Thursday, February 27, 2014


These Things Don't Exist

Jeffrey Kluger, whom I had never heard about before (probably because he writes for Time magazine), takes on Charles Krauthammer over Krauthammer's balanced but well reasoned article a week ago here. Kluger's trying to punch way above his intellectual weight, emphasis on 'trying.' Here is one stupid thing he writes:

The fact that has become inescapable for those who have indeed followed the research, who may have even read at least a few of the scientific papers (and not just the abstracts of those papers—that’s cheating—the whole thing, beginning to end, intro to data-crunching to conclusion) is that virtually no legitimate climate scientists ever claim to know exactly what will happen in 20 or 30 or 50 years. For a long time, in fact, climate science has been built on two core truths: that the climate is changing, driven in meaningful ways by human greenhouse emissions; and that the climate system as a whole is far, far too complex to be modeled or understood with anything like absolute certainty. (Emphasis added).
Ignoring the weasel word "exactly," (the scientists give ranges for their 30 to 300 year 'non-existent' predictions) then these things below are mere figments of my imagination:

I agree that the climate changes, slowly over time. I agree that the near .01% CO2 we've added from fossil fuel burning since the turn of the century (19th to 20th C) has had an effect on global average temperature. But you have to believe the models to think that the human caused heating is meaningful and the models are 97% wrong. See below.


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