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Settled Science Braking Into Cold Sweat
Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2014 | John Ransom

Posted on 05/12/2014 4:45:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

If you’re like me this will send chills down your spine.

Nature Climate Change recently published a paper that contends that temperate zones will see reduced crop yields by 2030, presumably plunging the world into a man-caused famine not seen since the last time communists were in charge.

From Blue and Green Tomorrow:

“As more data have become available, we’ve seen a shift in consensus, telling us that the impacts of climate change in temperate regions will happen sooner rather than later,” said Professor Andy Challinor, lead author of the study.

Yes, any time I see the word “consensus” in the context of the "settled science" of global something I break out into a cold sweat, I hyperventilate and my sight grows dim.

And that should happen to you too.

Because I next wonder: “How much is this going to cost me exactly?”

But then I remember, upon studied reflection, that every time the WeatherNazis come to a consensus about anything they’re as wrong Hitler was in invading Russia without winter clothing.

“Oh, don’t worry,” he said. “It’s gonna be a lot warmer than people think.”

Certainly, it’s a lot warmer for him now.

For the estimated $100 billion annually that we will be spending on “climate change” programs by 2020, I’m thinking that there might be a better way to spend that money, like terraforming Mars for human population or throwing a really big Fourth of July Parade.

These are certainly better ideas than the rationing of electricity, wearing clothes made exclusively of hemp and dating chicks with hairy armpits.

Or driving a Chevy Volt.

But the news gets worse for liberals.

The indoor hemp industry apparently produces the same amount of carbon in the atmosphere as 3 million cars.

“'[I]ndoor Cannabis production uses 1% of the nation’s entire electricity consumption,' reports Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Evan Mills in the Huffington Post. 'This comes to energy expenditures of $5 billion per year.' While 1% may not seem like a lot, the report claims that smoking one single Cannabis joint is equivalent to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours. That Cannabis cigarette carries two pounds of CO2 emissions."

I don't know what a gram of dope costs these days, but that's a lot of carbon for a gram.

While the doomsday date for the final destruction of mankind due to global warming gets pushed back farther and farther, I’m wondering if any of these WeatherNazis actually understand human history.

It would be wonderful if human activity could warm the planet.

The danger to civilization isn’t a warm planet, but a cold one.

It was only with the retreat of the last Ice Age that the ascendancy of modern man took hold. Without that, we’d all be living in caves, each of us ineligible to be president of the United States because we’d all still live in Kenya.

Instead we live in the house of cards that the president of the United States built—who by the way was born in Hawaii, a place much warmer than most of the globe; and presumably what Montana will be a lot like in the global something future.

Weather does influence culture, but not in the ways the alarmists would have you believe.

A new study by Matthew Ranson—no relation (my relatives know how to spell)—made possible by a fellowship from Harvard, predicts that because of global warming crime will spike, with your daughters unsafe to roam the streets day or night.

“The results show that temperature has a strong positive effect on criminal behavior,” writes Ranson, “with little evidence of lagged impacts. Between 2010 and 2099, climate change will cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny, and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft in the United States.”

See and all this time I thought that dinosaurs failed to adapt and thus became extinct.

I never knew it was dino-on-dino crime caused by high global temperatures.

And so reports like these send chills down my spine.

Because believe me: It’ll cost us. One way or another, it’ll cost us.

That’s the liberal way.


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1 posted on 05/12/2014 4:45:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The money quote:

“’[I]ndoor Cannabis production uses 1% of the nation’s entire electricity consumption,’ reports Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Evan Mills in the Huffington Post. ‘This comes to energy expenditures of $5 billion per year.’ While 1% may not seem like a lot, the report claims that smoking one single Cannabis joint is equivalent to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours. That Cannabis cigarette carries two pounds of CO2 emissions.”


2 posted on 05/12/2014 4:52:33 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

You’re gonna send the brain dead hippies into an apoplectic fit of hysteria with that factoid, Westy.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 4:55:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Kaslin

Braking? How about Breaking?


4 posted on 05/12/2014 4:57:05 AM PDT by Hillary'sMoralVoid
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To: Kaslin

Don’t we have one of those cartoons showing the man carrying a sign saying, “The End of the World is Near.” to post with these AGW threads?


5 posted on 05/12/2014 4:57:11 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Kaslin

Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Siberia.......

the new temperate acreage is so vast it is uncountable


6 posted on 05/12/2014 4:58:18 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: rarestia

> You’re gonna send the brain dead hippies into an apoplectic fit
> of hysteria with that factoid, Westy.

LOL!

And, after all, it’s “settled science”!


