Blooming Blossoms, Global Warming and Academy Awards

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What is Higher than Learning?

Brian Williams and I were invited to view a gathering of the greatest minds in the Western World last Sunday – the 87th Academy Awards. An overall consensus of opinion was that there are several big problems. The solutions for all of them was more liberty – for women, for blacks, for gays and Mexicans; and, more freedom to hold contrary views. Despite the obvious slight to the power of the country’s adversarial legal system that such discrimination still takes place, still it’s an awesome sight to behold these great minds selflessly bringing their truth to light.

Perhaps the USDOJ: Civil Rights Division is not up to the job of advancing the cause of liberty in America. I was surprised to see that a continuing need for greater suppression of carbon dioxide for the sake of the planet wasn’t even mentioned. Sure, we’ve all been cautioned to, “remember that bad science can be hard to spot, that provenance is no guarantee of good” (David Oliver, Masstorts… It is indicative of a lack of understanding of the scientific method among many scientists) and maybe these warnings have finally taken root –e.g., just today the salacious Dr. R.K. Pachauri (member of the India Prime Minister’s Council on Climate Change) stepped down as director general of the IPCC (the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). Pachauri dropped the charade and explained a lot on his way out the door, admitting in his resignation letter that global warming isn’t science – it’s religion: “For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.”

Common sense has for a long time been relegated to the back of the bus by the global warming machine of Western government, science and academia. Instead of the scientific method it’s the practice of primordial wisdom that motivates global warming alarmists. Perhaps the Academy’s great minds now believe that in its religious zeal to save the planet from America and capitalism, the government’s many solutions to the supposed dangers posed by the machine are actually addressing non-problems and are deceiving the public.

If these great minds can actually admit making a big mistake and now want to correct the record, that truly would be a great example of bringing light to truth. Are these great minds now bringing the sad truth about global warming to light? We can hope that this is yet another example of liberals and Leftists who have come to see the light. Was it not just a short time ago that Mug Wump (Global warming is nothing but a hoax and a scare tactic, 7 Feb. 2011) had most of his posts summarily deleted about 2 months after simply posting obvious questions on Amazon’s Science Forum like, How many Western Leftist environmentalists does it take to destroy the environment in, e.g., Bangladesh?

There’s a common misconception that per capita consumption of energy and resources is directly related to negative environmental impact. We’re told that, because the average North American consumes 80 times as much as the average Bangladeshi, we cause 80 times the damage. But all one need do is travel to Bangladesh to see the impact of poverty on the environment. Forests are stripped bare for subsistence farming, rivers are fouled for lack of sewage treatment, and wildlife is severely reduced through poaching. These people need more resources, not less… As a sensible environmentalist, I believe we should be planting more trees and using more wood-the world’s most renewable resource- while building upon and sharing everything we’ve learned about forest sustainability. ~Dr. Patrick Moore (‘Confessions of a Greenpeace dropout,’ see assorted quotes, Ibid.)

Better late than never; but, even if we’re jumping the gun, at least cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. may share their truth with us. Washington’s cherry blossom bloom dates have been confounding the global warming machine for a while now. The Smithsonian’s scientists were quick to point out suggestively when the facts suited them that, “On average, flowering plants are blossoming 4.5 days earlier in 2000 than in 1970.”

The nation’s National Museum went so far as to release the results of a, “30-year study of flowering plant species common in the Washington, D.C. metro area.” and speculate that a, “trend of earlier flowering is consistent with what we know about the effects of global warming.” However, observations of late arrivals of cherry blossoms does not appear to fit the government bureaucracy’s putative, “trend toward earlier blooming of flowering plants [that] may be a result of global warming.” And, the last few cold winters have been causing late blooming, especially last year – maybe this winter too.

As for the next cherry blossom bloom, when it comes it comes and so in time will the truth. Most of the Earth is covered by water and given the depth of the oceans, we’re talking about a heat sink comprising 100s of millions of cubic miles of water. The second half of the 20th century witnessed one of the most active periods of solar activity in Earth  history; however, the sun has been anomalously quiet for a while now and from what we observe, that is not expected to change soon. Instead of slowly storing heat over a long period of time, the oceans are now giving up heat and that probably also will occur over a long period of time. No one knows. Perhaps until 2080, depending upon solar activity.

Putting the global warming machine’s fears of human-CO2 aside, a 2008 study by Aono and Kazui, of the full-bloom date of cherry tree blossoms from the 9th Century in Kyoto, Japan, noted several cold periods, 1220–1350, 1520–1550, 1670–1700, and 1825–1830. However, the temperature began to increase almost linearly after 1830. The Japanese study also discovered something that the government machine tried to hide: “the existence of a widespread ‘Medieval Warm Period’ around the year 1000, as well as the LIA [Little Ice Age].”

In 1280 AD, volcanic eruptions on Iceland and a change in ocean currents started the Little Ice Age which finished in 1920. The North Sea froze in 1303 and 1306–1307, there was massive famine in 1315, and the plague pandemic attacked the weakened population in 1347–1349. There was massive depopulation and it took Europe 250 years to reach the population of 1280 AD. During the Little Ice Age, there were warmer periods associated with sunspot activity. During minimum sunspot activity (1440–1460, 1687–1703 and 1808–1821), the intensely cold conditions were recorded by the Dutch masters, and King Henry VIII was able to roast oxen on the frozen Thames. There were food shortages. Short cold periods occurred after the eruptions of Tambora (1815) and Krakatoa (1883) respectively. In fact, 1816 was known as the ‘year without a summer’. This was the time when Turner painted stormy oceans and skies full of volcanic dust, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein and Byron wrote Darkness. ~Ian Plimer (The Past is Key to the Present…)

Like the drunk in the Sufi story who looks under the streetlamp for his lost keys because the light is better, perhaps we’re shining our light in the wrong places. Are we only illuminating those things we want to see? Sufi stories have multiple meanings, as suggested by the story about a boatman –i.e.,

The Mullah was earning his living by running a ferry across a lake. He was taking a pompous scholar to the other side. When asked if he had read Plato’s Republic, the Mullah replied, “Sir, I am a simple boatman. What would I do with Plato?” The scholar replied, “In that case half of your life has been wasted.” The Mullah kept quiet for a while and then said, “Sir, do you know how to swim.” “Of course not,” replied the professor, “I am a scholar. What would I do with swimming.” The Mullah replied, “In that case, all of your life’s been wasted. We’re sinking.”

Sure, we see what we shine a light on; but, these stories also shine a light on the limits of practicality and human nature. They question whether knowledge really leads to wisdom. Perhaps we’re missing a lot in life because we do not actually know what we’re looking for and fail to fully appreciate the beauty that is right if front of our eyes. Those who make up the ranks of the global warming machine believe that’s where they will find happiness; it’s where their peers go to seek fulfillment. Finding contentment and meaning in a simple life is not a part of their religion of saving the planet from us.

