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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN THE UNITED STATES

The dirty little secret about climate change is not that the climate is changing as it has done since the formation of the Earth’s atmosphere, but that politics and money have thoroughly corrupted institutions, scientists, and projects that purport to find meaning in naturally-occurring chaotic systems with a degree of certitude that supports draconian freedom-denying public policies and wealth redistribution.

CLIMATE-IMPACT

1. Overview and Report Findings

Climate change is already affecting the American people in far reaching ways. Certain types of extreme weather events with links to climate change have become more frequent and/or intense, including prolonged periods of heat, heavy downpours, and, in some regions, floods and droughts. In addition, warming is causing sea level to rise and glaciers and Arctic sea ice to melt, and oceans are becoming more acidic as they absorb carbon dioxide. These and other aspects of climate change are disrupting people’s lives and damaging some sectors of our economy.

[OCS: This is literally true. Weather, the short term manifestation of climate, has always affected mankind. And extreme events have always proven to be disastrous, disruptive, and dangerous. But the real question is whether or not these events are simply part of the natural climate cycle and evidence suggests that the Earth has been hotter, colder, with more and with less atmospheric carbon dioxide.

For those who want to conflate and confuse the issue by saying storms are more dangerous and costly, one might want to consider factors such as the increasing population density, the cost or replacement structures using modern materials, and the failure of zoning laws and building codes for buildings in known hazardous areas. There is abundant proof that many so-called extreme weather events are linked to cycles and oscillations rather than “climate” per se. One merely needs to look at ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) to see how these cycles affect weather patterns.

According to the National Weather Service, ENSO “is a recurring climate pattern involving changes in the temperature of waters in the central and eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. On periods ranging from about three to seven years, the surface waters across a large swath of the tropical Pacific Ocean warm or cool by anywhere from 1°C to 3°C, compared to normal.

This oscillating warming and cooling pattern, referred to as the ENSO cycle, directly affects rainfall distribution in the tropics and can have a strong influence on weather across the United States and other parts of the world. El Niño and La Niña are the extreme phases of the ENSO cycle.”]


Climate Change: Present and Future

Evidence for climate change abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans. Scientists and engineers from around the world have meticulously collected this
evidence, using satellites and networks of weather balloons, thermometers, buoys, and other observing systems. Evidence of climate change is also visible in the observed and measured
changes in location and behavior of species and functioning of ecosystems. Taken together, this evidence tells an unambiguous story: the planet is warming, and over the last half century, this warming has been driven primarily by human activity.

[OCS: One might reasonably expect the planet to warm as we exit an ice age and enter an interglacial period. And as for the second part of the statement, about warming driven primarily by human activity, this is a big lie. To discount the effects of natural activity: the Sun’s solar energy output in all spectral bands, the production of extraterrestrial cosmic rays, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s rotational and precessional dynamics, the Earth’s vuclanology and plate tectonics, the deep ocean currents, and the greatest self-regulating greenhouse gas, water vapor, is nonsensical and ludicrous.’'

Challenge any scientist to show you evidence of man’s climate signal amid the noise of climate’s natural variability. The fact that we cannot directly detect or measure such a signal means that we are reliant on deeply-flawed computer models with incomplete or incorrect assumptions and highly-massaged data.

models-vs-datasets

Change the observation time of day (TOBS) and see what happens…

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Ask about the the cause of the hiatus in global warming…

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Look at the sparsely-spaced observation points and inappropriate sites of temperature instrumentation. Ask why temperatures are reported as anomalies against an artificial baseline of 30 years which is not even a blink of an eye in considering geologic or climate time scales? ]

The graph the assessment authors do not want you to see…

Look at the blue lines denoting the release dates of the Climate Assessments against the background of data freely available from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) which has been accused of fudging data toward a warming bias in present measurements and a cooling bias in earlier observations to enhance the apparent rate of change. Pretty much a demonstration of the natural variability of climate. Not exactly the footprint or precursor of a planetary emergency. And remember these are temperature anomalies – deviations from the artificial 30-year base line and not actual temperatures.

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There is nothing new under the Sun…

If you think that the idea of global warming, greenhouse gases, and problems with fossil fuels is new and originated by Dr. James Hansen and his computer models, you might want to consider the work of Swedish scientist, Nobel Laureate, and a major contributor to the concepts of physical chemistry, Svante Arrhenius.

Arrhenius recognized in 1896 the benefits of a warmer Sweden and considered greenhouse gases, positing that doubling the atmospheric carbon dioxide might raise the temperature by approximately six degrees Fahrenheit. He also suggested that it might take 3,000 years of burning fossil fuels to double atmospheric carbon dioxide and “We would then have some right to indulge in the pleasant belief that our descendants, albeit after many generations, might live under a milder sky and in less barren surroundings than is our lot at present."

Bottom line…

Are you willing to surrender your nation’s sovereignty and your personal freedoms on the chance that there might be significant climate change in hundreds or thousands of years? Are you willing to enter a form of involuntary servitude to allow the fruits of your labor to be re-distributed by politicians to others in order to gain or maintain their political power? Are you willing to believe political, not scientific, organizations like the United Nations’ IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) who cherry picks select scientific findings and then uses them to justify a political agenda?

The truth is that the climate is changing, but the one invariant in the equation remains political corruption. There is a significant probability that the next planetary emergency (eliminating asteroid strikes, extreme solar events, and pandemics) might be a  retreat to a glacial period as the natural consequences of “reversion to the mean temperature.”

This report, like most other reports, is funded by the government and was compiled by people who have a significant interest in maintaining their positions, funding, prestige and subject to enough peer pressure to turn a lump of coal into a diamond.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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