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AGW Terror Watch-Redux


What if a politician and the main-stream media proclaimed a non-existing consensus to be real but it wasn’t real?

“In 1992, former Vice President Al Gore reassured his listeners, ‘Only an insignificant fraction of scientists deny the global warming crisis. The time for debate is over. The science is settled.’ In the real 1992, however, Gallup ‘reported that 53% of scientists actively involved in global climate research did not believe global warming had occurred; 30% weren’t sure; and only 17% believed global warming had begun. Even a Greenpeace poll showed 47% of climatologists didn’t think a runaway greenhouse effect was imminent; only 36% thought it possible and a mere 13% thought it probable.’ Seventeen years later, in 2009… Climategate broke, reminding us that what had smelled funny before might indeed be a little rotten.” ~Jay Richards

We are headed for a reckoning. But it is a financial and moral disaster we all need to work to avoid; and, hamstringing the economy based on superstition and ignorance about global warming is never going to be a sane solution. It will be a lot healthier for everyone to drill, drill, drill rather than borrow, borrow, borrow.

The idea of an average global temperature may well be an insane idea. Researchers from the University back in 2007 came to the conclusion that a global temperature is mathematically impossible. See–e.g., C. Essex C, McKitrick R, Andresen B. Does a global temperature exist? C. Essex, R. McKitrick, B. Andresen: Does a Global Temperature Exist?; J. Non-Equil. Thermod. 32, 1-27 (2007).

Reasearchers like Andresen at the  at The Niels Bohr Institute, Christopher Essex from University of Western Ontario and Ross McKitrick from University of Guelph, Canada understand that calculating a global temperature using yearly weighted averages from a collection of discrete temperatures at measuring stations around the world is an average without meaning. “Andresen says that, “temperature can be defined only for a homogeneous system. Furthermore, the climate is not governed by a single temperature. Rather, differences of temperatures drive the processes and create the storms, sea currents, thunder, etc. which make up the climate.” (italics added)

The climate is composed of many too many elements that simply cannot be added up and divided to arrive at a statistically meaningful average. The usefulness of an average global temperature has been compared to an average of all telephone numbers and calculating the world’s average currency exchange rate. Even if we could determine a statistically relevant, scientifically meaningful average global temperature, what will the gold standard of temperature be that we are all supposed to desire and work together to bring about? If we only could.

It sounds like attempting to  fabricate a leaning Tower of Nazi Babel to demand that everyone agree on an ideal average global temperature–even if that were possible. And, what if we don’t? What if trying to control Earth’s climate is the real disaster? The only disaster.

About Wagathon

Hot World Syndrome—fear of a hotter, more intimidating world than it actually is prompting a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat. A Chance Meeting– We toured south along the Bicentennial Bike Trail in the Summer of 1980, working up appetites covering ~70 miles per day and staying at hiker/biker campgrounds at night along the Oregon/California coast (they were 50¢ a day at that time). The day's ride over, and after setting up tents, hitting the showers, and making a run to a close-by store, it was time to relax. The third in our little bicycle tour group, Tom, was about 30 yards away conversing with another knot of riders and treating himself to an entire cheesecake for dinner. He probably figured Jim and I would joke about what a pig he was eating that whole pie and decided to eat among strangers. Three hours later after sharing stories and remarking on a few coincidences that turned up here and there, Tom and one of the former strangers realized they were cousins, meeting in this most unlikely place for the first time. ~Mac
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