S. A. Rated Climate Science

Just a short not too serious note:

I’d seen a quote, that I’m trying to find again, which was along the lines of “A growing thriving science makes new findings and leads to new discoveries and understandings, a stagnant science makes ex post facto and constantly adapting changes trying to adapt to ‘issues’ and does not make new predictions nor understandings” but phrased far better…

That got me thinking about Climate Science. It has failed to make predictions that ‘pan out’. (A fun phrase from the days of the Gold Rush where one would pan for gold and if it was found in your pan, the deposit was said to ‘pan out’…)

We’ve been treated to an endless series of changes, extensions, equivocations, name changes, and attempts to adapt, after the fact, to what really happened.

I think this pretty much says that Climate Science is in hard core Stagnation. It is not a vibrant and growing wisdom, but a withering and struggling stagnant swamp…

At first, this caused me to think that, perhaps, one ought to call it a “Stagnation Afflicted Rotting Climate Science” – with the acronym SARCs (Small ‘s’ to go with the small amount of actual Science involved)… Since much of what is produced deserves a /sarc; tag…

But then it occurred to me that there was another important aspect of “Climate Science” (in quotes to distinguish it from real science…) That being the “We can’t find any other reason, so it MUST be CO2!!” Always with too many exclamations and too much drama…

I’ve seen that logic elsewhere… “We looked and looked and found all sorts of things… and they are all explained by the one thing without any possible way to falsify it. Space Aliens!!!” As seen repeatedly on The History Channel…

So given that, Space Alien Rated Climate Science seems a very accurate description. Heck, given the degree of falsifiability “Climate Science” demands, a perfectly rational (by their terms) explanation of any warming (or cooling!) cycle would be met just by asserting that Space Aliens did it!!! (Must have the too many !!!! for Space Aliens ;-)

So whenever you see Yet Another Outrageous Claim made for CO2, just remember that this is Space Alien Rated Climate science. Deserving of SARCs.

At this point, I was going to insert the video where South Park spoofs the History Channel, but the one that came up on a web search was ‘blocked’ at the request of (someone or other) and the spouse wants to go out to dinner…

So someone else will need to root around and post a link ;-)

Oh, and remember, only one more week until the Maya End Of Days!!!! so get that last week end of party time wrapped up and done and don’t look back!

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A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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8 Responses to S. A. Rated Climate Science

  1. omanuel says:

    Nature published this question thirty-five years ago, “Is the Sun a pulsar?”

    The answer to that question is the crucial first step to:

    a.) Re-connect post-normal science with reality, and to
    b.) End egocentric (geocentric) illusions of the cosmos.

    Dr. Alberto Boretti and I submitted a concise answer to Nature on 12 Dec 2012:

    Click to access Yes_the_Sun_is_a_pulsar.pdf

    Today (15 Dec 2012) Dr. Boretti was informed “Yes, the Sun is a pulsar” will not be published in Nature.

    We hope to publish our comment elsewhere and would appreciate replies to the public poll started on the ten key points: http://omanuel.wordpress.com/about/#comment-1931

    With kind regards,
    – Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo

  2. Funny and thought provoking as always.

    The leaked IPCC draft report has been an interesting read, as have been the warmist blogs’ 180-degrees-from-reality headlines to preempt the MSM from actually reporting on the dramatic admissions it contains.

    We’re screwed if this sad state continues, but I’m hoping word finally begins to get out that we’d be better served preparing for a decade or two of seriously cold weather. However, I’m also banking on the status quo and laying in hard supplies of beans and bullets. Poultry feed as well.

    Cheers from norther Vermont!

    P.S. I grew up in Alameda and went to Encinal HS…

  3. DirkH says:

    Warmism is a degenerative research program:
    Lakatos claimed that not all changes of the auxiliary hypotheses of a research programme (which he calls ‘problem shifts’) are equally productive or acceptable. He took the view that these ‘problem shifts’ should be evaluated not just by their ability to defend the ‘hard core’ by explaining apparent anomalies, but also by their ability to produce new facts, in the form of predictions or additional explanations.[6] Adjustments that accomplish nothing more than the maintenance of the ‘hard core’ mark the research programme as degenerative.

  4. DirkH says:

    Bennett In Vermont (@BennettVermont) says:
    15 December 2012 at 3:38 am
    “We’re screwed if this sad state continues, but I’m hoping word finally begins to get out that we’d be better served preparing for a decade or two of seriously cold weather. However, I’m also banking on the status quo and laying in hard supplies of beans and bullets. Poultry feed as well.”

    The “status quo” is the ongoing inefficiency of the (Western) economies caused by hypermassive squandering / embezzlement of taxpayer/ratepayer money in the name of warmism – in the US, Solyndra etc and the Wind power subsidations; here in Germany, FIT’s for solar and wind, and the Kyoto ETS.

    So my personal adaptation to this ongoing inefficiency was to keep investments focussed on the industries that this inefficient system needs:
    Concrete (in high demand for wind power tower foundation construction)
    Power semiconductors (in high demand for inverters and HVDC transmission lines)
    Tourism (global cooling forces people to seek warmth during vacation; plus, they need to find ways to squander their ill-gotten gains – for instance all those solar rent seekers here in Germany)
    Mining, Mining equipment, fossil fuels (The highly inefficient system needs MORE resources than an efficient one so demand for these is inflated)

    As for the beans – I prefer canned lentil soup. Has the advantage that you can eat it cold if you must. Still gotta get me a camping stove for the blackouts… ;-)

  5. E.M.Smith says:

    @Mark Miller:

    Thanks! Watching it now ;-) didn’t find an ’embed’ button though… yet…

  6. philjourdan says:

    @ Mark Miller – Ouch! I guess SP does not like the History channel. But it is a good demonstration of a reinforcing meme.

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