Stupid things global warming alarmists say

1."The villagers depend on the glacier melt water, and when the glacier is gone they will all die."

Why it's stupid:

Water doesn't come from glaciers. It comes from precipitation. If there was enough precipitation up there to make a glacier, there will be enough precipitation up there to keep the river running. Billions of people live where the only water to drink comes from creeks and rivers where there are no melting glaciers upstream, stupid.

 

2. "The CO2 level will reach a tipping point where a runaway feedback will make Earth like Venus."

Why it's stupid:

Earth has .04% CO2. Venus has 96% CO2. And Venus' atmosphere is 94 times denser than ours. And Venus is closer to the sun than we are. Comparing Earth to Venus is like comparing a candle to a blast furnace, stupid.

Another reason why it's stupid:

Mars also has an atmosphere that is over 90% CO2, yet nobody compares Earth to Mars.

 

3. "You work for ExxonMobil and watch Fox News, and you are funded by the Koch brothers."

Why it's stupid:

I don't work for ExxonMobil, and I don't watch Fox News, stupid. And who the hell are the Koch brothers?

 

4. "The rate of CO2 rise is unprecedented. It's true that it used to be higher than it is now, but it's the rate of change that has never been higher, and life cannot evolve fast enough to adapt to such a rapid rise in CO2."

Why it's stupid:

CO2 has gone from 280 ppm to 400 ppm in 80 years. Thatís 1.5 ppm / year. Unprecedented? Life cannot evolve to adapt to it?

When a greenhouse worker gets to work in the morning, he or she raises the CO2 level from 400 ppm to 2000 ppm in 10 minutes. Thatís (1600 ppm / 10 minutes) x (60 min / hour) x (24 hours / day) x (365 days / year) = 84,096,000 ppm / year. No, not unprecedented, and the plants love it and don't have to evolve, and the greenhouse keeper doesn't notice a thing.

 

5. "97% of the scientists are in consensus so it's true."

Why it's stupid:

Like any other political party, the global warming party only allows like-minded people to join. That party is currently in charge of the media, the schools, the presidency, and the IPCC. People who disagree with them get defunded, fired, and blacklisted. Saying that 97% of a political group's own members agree with each other means nothing, stupid.

 

6a. "The reason sea ice near Antarctica is increasing every winter is because water is melting off the land and hitting the ocean, where it freezes."

Why it's stupid:

The ocean water off the coast of Antarctica is colder than Antarctica? How is it possible for anybody to be this stupid?

Another reason why it's stupid:

Climate experts say 83 gigatons of ice is melting every year from the ice shelves around the edges of Antarctica, which freshens the ocean water and allows it to freeze. But high school math tells us that if there are 21 million square kilometers of sea ice a meter thick around Antarctica in the winter, that's 21,000,000 x 0.001 = 21,000 cubic kilometers, or 20,000 gigatonnes. But the sea ice is probably more like 2 or 3 meters thick on average, so you can adjust it upwards to 40,000 or 60,000 gigatons. If you think you can get thousands of gigatons of sea ice in the winter from 83 gigatons of land ice that melts in the summer, you have to be unbelievably stupid.

A third reason why it's stupid:

Sea ice forms a donut around Antarctica. Any melt water coming off the continent would not be able to get to the north side of the donut. A 6 year old child would be able to figure this out, but climate exerts are telling us that in the winter in Antarctica, where it's -60 all the time, ice melts off the glaciers and into the sea, travels 500 miles to the other side of the donut, and freezes. There are no words to describe the depths of this profound stupidity.

 

6b. "The reason sea ice near Antarctica is increasing every winter is because of thermohaline stratification of the Southern Ocean due to global warming. Zinlun Zhang, 2006, says 'an increase in surface air temperature and downward longwave radiation results in an increase in the upper-ocean temperature and a decrease in sea ice growth, leading to a decrease in salt rejection from ice, in the upper-ocean salinity, and in the upper-ocean density. The reduced salt rejection and upper-ocean density and the enhanced thermohaline stratification tend to suppress convective overturning, leading to a decrease in the upward ocean heat transport and the ocean heat flux available to melt sea ice. The ice melting from ocean heat flux decreases faster than the ice growth does in the weakly stratified Southern Ocean, leading to an increase in the net ice production and hence an increase in sea ice mass.'"

