Trump gave a lot of solid, irrefutable reasons for the United States to withdraw from the “Paris Accord” on climate change. President Barack Obama evaded the U.S. Senate’s power to ratify treaties. Any responsible President really had no choice. It was called a treaty by most other nations who signed it. lthough it is a treaty, the Senate never ratified it. It undermined the Constitution.
However, Republicans desperately avoid the central issue. Man-made global warming is the biggest hoax since P.T. Barnum. Neither Trump nor other Republican officials will confront the fact that it is a scam. By playing the “I don’t know” game, Republicans are encouraging massive lawsuits from other countries that will drain U.S. companies of hundreds of billions of dollars.
In fact, liberal lawyers will now try to over-rule the President’s decision. Remember that the U.S. Supreme Court already ruled in favor of the climate change fantasy in Massachusetts v. EPA, 549 U.S. 497 (2007). The Supreme Court forced the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate carbon dioxide because Massachusetts’ frozen beaches might warm up and become more tourist-friendly. The Supremes already fell for the sob story once that the planet is in danger.
So, we must stop tip-toeing around with weak arguments. Let’s get serious:
First, we know that the Earth’s orbit changes over time, in overlapping Milankovicth cycles, which affect the Earth’s climate. Cyclical changes in the shape and size of Earth’s orbit cause ice ages. We are now still in a long-term warming trend coming out of the last ice age, having nothing to do with humans. The gravitational pull of the other planets tugs Earth into more oval or circular orbits (and back again) over thousands of years.
Second, consider how absurd the hoax is: What was the temperature of planet Earth just yesterday? Does anyone know? Yes, I mean one single temperature reading for the entire planet. We’d have to average the temperature measurements from all over the planet. But we don’t measure the whole planet, only isolated airports, cities, and selected sites. (Sampling is only predictive if it is truly random.) Temperature changes are overwhelmingly a result of air masses moving around, including to or from places where we don’t have measurements. We don’t know what Earth’s temperature was yesterday. How can we say what it was millions of years ago or will be a hundred years from now?Third, temperature scales were only invented in the mid-1850s. So there was no way to keep meaningful temperature records before about the 1880s. Scientific instruments have to be calibrated for consistency among different manufacturers and different units. Otherwise, different thermometers will not measure temperatures consistently. And then only a few cities had thermometers. People didn’t start keeping meticulous records right away even in the few locations measured. It wasn’t until airplanes needed to know the weather at airports in World War I and II that humans began to keep serious temperature records. Although the ancient Greeks understood the concept of a thermometer, nobody maintained historical records.
Fourth, climate alarmists have been caught falsifying temperature data. Meteorologist Anthony Watts with others discovered that from one year to the next climate alarmists keep reducing the temperatures of past years to make it look like current temperatures are rising. They published temperature data and then changed that in later versions to falsely create the appearance of a rising trend.
Fifth, as the “Surface Station Project” proved, temperature measurements are faulty. An audit by a huge team of volunteer meteorologists led by Anthony Watts conducted site visits and audits of the temperature measurement stations (which are mostly automated). They found that at least 80% of the stations that are measuring temperature do not comply with siting standards and are flawed. Some weather stations sit next to the hot exhaust of industrial office building air conditioners or in the path of the jet exhaust from jet airplanes at airports. Garbage in / garbage out.
Sixth, the geologic record shows that for millions of years atmospheric carbon dioxide has increased an average of 800 years after a rise in global temperature. CO2 does not cause a warming Earth. A warming Earth causes higher quantities of CO2, probably released from solution in the oceans.
Seventh, when the Earth was showing some slight warming, Mars, Pluto, and the moon Triton were also warming according to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Jupiter and Saturn showed increase storm activity consistent with warming. Any cause of a warming Earth in the short term affected the entire solar system, not merely our planet alone. (Cycles in the “swinging sun” discovered by Dr. Theodor Landscheidt affect the heat of the sun.)
Eighth, there has never been any experimental analysis or investigation into the idea that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes the Earth to warm.
Global warming—like most modern faux science—rests on a metaphor. Unable to actually conduct real experiments, fiction writers calling themselves scientists create metaphors and then get lost in their metaphors.
The idea is that CO2 absorbs heat. Well, everything absorbs heat. Hold your hand over a candle and feel how your hand absorbs heat. (Some substances hold heat better than others.)
The crucial error of climate alarmism is that CO2 does not stay at the Earth’s surface. Hot air rises—up towards the thin upper atmosphere. From there, gases often radiate their heat into outer space. Could CO2 function as a conveyor belt transporting heat from the Earth’s surface out to space? We don’t know. There are no experiments that have ever tested what happens.
The metaphor is that CO2 in the atmosphere functions “like a blanket.” But blankets don’t float around the room. There have never been any experiments as to how CO2 behaves in the open atmosphere, in the complex global climate system. The fact that CO2 absorbs heat in the laboratory does not tell us what happens in the planetary climate.
Liberals are now hysterical that we are going to lose “green jobs” as if they are fooling anyone. I might be about the only climate realist in America who has actually installed solar electric panels (photo-voltaic cells). I helped my father design and build, with a worker, the wooden frame in his yard, and I wired most of the panels while my Dad set up the inverter boxes. I have been shocked several times by 600 volts D.C. as the wires fell loose and touched my head or shoulders. However, even with 60 solar panels—all imported from China—in the Southern sun (the newer, more powerful kind at 280 watts), the solar panels don’t generate enough electricity to fully power the house for an entire 24 hours. The sun only generates electricity for about 6 to 7 hours a day, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
The prospect of green jobs and a green economy—kick-started by government meddling in the market-place—is as big a fairy tale as man-made global warming itself.