Skip to comments.Obama Declares End To Global Warming Debate….World Laughs Hysterically
Posted on 01/30/2014 2:39:30 PM PST by Starman417
I have to shake my head in wonder when I hear this kind of proclamation...especially when it comes from Obama:
But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact.
Climate change is a fact? No shit Sherlock.
No one disputes that. No one. In fact that is what those of who do not believe in man-made global warming argue, the planet's climate has been changing for tens of thousands of years, long before we were here.
Anthony Watts has a great graph up depicting this very thing:
Now if someone wants to say "man-made climate change is a fact" then they will be called to the carpet because it is nothing of the sort.
Another doozy in that inane muttering of Obama?
"The debate is settled"
Once again Watts schools him with some history:
Lord Kelvin In 1898, Kelvin predicted that only 400 years of oxygen supply remained on the planet, due to the rate of burning combustibles. In his calculation, Kelvin assumed that photosynthesis was the only source of free oxygen; he did not know all of the components of the oxygen cycle. He could not even have known all of the sources of photosynthesis: for example the cyanobacterium Prochlorococcuswhich accounts for more than half of marine photosynthesiswas not discovered until 1986.
Kelvins pronouncement, which he believed to be true at the time based on the facts he had at hand, were later disproved by new science and obviously discarded. But, imagine if there were a panic movement then to conserve oxygen, with oxygen taxes applied, massive government funded research implemented, and reams of NGOs feeding on the frenzy demanding a host of new laws and changes in human behavior to avert the crisis.
Theyd look pretty stupid to us in the context of science knowledge today, wouldnt they?
About as stupid as our President does when he utters:
"The debate is settled"
The debate is NEVER settled in science. Good science is all about hypothesizing, discovery, testing, and repeatability. It's all about debating on new and old ideas with an understanding that there is no certainty in science because we are always learning more, discovering new things, and changing the theories to reflect the new evidence.
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
Nice graphic! That would make a nice poster.
Yep, settled science, just like Obama’s booming economy, brilliant leadership on the ACA and the most transparent administration in US history.
World laughs hysterically at the plea for hits.
Odumbo and Pelosi must be related, there seems to some high similarities in their expounding.
Obama loves a straw man
Good article, but one demurral. The climate has been changing for millions of years...not tens of thousands.
The debates over? When did it start?
the fool still thinks he’s believable
Over, like the war in terror...done deal, no more al Queida. (Not)
Two words: Piltdown Man.
Now that Obama’s popularity is free falling, and it looks like Democrats might lose their grip on tyranny this next election, there is a desperation to shove every possible leftist insanity down America’s throat, global warming, gun control, amnesty, gay rights.... It seems like the Obamacare debacle, all of the dismay, suffering and disruption it has caused, would make these leftist imbeciles back off. Maybe they would want to take stock in the damage they have caused, and have a little compassion, but no, not them.
John F. Kennedy had a plaque with this quotation on his desk:
"O God, thy sea is so wide, and my boat is so small."There is something refreshing about the willingness to acknowledge finite limits to their own understanding exhibited by these two examples from former Presidents, especially from Jefferson who, at Age 33, authored perhaps the most revolutionary document in the history of nations, a document of which Lincoln said:
The plaque was given to him by Admiral Hyman Rickover, who gave one like it to the commanding officer of each new Polaris submarine.
From another earlier and certainly monumental figure in America's noble history came this gem:
"The wise know their weakness too well to assume infallibility; and he who knows most, knows best how little he knows." - Thomas Jefferson, The Proceedings of the Government of the United States, in maintaining The Public Right to the Beach of the Missisipi, Adjacent to New-Orleans, Against the Intrustion of Edward Livingston (1812)
Note: This passage is often erroneously quoted as, "He who knows best, knows how little he knows."
"All honor to Jefferson--to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that to-day, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of re-appearing tyranny and oppression.America badly needs another true intellectual giant like Jefferson, who, along with Adams, Washington, Madison and others of their period left a beacon of liberty which remains, in the words of Lincoln, "a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of re-appearing tyranny and oppression."
What’s been disappointing to me as a non-science person is how readily so many educated, trained scientists were willing to jump on-board the “Man-Made Global Warming Express” to achieve “consensus” in exchange for government grants.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
Obama is a little late to the party. Al Gore said “The debate is over” years ago. And Oprah responded “Really? It’s over?”
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