Join us for episode 63 of Climate Change Roundtable, titled “Shameful Propaganda from the ‘Union of Concerned Scientists’ – Climate Models Are Not Data.” In this episode, we’ll dissect a recent so-called study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), which makes a blatantly false claim attempting to tie fossil fuel products to wildfires in the western United States. Not one, not two, but three glaring issues arise: contradictory data, cherry-picked data, and satellite data, all showing that UCS isn’t just in error, they outright lied.
Our host, Anthony Watts, and expert weekly panelists ,H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken, will discuss the glaring failure of peer review in this context and shine a light on other similarly dubious instances. Plus, we’ll have a special guest appearance from the only canine member of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
But wait, there’s more! We’ll be exploring a recent troubling incident where Biden’s political appointees have overruled the EPA staff. They enforced a rewrite of the carbon capture rule, a move that the staff themselves view as technologically untenable and legally indefensible. We’re going to discuss this clear disregard for science and also draw a parallel to the media outcry when Trump’s appointees made similar alterations to staff materials.
Set a reminder and tune in to join this urgent conversation as we scrutinize the absurdities of UCS and other failures of peer review, as well as the questionable actions of political appointees. Climate Change Roundtable premiers every Friday at 12pm CT/1PM ET. We invite you to join the live chat and share your thoughts with Anthony, Sterling, Linnea, and fellow viewers.
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Fires need Oxygen, fuel, and an ignition (the, so called, Fire Triangle).
In the USA, 84% of wild land fires are ignited by something people do, and human-ignited fires tripled the length of the wildfire season.
Also of interest:
era = Era of Megafires
Education can reduce wild fires, reducing CO2 cannot.
following the lead, This Is Insane – it truly is
and not unusual either. apparently
Seemingly this tree in Florida was struck by lightning and the inside of it is an absolute inferno – while the rest of it just ‘looks on’
Chance are it will survive too.
From Wunderground (as seen in the UK) but be quick, these little videos have a fast turnaround and disappear quick.
If you visit, check out the ‘Pneumonia Front’ – it’s crazy as well.
The megafires today’s new promulgators of the ‘noble savage’ prefer to forget-
Death of the megafauna (theage.com.au)
Sorry Timbo we can’t have any of that-
Future Eaters Ep.1 – Taming the fire -The thesis and responses from critics (abc.net.au)
or Gaia forbid that the first wandering tribes weren’t exactly all woke Greenies full of sweetness and light when the First Fleet rolled up to disgorge the majority sundry cutpurses pickpockets thieves and rogues along with the underpinnings of the NSW Rum Corp herding them-
Life and Death in Pre-Contact Aboriginal Australia – Quadrant Online
The Incidence of Cannibalism in Aboriginal Society – Quadrant Online
With that ignominious start to civilisation and gentility it’s amazing anyone wants to risk drowning in boats to get a slice of us you’d reckon. Never let the facts get in the way of a damn good emote nowadays eh lefties?
But then again, is this any different from what other animals do? Lions and Tigers will kill the offspring of other males (don’t know if they eat them though), certain birds will hatch 2 eggs but raise only one chick – the healthier/bigger one.
I was told by one young socialists, that native Americans were peace loving and never fought amongst each other prior to the arrival of the Europeans. In fact, according to him, the tomahawk was something used for agriculture, they only started using it on each other after the white man taught them how.
“”Fossil fuel firms owe climate reparations of $209bn a year, says study
Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter
This is only the tip of the iceberg of long-term climate damages, mitigation, and adaptation costs,” said co-author Richard Heede, co-founder and director of Climate Accountability Institute.””
Well, it made me laugh
The fossil fuel companies did not create those emissions. People did that. Bill them. I dare you fools.
I’m sure they’re already drooling of how they can use the coming El Nino to claim it’s AGW.
The only people who still care are posting comments.
They have to, no matter how silly, because all the warming is due to residual El Niño heat:
From Joe Bastardi.
I first pointed this out over 5 years ago:
Does the “heat” not come from the Western Pacific Warm Pool?
And that comes from direct solar energy into the vast Pacific Ocean.
Well you do have to continually juice it up a bit or you’ll send them to sleep-
Grim new study finds a link between pollution and ADHD as El Nino looms | news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site
I call them the Union of Confused Pseudo-scientists.
A downfall of organizational effectiveness – long term, certain social skills elevate people to the top of organizations, but the same social skills indicate analytical skills “imperfectly”.
Thus democracy’s need for a written and generally accessible constitution.
Point of the tangent: UCS would not be unique or unusual if it has lost its way.
UCS was either:
doomed to fight its founders’ possibly coherent but definitely era-specific thinking into the future until the ideas lost social relevance or,
doomed to be coopted by strong personalities from an era its founders don’t come from… eventually the founders won’t agree with them.
