Patrick Moore speech worth watching
Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace who quit when the organization turned to pure Communism, has been effectively demolishing the Carbon Cult for quite a while. Here's a speech he gave a few days ago at the Washington Policy Center.
Especially good speech on the basics of climate. Not much about the recent exposé ("ClimateGate") because that doesn't really alter the basic fact that the Carbon Cult has been a criminal conspiracy since it started in 1975. Instead, Moore trains the audience to understand exactly why the Cult has always been a crime, trains them to examine each Alarmist fraud against the factual history of life on earth.
He does a deliciously wicked takedown of an article in 'Discover' claiming that excess CO2 is "choking" plants. Moore asks: how do professional plant-growers increase their yield? Answer: by pumping extra CO2 into their greenhouses, usually 4 times the ambient concentration. He then shows that the ambient concentration for almost all of history, during which plants and animals developed and flourished, was 4 times the current level. In fact plants are starving from inadequate nutrition in current conditions, not drowning in excess "poison".
This is the best way to argue. Too many of the current anti-Cult spokesmen are spending too much time on fiddly details like validity of statistical methods or misprinted numbers. Unnecessary and counterproductive when we have all of Earth's history, all available facts, and all valid logic on our side.
Arguing one form of stats against another form of stats is like the old joke about the engineer and the guillotine. The Crimatologists are experts in stats because the only way they can make their false theory appear to work is by fudging stats. When you show them how their stats are wrong, you're only helping them to fudge better, helping them to add more epicycles. Moore's approach is far more direct and Galilean: He shows from simple natural facts why the entire theory is backwards.
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