Well, actually this is yesterday's news, but I was off driving around in celebration. In case you didn't hear, they figured out that 1998 wasn't the hottest year on record.
Here are the hottest, in order:
1934, 1998, 1921, 2006, 1931,1999, 1953, 1990, 1938, 1939
Kick @ss, I'm buying an SUV! The meat of the story? Here.
So how is this possible? How can the global warming numbers used in critical policy decisions and scientific models be so wrong with so basic of an error? And how can this error have gone undetected for the better part of a decade? The answer to the latter question is because the global warming and climate community resist scrutiny. This weeks Newsweek article and statements by Al Gore are basically aimed at suppressing any scientific criticism or challenge to global warming research. That is why NASA can keep its temperature algorithms secret, with no outside complaint, something that would cause howls of protest in any other area of scientific inquiry.
So, I'm gonna hold-off on buying those carbon credits.