The Climate-Change Derangement Syndrome: Undermining Science and Demonizing Skeptics

Guest essay by Vijay Jayaraj

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is fairly popular. Even people in far eastern countries like India and Australia know about it.

But little do we hear about Climate-Change Derangement Syndrome (CCDS) and another new syndrome emerging from it.

CCDS is a behavioral pattern in which a section of our society responds irrationally to any trend in global temperatures that contradicts its narrative of a dangerous rise in global temperatures, without regard to the actual data.

For example, recently a group of 60 scientists, journalists, politicians, activists, and others signed an open letter saying they won’t debate anyone who denies either that climate change is human induced or that it is dangerous and needs to be prevented, even if preventing it costs trillions of dollars otherwise available to solve other problems.

In the past 20 years, those with CCDS have used all means to attack those who do not share their views on climate change.

Rather than accurately representing what skeptics think and presenting evidence to the contrary, sufferers of CCDS caricature skeptics as denying any human contribution to warming or even as denying any warming at all.

Those who are new to the climate controversy might be surprised to learn that almost 100% of climate skeptics within academia acknowledge the current warming trend in our world.

The earth experienced a very cold period during the 16th and 17th centuries. Dubbed the Little Ice Age, this period was brutal for the Northern Hemisphere. It was followed by a natural rise in global temperatures, long before the Industrial Revolution grew enough to add enough to the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content to make any significant contribution to temperature.

The warming that began during this phase continues to date, and scientists call the current phase the Modern Warm Period. So, all the academicians agree on the current warming phase.

However, by repeated attacks on skeptics through a complicit mainstream media, those with CCDS have led much of the public to believe skeptics deny all warming—or at least all human contribution to it.

In reality, most skeptics (both within academia and outside it), remembering the undeniable evidence about the existence of similar warm periods in recent climate history, question not whether the world is warming, or even whether human activity contributes to the warming, but how much, and in what relation to natural causes, and whether the proposed changes in global energy policies are worth the effort.

One variation of CCDS we might call the Global Temperature Plateau Syndrome (GTPS). It afflicts those who are in constant denial of the approximately 19-year trend of reduced, possibly even completely absent, warming.

This trend is fascinating because it coincides with an unrelenting increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration that should, according to alarmist theory, have driven warming much faster than actually observed. This slowdown in warming, acknowledged by the staunchest climate alarmists, like Michael Mann, puts to rest the most popular hypothesis in the media—that temperatures increase in correlation with atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. The climate system is more complex than sufferers of GTPS, who continue to deny the trend, recognize.

Frustrated by academic scientists’ failure to toe the line, GTPS sufferers increasingly turn to politics rather than science to enforce their views. Consequently, we are likely to witness (if it is not already evident) political institutions and international policy-making bodies exerting their power, through funding and other means, to enforce compliance with their views in the academy.

With an increasing desire to control the public dissemination of scientific information and open declarations about persecuting those who differ from their false narrative, those who suffer from GTPS will cause permanent and lasting damage to the field of climate science and stifle progress in our efforts to understand our climate system.

The real intensity of GTPS, however, will be revealed if global temperature prolongs the downward spiral of February 2016–February 2018, during which global average surface temperature dropped 0.56˚C—the biggest two-year drop on record. (The runner-up was 1982–1984, with a drop of 0.47˚C.) Global temperature in the ensuing six months has fluctuated without a clear trend.

If there is anything we can learn from our knowledge about past climate, it is that cold phases are not conducive to human flourishing. From what it appears, it is not good for those with GTPS either.

Vijay Jayaraj (M.Sc., Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, England), Research Associate for Developing Countries for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, lives in Chennai, India.

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Lucius von Steinkaninchen
September 4, 2018 10:46 am

You should have called it Global Warming Derangement Syndrome (GWDS) to make diagnostic easier. People who have a knee-jerk reaction of saying “it’s not global warming, it’s climate change!” are probably suffering from it. 🙂

September 4, 2018 10:49 am

Let’s not forget the emerging problem of Satellite Temperature Decline Syndrome (STDs) in which the attacks on the satellite temperature record increase in response to further temperature declines in the data, possibly below the 19-year plateau.

Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 4, 2018 2:10 pm

….probably below

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
September 4, 2018 6:53 pm

“Let’s not forget the emerging problem of Satellite Temperature Decline Syndrome (STDs) in which the attacks on the satellite temperature record increase in response to further temperature declines in the data,”

Thank Goodness, we have the weather balloons to verify the accuracy of the satellite data. People with STDs don’t seem to want to address that inconvenient fact. 🙂

September 4, 2018 10:53 am

Courageous man considering your employers attitude to AGW.

Alan Tomalty
Reply to  HotScot
September 4, 2018 11:33 am

I predict that he will be ostracized in the near future. The alarmists read WUWT.

Reply to  HotScot
September 4, 2018 12:09 pm

Looks like he got his degree there, and he has moved on, now affiliated, of all things, with a religious organization. Now THAT’s irony — somebody affiliated with a religious organization slamming climate-change alarmists.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
September 4, 2018 1:03 pm

On the other side of that coin, Robert, many people who are hostile to religion are “all in” on the catastrophic warming narrative. See Why climate change is a state/church issue, March 29, 2017.

“The Freedom From Religion Foundation is dismayed at the executive order President Donald Trump has signed to roll back vital regulations to curb climate change. … Denying anthropogenic climate change is based on the rejection of facts and reality in favor of blind faith, wishful thinking or willful denial.”

Reply to  Ralph Dave Westfall
September 4, 2018 2:16 pm

The climate change scam is a key facet of the Deep State Marxist one world government agenda. It’s about mass wealth transfer/redistribution and gaining enormous political and economic control over every aspect of our lives.
The useful idiot leftists have bought into the engineered PC/MArxist hipster ideology which is nothing more than a shopping list of NWO political agendas dressed up as utopian altruism. If the NWO wants it to happen it’ll be worked into leftism as a virtue.
Climate change has become a major issue on the left and not by coincidence.
The hordes of useful idiot SJWs are the foot soldiers for cultural subversion and realising the political objectives of the Deep State.
Another agenda of the NWO is destruction/subversion/subjugation of Christianity. This is because devotion to God before the state is a major barrier to complete control of the state, especially a God that promotes individual rights, freedom, Patriarchal authority, helping one’s fallow man, defined traditional Gender roles etc, i.e. the antithesis of the Marxist, Darwinian, collectivist NWO.
As Anti-Christianity and Climate change are both facets of the Lefty religion now you’ll find that those who’re most venomously vocal about climate change also hate Christianity. Both agendas are also woven together by an underlying anti-human theme of the NWO. They want to reduce population to make it more controllable by global governance thus they pushed the overpopulation myth and the ‘humans are a virus’ mentality. Christianity promotes human life and civilisation as do skeptics.

Reply to  Sabretruth
September 4, 2018 3:07 pm



Honest liberty
Reply to  Sabretruth
September 4, 2018 3:19 pm

Nailed it 100%

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
September 4, 2018 4:31 pm

Ah yes, the intersection of religion and global warming/climate change.
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September 4, 2018 11:01 am

Kiddies have always thrown toys out of prams, now they can coordinate via social media and the compliant MSM. Just now I heard on the BBC about a new book by Bob Woodward, … who was “successful in bringing down Nixon”, and how a few staged protests at the Kavanaugh hearing today shows the “deep division in America”. Derangement Syndrome indeed.

Reply to  climanrecon
September 4, 2018 11:59 am

Liberals cause chaos, then use that chaos to demand that the hearings be suspended.
Some things never change.

Joel Snider
Reply to  MarkW
September 4, 2018 12:36 pm

The only difficulty I have is separating those that do so unwittingly versus deliberate action.
But you’re right, that dynamic is constant, either way.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  climanrecon
September 4, 2018 7:00 pm

The Democrats turned the hearing into a circus. They showed their true, nasty selves today.

