The billions of dollars sent to universities to study ‘climate change’ is obscene and has utterly corrupted climate science. All the final products of this misguided research has to presume that CO2 is an Evil Gas and will roast us all to death so we have to stop it from breathing out of the Pacific Ocean where most of it comes from and resume Ice Age CO2 conditions which means reduction in plant growth. Since ‘scientists’ have to admit that plants adore CO2, it is their essential food after all…the new push is to make CO2 that increases plant growth appear evil. That is, it isn’t as good as stuff growing under CO2 starvation levels. Of course, this stunts growth.
The regurgitation of really silly ‘research’ all pointing at the idea that warmer climates in the northern hemisphere (where glaciation is mile thick most of the last 2 million years) are not good for anyone. Here is a particularly disturbing and stupid example: Climate change will not reduce the deaths of senior citizens caused by winters | Times Gazette
According to the study’s lead author, Patrick L. Kinney, “Some have claimed that warmer winters due to climate change will lead to big reductions in winter deaths. Our work suggests that this is unlikely to be the case.”
Kinney revealed that apart from excessive cold temperatures, flu and respiratory conditions have a part to play in the deaths of the aged during winter seasons. He also added that low humidity, excessive time indoors, lack of exercise, and other related factors disturb people’s immunity during winter periods and contribute to higher mortality.
The truth however remains that even if winter may not be responsible for people’s death, winter makes people to exercise less and to spend more time indoors, which invariably play a role in their winter deaths.
What? So, in northern cold climates that are not very warm even after the Hottest Year EVAH still see higher winter death rates…and even if it is slightly warmer so it is only -10 below zero instead of -20 below zero, this won’t make things better for people? Huh? After all, what ‘confines people to their homes’ in even a ‘warm’ winter? The cold! A warmer winter in Antarctica means it goes from -110 degrees F to -95 degrees F. Practically speaking, this is a meaningless change. The thing that really shifts is when temperatures go above freezing all the time.
This means any snow storms melt quickly, for example. It also means one can leave the house easier due to it being easy to walk when you are not going into 5 feet of snow on the ground. People in cities have the municipality clean the streets but it is still brutal walking on streets surrounded by high buildings because these are wind tunnels. I used to live in NYC during the coldest winters of the last 80 years and commuting to midtown meant struggling to walk into the teeth of the North Wind in midtown Manhattan.
So how does global warming of the Northern Hemisphere NOT help people? Well, the theology of this movement is, winter will vanish from the Northern Hemisphere and everyone will move to the North Pole to avoid balmy temperatures. So, if there is no winter, there are going to be no elderly trapped in their homes by vicious blizzards one after the other like we had last winter.
All of these goofy studies which are actually frauds are thanks to government funding. From one year ago: Interior Department Announces Funding for Climate Change Studies
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Department of the Interior’s regional Climate Science Centers and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center are awarding nearly $6 million to universities and other partners for 50 new research projects to better prepare communities for impacts of climate change.
“These climate studies are designed to help address regional concerns associated with climate change, providing a pathway to enhancing resilience and supporting local community needs,” said Secretary Jewell. “The impacts of climate change are vast and complex, so studies like these are critical to help ensure that our nation’s responses are rooted in sound science.”
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the 50 scientific studies announced today will focus on how climate change is affecting natural and cultural resources and tribal communities, as well as inform management actions that can be taken to help offset those impacts. The research can help guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources to plan how to help species, ecosystems, tribes and other communities adapt to climate change. The studies, most of which will occur over multiple years, will be conducted with fiscal year 2014 funding. A full list of the projects is available here.
Direct federal funding to address global climate change totaled approximately $77 billion
Here is yet another study that appears to be ‘science’ but isn’t: Claim: Climate will inhibit bread dough from rising | Watts Up With That?
“At AgFace, experimental crops are grown in the open, surrounded by thin tubes that eject carbon dioxide into the air around the plants. We can do this under very natural conditions, as close as you can get to an environment that crops would see in a farmer’s field in the future,” he said.
Here is a photo of this ‘research project’. First off, hardly enough flour can be made from this small plot to make multiple loaves. Maybe Jesus could fix this. Secondly, note how the wheat plants with the CO2 are not growing any better than the non-CO2 plants which means that the CO2 concentration is insignificant. Thirdly, if this were a real experiment both wheat plants would have to be isolated in greenhouses with strictly controlled CO2 levels. Even then baking some bread to prove anything is ridiculous since the act of using yeast, how much warmth is applied during rising, etc. are all huge variables!
A comment from a reader:
“As close as you can get?” Nonsense. There’s no control whatsoever over the CO2 concentration at the stomata of the plants. The distribution pipes are not clearly visible. but it’s likely that the CO2 gets swept away by the slightest breeze before it can reach and enter the stomata.
If they’re using pure CO2 gas, it will drop the humidity, which could dry the leaf interior and cause the stomata to close, assuming any of the CO2 supply reaches them. (Humidified CO2 would result in condensation in the supply piping and uneven gas flow.)
This is the stupidest attempt at an experiment I’ve ever seen.
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