Partisan witch hunts, anyone?
...but since Sandy Berger established that the penalty for removing documents from the national archives is a slap on the wrist, maybe Karl Rove can be sent in for the bad stuff later...?
* * *
NASA admits mistakes with climate data. It's about freakin' time.
A GISS spokesman lamely explained that the reason for the error in the Russian figures was that they were obtained from another body, and that GISS did not have resources to exercise proper quality control over the data it was supplied with. This is an astonishing admission: the figures published by Dr Hansen's institute are not only one of the four data sets that the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) relies on to promote its case for global warming, but they are the most widely quoted, since they consistently show higher temperatures than the others.Lest ye forget, even the GISS data showed a 0.775° drop in the global temperature anomaly last year, obliterating most of the warming that occurred in the 20th century.
It shows--again--that we don't know what the hell is going on with the climate. And people like Hansen, who have a stake in man-made global warming taking place, are not the people to be keeping track of the figures.
* * *
Vox Day: "Americans are witnessing, in real time, an unnecessary empirical test of John Maynard Keynes's failed theory."
* * *
I happened to catch about the first half of Golden Voyage of Sinbad last night. The guy who's replacing the windows finally came and installed the indoor trim on most of the windows, so I was awake and not liking it, but the movie helped keep me distracted from the fact that I was too tired to be sitting upright.
Anyway, the most notable feature of the movie was that Tom Baker (Doctor #4, "long scarf") played the bad guy, Prince Koura. It was pretty cool to see him doing a role other than the Doctor.
I thought about watching the rest of it, but I went to bed instead. I'll probably have to buy a copy of the movie, though.