An Inexpensive Way Out of Global Warming Ideation

AGW Belief

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
Let’s Close Washington
and stop the bleeding.
There is no gain spending other peoples money.
De-fund UN-sponsored global warming pseudoscience
and federal funding of public education
(truth matters so keep it local).
Billions if dollars slip through bureaucrats’ fingers
without a trace
like sands through a bottomless hourglass.
It is time to put theorizing about humanity destroying the Earth on hold.
Give it a couple of decades before subsidizing more fearmongering.
Let’s all agree on that for now:
no more government-funded meetings on the topic of
disastrous, calamitous and catastrophic consequences of global warming
(and Americans driving SUVs)—
climate change is a dead horse walking.
In the future climatists must indulge their interest in doomsday prognostications
on their own time;
on their own dime.

Relative to the variability in the data,
the changes in the globally averaged temperature anomaly
look negligible.
~R. S. Lindzen

When it became obvious the hypothetical warming signal ostensibly embedded in all of the data was such a very small part of total variability, that it was scientifically impossible to locate, that was the very moment when the AGW hypothesis became political science. The idea that modern humans are causing global warming didn’t die but when the data didn’t show it that was the point in time when the Left realized that it would only be politicians and not scientists who would be properly equipped to resolve any would-be signal.

And, very little has changed since that point in time. It was back then when the Left resolved to hate George Bush because he refused to sign a treaty that no one would have observed and would have accomplished nothing for humanity and would have had disastrous consequences for the US if it had been signed and enforced.

Now we know much more about climate change compared to what was known back when climatists first took sides against modernity. For example, we now know that about 40 percent of global warming is due to the impact of cosmic rays –i.e., more or less of them as the Earth races around the Sun (as the solar system hurtles through the galaxy), that in turn are moderated more or less as a consequence of more or less solar (magnetic) activity. In other words, having nothing to do with modern man’s atmospheric CO2, climate change is due to changes the Earth’s albedo, which is the result of changes in low cloud cover, which we now know has a far more significant impact on the climate than IPCC models ever allowed for (i.e., in a nutshell: cosmic ray intensity varies and so does the Sun’s magnetic activity and over time higher solar activity means fewer cosmic rays which results in fewer clouds and leads to more global warming because less of the Sun’s energy is reflected away… and, vice versa).

As a sole factor that — whether or not the IPCC wants the cause of climate change to be primarily the result of the impact of human activity in America — it is at the end of the list of global warming-causing factors that CO2 must be put…! Compared to CO2 anything and everything else is of greater interest and concern to skeptical scientists.

We conclude that the contribution to climate change due to the change in galactic cosmic ray intensity is quite significant and needs to be factored into the prediction of global warming and its effect on sea level raise and weather prediction. [Rao, UR. Contribution of changing galactic cosmic ray flux to global warming, Current Science, 100:2 (25-Jan-2011)]

In the words of Henrik Svensmark, “enjoy global warming while it lasts.” Anyone can read in wiki that Earth is currently in an interglacial period of the Quaternary Ice Age and that the last glacial period of the Quaternary ended about 10,000 years ago with the start of the Holocene epoch —i.e., our epoch: back then is when humanity began. It is back then that the Earth’s temperature spiked up out of the ice age it was in (it was warmer back then than it is now) and the global average temperature of the Earth has been slowly declining ever since. For 10,000 years we’ve been heading for another ice age and nobody knows when it will happen —only that one day it will happen again.

We need to ask ourselves why our government pays scientists to purposefully reject easily accessible observational evidence in favor of a belief that is based solely upon unverifiable computer models that are based on programs written by schoolteachers who hate everything for which America stands to arrive at the conclusion that Americans are causing the Earth to overheat by producing too much CO2. Svensmark asks us consider “history and recent research” and “take a closer look,” as follows:

The star that keeps us alive has, over the last few years, been almost free of sunspots, which are the usual signs of the Sun’s magnetic activity. Last week [4 September 2009] the scientific team behind the satellite SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) reported, “It is likely that the current year’s number of blank days will be the longest in about 100 years.” Everything indicates that the Sun is going into some kind of hibernation, and the obvious question is what significance that has for us on Earth…

The problem is not that complex. There is no problem. However, for the last 100,000 years the Earth has mostly been locked in an ice age punctuated briefly by periods of warming such as the interglacial that gave birth to our species and if not for the current global warming period we would never be nor know what’s going on here now so, let’s not worry about it — it’s ‘gonna stay warm (knock on wood) and please feel free to enjoy global warming while it lasts.

But, there is something we should worry about. We’ve got to worry about the politics of global warming. It’s gotten so bad in the West we’d probably all be better off outsourcing governance to China. At least then we’d have a partner with as great an interest in maintaining the value of our own currency as all of those in this country who worked a lifetime to save for their retirement. The savers knew full well the government was running a ponzi scheme on the people. But, now that the government is robbing all the savers to keep the sting going just a little longer… Welcome to Greece; welcome to Californianomics and tax-free California bonds (still not much of a bankruptcy premium); and, welcome to a too-big-to-fail federal government that is minting paper money faster than you can say, three little pigs!

Patrick J. Michaels’ testimony before the House of Representatives to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, Committee on Science and Technology, on November 17, 2010 (another meeting was planned for today but it was cancelled due to snow), was as follows:

“Only a tiny minority of respondents (16%) agree that the IPCC is an effective group of government representatives, scientists, and other experts. 84% agree [Scientific American on-line poll], however, that it is a corrupt organization, prone to groupthink, with a political agenda…

This stems from the very nature of modern science, which is treated largely as a public good, to be funded by taxpayer dollars. But, like other tax-supported entities, science also competes within itself for attention to its disciplines and problems. In the environment of Washington, the most emergent or apparently urgent subjects receive proportional public largesse. With regard to incentives, no scientific community ever came into this House of Representatives and claimed that its area of interest was overemphasized and that funding should be directed elsewhere. This is normal behavior.

However, an implication of this behavior is that the peer-review process is also populated by a community of incentivised individuals. The test of this hypothesis would be in fact if that literature were demonstrably biased…”

Reality is not biased. It is the global warming research that is biased. Hot world ideation is a serious disorder found only in the West. It is in part driven by the global warming apocalyptic content of mass media which imbues viewers with the notion that the world is a hotter and more intimidating place to live than it actually is and prompts a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat.

Hot world ideation is one of the main conclusions of what essentially amounts to the anti-humanism movement of the UN-IPCC that would deprive the humanity of more energy. On the occasion of the death of Hugo Chavez yesterday we should be reminded of all of the murderous examples of failed socialism from the Soviet Union to Venezuela as witnessed by large segments of Leftist-liberal American Utopians from the safety and comfort of Western civilization. This has created a mass psychosis. But, the Left has turned on the traditional morals, principals and ethics that otherwise would sustain their spirits and help prevent them from succumbing to self-defeating nihilism and helplessness and the realities of all of those barbarians beyond the gates.

Individuals who understand the genius of the founders and who do not rely on the biased Leftist mainstream media — and who understand the floccinaucinihilipilification of all the cabinets full of worthless global warming junk science that has been put out there by the liberal Utopians of public-funded Western academia — have a far more accurate view of the real world, are better able to more accurately assess their vulnerability to present and future weather conditions, and are better prepared to deal with all the myriad vagaries of life over which they have no control —even if it means getting their hands dirty.

Global warming realists don’t fear the hand of man and appreciate life in the modern world and tend to be nicer people with a life and a wide and healthy variety of beliefs, attitudes, behaviors and lifestyles free of hypocrisy, superstition and ignorance. And, unlike the Left, they prize individual liberty.

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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