Thursday, December 14, 2023

Climate Fearmongering


A recent UN survey shows 60% of people in rich countries believe climate change will lead to the end of mankind (https://www.undp.org/press-releases/worlds-largest-survey-public-opinion-climate-change-majority-people-call-wide-ranging-action). This has been caused by fear mongering in the media (i.e. braindead journalists that know nothing). Not only is it untrue, it's harmful because it makes people embrace bad policies and ignore more urgent problems facing the world. Like many things, climate change has positive and negative effects, but we rarely hear about the positives because fear is a better motivator, and is more successful for getting votes for politicians, donations for activists, and grants for scientists. Over the last 20 years, temperature rises have caused about 116,000 more people to die from heat, but at the same time about 283,000 fewer people died from cold. Nine times as many people die from cold as from heat. Yet we don't hear about this in the news. Some other wild claims from the media:
"Climate change is fueling extremism" cnn.com/2019/03/06/world/climate-change-terrorism-extremism-africa-middle-east-intl/index.html
"A shifting climate is catalysing infectious disease" bbc.com/future/article/20231201-fevered-planet-how-climate-change-spreads-infectious-disease
"Climate change will harm children's mental health" usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2023-10-11/dimate-change-will-harm-childrens-mental-health-report
Well I guess it sucks for people in Bangladesh, Florida, and low lying islands in the ocean, those places will be submerged as sea level rises, but then again, it hasn't bothered the Netherlands where a third of the country is below sea level and some places are 22ft below. Maybe it's possible for people to adapt? For people in Siberia and northern Canada, things are looking pretty rosy, especially since most of the warming that occurs will be in the higher latitudes. Higher crop yields and faster plant growth, new areas opening up to farming that were once too cold. No you won't hear about those things in the news. A greener world is the last thing the "greenies" want you to think. 

-Dave Badperson

Monday, November 27, 2023

Most People Are Idiots


The US is now producing 13.2 million barrels of crude oil per day, higher than the 13.0 Mbpd during the last peak of our oil boom during the pre-Covid, orange man era. We're now the world's largest oil producing nation, beating Russia back in 2018. Sleepy Joe also approved drilling in northern Alaska back in March, one of the largest oil developments ever on federal land, and is supported by labor unions, building trades, residents of northern Alaska, and Alaskan natives. But his campaign promise was "No more drilling on federal lands, period", and "I can guarantee you, if I'm president, there will be no offshore drilling" and he promised to make the moratorium on offshore drilling permanent. He promised to put the US on a path to zero emissions by 2050. Yet he just approved three offshore drilling leases two months ago. In fact, two years into his presidency he had approved more permitting for drilling on federal lands than orange man had at the same point. So where are the cry babies of the orange man era? Why isn't the media lambasting Sleepy Joe and whipping the country into mouth-frothing mass hysteria? A lot of people are just stupid, they don't care about policies or their consequences, they only care about the president having the personality, appearance, and party preference they like. A lot of people just vote for some fantasy campaign promises, and never follow what policies are actually enacted later, and don't care about their effects. A lot of people are just like I was when I was younger, an idiot.

- Dave Badperson

Saturday, November 18, 2023

The Ego Maniacs of Music and Movie



I was just thinking about how people in the movie, TV, and music industries are always patting themselves on the back with various publicly broadcast awards shows like the Grammys, Emmys, Oscars etc. Then there are the movie and music stars who use their wide audience to espouse their beliefs. What do these people really contribute to the society and how important do they think they are? They provide art and entertainment. The movie industry is perhaps about twice the size of the music industry in terms of revenue generated. If you include live concerts, merchandise, and streaming then perhaps they're the same. However the video game industry is three times the size of the movie industry in terms of revenue generated and they don't have major award shows or use their status to spread their political beliefs. So the movie and music people are really just narcissists and egotists who like drawing attention to themselves. 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Gasoline prices averaging $6 a gallon in California