 Save Us From The Religion of Experts…

 

 

 

 

 

(Updated 2015-2-26)
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Abandoning Global Warming Theory

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Quitting Warmanism Cold Turkey!

What’s it ‘gonna take to drive a stake through the hearts of what Tony Thomas (You Couldn’t Make This Stuff Up) describes as the, “careerists in the $1 billion-a-day global-warming industry,” and regain societal sanity (“So we have a policy which is exporting jobs, exporting investment, exporting manufacturing, and increasing CO2 emissions at the same time. Mr Commissioner, if that is not madness, what is?” ~Roger Helmer, speaking before the European Parliament, January 26, 2015)? CO2 is the perfect chemical: there is no “bad” CO2, as the warmstoppers of government science are claiming: as far as all life on Earth is concerned, CO2 is “good” and yet fears about too much of it in the atmosphere persist in the narratives of the professional class of climate change calamity bell-ringers.

Society is under attack by Western academia: they’ve been pushing an ideology of fear for years. With all of the hysteria and fear about CO2 we also get all of their high-minded thinking from all of these paid global warming alarmists. They act is if we’re all too stupid to understand — as they do — the gravity of the looming danger faced by all humanity from too much warming. They’ve worked up a great gig: we’re all guilty every time we exhale and must come to school teachers for absolution and pay them tribute to be saved from ourselves.

The fear about global warming becomes all too plausible to the warmstoppers when the supposed cause of it is just what they thought it’d be: too much Americana and too much freedom and way too much capitalism. Together, these three evils – modernity, liberty and free enterprise – have led to our now unsustainable lifestyle: we all live to well and it’s got to stop and no one else should ever again emulate our example. That’s why these warmstoppers demand power over the rest of us to make us do as they wish… so they can save the world from us.

The idea that increasing levels of atmospheric CO2 — put there my humanity burning fossil fuels for energy — has so permeated Left-thinking people that all Western academia, the government education complex and bureaucracy and the liberal media see no other truth. The real truth is that the Earth’s climate is unimaginably complex: far more complex than government scientists appreciate. Global warming and cooling are regulated by natural factors over which we have very little understanding and no control; and, compared to natural variation, humanity’s CO2 plays a minor role.

Once you take the idea that CO2-is-bad out of the global warming equation, any reasonable person must agree that abundant, low-cost energy has been a boon to civilization. “Any biologist will tell you that CO2, a natural fertilizer,” says Fred Singer (‘Into the Brave New World of Geo-engineering,’ American Thinker), “is essential for plant life; a global increase in CO2 is desirable for agricultural success. In fact, most of the major food crops the world depends on originated at a time when CO2 levels were several times the present one. So we can agree that feeding the billions of the world’s low income people requires increased atmospheric CO2 – not less.” And yet, the slavish belief in global warming theory leads to an insane conclusion that our use of petroleum is the bane of humanity. Reality is not wrong; global warming theory is wrong: “petroleum,” says Steve Goreham (…magnificent but much maligned resource), “is the foundation of prosperity in modern society.”

In 2015, we live in a golden age of low-cost energy… human life expectancy has more than doubled [since 1800], and infant mortality is down by a factor of six. Since 1950, the years of education among world populations have more than doubled. In our golden age of hydrocarbon energy, people are wealthier, healthier, better educated, and enjoy more consumer goods and leisure time than during any era in recorded history… [while] satellite data show that global temperatures have been flat for the last 18 years, that storms are neither stronger nor more numerous than those of past history, and that global sea ice extent remains at the 30-year average. Satellites further show that world vegetation has actually increased over the last 20 years… Nations that use the most energy and petroleum have the best air and water quality and the best methods for handling waste disposal… [and] developing nations will also achieve declining pollution levels… (Ibid.)

The Left was keen to adopt global warming theory as fact. We now see that the theory was nothing but a guess but the Left loved it because it supported what they wanted to believe. The Left is loath to admit that their thoughts about reality are irrelevant to reality because their beliefs make them feel smarter than the rest of us. “It doesn’t make a difference how beautiful your guess is. It doesn’t make a difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is,” Richard P. Feynman reminds us. “If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong.” The experiment is over: not only is global warming theory wrong, the Left’s picture of history and the modern world we live in has been wrong.

Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis: you can never prove it. No matter how many times the results of experiments agree with some theory, you can never be sure that the next time the result will not contradict the theory. On the other hand, you can disprove a theory by finding even a single observation that disagrees with the predictions of the theory… Each time new experiments are observed to agree with the predictions the theory survives, and our confidence in it is increased; but if ever a new observation is found to disagree, we have to abandon or modify the theory. ~Stephen W. Hawking

Why is academia helping the Left and abandoning the well-understood principles of science that are described by intellectual giants like Feynman and Hawking? We know from history and should agree that the morality of scientists can be corrupted by ‘statist tyrannies’ and high-minded moralizers, be they run or influenced by despotic thinking, hatred, legends, superstitions and religious or pseudoscientific beliefs (examples being Nazi Germany, the UN, the Crusades and ISIS). “The Administrative state can be an evil enterprise when governed by the misanthropic ideology of socialism/communism.” (See, JunkScience: ‘…useless eaters and undesirables’)

Using global warming theory to limit the
availability of energy is the equivalent
of mass murder
. ~Wagathon

 

 

 

 

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Why Millions Are Forced to Pay for this Art is Academic

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Warmstoppers of Government Science Recontextualize Weather

Global warming aka climate change science is a wildly popular example of modern appropriation art and like Andy Warhol’s can of soup, it’s gone viral. “Inherent in our understanding of appropriation,” says wiki, “is the concept that the new work recontextualizes whatever it borrows to create the new work. In most cases the original ‘thing’ remains accessible as the original, without change.” The thing is we still have weather. And, we still have climate, which is nothing more than a backwards glance at 30 years or more of past weather.

In the new context, climate becomes a surreal unfolding of a disaster in progress that the art of climate science discovers along with its cause. All of the evidence for global warming and by extension, all official concerns about our future climate, subsists only in the digital world of simulation and the computer programs of climatologists who have artfully rigged the practice of science against theory, observation and the scientific method. It’s as if Western academia believes it can copyright climate forecasting and has the right to protect from scrutiny its methods for predicting climate change.

As artists, global warming alarmists create new ways of thinking about ordinary daily events. Although the mundane workings of nature generally go unnoticed they sometimes transcend the usual, becoming inconvenient and occasionally threatening to life and property and even culturally memorable. Weather and climate have played major roles in human affairs throughout history –e.g., the migration of civilizations due to unrelenting drought or Napoleon losing 90% of his army to the Russian winter.

