Monday, March 22, 2010

Climate Change Round-Up.

The IPCC has been called to the principal's office. Given that the principal is the U.N., I expect the response in AR5 will be a preface indicating that "boys will be boys" followed by a proclamation that despite the many errors in citing non-peer-reviewed & even non-scientific papers as evidence, the underlying science of AGW is settled as evidenced by the CRU GISS & GHCN data.

Remember, they say, it's not just the CRU -- all the worldwide data showed the same thing. Funny thing about that though. The released NASA emails (via FOIA) reveal NASA/GISS scientists doubted their own data, and placed more trust in the CRU and GHCN data.

Ace has the rest.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 25 in G minor

Fat Boy Slim: Weapon of Choice

I never get tired of this.

Toyota Hybrid Horror Hoax.

"On the very day Toyota was making a high-profile defense of its cars, one of them was speeding out of control," said CBS News--and a vast number of other media outlets worldwide. The driver of a 2008 Toyota Prius, James Sikes, called 911 to say his accelerator was stuck, he was zooming faster than 90 miles per hour and absolutely couldn't slow down.

It got far more dramatic, though. The California Highway Patrol responded and "To get the runaway car to stop, they actually had to put their patrol car in front of the Prius and step on the brakes." During over 20 harrowing minutes, according to NBC's report, Sikes "did everything he could to try to slow down that Prius." Others said, "Radio traffic indicated the driver was unable to turn off the engine or shift the car into neutral."

In fact, almost none of this was true.

The article is here.