Why it's stupid:

A decrease in sea ice leads to an increase in sea ice? I guess it's possible for somebody to be as stupid as 5a. above.

 

6c. "The reason sea ice near Antarctica is increasing every winter is because global warming is increasing rainfall in the Southern Ocean, and rain is fresh water so it freezes."

Why it's stupid:

The sea ice is 5 or 10 feet thick. To make 10 feet of ice, you need 10 feet of rain, which is impossible, stupid.

 

6d. "The reason sea ice near Antarctica is increasing every winter is because of the hole in the ozone layer, making the Antarctic colder because ozone is a greenhouse gas."

Why it's stupid:

Lack of ozone makes it colder, but these other explanations assume it's warmer. You can't make it colder and warmer.

6d. Try again. "No, the lack of ozone makes it warmer by blocking, no, I mean it traps, uh, no wait....

Why it's stupid: Shut up, you imbecile.

 

6e. "The reason sea ice near Antarctica is increasing every winter is because of the wind. The polar easterlies from the continent are getting stronger, because of global warming."

Why it's stupid:

Polar easterlies are caused by the rotation of Earth and the difference in temperature between the pole and lower latitudes. Earth's rotation has not increased in recent decades because of CO2 (</sarc>) and the temperature at the pole has not changed either, but according to warmists, the pole is warming, which would DECREASE polar winds, not increase them. Besides, in 5a. we learned that the land was warmer than the sea. Now we find out that the wind coming off the land is colder than the sea, so we have increasing cold winds from the warmer land make more sea ice, when all the while, the winds are not increasing. I wonder why all that cold polar wind doesn't cool the land and stop land ice from melting in the winter when it's -80 F. Wow, you're dumber than a very large box of really dumb rocks.

 

6f. "The reason sea ice near Antarctica is increasing every winter is because of the wind. I didn't mean the polar easterlies (winds from the continent) are getting stronger, uh, um, it's.....uh, it's the mid-latitude westerlies. Uuhh, yeah. That's right. The westerlies from 40 to 60 degrees latitude blow from the southwest and push the ice northward, making it grow. That's the ticket."

Why it's stupid:

The westerlies around 40 to 60 S latitude come from the northwest and blow to the southeast. They are warming winds that would melt the ice. Look at this, http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-180,-90 , you fucking imbecile.

 

6g. "The reason sea ice near Antarctica is increasing every winter is because blah blah yadda yadda yadda......"

Why it's stupid:

If you need to make up this many reasons for something, you are lying.

 

Here is the real reason sea ice near Antarctica is increasing every year, stupid:

 

 

7. "Water vapor doesn't count as a greenhouse gas because it's a liquid and it doesn't stay in the atmosphere long before precipitating out. CO2 is by far the most important greenhouse gas because it's a gas and not a liquid."

Why it's stupid:

Nobody cares about the liquid or the precipitation, all we care about is the water vapor in the air. The alarmists know that water vapor is so much more important as a greenhouse gas that they have to hide it or downplay it, because it blows their whole theory away.

The real reason
CO2 is an important greenhouse gas is because of the 7 doublings between 3 and 400 ppm, which adds 3 degrees to the temperature of Earth (compared to 37 degrees for water vapor). The one doubling from 400 to 800 ppm, which wont happen for a century, is not important.

 

8. "Every year over 3000 weather stations in America break their all-time heat records!"

Why it's stupid:

You can't makes statistical statements like this without something to compare it to. How many all-time cold records are broken each day? How many weather stations are there? 3000 out of 5000 would be a lot, but 3000 out of 3 million isn't. How many all-time heat records would be broken if there were no climate change? How many all-time heat records would be broken if the climate were cooling? Statements like this are not science, they are propaganda, stupid.

