Selected Pete

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

Is Climate Porn Getting You Down?

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U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

James Inhofe does a very good job here of pulling together a long list of recent mass hysteria by the media and pols alike. We have replaced the hard sciences with tales of tired Polar bears and broken hockey sticks, and I am glad to see Mr Inhofe sticking in the mud. Some bullets to remember:

1. Is global warming happening? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t, but I took advanced physics twice, and if I had ever tried to justify my lab results the way the left is justifying their science, I would have been tossed from the Science hall like so many broken bunsen burners..

2. If global warming does exist, is man to blame? Again, I have no idea because there are no hard numbers and no hard evidence to suggest it apart from debunked models and very typical spikes throughout the history of known weather. Remember – the data must show that this is happening after the world became industrialized!  It must be somewhat conclusive in its findings – otherwise it must remain a theory among theories.

3. If GW exists, and If people are to blame, what exactly is to be done about it? The Kyoto treaty? Ask yourself this: If number 1 and number 2 above are both fully correct, and the earth is getting really, really hot all of a sudden, do you honestly think a 10th of a degree over an undetermined number of years is going to do anything? Is it worth tanking your entire world economy?  Sorry – I guess I just don’t make a very good lemming.

This one goes into the must-read column.

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Written by selectedpete

September 27, 2006 at 2:19 pm

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  1. Gw seems unlikely to me. So far, no speculation or estimate has been correct. The Antarctic ic eis getting thicker generally except along the Ross ice shelf. GW is not rationally presented. Unlike Evolution which is verifiable, GW must be taken on faith. My guess is that there is no climax community and that the Earth is never static. Do you think perhaps it is in the nature of humanity to believe we can affect an entire planet for good or ill, and to place belief ahead of rational inquiry? The planet will be here long after mankind has gone to its destiny, and the planet will be fine.

    broadsunlituplands

    October 14, 2006 at 4:31 am


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