The practitioners of global warming alarmism as modern art have become the seers of our future, essentially recasting and distinguishing themselves from the rainmakers of old to present day warmstoppers. Academia’s warmbusters tilt at apparitions and like the philosopher’s stone they translate disparate natural occurrences like record-breaking snowfall in Boston and researchers getting stuck in an Antarctic ice flow into webs of evidence that prove modern man is guilty of causing warming around the world. Like rainmakers, these artists of warming also have become proactive participants in promising to change our future. Even their methods are the same: marketing to governments their ability to change weather and ultimately the climate by manipulating various chemicals in our environment.

The biggest difference between these commercial climate artists of today and past creators with similar themes is that, while academia’s artists also promise to save people from certain doom in the near future, the consumers of climate art are actually killing people today. Looking at the the Quadrant article by Tony Thomas (The Little Paper That Shames the Dailies), I don’t think the comparison of the Charlie Hebdo massacre to the suppression tactics of global warming alarmists is out of line. Just because it’s not possible to calculate the millions of lives sacrificed on the altar of liberal fascism, that doesn’t mean we should be unaware that the Left is on a killing spree against the world’s poor with its pogrom against CO2 which serves only to raise the cost and decrease the availability of life-saving, culture-enriching energy.

Popular art changes with the times. An absence of any significant global warming going on 2 decades – the long hiatus – severely tests a willing suspension of disbelief among the gullible concerning warmstopper’s artful stories of post-apocalyptic life on Earth. Colder winters every passing year with record-breaking snowfall in recent years in the heartland of liberal anti-capitalism in America may begin to white out the Left’s appreciation for the surreal art of climate prediction with its emphasis an ever hotter future caused by ever more people aspiring to come in out of the cold. Polar bears seen falling from the sky in bloody splatters against 50-story office buildings and then in heaps along miles of asphalt highways below has certainly become a passé art form; and, Western academia may come to believe climate scientists would do well to learn enough introductory statistics to begin painting with a brush and not just buckets of red paint.

If government chooses the method to determine natural activity – replacing theory and observation with simulation and computer programs – the difference between science and art become indistinguishable. ~Wagathon

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Why Western Academia Can’t Stop Lying

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The Inevitability of
Climate Change is Unavoidable

Resplendent in the trappings of higher learning academia is actually running a sting on a gullible public: it is a complicated confidence game called global warming. There is nothing free about public education; our teachers are essentially on the public dole. Long before its takeover of the practice of medicine in America, government took over the education industry and school teachers have been answerable to big government ever since. They want to keep getting paid and enjoy more and more benefits so they willingly dance to the tune of the Left. Academia served the interests of the Democrat party for years by serving their own interests.

When Penn State absolved Mike Mann of wrongdoing [excusing the corruption of MBH 98/ 99/ 06 (aka, the hockey stick], and the University of East Anglia did the same for Phil Jones, they cannot have been unaware of the financial penalty for doing otherwise… I am no philosopher, I’m not going to explore at just which point enlightened self-interest crosses the line into corruption, but a careful reading of the ClimateGate releases makes it clear that this is not an academic question. ~Hal Lewis (Oct. 2010)

The secular, socialist Government-Education Complex has an interest to continue ignoring all the machinations of the official adjustments made to the raw data to arrive at temperatures that will support the global warming hoax. Winter warming in France was actually the result of using temperatures taken at busy airports instead of in the surrounding countryside –i.e., the official thermometers (all but one) are situated where the winter snow is continually cleared and swept away to expose roads and runways that absorb heat as the rest of country lays blanketed in snow and the ground is cold as most of the sunlight is reflected away. The raw data shows warmer winters because of the tarmac effect, not increased atmospheric CO2.

In the present environment who in academia is going to call the global warming establishment on its glorification of pseudoscience –e.g., Students’ unions are not just a pc-gone-mad sideshow but a prism through which you can see Western civilisation doing away with itself (see, The suppression of free speech on university campuses is reaching epidemic levels). Raw data has even been manipulated to show warming where there was none with no record of any science whatsoever that would justify such adjustments.

The unexplained changes to the official New Zealand temperature record cast strong doubt on the government’s assertions of urgency regarding so-called climate change. Using NIWA’s public data, we have shown that global warming has not yet reached New Zealand …  ~Terry Dunleavy (“There are no reasons for any large corrections… half the adjustments actually created a warming trend where none existed.”)

The entire land record is also fatally flawed by collecting raw data in the midst of urban heat islands. “Up to 80 per cent or more of the Earth’s surface,” reports Christopher Booker (…STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming), “is not reliably covered.” Fewer than 6,000 official thermometers (with their individual readings being extrapolated to cover up to 1.6 million square miles) are used to arrive at the average temperature of the world; and, since about 1900 most of the official thermometers  “are concentrated in urban areas or places where studies have shown that, thanks to the urban heat island effect, readings can be up to 2 degrees higher than in those rural areas.”

In reality, the implications of such distortions of the data go much further than just representing one of the most bizarre aberrations in the history of science… this scary chicanery has given Britain the most suicidally crazy energy policy (useless windmills and all) of any country in the world. (See Booker, Ibid)

For all their self-aggrandizing, the data manipulators of the global warming movement have become the Brian Williams’ of science. But, a betrayal of the public trust is their biggest crime. Roger Pielke, Jr. asked for a copy of the raw data back in August 2009 to conduct his research. He could hardly overlook the degree of scientific sloppiness and ineptitude demonstrated by CRU after being informed that only quality controlled, homogenized data, i.e., adjusted data, was still available as all of the original raw data prior to 2009 had been lost (forever making the duplication, verification or reevaluation of the homogenized data impossible). We’re talking about research practices that David Oliver (see, “It is indicative of a lack of understanding of the scientific method among many scientists”) would describe as, shoddy at best and fraudulent at worst.

In the business and trading world, people go to jail for such manipulations of data. ~Anthony Watts

 

Please make a note of it: The conference on, Global Warming and Climate Change, scheduled to be held in Boston on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 was cancelled on account of weather –i.e., the town is buried under an unrelenting snowfall. (Two of Boston’s 10 biggest snowstorms ever recorded have occurred in the past two weeks and today’s could add to that number ~USA TODAY)
 (Updated 2015-2-11)
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Climate Change Superstition and the Loss of Bravery

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Worried About the Weather in 4015

What single legitimate reason could possible exist that explains why Western academia steadfastly refuses to insist on robust model verification and validation in climate science? There are many possible reasons but they’re all bad, pointing to duplicity, lack of institutional honor, vested interests, ulterior motives, ignorance and fear.

Without Michael Mann’s ‘hockey stick’ and the assumptions underlying it, there is no alarm about humanity’s release of CO2 into the atmosphere. Climate models run hot because the underlying assumptions are wrong. Besides, global warming is not a net-negative: it’s been good for all living things. The UN’s official climate science prognostications of doom have really been a stick up!

