Is the Discovery of Global Warming Our Greatest Scientific Achievement?

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July 4, 2013 10:09 am

No. But might well be the biggest propaganda campaign ever.
I don’t think douchebag will make a big career in warmunism.

John Tillman
July 4, 2013 10:13 am

I’m going with the germ theory of disease.

Mike Bromley the Canucklehead
July 4, 2013 10:13 am

The segué into competitive gaming was so…today.

July 4, 2013 10:20 am

It may be a discovery. Not certain about scientific. Certain about not being the biggest.

Robert Jacobs
July 4, 2013 10:21 am

Interesting until the gaming discussion. All in all, a waste of time to watch.

Joe in Biloxi
July 4, 2013 10:23 am

My goodness. Mouthy, isn’t he?

July 4, 2013 10:23 am

Not really. The data is inconclusive, has been severely manipulated and is being used to achieve political ends. I am of course referring to man made carbon dioxide and its role but also the record is very corrupt and doesn’t lend itself to testable predictions in anything like real time.
So, as I said , not really. It isn’t science it is statistics and as Feynman said “if all you have is statistics you need a better experiment”. That works for me. Thanks for the entertainment though.

July 4, 2013 10:24 am

Ok 2:15 is all I can take of this nonsense, Anthony you owe me for that 2:15 of my life I can never get back. Have a happy fourth of July.

David in Michigan
July 4, 2013 10:26 am

Way too clever by half…. as they say. The guy reminds me of a snake oil salesman (a very slick talker). Possibly it’s just my personality but these kinds of people inspire a deep distrust in me. Then he starts ranting about video gaming and …… well that did it.

July 4, 2013 10:31 am

I only made it to where he cherry picked the temperature rise, stopping the plot so as to not show flat temperatures over the last 15 years. What a display of dishonesty!

July 4, 2013 10:42 am

No, is the answer . But does show that not only will people try and sell snake oil ,they will try and sell snake milk to. And sadly someone will buy it.

July 4, 2013 10:43 am

Global warming is our “Greatest Scientific Achievement”?
Cannot be. It is not scientific.
In fact, the whole endeavor of global warming “climate science” has proceded on the same path as this video … First, assume there is anthropogenic global warming.
“Global warming” may well turn out to be the most egregious example of religious/political scaremongering to effect control of the massses ever perpetrated. I suppose that is an achievement of sorts. Similar to the witch hunts, the Inquisition, etc. Not something to celebrate with giddy videos.

July 4, 2013 10:44 am

“Catastrophic man-made global warming” (which is what I think he means) is not a scientific discovery. It’s not even scientific.
“Global warming” itself is not a discovery. It’s an observation, made already in the late 19th century, during the first stage of recovery from the Little Ice Age. Global cooling was also observed regionally & locally in the 17th century & even earlier, without the phenomenon being recognized as necessarily worldwide in extent. That Earth had been much colder twelve & more millennia previously was also observed in the early 19th century.
The conclusion that climate changes is an observation that could also be considered a discovery, I guess. But there is no actual physical evidence to suggest that humans have had more than a negligible & local effect upon climate. Science can’t even be sure of the sign of any such trivial effect, ie whether the net result of our activities is to warm or cool the planet.

Judy Sanborn
July 4, 2013 10:44 am


Mike McMillan
July 4, 2013 10:48 am

Your tax dollars at work.

July 4, 2013 10:50 am

His handy hockey stick chart of temperature ends in 2000, when the warming stopped. I am sure it just coincidental.

July 4, 2013 10:53 am

He makes a very powerful point that the measurement methods and instruments are inconsistent and have changed many times over the past 100 years. He then cheerfully dismisses this point by saying that “the scientists” tell him it doesn’t matter. What really matters, according to the video, are the computer models. Because all you need to do is put big data into a computer and it will fix it. (I’m thinking he’s a liberal arts major). He makes the basic claim of climate science very succinctly — “garbage in, consensus out”. Apparently, those of who believe that garbage in = garbage out (or, being generous, garbage in = uncertainty out) are simply flat earthers who need to be culled from the population. But he is very cheerful.

