Sunday, March 14, 2010

Snowstorms and climate change

For what I see the climate change around here is from cold to colder. We had the wetter winter in years and, to top it off a freak snowstorm in the middle of March.

Some years back the scientists were announcing a new “mini” ice age, or, at least the beginning of a cold cycle. But the new religion is global warming.

The global warming gurus, such as former vice-president Al Gore justify the whole thing on the increase of humidity due to evaporation caused by the warming of the oceans, then pushed over the continent were the chilly winds from the North make the snow fall.

That I understand, but nobody explains how the increase of humidity, as it brings more clouds and dims the sun, and the winds come from the North, why is not the temperature coming down instead of warming up?

The averages do not mean much. A few weeks back “The Economist” commented that the claims that the Himalaya glaciers were melting were unsubstantiated. Scientists were citing some articles that were just speculations without hard data to sustain that idea.

There is no need to go all the way back to Karl Popper to sort science from fiction based on the fact that good science should be potentially unproven and that incontrovertible truths are not scientific. But it looks like the gurus of climate change demand blinded faith in their postulates even when they are proved wrong.

So for the time being I shall remain healthily unconcerned about climate change.


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Kun said...

It's your good right to remain unconcerned, hell yeah, most of the people are unconcerned. So there is no need in blaming you ;)

The only stupid thing about it is that people should be aware of it. Not just aware, but also understand the facts (now I'm not talking about vague details and figures that no one can interpret).

I agree that's sometimes complicated and for a lot of people hard to understand everything.

Media do your job and make people better understand.

Relating the subject: I've found a usefull link.

春天來嚕 said...

Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose. ........................................