“Exaggerated, worst-case claims,” says Bjorn Lomborg (The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism), “result in bad policy and they ignore a wealth of encouraging data.” The current research on climate (see–e.g., Monckton, et al, below) shows, “the now-realized projections of the general-circulation models have proven to be relentlessly exaggerated.” Moreover, even if humanity arguably does have some minor impact on the global temperature of the Earth it is estimated that about half of the effect will occur over the next 100 years and is likely to be a good thing (e.g., fewer natural disasters and less poverty) while, “the equilibrium temperature response [caused by the remaining effect] may not be attained for several millennia.” Our schoolteachers aren’t really alarmed about the weather in 4015: they are scared today about something that hasn’t happened.

It is no accident that 90% of the world’s living species thrive in the warm, wet tropics, while only 1% live at the cold, dry poles. ~Monckton, et al., (Why models run hot: results from an irreducibly simple climate model)

Left-leaning politicians have used the exaggerated predictions of academia to justify a relentless intrusion into society and the nation’s economy. What if the terrible truth about global warming is that it really has nothing at all to do with CO2? What if it’s just a hoax and a scare tactic? What if it’s just a belief — like a belief in aliens — real to the believer but nothing anyone can prove or disprove? What if government and government policy is evil? That’s the way it was in Germany, not so long ago: an evil government with too much power deciding who should live; and, government now wants to tell us how we must live.

The latest study from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that in the previous 15 years temperatures had risen 0.09 degrees Fahrenheit. The average of all models expected 0.8 degrees. So we’re seeing about 90% less temperature rise than expected… In other words, for at least the next two decades, solar and wind energy are simply expensive, feel-good measures that will have an imperceptible climate impact. ~Bjorn Lomborg

In a recent study researchers adjusted for errors in the climate models such as modelers’ uses of assumed positive feedback mechanisms and amplification equations that double or even triple temperatures due to assumed increases due to human-produced greenhouse gases (GHG). We now know that the major feedback mechanism, water vapor, may actually be a negative feedback. Researchers found that the amplification equations used where, “borrowed from electronic circuitry” and not, “applicable to dynamical systems such as the Earth’s atmosphere.” Moreover, modelers’ assumptions about GHG increases are “implausible,” such as the growth of the global population that even defies UN estimates, and an exaggerated contribution of the use of coal to generate the world’s energy supply at a time when we see from our own experience that steep increases in the uses of natural gas is actually replacing existing coal use. Moreover, the CH4 (Methane, the most potent GHG) growth rate assumed by modelers is, “seven times the observed rate of increase over recent decades.” When the obvious errors are corrected, “the likely global warming in response to a doubling of CO2 concentration is not 3.3 Cº but 1 Cº or less. Even if all available fossil fuels were burned, less than 2.2 C° warming would result.” (See, Monckton, ibid)

There’s a good reason why no one makes important decisions in life based on the results of a mathematical model. We can use our brains, perhaps the most powerful computers in the universe, to weave past experiences, current observations and personal insights into reasonable guesses about our future, understanding full well that many things in life are out of our control and subject to the whims of nature. Our brains tell us we cannot trust climate models that cannot even predict the past. The models cannot hindcast –i.e., we cannot put the data into the models that were made based on the data, to predict what we already know actually happened.

Much of the climate science that purports to support Western governments’ fears about the supposed human GHG problem is nothing but demonstrably fallacious statistical gobbledygook. For example, analyzing the recently published Marotzke and Forster paper in the journal, Nature, Nic Lewis finds that, the only valid conclusion the paper’s authors come to – that the GMST (global mean surface temperature) trend over the period studied (1900 and 2012) is dominated by internal variability – is not actually established by anything in the paper, whereas there is nothing else in the paper that is actually valid as all of the remaining conclusions are the product of circular reasoning. Lewis reports Gordon Hughes’ unpolitic comment that the statistical methods used in the paper demonstrate that, climate scientists should take some basic courses in statistics and Nature should get some competent referees.

There is merit in recognizing reality. The case made for global warming alarmism shows us, for example, how not to do applied statistics. It also demonstrates to us that the Western education complex is unsound, climate scientists are incompetent, government too large, official climate models overestimate the effect on average global temperatures due to radiative forcing from increasing GHGs, effects of natural variation dominate climate change and fears about global warming are unfounded.

Climate models leave nothing up to nature. According to government scientists humanity is solely responsible for climate change. The models leave nothing up to chance and are wholly unable to deal with the chaos and uncertainty that humans routinely reckon with all the time. “We would go on to suggest,” say Tom Stohlgren and Dan Binkley (Are Some Scientists Overstating Predictions? Or How Good are Crystal Balls?), “that it’s the scientist’s responsibility to asses the validity of their predictions over time, and to follow up on news reports and uses of their model results, and respond to misuses of their results. Overstating predictions is a great way to lose credibility. As Mark Twain said, There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.”

We just made up those statistics, but that’s what we often do when predicting the future– Stohlgren, et al. (ibid)

 

 

 

 

 

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Global Warming and What It’s Really All About

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Promoting Culture Over Science

The rise of Global Warming as a cultural phenomenon shows us that Western academia found its soul mate in the body of the United Nations. Andy West (Climate psychology’s consensus bias) writes, “In truth climate culture has a very long way to go indeed to become invulnerable and dominant in the US; the [‘Dem/Lib’] alliance could let it down at any time. This is very likely to result in anxiety from its cultural adherents. And promoting ‘better public understanding’, especially when conducted through deliberately emotive campaigns… is usually tantamount to promoting climate culture rather than promoting science.”

Author West above missed a key alliance of convenience to understanding the facilitation of the climate culture that has come to dominate the political reasoning process in the Western world. This new reasoning has been in spite of and mostly at the expense of the teachings of the scientific method that we as a civilization successively and successfully managed to carry with us and nurture within us from its formative days since the time of the Greeks. It is the Academia/UN alliance, a wedding of ideals that are grounded in their mutual opposition to the despised, foundational principles of Americanism (which is based on a respect for individual liberty and the need for personal responsibility, guided by a Judeo-Christian heritage and the liberal philosophy of the founders that are now branded by the Left as, conservative ideals).

We’re not far off from the government creating a new agency by renaming the NWS (National Weather Service), once known as the “Weather Bureau” to serve as our red taillights in the fog. The name for this new agency, the CCRC (Climate Change Response Center), would be headed by a new Climate Czar. As for why something like this may not be so very far off, consider that climate scientists just last week set the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock at 3 minutes to midnight to warn us that we’re ever-closer to the apocalypse. The urgency of this undertaking was hinted at when Obama spoke for the Democrat party and the ‘Dem/Lib’ alliance of the reigning climate culture at the State of the Union message last week, stating: “And no challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” The rhetoric matches John Kerry’s comments inside and outside UN boardrooms that global warming is, “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

Who is there to stop the accessing, fantasizing, facilitating, implementing, projecting and impacting the beliefs of the climate culture onto society? We are not so much witnesses as we are the disappearing pigment of a society, turning transparent with age as liberal fascism reemerges from the dark ages like a pentimento.

