Are You Climate Curious?

I like reading anti-climate change articles. It’s interesting to read what people say about climate change who think it’s a waste of money or a big lie. They’re filled with interesting stuff I wouldn’t come across on a NASA or other “normal” site.

Here’s a recent one:

InfoWars.com: Australia Weather Experts Falsify Climate Change

It linked to this interview with James Lovelock, a big climate change-y environmentalist guy. And an epic quote that gets ya thinking:

Lovelock now believes that “CO2 is going up, but nowhere near as fast as they thought it would. The computer models just weren’t reliable. In fact,” he goes on breezily, “I’m not sure the whole thing isn’t crazy, this climate change. You’ve only got to look at Singapore. It’s two-and-a-half times higher than the worst-case scenario for climate change, and it’s one of the most desirable cities in the world to live in.”

Something to ponder! I wonder what the Singapore bit is about. The whole interview is a great read.

I especially like the comments at the bottom of the articles, where people write in their own thoughts. Here’s one I followed up on since it caught my attention.

Sea levels world wide falling according to NASA
https://www.iceagenow.info/…

USA average global temperatures falling
https://realclimatescience….

Wow, what if those were true?

Link 1: Sea levels falling

Sea levels world wide falling according to NASA: https://www.iceagenow.info/sea-levels-are-falling/

All they did was zoom in on the 2015-2016 graph and say it’s fallen 2 cm in the past year. Even though it’s risen 80 cm in the past 20 years.

Duh! I’m used to all these types of horrible “logical” things because I used to trade penny stocks. You haven’t seen a garbage “trend” until you’ve traded stocks on the pink sheets.

So it’s easy to dismiss that one. But dismissing ideas isn’t the point. It also sparked an idea. I wonder what causes sea level to go up and down on the daily/monthly scale. I don’t know! Maybe a next dataset for http://carbondoomsday.com after carbon dioxide is finished.

Link 2: Global temperatures falling

USA average global temperatures falling
https://realclimatescience.com/2017/07/us-summers-are-getting-much-cooler-2/

I don’t have anything to say about the graphs, kinda whatever. But the article from the “Deplorable Climate Science Blog” has a good quote:

Climate scientists say the exact opposite of the data, because they are consultants being paid to push the global warming scam.

The scientists I know work hard and for very little money. So I give “climate scientists” (whoever they are) a pass on this.

The rest of the “climate industry” does not get a pass. Wherever there’s money there’s potential for distorted and confusing motives. And climate change has been such an emotional issue. Big emotions and lots of money combine to create the perfect storm!

Something I think about often as I get booted up in climate change and meet different people and players.

And climate change software!

That guy from the “Deplorable Climate Change Blog” shared the sea level rise graphing software he made. I respect the effort. Climate change peeps should always show their code and raw data.

For the Carbon Doomdsay climate change chart we publish all code open source to the Github repository “Giving a Fuck About Climate Change“.

Why Climate Curious?

So why didn’t I spend my time reading a NASA website or something instead of anti-climate junk? Doesn’t it get me riled up, “triggered”, etc?

Nope! My secret is I’m not much of an arguer or debater. I don’t see it as my job to “convince” the world climate change “is a thing”. I’m more 5% identify the issue, 95% solve it.  I think that’s how a lot of engineers and entrepreneurs are wired.

Bill Nye, Al Gore, InfoWars, and the “Deplorable Climate Change Blog” are in the 95% debate it, 5% figure it out crowd. I appreciate these people because they gave me the raw information and perspective I need. And reading anti-climate change articles sparks my own curiosity and ideas.

Shout out if you’re like me: 5% identify the issue, 95% solve it 🙂

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Tito Jankowski lives in San Francisco. He's a public speaker, biotech hacker, and post-hydrocarbon expert. He is the co-founder of Impossible Labs, expediting the post-hydrocarbon economy through partnerships between startups and Fortune 500 corporations. Find him on LinkedIn. Email Tito at blog@titojankowski.comPublic PGP key. PGP Fingerprint: 5A4F 4C5C E8B7 20C3 2867 9100 C56C 881F 13AE 02D7 EFF Guide to PGP Security

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