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Garbage In, Garbage Out (GIGO) Legitimizes Obfuscation

Posted on | June 27, 2012 | 8 Comments

by Smitty

Daily Pundit points to GIGO and its effect on global warming research:

Nobody in climate science knows what GIGO means anymore?

Dude, without GIGO, the notion of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming couldn’t even exist. Which would eliminate a lucrative honeypot for a lot of “scientists.” So GIGO is a feature, not a bug.

Hey, don’t forget their spokes-twit, Saint Albert of Gore (emphasis mine):

Over the years, as the science has become clearer and clearer, some industries and companies whose business plans are dependent on unrestrained pollution of the atmospheric commons have become ever more entrenched. They are ferociously fighting against the mildest regulation — just as tobacco companies blocked constraints on the marketing of cigarettes for four decades after science confirmed the link of cigarettes to diseases of the lung and the heart.
Simultaneously, changes in America’s political system — including the replacement of newspapers and magazines by television as the dominant medium of communication — conferred powerful advantages on wealthy advocates of unrestrained markets and weakened advocates of legal and regulatory reforms. Some news media organizations now present showmen masquerading as political thinkers who package hatred and divisiveness as entertainment. And as in times past, that has proved to be a potent drug in the veins of the body politic. Their most consistent theme is to label as “socialist” any proposal to reform exploitive behavior in the marketplace.
From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption. After all has been said and so little done, the truth about the climate crisis — inconvenient as ever — must still be faced.

Yuv got ta buh-LEEV, children!


8 Responses to “Garbage In, Garbage Out (GIGO) Legitimizes Obfuscation”

  1. Heh! | Daily Pundit
    June 27th, 2012 @ 8:20 am

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  2. JeffS
    June 27th, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    GIGO is a corollary of the laws of thermodynamics, as applied to computers using inductive logic.   To deny GIGO is to deny a basic premise of the science that built modern civilization. 

    Which, of course, is precisely what the warmenistas are:  civilization deniers. 

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 27th, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    The best work on debunking Gaia Global Warming remains the late Michael Crichton and Bjorn Lomborg.  Both came to the topic accepting global warming was a possibility.  Crichton researched the date, talked to many experts, and rejected it as way over blown.  He offered to debate Al Gore on the topic but Gore chickened out (because Al Gore is a coward).  Lomborg showed it is greatly exaggerated and by diverting resources to that we ignore real issues that should be addressed (such as habitat preservation, over fishing, etc.).  

  4. Bob Belvedere
    June 27th, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    As are all Leftists, if you mean Western Civilization.

    GIGO = Right Reason.

  5. Red
    June 27th, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    My kick ass comment didn’t cycle through. Nuts. (because it’s all about me here at TOM don’t you know)…::EEP::(eyeroll of epic proportions)

  6. crosspatch
    June 27th, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    That is really sad is that the garbage is accumulating.  By this I mean that every month, NOAA goes back into the database and makes additional “adjustments” to the temperatures.  Years before 1950 get adjusted cooler.  Years after 1950 get adjusted warmer.  This is done little by little, sometimes by a hundredth of a degree at a time.  But it is done each month.  Look at the temperature for 1934 today, go back a year later and look and you will find the temperatures have changed.  They will be lower than they were the last time you look.  This is a graph showing how much temperatures have changed  since 2008.  The blue are values that have been adjusted downward over that time and red are those that have been adjusted upward.  Note that these are adjustments that CONTINUE to happen, month after month, to give the appearance of “global warming”.  The trends in the raw data are not nearly so extreme.  And while there may be some reason to adjust a value due to a station location or equipment change, I can’t think of a valid reason to go back and “readjust” the numbers every month.

  7. Red
    June 27th, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

    ROFLMAO! Should have linked this bad boy too just for the theme song.

  8. Adjoran
    June 27th, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    Now the founder of the global warming movement admits we have no clue what the climate is doing, and it was all needless alarmism: