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99.999 percent certainty humans are causing global warming
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originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: SonOfTheLawOfOne
Maybe you should look up what they are doing when they are homogenizing the data. It's not fudging the numbers to favor their position. It's done in the opposite direction (bringing the numbers down) to compensate for things like urban heat islands etc...
The selection process is designed to filter out any influence of nearby emissions, or removals, of CO2 such as caused by the vegetation on the island of Hawaii, and likewise emissions from the volcanic crater of Mauna Loa. We require low variability within each hour and between successive hourly averages, as well as a degree of persistence of the likely valid "background" hours between successive days.
In keeping with the requirement that CO2 in background air should be steady, we apply a general “outlier rejection” step, in which we fit a curve to the preliminary daily means for each day calculated from the hours surviving step 1 and 2, and not including times with upslope winds. All hourly averages that are further than two standard deviations, calculated for every day, away from the fitted curve ("outliers") are rejected. This step is iterated until no more rejections occur. These hours are indicated by an “A” flag in the hourly data file, and by the purple color in Figure 2, also indicated as “spline” in the legend.
originally posted by: Kali74
a reply to: tothetenthpower
The study is correct, it didn't need to be done because it was already known and accepted by science and no they don't get rich off grant money or supporting this supposed agenda.
originally posted by: MentorsRiddle
I will not even give the link the time of day - because I know the study is flawed.
Until the day comes that they can explain why every planet in our solar system is heating up, and how humans are responsible - then I'll give credence to this type of study.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Bombshell for the Koch haters....
They are in the anti-pollution business !!
Koch Chemical Technology Groups
[ And rumor has it they have a coal plant filter system !!!!
Wait till that gets announced and saves the coal industry !!!! ]
originally posted by: amazing
Those that want to tell us that our air pollution is causing no harm and telling us that we don't need more fuel efficient cars and going against solar power or other renewables. And that side would be big oil, coal, natural gas, the fracking industry and older car manufacturers. That's a lot of money being thrown around to scientists with an agenda. What about that money?