I haven't been able to find a source for the idea that the earth's warming
trend has stalled. This is a typical set of data. There seems to be a
slight dip in the last couple of years, but that's all.

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On 15 November 2013 12:34, chris peck <chris_peck...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not an expert on climate change. I know a couple of things though.
>
> I know that according to a fairly large scientific consensus the planet
> might be getting hotter. I know that these predictions are based on flawed
> models of the weather system and how it operates. I also know that whilst
> flawed and not being the best possible models, there is a consensus amongst
> scientists that they are the best available models. They may not actually
> be the best available, there might be a largely ignored model that is bang
> on target, but there is a consensus that they are. This consensus exists
> within a bunch of people who are fairly intelligent and have spent a long
> time thinking about the models. This consensus has largely be reached
> independently.
>
> I'm far too busy feeding my family and arguing about angels on pin heads
> to make it my life's goal to become an expert on climate change. Given
> that, it would be irrational of me not to act in accordance with the
> consensus. I know I must not fall into the 'Top Gear syndrome' and deride
> the consensus because I love cars. Or fall into the 'free love syndrome'
> and support the consensus because I love hugging trees. That would be
> silly. I act in accordance with the consensus because there is one, because
> it is a scientific one, and because it is born of minds that are fairly
> brainy.
>
> The climate change scientists who do not support the consensus
> academically are being irrational if they do not support it politically.
> Again, this is because there is amongst brainy people like themselves a
> consensus which disagrees with their academic work. They should recognize
> their own personal fallibility. Equally though, the larger community should
> recognize the fallibility of the consensus and ensure that the attempt to
> refute the consensus continues with full financial support. But their
> studies should not be acted upon politically until it becomes a consensus.
> This oils the gears of progress.
>
> There was a time when the consensus was that the earth was flat and only a
> few years old. That demons were the cause of illness and an apocalypse was
> imminent, and that sinners were destined to hell fire. If that was the
> consensus amongst brainy people who had spent time thinking about it, it
> would have been irrational to act in contradiction to it.
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:48:37 -0800
> From: meeke...@verizon.net
>
> To: everything-list@googlegroups.com
> Subject: Re: Global warming silliness
>
> On 11/14/2013 3:34 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
>
> The use of science by government of science is of the type of
> pseudo-religion abuse.
>
>
> ?? Does not parse.
>
> Brent
>
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