Thursday, July 03, 2008

Climate Change: A plot to breed new Masters Race

Brett Stephens of the WSJ somehow got the masses onto his couch to listen to it's global warming neurosis. Then he wrote a 450 word thesis explaining there is no such thing as global warming, only the mass belief in it.

It's true. He wrote it. He's serious. And the Wall Street Journal published it.

Three explanations are offered for free, by Brett. Brett Stephens of the WSJ. (G'day Rupert. Those 'ud be your fingerprints. I see you got to the WSJ, finally.)

One. Belief in AGW is engineered by socialist plotters with UN sympathies seeking to restrict breeding to college educated women. I kid you not. Brett Stephens spotted this first.

Two. Belief in AGW is theologically explained because there's a flood involved. Er,... and... Because James Hansen sounds like this: "And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart."

Three. There is a psychological explanation. People are psychologically predisposed to paying penance. At the secular level. Instead of enjoying prosperity we are looking for something to be guilty about, so we invented global warming and the carbon tax / carbon sink indulgence.

So those our beliefs, apparently. He didn't offer up a recommendation, choose the neurosis that fits you best.

But, before you freak-out, here is reality by Brett Stephens. The reasons why AGW ain't real:

NASA now begrudgingly confirms that the hottest year on record in the continental 48 was not 1998, as previously believed, but 1934, and that six of the 10 hottest years since 1880 antedate 1954.

It's global warming we are talking about. You seem to think the continental 48 constitutes the globe. A trap for young players, and fast-ageing Presidents; 1998 was the hottest for the rest of us 5.97 billion people living outside the continental 48 thank you very much.

Anyway, it's not about the extremes or short term variations. The need to be removed with moving averages to reveal the underlying trend, as Skeptical Science soberly tells us in Did global warming stop in 1998?

Data from 3,000 scientific robots in the world's oceans show there has been slight cooling in the past five years, never mind that "80% to 90% of global warming involves heating up ocean waters," according to a report by NPR's Richard Harris.

It's an interesting report, read it. It doesn't say global warming has stopped as Brett claims. It says that we thought the heat measured above sea level and on land was going into the oceans. But the National Center for Atmospheric Research's diving robots aren't measuring that, opening up some interesting questions.

This is enough to conclude AGW is not real. For Brett Stephens. As for the explanations he offers us for our beliefs, I can relieve him of his delusions:

One. Socialist are not plotting to use global warming to breed the Masters Race from swotty women.

Two. James Hansen does not sound like Genesis. Or Black Sabbath.

Affluenza guilt? Why didn't we first latch onto global warming back in 1988 then?

our. You've lost the right to credibly use the word alarmist to describe anyone but yourself. And of your ilk.

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1 comment:

Scam said...

You've shattered my illusions now - I was kinda looking forward to seeing a master race of head-banging mermaids :(