Sorry John Kerry, I know the world is round and that global warming is a fraud

Posted by: Phineas on February 17, 2014 at 3:34 pm

**Posted by Phineas

"Careful! Don't fall over the edge!!"

“Careful! Don’t fall over the edge!!”

So, having spewed thousands of pounds of harmful greenhouse gasses (1) to fly to Indonesia to warn against the evils of Man-caused climate change, Secretary of State Kerry had this to say:

Kerry, who has framed global warming as a centerpiece of his diplomatic agenda, kicked off a tour in Jakarta, Indonesia devoted to climate change.

“We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,” Kerry told students at the U.S. Embassy-run American Center. “Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits.”

“The science is unequivocal, and those who refuse to believe it are simply burying their heads in the sand,” he added. “We don’t have time for a meeting anywhere of the Flat Earth Society.”

I hate to break it to you, Mr. Secretary, but I don’t belong to the Flat Earth Society. Nor do I believe in the Hollow Earth. I haven’t much truck with reading tea leaves or the entrails of animals, either, though I suspect both might have as good or better a track record at prediction than the computer models Warmists use in their forecasts of climate doom.

What I do believe in is empirical science: hypotheses tested against accurately observed evidence with replicable results until they are either falsified or show they can withstand challenge. And empirical science increasingly says the theory of anthropogenic catastrophic global warming is nothing but a bunch of hot air. Have you forgotten the debunking of Mann’s “hockey stick,” which was shown to be garbage? Or the corruption of the scientific method and peer-review process revealed in the Climategate emails? How about the fact that warming appears to have stopped over 15 years ago? In fact, we may now be on the down-slope of a 60 year cycle.

Is it probable, or even possible, that Man has had some effect on the Earth’s climate? Sure, but the signal is so small as to be unmeasurable compared to the overwhelming influence of the sun and the seas.

The only people with their heads buried in the sand, Mr. Secretary, are you and the other fools who ignore the ample and very clear science that at a minimum casts strong doubts over your precious Green ideology.

Your membership packet in the Flat Earth Society, including a secret decoder ring, is on the way.

PS: A very good book every clear-thinking AGW skeptic should have. And here’s another.

UPDATE: From Jim Geraghty, here’s what our Green Secretary of State will spew into the atmosphere on his week-long trip:

This is part of a six-day Kerry trip through Seoul, South Korea; Beijing, China; Jakarta; Indonesia; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, then back to Washington.

In case you’re wondering, flying first class from Washington to Seoul to Beijing to Jakarta to Abu Dhabi and then back to Washington runs up roughly 12.16 metric tons of carbon dioxideaccording to CarbonFootprint.com, which uses data from the EPA and Department of Energy.

The average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide in a year.

If he’s so worried about CO2 (aka “plant food”), shouldn’t he have done all this by teleconference?

Footnote:
(1) At least in the Cult of Gaia, where it’s known as the Dread Demon Carbon Dioxide.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to “Sorry John Kerry, I know the world is round and that global warming is a fraud”

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  1. ruralcounsel says:

    I’m quite certain my science bona fides are far more impressive than Kerry’s, and quite a bit better than most of his advisors, so I take extreme offense at his ignorant, ill-willed remarks concerning the current understanding of climate science.

    I realize he’s probably a slow reader, what with the moving lips and having to sound out anything polysyllabic, but he sounds about 25 years behind the times with regard to what we know and what we know we don’t know, science-wise. Someone in State should warn him what an ass he sounds like. Even a casual review of the science provides more than sufficient data and theory to raise serious questions about the past “science” and the questionable conditions under which much of it was performed or published, as well as the good-faith hypotheses and theories that were at one time proposed, but no longer seem to hold much water.

    And that’s giving him the benefit of the doubt that he isn’t just spearheading an agenda of immoral and unethical power and control intended to convert 99.99% of the world into serfs and slaves living in primitive conditions, while he and his fellow ruling class elites jet-set about having their stupid conferences. All under the guise of saving our planet from ourselves.

    It should come as no surprise that he has to fly off to other nations to pitch his story – Americans are wising up to the weak hand he holds and don’t have much patience to listen to his ilk.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Whenever a member of the Left says the climate change/global warming fraud is settled science you can be sure of two things: 1) the battle is still raging, and 2) they are losing.

    If the earth is flat, does that mean there will be no inclines or declines to negotiate as we drive to the polls to vote the “Chicken Little” alarmist’s as*es out?

  3. Xavier says:

    I’ve taken to asking warmists “exactly what would prove the theory of AGW wrong?” Usually they get angry and call me names; the only direct answer I’ve gotten was “a complete refutation of all the laws of science”. That’s not science – that’s religion.

  4. Xavier says:

    If AGW is so earth-shatteringly important, why doesn’t the public have access to the raw data and why aren’t the computer models open source? It’s 2014: data streams from nearly every weather station on earth, above earth, and in the oceans could be available online, real time. Independent researchers and interested individuals could run simulations and verify the accuracy of the data and models. If there were flaws, they could be exposed and resolved in the interest of science and the future of the planet. This would be an excellent way to convince the world at large that AGW is a threat that requires immediate action.

    But that’s not happening, is it? The raw data is “corrected” and those results published; the models are closely guarded, although some have been found to output pro-AGW results even when intentionally erroneous data was input. The entire climate change culture is one of secrecy and after-the-fact interpretation, rather than openness and predictions that can be verified or challenged. The few predictions that are made are suspiciously just outside of the author’s career span. This does not create an environment of trust with the public, who in many cases pay for the research.

    If climate researchers truly want the science to be settled, release the raw data. Make the modelling software available for download. Publish short and long term predictions for evaluation by independent researchers. Show us that the models and climate researchers understand the complexity of the entire system well enough to justify the extreme actions being called for. Show us that you believe the issue is important enough that you’ll take these steps toward honesty and full disclosure.

  5. Carlos says:

    Look at it from a country-boy, common sense perspective:

    If all these educated meteorologist experts agree about the supposed “warming” (which they don’t), and they all agree that the cause is primarily man-caused (which they don’t), and they can’t even accurately predict next week’s weather 90% of the time (which they can’t), why should anyone believe anything they say about anything?

    A liar is a liar is a liar, and not to be trusted. Ever. (For proof of this, think about our Liar-in-Chief and how many times he’s gotten his way, screwed his supporters and ruined the country, perhaps irreparably, because he cannot utter an honest sound.)