Dr Goebbels would be proud of them.
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.
The huge “renewable” industry are trying to keep the gravy train rolling, but they are losing. Simple fact is that they were given the chance to prove themselves and they failed. Plaintively calling for more and more funding cannot overcome the credibility gap from their failed promises. The wind does NOT “always blow somewhere” and the Sun keeps going behind clouds and the horizon.
Journalists are finding that the issue no longer runs. The public have moved on. There is a limit to sensational alarmism on any issue as we saw recently with saving the Great Barrier Reef which is obviously doing rather well.
The thing that really killed it was doubt.
It was a serious error to claim that global warming was human-caused (buzz word – anthropogenic) and then having to explain away why it stopped. Even if global warming returns, they still have to explain why it stopped and why it will not stop again!
Politicians noticed early on that the Alarmists were almost all Leftists. The public have now noticed this. The public have also noticed the lack of debate. To dismiss opposition and to not engage in debate was a serious error.
Where are we now?
The powers-that-be, the “policy makers”, have come to realise that “Climate Change” is a spiritual belief dressed up as science. If you have to get elected you don’t offend peoples spiritual beliefs, but you also do not take them seriously.
Climate change will slowly die out as the vested interests now slowly get de-funded.
It was a nice try, but the revolution for “Global Governance” via a New-world-order at the United Nations to save-da-planet has failed.
The logical place to sting Indonesia about their arrogant grandstanding over their mass murder of imbecilic drug mules is in West Papua.
We should stop ignoring their appalling behaviour there and start to support the separatists.
West Papua was one of Gough Whitlam’s biggest mistakes. The people of the Island of New Guinea are Melanesian, not Javanese.
The answer is that, while carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas, it is only a trivial one. Water vapour is the Earth’s GHG by far by both volume and effect. The “carbon” alarm relies on an unproven assertion/hypothesis that an increase in the tiny trace gas will somehow be amplified by a permanent increase in global humidity. We never see perturbations in global temperature causing such instability – never.
While making the obligatory noises about it to attract second preferences from the Greenies, “Climate Change” ran dead as an issue in the election campaign of yet another large Aussie State, New South Wales.
The main issue was whether to sell off some electricity infrastructure so money can be spent burning fossil fuels to try and un-clog the giant city of Sydney which has become a rabbit warren of tunnels.
Issues that could decide NSW election
AAPMarch 28, 2015, 11:36 am https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/26819731/issues-that-could-decide-nsw-election/
The Greens themselves have dropped “Climate Change” –
Greens Last Message to NSW Voters: Track Record and Vision http://greens.org.au/node/10767
Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
“The Greens are asking NSW voters to choose a party that has consistently opposed electricity privatisation, coal seam gas, damaging motorways and TAFE cuts and has a twenty year track record of working to clean up politics in NSW.” Photo attached: John Kaye, Jamie Parker and Jenny Leong in Glebe this morning.
Video message: http://youtu.be/e2lMU5GUl-g
Or, why Earth Hour was just an after-thought last night – NOBODY CARES!!
Only 25% have a great deal of concern –
“On the other hand, Americans express the least amount of concern about climate change — 25% have a great deal of worry — confirming that despite widespread news coverage of the implications of changing temperatures, Americans are not highly worried about the issue.” –