Sunday, 28 August 2016
Andrew Glikson is implacable in his alarmism. His latest effort is to organise 154 fellow academics, all on the public teat, to write a letter pleading to shut down coal and basically Australia’s economy.
The letter is a cliché of alarmist platitudes and shibboleths. One such cliché is misanthropy. Glikson and his fellow alarmists agree with Turnbull’s ridiculous statement that human influence on Earth is a massive science experiment with catastrophic results. Glikson is like other alarmists who compare human influence to 4 atomic bombs going off every second. Why do alarmists never consider human influence as good and beneficial. We are always bad in their eyes and a blight on the Earth.
Another cliché is vanity. The idea that humans can control, even in a negative way, the climate of Earth is akin to King Canute wondering down to hold back the waves. Human CO2 is negligible compared with natural CO2 and human energy miniscule compared to planetary and solar forces. Even if you accept alarmism’s estimate of the forcing effect of the increase in CO2 (and that humans are responsible for this increase, which they are not) of 3.7W/m^2 accumulating over the next century this is dwarfed by just one daily natural process of condensation which William C Gilbert in his excellent paper notes involves fluxes exceeding 1000W/m^2. The idea that anything humans do can match natural process is delusional and manifestly wrong.
Glikson and his fellow alarmists have no shame. One of the other academics on the list is Chris