• Who are the real deniers?

    Best answer: Well, it was my answer you're referring to so I'll explain. The original question, in the link you provided, examined the Hadcrut4 data which shows temperatures from 1850 to the present day. This set of data shows global average temperature per month. What the original questioner did was smooth that data... show more
    Best answer: Well, it was my answer you're referring to so I'll explain.

    The original question, in the link you provided, examined the Hadcrut4 data which shows temperatures from 1850 to the present day. This set of data shows global average temperature per month. What the original questioner did was smooth that data in such a way as to highlight a 60 year cycle. When combining this 60 year 'cycle' with a rising trend in temperature, you get a reasonable fit to the data.

    What I argued was that if you take this dataset, which shows temperature as a function of time, and perform an analysis on it to examine the cyclical patterns in it (a Fourier Transform which gives you a graph of amplitude of cycle versus frequency or period) you don't get an appreciable spike in the 'spectrum' with a 30 or 60 year cyclical time. Therefore, you cannot claim on the basis of a direct analysis of the Hadcrut4 data that it contains evidence of a 60 year cycle.

    How does this statement square with the PDO? Well, the following graph shows the PDO index from Jan 1900 to Jan 2017:

    http://research.jisao.washington.edu/pdo...

    What you can see is that there's a period from 1900 to 1940 where the PDO index flips high and low but is mostly high. There's a period from about 1940 to 1980 where the index is low. There's a bit from 1980 to 2000 where it's high again, but then goes low for a couple of years, then high, then low, then high. The point is, what you have here is not some nice uniform 60 year cycle. What you have is a spiky mess with highs and lows. Sometimes it looks like an almost 80 year cycle. Sometimes it's shorter. So the point is that taking the Hadcrut data and smoothing it so you get what looks like a 60 year cycle, and then claim that 60 year cycle is due to the PDO isn't correct. It's not as nice as that. Hence you don't see the 60 year spike in the Fourier Transform. It's not regular. It has different periods.

    The second issue is how does the PDO affect global temperature? Remember, the original Hadcrut4 data shows global averages. What we know is that the PDO index is not always directly correlated with temperature. For example, we know that temperatures are positively correlated with PDO index over western North America, mid-latitude central and eastern Asia, and central and northern Australia. However, the correlation is negative over northeastern North America, northeastern South America, southeastern Europe, and northern India.

    http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/cas/adai/papers/...

    So, the PDO isn't a nice regular 60 year cycle and some regions are warmer during high PDO index and some are colder. Why would you subsequently expect the Hadcrut4 data to show you a nice 60 year cycle due to the PDO if it's based on averages?

    I'm not denying the existence of the PDO or it's impact on our climate over decade-length timescales. All I argued was that you can't take the Hadcrut4 data, smooth it to give you a 60 year cycle because it looks nice, and then subsequently say the 'shape of the smoothed data is due to the PDO because I want the PDO to be a 60 year cycle in the average global data'! Which appears to be your argument ...
    11 answers · Global Warming · 2 days ago
  • Are global warmers giving away the game, openly declaring that capitalism is their target?

    Best answer: The Ctrl-Left hates Capitalism. The media and left blame extreme weather on climate change, global warming. Now, what is that caused by? What's causing climate change? Well, if you listen to them, capitalism is. Our progressive, advancing lifestyle, our SUVs, our air-conditioning is causing climate change. Our... show more
    Best answer: The Ctrl-Left hates Capitalism. The media and left blame extreme weather on climate change, global warming. Now, what is that caused by? What's causing climate change? Well, if you listen to them, capitalism is. Our progressive, advancing lifestyle, our SUVs, our air-conditioning is causing climate change. Our output of CO2, which is a direct result of our civilization and standard of living improving, and they blame that because they don't like capitalism. It's a threat to socialism. Socialism is where they are fully empowered. In Capitalism, they're not; they resent it.

    “One must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.”
    — Ottmar Edenhofer, co-chair of the IPCC's Working Group III

    Every single policy of the un-American, regressive, totalitarian Left has redistribution of property at its root.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 2 days ago
  • Should the Keystone XL Pipeline be blocked to prevent global warming?

