Thursday, July 05, 2012

Bill Nye: (Dis)Credit Where It's Due

Lord, save us from the science pundits. Here is Bill Nye on CNN: "We have enormous fires in Colorado. We had tornadoes in Michigan and Brooklyn. We had a 30-degree temperature drop in Maryland and Virginia this weekend, in just – in a half-hour. These are consistent with climate models." It's at 1:15 in this video:
(Via Roy Spencer; transcript here.) It's also not exactly true that "16 of the last 17 years have been the hottest years on record." At least according to GISS, 1996 and 1999 aren't in the top 17. That's not a big deal though -- unless you say it on CNN.

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