Our eyes are bleeding, looking for taillights ahead as we drive through the fog. We know we’re not alone. We feel prepared and safe under these circumstances and while we do not care who’s ahead we feel so much better knowing where they actually are ahead so as to gauge our own behavior accordingly. Seeing others through the fog is a comfort that even allows us to draw close. But then, there’s trepidation with every passing of those in our way on the road when again, as far as we can see ahead, there’s nothing to see but blinding fog. And then, some scientists come along and tell us that even without actually seeing anything they can provide us with some very strong clues about what’s going on up ahead, based on an analysis that you can use and rely on with comfort.

Now, these scientists are not fellow drivers and they’re not with us or following us nor are they up ahead, warning us of their existence or our proximity to them. Rather, they are completely independent of our experience and are inspired only by their own concept of the world as it is and ought to be, “i.e. one not spawned from left-wing or right-wing politics,” as West observed above, but rather an alliance, “personally committed to the belief and cause of man-made Global Warming.” And, this alliance commands our allegiance to their beliefs if we want to feel safe driving on their road. And that, is what liberal fascism is really all about, isn’t it?

The climate culture of Western Academia and the UN is founded upon their mutual disdain for the market-based free enterprise system we call capitalism. The system empowers individuals, acting freely in a liberal democracy, to direct the use of scarce resources using the earnings they have derived from working in the system by virtue of providing goods and services that others desire to purchase with their earnings. The Academia/UN climate alliance paradoxically proposes to replace capitalism with wierdonomics. “That’s right: Norway, one of the greenest countries in the world, can afford to be so green partly because it is so rich in fossil fuels: it is the biggest oil producer in Western Europe and the third-largest exporter of natural gas in the world.” (See, How Can Tiny Norway Afford to Buy So Many Teslas?)

What happened in Norway and elsewhere is what is happening in the US but with some amazing differences. In Norway, “the abundance of natural resources,”  was the incentive, says Daron Acemoglu (co-author of ‘Why Nations Fail,’ see ibid.) for, “lots of groups to become much more conflictual in order to take control of state institutions, be able to become politically powerful, or blocking actors in order to be able to benefit from these natural resource rents. And the extreme form of this is the sort of civil wars that have ravaged countries like Sierra Leone and Angola where diamonds, another form of natural resource that’s perhaps even easier to mine and exploit than oil, have played a major role, or the huge political instabilities that have erupted in places like Venezuela and Nigeria around the oil economy.”

In the US, the plunder is not oil or other minerals: it is the wealth of the productive who voluntarily exploited their own energy and talent for reasons of personal satisfaction and gain and future wellbeing of their families. The natural resource of the US was its peoples’ faith in the ethic of Americanism. It’s the peoples’ faith that created the wealth and with it, a government-education complex that has now become an institutional curse.

I do not feel particularly confident about this account—
in part because even after constructing it,
I still myself am left wondering…
‘what exactly is going on
in their heads?’ ~Dan Kahan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturated Fatheads of Climate Change, Exposed

Energy-pyramid-charting

Western Empire Builders
of Global Warming Defrocked

Governments have not been so busy demanding people across so many lands obey their commands since the times of the Caliphates out of Mecca and Damascus; or, since the Ottoman Empire, the Mongols and Russians; and, the Hans and Brits; or, since  Ancient Rome and then, the Holy Roman Empire of the Middle Ages. Here we go again.

Hubris of Western academia is but a mask to hide fascist desires. The official government food pyramid has changed so many times over the years that it can no longer be taken seriously. And, it’s always demonstrably wrong or we’d all be living to 100 on rice and kale, moderate amounts of red wine, coffee and chocolate and the occasional olive oil and tofu smoothie topped with blueberries and flax. The current official food pyramid hardly mentions oil of any kind and has from the beginning been built upon the belief that saturated fats are health hazards, a crazy idea that has led to the premature death of millions, according to the latest research.

Can you imagine running a successful economy with an official government energy pyramid that incorporates all of the superstition and ignorance of the typical coddled and reality-challenged, hypocritical Westerner? Air time was given to scientists last week who set the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock at 3 minutes to midnight to warn us that we’re ever-closer to the apocalypse (surely a more definitive exegesis of our fate would have been 2 minutes and 59.98 seconds to Judgment Day). If that is not proof of religious zeal, how about Obama, speaking for the Democrat party, at the State of the Union message last week: “And no challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.” Can you smell the sulfur?

Feckless, ideologically-driven opportunists aside, how about we look – to the hundredth of an average global degree – at this greatest danger – measured in hundredths of parts per million (ppm) – that humanity has ever faced. But first, we must properly scale the volume of humanity’s CO2 emissions to compare their significance as a looming threat. We’re looking at the supposed threat below beginning with estimated preindustrial concentrations of 200-300 ppm of COas follows:

co2_data_scaled

No, it does not look alarming when scaled that way, does it? In Earthly greenhouses, plants grow best at concentrations of 1,000 to 2,000 ppm of CO2 (or, at levels about what you’d find in a crowded lecture hall), so growing by 61 ppm in 100 years (e.g., ~315 ppm in 1958 to 398.48 today and taking into consideration the climate establishment is off by a factor of 2 in most everything it does –e.g., “the anthropogenic global-warming trends,” say Ka-Kit Tung and Jiansong Zhou, “might have been overestimated by a factor of two in the second half of the 20th century”) is hardly the looming apocalypse we’ve been harangued about when you consider that our exhaled breath contains from 40,000 to >50,000 ppm of CO2.

“I have seen bad-tempered polarisation of scientific debates before,” Says Matt Ridley (My life as a climate lukewarmer), “for example during the nature-nurture debates of the 1970s and 1980s between those who thought genes affected behaviour and those who thought upbringing was overwhelmingly important. That debate grew vicious. What caused the polarisation, I realised then, was not just that people on one side read the articles they agreed with, reinforcing their prejudices, but something more. They relied on extreme distortions of their enemies’ arguments, written by self-appointed guardians of the flame on their own side, so they were constantly attacking straw men.”

The comment by John Kerry that global warming was, ‘perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction’ is, according to Ridley, “verging on grotesque in a world full of war, hunger, disease and poverty. It also means that environmental efforts get diverted from more urgent priorities, like habitat loss and invasive species.”

