Climate change - the POLITICAL debate. (Vol 5)

Climate change - the POLITICAL debate. (Vol 5)

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dickymint

17,000 posts

203 months

Thursday 10th January
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El stovey said:
dickymint said:
Wasting your time Jinx. ‘The four horsemen of the apocalypse’ are just hell bent on ridiculing anything anybody says about their faith. Any question they ask is loaded.
dickymint said:
None of the three reviewers, therefore, had actually read the paper they were ostensibly reviewing"

reminds me of a certain trio in here rofl
Have you just got someone else banned or are your adding skills no better than your fake (boiler) engineering qualifications?
For the last time I’ve never been or claimed to have been a “boiler engineer” and none of my engineering qualifications are “fake” keep digging if it keeps you happy wavey

Diderot

3,980 posts

137 months

Friday 11th January
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El stovey said:
mondeoman said:
durbster said:
Kawasicki said:
Has the apocalypse arrived? No.

That’s all the data I need to disprove the climate science community. It’s like their whole existence depends on them ignoring the plainly obvious.
All the data you need is a prediction from your imagination? A rather difficult position to counter, that one. biggrin

This is one of the laziest and most common strawman arguments; that climate scientists have been predicting an "apocalypse" that never came. They didn't, of course. Science doesn't really operate in that arena.

The reality is: they have predicted pretty much the rather mundane pattern of events that have happened for over half a century. Of course, in any projection you would have extremes of scenarios which is exclusively what the press report on. That's something that happens in all science reporting, sadly, but it's rarely real.

Er, unless you can point to a widely accepted, peer-reviewed paper that actually predicted "an apocalypse"...? smile
El Stovey gets it wrong, again.
Paper provided.
I'll wait for your apology.
Edited by mondeoman on Thursday 10th January 22:45


Edited by mondeoman on Thursday 10th January 22:46
I’m afraid you’ve completely misunderstood the argument.

I’ll try it like this for you,

Poster A - the apocalypse hasn’t arrived as predicted
Poster B - who said there would be an apocalypse by now?
You - look someone said last year, in a few hundred years the earth would be uninhabitable, I win.

They’re arguing about scientists saying the apocalypse would have arrived by now.

You’re arguing about papers predicting stuff hundreds of years in the future.
If this latest diversionary manoeuvre helps assuage your guilt for being PH's number 1 climate criminal, so be it. Ignore the plight of billions of climate refugees, ignore the sound of the planet crying in anguish as it rendered uninhabitable by those capitalist pigs wantonly burning fossil fuels for their own evil profits. Ignore the hypocrisy.



Edited by Diderot on Friday 11th January 01:14

deeps

4,741 posts

186 months

Friday 11th January
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Worth spending 5 minutes on Friday morning to read, with a coffee...

Article said:
Why Big Green energy investors rely on the man-made global warming myth.

Supposedly “green” or “renewable” energy has become a trillion-dollar-plus annual industry that has spawned tens of thousands of new businesses worldwide. The total Climate-Industrial Complex is a $2-trillion-per-year business. Major fossil fuel companies like Shell Energy now have green energy divisions.

These companies are virtually 100% dependent on the politically driven notion of “dangerous manmade global warming and climate change.” The media, public and political establishment constantly recite the assertion that 97% of scientists say the problem is real and manmade carbon dioxide (CO2) is the cause.

However, increased concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere do not lead to global warming and climate change. Carbon dioxide is a trace gas in the atmosphere. The major “greenhouse gas” is water vapor. An intricate feedback system regulates the Earth’s temperature, maintaining immunity from temperature increases and decreases due to such trace gases.

Furthermore, the false notion of CO2-driven climate change is responsible for the potential massive redistribution of wealth from now-wealthy industrialized nations to poor countries. This has led to the corrupt worldwide business of carbon tax credit trading and more money to fund wind, solar and biofuel energy. Green industries should not predicate their business models on false claims about climate change.

They should base their businesses and R&D budgets on the fact that fossil fuels will become less economically viable over the coming decades as easily recovered reserves are depleted. Renewables such as solar and wind cannot provide material amounts of energy required worldwide – and require vast amounts of metals and other materials that are themselves not renewable or sustainable.

