COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMINGMYTH 1: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate.
FACT: The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index, produced by the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011. The warming rate from 1964 to 1998 was the same as the previous warming from 1911 to 1941. Satellites, weather balloons and ground stations all show cooling since 2001. The mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8 C over the 20th century is well within the natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas ("heat islands"), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas ("land use effects"). Two science teams have shown that correcting the surface temperature record for
The (Climate) Science of FearReproduced below is a portion of a peer-reviewed paper, by Dr. Richard Lindzen, who has a great many degrees- and a great deal of experience- in the climate sciences. The gist of this paper is that there has been a great many egregious attempts to push a view of climate science in the eyes of the public that is, at best, specious.
I have only brought across the opening portion of his paper. You will be able to find the link to the PDF file, in author's comments.
In the accompanying PDF, Dr Lindzen names names, and details what they'd done to the science. He should know: he's been on the receiving end of a vast amount of hostility, from those who preach the Dogma of 'man-made' global warming.
For those of you who only get to see and hear what the media and politicians bring to you in the way of what is going on with the climate- READ!
You don't know half the story. You don't even know a third of the story.
Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?
Relevant 1912 Political Cartoon On The FedOver a century later, this political cartoon and warning about the Federal Reserve remains relevant:
kropotkinoid"Then we shall have only corporate currency, and a government of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations—a "soulless" corporate republic." - U.S. Money vs. Corporation Currency</a> by Alfred Owen Crozier, 1912.You mean to tell me that a centralized bank that can easily print money and lend it to big banks and corporations will inevitably lead to a corporate state where special interests reign supreme?
Pfft. What nonsense! This cartoonist was way off. Clearly none of this is happening now,
Is Critical Thinking Dead?The more I delve into the cesspool of social media, the more I'm convinced that my generation is incapable of critical thought.
Consider rape, for example.
I always thought I was looking out for the best interests of my female friends by advising them not to walk alone late at night or to accept drinks from strangers.
But apparently, according to Tumblr feminists, offering that advice makes me a "rape apologist" and "victim blamer" because it assumes women deserve to be raped if they don't take such precautions.
By that logic, I must also believe that victims of theft deserve to be mugged if I advise people not to carry large amounts of cash and flash it in public!
No, clearly, rather than teaching women to protect themselves from potential rapists, I should be teaching potential rapists (i.e.: MENZ!) not to rape.
What I should really do is tell my guy friends not to have sex with women without their consent--which I'm pretty sure they already know, or if they don't know, they don't ca