This is what happens when you take greenies seriously.
Greenies should be smiled at indulgently, patted on the head, and then totally ignored.
The Australian State of South Australia is ruing the day it demolished its ancient Pt Augusta power station and did not replace it. How many times can they say it has nothing to do with the efficacy of “renewables” before that gets very, very, tired?
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SOUTH AUSTRALIA 10:19am December 1, 2016
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Here are two Climate Change fallacies. They are correlation-proves-causation or cum-hoc-ergo-propter-hoc fallacies .
FALLACY ONE – Carbon dioxide levels have risen and global temperature has risen therefore carbon dioxide levels caused the temperature to rise.
FALLACY TWO – Global temperature has risen and global absolute humidity has risen therefore global temperature causes more global humidity.
These superstitious greenies, masquerading as NASA scientists (yes the ones Trump so dislikes – GISS or Goddard), use a correlation-proves-causation fallacy in the link below as proof of climate change.
NASA – Water Vapor Confirmed as Major Player in Climate Change
However, as other government scientists, real scientists, at NOAA have bravely pointed out recently –
Home > Climate Monitoring > Monitoring References > Greenhouse Gases
November US release: Wed, 7 Dec 2016, 11:00 AM EST – click the “water vapor” link
“…The warmer atmosphere can then hold more water vapor and so on and so on. This is referred to as a ‘positive feedback loop’. However, huge scientific uncertainty exists in defining the extent and importance of this feedback loop. As water vapor increases in the atmosphere, more of it will eventually also condense into clouds, which are more able to reflect incoming solar radiation (thus allowing less energy to reach the Earth’s surface and heat it up). The future monitoring of atmospheric processes involving water vapor will be critical to fully understand the feedbacks in the climate system leading to global climate change. As yet, though the basics of the hydrological cycle are fairly well understood, we have very little comprehension of the complexity of the feedback loops.”
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/greenhouse-gases.php – click the “water vapor” link
The simple fact is that the Earth’s water cycle is extremely complex as this greenie thesis also explains –
if global humidity has risen then global temperature has decreased – evaporation absorbs heat.
If global humidity is high you get more clouds and cloud formation cools the air around it – condensation releases heat and clouds reflect heat.
If clouds form then humidity decreases (the water is no longer a vapour) etc., etc.
If you look at the satellite record of the variation in global temperature from the average (the anomaly), over the last 3.7 decades – here – it regularly bounces up and then drops down within a range of 1 degree or so and there is no evidence of any kind of instability from any positive feedback. It appears to be remarkably stable and self regulating.
It is arrogant to the point of deliberate deception to claim that there is any definitive science behind the assumption that water vapour causes a positive feedback to “Climate Change”. They just made it up as they went along – “trust me, I’m a Doctor”! Without that feedback there is no Climate Change.
There is nothing wrong with the Great Barrier Reef.
It has been “dying” for decades.
I am old enough to remember pictures of people snorkeling around stabbing unfortunate Crown Of Thorn starfish back in the 1970’s (nice work if u can get it!).
A large University was established up there and ever since we have been paying for jobs for the graduates to “save the reef”.
The locals always smiled indulgently at the greenies, most of their tourists were green sympathizers.
They are not smiling anymore.
Now, many tourists are not greenies and they don’t want a dying reef.
The tourism industry is now reeling because items like this hysterical Aljazeera piece have created the impression that The Reef is already badly damaged and not worth looking at anymore. (Aljazeera English has infected itself with BBC greenies)
Pauline has noticed that the Green attack has also badly affected the two other big industries in Queensland, mining and farming, and jumped in.
Instead of the normal journalists’ fully-paid-for junket to see the reef dying, we, at last, see a journalists’ fully-paid-for junket to see the reef tourist industry dying. Well, a free trip to paradise is a free trip to paradise after all, and a Pauline sensation is as good to the editor as any tired old doomsday greenie sensation.
So accustomed to going completely unchallenged, the green counter attack was surprisingly unsophisticated, namely – “She went to a healthy part of the reef”.
That begs the obvious question in the viewer – well perhaps the greenies have been only showing us the small unhealthy part of the reef that they want us to see. How much of a threat is there anyway? Touche’ and voilà!
This is why we have Hansen back, The Donald and Brexit.
The 15 red grains in the other bowl are the human contribution to the atmosphere.
So how do you parley a tiny increase in a tiny GHG into “dangerous” global warming?
Well, you claim it will cause the Earth’s real GHG, water vapour, to increase in a runaway warming. This never happens, normally. There is no natural instability in the GHG effect from small rises in global temperature, it is self regulating.
But lets not let facts get in way of a good doomsday story. “carbon emissions” are different because they are caused by the “evil multinationals” therefore the temperature rise that they cause will be different from the temperature rise from any other cause – yeah, right!
The people of the United States Of America just elected a “Climate Denier” as their President – u can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but not all the people all of the time!
Sick and tired of bourgeois, trendy intellectual snobs sniggering and sneering at “deniers” while their power bills “necessarily skyrocket” and the leftist “alternative” “renewables” industries simply FAIL. The silent majority have spat the dummy and elected a populist, politically incorrect champion.
