May 11 2011

It’s The Age Of The Green Moron

Published by at 6:54 am under All General Discussions

I grew up in the Age of Aquarius. Sadly I now live in the Age of the Green Moron.

Case in point: A joke of a government report was released in the UK warning that Global Warming will soon destroy ….

wait for it …

the news is catastrophic …

I can’t see how humanity can survive …

I might as well slit my wrists now and give all I have to the Greens …

because Global Warming will:

Ms Spelman said the UK is already investing £200 billion over the next five years.

But that will not be enough to stop economic impacts of climate change if it is invested in the wrong areas.

She warned of intense rainfall, droughts and heatwaves in the next 50 to 100 years because of man-made global warming. The signal from wi-fi cannot travel as far when temperatures increase. Heavy downfalls of rain also affect the ability of the device to capture a signal.

But the economy cannot grow if … intense rainfall or high temperatures disrupt Wi-Fi signals.

H/T What’s Up With That

Here’s the head Green Moron herself:

She should be fired, as should everyone associated with this nonsense. As the comments at the UK Telegraph and WUWT show, this claim is pure, juvenile fiction. It is a lie or falsehood born to criminal ignorance. I work with communications systems for NASA. I have researched or helped engineer a range of RF communications systems, from WiFi concepts for a Moon outpost with rovers, to deep space missions to Earth orbiting systems. I can tell you this is pure fiction.

But you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know your WiFi systems work just fine all around the equator, in the deserts, in the higher altitudes and latitudes. It is clear my WiFi works year around (with temps ranging from -5° to +40°C). How, then, could a 0.3°C theoretical increase over ten years destroy WiFI as we know it?

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know most WiFi is indoors in environmentally controlled areas. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to live in suburbia and see 5-7 nearby WiFi systems as you sit in your own home to know WiFi is not in danger of disappearing, but is actually quite prolific. WiFi networks are everywhere, and seem to be working just fine wherever they are located.

I would have these liars or charlatans up in front of a board of inquiry, pressing them to produce the peer-reviewed and inescapable science behind this claim. Produce a bullet-proof basis for this claim or be fired for incompetence and/or false claims.

This reminds me of fake doctors who claim they can cure cancer with herbal teas. Or those who deny the Holocaust ever happened.

This is not slick but misleading pol-speak. It is a lie. The only question is the lie deliberate or from ignorance. The debate is only on how serious the punishment should be for misusing a position of trust and leadership in such a manner. Ignorance will send you packing to find a new career. A lie should have you in criminal court.

If we don’t hold our leaders to the minimal standard of being honest and competent, then why have them at all?

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “It’s The Age Of The Green Moron”

  1. WWS says:

    Ace’s blog cracked me up with his headline:

    “New Attempt To Scare You: Global Warming Will Destroy Your Access To Internet Porn!!!!”

    and he added:

    “Do you realize what this means?

    If we don’t destroy our economy immediately, we all could be plunged, temporarily, back into the Dark Ages of 1991-1993.

    You might have to sign up for America Online again, people.

    America. On. Line.”

    (the warmists are REALLLY getting desperate, aren’t they?)

  2. crosspatch says:

    Considering that the entire extent of global warming so far over the last one hundred years is less than one degree C averaged out over the entire year, I really do not understand how they get all this impact. And considering there has been no warming since about 2000 or so, and that temperatures since 2005 seem to be cooling (with the exception of the 2009-2010 El Nino) overall, I really don’t “get” how they have anything upon which to stand in making these claims.

    US temperatures since 1998 are cooling at a rate of nearly 1 degree F per decade (0.73F to be precise).

    You can verify this yourself and not take my word for it.

    Go to:

    In the “Period” field, select “most recent 12-month period” it is the last item in the list and you might need to scroll the list down to find it.

    In “First year to display” select 1998

    Click “Submit”

    You will get a graph.

    Granted, this is just the US and not the entire world. But the US makes up a pretty good sample of 1/4 of the world (Western half of the Northern Hemisphere).

    As for global temperatures, see this graph:

    We are currently only 0.12C above the long term average and there has been no trend upwards since the 1998 El Nino step up.

    Global temperatures have been basically flat for the past 13 years.

  3. Wilbur Post says:

    Just out of curiousity, is she related to Prince Charles? Because when something this idiotic is said pertaining to AGW/Climate Change/Whatever, he is usually the source.

  4. RoboMonkey says:

    WWS> If we don’t destroy our economy immediately, we all could be plunged, temporarily, back into the Dark Ages of 1991-1993.

    Great. I’ll be back on Usenet…