Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Despicable scientific illiterates

By a US Meteorologist

Fotosearch Stock Photography

These people are despicable scientific illiterates that are an arm of the Obama power grab to centralize America to a form of facism/socialism.

Just do the math and you will see their claims about CO2 are baseless. At 389 ppmv, and assuming CO2 is a "well mixed" gas throughout the atmosphere, the mixing ratio of CO2 to a Kilogram of dry air is .595 grams. Integrating that mass to a zero pressure gives 1.24 x 10^-10 ppmv/tonne of CO2.

Even if you wiped out ALL of the USA's annual carbon emissions, or spread the reduction globally ( which is impossible to ever achieve ) listed as 5.8 billion metric tonnes of CO2, that only reduces the annual growth of CO2 by .72 ppmv from an annual growth of 2.5 ppmv, which is 50% of annual emissions because of ocean uptake. No matter what the reduction strategy, the growth of atmospheric CO2 cannot be stopped unless the oceans cool off again, which means, according to the failed modeling of CO2 to temperature, that the annual temperatures will continue upwards to catastrophic levels no matter what we do.

So the only real conclusion one can reach based upon real calculations and the EPA's climate model projections, the human race is doomed not because of human action, but the earth has just decided it's all time we just go, and is outgassing the appropriate CO2 to kill us off.

It is obvious climate models are failed concepts that have the wrong sensitivity factor to CO2 and temperature, primarily because the physics in the modeling is wrong based upon positive water vapor feedback, and that "climate models" are a true mathematical absurdity with respect to being able to accurately describe earth atmosphere physical processes for large time intervals with the Navier Stokes equations. The EPA is engaging in scientific misconduct and fraud.

Waste of Energy under our Government

A list of the current green schemes under this Federal government's rule.

Will Abbott end them when he takes over after the next election?
A Cleaner Future for Power Stations
Energy Efficiency Opportunities Program
Department of Climate Change
Australian Centre for Renewable Energy
Renewable Energy Target (RET) Scheme
Renewable Energy Future Fund
National Green Power Accreditation Program
National CO2 Infrastructure Plan
National Low Emissions Coal Initiative
Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund
Solar Cities
Solar Flagships
Australian Solar Institute
Sustainable Australia — measuring sustainability
Sustainable Australia — suburban jobs
Tackling Climate Change — emissions reduction modelling
Sustainable Australia — sustainable regional development
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Greenhouse and energy reporting
National Solar Schools Program
Renewable Energy Target
Living Greener website
Carbon Farming Initiative

Question from DS.

Failure Flannery to be Face of Farts

Genetically modified cows could fart less

TCS blog had to look at the date, thinking that April 1st had arrived, but no! it is only 28th March.

News Ltd is carrying a story where Tim Flannery,  the author of the flawed The Weather Makers, is to be the face of a project to reduce the farts of cows.
GENETICALLY modifying cows so they burp and fart less - that's one of 40 initiatives to reduce emissions being considered by the cattle and sheep industry.

Researchers are investigating the merits of selective breeding to alter the genetic makeup of certain breeds of cows and sheep
The new breeds would produce less methane in a bid to reduce the impact of farming on the environment.

"Methane is a waste," Mr Flannery said.
"The energy that the cows produce in methane, could have got into producing meat."
I hope the researchers realise which end of the cow is the main problem.

Perhaps Mr Flannery could investigate the Argentinian project that put the methane to use.

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by IPCC Expert Reviewer Vincent Gray
MARCH  28th 2012


In order to enter Cambridge University I had to have a School Certificate qualification in a classical language. My language was Latin, so I did not learn classical Greek. However, as a result of my PhD studies on the flow birefringence of aluminium soap gels I became a "rheologist", a specialist in the science of flowing liquids (and solids), and I became aware of the rheologists' motto     "Panta Rhei" Πάντα ῥεῖ,  "everything flows" which is attributed to Heraclites but first mentioned by Simplicius. It can also be interpreted as meaning "everything changes" and could be taken as the first expression of the theory of evolution.

