Today is the summer solstice for the southern hemisphere and, contrary to what you might believe if you read the mainstream media and listen to the politicians, we are in a cooling period. Antarctic sea ice, considered to be one of the greatest predictors and proofs of global warming, is almost 20% above normal. From Watts Up With That?:
Global Warming: December 2008 Archives
The science of global warming is taking a big hit these days. More and more scientists are now stepping out, risking their careers, and saying that global warming is bunk. I try to keep my mind open, but the Keepers of the Data are making it difficult for me to believe their dire predictions.
My education is in science and I have worked in the science field most of my life. I do understand that data adjustments are sometimes necessary. But one has to wonder when all the data happens to be adjusted in the same direction — a direction that is politically correct and is guaranteed to give you grant money.
When you look at the poor state of so many official weather stations, one has to wonder why they are adjusting temperature data up instead of adjusting it down. Bad data equals bad results.
Here is a picture from Climate Skeptic that shows global temperatures before and after data adjustments by NOAA. You look, you decide: