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  • Garbage In, Garbage Out II: Climate Modeling

    Garbage Dump

    The economy is not the only policy area where the left has slapped some lines of code together and are attempting to pass it off as reality. As Al Gore’s testimony today on Capitol Hill reminds us, global warming would not exist as an issue without the left’s blind devotion to computer modeling. But as Retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist, Dr. John Theon tells the Senate’s Environment and Public Works minority subcommittee, climate modeling is not all that it claims to be:

    My own belief concerning anthropogenic climate change is that the models do not realistically simulate the climate system because there are many very important sub-grid scale processes that the models either replicate poorly or completely omit. Furthermore, some scientists have manipulated the observed data to justify their model results. In doing so, they neither explain what they have modified in the observations, nor explain how they did it. They have resisted making their work transparent so that it can be replicated independently by other scientists. This is clearly contrary to how science should be done. Thus there is no rational justification for using climate model forecasts to determine public policy.

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    7 Responses to Garbage In, Garbage Out II: Climate Modeling

    1. Spiritof76, New Hamp says:

      Climate modeling is not science. It does not even fit the rudimentary requirement of an engineering model of a controlled space.

      The models are bogus. For starters, they set aside solar effects as unimportant. Excuse me. What else drives our planet?

      The models are open ended and do not close of conservation of energy.

    2. Ozzy6900, CT (The Bl says:

      Again, the Politician (not scientist) Al Gore spews more stupidity from his oral cavity! I cannot believe that people ase still listening to this, this carny act! These Climate Models have been proved wrong time after time and Mr.Gore still hangs his hat on them.

      I wish some of his Global Warming would come to Connecticut – it's freezing up here!

    3. rtchard traxler wei says:

      I think most of the world would like to see some "global warming". Can anyone in this world say that it has been getting WARMER lately. Just the opposite..I'm no climotologist, but I know it's been getting colder these past few years.MUCH COLDER. Al Gore's con job is falling apart at the seams….

      Who says there is no God?

    4. CCBailey, San Diego says:

      Didos to all – I only wish I had found the Heritage Foundation a year or two ago when I was arguing man made global warming with my professors.

    5. Jim Bratten, Evansvi says:

      Al Gore, and liberal environmentalists in general, will push this myth as long as there is money attached and there are enough dupes to believe in their crisis/disaster scenario. Just follow the money…. all the way from grants given to Harvard science profs by the American Taxpayer, through the UN and other "global" NGOs, to Al Gore's bank account.

      The climate "models" are a contrived foundation, supported by NO factual observances in weather trends! To Al & Fellow Fantisizers: When you can predict the path of a tornado, inerrantly, or actually change it's direction, call me.

      By the way, CO2 is N-O-T a pollutant, and it increases in % of atmosphere AFTER a warming trend; it CANNOT CAUSE IT. And, there is no such thing as a "scientific consensus."

      The earth's ambient temperature has been FALLING since 1998… check it out (no computer models needed, just actual measurements!).

      My sole worry is this: What crisis will these arrogant elites devise next? God help us all!

    6. JCody, Homer, Alaska says:

      If the Earth is getting warmer, mankind has nothing to do with it. Japan used to be attached to mainland Asia, Tazmania used to be attached to Australia, the Falklands used to be attached to mainland South America. Then what happened? The Earth warmed, seas rose, then all these places became islands, and mankind wasn't even around at the time. We can't control hurricanes, we can't control tornadoes, we can't even control those "dust devils" that spin across the wide open spaces of this land. Anyone that thinks that we can control the overall climate of the entire planet is either an idiot, or extremely, and I do mean e x t r e m e l y, conceited.

      The best thing we can do to "battle" climate change is to do what we do best, that is: Adapt.

      Semper Paratus

    7. Mike, Hickory, NC says:

      We know that what the article above maintains, including that which Dr. Theon says, is true.

      However, once again, this is another one of those issues and situations where the Left is so determined to have their Socialist government elitist way, any and every way they can get it, including "in the name of the environment", that they will ignore and omit any evidence to the contrary against their "anthropogenic global warming", and vilify anyone who dissents or otherwise stands against them…very much like the infinitesimal gnat, with the offensively flatulent ego the size of gaseous Jupiter, insisting upon his own self-importance no matter what evidence the Earth, and even the Sun, produces to the contrary!

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