another study came out on global warming. it's 5x bigger than previous studies. and it gets the same result. gee, what a shock. not. in a stable system, you'd expect half of the measurements to show an upward trend. and half downward. in this study, one third of the weather stations showed it getting cooler. and two thirds warmer. ouch. usually you only need 51% to declare a mandate. heh. anywho, one thing that caught my attention was the heat island effect. it's large real. and mostly irrelevant. cause only 1% of thermometers are in heat islands. you certainly don't want to draw conclusions based solely on readings from cities. that'd be bad. not to mention dumb. i didn't read the actual report. i read the media's report of the report. one thing kinda struck me. you can't just leave out city temperature readings because they're in heat islands. these heat islands are part of the earth. and have to be included in the earth's average temperature. make sense? the report on the report made me kinda uneasy on this point.