It’s Time to Deny Everything You Think

Existence of God all Hashedf Out here

Your government wants so badly for you to believe in global warming. For your own good, and the good of others, don’t be a denier! Put aside any reservations you may have and immediately signify you understand; and, do not worry about it if you feel you perhaps should not trust the government. Your agreement is unnecessary.

…the president of the United States found himself negotiating with He Yafei, a Chinese deputy foreign minister well known for his exceptional command of English and his willingness to use it to advance his country’s worldview—with sometimes provocative arguments. German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy pressed China and India to commit to binding targets on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. China and India announced they could not support a document that imposed specific numerical targets, even on the Americans and Europeans. Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg asked Indian officials how they could renounce the very plan they had proposed just a few hours earlier. President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, an island chain that lies in the Indian Ocean about seven feet above sea level, demanded that the Chinese delegation explain how it could ask his country to “go extinct.” Sarkozy accused the Chinese of “hypocrisy,” He Yafei lectured the group on environmental damage from the Industrial Revolution, several NGOs accused Western officials of blocking a deal, and a few journalists accused Obama of selling out Europe by letting China off the hook. Not to be ignored, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez called Obama the devil. A gathering that then – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown had hyped as “the most important conference since the Second World War” ended in acrimony and conflicting accounts of what had happened, and with no progress toward any meaningful agreement. ~Ian Bremmer, Every Nation for Itself: What Happens When No One Leads the World (2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Global Warming’s Climate of Fear

Climate of Fear denied

After twenty years of relentless propaganda and headline after headline… truth is that 57% of people just don’t believe that climate experts know what they are talking about. ~JoNova

“Nobel prize-winning scientist David Karoly,” reported ABC News in 2010, “says Australia’s current extreme weather is evidence of climate change.” Pioneer coral reef explorer and marine biologist, Walter Starck responds, “to attribute these floods to global warming is only a rerun of a similar attempt with tropical cyclones after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Since then several years of below average storm activity plus statistical studies showing no recent trend of increase have left the warmists looking for a new alarm.”

You probably have heard of El Niño and La Niña, describing warming and cooling phases that occur in the Pacific Ocean and its overlying atmosphere in cycles, and are associated with flooding and drought conditions over the land. But, have you heard about, La Nada? We’ve learned over the years that the land-based temperature record is bogus because official temperature measuring stations are improperly located with the result that the temperature readings are corrupted with a warming bias due to the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI). Once we adjust the record to account for a UHI systemic warming bias due to faulty station siting, such as locating official thermometers next to buildings, air conditioning ducts, asphalt parking lots and at busy airports, the amount of global warming supposedly caused by human CO2 is, nada.

Facts are facts: whether it’s caused by natural changes in the North Atlantic circulation patterns or solar activity, there has been no global warming for a while now, going on 20 years. Rather than warming alarmists’ predictions that our children would never know snow, we may actually be headed towards, as many outside Western academia predict, decades of global cooling.

Climate change is complex and its impacts more so. We have limited knowledge of the consequences of the modest change that has occurred in the past. There is even more uncertainty about the effects of the rapid change expected in the future. ~Richard Tol (Bogus prophecies of doom will not fix the climate)

It is continuing to allow fears of global warming to take our attention off the real crisis at hand that may spell, D·O·O·M! Tol pointed out that the Greek’s meltdown during the Eurocrisis in 2014 resulted in a 20% drop in income. None of the drop in the income of the average Greek was the result of climate change. It is Leftist, Eurocommunist thinking and government policies that brings their economy to the brink.

Being a card-carrying global warming, climate change alarmist is simple and can be very lucrative too. Simply bide your time, let natural oscillations take their course, and then blame any bad weather on humanity’s CO2. For example, the bi-monthly Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO is associated with variations in mid-latitude tropical thunderstorm activity) may interact with an Arctic Oscillation (AO is characterized by a counter-clockwise Arctic wind pattern) and a North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO is described as a blocking of the jet stream over the North Atlantic), and combine with an El Niño-Southern Oscillation. ENSO currently is in the phase of a peaking El Niño and a likely outcome of all these weather activities is a torrential rain event somewhere in Florida. When that happens a Nobel prize-winning climate scientist probably will point and proclaim the flood is an example of extreme weather and evidence of climate change.

Fact is, as yo wise Moma might tell ya’
weather is like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you’re gonna get.

