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Tired of shutdown talk – let’s hit global warming, shall we?

This is sure to make the followers of the religion of climate alarmism froth and scream:

A prominent climate scientist says the earth actually faces a global cooling crisis on the eve of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) release of its latest climate change report.
David Archibald, an Australian scientist and visiting fellow at the The Institute of World Politics (IWP) in Washington, D.C., said during an IWP presentation Wednesday that contrary to a perceived consensus among the scientific community, the planet’s climate is not warming. Global temperatures have essentially remained flat in the last thirty years, he said.

While temperatures have increased by a modest 0.8 degrees Celsius in the last 150 years, that rise is unremarkable compared to previous increases in earth’s history, he said. Temperature spikes have occurred for hundreds of thousands of years and were slightly higher in the Roman Empire and Medieval periods, he added, according to a Swedish study and data from ice cores in Vostok, Antarctica.

Additionally, about 80 percent of the warming that has occurred can be attributed to water vapor compared to about 10 percent for carbon dioxide, said Archibald. The IPCC’s report, scheduled for release Friday, is expected to state with 95 percent certainty that greenhouse-gas emissions generated by humans are responsible for 20th century warming.

“The IPCC models have failed,” Archibald said, adding that meetings like the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark are “hilarious.”

Indeed they are.  In fact, word has it that the newest IPCC report simply ignores the lack of warming the last 15 years.  That’s one way to hide the decline, isn’t it?

Archibald pretty much calls this what it is, ‘hilarious’.  Except that the politicians see a revenue angle, and that makes it much less hilarious and much more likely to see government’s hand in our wallet to address an invented crisis. So they cling to the myth of this religion.

Speaking of the alarmist fundies, how sad is this?

A meteorologist who has covered weather for the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he has decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and is considering having a vasectomy.

He also vowed to stop flying after the world’s recent climate-change report made him cry.

Eric Holthaus was reacting to the findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which released a report on Friday that found it was ‘extremely likely’ that humans are causing warming trends seen in the last several decades.

On Friday afternoon the weatherman tweeted: ‘No children, happy to go extinct, which in and of itself, carries a certain sadness. #IPCC’

His next tweet said: ‘Its a very emotional decision. Mixed feelings. adios babies?’

According to another tweet from Holthaus, the Dutch artist known as Tinkebell, who calls attention to animal rights issues through works that use the remains of dead animals, had herself sterilised last week for a similar reason.

My goodness.  Frankly I wish more like him would opt for the “Holthaus solution”.

Al?!  Al Gore?!  Are you listening?

As for the religious aspects of alarmism, think about it:

Saying the science is settled is demanding what religions demand, that you have faith.

Religion has ritual. Global warming alarmism has recycling and Earth Day celebrations.

Some religions persecute heretics. Some global warming alarmists identify “denialists” and liken them to Holocaust deniers.

Religions build grand places of worship. Global warming alarmists promote the construction of windmills and solar farms that produce uneconomic and intermittent electricity.

Global warming alarmism even has indulgences like the ones Martin Luther protested. You can buy carbon offsets to gain forgiveness for travel on carbon-emitting private jet aircraft.

Some religions ban vulgar pleasures, like the New England Puritan sumptuary laws banning luxuries. Some global warming alarmists want to force most Americans out of big-lawn suburbs into high-rise apartments clustered around mass transit stations.

This last element seems to be dominant among many global warming alarmists. Stop the vulgar masses from living their tacky lifestyles driving those horrid SUVs. They must be made to repent, conform and be saved.

I’ll be glad when this particular eco-religion finally is tossed in the dust bin of history where it belongs.

Of course, there’ll be another one close on its heels, you can count on that, and the same “true believers” will be duped into climbing on to its bandwagon, because essentially they’re doomsdayers and this is what they do with their pathetic lives.

