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Burt Rutan on Global Warming

Posted by Jeff Id on January 1, 2010

Christmas is over and I feel several vent’s coming on again. After climategate, it’s impossible to read some of the junk being done by these fake scientists and not want to punch someone. I’m completely uninterested in taxation and ignorant socialist government. The health care lies going on in congress still have a 40% support level. There are still people who want cap and trade, and can’t take time to understand what’s going on. Why are people so head in the sand ignorant?

Anyway, instead of subjecting you poor victims to a proper vent, these links were sent to me by email from L. Gardy LaRoche on a presentation by Burt Rutan. It’s a good presentation for those who are concerned about global warming by an individual who knows how to read data.

Mr. Rutan shows he’s done his homework and basically rails against the manipulation of data, false conclusions and takes several shots against consensus argument (one of my favorites😉 )

If you haven’t seen the climate data yourself, it’s not the overwhelmingly convincing data you would expect.

25 Responses to “Burt Rutan on Global Warming”

  1. Squidly said

    You may also like to check out a recent post of an interview with Fred Singer here

  2. Squidly said

    And another of UK Independence Party Leaders here

    Happy New Year!!

  3. Harry Eagar said

    Rutan needs to go to school on Rowland’s theory. Rutan does not understand it.

    I gave up on him after a while. Too conspiratorial.

    It’s hard to find people who don’t go overboard on the critique, which is why I read Jeff’s stuff. Well, not the screeds against ignornant socialist government, but the data analysis.

  4. Jeff Id said

    #3 I’m not going to take issue with criticisms of Rutan’s grasp of the technical issues. He did pretty well for a guy without a climate blog – hehe. But it doesn’t take an open conspiracy for people to realize who pays the bills.

    Why can’t it be what it is, a government paid advocacy of a preferred position which expands government control? We see endless examples of systematic repression of disagreement, endless examples of massive funding AND the gift of control (power) for agreement. It doesn’t mean that if you change your position you get power and money, it means that if you start with a certain position you get power and money. When do we start to look at the possibility that people aren’t being honest?

    When you are wealthy enough, conspiracy to do wrong for your own benefit doesn’t require discussion — only support.

  5. Harry Eagar said

    Why cannot people just stop after showing the errors in the pretend analysis? Why cannot AGW just be a crazy mistake, like Prohibition or repealing the Glass-Steagall Act?

    Neither one of those made any money for the people pushing it (although the people pushing to repeal G-S thought it would).

    Someday the minority who have spotted the jokers in AGW are going to want to have the uncertain middle come over to the skeptics’ side. If they get the idea that it’s only a baby step from doubting the hockey stick to raving about plots for One World Government, they will be a lot less ready to re-examine the issues that count.

    I was struck, reading Volokh Conspiracy right after the CRUtape letters came out, how many educated people admitted they had never really paid any attention to the GW arguments. Not surprised, but struck by how many would admit it.

  6. Geoff Sherrington said

    Just for the record, in year 1953 my Dad and I made a rooftop solar hot water system. The copper plate was 4 x 1.5 yards, under glass panels. The 200 gallon tank was insulated with wartime surplus greatcoats. We were only 19 degrees S of the Equator and it still went cold in winter. The plans came from CSIRO who used to be ahead of the game. No message, just gossip.

  7. Motorhead said

    Remember, even Carter got 41% of the vote in the 1980 election – you all remember how BAD things were then! In 1984, with the country well on its way to improving Mondale got 40%. In 1988, Dukakis got 45%. The eighties were a decade of massive recovery, tax cuts, and standing up to the Communist menace, and the media fought alongside the enemy every step of the way.
    Yet that’s how absolutely stupid our voters are. Some of them will never crawl out of the swamp of Liberalism.

  8. George said

    If he came out AGW, Branson would kill his project.

  9. George said

    Meant, if he came out anti-AGW, Branson would kill his project.

  10. Ron H. said

    Happy New Year to all! Thanks, Jeff, for helping keep us sane in a world gone bonkers. (I’ve been waiting a long time for a chance to use that word)

    Jeff, if you really don’t understand how people can still want cap & trade and appear to have their heads in the sand, I challenge you to spend a week getting all your news from network TV and MSNBC.

    (a week passes)

    Now, how do you feel? Do you have any Brain cells left?

    For people without any other sources of information, there is only one message. “We must act now before it’s too late!” They are subjected to an unending torrent of BS, and they know no other way.

  11. greg2213 said

    Very nice set of videos and I can’t say I heard any conspiracy talk. A remarkable lack of it, actually. Loved the “Rutan Administration” remark. I may have to watch them again and jot down all his quips.

  12. NamtoborWolley said

    A PDF containing the slides used in the presentation can be found here:

    http://rps3.com/Files/AGW/Rutan.AGWdataAnalysis%20v11.pdf

  13. Joe NS said

    The most telling observations by far in the Rutan presentation were his remarks about a certain company that stood to make a lot of money from the parts of the cap-and-trade bill dealing with future home sales.

