A Question of IgnoranceSome months back I put up an article regarding seven prominent physicists, who have written peer-reviewed and published papers on climatology. These scientists are merely seven out of thousands across the globe, who have expressed the fact that there are problems with the theory of AGW, or 'man-made' global warming.A Question of Ignorance5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
A number of people have commented since then, but one in particular stood out. One uncledartanian stopped by to ask me this:
Why is it that AGW deniers always accuse those who accept the fact of global warming as falling prey to the 'appeal to authority' fallacy, and yet, nearly every argument they put forth against global warming, is little more than a list of scientists (almost exclusively in irrelevant fields), and academics, who are skeptical of global warming?
When I was first asked this 'question' by uncledartaninan, I rejected it pretty much immediately, reason at the time being the choice of words 'deniers.' Opening with such a blatantly filthy perversion of
Climate Skeptics: A Dying Reactionary MovementNote to all thinking, rational people: True Believers do Not believe you are rational. They do not believe you to be in any way educated about climate change, Hell, they don't think you know much about anything. They do NOT think you are honest. That you 'cherry-pick' the research you want to believe- and they don't even believe, won't even acknowledge, that such research exists in the first place! Anything that runs counter to their religion Must be fraud. The current, upcoming generation has been taught this all their lives.Climate Skeptics: A Dying Reactionary Movement1 year ago in Editorial More Like This
They DO think you are anti-science, anti-climate, anti-nature. They think you support polluting the environment. That you are all about greed. That you want yours at the sake of everyone and everything else. That you are part of a conspiracy by 'Big Oil.' In my case, apparently, Attempts to defend yourself are looked upon as 'obsessing' over the narcissistic liar who demonizes you. And IF you *dare* to believe in God, as I do, then you must be some kind of closed
Realities of Climate ChangeClimate Change is a Reality. This cannot be questioned. It has been going on ever since the Earth's atmosphere formed, and it will be going on quite a long time after the Human race vanishes from the face of the Earth. It is going on now; it was changing during the Little Ice Age. The Midieval Warm Period. The Dark Ages cooling. The Roman Warm Period. The Minoan Warm period....Realities of Climate Change5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Skeptics- the ones who matter- do not deny climate change, or global warming. That science is Sound. But when the representation of science becomes politicized- as with the Unproven theory of 'man-made' global warming- then we begin to run into problems.
When the media, most politicians, or even people on this site, claim that 'denialists' are nothing but dogged, ranting right-wing bloggers or AM radio hosts, 'creationists,' in the pay of 'Big Oil,' they are at the very least being Specious. Claims that the Bible has anything to do with the situation, are not even worth considering. In fact the entire pur
Climate Change Resource PageClimate Change Resource Page - (updated as recently as 17 Dec 2012, with 16 new sites linked)Climate Change Resource Page4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
I've wrestled with an opening to this piece for the last week, and I've finally decided to just go ahead and lay it all out for those who wish to make use of it.
Knowledge is power, and knowledge of climate-change science is serious lacking for a lot of reasons. Those reasons, however, are NOT what the True Believers in 'man-made' global warming would have you believe.
A lot of people on this site believe that things are not as dire as the heavily politicized IPCC and those governments which back it, would have us believe. Most of you do not really have the time to find the information you need to counter the often scientifically illiterate responses you get from those who would blame the human race, and more specifically the Right / Conservatives / Christians / the US / White people, for what we believe is just another phase in half a billion years of climate change.
They are the ones who, fo
Current Status of Climate Change PropagandaNote: This piece was written by one Pointman, and reprinted here on DA with his permission.Current Status of Climate Change Propaganda3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Like myself, Pointman is a skeptic of the UNproven theory of 'man-made' global warming.
Please see author's comments below for more information.
