The Lukewarmer’s Way
Posted by Jeff Id on January 25, 2013
When a climate scientist claims that 2 + 2 =5 and the rest of the scientists tell them it doesn’t, CS turns a blind eye. Michael Mann’s hokey stick nonsense drives those of us who actually read math completely wild. When they add extreme need for compulsory planet wide behavioral change to correct for the new fact that 2 + 2 = 5, those of us who read math are unimpressed. Adding the even less convincing concept that “5” is really bad for your health, education, economic success etc., leaves the ordinarily math-competent individual in a ball of confused tears ;D
However, even in today’s science 2 + 2 does still approximately equal 4, and despite the dragon slayers best efforts, that is more than zero.
Based on this reasoned logic, Tom Fuller has started a new blog based on a lukewarmer’s perspective. Tom is an excellent writer and it is worth checking out.
On lukewarmer status. I still cannot accept my card, not that I would not be happy to. From my perspective, it would be comforting to accept a middle ground on the matter of climate science. Who doesn’t like fresh air or happy non-threatening wildlife? As this blog has endlessly beaten to death, I agree with all of the premise of CO2 warming, I agree that the “recent” data leads to the middle ground, but I’m not convinced that warming won’t actually be greater than the low trends thermometers have been measuring. I’m also not convinced that long term trends won’t be less than we are measuring. So my Id is still stuck without a home, however, were I to bet $1000, I would put it on Tom’s side. Climate does seem to me to have a middle ground with far less damage or consequence than the IPCC has presented, and it looks like GOD might just be putting his thousand bucks on being a lukewarmer as well.
On another subject, we bought a 360 HP Taurus SHO with an eco-boost engine this fall for my wife. At 18 MPG, it is a bit more “boost” than “eco”. Our company has a huge parking lot which is “private property” for me, so I have had a bit of fun over the past several months. I’ve read of some of the extremist climate goofs not lighting pilot lights on their water heaters and not taking showers every day. I wonder if the stinky geniuses would agree that since I am owner of a “green” company that saves more CO2 than they ever will, that it’s ok for me to spend a little extra on fuel…! haha.