I was speaking with a person about his inaccuracies of denying the science facts on global warming. He parroted what he has been misled to repeat as if it were fact, but the real problem is that he does not even have the rudimentary basics of science to even understand what he is repeating or to comprehend the counter arguments that negate what is being said.
His latest rhetorical misinformation device he has heard to misleading arguments against the existence of climate change is that the “earth’s atmospheric temperature has not risen in the last 15 years.” He then went onto say that the Obama administration, (because it’s all Obama’s fault), for having his federal agencies collude together to promote a “Global Warming Agenda.”
Basically, I told him in a kind way, that I was glad to have the opportunity to hear those words, from what I could only describe as an alternate reality he was living in. I then went on to explain that more than 90% of the heat generated from increased carbon emissions gets absorbed into the ocean, not into the atmosphere. I then passed on the scenario of the “Butterfly Affect”, that any changes in ocean temperature will eventually have “a pronounced effect” on atmospheric temperature. Indeed, recent studies show that global temperatures are set to rise rapidly in the face of our increasingly warm and acidic oceans. To say that we have no warming is just not factual.
I then proceeded to address the assertion that federal government agencies such as “The Department of Defense, NASA, and NOAA,” were colluding to promote environmentalists’ agendas. We trust these scientists to send our astronauts into space, to deliver rovers to the surface of Mars, sending data and pictures back to us. You think these people know what they’re talking about? How about the United States Navy who are constantly doing scientific studies in our oceans as so much of our National Defense starts there? So you would contend that the Commander in chief of our Pacific Command is colluding as one of “Obama’s Global Warming Puppets”? I consoled this person that if he wanted to ignore the federal government, to live in a world in which you think the federal government colludes with itself to make up things that aren’t true, Well Okay. I then gave him examples of the “Private Sector” such as the property casualty insurance and reinsurance industry. Many of the insurance agencies in my area, close to the ocean’s coast line, are dropping home owners because they have billions of dollars riding on getting it right, and they say climate change is real, carbon pollution is causing it, and we’ve got to do something about it.
In summation, every major scientific society and the entire property casualty reinsurance industry are telling us there is “Global Warming and is a concern to our quality of life in the near and foreseeable future. Responsible Physicists have been warning us for years now.
This is when the WTF moment came out of his mind through his mouth, “Well there you go….Physicists….they are not even real Climatologists.” ?!?!?!?
So I will pass this on to my readers should you ever hear such stupidity from one of these Wing Nuts.
Physis derived from the ancient Greek, “physica”, meaning “Nature”. Physics is the field of study concerning the working of nature. This branch of science was developed out of philosophy, and was thus referred to as natural philosophy. To this person and those like him, they know nothing about the Science of Nature.