Most people accept the truth of this motto, but there have always been some people and even whole groups of people who either deny it or make tremendous efforts to stop change from happening. The political movement dedicated to this purpose is "Conservatism" and this has been extended to the prevention of change as is practically everything else in the idea of "Conservation". The latest twist is SUSTAINABILITY.

Charles Darwin provided a solid scientific basis for explaining the inevitable changes in living organisms as long ago as 1859 yet only 48% of the US population accept it and support is even lower in countries that favour non-Christian religions. Although the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of  Darwin's birth in 2009 many aspects of his theory are rejected or ignored.

The actual claim in his famous book "The Origin of Species" that it provides evidence on how the designation of a "species": is determined, is completely ignored. He made it plain that the term "species" is merely one of the levels in an arbitrary hierarchical system for classifying organisms, and its individual assignment is a matter of pure convenience based on a varying choice of similarities and differences . There is no fixed number of  "species" and the number can be as many as might be decided. "Biodiversity" is as much or as little as professional taxonomists might decide is desirable. It is convenient to classify early humans over slight differences, where pet dogs, which are much more variable, all belong to one species.

A "species" is not, as was once believed by Linnaeus, the most prominent originator of the system, something that is preordained by some sort of deity, but merely a practical card index division. "Speciation", the formation of a new species, is no more mysterious than the point at which taxonomists find it convenient to admit that evolution has progressed to the extent that a previous designation should be changed.

Darwin's theory obviously implies that humans have evolved in exactly the same manner as any other organism so there is no place for a divine creator or for specialist treatment from prayer. This was a very difficult conclusion to accept personally because his wife was an enthusiastic Christian. Admitting that his theory had replaced all religions in writing would have led to rejection of his whole theory by many people. He played it down from the start and only got round to it in his "Descent of Man". This book did not have the benefit of the knowledge of the  many early humans that have now been discovered despite the first of them  (Neandertal) which was discover the Neander Valley (now in Belgium) in  1829, but was not known by Darwin.. Later, in his autobiography, he admitted that he was an agnostic: but this admission was censored by his family and only restored in 1958.

Another respect in which Darwin is ignored is in his pioneer studies is his work on social evolution. His contemporary and close friend Herbert Spencer wrote comprehensive histories on a number of subjects. In his histories of the rise and fall of societies and civilizations of the past he realised that Darwin's theory of evolution applied to groups of people as well as to individuals. The phrase that he used to describe how this evolution works, "survival of the fittest" was eagerly accepted by Darwin as a phrase which characterized his whole theory, and he used it in  "The Descent of Man". This aspect of his theory has been not only widely ignored but even condemned as "Social Darwinism".

 It is true that there have been several unfortunate attempts to control human evolution which were so spectacularly unsuccessful as to have given the whole idea a bad name. Darwin and Spencer, admitted that several creatures deliberately killed or marginalized handicapped or genetically undesired individuals and they could only admit that we civilized beings were only held back by our "feelings" that it is wrong. Although they were aware of the evolution of instincts they had not noticed that the tendency to cooperate (altruism) is a human trait which is favoured by evolution, since it benefits a whole society.and therefore has become instinctive for many people. Social instincts also mean that non reproducing members such as spinsters, homosexuals, the handicapped and the elderly can make important contributions to the survival of a society.

Hitler's Germany applied evolutionary theory to justify the elimination of handicapped people, homosexuals, political opponents and  supposed "inferior " races and it caused disaster to the whole world before its harm to his society became evident. Eugenics, a  once much supported movement,  presumed to encourage desirable reproduction without understanding that future desirability cannot be predicted. I am reminded of the story of the Nobel Prizewinner who was asked if he could supply a sample to a sperm bank which assisted the breeding of geniuses. He replied that they had the wrong man, since his son was a mere guitar player. The person they wanted was his father, who was a poor unemployed tailor.

Despite the failures public discouragement of undesirable genetic defects is widely encouraged . Much more common is the encouragement of desired social instincts, so we have honours lists and many "awards" although  the evolutionary value of some may be disputable. We still reward soldiers for their skill in killing others...