Gasoline is averaging and even exceeding $6 a gallon here, while in Arizona it's averaging $4.65. Part of that is because Governor Newsom passed Senate Bill X1-2 into law earlier this year. It set up a new bureaucracy called the Division of Petroleum Market Oversight to control gas prices, and it does that by adding more regulatory compliance costs to oil companies, which are then passed on to consumers. The genius of Newsom.
Calfornia should be a place for only wealthy people, and anyone who can't afford to put $20,000 of solar panels and a $10,000 battery on their $1 million home, so they can charge their $80,000 electric car, is just a silly poor piece of crap who doesnt deserve to live here πŸ˜‚ As long as the 0.7% transgender population can find the right bathroom, that's what really matters to our economy. Newsom for president in 2024. Make America California 🀣

Saturday, September 23, 2023

The Climate Emergency Nonsense



We're in an interglacial period within an ice age. Permanent ice caps at the poles is not a normal part of Earth's climate. The sea level has risen almost 400 feet since the last ice age ended 11,500 years ago. Global temperature has risen a few degrees celsius during that time. The idea that human civilization arose during a period of unusually stable climate is complete nonsense that's not supported by any science. In Roman times citrus and grapes were grown in Britain. There was also the medieval warm period. During the last interglacial period 125,000 years ago, sea level was 120 feet higher than today. Hence why we hear "This is the hottest climate in 120,000 years". People will just have to get out of the way as sea level rises, they won't have any other choice. The global climate is so cold right now that most of the biodiversity is confined to only the warmest parts of the world, the coral reefs and rainforests of the tropics. As temperatures warm this biodiversity will be able to inhabit more parts of the world. Hundreds of millions of years of carbon capture in the form of coal, oil, and limestone has helped usher in this ice age. At one point during the last glacial period, atmospheric CO2 got down to 180ppm. If it gets down to about 150ppm plants can no longer photosynthesize and they die, along with all the life on Earth that depends on them. We need to get atmospheric CO2 back up to 800-1000ppm where it was for most of the last tens of millions of years. Don't believe the hype of climate alarmists, there is nothing in the science of climate change that says it will be the end of the world, the end of civilization, or the end of humanity. Yes the climate is changing, no it's not going to kill us or the planet. Climate alarmists are using fear to grab power, control, and make money. If they have their way we will be living on a frozen lifeless snowball. 

-Dave Badperson

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Neo-Marxist Ideas About the Wealthy



This kind of thinking is based on various false ideas.
The first false idea is that because some people are very wealthy, others must therefore be poor. It's as if there's only one pie to be had and if someone gets a bigger slice of it, then everyone else gets a smaller slice. It doesn't work like that.
Also consider that you've helped to create those wealthy people by buying the products and services they created because you want or need them. Entrepreneurs get wealthy because they're more creative, more motivated, harder working, more business savvy, and luckier then other people. They create products and services that are new, or better than what's already available, and customers like those products and services, so they're willing to pay for them. There is plenty of opportunity in the world for you to get wealthy, but you're not creative, motivated, hard working, business savvy, or lucky enough.
Another false idea is that the wealthy are somehow leeches on society, sucking off the poor working schmucks to get rich. In the US the wealthiest 1% pay 42% of all federal income taxes, the wealthiest 10% pay 73%, and the wealthiest 50% pay 97.7% of all federal income taxes. So it's actually the poor schmucks who are the leeches on society. Who said they should get a free ride through life if they can't compete in the world?
And whoever said the person on foods stamps was a problem, other than being a leech on society.
And then of course there's the neo-Marxist idea that rich people are simply evil, which is mostly based on jealousy and envy rather than any rational thought process. And from the same people who dream of being rich some day. In reality, the wealthy are great philanthropists, donating enormous sums to great causes, for example the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, built mostly by donations from ultra wealthy people, just so ordinary people can enjoy themselves. The wealthy don't have any obligation to share their wealth with anyone, yet they do. 
So just be happy with what you are, a schmuck, a nobody, it's nothing to be embarrassed about, you just don't matter much in the world and will never be important or wealthy. Get over it. 😊

And speaking of parasites on society, this message was brought to you by the Grace Methodist Church, pushing the false narrative of an afterlife for power and money.

