A new election is coming and thankfully nobody is claiming that they will lower the ocean level this time. My taxes are still insanely high and as a business owner, I’m expecting to be hammered in a very impressive way by the non-paying public for my reprehensible misdeed of trying to make money. Yes it’s a shame that I’ve worked so hard, but this has turned into a country of the entitled rather than the empowered. No we did not build our success, our company simply sprung into existence on its own by random chance.
That isn’t what the post is about though.
This post is about blogging on something as stupid as global warming. I mean, why would someone so driven, so consumed with other avenues in life, spend time on a subject that draws personal critique on blogs, ridicule in the media, libelous accusations in the journal of Psychology, and global governmental enforcement attention, all on a matter which should be purely science?
It’s simple – maybe.
First, I know that I am regularly disappointed with the poor quality of thinking from the public. How can we possibly believe that running a windmill or 100 of ’em can compare to a coal or nuclear plant? It is beyond my ability to grasp the logic. Why don’t people understand that we don’t know the real damage from CO2 is, but do know the real damage from lack of energy (e.g. Zimbabwe)? Why is there no recognition of the opportunity for blatantly obvious health/life/environmental advantage to huge amounts of low cost energy?
Very poor quality thinking in my opinion but it gets worse.
When the Mullers come out with the idea that because they generated a temp curve from the same data as everyone else, that they have somehow proven Co2 warming as well as attribution, it left my jaw in my lap. They play themselves as scientists yet rational logic does NOT lead from temperature to attribution. Of all things, attribution of temperature change in climate science is known to be absolutely unknown. Unless you are a Muller or a skydragon. Yet somehow these amazing people make the ridiculous sandwich board claim to know that 100% of the land temperature change is manmade – with unequivocal certainty. IMO, stupider is now an official word. They get away with it because the left-wing media and government funded scientists want them to. No reasoned thinker could stand by and accidentally miss how the amazing Mullers solved the attribution dilemma for the IPCC.
But the now enlightened Mullers know truth, and they are happy to tell anyone who will listen that through amazing science they have discovered the truth. I, and many other skeptics, got the same temperature answers on blogs as the Muller BEST curve — well before they did. It didn’t change any of our opinions on global warming doom to my knowledge. The answer only affected the Mullers.
No they are not being logical — in case you were still wondering, and that is disappointing.
So when I see a mannian (lowercase) curve, and I recognize that the data is nothing but regressomatic noise, it leaves the same sick feeling in my stomach as those who don’t recognize the future hell our government is intentionally creating in the US. Just look at the government spending vs income and you should realize it cannot continue. You cannot spend 75% more than you take in for any length of time, yet somehow the question of whether it should continue is a 50-50 proposition in the public’s mind. You also cannot tax your way out of the problem because we already sport some of the highest taxes in the world and there ain’t enough income left to tax. Sorry MSNBC.
What kind of world is this when such simple logic cannot be followed? The Muller stuff is simply more of the same dogmatic nonsense disguised as science that most humans cannot parse. The Muller’s know these facts so I spend time wondering how they rationalize their true intent, until I stop caring.
This all ties together in my mind under the guise of wrongthink. When people don’t recognize that on average our own nature dictates that tough life choices lead to optimal solutions, we refuse to recognize our very nature. Living according to what we are is not an easy path. It’s the same kind of math which drives evolution. Governments don’t need to hide the weak from tough situations, they need to expose them to the hardship and let the people show the world if they are truly weak. A driven person is a very hard thing to stop and when exposed to one of these same “weak” people who thinks something needs to be done, I would suggest that you get out of that persons way. A thinking public would recognize that people need saving from impossible situations, not tough ones, but politicians have long ago figured out a different self-empowering mathematical balance.
At this point, it is unlikely that I will lose the money war because politicians will eventually need $$ from business again, but I feel very sorry for those who will not be given a reasonable opportunity to succeed. Our population is impregnated with small beaten down minds filled with CNN redistribution nonsense. They are left with weak hearts centered on racist or other victimization dogma, and give thanks to uncle Sam for writing tiny checks to them in exchange for jobs they otherwise would have had. When you vote for a politician in the hopes that you will get a check from them, free health care, welfare without a work requirement, larger pensions, something is horribly wrong.
So it was almost exactly 4 years ago, on a sunny August day just before a presidential election, that I was sitting on the carpet in a nearly unfurnished house, and wrote my first blog post. I didn’t know what this blog would turn into but there was a little steam I had to let off. People were about to vote for a man with a golden tongue who was promising to do his best to change America by giving the poor other peoples money — and voters fell for it.
“Once the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic.” – Benjamin Franklin
Most people still think old Ben was a smart guy, though there is probably some wrong-think style discussion on the matter, I’m on Ben’s side.
So I started a climate blog, because in my opinion, people needed another scientific conservative who can understand math and is willing to accept the data for what it is. I truly don’t care if the warming from CO2 is worse than the IPCC predicts. I don’t give one methane filled fart! If that is the case, it would be nice to know so that we can find a true solution (not carbon exchange nonsense). If we need a solution, and I’m not at all convinced that we do, then we need one which doesn’t involve the attempted destruction of same the economies which gave us the power to warm the environment in the first place.
I also like puzzles and many climate claims are simply puzzles to be considered. So far, in my 4 years of puzzling, I’ve found nobody who really knows the answer on the future of climate. There have been plenty of people who claim to know the answer in all different directions across the whole spectrum from skydragons to Muller with the IPCC awkwardly positioned in between, but when examined closely, these people don’t really know the future either.
So why climate?
I’m not entirely sure but at least in part it is because you can’t spend your life being mad at the world for acting stupid, but you can spend a few cathartic hours pointing out the idiots.
I’m feeling better already.