Saturday, March 18, 2006

More FUD

Note: if the term FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) is unfarmiliar to you, see the wikipedia entry.

Ah, the FUDmongers are at it again. This time it's Scientific American with an article implying that a) the recent rise in ocen temeratures (between half a degree and one degree Farenheit) is due to human inflences (as opposed to part of some natural cycle) and b) that this rise is causing an increase in the intensity of tropical storm systems.

Computer models don't prove anything. Correlation does not necessarily mean causality. It might as well be argued that these stronger storms are caused by the decrease in ocean piracy. I realize it's tough to get funding for a study that shows that we don't know how the world around us works because nobody make any money from "I don't know," but I'm sick and tired of this crap being pushed on the general public.

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