I had a bit of fun yesterday and this morning, and I thought I’d share with the readers here. As I’ve shared before, I often read the Australian blog, “The Conversation”. I believe it is mostly for academics. In the climate concern with very little interaction with skeptics, it’s typically a circle jerk of reaffirmation and a love fest for alarmists and great thoughts and comments like “deniers suck!” or something equally banal. Well, I ran across this wonderful topic of conversation…….
Given the comment thread at WUWT on the same topic, I thought I’d pop over and see what they were stating. I wasn’t disappointed. The post was as vacant as the premise expressed in the headline. The content held most of the memes we’re all familiar with. It was fascinating. After the ad homs and absurd posits, I was able to actually engage in some of the science behind the climate change alarmism. And, this, to me, was the interesting part.
Nearly all of the “science” and issues discussed, I was able to reference the posts here! I was surprised (though I’m not sure why) that they were in denial of the fossil fuel industry assisting alarmists…… Idiot Nat Gas Industry Fears Monster They Fed May Turn Against Them!!! They also don’t seem to understand that their advocacy doesn’t effect the oil industry. They seem to equate it with coal….. I’m not sure why, and apparently, neither are they.
They also seemed entirely oblivious to the fact that their advocacy had led to the murder and displacement of many people. By their fruit you will recognize them.
The resiliency of our corals was a topic….. https://suyts.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/another-global-warming-icon-biting-the-dust/ and https://suyts.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/australian-marine-scientists-discover-adaptability/ . As was Mikey’s hockey stick. Dividing by zero Brain Surgeon Was His First Choice (among others)
Polar bears were brought up Polar Bear Population Reducing? Canadian Calls BS On Polar Bear “Doom And Gloom” and the accompanying ice extent issue. Why Reporters Don’t Add Their Name And How To Lose All Credibility In Less Than Two Paragraphs
I brought up the continual need to alter our historical data sets. This Isn’t About The Climate
One thing I did learn, I do need to somehow find a way for easier reference. The great part of this was, after supplying links, I wasn’t challenged on the information(so far). The reason, in part, I believe, is the simple perspective I regard the various issues. For example, compare my challenges to Mann’s hockey stick with Steve Macs. Many get lost in Steve’s arguments. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very glad he does, (or did, I understand he intends to slow down on his blogging) but, mine doesn’t get mired or entangled in obscure statistical techniques. Or, when we show that earth’s total ice extent has hardly moved from the mean. There isn’t much to argue. It leaves them to twist themselves into knots trying to run from the facts. It was a lot of fun, but a bit melancholy. If the alarmist twits don’t come up with something new, I’m going to be hard pressed to find something about our climate to write. Well, I’m sure some bit of insipid stupidity will raise it’s head.
Of course, none of that would have been possible had it not been for the readers and commenters here. The clear logic and focus used by the readers and commenters is what shapes this particular style. At any rate, I wanted to thank you guys and gals for this. It was exactly what I needed to get back into the swing of things.