Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

March 27, 2006

Just the “facts”

Filed under: — Different River @ 2:37 am

On Sunday, March 26, 2006:

  1. Jeffrey Kluger wrote in Time magazine:

    Never mind what you’ve heard about global warming as a slow-motion emergency that would take decades to play out. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the crisis is upon us.

  2. The National Weather Service announced a record low temperature in Palm Beach, Florida, as reported by the Palm Beach Post:

    Sunday morning’s low of 47 degrees at Palm Beach International Airport, recorded at 6:36 a.m., was the coolest on record, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.

    The old record was set in 1979, when the overnight temperature dropped to 48 degrees.

    That’s not the coldest March 26 — that’s the coldest temperature ever recorded at Palm Beach.

  3. AP reported:

    6 Die in Collision During Wyoming Blizzard

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – At least 20 vehicles crashed on a rural Wyoming interstate in blizzard conditions Sunday, killing at least six people, officials said.

    Troopers at the scene reported zero visibility due to strong winds and blowing snow. Interstate 80 was closed for about 100 miles from Cheyenne to Rawlins.

    Part of Interstate 80 was closed because of the blizzard conditions, and about 50 miles from Cheyenne to Laramie was closed at the request of Laramie officials, who said there was no parking left in the town for semitrailers.

    Maybe they should start up all those semitrailers, and hope they can make global warming real quick to end the snowstorm!

Now I know that global warming is supposed to be about averages, and a few record cold snaps are not by themselves enough to swing the average much. But this sort of thing happens all the time. These cold snaps are not isolated events — and global warming advocates cite cold temperatures as “proof” of global warming! I said it before, and I’ll say it again, until everyone gets it:

So, if you are a global warming believer, then if temperatures go up it’s because of global warming – and if temperatures go down, it’s also because of global warming. There is no conceivable, let alone actual, evidence that might indicate there is not global warming. No matter what happens, it’s because of global warming.

Global warming is thus inherently unfalsifiable – which means it is not a scientific theory. The most basic requirement for a scientific theory is that it must be in principal falsifiable – that is, it must make some prediction which, if found to be untrue, would be regarded even by the promoter(s) of the theory as evidence that the theory is wrong.

The new motto for the global warming warning crowd ought to be: “Who you gonna’ believe? Me, or your lying eyes?”

One Response to “Just the “facts””

  1. James R ament Says:

    Don’t you just love these people?

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