July 4, 2013 10:56 am

‘Global Warming’ wasn’t a discovery, rather the reverse.
A scientific discovery occurs when something previously unanticipated is found to be true. Plate tectonics is the example that comes to mind.
Global warming (prediction of) derives from century old knowledge about greenhouse gases. That this knowledge has singularly failed to produce any worthwhile future climate predictions, means the scientific discovery is that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere do NOT have the predicted effect derived from laboratory experiments more than 100 years ago.
Note, I didn’t watch the video.

July 4, 2013 11:06 am
July 4, 2013 11:08 am

Philip Bradley says:
July 4, 2013 at 10:56 am
You were wise not to watch it.
CACCA is a repeatedly falsified hypothesis, unscientific from the git-go, not even in the same class with the steady state theory of the universe, immobile continents, spontaneous generation, inheritance of acquired traits or special creation of species, which at least made testable predictions. It’s more akin to astrology, the humor theory of disease, phlogiston or phrenology.

Chuck Nolan
July 4, 2013 11:11 am

Since it’s never been proven to be even a minor problem we’ll assume global warming is real but it’s not catastrophic.
Let’s assume global warming is real and it’s a good thing.
Let’s assume man’s activity not only helped warm our chilly planet (LIA) but also gave us a longer growing season with more vegetation along with improved health, longevity, comfort and security.
What do you think?
Comments below.

Rich Lambert
July 4, 2013 11:14 am

Perhaps one of the greatest money getting inventions, but not a scientific discovery.

July 4, 2013 11:15 am

Couldn’t get through all of it. The foundation of the problem with people todays understanding of science is……… to young people, this guy represents Feynman.
Sad really.

July 4, 2013 11:25 am

Oh. I thought this would be a “PB Side A Channel” from some anonymous douchebag but now I see it’s “PBS Idea Channel” and the douchebag is an actor called “Finn The Human”.
My condolences for the waste of your tax Dollars. This goes for a professional production these days amongst statist TV bureaucrats? Not that production quality in Germany hasn’t declined to zero as well. They simply noticed that they can make their videos with a cellphone like anyone else and keep the dough for themselves.

July 4, 2013 11:27 am

Frombeginning of the clip: “… we are starting with the premise that GW is real, caused by people and verifiable by data …; if you want to argue [otherwise] please do that [elsewhere].”
No null hypothesis means no science, no achievement, only spin.

July 4, 2013 11:28 am

Careful what you say about Al Gore Warming, the Pentagon has declared it a national security issue. Soon the NSA will have all the anti-AGW crowd arrested as a national terrorist organization.

July 4, 2013 11:29 am

I guess he didn’t get the memo. It’s not called global warming any more, it’s “climate change.” Or is it “global weirding”? Nope, it’s “global climate disruption.” Or is it “boiling over”? I’ve lost track.
But wait a minute, I think he’s saying that competitive (computer) gaming is Our Greatest Scientific Achievement?
I’m confused…

July 4, 2013 11:30 am

Ever hear of the automatic dishwasher? HELLO!

The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
July 4, 2013 11:30 am

I only got to 1.18. Anyone beat that?

July 4, 2013 11:32 am

Isn’t he the same guy who sells ShamWows? What a BS artist.

John Tillman
July 4, 2013 11:36 am

DaveR says:
July 4, 2013 at 11:30 am
Ever hear of the automatic dishwasher? HELLO!
I’d like to revise my previous vote for the germ theory of disease.

July 4, 2013 11:38 am

Was he ever made to learn even how to calculate the temperature of a radiantly heated colored ball ?

July 4, 2013 11:47 am

I’m with Tom Trevor – I think I reached 1:02 before I’d enough. I think I beat The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley

July 4, 2013 11:53 am

The climate computer models have still failed. The 10 hottest years on the record is the weather and not the climate. Finally, global warming was ‘discovered’ again and again.
Farmers Almanac
“Fire and Ice”

July 4, 2013 11:53 am

I thought some good satire would be a nice way to end the day but from the comments (the video was slow to load), maybe I’ll look for something else. No, the greatest scientific achievement is the general theory of relativity. The theory of global warming is the greatest under-achievement of our time. Just compare, one man, eight man-years produces a theory that gives us unimaginable things like black holes, expanding universe, gravitational lensing and GPS. A century of tests through observation and laboratory tests. Every prediction holds. Compare this to climate science. Millions of man-years of research. What do we have. A theory that fails every non-trivial prediction. Shame on us.

