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SuperFreakonomics Authors Forced To Answer Critics

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Since we posted the video and teaser for SuperFreakonomics, the follow up to the bestseller Freakonomics, there's been an outcry from scientists over ...

Global Warming Is Real: Statisticians Reject Global Cooling Claims

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Have you heard that the world is now cooling instead of warming? You may have seen some news reports on the Internet or heard about it from a provocative new book.

Only one problem: It's not true, according to several independent statisticians who analyzed temperature data for The Associated Press.

The case that the Earth might be cooling partly stems from recent weather. Last year was cooler than previous years. It's been a while since the super-hot years of 1998 and 2005. So is this a longer climate trend or just weather's normal ups and downs?

In a blind test, the AP gave temperature data to four independent statisticians and asked them to look for trends, without telling them what the numbers represented. The experts found no true temperature declines over time.

"If you look at the data and sort of cherry-pick a micro-trend within a bigger trend, that technique is particularly suspect," said John Grego, a professor of statistics at the University of South Carolina.

Daily Mail Bends Mojib Latif's Words To Support 'Global Cooling'

Mother Jones | Ben Buchwalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Speaking to the Guardian yesterday, Latif pushed back hard against the Mail, saying that the tabloid took his comments out of context to make an edito...

Superfreakonomics On Drunk Driving vs. Drunk Walking: Relevant or Ridiculous? (VOTE)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A couple of weeks ago, before the publication of Superfreakonomics, the follow up to the bestselling Freakonomics by New York Times "Freakonomics" col...

Statisticians Confirm: No Global Cooling Despite Skeptic Spin

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

Despite the best efforts of a small handful of climate skeptics who argue that the globe has cooled rather than warmed since the record hot year of 1998, no such cooling trend has taken place.

On The Streets: The Truth About 'Global Warming' (VIDEO)

Jonathan Kesselman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kesselman

Don't believe 'Al Gore.' Here are the real facts...

Obama Global Warming Plan Involves Cooling Air

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Tinkering with Earth's climate to chill runaway global warming _ a radical idea once dismissed out of hand _ is being discussed by ...

Will-ful Deceit on Climate Change: Three Blunt Examples

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

In all three cases, basic fact checking show that George Will's sources and the experts on the issues fundamentally disagree with him.