Monday, September 23, 2013
On Climate Science
As a science, it is quite literally in its infancy. a) The climate models - they could not have been more wrong (placing almost their entire emphasis on CO2, man-made CO2 at that, they hugely overestimated the temperatures, inaccurately predicted a hot-spot in the upper troposphere, and said that the earth's escaping radiation was going to decrease when it has measurably increased). And b) the myriad of other climatic factors that have yet to be factored in (a large chunk of which they haven't even been discovered yet, I would proffer); bacteria, underwater volcanoes, land volcanoes (the fact that we haven't had an eruption over 5 on the VEI in over 20 years), plate tectonics, the PDA (which itself wasn't even discovered until the mid-1990s!), solar flares, sunspots, cosmic rays, planetary perturbations, peat fires, etc.. How anybody could say that anything in this discipline is "settled" is mind-boggling.