Thoughts on Climate

So I don’t watch TV anymore, I mostly work but I do have an amazing new laptop which deserves some kind of purpose in its short life.  The company exploded and we’ve taken on a lot of customers.   I’m actually afraid of inciting another Climategate splash here, not for me but for my fellow employees who deserve nothing but the best. I still have the same ridiculous attitude and still think Michael Mann needs to apologize to Earth for the damage he’s done to our lives.  Not that his now millionaire status will be put at risk for anything resembling the truth.

At the same time, climate still refuses to change.  I mean what the hell, I am an absolute believer in the basic fact that CO2 will “capture” heat and make the planet warmer than it otherwise would have been.  I also fully understand that we DO NOT KNOW the amount of heat it will capture.  Do not know, turned out to be amazingly true since 2009 climategate days, because NOTHING happened.  ZERO.  Still no melting.  Still no change in sea level rise.  Still no increase in tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, floods, shrinking fish, insects blah..blah.. blah…

Complete NOTHING.

How is that possible.   How could I have been so wrong …. and right… at the same time?

Well the answer is that climate stabilization mechanisms are more powerful than anyone predicted.   We have completely FAILED to warm the planet despite our best efforts.  We gave it one hell of an effort, but we failed spectacularly.  The best humans could do is get ourselves confused and upset about a now obvious non-issue. How ridiculous that it took so much of our time and money.  Even worse, common sense is still losing the non-argument.



9 thoughts on “Thoughts on Climate

  1. Nice to see you drop in now and then. I’m with you all the way. The 24 hour a day hysteria, not just about climate change, has worn me down. You may have seen this week the “11,000 scientists warn of climate emergency,” headline which swept around the world and was mentioned in every media outlet, print, TV & internet. It was put out by an advocacy group called Alliance of World Scientists, who published some kind of editorial at an Oxford ‘viewpoint’ website, no research, new or old, just a gathering up. Those 11,000 scientists? They were random readers who signed a petition.

    In essence, this was a fraud, another episode in the madness of crowds. Not one single retraction has been printed in the hundreds of outlets that ran with the story. Not a single reporter vetted any of the thousands of names. I’m sure there may have been some scientists, but there were also sociologists, palm readers, grade school teachers. The vast lot had nothing to do with climate science.

    J.K. Galbraith said the only function of economic forecasting was to make astrology look respectable. Something along the same lines is going on with climate science.

  2. Agree with you fully – “climate change” has been pretty much a nothing burger whose hype has increased exponentially. The misuse of statistical methodology has broadened into new areas such as naive “attribution” of normal weather events to demon CO2. Twitter is too clumsy for good discussions. I miss the good old days of evaluating the research papers on climate audit and air vent…

    1. Well I’ve gotten myself a knew laptop and have been reading up on sea level data sets. I’m a busy guy these days though. When the AirVent started, we had 2 people in our company, now we are well past 100 so blogging feels a little more dangerous. I kind of miss the old days of apoplectic death threats, anti-terrorism squads and psychology papers but miss learning most of all. Still sea level is pretty interesting to me right now and in a comment it sounds like Roy Spencer and John Christy found a huge feedback discrepancy between models and data. Hopefully they will publish soon. I’d like to update the antarctic and arctic sea ice video’s and trends too, this machine can handle the data size.

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