 

 

 

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Shredding Global Warming Pandering to Panic

Shredding Global Warming Junk Science
Imagine a World with No Junk Science

I now am persuaded that the far greater danger is that researchers and government bureaucrats will use claims of harassment to hamper public debate and as excuses to hide information from the public that would embarrass them. ~Ronald Bailey

The 21st session of the Paris Climate Change Conference took place November 30th. More heads of state, political leaders and government bureaucrats gathered there that day than ever attended a UN event. The speech-making went on until the 11th of December and it was a wonderful forum for those who are angling to head the UN agency that is tasked to save the world from capitalism, America, prosperity, modernism and the evil oil companies that provided the energy, champagne, baguettes and brie needed to put on this dog and pony show that was 100% paid for by the unemployed.

The intolerance of the ‘humanity is causing global warming’ AGW True Believers is palpable. The Left declared its own jihad on the West, demonizing everyone and thing that provides them with what they demand: the economy, morals, ethics, traditions, principles, the productive and the futures of their children. Appeals to panic has become the tool of choice in the superstitious grab bag  of the ideologically-driven.

AGW is a story of conspiring and collusion, politics, hate and fear. If climate research money had been spent to find the actual causes of global warming – and not for the single purpose of proving humanity’s CO2 was responsible for it – it would by now be perfectly clear to everyone that, “temperature variations over the last 2,000 years suggests global warming (and cooling), are the rule, not the exception.” Unfortunately, as Dr. Roy Spencer reminds us when talking about a 2005 article by John P. A. Ioannidis and irrespective of whether we’re talking about medicine or global warming, Most Published Research Findings are False.

Officially sanctioned alarm about global warming has been driven by the Left’s demand for legitimization of the secular, socialist state bureaucracy. In pursuit of that goal, academia has been the proving ground for every phony idea the Left could dream up to knock society down.

One of the key reasons why the statist left has so much control over the nation is that it has succeeded in its project of taking over the education system. In particular, they have wormed their way into schools of education and use their domination of the training grounds for future teachers (many of whom aren’t particularly bright; the education curriculum repels students who don’t want to waste their time on pabulum) to impart collectivistic, pro-government, anti-market ideas in the students’ minds. ~George Leef (National Review)

So, the fact that, global warming is caused by humanity, becomes a new reality. Like indulging a fascination about vintage analog watches in an age of supercomputers, secular, socialist academia has taken reason to the opposite extreme: wishing to live in a virtual world instead of the real one. Meta-world academics and the political bureaucracy to which they are beholden – like Renaissance artists to the doctrine of the Catholic Church – have given wings to a new kind of mystical thinking where the sterile results of unverifiable computer models are more real than dew on daisies.

Untethered from reality and more than willing to stab the culture in the back, Western academics have become good atheists just like Germans became good Nazis. To push back against the gaping nihilism that darkens their dreams, academia has taken onto itself a new theology called climatology, which amounts to nothing more than the putative science of preventing the seas from rising as the productive shovel the snow.

The world is not a hotter and more intimidating place to live than it ever was. And, humanity faces no actual threat from global warming. But, these are not the conclusions of the West’s academics who churn the data in search of humanity’s heat. Of the murderous examples of failed socialism we witnessed during the 20th century, the UN/Euro-communist science of global warming has been the greatest Nobel prize winning anti-humanism movement in history.

Humanitarians and lovers of liberty are rightfully skeptical of AGW goupthinkers. “Yes, there’s a lot of crankology out there,” says Judith Curry. “But not all of it is. If only 1 percent of it or 10 percent of what the skeptics say is right, that is time well spent because we have just been too encumbered by groupthink.” Obviously, record snowfall such as occurred during the North American Winter of 2014-15 seriously challenges modern academic pseudo-reality and dampens what Curry calls, climate tribalism. But then, superstition will raise its icy metropolitan head again and again because it’s not how many feet of snow fell last year in Boston that matters when it comes to the politics of global warming tomorrow.

The science of climate change makes us stupid. As the weather service tells us readings might not make it out of the 30s this week, followed by another hard freeze next week, with blustery northerly winds sending wind chill values into the single digits, the AGW True Believer Cult must pray for a swift end to all of the global warming. That is how schoolteachers in the Western Education Industrial Complex are trained to act, all the while being heedless of their lack of value to society as they push their runaway global warming climate porn on innocent children.

