Saturday, March 6, 2010

Science vs Science™

The following is extracted from the summary of a paper published in 2009 by two German physicists titled, Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics. Although global warmingism doesn't give quarter to atheistic worldviews, and therefore is not as ultimately destructive as Darwinism, still the popular hullabaloo over global warming/climate change has the same "feel" in that it is hyped in the popular media and academia as an unquestionable fact despite it's flimsy scientific foundation. Detractors are portrayed as right-wing, hyper-capitalist, and anti-science, which is very similar to the type of knee-jerk dismissives directed towards Darwin doubters.
Here is a link to the full paper.

Physicist's Summary
A thorough discussion of the planetary heat transfer problem in the framework of theoretical physics and engineering thermodynamics leads to the following results:
1. There are no common physical laws between the warming phenomenon in glass houses and the fictitious atmospheric greenhouse effect, which explains the relevant physical phenomena. The terms "greenhouse effect" and "greenhouse gases" are deliberate misnomers.
2. There are no calculations to determinate an average surface temperature of a planet:
with or without an atmosphere,
with or without rotation,
with or without infrared light absorbing gases.
...[14 more results]...
Already the natural greenhouse effect is a myth beyond physical reality. The CO2-greenhouse effect, however is a "mirage". The horror visions of a rising sea level, melting pole caps, and developing deserts in North America and in Europe are fictitious consequences of fictitious physical mechanisms as they cannot be seen even in the climate model computations. The emergence of hurricanes and tornados cannot be predicted by climate models, because all of these deviations are ruled out. The main strategy of modern CO2-greenhouse gas defenders seems to hide themselves behind more and more pseudo-explanations, which are not part of the academic education or even of the physics training. A good example are the radiation transport calculations, which are probably not known by many. Another example are the so-called feedback mechanisms, which are introduced to amplify an effect which is not marginal but does not exist at all. Evidently, the defenders of the CO2-greenhouse thesis refuse to accept any reproducible calculation as an explanation and have resorted to unreproducible ones. A theoretical physicist must complain about a lack of transparency here, and he also has to complain about the style of the scientific discussion, where advocators of the greenhouse thesis claim that the discussion is closed, and others are discrediting justified arguments as a discussion of "questions of yesterday and the day before yesterday". [LB: This sounds familiar.] In exact sciences, in particular in theoretical physics, the discussion is never closed and is to be continued ad infinitum, even if there are proofs of theorems available. Regardless of the specific field of studies a minimal basic rule should be fulfilled in natural science, though, even if the scientific fields are methodically as far apart as physics and meteorology: At least among experts, the results and conclusions should be understandable or reproducible. And it should be strictly distinguished between a theory and a model on the one hand, and between a model and a scenario on the other hand, as clarified in the philosophy of science....
The point discussed here was to answer the question, whether the supposed atmospheric effect has a physical basis. This is not the case. In summary, there is no atmospheric greenhouse effect, in particular CO2-greenhouse effect, in theoretical physics and engineering thermodynamics. Thus it is illegitimate to deduce predictions which provide a consulting solution for economics and intergovernmental policy.

1 comment:

CRL said...

You still alive?