One of my YouTube videos currently has more than 70,000 views. Not much in the big scheme of things, but it’s a start. A few people have asked for sources of the facts mentioned in the video. I’ve included the video with those sources.
The list below is incomplete. Over the next few days I’ll be filling this out to finish the job.
The Video: Top 10 Climate Change Lies Exposed
There are 12 points mentioned in the video (10 original and 2 bonuses).
For Lie #1: “Global Warming is Bad”
No claim was made in this segment, but to help you understand the implications, try these:
Svalbard population density: 0.044 people per sq.km (calculated)
Florida population density: 121.0 people per sq.km
Palmerlee, Danny (2007). South America on a Shoestring. Lonely Planet Publications. p. 275.
For the purists, please note: The comparison is between the two locations; not between these and others not mentioned. This should be obvious, but some people need a little help understanding this.
For Lie #2: “Manmade CO2 is the Cause of Global Warming”
Holocene timeline (with 10 green warm periods; modified)
Professor Ole Humlum, Oslo University
Modern Warm Period doesn’t show up on ice core temperature proxies, but we know that the Vikings could grow crops in Greenland for hundreds of years. This suggests that the Medieval Warm Period was warmer than our Modern Warm Period.
And we know that the Brits could grow wine grapes in Northern England.
Too cold to do either of those today.
So, our Modern Warm Period shows up right on schedule, by nature, and is the coldest of the 10 warm periods. Humans contributed how much? These facts suggest that human contribution was very low and perhaps very close to zero. Because CO2 is a greenhouse gas, the contribution cannot have been exactly zero, but these suggest that carbon dioxide is not the 800 pound gorilla some people make it out to be.
For Lie #3: “Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather Like Hurricanes & Tornadoes”
Wind from Temperature Differences:
Slow Surface Winds on Venus:
DK Space Encyclopedia: Atmosphere of Venus p 58
Thermal gradient controls storms:
For Lie #4: “Global Warming Causes Droughts”
For Lie #5: “Our Current Warmth is Unusual”
For Lie #6: “Our Current Level of CO2 is Unusual”
NASA SMAC (CO2):
NRC Recommended value for naval submarines:
Evolution of C4 from CO2 Depletion:
For Lie #7: “The Rate of Warming is Dangerous”
Los Angeles daily variation:
Temperature change with latitude:
Rate of cooling: 0.85°C per degree latitude (avg)
Earth meridional circumference taken as 40,007.86 km, so, 111.13 km/deg. lat.
Turtle walking speed (wood turtle 0.09 m/s = 0.324 km/hour):
A turtle starting at 40°N will have to walk about 3.53 degrees latitude (392km) to get to a 3°C cooling. But this is assuming that a 3°C of warming is evenly spread across the planet. It won’t be. Most of the warming goes to the poles! Even so, the turtle could walk 392 km in about 1,210 hours. If the turtle walked 8 hours per day, that would take about 150 days. That leaves the turtle 99 years to rest. So, the rate of warming for the turtle is decidedly non-scary.
For Lie #8: “The Science is Settled”
Satellite temperature data:
Oceans ate global warming:
For Lie #9: “There is a Consensus”
For Lie #10: “That Science is Ever Done by Consensus”
Consensus = majority of opinion (which is the antithesis of science)
Einstein’s Disdain for Consensus:
When a consensus book was published against Einstein’s work, the scientist replied: “If I were wrong, then one would have been enough!” (Hawking, chapter 12) In other words, consensus was meaningless. Any consensus should be treated as a minor curiosity. Otherwise, all thinking stops.
Another quote attributed to Einstein, but for which I could not find corroboration is worth repeating here: Albert Einstein said, “that genius abhors consensus because when consensus is reached, thinking stops.”
For Lie #11: “Climate Change is Dangerous and Must Be Stopped”
First of all, climate has always changed. As long as a planet like Earth has an atmosphere and oceans, climate cannot help but change. So, we’ve lived on a planet that has been constantly “dangerous” for 4.5 billion years? So, was there never a safe period in the history of Earth with all that constant climate change?
The second point of common sense on this lie is that changing climate can no more be “stopped” than you can stop the solar system from orbiting the galactic hub, or stopping a volcano from erupting, or stopping an earthquake from shaking the ground. It’s like the little Dutch boy hoping he can stop a tidal wave by sticking out his thumb and pretending there’s a dike attached to it. The level of delusion in the meme “stop climate change” is one that underscores the lack of understanding of the very definitions of the words being used. We may be able to modify the change, but stopping it is entirely nonsense.
More to come…