Global Warming’s First Victim of “the Totalitarian Temptation”


How Do We Silence Him?

Government scientists labeled him a “Denier” to shut him up. The climate research establishment wanted to make an example of him to keep others in line with the official ‘consensus’ view about the AGW hypothesis: that late 2oth century global warming was brought about by America’s success in increasing its standard of living –i.e., modernity caused global warming. “The alleged scientific consensus on this topic is bogus,” says Dr. William Gray. “As more research on the human impact on global temperature change comes forth, more flaws are being found in the hypothesis.”

And, what of the infamous treaty known as the Kyoto-Protocol that expired in 2012? What of the countries that signed on back then when the time came to sign on for an extension of the treaty? So far, only 11 out of the original 144 and no EU countries. Bush was right. We continue to learn as more time go by that the mathematical formulas used in climate models (GCMs) to make the case for the AGW hypothesis are even less valid than previously believed.

We are now approaching the start of the third decade of what the corrupt ideologues of climate alarmism now, belatedly, call the “pause” in global warming. ~Mark Steyn (When science is settled by government)

It is the hypocrisy of the climate research establishment that’s red hot. If they really believed AGW was an impending disaster and a real threat to humanity they would have said the hiatus in global warming was a godsend instead of simply denying its existence for so long. Are they admitting it now because there will no global warming for decades as many solar astrophysicists predict? We now know that climate ‘science’ is just like weather science except that unlike meteorologists, climatologists like to make amazing and unverifiable claims about the accuracy of their forecasting, 50-100 years into the future.

GCM modelers do not dare make public short-period global temperature forecasts for next season, next year, or a few years hence. This is because they know they do not have shorter range climate forecast skill. They would lose credibility if they issued shorter-range yearly forecasts that could be verified. ~Dr. Gray

What good are GCMs but to scare children in public schools? GCMs are a virtual reality than can be constructed to say anything government scientists want to believe. “This virtual world is isolated from the real world of weather and climate,” says Dr. Gray. “Few of the GCM modelers have any substantial weather or short-range climate forecasting experience.”

It is impossible to make skillful initial value numerical predictions beyond a few weeks. Although numerical weather prediction has shown steady and impressive improvements since its inception in 1955, these forecast improvements have been primarily made through advancements in the measurement (i.e. satellite) of the wind and pressure fields and the advection/ extrapolation of these fields forward in time 10-15 days. For skillful numerical prediction beyond a few weeks, it is necessary to forecast changes in the globe’s complicated energy and moisture fields. This entails forecasting processes such as amounts of cloudiness, condensation heating, evaporation cooling, cloud-cloud-free radiation, air-sea moisture-temperature flux, etc. It is impossible to accurately code all these complicated energy-moisture processes, and integrate these processes forward for hundreds of thousands of time steps and expect to obtain anything close to meaningful results. Realistic climate forecasting by numerical processes is not possible now and, due to the complex nature of the earth’s climate system, may never be possible. ~Dr. Gray

While Westerners of global warming alarmism find it hard to resist “the totalitarian temptation,” a term coined by Jean-François Revel to describe the pathological thought process of Londoners who’ve been drawn to serve the cause of radical Islam, Dr. Gray – the Left’s first official “denier” – remains a cool, calm voice of reason. He is a realist who understands that temperatures around the world will always fluctuate no matter how much CO2 is added to the atmosphere. That is not to say there are no real problems in the world but the Left wants to come to America where life is good and fly off to exotic locations in their private jets to hold meetings on what to do about evil America’s CO2. “The globe has many serious environmental problems,” says Dr. Gray. “Most of these problems are regional or local in nature, not global… We should, of course, make all reasonable reductions in greenhouse gases to the extent that we do not pay too high an economic price. We need a prosperous economy to have sufficient resources to further adapt and expand energy production.”

When truth is replaced by silence, the silence
 is a lie. ~Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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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