Climate Change: Has the Earth been cooling?

February 13, 2010

This video also looks at whether other planets are also warming, and an Internet myth that NASA is now attributing warming to the sun. In this video I examine the importance of sources — tracking information back to a source and making sure the source is credible. My sources are cited in the video, but I’ll also post them here. Sources are also cited throughout my climate change series. These videos are not a personal opinion or a theory of my own; I’m not a climate scientist or a researcher and I have no qualifications to do anything other than report on what real climate scientists have discovered through their research. So there’s no point in disagreeing with me. If you dislike their conclusions, take it up with the researchers I cite. If I’ve made a mistake in reporting their conclusions, please point out the mistake and I will happily correct it. If you think you know better than the experts, write a paper and have it published in a respected, peer-reviewed scientific journal.

8. Climate Change — Has the Earth been cooling?


8a. Climate Change – supplement

February 19, 2010

The perfect example of what I was saying in my last video appeared soon after it was uploaded. The Internet was abuzz with a quote from Professor Phil Jones that there has been no global warming since 1995.

But is that what he actually said? Once again, we need to go to the source — Jones’s own words — rather than Internet gossip based on an interpretation of what he said. If we check the primary source, it’s a very different story. In fact, Jones and his team did detect warming since 1995. In this video I go to the source, and find out why the tabloid press got things so wrong.

The examples of “statistical significance” in this video were put together with the help of a statistician. I’m a geologist, not a statistician, so if any statisticians out there think the examples are inadequate or need refining, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

P.S. I mistakenly uploaded an earlier edit of this video last last night, and had to withdraw it quickly because it was the wrong one. My apologies to the handful of people who commented before it was taken down.


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