Skip to comments.Gloom and doom over climate change 'silly'
Posted on 01/22/2009 2:20:40 AM PST by Cindy
NASA's Jim Hansen has declared that President Obama has four years to save the planet from impending climate doom, but critics say Hansen is making much ado about nothing.
The Guardian is reporting that Hansen has given the Obama administration four years to save planet Earth from soaring carbon emissions that will trigger worldwide flooding from melting ice caps, wide-spread extinction of animals, and catastrophic weather patterns. He says only the U.S. has the political muscle to lead the world in stopping climate change.
Christopher Monckton is the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley and has done extensive research into climate change. He concludes there is no catastrophic manmade climate crisis.
"It's very clear that Jim Hansen is becoming increasingly desperate," he contends.
He adds that global temperatures have been falling during the presidency of George Bush.
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...and so have sunspot activity... hence Bush's Fault!!....simple cause and effect (I love rocket science!)
“I love rocket science!”
A talk show host in the Pittsburgh area - a shortwave radio hobbyist - has been saying, for over a year, that sunspot activity has been near zero and to look for serious cooling. I’d say he was right!
The whole man-made climate change thing is nothing but a ploy to control human activity. Less and less people are falling for the mm climate change lie.
This is the type of idiot Hussein is surrounding himself with (I do not recall where this excerpt was taken from):
John Holdren, a professional environmental judgment day doomsayer, was going to become Barack Obamas top science adviser. Indeed, on Saturday, Barack Obama announced that Holdren was tapped.
John Holdren is the ultimate example of the pseudointellectual impurities that have recently flooded universities and academies throughout the Western world.
Population growth means death
Do you want to know what is his specialization? The easiest path to the answer is to look at his publication list at scholar.google.com. No, he hasnt found anything about laser cooling, like Steven Chu, despite his PhD in plasma physics. Instead, he has only written 3 very well-known texts - with at least 100 citations - and all of them were concerned with the catastrophic population growth. A few additional, newer articles with 50 citations or so are about the catastrophic climate change.
By far the most famous article (400+ citations) is his and Paul Ehrlichs 1971 text in Science magazine,
Impact of Population Growth.
The subtitle says that complacency concerning this component of mans predicament is unjustified and counterproductive. In other words, it is an unforgivable crime not to be hysterical about the population growth. Wow. They study the interlocking crises in population, resources, and environment that have been the focus of countless papers, dozens of prestigious symposia, and a growing avalanche of books.
Recall that the second author, Paul Ehrlich, had predicted that 4 billions of people (90% of the 1980 total population), including 65 million Americans (28% of the 1980 figure), would perish of hunger in Great Die-Off in the 1980s. Well, Holdren and Ehrlich may have narcissistically talked about prestigious symposia but its hard to change the fact that events where people compete who is going to propose a more absurd die-off scenario are just gatherings of pompous loons.
Do I really have to argue that their forecasts have been proven remarkably wrong? Do I have to argue that all similar papers are likely to be wrong because the arguments in them are simply not rational? Theyre clearly no science and all sane readers must see it.
In the particular Ehrlich-Holdren paper, they discussed five theorems, as they boldly call this retarded stuff. For example, the first theorem says that population growth causes a disproportionate negative impact on the environment. The last one argues that theoretical solutions to the problem are often not operational and sometimes they are not solutions.
These are great theorems! Theyre so accurate, well-defined, rigorously proven, and universally valid! I am pretty sure that in insane asylums, the physicians would use different words than theorems to describe these manifestations of their anxiety disorders. The paper then studies variations of the I=PAT formula which is either completely vacuous or completely wrong, depending on your interpretation of the letters.
CO2 emissions mean death
The old predicted catastrophes about the lethal population growth have largely evaporated from the public discourse - population growth is no longer equated with great die-off and the worlds population is currently twice as high as the doomsayers found possible while its growth has decelerated naturally - but people like Holdren have simply found a new kind of a catastrophe that apparently hasnt been fully discredited yet, the climate change.
Nowadays, they equate CO2 emissions with a great die-off. Details have changed but the dishonest, unscientific, extremely ideological, and political essence of their movement hasnt. These people evolve just like the RNA viruses of flu. You may think that you have already gained immunity against this intellectual trap but instead, the viruses have mutated just a little bit and theyre back. They will probably always be with us.
These days, his main weapon is to articulate more radical and more scary forecasts about the climate than (almost) anyone else who uses a proper English grammar. ;-) And he is always careful to be called Professor and big guy by all the journalists, see for example this BBC piece where he blames President Bush for a 7-meter rise of the sea level (?) and his recent op-ed in the Boston Globe where he attacks the climate skeptics, again without a glimpse of a rational argument. There is absolutely no valuable content in anything that Holdren has ever produced. Its just plain nonsense sold in such a way that gullible people happily swallow it and smack their lips.
I simply cant stand pompous fools like that. Because of his Harvard affiliation, I may have talked to him during a Society of Fellows dinner and I may have forgotten: its hard to imagine that I could smile with the knowledge I have today. You may also see Richard Lindzens essay to learn more about the methods how John Holdren and others have elected themselves to the National Academy of Sciences and similar bodies. Its plain disgusting.
Its very bad that people whose approach to the world is the exact opposite of science - because they prefer irrational phobias, prestige of symposia, and visible jobs paid by gullible manipulated folks over rational, humble, careful, and ever more refined, accurate, and justified scientific arguments and findings - are being linked to science, and it is bad that President-elect Obama is helping to distort the definition of science and its proper role in the society in this way.
Isn't there an amendment about the establishment of a state religion?
Click on POGW graphic for full GW rundown
Ping me if you find one I've missed.
Indeed! At the rate we are going in four years Minneapolis, where I live, will be under about 100 feet of ice, and the glacier will be just starting to invade Iowa.
Has anyone suggested to this Hansen clown that many of us missed the memo about the requirement that a man must be an idiot before NASA would consider hiring him.
Jeez. How many “global warming” deadlines have passed while the world has cooled?
I was worried there, for a while, but now that the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley has declared there is no Global Warming, I feel better.