Most of the readers here have been at this too long to think this is funny. But, it is real ….. sort of. The fact is, we still haven’t come up with a way to accurately measure our global temperature, and then relate what we think we know about the temperature today, vs the temperature of yesteryear. There simply is no realistic way of doing so. Even the recent satellite temps are unreliable in that they have undergone several iterations, each time, believing it was better than the last iteration, but, offering no realistic proof that it is. The surface based observations (thermometer readings) are even in a worse mess …. a much worse mess.
The problems, but, not limited only to what I’m going to state, are the amount and distribution and the environment around our thermometers are not static, they never were static.
We planted a few thermometers in places where mostly Western Civilization existed. Later, as other places became exposed to Western culture, we planted some more. Even today, there are huge expanses of land and water which have no thermometers. Worse, most of the thermometers move! That is to say, the thermometers we orginally planted in most places are not exactly where they were when we planted the original ones. But, then, they’re not even the same types of thermometers and were not calibrated the same way. The exceptionally few places which remain static are in entirely different environents than when they were originally planted. There is absolutely no way or manner in which we can relate our current concept of global temperature to the global temperatures of the past. It is simply impossible. But, some are sure of our global temps, and how they relate to the temps of yesteryear to the precision of 1/100ths of a degree.
Anyone who doubts what I’ve stated above either hasn’t looked into the issue, or, is simply too passionate in their belief that mankind is a malicious imposition to nature.
So, given that we cannot prove nor disprove the concept of our globe warming, how can we possibly come to the conclusion that it is warming because a very slight increase of CO2 in our atsosphere? It’s utter idiocy.
There are, of course, many,many more problems with the notion of global warming, such as the problem with IR and the output of the sun vs the earth, ….. as mentioned in the cartoon, the modeling, the constant tinkering with historical data, the constant failure to meet the expectations (predications) one would have with a warming globe, such as no longer snowing, increases in hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural events. Oddly, despite the constant predictions of starvation, the world has continued to increase crop production even to outpace population increase.
Now, as we are heading to the 2020’s, we should recall the dire predictions and alarms sounded in the 80’s regarding the potential catastrophe of the said “global warming” (which no one can prove). It’s been damned near 4 decades of predictided doom and gloom, and death and dispair.
Global warming is as real as the fictional character Dilbert.