NEW RULE: Adults need to stop catering to whiny babies.
At the recent G7 conference, responsible world leaders from major economies got even more serious about climate change. Funny how adults want to protect their kids, and everybody else’s kids too. But not Donald Trump; petulant children don’t care about anything but themselves, and it’s useless to try reason — especially when their level of sophistication can’t even match PeeWee. Or pee.
When a baby throws a tantrum, too many adults respond by giving it the attention it craves. What it needs is a spanking.
… Or does Trump love a good spanking with his golden showers?
NEW RULE: Judith Curry has to obey Patrick Swayze.
In a recent “debate” on global warming she showed this graph of sea level data:
which makes it look like this particular set of data tops out at about 170. But when you look closely (always a good idea when Judith Curry shows something)
you can see just a hint of that sharp uptick at the end, cleverly hidden from view by being shoved over far enough into the corner to get clobbered by the box around the graph. Oh — and Curry’s graph only goes up to 200 but the data go above 210. In case you can’t handle the math, Dr. Curry, 210 is higher than 200. Here’s all of it:
Judith, next time you’re tempted to clip data you don’t like, think of it as “Baby”
NEW RULE: Three strikes and you’re out.
Lead-off hitter Mo Brooks, congressman from Alabama, tried to blame sea level rise on rocks and dirt filling up the ocean. The idea is so stupid, even climate deniers aren’t buying it.
Then S. Fred Singer tried to confuse the issue by suggesting increased snowfall was building up more ice on Antarctica so we don’t have to worry about the thermal expansion of seawater. Turns out Antarctica is losing ice — twice as fast as we once thought.
Finally, Roy Spencer took sea level rise up to 1950 and called it entirely natural (which it isn’t), then said sea level rise since then was mostly natural (which it isn’t) because that “natural” trend would keep on going, and going, and going, like a sopping wet energizer bunny. Yet he also warned that “… it is dangerous to extrapolate any short term trends far into the future,” when that’s exactly what he did.
How many more times do they have to swing and miss until we wise up?
Climate deniers: time to leave the field.
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