Saturday, March 20, 2010


The temperatures for this last week of winter, which just ended, were twenty or more degrees above normal for us in Northern Jersey and for most of the Northeast.

So, since the rightwing politicians and Fox News commentators and tea party fulminators used unscientific and illogical reasoning to make a fuss about how Al Gore was wrong and there is no global warming because there were some snowstorms this past winter...

where have they been this past week when we've had SUMMER IN WINTER! By their faulty but nonetheless self-righteous and self-satisfied reasoning, they should all be shouting from the rooftops how Al Gore must be vidicated! Because one week of temperatures in Winter that we should only have in summer proves global warming is a reality!

By their inane logic. But then, inane or any other kind of logic isn't what they're about. Proving themselves always "right" is their process, no matter how convoluted the reasoning or unscientific the basis is for their arguments. Remember how smug they all were only a few weeks ago because it snowed in winter in DC and New York etc.?

God they're insufferable, aren't they?


JIm said...

I'll tell you insufferable. Fraud, supression of contra and contradictory scientific results and purposefull destruction of data on which the climate scare progressives/communists/Marxists of the world are attempting to use to destroy free enterprise, and democracy to be replaced by more government control of every day life.

JIm said...

We woke up to a foot or so of the white stuff in Denver. It seems to be heading your way. You probably should not put the snow shovel in storage yet.

AlamedaTom said...

Lal: You, I, and countless others are appalled by the rampant anti-science attitude in this country. This brought to mind a great book I had forgotten about: "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" by Carl Sagan. He published it in 1996. The whole book is about the rejection of proven science and the substitution of denial and kooky arguments in its place. If you are interested, here is the Amazon link to the book, which is still available in paperback:
Oh,and while I'm at it, here is a link to video of Sagan in 1989 (over 20 years ago!)explaining global warming and warning us of its danger:


JIm said...

Science is good. The Global Warming or Wierding as Mike is want to say, is based more on a strange religion and fraud than the "Scientific Method". Tom, go back another 10 to 20or so years and you have the Newsweek cover with the coming Ice Age and "Silent Spring" spring with the DDT scare which resulted in the Malaria death of millions. It is amazing, how much harm is done through one, would hope are the good intentions, of liberals.

tpw said...

Dear M:
The crazy right, by definition, is not interested in rational, reality-based knowledge and information. (Although I must admit it's always baffled me a bit as to why climate change, whose disastrous effects will not be dispensed in a partisan fashion, is a political issue. I guess, like the evolution-deniers and creationists, these people are just dumb.)

JIm said...

Your outrage would be better directed to warming scientists and "Hockey Stick" Gore and his supporters, who have misrepresented climate history like;
1- Roman warming periord that supported the expansion and wealth of the the Roman Empire,
2-The Medieval Warming period of the Vikings that allowed farming in Greenland and wine growing in Britain.
3-the 500 year Little Chill from the 1350's to approximatley 1850.

All the above occurred before the Industrial Revolution.

Here is the story of the chief so called global warming scientist, who had to step down because of the fraud and non scientific practices of the research upon which the UN report on global warming was based. The chief UN Global Warming scientist from India also had to resign.

Written by Rebecca Terrell
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 20:00
One of the leading Climategate researchers, Dr. Phil Jones, is “standing aside” as Director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Great Britain while an independent review board investigates the case. Jones has earned an internationally infamous reputation as the author of several incriminating e-mails hacked from a CRU server in November, among them one stating he “just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e. from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.” The UEA announced Jones’ temporary departure in a press release published on the university’s website.

Robert G. Zuckerman said...

Whether or not global warming can be verified, as I said before there can be no argument, left, right, center, up, down, tea, coffee or water, that the past century or so has seen exponentally increased consumption, population growth, pollution, toxification, deforestation, ozone depletion, cancer and the like, and that it is imperative and imcumbent upon us (meaning all of humanity) that we take immediate measures to undo the damage that has been wrought. In the vast scheme of things, our era is but a flash in the pan of eternity, of ice ages and warm periods, so who knows? But while we're here, for ourselves and future generations, so called green consciousness is absolutely necessary and imperative, and will reduce suffering on our planet for ours and future lifetimes.

harryn said...

and the earth was created 10,000 years ago ...

God said, "Insufferable, aren't they?"

JIm said...

We have had this conversation before. Other than the ozone depletion, conservatives and liberals agree. I believe I read recently that the ozone over the Antartic was closing, but I am not sure and do not want to make a big deal about it. We have to limit and regulate polution but we should seek a balance that does not destroy the economy, increase unemployment and increase our need for imported energy. Not all domestic carbon based energy is bad and overly poluting. The best arbitor of the enviroment is not necessarily the government.

And Paul, what is really insufferable is government mandates and intrusions into private lives. This day Democrats took a great leap forward in their goal of control over every day American life.