Posted by greg2213 on May 18, 2010
Ya know, when talking to people believing in “global warming,” aka “climate change,” I suppose the first question to ask would be something like, “So what, exactly, do you believe GW to be?” I got into a discussion with someone a while back and assumed him to be a Gore type believer. He actually turned out to be quite reasonable, though he disagreed with my “scam” remarks. .
There’s a group of people who believe there has been some degree of warming, but they’re far from Al Gore’s inconvenient fantasy. Then there’s the Al Gore crowd, of course, with its demands to make the world safe for Mr. Gore’s investments from the CO2 menace. And then there’s the crowd that makes Mr. Gore’s predictions seem to be perfectly sane, rational, reasonable… Such as the people responsible for this headline:
Over 4.5 Billion people could die from Global Warming-related causes by 2012
WUWT has the story, and calls it the Most idiotic global warming headline ever
The commenters point out that’s it’s 2007 article (with a 2010 date) and that the “paper” and the author are a bit “iffy.” It’s also pointed out that since the cataclysm is so near that we should skip all the green exercises and enjoy ourselves, since it won’t make any difference (too little time to even get started planning for the mitigation.)
Of all the wacky, nonsense headlines about GW predictions over the years, this one has to be the wildest. I’m sure that Mr. Gore would be proud of the hype, except for the fact that with that much human devastation the value of his investments would go way down.
But then without the warming hype there would be less grant money, less power for eco groups, fewer donations to green groups, elimination of the carbon trading scam, fewer tax revenues for our insanely greedy governments, etc. There’s just soooooo much money involved that it has to be real, right?
And then, there’s the crowd that wants to see massive depopulation of our little planet. I’m sure they’d be right with the cataclysm and cheer it on. As long as it didn’t affect them. Oh, is that remark too extreme? Then read this.
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Posted by greg2213 on January 16, 2010
This is from a 2005 article. Mostly it talks about the so-called scientific “consensus” about Man Made Global Warming, but it also talks about a hypothesis from some Russian and Israeli researchers regarding cloud cover and warming.
Here’s the article
Six eminent researchers from the Russian Academy of Science and the Israel Space Agency have just published a startling paper in one of the world’s leading space science journals. The team of solar physicists claims to have come up with compelling evidence that changes in cosmic ray intensity and variations in solar activity have been driving much of the Earth’s climate. They even provide a testable hypothesis, predicting that amplified cosmic ray intensity will lead to an increase of the global cloud cover which, according to their calculations, will result in “some small global cooling over the next couple of years.”
Note that the world has cooled since then, providing validation of their hypothesis. Dr. Roy Spencer has a lot on this subject on his blog.
Now about that consensus…
According to an essay by Naomi Oreskes, published by Science in December, 2004, there is unanimous “scientific consensus” on the anthropogenic causesof recent global warming…
What happened to the countless research papers that show global temperatures were similar or even higher during the Holocene Climate Optimum and the Medieval Warm Period…?
…Because no tool is available to test the supposition of human-induced climate change and the range of natural variability is so great, there is no discernible human influence on global climate at this time.
…It would appear that the editors of Science knowingly misled the public and the world’s media. In my view, such unethical behaviour constitutes a grave contravention…
Here’s the rest: THE DANGERS OF CONSENSUS SCIENCE
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Posted by greg2213 on January 16, 2010
The alarmists and hysterics have been making wild predictions for years (much to the enjoyment of the AGW scientists, since it brings in more grant money.) In this way they are much like the quasi-religious cults and 2012 crowd which regularly predict the end of the world.
One would think that if Climate Change was a real science that the scientists would be trying to stomp out the Al Gore types with the same energy that they are using to stomp out the skeptics.
Anyway, when the predictions fail they just move the date and start again with even more dire predictions.
Is it any wonder that some call CAGW a religion?
Now you have a chance to vote on the most extreme predictions, and there are some doozies, that have come out of the mouths, or pens, of the AGW cultists. At The Air Vent:
Well we made it another year and I for one currently have half a foot of global warming in the drive. Despite these minor hardships, it’s time to choose which scientist, editor or politician deserves the newly invented yet widely coveted – Air Vent “MOST EXTREME PREDICTIONS FOR 2009!!”
Who had the right stuff, which luminary put their money and mouth on the line, who knew the future and was brave enough to tell all.
Vote here: Time to vote – 2009 Most Extreme Predictions!!
Update 3/26/10: added links to religious stuff, above.
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