-Dave Badperson

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Democratic Hypocrisy and Virtue Signalling


New Jersey governor Phil Murphy, while seeking election in 2017, insisted on making New Jersey a sanctuary state, saying sanctuary policies were about "inclusiveness" and "the nations moral compass".
However, now that the Biden admin is proposing to move 60,000 illegal immigrants from NYC to New Jersey, he says "I don't see any scenario where we're going to be able to take in a program in Atlantic City or frankly elsewhere in the state... you need scale, enormous amount of federal support, resources that go beyond anything we can afford..." πŸ˜‚
Meanwhile, democratic politicians in NY are blaming each other for the immigrant surge, and NY governor Kathy Hochul is blaming the Biden admin,"This crisis originated with the federal government" πŸ˜‚
Providing shelter and services to NYC illegal immigrants and asylum seekers is estimated to cost the city $1.4B in 2023 and $2.8B in 2024. US customs and border protection have encountered 2 million illegal immigrants and asylum seekers at the southwest border as of July this year.
Meanwhile, the nations crying liberals are still pointing fingers at the Texas and Florida governors for their shipping of migrants to sanctuary states, while not once offering a room in their own house or any other resources for the immigrants. "I demand compassion, as long as I don't have to actually do anything" πŸ†πŸ€¦    πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ 

Friday, August 4, 2023

Paradise is a Moving Target



Paradise is a moving target. Get there too early and there's no running water. Get there too late and there's a long line at Starbucks.


Thursday, June 8, 2023

Climate Change BS





Here's the CENOGRID data, the Cenozoic global reference benthic foramanifer carbon and oxygen isotope dataset. It's a decades long scientific effort to produce an astronomically tuned high-definition stratigraphic reference of global climate evolution over the last 66 million years. Currently we are in an interglacial period within an ice age. Atmospheric CO2 was 800-1000ppm for most of the last 66 million years, and sometimes 2000ppm, and global temperature was much warmer than today. All of today's mammalian life evolved during that period, and every living organism alive today has an ancestor that lived through that time. Sea level has risen 120 meters, almost 400 feet, since the last ice age ended 11,500 years ago, and it was 35 meters, about 120ft, higher than today during the last interglacial period 125,000 years ago. Hundreds of million of years of carbon capture in the form of coal, oil, and limestone has reduced atmospheric CO2 to the point that it has plunged us into an ice age. If CO2 gets down to about 150ppm, plants can no longer photosynthesize and they die, along with all the life on earth that depends on them. "Why the fascination with ancient climate when humans have only been around for a few hundred thousand years?" Well, why the fascination with only tiny geological time scales and only the most recent climate? Answer that one? So if some kooky environmental Doomsday cultist with no climate science qualifications tells you "The end is near, you will perish in flame if you don't obey my climate warnings", you can tell them "Follow the science" and show them this graph, because they'd obviously rather have us living on a barren lifeless snowball. So you see, when we burn fossil fuels, we're actually saving the planet. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

My Vindaloo Curry Recipe



Recipe. The secret is to use Pataks brand vindaloo curry paste. It's pretty easy to find at ethnic markets. Use a big pot. Fry two chopped onions in oil until brown. Cube and fry 3-4 lbs chicken breasts until lightly browned. Add 1 jar of curry paste, half a dozen chopped tomatoes, a clove of garlic, several coined carrots, a few chopped red bell peppers, chopped cauliflower. Simmer. Total cooking time should be about an hour so the chicken is tender but not falling apart. Serve with extra long grain basmati rice. If you want you can throw half a pound of chopped mushrooms in when you start cooking the rice. Serve over rice with Pataks or Sharwoods mango chutney and maybe pappapdums. The pappadums have to be fried in oil at super high heat and cook in seconds. This makes a bunch of servings that can be frozen off for later use.

- Dave Badperson

Friday, May 12, 2023

Time Travel Technology: Concepts from ChatGPT


OK ChatGPT
What technologies would I need to design a machine that can travel through time


ChatGPT
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, time travel is purely theoretical and has not been proven to be possible. While there are various concepts and hypotheses proposed by scientists, there is no definitive understanding of how time travel could be achieved.

