The pause is as important as the go.
There are approximately two hundred and thirty-one varieties of pauses. Some of these different types include: regular pauses; sharp, heavy and light pauses; post-hell-breaking-loose pauses; long and short pauses; hot and pregnant pauses; slow, agitated and crappy pauses, vertical and horizontal pauses; soulless, mythical and slipping pauses; emphatic, subtle and rhetorical pauses; powerful pauses; feverish pauses; emotional, healthy and engaging pauses; turning, falling and heedless pauses; distinguished pauses; visual, thoughtful and dramatic pauses; catch up pauses; silly pauses; hot and cold pauses; sunny and breezy pauses; drumming pauses…
Did you know that the Eskimos have over two hundred different words for snow… Thin snow and thick snow, light snow and heavy snow, sludgy snow, brittle snow, snow that comes in flurries, snow that comes in drifts, snow that comes in on the bottom or your neighbor’s boots all over your nice clean igloo floor, the snows of winter, the snows of spring, the snows you remembered from your childhood that were so much better than any of your modern snow, fine snow, feathery snow, hill snow, valley snow, snow that falls in the morning, snow that falls at night, snow that falls all of a sudden just when you’re going out fishing, and even though you’ve trained them not to, [yellow] snow your huskies have… ~Rob McKenna (Rain God in Douglas Adams’ book, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish)
It has only been recently that the climate-research establishment discovered the existence of clouds and their role in climate change. They should have asked the God of Rain about clouds. Not even, “doubling or tripling the amount of carbon dioxide,” in the atmosphere will have much impact on our climate, according to professor Geoffrey G. Duffy: “water vapour and water condensed on particles as clouds dominate.” And, cloud condensation cleans up the air, removing particles called aerosols from the atmosphere.
In an annual global mean, about 80–90% of aerosol particles are removed from the atmosphere by in-cloud and below-cloud scavenging (wet deposition). Remaining part of particles is removed by different ways of dry deposition. (István Lagzi, et al., Atmospheric Chemistry, © 2013 Eötvös Loránd University)
The chemical composition of a particle changes when dissolved in water. Atmospheric chemicals and particles are rained out and deposited as cloud droplets on high altitude vegetation. Clouds reflect solar energy (short wave radiation) during the day and also can hold heat in on warm nights (long wave heating). The net negative effect of clouds on global warming has been established and is far greater than previously realized (See–e.g., Richard P. Allan, ‘Combining satellite data and models to estimate cloud radiative effect at the surface and in the atmosphere,’ Meteorol. Appl. 18 (2011): The cloud radiative cooling effect through reflection of short wave radiation dominates over the long wave heating effect, resulting in a net cooling of the climate system).
There is a lot we do not know and take for granted when it comes to understanding water vapor and clouds. So, like CO2 should we also fear the clouds? It is a Saganesque question –e.g., how do we go from being really, really amazed about how really, really small we are to hallucinating like Carl Sagan did about America being responsible for tempting megalomaniac Saddam Hussein to retaliate against modernity by torching Kuwaiti oil wells? It was Sagan not America who tempted Hussein who swallowed Sagan’s line – hook and sinker – in an attempt to destroy the West and all civilization in an obliging replay of Sagan’s “nuclear winter” scenario.
How much more Leftist-inspired global warming alarmism and holy war against capitalism can we live with? Just a few years ago, climate alarmists proclaimed that by now our children would never see or ever know snow again! As long as an obliging media keeps the spotlight on them, climate-researchers will keep on rolling: they’re on a suicide mission to aim their complex, high-resolution mathematical climate models at humanity to prevent them from causing hurricanes and cyclones with windy flanks, turbulent hooks and accelerating mesoscale flows and explosive depressions with stronger and denser or evaporating and dried-out warm conveyor belts and fractured cold fronts.
This pause in global warming is ruining everything. We’re not far from academia saying –e.g., Ooops, we are mostly right: human-caused global warming (AGW) really, really is the key concern of our age! AGW isn’t, however, caused by American CO2 after all: it’s caused by Brazilian, Russian, Indian and Chinese aerosols. Someone needs to tell them that modernity ain’t all it’s cracked up to be and that we all really, really should start wearing hairshirts and going around barefoot again.
It’s a new age. Unlike in the past, schoolteachers nowadays don’t mind stabbing the country in the back as academia silently just looks on. Like Ward Churchill who said that those who died in NYC’s Twin Towers had it coming, Michael Mann helped the UN rewrite history by hiding previous warm periods, the Little Ice Age and the decline.
We are now approaching the start of the third decade of what the corrupt ideologues of climate alarmism now, belatedly, call the “pause”… Dr. Mann claims I defamed him when I described his global-warming hockey stick as fraudulent… Mann has claimed that he has been exonerated by such bodies as the University of East Anglia, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency, and even by the government of the United Kingdom, none of which have investigated Dr. Mann at all… ~Mark Steyn (When science is settled by government)
After sacrificing America’s Judeo-Christian heritage on the altar of failed secular, socialist ideology, now the Left feels threatened by radical Islam. Now they say we need a, U.N. of Religions, “to fight terrorists who kill in the name of God.” Is that to leave the former ‘UN’ better positioned to continue the Left’s fight for liberal fascism?
In a recent article, Matt Ridley says: the pause has now lasted for 16, 19 or 26 years—depending on whether you choose the surface temperature record or one of two satellite records of the lower atmosphere (Refering to the 2014 Ross McKitrick study in Open Journal of Statistics: …Duration of a Trendless Subsample in a Global Climate Time Series). As the pause continues, climate-researchers would rather spend more time paying obeisance to a new deep ocean heat sequestration theory than try to explain why the Left’s mathematical climate models are unreliable. In the end, their “explanations,” says Ridley, “have made their predicament worse by implying that man-made climate change is so slow and tentative that it can be easily overwhelmed by natural variation in temperature—a possibility that they had previously all but ruled out.” (See–e.g., ‘Whatever Happened to Global Warming?’ WSJ)
Just as it is inarguable that most of the rise in the Earth’s temperature since the Little Ice Age has occurred with no assistance whatsoever from humanity, it cannot be argued that such global warming is not evidence of a ‘natural component’ that must also be a factor in global warming over the last half of the 20th century. Moreover, it can only be argued that global warming over the last half of the 20th century is evidence of AGW – there is no proof of that and to believe humanity was the sole or even main cause of it defies logic. Even so, the longer the hiatus the more difficult it seems to be for the climate-research establishment to admit the obvious: global warming due to natural causes – at a rate of about 0.5°C /100 years – is sufficient to explain all of the global warming we have seen over the last 200 years.
The government’s use of global warming alarmism to take over the economy proves only that American society has more to fear from academia than from capitalism or the country’s Judeo-Christian heritage. We are at the point now where academia has an active interest in actually preventing science from working.
We must ask everyone to pause for a moment and think about what it means to be living free… We now return you to our regularly scheduled program of climate propaganda, secular-socialist liberal fascism and global warming hysteria.