Saturday, May 22, 2010

Senator James Inhofe and His Stooge Marc Morano: The Beavis and Butt-Head of Climate Science

"John Lyman (left) holds an expendable bathythermograph or XBT, a device that was dropped from ships to obtain temperature. Gregory Johnson (right) holds an Argo Float, an autonomous, free-floating ocean device that collects a variety of data, including temperature."--See "Ocean Stored Significant Warming Over Last 16 Years" at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

I have voted Republican my entire adult life, but I just can't be in the same party as that vicious liar and persecutor of scientists, Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, an unprincipled advocate for the fossil fuel industry. The Senator propagates the view that global warming science is some kind of commie plot by scheming scientists to seize control of our economy.

Conspiracists used to say that putting flouride in the water was a communist plot. The delusional Fox News conspiracist Glenn Beck also claims that global warming is a socialist plot. In fact, it is more likely that global warming denialism is a Kremlin-sponsored propaganda campaign. After all, the Russian "government" is very dependent on the gas and oil monopoly Gazprom; and Gazprom owns a lot of the Russian media.

The Russian media was very quick to report on the so-called "Climategate" scandal and seemed proud that stolen e-mails were posted on the server of an "Internet security business" in Tomsk, Siberia.

According to The Financial Times (4-15-10):

There have been indications that the hackers could have been based in Russia, and some experts believe they may have been hired by sceptics based in the US."

The vicious Senator Inhofe demonizes scientists who study global warming the same way that Stalin demonized class enemies and Hitler demonised Jews. I really loathe the evil Senator Inhofe. His sick, twisted, paranoid conspiracy theories about crafty scientists scheming away on behalf of the communist conspiracy remind me of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

Senator Inhofe, who pockets big bucks from his Sugar Daddies in the fossil-fuel industry, is spouting the same propaganda as the Russian print and broadcast media, which are often owned by the tycoons who control the Russian fossil fuel monopolies such as Gazprom. The Kremlin owns half of Gazprom. Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev is the former Chairman of the Board of Gazprom, and former KGB officer Vladimir Putin is the Prime Minister of Russia and Chairman of the ruling United Russia political party.

Weirdly, Senator Inhofe's hysterical former adviser, Climate Depot blogger Marc Morano and the trashloid Russian media are trumpeting claims that the earth is about to enter a cooling cycle and paradoxically that global warming and increased CO2 will be good for mankind.

Periodically, pathetic little moranos who read Climate Depot visit my site and deposit their spelling-challenged leavings. Morano's minions are so ignorant that they don't even know the difference between "its" and it's"! When I correct their punctuation, they tell me my priorities are misplaced. Really, anyone who hasn't mastered elementary school punctuation probably lacks a command of Physics, and climate science is based on what physicists know about the greenhouse effect.

Senator Inhofe and his malignant little stooge Marc Morano might wish to study how the "AIDS Made in America" propaganda campaign blew up in the KGB's face: None other than KGB Chief Yevgenii Primakov was quoted in Izvestia admitting that "the articles exposing US scientists' 'crafty' plots were fabricated in KGB offices."

The KGB trotted out a few scientists to support their cynical junk science campaign, and so do Senator Inhofe and Marc Morano.

Most Soviet scientists did not collaborate in the KGB's AIDS propaganda campaign against "US scientists' 'crafty' plots" just as most Soviet psychiatrists did not collaborate in the KGB's campaign to fabricate the diagnosis of sluggish schizophrenia in order to hospitalize dissidents. Soviet scientists are not moranos.

In 1987, two Soviet scientists denounced the KGB's AIDS campaign in Izvestia on behalf of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. It is probably no accident that one of these scientists, the famous physicist Roald Sagdeev, has now denounced the campaign against climate scientists by signing an open letter in the journal Science titled "Climate Change and the Integrity of Science." The brave Dr. Sagdeev is probably not a commie stooge.

