Gavin Schmidt now admits NASA are only 38% sure 2014 was the hottest year

Gavin Schmidt now admits NASA are only 38% sure 2014 was the hottest year

http://joannenova.com.au/2015/01/gavin-schmidt-now-says-they-are-only-38-sure-2014-was-the-hottest-year/

I said the vaguest scientists in the world lie by omission, and it’s what they don’t say that gives them away. The “hottest ever” press release didn’t tell us how much hotter the hottest year supposedly was, nor how big the error bars were. David Rose of the Daily Mail pinned down Gavin Schmidt of NASA GISS to ask a few questions that bloggers and voters want answered but almost no other journalist seems to want to ask. Finally… Nasa climate scientists: We said 2014 was the warmest year on record… but we’re only 38% sure we were right Nasa admits this means it is far from certain that 2014 set a record at all  Does that mean 97% of climate experts are 62% sure they are wrong?* The thing with half-truths is that they generate a glorious fog, but it has no substance. Ask the spin-cloud of a couple of sensible questions and the narrative collapses. This is the kind of analysis that would have stopped the rot 25 years ago if most news outlets had investigative reporters instead of science communicators trained to “raise awareness”. (The media IS the problem). If there was a […]Rating: 10.0/10 (19 votes cast)

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