Frack for the Planet
Fuzzy Math Can't Hide Shale Boom's Green Credentials
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  • Andrew Allison

    Why would anything produced by an organization with the name “CO2 Scorecard” be taken seriously? Fuzzy logic and fuzzy math are what passes for science among AGW hysterics and climate scientists, but I repeat myself.. Meanwhile, from the BBC comes news (http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28870988) that the current hiatus in global warming is likely to continue for 13 more years. This brilliant conclusion has been part of the public record for a long time (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut4/diagnostics.html).

    As the chart makes clear, we’re in a long term rising trend consisting of fast rises and slow declines. the very long-term trend is 0.6 degrees per century as opposed the the 0.6 degrees per decade claimed by the IPCC — but hey, what’s an order of magnitude exaggeration between friends. Even more significantly, the slope of the staircase has been constant while atmospheric CO2 has increased roughly fourfold.

    • Corlyss

      On controversial issues, it’s the Battle of the Dueling Experts Who Wrap Themselves in the Mantle of Science.

      • George B

        In real science, credentials shouldn’t matter much. Either the measured data from experiments supports the theory or it doesn’t. Other scientists attempt to reproduce the experiment and the result. At a minimum, we have to acknowledge that the temperature increases predicted by AGW computer models haven’t occurred and the climate models don’t do a great job of predicting past climate either. The science is clearly not settled.

  • Corlyss

    “Fuzzy Math Can’t Hide Shale Boom’s Green Credentials”
    You consistently underestimate these True Believers’ capacity for self-delusion.

  • Duperray

    In their foggy virtual Universe (gathering all leftist propaganda) these modern out-of-date Alchemists – being sure they have discovered the Philospher’s Stone, AGW – are blind to reality and switch off both their intelligence and common sense when talking about their believes. In few months they will show that even Nostradamus predicted AGW and Amageddon !
    Most of population well fitted with both, can only distrust them more and smile…

  • Boritz

    They should change their name to something catchy like Carbon Die! Oxide.

  • George B

    I reject conflating carbon dioxide plant food from burning coal and
    natural gas and actual pollutants that come from burning coal and to a
    lesser extent natural gas. Actual pollution like particulates, sulfur
    dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen could be reduced either by switching
    from coal to natural gas or by replacing grandfathered high-pollution
    old coal power plants with new coal power plants with up-to-date
    pollution control. In a more sane world we would set appropriate limits
    for the actual pollution from power plants and let the market decide
    the right mix of coal, natural gas, and other energy sources. Right now
    the federal government has effectively outlawed the option of building
    new coal power plants. When natural gas prices increase, consumers are
    going to resent the government-forced lack of diversity in new power
    plants.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    It isn’t fuzzy math, it is deliberate fraud, and if there was any justice these so called scientists would face justice and serve hard time in prison, with all the other criminals. RICO laws would serve mankind very well in this case.

  • bittman

    Americans need to focus on the EPA’s proposed regulations that are in effect the Cap and Trade bill that the Democrats could not pass in Congress when they were the majority in both houses of Congress. These regulations require a certain percentage of “green” energy to be used to produce electricity and mandates new equipment plus lays out new regulations regarding the TRANSMISSION of power. If these proposed regulations go into effect, all Americans can expect their energy prices to “necessarily skyrocket” just as Obama promised in 2008 when campaigning to be our President. The new equipment and new transmission requirements may well result in all of the colder, northern states have power outages routinely in the winter months.
    These regulations will be devastating to the poor and struggling middle-class as well as for elderly Americans. All of this is being done in the name of a very debatable science and when the 56,000+ American manufacturing firms that moved to Mexico after NAFTA was signed and are apparently competing with China and India to see who can pollute the most. How ironic!

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