Monday, February 18, 2008

What makes people happy?

Great story. Tip to onegoodmove.org.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Idiots make me happy, especially when they think they are so smart.
Global warming idiots are my favorite. Weather Channel founder John Coleman calls the man-made global warming conspiracy "the greatest scam in history."

http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog/comments_about_global_warming/

Major holes in your essay there, son, and most of them under water.
Yea, volcanoes hurl particulates into the atmosphere causing "cooling" excepting those particulates from underwater volcanoes which are filtered by the ocean, similar to the way your bong works. NOAA recently estimated 3 MILLION undersea volcanoes w/unknown percentage.
active. Beyond that, what is CAUSING the increased vulcanism and tectonic ativity? Solar warming? Nah. How could increased solar activity effect our earth? What an absurd concept! You see, our Co2 emmisions are so devistating that we are even melting the ice caps on MARS! Every planet in our system is heating up (NASA).
My solution? Buy a Hummer and bash every Hybird car you see causing them to not work, thereby reducing Co2 emmisions and saving the entire solar system! I'm happy because I'm so smart}:-

Anonymous said...

oops forgot to post a thing about global warming "science."
meteorologist Jack Hayes, director of U.S. Weather Service, says of long term climate change "There are definitely trends supporting that conclusion. Climate science is really in it's infancy. It's difficult to say FOR CERTAIN if or to what degree the changes we see are part of naturally occurring cycles."

Damn! I'm getting smarter AND happier by the minute! If this continues, I'll need a bigger brain AND an extra penis to contain myself}:-

Aaron said...

blah blah blah... (stabs invisible knife towards crotch repeatedly)

upinVermont said...

//Idiots make me happy, especially when they think they are so smart.//

Then your happiness with yourself must be approaching that of a singularity. Not even your brains can escape it.

Aaron said...

If you put a token into a bag for every serious climatologist who studies this topic, your odds of finding one who did not believe that human activities were the primary cause of global warming would be around 20:1

Mike chooses the 1 and tells everyone else they are idiots.

His argument is different today than it was 4 years ago. His crap back then about sunspots and volcanoes are no longer believed by anyone. So he adopted a new set of myths he heard somewhere on the radio. He still sticks with the volcano theory which has been looked at and is not believed by anyone of any repute to be true. He is grasping. He is determined not to believe it because his right wing talk radio leaders have told him not to and he wants to agree.

Aaron said...

Just wanted to add that this Coleman guy who started the weather channel has zero education in climate science. He has held his opposing stance even before the recent influx of data have arrived. The official opinion of the weather channel is opposite that of Coleman's:

"More than a century's worth of detailed climate observations shows a sharp increase in both carbon dioxide and temperature. These observations, together with computer model simulations and historical climate reconstructions from ice cores, ocean sediments and tree rings all provide strong evidence that the majority of the warming over the past century is a result of human activities. This is also the conclusion drawn, nearly unanimously, by climate scientists."

http://climate.weather.com/globalWarmingStatement.html

Anonymous said...

Coleman is suing Al Gore (and his huge ass) for the bogus "carbon credits" company. Maybe the courts will determine who is legit. Why is it that Gore refuses to debate his claims? So you guys are solar warming deniers, huh? That's SO scientific! Is your flat earth theory still holding up?}:-

Aaron said...

The courts already determined who is legit don't you remember?

In Al Gore's noted case, the judge found nine claims by Gore that were not fully proven. He didn't say they were wrong, only that they were not proven (of course the cons jumped all over this and exaggerated a bunch of shit as usual).

But the judge said Gore was correct on the four major points, which are the heart of global warming theory:

"The Film advances four main scientific hypotheses, each of which is very well supported by research published in respected, peer-reviewed journals and accords with the latest conclusions of the IPCC:

(1) global average temperatures have been rising significantly over the past half century and are likely to continue to rise ("climate change");

(2) climate change is mainly attributable to man-made emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide ("greenhouse gases");

(3) climate change will, if unchecked, have significant adverse effects on the world and its populations; and

(4) there are measures which individuals and governments can take which will help to reduce climate change or mitigate its effects."

The case was a lawsuit where the plaintiffs wanted the film banned from public schools. They lost. To quote the decision:

"It is clear that the Defendant understandably formed the view that AIT was an outstanding film, and that schools should be enabled to show it to pupils."

Read it, if you want to see the parts your talk radio father figures mutilated in order to spin and spew their false bullshit to their uninformed listeners.

As for solar activity, If the warming were due to the Sun, the planet should warm a lot more during the day when the Sun has influence. Greenhouse gases trap heat all the time, so they warm the planet regardless of time of day. Another example is that the upper atmosphere is cooling because the greenhouse gases trap the heat in the lower atmosphere. If warming were due to the Sun, it would be warming all layers of the atmosphere.

Scientists know it's warming, and they've measured how much:

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/recenttc_triad.html

Scientists have a good idea how the Sun and the Earth's natural cycles and volcanoes and all those natural effects change the global climate, so they've gone back and checked to see if they could be responsible for the current global warming. What they found is:

Over the past 30 years, all solar effects on the global climate have been in the direction of (slight) cooling, not warming. This is during a very rapid period of global warming.

July 2007 "A new scientific study concludes that changes in the Sun's output cannot be causing modern-day climate change. "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6290228.stm

http://publishing.royalsociety.org/media/proceedings_a/rspa20071880.pdf

Now what?

Feel free to pull more bullshit out of your brainwashed ass so I can dismantle it. Maybe someday you'll wake up and realize that the right wing refutes GW because of the economic implications and not because they have a legitimate scientific argument. They drag gullible twats like yourself around by the collar, feeding this misinformation by the bucketloads and you gobble it all up.