Friday, May 27, 2016

May, 2016, Part 1, I Am A Global Warming Doubter and A Believer In Science: Another Busted Forecast, Mere Thoughts Cause Global Warming, and The Science Is NOT Settled

Every month we have enough material to return to a continuing theme in this blog, namely that “I am a global warming doubter AND a believer in science.”This became of interest because of people like Al Gore who fanatically and verbosely claimed that you had to be an idiot to not believe in manmade global warming. It has been my life belief that anyone that is that loud and that obnoxious is hiding something, that rather than argue facts and reality it is better to beat down and insult anyone who disagrees.

As we have dove into the whole issue of manmade global warming, or its new rebranded title of climate change, we found that Al Gore and people like him were guilty of a number of things:
  • Ignoring science and realities that did not support their opinions and positions.
  • Rather than have an adult conversation about climate, these types of advocates like Gore sank to the level of insulting those who dared look at ALL science by calling them a variety of names including racists, homophobes, terrorists, flat earth believers, and other slanderous names.
  • Continuing to insist that politicians step up their intrusions into our lives with higher taxes, more regulations, and more control of our freedoms and standards of living based on a shaky theory at best.
To see the past posts and the multitude of evidence that we have compiled that showed it is perfectly okay to be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, enter the phrase "global warming doubter” in the search box above or go through the monthly historical posts listed on the right side of this page.

Thus, let’s see the latest facts and science that prove you can be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, regardless of what Al Gore proclaims:

1) Courtney Kirchoff, writing for the Louder with Crowder website on September, 2015, reminded us how insanely wrong climate forecasters have been over the years. Back in 2007, a global warming advocate and scientist predicted that by 2013, in just six short years, the ice caps would have completely melted, as published in a 2007 BBC article: “Their latest modeling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years (2013).”

The advocate, Professor Wieslaw Maslowski, actually admitted at an American Geophysical Union meeting that the 2007 prediction had “underestimated the processes now driving ice loss.” Well, yeah, let’s state the obvious, since the poles are still frozen with ice and snow and have not disappeared as predicted. But that did not stop him from doubling down on his global warming expertise when in 2013 he predicted that his adjusted predictions would now accurately predict that the ice caps would be gone by the summer of 2016. Like this year. 

Unless I have missed something in the news, I think the good professor also got this latest forecast wrong. Nowhere did I read that the ice caps are close to becoming nothing but melted ice and that the polar bears have all drowned and the coastlines around the world have been flooded out. 

Which is why people like me become global warming doubters: how many times have we been told that we are on the brink of global warming catastrophes and nothing happens? After the hundredth time or so you stop paying attention to the gloom and doom predictions and continue to yearn for an adult discussion on the climate using ALL of the available science and data, not just the science and data that backs up one side or the other.

2) Sometimes global warming advocates go bonkers trying to blame anything remotely possible on global warming, We have previously covered hysteria from global warming advocates that claimed digging squirrels up in the tundra were causing global warming...even though those squirrels have been digging up there for centuries. Another scientist claimed that beavers building dams were causing global warming...even though beavers have been building dams for centuries. These are just two of the insane reasons that advocates claim are causing global warming.

But a new theory might be the most insane of all. Ashley Rae Goldenberg, writing for the MRCTV website on May 11, 2016, told us that an MIT conference was going to explore the question: "Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming?” Yes, now the mere thought of something can cause global warming.

This is not a joke. A recent MIT event hosted by the university’s Ecology and Justice Forum in Global Studies and Languages, run by University of Melbourne professor Ghassan Hage, examined, “the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis.”

Here is the flyer for the event:

I have a college education and an advanced degree but I still could not understand the synopsis of the talk that is highlighted on the bottom of the flyer: “[The talk] looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalised domestication.’”
Huh? Are you kidding me? Thoughts now cause global warming to accelerate? You cannot make this stuff up.3) A favorite tactic of global warming advocates is to claim that “the science is settled,” with the implication being if you disagree with their views you are a scientific imbecile. Of course, we have shown hundreds of times over the years that scientists, researchers, realities, and other facts that prove the science is not settled and that if anything, the reality of manmade global warming is becoming more of a myth every day.The Inquistr website recently ran a story in which noted scientists put forth their opinions on why the science is not settled:- Dr. Leslie Woodcock is an emeritus professor of Chemical Engineering and Anayltical Science at the University of Manchester in England. He also a former NASA scientist and has a long list of other scholarly credentials. Here is his take on man made global warming and climate change: “The term ‘climate change’ is meaningless. The Earth’s climate has been changing since time immemorial, that is since the Earth was formed 1,000 million years ago. The theory of ‘man-made climate change’ is an unsubstantiated hypothesis [about] our climate [which says it] has been adversely affected by the burning of fossil fuels in the last 100 years, causing the average temperature on the earth’s surface to increase very slightly but with disastrous environmental consequences. The theory is that the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuel is the ‘greenhouse gas’ causes ‘global warming’ — in fact, water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas and there is 20 time more of it in our atmosphere (around one per cent of the atmosphere) whereas CO2 is only 0.04 per cent. There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100 years. Anecdotal evidence doesn’t mean anything in science, it’s not significant…”“Even the term ‘global warming’ does not mean anything unless you give it a time scale. The temperature of the earth has been going up and down for millions of years, if there are extremes, it’s nothing to do with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it’s not permanent and it’s not caused by us. Global warming is nonsense.”- Dr. James Lovelock was considered almost a founding member of the man made global warming theory back in the day. Despite his once revered position in the global warming movement, he now describes the movement as becoming like “a religion, and religions don’t worry too much about facts” and that “It’s just as silly to be a denier as it is to be a believer. You can’t be certain.”Lovelock has also publicly stated: “… In fact, receding Arctic ice rebounded between 2012 and 2013, growing by 29 percent into an unbroken patch more than half the size of Europe and within 5 percent of what it was 30 years ago, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Last month near the South Pole, a Russian ship carrying scientists and tourists traveled to the bottom of the Earth so passengers might document global warming and shrinking ice caps. But the ship got stuck on ice that was thicker than at any time since records started being kept in 1978.”- Dr. Patrick Moore is a Greenpeace co-founder who has also publicly expressed the opinion that: “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years… no actual proof, as it is understood in science, actually exists.”The science is not settled, at least according to these three distinguished scientists and experts...along with the dozens of others we have previously discussed in this blog.That will do it for today. More proof that the science is not settled as it relates to man made global warming, more lunacy from advocates on possible causes of mythical global warming, and another huge miss on predicting the impacts of global warming. More tomorrow.

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