July 4, 2013 11:59 am

If a 40% increase in CO2…only got us a half degree…

July 4, 2013 12:02 pm

The greatest scientific discovery of all times has been fossil fuel. It has reduced toil and all but eliminated human slavery. It has permitted women to pursue careers outside of the home. It has led to the rise of the middle class. It has permitted people to live longer, be healthier and enjoy modern prosperity.

July 4, 2013 12:10 pm

What came first was the political agenda and THEN came “global warming” and the complete ignoring of the fact that the 20 years of warming was part of a natural cycle. We now have cooling and they hang onto global warming because this is a political agenda not a scientific discovery. We have wasted many billions of dollars and 100s of scientific careers studying something that might a scientific interest but not something we can control or do anything about.
The assumption that our great computing power has created useful climate models is totally false. These super-expensive models have failed miserably because there are many scores of major factors that we do not know how to model. One cannot feed all of that data into a supercomputer and expect it to generate a model—it has to be programmed—we do not know how to model even clouds, while also ignoring the Sun, the moon, and their cycles.

July 4, 2013 12:31 pm

I watched 1 minute of it. That guy is just a pain!

July 4, 2013 12:35 pm

mpaul says:
July 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm
Not to detract from the vital importance of fossil fuels, but IMO their discovery wasn’t scientific, which implies use of the scientific method. This definition of course lets CACCA out, too, with the critical disadvantage of aiming to return humanity to slavery rather than liberating it, as fossil fuels have done, so aptly noted by you.
Coal was found on or near the surface & used in antiquity, if not pre-history. Likewise surface deposits of petroleum & even outgassings of hydrocarbons.
Were it not arguably off-topic, I’d welcome a discussion here of what really is or are the greatest scientific discoveries, based upon utility to humanity or some other basis. Two have been proposed, unless I missed some.

July 4, 2013 12:38 pm

13 seconds and only that long cause I fumbled grabbing the mouse.

July 4, 2013 12:42 pm

That temperature graph looks like it was from Hansen / GISS.

July 4, 2013 12:44 pm

fortunately the 9 year olds this video seems to be aimed at don’t have any influence

Bruce Cobb
July 4, 2013 12:58 pm

Is he on crack? Only explaination I can come up with.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
July 4, 2013 1:12 pm

Smoking crack on an empty head is never a good idea.

Eugene WR Gallun
July 4, 2013 1:20 pm

mpaul july 4, 10:53am
garbage in, consensus out
Got to love it!!!!! That’s also an accurate description of socialist political thought.
Eugene WR Gallun

July 4, 2013 1:21 pm

climatereason says:
July 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm
fortunately the 9 year olds this video seems to be aimed at don’t have any influence
heh. Yep.
Cute video. He does try and I think he believes. Still, I’ll take the 31,000+ of the Petition Project vs the 75 of that 97% poll, or the 41 of Cook’s silly paper.

Ron Hansen
July 4, 2013 1:35 pm

I would like my 7 minutes and 41 seconds back please!

Lars P.
July 4, 2013 1:39 pm

Well this was very useful! I learned some important things:
mpaul july 4, 10:53am garbage in, consensus out
indeed very descriptive, and yes Apparently, those of who believe that garbage in = garbage out (or, being generous, garbage in = uncertainty out) are simply flat earthers who need to be culled from the population.
furthermore I was still using the old CAGW when since years climate aware people talk not about ‘Global Warming’ but ‘Climate Change’ – so this makes it CACC. Question @ milodonharlani – where does the last A come from in CACCA?

July 4, 2013 1:41 pm

Activism, activists, alarmism or alarmists, or less printable A-words.

