The problem with posting data refuting global warming, is that it has to be scientifically defensible, even though the data provided on the other side is often not. I have done a lot of reading on this subject -- I am going to provide you some sites to go to, that I've found the best, and you will need to do your own reading (sorry) and chose what you want to present, if anything.
The easiest "fact" to refute, is that there is consensus by scientists on global warming, and/or that global warming is man made. Go to The Global Warming Petition Project
, which includes a petition, signed by over 31,000 degreed scientists, urging the United States government to reject the Kyoto Protocol. This site also contains a Summary of Peer-Reviewed Research
on the subject, although it may not be completely up-to-date.
The second most useful site is a blog by Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That?
. Watts is a meteorologist, who is currently involved in a project to document USHCN Weather Monitoring Sites in the United States. He produced an informative slideshow, entitled A Hands-On Study of Station Siting Issues
from August, 2007, which I have posted on the "greenies" thread. One chart, which you may find of interest, shows the percentage of surface stations meeting certain error criteria
. Two of the dominant themes in his blog are that siting issues are creating biased data, and that the NOAA data is being modified for reasons that may not be scientifically defensible. The data and stories presented on this site seem to be legitimate.
Another site containing information you may find useful is http://icecap.us/
. However, if you use anything from this site, you need to check out the referenced sources, because sometimes the reporting of what is in the referenced article is skewed.
One of the bottom lines you should be aware of, is that all those who don't agree with the doomsday global-warming scenario, don't agree with each other either. Some of the opposing views are that global warming is a fact, but it is not caused by man or CO2, that global warming is a fact, but will benefit mankind, that the current warming cycle is nothing but the normal variation in the Earth's climate, and that the Earth is now cooling. As for me, although I consider myself a scientist (and I have one published peer-reviewed report
for which I am the primary author), I am not a meteorologist, and do not have time to obtain and crunch the data. I must rely on the works and conclusions of others.
Hope this helps.
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