    Best answer: It is one of the infrastructure things that improves the efficiencies of the transportation of oil. It is much cheaper and economical to transport it via pipeline than train and much safer so you'd think environmentalists would like it. It shouldn't increase GW, it should decrease it but it kind of... show more
    Best answer: It is one of the infrastructure things that improves the efficiencies of the transportation of oil. It is much cheaper and economical to transport it via pipeline than train and much safer so you'd think environmentalists would like it. It shouldn't increase GW, it should decrease it but it kind of reveals that many opponents are opponents of any fossil fuels.

    Even if they remove the government obstacles, they may decide it isn't worth it to build. If Obama didn't throw obstacles in front of it, it would have likely already been constructed but now it is less economically viable IMO. These businesses have to fight these PC warriors and their leftist lawyers and all the red tape they throw up as well and they may decide it isn't just isn't worth it.
    11 answers · Global Warming · 2 days ago
  • Windmills?

    what is the best energy source a windmill or a watermill
    what is the best energy source a windmill or a watermill
    7 answers · Green Living · 6 hours ago
  • Is global warming a myth like leprechauns, eskimos and bigfoot?

    Best answer: That is a pretty funny list, leprechauns, an obvious myth; Bigfoot, not proved; and Eskimos, an obvious real group of people (Inuit, they don't typically like the name of Eskimo). GW is a name given to a phenomena because it sounds vaguely threatening and it was already warming anyway so with luck alarmists... show more
    Best answer: That is a pretty funny list, leprechauns, an obvious myth; Bigfoot, not proved; and Eskimos, an obvious real group of people (Inuit, they don't typically like the name of Eskimo). GW is a name given to a phenomena because it sounds vaguely threatening and it was already warming anyway so with luck alarmists could blame everything including increased bigfoot and leprechaun sightings on our CO2 emissions.
    18 answers · Global Warming · 4 days ago
  • Is Mike a paid global warming denier shill?

    He clearly spends hours every day, posting pretty silly questions, and awarding best answer to other global warming deniers. Is it done to push global warming deniers higher on the Top Answerer list? Or is it done to drown out rational global warming voices?
    He clearly spends hours every day, posting pretty silly questions, and awarding best answer to other global warming deniers. Is it done to push global warming deniers higher on the Top Answerer list? Or is it done to drown out rational global warming voices?
    6 answers · Global Warming · 11 hours ago
  • Why do global warmers keep pushing solutions that don't work, according to their own models?

    China's emissions are the same as US and Europe combined. You can't get a 90 percent reduction when China is at 30 percent and growing. India is likely to pass the US, and other developing countries will reach the level of China. Even deep decarbonization in US and Europe can only reduce emissions by one... show more
    China's emissions are the same as US and Europe combined. You can't get a 90 percent reduction when China is at 30 percent and growing. India is likely to pass the US, and other developing countries will reach the level of China. Even deep decarbonization in US and Europe can only reduce emissions by one third, which according to climate models does very little in terms of global warming. It doesn't take away one third of the warming, but much less.
    6 answers · Global Warming · 13 hours ago
  • Has the troll returned to the Global Warming section?

    Best answer: I did notice that it seemed the trolling was noticeably reduced but I haven't noticed the return yet, but I have had the flu so I a large troll might walk right on by me and I might miss it. While in the Army in Germany near the Essau River (Essau Fluss, spelling probably messed up) we were camped under a... show more
    Best answer: I did notice that it seemed the trolling was noticeably reduced but I haven't noticed the return yet, but I have had the flu so I a large troll might walk right on by me and I might miss it.

    While in the Army in Germany near the Essau River (Essau Fluss, spelling probably messed up) we were camped under a bridge which really was a nice place to camp but it was weird when people asked where you were staying and you had to tell them you lived under bridge. It really made you feel like a troll.

    I missed James's question / statement where he announced his retirement.
    He is still under the leader board as Pegminer last I checked so maybe James will join Peggy in retirement and a new James/Peggy will rise like a Phoenix. We'll just have to wait and see.
    9 answers · Global Warming · 2 days ago
  • How does saving paper save trees? It doesn t stop the industry from cutting more trees to make more paper.?

    I ve had this question for many years. I just don t get why people say "save paper, it saves trees".
    I ve had this question for many years. I just don t get why people say "save paper, it saves trees".
    5 answers · Conservation · 12 hours ago
  • Are global warming folks like Naomi Oreskes lying about Fred Singer?