Senator Inhofe and Stooge Morano would do well to read what the Russian newspaper Izvestiya (3-19-92) reported in 1992:

[KGB Chief Primakov] mentioned the well known articles printed a few years ago in our central newspapers about AIDS supposedly originating from secret Pentagon laboratories. According to Yevgeni Primakov, the articles exposing US scientists' 'crafty' plots were fabricated in KGB offices.

The KGB's code name for their active measures campaign was Operation Infektion. The CIA believes that the KGB campaign actually was started by KGB officers stationed in the U.S.

Meanwhile, scientists at NOAA (5-19-10) report on the publication of a paper titled "Robust Warming of the Global Upper Ocean" that was published in the premier British scientific journal Nature 465, 334-337 (20 May 2010).

NOAA (5-19-10) reports:

The upper layer of the world’s ocean has warmed since 1993, indicating a strong climate change signal, according to a new study. The energy stored is enough to power nearly 500 100-watt light bulbs per each of the roughly 6.7 billion people on the planet.

“We are seeing the global ocean store more heat than it gives off,” said John Lyman, an oceanographer at NOAA’s Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, who led an international team of scientists that analyzed nine different estimates of heat content in the upper ocean from 1993 to 2008.

The team combined the estimates to assess the size and certainty of growing heat storage in the ocean. Their findings will be published in the May 20 edition of the journal Nature. The scientists are from NOAA, NASA, the Met Office Hadley Centre in the United Kingdom, the University of Hamburg in Germany and the Meteorological Research Institute in Japan.

“The ocean is the biggest reservoir for heat in the climate system,” said Josh Willis, an oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and one of the scientists who contributed to the study. “So as the planet warms, we’re finding that 80 to 90 percent of the increased heat ends up in the ocean.”

A warming ocean is a direct cause of global sea level rise, since seawater expands and takes up more space as it heats up. The scientists say that this expansion accounts for about one-third to one-half of global sea level rise.

Combining multiple estimates of heat in the upper ocean – from the surface to about 2,000 feet down – the team found a strong multi-year warming trend throughout the world’s ocean. According to measurements by an array of autonomous free-floating ocean floats called Argo as well as by earlier devices called expendable bathythermographs or XBTs that were dropped from ships to obtain temperature data, ocean heat content has increased over the last 16 years.

The team notes that there are still some uncertainties and some biases.

“The XBT data give us vital information about past changes in the ocean, but they are not as accurate as the more recent Argo data,” said Gregory Johnson, an oceanographer at NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. “However, our analysis of these data gives us confidence that on average, the ocean has warmed over the past decade and a half, signaling a climate imbalance.”

Data from the array of Argo floats­ – deployed by NOAA and other U.S. and international partners ­– greatly reduce the uncertainties in estimates of ocean heat content over the past several years, the team said. There are now more than 3,200 Argo floats distributed throughout the world’s ocean sending back information via satellite on temperature, salinity, currents and other ocean properties.

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Note: Full name of the paper is Robust Warming of the Global Upper Ocean. Authors are John M. Lyman, Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Hawaii at Manoa and NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle; Simon A. Good, Met Office Hadley Centre; Viktor V. Gouretski Klima Campus, University of Hamburg; Masayoshi Ishii, Climate Research Department, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan; Gregory C. Johnson, NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle; Matthew D. Palmer, Met Office Hadley Centre; Doug M. Smith, Met Office Hadley Centre; and Josh K. Willis, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.


Blogger Snapple said...

I removed a lot of stupid comments from scientifically illiterate people sent over from Climate Depot who are spouting the same propaganda that I can read in the Russian press.

They read stolen e-mails that were posted on an "Internet Security business" in Tomsk, Siberia but they don't read or comprehend the scientific papers.

5:30 PM  
Blogger Snapple said...

I deleted more posts today from ignoramuses who said that I am a totalitarian because I want to decide what comments are on my blog.

Totalitarian is when you tell me what I have to have on my blog. Get you own blog.

This site is for discussing global warming. People who want to post denialist propaganda should go to the Russian media and post there.

Pravda is good for that.

4:56 PM  

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