With Friends Like Environmentalists, the World Doesn’t Need Enemies

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One of the greatest horror stories I’ve ever read was “Playing God in Yellowstone: The Destruction of America’s First National Park.” It is a truly heartbreaking story of how well-meaning but terribly misguided and frankly ignorant environmentalists were allowed to apply their ecological “science” to the Yellowstone Park. The results were catastrophic, and provide many lessons about how hubris lead to disaster.

The same hubris that lead to the disaster of Yellowstone can be seen today on fully display in front of the US Congress, as climate alarmists spew their unquestioning allegiance to the Carbon God of Climate Change. We simply can not allow the same groups of people that destroyed Yellowstone to repeat their ego-driven sanctimonious crusade of destruction on a global scale. Yellowstone is a warning to everyone that trusting environmentalists is not only harmful to your wellbeing, it may destroy the very world they proclaim to protect.

For those who don’t want to read the 500-page book, here is a video that highlights its main points, it is very much worth watching. BTW, killing whales may have resulted in higher atmospheric CO2 levels. Petroleum helped save the whales. I wonder if that IPCC put that factor in their models?  Because much of nature is counter-intuitive it requires real science to get to the truth. If something isn’t fully understood,  the conclusions reached may result in policies that only make the condition worse.

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“It’s Official, Global Warming and Higher CO2 Ended the California Drought!!!”

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If the climate realists used the same tactics as the climate alarmists today’s headlines across the globe would read “It’s Official, Global Warming and Higher CO2 Ended the California Drought!!!” The entire climate change house of cards is largely based upon pseudo-science, where an outlier observation is portrayed as the norm. For example, the bleaching of the coral reefs is due to exposure to the sun, not more CO2. The loss of Arctic sea Ice is largely due to natural changes in the ocean and wind currents. Recent claims of a warming Antarctica are based upon an extreme case of cherry picking. Global temperature records are greatly influenced by known non-CO2 related factors such as the Urban Heat Island Effect, that when adjusted for, eliminate most of if not all warming from the data set. Experiments to demonstrate CO2 caused warming are simply laughable, as are the IPCC models created to “prove” the highly flawed theory. The number of hurricanes has collapsed, but you won’t find that in the headlines.

None of that matters however because climate “science” isn’t about science, it is about politics. It is all about how the story is spun. In reality, the “Social Cost of Carbon” is negative. There are astronomical benefits to burning fossil fuels and higher CO2 levels. Life expectancy, quality of life and economic growth have all increased along with atmospheric CO2.  As has the “greening of the Northern Hemisphere.” Higher crop yields and lower food and energy prices are all directly associated with petroleum production and higher CO2 levels.  Societies thrive during warm periods, they collapse during cooling and Ice Ages. Now, with the ending of the devastating California drought, by sticking with the standards and methods consistent with the field of climate “science,” we can now claim that global warming and the burning of fossil fuels has ended the California drought. The CO2 evidence is overwhelming. Higher CO2 “caused” the end to the California drought. The numbers simply don’t lie.

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words; Two Pictures that Say it All

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California was preparing for a continued drought, not by building desalination plants, but by building wind and solar farms. In the meantime, they neglected to maintain their dams.

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Climate “Science” Pillars of Sand; Eroding the Foundation of the Hoax

pillars-of-sand-L-Jr0WX7Real science is founded in the “scientific method.” It relies on data, experimentation, falsification of a hypothesis and reproducibility. “Science” that isn’t reproducible is black magic, superstition, witchcraft, coincidence, Oracle’s riddles, and Soothsayer’s visions. Climate “science” isn’t founded in the scientific method, it instead rests upon the pillars of:

  1. Peer Reviewed Literature
  2. Scientific Consensus
  3. Professional Science/Academic Organization support
  4. Computer model “evidence”
  5. A hypothesis
  6. This is a real “science”

Listen to any Congressional Testimony by Michael “Hockeystick” Mann, and he will rattle these off as if he was auditioning for an auctioneer’s job. The Mann deserves an Oscar more than he deserves his “Nobel Prize.”

