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December 01, 2009

Some Know-Nothing Guy (He's Just A Professor Of Meteorology At MIT Or Something) Rips AGW To Shreds

They keep using this word 'settled'. I do not think it means what they think it means.

What does all this have to do with climate catastrophe? The answer brings us to a scandal that is, in my opinion, considerably greater than that implied in the hacked emails from the Climate Research Unit (though perhaps not as bad as their destruction of raw data): namely the suggestion that the very existence of warming or of the greenhouse effect is tantamount to catastrophe. This is the grossest of "bait and switch" scams. It is only such a scam that lends importance to the machinations in the emails designed to nudge temperatures a few tenths of a degree.

The notion that complex climate "catastrophes" are simply a matter of the response of a single number, GATA,(globally averaged temperature anomaly) to a single forcing, CO2 (or solar forcing for that matter), represents a gigantic step backward in the science of climate. Many disasters associated with warming are simply normal occurrences whose existence is falsely claimed to be evidence of warming. And all these examples involve phenomena that are dependent on the confluence of many factors.

Our perceptions of nature are similarly dragged back centuries so that the normal occasional occurrences of open water in summer over the North Pole, droughts, floods, hurricanes, sea-level variations, etc. are all taken as omens, portending doom due to our sinful ways (as epitomized by our carbon footprint). All of these phenomena depend on the confluence of multiple factors as well.

Consider the following example. Suppose that I leave a box on the floor, and my wife trips on it, falling against my son, who is carrying a carton of eggs, which then fall and break. Our present approach to emissions would be analogous to deciding that the best way to prevent the breakage of eggs would be to outlaw leaving boxes on the floor. The chief difference is that in the case of atmospheric CO2 and climate catastrophe, the chain of inference is longer and less plausible than in my example.

I love his jab at the Warmers for pushing science back hundreds of years. That's what these Gaia worshipers are...anti-science cultists. Well, that at and con-men running the biggest and most dangerous scam in human history.

That's just the wrap up to the piece. This is one of those pieces where it's almost and injustice to pull something from it because it's all good. Do yourself a favor and read the whole thing. It's devastating.

In related ClimateScam News....

The Australian Liberal Party (conservative in our understanding) in Australia has dumped its leader over his support for the Aussie version of Cap and Ruin.

And Al Gore wants to shake your hand. You just have to have about $1,200 in yours to palm off to the this fool. Personally, if I'm spending that kind of money on a hand-job, I ain't giving it to Al "He Betrayed Us!" Gore.


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