Thursday, July 12, 2012

UK Professors - Sky Is Falling!

There’ve been a few hot days this summer and it was noted on NBC-TV (Brian Williams – 10 July) that the first six months of 2012 have been the hottest on record but one of his reporters mentioned that 2011 was cooler than 2010, another warm year.  Neither one mentioned, of course, that there were 21 days in Lexington, Ky., during 1936 that topped out at 100+ degrees. 
But, the manmade-global-warming alarmists are absolutely salivating, constructing their prognostication models and otherwise screaming that the sky is falling account profligate filling of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases, notably CO2, carbon dioxide, which is what everyone exhales, at least those among the living.  It also arises from the oceans, some 73% or so of the earth’s surface about which no one can do anything.

This heat-wave jerked the chain of a gaggle of University of Kentucky professors, none of them in the field of climatology or meteorology but in such other fields as horticulture and forestry.  Yeah…trees and garden stuff, in order to survive, absorb volumes of CO2 from the atmosphere (photosynthesis – ninth-grade science), but the forestry/horticulture folks didn’t advise deep-sixing the malls and parking lots to turn them into trees and cornfields.  Anyway, these harbingers of the catastrophic killing of the earth managed an op-ed piece in the Lexington [Kentucky] Herald-Leader of 11 July, in which they had the gall to give credence to the reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Not to be outdone, the main editorial quoted these worthies in advancing the fact – yeah, FACT – that people are killing the planet, another way of claiming all of us as suicidal.  The editorialist even accused Congress of a “yawning silence” and its consequential imperiling of the planet.  You can’t make this stuff up.  Of course, everyone knows that when Congress does much else but yawn it DOES imperil the U.S., at least.
Back to the UN IPCC!  Remember Copenhagen 2009, the big manmade-planet-killing-convention at which President Obama, fresh from his Nobel Peace Prize speech, and even Speaker Pelosi (with 20 Congresspersons) flew in, as well as about 200 other government apparatchiks from throughout the world.  The expected noteworthy item was probably an apology speech by Obama for the USA’s unspeakable climate-sins, though it can’t hold a candle (no pun intended) to the volumes of crap generated into the atmosphere by the folks (billions of them) in China and India. 
The professors made it plain that only the scientific documents concerning climate that are PEER-REVIEWED are credible.  The IPCC gang comprised the top peer-group in 2009 and before, with its main once-gurus residing in England (East Anglia University) plus a once-guru in the U.S. – Michael Mann of Penn State University. 
Just prior to Copenhagen, through their own e-mails to each other these “peers” accidentally exposed the fact that they had cooked the books in their “research,” making it appear that global warming was happening and primarily a manmade thing.  In the U.S., their work eventuated in the silly cap/trade legislation passed by the House without any of its members actually reading the bill.  It was designed, as Obama promised in 2008, to finish off the fossil-fuel business – coal, gas, oil.  Actually, there has been no consistent trend in the last 12-15 years to indicate global warming, manmade or otherwise, in the first place.  The Copenhagen clambake ended in a shambles…and fourteen-carat embarrassment for Obama and his Pelosi-partners-in-crime.
This is from the Washington Post of 9 July 1971: “The world could be as little as 50 or 60 years away from a disastrous new ice age, a leading atmospheric scientist predicts. Dr. S. I. Rasool of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Columbia says that… .”  Yep, the reason had to do with the burning of fossil fuels.  The fact is that the professional climatologists would probably be the first to claim that the models and theories used in their predictions are not to be trusted.  Empirically, obviously, this is quite true.
The experts claim that from roughly 1000-1500 there was global warming, with around the year 1100 being the hottest and warmer than it is now.  They claim that from about 1500-1900 there was cooling and call that period the Little Ice Age, with around the year 1650 about the coldest. The main form of transportation in both periods was four-footed – horses, camels, elephants…no steam engines, automobiles, power plants, jets or anything using fossil fuels, except maybe to eat.  It’s doubtful that animal flatulence caused either warming or cooling.
As a local matter, the experts claim that the Ohio River was carved during one of the four ice-ages very long ago by glaciers that apparently attacked the South from the North Pole most likely during global cooling that eventually turned into global warming. The point: manmade global warming is a hoax.  Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth could not be shown in British schools until the teacher had pointed out the numerous errors, making it political propaganda, not science.
If there’s even a slight warming trend currently, it’s just part of the cyclical nature of climate.  The best evidence now seems to be a modification in the sun’s relationship to earth, perhaps demonstrated by “sunspots” investigation. Another expert on the NBC News said that there’s no credible scientific evidence that the tsunamis, for instance, in Indonesia and Japan, 2004 and 2011, respectively, were caused by global warming.
The scare tactics politically derive from the effort to bankrupt the agencies producing energy.  That fits the Obama agenda.  There is no need, notwithstanding that gaggle of UK non-climatologists/meteorologists or the editorialists, innocent, ignorant or otherwise, to think people are causing the sky to fall.
And so it goes.
Jim Clark

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