The Unhinged Will Always Be With Us

Understand this- I am not going to prove the axiom that insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result. The liberal loons that occasionally come on here and try to make the argument that I am wrong and they are not, well, I know I am not going to change their minds about anything- indeed, they have been too indoctrinated too well. They will never change. Too bad, but then some people you just cannot save, and that is the truth.

Case in point- the climate- they will insist that the sky is falling, and we need to do something NOW, or we will all die, and that is just not the case. Far from it, the science is not settled, the debate is not over- there are still two sides to every story, but only one of them is correct, and it isn’t theirs. That fact is something they veritably foam at the mouth about when you question their specious “science”, where they fit the theory to  very questionable “facts”. Other facts contradict theirs.

For years, claims that UN climate reports represent the consensus of the majority of international scientists have been mindlessly accepted and regurgitated by left-leaning policy makers and the media at large.  But in the past week or so, it’s become more apparent than ever that those who’ve accused the international organization of politicizing science and manipulating data have been right all along.

This latest disclosure again concerns what has become the favorite propaganda propagation tool of climate activists — the infamous “Hockey Stick Graph.” The familiar reconstruction, which deceitfully depicts last millennium’s global temperatures as flat prior to a dramatic upturn last century, has been displayed and touted ad nauseum as irrefutable proof of unprecedented and, therefore, anthropogenic, global warming (AGW).

Now, we could all have dueling graphs at ten paces, and still not solve a thing, because they so truly believe they are right- so much like jihadists willing to throw themselves on the pyre of rational thought, hoping the sheer mass of their bodies puts out the fire of sanity.

The years 900-1300 AD have been labeled the Medieval Warming Period (MWP), as global temperatures rose precipitously from the bitter cold of the previous epoch — the Dark Ages — to levels several degrees warmer than today.  A sudden period of cooling then followed and lasted until the year 1850.  This Little Ice Age (LIA) brought on extremely cold temperatures, corresponding with three periods of protracted solar inactivity, the lowest temperatures coinciding with the quietest of the three (The Maunder Minimum 1645-1710). 

And then began the modern warming period, which, by the way, many scientists believe ended with the millennium itself.

Given these natural shifts over the past 1000 years, it’s certainly not surprising that after a period of cooling, which followed a period of warming, we’d again enter a period of warming. 

And that, of course, presented quite the quandary to opportunists hell-bent on blaming warming on industrial revolution-triggered atmospheric CO2 increases. Something had to be done to convince the world that modern warming was unprecedented and could therefore only be explained by something unnatural, specifically — the “Greenhouse Effect.”

Yeah, its a booger when you really, really want to blame man, and the dang climate doesn’t play along– so you just have to make up the facts, or eliminate some data to skew your findings the way you want them. 

Now that’s some good science, isn’t it?

Where are the headlines? Where are the press releases? Where is all the attention?

The ice melt across during the Antarctic summer (October-January) of 2008-2009 was the lowest ever recorded in the satellite history.

Such was the finding reported last week by Marco Tedesco and Andrew Monaghan in the journal Geophysical Research Letters:

A 30-year minimum Antarctic snowmelt record occurred during austral summer 2008–2009 according to spaceborne microwave observations for 1980–2009. Strong positive phases of both the El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Hemisphere Annular Mode (SAM) were recorded during the months leading up to and including the 2008–2009 melt season.

Oh SNAP! That’s an inconvenient graph- I bet that just scalds Gore’s chestnuts- but the liberal- warmers would try to say that the cooling just proves their warming. Or something like that, something that they believe sounds so confusing that it just has to be true. Goebbel’s Big Lie is a trick they have adopted as their own, and they make liberal (pun intended) use of this doctrine.

The trouble comes in the form of the truth.

The silence surrounding this publication was deafening.

 It would seem that with oft-stoked fears of a disastrous sea level rise coming this century any news that perhaps some signs may not be pointing to its imminent arrival would be greeted by a huge sigh of relief from all inhabitants of earth (not only the low-lying ones, but also the high-living ones, respectively under threat from rising seas or rising energy costs).

