Sunday, February 14, 2010 2:40 PM
From: "Arnold Nelson"
To: WSJ "Best of the Web"
Your Thursday, February 11 BOTWT quotes from the Friday June 24, 1988 New York Times:
"The earth has been warmer in the first five months of this year than in any comparable period since measurements began 130 years ago...."
The warmists use mathematical models based on questionable data to try and prove their points, but have they ever considered the simple model of projecting the 4.5 billion years of the planet's age to an 80-year-old human lifetime? If they did they would find that one earth year is equivalent of 0.562 seconds of geezer time. So the 130 year trend the Times quotes is equivalent to the last 73 seconds of the geezer's lifetime. If they took his blood pressure for the first time in his life and got 130/75, then took it again 73 seconds later and got 132/77 would they predict the old gent dying of a stroke tomorrow morning?
If that isn't grotesque enough, WSJ's own Robert Lee Hotz' Friday Jan 2, 2009 article "The Warming Earth Blows Hot, Cold and Chaotic" starts out:
"Three independent research groups have concluded that 2008 was a comparatively cool year on planet Earth.... The year's average global temperature was the 9th or 10th warmest since reliable record-keeping began in 1850, and the coldest since the turn of the 21st century...."
This converted to geezer time says "reliable record-keeping" began 1 1/2 minutes ago, the turn of the 21st century 5 seconds ago.
I pointed this out in a letter to the editors 9 days later, and got a personal response from Mr. Hotz 9AM the next day. As detailed as his response was (longer than my letter) it did not address my model question.
Arn Nelson in Chicago firstname.lastname@example.org