I am sad and disheartened that someone I hold in high esteem for his accomplishments in bringing computing to the masses is so out-of-touch that he overlooks the obvious …

You would think for a smart man, Bill Gates, of all people, would realize that man’s influence on the climate is so miniscule that measuring man’s climate signal amid the natural variability of climate is next to impossible and that any such attempts are theoretical, and not scientific fact subject to falsification.

The very idea that man can mitigate the effects of the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s precessional and rotational dynamics, the Earth’s vulcanology and plate tectonics, the Earth’s deep ocean currents, and the greatest greenhouse gas, water vapor, with public policies and taxation is ludicrous. 

That is not to say that man cannot employ technology and engineering to clean up pollution, but to say that a public policy like cap-and-trade that provides indulgences to gross polluters and passes the costs onto the ratepayers (or the greater economy) or taxes carbon production makes a measurable difference is the global climate is nonsensical beyond belief.

  • Global warming is a political phenomenon designed to capture economies and political power.
  • The Earth has been hotter, colder, with more atmospheric carbon dioxide, and less atmospheric carbon dioxide – all before the industrial revolution and man’s so-called input to the carbon sequestration system. And, all without the catastrophic effects predicted by those who want to scare people into taking imprudent actions.
  • The reason carbon dioxide is unjustly demonized is that carbon-based energy is the underlying linchpin of all industrialized and emerging economies. And he who controls the economy, controls the nation and its people.
  • Global warming is nothing more than a hypothesis that is supported by junk science where correlation is confused with causation, where a consensus on popular science is mistaken for fact, or that so-called proof or evidence exists only within the silicon silliness of computerized models that use incomplete or inaccurate assumptions, parameter-driven programming that allows key factors to be fudged to produce the desired results, and where the input data has been so statistically manipulated as to introduce a warming bias divorced from reality.
  • And, all of these models have been falsified because they do not comport with reality. In fact, the only warming for the past nineteen years exists in the manipulated terrestrial datasets and not it the more modern and accurate remote sensing (satellite) datasets. Something that NOAA disputes, but refuses to provide their raw data and computer programs to prove.
  • Even if cheap clean and efficient power were abundant, it would still be demonized in other ways as it runs counter to those progressives who believe the Malthusian proposition that population control is a necessity for continued survival of the planet. Hence the promotion of veganism, abortion, birth control, and non-reproductive homosexuality.
  • Gates does not seem to understand that while pollution control is a life-saving necessity, it has little or nothing to do with taming nature’s powerful forces.
  • It is natural for the Earth to warm as we emerge from the little ice age into an interglacial period; and that a mildly warmer climate does have a beneficial effect on the fauna and flora of the Earth.


Read the Gates interview and decide for yourself …

‘We Need an Energy Miracle’

Bill Gates has committed his fortune to moving the world beyond fossil fuels and mitigating climate change.

In his offices overlooking Lake Washington, just east of Seattle, Bill Gates grabbed a legal pad recently and began covering it in his left-handed scrawl. He scribbled arrows by each margin of the pad, both pointing inward. The arrow near the left margin, he said, represented how governments worldwide could stimulate ingenuity to combat climate change by dramatically increasing spending on research and development. “The push is the R&D,” he said, before indicating the arrow on the right. “The pull is the carbon tax.” Between the arrows he sketched boxes to represent areas, such as deployment of new technology, where, he argued, private investors should foot the bill. He has pledged to commit $2 billion himself.

“Yes, the government will be somewhat inept,” he said brusquely, swatting aside one objection as a trivial statement of the obvious. “But the private sector is in general inept. How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly? By far most of them.”

Gates is on a solo global lobbying campaign to press his species to accomplish something on a scale it has never attempted before. He wants human beings to invent their way out of the coming collision with planetary climate change, accelerating a transition to new forms of energy that might normally take a century or more. To head off a rise in average global temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels—the goal set by international agreement—Gates believes that by 2050, wealthy nations like China and the United States, the most prodigious belchers of greenhouse gases, must be adding no more carbon to the skies.

Those who study energy patterns say we are in a gradual transition from oil and coal to natural gas, a fuel that emits far less carbon but still contributes to global warming. Gates thinks that we can’t accept this outcome, and that our best chance to vault over natural gas to a globally applicable, carbon-free source of energy is to drive innovation “at an unnaturally high pace.”

Read more at: An Interview with Bill Gates on the Future of Energy - The Atlantic

Two degrees Celsius over a hundred or so years is not a major concern, nor is it life-threatening; unless you believe the progressives who spin catastrophic stories of events that are so improbable that they must be withdrawn as falsified and fanciful dreams. The real concern is when nature reverts to the mean and we start heading for another period of glaciation that will stress the Planet and its people.

If Bill Gates wants to become an honest broker for climate change, pollution control, and advanced energy technologies, more power to him .,..

Perhaps Bill Gates should eschew the misleading misdirection of the political class, and start making a difference in an area of personal expertise. Starting with the creation of a change-controlled repository of climate data that can serve all researchers. As it is, the terrestrial datasets may be hopelessly corrupted and the original data long since discarded as it was overwritten by newer data. Let Gates develop new instrumentation and site placement to generate accurate records that are automatically captured without human intervention and manipulation.

You cannot legislate natural laws or the functioning of nature, but you can start to build-out a scientific infrastructure that will serve to bring honesty and credibility back to the science of global climate change.

Bottom line …

Again, I am saddened to see Bill Gates enveloped in an area far from his expertise. Perhaps he needs to visit the Heartland Institute and speak with some of the scientists who have a credible and differing viewpoint. Perhaps funding further honest research free from political bias.

This is the type of progressive wealth redistribution that benefits the wealthy like Gates, Buffett, Soros, and others while disadvantaging the poor and middle class.

The progressive socialist democrats demonized nuclear energy because it was a threat to their beloved Soviet Union. Then they turned to environmentalism to continue funding the fight against capitalism and for communism. Now, it appears that they have gained enormous powers as a fifth column and seek to destroy America from within.

Bill Gates needs to decide whether or not he is going to be a patriot or a patsy. It’s his choice, his money, and his legacy. While I do not want to be disillusioned that Bill Gates is another George Soros, I am forced to follow his interviews, writings, and draw my own conclusions. And, right now they lean more toward patsy than patriot.

Wake up Bill – you are being used as a useful idiot to destroy the very system that gave you the opportunity to become the world’s wealthiest individual.

-- steve 

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