I see a lot of strange things when alarmists comment upon the climate material I post:
'The Earth's temperature went up 2C since 2000.' (Repeatedly asked him to name the scientist who said that and provide a link. Never happened. Actual temperature change: .09C, 1/22 of his claim)
'The Sahara Desert was formed by winds coming off the Himalayas.' (Only if the planet were spinning backwards - well, no, not even then)
'We're going to have a 40-degree day in January!' (his region has seen 40-degree days in January back as far as records go; the Polar Vortex put his region into -15C range just a few days later)
'Tornadoes are getting worse! I should know, I live in tornado country!' (2014 finished close to the BOTTOM for numbers of tornadoes, third year in a row; EF4 and EF 5 tornado numbers have been dropping since the 70s)
Well now I've often responded to such people with easily-verifiable FACT, only to have things snarled back at me, such as 'this is fascist propaganda!' (On climate-sensitivity papers?)
There is currently someone here on DA who is working desperately to counter the information I put up. I was this morning going to work on another response to him, but: why bother?
I've been reading on the subject for over two decades. I've been reading even deeper and broader on the myriad aspects of the subject, since 2006. In the last year or so I even read the peer-reviewed research, at least as far as I can follow it (You want to see how nightmarish it can get, go read stuff like this climateaudit.org/2014/12/19/re… and Trust me, that is the EASY stuff).
I have long since known that when someone posts something like '8 lies by climate denialists debunked,' that the person posting it hasn't got the first clue. I read through that list. I read it with growing incredulity, as whomever put it together wrote things so far from Reality that only a retard on the short bus to Kindergarten could possibly believe it to be truth. I've posted so MUCH material which, if that person made the slightest effort to read it, shows just how..... Frigging Idiotic their arguments are.... Gah. But he's so FAR behind what I've already posted, it isn't worth the bother to try and answer him yet again. If he wants to read my rebuttals, he should just go back about three years in both my gallery and my journal, and start working forward.
It became apparent upon reading that list, however, that said poster can never be reached. Even worse, he elsewhere describes MY POINT OF VIEW AS BEING WHAT A 'REAL' SKEPTIC IS ALL ABOUT - and then labels me a denier. What. The. F**K. How do you get it Right in one sentence, and then go full Stupid in the next!?!
Alarmist logic looks a lot like a Klein Bottle. Dunning-Kruger definitely applies to such people www.spring.org.uk/2012/06/the-…
Me? I often have doubts. If I did *NOT* have doubts, I would not keep reading. If I did not wonder, I would not be beginning to understand. If I didn't want to see what was around the next corner, up the next trail....
I would just 'know' - just like those who attack me, just 'know.' They are the ones who do *not* have doubts. To them, climate change is 100% man-made, and 100% catastrophic. (And how do I know that? Because I fit Perfectly into the description of a true 'skeptic' as laid out by the person I am speaking of- yet he calls me a denier. And EVERY. SINGLE. Skeptic whom I post information from falls into that same classification - yet he and his shriek them down as 'deniers' wherever they can. And what's left at the end of the day? All 'man-made,' all Death and Destruction. They don't leave any other option).
But I don't know (enough), so I keep learning.
And I will keep posting.
And I will *NEVER* leave off it. (But I *will* get back to my science-fiction writing and drawing. I promise! O.0' )
So, this is all I have to say to him: keep flailing. I already know you'll never catch up. Your mistaken attempts at an 'argument' are hilarious.***
** Now, I have seen two (so far) different versions of that quote. Not quite sure which is right.... ? What say you? How goes Holiday 'time off' ?
*** - I will give him credit on one bit: he says one can't mix politics and climate science, and he is SO RIGHT! Just look at the Millennial Drought
Millennial Drought in Australia was.... NORMAL.Aussie Droughts “Far From Exceptional” – Ice Core Study Finds
December 29, 2014
By Paul Homewood
This story from the Australian Antarctic Division seems to have slipped below the radar.
Antarctic ice cores tell 1000-year Australian drought story
Ice core drill an
And then take a look at what climate science mixed with politics / ideology, did with it: spent 22.5 BILLION on a desal plant WHICH HAS NEVER BEEN USED SINCE!
Nailed it for once, Val! Climate science mixed with politics equals major-league climate policy STUPIDITY!
Oh. I guess I did answer him, after all!