08 March 2008

Global Warming: Politics, Science, Loot

There is a lot more to the "catastrophic anthropogenic global warming" (CAGW) scheme of things than what you typically read in the papers or see on television news. Tonight I focus on the politics, the (uncertain) science, and the loot.

First, politics:
”Many individuals, including a large portion of environmentalists, believe that a purely technological approach to stablizing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere could lead to social apathy towards climate change.

Ted Parsons, a professor at the School of National Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, writes that the promises of air capture could carry a ‘moral hazard’ because political pressure for near-term efforts to curtail climate change may be reduced.

Air capture also addresses one of many factors adversely affecting the environment. The climate crisis is a powerful tool to motivate change - like checking the ever-expanding global population and excessive resource consumption - and if the urgency of climate change is compromised, other environmental projects may fall by the wayside.”

Thus we have the reasoning as to why the science issues on Climate Science have been mostly ignored - the issue is not about climate science. The goal is to use the term “global warming” (with “climate change” used to make the concept cover all aspects of climate) not to ”motivate” change, but to force the public and policymakers to adopt specific policy and political actions that promotes particular agendas. ___ClimateScience
Next, the uncertain science:
"Runaway greenhouse theories contradict energy balance equations," Miskolczi states. Just as the theory of relativity sets an upper limit on velocity, his theory sets an upper limit on the greenhouse effect, a limit which prevents it from warming the Earth more than a certain amount.

How did modern researchers make such a mistake? They relied upon equations derived over 80 years ago, equations which left off one term from the final solution.____DailyTech
Finally the loot:
There’s money to be made by cultivating a green image. And there’s lots of money to be doled out to researchers studying climate change and new energy technologies.___NYTimes
Just ask Al Gore: he, can, tell, you, plenty, of ways to make money on a convenient scam. Not bad, if you have the cold blood to pull it off.

Climate change is a euphemism referring to a jigsaw puzzle that is lacking most of its pieces. Some people can take the puzzle, pretend it is solved and complete, and turn the world into their own private paradise. Woe to the others, though. Everyone else.

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Blogger Snake Oil Baron said...

So now a big problem is that technology threatens to solve the alleged problem of climate change and thus provide us with a 'moral hazard' by depriving us of a 'moral hazard' to worry about. In short, fixing the problem could promote apathy of an apocalyptic proportion.

These people need to start using super glue only in well ventilated areas.

Saturday, 08 March, 2008  
Blogger Bruce Hall said...

Interestingly, I received this comment from an in-law who tends to be left-leaning and may be showing some of the "true colors:"

"By the way, it dawned on me the other day that all the debate about global warming is a red herring. The discussion should be - how we get everyone on the planet to stop blatantly polluting. Whether the planet heats up sooner or later has everything to do with the pollution being generated. Stop debating the impossible calculation about which square mile of the earth is warming vs cooling this year. Speak out against the pollution of land, air, and water. That is something everyone should understand and agree with."

This is a convenient out... if CO2 isn't the problem, then everything else is.

Sunday, 09 March, 2008  
Blogger Ugh said...

It's the loot... It's always about the money.

The question is - how many of our elected officials have a stake in
"Green" companies? This would tie #3 the loot with #1 the politics. We all ready know that #2 the science is tied to #3 the loot for reasons described in this piece. As for the true believers in #1, #2 and #3 I would venture to say none of them are living on a minimum wage salary. In fact they are probably quite well off living hypocritically in their energy gouging McMansions with several SUV's in their 3 stall garages while watching movies about the environment on their mega watt home theater systems.

Perhaps I am being too harsh??? I'm sure the genuinely care about the environment that the other people are ruining.

Sunday, 09 March, 2008  
Blogger al fin said...

No, it truly is every bit as ludicrous as the three of you state.

To top it off, NASA predictions about solar cycle 24 are looking to be widely off the mark. If the sun continues as at present, we may very well be in for a cold couple of decades.

Monday, 17 March, 2008  

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