Friday, February 14, 2014

It's Cold because of Global Warming or something

 On February 13th, CBS This Morning Host Charlie Rose and his guest Michio Kaku (I really loved him in the Seven Samurai) managed to certify themselves to be as dumb as a bag of hammers. Kaku, a theoretical physics professor, and one of my favorites on the History Channel (if for no other reason than his hair) said (emphasis mine):

"That excess heat generated by all this warm water is destabilizing this gigantic bucket of cold air... So that's the irony, that heating could cause gigantic storms of historic proportions"
Well, the bad news is that the north polar region continues to rise in temperature, it seems to be irreversible at a certain point, so we may have to get used to a new normal. That is, a north polar region that is melting, causing more instability in this bucket, causing more things to spill out, which means more extremes. Some winters could be very mild, other winters could be horrendous.

And flying monkeys might fly out of my butt. Some could be mild some could be horrendous you say. Golly doesn’t that sound pretty much like it’s been for the last - I don’t know - FOREVER??? This guy is a theorist in physics, he's paid to theorize, that's what he does. Why would Rose have a theorist on to talk abbot the possible causes of weather instead of - I don’t know - maybe a meteorologist? Might as well have Dr. Sheldon Cooper on next.

Look folks, it's colder than a well-diggers aspirator out there and these guys would rather double down on the global warming oops climate change crap-sandwich than face the fact that the their 'settled science' nonsense ain't so settled.
Well call me old-fashioned but when I want to talk to someone about a particular subject, I tend to want to talk to someone who is actually in the field like say… the Weather Channel’s Nick Wiltgen (emphasis mine):

To emphasize, this vortex is semi-permanent. It is often in place near the poles. It is nothing new.

The vortex is strongest in winter, thanks to an increased temperature contrast between the polar regions and the mid-latitudes, including the United States.
Occasionally, pieces of the larger spin can break off and sweep toward southern Canada, helping to drive Arctic cold plunges into the U.S.

You mean this whole vortex thing has happened before??? Who would’a thunk it. This is what get’s me about Rose and his ilk. Specifically, they get a recognizable pseudo celebrity, in this case Kaku, and have them opine about subjects they know nothing about just to push a political agenda.

And here's why. The chicken little’s of the eco-nut world are horrified that there is no beach front property here in Kentucky by now as the Goriacle predicted in 2000. Combine that with the fact that the world’s actual temperature remained flat over the past 17 years and suddenly the tax dollar gravy train in the form of carbon taxes and wind and solar subsidies are in serious peril. And this is what really has the autocrats from the UN to Capital Hill pooping in their mess-kits, as well it should.

The alarmist will whine and moan that IT’S CLIMATE CHANGE NOT GLOBAL WARMING. I, however, am old enough to remember this canard:

Good times, good time..


  1. This theory is akin to placing frozen food into a hot oven and expecting it to become MORE frozen.

    1. Haha, well said Anon - Wish I'd thought of that analogy.


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