However, if we were to consider a hypothetical scenario where time travel becomes feasible in the future, it would likely require advanced technologies and scientific understanding beyond our current capabilities. Here are some theoretical concepts that could potentially be involved:

Time dilation: Time dilation refers to the difference in the passage of time between two observers due to differences in their relative velocities or gravitational fields. Understanding and manipulating time dilation could be a crucial aspect of time travel.

Wormholes: A wormhole is a hypothetical tunnel that could connect different points in spacetime. If stable wormholes could be created or discovered, they might offer a way to access different points in time.

Exotic matter or negative energy: These are hypothetical forms of matter or energy that possess negative mass or negative energy density. The existence and manipulation of such substances could potentially be necessary for manipulating spacetime in a way that enables time travel.

Quantum mechanics: Time travel might require a deep understanding and application of quantum mechanics, which deals with the behavior of matter and energy at the smallest scales. Quantum effects could potentially be harnessed to manipulate the fabric of spacetime.

Advanced propulsion systems: If time travel involves physical movement through spacetime, then advanced propulsion systems capable of reaching incredibly high speeds or manipulating gravitational fields may be required.

Energy sources: Time travel, if possible, would likely require enormous amounts of energy. Developing highly efficient and powerful energy sources could be a crucial aspect of building a time-traveling machine.

It's important to note that the concepts mentioned above are highly speculative and rooted in theoretical physics. They represent the current understanding and possibilities as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. Time travel remains a topic of active scientific exploration, and any actual realization of time travel technology would require breakthroughs beyond our current comprehension.


OK ChatGPT
If you could choose a trajectory that took you close to a very large black hole, such that you slingshot orbit past it and don't get sucked in, then you might be able to enter into the region around it where time dilation is very high. What do you think?

ChatGPT
The idea you've described is based on the concept of utilizing the gravitational effects near a black hole to achieve time dilation. It is true that intense gravitational fields, such as those near a black hole, can cause significant time dilation according to Einstein's theory of general relativity.

When an object approaches a massive gravitational body like a black hole and executes a close flyby or slingshot maneuver, it can experience a gravitational assist that alters its trajectory and increases its speed. This phenomenon, known as a gravitational slingshot or gravitational assist, has been employed by spacecraft to gain speed and change course using the gravitational fields of planets.

In theory, if an object were to approach a sufficiently massive black hole at the correct angle and speed, it could utilize the strong gravitational field to enter a region where time dilation is significant. Time dilation would cause time to pass more slowly for the object in comparison to an observer in a weaker gravitational field.

However, it's important to note that extreme gravitational fields near black holes are also accompanied by other phenomena such as intense tidal forces and high-energy radiation, which could pose significant challenges and dangers for any physical object or living being.

Moreover, while entering a region of high time dilation might slow down the passage of time for the object near the black hole, returning from that region to the original reference frame would be equally challenging, if not more so.

It's crucial to remember that our current understanding of black holes and their behavior is based on theoretical models and observations. As of now, we have no concrete evidence or practical means to realize time travel or explore regions of extreme time dilation around black holes. The actual feasibility and practicality of such endeavors would require significant advancements in our scientific understanding and technological capabilities.


OK ChatGPT
What technologies would I need to design a machine that can travel through time

ChatGPT
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, time travel is purely theoretical and has not been proven to be possible. While there are various concepts and hypotheses proposed by scientists, there is no definitive understanding of how time travel could be achieved.

However, if we were to consider a hypothetical scenario where time travel becomes feasible in the future, it would likely require advanced technologies and scientific understanding beyond our current capabilities. Here are some theoretical concepts that could potentially be involved:

Time dilation: Time dilation refers to the difference in the passage of time between two observers due to differences in their relative velocities or gravitational fields. Understanding and manipulating time dilation could be a crucial aspect of time travel.

Wormholes: A wormhole is a hypothetical tunnel that could connect different points in spacetime. If stable wormholes could be created or discovered, they might offer a way to access different points in time.

