Thursday, July 28, 2011

Oh look, NASA satellite doesn't match the Warmie Watermellon computer models!

Warmies took another one in the groin today. Yay!

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.

"The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show," Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. "There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans."

In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United Nations computer models predicted.

But hey, I'm just a conservative/right wingnut/Nazi/climate denier/mass murderer by proxy, what do I know?

Tell you what I know.  I know its going to take more than a bunch of mouthy college kids trying to guilt me over Anders freakin' Brevik to make me ignore -facts-.  Go ahead, reach for that button you commies. We unhooked it when you weren't looking.

The "No Pressure" Phantom


WiFi Lunchbox guy said...

And yet, I heard a chunk of a CBC program where the speaker carried on as if Copenhagen hadn't happened.

Gary North claims that Robert Heilbroner cooked up a scheme of socialists repackaging themselves as ecologists back in 1990, with the rest being history.

The Phantom said...

I always wondered who started that watermelon steamroller. Thanks for telling.

WiFi Lunchbox guy said...

I went to the site and paid to see the Heilbroner article. Conde Nast's view system bites. That aside...

North got it right. This article is a smoking gun.

The first three-quarters of the article makes absolutely plain Heilbroner's identity as a socialist, and absolutely plain that real socialists can't make real socialism function.

Heilbroner nevertheless wants his [social|commun]ist utopia, with people like him as the Vanguard. Bourgeois democracy must go, but the productive capacity has to be (somewhat) capitalist in order for the system to function.[*] What to do, what to do...

So in the remainder he makes his play, introducing environmental degredation as the 100% Capitalist Apocalypse[**].

This section runs from pages 98-100 of the issue, and there's too much of it to quote here. I'll try for the tastiest morsels.

The first quote is the Great Repackaging:

"There is, however, another way of looking at, or for, socialism.
It is to conceive of it not in terms of the specific improvements we would like it to embody but as the society that must emerge if humanity is to cope with the one transcendent callenge that it faces within a thinkable timespan. This is the ecological burden that economic growth is placing on the environment."

The second quote is on the net effect of this bureaucracy on whatever productive capacity is allowed to remain:

"...Whatever its other consequences, the closing window of environmental tolerance will impose an utterly new condition of caution and constraint on a civilization whose historical thrust has been in just the opposite direction.
It is, perhaps, possible that some of the institutions of capitalism--markets, dual realms of power, even private ownership of some kinds of production--may be adapted to that new state of ecological vigilance, but, if so, they must be monitored, regulated, and contained to such a degree that it would be difficult to call the final social order capitalism."

The third quote shows that the pressure must be kept up indefinitely:

"By the same token, however, our great-grandchildren or great-great grandchildren may be prepared to acquiece in social arrangements that our children or grandchildren would not."

Heilbroner even mentions carbon dioxide by name.

[*] Or, Italian Facsism minus the guns, argued from the left. But that can't be true...can it?

[**] Questions about the actual environmental record of the communist bloc will be ignored with extreme prejudice.