There is no reason to believe that climate change is so terrible at the moment. Unless you raise funds for Greenpeace or are a politician who presents themself as the savior of mankind: then you gain by exaggerating things. The reality is that the climate hardly affects our wellbeing and our prosperity. There are happy and rich people living in boiling hot Singapore, but also in freezing cold Canada. There are unhappy and poor people in boiling hot Kenya but also stone cold Mongolia. Climate change is not the main environmental problem. Dirty air causes currently roughly four million deaths each year. ~Richard Tol

Save the world: squeeze your oranges by hand!

 

 

 

Updated: 15-January-2016
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The Early Days of the Global Warming Industry

Wag on...

but now… we may be in a cooling trend!

Yosemite

Facts are facts: first, there has been no global warming going on 20 years; and, satellite data now tells us there has been global cooling over the last 5 years. Antarctica is getting bigger not smaller. Climate science has been politicized. Climate scientists have engaged in exaggerated claims and outright fraud since the ’90s and have been wrong on just about everything.

The research challenges the conclusions of other studies, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2013 report, which says that Antarctica is overall losing land ice… The extra snowfall that began 10,000 years ago has been slowly accumulating on the ice sheet and compacting into solid ice over millennia, thickening the ice in East Antarctica and the interior of West Antarctica by an average of 0.7 inches (1.7 centimeters) per year. This small thickening, sustained over thousands of years and spread over the vast expanse of these sectors of Antarctica, corresponds to a very large gain of ice – enough to outweigh the losses from fast-flowing glaciers in other parts of the continent and reduce global sea level rise. (Latest NASA Research)

“Annual snow accumulation increased in the early 20th century, rising 30 percent between 1900 and 2010,” according to the AGU (Amer. Geophysical Union) and BAS (British Antarctic Survey) when describing the findings of the new study. “The study’s authors found that in the last 30 years of the study, the ice sheet gained nearly 5 meters (16 feet) more water than it did during the first 30 years of the studied time period.” The lead author of the study, BAS’ Elizabeth Thomas says that based on the 300 year long record, “we can see that the amount of snow that has been accumulating in this region since the 1990s is the highest we have seen in the last 300 years.”

In other words, the more we learn the more we see that everything is unusual compared to what the global warming alarmists predict. What is normal is that we cannot predict the weather and by extension, the climate. Nothing is as simple in the real world as it is in the digital world of the climate models that the Left uses to blame humanity and modernity for heating up the globe (the AGW hypothesis).

Hopefully the polar bears will make it if a cold snap blankets the Arctic. And, what about all of the claims made by global warming alarmists about Earth’s species in peril? A recent study in Nature by Fangliang and Hubbell found that, “Species–area relationships always overestimate extinction rates from habitat loss.”

Previous estimates of extremely high extinction rates, – for example, one species per hour to one species a day, 33–50% of all species between the 1970s and 2000, from half to several million species by 2000 or 50% of species by 2000 – have not been observed. (Ibid.)

If humanity actually is responsible for causing an extinction in the modern era it will have to be the 6th extinction because there already have been 5 major extinctions on Earth before any people were around to cut down and burn a single log. If we are ever able to predict species extinction rates on Earth it will only be when we can appreciate change wrought by inevitable natural climate change ebbs and flows and accept to our chagrin that humanity is not the cause.

Unfortunately, despite social chaos that the global warming establishment has helped create, they “cannot or will not face-up to the fact that they have picked the wrong horse to bet their future scientific reputations upon,” observed Dr. Bill Gray. “The older warmers are now too far down the AGW road to be able to gracefully extricate themselves.  Other warmers may feel that their prestige-enhancements and the governmental funding rewards they have gotten have been worth it — even if their warming alarms are later proven wrong.”

Western academia has the idea they can save the world by lying to the public and labeling those who exercise legitimate scientific skepticism as deniers, as if demanding accurate data and climate models that really work are tantamount to questioning the holocaust. They call AGW a theory but that is nothing more or less than dogmatism hiding under the false colors of science.

Real scientists have a duty to be skeptical when they witness a diviner pointing down while waving a dousing rod and proclaiming, “there’s water right here!” There may well be water right there if you dig deep enough and knowledge of the surrounding area may lead you to believe finding water in that very spot is likely. Nevertheless, a healthy suspicion of beliefs based on nothing but witchcraft, superstition, feelings, moods, political correctness, fear, mental disorders, religion or hockey stick flimflammery is not dogmatism, it’s science.

