CFACT – via ClimateDepot.com and Planet Gore – went to Doha, Qatar, and asked the delegates of the annual anti-climate-change conference to test a gas mask that "sequesters" carbon dioxide (which it didn't, of course):
You may watch the people from numerous countries of the world to agree that the horrible mask is comfortable, they're ready to wear it for hours a day and while they're sleeping, recommend it to children, pets, and so on.
What makes it even more amazing is that the pranksters say that they're from CFACT, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. I think that everyone who follows the climate issue must kind of know that it's one of the rather visible skeptical groups. Those people don't have a clue.
Their vigilance is equal to zero, despite the fact that similar pranks have succeeded in the past – and they will probably always succeed in the future because these green people just can't use their brains if they have one at all. They're never capable of learning anything from their blunders. Recall Penn and Teller's wonderful petition to ban water. Most of the green folks banned it, just because the true facts about water were accompanied by emotional formulations describing where the "dihydrogen monoxide" has penetrated. They instantly became water-haters because this ideology was formulated in the same way as their psychopathological movement formulates hateful remarks about another vital compound, CO2.
Those people don't necessarily have to be evil but the atmosphere of mindless group think at similar gatherings is totally unbelievable. It's clear that these people couldn't even afford to say that they wouldn't wear the gas mask because they felt they would instantly become pariahs. It's viewed as a moral duty for the participants to support an arbitrarily insane intervention into the human freedom – even their own freedom – if it is said to reduce CO2 emissions. Now, imagine that these totally insane, brainwashed, fanatical people are allowed to influence the actual world. I just find this idea utterly stunning. In a more sensible world, the participants of the Doha conference – who would be ready to impose mandatory gas masks on you and your family if they had just a little bit more power – should be monitored by the intelligence agencies of civilized countries in the same way as Al Qaeda and bombers would occasionally be sent to deal with these groups when certain red lines are crossed.
I am not saying that the CO2 resulting from exhalation is negligible. It's actually not negligible at all. It represents something like 5-10 percent of the mankind's CO2 emissions. The total amount of CO2 we exhale is about between 1/4 and 1/2 of the total CO2 that transportation produces during the same time. And transportation produces the same amount as manufacturing and the same amount as agriculture, roughly speaking.
It's not my goal to update the exact numbers here. The point is that our breathing is in no way negligible – it's one of the major parts of the equation if you divide the sources of CO2 sufficiently finely – and suggesting that there's something wrong about CO2 emissions is indeed a path towards the ban of the normal, free breathing. That's really why people proposing CO2 regulation are insane radical terrorists and loons who must be treated on par with Al Qaeda. It's about our freedom to breathe; it's about our freedom to live, to perform and display basic processes defining life. If the temperature changes by a degree due to the human breathing at some point (so far the influence is surely less than 0.05 °C although we don't know the exact number), then it's how things should be.
And that's the memo.
Morano vs Nye
Last night, Marc Morano of Climate Depot debated Bill Nye, the "science guy", on CNN, on Piers Morgan's show.
It was five years after Nye appeared on TV with Dick Lindzen and humiliated himself in the face of the textbook authority personified by Lindzen; Julian Morris – offering some economist's common sense on priorities – and the alarmist babe proposing the Nuremberg Trials for deniers whose name I forgot but I will recover the memory in 25 seconds ;-) was there, too. Yup, Heidi Cullen.
Morano did a superb job – although he looked a bit unprepared to Nye's emotions focusing on CO2's being bad by itself, regardless of the climate. It should have been debunked more clearly.
What Nye and Morano would say was kind of expected. But I hadn't known that guys like Piers Morgan – whom I really know as a jury member in the American Idol only – would be so thoroughly brainwashed by the AGW panic as well. He's kind of unbelievable, almost on the same level as Nye. It seemed he wanted to crucify Morano for even suggesting that the right way to solve this non-problem is to do nothing.
Morgan would just pick several random pieces of weather data from random places that he considered extreme – although they were not extreme relatively to the history, by any stretch of imagination – and instantly linked them to CO2 regulation. It's just utterly amazing for me to see that similar guys fail to use their brains so miserably.
Why is it so? What's wrong with you, Mr Morgan, and so many others?