To -Pointing It Out (Again)-
The basic thrust of the article is that various methods of measuring ocean temperature have to be estimated and modified to pretend we have a complete picture of what's going on.
It's cute that you think we have accurate data on how much ice has melted or accumulated from Greenland and Antarctica. You really think they have an accurate survey of all the ice there? Some ice can be melting from the side while weather patterns put more ice in the center of these land masses. Or perhaps weather patterns will cause more snow/ice to accumulate in the high mountain ranges on the various continents. We would have to be keeping constant surveys of all the glaciers and snow packs on earth to even begin to get a comprehensive picture of what has happened, let alone what will happen in the future.
Once the ice melts, will this water be warm and cause sea levels to rise a lot? Or will it be dense and not contribute much to sea level rise? Will it accumulate around land masses, or will ocean currents make most of it settle in the center of the ocean and not contribute much to sea level rise?
These are just a few uncertainties regarding ocean water and ice melting. There are many more factors that would go into looking at the entire climate. These things are all variables and we just don't know them. The whole endeavor is shrouded in 10 layers of uncertainty.
It's cute that you think scientist accurately know all these things. It's cute that you think there is even a way to collect all this date over a long enough time to make accurate predictive models. It's cute that you think a predictive model of the climate is even possible. But go ahead and keep calling me stupid if that make you feel better.
The are many of us who don't care about climate change because we know it is uncertain and unchangeable even if we did know. You will not change our minds. You can't convince us you are certain of something when we are smart enough to see all the uncertainties. We aren't like you. We don't think our goddess mother earth will be angry with us and punish us if we don't make sacrifices to her. We just don't care. I've tried to explain the reasons why we don't care. Keep calling me stupid, it won't change a thing.
I've got a little secret for you. You don't care either. Why are you burning fossil fuels right now wasting energy on your computer? It's because you don't care either.