In response to Edward Spalton: Climate change bunkum – the Miller’s Tale,

paul parmenter wrote:

Thank you Edward. I have wondered how it could be possible to come to a definitive conclusion that ‘the earth is getting warmer’ when every single part of the earth, the oceans and the atmosphere is experiencing temperature changes, both up and down, endlessly from season to season, day to day, hour to hour and often from minute to minute, on the most titanic and complicated scales imaginable.

In order to get to a trustworthy global average temperature that could be used as the basis for any meaningful conclusion, you would surely need thousands upon thousands of objectively accurate measuring devices located strategically (i.e. away from any unnatural sources of heat or cold) and all over the globe; each of them 100 per cent secure against factors that could taint the data in any way, and each of them maintained at optimum accuracy for years and years on end and not relocated or abandoned. Only then, and if they consistently demonstrated a pattern over several years that could not be explained away by any other cause, could you even tentatively be able to conclude that ‘the earth is getting warmer’. And even if that was demonstrated, it still tells us nothing about the causes. It would however surely show us which parts of the earth were most affected and which parts were barely changing at all, which would be the starting point for further investigation.

But from the description in this article, these things are simply not happening!

Bruce Mills wrote:

I must say that was the most fascinating and wonderfully written article I’ve read in a long while: it was almost a Boy’s Own tale of adventure of yore. Terrific stuff.

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