My impressions from the hearing were not positive. Mann spoke for almost half of the time and boldly asserted the most extreme alarmist positions and factoids (quoting from my own notes): “devoted his life to science [about himself]”, “few individuals who represent tiny minority [about other three witnesses]”, “scientists continuously challenge each other [implying he is a scientist]”, “extremely broad agreement on the basic facts,” 97%, “climate change is real, human caused, and has heavy impact”, “fingerprints of human-caused climate change on extreme events”, “anti-science forces launched a series of attack on scientists”, “time for republicans to put away doubts and focus on solutions”, “discourage investigations of climate scientists,” and “support by multiple national academic societies.”

Everything Michael Mann says is practiced, focus group tested, tightly controlled and intended to win the hearts and minds of the American voter. It has absolutely nothing to do with science, and everything to do with funding, policy, and politics. The talking points are widely distributed to all the left-wing support groups, so everyone is singing the same toon (Must watch video of when simply reciting talking points can go seriously wrong). For climate realists to win his fight, they have to master Mann on the field of politics, not science. Winning the scientific battle, and losing the political battle, is losing the war.

To win the political battle, climate realists must topple the pillars of sand that are supporting Michael Mann’s arguments. Fortunately, most of these pillars of sand holding each other up, so toppling one topples others as well.

Let’s tackle “Peer Review” first because most others rest upon it. Michael Mann and other alarmists will claim that 97% of “Peer Reviewed” literature support the hypothesis of man-made global warming. That may be true, but very few of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method. Much of what has been published can’t be reproduced. Being published in a “Scientific” journal doesn’t mean it followed the scientific method or is reproducible. Many articles published in “scientific” journals are nothing more than editorials, speculation, activism, and/or propaganda. It is likely none of the climate research follows the scientific method, and what

Being published in a “Scientific” journal doesn’t mean it followed the scientific method or is reproducible. Many articles published in “scientific” journals are nothing more than editorials, speculation, activism, and/or propaganda. It is likely none of the climate research follows the scientific method, and what experimentation does exist is a complete joke. Reproducibility means nothing when the experiment being replicated doesn’t prove what it was intended to in the first place.

What that means is that the golden standard, the bedrock supporting the entire field of climate change, the hallowed “Peer Review,” doesn’t require any science to get approved. What kind of scientific “peer review” doesn’t require any science? Simple, a very very corrupt one. One whose treachery and tyranny were exposed in the climate gate emails. That is the only way something like the “Hockeystick” could ever make it past any “peer review” process, if real science was required, it wouldn’t make it past the mailbox.

In the future, anyone testifying before congress should be required to submit their supporting evidence in advance so that an impartial analysis can be applied to see if it truly qualifies as real science. The first question directed towards any climate alarmist should simply be what journal published the research on which you base your opinion, and does that journal require the application of the scientific method and reproducibility. Climate alarmists should also have to explain how the results of the IPCC climate models are scientific “evidence” supporting their claims. In reality, the results of the IPCC climate models reject the AGW theory, they don’t support it.

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Second, comes the scientific “consensus.” The problem with this concept is that the “science” journals aren’t publishing science, they are publishing opinion. As mentioned above many published articles don’t apply the scientific method, and/or detain reproducible experiments. What good is a “scientific consensus” if the research it is based upon isn’t science? It is a farce. The second question directed towards any climate alarmist should simply be “if the journals on which the “consensus” are based aren’t publishing real science, what good is the “consensus.” Isn’t this more like the blind leading the blind? If the requirement of applying the scientific method and reproducibility aren’t requirements for journals supporting the “consensus,” couldn’t the “consensus” be based upon Comic Books? Just how valid is the research supporting the “consensus.”la-et-jc-first-superman-comic-book-record-price-3-point-2-million-20140825.jpg

