Saturday, March 28, 2015
On the Concept of Trying to Reduce a Complex and Nonlinear System (i.e., the Atmosphere) Into a Computer Model in Which Only a Couple of Variables Are Seen as Pertinent
It's an absurdity and a primary reason why people such as Judith Curry (climatology professor at Georgia Tech), David Evans (former climate modeler for the Australian government and an electrical engineer), William Happer (physics professor at Princeton), and even James Lovelock (one of the biggest global warming alarmists ever) have decided to take yet another look at this thing (global warming).......That, and the fact that the models were way, WAY, off.
On the Fact that the U.S. Has Reduced its CO2 Emissions by About 400,000,000 Tons Without a National Policy Aimed at Doing so and at Faster Rate than a Lot of Countries that Do Have Such a Policy
The fact here is that the U.S. has been decarbonizing for well over 100 years now (from wood to coal to oil to natural gas to nuclear, with some hydro thrown in for good measure) and we really don't need a bunch of government bureaucrats to tell us that this as a good thing (not from an emissions standpoint but from an efficiency one). I mean, how insulting is that?
"When there's no news, we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were."......Boy, do I ever miss that guy.
"We simply cannot afford to gamble...by ignoring it. We cannot risk inaction. These scientists who say that we are merely entering a period of climate instability are acting irresponsibly. The indicators that our climate can soon change for the worse are too strong to be reasonably ignored." 1978, Lowell Ponte, "The Cooling"
Friday, March 27, 2015
Yeah, that didn't exactly go over too well with the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who were getting their heads blown off in North Africa and the South Pacific. Not even a little.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
According to energy expert, Robert Bryce, in order for wind energy just to keep up with the increased demand for energy worldwide, we (as in the world) would have to cover 93,000 square miles (roughly the size of the state of Minnesota) with 400 foot-high wind turbines EVERY YEAR. That is madness, folks, MADNESS, and isn't it about time that our politicians a) wised up (as in, educated themselves) and b) told the truth to the American citizens?