Utilities and energy companies must be free to use petroleum, coal, natural gas and biofuels at market-demand costs and must increase nuclear energy production. New sources of high energy density power generation must be created.

Today the “green energy” or “renewables” sector of the power generation industry is driven by the perceived but not scientifically proven notion that carbon dioxide resulting from the burning of fossil fuels and bio-fuels cause “global warming” or “climate change.” This is based on incorrect ideas about the real practical effects that “greenhouse gases” cause when introduced into our atmosphere.

This chart demonstrates in dramatic fashion that there is absolutely no connection between steadily rising CO2 levels and nearly stable to slightly higher average global temperatures over the past four decades.

Water vapor is the gaseous form of water and is by far the most important greenhouse gas. Its spectral absorption is wider than that of carbon dioxide – meaning its absorption of photons from the Sun, as radiated by the Earth’s surface at night, across a wider electromagnetic radiation (EMR) spectrum, causes a higher rise in molecular vibrational momentum, equating to higher thermal rise than carbon dioxide.

Furthermore the water vapor content in the lower atmosphere varies from 100 PPM or .01% to 42,400 PPM or 4.2% – whereas carbon dioxide is ≈ 400 PPM or 0.04% of the atmosphere. That is over two orders of magnitude difference when water vapor is at its peak concentration. This suggests that water vapor has a much greater effect as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Water vapor and clouds account for 90% of greenhouse gas volume in the atmosphere.

It is theoretically possible that carbon dioxide and other non-condensable greenhouse gases like methane, nitrous oxide and ozone can create minute increases in thermal absorption and therefore could increase the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere via a “positive feedback cycle,” leading to warming and an increase in evaporation of sea water. However, the trace amounts of these gases would lead to virtually undetectable and immeasurable temperature and water vapor increases.

Moreover, adding more water vapor to the atmosphere would also produce a negative feedback effect. This could happen as more water vapor leads to more cloud formation. Clouds reflect sunlight and reduce the amount of energy that reaches the Earth’s surface to warm it. If the amount of solar warming decreases, then the temperature of the Earth would decrease.

In that case, adding more water vapor would result in global cooling, rather than warming. But cloud cover does mean more condensed water in the atmosphere, making for a stronger greenhouse effect than non-condensed water vapor alone. It is warmer on a cloudy winter day than on a clear one.

Thus the possible positive and negative feedbacks associated with increased water vapor and cloud formation will largely cancel one another out and further complicate the ability to model these feedback cycles using computer simulation and mathematical modeling.

Many in the “renewables energy” industry will object to this analysis, because they see it as undermining their reason to exist, affecting investor interest and sales opportunities. They miss the key point.

We do need to find replacements for fossil fuels – but not because of “climate change.” The real driver is the absolutely indisputable fact that we are depleting economically viable sources of fossil fuels, while at the same time increasing our demand for energy worldwide. The key term is “economically viable,” because the petroleum industry will be forced to pursue more difficult to recover deposits of oil and natural gas, while also enduring ever increasing amounts of litigation.

Today the only viable energy source beyond fossil fuels is nuclear fission. Our nuclear energy industry must be rebuilt if America is to remain a leader in energy, economic growth and opportunity. We must also continue our research and development in fusion energy which has many advantages over nuclear fission, if it is ever perfected.

We commissioned an objective science-based analysis of solar power as a means to generate 100% of baseload power in the USA based on current demand. The results are clear: solar power for baseload electricity is simply unrealistic. It is a virtual impossibility to power America from solar energy based on the science, let alone the economics, reliability or land and material requirements. Electrifying the transportation infrastructure will increase this impossibility several fold. The same is true of wind power.

We must develop the next generation of very high energy density nuclear power – first nuclear fission, to be replaced possibly by fusion in the mid to late 21st Century. We must also learn to conserve energy and materials better, not to save the planet from man-made climate change, but to give man more time to develop high flux density energy generation science and technology.

In December 2018, both Excel Energy and Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) announced plans to convert to 100% renewable green energy generation by 2050. That is a scientifically impossibility, unless policy makers and environmentalist alike redefine nuclear energy as green.

