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June 08, 2008

We can’t predict climate change

I concur with Bill McAllister’s letter “The climate-warming game” (5/28). I, too, am an engineer — for some 60 years. For 28 years I taught and conducted research in the area of gas dynamics in a university aerospace engineering program. My research included the development of a laboratory model of a tornado.

There are six equations that describe a gas dynamics problem: the equation of state and five nonlinear differential equations expressing the conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Key to these for the atmosphere are: 1. the future flow of heat from the sun as a function of time and space and 2. the absorbent and reflective nature of the atmosphere as a function of time and space.

We don’t have a clue about these. For any computer model to produce answers, many extremely questionable assumptions must be made. As McAllister noted, “why can’t the current scientific models accurately predict next week’s weather?”

The new green left (environmentalist) propaganda reminds me of the old red left (communist) propaganda. The dirty word is now carbon rather than capitalism. The game is simply to intrude and control everything. How much will the carbon tax be for each of us to breathe?

Vincent U. Muirhead
Lawrence

Comments

Mark Robertson

Great letter Vincent. Vaclav Klaus, Czech Republic president, agrees with you. He lived under a communist regime and sees similarities between extreme environmentalism and communism. Both are propaganda based.
Vaclav Klaus: "Environmentalism only pretends to deal with environmental protection. Behind their people and nature-friendly terminology, the adherents of environmentalism make ambitious attempts to radically reorganize and change the world, human society, our behavior, and our values." (Speech at Cato Institute, March 9, 2007)
Most all of us want clean air and water, but the claim that mankind creates harmful global warming is a total hoax. Thankyou.

Mark Robertson
Independence

katman

Rogue, I'm on my way to chemo. Gotta have those drugs. I gave you the benefit of the doubt by reference to a chimp which is of a higher order than a monkey. The rest of your thoughts are easy to handle - I consider the source and ignore them.

Do you have multiple personalities? I have only seen one. The one with the chip on the shoulder.

Rogue

BTW change "throws" to "throes", I woudn't want the drooler to get his panties in another wad.....

Rogue

You calling me a monkey, drooler?

You bragged about being a teacher in several previous posts. Are you ashamed of it now?

You think I have radical LEFT ICONS? You really are in the throws of dementia! I don't even say left hand, I just refer it to it as the "other one"

BTW if it is a "cess pool blog to you", here is an idea, Leave, quit posting, and don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.

"How many times have you seen London row houses and cars of that description".

Countless times Drooler, how have you missed them?

Honest to pete, I have seen some nimrods in three score plus, but the drooler here takes the proverbial cake.

katman

Roguish one, I was under the impression we didn't use crude anatomical references in this blog even though they are hummingbird related. It brings a new low level to the discussion.

You remind me of occasion in the 30's when a chimp was brought face to face with a group of people and forced to perform. It's utterances were unintelligible like most of yours.

FYI, one of your radical left icons, Noam Chomsky, who is probably to the left of Marx & Lenin, is a world expert in chimps & linguistics. I like for him to have a chance at analyzing your language patterns. For the record, I don't come to this 'cesspool' blog by way of academia.

And, how many times have you seen London's row houses and cars of your description?

Rogue, word of advice, attack the message and not the messenger. You won't get so bruised, battered, & bloody. Have a g'day!

Rogue

You have once again nailed it Gary.

Gary

If the enviroloonies manage to gain the power they so desperately want, Mr. Muirhead will be sent to re-education camp, and if he will not recant his heresy he will be burned at the stake. By that time I will likely be sentenced to forced labor in the gulag bulding wind turbines.

Rogue

BTW how are things in "the home", got that drooling problem solved by now?

Rogue

Well I tell you what Prof. since you spent your life in the sheltered halls of academia and have no real world experience, I can understand it when you can't grasp a little reality. Even if that reality bites you in your sorry butt.

My comment was intended to illustrate that Muirhead would be making some enemies coming out againt the water melons. (See next thread for the definition of water melons)

katman

Rogue, I must confess I don't get a word of your comment. My grandkids speak 'gobbly gook'; perhaps they can decipher.

I understand you tell it like it is. I find it a bit dusturbing. You must be either under 20 or in a home somewhere.

Rogue

Prog. Muirhesd had best have someone else start his car for him for awhile. The water melons will be after him for sure.

katman

It's refreshing to finally hear from a scientist that "the sky is not falling". Thanks to Al Gore, Global Warming has become a political rather than an environmental issue. Gore has singularly established a Joint Venture with the public. A joint venture occurs when a person with a great idea & persons with lots of money trade places.

Dan Beyer

I told this guy one day that Mars too was experiencing global warming. I kid you not he tells me it's proof how bad pollution's gotten here that it's reached all the way up there. True story.

 
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