Thursday, January 29, 2015

Global Warming Nonsense

This week the meteorologists forecasting an epic snowstorm for the New York City area blew it so badly that they apologized.  You'd think in this enlightened age with computer models forecasting doom decades from now if we don't cut back our carbon emissions that we could at least get a 24-hour forecast right.  

The global warming faithful are quick to say that climate is not weather as if that gives them license to ignore the limitations of computer models.  But we can't do that because global warming proponents base their entire argument of the doom to come on computer models.  As anyone who has worked with computer models know, they are only as good as the information and algorithms they are given. 

The computer models used to predict the weather are simpler than those being used to predict the climate.  Global warming proponents claim that their more complex climate models are better than those used for predicting the weather so we should trust them.  I'm sorry, this is debased logic.  If you can't get the simple right, why should we trust you with the more complex?  Indeed this problem with modeling has led to "Bonini's Paradox" which explains the challenges of simulations that fully represent complex systems.  French philosopher Paul Valéry effectively summarized this paradox in advance when he said, "Everything simple is false. Everything which is complex is unusable" (Notre destin et les lettres, 1937).

It is getting harder for global warming proponents to sustain the myth.  More scientists are coming out to proclaim that the emperor has no clothes.  MIT meteorology professor emeritus Richard Lindzen recently commented on the religious nature of global warming:

“As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical. I think that’s what’s happening here. Think about it, you’ve led an unpleasant life, you haven’t led a very virtuous life, but now you’re told, you get absolution if you watch your carbon footprint. It’s salvation!”

The global warming proponents don't much like us calling them religious.  After all, they are Scientists; and Science can't be wrong!  They say those who oppose the settled Science of global warming are unscientific.  This only serves to shut down the debate; it is futile to argue with someone who is irrational.  What they don't realize is that they have made Science into an idol that will fail them sooner than they realize.

The reason governments and their paid scientific lackeys are pushing the global warming agenda so religiously is that it will be used to level the playing field between nations.  Dealing with global warming will throttle the economic power of the United States and facilitate wealth redistribution on a global scale.  Global warming is a world-wide problem that will require a global government to administer.  And that is coming sooner than most people expect.    

What the global warming faithful should fear is what the Bible says is coming.  "The present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men"   (2 Peter 3:7, NIV).  The only way to escape the real global warming that is coming is to let Jesus Christ in your life before it is too late.

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