Third, comes the support of Professional Science/Academic Organizations. These are the groups performing and publishing the research that isn’t reproducible and doesn’t apply the scientific method. Once again, what kind of “scientific” organization would allow a “scientific peer review” to pass such garbage as the “Hockeystick?” Additionally, the “opinon” of the organizations are usually of the leadership, not the rank-and-file. And even if the opinion reflects a “poll” of its members the questions are often too vague to have any validity or meaning, and the frustrated opposition may have simply resigned as members. Lastly, the membership of these organizations may require no credentials at all

Additionally, the membership of these organizations may require no credentials at all other than a valid credit card. The below dog is a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists. No, really, he is, just click the above link. The third question directed towards any climate alarmist should simply be what research is supporting the opinion of the organization, and who is represented by that opinion? The leaders or the members? If the members, what questions were used to reach the opinion? Did the people forming the opinion base their opinion on research that didn’t require the application of the scientific method and reproducibility?kenji_watts

The fourth pillar is the computer model “evidence.”  Climate “science” is the only field of science that I’m aware of that doesn’t apply the scientific method, run experiments and considers computer simulations as evidence. If computer forecast models counted as factual evidence every climate “scientist” would be working on Wall Street. All one wound need to do is write some code that shows the markets going up, and whalah, you’re a multi-trillionaire.  The fourth question directed towards any climate alarmist should simply be if computer models are evidence and represent facts, why do computer financial models always fail? BTW, computer models show absolutely no warming in the lower troposphere with a doubling of CO2, absolutely zero.stock-market-flash-crash-model-12

The fifth pillar is the only part of the scientific method that applies to climate “science.” There is a legitimate hypothesis, and that hypothesis is that anthropogenic greenhouse gasses cause climate change/global warming. In reality, it has to be global warming because the only mechanism by which CO2 can affect the climate is by absorbing outgoing longwave infrared radiation. The problem is, when the null hypothesis “climate change is due to natural causes” is tested, it isn’t rejected. Simply applying the scientific method to the available data results in the AGW hypothesis being rejected.

The entire field of climate “science” is based upon a hypothesis that is rejected when the scientific method is applied. And they call the “deniers” the flat earthers. The fifth question directed towards any climate alarmist should simply be “have you tested the hypothesis “climate change is due to natural causes” and was it rejected?” If they say yes, have them produce the data. There isn’t an ice core data set anywhere that shows that the temperature change over the past 150 years is statistically different from the Holocene average, at least not any I’ve found. More importantly, if you use unadjusted data, it is hard to make a case for any real warming over the past 300 years.

Screen-Shot-2013-07-17-at-9.07.15-PMThe last pillar of sand is that the climate alarmists always claim that the “science” is “settled” and that it is proven with 95% certainty that man has caused 100% of warming over the past half-century, blah blah blah. First science is never “settled,” science is a process of exploration and understanding. Understanding something as infinitely complex as the global climate will never be settled. If something is understood it can be modeled, and the climate experts have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that they can’t do that. Second, science doesn’t ever “prove” anything, real science “rejects” a hypothesis, it never “accepts” or proves a hypothesis. BTW, note how global warming and climate change are used interchangeably in this graphic. Also, just what does “humans are responsible for climate change” even mean? Put down a highway or build a city and you cause climate change, but it isn’t due to CO2. Lastly, the “publishing climate scientists” and those with “greater climate expertise” are the very people publishing the garbage in the un-scientific journals, and are heavily vested in the outcome. In other words, they are a tainted jury. They represent the Science Research Industrial Complex Eisenhower warned America about in his farewell speech. The last question directed towards any climate alarmist should be “does your income depend on climate research funding, or does the person writing the un-scientific article for the un-scientific journal that influenced your opinion depend on climate research funding?

