Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The data don't matter

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." And, "The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it.

H. L. Menken

We just need Anne Elk’s Theory on Climate Change

The data don't matter. We're not basing our recommendations [for reductions in carbon dioxide emissions] upon the data. We're basing them upon the climate models.

Chris Folland (UK Meteorological Office)


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