I think UCS started as an anti-nuke group, which would put them at odds with obvious solutions to the next era’s “concerns”.
The so called Union of Concerned Scientists has always been a leftist agi-prop group. They were formed to provide a forum for activists to complain that the US was still opposing the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union collapsed, they had to find a new reason for opposing the US and the west in general, and they found it, in environmentalism in general and global warming in particular.
PS: The vast majority of people who belong to it were never scientists. Anthony Watts once registered his dog with them.
Every union is a communist tool. That is simply the nature of a union. They are there to extract more power, as a collective, than an individual can. This includes all political parties. Even parties of the right embrace the communist way.
The link here 3 weeks ago got me downloading many other HLI podcasts for my morning commute – some of the podcasts are quite thoughtful. Cross marketing worked at least once,
Favorite: Ill Literacy: Books with Benson
Hopefully I’m not the only one listening…
I am in Lake Tahoe now and close to our house is a park were they thinned and will be doing prescribed burns. Amazing California is doing something that makes sense. I remember reading about people who managed land for centuries because they understood the land. LIke – https://www.ictinc.ca/blog/indigenous-fire-management-and-traditional-knowledge.
I also remember reading an article about the increase of fire strength which coincided with human fire suppression efforts around the 1930s. I think it was a different article than this, but amusing here because it is NPR and the interviewer really wants the professor to say it is all Climate Change.
If it is not your prefered answer cut the interview short. 🙂
ABATZOGLOU: So my take is that these fires burning in California are not particularly emblematic of climate change.
I love the very first line in jimviola’s first link: “KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Climate change doesn’t cause any particular natural disaster, but it can make them worse.”
In Australia there are many calls for more prescribed burns following recent failures to do so that caused similar bad fires.
These failures were invariably due to the “cool” burns not being carried out because of the backside-covering by the people in charge.
Even my local “indigenous” cool burners [Fire Sticks] were also too afraid of burning for the same reason.
A decade ago it was never a problem.
The more bureaucracy takes charge, the less happens.
Arsonists are the only solution, if only they would consult before igniting.
Climate Models Are Not Data.
Climate Models Are Not porcupines.
Climate Models Are Not women
What does the entire academic world have in common when it comes to discussing global warming causing climate change? They are all collectively blind to the temperatures discussed. Engineering and building professionals calculate or measure temperature. As an electrical professional and building engineering professional specific to GHG emission, we calculate for it but are literally blind. Our visible spectrum doesn’t see heat until it is glowing red hot.
Regional Climatic Data in Building Code provides the design criteria for buildings and their energy use. Unfortunately buildings are signed off as compliant with Building Code. Regional Climatic Data is precise engineering but warns of solar radiation being more significant. Building Inspectors are blind to temperature. Why are buildings white washed? They reflect solar radiation versus absorption.
I am a thermal radiation consultant with a 44 year risk management background in bringing that invisible to light. Thermal Radiation is the natural frequencies and vibration of ALL matter above Absolute Zero(-496 deg. F or -273 deg. C) Hot excited energy always transfers to cold and we do NOT want to heat the atmosphere or you get climate change.
The above criteria is important or you would not get insurance, mortgages, occupancy or be allowed to build. Our Building Code states all new and existing buildings MUST comply with Building Code. Our team imaged buildings in 7 Canadian provinces and 21 states specific to the above criteria.
How many people do you know that use AC or air conditioning? Did you know that AC is in fact refrigeration wasting 1000s of watts per hour per building or unit reacting to symptoms? It was alarming to see solar exposed exteriors with dark surfaces generating heat close to boiling temperature. Some buildings were as hot as 90 deg. C(190 deg. F) That generated heat transfers inside the building and radiates atmospherically “superheating” the atmosphere. Trees and vegetation shading the building were the same temperature as atmospheric temperature(not heating the atmosphere)
For those reading this and having doubts, take the wife and family in bathing suits or shorts to sit or lay on the roof. They will require an ambulance. How many on this read are tradespeople and you know what I am talking about?
I am going to include imaging including time lapsed infrared videos. As far as accuracy we were within 1/10th of a deg. C with an independent consulting challenging this. Our work has also included forest fires and tracking the direction of the fire through the smoke. On August 21, 2003 after being told to stand down we initiated one of the largest evacuations in Canadian history(15,000) and another 15,000 on August 22. That was a third of their population. https://thermoguy.com/forest-fires/
Solar exposed buildings
Solar Exposed Development
Heat Loss From School
Heat Transfer Through Walls and Lumber
I understand this is a lot to post, it is important for professionals as well as consumers. Eliminating the MASSIVE energy waste of 1000s of watts per hr per building would allow countries to meet and exceed GHG emissions while creating employment. Buildings are an engineered product, not a hobby. They have a design function. The indoor heat generated and AC created moisture(mold)