Models. Models built by sinecured credentialists for careerist advantage; enabling anti-human busybodies, corporate elites and autocratic politicians to demand policies commanding the lives of ordinary people. That both sets of models, and the ensuing policies, have been failures is not a coincidence. Neither is the refusal of the busybodies, elites, or politicians to apply the… Continue reading What do CAGW and CCP virus have in common?
The Children’s Crusade By the inestimable James LileksThe Climate Panic Movement is all about saving the children who walked out of school to protest and got a three-day weekend. If you argue with the children, you hate science and want them to die when melting seas push a tsunami of hungry polar bears into Nebraska.… Continue reading More like Jihad
Of course, you've already heard this joke: Question: What did socialists use for light before candles? Answer: Electricity. Millions of Californians probably don't think that's funny. California is trending 'third world.' There's syringes and human feces scattered all over San Francisco sidewalks, lice and rats infest Los Angeles municipal buildings with an associated return of… Continue reading The powerless watch their homes burn
A Climate Modeller Spills the Beans "Proper ocean modelling would require a tenfold improvement in spatial resolution and a vast increase in computing power, probably requiring quantum computers. If or when quantum computers can reproduce the small-scale interactions, the researchers will remain out of their depth because of their traditional simplifying of conditions."This is far… Continue reading GIGO
In a post describing social media propaganda techniques Corey Doctorow says the following:"We’re not living through a crisis about what is true, we’re living through a crisis about how we know whether something is true. We’re not disagreeing about facts, we’re disagreeing about epistemology. The “establishment” version of epistemology is, “We use evidence to arrive… Continue reading Properly skeptical?
I had a note from a reader wondering if I wasn't being hyperbolic in my contention that by "sustainability" "Green" fanatics intentionally mean to impose lower standards of living and a forced reduction in human population. We might consider the Malthusian miscalculations of Paul Ehrlich's 1968 book The Population Bomb and his proposals for forced… Continue reading The human pestilence problem
Highly recommended: Mark Steyn's "A Disgrace to the Profession", to anyone interested in the genesis of Michael Mann's Hokey Stick. Steyn's book is not an attack on the idea of AGW, it's an exposé of, arguably, the biggest scientific fraud since Piltdown; and, indisputably, the most consequential. Using the words of scientists who strongly believe… Continue reading What a piece of work is Mann