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Still, another reason to doubt AGW

by critic411 / September 20, 2008 1:09 AM PDT

?Every time I see something like this it angers me. In private industry we have demands for quality control. There are protocols like ISO-9000 put into place by industry voluntarily, to ensure quality products and services, yet it appears we have not even a hint of similar quality control in the measurement and collection system of the USHCN data set.?

"Which makes this statement from the home page of NOAA?s USHCN particularly laughable:
The United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) is a high quality, moderate-sized data set of daily and monthly records of basic meteorological variables from over 1000 observing stations across the 48 contiguous United States."

The data is bad and at least very suspect.
At the very least, AGW and its rush to judgments should be tempered.
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It's newspeak. It's the latest rage from the academic world.
by Kiddpeat / September 20, 2008 2:59 AM PDT

Whatever WE do, it is, by definition, high quality. I imagine the bright young things on Wall Street and elsewhere said much the same about all the new mortgage loans they were making. Nothing but high quality as far as the eye can see.

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This is what they base the temperature claims on?
by EdHannigan / September 20, 2008 12:28 PM PDT


Why don't they save time and just make some up?

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You joke about making up values !!!
by critic411 / September 20, 2008 10:19 PM PDT

But they do !!

And that is a fact

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ISO-9000 can assure consistently bad product too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 20, 2008 11:05 PM PDT

As I have been on the ISO-9000 ride for years I've seen that while its great at making the product consistent it has little to do with the product's goodness. If the ISO-9000 instruction tells how to make a mediocre product you get mediocre product. ISO-9000 also impedes the changes from mediocre to great products.

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Dilbert had a cartoon like that
by critic411 / September 20, 2008 11:14 PM PDT

"We can have a crappy product as long as we document the process"

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