Dude, excellent thought on the whole global warming
I know those Cool Picture things disappear off the home page after a
while so I'm copying it here to live in posterity.
From Kirt:Imagine if the standard physical
meter bar in France was stored in a room where a coffee machine was set next to it after
100 years of being alone. Suddenly, metrologists began to notice that the meter was
seemingly getting longer. Alarmists began screaming that the Earth was getting smaller,
portending certain doom as it would surely fracture and crumble. Former high-ranking
politicians and preferred group leaders became multi-millionaires by exploiting the
lack of applied rigor in the scientific method. Entire economies were upset because
anyone questioning the veracity of measurements of exalted scientists was impugned as
a "hater of science." Nah, it could never happen.