And now this powerful Senator has repackaged another fable, the infamous Medieval Warming Period's "Lamb Graph" - of no purpose but to waste yet more precious time - rather than getting down to business.
Wikipedia has organized many of Sen. Inhofe's shenanigans. For example:
In a continuation of these themes, Inhofe had a 20-page brochure published under the Seal of the United States Senate reiterating his "hoax" statement, comparing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to a "Soviet style trial", … In a Senate Floor "update", he extended his argument against Mann's work by extensively citing Michael Crichton's fictional thriller, State of Fear, mistakenly describing Crichton as a "scientist". On 28 August 2005, at Inhofe's invitation, Crichton appeared as an expert witness at a hearing on climate change, disputing Mann's work.(oh, but there's more and worse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Inhofe)
the one our children are depending on?
“exactly as shown”: Falsification. false citation. Real science uses captions and caveats, ignored here by cherry-pickers who plucked the graph out of context and even altered the image.
“mean”: Fabrication. See below.
Just to remind folks what this is all about:
I was just lured into an interesting new blog IZEN meme, by a title that caught my eye, "Climate is Beautiful." Sure enough it led me to a beautiful and great data animation project that anyone interested in understanding the global nature of climate, as opposed to the reactionary "think local, ignore the globe" school of thought our man Steele is advocating, will want to check out.
IZEN explains the details at https://izenmeme.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/the-climate-is-beautiful/:
This is a wonderful bit of software that generates an animated picture of wind speeds at various altitudes while also showing a selection of other parameters like temperature pressure and humidity. Click on the word EARTH at the bottom left to get at the menu of extensive options. Most have an explanation if you hover over them with the mouse. Now there is surpassing cleverness in taking the realtime weather station and satellite data and feeding it into a computer model,- yes is is using modeling to interpolate the data – to give a record, realtime and future prediction of wind speed and weather conditions at any point or altitude on the globe. … (IZEN's description and review goes on another few, worth reading, paragraphs.)Check out animation tool at