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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Thank God for boots because the climate change talk is getting deep

Being a global warming believer means never saying you're sorry.


Today's biggest piece of rubbish comes from the Los Angeles Times:
Dspite the accelerated melting of glaciers and ice sheets, sea levels aren’t rising quite as quickly as scientists anticipated. The reason: Continents are absorbing more of the water before it flows into the seas, according to a new study.
Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory figured this out by measuring changes in Earth’s gravity with twin satellites orbiting the Earth in tandem. Over the past decade, thirsty continents have slowed the rate of sea level rise by about 20%, or about 1 millimeter per year, according to the study published in Science.
The force of gravity depends on mass: The more there is, the stronger the gravitational attraction. And on Earth, the only thing heavy enough and mobile enough to affect the planet’s gravity is water, said John T. Reager, a JPL hydrologist and the study’s lead author.
Nonsense.

Continents are not sponges.

The fact is they said the Arctic would be ice-free by 2008 and they were wrong. Totally. Unequivocally. Ice on the Antarctica is expanding. Why not? The continent's temperature rises above freezing for only a few days a year.

"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." --- Richard P. Feynman.

In science, things are or they are not.

Thirsty continents -- oh brother, I am going to need waders.

Physicist Tom Hartsfield pointed to this story and wrote: "Climate science acts like it is fighting a holy war. There are only those who are just and those who must be silenced and stopped at all costs. Anyone who mounts reasonable logical, empirical, or skeptical challenges to the orthodoxy must be ruined, not by counterfactual evidence, but by vicious attack... The crusader mentality of climate researchers leads them away from the factual debate and empirical accounting of sound science. We really deserve more from our publicly funded scientific establishments."


8 comments:

  1. “The land can only hold so much water,” Gardner said. “The expectation is this additional soaking up of water is not going to last forever.”

    That's a pretty glib statement he offers without proof or scientific rigor. To be able to make such a statement, can he say quantitatively how much water the continents can hold? And if the effect is that effective, is it possible the on-going process of the continental land mass taking up water is now actually RESTORING the natural balance of captured water? Can he rule out the possibility that the recent rise in sea levels people have attributed to global warming is NOT actually the result of the continents having disgorged their captured water to levels below their long-term historical levels? This study strikes me as being all wet.

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  2. Read "Watermelons: The Green Movement's True Colors" by James Delingpole. The vast majority of climate change chicken littles and environmental do-gooders are watermelons - green on the outside and red (communist) on the inside. - Elric

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  3. If the ground were absorbing it one would think it would show up in the aquifer system sooner or latter. But everything I see says we're lowering their levels significantly as well depths keep increasing.

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  4. Epicycles are becoming necessary to save the vision.

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  5. Any time I read that the IPCC is the source of a study (like in this article), I know that the study is complete BS, just like NOAA constantly saying that every year is the hottest year on record. BS!

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  6. Science is easy when you start with the conclusion as an article of faith and then just have to make crap up to justify it.

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  7. "The force of gravity depends on mass: The more there is, the stronger the gravitational attraction. And on Earth, the only thing heavy enough and mobile enough to affect the planet’s gravity is water, said John T. Reager, a JPL hydrologist and the study’s lead author."

    As I understand it, there is only a half-assed-to-best guess of how much water there is on the planet. Unless comets and meteors impacting our atmosphere bring in water, that unknown number is not going to change. What I'm saying is, that paragraph I quoted is bogus, filled with bogosity, and wrong.

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  8. If our Congress would quit funding bogus "research" we would hear a lot less of this crazy stuff.

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