So Earnest and So Misinformed: “Tom Brady of Boston, Massachusetts” Urges Us to Participate in Earth Hour 2010
H/T Michael Graham.
The main goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness about man’s purported role in global warming. However, there have been some developments in the theory of anthropogenic global warming that Mr. Brady and others may not be aware of.
* The theory itself has already proven to be badly flawed. The global temperature has risen by only 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since the start of the Industrial Age and not by the 3.8 degrees Fahrenheit called for by the theory.
* The location of many temperature stations around the world are located in questionable – i.e., biased towards heat – spots.
* The data harvested from temperature stations has, in some instances, been cherry picked. Check out the no-no commited by NOAA and the bum’s rush that the Hadley Center for Climate Change (Devon, England) gave to some of the Russian data.
(For these and other interesting developments on the global warming front, check out the website Watts Up With That.)
Tom Brady of Boston, Massachusetts obviously means well. But good intentions and insufficient information can do serious damage, especially when paired with draconian public policy solutions. It is to be hoped, also, that “awareness” involves a little more than a warm, fuzzy feeling about a vague, feel-good idea.