“As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical. I think that’s what’s happening here. Think about it. You’ve led an unpleasant life, you haven’t led a very virtuous life, but now you’re told, you get absolution if you watch your carbon footprint. It’s salvation!” ~Richard Lindzen (See–e.g., …Global Warming Believers a ‘Cult’) 

It is the cultist-thinking of liberal fascists in academia and all branches of government that produced the polluted political environment that swirls around the climate agenda of the official global warming alarmism establishment. Just last week the new Senate majority passed an amendment concerning the US-China climate deal saying it was, “economically unfair and environmentally irresponsible, and it’s just another example of President Obama’s continued executive over-reach…” (See,  )

Government over-reach and fascist edicts from our pyramids of authority are what we get when an insular majority refuses to heed the liberating inclusiveness of the voices of capitalism. The climate is perhaps is too ‘complex’ and ‘chaotic’ for the public to fully understand but that is a tacit admission that all of the decisions we make will be fraught with unintended consequences. Climate is complex because it is 100 years of weather that is looked back on in hindsight; and, all along the way there will have been a lot of chaos –i.e., many things will have happened during that time beyond anything we could ever have imagined, until they actually did happen. “The more that decision-making is centralized…,” says Kevin Williamson (See, ) “the more intensively those decisions will be distorted by ignorance.”

There exists in every human being, in every human organization, and every human system a sort of epistemic horizon, a real and meaningful boundary on the amount of knowledge and cognitive firepower that that person or agency can bring to any given problem. This is a fact that is at some level known and understood across the political spectrum: It is the cornerstone of the progressives’ case for diversity, in that people with different knowledge inventories, different experiences, and different perspectives are more likely to discover effective solutions to complex problems than are groups that are more intellectually homogeneous. For conservatives of a Hayekian bent, this is the familiar “knowledge problem,” the understanding that markets will allocate resources more productively than political agencies will because markets are the only effective means of aggregating usable information about specific economic situations. (Ibid.)

We’ve got to dig ourselves out of the fine mess we’ve gotten ourselves into. It’s time to deal with the consequences of the many mistakes and bad decisions made during the rise and fall of Climatism over the last 20 years. All of that, “climate scare [hype] turned into climate fatigue,” says Eija-Riitta Korhola in her academic dissertation (“The Rise and Fall of the Kyoto Protocol: Climate Change as a Political Process). “At the same time, the atmosphere has liberalised: critical opinions are no longer outright rejected and there is no single climate truth. We are living in times of some kind of a climate glasnost. We start recognizing some religious elements in that hype and perhaps question them.”

“When the facts change, I change my mind. What
do you do, sir?” ~(paraphrase attributed to John Maynard Keynes)

 

 

 

 

 

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Climate Change Problem — The Pause Continues…

Ten years down the road

Ten More Years of No Global Warming

A recent article about NASA’s Gavin Schmidt and the long pause in global warming that has taken place discusses the possible “causes” for the pause, from the Trenberthian ‘hide and seek’ idea (maybe it’s spread out so thinly in the deepest oceans that we can’t measure it) to aerosols, volcanic ash and a weaker sun, the author notes as follows: “the impact of solar activity and volcanoes does not appear sufficient to explain the problem and the accumulation of deep ocean heat appears to be somewhat elusive – the measured increase in ocean heat content being less than that required to explain the pause.”  (Emphasis added – see, Climate of Gavin at Climate Science.com)

Now we’re talking about a new climate problem: the pause. It’s a problem for the global warming alarmists because they’ve done nothing to cause the pause; and, they cannot explain why it is happening without admitting that a stop in global warming is what they said they wanted and that the warming they predicted wasn’t really alarming at all. Time is all that was needed to disprove the AGW hypothesis (the idea that humanity’s release of CO2 into the atmosphere is causing an increase in global warming). The faithful of Climatism are saying, no, no, no, not God bless the pause; God damn the pause. We want more warming to prove our beliefs are true and modern man’s CO2 is bad!

The Left gave America and capitalism a bad rap. People going about their business of living in a modern world didn’t cause global warming: from the beginning it’s been nothing more than Leftist politics and Euro-communist-inspired anti-Americanism.

GALLUP: Politics Remain Major Predictor of Worry About Global Warming — Politics remain a powerful predictor of Americans’ worries about global warming, with more than half of Democrats saying they worry about it a great deal, compared with 29% of independents and 16% of Republicans. This political differentiation of global warming attitudes is not isolated; other research shows that in today’s political environment, Republicans are much more likely to say that concerns about global warming are exaggerated and that warming’s effects will not affect them personally in their lifetimes, and are less likely to say scientists believe global warming is occurring.

The passage of time is never helpful to the cause of socialism. Still, government scientists must try to conjure up a way to kick this puppy down the road for another 10 years because their global warming gravy train is going off the tracks. What, for example, is Schmidt’s solution to the pause-problem? Yes, more prognostications that he pulls out of his government-paid arse as he fabricates yet another prediction out of whole cloth –i.e., that the hiatus will end and global warming due to humanity’s release of CO2 into the atmosphere will begin again in about 10 years.

There are two problems with Schmidt’s prediction. First, no one has the temerity to predict global warming will not resume, given enough time; no one is skeptical of the fact that the Earth has been warming since the last ice age. Moreover, global temperatures have yet to eclipse those of prior epochs in human history. Earth has cooled since the days of the Romans but no one is worried about it or about returning to the climate of that time; otherwise, should we worry now that the globe is not yet hot enough?

Studying the shells of giant clams, Chinese researchers (Yan, et al., ‘Higher sea surface temperature in the northern South China Sea during the natural warm periods of late Holocene than recent decades’) used a common paleothermometer known as δ18O to measure strontium to calcium ratios and reconstruct sea surface temperatures (SST) to compare historical and current SSTs (see wiki, generally re delta-O-18 and Sr/Ca –e.g. the precise Sr/Ca ratio in the coral skeleton shows an inverse correlation with the seawater temperature during its biomineralization). The researchers found that both the Roman Period (RWP, about 2,000 years ago) and the Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA, about 1,000 years ) were warmer than today (Modern), based on current sea surface temperatures, that Yan, et al., graphed as follows:

Yan et al-2014-CSB-graphSSTgraph

The above findings refute claims by the IPCC and climate alarmists. Specifically, “were temperatures during the recent half century,” as the researchers sought to determine, “higher than those during the Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA, AD 800–1300) and Roman Warm Period (RWP, BC 200–AD 400)?” The researchers’ findings showed that Modern temperatures such as the decade of the 1990s were not the warmest in the last 1,300 years: the IPCC was wrong about that. Moreover, temperatures today are not as warm as during Roman times, confirming the findings of many other studies.

With the pause there also has been a hiatus in sloppy scientific thinking. The pause neutered the alarm; and, now a calmer society’s cooler minds can more easily be heard above the grinding din of the global warming propaganda machine. We see now that the primary accomplishment of AGW theorists was to move reporting the facts about the weather in newspapers to worrying about our future in halls of liberal Western academia and Left-leaning governments. All that was needed was to redefine weather as a force of nature to climate that is something we can stop from changing by limiting CO2 emissions.

