Warming Schwarming

We’ve had a lot of fun mocking the believers of manmade global warming over the last few days. And why not? After all it’s been raining frozen iguanas and we’ve had the longest cold snap in this neck of the woods in years. But the truth is that this cold weather does not disprove what I call “the incredibly flexible theory.” This cold spell could simply be a freak thing that doesn’t mean anything one way or the other.


You see, you can’t make sweeping statements about something as complicated as global weather patterns based on one or two observations. We are talking about 4.5 billion years of history, most of it without any instruments to measure temperatures and without humans to do the measuring.

Temperatures on earth are the result of a complex equation that includes many, many variables, the most important of which is the varying radiation emitted from THE SUN.

My prediction for the next decade is that eventually there will be enough data points to poke giant holes in the incredibly flexible theory and we’ll find many more instances of so-called scientists covering up data that is “inconvenient” their version of the “truth”. Until then, stay warm.

4 thoughts on “Warming Schwarming”

  1. Less than that. We are talking about global temperatures. Unfortunately the general public is so illiterate when it comes to science that they are easily manipulated. For example there is no doubt that Miami is warmer today than say 50 years ago. And there is no doubt that this is a result of manmade activity. The paving over of large sections of land and removal trees causes temperatures to rise locally. That’s not what this debate is about. It’s about whether the entire planet is warming or cooling and whether or not humans are even partially to blame. Historically scientists have seen warming as good for humanity. It has been extended periods of cooling that have been catastrophic for humans and animals. Up until about 20 years ago many scientist believed we were headed toward global cooling. And the fact is that events that have nothing to do with man could bring about much colder (and more dangerous) temperatures. For example a major volcanic eruption could put a layer of ash into the atmosphere worldwide that could lower temperatures by a few degrees worldwide. The result would undoubtedly be loss of life due to famine and exposure etc. The possibility of this happening is much greater than a catastrophic rising of sea levels that would take decades to happen if it does happen. This whole thing would be funny if it wasn’t so serious a threat to industrialization and modernity.

  2. You hit the nail right on the head, Henry. The only thing I would say is that Miami (and practically every other urban center) is warmer today than 50 years ago LARGELY as a result of manmade activity. Natural cycles have also contributed. For example, Miami’s temperatures were warmer in the 1940s than in the 1970s despite the fact that urbanization was no doubt greater in the 1970s. You have natural cycles superimposed on manmade and other factors.

  3. we’ll find many more instances of so-called scientists covering up data that is “inconvenient” their version of the “truth”

    Already happening…NASA’s GISS massaging data in Bolivia, and Michael Mann caught doing it for Phil Jones.

    Additionally, ice breaking going on in the Potamic and Antacostia Rivers outside of DC.

    Then there’s the IPCC scientist who things we could be in for a few decades of cool. The thing to ask here is how come your models all predicted a continuous warming trend and showed no signs of any significant dips in that trend, and why should we trust them any further than we can spit?

    All stolen from Ace of Spades contributor Krakatoa.

    I agree that when push comes to shove, one data point here or there doesn’t matter. On the other hand, they have a saying in Chicago: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.

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