I felt sorry for Kevannagh’s wife and daughters who had to sit through all that partisan, political ranting and insanity. And it was all deliberate, make no mistake about it. This is your new Democrat Socialist Nasty Party in action.

I didn’t see Senator Cory Booker’s imaginary friend at the hearings. It is rumored that Booker will run for president in 2020. I’m wondering if his imaginary friend will run as his vice president.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 5, 2018 12:06 am

When I first watched a video of the Kavanaugh hearings, I literal thought I was watching a bad parody video, and checked the URL…

When I realized I was actually witnessing the real hearings, I became angry at the circus Leftists were creating; disgusting!

It’s depressing how insane, delusional and childish Leftists have become.

A very sad page in US history. It was like watching a 3rd-World Parliamentary debate. The only thing missing were politicians throwing chairs at the opposition…

Tom Abbott
Reply to  SAMURAI
September 5, 2018 1:15 pm

The American Left has really gone off the deep end. Worse than I have ever seen them.

The Democrats were on a socialist roll with Obama being in power and were expecting that roll to continue with Hillary, and then the voters upset their plans, and they can’t handle it, and react with hate, anger, and violence towards those who thwarted their Socialist dream.

Let’s hope that reasonable people will see the delusional actions of the Democrats and will be repelled, and will vote accordingly in coming elections.

Our only chance is to keep the Democrats from regaining a majority. Otherwise, we are headed down the road to ruin again.

It has proven particularly difficult to weed out the Deep State Socialists from the government and if the socialists get control again, it will be even worse.

No doubt Obama thinks he didn’t go far enough in his sedition efforts to elect a successor and keep Trump from getting into Office. I imagine the next Democrat Socialist attempt to subvert our form of government, if they ever regain power, will be much more comprehensive and effective.

Conservatives need to stand up and fight for their freedoms right this moment. There’s no time to waste. Go out and vote a straight Republican ticket, even if there may be a Democrat or two you might consider. Republican numbers are the important thing now. The difference between success and failure for the United States and the world.

Reply to  SAMURAI
September 10, 2018 9:53 am

……Stay tuned — That part is coming.

September 4, 2018 11:03 am

” Dubbed the Little Ice Age”..

…and then claiming it ended around 1850

Which is so totally made up…no one knows when it ended….as far as anyone knows….we could still be in the recovery

Reply to  Latitude
September 4, 2018 11:59 am

It was warmer than now when the LIA started.

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September 4, 2018 12:14 pm


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September 5, 2018 4:25 am


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September 5, 2018 9:08 am


September 4, 2018 11:09 am

“The real intensity of GTPS, however, will be revealed if global temperature prolongs the downward spiral of February 2016–February 2018, during which global average surface temperature dropped 0.56˚C—the biggest two-year drop on record. (The runner-up was 1982–1984, with a drop of 0.47˚C.) Global temperature in the ensuing six months has fluctuated without a clear trend.”

If we have been seeing the “The warmest year eveah” year after year. Where is the disconnect with the above statement?

September 4, 2018 11:36 am

Warmist climate scientists suffer from a condition we now have diagnosed as ‘Limelight-itis’, where the thrill of exposure is greater than the ‘Science’ they claim is theirs to own; they mention ClimateChange every few minutes like a Tourett’s Syndrome tic in the hope it brings in more grants or gains them further acknowledgment in the ClimateChangeCult, especially for the science presenters when interviewed on Radio & Television – “Ka-Ching” 😀

Reply to  CCB
September 4, 2018 11:44 am

That “itis” also attracts bugs at night.

September 4, 2018 11:46 am

I fear that the writer has touched on only a few of the distinct sub-syndromes associated with CCDS (Climate Change Derangement Syndrome).

I know of, at least, a few others:

* Denialist Aphasia Disorder (DAD)
—– an inability to comprehend or formulate language because of damage to specific brain regions, resulting in nonsense logic and pseudo-claims that look quite convincing to those inexperienced in diagnosing this disorder.

* Consensus Science Automatism (CSA)
—– An irrational mental state that leads those afflicted to committing crimes against humanity, in the name of science, without knowing it.

