In 1974 Richard Feynmann described what he called the key to science thus: “In establishing a new physical property; first we guess, then we perform a calculation to see what the implications of the guess are, then we compare the results directly with observations. If the results disagree the guess is wrong. It is as simple as that.”
Part 2a. The temperature predictions.
Over the years, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has made a number of predictions of how much the average global temperature would increase and crucially how quickly this would happen caused by the Carbon Dioxide put into the atmosphere by humans.
Initially there was no way of knowing with certainty whether or not their predictions would be proven to be correct.
Well, enough time has passed now. The IPCC made not one, but a range of predictions or as Feynmann put it ‘guesses’. Guess what?
All of them, each and every one, never mind their more outrageous ones, but even their lowest, have been wrong. In short, the IPCC’s ‘theory’ has been disproven.
Humans, have been continuously releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and yet, since the late 1900s the Earth’s average temperature has, on average, not increased and indeed is now declining. Had the IPCC been correct this pause and subsequent decline, would not have occurred. The increase would have continued.
Although Feynmann’s comments refer to ideas that can be tested on a small scale in a laboratory when it comes to climate we can do much better than this. We have the most perfect laboratory there is. We’re standing on it. The Earth. We can simply observe what actually happens here. We look at the amount of carbon dioxide put into the atmosphere by humans and look at the Earth’s average temperature over the same time period and make an observation. As Feynmann might have said, it is as simple as that.
It doesn’t matter what 99% (sorry I forget the exact number) of ‘climate scientists’ say SHOULD have happened, it didn’t. So, we can safely ignore what they claim will happen in the future using their ‘theory’. (Strictly speaking a hypothesis only becomes a real theory when it has been proven). They were wrong before and they will be equally wrong in the future!
Part 2b. The effects of changing temperatures.
With regards arguments often made by those predicting global warming I fully agree that the ice floating on the Arctic ocean has been in decline and this will probably continue for some time. However, at the same time, the mass of Greenland’s ice-cap and the Antarctic ice cap have been steadily increasing. Ironically, having less ice on the sea at the poles increases the rate of heat lost to space.
More to the point we have strong historical evidence e.g. Vikings buried in graves that were, when discovered, buried in permafrost and much palaeontological evidence that tells us there were numerous periods since the last ice age when it was considerably warmer than now and the Earth did not suffer runaway global warming, ‘tipping points’ or any other such Armageddon scenarios. Furthermore, if we go back even further in time we also see there were periods during ice ages when it was much, much colder than now but when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were much higher than at present.
Finally, with the pointers I’ve given above, please feel free to do a little fact-checking using the internet and as I have done. Don’t take their word for it. Go and see for yourself!
The global warming scaremongering tactics, aimed at frightening us about what might happen by the year 2100 if we don’t do as we are told, pale into insignificance compared with the very real, potentially ruinous financial consequences we WILL face if the ‘solutions’ these wicked charlatans propose are ever put into practice.
Indeed, some of this we in the UK have already seen. We’ve already lost our coal industry and through energy poverty, much of our manufacturing brought on by poor public policy put into place to deal with ‘global warming’ or as Mrs. May describes it, the ‘climate crisis’.
Finally, with our potentially intermittent energy supply due to unreliable renewables a cold winter with lengthy periods of intensely cold weather of the kind experienced last winter in parts of America and Eurasia, could see a significant rise in deaths due to cold in the UK.
Read Part One of The Trouble With Global Warming here