The big commercial TV/radio networks have mostly stopped pushing the Carbon Cult. NBC was the last serious advocate, but since it was purchased by Comcast it seems to have lost its zeal.
Good example in this morning's reports on the big heat wave covering much of the country. (But not the northwest! We've been running about 10 degrees colder than average since November, and we're breaking record date-lows this summer.)
ABC radio interviewed a meteorologist who talked in strictly scientific terms, confining himself to facts. He said "This has happened before", and pointed to the '30s and '50s.
Just right. Nature runs in cycles, and the best we can do is to analyze their waveforms so we can try to predict what comes next. We simply can't pry out all the possible causes with any certainty. There's no way to do a controlled experiment. We can
make a fair guess by matching other waveforms with the one in question, and in this case the sunspot waveform is a remarkably good match. Nothing else comes close.
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NPR has sometimes done a good job of balancing the facts against the Carbon Myth, but not this morning. They interviewed some asshole Crimatologist who said "With small-scale phenomena like a heat wave, the challenge for science is to find how carbon dioxide causes it."
NO. THIS IS NOT SCIENCE. THIS IS CONSPIRACY THEORY, RELIGION, APOCALYPTIC CULTS. THE "CHALLENGE" FOR A PARANOID CULT IS TO FIND HOW THE CULT'S FAVORITE BOOGIEMAN CAUSES EVERY BAD EVENT. MASONS, JEWS, ILLUMINATI, WHATEVER. SUBSTITUTE "THE TRILATERAL COMMISSION" FOR "CARBON DIOXIDE" IN THIS CRIMATOLOGIST'S INSANE BABBLING, AND YOU'LL SEE THE PROBLEM.
Of course if you're equally blinded by the same fanatical zeal, you won't see the problem no matter how well it's explained, so this is pretty much pointless.