Why would they make such claims? For Excel boosting stock prices through subsidies comes to mind.

NIPSCO is a government-protected monopoly utility, with Indiana state government guaranteeing NIPSCO a profit of approximately 10% for every dollar it spends. That means NIPSCO has an obvious financial self-interest to engage in costly business practices. Building expensive new power facilities, even when existing facilities are working perfectly well, is one of the most effective ways for NIPSCO to ramp up its spending and guaranteed profits. Of course both companies do so at the expense of consumers, many of whom have no knowledge that their electricity bills are about to rise substantially.

(To learn more about fusion energy, its promise and scientific difficulties facing it, visit our website Fusion4Freedom.com. For information about what energy is and where it comes from, see “Energy Basics: Where does energy on our planet come from?” Go here to learn more about Excel Energy’s deceptive and wholly unrealistic plans – and here for more about NIPSCO’s wholly unrealistic plans.)

Let energy buyers beware. Politicians, activist groups and industrialists are all using “climate change” to increase their power and income. We need to figure out what they’re doing – and fight back.

Tom Tamarkin has been involved with the utility business and energy since 1985. He is founder and president of EnergyCite, Inc, in Sacramento, CA and founder and GM of the Fusion Energy Consortium.
https://greatclimatedebate.com/funding-the-climate-industrial-complex/

durbster

7,314 posts

167 months

Friday 11th January
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El stovey said:
mondeoman said:
durbster said:
Kawasicki said:
Has the apocalypse arrived? No.
Er, unless you can point to a widely accepted, peer-reviewed paper that actually predicted "an apocalypse"...? smile
El Stovey gets it wrong, again.
Paper provided.
I'll wait for your apology.
I’m afraid you’ve completely misunderstood the argument.

I’ll try it like this for you,

Poster A - the apocalypse hasn’t arrived as predicted
Poster B - who said there would be an apocalypse by now?
You - look someone said last year, in a few hundred years the earth would be uninhabitable, I win.

They’re arguing about scientists saying the apocalypse would have arrived by now.

You’re arguing about papers predicting stuff hundreds of years in the future.
Yep. It's not complicated.

Kawasacki implied climate scientists had predicted "the apocalypse" would have happened before now. I asked for a single paper that predicted such a thing.

Nobody has provided one. The two papers posted were both referring to the future; one quite clearly refers to events up to 200 years away.

stew-STR160

7,464 posts

183 months

Friday 11th January
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durbster said:
El stovey said:
mondeoman said:
durbster said:
Kawasicki said:
Has the apocalypse arrived? No.
Er, unless you can point to a widely accepted, peer-reviewed paper that actually predicted "an apocalypse"...? smile
El Stovey gets it wrong, again.
Paper provided.
I'll wait for your apology.
I’m afraid you’ve completely misunderstood the argument.

I’ll try it like this for you,

Poster A - the apocalypse hasn’t arrived as predicted
Poster B - who said there would be an apocalypse by now?
You - look someone said last year, in a few hundred years the earth would be uninhabitable, I win.

They’re arguing about scientists saying the apocalypse would have arrived by now.

You’re arguing about papers predicting stuff hundreds of years in the future.
Yep. It's not complicated.

Kawasacki implied climate scientists had predicted "the apocalypse" would have happened before now. I asked for a single paper that predicted such a thing.

Nobody has provided one. The two papers posted were both referring to the future; one quite clearly refers to events up to 200 years away.
I'm pretty sure the talk of "we have 12 years to save the planet" is not hundreds of years.

gadgetmac

5,861 posts

53 months

Friday 11th January
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dickymint said:
El stovey said:
dickymint said:
Wasting your time Jinx. ‘The four horsemen of the apocalypse’ are just hell bent on ridiculing anything anybody says about their faith. Any question they ask is loaded.
dickymint said:
None of the three reviewers, therefore, had actually read the paper they were ostensibly reviewing"

reminds me of a certain trio in here rofl
Have you just got someone else banned or are your adding skills no better than your fake (boiler) engineering qualifications?
For the last time I’ve never been or claimed to have been a “boiler engineer” and none of my engineering qualifications are “fake” keep digging if it keeps you happy wavey
As with checking the sources of all deniers claims only to find they are dubious in the extreme so the same holds for all of the so-called qualifications they say they hold.

