Gut Rumbles

September 23, 2005

total bullshit

Jennifer and I tried for about six months to make a baby. We weren't successful until she baked some cookies one weekend. We ate the cookies and she became pregnant.

Obviously, baking cookies causes pregnancy.

That's what passes for science today. Sir John Lawton, chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution believes that shit.

Super-powerful hurricanes now hitting the United States are the "smoking gun" of global warming, one of Britain's leading scientists believes.

The growing violence of storms such as Katrina, which wrecked New Orleans, and Rita, now threatening Texas, is very probably caused by climate change, said Sir John Lawton, chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution. Hurricanes were getting more intense, just as computer models predicted they would, because of the rising temperature of the sea, he said. "The increased intensity of these kinds of extreme storms is very likely to be due to global warming."

What a crock. First of all, Hurricane Katrena DID NOT "wreck" New Orleans. The collapse of a levee caused the flooding and that could have been prevented if local politicians weren't busy lining their own pockets and buying votes instead of reparing their infrastructure.

Second, how much of a rise in water temperature are we talking about here? Just go explore this page and make up your own mind. Facts are facts and bullshit is bullshit.

Too many people can't tell the difference anymore.


I have no doubt that the number of storms and the path they are taking is caused by climate change.Hell, all weather is caused by climate change. The gulf IS warmer this year. But there is no 'good' sciece that proves it is a man made warming. I suppose by using the inane logic of the enviro-nuts the two Cat fours that hit the USA coast in 1950 were also caused by climate change and of course then it had to be a man made climate change. GOTDAM! And the saddest part is that there are people that actually accept this logic.

Posted by: GUYK on September 23, 2005 09:03 AM

No the saddest thing is that there are people like you that are prepared to put your head in the sand and just hope like hell that the scientists are wrong. I mean Acidman actually believes that he knows more about science than Sir John Lawton, chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution????

Posted by: Dave on September 23, 2005 09:06 AM

By the way if you bother to read the Independant article as I have just done you note that the following ahs conveniently been ignored by Acidman and GUYK - 'Sir John's comments follow and support recent research, much of it from America itself, showing that hurricanes are getting more violent and suggesting climate change is the cause.

A paper by US researchers, last week in the US journal Science, showed that storms of the intensity of Hurricane Katrina have become almost twice as common in the past 35 years.

Although the overall frequency of tropical storms worldwide has remained broadly level since 1970, the number of extreme category 4 and 5 events has sharply risen. In the 1970s, there was an average of about 10 category 4 and 5 hurricanes per year but, since 1990, they have nearly doubled to an average of about 18 a year. During the same period, sea surface temperatures, among the key drivers of hurricane intensity, have increased by an average of 0.5C (0.9F).'

Posted by: Dave on September 23, 2005 09:11 AM

Okay, Dave. Now explain the hurricanes of the 1940's. Then the early 1900's. It's a cycle Dave.

If this was truly an effect of Glowball Worming wouldn't the Pacific be producing more frequent and more intense cyclones too?

I think that the professor gets too much of his information from the BBC ... and Al Gore.

Posted by: StinKerr on September 23, 2005 09:24 AM

Even that bastion of right-wing thinking the New York Times had a big article a week or two ago pointing out what bullshit the 'global warming is gonna get us all!' stuff is.

Posted by: Mark on September 23, 2005 10:08 AM

Correlation does not equal causation.

What passes for "science" today amazes me.

I tend to doubt that there is any global warming going on, but even if that is true, it doesn't follow that it is a bad thing.

Google on the term "medieval climate optimum" and read what happened the last time the earth warmed up.

Posted by: Rich on September 23, 2005 10:23 AM

Greens, feminists, race baiters, commies, queers, and Joseph Goebbels never let the facts get in the way.

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on September 23, 2005 10:47 AM

During the later middle ages, England had a thriving wine industry. The Thames also used to freeze over hard and long enough every winter that people routinely walked, skated, and partied on it.

Remember a few decades ago when all the scientists were warning us of impending doom from the coming Ice Age?

Yes, there is climate change, and yes, there is some global warming, though I don't recall reading that the folks from the Max Planck institute think it's any more than is currently happening on Mars, and I really, really, doubt that even the most dedicated Bush-hater could figure out how to blame Martian global warming on the US not signing Kyoto.

Posted by: LibraryGryffon on September 23, 2005 10:54 AM


Which just goes to show that, if you have a willing audience (i.e., you), you can "prove" anything with statistics.

Using the 1970s as your baseline for hurricane activity is foolish, and for those who fancy themselves professional scientists, like the ones you mention, downright dishonest. The table in the above link illustrates just how out of whack it is to claim that there has been some sort of catastrophic upswing in hurricane activity in a historical context.

Posted by: Tim Higgins on September 23, 2005 10:57 AM

Goddamn. Acidman, you should repost that article I put up saying that this crap comes in CYCLES.

Antarctica used to be lush and well forested. It drifted away and eventually became ice. Is this because the dinosaurs farted too much? No, it's because shit happens in nature, and some of it in cycles. Damn.

America's so tight-assed about pollution, it's amazing we produce as much as we do for as little waste byproduct. You want to see POLLUTION? Look at China.

Did anyone really expect our little hamster cage of the world to not have any real threats?

Posted by: Cythen on September 23, 2005 11:33 AM

So how does that explain the global warming on Mars?

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on September 23, 2005 06:53 PM

Martian farts.
If they keep it up, in a few thousand years the Martians can stop running the furnace all day. As long as they don't run out of beans.
*shakes head*

Posted by: Horrabin on September 23, 2005 08:29 PM

This global warming crap just boggles my mind. Have we not been in a state of global warming since the end of the ice age..or am I just really ignorant? Something had to melt the ice and end the ice age, though....

Posted by: Kelly on September 24, 2005 08:33 AM

bush wants to keep global warming because it kills darker people closer to eqaiter!

Posted by: Um Yeah on September 24, 2005 02:35 PM

Everyone seems to be over looking the real cause of global warming, God. It's God causing climate change for enertainment. It's like on big brother when they cut off the booze or food budget, or introduce a gang of racists. It gets everyone performing.

Posted by: benny h on March 25, 2007 10:09 AM

? what about the state of global cooling in the 70's?

Posted by: wat on December 12, 2007 07:01 PM
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