 

9. "CO2 levels are higher than they've been in 800,000 years!!," says Al Gore.

Why it's stupid:

While this may be true, he was hoping you'd think 800,000 was a big number. He's forgetting that most people passed the 4th grade, and know that 4.6 billion is a much bigger number. CO2 has been higher than it is now for the other 99.98% of Earth's 4.6 billion year history, and most of that time it has been much higher. See chart 2a. above.

 

10. "The global cooling scare of the 1970s never happened, it's just a myth that deniers made up."

Why it's stupid:

Because people can read. Every piano bench and hat box in America's attics is full of old magazines and newspapers. We've all read them, stupid.

 

 

11. "The ice melting in the Arctic decreases the albedo. Ice reflects sunlight, and melted ice exposes open water and causes the Arctic sunlight to be absorbed, warming the globe."

Why it's stupid:

Sunlight in the Arctic? What sunlight in the Arctic?

The area within the Arctic Circle is 8 million square miles, or around 4% of Earth's 200,000,000 square mile surface. Who cares about such a small area? But even worse, the amount of sunlight that hits within the Arctic Circle every year turns out to be around 1% of the total solar flux that hits the Earth. In other words, talking about the sunlight hitting the poles is stupid, stupid. The tropics are a different story. The area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn covers 80 million square miles (40% of Earth's surface) and the sunlight that hits the tropics is straight overhead most of the time. This is where the Earth is heated, not the poles, you drooling moron.

The pic below shows incoming solar radiation at the top of the atmosphere minus the amount reflected back by clouds. Do you see any sunlight at the poles? Neither do I. To be fair, this picture was taken in February when there is no sunlight at the north pole, but look at the south pole which is experiencing summer, and you will see it gets only 46.2 to 88.4 W/m2 in the purple band. That's how much the north pole gets in August. The equator is getting 300 to 400 W/m2. This shows that the sunlight that hits the Arctic Ocean in the summer doesn't amount to a hill of shizzle, stupid.

 

 

12. "You cherry-pick your data."

Why it's stupid:

Alarmists fudge, falsify, hide, and lie about their data, AND cherry pick. Showing the northern hemisphere only is cherry picking. Showing the north pole and not the south pole is cherry picking. Talking about 4 drowned polar bears is cherry picking. Hiding the sea level rise of the 1800s is cherry picking. Ignoring global warming before WWII, especially the large amount between 1908 and 1942, is cherry picking. The list goes on and on.

 

13. "You deniers are like the tobacco companies who denied that cigarettes cause cancer."

Why it's stupid:

 Because tobacco causes cancer. CO2 is totally harmless to humans and Earth.

 

14. "Hurricane Sandy was caused by climate change."

Why it's stupid:

Sandy hit the coast at high tide. The daily tides in New Jersey and New York are around 5 feet and the storm surge of Sandy was 13 feet, which adds up to 18 feet. The sea level has risen by around 9 inches over the past 100 years on the east coast. The damage was caused by the 18 feet in a few hours, not the 9 inches in 100 years, stupid.

 

15. "Hurricane Katrina was caused by climate change."

Why it's stupid:

Katrina was so destructive because it hit a major city. Hurricanes cause more damage when they hit major cities, than when they miss major cities.

 

16. Below is a graph that Al Gore has in his movie that proves global warming is not anthropogenic, but he doesn't know it.

 

Why it's stupid:

The graph is made up horse manure and bears no resemblance to any data or study ever done, anywhere. It was produced by Al Gore's art department, probably by a child with a crayon. It's just more disgusting propaganda by a science dunce and bullshit artist liar who makes millions of dollars from climate alarmism, and burns more fossil fuels in a day than you and I burn all year.

 

17. "The science is settled. I don't argue with deniers because it's settled."

Why it's stupid:

Politicians are not qualified to argue the science, so they hire scientists who agree with them, pay those scientists to write papers with the results they want, and defund and fire those who don't. Once all the scientists who disagree with them are on the black list, the science is settled.

 

18. "Humans spew 8 gigatons of carbon into the atmosphere every year."