It's been obvious for some time, that the science behind the most alarming claims about the effects of any putative global warming, is not only unsustainable but indefensible. We still of course get the occasional paper, trying to resurrect an old scare, which has already been demolished, but as happened with both the Shakun and Gergis papers, the climate skeptics simply tear them to pieces. Not only hasn't the paper succeeded in clawing back any ground, but because it gets eviscerated in public, it actually becomes a propaganda liability. This is the reason we're seeing fewer of such alarmist papers.
To an interesting extent, the climate alarmists were influential in creating the shape of the skeptic community, but the irony is, they still have
My Interview with KajmLast week, I had the privilege of interviewing the noted deviantART user Kajm http://kajm.deviantart.com/ , at his modest bungalow close on the shores of Lake Erie, in Southern Ontario. Kajm, or as he is known by his friends, Otter, has made a name for himself within the deviantART community, for his well-researched and ordered articles on climate change, and I sat down with him to get the inside scoop on what being Kajm is really like.My Interview with Kajm2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Me: Well Kajm, or should I call you Otter?
Kajm: My name is Gary, actually, but you may call me Otter; 'Kajm' really refers to my OC and main character in my science-fiction writing.
Me: Oh yes, I've seen some of your writings on him. He seems to get into a lot of trouble. I believe I shall keep the two of you separate-
Gary: Good idea!
Me: Okay then, Gary, thanks for giving me the opportunity to interview you at your home.
Gary: Please, the pleasure is all mine; living out in the country as we do, and hours away from relatives and mos
The (Climate) Science of FearReproduced below is a portion of a peer-reviewed paper, by Dr. Richard Lindzen, who has a great many degrees- and a great deal of experience- in the climate sciences. The gist of this paper is that there has been a great many egregious attempts to push a view of climate science in the eyes of the public that is, at best, specious.The (Climate) Science of Fear3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
I have only brought across the opening portion of his paper. You will be able to find the link to the PDF file, in author's comments.
In the accompanying PDF, Dr Lindzen names names, and details what they'd done to the science. He should know: he's been on the receiving end of a vast amount of hostility, from those who preach the Dogma of 'man-made' global warming.
For those of you who only get to see and hear what the media and politicians bring to you in the way of what is going on with the climate- READ!
You don't know half the story. You don't even know a third of the story.
Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?
From Doomed Planet- editorial by Dr. Walter StarckThe following is an article by Dr Walter Starck, concerning the current debate going on in climate change.From Doomed Planet- editorial by Dr. Walter Starck3 years ago in Editorial More Like This
From his bio:
Walter Starck is one of the pioneers in the scientific investigation of coral reefs. He grew up in the Florida Keys and received a PhD in marine science from the University of Miami in 1964. He has over 40 years worldwide experience in reef studies and his work has encompassed the discovery of much of the basic nature of reef biology. In this process over 100 species of fishes, which were new to science, were found as well as numerous, corals, shells, crustaceans and other new discoveries.
Resource Management Consulting and Writing
For the past six years he has devoted full time effort in trying to inject a rational perspective on human ecology into the eco-mania that has become epidemic in our declining Western economies. His criticisms of the poor science and blatantly false claims widely used to support various environmental agendas has resulted in nu
There's a Slight Problem with Hansen's ScienceThere's a Slight Problem with Hansen's Science2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Above is a graphic, showing how temperature and CO2 No Longer Coincide.
That was one of the main arguments, was it not? That temperature was rising in response to human-generated CO2?
But just look at the chart.
It is based on three scenarios, by James Hansen of NASA.
Scenario A: how temperatures were predicted to go, should the human race go about 'business as usual.' A phrase that is getting a lot of use by climate alarmists.
Scenario B: How temperatures were predicted to go, should we manage to keep human-generated levels of CO2, to about the 1990 level.
Scenario C: How temperatures were predicted to go, should we have brought the economies of the world to a grinding halt in the 90s, wiping out millions of jobs in every developed nation, and ruining the future hopes of tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, for decades to come.
What do you see?
The black line is observed temperatures, as kept by the MET CRU.
Where are we with CO2? Scenario A, or pretty damn close to