Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Global Warming Theories Questioned

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"[Yesterday], the Competitive Enterprise Institute filed three Notices of Intent to File Suit against NASA and its Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), for those bodies’ refusal — for nearly three years — to provide documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act."

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If you have not been following the so-called "Climategate" story do yourself a favor and look into it. I suspect this scandal will have far reaching effects on climate change legislation, energy policy and green building issues.

The short story is a few of the advocates of man-made global warming appear to have been caught with their collective pants down. Specifically, the emails that were leaked - either by a hacker or a whistle-blower depending on whose spin you read - reveal a core group of climatologists from around the globe have been 1) manipulating data, 2) refusing to release data for peer review by skeptics and 3) actively campaigning to prevent skeptics from publishing peer reviewed articles critical of their global warming theories.

As damning as the emails are, the apparent problems with the global temperature database upon which almost all their research depends for validity appears to be completely corrupted and unusable. One file - apparently written by a computer programmer working for the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University in the UK - reveals the poor man spent almost 3 years trying to extract a usable model from the CRU global temperature database, but ultimately failed. Ouch.

Anyway, I thought this would be of interest to those of us in the construction industry who are interested in helping clients build facilities and capital improvement projects more efficiently.

James L. Salmon
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