Checking Palin's Funny Facts
If Sarah gets to write about science at the Washington Post do I get to write about UFOs?
I wish I'd thought of this. Thankfully, James Hrynyshyn at the Island of Doubt on Scienceblogs did. He decided to do what the Washington Post declined when it published Sarah Palin's imaginary science in an op-ed piece today. Hrynyshyn tackled Sarah's facts:
"The e-mails reveal that leading climate 'experts'
deliberately destroyed[deleted copies of] records, manipulatedadjusted data to 'hide the decline' in globalselect North American temperatures[tree-ring proxy data that conflicted with observational records], and tried to silence[challenge] their[non-expert] critics' by preventing them from publishing[competency and the wisdom of allowing flawed papers to appear] in peer-reviewed journals. What's more,[T]he documents show that there was noa real consensus even within the CRU crowd. [While s]ome scientists had strongdoubts about the accuracy of estimatesreliability of temperatures[proxy data] from centuries ago[the last three decades, estimates used to back claims that more recent temperatures are rising at an alarming rate,[the observational data since 1850 only confirms the science behind anthropogenic climate change]."
Hope is revived that WaPo will print my Op-Ed on UFOs! I've got rockin' opinions.