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Friday, February 26, 2010

Scientists Retract Global Warming Study

The most important aspect in the following article is the fact that scientists openly admit that they make mistakes of such a magnitude that they can have wide-ranging consequences. It is high time that our "modern" and "sophisticated" civilization begins to place its trust and belief in God--rather than in erring scientists--and that it rejects scientific "knowledge" when it is in clear contradiction to the revealed Word of God--the Holy Bible.

The Guardian wrote on February 22:

"Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings.
"The study, published in 2009. confirmed the conclusions of the 2007 report.It used data over the last 22,000 years to predict that sea level would rise by between 7cm and 82cm by the end of the century.

"At the time, Mark Siddall, from the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Bristol, said the study 'strengthens the confidence with which one may interpret the IPCC results.' The IPCC said that sea level would probably rise by 18cm-59cm by 2100, though stressed this was based on incomplete information about ice sheet melting and that the true rise could be higher.

"Many scientists criticised the IPCC approach as too conservative, and several papers since have suggested that sea level could rise more.

"Announcing the formal retraction of the paper from the journal, Siddall said: 'It's one of those things that happens. People make mistakes and mistakes happen in science.' He said there were two separate technical mistakes in the paper, which were pointed out by other scientists after it was published. A formal retraction was required, rather than a correction, because the errors undermined the study's conclusion."

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