No one advocates paving over the world. Except for government scientists who defend their placement of official thermometers in urban areas, no one disputes the existence of the UHI (Urban Heat Island) effect. Still, there has been no global warming going on 2 decades and nearly 3 decades depending on the data set used to arrive at an average temperature of the entire globe.
More incredibly, in the real world where we actually live and not the digitized world of global warming alarmists, the concept of a global average temperature is nothing more than crazed reductionist logic and makes no more sense than an average of telephone numbers in New York City. Russian scientists believe we’re headed toward decades of global cooling due to decreased solar activity and sure enough, the sun has gone quiet.
The real Earth doesn’t work like the Earth in the models. The Earth’s atmosphere doesn’t actually work like a greenhouse either; and, pretending it does leaves a thoughtful world of using analogies to convey knowledge for a new home in a strange land governed by misleading government-sanctioned propaganda.
The only thing we know with any degree of certainty is that in the final analysis Western science failed Western civilization. The education complex became nothing more than a too-big-to-fail, self-perpetuating government bureaucracy living off of the blood, sweat and sacrifice of the productive.
Uncertainty plays a huge role in this issue. It’s not that we expect disaster, it’s that the uncertainty is said to offer the possibility of disaster: implausible, but high consequence. Somewhere it has to be like the possible asteroid impact: Live with it. ~Richard Lindzen
Perhaps the Left will someday discover that individual liberty is a virtuous step towards the liberation of humanity – along with abundant energy – and, refrain from engaging in the banality of fetishized universalities like, all of humanity’s CO2 is bad and global warming will destroy all species on Earth. The parallels between Fukushima and global warming mania are chilling:
I should finally add that, the most affected areas are experiencing radiation doses that are smaller than natural radiation doses in many areas of the world which have been inhabited since prehistoric times by healthy people. (See, “Who killed Hamako…)
Obviously some do believe more not less CO2 is the devil’s work and can only lead to disaster. They must believe plants breath in pollutants to survive and humans breath out pollutants. The war against CO2 has turned into a war against humanity by conservationist catastrophists, radical environmentalists and fundamentalist global warming alarmists, all facilitated by socialist Western academia. Humanity needs more not less energy.
Nuclear power plants are a cost-effective adaptive strategy for either a planet suffering from man-made climate change or a naturally warming world that will eventually run short of fossil fuels. Nuclear energy is the world’s biggest source of non-fossil energy and emits virtually no greenhouse gases. The First World has generally turned away from nuclear power as activist lawsuits have driven up regulatory costs. ~Fred Singer, et al. (Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years)
Do conservationists want more trees and less humans? If so, they should swoon for more not less global warming: “Palm trees swayed on the green shores of Antarctica 50 million years ago while temperatures soared above 20C, a study has shown,” says Mark Prigg of the Daily Mail when talking about researchers who drilled down to reveal secrets hidden in the mud.
One American asked to name the greatest invention of the twentieth century, answered insulation. He’d grown up in a poorly insulated nineteenth-century mountain ranch house and it was his job to cut the family’s firewood. Insulation is cheap, safe, sustainable, and helps reduce energy requirements whether the climate is warming or cooling. It is a fine no-regrets technology of the install-it-and-forget-it variety. More insulation in our buildings is a good idea whether the climate changes much or not. ~Fred Singer (Ibid.)
Quixotically, the most significant contribution during the decarbonization-fixated rule of the Obama administration over the last 7 years toward stabilization of an economy that has been clobbered by Leftist-liberal tinkering — from monetary policies that have driven the cost of capital to zero and fiscal policies that have inflated the currency, along with a greater centralization of federal power, expansion of the entitlement state, crippling of local policing, creating racial division and the unleashing of radical religious fundamentalism in the Mideast — has been the recent drop in oil prices.