Thermal Nit Picking of The Most Delusional Kind

My ears were assaulted by the Australian ABC Classic FM Newsreaders parroting the latest climate communist, (CC), announcement that 2014 is the hottest year on record yesterday.

The difference apparently is in the order of a hundredth of a degree Celsius, i.e. 0.01 degrees Celsius. That this number is basically unmeasurable means that the CCs who made the announcement are scientifically clueless, and if not stupid.

It’s like splitting hairs over measurements 28.51, 28.52, & 28.50 degrees celsius and arguing that 28.52 is larger than 28.51, which it is, but it’s due to a measurement error, not an absolute measure of the temperature.

This mainstream hysteria is much like someone skating on an iced pond and then accidentally skating over very thin ice, which then breaks, and the skater falls into the very cold water. Alas, can he be rescued in time? No but our skater does manage to get out of the cold water (watch the latest James Bond Film, “Skyfall”), and manages to find shelter. Our skater starts to warm up, and before long a stranger stumbles upon our warming skater! Being ignorant of the immediate past, the itinerant stranger notes that our skater is warming, and shriek, horror, this is abnormal, we must stop this dangerous temperature rise in the skater!

Well, so too with the earth, and its progress from the latest global, mini-ice age or temperature drop, the LIA and the following Maunder and Dalton minima.

Is the earth warming? Of course it is.

Are humans causing it? Certainly not.

If someone asserts that we are warming it, what should we do? Laugh out loudly, for you are dealing with climate communists who cannot allow their minds to be changed by empirical facts, or the truth.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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