7 posted on 05/12/2014 4:58:58 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

“Settled Science Breaking Into a Cold Sweat”

They need not worry.

Progressive causes will be with us for generations as a goose-stepping electorate keeps pulling the lever for them.

IMHO


8 posted on 05/12/2014 5:04:19 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Kaslin

Science is not consensus.

Nor is it ever settled.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 5:05:14 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Kaslin

Here in Denver, on the 12th of May, we’re shoveling A FOOT OF “GLOBAL WARMING” from our walks and driveways.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 5:06:55 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Kaslin
Without that, we’d all be living in caves...


11 posted on 05/12/2014 5:09:42 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Kaslin

As I recall, the Nazis all debunked Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity as “Jew Science”. That was also “settled science” and “consensus” in Hitler’s Germany.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 5:12:28 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Kaslin

That is indeed how it is misspelled at the link.

The alarmists should get a good chuckle over that!


13 posted on 05/12/2014 5:18:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kaslin

“Oh, don’t worry,” he said. “It’s gonna be a lot warmer than people think.”

Piers Corbyn thinks otherwise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6R26PXRrgds

In his talk, Piers Corbyn described the failure of standard meteorology (SM) in outlook, theory, and practice. He included: signals in real meteorology data unexplained by SM; real role of jet stream, stratosphere, electro-jets, magnetosphere, solar wind, solar corona, and the Moon; the total inability of SM to explain: sudden stratospheric warmings and its consequences, tropical storm intensifications, angular momentum concentration in tornadoes; and the need for something else such as electromagnetic plasma explanations; the theoretical basis of non-standard long range weather forecasting on a real planet; a summary on his WeatherAction forecasting skill and examples; and the future of forecasting and meteorology, climate ‘science’ and science in general.

Piers Corbyn began recording weather and climate patterns at the age of five, constructing his own observation equipment. He obtained a first-class honors degree in physics at Imperial College London. In 1969, he became the first president of the Imperial College Students’ Union to be directly elected by the student body. He later studied astrophysics in 1979 at Queen Mary College, London, and then began examining the relationship between Earth’s weather and climate and solar activity. Following many years of weather prediction as an occupation, Piers formed WeatherAction in 1995, where he sells web-accessible long-range monthly forecasts for Britain and Ireland, Europe, and the USA plus special forecasts of ‘Red Weather periods’ and related increases in thunder/tornado and earthquake risk.
www.weatheraction.com


14 posted on 05/12/2014 5:24:04 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Hillary'sMoralVoid
Very cold braking.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 5:24:14 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Westbrook

If they’d just let them grow it in the sunlight...


16 posted on 05/12/2014 5:24:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin
Nature Climate Change recently published a paper that contends that temperate zones will see reduced crop yields by 2030, presumably plunging the world into a man-caused famine not seen since the last time communists were in charge.

This is as far as I got before having to post. I will finish the article following this. But I had to roll my eyes. The most "reduced crop yields" risk we face has far more to do with government regulations, restrictions and incentives than weather. Further proof of the farce that is Man Mad Global Warming.

No I'll read the rest of the article.

17 posted on 05/12/2014 5:29:28 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Kaslin
"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow,and our planet began to heal.

Welcome King Barack "Canute" Obama the Great.....

...Obama issues an Executive Order to the Sun...

....to increase it's magnetic field....

and make a good crop of sunspots before elections in 2016....

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.

The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.

Good luck surviving with less electricity and GE modified seeds.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news203746768.html#jCp

18 posted on 05/12/2014 5:41:49 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Westbrook
While 1% may not seem like a lot, the report claims that smoking one single Cannabis joint is equivalent to running a 100-watt light bulb for 17 hours. That Cannabis cigarette carries two pounds of CO2 emissions.”

Dude, that harshes my mellow.

19 posted on 05/12/2014 5:42:51 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Tenacious 1
Nature Climate Change recently published a paper that contends that temperate zones will see reduced crop yields by 2030, presumably plunging the world into a man-caused famine not seen since the last time communists were in charge.

Yeah....and a 1.2 degree drop in global temperature results in a estimated 21% drop in grain production.

Looks like we headed for another Maunder Minimum.

20 posted on 05/12/2014 5:48:40 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: glorgau

Two pounds? That must be one hellofa spleef, man. Big Bamboo....


21 posted on 05/12/2014 5:57:59 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: G Larry

You too, huh.

I’m getting the road grader out to clear the drive down to the main road.

Still snowing.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 6:01:37 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: MrB

> If they’d just let them grow it in the sunlight..