Exotic matter or negative energy: These are hypothetical forms of matter or energy that possess negative mass or negative energy density. The existence and manipulation of such substances could potentially be necessary for manipulating spacetime in a way that enables time travel.

Quantum mechanics: Time travel might require a deep understanding and application of quantum mechanics, which deals with the behavior of matter and energy at the smallest scales. Quantum effects could potentially be harnessed to manipulate the fabric of spacetime.

Advanced propulsion systems: If time travel involves physical movement through spacetime, then advanced propulsion systems capable of reaching incredibly high speeds or manipulating gravitational fields may be required.

Energy sources: Time travel, if possible, would likely require enormous amounts of energy. Developing highly efficient and powerful energy sources could be a crucial aspect of building a time-traveling machine.

It's important to note that the concepts mentioned above are highly speculative and rooted in theoretical physics. They represent the current understanding and possibilities as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021. Time travel remains a topic of active scientific exploration, and any actual realization of time travel technology would require breakthroughs beyond our current comprehension.


OK ChatGPT
If you could choose a trajectory that took you close to a very large black hole, such that you slingshot orbit past it and don't get sucked in, then you might be able to enter into the region around it where time dilation is very high. What do you think?

ChatGPT
The idea you've described is based on the concept of utilizing the gravitational effects near a black hole to achieve time dilation. It is true that intense gravitational fields, such as those near a black hole, can cause significant time dilation according to Einstein's theory of general relativity.

When an object approaches a massive gravitational body like a black hole and executes a close flyby or slingshot maneuver, it can experience a gravitational assist that alters its trajectory and increases its speed. This phenomenon, known as a gravitational slingshot or gravitational assist, has been employed by spacecraft to gain speed and change course using the gravitational fields of planets.

In theory, if an object were to approach a sufficiently massive black hole at the correct angle and speed, it could utilize the strong gravitational field to enter a region where time dilation is significant. Time dilation would cause time to pass more slowly for the object in comparison to an observer in a weaker gravitational field.

However, it's important to note that extreme gravitational fields near black holes are also accompanied by other phenomena such as intense tidal forces and high-energy radiation, which could pose significant challenges and dangers for any physical object or living being.

Moreover, while entering a region of high time dilation might slow down the passage of time for the object near the black hole, returning from that region to the original reference frame would be equally challenging, if not more so.

It's crucial to remember that our current understanding of black holes and their behavior is based on theoretical models and observations. As of now, we have no concrete evidence or practical means to realize time travel or explore regions of extreme time dilation around black holes. The actual feasibility and practicality of such endeavors would require significant advancements in our scientific understanding and technological capabilities.


OK ChatGPT
I think there's a movie about that starring Matthew McConaughey. What's it called?

ChatGPT
The movie you are referring to is called "Interstellar." It was released in 2014 and directed by Christopher Nolan. In the film, Matthew McConaughey portrays the character Joseph Cooper, who embarks on a space mission to find a habitable planet for humanity due to Earth's deteriorating condition. The movie incorporates elements of time dilation and gravitational effects near a black hole as part of its storyline.


- Dave Badperson

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Political Correctness is an Authoritarian Movement



So yesterday I saw a post someone had made in one of my anti-religious humor FB groups, about not supporting Chick-fil-A because they support... I think it was bigotry and homophobia? Then someone commented on that post to say they shouldn't make a political statement and try it because it's a good chicken sandwich. So I commented to that person that they shouldn't oppose the social justice warriors, because they can't handle people who think differently than them, and you'll just end up being cyberbullied, harassed, or even unfriended or banned. *BAM* I was banned from the group.
Well, I normally avoid junk food, and I've never been to Chick-fil-A before, but today I'm having my first ever Chick-fil-A sandwich, because the taste of bigotry and homophobia is a hell of a lot better than the taste of goose-stepping nazi brownshirts. Political correctness has become an authoritarian movement. These people are the equivalent of the Chinese red guard of the Maoist cultural revolution. And yes it is a good chicken sandwich, I think I'm going to have Chick-fil-A more often, just to oppose authoritarianism.