July 4, 2013 1:43 pm

I’ve been sticking my head out the window for the weather for some 60+ years now. It seems the same now as it did any other year.

G P Hanner
July 4, 2013 1:57 pm

Smug little snot spouting the State Religion.

July 4, 2013 2:04 pm

My vote is for Maxwell’s Equations as being our greatest scientific discovery.

July 4, 2013 2:05 pm

The big lie, misunderstanding, misinformation, whatever, starts around 3:35. He says:
“We have enough computing power to turn it [data] into something sensible and useful. We create realistic models and simulations that themselves create climate knowledge.”
How wrong he is!!! The models and simulations are not realistic and they create misleading impressions of the future climate due to the portrayed over-certainties.

Janice Moore
July 4, 2013 2:08 pm

As soon as I saw that little punk’s face, I thought, “No way. I am not watching this.”
Wonder how many thousands of times over the years that little kid has had someone say to him: “And wipe that look off your face.”
LOL — once again, the CAGW crowd proves why the Truth in Science movies out-persuade theirs. What a CASTING ERROR!

Michael Jankowski
July 4, 2013 2:09 pm

I’d say it’s second only to the impending ice age discovery of the 70s.

Janice Moore
July 4, 2013 2:10 pm

Thank you, to all of you with the stomach to watch and review the film. I was going to watch the video if your comments revealed that it would be worth my while. Much appreciated.

Janice Moore
July 4, 2013 2:11 pm

Michael Jankowski — good one!

Janice Moore
July 4, 2013 2:15 pm

And now, a brain-cleansing PATRIOTIC MUSIC VIDEO!

Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2013 2:34 pm

That’s odd.. maybe just me, but I thought the whole thing was very much tongue-in-cheek. 🙂

Janice Moore
July 4, 2013 2:36 pm

And, here’s to you, our wonderful warriors for liberty — PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH.

Thank you.

Janice Moore
July 4, 2013 2:41 pm

And, just one more…..

God, bless America.

July 4, 2013 2:54 pm

So far, unless I’ve missed some, we have as greatest scientific discovery candidates: CACCA, germ theory, automatic dishwasher, general relativity, fossil fuels, Maxwell’s equations & impending ice age in the 1970s. Worthy candidates that spring to mind are the heliocentric theory, universal gravitation, atomic theory of matter, electromagnetic effect (Faraday, not already cited Maxwell), geologic time, extinction, evolution, thermodynamics, radioactivity, quantum theory, molecular basis of heredity, plate tectonics & the Big Bang, some of which are inter-related or follow-ons to more fundamental discoveries, listed or not. I’m sure readers can come up with more, all infinitely greater than the anti-scientific religion of CACCA.

July 4, 2013 3:01 pm

He reminds me of Jon Cryer from two and a half men.. I couldnt sit through his video..

July 4, 2013 3:12 pm

@milodonharlani I’m sticking with dish washer. Greatest time saving device ever devised. Not to mention the sterile germ free peace of mind that it brings.

July 4, 2013 3:16 pm

I love the way he says just assume the whole AGW is correct- don’t question that but tries to support the AGW.

Jarryd Beck
July 4, 2013 4:27 pm

I think that he thinks that the complexity of analysing the data is much greater than it actually is.

July 4, 2013 4:28 pm

watched 7 minutes…what a supreme waste of time…don’t think politicization is a word in his vocabulary.

Jack Simmons
July 4, 2013 5:02 pm

PT Barnum discovered everything AGW is teaching a long time ago.

July 4, 2013 5:05 pm

This was the most worthless link/video I have ever experienced on WUWT.
Please don’t do it again.

July 4, 2013 5:06 pm


July 4, 2013 5:07 pm

Quite the contrary, this will go down as the greatest failure and corruption of the sciences in history. It will be held up specifically as an example of the worst approach possible in research.

Chad Wozniak
July 4, 2013 5:29 pm


Chad Wozniak
July 4, 2013 5:34 pm

@Janice Moore –
Peace through strength – and peace through common sense, open minds, rational discourse, and SKEPTICISM.
I assume you know that CACCA is the Italian word for . . . . biomass.

