Monday, August 29, 2011
Two Men Say They're Jesus, One of Them Must Be Wrong
Samples from each.
That's Krugman. Notice no links, no names, no articles--no nothing in support.
Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, recently made headlines by dismissing evolution as “just a theory,” one that has “got some gaps in it” — an observation that will come as news to the vast majority of biologists. But what really got peoples’ attention was what he said about climate change: “I think there are a substantial number of scientists who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects. And I think we are seeing almost weekly, or even daily, scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing the climate to change.”
That’s a remarkable statement — or maybe the right adjective is “vile.”
The second part of Mr. Perry’s statement is, as it happens, just false: the scientific consensus about man-made global warming — which includes 97 percent to 98 percent of researchers in the field, according to the National Academy of Sciences — is getting stronger, not weaker, as the evidence for climate change just keeps mounting.
In fact, if you follow climate science at all you know that the main development over the past few years has been growing concern that projections of future climate are underestimating the likely amount of warming. Warnings that we may face civilization-threatening temperature change by the end of the century, once considered outlandish, are now coming out of mainstream research groups.
The science is now all-but-settled on global warming, convincing new evidence demonstrates, but Al Gore, the IPCC and other global warming doomsayers won’t be celebrating. The new findings point to cosmic rays and the sun — not human activities — as the dominant controller of climate on Earth.
The research, published with little fanfare this week in the prestigious journal Nature, comes from über-prestigious CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research involving 60 countries and 8,000 scientists at more than 600 universities and national laboratories. CERN is the organization that invented the World Wide Web, that built the multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider, and that has now built a pristinely clean stainless steel chamber that precisely recreated the Earth’s atmosphere.
In this chamber, 63 CERN scientists from 17 European and American institutes have done what global warming doomsayers said could never be done — demonstrate that cosmic rays promote the formation of molecules that in Earth’s atmosphere can grow and seed clouds, the cloudier and thus cooler it will be. Because the sun’s magnetic field controls how many cosmic rays reach Earth’s atmosphere (the stronger the sun’s magnetic field, the more it shields Earth from incoming cosmic rays from space), the sun determines the temperature on Earth.
That's Mr. Soloman. He's talking about a peer reviewed article in Nature which article certainly seems to be vindicating the once laughed at cosmic ray/cloud nexus theory regarding natural cycles of earth's temperature first propounded in 1996 by two Danes.
One more time: The sun controls the weather and climate here on planet Earth. The so-called greenhouse gas effect is mostly the effect of water vapor in the form of humidity and some types of clouds; and CO2, at .038% of the dry atmosphere has little effect, as its curve is asymptotic and we're already, at 395 ppmv, on the flat part of the curve. By burning the carbon sequestered deep in the earth as coal, oil and natural gas, we have quickly added to the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere so that we are having an effect, but it is a small effect hardly even measurable. Extra CO2 in the atmosphere will be almost completely beneficial. There is no evidence of any positive feedback system involving CO2 and water vapor.
Anyone who tells you differently hasn't been keeping up on current events. Krugman is a sad joke off his field of expertise in international labor relations.