to his opening gambit into a full length editorial of sorts.
The Holocaust, Climate Science and Proof__________________________________________
L.W. wrote February 12, 2015 at 1:26 am:I started out conditionally accepting the AGW position because many experts claimed it was so.
Think about it, there is a big difference between the warming water in a kettle and our ability to measure the temp. profile of said steaming kettle.
It's obvious that the global heat engine as a whole was still accumulating heat and that it was quite probably going into the ocean. As ocean studies and ongoing observations are showing with ever more resolution.
I listen to them explain their work, their results and conclusions - it fits together in a coherent story that makes sense. Then I listen to the likes of Dr. Lindzen of the Republican/libertarian school, he presents no coherent scientific argument. Nope, instead he's all arm waving with fast and loose slander about how unprincipled and kowtowed he believes climate scientists are. And on the authority of his chutzpah he advises his tribe to just ignore the community of experts and their evidence. Lindzen presents no evidence just his ego and his audience is good with that - after all it's what they wanted to hear.
Here we are 2015 and as all the incoming evidence makes absolutely clear warming continues. Observations show that it's already making a difference all over our planet. The fact that extremely complex global circulation models still can't nail it 100% doesn't change the picture of what's evolving here on Earth.
The physics, and observations, also makes absolutely clear that warming our planet will also melt glaciers, which are often anchors for local hydrologic and even weather systems throughout the world.
Ditto the North and South Poles with their not fully understood but sure as sunrise cascading impacts on ocean and jet stream patterns and such things that impact our global weather systems. What part of all this doesn't make perfect sense?
I also know about 40% of the world's population lives within 60 miles of the coast and that it is certain sea level rise will increasingly destroy infrastructure and reduce habitable land, to say nothing of adversely impacting estuaries and fresh water aquifers, etc.
I would think Hybridized Superstorm Sandy made this plenty clear.
This isn't conjecture or hand waving, it's geophysical facts with Earth observations documenting the changes. These are trends, meaning it's going to keep right on getting even more intense.
Hiding from it or villainizing or demeaning or running from messengers isn't going to make it go away.
about climate science without malicious interference!
NOVA's Earth From Space