RealClimate vs Me. Part 1

September 17, 2008

The folks at RealClimate, a site that has ‘climate science from climate scientists’ is a great resource for those who buy into catastrophic climate change. It allows them to say, “See, these guys say things are this way, so it has to be true. Ha!”

Don’t get me wrong, those guys are a lot smarter than I am. They also know about a kajillion times more about the climate system than me. So why am I attempting to ‘debunk’ something that they say? Because, my friends, I am something of a Maverick. The original, one could say. I travel on the less beaten path, hoping to forge my own grand way through this melting world.

My main gripe here today is their post entitled “Convenient Untruths.” It’s quite an old post, and it attempts to defend the science in Al Gore’s super terrific movie. As in any case where the ‘science’ in this ‘movie’ is backed up by climate scientists, the results are easily debunked.

So here we go, debunking the debunked. Let’s just hope my debunkment is debunkier than the original debunk. Read the rest of this entry »


.00009 Degrees Cooler; Humans Rights Gone

September 13, 2008

Over in New Hamshire, the rights of our fellow humans have a chance to be seriously infringed upon. The NH Climate Change Policy Task Force, created by Gov. John Lynch, is considering seriously scary government policies.

These include “taxing individuals for each pound of trash they produce; imposing higher automotive registration and insurance rates on individuals who drive more; increasing gasoline taxes; reducing the availability of parking; and establishing ‘Residential Behavior Change Programs’ that would employ community networks to intimidate individuals into ‘making sustained, socially beneficial changes at the household level.'”

Ok, so I’m assuming that this disturbing intrusion into American lives has a cause that justifies the actions. Let’s break this down.

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How to respond to: How to talk to a climate skeptic

September 9, 2008

Confusing title, I know. But in due time it shall all make sense.

Some of you may know of a website called Gristmill (or Grist). It’s labeled with the caption “Environmental News & Commentary.” Sounds pretty awesome, eh?

They have a series there entitled “How To Talk to a Climate Skeptic,” with replies to common arguements used by those such as muah, most with slanted and/or distorted statements of the  actual skeptical position. I checked it out today and was treated to a new article ‘debunking’ the cooling of the past year.

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August RSS Temperatures are in

September 4, 2008

What’s crazy about following global warming science is the way you anticipate monthly temperatures. With the Earth in a cooling trend its doubly exciting, becuase each month that doesn’t heat up is more evidence against catastrophic climate change. I’m like a little kid at the beginning of each month, checking the vast corridors of the worldwide interweb (aka Watts Up With That) to see what our planet’s temp is.

Courtesy of Watts Up With That, RSS has their numbers out.

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“The August 2008 number is  0.221°C lower than in August of 2007 which was  0.367°C”
 – Watts Up With That

So we’re still in a non-warming trend. Have been for almost 7 years. Cool, eh? (pun entirely intended)