    Best answer: It seems to me they are lying. For people like Oreskes, it seems more about their Cause than science and therefore very easy for them to justify lying. I remember decades ago the hype of second hand smoke and I remember dubious studies linking second hand smoke to cancer. It is out of my expertise but rather... show more
    Best answer: It seems to me they are lying. For people like Oreskes, it seems more about their Cause than science and therefore very easy for them to justify lying.

    I remember decades ago the hype of second hand smoke and I remember dubious studies linking second hand smoke to cancer. It is out of my expertise but rather than use science, the authors of some of those studies used emotional appeal and remind me a lot of alarmists crapola. I remember a long time ago reading something from Dr. Singer that seemed to point out the flawed studies. Personally, I hate tobacco and I think anyone that uses it is harming their health and increasing their chances for early death but that doesn't mean I have believe anything negative I read about it. I tend to believe that second hand smoke should increase the risk of cancer but the problem is earlier studies didn't really show that it did. I can't help but notice the irony since Gore's family wealth was largely based on tobacco until Algore learned carbon scams were more lucrative.
    8 answers · Global Warming · 3 days ago
  • The global warming?

    6 answers · Global Warming · 1 day ago
  • I read several articles saying humans are going to use up all the resorces on earth, or most, within the next 50 years.?

    I doubt humans will make interstellar space crafts by then, why doesnt the world pass a law on having to many kids and such, just a fun question, what do you people think? Im 16 so i hope i dont live yo see the day we all die off
    I doubt humans will make interstellar space crafts by then, why doesnt the world pass a law on having to many kids and such, just a fun question, what do you people think? Im 16 so i hope i dont live yo see the day we all die off
    11 answers · Conservation · 4 days ago
  • Is Antarctica warming up because of volcanos or manmade global warming?

    Best answer: <<<used magnetic data to infer the heat and we’re pleased that what we have is 30-50% more accurate than previous studies.”>> <<<Warmer rocks lose their magnetic properties, and so the team was able to use the loss of magnetism in certain areas to calculate an estimate of the geothermal... show more
    Best answer: <<<used magnetic data to infer the heat and we’re pleased that what we have is 30-50% more accurate than previous studies.”>>

    <<<Warmer rocks lose their magnetic properties, and so the team was able to use the loss of magnetism in certain areas to calculate an estimate of the geothermal heat flux.>>
    Were talking about really hot rocks like nearly melted.

    I have to agree with Watts that more skepticism is warranted regarding the origin of the heat.
    16 answers · Global Warming · 5 days ago
  • Were German immigrants in the 1800s actually climate refugees?

    Was it global warming or global cooling that they were allegedly fleeing?
    Was it global warming or global cooling that they were allegedly fleeing?
    5 answers · Global Warming · 18 hours ago
  • Where can I find the video where Bill Nye addresses that we do a list of things for climate change?

    I cannot find it. He said we must do some of the following: * Cut meats out of our diet * Use less water * Bike instead of cars He may have also said in that list to sort your garbage and use less electricity. Someone give me the link cause I cannot find it on Google at all.
    I cannot find it. He said we must do some of the following: * Cut meats out of our diet * Use less water * Bike instead of cars He may have also said in that list to sort your garbage and use less electricity. Someone give me the link cause I cannot find it on Google at all.
    5 answers · Global Warming · 1 day ago
  • Does Solar increase jobs?

    Best answer: What's strange is those who claim it does, are not considering that this means solar is less efficient. It takes all this work to produce the same energy. When there are jobs in fracking or in North Dakota, you are developing new energy. The global warmers are proposing to increase jobs to produce the same... show more
    Best answer: What's strange is those who claim it does, are not considering that this means solar is less efficient. It takes all this work to produce the same energy. When there are jobs in fracking or in North Dakota, you are developing new energy. The global warmers are proposing to increase jobs to produce the same amount of energy or less.

    On top of that, you have Bastiat's broken window fallacy, made famous when Henry Hazlitt published it in Economics in One Lesson. Any money spent on solar is money that could not be spent on something else. When you are putting in all these subsidies to produce solar jobs, this is money that could have produced jobs elsewhere, you could have cut taxes to produce a better business environment, etc. You see the jobs created, but the jobs foregone are unseen. Then you have to factor in the higher price of solar energy, and even more jobs are lost.
    13 answers · Global Warming · 5 days ago