Here in Australia it is called Hanson-ism. Get used to it.
Dr Goebbels would be proud of them.
First, Climate Change is NOT science. It is a spiritual belief. It is the belief that modern western civilisation is always intrinsically environmentally problematic.
Finding solutions to those perceived problems is particularly attractive to leftist politics which loves identifying issues and solving them with penalties, rules, regulations and by confiscating and redirecting resources.
Climate Change is not science because science must be able to be debated and discussed and this is almost never engaged in.
The following superstitious beliefs are never debated,
BELIEF ONE – That the biosphere is unable to absorb, harmlessly or even beneficially, the output from burning fossil fuels. Actually all green plants are hungry for the gas and absorb it greedily along with more sunlight and water in photosynthesis.
BELIEF TWO – That carbon dioxide is the main global greenhouse gas. Wrong. Water vapour is the Earth’s GHG. It is thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
BELIEF THREE – That a human-caused perturbation in global temperature is different to all other perturbations in global temperature in that it alone will cause global humidity to rise dangerously with a “greenhouse” effect. Without this assumption there is no significant problem – even doubled, CO2 is a trivial GHG.
BELIEF FOUR – That the global temperature is otherwise stable, therefore if it does warm it must be human-caused. This is the doctrine that the Earth is perfect and static and anything bad must be human-caused.
BELIEF FIVE – That our air temperature is a real-time function of “greenhouse” radiation effects. Actually heat from the Sun and the Earth’s interior is buffered by the oceans and radiated back to space at the poles via gigantic, hugely complex, self-regulating, convective systems on a very long time scale. Heating the Earth with more CO2 is like trying to heat your bathwater with a fan heater.
BELIEF SIX – That a slight warming will be all disastrous. This, again, is the doctrine that the Earth is perfect and stable and humans must be a problem. Actually there would be good effects and there would be bad effects and the good effects could greatly compensate for the bad effects. We do not know.
BELIEF SEVEN – That warming will change climate. Climate is caused by relative temperatures driving the global hydrological and meteorological cycles, not overall global temperature. How and when an increase in global temperature would affect a particular climate is just not predictable and not necessarily bad.
BELIEF EIGHT – The Causing-all-the-bad-weather theory. Perhaps we should wait for the globe to warm significantly. We haven’t been accurately recording global temperature or global meteorology long enough to establish a nexus. Plus, why is it always bad? What if the Globe is warming and there are some minor bad effects but the good effects far outweigh them?!
BELIEF NINE – The Causes-all-the-bad-weather-storms theory – That global warming will agitate the atmosphere and cause more storms. This is not science. They just made it up as they went along and got away with it because it sounds plausible. Agitating the atmosphere and causing severe drought at the same time is not yet reconciled – not surprisingly.
BELIEF TEN – Sea level rise. For various reasons it would take a very long time for a rise in the GHG effect to melt that much ice – a very, very, long time. Far exceeding the useful lifetime of any affected coastal infrastructure.
BELIEF ELEVEN – Pacific islands are threatened by melting icecaps. Wrong.These are coral atolls, they rise and fall with the sea level because coral can grow faster than the icecaps can melt and the waves can wash them away.
BELIEF TWELVE – Glaciers are melting. There are tens and tens of thousands of large glaciers. Nobody has ever made a representative study of them. A study would have to balance temperature effects with precipitation in the catchment and would rapidly get very complicated!
The mainstream media are treating it with the contempt it deserves, but even the leftist media are getting a little uncomfortable about dutifully passing on this patently absurd claptrap.
23 Jun 2015 – 8:04pm
Climate change health risk a ‘medical emergency’, Lancet experts warn
The ABC and SBS Greenies couldn’t quite call it “alarmist”, settling for “alarming” instead.
There are ridiculous claims by these 40 greenies about road accidents, rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke and cardiovascular disease. The “may” “could” “likely” “can” report is noteworthy, however, for equating the essential trace gas carbon dioxide with toxic pollutants. It just blandly ignores real pollution such as the lack of power station scrubbers in the third world, and the millions of deaths ( http://www.who.int/indoorair/en/ ) from cooking fire pollution.
In case you were having doubts about “the science”.
Climate Change must be true – the Pope says so!
Pope Francis calls for action ‘here and now’ to tackle climate change and halt ‘unprecedented destruction’ of ecosystems
The dichotomy of blaming the “Rich Countries” for Global Warming when there are millions and millions of their own citizens struggling to pay their power bills and fuel bills so that the trendy rich minority can feel good about savin-da-planet with useless windmills and solar panels seems to have completely escaped the liberals in the Vatican.
The dichotomy of blaming the “Rich Counties”, who enjoy pristine skies and clean waterways, for polluting the planet while a dirty brown cloud hangs over Asia and people die from polluted cooking fires and from polluted water all over Africa, also seems to have completely escaped the liberals in the Vatican.
Greenies are not going to now come to Mass. They will continue to despise the Catholic Church and all it stands for and continue to worship Gaia. They are not the least bit concerned that a miracle cure for Climate Change will now come along and spoil the revolution. The “Masses” must be made to suffer so they rise up and overthrow their capitalistic masters. Nice of you to help, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.