* Climekleptomania (sorry, no acronym)
—– a mental illness that makes those afflicted want to steal words from mathematics and physics to use incorrectly in sophistic arguments designated as “climate science”.

* Mosher’s Syndrome (MS)
—– A condition in which someone pretends to have a serious point to make in order to get fair treatment in a coherent discussion of climate change.

OCO2D (“Obsessively Compulsive about CO2 Disorder”)
—– Perhaps the gravest of the sub-syndromes, this one blind sights all intellectual processes, forcing those afflicted to attribute doom to an entire planet, due to the infrared action of 0.06 % of Earth’s atmospheric mass, underestimating all other processes that dominate or subsume CO2’s infrared action.

Those nearing retirement age are wise to investigate whether their health insurance adequately covers these conditions. They only seem to get worse with age.

Ed Zuiderwijk
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September 4, 2018 2:49 pm


Reply to  Robert Kernodle
September 4, 2018 8:04 pm

* Chronic RyanS yndrome (CRyS)
— The delusional belief that others see your juvenile “sciencey” comments to be as cute as you do and that they don’t see straight through your one-sided logic, abject hypocrisy, and Alinsky tactics of accusing your enemy of being exactly who your are yourself.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
September 5, 2018 12:11 pm

* Denial of God Syndrome (DoGS)
— Everything came into existence when nothing went bang, and anyone who can see evidence of intelligence must be a tinfoil nut-job and a leftie.

September 4, 2018 11:59 am

I have always said that the biggest lie from the global warming crowd is their claim that skeptics deny any and all warming and human effect. They set up this straw man because it is so easily knocked down, not because it is true.

Steve O
Reply to  kent beuchert
September 4, 2018 2:28 pm

It’s a lot easier to argue against something that nobody believes. Most of the public at large who have bought into the hysteria is completely ignorant about the actual mainstream skeptic positions.

Reply to  kent beuchert
September 4, 2018 8:23 pm

They learned from the best deceiver of all. The biggest trick the devil ever pulled is convincing the world he didn’t exist.

September 4, 2018 12:09 pm

It’s a knee jerk reaction. I was recently at a party where someone blurted out “*redacted* is really bad.” The thought process then occurred. Oopsie.

It’s amazing how folks absorb attitudes and don’t reflect on them at all. To them, climate deniers are evil but, if you ask them why, they won’t be able to tell you.

Reply to  commieBob
September 4, 2018 12:15 pm

I still don’t know what a … “climate denier” … is.

Is saying that a person is a “climate believer” really saying anything? No, except in the twisted minds of those who have redefined what “climate” means to reference their pet narrative about human evil. I don’t buy using the word as these folks do, and I give them no leeway in using it, as they would.

When I say, “climate”, I mean what the dictionary says.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
September 4, 2018 12:36 pm

Robert, I ask people if hurricanes are part of climate and then I note that in over a 100 + years of data, hurricanes are not becoming more numerous nor are they getting stronger.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
September 4, 2018 1:30 pm

It’s simple – a “climate denier” is someone who denies that there is a climate.

Joel Snider
September 4, 2018 12:13 pm

Well, someone told me last week that Climate Change was a ‘million times’ worse than thermonuclear war.
I’d call that irrational.

Reply to  Joel Snider
September 4, 2018 12:49 pm

We all are occasionally irrational with emotional consumer purchases, or refusing to acknowledge serious damaging faults in loved ones, etc.
But thinking climate change is worse than nuclear war — I’d call that insane.

Bruce Cobb
September 4, 2018 12:17 pm

Instead of all these different derangements and syndromes, we need one word to rule them all: Climatics. Or, if you will, Warmatics.

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September 4, 2018 12:31 pm



Joel Snider
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 4, 2018 12:33 pm

Well, to be honest, the common factor is ‘progressive’.

Steve O
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 4, 2018 2:29 pm

How about “Warm-mongers”

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
September 5, 2018 4:37 am


September 4, 2018 12:19 pm

A very thorough, yet concise post.

