Climate scientist to US Senate: 'Climate change is a clear and present danger'Andrew Dessler presented the usual experimentally falsified crackpottery about the alleged "climate threat"; Judith Curry pointed out that in contrast with the untrue slogan and fabricated \(p\)-values about the "higher confidence", the newest IPCC report reduced the confidence in most of the claims about the climate alarm – because of the reduced estimates of the climate sensitivity, the warming hiatus since the late 1990s, and the mostly growing Antarctic sea ice, among other reasons.
Belief in an instant planet-wide quick-fix, such as blocking sunlight with sulphur, is delusional, US activist declares
Nevertheless, Nuccitelli only mentions the name of Judith Curry thrice while Andrew Dessler is quoted 14 times (and he owns both the title and the subtitle). This is particular weird because relatively to Judith Curry who is the chair of Earth Sciences at the Georgia Tech and whose name appears in 650 papers with over 4,000 citations from the top ten, Andrew Dessler is – using refined diplomatic jargon – an unlikable screwed unhinged bald bespectacled weird prick and a relative scientific nobody with just 280 papers mentioning his name and less than 1,000 citations from the top ten.
Nuccitelli's soulmates have full mouths of women's rights but when it comes to the real world with an ideologically inconvenient woman, they dedicate the space to her and an irrelevant prick in the ratio 1:6 even though the right ratio would be 5:1. This is how all the lies about the "climate threat" and "consensus" are being fabricated. The climate alarmists have no integrity whatsoever. They're ethical pollution that should be removed from the human society; by constantly harming decent people, they have already depleted their moral right to live.
But the title promised you to talk about a conflict between an insane alarmist organization and a mad individual climate alarmist who have actually shared the 2007 Nobel prize in peace.
According to a leaked draft of the summary for policymakers, the third working group (WG3) of the IPCC has advocated the carbon dioxide removal (CDR) fantasy, something that I have already analyzed and determined to be an utterly unrealistic plan to murder 1 billion people (and the sixth of the world's animals, too).
But most of the alarmist media have interpreted this IPCC CDR plan as geoengineering so various outlets tell us that the IPCC thinks that "geoengineering will be essential" or "necessary". It's the word "geoengineering" that the IPCC's Nobel-prize-winning colleague Al Gore has reacted to. Gore thinks that geoengineering is insane.
Because CDR isn't necessarily "geoengineering", at least not the geoengineering based on the spraying of another chemical that Gore talks about, you might suggest that Gore – with his tiny attention span – is just responding to one word because he's not able to get any deeper. However, you may also say that Gore's identification of CDR with geoengineering is legitimate because the CDR fantasy would probably need to fertilize the Earth by lots of other chemicals to actively absorb some existing CO2. The Guardian was talking about sulfur to block the sunlight (the IPCC WG3 isn't necessarily talking about this option at all) but it may also be iron used to fertilize the oceans or something else.
A former Air Force spoiled brat and alarmist Doug Craig has summarized some quotes by Al Gore – who repeated the claims in a phone conference yesterday:
Gore: It would be insane, utterly mad and delusional in the extreme to turn to geo-engineering projects to avoid a climate catastrophe.I guess that many readers "partly" sympathize with these "conservative" comments by Gore, especially with the comment that it is not usually wise to beat a smaller disease by a greater one. I don't think that you agree with the quotes that Al Gore has shamelessly plagiarized from a speech of Adolf Hitler about the Weimar Republic, namely that democracy represents a "paralysis in the global political system".
The idea that we can put a different form of pollution into the atmosphere to cancel out the effects of global warming pollution is utterly insane. The fact that some scientists who should know better are actually engaged in serious discussion of those alternatives is a mark of how desperate some of them are feeling due to the paralysis in the global political system.
The most discussed so-called geo-engineering proposals - like putting sulphur dioxide in the atmosphere to reflect incoming sunlight - that's just insane. Let's just describe that clearly - it is utterly mad.
Such large and untested experiments carried enormous risks while 'doing nothing to address other consequences of climate change such as ocean acidification.
We are already engaged in a planet-wide experiment with consequences we can already tell are unpleasant for the future of humanity. So the hubris involved in thinking we can come up with a second planet-wide experiment that would exactly counteract the first experiment is delusional in the extreme.
At any rate, there is some chance that similar important questions will divide the climate alarmists to two or many camps that will destroy each other. Climate alarmism is indefensible – at the rational or scientific level, it makes no sense whatsoever. And one of the features of ideas that make no sense is that they are highly non-unique and, in fact, diverse. If someone is such an incredible moron to think that we face a "climate threat", he may invent many arrangements of wrong answers to many detailed questions.
Because the climate alarmists don't have any unquestionable leader that would play the analogous role as Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin – in fact, the crackpots in the IPCC WG3 dared to openly disagree with their potential Führer Al Gore – there is a chance that unlike Nazism and Stalinism, this particular totalitarian movement (climate alarmism) will become fragmented and ultimately impotent. It could have occurred earlier but for many years, the climate alarmists have been satisfied with superficial religious slogans about climate change and have never discussed any scientific or engineering questions – so the fragmentation hasn't previously occurred.
Because the superficial alarmist prayers are no longer enough and the alarmists are sometimes forced to respond to more detailed questions, the climate alarmist movement is hopefully facing a bloody civil war that will neutralize most of these nasty and potentially dangerous cranks. I hope – and I actually believe – that the self-evident non-existence of the consensus concerning geoengineering and other important questions will terminate one of the driving forces about the ever stronger belief by pathological brainwashed sheep such as Alexander Ač.
The only chemical compound that I am aware of that would be a clear net positive if its concentration were artificially increased is carbon dioxide. But it's still pretty expensive to elevate its concentrations – it's as expensive as the fossil fuels we have to burn. And the benefits are almost certainly not high enough to justify the burning of extra fossil fuels just for the sake of it. So it's silly to spray any chemical all over the globe. If you know about a counterexample, I will be happy to hear about your observations.