[HT: Moonbattery]


51 Responses to Tired of shutdown talk – let’s hit global warming, shall we?

  • Ha! People volunteering to go extinct on the say so of a small clique of “experts”. Man, when has behaving like THAT ever gone wrong in the annals of recorded history? As you say, if they are dumb enough to fall for this s**t and dumb enough to ensure their genes do not propagate, then they really do deserve to be living examples of Darwinism. On the other hand, the sheer narcissism of doing this is also a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a modern “liberal” (I assume quite safely that they would self-describe as liberals in the American sense). They must know full well that such actions are meaningless in the face of billions upon billions of people reproducing, many just out of need for survival. Only the current generation of over-indulged Western narcissists could go so far as to deny their basic humanity because some whackjob like Jim Hansen turned up the heating at some senate hearing 30 years back. Good riddance to bad genes really.

    • I fully encourage any and all zealous believers in AGW to sterilize themselves. Yes, please.

    • Yep.  AND return their essential bodily essence to Mother Gaia.   Post haste.

    • People volunteering to go extinct on the say so of a small clique of “experts”.

      Yes, please! Go extinct! Put us out of your misery!!!

    • Why does this all seem to have a under current involving seed.
      Either it’s human seed with this “person” getting a vasectomy .. or it’s about the destruction of millions of ears of corn to be made into fuel to power our cars in the name of renewability.
      I’m sure the next Earth Day celebrations will highlight the millions of ears of corn that gave their lives .. not to progenerate … but to be wasted on their travel to the Earth Day celebrations.

    A top climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lambasted a new report by the UN’s climate bureaucracy that blamed mankind as the main cause of global warming and whitewashed the fact that there has been a hiatus in warming for the last 15 years.
    “I think that the latest IPCC report has truly sunk to level of hilarious incoherence,” Dr. Richard Lindzen told Climate Depot, a global warming skeptic news site. “They are proclaiming increased confidence in their models as the discrepancies between their models and observations increase.”
    “Their excuse for the absence of warming over the past 17 years is that the heat is hiding in the deep ocean,” Lindzen added. “However, this is simply an admission that the models fail to simulate the exchanges of heat between the surface layers and the deeper oceans.”
    “However, it is this heat transport that plays a major role in natural internal variability of climate, and the IPCC assertions that observed warming can be attributed to man depend crucially on their assertion that these models accurately simulate natural internal variability,” Lindzen continued. “Thus, they now, somewhat obscurely, admit that their crucial assumption was totally unjustified.”
    Well.  There IS that…

    • Well now they are claiming that they are more certain than ever of the human-cause of this phenomenon… but they can no longer give a best estimate of climate sensitivity, as they used to do up until now. So, they are more certain of the cause, but less certain of the effect, but the models are better than ever, but left out major effects like heat breaking the laws of physics and hiding in the deep ocean… and so on and so on. Any sane scientist, without a dog in the hunt, just looks at it all, gives Occam a good shave, and concludes that the entire premise is incorrect. Which is what you get if you talk to such everyday scientists.

      • ” heat breaking the laws of physics and hiding in the deep ocean”
        It’s the first time in history FIRE MELTED STEEL!!!!!!
        Oh, wait, that was another group of loonies.   My pardon.

      • They have been trying for two decades to avoid the heat in the oceans, mostly because it is the source of most climate variability.
        Now, when they are on the ropes they invoke … “heat in the depths of the oceans”
        The specific heat capacity (Cp) of liquid water at room temperature and pressure is approximately 4.2 J/g°C. This means it takes 4.2 joules of energy to raise 1 gram (or 1 milliliter if you’d rather think of the equivalent volume of 1 gram of water) of water by 1 degree Celsius. Air has a specific heat capacity of 1.0 J/g°C.
        The short form, there is probably at least 4x heat in the oceans than in the air.  The importance was not lost when then formed NOAA.  Heat in the oceans moves very slowly though.
        Also lost to most, the Earth is a heat generator (remember that geothermal energy)

        • Don’t forget that water is about 1000 times denser than air under normal conditions. So the heat to change a 1 meter depth of water by 1 deg can change the column of air above it by 1 deg to a height of 4 km. Alternatively the mass of the oceans is something like 400 greater than the mass of the atmosphere. To think the atmosphere drives the oceans rather than the other way around is just nonsense. Do you use a blow dryer to boil water for a cup of coffee? Now try and imagine the atmosphere forcing heat down to the chilly depths of the deep ocean, against all physical possibility. Climate science is just one f***ed up exercise in numerology.

