Posted by greg2213 on April 21, 2010
The UK’s Royal Society, worried about the loss of major amounts of grant money, has stated that Global Warming will cause more volcanoes. Anything to increase the alarm, even if it means flushing one’s credibility. From the Telegraph:
And he warned: ”The rise you may need may be much smaller than we expect. Looking ahead at climate change, we may not need massive changes.
”One of the worries is that tiny environmental changes could have these effects.”
Hmmm…. sounds like these people belong with certain cultists. Haven’t they been DoomSaying for over 2,000 years? And with a perfect record of error (100% wrong, every time) how could we not trust the cultists this time?
(Cartoon by We Blog Cartoons.)
Guess it’s time to move off-planet into those tightly controlled moon bases the RS is (probably not) designing.
WUWT also has a few, well deserved, snarky remarks
NumberWatch has a list of a few other things caused by global warming.
The End is Nigh!
Ok, to be fair, I don’t know if it was the society that made the claim or the “scientists” publishing their papers in the Society’s journal(s.) Does the RS include a disclaimer with their published papers, such as, “This paper does not necessarily reflect the view of…” If so, then perhaps there is some credibility left.
On volcanoes and warming – various commenters (elsewhere) have made an interesting point. Since much of the ash ejected from a volcano is from melting ice hitting the magma (with explosive results,) so then if there is no ice atop the volcano here will be a lot less ash and a less destructive explosion. Yet another reason that global warming is a good thing. Without all that ice the Iceland eruption would have been a lot less interesting.
Ok, I have new respect for the RS, given this report by a band of real loonies.
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Posted by greg2213 on January 16, 2010
Once upon a time Al Gore came out with his Science Fantasy/Horror flick An Inconvenient Truth (AIT.) Like an good fantasy it took a bit from “what’s real” and ran from there to interesting conclusions.
What’s interesting about the AIT story, of course, is that people want to base real policy on this fictional work. Here are a couple of links to sites pointing out some of Gore’s fictional points.
From 2006: Lord Monckton’s reply to Gore and a 2nd pdf on the same topic.
2007: A similar debunking from CEI
2007 : How incredibly rational: UK Judge rules that AIT cannot be shown to school kids without a disclaimer pointing out various errors in AIT. Here.
2007: Steyn on Gore – A COUPLE of days before Al Gore was awarded his Nobel Peace prize, Michael Burton, an English High Court judge and apparently a fine film critic, ruled that Al’s Oscar-winner An Inconvenient Truth was prone to “alarmism and exaggeration” and identified nine major factual errors.
2006: A sampling of Scientists’ remarks about AIT
2007: A Harvard editor seems to have an issue with Gore’s hypocrisy. Here’s Newsbuster’s take.
2007: Some questions to ask the Alarmists
2007: Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?
Now, I really don’t begrudge Gore the chance to make a buck, or a lot of bucks. More power to him. If he wants to have a home that’s 50x the size of mine and jet all over the world in a private jet, well, that’s pretty damn cool.
What I DO mind is that he’s selling the Gov on policies that will crush everyone else’s right to try to achieve the same thing. Not to mention what those policies it will do to the people in the undeveloped world. Kindof like Communism. The Exhalted Leaders lead the good life (and so do their associates) while the people suffer.
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