But not a peep.

When the facts don’t fit, don’t say a thing- ssshhh- otherwise, the climate bill, which is just a government takeover, designed to squeeze more money from the taxpayers, might not pass. Politicians abhor a vacuum- in their pockets. And like other addicts, there is never enough to satisfy them. So they lie, plain and simple. 

The truth is so inconvenient.

But this time around, nothing, nada, zippo from NASA when their ice melt go-to guy Marco Tedesco reports that Antarctica has set a record for the lack of surface ice melt (even more interestingly coming on the heels of a near-record low ice-melt year last summer).

So, seriously, NASA, what gives? If ice melt is an important enough topic to warrant annual updates of the goings-on across Greenland, it is not important enough to elucidate the history and recent behavior across Antarctica?

In a year where the Northeast had its coolest summer since records have been kept, it is really, really hard for anyone to say with a straight face that the cool weather was caused by Global Warming, which is why the liberal climate- alarmists changed the term to “climate change”- which is stupid on its face, because that is what climate naturally does, but this verbal farce makes them feel better, indeed it makes them feel righteous about their cause du jour.

But the facts say otherwise- C02 is not the boogeyman, and temperature fluctuations are more closely correlated to sunspot activity than to anything man has done, but since these alarmists can’t gain political traction on “sunspot guilt”, they try to convince us that it is all about our wanton ways,

Man Bad, Nature Good- that is the simplistic liberal version- in an egotistical fashion, it is all our fault- somehow,  think that if we enter the equation at all, we are but a very tiny part of it, and what we truly do that does change our environment is build- build cities, roads, and in the process, cut down the trees that breathe the Co2, and change it to oxygen in the process.

There are things we can do to change our ways that will be beneficial, and indeed should be done, as responsible citizens, but to have the government mandate some of the things they want, is just a blatant attempt to get more money for their purposes, and their purposes are never good. Ever.

If politicians are involved, the issue should die- that should be the rule, because politicians are venal, lying, grasping little insane people who rightly should be forced to live under bridges as the trolls they are- but under no circumstances should they be allowed control over our money. They have no  conception of how to use it.

And that is wasteful, and bad for the environment.

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6 Responses to “The Unhinged Will Always Be With Us”

    • Darrel says:

      Did you read little further down on your own link grasshopper? I did.

      “This Just Out: Smoking Improves Human Health

      This “noted” geologist has a master’s degree in geology, has never done any research in climate science, and represents and works for the petroleum industry. This is just a continuation of the well-funded intentional misinformation campaign to discredit the very well established and agreed upon effects of human activity, primarily CO2 output, on global climate. If you want to read a book about this well funded campaign, who is behind it, and what their goals are, read James Hoggan’s recently published book “Climate Cover Up:The Crusade to Deny Global Warming”. The “science” behind global warming deniers is the same as the “science” that was behind the tobacco industry’s attempts to show that smoking had no negative effects on human health. As with tobacco, these well funded “scientists” will blather on until they are finally drowned out by reality (the link to the tobacco industry’s failed campaign is covered in Chapter 1 of Hoggan’s book. Invariably the “scientists” put forward by the denier industry are, like Leighton Seward, not climate scientists, not actively engaged in research, and full of nutty, erroneous ideas. Too bad the rest of the world will suffer from their greed-motivated attempts to spread ignorance. There is a reason that the public has become more uncertain as the science has become more certain, and is has nothing to do with science.”

      Well said, except I would go further. The GW deniers reached the level that the “tobacco doesn’t cause cancer” group has, about ten years ago. The smart ones don’t deny it anymore but make other excuses for why we shouldn’t do anything.

      If you have any assertions regarding climate change that you think you can defend, do so. Otherwise, your material isn’t worth reading, or responding to and when it hasn’t been refuted in this forum already, it falls of it’s own weight. And that’s unfortunate.