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Friday, February 29, 2008

"Destructive Interference"

"Destructive interference" is how the Global Warming crowd characterize the skeptics (a.k.a. the "Head-In-The-Snow-I-Mean-Sand Deniers") because the latter are considered obstructions to the former's agenda.

Well, it's been a cold year and, at 122 Feet tall, this snowman in Maine may hold the world record for being the largest snowman ever.

"God looks out for fools, drunkards, children, and the United States of America," said Otto Von Bismarck (as the young nation rather quickly-- and quite miraculously--expanded in size and power despite great challenges from within and without meeting the upstart at every step of the way), and it looks like the Good Lord Himself has Seen fit to condescend once again and has basically resorted to Drawing us a huge (and even smiley-faced) picture to get through to our childish brains so as to protect us from devious con-men.

We had blizzards and ice-storms appear out of nowhere on the very same days and at the very same locations when and where Al Gore planned to speechify his scorched-earth policy against capitalism and Global Warming marchers had outdoor events planned (and had to cancel them or trudge around in their boots and slip on ice).

Well, it is hard to predict tomorrow's weather (even if you're an "expert" who says you can predict how it will be in ten years), so, you know, "Coincidence."

Well, okay, but how about record breaking cold snaps and snowfalls all over the world, and people dying because of it while Gore is lauded as a prophet and receives a Nobel Prize and an Oscar?

Isn't something (like maybe Nature) or Someone (like Nature's God) trying to tell us something?


"Don't be ridiculous," it's explained, "Nature is God and She's a Goddess and we're licensed to speak on Her behalf: The cold, inconvenient weather is because of climate change which proves Global Warming."



"Who, him? He's just destructive interference."


Blogger Phelonius said...

Well, now that is officially the coldest winter worldwide that we have seen in many years, I am wondering what Al Gore does now?

"An Inconvenient Bed-Pan"?

"Oh My God, Why did I Ever Smoke Crack?"

"Did People Call it Greenland For A Reason?"

"The Power MY House Uses can Rival China"?

or my favorite ideal...

"What the Hell am I going to do NOW that I am Totally Irrelevant?"

I can submit to Mr. Gore that there are lots of jobs he can take and keep him relevant.

Not that he has ever had a job, but the rest of us live in a less rarefied atmosphere, what with all the hob-nobbing with cruel tyrants and despotic regimes that a self-appointed messiah has to deal with. There are plenty of skiing resorts that need a good spokesman. How about the Spokesman for the "Really Damned Cold Northern States"?

8:57 PM  
Blogger nanc said...


phelonius! bwaaaaaaaaahahahaha!

...totally irrelevant?


this was definitely a "depends" moment!

9:35 PM  
Blogger John said...

It's amazing how they soldier on through blizzards and ice-storms, insisting "You must believe us and not your own eyes and thermometers!"

5:40 AM  
Blogger nanc said...

somebody put some pennies on their heads - they're stuck on stupid!

btw - supposed to snow day after tomorrow.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All hail the mighty snow god of global cooling!

And for our next hymn, let us all join together to sing "Frosty the Snowman"...

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Destructive interference sound like one of those "turn up the signal, drown out the noise" type messages...

5:47 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

We have been 'enjoying' our fair share of fluffy white global warming...he he..

I have had WAYYYY to much snow this year in my neck of the woods. We woke up this morning with even more of it. We had so much of it a month ago that they had to cancel church cause no one could get out of their driveways and then onto the street without spending all morning digging out.

We have had some perty tall snowmen, but none as big as that one in Maine.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Phelonius said...

Well, as usual in Texas, we have had no fun white precipitation, in fact it has been way to dry for this winter. I am afraid that we may not be through with the drought after all.....dern it.

At any rate, I have been watching for the media to start trumpeting "the coldest winter in years" news-flashes. They should be telling us not dig for more oil now, as we need to be getting out of our oil dependence, and the best way to avoid an ice-age is to burn carbon emitting products?

Seriously, I was reading an article very recently that observed that the ice caps began forming the last time after the carbon levels in the atmosphere had risen to twice the levels that they are at now.

I find that rather revealing.

2:33 PM  
Blogger John said...

That's like the post-War dip in global temperature that, by the seventies, was prolonged enough to monger the fear of Global Cooling/Freezing ("We're heading into another Ice Age!").

Concurrently, however, CO2 emissions had skyrocketed with the industrial boom that the war itself and reconstruction and economic expansion afterward produced, which suggests an inverse relationship between CO2 production and global temperature from what is premised by the Global Warmers.

I don't want to suggest that the Global Warmers have it backwards (although it has crossed my mind), i.e. that higher levels of atmospheric CO2 actually causes cooling. The Greenhouse Effect is well established, as is CO2's part in that (i.e. it is a greenhouse gas and so does trap heat), but it is a small part, and manmade CO2 production is an even smaller part of that, so there are obviously bigger forces at work that override the very small part we influence.

As I've said before, percentiles of a percentile should not be dismisssed out of hand as insignificant: A few drops of ink in a cup of water can cause the entire volume to discolor. Increases or decreases of a couple of degrees fahrenheit in the temperature of the human body can cause the whole system problems. A percentile increase or decrease of this or that factor in a macroeconomy (e.g. unemployment and interest rates) can make billions of dollars of a difference and make the nation's productivity bullish or bearish, and too many grains of salt or pepper in a meal can certainly change the flavor of it to an unappetizing degree, and then there is the legitimate consideration of chain reaction (hyperbolized as "Runaway Global Warming" by the alarmists).

With all that in mind, an incremental increase in the size of one ingredient in the soup of the atmosphere can change it, but the Global Warming crowd is likening the sprinkling from human-made salt & pepper shakers and their influence on flavoring the entire meal of a Thanksgiving banquet to one-pound sacks being poured over and burying the victuals and blaming that for ruining the meal when the problem could very well be too much--or even too little--oregano.

7:42 AM  
Blogger John said...

Consider this: I had a headache the other day and I took a little pill of aspirin. The chemicals in that tiny pill by a sort of "radiative forcing" thinned my entire blood supply and made my headache go away-- and raised my body temperature a tad to boot, so the miniscule amount of CO2--and the even tinier amount of the manmade portion of it-- should not be discounted based strictly on it's smallness.

12:22 PM  

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