The theory formerly known as fact -- that man is primarily responsible for the rise in the earth's temperature -- has been all but eviscerated by the CLOUD study conducted by the prestigious CERN.
It's taken me hours of internet research to in simple words distill but, finally, here it is: Clouds block the sun's rays. Think: "clouds = awning." More clouds = cooler. Less clouds = hotter. Surely you've used an umbrella at the beach.
And what drives cloud formation? Why, cosmic rays from the sun, primarily. So what brings about global cooling? A bunch of clouds. What brings about global warming? The absence of a bunch of clouds.
Alas, brace for impact, maniacal earth-egoists, but mere mortals play a small, if even nominal, role in climate change. As Delingpole put it, "It's the sun, stupid."
Of course, earlier articles catalogued the erroneous assumptions built into the AGW models, but only
If you doubt me, consider the obfuscation in CERN's announcement. It is a painful, obtuse piece of scientific sludge, watered down because CERN is worried about the political optics of the study's import.
“Ion-induced nucleation will manifest itself as a steady production of new particles that is difficult to isolate in atmospheric observations because of other sources of variability but is nevertheless taking place and could be quite large when averaged globally over the troposphere.”Translation: "We can't say it's completely due to the sun -- conceivably Willard the rat might play a small part -- but we are pretty damn sure it's the sun. Oh, but golly, who knows?"
The most curious thing to me in all of this is why the hard evidence was ignored, dismissed by the Warmers out of hand? Good grief, remember their violent 10:10 video?
Maybe it's because I'm a lawyer, but I need to understand why people do what they do before I can get on with it. I need to understand why the AGW people are so rabid, intent on vilifying any
And I want to understand what -- certainly not the earth -- compels the AGW crusaders to race around an endlessly looping track like crazed horses in blinders, when the scientific evidence controverts their man-caused theory? It makes no sense.
Personally, I'd much rather admit I don't know something than pretend to when I don't. In law school, well-meaning students insisted I buy a "horn book" for this or that class -- yet none could explain the horn books' moniker. It drove me bonkers.
Call me quirky. Better yet, call me an effete intellectual. Ah. Now there is oxygen, now we can relate.
The most persuasive explanation I found for the Warmers' motive is presented here. Although it is a scientific report, it's a fairly easy read -- a fascinating, fast-paced thriller, if you ask me.
So from one high-brow liberal to another, surely you'll consider this singular task: Before you clamor to climb aboard the popular-girl AGW bus, or blindly embrace the preposterous notion that a skeptical scientist is no scientist at all (gah! how revoltingly pedantic is that?) at least educate yourself and read this.
And then you can tell me how the "anthropogenic" alarmists almost pulled off the most expensive global hoax ever.
See also: The Truth About Greenhouse Gases (William Happer); Watt's Up With That?
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