F. Ross
July 4, 2013 5:44 pm

Trick question, right?

July 4, 2013 5:54 pm

DaveR says:
July 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm
“@milodonharlani I’m sticking with dish washer. Greatest time saving device ever devised. Not to mention the sterile germ free peace of mind that it brings.”
You almost got me on our side, Dave, but I’ll see your dishwasher and raise you a microwave oven. Wanna’ call? I got a million Neanderthals that wouldn’t give a fig for a fork, spoon, or plate but they’d scream like a little girl for a faster way to warm up leftover mastodon.

July 4, 2013 6:33 pm

TomR,Worc,MA says:
July 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm
Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change Alarmism. Also Italian for biomass extruded or expelled from animals after processing.
H.R. says:
July 4, 2013 at 5:54 pm
DaveR says:
July 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm
“@milodonharlani I’m sticking with dish washer. Greatest time saving device ever devised. Not to mention the sterile germ free peace of mind that it brings.”
You almost got me on our side, Dave, but I’ll see your dishwasher and raise you a microwave oven. Wanna’ call? I got a million Neanderthals that wouldn’t give a fig for a fork, spoon, or plate but they’d scream like a little girl for a faster way to warm up leftover mastodon.
Both the microwave & the automatic dishwasher however largely rely on fossil fuels. And Neanderthals never got to enjoy mastodon, nuked or otherwise prepared. Mammoth, yes. And if they had had microwaves, then maybe we could blame them for Eemian heat.
Happy US Independence Day to all independent thinkers!

Berényi Péter
July 4, 2013 6:34 pm

A complete idiot cursed with verbal diarrhea, he is.

July 4, 2013 6:45 pm

Whatever, the neighbors are starting to set off their fireworks, the towns nearby will begin soon.
I’m gonna enjoy it.

July 4, 2013 6:49 pm

I vote for refrigeration. That reminds me, time for another cold one. Happy Independence Day.

July 4, 2013 7:00 pm

The greatest scientific discovery is the Periodic Table, the basis of all chemistry. IMO of course.

July 4, 2013 7:07 pm

Stopped the video @ 1.55 when he tried to explain that there is a difference between weather & climate.
Everyone knows that weather IS NOW climate.
Just ask anyone from the UN-IPCC/Australian Climate Commission:
“The IPCC report that linked extreme weather events to climate change in 2012 was a breakthrough as previously scientists were loathed to link the two,” Professor Will Steffen, of the commission, told Guardian Australia.

July 4, 2013 7:25 pm

Being forewarned by many commenters, I did not waste my time with the video. (So thanks–even though you wasted your time, it wasn’t wasted on me).
“Global Warming” doesn’t even come close to the “greatest scientific discovery of all time”.
What it does reflect is a fertile imagination–something you’d expect featured on the Holodeck, a similated reality facility located on starships and starbased in the fictional Star Trek universe.
Which would be fine if it didn’t have a significant negative monetary and cultural impact on the inhabitants of the Earth.

July 4, 2013 7:29 pm

Is the Discovery of Global Warming Our Greatest Scientific Achievement?

I’ll go with greatest Scientific HOAX ever.
Greatest Scientific Achievements ever?
* Copernicus – heliocentrism
* Newton – gravity
* Einstein (and others) – subatomic physics
Climate related science?
* Milankovic – astronomical forces
* Wegener – continental drift
* Alvarez – impact extinction
P.S. the idi0t in the video is not on crack, just a fine example of the young, disorganized mind, fast-talking to compensate for lack of any critical thinking skills.

July 4, 2013 7:35 pm

milodonharlani says:
July 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm
Couldn’t spell mammoth so went with mastodon ;o)
Wishing all in the U.S. a glorious 4th of July.

July 4, 2013 7:54 pm

An accomplishment involves action, achievement and creation. Weather is something we watch.
We have no control of it. Weather cannot be called a human accomplishment of any sort.

john robertson
July 4, 2013 7:55 pm

Horrible video, cruelty to your vistors?
The discovery of global warming…..Greatest scientific achievement? Well if anyone discovers actual global warming that is definitely caused by man and nothing else, this would be a true scientific achievement.
But so far the claim of manmade global warming and the religion built around it are as far from science, scientific method and any scientific achievement as to make the boast an absurdity.

