Even More Than The News

IT PUTS FORTH, the comments to this post are pretty enlightening.

For one, in the “sub-grid” discussion, there is a pretty clear explication and a very good real-world example of what I’ve tried to explain in my clumsy essays on ten-mile boxes of atmosphere. Worth reading for that alone.

But the buried lede is even better. FORMER NASA SUPERVISOR OF PRINCIPAL CAGW ALARMIST SHOOTS HANSEN DOWN.

IN FLAMES.

Theon declared “climate models are useless.” “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,” Theon explained. “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,” he added.

And, since this bit of poetry and prose is appearing flrst on the blog of Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) (note the .gov TLD), one might hope it should get widespread public attention.

Now I want you to take a broader lesson from this. Standing alone, the following assertion could be called fallacious as reasoning from the particular to the general, but, though the information is anecdotal, there is a strong — STRONG — trend. That is to say there IS no countervailing data. Therefore, I feel justified in reaching this conclusion, based on a half-century of observation in the field.

DEMOCRATS ALWAYS LIE. And they lie most egregiously to their own supporters. They may claim to have the best, the purest of motives. But in the end, they are Democrats — they are engaged in government — to “get things done.” Things for which government is singularly ill-suited.

How can you say that? (She asked, playing the good little shill.)

Because, Baby Doll, government is singularly ill-suited to every task.

Then why have it?

Because there are tasks to which no entity is well-suited, and government may be the best tool available. But it should never be the default tool, and that is the mindset of Democrats — that government be the default solution to any problem, real or perceived.

Fair enough. How is this relevant to catastrophic anthropogenic global warming?

Did you not listen to That One’s inaugural address? He said it right there. He intends to totally rearrange the global economy — and politics and governance, one presumes — in order to “fix” a problem that, even if it existed, would be unfixable, but which manifestly does not exist. He wants to turn the world upside down for a lie.

How much more relevant can you get?

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