Saturday, November 17, 2012

A compliment from Al Gore? 

He went on Reddit, writing as follows:
Hello Reddit, I'll be here from 1:00-1:30pm EST to answer your questions.  I'd also like to take this opportunity to invite Reddit to take part in the Climate Reality Project's 24 Hours of Reality: The Dirty Weather Report. This is a live internet broadcast, intended to unite people around the world in demanding action to address the climate crisis. Despite overwhelming scientific consensus, climate change deniers continue to stand in the way of meaningful solutions and the reality-based community cannot afford to stay silent any longer.

"climate change deniers continue to stand in the way".

That is cheering.  We deniers have stopped the Warmists! Al Gore says so.  Perhaps we should have a few victory celebrations.
There are at least 15 deeply researched separate lines of evidence that all confirm man-made global warming. They are all consistent, each with the others. Every National Academy of Science on the planet agrees with the consensus. The Academies describe the evidence as "indisputable". Every professional scientific society in every field related to climate science and earth science also agree. And 97-98% of climate scientists worldwide most actively publishing also agree. Animals and plants also agree -- in that they are moving their ranges by latitude and altitude to find climate niches similar to the ones in which they evolved. Even if you leave climate science completely out of it and just measure extreme temperatures, the statistical record of global temperatures shows that three-standard deviation events have increased from 0.25% of the time (from 1951-1980) to 10% of the time now. There is as strong a consensus as you will find in science, with the possible exception of the existence of gravity.

Gore goes on above using language no scientist would.  What is "deeply researched"?  You can exert great research efforts, going as deep as the Marianas trench if you like, but if your asssumptions are wrong or your methodology flawed you will still be wrong.  A scientist might have said "rigorously" researched but that would be a large claim for any Warmist research.

And what ARE these lines of evidence?  Can he not name them?  It would be fascinating to hear.  He does name one of them:  That extreme temperature events have become more frequent since 1980.  He neither names the direction of those events nor their magnitude, however, which is a hoot.  About half of those events will be unusual COLD.  And Warmists compare years down to hundredths of a degree Celsius so even tiny and inconsequential changes will make Gore's list.

If that's the best he can do, the prospects for the rest of the "deeply researched" evidence seem very bleak indeed.  The man is a charlatan -- JR


Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The man is a charlatan."

In this case I'll defer to JR's judgment. I've always believed in the axiom that "it takes one to know one". And since, JR is clearly an expert in the subject matter....


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