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 on our freedoms and standards of living based on a shaky theory at best.
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) Liberals like Al Gore, Barack Obama, and others of their ilk are always telling us how important and vital it was to allow politicians and government bureaucrats to control your actions via high levels of taxation and regulations to prevent the fantasy of manmade climate change from killing off the human race.
But while it may be important to these types of folks, many of whom got rich by pushing the likely global warming/climate change fantasy, how do regular Americans feel about this issue:
- A July 23, 2018 article on the Constitution website by Andrew West gives some insight to this question.
- According to a recent Gallup poll, neither global warming or climate change even made a small blip when it comes to Gallup asking what is the most important problem facing the country today, when asked in an open ended question.
- Americans are most concerned about economic issues, racism, poorly performing government functions, but global warming/climate change not so much.
2) Global warming advocates like to convince themselves and others that they have science on their side. But dozens and dozens of times we have expressed the view of scientists that dispute any and or global warming theories. To add to that overwhelming rebuttal today let’s discuss an article written for the Eagle Rising website by Roy W, Spencer, Ph.D:
- Spencer is a Ph.D. meteorologist with 40 years of scientific experience.
- The article starts with a referral to a global warming advocacy group who recently claimed that the current hot temperatures in the New York area prove global warming (hot temperatures in the middle of summer, horrors!).
- Dr. Spencer decides to use actual data to disprove this assertion, using official Federal government/NOAA data, specifically the average maximum temperatures for every June since 1895:
Fig. 1. Average June maximum temperatures in New York state for every year from 1895 through 2017 (Source: NOAA)
- As you can see, since the late 1800s, the average June maximum temps in New York are basically unchanged.
- Note: preliminary data for 2018 shows no deviation from this flat trend line.
- In addition, the hottest recorded temperature (109 degrees) in this scenario happened long before mankind’s accelerated use of carbon energy sources which are supposed to increase global warming: the hottest temperature occurred way back in July, 1926 while the coldest temp (-52 degrees) happened the midst of when global warming was supposedly revving up, February 18, 1979.
- Current national temperatures look like the following where we see while the eastern part of the U.S. is hotter than normal, the western part is colder than normal, which is what happens with weather, not climate:
Fig. 2. 5-day forecast average temperature departures from average over North America from the GFS model (graphic courtesy of WeatherBell.com).
- According, to Spencer: “As you can see, the excessive heat is regionally isolated, which is exactly what we expect for weather … not for climate change. See those colder-than-average areas? Why aren’t those being blamed on climate change, too? They look like they approximately cancel out the warm area over the Northeast U.S., which is often the case for weather (not climate change) variations.”
- Spencer goes on to discuss the number of days with maximum temperatures above 100 degrees and 105 degrees since 1895:
Fig. 4. Yearly average number of days per U.S. station having at least 100 or 105 deg. high temperatures, 1895 through 2017.
- As you can see, the number of very hot days has, if anything, been declining over time, not increasing, which is what global warming theory would have predicted.
- Using official government data, global warming theory is a joke. Dr. Spencer sums it up nicely: “Am I claiming that there is no such thing as human-caused warming? No. I’m claiming that it is overblown. We already know the climate models (which are the basis for proposed changes in energy policy to get us away from fossil fuels) are producing generally twice as much warming of the atmosphere-ocean system as has been observed. The most recent energy budget analysis of surface and deep-ocean warming suggests that the climate system is only half as sensitive to our CO2 emissions as you are being told … maybe 1.5 deg. C of eventual warming from a doubling of atmospheric CO2. At 410 ppm, we are currently half way to doubling...And even THAT reduced estimate of future warming assumes ALL of the warming is human-caused! If a portion of recent warming is natural, the less the human-caused global warming problem becomes.”
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