Sep 29 2006
As those who read this site know I am a Systems Engineer who works mainly on NASA programs now, but also has worked military programs. I have an extensive background in science and mathematics. I understand the world is warming, and has been since the Little Ice Age in the 1300′s. But I have not seen one iota of scientific evidence that mankind is responsible for a majority of the warming, and in fact I have seen sound scientific arguments that man’s impact is probably around 5% of the total trend – making marginal changes in our activities irrelevant to the overal phenomena. Anyway, with that background restated for new readers, there was an interesting exchange recently between the emotional and uneducated media and Sen Inhofe regarding this subject referrenced at Drudge. It is worth a read only for the humorous way a poor, unarmed CNN reporter was slapped upside the head with facts and references.
Enjoy this one and hopefully the media will learn a lesson about science. And that is lots of people, with varying levels of inherent abilities, who have scientific degrees and resumes that show the ability to keep a job. Being able to throw equations into a computer program and generate numbers and pictures does not make the product accurate or correct. And in fact, the ‘products’ coming out of the leftist Global Warming groups has pretty much confirmed the computer engineering axiom “you put grabage in you get garbage out”. The fact is the “Tablet From God” for the GW movement is a chart that has been reviewed by nationally reknowned experts in statistics and determined to not show Global Warming, but an amatuer’s understanding of the statistical models used in the study. That is correct. The Holy Grail for the Global Warming crowd was the product of someone not understanding the mathematical tools they used. This is not surprising, many biologists and earth scientists got through college with limited, easy math – I know I have a BS in Biology. I could have also had a BS in Engineering, Chemistry or Physics if I had the time and money to stay in college a few more years. But as the commercial says, life can come at you fast
The point is the consensus in the scientific community is there is no consensus. There has been no theory that has been able to predict events and therefore graduate to the level of a scientific fact. And when the science which is touted is flawed to its very core by the misuse of mathematics (this is akin to adding wrong) then those results are meaningless. Not less meaningul. There is no fake, but accurate, in science. The theorem either survives scrutiny or not. If you had to have a surgical process applied to your body, you would not want it to be based on poor math skills. So why would we use something like that on our world – which is the life support system for all of us?
The world is warming and we have definately destroyed too much of the green vegitation. If we want to address Co2, then let’s look at terraforming the sub-sahara region by building massive desalination plants on the coast of Africa and bringing water and life inland to reclaim some of the vast arridness. This would increase food production, animal refuges, economic opportunity, and help lift Africa up out of third world status. It would be less costly than Kyoto on our economies and would do more than just provide a sea of green plants to digest the world’s Co2.