OK, first we had “Balloon Boy” who wasn’t in the balloon after all, but it did get off the ground and go for quite a distance before coming back to Earth. I don’t know what they spent on their balloon but it couldn’t have been much.
Then we had this guy who spent a whopping $750 on a used camera, weather balloons and duct tape and got some fantastic photos from the edge of space. Yes his balloon worked, too!
Now we get NASA, screwing up again and blowing $2 million tax payer dollars because they can’t figure out how to launch a balloon, something it appears people with way less money and manpower seem to accomplish quite well. Here’s more info from Yahoo News.
This from the people who brought you the global warming data that was so bad they ended up using the CRU’s data, which wasn’t all that either.
More CO2 Insanity.
Source: Yahoo News
"Never tell anyone outside of the warmer family what you're thinking!"
Think Phil Jones was really exonerated? Think again! From Watts Up With That? We have this very recent post about Lord Oxburgh and his ties to renewable energy companies and his possible ties to the mob. If you don’t know he was the chair of the “investigation.”
Sounds like the Godfather got to him. Sounds like anyone who feels Phil Jones was “exonerated” is nuts.
More CO2 Insanity.
Source: Watts Up With That?
He doesn't believe in Global Warming? Arrest that man!
This article from Telegraph.co.uk describes what sounds like an amazing piece of police work if I ever heard of one.
In the continuing quest to find out who hacked, stole or leaked the infamous e-mails from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit that started “Climategate,” the police are now on what appears to be a “witch-hunt” and are running around questioning everyone who ever requested any information from them.
Already prominent climate change sceptics around the world have been questioned and members of staff at the university, but is has now emerged that ordinary members of the public who did nothing more than request information are also being targeted.
Sebastian Nokes, a businessman and climate change sceptic, wrote to a national newspaper to complain.
He said all he had done was request information on the CRU’s disclosure rules and he was questioned on his political and scientific beliefs.
Detective Superintendent Julian Gregory, who is leading the investigation, said his unit is looking into anyone who could give clues to who stole the emails and working with experts in “extremism”.
“As with any investigation we will interview anyone who may have information which is of relevance to the enquiry,” he said.
I suppose this will end up being a gigantic waste of tax-dollars. I’m sure they’ll someday show up at the right person’s front door and get an immediate confession. They probably have a better chance of finding a Purple People Eater.
5th warmest? Well, that’s what NOAA says from their site anyway…
Last month’s combined global land and ocean surface temperature made it the sixth warmest February ever recorded. Additionally, the December 2009 – February 2010 period was the fifth warmest on record averaged for any similar three-month Northern Hemisphere winter-Southern Hemisphere summer season, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C.
This is the insanity the name of this blog refers to. Sounds exciting doesn’t it? Plays up the Anthropogenic Global Warming, makes The Goracle happy. I can hear the carbon credit prices rising as I type.
I have to question anything from NOAA at this time and moreover I have to question the data they use, and the past data used since 1880, and I have to say this is a big crock of you know what. Ask yourself the following questions and you’ll see where I’m coming from…
- Isn’t NOAA the ones who’s temperature data was so bad they quit using it and used data from CRU?
- Isn’t CRU’s data not only busted but disappeared off the face of the Earth?
- Didn’t Phil Jones admit to no statistically significant warming for the past 15 years?
- What? We had reliable temperature stations all over the globe in 1880? 1890? 1900? 1910? 1920? 1930? 1940? 1950? 1960? I think not.
- What? Back in the day you had regular old thermometers. Were they calibrated? Were they accurate? Where were they placed? In the sun? Under trees? Inside houses, barns?
- Did the people reading them have their glasses on? Did they record the temperatures accurately?
Sorry NOAA, but I currently have trouble believing anything you publish.
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