July 4, 2013 8:00 pm

If it is (something I seriously doubt) then it is definitely worth a Nobel Prize. All that remains is to figure out who to give it to. Al Gore already has one, so that would be gelding the lily. Maybe they could split it between Mann and Hansen.

July 4, 2013 8:06 pm

I agree…I think your brain is broken too……

July 4, 2013 8:08 pm

John Tillman says:
July 4, 2013 at 11:36 am
DaveR says:
July 4, 2013 at 11:30 am
“Ever hear of the automatic dishwasher? HELLO!
I’d like to revise my previous vote for the germ theory of disease.”
Not usre if an invention qualifies as a discovery but I vote for the fractional horsepower electric motor. With out it no electric starters for cars —> very few women able to drive, no refrigeration—>regular visits from the iceman, no wash machines, no dryers, no electric fans for “cooling,” no air conditioning, can you imagine any of the early computers without AC and plenum floors, my laptop’s fan cranks up from time to time. I could go on but I think that you get the idea.

July 4, 2013 8:14 pm

Should read “not sure…” instead of not usre” Guess that I could claim that Spooner is alovve and well.

July 4, 2013 8:14 pm

No more dark rum and tonic before posting. Promise.

July 4, 2013 8:26 pm

lectorconstans says:
July 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm
“If it is (something I seriously doubt) then it is definitely worth a Nobel Prize. All that remains is to figure out who to give it to. Al Gore already has one, so that would be gelding the lily. Maybe they could split it between Mann and Hansen.”
Too bad Hansen wasn’t gelded many years ago then he wouldn’t have any grand children to worry about. I do assume that you meant “gelded” as in castration of male colt as opposed to gilding the lily. snarc? who me?

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001)
July 4, 2013 8:41 pm

OK, so call me a beggar for punishment … (I can’t believe I watched the whole thing!) But if this is the “best” that advisors to the moaning and groaning “how can we communicate climate change” crowd can come up with, then, IMHO, the alarmists are in BIGGER credibility trouble than they were before!
At first I thought he was doing a (rather poor) imitation of Topher Field’s style … but this guy lacks Topher’s skillful timing and pacing (not to mention sincerity, imagination and articulation)!
The blurb on YouTube gives their game away with its concluding:

To study this massive amount of information and be able to surmise that the increasingly extreme and bizarre weather patterns are a result of human influence… it’s truly an incredible accomplishment. So everyone who says during a blizzard “so much for global warming”… shut up. You’re wrong.

If those behind this production think they are likely to convince any but the terminally challenged in the comprehension department that the “discovery of global warming” might be our “greatest scientific achievement”, they really need to come back down to the planet earth they claim they’re trying to “save”!
This production is almost as inane as Obama’s recent declaration to a selected Soweto audience to the effect that if we continue on our current path, “the planet will boil over” … yes, he really did say this!
Ezra Levant challenges David Suzuki’s hypocritical call for population control and Obama’s lecturing of Africans
Segment on Obama begins at approx. 06:42
P.S. Janice: thanks for those stirring musical interludes … and Happy 4th to all my neighbours (OK, it’s your day, “neighbors”) in the South 🙂

July 4, 2013 8:58 pm

Why would it be an achievement? If it were true that there is such a thing as human-induced global warming, the “discovery” would amount to raising one’s hand while delivering powerful flatulence.

July 4, 2013 9:05 pm

RayG says:
July 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm
No more dark rum and tonic before posting. Promise.
Alright, so I’m putting you down for the inventions of both the fractional horsepower electric motor & the dark rum & tonic. Both also infinitely greater than CACCA.

