- May 6, 2011
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
If I was a warmer this guy would chill me out. An Objectivist Individualist: Evaluating the Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming Hypothesis
Hope you learn something and I mean that in a positive way.
I've learned that even people with physics degrees can misread diagrams about energy movement
, misapply thermodynamic principles
, be fooled by out of context emails,
and somehow manage to conclude that CO2 "should" actually have a cooling influence when observations show it very clearly does not.
He's also misunderstanding carbon cycles and concluding that mankind's addition of CO2 to the atmosphere is a negative feedback for CO2. Like, dude, what? Are you drunk? He claims there isn't a tropospheric hot spot at the equator like the models predict.
There is. Also, he's way overestimating the importance of this hotspot to AGW theory. He's straight up claiming that if there's no hotspot then the theory is wrong automatically. The hotspot is actually an expected result of any warming trend, it's not even unique to the greenhouse effect. He's just making **** up there.
He makes a vague claim about other planets warming up. Not only is this a spotty assertion the way he presents it, it's completely irrelevant. The climate of other planets just don't compare well to Earth, because they all have very different variables. There's just no meaningful conclusion to draw from Mars' temperature that would apply to Earth
, and that's ignoring the fact that our actual data about the temperature of other planets is incredibly minimal. After all, we don't have a permanent satellite in orbit of any other planet, nor any stations on their surfaces measuring much of anything. (ok, we got like a rover on Mars but that would be like hanging a thermometer outside your window and claiming global temperature trends with it)
The usual Medieval Warm Period meme pops up.