Why it's stupid:

Giga is billion and billion is a big number, and big enough to alarm. And what alarmists want to do is alarm. But is this a large number when talking about the atmosphere? No, it's a small one. The amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is measured in teratons, and the total atmosphere is measured in petatons. One gigaton is nothing, stupid.

Another reason why it's stupid:

Did you ever notice that global warming alarmists always say "carbon" instead of carbon dioxide? The reason they do this is calculated. It's because people know that carbon is soot, and therefore dirty, as opposed to carbon dioxide which is an odorless invisible gas. It's public relations and propaganda. Carbon dioxide is perfectly harmless and belongs in the atmosphere, you moron.

 

19. "You are anti-science."

Why it's stupid:

Climate science is a branch of environmental science, which is a branch of political science, which is a branch of social science, which is a branch of liberal arts, which is a branch of bullshit artists. We are not anti-science, we are anti-artists. Get it right.

 

20. "The sun doesn't vary in its output by more than 0.2%, which isn't enough to explain global warming."

Why it's stupid:

If we take the 0.2% figure, (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/552889/solar-constant) knowing that the sun heats the earth by about 300K, and do basic arithmetic, we find that 0.2% of 300 is 0.6 įC, which explains global warming, stupid.

 

21. "Greenland ice cores are only a local proxy of temperature."

Why it's stupid:

Isotope concentrations in ice cores are a proxy of the temperatures at the evaporation site. There is no evaporation on the Greenland Summit because it is always frozen. Any evaporation (sublimation) on the Summit would ruin the annual layers found in the ice. Basically, none of the moisture that freezes at the Greenland Summit comes from the Greenland Summit. It's the opposite of a local proxy. It's an "everywhere but local" proxy, stupid.

 

22. "Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas."

Why it's stupid:

According to Murray L. Salby's "Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate," p. 248-9, the greenhouse effect over the past 2 centuries has been increased by 1.5 Wm-2 due to CO2. He continues that this "is about 0.5% of the 327 Wm-2 of overall downwelling LW radiation that warms the Earth's surface. The vast majority of that warming is contributed by water vapor. Together with cloud, it accounts for 98% of the greenhouse effect." Kind of makes you feel stupid, doesn't it?

 

23. "Glaciers are melting all over the world due to human carbon emissions."

Why it's stupid:

Glaciers have been melting for 250 years, when Earth came out of the Little Ice Age. Human carbon emissions didn't start building up until the 20th century. Here's a map by the USGS of Glacier Bay, Alaska. Note that in 1760, Glacier Bay had no bay, just a glacier. Humans had nothing to do with melting these glaciers, stupid.

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24. "Global warming will cause crops to fail, farm production will decrease by (insert bogus number here) percent per year."

Why it's stupid:

Longer growing seasons, fewer killing frosts at night, and added CO2, is good for plants. This point is utterly without merit, stupid.

 

25. "You say global warming started over 200 years ago. Yeah, the Industrial Revolution began in the 1700's!"

Why it's stupid:

The Industrial Revolution in the 1700's didn't do anything to CO2 levels, which didn't start changing until the middle of the 1900's. Take another look at figure 1g., stupid.

 

26. "The Little Ice Age" (LIA) was local to Greenland only. The myth that grapes didn't ripen in England in the 1600's is a lie that deniers made up, they had plenty of vineyards in medieval England."

Why it's stupid:

From Vinetum Britannicum, written in 1676, in England:

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Another reason why it's stupid:

Perhaps another chart is in order, showing all the places in the world where evidence has been found of the Medieval Warm Period and the LIA. Please click picture to enlarge:


 

27. "Conspiracy theory, talking points, 97%, etc, etc."

Why it's stupid:

These phrases are part of a new vocabulary invented by AGW alarmists, a sort of shibboleth that has developed. A handful of propagandists have set the standard, and they follow blindly. A sure sign of brainwashing is when the people with washed brains use slogans, phrases that are not part of the normal vocabulary. There is no such thing as a conspiracy theory. A theory? How is that a theory? Somebody in the AGW camp invented that phrase and the parrots repeat it. Talking points? What's that? One thing for sure, they are all full of shibboleth.