The government-education bureaucracy has for a long time been able to dress up the charade in the trappings of science. Western schoolteachers merely repeated the general allegations — often supported by scientifically-groundless representations — of a small group of self-anointed experts of climate. An obvious ‘problem’ of an unchanging climate that government scientists for the, blame-America-socio-political movement, must deal with first is admitting the pause exists; but, then trying to gain some time by predicting just 10 more years of it presents another problem. By then, it will have been 27 years of no global warming… or, the pause will have lasted for… 30 or 37 years — depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records of the lower atmosphere (Referring to the 2014 Ross McKitrick study in Open Journal of Statistics: …Duration of a Trendless Subsample in a Global Climate Time Series).

“The real problem is…,” according to Daniel Sarewitz (It’s the End of the World… Stupid), “that all the suffering to come [e.g., famine, fires, water shortages, civil strife, etc.] will have only one true cause, and that redemption can be achieved only by following one true path. No matter that long and sad human experience teaches us where such absolute orthodoxies lead. Indeed, with climate change being blamed for almost everything these days, the one phenomenon that seems to have escaped the notice of scientists, environmentalists and the media alike is that, perhaps above all, climate change is making us stupid.”

 

 

 

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Fearing Global Warming is Not America’s Brand

Close to the Fires

Humanity Lives Close to the Fire

The global warming alarmists of Western academia have inflated humanity’s contribution since back in 1958 when Charles Keeling established CO2-monitoring stations at the site of an active volcano, near the summit of Mauna Loa. Nevertheless, at least in a geophysical sense, the Earth’s climate has been Steady Eddie.

Looking for any evidence that humanity is cooking the globe, Jiansong Zhou and Ka-Kit Tung (Deducing Multi-decadal Anthropogenic Global Warming Trends Using Multiple Regression Analysis) began by excluding climate change due to natural factors and more specifically, by adding the effects of AMO (Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation) trends that alarmists neglected to consider. Zhou and Tung found what they were looking for –i.e., humanity’s contribution; but, it was small: so small it had to be less than half of, previously deduced anthropogenic warming rates, that government scientists have been using to base their fears of an impending climate doomsday. Moreover, Zhou and Tung found no statistically-relevant evidence of either an acceleration or pause in global warming over the last 100 years.

I wonder if Charles Keeling may have undergone a change of heart over his 30 years of measuring concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere. My guess is that any continued worrying by Keeling about global warming after that many years would seem reminiscent of Dr. Michael Crichton’s comparison of climate alarmists to his characterization of a patient he had that was suffering from hysterical blindness –e.g., where the the severity of the symptoms the patient presented and worried about no longer matched the patient’s emotional response to the supposed problem. What we see in the latter part of his life is that Keeling’s response become very nuanced – essentially, Trenberthian –e.g., Oh well, we at least did our saintly job of trying to save the world by raising this abstract issue now known as AGW Theory, about humanity heating up the globe with their release of CO2 — the so called “greenhouse effect”– and, now its up to those who don’t share our concerns (and who would put the future of the Earth at risk by continuing to live as I sure as hell will continue to live) to prove our beliefs are wrong.

The increase in global warming hasn’t changed in 100 years. The absence of warming going on 2 decades tells us climate change is not alarming. NASA’s most recent radar map also shows us warming is not alarming: the Arctic Ice Cap was larger than on any December 28 in the past five years (more than 4,000,000 square miles); and, at the other pole, the extent of Antarctic ice coverage has never been so great (at least since 35 years ago when radar measurement began). So, when is the right time to start worrying about the Left’s belief in a fearsome climate tempest in a teapot? We do not have to wonder about what mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell would say about the logic of who should bear burden of proof that humanity is cooking the globe, as follows:

Russell’s teapot, sometimes called the celestial teapot or cosmic teapot, is an analogy first coined by the philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) to illustrate that the philosophic burden of proof lies upon a person making scientifically unfalsifiable claims rather than shifting the burden of proof to others, specifically in the case of religion. Russell wrote that if he claims that a teapot orbits the Sun somewhere in space between the Earth and Mars, it is nonsensical for him to expect others to believe him on the grounds that they cannot prove him wrong. Russell’s teapot is still referred to in discussions concerning the existence of God. (wiki)

In the grand scheme of things, in his heart of heats, I suspect even Keeling came to know that humanity had at best the puniest forcing effect on Earth’s climate. Speaking of forcing, Nicola Scafetta observed (see, ‘Empirical evidence for a celestial origin of the climate oscillations and its implications’), “there are many studies that have suggested a possible influence of the Moon upon climate [e.g., Keeling and Whorf]… After all, the phenomenon of lunar tides and their cycles are well known and clearly present in the ocean records. Thus, the Moon may alter climate by partially modulating the ocean currents via gravitational forces through its long-term lunar tidal cycles.”

How many of the climate-alarmists’ models include lunar forcing? Zero. Does that mean Keeling and others were totally or possibly wrong to suggest the Moon might have some effect on Earth’s climate? We just don’t know all of the possible things that the makers of all of AGW climate models (GCMs) have been left out of GCMs; nor all of the possible things that have possibly been left out of GCMs; nor all of the impossible things they may possibly have been included in GCMs. Like toys GCMs are to be played with but not believed in: they may someday be useful tools in helping us understand the world around us but are not Articles of Faith upon which we should build our lives.

Before he died, Keeling said, “I believe, however, that a more prudent attitude would be to heed the rise in atmospheric CO2 concentration as serious unless proven to be benign.” But, when is taking precautions not the prudent thing to do? When is it the bad and harmful thing to do when it comes to fears about global warming? “The precautionary principle has at least six major weak spots,” observed Fabius Maximus, as follows: (1) assuming worst-case scenarios; (2) distracting attention from established threats to health, especially natural risks; (3) assuming that the effects of regulation and restriction are all positive or neutral, never negative; (4) ignoring potential benefits of technology and inherently favoring nature over humanity; (5) illegitimately shifting the burden of proof and unfavorably positioning the proponent of the activity; and (6) conflicting with more balanced, common-law approaches to risk and harm.”

Unfortunately, among Western academics who have made a living stoking the fires of AGW alarmism, from pointing at increases in ppm (parts per million) of atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa to framing humanity for killing the polar bear. It’s as if you are questioning the Koran when statisticians point out that Michael Mann’s GCM and hockey stick producing statistics were either knowingly fraudulent or unwittingly crapulent (Al Gore became as divinely inspired as any radical imam in his belief in AGW). But, Freeman  Dyson says all of the data has been fudged. So too are the CO2 stats where measuring it has become a cottage industry with Keeling’s son carrying on the family business of massaging CO2 readings at a site that can vary by 600 ppm during the span of a single day. “Mauna Loa does not represent the typical atmospheric CO2 on different global locations but is typical only for this volcano at a maritime location in about 4000 m altitude at that latitude.” (EG Beck, 2008, “50 Years of Continuous Measurement of CO2 on Mauna Loa” Energy and Environment, Vol 19, No.7.)