Peta of Newark
September 4, 2018 12:30 pm

CCDS is a behavioral pattern in which a section of our society responds irrationally to any

Is a near perfect description of Paranoia – check it out at a Thesaurus near you and you’ll see ‘irrational’ going past

There are not many other words available and it’s gotten a rather unfortunate Urban Slang connotation but it describes the classic ‘Over Active Startle’
eg Where you attempt to arouse someone who is half-asleep

There is a lovely scene from the British TV series ‘The Young Ones where Neil, the original laid back dope smoking hippy character, is in a cannabis induced slumber at the far end of a room. Characters at the other side of the room, speaking quietly, mention his name.
He immediately jumps right out of his skin, scared totally shitless and questioning:
‘are the fuzz here’
‘is the house on fire’
‘what’s wrong’
‘what’s happened’
‘has the bomb dropped’
etc etc
………and it takes determined efforts by his flatmates to calm his distress.
All they did was to mention his name in quiet conversation at the other side of the room -they were trying their damnest NOT to waken him.

Not least as folks in that state will often do something that actually endangers them. If I recall, Neil was going to jump from the window to escape the police he imagined were coming to raid his cannabis stash and arrest him.

There is a lovely if truly unlovely story on the BBC news site right now about the Princess Alice.
Maybe check that out to see accounts of panic stricken behaviour.

*Why* are they paranoid?
In Neil’s example above, his panic was brought on by long-term cannabis use – a chemical substance with well documented depressant properties
Is cannabis a possibility?

Are there any other chemical depressants out there that, over an extended period of use, will bring on the Over Active Startle?

Reply to  Peta of Newark
September 4, 2018 1:10 pm

If it’s on a TV show, it must be true.

Buck Wheaton
September 4, 2018 12:41 pm

Even though >95% of their models have failed miserably to track any actual changes in the climate, we are continually assured that we are “deniers” when we refuse to accept their dire predictions about the climate. Additionally, they are not interested in presenting any cogent and consistent explanation of past climate change. For example, a mere 25,000 years ago the area of North America where Chicago is presently located was under a mile of glacial ice. What caused that? But global warming!!

If there is anything that is consistent with their agenda is that it converges towards socialism. That is always the solution. Bigger government, less freedom, higher taxes, less transportation, less heating, less refrigeration, less air conditioning, dirty laundry and unflushed solid waste in the toilet. That latter item is a great metaphor for these people.

Steve O
Reply to  Buck Wheaton
September 4, 2018 2:31 pm

There is no problem that progressives can’t solve with the universal solution:
1) More taxes.
2) More government authority to regulate industry and individuals.
3) Wealth transfers.

September 4, 2018 12:44 pm

I have long said (as many others have too) that the real climate deniers are the fake alarmist scientists who refuse to acknowledge the serious downward trend in global temperatures since the Holocene Thermal Optimum around 7000 years ago.

Apparently for them, global climate was a veritable Garden of Eden at the depth of the Little Ice Age as that pre-1850 period of cold is the one they openly proclaim is needed for the Earth to return to. Apparently late Spring-freezes, early Fall frosts, cold summers, and the old fashioned hard-cold snow-bound winters is nostalgic for them.

As for CC Derangement Syndrome, we already have the poster-boy for that phenomenon in meteorologist Eric Holthaus’s regular mental breakdowns.

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
September 4, 2018 1:05 pm

What was the CO2 level during the LIA?

Or maybe it’s simply Josef Stalin’s government that is the source of their nostalgia?

Walt D.
September 4, 2018 12:44 pm

The problem they have selling their product is that most people in Britain like warm weather in the summer. Why do they think that people don’t go to Archangel Siberia for a winter holiday.