  • This is the last gasp of the Warmists.  Ever since the hockey stick was recanted, warmism has been relegated to merely another Leftist faction.  The orthodox believers in official truth are still anti-skeptic, but no longer warmists. The warmists no longer talk stridently preach about hockey sticks, instead run around like someone who has lost his keys (Is the warmth under the ocean? icecaps? where did it go? Maybe behind the sofa…). They are comically fun to watch. *chuckles* *rolls eyes*

  • Another First World problem – not bringing children into the world so you can preserve the world for……uh…..future…..uh……so there will be…..a….uh…….in the future.   Yeah.
    But hey, fine, my genes have been tooling along in history I can measure since William landed at Pevensey.   If Holthaus wants to leave his share to my descendents, that’s okay by me, I’m making sure mine have no delusions about Gaia.
    Although, as long as Holthaus is at it, a loaded .45 would be quicker.   I mean, if he’s going to go, he might as well go NOW and stop consuming my descendent’s given heritage that much sooner!

    • Principle metering check –  does this opinion mean more because I used my name?   Just checking on the ‘your farcical opinion matters! meter’.
      This is supposed to make me, uh, a man of principle,    or      something.

      • Why yes, yes it does.
        Myself I am still po-ed at my parents, Mr and Mrs D, calling me Doc. Can you imagine the tribulations at school?

        • Be glad they didn’t name you Tor.   Then you’d have spent your tortured existence NOT being able to say “precisely” when people asked “Doctor Who?”

    • ” a loaded .45 would be quicker”
      One presumes that it is their anti-gun stance that prevents them from taking the logical step in their philosophy. Oh the dilemmas of being an Erb-class libertine.

      • Surely they have staircases, they aren’t going to be riding elevators.   They can hurl themselves repeatedly down flights of stairs until the desire result is achieved.
        This is FOR GAIA!  For the Future of….of the future!

        • Good point… clearly beyond your average believer to come up with that!
          Still, I have to think that after making a tweet saying he refuses to have kids he is not going to have a choice anyway. Pretty sure that any current girlfriend or wife is going to be highly unimpressed.

          • Thank you, very good of you to say so sir.
            I modified the plan for dealing with deniers.  It was explained to me that even though modern smokeless powders are uh, smokeless, that they are nevertheless putting gases into the atmosphere so we were forced to come up with an alternative to fire arms.
            At the time Jenkins from “Punishments” was bitching about the 10 floor walk up here at “Save Gaia!”, and we had adopted the “Throw them down the stairs plan” (Dealing with Deniers, Chapter 5, “Hard Core convincing”, subsection A, paragraph 2.) which was chosen because it’s less, uh, messy than the defenestration plan I originally proposed back in 1998.
            It all sort of fortuitously came together sir, you see.

        • Surely they have logging trucks in Maine…

  • Queue Erb calling us neanderthals, anti-science, ideology-driven racists in 5….4….3

    • Don’t forget the allegation we were seeking to harm his children through our continued crackpot unscientific denial of settled consensus science.

      • Shouldn’t he be MANDATED to move to…say…Louisiana?  That would allow his chile-ren not to freeze in the winter widdout burning fossil fuels or burning down trees.

      • Well only a bounder and a cad would hide behind his kids in a “debate”. But on the other hand he is now a war-hawk so now might call a couple of hard pipe hitting pol-sci professors to go to work here with a pair of pliars and a blowtorch, or just go mano a mano.

    • Well here is a long term prediction that someone can check out some day. In 15 years from now, Scotty will be claiming that he all along did not mean that “climate change”, “global warming”, “climate disruption” were ideas that meant he thought humans affected the climate as (not) projected by the IPCC during the 1990s and 2000s. No, he actually knew that the models were flawed and that the drop in temperatures that are yet to be experienced were all part of what he expected to happen. He won’t be the only one covering his ass this way of course, but he will be more blatant than most. He also did not call his intellectual superiors “neanderthals” (who, as was pointed out to him had a larger brain than he does) nor did he imply anyone wanted to hurt his children. Let’s hope Elliot is still around to check his ass then.