Second, science doesn’t ever “prove” anything, real science “rejects” a hypothesis, it never “accepts” or proves a hypothesis. BTW, note how global warming and climate change are used interchangeably in the below graphic. Also, just what does “humans are responsible for climate change” even mean? Put down a highway or build a city and you cause climate change, but it isn’t due to CO2. Lastly, the “publishing climate scientists” and those with “greater climate expertise” are the very people publishing the garbage in the un-scientific journals, and are heavily vested in the outcome. In other words, they are a tainted jury. They represent the Science Research Industrial Complex Eisenhower warned America about in his farewell speech. The last question directed towards any climate alarmist should be “does your income depend on climate research funding, or does the person writing the un-scientific article for the un-scientific journal that influenced your opinion depend on climate research funding?Screen-Shot-2017-03-11-at-3.30.43-AM

In the end, climate “science” is all one big house of cards.

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I Am Woman Hear Me Roar; Michael Mann’s Bullying Backfires

whoopassIf you haven’t seen it yet, Dr. Judith Curry gives one of the greatest climate bully beatdowns in world history. Serial Climate Bully Michael “I Bully Women” Mann’s effort to bully Dr. Judith Curry backfired worse than Scott Farcus’ effort to bully Raphie. Here is a link to the actual video where Dr. Judith Curry humiliates Michael “The Short Bald Inquisitioner” Mann. Show the above video to your daughters, it teaches them what a real feminist is. Dr. Curry earns respect not by playing the victim, but through her actions. People respect her not for her gender, but because of her character. This is an actual screenshot of Michael “Homer” Mann’s facial expression.

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Dr. Judith is the epitome of a strong woman, Michael Mann is the epitome of a weak man. Michael Mann isn’t weak because he got beat by a girl, he is weak because of his character. Mothers should tell their daughters to grow up to be like Dr. Judith Curry, no father would ever tell their son to be the next Michael Mann.

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Coral Reef Sophistry

Almost everytime I look into an alarmist’s claim, there is an easy to identify natural cause of the observation.

The arctic sea ice is greatly impacted by the wind direction, storms and warm water entering the arctic. None of which are due to CO2.

Polar bears are doing just great, so there is no issue there.

The Mt Kilimanjaro Glacier is disappearing due to sublimation, not warming.

The global temperatures are relatively stable if the urban heat island effect and temperature station location are controlled for. This is supported by “unadjusted” long term thermometer records.

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Declining bee population

Water vapor causes lower tropospheric temperatures, not CO2.

Now we have an explanation for Great Barrier Reef bleaching. El Ninos and El Ninas alter the sea level of the reefs, and the lower the sea level exposing the coral. Coral is shallow water tend to bleach. Not due to CO2, but due to exposure. Put almost anything out in direct sunlight and it will turn white. No CO2 needed.F5QDF9YGRTHTE6E.RECT2100.jpg

Climate “Science” Gone Mad; The True Face of Envirofascism

As a follow up to Climate Bullies Gone Wild; Caught on Tape and Print, we have Climate “Science” Gone Mad; The True Face of Envirofascism. A collection of shameless displays of true, unhinged, unashamed fascism. Watch as the true nature of these fascists is exposed. Fascist and proud!!! Let the book burnings begin!!!

climate-book-burners Intolerant Democrats Ask Teachers To Destroy Books Written By ‘Climate Deniers.’

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Jail politicians who ignore climate science: Suzuki

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Bill Nye Deemed “Too White”, “Too Male” To Lead Lefty Science March

Bill Nye, ‘The Jail-The-Skeptics Guy!’: Nye entertains idea of jailing climate skeptics for ‘affecting my quality of life’ (Exclusive Video)

After Years of Threats, Prominent Climate Alarmists Still Seek to Jail Climate ‘Deniers’

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Not Funny: Monty Python’s Eric Idle: Climate skeptics should be put on trial for ‘crimes against humanity’

Al Gore at SXSW: We Need to ‘Punish Climate-Change Deniers’ and ‘Put a Price on Carbon’

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16 Democrat AGs Begin Inquisition Against ‘Climate Change Disbelievers’

Stemming population growth is a cheap way to limit climate change.

Professor Wants to Use RICO to Punish “Climate Change Deniers”

Scientists Ask Obama To Prosecute Global Warming Skeptics

Climate Scientist Beat Down!!

And the list could go on and on and on and on.