In the US, a particularly vulnerable group are people in their mid 20’s to mid 30’s who are unemployed, with huge student loans to pay off, who are still living with their parents. These people are miserable (and angry).
Climate-Change Derangement Syndrome is a great way to focus their anger.
I don’t imagine it will be long before Governor Brown allows this to be used as reason to collect long term disability (just like if you are HIV positive). It is just “the minimum livable wage” in sheep’s clothing.

honest liberty
Reply to  Walt D.
September 4, 2018 1:56 pm

whoever keeps downvoting…
I purposefully upvote simply to cancel out your stupidity 🙂

September 4, 2018 12:47 pm

No scientist signed that open letter. Oh, they may have been, but once they affixed their signature to that document, they ceased being scientists and became advocates.

September 4, 2018 1:12 pm

“Rather than accurately representing what skeptics think and presenting evidence to the contrary, sufferers of CCDS caricature skeptics as denying any human contribution to warming or even as denying any warming at all.”

Sufferers of CCDS, only see, hear, read the world as absolutes.

Sadly, their insistence on absolutes does not allow for any form or sign of heresy.
So long as the anti-science CAGW disciples insist the world is doomed; they absolutely ignore differences of opinion.
CAGW = Doom by heat, and CAGW disciples cheer the author, writer, alarmist, alleged researcher, etc.

Let any CAGW disciple admit that doom is not imminent or that anthropogenic CO₂ is not the cause, and they are ready to lynch/burn/crucify heretics; just as they despise and attack skeptics.

Error bounds that diminish their graphs are ignored.
Blatant errors are immediately forgiven, and likewise forgiven.
Utterly bogus predictions and failed prognostications are treated as correct and still pending.

Sufferers of CCDS appear to have lost use of all senses along with their logic, mathematics, meteorology, Earth Sciences, etc.

Interestingly and quite sadly, CCDS sufferers believe more propaganda combined with censorship to be climate science’s salvation. Science has nothing to do with the divide between skeptics and alarmists.

michael hart
Reply to  ATheoK
September 4, 2018 7:19 pm

Poor things. I expect they must be “literally shaking”.

honest liberty
September 4, 2018 1:57 pm

Anthony, is it possible to have a place that lists who casts what votes?
I’d be interested to see precisely who down-votes each comment. that would be fun. I want to know which provocateur is lurking

Reply to  honest liberty
September 4, 2018 4:53 pm

On other blogs, if you hit the up or down button more than once, it will toggle your vote, rather than counting it once and giving you an error message each subsequent time.

September 4, 2018 2:24 pm

Two other points to make about CCDS is it assumes that warming temperatures ( or now changing climates) are bad for humans and that humans have the financial and technical resources to do something about it. To me these two aspects of the debate which question the logic of doing something and the futility of it are the main issues where CCDS affects current behaviour.
This syndrome defies all human logic and reflects why a person like myself feels that I have woken up in a parallel world where a whole lot of people ( especially decision makers) have actually lost their sanity and have lost there capacity to see things as they really are.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Zigmaster
September 4, 2018 7:37 pm

“I have woken up in a parallel world where a whole lot of people ( especially decision makers) have actually lost their sanity and have lost there capacity to see things as they really are.”

That’s the world we live in.

September 4, 2018 2:29 pm

Good to see Vijay here! I read him on American Thinker.

September 4, 2018 2:38 pm

Too much too little too late. The climate creeps are going to shut it all down soon enough.

September 4, 2018 4:45 pm

Polarizing Opinion Politics Epilepsy or POPE

September 4, 2018 5:04 pm

The question which needs to e b e answered by the true believers is this. So we now have Extreme weather but where did that come from. The answer of course is Climate change .So where did climate change come from, why from Global warming. But wait, global warming stopped in 1997 did’nt it ?


Reply to  Michael
September 5, 2018 4:27 am

What’s your question Michael?

September 4, 2018 5:08 pm

The hard scientist would ask “When you claim that the Earth has warmed naturally since the Little Ice Age, what is the physical mechanism for that warming?”
While there is strong evidence for such warming, arguments about it are stronger when supported by data on how it happened. And skeptics need to deal in strong arguments. Geoff

Reply to  Geoff Sherrington
September 5, 2018 4:28 am

The really alert scientist asks why did it cool to the LIA? The real physical scientist knows we feel heat, but better that something we cannot touch is driving that. We cannot touch sunspots, galactic relativistic protons, but they sure exist. Looking at the 133day sunspot-free Sun now and at the LIA Sun should make one wonder. Anyway this has been put before the non-scientific EU to their utter bewilderment.