July 4, 2013 9:08 pm

Hilary Ostrov (aka hro001) says:
July 4, 2013 at 8:41 pm
OK, so call me a beggar for punishment …
Glutton’s don’t seem to fare any better 🙂

R Hode
July 4, 2013 9:09 pm

I suspect that the IPCC will be funding many trail balloons as this and many others in the run-up to AR5 and lobbying and threatening the the Nobel Committee for a Physics Nobel to Sanctify their ‘Discovery.’
Only natural that the IPCC resort to Mafia tactics to gain public adoration in the face of their stupendous idiocy.
But that is politics, not science.

July 4, 2013 9:10 pm

John Tillman says:
July 4, 2013 at 10:13 am
I’m going with the germ theory of disease.

I second this. We owe much to Koch, Semmelweis, Snow and many others.

July 4, 2013 9:11 pm

H.R. says:
July 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm
Blade says:
July 4, 2013 at 7:29 pm
I’m adding refrigeration, the periodic table, heliocentrism, gravity, subatomic physics, astronomical forces, continental drift & impact extinction to the list of scientific discoveries infinitely greater than the anti-scientific cult of CACCA.

July 4, 2013 9:15 pm

The discovery of global warming has about as much chance of being judged our greatest achievement as the predictions of Rachel Carson have of being judged substantially vindicated.

July 4, 2013 9:47 pm

milodonharlani says:
July 4, 2013 at 9:05 pm
Re dark rum and tonic, don’t forget the squeeze of lime.

July 4, 2013 9:58 pm

Ray: The squeeze of lime is where the scientific method comes in.

Janice Moore
July 4, 2013 10:04 pm

@ Ms. Ostrov
Thank you, neighbour! And, it was my pleasure.
Your apt quip: “… they really need to come back down to the planet earth… .” reminded me of something….. YES! ANOTHER VIDEO!
Let’s hope Will Smith is there to greet those Science Frauds when they return:

Happy Independence (of the mind) Day

Steve Hoffer
July 4, 2013 10:13 pm

Greatest Scientific Achievement?
I choose the manipulation of glass, a common material in a huge number of scientific tools, which in turn produced even more scientific achievement.

July 4, 2013 10:21 pm

Steve Hoffer says:
July 4, 2013 at 10:13 pm
Again we face the issue of technological vs. scientific discovery. But the abundant element silicon has certainly played a key role throughout both technological & scientific history. From flint tools in the Paleolithic, through glass in the Neolithic (or Bronze & Iron Ages) to semiconductors in the industrial & information ages, silicon in its various compounds & alloys has been our friend from the crust of the earth.

July 4, 2013 10:25 pm

PS: What we call chips now are the technological distant descendants of the flakes chipped off the flint & obsidian of our Old Stone Age ancestors’ tools. Likewise the lenses that were high tech in the 17th century for telescopes & microscopes are their nearer ancestors.

July 4, 2013 10:27 pm

This guy is so annoying the Bear had to hit the stop button at 0.15 in. What a clown.

July 4, 2013 10:35 pm

Nah, I got nothing – I wanted to add my voice to the many here saying this guy is delusional, but just couldn’t think of anything sensible to say in response to this pile of manure and I don’t want to swear.
I don’t imagine he can walk, talk and breath at the same time without running out of brain cells though.

July 4, 2013 11:45 pm

Truly awful. A high speed gimmick-laden gabble seemingly designed for someone with the attention span of a gnat.
The world is still waiting for a proper televised debate between those who think we face danger from CO2 emissions and those who don’t.

July 5, 2013 12:25 am

After having lost a hard and protracted battle with reality,
it is time for climate science to rise to the next level.
In long, flowing green robes,
climate scientists will move through airports
on the way to the next climate conference.
Can you imaging the visual excitement
when a group dressed in flowing orange robes sings “Hare! Hare!” while a group dressed in flowing green, the grand priests of climate, crosses them, singing “Rising! Rising!”?

