Science, like journalism, is an action and not descriptive of a bestowed title.
So, I’m scanning a couple of posts and stories like this one from Dr. Curry, stating that it’s the IPCC which needs put down.
The diagnosis of paradigm paralysis seems fatal in the case of the IPCC, given the widespread nature of the infection and intrinsic motivated reasoning. We need to put down the IPCC as soon as possible – not to protect the patient who seems to be thriving in its own little cocoon, but for the sake of the rest of us whom it is trying to infect with its disease. Fortunately much of the population seems to be immune, but some governments seem highly susceptible to the disease. However, the precautionary principle demands that we not take any risks here, and hence the IPCC should be put down.
Some of us have seen this for decades. But, our voices carry little or no weight because we’ve always been antagonistic to the idea of a UN anything and the lunacy that human energy use is the cause of anything other than the advancement of the human condition. So, even the most clear and obvious observations of ours are dismissed by the powers that be.
For years we’ve heard the shrill voices of hyperbole and stupidity which blame every natural occurrence on global warming. The most recent example in this humble blog was a Dr. Stenger babbling incoherent nonsense.
The most obvious basic and fundamental problem these lunatics have had is that the temperatures haven’t warmed. They have many other foundational problems, such as explaining the value of a global temperature average, but, that’s not the most obvious with the public, although it should be. So, to review, the global temperature average hasn’t increased over the past several years.
You can pick which ever poison you wish to pick, but, none of the datasets show any change in temps over a certain extended period of time. But, for all of those periods of time, we’ve constantly heard that global warming is the cause for both climate and non-climate events, such as hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, and on and on and on.
Well, unless one is positing that not changing something will cause a change in something, then this is demonstrably untrue. The unchanging in our temp average didn’t cause anything to change. Nothing! Our temps not changing for 10-12-13-17 years hasn’t caused a change in the floods over that period, it hasn’t caused a change in the droughts over that period, it hasn’t changed anything because they haven’t changed!
And, now the IPCC has come out with an even more absurd thought and attack on rational thinking. They now claim they are even more sure than ever that the increase in global temps are attributable to human emissions of GHGs. Apparently, they are even more sure than ever because now the temps haven’t changed in several years in spite of an every increasing rate of human GHG emissions.
Rational thinkers would be less sure, not more sure. It is absolutely true that this ~ 15 year hiatus of increasing temps doesn’t prove anything, but, if one is applying a ’cause and effect‘ hypothesis, this is then empirical evidence (not proof) to the contrary of what the IPCC stated. Think about what this statement means and says.
Because we have not observed increases in the global temperature average for about 15 years, we are then, therefore, more sure that the past increases of global temperature averages were caused by human emissions.
And, they have the audacity to claim they advocate science. Other than climate science, I am unaware of any other branch of science which teaches that evidence to the contrary is cause for affirmation, and in increase in confidence that your hypothesis is correct.
I hypothesize that if I don’t mow my lawn, someone will come by and mow it for me for free. Because it hasn’t happened yet, I am now more sure than ever that it will. Well, I’m at least 95% sure with 90% confidence that it is true. How stupid is that?
These people can claim to be and can claim to do whatever they wish, but, whatever that is, it isn’t science.