Johann Wundersamer
September 4, 2018 8:11 pm

natural rise in global temperatures, long before the Industrial Revolution grew enough to add enough to the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content to make any significant contribution to temperature. –>

natural rise in global temperatures, long before the Industrial Revolution grew enough to make any significant contribution to temperature adding enough to atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content for a convincing CAGW meme.

Johann Wundersamer
September 4, 2018 8:33 pm

Take the Long Way Home
So you think you’re a Romeo
Playing a part in a picture-show
Take the long way home
Take the long way home
‘Cause you’re the joke of the neighborhood
Why should you care if you’re feeling good
Take the long way home
Take the long way home
But there are times that you feel you’re part of the scenery
All the greenery is comin’ down, boy
And then your wife seems to think you’re part of the furniture
Oh, it’s peculiar, she used to be so nice
When lonely days turn to lonely nights
You take a trip to the city lights
And take the long way home
Take the long way home
You never see what you want to see
Forever playing to the gallery
You take the long way home
Take the long way home
And when you’re up on the stage, it’s so unbelievable,
Oh unforgettable, how they adore you,
But then your wife seems to think you’re losing your sanity,
Oh, calamity, is there no way out, oh yeah
Ooh, take it, take it out
Take it, take it out
Oh yeah
Does it feel that your life’s become a catastrophe?
Oh, it has to be for you to grow, boy
When you look through the years and see what you could have been
Oh, what you might have been,
If you’d had more time
So, when the day comes to settle down,
Who’s to blame if you’re not around?
You took the long way home
You took the long way home
Took the long way home
You took the long way home
You took the long way home, so long
You took the long way home
You took the long way home, uh yeah
You took the long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home
Long way home

Songwriter: Richard Davies / Roger Hodgson

Songtext von Take the Long Way Home
 © Universal Music Publishing Group

September 4, 2018 11:53 pm

It’s exceedingly difficult to have adult conversations with Leftists who blindly believe in the CAGW ho@x.

Invariably, my Leftist friends will use a litany of logical fallacies: argumentum ad hominem, argumentum ad populum, argumentum ad absurdum, argumentum ad verecundiam, argumentum ad passionase, post hoc ergo propter hoc, petitio principii ignoratio elenchi, arugumentum ad ignorantiam, etc… to explain their blind belief in CAGW.

When pointing out the illegitimacy of their logical fallacies, and presenting them with all the overwhelming empirical evidence which clearly disconfirms the CAGW hypothesis, they invariably claim they’re not scientists, therefore, they must defer to the, “97% of scientists who agree CAGW is real, and not debatable.”

When pointing out such a statement is 1) demonstrably false, and 2) exhibits the logical fallacies of argumentum ad populum and argumentum ad verecundiam, they simply repeat it…

It’s like trying to have an intelligent conversations with an emotionally unstable child…

Looking at poll numbers, google search-term metadata, and decreasing MSM coverage of CAGW, it’s becoming increasingly obvious interest in CAGW is collapsing. People are beginning to realize the doom and gloom predictions of CAGW advocates are not happening. But rather than admitting their belief in CAGW is devoid from reality, they simply stop evaluating their beliefs to avoid cognitive dissonance.

There are 5 stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

In my opinion, Leftists are entering the depression stage of their CAGW delusion, and I think once global temp trends start to fall, or remain flat over the next 5 years, the gigantic disparity between CAGW’s predictions vs. reality will force a growing number of scientists outside the CAGW cabal to become increasingly skeptical of the CAGW hypothesis and will start expressing their skepticism publicly.

