As you may know, Anthony Watts has a term for people like me. I am a Luke Warmer. In other words, I roughly go along with the theory that we may be increasing the Earth temperature due to the emmission of green house gases.
I am though, open to debate. I also hasten to point out, I am neither a "End of the Worlder" or a disciple of Al Gore. But in the past I have placed the the odd ding-dong comment on sites like Anthony's.
I must say though that I do find find Watts entertaining, if though sometimes rather off-base.
But today, he has a really good (and dare I say fascinating) article on why people really should not fiddle scientific results. (See Here)
That simple rule applies to everyone. Including Al Gore.
Al Gore recently did a 24 hour Gore-athon to "save the world in 24 hours" (Sigh)
I must say I find Al Gore downright embarrasing. Almost as embarrasing as his glassy eyed evengelical following.
Really, who can take seriously a man who couldn't even beat George Bush in an election?
But even worse. One of the simple experiments they did as part of this Gore-athon was fiddled.
If the science behind Global Warming (or anything else for that matter) is to stand and be believed, fiddling the results of simple secondary school experiments is really totally beyond the pale.
Read the article on Watts - and cringe.
Actually, I must say, it is really interesting and entertaining. The author should be congratulated for an excellent peice of detective work. While it doesn't do anything to resolve the science behind global warming it really does make Gore and his followers look like a complete bunch of pillocks.
It really shows how, in science, especially in a contentious field, there is absolutely no room for fiddling the results.
Al Gore - hang your head in shame (fat chance)