Notice that when hominids appeared (in the Pliocene) the anomaly in the global temperature was 4° C higher than the highest present anomaly. Our change is merely 0.122 C. Observe also that the atmospheric CO2 concentrations obey to cyclical changes which origins are poor known.
PSEUDOSCIENCE IS AT BOTH, AGW AND ANTI-AGW SIDES
(©14 October 2009)
We must tell you that this kind of pseudoscience is not privative of the anthropogenic global warming advocates; unfortunately, we find pseudoscience also at the skeptics' (anti-AGW) files.
The pseudoscience is most pronounced in the so-called "scientific blogs", which of scientific don’t have a hair.
The process of issuing at those “scientific” blogs consists on the publication of an article written by the owner of the blog or by any other person the owner had chosen for authoring an article. Afterward, the article is exposed to the blog readers’ criticism. Each reader exposes arbitrarily his own opinion on the article. However, the greater part of those opinions has not been endorsed by scientific literature which has been ratified by Peer Reviews. As a result, through logical fallacy, the false knowledge or false science on any matter is spread. Often, the articles written and published by the blog owner, or by any of his friends, contain blunders and include pseudoscience or Antiscience.
A good example on this issue is the expression “Oceans’ Heat Content”, which is the preferred phrase of climatologists. Heat is not a state function, but a process function; consequently, heat cannot be contained by any system. It is a fallacy.
Another example comes from thinking that the gases of the stratosphere have absolutely dissimilar thermal properties with respect to the gases of the troposphere. Some solar physicists think the carbon dioxide in the stratosphere, whose concentration is ~340 ppmV, does not absorb the long-wave thermal radiation emitted by the surface of the Earth, land and oceans, but only the lower troposphere. It is a pseudoscience.
What is the purpose of those antiscientific people? Their purpose is to decompose clean science substituting it by personal beliefs. Most bloggers are creationists, phenomenologists, or solipsists. Many of them are a mixture of two or more antiscientific philosophies.
One of our staff members was offended and banned by the owner of a well known “scientific” blog (Watts Up With That, or WUWT) just for having quoted from a book on Radiative Heat Transfer, exposing the pseudoscience expressed by one of his moderators, called “Phil.”. As soon as our colleague corrected what "Phil." was arguing, the owner of the blog got extremely furious at our colleague, and insulted him by saying that his science was ridiculous (even when he had cited exactly the words of Dr. Modest which had been taken from his book on Radiative Heat Transfer. "Phil's" pseudoscience consisted on assuring that the radiation had nothing to do with emissivity and absorptivity, but with the electromagnetic spectrum. We are convinced the password for those blogs is "Say what I say, or you will be exiled". It surely is not science.
So do not think that pseudoscience comes only from the anthropogenic global warming party, but it comes also from the anti-anthropogenic global warming side.
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