Once this happens, most people will finally accept CAGW has been a colossal hoax or, more likely, an “honest mistake” (not so much) of well meaning scientists and politicians…

We’ll see soon enough…

Reply to  SAMURAI
September 5, 2018 4:14 am

“… use a litany of logical fallacies: argumentum ad hominem, argumentum ad populum, argumentum ad absurdum, argumentum ad verecundiam, argumentum ad passionase, post hoc ergo propter hoc, petitio principii ignoratio elenchi, arugumentum ad ignorantiam, etc…”

Excellent summary, Hilarious!

Thomas Englert
Reply to  bonbon
September 5, 2018 9:19 pm

If by “argumentum ad absurdum” you mean reductio ad absurdum, that’s a perfectly good argument method.

I doubt your friends will hit you with that one.

John Endicott
Reply to  Thomas Englert
September 7, 2018 7:16 am

Yes, when someone says “argumentum ad absurdum” they are talking about “reductio ad absurdum” – the two are describing the same thing.

September 5, 2018 2:35 am

Is it just coincidence but ice cores indicate that CO2 levels rise and peak 500-800 years after a warm period. And 800 years ago was the Medieval Warm Period.

September 5, 2018 3:05 am

Only 60 scientists signed that letter? And I thought there was consensus…l

September 5, 2018 4:12 am

Somehow many here miss the reli-gious connection :
Prince Philip’s adviser for religion and climate questions, Martin Palmer, who, in preparation for the COP21 December Conference, co-organized a so-called “Summit of Conscience” in Paris on July 21 2015, in his role as general secretary of the “Alliance for Religion and the Environment” (ARC), attacked the “anthropocentric gospel” there. By this he means that religions such as Chris-tianity, Ju-daism, and Is-lam have had difficulty understanding that man is simply not that important. He believes there must be a debate between members of these religions, in order to stamp out the idea that mankind represents something unique.
It is but a short step from the Prince’s ARC to tree hugging or worse.Martin Palmer iis likely Dr. Schellnhuber CBE ‘s high priest. One only wonders if Francis is playing the Prince’s green game to heal the Great Schism of 1100 at the Prince’s residence at Mt Athos.

September 5, 2018 4:42 am

Vijay Jayaraj – Might I respectfully suggest a look at Gangadhar Tilak’s Arctic Home in the Vedas? It may have been warm in the Arctic during the last ice age. This is from the astronomy in Tilak’s texts.

Robert of Texas
September 5, 2018 9:38 am

I prefer the term “Global Anthropogenic Warming Dementia” or GAWD. You see this term often used in Texas as in “that person is just GAWD awful at Football”. This means the person’s ability to catch or run the ball has been affected by Global Warming, or that the additional CO2 in the air is preventing their normally superior coordination.

This explains much of what we observe in the world…for example, much of our government is just plain GAWD awful at governance – and its our fault. Apparently we have a lot of GAWD awful voters as well.

September 5, 2018 11:04 am

All this weeks posts are just echoing MSM climate trash-talk.
Meanwhile interesting stuff is happening in the Arctic.
Minimum might be near ahead of schedule:

Can we have more climate science and less recycled MSM climate trash-talk?

D Cage
September 5, 2018 10:59 pm

Is is deranged to ask for independent verification of the revised claims from a group of prophets who got it spectacularly wrong in telling us doomsday was two years ago in a hundred months time but have now revised the date to five hundred months?
Would you accept the word of a supplier who revised his delivery date to be late by a factor of five without some external reassurance that the revised figure was valid? I know of no business that would do so let alone consider another supplier who refused to accept a new delivery date on trust as insane.
Peer review limits the checks to the same deficiencies as the original works given that in many areas climate science is around three hundred years behind the latest methods as it is not part of their training so they use a simplistic but horrifyingly outdated method old determining normal that ignores the cyclic nature of both weather and climate.
I have just watched an old DVD of of Mccarthy and his witch hunts for communists that ignored evidence and hounded many innocent victims. This is the same thing on a world wide scale.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  D Cage
September 6, 2018 4:21 am

One thing about McCarthy: He was correct when he said communists had infiltrated the U.S. government.

John Endicott
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 6, 2018 11:00 am

And many of his “victims” were indeed communist sympathizers.

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