Who’s unaware global warming is a Left vs. right issue
and therefore more political than scientific?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We’re at War with Radical Academics

nuffsaid

Funding– “climate science… increased from about
$500 million per year to about $9 billion.”
~Richard Lindzen

Climate science is just the latest example of Leftist dialectical sophistry and… we’re paying for it! More amazing and astonishing though and unprecedented in the annals of science is that climate researchers are hyping their work, both exaggerating and overstating their results like never before in a manner that was essentially described as outright fraud.

…competition for grants and glory has grown increasingly fierce. In response, many researchers are touting their work more aggressively. (Dutch study finds huge surge in hype)

And, all of the talk really is just, academic. Destroying the American economy does not change the fact that the construction of 2,440 new coal plants are planned around the world. If global warming really was a more pressing danger than I-S-I-S as is claimed by the Left, who is going to provide the boots on the ground that will be needed to put down all of the globe-killing CO2 polluters and prevent the impending catastrophe that academia’s climate models predict?

CO2 is not a pollutant like black carbon aerosol and mercury. – Judith Curry

 

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THe LeFt ScHLoNGs EcONomY aS CLiMaTe SCiEnCe SAys:

Doomsday postponed again

Look as hard as you may for a long as you will and with as jaundiced and biased an eye as you please toward facts that justify Western academia’s belief in AGW and still there is no adequate explanation for the current quiescent period in global warming. These halcyon days and perhaps a cooling Earth are simple realities that we all must learn to accept, possibly for decades to come. How long must we wait before we stop pushing the alarm button? How many years of no global warming does it take to be unafraid? Must we wait for seas to recede to have a nice day?

Let’s enjoy global warming while it lasts and have a very Merry Christmas and a…

Happy
New
Year

 

 

 

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(Updated 26 December 2015)
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Climate Science Reformation in the New World

Bright Seaside

Old World Claims of Impending
Climate Catastrophe are Way Passé

How likely is it that current views prevalent among those in the official climate change establishment will remain unchanged after ten more years of no global warming? Twenty years? Thirty? How many more years of no global warming will it take to bring about a reformation in their belief system or is a Martin Luther and unrelated outside forces always required to change perceptions and bring about needed doctrinal changes?

Obviously, more science is not the answer. I think most of us already realize neither Michael Mann nor Al Gore – and, not even Obama – have authority over the sun or Earth’s 1,500 year climate cycle. No one really believes America is at fault for rising seas, receding glaciers or bad weather around the world.

The Western Sultans of climate disaster have become increasingly irrelevant. We are beginning to hear the heralds of climate pragmatism. Meanwhile, a steadfast refusal to think freely has marginalized Western Universities; and, its many victims of political correctness, mind-numbing ideological uniformity and creativity-crushing liberal conformity are beginning to show their new age irrelevance.

Watch climatists work as they pretend they can tease out the eerie solitude of a lonesome flugelhorn amidst the cacophony of an orchestral warm-up by turning a deaf ear to everything other than what they want to hear. Have you noticed the perfect 1-to-1 relationship between the upward bias in the size of government and the upward bias in the global temperature trend, suggesting that the upward bias on the temperature trend will be corrected only when the size of government is reduced?

Academia is carrying out a pogrom against modernity and blaming the productive for stoking the fires of global warming (AGW theory). In concert with these views, the Left’s eager willingness to sacrifice the future of America on the altar of academia’s unverifiable climate models is analogous to witchdoctors in superstitious pagan societies who responded to bad weather by sacrificing virgins to appease their gods.

In the fever of our times and an example of the snake turning on itself to eat its own tail, eveready alarmist prognosticators of global warming like Naomi Oreskes recently labeled as denialists, other self-anointed establishment climate experts because they don’t go far enough in trumpeting our imminent doom. This is happening while the real story on the ground is that AGW theory is a lot of hot air and obviously more like political science and political correctness than natural science or common sense.

We recently were treated to the insidious news (bordering on invidious) that the books have been cooked. “We believe the NOAA/NCDC homogenization adjustment,” says Watts, et al (link), “causes well sited [temperature monitoring] stations to be adjusted upwards to match the trends of poorly sited stations.” Rather than a ‘homogenization’ of raw data to remove at least some part of the warming bias that the vast majority of poorly sited stations introduce into the record – due to the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect –  the warming bias was simply baked into the pie.

