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Do Facts Matter Anymore?

Do Facts Matter Anymore? Pat M ichaels pjm8x@virginia.edu World Cl imate Re port 8 ,11 Fe bruary 1 0,2003 USA Today According to a fr ont-page a rticle i n th e Jan uary 3 1 , “ g lobal w arming probably ma de t he rec ent d rought in t he USA worse th an i t o therwise wo uld h ave Science been, s ay t he au thors o f a st udy p ublished i n t he j ournal .” Fair e nough: L et’s ac cept th is s tatement as an hy pothesis, an d t hen t est it . Science In their paper, federal cl imatologists M artin Ho erling an d Aru n Ku mar r an a cl imate mo del w ith In dian an d Pa cific o cean t emperature p atterns as o bserved f rom mid-1998 t o m id-2002. W hen fe d t hose da ta, t he m odel p roduced lo wer t han n ormal rainfall o ver mo st o f th e co terminous Un ited S tates. T herefore, t he a uthors c oncluded that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Energy & Environment SAGE

Do Facts Matter Anymore?

Energy & Environment , Volume 14 (2-3): 4 – May 1, 2003

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SAGE
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© 2003 SAGE Publications
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0958-305X
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2048-4070
DOI
10.1260/095830503765184637
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Abstract

Pat M ichaels pjm8x@virginia.edu World Cl imate Re port 8 ,11 Fe bruary 1 0,2003 USA Today According to a fr ont-page a rticle i n th e Jan uary 3 1 , “ g lobal w arming probably ma de t he rec ent d rought in t he USA worse th an i t o therwise wo uld h ave Science been, s ay t he au thors o f a st udy p ublished i n t he j ournal .” Fair e nough: L et’s ac cept th is s tatement as an hy pothesis, an d t hen t est it . Science In their paper, federal cl imatologists M artin Ho erling an d Aru n Ku mar r an a cl imate mo del w ith In dian an d Pa cific o cean t emperature p atterns as o bserved f rom mid-1998 t o m id-2002. W hen fe d t hose da ta, t he m odel p roduced lo wer t han n ormal rainfall o ver mo st o f th e co terminous Un ited S tates. T herefore, t he a uthors c oncluded that

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Energy & EnvironmentSAGE

Published: May 1, 2003

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