states: “Most of the warming in recent decades is likely the result of human activities.” Given the Bush administration’s willingness to warp scientific theories to fit its own political ends (reported here and here and here, for example), I can’t help but wonder how this sentence escaped detection and deletion.

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