This is what happens when everyone knows there will be no consequences for lying to the people. It requires a willing suspension of disbelief to think global warming is all just one big innocent mistake and not a hoax and scare tactic for political purposes to blame humanity’s co2 for foul weather, killing the polar bears and raising the level of the seas.

…recent warming period started in 1951, not the mid-1970s (1975) as has typically been shown. In other words, not only has NOAA endeavored to eliminate the slowdown in global warming in recent years, NOAA also appears to be attempting to eliminate the slowdown (or cooling) of global surface temperatures from the mid-20th Century to the mid-1970s. ~Bob Tisdale, ‘Busting (or not) the mid-20th century global-warming hiatus’)

This is the sort of bias that we will of course endeavor to correct by throwing more money at the problem; but, that is a waste of resources. It is high time we rethink the issue and admit where we’re at: like Michael Mann’s hockey stick, the land-based temperature record is quatsch!

The majority of weather stations used by NOAA to detect climate change temperature signal have been compromised by encroachment of artificial surfaces like concrete, asphalt, and heat sources like air conditioner exhausts… NOAA’s methods are not correcting for this problem, resulting in an inflated temperature trend. (Watts, A., et al., AGU presentation)

 

Given the current state of public education,
Jesus would be a skeptic. ~Wagathon

 

 

 

(Updated 22-December-2015)

 

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Insuperable Problem of AGW Unexpectedly Solved

Deus ex machina

Concerning ourselves over perceived global warming measured in tenths of a degree over decades is ridiculous when you consider that, even a rapid climate change – i.e., rapid in a geophysical sense – would not be that noticeable on a human timescale. An inexorably slow amount of global warming even if caused by humanity or for whatever the reasons might be is of no practical concern to the living. Rather, it’s a catastrophic gobsmacking like a meteor landing in Miami that could be worrisome. And even then, what could humanity realistically do in the event of a large and abrupt change in climate due to some natural catastrophe over which we humans have no control, such as has actually happened before in Earth’s history?

Geological records corroborate ancient myths and legends reporting that the Earth’s ice-age ended abruptly in a period of excessive warmth… At the height of the Bølling-Allerød period [at the end of the Oldest Dryas, c. 14,700-12,700 years ago], winter temperatures in the British Isles had increased by 25 degrees centigrade and summer temperatures by 8 degrees centigrade to levels typically found in that region today. In Chile, summer temperatures warmed by 12 degrees centigrade, reaching a level significantly higher than the average temperatures that have prevailed there during the present interglacial.” (Paul A. LaViolette, Earth Under Fire: Humanity’s Survival of the Ice Age)

Clintonian politics is clear: Hillary punches Obama’s ticket that, climate change is a greater threat to America than terrorism. That is the Democrat position and it may actually be true but only if climate change is viewed as homegrown high tech domestic terrorism involving the use of government resources in a manner that endangers all of us. And, global warming alarmism is in fact being used to intimidate the civilian population, influence government policy, curtail legitimate research through coercion and to destroy the energy industry and the economy.

Several large nuclear power plants were completed in the early 1970s at a typical cost of $170 million, whereas plants of the same size completed in 1983 cost an average of $1.7 billion, a 10-fold increase. Some plants completed in the late 1980s have cost as much as $5 billion, 30 times what they cost 15 years earlier… [Cohen, et al., Costs of Nuclear Power Plants – What Went Wrong?]

We can’t have it both ways. We cannot continue to turn a blind eye to an obvious demonstration of the real cost of too much government regulation as if only the Left in this country understands the true cost of nuclear energy. Why is it that only in America when making electricity, nuclear energy is considered the world’s most dangerous fuel? Why is it only in America that it is evil to make a profit from providing energy to those who use it to provide the rest of us the goods and services we need, enjoy and demand?

Rather than pushing the boundaries of human knowledge, most universities now churn out dreary, predictable research that nobody reads. ~Allister Heath (‘A refusal to think freely is making universities increasingly irrelevant’)

Heath says, “The vast majority of academics are of the Left–”  The climate debate isn’t hindering the economy but Leftists are. The taxpayer is paying for filing cabinets full of worthless global warming junk science. Remember when the Left eagerly turned out the industrial-military complex as being unneeded and too expensive? For the good of the country, the economy and to recapture needed integrity and honor in science, we see now that it is the government-education complex that’s due for serious downsizing.

