Last week's was very good
I can't remember if the one where dodgy Professor What'shisface spent an hour being deliberately and consciously misleading about climate science was last week's, on the basis that it might have been, I'm curious as to what you thought was 'good' about last week's Horizon. It was one of the most unscientific and showboating attempts to mis-direct opinion that the increasingly politicised Horizon has punted at us under the guise of this being scientific documentary.
For someone who was advocating the pursuit of the scientific method and the stringency of testing theories to destruction, Professor What'shisface was appallingly unscientific, one eyed and provided no stringency to his arguments. One of the most glaring example was the hilarious scenario where they were discussing the correlation between tree rings and temperature, but no-one pointed out that, since people have been mapping tree rings against recorded temperature, they don't correlate, but that this didn't result in even a review of the dendrochronolgy and temperature correlation theory. Call me picky, but if the data you have in terms of a verifiable comparison doesn't match up, this has to call into question your theories and extrapolations of data that doesn't have a recorded temperature baseline. Just saying.
Also, the programme was full of flawed analogies masquerading as scientific evidence like the NASA climate model, which has a history of having to be regularly reset as it tends to boil the planet or create an ice age if left to it's own devices, yet this was held up as a shining example of how brilliant the scientific modelling of climate is.
Please do not assume by this that I am in any way some sort of global warming denier or the like, I'm AGW agnostic, so am quite keen that the science being done is proper science and that it is properly represented and presented.
Didn't watch the Pain one, have it sky +ed, will watch tomorrow, although not hopeful.
P.S. We should paint all the roofs white for the low cost solution, if there is a problem, sod everything else, white rooves equals lots of reflected heat. As I am massively ITK about science, this is by far the easiest and cheapest solution to any global warming problem. It also has very few downsides; other than the price of paint might go up once it becomes our principal weapon in the fight against global warming.
Apologies for the long and probably boring post.
Fuck! meant to put a smiley after ITK, but didn't. Please imagine a smiley after ITK in my previous post.