Damn Satan! Global cooling started today.
The open hostility Leftist and liberal Utopians harbor and oftentimes direct toward the entire body of Judeo- Christian principles, customs, beliefs and traditions is hard to miss. The mocking, derision, court challenges, all are a part of modern culture. So, the reverence and religious fervor that the Left holds for Al Gore and AGW theory (a belief that human activities are causing global warming and will upset the delicate balance of Earth’s climate) probably must seem very odd to many. Nevertheless, we see the same people who abhor the principles of capitalism or shopping at Wal-Mart are wholesale buyers of the AGW salvation religion that they would have all of the rest of us adopt. Their value proposition is that they are going to save Earth from global warming by taxing energy whether we agree with them or how they want to spend our money.
But it shouldn’t be like this. Global warming should not be a value-driven choice. Their choices should not be forced on global warming non-believers — i.e., AGW skeptics (they call us deniers). We deniers wish to apply those principles of reason, science, quaint notions of morality and simple common sense that have served humanity well in the past — e.g., the scientific method — and we deniers should not be forced to adopt their fears about global warming and the business of living we call capitalism: they were wrong about that and about the urgency of a problem that really isn’t there.
The AGW theory in a nutshell is that an increase in the concentration of atmospheric CO2 will through a mystical effect cause calamitous climate change. It’s mysticism: it’s just a hoax: no one can show that CO2 has a positive forcing power. We actually observe that no forcing is happening — e.g., there is no positive net change in irradiance at the top of the atmosphere. The oceans are not warming.
Land based temperature data is gathered based on the silliest notion that we can divide up the world in small boxes and average the temperature readings in the boxes to arrive at an ‘official’ average global temperature. And added to that silliness, all of the data is corrupted by the urban heat island effect and we all know it. Thank goodness we do have satellite and radiosonde temperature change data that is accurate for the top layer of the ocean and lower troposphere. So, we do know something about the world: humans are not heating up the Earth — global warming is not happening. No one can find it, not even by those who hypothesized it would be there by now. The only explanation for what has been done is that scientists said what the government wanted them to say–for money. The experts lied to the people. Shocker!
We also know that the sun was very active throughout the 20th century and this led to global warming. That has happened before so no surprise there. We also understand that the Sun has been anomalously quiet for a while now. That is not surprising either and many scientists see a correlation between periods of a quiet sun and global cooling. The combined satellite and radiosonde temperature data in fact indicate that there has been a cooling trend for the last 15 years.
Humanity can easily observe obvious changes in solar activity and it is obvious to everyone humanity can do nothing to change what the Sun will do. Sure, sure the Left had no problem accepting Hugo Chavez into their anti-capitalist priesthood as he solidified a communist dictatorship in Venezuela like Castro did in Cuba. Look how embarrassingly easy is his for the Left to give the Jew-killing despiser of individual liberty President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a Hollywood makeover when it serves their purposes. But, how will the Left ever salvage the reputation of science among reasonable people when no matter what delusions they may wish to indulge, Nature is the decider and the Sun decided not to cooperate in the global warming hoax? Whatever nature has in store, none of us are getting out alive (For Man is born for trouble, as surely as sparks fly upward –Job 5:7).
Global cooling may not be the will of God. But, global warming is not the will of the Left either.The cat is out of the bag: no one knows what the future holds. We know the truth that global warming is nothing but a hoax and a scare tactic but we also can no longer avoid acknowledging that Western civilization is in a big time decline and that Leftist and liberal Utopian fearmongering is destroying the culture. The contribution of capitalism and individual liberty to the creation of wealth and well-being in America is obvious. Global warming is not obvious–only weather is obvious and only when it is happening. And, at a time when the Earth may be heading into the next ice age, we also know that those who fear global warming are simply nuts.
We cannot know the future but it can help to understand there is a limit to our knowledge. At least knowing that much, we rightly see those who pretend to know more than they ever really can, and see their forecast of impending doomsday as simply ravings of purposeful deceivers or religious lunatics.
Predicting historic temperatures based on tree rings, ice cores, and other natural proxies is a difficult endeavor. The relationship between proxies and temperature is weak and the number of proxies is far larger than the number of target data points. Furthermore, the data contain complex spatial and temporal dependence structures which are not easily captured with simple models… We find that the proxies do not predict temperature significantly better than random series generated independently of temperature. [McShane, B. and Wyner, A.J. A Statistical Analysis of Multiple Temperature Proxies: Are Reconstructions of Surface Temperatures Over the Last 1000 Years Reliable? Annals of Applied Statistics]
Fear of global warming has become the new church of religious monsters whose members also fear the Judeo- Christian religion because it acknowledges the individual’s God-given rights to life, liberty and property that cannot be compromised by bigger and bigger government. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights do not harbor the Left’s fear of any religion whose God gives these rights to all of humanity.