Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Global Warming Mantra

Well the beat goes on ... The mindless character of the climate change debate is evidenced by the fact that new data that disagrees with the alledged consensus is ignored. This is, of course, not only not science, it is not even sane.

CNS describes the openminded response of our legislators to new data NOT:
"The study, released on Jan. 28 by Kyle L. Swanson and Anastasios A. Tsonis, who are professors in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, found that the Earth has been cooling since 2001 and projected that due to “global variation” the climate would continue to cool for the next 20 to 30 years."

Now of course one article does not a tidal wave make. But notice is it an article about data. Data is what science is about, not opinion, not policy. "My mind's made up, don't bother me with facts" is the behavior that characterizes our legislators. The very fact of the data calls into question the fact of global warming. After a decade of global cooling the chicken littles will likely shift to global cooling and the imminent ice age. Who knows if that will make any more sense than the current mantra?
The short version: We don't know enough about weather to make all this noise. What we do know is that we've had multiple ice ages in the past and we've also had periods with much higher carbon dioxide levels than are here currently long before man was a factor. This suggests that all the current brouhaha is simply hooey.

1 comment:

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Are you trying to confuse folks with common sense? Shame on you!