πŸ€£πŸ˜‚Banned from another FB group. Someone posted that we shouldn't eat at Chick-fil-A because they support... I think it was bigotry and homophobia? Anyway, someone commented on that to say that they shouldn't judge Chick-fil-A and at least try it because it's a good chicken sandwich. Then I commented to that person that they should know by now not to argue, because the goose-stepping nazi brownshirts can't accept that there are people who think different then them, and you'll be cyberbullied, harassed, and deplatofmredinated. *bam* banned. *My point thoroughly proven". You're not allowed to disagree, you're not allowed to have a different opinion. Never mind that bill of rights thing you toom an oath to, your first amendment rights are shutdown becsue we don't like them.
Extreme forms of wokeness and political correctness have become an authoritarian movement. They're like the Chinese red guard during the Maoist cultural revolution.
Hide your true thoughts or the thought police will be after you.



OK ChatGPT
Write a full analysis of how political correctness has become an authoritarian movement

ChatGPT
Political correctness (PC) is a term that is often used to describe language, policies, or measures that are intended to avoid offense or disadvantage to members of particular groups in society. While the term was originally used in a positive sense, it has come to be associated with a more authoritarian approach to social and political issues.

There are a number of ways in which PC can be seen as an authoritarian movement. First, it often involves the use of censorship or other forms of social pressure to silence or marginalize those who do not conform to its standards. For example, PC advocates may call for the cancellation of speakers or events that they deem to be offensive, or they may try to get people fired from their jobs for expressing views that are considered to be out of line.

Second, PC can be seen as authoritarian because it often seeks to impose a single, monolithic view of the world on society. This is evident in the way that PC advocates often dismiss or demonize those who hold different views, and in their attempts to create a climate of fear and intimidation in which people are afraid to speak their minds.

Third, PC can be seen as authoritarian because it is often used to justify the suppression of dissent. For example, PC advocates may argue that it is necessary to censor certain speech in order to protect people from being offended, or they may claim that it is necessary to silence those who hold dissenting views in order to create a more harmonious society.

Of course, not all PC advocates are authoritarian. There are many people who believe in the importance of being respectful of others, even if they hold different views. However, the authoritarian tendencies of PC have become increasingly evident in recent years, and they pose a serious threat to freedom of speech and expression.

Here are some specific examples of how PC has become an authoritarian movement:In 2017, the University of California, Berkeley canceled a speech by conservative commentator Milo Yiannopoulos after protests turned violent.
In 2018, a professor at the University of Toronto was forced to resign after he tweeted a joke about the use of gender-neutral pronouns.
In 2019, a student at Brown University was suspended for writing an op-ed that criticized the school's diversity policies.

These are just a few examples of the many ways in which PC has been used to silence dissent and suppress free speech. As the authoritarian tendencies of PC continue to grow, it is important to be vigilant in defending our right to freedom of expression.

