Dec 21 2010

The Audacity Of Dopes

After 2 long and brutal years of liberals in ascendancy humanity has now come face to face with the audacity of dopes. And I am not trying to be too cute with my terms – but deadly serious. How many screw ups does a liberal need to embrace before said liberal realizes he has no clue what he is doing? When do people caught up in the liberal babble wake up from their stupor and realize it was all a dumb and naive fantasy? How much damage must be racked up before we finally wake up to the realization that feel-good advancement produces incompetent dopes and not saviors of all mankind?

Gaia seems to testing this question for the ages with the coming 3 or so decades of brutal global climate cooling. YEt simply watching this year’s fiasco is a stark example of the difference between science and fantasy. As the debunked global warming predictions fall to mother nature (and the traditional scientific methods of quality, measured and published uncertainty, transparency and balanced debate) the world is experiencing what it means to screw up on a grand and painful scale. As global warming rationals wilt down to nothing more than the bleat ‘because we should do something‘, we realize all the confident predictions of runaway global warming were coming from the modern day version of those doctors who bled their patients in a desperate and misguided attempt to do ‘something‘.

Just like using leeches to suck the life blood out of sick people was the epitome of a dumb act, the plan to turn to wimpy energy sources like solar and wind to provide our energy needs is getting a brutal reality check. People right now are re-learning why you want diesel powered trucks and trains, and why gas powered automobiles and homes, as well as coal powered power plants, are life saving energy methods. Who wants to brave this winter in a weak electric car, or rely on the Sun alone to heat their home, or pay extra for your hospital to get its power and heat from oil or coal or gas? Who amongst us is still naive enough to throw away our energy and growing economies on the unproven fantasy that CO2 is causing rampant global warming?

I am going to use a great post at Watt’s Up With That to set the stage some amazing current weather events. Hopefully in a manner that exposes how the global warming alarmists are in reality audacious and dangerous dopes.

Met Office, 25 September 2008: The Met Office forecast for the coming winter suggests it is, once again, likely to be milder than average. It is also likely that the coming winter will be drier than last year.

Reality Check: Winter of 2008/09 Coldest Winter For A Decade

Met Office, 25 February 2009: Peter Stott, Climate Scientist at the Met Office, said: “Despite the cold winter this year, the trend to milder and wetter winters is expected to continue, with snow and frost becoming less of a feature in the future.

“The famously cold winter of 1962/63 is now expected to occur about once every 1,000 years or more, compared with approximately every 100 to 200 years before 1850.”

Reality Check: Winter Of 2009/10 Coldest Winter For Over 30 Years

Daily Express, 28 October 2010: IT’S a prediction that means this may be time to dig out the snow chains and thermal underwear. The Met Office, using data generated by a £33million supercomputer, claims Britain can stop worrying about a big freeze this year because we could be in for a milder winter than in past years… The new figures, which show a 60 per cent to 80 per cent chance of warmer-than-average temperatures this winter, were ridiculed last night by independent forecasters. The latest data comes in the form of a December to February temperature map on the Met Office’s website.

Reality Check: December 2010 “Almost Certain” To Be Coldest Since Records Began

From the worst winter in a decade, to the worst winter in 30 years, to the worst winter in a century – all the while the MET dopes continued to predict global warming is coming. No, its not. For 15 years it has not been coming. And all indications are it will not show up for decades. Remember this audacious dopiness from 2000?

Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.

Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain’s culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.

What is coming is the classic cyclic change in climate that occurs on a scale of generations. A change where we learn to live through the kind of cold our ancestors had to survive. What is coming is a world were we need more than solar and wind energy (which do not work in these kinds of conditions).

Check out Europe today:

One million passengers were due to pass through Heathrow alone this week and with warnings of further bad weather in the next few days, some travellers whose flights have been cancelled were told they faced waits of up to five days.

Or this nightmare:

Thousands of Eurostar passengers joined giant queues and were forced to wait for up to seven hours today as the Channel Tunnel rail link was thrown into disarray.

Police were forced to turn away some passengers after the freezing weather conditions ruined journeys at London’s St Pancras station as speed restrictions and cancellations affected the service.

About 6,000 travellers endured freezing temperatures as queues snaked through the main terminal and out into the street stretching to an estimated length of 1.2 miles.

The US is also seeing record cold, as did the southern hemisphere this last winter that just ended a few months ago. This year to year pattern is not a blip – it is reality. A reality the audacious dopes on the left refused to recognize and actually worked to censor. What would have this all been like if we had only electric cars that freeze up and had limited power to plow their way through these conditions? How far does an electric car’s distance shrink when it is battling the elements like this? How much are people willing to give up their gas, oil or coal powered heat and electricity now?

Think people, in the face of no global warming showing up anywhere, do we really want to just do ‘something’? Or do we want to actually sit down and think about the ramifications of bleeding the energy sources that drive our economies and lives, all in the name of faulty science and reckless predictions?

Addendum: Looks like winter is not over in Australia after all.

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “The Audacity Of Dopes”

  1. Mike M. says:

    AJ, I’m perfectly willing to sacrifice.

    Just like a liberal, that is :-)

    I strongly support laws requiring that the twits trying to fob this mess of pseudoscientific pottage off on the public do without heat and electric power this winter. I’m sure they can be kept warm shoveling snow.

    BTW, good take on the battery cars. In this cold, those toys will have a range of twenty miles or so.

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  3. mbabbitt says:

    I think this demonstrates how one’s ideology can support you seeing only what you want to see despite the evidence to the contrary. I know it’s fashionable to compare AGW adherence to a religion, but, seriously, I know of many religious thinkers who are so much more careful in their thinking, evidence gathering, and argumentation than these scientists.

  4. WWS says:

    could a new mini Ice Age be coming? The man who predicted Britain’s winter weather more accurately than anyone thinks so.

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/theres-a-mini-ice-age-coming-says-man-who-beats-weather-experts-20101221-1945a.html

  5. A_Nonny_Mouse says:

    ” Who amongst us is still naive enough to throw away our energy and growing economies on the unproven fantasy that CO2 is causing rampant global warming? ”
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    Who? A bunch of progressive One-Worlders in Washington DC, London, Brussels, and so on across Europe, that’s who.

    Somehow these self-annointed illuminati have wrested control of enough money and power from the “we-the-people” of their various Western nations that now they’re within reaching distance of their Glorious Goal: dictating to us “free” citizens WHAT we ought to do, and HOW we ought to do it. They want to control the minutiae of their citizens’ lives because THEY, these Ruling Elites, in their unGodly wisdom, KNOW that their innate superiority and insight permit them -the “Elect”, you know- to understand what’s best for us little people.

    They’re so eager to to impose their New World Order on us, so desperate to remake Western Civilization into Utopia, that they’re willing to undermine science, invalidate the concept of individual sovereignty, repeal the notion of “government by consent of the governed”, and dethrone God as Giver of Moral Law, in order to force us to follow their tyrannical (sorry, I’m SURE I meant to say beneficent) mandates.

    Heaven help us all.

    (In the spirit of the season –with apologies to Handel– :
    “And Its Na-a-ame, shall be called: Wonderful! Government! The Great Mandater, whose Never-Tested Theories, will bring Pro-gress!” )