It’s time for a meaningful rapprochement between public-funded academia and public benefit. When commenting on the change in his political philosophy — given that capitalism simply out-innovated other economic systems and without robbing the liberty of others — Christoper Hitchens stated, “I am no longer a socialist, but I still am a Marxist.” That’s not good enough. We must put an end to dhimmitude in Western academia and its forced conversions of scientific skeptics to the pagan god of global warming alarmism.

Death by thermageddon as prophesized by Al Gore never happened. Still, we’ve got to keep the global warming hoax alive. Meanwhile, the Sun remains anomalously quiet and Earth cools and we learn more about what lies beneath the surface of our culture, society and us.

Superstitious global warming alarmists are Western civilization’s hothouse flowers. They’ve never known misery, suffering and death from energy-deprivation. The end-of-the-world prognostications from the Left of global warming catastrophe that never came but, the Left never cared if they were right or wrong about that and it does not worry them that the EPA prefers politics to science.

Could it be that the leading global warming alarmists who have taken over Western academia are not really Americans at all but are driven instead by hatred of America and that, “this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators?”

You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred, they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the “Russian Revolution.” It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Bolsheviks, aka Bolshevists, aka Bolsheviki –i.e., the majority: revolutionary socialists, aka Communists. Leftists! There’s your criminals. Although Leftists like Christopher Hitchens seem to have excused the methods the Bolsheviks employed to consolidate power as a necessary part of the Russian revolution, hopefully French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre evolved enough before he died to appreciate error in such thinking as he witnessed Communist totalitarianism unfold under his nose.

In answer to the insolubility of the crushingly expensive and disastrously counter-productive non-problem of global warming — and, given that AGW is nothing but a hoax based on a theory that is motivated, invented and maintained by an evergreen coalition between government and the education complex to push a Leftist socio/political and ideological agenda — even outvoted college-educated Republicans may soon join the unrepresented productive in America in coming to realize that Donald Trump may be the only true, deus ex machina.

“So the fake 97 per cent consensus is no longer enough. These scientists are saying that, because there’s a supposed 97 per cent consensus among climate scientists, they don’t need a 51 per cent consensus from the electorate.”  Mark Steyn

NOAA and NASA have adjusted the past to make the present appear hotter, and thus supposedly demonstrated that in fact there is no such [two-decade global-warming] “pause.” As a result, public opinion, which no longer trusts the Big Climate enforcers to tell them what the climate will be like in 2050, now no longer trusts them to tell them what it was like in 1950. ~Mark Steyn (Ibid.)

…only three per cent of Americans regard climate change as their major concern. Three per cent. There is your 97 per cent consensus, gentlemen. ~Mark Steyn

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Academia’s Never-Ending Climate Disaster Always Looms

Global-warming_penguins

Global Warming Doesn’t Cause Terrorism

The downside of Western academia prostituting it’s soul pushing AGW theory: its credibility in science is now shot! Sacrificed on the altar of global warming. What’s worse than discovering after years of doing everything possible – even after Academia warned us there would be irreversible negative consequences – we see instead that humanity’s impact on global climate has been negligible: our contribution to a change in the rate of global warming, undetectable? The very science that predicted disastrous climate change now shows global cooling. Only scientists within Western academia cling to their climate models. Meanwhile, those outside the Western global warming establishment now believe decades of global cooling lie ahead because the sun also has gone on hiatus.

…Where’s the Warming?

US Global Cooling Trend 2000-2015

What we have come to expect from the official scientists of climate catastrophism is all too predictable. Despite having no disenable impact whatsoever on climate, humanity is still guilty and no matter what we do or will ever do, we’re all doomed! We know what the radical climatologists are doing. The global warming establishment has become the ISIS of science, rounding up and stoning the productive for the crime of living, terrorizing the population and robbing our children of any opportunity to rise above the fear and ignorance of the society they were born into.

To understand climate change we must consider that temperature data at any point in time is the culmination of layers of factors, affected by complex terrestrial conditions, influenced by relationships with stellar connections that are years in the making. The temperature at a relatively few places on the surface of the earth, no matter how many adjustments we apply to them, are just the tip of the iceberg and provide a peek at best into the murky waters of the future. A statistical analysis of temperatures over time based on a monomaniacal focus on atmospheric CO2 levels only blinds us to all of the many other unseen factors like the underwater portion of an iceberg that materially affect weather. And, it’s futile: we’re mining for gold on the tip of an iceberg.

