Old 11-24-2018, 05:15 AM
Giant Nontypical
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,221

"Most men are satisfied with appearances as though they were realities and often are more influenced by things that seem than by those that are." from The Discourses by Niccolo Machiavelli.

Indeed, on the subject of Global Warming, people are more influenced by things that seem than by those that are.

Most people don't think very well. I mean, their mental processes do not work right. They add 2 plus 2 and come up with 5 or -1. They are extremely susceptible to logical fallacies. Again . . . most people don't think very well.

On the subject of global warming it makes ALL the difference whether warming is caused by human beings or is not caused by human beings. Several of the posts above point out that there have definitely been numerous previous episodes of global warming in our planet's history that WERE NOT human caused. So, our press and Hollywood and politicians are obligated to make the case that current warming is caused by human beings and not due to non-human natural causes. They never do this. They have a theory that "greenhouse" gas emission causes planetary temperatures to rise, but over the last two decades the mathematical correlation between increasing concentration of greenhouse gases and global temperatures does NOT support that theory. They are floundering about trying to change the data -- in essence -- to make it fit their theory, rather than adapting their theory to fit the data. They don't like the data, so they CHANGE the way they take their measurements. I'm not making this up. They also like to play with the definition of "normal" temperature. What IS the definition of "normal" temperature when we only have a short history of recorded temperature measurements? What is "normal" temperature when you exclude the "little ice age" from 1230 AD to 1800 AD? Some people say we are still "climbing out" of the little ice age, and in fact this accounts for the "global warming" that is observed.

To my mind the strongest evidence of public fraud on this topic of "human caused global warming" (anthropogenic global warming -- AGW) is the numerous incidents of obvious errors on the parts of scientists. They are NOT operating as dispassionate searchers of knowledge. They have a predetermined result that they are working towards. This is shown by the consistency of the errors -- the errors are not randomly distributed as they would be if they were merely good faith errors.
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