Skip to comments.Burt Rutan – Human-caused catastrophic global warming a big lie
Posted on 06/17/2012 3:15:39 PM PDT by Errant
World-famous aircraft designer and North Idaho resident Burt Rutan looked at climate data and found deception even fraud behind the assertions of global-warming alarmists intent on implementing a world-wide climate fix that could bring about economic chaos."
(Excerpt) Read more at iceagenow.info ...
The FR link above with take you the an excerpt at ICE AGE Now which is a terrific site to check on occasion. This Link will take you to the complete article at CDAPress.com.
Rutan is a genius and a national treasure.
Amen to that!
Watch the videos of his engineering critique of AGW.
Burt Rutan Global Warming 1 of 6
Burt Rutan’s comprehensive report on Global Warming science fraud:
Version 4.3 dated January, 2011
This report includes many all-new data presentations and focuses on presenting climate data to Inform, rather than to Scare. Not a climate science reference, but a unique perspective - An engineering critique of the activist climate scientists and their process of data gathering, processing and presentation. It also has sections on climate adaptation and scientific consensus. No author approvals are required for distribution, please feel free to copy or distribute any part of this report.
Adobe pdf version - 6.7 megabytes
Powerpoint version - 13.9 megabytes
Burt Rutan’s Oshkosh 2010 talks:
An Engineer’s Critique of Global Warming “Science” - 3.3 megabytes
Non-AGW related Oshkosh talks:
History of the Long-EZ & Rutan Aircraft Factory - 2.6 megabytes
Commercial Space - Our Future Opportunities - 2.2 megabytes
Innovation Creativity - Motivating Our Kids - 2.7 megabytes
Electric Flight Keynote - 0.75 megabytes
Welcome to the club, Burt!
Thanks for posting this.
One of the Gore-ain errors in his research is when the Soviet Union Collapsed they closed their outlier airfields in the colder regions which were used in temperature aggregates, so naturally thing got warmer.
BTW, Burt is pretty funny, homebuilders would only get this, one forum I attended, Burt started with "Welcome to the KR-2 forum"....
His presentation a few years ago at Oshkosh was replete with the facts and figures from his engineering study of the facts that were available to the time. This was before the East Anglia revelations.
You can find the powerpoint and pdf versions of his presentation at the following link. The powerpoint version has all of the notes he used for it. He did this only because he wanted to know for sure and decided on the presentation when everyone expected him to speak traditionally about aeronautics and the engineering dealing with it.
That he is eccentric is an understatement and right on mark is the point about taking his opinions to the bank. I know people who have worked directly with him.
Bump for later
I'd love to see Burt debate Al Gore for Charity on the Subject.
But Al would have to buy some of these, before he would accept...
Ha Ha. I began building a KR-2 years ago. Sold it when I realized I’d never finish it and if I did, probably would never fly it.
But, but, but... isn’t Al Gore a great engineer too?
LOL. Not a homebuilder but used to fly and met KR a couple of times. Cute planes. Haven't thought about him in a long time. Thanks for the memories.
The obligatory reference to my tag...
I’ve been following him for that long as well. His brother is even more outspoken than he is.
Having flew a Q2 and then building one,, seeing Rutan’s name sure caught my eye. Now to read the article.
And after three helpings of Southern fried catfish, two helpings of homemade apple pie with Blue Bell's ice cream, an RC cola and two cups of Community coffee, I'm in no shape to post now either! LOL
Best Father's Day EVER! Hope it was for all of you as well!
Burt is indeed a true American hero. I just wish the American public appreciated our real heroes more...
hehe - I get to claim graduating from the same University (Cal Poly) as him (just a good 10 years after the fact.) He had already established himself as one of the greatest minds in aircraft engineering by then!
Hey, my brother -in-law built a KR2-S (for stretch, he’s 6’3”). He’s from JAsper, ALabama.
Engineers deserve a lot of respect. Unlike slyentists with their ivory tower papers, the hard, real world quickly deals engineers a pass or fail grade in what they do. A successful engineer can not deal in B.S. Period.
“A successful engineer can not deal in B.S. Period.”
Bridges fail, buildings fall and planes crash when engineers, builders & technicians get it wrong.
Scientists just “tweek” their theory.
Politicians? Why they just run for reelection and promise more.
Actors, Journalists, etc. make a new movie or meet a new deadline. If their last work was successful, the put the Oscar or Pulitzer on the mantle, under the spotlight. If not, oh well.
Moms, Farmers, Truck Drivers, get up every morning and feed the family or the livestock or fuel the big rig and “hit the road”. The kids, cows and customers seldom fully appreciate their sacrifice and dedication.
A lot of that happening in fly-over country, not so much in the elite NW, DC, Academia and Cali La-La land.
The Code of Hammurabi, Babylonian law code from about 1772 BC, has this: “If a builder builds a house for someone, and does not construct it properly, and the house which he built falls in and kills its owner, then that builder shall be put to death.”
I was at Oshkosh when he debuted the Vari-eze prototype. That was back when it had a VW engine. He (with his brother flying) was trying to set some kind of record with the plane during the convention. The VW engine burned up partway through the record attempt.
I watched him and his brother change out the old engine and replace it with a donated one in one of the convention workshops. The crew all had “glass-backwards” T-shirts on. They were good — and fast. His brother went out the next day and set the record.
He certainly has gone on to bigger and better things since then.
P.S. The KR-1 and KR-2 are not Rutan designs. They were designed by Ken Rand a few years before the Vari-eze. Construction is somewhat similar, but not identical. The KR-1 and KR-2 were transitions from “wood and cloth” to “foam and fiberglass” construction using a little bit of both. The Vari-eze was “all-the-way” foam and fiberglass.
Hammurabi was a bit harsh, granted, but it was one of the earliest efforts to create a written code embracing social ethics in law. Today we worry about more niceties like whether the builder meant the harm, and what liquidated financial damages are, etc. But even if the builder does not take a dirt nap his name and reputation and fortunes will be mud.
What kills me is the pomp of the catastrophic anthropogenic global warmists. Cleaning junk out of my car just yesterday I came across a magazine from an Ivy League school in which a writer to the editor made the usual well rhetorically crafted, but logically wanting, appeal for CAGW. Oh, look there’s warming that can’t ALL be explained by natural causes (can most of it be?)! Oh, look there’s a consensus among scientists (whether or not in climatology) that the globe is warming (how badly?) due to human activity (can you prove this component is more than infinitesimal?)! It was more like “oh stop arguing with us, we’ll never let you get anywhere” than “let’s compare scientific notes and see whose scientific wild ass guess looks best.”