A major climate change report has been corrected, as two scientists found a glaring error in an ocean-warming report. The original report was alarming; oceans are warming at a rate 60 percent higher than what was first reported by a United Nations panel. The world is ending, folks. It’s The Day After Tomorrow, except that it’s not.
The oceans aren’t warming at that rate. In fact, the range is so great that experts can no longer stand by their original statistic. According to Town Hall, “muffed” the error margins. A mathematician caught the error and cooled the temperatures of this survey.
National Review broke the bad news to liberals:
Two researchers have been forced to issue a major correction to a recent study indicating oceans have been warming at a significantly higher rate than previously thought due to climate change?
The paper, published October 31 in the scientific journal Nature, suggested ocean temperatures have risen roughly 60 percent higher than estimated by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But, after errors in the authors’ methodology were identified, they realized their findings were roughly in line with those of the IPCC, after all.
The researchers’ alarming findings were uncritically reported by numerous mainstream media outlets but Nic Lewis, a mathematician and popular critic of the consensus on man-made climate change, quickly identified errors.
“The findings of the . . . paper were peer-reviewed and published in the world’s premier scientific journal and were given wide coverage in the English-speaking media,” Lewis wrote in a critique of the paper. “Despite this, a quick review of the first page of the paper was sufficient to raise doubts as to the accuracy of its results.”
This must be driving the Al Gores of the world absolutely raving mad. After all, how else will they funnel unregulated funds if not to this nearly intractable ’cause’?