Archive for April, 2008

Non scientific reasons to doubt Anthropogenic Global Warming

Saturday, April 5th, 2008
  1. There have been a lot of prophecies of doom before.
  2. As before, the prophets of doom are making money and gaining power from their prophecies
  3. Some of the data supposedly demonstrating global warming turned out to be fraudulent.
  4. The major scientific global warming authorities, notably the IPCC seem curiously relaxed about employing some fraudulent data, which casts doubt on the rest of their data.
  5. The anthropogenic global warming movement is a movement, akin to a religious or a political movement, rather than normal science.
  6. Notable movement activists such as Al Gore and Ted Turner have a lengthy past record of supporting tyranny and mass murder, while preaching virtue most piously.
  7. Real scientific theories do not have movement activists.

Escalating prophecies of doom

Friday, April 4th, 2008

When prophecies of doom are not working out, the first reaction is to escalate them:

Ted Turner tells us:

We will be eight degrees hotter in thirty or forty years, and basically none of the crops will grow, most people will have died, and the rest of use will be cannibals, civilization will have broken down.

Over past millenia, global temperatures have risen and fallen several degrees. A few thousand years back, hippos and crocodiles basked in the warm waters of the river Thames. A little after that, the Thames froze over. A few hundred years back, trees large enough to support ship building grew in Iceland, and people made wine from grapes grown in Northern England.

Over recent decades temperatures have been warming, and if we draw a straight line through the warming, it has been warming at the far from alarming rate of 0.2 degrees per decade. Walk, walk for the hills!

But a straight line may not necessarily be appropriate. Global temperatures maxed out a decade ago, and are now falling. Because global temperatures are now falling, we are now hearing the prophecies of doom being escalated.

Commodity derivatives: the new currencies

Friday, April 4th, 2008

E-gold, which I thought would save the world, turned out to be something of a bust, with essentially zero use in real internet commerce, but “unenumerated reports” that we are seeing the financial markets going into commodity based fractional reserve monies in a big way, many trillions of dollars.   Still, you cannot pay for your we hosting or cell phone minutes with commodity based monies.  These moneys are for big deals, and only big deals.  The revolution begins when you can send commodity based money over end to end encrypted instant messaging, and the money is good to pay for your web hosting and your prepaid cell phone minutes.

I was wrong 1

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

I was wrong about Muslim reaction to the video “Fitna”. I said that Muslim’s were not reacting, just their pals in the west. This is not the case. Muslims are reacting, and, as usual, threatening murder and terror, though their western pals reacted first.

More pussy for Muslims: It’s the law!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

The state of Texas has just engaged in the mass abduction of wives and children from Christian polygamists because of the alleged bad conduct of one Christian polygamist – though strangely they seem unable to find the person who alleged this bad conduct.

Evidently, although Muslim polygamy is multicultural, Christian polygamy is not.