Richard Dawkins, our most prominent evolutionist, has failed to recognise the importance of any instinct. He made his name with  "Selfish Gene" which implies that only individual evolution matters, He has even invented a substitute for socially evolved instincts, which he calls a "meme".

One of the main reasons for the decline and disappearance of past human societies has been the resistance to change of the ruling groups. Both the development of human technology and the changes in the world demand that for survival a society must be prepared to change its structure and even its leadership personnel in the face of evolutionary changes. When  the resistance to change is determined enough we may get revolution instead of planned evolutionary change.

The world is currently infected with a pseudo religion which regards all evolutionary change as something for which we humans are alone responsible, that is invariably harmful, must be resisted, and for which we must be prepared to sacrifice some or all of the prosperity or comfort which some of us enjoy. This flies in the face of all evolutionary theory. In order to survive, all organisms and social groups must seek to benefit themselves, and to treat all other species how they  may contribute to this aim.. Organisms have no generalized responsibility for other organisms, except for those that they exploit, which they encourage, and those that exploit them which they discourage.

All organisms interact with one another in a complex manner, described by Ernst Haeckel' by the term "ecology".  This complex interaction cannot be separated up into discrete "ecosystems" thought to be unchanged by evolution, nor is it possible to define ecological regions entirely free from any particular class of organisms, such as humans.

The concepts of "progress" and "development" have been replaced by the concept of "SUSTAINABILITY. There is even "'Sustainable Development" which is a contradiction in terms.

Sustainability can be interpreted in several ways. It may be the idea that any settled way of acting, in manufacture, agriculture or political organisation, should be maintained exactly as it is now, but allowed to change slowly if it does not disturb existing leadership. This might be called "MAINTAINABILITY.  Another meaning  argues that what happens now is the only  acceptable way of doing things and that it must be made to stay the same for ever. Another meaning is that the present is all wrong and we must change it at great sacrifice to ourselves "for the benefit of future generations" by carrying out damaging economic changes  to satisfy a spurious theory that humans are damaging "The Planet". All of  these meanings fly in the face of the science of evolution. One may have some sympathy for people who are harmed by technological change, but the idea that change can be prevented from happening is a recipe for revolution.

Sustainability is now  used so widely by declining Western nations as a guide to future policy that it seems we have already surrendered to our future domination by developing nations which place more emphasis on genuine development and technical, political and organizational change.

Vincent Gray
Wellington 6035

"To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact."     Charles Darwin

Tories - reverse Robin Hoods, Robbing from the poor to give to the rich.

Sit Tim Rice with Elton John
Pro Environment, Incensed about Wind Turbines: Sir Tim Rice

As reported by the UK Telegraph, Tim Rice, once a stalwart Conservative party donor and fund raiser, has been "falling out of love with the Conservatives" over their insane policies such as supporting wind farms. Prime Minister David Cameron's coalition government wants renewable sources to provide 15 per cent of the energy supply by 2015, but the investment into wind farming has divided the country.
“I recently declined to support a Conservative function because I’m so incensed about these wind turbines. Like all so-called climate-change doubters, I am very pro the environment, but I strongly believe that it is something that can only be cured locally. Some insane overall scheme isn’t going to cure all the problems. And the money that is wasted. As a landowner in Scotland [Sir Tim owns the 33,000-acre Dundonnell estate in Wester Ross on the west coast], I’ve been offered vast amounts of money to stick up wind turbines, which not only will make me richer, it will make less well-off people poorer, and will damage the environment. These schemes aren’t doing any good – just making rich people richer, and it’s depressing to see great areas of these useless objects up there.
It’s a scam – a con – and until the Government has the brains to actually say, hang on, we’ve got it wrong, this is a total economic and environmental error, then I find it hard to give total support to them.”
 Lyricist Sir Tim has not only fallen out with the Tories, he says that there will never be another Rice/Lloyd Webber musical. "We’re not relevant as a team any more.”