    Exxon doesn’t own a television network and all its subsidiary networks. A certain company sure does. And when that network and, in particular, one subsidiary of that network is gripped by anthropohobia to the virtual exclusion of competing points of view, you do not have to be overly sensitive to behind-the-scenes conspiracy to think “Hmm” long and hard.

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  15. Arn Riewe said

    #13

    I was proud to work for GE for 8 years during the 70’s in the Jack Welch era. His brilliance in planning and implementation built a true powerhouse with a vast increase in shareholder wealth. By contrast, Jeff Immelt has presided over a 75% destruction of market capitalization during his reign.

    Most notable over that period was the change if focus from competitive core businesses that maintained a #1 or #2 position in their markets to one that seems to be focused on rent seeking through positioning itself to be a beneficiary of government regulations.

    To be precise, GE has sold it’s controlling interest in NBC Universal to Comcast. They now own 49% of NBC. I wouldn’t be surprised if part of the consideration was to lower it’s profile in the broadcasting business to escape the linkage of proactive broadcasting to support its business objectives. Still, 49% means you do have some influence.

  16. […] It's hard to find people who don't go overboard on the critique, which is why I read Jeff's stuff. It doesn't mean that if you change your position you get power and money, it means that if you start with a certain position you get power and money. Neither one of those made any money for the people pushing it (although the people pushing to repeal G-S thought it would). If they get the idea that it's only a baby step from doubting the hockey stick to raving about plots for One World Government, they will be a lot less ready to re-examine the issues that count. Jeff, if you really don't understand how people can still want cap & trade and appear to have their heads in the sand, I challenge you to spend a week getting all your news from network TV and MSNBC. Most notable over that period was the change if focus from competitive core businesses that maintained a #1 or #2 position in their markets to one that seems to be focused on rent seeking through positioning itself to be a beneficiary of government regulations. read more […]

  17. d55may said

    GE has its hands in every bit of policy and legislation coming out of the White House. It should be against the law, after all didn’t they charge Blago for selling a seat? Our own President is selling our country. Anybody remember that GE was or is still involved with Iran.

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  20. John P from MN said

    I have told many contacts for several years that it was only an amount of time that the truth on the Alarmists’ would be drug out in the light on there shady claims that there was a looming disastor from AGW. You can only hide so long in a House made of Straw. The screw is finally turning and their BS is being shown for exactly what it is. We may have had a little global warming on the last 150 years (that is even in dispute when you re-move the UHI (for example in Rural MN. it is -17F below zero as I type and is 5F degrees above in Minneapolis 90 miles north of me) and some of the extra few tenths of warming can be attributed to Co2. But there is no immenent disastor from the tiny bit of warming from co2. And considering man flourishes more with a warmer Earth, food production rises and lives are saved. When at the same time a colder earth would be a true immenent disaster awaiting man and the earth, famines would be rampant leaving much of man to starve as well many species of animals. May I ask what is the ideal tempreture for the Earth? Does any of the Alarmist have an answer for that? I would presume it would be higher than today. Also higher Co2 levels would spur more food production as well. So again what is the ideal Co2 level? I am a farmer and am hoping for higher Co2 levels and a warmer Earth, but there is nothing I can do about it. I just hope we don’t slip into a colder Earth which truly would be a disastor that no one would want……..John…….

    Good History lesson here http://joannenova.com.au/globalwarming/climategate/history/2009.12.23_climategate_30_years_in_the_making_banner.pdf

  21. Dr. DoOM said

    Burt Rutan is a rare bird – a man who’s bet his life numerous times on his own grasp of reality. There are very who shaped aviation history for so many years with aircraft of his own design and manufacture that he test flew, too – and lived to tell the tale. He may be the only old, bold pilot.

    For anybody who enjoyed Burt’s vid, I’m sure you’ll enjoy Nobel Prize winner Kary Mullis – he’s not just brilliant – he’s also hilarious.

  22. Dr. DoOM said

    oops- would help if I post the link…

  23. Environmental issue is always been a good topic. It portrays the negative aspects of human activity. Global warming is one of the result of it. I do think that if everyone of us has an exact knowlegde on how to conserve and recycle things we can fight against it.

  24. Nate said

    Why are these people so afraid of conspiracy but not afraid that corporatations which have become more powerful than many countries would conspire to turn energy use to their favor? The most profitable corporations have been oil companies and Raton singles out GE just because it owns a TV channel so he can backup his view on AGW. What about companies that are making money on oil, why doesn’t this guy open his eyes to the damage they do in the developing world, such as Nigeria? He’s terrified of govt(says he carries a gun) but he will trust an oil corp? Blows my mind.

  25. Kan said

    Nate #24

    “The most profitable corporations have been oil companies…”

    I think if you look at it honestly, you will find that oil companies have been really pretty bad investments over the last 30 years, due to their low profitability.

    But the sound bite is good.

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