Change You Can Believe In
Posted by Jeff Id on April 19, 2009
The following is excerpts from the technical support document from the EPA leading to the building to the regulations on climate change. I have to say this is unfortunately for me, another political post but global warming is political. I would encourage anyone interested to read the whole happy document at this link HERE.
Steve McIntyre has a quieter discussion of the issues in this document at Climate Audit.
As it is a political post, keep the comments reasonable. That’s about it.
I’ve clipped a bunch of sections from the paper which caught my eye. There is plenty more at the link above, I got tired.
Let’s not forget that last point. All IPCC senereos show sea ice loss. What will they say if ice grows?
I wonder what Dr. Deep Climate would say about the curve fits in the above graph. This is about one of the most disingenuous presentations of temperature data I’ve seen anywhere and it’s THE featured temperature graph for policy makers. The intent and political bias of the author is clear. I’m sure I don’t need to point out the problems with the curve fits to this crowd though.
And of course one of my favorites, the proxy based temperature reconstruction. IMO everything on this graph is crap, including the exaggerated temperature trend stopping in 2001. These curves are artifacts of the mathematics used. I can say that because the only way to turn those noisy proxies into this is to sort them by what you’re looking for. The resulting shape of the reconstruction is the same always, (right to left) a sharp dip followed by a slow recovery.
Some day the truth of this will become common knowledge and those who make hockey sticks will be scorned throughout science like priests of the middle ages.
We know what the ice curves look like, does anyone here think these photos might be a slight cherry pick??? Jeeesus!
Policy makers don’t know this stuff but they don’t care either, it’s a chance to expand their power.
This just sounds like a bunch of horsecrap ad-libing so I put it in. You can see the dolts in congress remembering that warm spell one day and the two watt bulb turning on in their heads.
This last paragraph is one of the most scary, the govt. claiming to predict the outcome of policies on society based on computer models. If this had any chance of working we shouldn’t need to vote anymore. Socialists believe in this kind of thing for ‘enhancing’ government policy. This will probably be one of the next big battles after we’re done loosing the AGW battle.
Actually I’m optimistic that AGW will die a sad death. It will however come long after the politicians are done making idiotic rules that do nothing for us except harm the economy and provide additional mechanisms for corruption. Anyone want to guess weather or not the rules will be repealed after it’s discovered they are unnecessary?