Oops! Sorry 'bout that!
Evidence for global warming continues to mount, and one of the last refuges of the deniers has fallen:
After examining the satellite data, collected since 1979 by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellites, Carl Mears and Frank Wentz of Remote Sensing Systems in Santa Rosa, Calif., found that the satellites had drifted in orbit, throwing off the timing of temperature measures. Essentially, the satellites were increasingly reporting nighttime temperatures as daytime ones, leading to a false cooling trend. The team also found a math error in the calculations.
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Mark Herlong of the George C. Marshall Institute declined to comment. The group, financed by the petroleum industry, has used the data disparities to dispute the views of global-warming activists.
So much for that, I guess. With the new evidence of strengthening hurricanes, the Siberian tundra defrosting, and continued disintegration of the Antarctic, it would seem that the global warming evidence is becoming more and more incontrovertable.
Question is, what do we do and how much time is left to do it?