Roger Pielke Jr.: We Are Successfully Adapting To Climate Change

Posted by CircuitGuy 1 month, 3 weeks ago to Science
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In this podcast Dr. Roger Pielke Jr explains how the recent report on global warming, which UN Secretary General Guterres called “a code red for humanity”, actually contained information that was already known. Pielke explains that Secretary Guterres’ language about how global warming is “putting billions of people at immediate risk” is overstated and inaccurate. Pielke talks about how we know ranges of how fast global warming will occur, but reporters often focus on the most pessimistic side of the ranges without looking into the probability distribution. He explains how some of the most pessimistic scenarios use unlikely assumptions, like switching most of our energy to sources with the worst greenhouse gas emissions.

The interview ran a little long, but I still enjoyed it.

It is relevant to Ayn Rand b/c, as they mention in the interview, many people attach their issues to it, using it to sell socialism or denying the problem either because they don't like that it can be exploited by collectivists or because they just don't want to pay for the cost of the mess they make.

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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    When politics bullies its way into the laboratory, science walks out. This has been true for the man made climate change hysteria from the very beginning in the '70s. We see the same happening with how to handle COVID-19. It's been a lot of politics, little science, and damn near zero common sense.
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  • Posted by 25n56il4 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    I can't tell if the globe is warming. It's always hot and humid here on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
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    • Posted by freedomforall 1 month, 3 weeks ago
      Overall the planet has been cooling since 1999, but any climate trend of less than a millennium is too short to be statistically valid.
      UN Sec Gen Guterres should be executed for advocating genocide.
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      • Posted by 1 month ago
        Reality is less morbidly fascinating but actually more interesting than conspiracy theories. Climate is warming. Some of it's due to the cycle glacial minima, and some of it's due to CO2 levels spiking, which is due to the human activities. I will be costly, but it will not be the end of the world or genocide, and the UN isn't advocating genocide either. Working the problems is hard work, completely different from these propaganda narratives.
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        • Posted by Lucky 1 month ago
          CO2 levels spiking

          - I knew it, CO2 is dangerous due to its spike!
          Is it a protein or a poison pen type?
          Must be the carbon content.

          hard work that part is right. Building a vast edifice of fake theory, and renewabables, is not easy. Going for the truth about a non-existent problem and ignoring it is hard when such high levels of subsidy, acclaim and virtue signalling are available.
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