 

28. "Warming didn't stop, 14 of the record 12 warmest years have all been in the past decade."

Why it's stupid:

I'm 60 years old. All 40 of my tallest years have been in the past 40 years. That means I'm still growing?

 

29. "CO2 is not good for plants. It causes weeds to grow faster which chokes out the crops. All the good plants, such as trees and flowers, will not grow any faster because of CO2, but all the bad plants, such as ragweed and poison ivy, will. Besides, global warming will cause drought all over the world and harm all the plants. That is, all the plants other than the bad plants."

Why it's stupid:

There is no need to explain how stupid this is. For a good laugh, google global warming poison ivy. These morons expect us to believe that carbon dioxide has caused poison ivy to mutate into a more potent strain. They think we are stupid, but that's what propaganda is all about, isn't it?

 

30. "All this CO2 is increasing asthma and heart disease."

Why it's stupid:

The CO2 is currently 400 ppm outdoors. Indoor levels with windows closed are typically 1000 or 2000 ppm,  in a crowded area such as a nightclub or bagel shop, it can be 5000 ppm. People don't usually feel as if the air is stuffy until around 10,000 ppm, when it may trigger an asthma attack for people subject to them, so it has nothing to do with the 400 ppm outdoors, stupid.

 

31. "You are anti-science,"  part 2.

Why it's stupid:

This implies that climate activists are scientists. Most climatologists have no science aptitude and have never taken hard-core science courses such as basic physics, chemistry, or geology, but instead have liberal arts degrees with majors in such studies as humanities or political science. Many went on to get masters or PhD's in climatology, which is to science what homeopathy is to medicine. It's pure quackery. Real scientists are much too busy building things, inventing things, and creating things to write propaganda for environmental groups. There are no real scientists in the global warming movement, but many who pretend to be. Climate activists can't tell the difference.

They aren't even scientists at all. Real scientists have titles like chemists, physicists, biologists, geologists, MD's, etc. But global warming experts use the word "scientist" because it's an effective term in propaganda, the way it is in advertising, because of the assumption that people are stupid and in awe of "scientists." Kind of like using percentages to sound scientific. "97% of scientists say..." but most percentages are made up BS, just like they are in TV commercials that say 80% of dentists recommend. They never asked any dentists. It's just a commercial.

 

32. "Warming oceans are killing off all the coral, it's bleaching and dying in Hawaii."

Why it's stupid:

Coral thrives in sea water from 39 F to 95 F and above, and has done so for 500 million years, through ice ages and warm ages. The ocean in Hawaii is 72 F and if there has been any warming at all, it's maybe half a degree. Why would coral die at 72.5 degrees when it thrives at 95 degrees?

Another reason why it's stupid:

Wasn't all that coral bleaching supposed to be due to ocean acidification? Now it's the temperature? I guess it doesn't matter, either way it alarms people for the cause.

 

33. "The big oil companies make billions of dollars from selling fossil fuels and use this profit to control science with paid shills to lie about global warming."

Why it's stupid:

The oil companies make about 4% profit from gasoline sales, roughly 14 cents a gallon, while the government adds a large tax on each gallon and makes more money than the oil companies do. It's the government who uses fossil fuel revenue to pay the scientists to lie about the climate. They have zero interest in decreasing the use of fossil fuels, and zero interest in the climate, except to lie about it.

 

34. "Greenland loses 200 gigatons of ice every year when the glaciers at the edge melt or calve into the sea."

Why it's stupid:

Greenland loses 500 gigatons of ice every summer and gains it back every winter, as seen in this graph:

http://beta.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maalinger/greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/

In the bottom graph we see Greenland gains 500 gigatons every winter and loses 300 every summer through melting and evaporation/sublimation, making up the mass balance in the ice sheet. The extra 200 gigatons is calved. Climate morons talk about the ice that's calved and never mention the ice that is gained, because they are trying to fool you. Please read the webpage.