Yes, but smoking one joint is equivalent to running a 100W incandescent light bulb for 17 hours, at least according to the “settled science’ in the article.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 6:03:22 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: spokeshave
Yeah....and a 1.2 degree drop in global temperature results in a estimated 21% drop in grain production.

If we are headed into a cold era, it's going to take every bit of GMO skill we can muster for people to survive.

24 posted on 05/12/2014 6:15:53 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: X-spurt

... Bambu


25 posted on 05/12/2014 6:19:59 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Kaslin

islamism


26 posted on 05/12/2014 6:23:55 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin
"Between 2010 and 2099, climate change will cause an additional 22,000 murders, 180,000 cases of rape, 1.2 million aggravated assaults, 2.3 million simple assaults, 260,000 robberies, 1.3 million burglaries, 2.2 million cases of larceny, and 580,000 cases of vehicle theft in the United States.”

Not if my guns and I have anything to say about it.

~~~~~~~~~~

Wait... ...so that's why the liberals are pushing for gun control...

27 posted on 05/12/2014 6:25:48 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: All

CO2 reduction is resulting in global cooling. The “warming” trend of the alarmists was the earth’s system balancing itself. They and their idiot minions are forcing the globe into a new ice age. Thanks dimmis.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 6:46:32 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Cboldt

I defer to one more experienced.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 6:48:41 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: Kaslin

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30 posted on 05/12/2014 6:53:34 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Kaslin
There's a lot of lunacy coming from the climate alamists. That doesn't mean that we need to do it too:

That Cannabis cigarette carries two pounds of CO2 emissions

Assuming that the entire joint is carbon, and all of it converts to CO2, a 1 gram joint will release 3.7 grams of carbon dioxide.

That's 0.008 pounds of CO2. Two pounds of CO2 is 250 times more than reality. The author must be smoking his topic.

31 posted on 05/12/2014 6:54:31 AM PDT by kidd
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To: X-spurt

I had to look it up. ;)


32 posted on 05/12/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: kidd
The author must be smoking his topic.

No, he's including the carbon generated by the electrical power requirements to grow the plant to make the joint.

33 posted on 05/12/2014 7:26:06 AM PDT by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: kidd

The word “contains” is being used in a peculiar way to denote the total amount of something (in this case CO2) involved in the production (in this case by release into the atmosphere). This strange use of “contains” as applied to “emissions” (that’s already an odd usage) can be found in critiques of “green” projects by other “greens”, for instance use of ethanol as a motor fuel, or use of solar panels — in each case considering the emissions in the production process along with those from the use of the technology.


34 posted on 05/12/2014 7:33:33 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Kaslin

I thought we were supposed to have been devastated by killer hurricanes and drowned by melting polar ice caps by now...


35 posted on 05/12/2014 7:44:07 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s time to invest in farm land in Greenland.


36 posted on 05/12/2014 7:53:26 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Jack Hydrazine
... and then began examining the relationship between Earth’s weather and climate and solar activity.

Well it's about time SOMEBODY started investigating the effects of solar activity on weather systems here on Earth. I mean, really, we're in the Sun's backyard here .... If solar emissions affect our electronic devices, then we might expect they may have other effects as well.

37 posted on 05/12/2014 9:17:27 AM PDT by betty boop (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. —Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bgill
It’s time to invest in farm land in Greenland.


Just like the farms that used to be there...:^)

http://www.mnh.si.edu/vikings/voyage/subset/greenland/archeo.html

38 posted on 05/12/2014 9:47:54 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: Kaslin
This is terrible!

If it keeps up the Carbon Offset Market will crash and then how will I be able to sell all the carbon offsets I own in the Al Gore Carbon Bank?

39 posted on 05/12/2014 9:52:47 AM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: betty boop
... and then began examining the relationship between Earth’s weather and climate and solar activity.

Obama is right on this....with a new Executive Order.....

"This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow,and our planet began to heal.

Welcome King Barack "Canute" Obama the Great.....

...Obama issues an Executive Order to the Sun...

....to increase it's magnetic field....

and make a good crop of sunspots before elections in 2016....

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sunspot formation is triggered by a magnetic field, which scientists say is steadily declining. They predict that by 2016 there may be no remaining sunspots, and the sun may stay spotless for several decades.

The last time the sunspots disappeared altogether was in the 17th and 18th century, and coincided with a lengthy cool period on the planet known as the Little Ice Age....and lasted 400 years.

Good luck surviving with less electricity and GE modified seeds.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news203746768.html#jCp

40 posted on 05/12/2014 6:48:04 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Kaslin

If its science, its never settled.

If its settled its dogma, not science.
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41 posted on 05/12/2014 6:50:52 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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