Sunday, 13 October 2013

Can a Physicist be a politician?

Mike Stopa is a Republican running for U.S. Congress in Massachusetts 5th district in the special election to replace Ed Markey. Mike is also a Harvard University Physics Professor.


"His video on Global Warming was very well done and very honest." Astrophysicist Grodon Fulks.

Mike says that 
  • Carbon Dioxide is a Greenhouse Gas;
  • CO2 has been increasing due to human activities;
  • Through most of the 20th Century the temperature went up.
However the physics of water in the atmosphere is not very well understood, nor is the physics of the formation of clouds. There are also natural variations to the temperature that the IPCC has not (fully) taken into account - (Why would they? Their brief was to find CO2 the culprit - ED) including the forcing factor of radiation; the variation of the temperature due to ocean currents. 

The temperature of the globe has not increased for 15 years. Why didn't the IPCC predict this total pause in global warming?

Let me tell you quickly what I think about global warming. Global warming is not a hoax; it is a hysteria. It is not that there are not scientist doing good work. It is that people have gone on a quest, they have searched for a catastrophe. Someone has got to sort this out and say clearly 'if we're historical about this, we are going to spend ourselves into oblivion. Then if anything really happens we won't be up to deal with it.

The World could use more scientists in politics instead of false profits like Al Gore sprouting voodoo science.

Of Renewables, using the failed company Evergreen as an example, made manufacture-susidised products that also had to have consumer subsidies for consumers to buy them. Without subsidies they can't compete on the market place.

Q: Why are we doing this?

A: Well, people are getting rich of it.

Q: Where are all these people who got rich on renewable energy?

A: (Pointing at empty Evergreen Factory) They're Gone!




There was no Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Nuclear Physicist Kelvin Klemm writing for CFACT:
To a nuclear physicist like me, I look upon such public reaction half with amusement and half with dismay. The amusement comes from the fact that so many people can be scared so easily by so little. It is like shouting: “Ghost in the bedroom,” and everyone runs and hides in the hills.
He writes that the anti-nuclear activists “enjoy stoking the fear factor and maintaining public ignorance.
Firstly let us get something clear. There was no Fukushima nuclear disaster. Total number of people killed by nuclear radiation at Fukushima was zero. Total injured by radiation was zero. Total private property damaged by radiation….zero. There was no nuclear disaster. What there was, was a major media feeding frenzy fuelled by the rather remote possibility that there may have been a major radiation leak.At the time, there was media frenzy that “reactors at Fukushima may suffer a core meltdown.” Dire warnings were issued. Well the reactors did suffer a core meltdown. What happened? Nothing.
He then addresses the question: “Did anyone die because of Fukushima?’
Yes they did. Why? The Japanese government introduced a forced evacuation of thousands of people living up to a couple of dozen kilometres from the power station. The stress of moving to collection areas induced heart attacks and other medical problems in many people. So people died because of Fukushima hysteria not because of Fukushima radiation.
What about radiation leakage?
Recently some water leaked out of the Fukushima plant. It contained a very small amount of radioactive dust. The news media quoted the radiation activity in the physics measure of miliSieverts. The public don’t know what a Sievert or a milliSievert is. As it happens a milliSievert is a very small measure. 
Doubling a very small amount is still inconsequential. It is like saying: “Yesterday there was a matchstick on the football field; today there are two matchsticks on the football field. Matchstick pollution has increased by a massive 100% in only 24 hours.”The statement is mathematically correct but silly and misleading. 
At Fukushima a couple of weeks ago, some mildly radioactive water leaked into the sea. The volume of water was about equal to a dozen home swimming pools. In the ocean this really is a ‘drop in the ocean.’

Read more at CFACT (LINK)

H/t Marc Morano
To a nuclear physicist like me, I look upon such public reaction half with amusement and half with dismay. The amusement comes from the fact that so many people can be scared so easily by so little. It is like shouting: “Ghost in the bedroom,” and everyone runs and hides in the hills. - See more at: http://www.cfact.org/2013/10/12/physicist-there-was-no-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/#sthash.tjVcojc5.dpufTo a nuclear physicist like me, I look upon such public reaction half with amusement and half with dismay. The amusement comes from the fact that so many people can be scared so easily by so little. It is like shouting: “Ghost in the bedroom,” and everyone runs and hides in the hills. - See more at: http://www.cfact.org/2013/10/12/physicist-there-was-no-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/#sthash.tjVcojc5.dpufTo a nuclear physicist like me, I look upon such public reaction half with amusement and half with dismay. The amusement comes from the fact that so many people can be scared so easily by so little. It is like shouting: “Ghost in the bedroom,” and everyone runs and hides in the hills. - See more at: http://www.cfact.org/2013/10/12/physicist-there-was-no-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/#sthash.tjVcojc5.dpuf
To a nuclear physicist like me, I look upon such public reaction half with amusement and half with dismay. The amusement comes from the fact that so many people can be scared so easily by so little. It is like shouting: “Ghost in the bedroom,” and everyone runs and hides in the hills. - See more at: http://www.cfact.org/2013/10/12/physicist-there-was-no-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/#sthash.tjVcojc5.dpuf
To a nuclear physicist like me, I look upon such public reaction half with amusement and half with dismay. The amusement comes from the fact that so many people can be scared so easily by so little. It is like shouting: “Ghost in the bedroom,” and everyone runs and hides in the hills. - See more at: http://www.cfact.org/2013/10/12/physicist-there-was-no-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/#sthash.tjVcojc5.dpuf
To a nuclear physicist like me, I look upon such public reaction half with amusement and half with dismay. The amusement comes from the fact that so many people can be scared so easily by so little. It is like shouting: “Ghost in the bedroom,” and everyone runs and hides in the hills. - See more at: http://www.cfact.org/2013/10/12/physicist-there-was-no-fukushima-nuclear-disaster/#sthash.tjVcojc5.dpuf