    • Ever notice that “progressives” seek a culture/society that is…well, primitive, tribal?
      Sounds rather REGRESSIVE to me. Kinda like, well, Neanderthals.

  • Yesterday I noted a sentence from the draft Chapter 9 (“Evaluation of Climate Models”) of the IPCC’s full climate science report that reads:

    The ability of a climate model to make future climate projections cannot be directly evaluated. . .

    Well, today the “final” report was posted online (“final” because the IPCC says it may still be re-written to conform to the politically-determined Summary for Policymakers), and this sentence has been dropped!  But in its place is a sentence even more embarrassing, as it attempts to deflect attention away from the failure of the models to predict the current 15-year pause in warming:

    “[T]hese projections were not intended to be predictions over the short time scales for which observations are available to date.”

    So not only can’t the IPCC predict the future; they can’t even predict the past.
    PLUS, there is the OVERT pressure from governments to SUPPRESS findings.  To say nothing of OwlGore telling press people they are NOT to report anything that runs against his dogma.  Torquemada was NEVER that doctrinaire…!!!!

  • …from Chapter 9 (“Evaluation of Climate Models”):

    The ability of a climate model to make future climate projections cannot be directly evaluated. . .

    Wellhell, hell, hell…
    THAT is something I would WITHOUT HESITATION make immense…even (dare we say it…?) GLOBAL economic policy around…!!!

      dammit you denier!   Just send us the money we need to save you!   20% of your yearly income will be sufficient for now!

    • Ahhh now, they only say that because it has been a good many years since they started this charade and all the models *fail* miserably. They have to be very careful not to make predictions or projections, because mother nature seems to have a habit of making fools of them. But still, you must trust them because they are scientists, pure of heart, sturdy of mind, etc etc. Well, they are *climate* scientists and they seem to apply “science” as well as political scientists do… which is to say not at all.

    • Models…that, model.   You mean, if we put in the climate data we knew for say, 1945, with the data we had about what-not and thus-and-such, all factors that controlled climate…. we could match it against the known climate for say, 1955?
      No, that’s stupid, what kind of model would do THAT?
      That’s just crazy talk.

  • Pres. Red Line is speaking again.
    MORE lies.
    More heroic tilting at straw-men.
    More gulling the rubes.

  • You can buy carbon offsets to gain forgiveness for travel on carbon-emitting private jet aircraft.

    This sounds a lot like buying indulgences
    Cue Martin Luther and the 95 Theses and the Climate Reformation
    2. Only God can give salvation – not a climate scientist.
    11. The Warmists through Climate Science Denialism is producing a ‘human crop of weeds’.
    21. An carbon credit will not save a man.
    22. A dead man cannot be saved by an carbon credit.
    30. No-one is sure of the reality of current science – no-one can be sure of receiving complete remediation.
    32. People who believe that carbon credits will let them live in climate statist will always be damned – along with those who teach it.
    50. If Al Gore knew how much people were being charged for carbon credits – he would prefer to demolish the IPCC.
    67. It is wrong that merchants praise carbon credits.
    77. Not even Al Gore could remove guilt.
    83. Carbon credits bought for the dead should be re-paid by the President.
    95. Let people experience problems if they must – and overcome them – rather than live a false life based on present Climate Luminaries teaching.

    • As carbon off-sets go, buying and eating a lot of lettuce should work just fine.  Even if you feed it to your rabbits…and eat THEM.

  • The UN’s climate panel (IPCC) released its latest warning about “catastrophic” climate change on Sept. 27, garnering the frantic attention of all three broadcast networks that night. CBS even aired a claim about temperatures rising “more than 200 degrees.”
    Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
    Mayor: What do you mean, “biblical”?
    Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
    Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes…
    Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!
    Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!