Finally Some Of Them Are Getting It

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

Conclusion

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. 

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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. 

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18 Responses to Finally Some Of Them Are Getting It

  1. DirkH says:

    BTW, my extremely socialist and gullible colleagues are all alarmed about the IPCC report. After I called it a propaganda lie, he came with his trump card – the melting of the Arctic Sea Ice!

    Too bad that he didn’t know about the record Antarctic Sea Ice.

    I’ve been telling them for months they shouldn’t believe everything the media tells them. But they’re just too stupid.

  2. Latitude says:

    have you noticed that they have shape shifted again?….it’s no longer above “normal” or “average”…it’s the trend now

    I had time to slow down over the weekend, look at some of the old posts I’ve missed for lack of time (thank you! BTW)…and something occurred to me (it hurt)

    Global warming is nothing without being above or below normal/average…..it’s just an artifact of technology….

    If we had invented this technology 1000 years ago, 500 years ago, even just 100 years ago..
    ….we would be hysterical about a totally different “normal” and “average”
    Even say we didn’t invent this technology for another 50 or 100 years…
    …we would still have a different normal and average

    pick any point on a historical temp reconstruction….that would be the normal we would be trying to control

    • DirkH says:

      Some people have asked themselves; let’s see, at which ABSOLUTE temperature begins catastrophic climate change? Surely the IPCC scientists have defined a value right? 2 deg C above whatever is/was “normal”.

      Now it turns out they have values from 14.5 to 16.5 deg C for what temperature was when things were All-Right!
      see my comment here
      http://notrickszone.com/2012/07/31/temperature-charts-reveal-astounding-cluelessness-among-top-scientists-on-real-global-temperature/#comment-139505

      BUT; if they have such a huge tolerance for the past average temperature of the globe (while always maintaining they knew it to a decimal); HOW will they know when we have gone beyond the dangerous threshold – which must also be a well defined absolute temperature?

      They have NEVER defined that. This is such a ridiculous excuse for a science. I want all the modelers to be fired and deported.

    • suyts says:

      Right, Lat, that’s why it is so important for them to believe that things are worse today. The “desired” average temperature is entirely arbitrary, so they must convince and be convinced that things are worse.

      And, yes, this is simply a product of technology.

      • Latitude says:

        1000 years ago…we would have been right at the MWP
        can you imagine the hysterics going into the LIA………..LOL!!!!!!!

        • DirkH says:

          Lat, this hysteria was real. During the reign of the inquisitioni at the height of the LIA in the 16th century, witches were indicted for weather cooking. IOW when a freak hailstorm destroyed the harvest, the people demanded vengeance and the authorities delivered someone to blame it on.

          They didn’t have thermometers but they sure observed changes in nature very precisely.

    • copernicus34 says:

      Latitude, yes I have noticed the ‘shape shift’ you speak of. They must all have a conference call to iron out all the approved talking points. Even theh climate astronomers get in on the act.

    • PhilJourdan says:

      THere is another shape as well. You probably have heard it – warmest DECADE, and of course every decade has been warmer than the one before (which is false).

  3. Jim Masterson says:

    >>
    . . . we’ve constantly heard that global warming is the cause for both climate and non-climate events . . . .
    <<

    And earthquakes and tidal waves and–the nonsense just never stops.

    >>
    . . . it isn’t science.
    <<

    It’s politics pretending to be scientific. It’s corrupted entire fields of study. Climate science is an oxymoron.

    Jim

  4. PhilJourdan says:

    While you use Dr. Curry to show progress, I think you may be having a case of wishful thinking. Everything you said about her is true. But she is a real scientist who hates what is happening to the science she has spent a life time studying. She is no skeptic. Except when it comes to the practices of “the team”. She is trying to save the science.

    She believes in the science more than the cause, and as such she is ethical and honest. Something alarmist are unfamiliar with,

  5. IPCC are not interested in the reality; if you take them in a time machine to 2100 they see there is no global warming – when they come back; they would have still promoting GLOBAL warming – goodbye reality

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