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It was hotter in the US in the 1930's-John Christy: Climate Data Maven via @cooler_heads #tcot #teaparty

It was hotter in the US in the 1930's-John Christy: Climate Data Maven via @cooler_heads #tcot #teaparty

Earlier this week, the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee held a hearing entitled “Update on the Latest Climate Change Science and Adaptation Measures .” Testimony by Dr. John Christy of the University of Alabama Huntsville is too valuable not to share with the millions (okay, hundreds) of folks who visit this site. Christy is a data maven. He spends “tedious” weeks and months examining surface observations as well as weather balloon and satellite measurements to build “datasets from scratch to advance our understanding of what the climate is doing and why.” He uses the datasets “to test hypotheses of climate variability and change.” Yes, it’s called the scientific method, but much of what passes for climate science today is, in Christy’s words, ”opinion, arguments from authority, dramatic press releases, and fuzzy notions of consensus generated by a preselected g...

Full article: http://www.globalwarming.org/2012/08/03/john-christy-clim...

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