If alive today, given the rise of rise of ISIS and the imperial presidency, our inexorable loss of basic freedoms, the governments’ lack of respect for individual liberty and freedom of speech and the impotence of the West to address and deal with the real and pressing issues of our day, I suspect Keeling would say about global warming that we as a society have a lot bigger fish to fry. “The rise in CO2 is proceeding so slowly that most of us today will, very likely, live out our lives without perceiving that a problem may exist.” said Keeling (back in 1968). “But CO2 is just one index of man’s rising activity today.We have rising numbers of college degrees, rising steel production, rising costs of television programming and broadcasting, high rising apartments, rising numbers of marriages, relatively more rapidly rising numbers of divorces, rising employment, and rising unemployment. At the same time we have diminishing natural resources, diminishing distract-free time, diminishing farm land around cities, diminishing virgin lands in the distant country side…”

Effective prioritizing, beginning with recognition of and a renewed allegiance to the American idea that individual liberty is a God-given right that supersedes government authority, has never been more important. Worrying about global warming is a waste of time and resources. Nathan Shedroff and Davis Masten (Postcards from the Future…) describe several possible futures, among them are as follows: a scenario of plenty – “In world economies, whether due to new priorities, technologies, understandings, or cooperation, the vast majority of people are now able to meet all subsistence needs (shelter, food, healthcare, work, education, etc.) and have, for the first time for many of them, something called leisure time and new opportunity to pursue other interests…”; and, a scenario of deprivation – “The world economy suffers a tremendous collapse. Whether due to lack or resources (or accessibility), too much demand, insecure speculation, or political conflict that destroys the carefully balanced and orchestrated coordination of trade between countries, all monetary systems are severely devalued and a majority of people have problems meeting subsistence needs…”

The first scenario above is what happens in a free enterprise society where the productive and their families are not penalized for taking risks in pursuit of recognition and self-interest when they provide goods and services others want. The second scenario is what we can expect in the planned societies of the socialist liberal fascists when the cost of free lunches ultimately bankrupts the productive. Amidst all of the possible approaches to meeting society’s needs, Shedroff and Masten failed to hit upon the single most essential factor in building pathways to success:

The urgent economic, political and philosophical need of our time is making respect for the individual and personal liberty the brand of American society.

 

 

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Very Funny, Global Warming Doomsday Came and Went

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Death to All Who Question an
Enhanced Greenhouse Effect

Humanity continues to up the CO2 into our atmosphere. Meanwhile, the very same methods Academia and the Left used to drum up fears about runaway global warming show the official average temperature of the globe has gone sideways since the late 1990s.  “While activists earnestly deny the pause,” says Fabius Maximus, “scores of peer-reviewed papers discuss the pause, analyze its causes and forecast its duration. We see the cutting edge of this work at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society, in their two sessions about the Global Warming Hiatus.” The funny thing is that with a plateauing in warming there are now many signs that decades of cooling may lie ahead.

Western academia conjectured that releasing CO2 into the atmosphere would have a disastrous warming effect on the world’s air like erecting glass walls to make a ‘greenhouse’ that keeps cold air out, warm air in and prevents the moisture in the soil from evaporating and being blown away by the wind; and, this greenhouse effect would be exacerbated by the fact that warmer air would then hold even more greenhouse gas in the form of increased water vapor. Academia simply ignored, however, that increased atmospheric water vapor also leads to more clouds. Rather that reinforcing the greenhouse effect, low clouds cast a shadow on the land and cause cooling by reflecting solar energy away. Academia ignored Miskolczi Theory for years –i.e., the view that water vapor has acted as a climate control mechanism throughout Earth’s geophysical history. Ferenc Miskolczi now speculates that in the upper atmosphere additional CO2 only replaces water vapor, thus having no added effect on global warming whatsoever. (See, link to complete paper)

Putting conjectures and speculations about reality aside the real truth is, global warming alarmists really don’t care one way or another about CO2. Leftists did not suddenly become concerned because someone died from increased global warming. Like the Left-leaning media leading up to the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris (liberal media didn’t just refuse to run satirical cartoons against the Muslim faith: they ran from them), there has been a systemic failure by the liberal media from the beginning to print the real news about the global warming debate. A failure to report on the fundamental dishonesty of the official government-education climate science establishment is like being unaware of the anti-Semitism of radical Islam’s imams.

It’s local weather not global climate that kills people; and, cold weather kills more people than hot weather. The truth is, a warmer climate has been good for humanity, and trees and every other living thing, and if we actually had a say in the matter the only rational choice would be for a warmer not a cooler climate. About the only downside to a warmer climate is that it has been the rising tide that raises all Leftists who want to apply a sin-tax to fossil fuels to pay for an ever-growing secular, socialist government bureaucracy.

Using the analogy of a greenhouse with respect to global warming alarmism was never an attempt to objectively describe the actual effect of CO2. The purposeful use of the erroneous greenhouse analogy was for its dramatic effect – it made for great theater. The phony greenhouse analogy is dogma not science: a scare tactic to help achieve the Left’s political agenda of taking over the country’s economy, just as ignoring the effect of clouds is a knowing deception to further the global warming hoax. It’s all a big math charade – pulling mythical rabbits out of abstract toy models to divert the public’s eye from the real truth.

So long as it is in their political interest the UN and the Left will continue to spread propaganda that serious warming will someday return and when it does it will be worse than ever unless our socialist government overlords are immediately empowered to raise taxes to dramatically curb the emission of greenhouse gases. The UN and the Left will continue to proclaim, “Eureka! That is what our mathematical programs tell us and we have many of these programs and they all tell us the same thing!” For the Left, humanity is causing global warming no matter what anyone else may believe and despite what we may observe now or in the immediate future. It’s a good gig for them and many have made a living taking public money to spread these fears about what will happen long after we’re all dead and buried.

The real problem is that the global warming alarmists of the Left have no uncertainty whatsoever when it comes to their belief in a Marxist economy — despite the fact that in practice it has been a socio-economic failure and the cause of immense suffering and millions of deaths — and, it is that certainly that wipes away their uncertainty about all else. Perhaps Miskolczi should produce yet another paper, the next showing that Western academia is saturated with greenhouse effect junkies, controlled by a politically-motivated Leftist army of bureaucrats whose aim is to enjoy the fruits of the labor of others as they sit back and drink margaritas in the safety and security of their Ivory towers in their mythical Eurocommie Utopia.

 

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’ ~Isaac Asimov

 

 

 

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