 

35. "Antarctica loses 100 gigatons of ice every year when the glaciers at the edge melt or calve into the sea."

Why it's stupid:

Antarctica has 29,000,000 gigatons of ice. If you think scientists can measure the ice to an accuracy of 100 gigatons out of 29,000,000, you are dumber than a jug of bugs. 

 

36. "Ocean acidification will kill all the coral. Sea shells are made of carbonate which is eaten by acid."

Why it's stupid:

   The pH of fresh water lakes and rivers is usually between 6 and 7.5. There are lots of fresh water coral and shellfish with no problem. The ocean is usually 8.1 pH and never below 7.9, because it is highly buffered, and can't become as acid as fresh water usually is. This one is REALLY stupid.

"Geological studies have demonstrated thousands of times that trillions of tons of coralline and other biogenic limestone were built in the past beneath oceans that were wrapped up by atmospheres containing anywhere from twice to a hundredfold more CO2 than the present. And this happened for more than a billion years at all latitudes around the globe." -Juan Carlos Mirre, geologist and author.

 

37. "The great extinction of 252 million years ago was caused by volcanoes in Siberia which spewed huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere, killing 96% of life on Earth."

Why it's stupid:

Scientists have known for decades that this extinction was caused by volcanic ash and sulfur compounds from the Siberian Traps (volcanoes). Never in the history of science has anybody been idiotic enough to even suggest that CO2 caused this extinction or any other.....until now. Climate experts are now claiming the CO2 killed off the plants, even though everybody knows that plants do much better the more CO2 you give them. They love the stuff and there is no upper limit. The climatologists of today are among the stupidest people who ever walked the face of the Earth.

 

38. "Big oil forces us to live in fossil fuel heated houses, powered by fossil fuel electricity, take fossil fuel powered showers, eat fossil fuel powered meals, use fossil fuel powered phones and computers over the fossil fuel powered internet, just so the greedy corporate CEO's can play golf."

Why it's stupid:

Nobody used fossil fuels for anything before the 19th century. So, get a horse, some whale oil lamps or tallow candles, heat your house with peat or cow dung, cook with wood stoves, get rid of your iPhone and use the pony express to mail letters, get rid of your iPod and hire live musicians, but mostly, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

 

39.  Maybe CO2 levels were high millions of years ago, it's true. But it's the RATE at which they are changing that matters. Never before have the CO2 levels changed so quickly. Life cannot adapt to such a big change in CO2 levels.

Why it's stupid:

They double and triple the CO2 levels in greenhouses every day. Each morning the CO2 level in a greenhouse is 400 ppm, then when the keeper arrives to work at 8 AM he jacks the CO2 up to 1000 or 2000 pm and holds it there. It takes maybe one hour to raise the CO2 from 400 to 2000 and guess what? That's a much faster rate than you are talking about, and plants love it. And the animals don't care because the CO2 level in their breath is already 40,000 ppm when they exhale so it makes no difference to them.  

 

40.  The pause or hiatus in global warming isn't true, the heat is going into the oceans.

Why it's stupid:

The greenhouse effect works by warming the atmosphere. If something other than the atmosphere is warming, and the atmosphere isn't, then it's not the greenhouse effect, stupid.

 

41. "The California drought proves global warming."

Why it's stupid:

California is not the globe, and weather is not climate (drought is weather, desert is climate). The 3-year drought since 2012 is far from the worst. Take a look at this chart, from January 2015, which shows no downward trend, and realize that they are lying to us by including 2014 as if it's the worst year ever, and they even put it in red. Why is it a lie? Because "water year" 2014 goes from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, so all the rain between January and September hadn't happened yet when the chart was made. They publish this crap all the time and call it science.

42. "Even if humans stop making CO2 now, the temperatures will continue to climb because the equilibrium temperature will take a hundred or more years to be reached."

Why it's stupid:

  Atmospheric radiative response time is about one month. Atmospheric Radiation, James Coakley and Ping Yang. c. Wiley, page 2.