Thursday, August 18, 2016

Floods Not Caused By Man

The Daily Signal looks at Al Gore's claims that recent flooding in the nation was caused by climate change. They also look at a couple climate scientists that say it wasn't:

 "But is man-made global warming to blame? Climatologists Patrick Michaels and Paul Knappenberger point to two recent studies that indicate not."

I wonder if those two will get the same treatment as global warming scientist Judith Curry who was vilified by Believers when she questioned some assumptions being made? She's persona non- grata among Believers now from what I've read.


At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Fred, quote some blogger funded by the Heritage Foundation. Why not just ask one of the Koch brothers?
Of course there's no such thing as man made climate change. We know that to be a fact because it's always a good idea to err on the side of.....????? Denial? Ignorance? Pre-conceived political beliefs?

Why is it that it's mostly old men who deny the possibility that they have been contributing to the problem? What kind of a world will they leave for their children, grandchildren?

There's an old saying that unselfishness (and progress) is old men planting trees that they know they will never sit under the shade of. (Preposition ending be damned.)
You and others like you will never, ever, be accused of being unselfish.

At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Climate Change argument left science and entered the realm of politics and ideology long ago. The left likes to scream about "science deniers" when they deny science on a grand scale. Darwin's "Survival of the Fittest" is pretty much accepted science fact yet we spend trillions of dollars on welfare to deny that science. I'm not against all welfare spending but the degree is behind all reason. Don't get all indignant about me denying science while you do the same with different science.

At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe in Global Warming. It is my understanding that the North American Continent was almost entirely covered in one big sheet of ice. It has warmed since. I for one am thankful of that.

At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It didn't say that the precip events were not related to anthropogenic warming. What it said was they could not determine that it was related because of the inherent extreme variability in precipitation events over the period of record.

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Bob Wallace said...

Here's what climate scientists told us years ago.

1) Warm air holds more moisture than does colder air. Totally proven.

2) When warm air meets a cool air mass the extra moisture in the warm air precipitates out.

Now those climate scientists are telling us that our air is warmer. And that, on average, there is 4% more moisture in our atmosphere than there was a few years back.

More moisture = more rain.

We can't point to a specific rainstorm and say that is was caused by global warming. But we can look at frequency of large rainfalls and those have been increasing like crazy.

All over the world.

Take a look at the frequency of extreme one day rain events in the US over years...

That's just a fact. Data is public.

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Climate has changed throughout the millennia. I don't think anyone denies that.

My personal feeling about this- and I've seen nothing to change my mind about it- is that man's effect on the climate, if any, is insignificant to that of the greater forces of nature.

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Sally Sheffield said...

That sounds commonsensical to me, Fred! 🌎


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