April 17, 2014

It's The Sun, Stupid

The following is a video presentation and some tidbits from articles chronicling the efforts of scientists to reverse the damage caused by Gorebots, liars, thieves and assorted and sundry fruitcakes who insist that we're all gonna die if we don't start using roller skates instead of Fords.

Half baked science is the name and global warming is the game.

The Irish times was the only media outlet that covered a climate conference held last year. This conference explored the role of the Sun in determining the Earth's climate. Unfortunatley the Irish Times requires a subscription but extracts from their reporting is available here and here.
The Irish Times, 12 July 2013
The sun is acting bizarrely and scientists have no idea why. Solar activity is in gradual decline, a change from the norm which in the past triggered a 300-year-long mini ice age. We are supposed to be at a peak of activity, at solar maximum. The current situation, however, is outside the norm and the number of sunspots seems in steady decline. The sun was undergoing “bizarre behaviour” said Dr Craig DeForest of the society. “It is the smallest solar maximum we have seen in 100 years,” said Dr David Hathaway of Nasa.—Dick Ahlstrom

The fall-off in sunspot activity still has the potential to affect our weather for the worse, Dr Elliott said. “It all points to perhaps another little ice age,” he said. “It seems likely we are going to enter a period of very low solar activity and could mean we are in for very cold winters.” And while the researchers in the US said the data showed a decline in activity, they had no way to predict what that might mean for the future.—Dick Ahlstrom
How can this happen? Sun activity is pretty much ignored by the UN's IPCC and many of the so-called climate experts. Well, there's a way...

In the above video, Ben Davidson also refers to a hoax perpetrated by several Ph.d's at MIT. Using a software program they wrote to extract various scientific articles from the internet and then reassemble pieces of them into scientific sounding gibberish. Under false names they then submitted and published hundreds of nonsensical articles in scientific journals throughout the world.
[...]The fake papers had been submitted to conferences on computer science and engineering whose proceedings were published in specialised, subscription-only publications, Springer said.

"We are in the process of taking down the papers as quickly as possible," the German-based publisher said in a statement.

"This means that they will be removed, not retracted, since they are all nonsense."

[...]The embarrassing lapse was exposed by French computer scientist Cyril Labbe of the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble.

He also spotted more than 100 other "nonsense" papers unwittingly published by the New York-based Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the journal Nature reported.
How successful were these jokers? One of the phony names used to submit the faux research papers was Ike Antkare.
For a time, "Ike Antkare" ranked 21st on the database's list of most-cited scientists in the world—higher than Einstein, who ranked a lowly 36th.
Story here.

That's how easy it is to get utter nonsense published in a journal read by experts. Those MIT wiseguys operated under the Universal Law of "Throw enough crap against a wall and some of it is bound to stick". Throw it at scientists and politicians and most of it will stick.

Now, put together a scheme to make a few billion dollars, mix it with scientific crap and a bunch of leftist wienies and *presto* we have anthropological global warming.


Kid said...

greenhouse gases at highest measured
Earth cooling last 15 years.

Apply scientific method for a single second.

in the news.

Result? Theory of man mad GW is BULLSHIT !

All ya gotta know.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Funny how I was told we were getting ready to enter another ice age about thirty years ago. That just wasn't going to do as far as Algore was concerned.

LL said...

I will BBQ tonight to join the effort to STOP global cooling.

Fredd said...

My carbon footprint, if you go by the 'spark plug index' (the more internal combustion cylinders you own, the bigger your footprint) is completely through the roof. In a perfect liberal world, I would be frog marched into a gulag, beaten daily and then crucified for my sins against Gaia.

I am trying my best to keep the CO2 levels in the atmosphere as high as I can, as I have a two cylinder lawn tractor to mow an acre of grass. I have a two stroke weed eater and leaf blower to belch noxious fumes into the air, as I am doing what I can to make sure that the greenhouse effect keeps us as warm as possible until the next ice age hits.

Instead of frog marching me into a gulag, you would think I would be marched through the streets on liberal shoulders, hailed as a hero to the planet.

Liberals. Go figure.