Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Moron,...um, No, Wait... More On Al Gore

Did you see that His Incredible-ness, Al Gore, has decided that he needs to have an awareness telethon for Global Climate Change Whatever They Call It This Week?  Story here 

So.. Al owns a TV network that belches this nonsense 24/7/365; GE/NBC/CNBC/PMSNBC/The Weather Channel runs green week on almost endless tape loop to advertise their products, the greenies own the press, the White House, and most of the Senate, so that we hear about being "green" and reducing our carbon use roughly every 10 femtoseconds of every freaking day... and he still can't compete with those "well-funded deniers"? Face it, Al, maybe you're just not a very effective communicator.

And maybe, Al, Americans are fairly sophisticated about snake oil salesmen and folks know when we're getting, well, a snow job? 

Global Warming protest in Minnesota.  

About 14 months ago I wrote a post called "Imagine There Is Man Made Global Warming"  It's a bit long to quote here, and the intervening year has changed some of the legal stuff, but let me excerpt a little here (edited):
In a pretty nifty piece of do-it-yourself science, World Climate Report determined the amount of CO2 required to raise the temperature of the globe 1C.  It takes ~14,138 million metric tons (mmt) of CO2 emissions to raise the atmospheric CO2 concentration by ~1 ppm and it takes ~125 ppm to raise the global temperature ~1ºC. So multiplying ~14,138mmt/ppm by ~125ppm/ºC gives us ~1,767,250mmt/ºC. To the precision we know such things, that's more like 1.8 million mmt (1.8 million million metric tons).

There has been talk about reducing the US CO2 output by 80% of its current levels ... The 2005 carbon output was about 6000 mmt, so 80% below that is 6000-4800 or 1200 mmt. 4800/1,800,000 per degree is .0027C. So if you took 150 million average, mid-sized cars off the road and reduced electrical power generation and other carbon uses, those add up to a whopping .003C less warming!  In other words, nothing.  In no statistical test could you distinguish that result from zero. Bupkis.

Now, the economic/social havoc of those restrictions is unimaginably awful. No cars, extremely limited electrical power (if any), no ambulances, no police cruisers: a rural, agrarian lifestyle.  For no benefit; you are destroying the USA for no reason at all. If you choose to live that way, help yourself. Move out of the city, grow your own food, live on a farm.  Knock yourself out. 

And that's their dirty, stupid little secret.  What if there really is man made global warming?  Use their numbers.  Calculate how much effect you would have on temperatures by virtually destroying everyone and everything you ever have known, and it has no effect at all. 


  1. You need a Calvin And Hobbs snowman post.

  2. LOL - the snowmen were some of my favorites, although it's hard to pick favorites with them. I really should go find some.

    Between the snowmen and Spaceman Spiff, it's hard to choose.