Charlatans of Science Zhao and Running
Posted by Jeff Id on August 21, 2010
Ok, this is the latest in global warming propaganda:
MISSOULA, Mont., Aug. 20 (UPI) — Plant productivity around the world, once on the rise with warming temperatures and a longer growing season, is declining because of droughts, researchers say.
Researchers at the University of Montana analyzed NASA satellite data to discover the global turnaround of productivity, a NASA release said Friday.
Followed by this quote:
After a 6 percent increase in the 1980s and 1990s, plant productivity declined 1 percent in the last 10 years.
“We see this as a bit of a surprise, and potentially significant on a policy level because previous interpretations suggested global warming might actually help plant growth around the world,” Running said. “This is a pretty serious warning that warmer temperatures are not going to endlessly improve plant growth.”
Skeptics of extremist advocacy AGW are often called for being funded by big oil. Consider just how much of an advocate of AGW policy you have to be to make ignorant claims to the extet demostrated by these charlatans Drs Maosheng Zhao and Steve Running. Like you really can detect that plant productivity has decreased – due to drought – by 1 percent amongst all the noise in the data and then you attribute it to a few tenths of a degree C, bovine scatology.
This is absolutely NOT incompetence, it’s deliberate disinformation to put fear into the gullible public and increase personal funding. Link to the article quoted is on the period here for your safety. It will cost IQ points if you bother to click it.
And no I didn’t read the paper. Who cares, I’ve wasted enough time on these two already but it makes you wonder just who the hell were the peers that reviewed this!
The above is my opinion only as is everything else here. Thank god for free speech.