Lance of BC
July 5, 2013 12:49 am

You lost me after saying…(me deciphering this GIS/IPCC=flat earth/ECONGO>corp./grant seeking climate science talk) “This is not about using scientific method or real data, this is about what ifs, maybes and bigfoot.”
Lets forget about,,
17 years no significant rise in temp., and 8 years of a slight drop……
70’s ice age scare from pollution..
CO2 density..
The #1 greenhouse gas…
Manipulated NASA data..
Manipulated ARGO data..
Manipulated/sensor failing Cryosphere Today data..
Laws of thermodynamics.
So on the same thinking,
This message is not about discussing whether you believe you are an idiot……lets just all assume you are!
Happy 4 of July my American friends!

July 5, 2013 1:57 am

For Janice to keep in her collection but for all of you Yanks out there I hope you had a great Independence Day and tried to maintain some venerable traditions . . .

July 5, 2013 3:40 am

I put up with two minutes of the irritating little twerp. When will makers of videos realise that sudden flashing images are painful for people with impaired eyesight?
By the way, the greatest invention since the wheel is WD40.

Richard M
July 5, 2013 4:12 am

What a maroon.

July 5, 2013 5:15 am

The obvious great scientific discoveries noted here all rely on the onset of technology. The wheel, the plow, Archimedes’ screw, metallurgy, shoes…
Beer though, is the single-most significant creation of mankind.
Second is Representative Government.

Coach Springer
July 5, 2013 6:01 am

There’s 5:52 that I will never get back. That should have come with a warming. Ooops. That was the title.

July 5, 2013 6:37 am

“To alcohol! The cause of… and solution to… all of life’s problems.” Homer Simpson

Kelvin Vaughan
July 5, 2013 7:50 am

That wasn’t a real person. It was a computer model!

Kelvin Vaughan
July 5, 2013 7:51 am

That wasn’t a real person, it was a computer model!

Chad Wozniak
July 5, 2013 10:41 am

Everyone should watch the Ezra Levant video (see Hilary Ostrov’s post above).
What amazes me is that those poor Africans in Soweto didn’t shout der Fuehrer out of the hall for telling them to stay poor.

Janice Moore
July 5, 2013 10:51 am

Thanks for the Navy humor, Keitho. LOL.
What was that, Kelvin?
“That wasn’t a real person, it was a computer model!”
LOL. He DOES look an awful lot like this computer-generated character:

John Tillman
July 5, 2013 10:54 am

RobRoy says:
July 5, 2013 at 5:15 am
The obvious great scientific discoveries noted here all rely on the onset of technology. The wheel, the plow, Archimedes’ screw, metallurgy, shoes…
Beer though, is the single-most significant creation of mankind.
Second is Representative Government.
To which I would add private property.
Your point about basic technology is well taken, although the first two great achievements of the Scientific Revolution (Copernicus’ heliocentric astronomical departure from Ptolemy & Vesalius’ anatomical departures from Galen), while within the Early Modern technological milieu, were based upon simple naked eye observation & a willingness to question received authority, plus in Copernicus’ case, mathematics. The same is true for Kepler (reliant on Tycho’s naked eye observations of Mars), but in Galileo’s case the advanced technology of lenses was essential.

Janice Moore
July 5, 2013 10:56 am

@ Chad, thanks for your graciously forbearing to embarrass me yesterday, but, (yeah, it didn’t occur to me until I was eating breakfast this morning), as you no doubt well knew, it was Rossini…. ROSSINI…….. RRRRROSEEEEEEEEEEEEENI………. who wrote “The William Tell Overture.” There, the record has been corrected and I FEEL BETTER.

Robert of Texas
July 5, 2013 1:22 pm

Actually, I found this strangely informative…
If you watch with a detached curiosity, you notice he speaks too fast to engage the audience in a thoughtful way (i.e. word vomit), expresses his “scientific” ideas with a lot of hand waving (watch the monkey, nothing going on here…), and references things like “social cause”.
This behavior seems more or less universal to AGW proponents. They don’t like details, or engaging people in thought, and feel the science isn’t worthwhile unless it is used to change social behavior. I.e. they are political activists, not scientists. They create videos designed to entertain rather then inform.

July 6, 2013 10:51 am

What Science???

Brian H
July 7, 2013 11:08 am

Why should we watch such junk? Trying to spread the pain?

July 12, 2013 1:21 pm

This guy must be watching much MTV, right?

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