Freeman Dyson wrote a strong foreword to a report published recently by The Global Warming Policy Foundation, which calls for a reassessment of carbon dioxide: “To any unprejudiced person reading this account,” he wrote, “the facts should be obvious: that the non-climatic effects of carbon dioxide as a sustainer of wildlife and crop plants are enormously beneficial, that the possibly harmful climatic effects of carbon dioxide have been greatly exaggerated, and that the benefits clearly outweigh the possible damage.”

Carbon dioxide levels have risen inexorably since the 1700s. Yet despite this, climate sensitive indicators of human and environmental wellbeing that carbon dioxide affects directly, such as crop yields, food production, prevalence of hunger, access to cleaner water and biological productivity, and those that it affects indirectly, such as living standards and life expectancies, have improved virtually everywhere. In most areas they have never been higher, nor do they show any sustained signs of reversing. ~Freeman Dyson

What are we to believe? Michael Crichton said this day was coming. “In recent years,” Crichton warned, “much has been said about the post-modernist claims about science to the effect that science is just another form of raw power, tricked out in special claims for truth-seeking and objectivity that really have no basis in fact. Science, we are told, is no better than any other undertaking. These ideas anger many scientists, and they anger me. But recent events have made me wonder if they are correct.”

Freeman Dyson understands who’s wrong-headed: “It’s very sad that in this country, political opinion parted,” he said, in an interview with The Register. “I’m 100 percent Democrat myself, and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on this [climate change] issue, and the Republicans took the right side.”

Compare to the American culture that he Left demonizes, the lifestyle of the inhabitants in the Paris neighborhood that modernity left behind where terrorists lived and plotted and were rooted out, shot, arrested or blew up: “she was not surprised the police had tracked the suspects to the neighborhood… She said a friend of hers believed she had seen one of the wanted men… ‘She was terrified, and she looked at another woman knowing that she recognized him too …,’ [saying a resident there], ‘They did not dare to go to the police.’” (See, NYT)

Not even the French authorities understand what is happening in their midst. Global warming doesn’t cause terrorism. Superstition, a fundamental ignorance of science and clinging to a failed Leftist ideology that continues to justify making politics out of the weather and natural events to achieve its liberal Utopia, causes terrorism.

“Didier Paillard, the mayor of St.-Denis, said the Rue du Corbillon, where the raid occurred, had ‘many buildings and habitats in a disgraceful state,’ with some apartments lacking even electricity and running water. ‘We were not prepared for this discovery,’ he said of the raid. ‘This is a city that has 130 different nationalities, including people who come from war zones. We are a population that needs serenity.’” (Ibid.)

Unlike the goal of the climate talks in Paris, the truth is, serenity takes energy. This is a simple reality that Bjorn Lomborg seems to understand much better than all of the Leftists and liberals of climate change officialdom.

The U.N.’s climate chief, Christiana Figueres, says openly that the aim of the talks is “to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”

But before ditching that economic model, it’s worth considering how much progress it has brought.

For one, life expectancy in the past 150 years has more than doubled, to 71 years in 2013 from fewer than 30 years in 1870. Meanwhile, billions of people have risen out of poverty. One and a half centuries ago, more than 75% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty, consuming less than $1 a day, in 1985 money. This year the World Bank expects extreme poverty to fall below 10% for the first time in history. (~Bjorn Lomborg, Gambling the world economy on climate, WSJ)

Judith Curry also seems to have a clearer understanding of the poverty of the official climate change science underlying the bankruptcy of Western civilization’s global warming agenda. “In 50 years,” says Curry, “we may be looking back on all this as using chemotherapy to try to cure a head cold.” The time is fast approaching when we as a free people can do nothing to free science from the phenomenon of global warming alarmism but wait for nature to blow down the house of cards.

Considering how much may be predicted about the climate consensus from one single fact, i.e. it is a culture… that is bulldozing its way through our morals and laws and infra-structure… that could never have happened without the stalking horse of science, from going bad on us. ~Andy West (Climate culture)

All you sons and daughters of the goddess Juno, your community has been stolen. There is a new temple on the hill. It is built upon the dead ashes of capitalism; and, it is run by the bitter professors of reductionism who worship manufactured science and live in the grip of imminent calamity.