I don't believe any of you are qualified in anything until I see proof. The internet is awash with people on forums misrepresenting themselves (and others) and as we've seen this thread confirms that. As far as I'm concerned you all failed your 11 plus hehe


durbster

7,314 posts

167 months

Friday 11th January
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stew-STR160 said:
I'm pretty sure the talk of "we have 12 years to save the planet" is not hundreds of years.
Putting a sentence in quotes is exactly the same as peer-reviewed science isn't it? biggrin

gadgetmac

5,861 posts

53 months

Friday 11th January
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deeps said:
dickymint said:
None of the three reviewers, therefore, had actually read the paper they were ostensibly reviewing"

reminds me of a certain trio in here rofl
Can't think who you possibly mean, I think I shall call them GED (Gadget, El and Durbs) for future reference. laugh

Cue another barrage of scientific institution diversions. I think I shall name them SID for future reference. Cue GED with SID. laugh
Well as we're throwing acronyms around I think I'll call you and Dicky the double D's. I'll leave you to work out why hehe

El stovey

27,795 posts

208 months

Friday 11th January
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gadgetmac said:
dickymint said:
El stovey said:
dickymint said:
Wasting your time Jinx. ‘The four horsemen of the apocalypse’ are just hell bent on ridiculing anything anybody says about their faith. Any question they ask is loaded.
dickymint said:
None of the three reviewers, therefore, had actually read the paper they were ostensibly reviewing"

reminds me of a certain trio in here rofl
Have you just got someone else banned or are your adding skills no better than your fake (boiler) engineering qualifications?
For the last time I’ve never been or claimed to have been a “boiler engineer” and none of my engineering qualifications are “fake” keep digging if it keeps you happy wavey
As with checking the sources of all deniers claims only to find they are dubious in the extreme so the same holds for all of the so-called qualifications they say they hold.

I don't believe any of you are qualified in anything until I see proof. The internet is awash with people on forums misrepresenting themselves (and others) and as we've seen this thread confirms that. As far as I'm concerned you all failed your 11 plus hehe
First time he’s said he has actually engineering qualifications though.

Real engineers like robinessex won’t be happy. hehe

robinessex

7,332 posts

126 months

Friday 11th January
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El stovey said:
gadgetmac said:
dickymint said:
El stovey said:
dickymint said:
Wasting your time Jinx. ‘The four horsemen of the apocalypse’ are just hell bent on ridiculing anything anybody says about their faith. Any question they ask is loaded.
dickymint said:
None of the three reviewers, therefore, had actually read the paper they were ostensibly reviewing"

reminds me of a certain trio in here rofl
Have you just got someone else banned or are your adding skills no better than your fake (boiler) engineering qualifications?
For the last time I’ve never been or claimed to have been a “boiler engineer” and none of my engineering qualifications are “fake” keep digging if it keeps you happy wavey
As with checking the sources of all deniers claims only to find they are dubious in the extreme so the same holds for all of the so-called qualifications they say they hold.

I don't believe any of you are qualified in anything until I see proof. The internet is awash with people on forums misrepresenting themselves (and others) and as we've seen this thread confirms that. As far as I'm concerned you all failed your 11 plus hehe
First time he’s said he has actually engineering qualifications though.

Real engineers like robinessex won’t be happy. hehe
Why?

durbster

7,314 posts

167 months

Friday 11th January
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Jinx said:
El stovey said:
What do you do for a living jinx?
Data.
You might be interested in this Twitter thread. It's a collection of studies of the relationship between rejection of science and political leaning. It's based on the main topics where science is rejected: vaccines, climate change, GMOs etc.

https://twitter.com/ichiloe/status/108266320300229...

There's a consistent pattern:


Suggesting your view on this is likely to be ideological, not fact-based.

Sources are all in the thread.

This is your field, apparently, so what do you make of that?

