Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Möurnful Application of Care and Skill

Not long ago WUWT reported on a paper published by Nils-Axel Mörner and Albert Parker. It’s their attempt to argue that sea level isn’t accelerating, and that sea level rise is nothing for Australia to worry about. They do so by disputing any data that disagrees with their thesis, mentioning as many confounding factors as possible (whether relevant or not), and presenting a sorry excuse for proper “analysis.”

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Michael Mann Understands Science

One of my favorite movies is Apollo 13, the tale of the fateful mission of astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert. Their hopes to land on the moon were dashed when an on-board explosion crippled the spacecraft, so that only the most extreme measures, the best of human ingenuity and determination, enabled them to survive. At one point they have to turn off their navigation computer because they simply don’t have enough power to leave it turned on. When they do, Lovell says “We just put Sir Isaac Newton in the driver’s seat.”

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Observe Closely

As strange as it may seem … I expected better, even from Anthony Watts’ blog.

That’s right. I said it.

There’s a post by Nils-Axel Mörner on WUWT which attempts to dispute concerns about sea level rise. In this particular case it draws attention to the Marshall Islands.

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