Tuesday, March 05, 2013

- Bishop Hill blog - A despotism over the mind
I don't know about you, but I think a balanced view of global warming would involve teaching the evidence against global warming as well as the evidence for it. Human activities are "major factors"? Surely they may be major factors. Surely the failure of temperatures to rise in recent years suggests that they may equally be minor factors. Should the attribution statement not be qualified with the fact that it depends on computer models that may be useful as toys for scientists but, having no proven ability to predict future climate, are far being ready to inform policymakers?

Will the children be told this? Or are they just pawns of a left-wing educational establishm
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds Arctic temperatures were up to 3.8°C warmer ~3000 years ago
A paper published today in Quaternary Science Reviews reconstructs Arctic temperatures in Kamchatka, USSR over the past 4,500 years and finds the highest reconstructed temperatures were about 3.8°C warmer than modern temperatures.  [So did the polar bears go extinct?]
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: TED talk claims livestock is the solution to climate change
While green religionists have claimed that livestock is to blame for death, global warming, tsunamis, mine collapses, and terrorist attacks, an "astonishing" talk given at the TED conference last week instead claims that livestock is the "solution" to climate change, and more than capable of reversing alleged climate change due to use of fossil fuels, while also providing food to millions of people and turning deserts into grasslands.

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