-Dave Badperson

1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness


Sunday, April 2, 2023

The Floating Islands of Uros on Lake Titikaka



The islands are built among the reeds near the edge of the lake. The reeds are quite deceptive, the water here is about 100ft, 30m deep and the reeds float in the upper water column down to perhaps 10m, 30ft or more. So the reeds you see on the surface are just the upper tips of the plants. After rough weather some of the reeds are damaged and the root blocks float to the surface. These root rafts are about 20ft x 40ft, 6m x 12m in area. They are then cut apart and moved to a location to build a new island. The root blocks are then tied together to form the foundation of a new island and it can take anywhere from 18 to 36 or more root rafts to form a new island. These root rafts are then covered with cut reeds to form a dry platform that sits above the water. This platform is then anchored to the lake floor with a network of stones and ropes so it doesn't blow away to another part of the lake. Structures are then built on top of the island, including reed huts, kitchens, bathrooms, boat docks, viewing platforms, and so on. The reeds break down and decay over time, so every month another 2 tons of reeds need to be added to surface of the island. Typically several families live on each island and are often multi-generational, with grandparents, parents, and children living on each island. There are currently 137 islands and about 2000 people living on them. The advantage is that they don't pay property taxes, but they have no services and have to supply their own solar electricty and water tanks. Fresh water is obtained from clean areas of the reed marsh. Electricity is used mostly for lighting and charging cell phones so they have internet. Their food sources are mostly fish and birds. They have also created schools, churches, and medical clinics on the islands. The islanders regularly visit the nearby town of Puno for more serious medical needs and to trade fish and buy goods not available to them on the islands such as vegetables, grains, fruits, textiles, wood, metals, tools, and construction materials. Other important purchases include modern aluminum boats with outboard motors, and the gasoline to run them. Their main source of income is tourism, such as the sale of souvenirs and gifts, and stays at hostels, which are all very successful businesses. Each load of reeds added to the island causes it to sink a little. Eventually the foundation of the island is so weighed down with reeds that it touches the lake bed some 100 ft below. Once it touches the lake bed the reeds rot and break apart, and then the island sinks and is destroyed. This means the islands only last about 30 years. The islanders know this however and begin building a new island a few years in advance.

-Dave Badperson


Thursday, March 23, 2023

The Lies About Climate Change



There are many claims being made about climate change, usually from people who aren't climate scientists, and they often tend towards apocalyptic claims of doom and gloom. It's as if there's some sort of Doomsday Cult associated with climate change. "The end is near. You will perish in flame!"
Here are some examples:

"Billions will die"
"Life on Earth is dying"
- Extinction Rebellion environmental group

"The world is going to end in 12 years if we don't address climate change"
- Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

"Around 2030 we will be in a position to set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will lead to the end of our civilization as we know it"
- Greta Thunberg

"Our children are going to die in the next 10 to 20 years"
"Mass migration around the world is already taking place due to [climate change induced drought] in countries, particularly South Asia"
- Extinction Rebellion spokesperson

"The climate driven fires in Australia have made the koala functionally extinct"
-Bill McKibben, American environmentalist

"The collapse of civilization may have already begun"
- Vice magazine

"A genocide like the Holocaust is happening again, on a far greater scale, and in plain sight, from climate change"
-Extinction Rebellion co-founder

The problem with these statements however, is there is no credible scientific body, nor anything from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that has ever supported any of the claims above.

So when Greta Thunberg scalded the United Nations about their "empty words", it was actually her that had the empty words. Maybe Greta should go to school and learn about things she doesn't know yet?



- Dave Badperson

The Religion of Climate Change



On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered their final warning about limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C, the threshold beyond which they say, our damage to the climate will rapidly become "irreversible". To quote one of the IPCC members, "The climate timebomb is ticking". 

Meanwhile, the Cenozoic global reference benthic foraminifer carbon and oxygen isotope dataset (CENOGRID), a decades long scientific effort to produce an astronomically tuned, high-definition stratigraphic reference of global climate evolution for the past 66 million years, has produced this graph.
It appears that a world that's 8°C or even 14°C hotter than the 1961-1990 average, for millions or even tens of millions of years, was perfectly fine for mammals to evolve and become the dominant animal group on Earth. Not only that, but it clearly shows the Earth cooled afterwards and so the warming wasn't "irreversible". 

So if we follow the science, which science are we following, this science or that science?

Clearly climate change has now become a religion. Actually, it's more like a Doomsday cult:  "The end is near. You will perish in flame if you don't obey my climate demands!". Climate change will have both positive and negative effects, however every scientific and news article about climate change usually focusses on the negative aspects of it. Why are the positives never mentioned? Why don't we see articles with headlines like, "People in cold areas now have lower heating bills thanks to climate change" or "Crop yields greatly increased by elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide" or "New shipping routes opening in the Arctic Sea due to climate change". No, you will never hear the positives because fear is the motivator. You can also tell climate change has become a religion because anyone who shows even the slightest skepticism for it's claims is punished or ignored, even if they use scientific data to make their point. "Follow the science", unless that science disagrees with my dogmatic beliefs. It's now heresy, blasphemy, to speak out against the climate change narrative. For example, I was recently banned from a Facebook group for showing data similar to what I've shown here, that shows climate change is not "the end of the world".