The culture is dead, long live the culture! ~Wagathon

 

 

 

 

 

(Updated: 20 November, 2015)

 

 

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Spotting Piles of Global Warming Horseshit

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“Collapse of Antarctic ice shelves could lead
to dramatic sea level rise.”
(the guardian)

How reasonable is it for us to worry about what is going to happen by the end of this century? Michael Crichton addressed thinking like this: why would our speculations about what will be in 2100 be any better than people in 1900 predicting what the world would be like in 2000? We’re bound to be wrong:

To predict anything about the world a hundred years from now is simply absurd.

Look: If I was selling stock in a company that I told you would be profitable in 2100, would you buy it? Or would you think the idea was so crazy that it must be a scam?

Let’s think back to people in 1900 in, say, New York. If they worried about people in 2000, what would they worry about? Probably: Where would people get enough horses? And what would they do about all the horseshit? Horse pollution was bad in 1900, think how much worse it would be a century later, with so many more people riding horses?

But of course, within a few years, nobody rode horses except for sport. And in 2000, France was getting 80% its power from an energy source that was unknown in 1900. Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and Japan were getting more than 30% from this source, unknown in 1900. Remember, people in 1900 didn’t know what an atom was. They didn’t know its structure. They also didn’t know what a radio was, or an airport, or a movie, or a television, or a computer, or a cell phone, or a jet, an antibiotic, a rocket, a satellite, an MRI, ICU, IUD, IBM, IRA, ERA, EEG, EPA, IRS, DOD, PCP, HTML, internet. interferon, instant replay, remote sensing, remote control, speed dialing, gene therapy, gene splicing, genes, spot welding, heat-seeking, bipolar, prozac, leotards, lap dancing, email, tape recorder, CDs, airbags, plastic explosive, plastic, robots, cars, liposuction, transduction, superconduction, dish antennas, step aerobics, smoothies, twelve-step, ultrasound, nylon, rayon, teflon, fiber optics, carpal tunnel, laser surgery, laparoscopy, corneal transplant, kidney transplant, AIDS…

No one advocates paving over the world. Except for government scientists who defend their placement of official thermometers in urban areas, no one disputes the existence of the UHI (Urban Heat Island) effect (an urban heat island is city made hotter than rural areas by human activities).

Still, looking at the world and not thermometers in cities outside Western classrooms by air conditioners and parking lots, there has been no global warming going on 2 decades and nearly 3 decades depending on the data set and method used to arrive at an average temperature of the entire globe. In the real and not digitized world of the global warming alarmists, the concept of a global ‘average’ temperature is nothing more than fallacious reductionist logic because temperature is an intensive variable: an average temperature has no more meaning than the average number of letters in all the names in a phone book.

The industrial-military complex was rolled back years ago. Leftists and liberals cared more about saving billions than the thousands of careers that were cut short as mid-career employees in their 50s got pink slipped out of work. Now we’ve got a government-education complex and government bureaucracy that is in serious need of a rollback.

The simple fact of the matter is, like gravity, climate change will always be there whether humans are around to theorize about it or not. Theorize all you want but no one is so stupid as to step out off of a 10-story building. You can’t stop gravity nor warm the oceans. The oceans will continue to warm and cool without and despite human intervention just like they always have. The Sun will continue to heat the oceans or not, without our help, and there’s nothing humans can do about it and that’s not a theory: it is a fact, even if we eagerly sacrifice the constitution, the country, capitalism, liberty and the scientific method on the altar of global warming alarmism because we read in the NYT that humanity’s CO2 is a dangerous pollutant that causes global warming [i.e., AGW theory]. Nevertheless, when the oceans begin to cool there will be no global warming, irrespective of Westerners’ theorizing about AGW.

More striking is that the [AGW] hypothesis is not testable. It cannot be falsified. The alternate hypothesis, the network hypothesis, is rooted in observation… They are consistent with the hypothesis, and in time – years to decades – this hypothesis is testable and falsifiable. ~Marcia Wyatt

The network hypothesis is pretty much summed up by the belief that increasing the amount in ppm of atmospheric CO2 has about as much effect on global warming as barbequing hot dogs in the backyard has on a thermostat in the house and what effect it arguably does have is counteracted by nature turning on the a/c.

“…we scientists really don’t know what climate
is doing or will do! No one does.”
~Marcia Wyatt

 

 

 

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