Jinx

9,180 posts

205 months

Friday 11th January
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durbster said:
You might be interested in this Twitter thread. It's a collection of studies of the relationship between rejection of science and political leaning. It's based on the main topics where science is rejected: vaccines, climate change, GMOs etc.

https://twitter.com/ichiloe/status/108266320300229...

There's a consistent pattern:


Suggesting your view on this is likely to be ideological, not fact-based.

Sources are all in the thread.

This is your field, apparently, so what do you make of that?
Where's the data? Those are conclusions with graphics. Pretty sure the methodologies for these "survey" based "studies" have already been ripped apart, for example: http://joannenova.com.au/2012/08/lewandowsky-shows...

And remember - correlation is not causation - this applies to sociology as well.

stew-STR160

7,464 posts

183 months

Friday 11th January
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durbster said:
stew-STR160 said:
I'm pretty sure the talk of "we have 12 years to save the planet" is not hundreds of years.
Putting a sentence in quotes is exactly the same as peer-reviewed science isn't it? biggrin
Works for some it seems.

Kawasicki

6,238 posts

180 months

Friday 11th January
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durbster said:
stew-STR160 said:
I'm pretty sure the talk of "we have 12 years to save the planet" is not hundreds of years.
Putting a sentence in quotes is exactly the same as peer-reviewed science isn't it? biggrin
But "we have 12 years to save the planet" is exactly what the UN are publicising, and there is no voiced disagreement from major scientific organisations.

gadgetmac

5,861 posts

53 months

Friday 11th January
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Oceans are warming at an unprecedented rate, 40% faster than REAL scientists previously thought...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=oceans+warming+f...

Just had climate scientists from Southampton Uni on Sky TV explaining it all.

Cooling in some areas but warming in even more areas as the stored energy in the seas increases.

Cue “adjustocine” bullshine from the usual suspects hehe

gadgetmac

5,861 posts

53 months

Friday 11th January
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Actually, wrong thread, apols.

turbobloke

85,448 posts

205 months

Friday 11th January
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China has said it will not approve wind and solar power projects unless they can compete with coal power prices. Beijing pulled the plug on support for large solar projects, which had been receiving a per kWh payment, in late May. That news came immediately after the country’s largest solar industry event and caught everyone by surprise.
John Parnell, Forbes, 10 January 2018

turbobloke

85,448 posts

205 months

Friday 11th January
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gadgetmac said:
Oceans are warming at an unprecedented rate, 40% faster than REAL scientists previously thought...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=oceans+warming+f...

Just had climate scientists from Southampton Uni on Sky TV explaining it all.

Cooling in some areas but warming in even more areas as the stored energy in the seas increases.
It needs to be more robust than the last effort back in 2018.

Coverage said:
Errors have been found in a recent study suggesting the oceans were soaking up more heat than previously estimated.

The initial report suggested that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought.

But a re-examination by a mathematician showed that the margin of error was larger than in the published study.

The authors have acknowledged the problem and have submitted a correction to the journal.
Neither study establishes causality to humans. This aspect is simply assumed/asserted.

durbster

7,314 posts

167 months

Friday 11th January
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Jinx said:
Where's the data? Those are conclusions with graphics. Pretty sure the methodologies for these "survey" based "studies" have already been ripped apart, for example: http://joannenova.com.au/2012/08/lewandowsky-shows...

And remember - correlation is not causation - this applies to sociology as well.
scratchchin

You run to an advocacy blog rather than going to look into it yourself? That is absolutely not what I would expect from somebody who apparently works with data (and I work with data analysts).

The sources and further explanations are all in the thread, as I said.

dickymint

17,000 posts

203 months

Friday 11th January
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durbster said:
Jinx said:
Where's the data? Those are conclusions with graphics. Pretty sure the methodologies for these "survey" based "studies" have already been ripped apart, for example: http://joannenova.com.au/2012/08/lewandowsky-shows...

And remember - correlation is not causation - this applies to sociology as well.
scratchchin

You run to an advocacy blog rather than going to look into it yourself? That is absolutely not what I would expect from somebody who apparently works with data (and I work with data analysts).

The sources and further explanations are all in the thread, as I said.
You doubt the mans integrity? Surprise surpriserolleyes