For hundreds of millions of years, carbon capture in the form of coal, oil, and limestone has been reducing atmospheric CO2 to the point where it has contributed to the Earth being in this ice age we're currently in. As you can see from the above graph, we are currently in an interglacial period within an ice age. You can tell we're still in an ice age because there are permanent ice caps at the poles. Most of the Earth's biodiversity is now restricted to only the hottest parts of the world:  the coral reefs and rainforest of the tropics... because everywhere else is too cold. Also, if CO2 gets down to about 150ppm, plants can no longer photosynthesize and they die, along with all the life on Earth that depends on them. It almost got there, 280ppm was the pre-industrial level of CO2. So when we burn fossil fuels we're actually saving the planet. 😊

As a side note, that's why people say their plants grow better if they talk to them, because they're breathing 40,000ppm of carbon dioxide onto them. That's 4% CO2, about 1000 times the current atmospheric concentration. Plants can handle a lot of CO2, but they can't survive if it gets too low.

Sea level has risen 120 meters, almost 400 feet, since the last ice age ended 11,500 years ago. Sea level was 35 meters, about 120 feet higher than today during the last interglacial period 125,000 years ago. Sea level is a dynamic thing, not some static property that never changes. Yes it's going to suck if you live in Bangladesh or Florida or some low-lying islands in the ocean, those places will be submerged.  All the coastal cities and islands of the world will simply have to move. They won't have a choice. However it's won't be an "irreversible time bomb" and we are not going to die as the climate alarmists claim. Even here where I live here in California, just a few years ago people were talking about the years long drought, the wildfires, and the grim future of the state.  Now we have record rainfall, snow, and flooding. No wait, all this flooding is also caused by climate change! Every adverse weather event is climate change!  

As you can see climate change is now a religion, children are indoctrinated with it from birth and grow up with climate anxiety. Anyone who critiques the narrative, even by using scientific data, is deemed a heretic and blasphemer, to be punished or ignored, or is summarily labelled a "climate denier", even if they're just skeptical.  Sometimes I feel like Galileo being charged with heresy for saying the Earth goes around the sun.

-Dave Badperson

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Follow the Science of Climate Change

Today...




Just a few years ago...


Annotated from J.F.W. Rao et al 2021

How about this California mega-drought? Yes, compared to the last glacial period that ended 11,500 years ago, we're in a drought. Follow the science.

And how about all these devastating forest fires caused by climate change? Never mind the forestry experts who say they're caused by fuel build-up from a century of aggressive fire suppression (thanks Smoky Bear), no, you need to follow the science.

Never mind that for most of the last 66 million years atmospheric carbon dioxide has been 400-2000ppm. Never mind that for the last 2.4 million years we've been in an ice age and this is just one of the interglacial periods. Never mind that permanent ice caps at the poles is not a normal part of Earths climate. Never mind that sea level has risen almost 400 feet since the last ice age. Never mind that sea level was 120 feet higher during the last interglacial period. Nope, the world is heading for climate armageddon. Follow the science. The Sierra Nevada snow pack is almost gone, which is where we get a lot of our water. Follow the science. 

We need all new cars to be electric by 2035 and get rid of gas appliances in our homes, otherwise we'll all go up in flames. Follow the science. We don't need more water storage to mitigate the effects of our highly variable rainfall, no, we need to follow the science. The science is published in obscure journals with tiny readerships, and is behind a pay wall so only university knob-heads can see it, so they can unionize and monopolize the science for themselves. So why aren't you following the science? I guess you're just another stupid climate denier. We should be indoctrinating our children with the religion of climate anxiety from birth, otherwise we're not following the science. 😁


"There you go with that logic stuff again"

"You just don't understand the "the facts""

"I AM science"

"It's really just another Doomsday cult. "The end is near!""

"Mother Earth cult... new religion...

"Anyone who even questions the climate narrative is a blasphemer and must be punished or ignored"


-Dave Badperson