Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

Smash The Hoax

One of the more difficult issues to broach with a liberal is the topic of man-made global warming. It is perhaps the left’s most glorious achievement; the solid way they have convinced a large portion of the population that the “sky is falling.” It is even more egregious than that because those who are “skeptics” (that’s classic framing-the-dialogue) because if you don’t agree you are a “skeptic” of the “settled science” rather than someone who has an opposing view. If you are lucky, being called a skeptic is the nicest label the religion of global warming will place on your soul.

Caveat

Brietbart News posted this global warming article that was published in the LA Times in 1972.

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So I recently was considering an investment and found one that had done quite well over the past few years. They did have a disclaimer; “past results do not guarantee future success.” The global warming, sorry climate change, folks need the a disclaimer; “failure of past predictions do not mean that our future ones will epically fail also unless they do which will mean that the next one will be right…the debate is over!”

Some Ice With That Drink?

scienceThis post primarily gets its information from a recent article in the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail.  Unfortunately for Americans real news in generally unavailable from U.S. news sources.

First the scare…

“Only six years ago, the BBC reported that the Arctic would be ice-free in summer by 2013, citing a scientist in the US who claimed this was a ‘conservative’ forecast.”

Then the “science”…

Baby It’s Warm Outside?

 she blinded me with scienceFirst the scare…

“But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. (Applause.) Now, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods — all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science — and act before it’s too late.”

Talk Me Off Of the Ledge

No I am not planning to throw myself off of a tall building, but life as a conservative seems rather harsh and I keep looking at how easy it is for liberals with more than a little jealousy.  Life for a liberal is quite simple…

  • It’s a life where they can go from Global Cooling will kill us unless we do something, to Global Warming will kill us unless we take drastic (and costly) measures, to a nice balance of Global Climate Change which gives them cover to every climate situation.  They seem to have no qualms about making these label changes and are as vociferous in their arguments.  Oh and they have the backing of the elitist media. That’s much better than the facts.

Update – One To Watch

“When we take a position that isn’t willing to embrace evolution, when we take a position that basically runs counter to what 98 of 100 climate scientists have said, what the National Academy of Science has said about what is causing climate change and man’s contribution to it, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science, and, therefore, in a losing position,”

“we actually were willing to shun science and become a party that was antithetical to science. I’m not sure that’s good for our future and it’s not a winning formula,”

News Briefs – Volume XXVI

News briefs are a collection of interesting news stories…

Brief 1: The progressives are all in a tizzy over something that Scholastic Books published that was favorable to the coal industry. An editorial in the New York Times outlined the “transgressions” committed by the book company,

“The lessons talked about the benefits of coal and the pervasiveness of power plants fueled by it — while omitting any mention of minor things like toxic waste, mountain-top removal and greenhouse gases.”

End of the World Commencement

We recently had the good fortune of attending the graduation ceremony for our oldest as he moves from university life to working life. This is even more gratifying for him as he has secured gainful employment in a field that he loves. Congratulations Kevin!

The ceremony was full of pomp and circumstance befitting the achievements of the now former students. Professors in robes, loud trumpets blared, and around 250 graduated in their blue cap and gowns. Speeches were made and diplomas (really just place holders until the real ones are mailed this week) were handed out. The university is a Catholic school and I would say fairly conservative for a college these days and this was the graduation from only the business school which, in general, is even a little more conservative.

Predisposition (pree-dis-puh-zish-uhn)

The dictionary defines predispositions as:

  1. the fact or condition of being predisposed: a predisposition to think optimistically.
  2. Medicine/Medical . tendency to a condition or quality, usually based on the combined effects of genetic and environmental factors.

Synonyms: tendency, inclination, predilection, BIAS [emphasis added]

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

John Adams