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The Diminishing Contact of Western Liberals with Physical Reality: 5

In the previous part of this series, I wrote about how the detachment of liberals from physical reality manifests itself in ways that are often hard to believe for a rational person. We recently saw how democratic party reacted to it losing a state governorship and barely retaining other after an almost 15% vote swing in both states from 2020. Rather than trying to understand what factors were behind such a huge and rapid swing in VA and NJ (in addition to more local elections in other states) they immediately blamed it on “white supremacy” and “racist dog-whistles” by republicans. Which is comic, if you think about it.. as more than a few of those who voted republican in 2021 had voted for democrats in 2020.

Then again, reason has never been a strong point of liberals- especially in past two decades. In the previous post I also made the point that the lack of connection with physical reality in combination with the need to constantly display certain “fashionable” behaviors and opinions is a bad combination. One of the places where you see this in an especially comic way, is the way liberals talk about “climate change”. As some of you also know, I find that whole business of “manmade climate change” especially laughable since even a passing knowledge of geology and paleontology will show you that the climate has changed a lot over even the past 20,000 years- without any measurable human intervention. Did you, for example, know that the sea level was about 300-350 feet lower during the peak of last ice age?

Yes.. areas such as the entire Persian gulf, most of the shallow seas between large islands in Indonesia and Malaysia, a decent part of the North Sea between Europe and UK were above water during most of the last ice age? Also Florida and parts of Western and Southern India stretched much further into the water than they do at present. And these changes have kept occurring over multiple glacial cycles for at least the past 2-3 million years. So, why am I mentioning all of this? Well.. let us say that all the remaining ice on earth (almost all of it in Antarctica) melted over next few thousand years.. yes, it will take that long. Even then the global sea levels would rise by only a further 60-80 meters. I think we could easily relocate all major coastal cities over such a long period of time.

But why focus on such esoteric events when we find smaller but very noticeable shifts in the past 2-3 thousand years. Did you know that during the heyday of Roman Empire, the global climate was warmer than today? And we can say that because Romans could easily grow grape vines in Southern England during that era. In fact the fall of Roman Empire and many others around 4-5th century AD coincided with an episode of prolonged global cooling made worse by a couple of especially nasty volcanic eruptions which caused a few years of extreme cold and widespread crop failures. And then the climate again became warmer between 9th to the 13th century, became colder from 14th to 18th century and then became warmer since the 19th century. My point is that there is clear evidence of global climate cycles of varying durations in a period as small as the past 2-3 thousand years.

So.. what does any of this have to do with the disconnect of western liberals from reality? For starters, any person with even undergrad level knowledge of geology and paleontology will tell you that the earth has seen both incredibly large changes in climate and many types of long- and short- term cycles over the past 500-600 million years, to say nothing of the other four billion. It is therefore laughable to even suggest that human influence on long and short term trends of global climate are larger than a person taking a piss in an Olympic size swimming pool. And yet you will find no shortage of liberals clamoring about the dangers of “manmade climate change”. Furthermore, anybody who refuses to believe in this bullshit is “denier” (aka heretic) which is an odd choice of words for a group which claims to “follow the science”. Then again, all religions, ideologies and cults behave in the same manner regardless of which “good book” they follow or “god” they claim to worship.

Now let us talk about how this bullshit ideology manifests itself among western liberals. Have you noticed that tons of liberals with no background in the hard sciences or engineering (software engineering is not engineering) mindlessly repeat claims about how easy or trivial it would be to “decarbonize” the economy? These same idiots tell us that it is trivial to power everything by solar panels and windmills when any electrical engineer who is not totally nuts will tell you that running a electrical grid based on unstable sources of energy is incredibly stupid and dangerous. The idiots who confidently repeat talking points about windmills and solar panels lack even the most understanding of concepts such as the effect of maximum/ minimum output ratios on the viability of an energy source to produce electricity.

The very short version is that minimum output of windmills can be as low as 4% of their peak output over areas as large as a medium-sized European country. For solar panels, it changes by over 95% from sunrise to midday and then sunset, and battery farms which store billions of electricity units are both expensive to build and maintain as well as being fire hazards. Even a crash program to build hundreds new of nuclear power plants would take 2-3 decades to reach levels of electricity production to replace a good fraction of fuels used in automobiles. My point is that regardless of what you believe, “decarbonizing” the economy is not possible in western countries. To make matters more interesting, the rest of the world (specifically large and populous countries such as China, Indian, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and Philippines have no interest or willingness in going down that route. Neither do Russia, most East-European countries or the Middle-East. The same is true for South and Central American countries and rest of world.

In other words, only the dying and withering countries of Western Europe and a few other inconsequential ones such as parts of Canada and New Zealand have any interest in cutting their own throats. Did I mention that, unlike in past decades, non-white countries no longer look up to these decrepit and increasingly irrelevant countries. In the next part I will go further into how the liberal belief in “manmade climate change” provides more evidence of their almost total disconnect from physical reality.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. A Texan
    November 14, 2021 at 6:36 am

    Dude, you need stop using facts, logic, reason and historical evidence to make your point. Anyway, nice post! I have some ‘Science’ magazines from the late 1990s that I kept talking about how bad things were supposed to be by now, but it has not happened. Where are all those millions of ‘climate refugees?’ I’m not far from North Padre Island, Texas. Padre Island is the world’s longest natural sandbar, yet it’s been inundated yet with sea level rise. Can some with a ‘science’ degree please explain this to me? Should it not have partially washed away yet?

    I usually don’t endorse shitlib material, but I had to admit this two hour documentary was really good. Of course, they had to throw in the lip to global warming, but after telling us about how the satellites can track Saharan dust blowing to the Western Hemisphere, ocean currents across the world, cloud cover and lightening storms, ice flows, land use, how do these climate scientist with their models accurately account for all of this along with CO2?

    If it is so bad, why can’t we start by crushing the jets and cars and mansions of the elite and they can tell us how happy they are to live in a tent while eating their plate of fried bugs? Why won’t shitlibs like MikeCA simply put a plastic sack around his head for a few minutes and save some resources for the rest of us?

    https://klru.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvfb-sci-earthspace/wgbh-nova-earth-from-space-full-length-broadcast/

    • Jack Donovan
      November 14, 2021 at 10:28 am

      A Texan,

      stop being so hegemonic ally masculine and take care of your aryan beauty!

      https://www.mightywhitesoapco.com/caucasian-abrasion

      Seig Hayle!

      14 88 !

      Not Str8 !

      • A Texan
        November 16, 2021 at 3:48 am

        You need to be choosier about your ‘down low’ black lovers. It seems the syphilis and AIDS is negatively impacting your mental judgement.

        But yes, I do believe White Europeans have done the most for humanity and superior to races and cultures of the world overall. I can’t think of anything from Africa I use. Most blacks and other minorities are obsolete farm equipment, though there are some exceptions.

        India seems to be doing some things for itself lately, so I always like it when brown people can figure something for themselves without YT.

      • Jack Donovan
        November 16, 2021 at 6:59 pm

        A Texan,

        We’s knows only steers and queers come from TexAss, and you don’t look like no steer son!

        As far as the syphillis and Aids, and donchya forget no gonerrea, well, that’s what ya get when you let Richard Spencer define who is and who ain’t huwite. We let Milo and Roosh in the Wolves Bath house, and we don’t wear no condoms or no masks like some ju boi cux!!!

        Now we’s knows why’s u hang out hear. You want some of that AD injunction meet. Well, cum on down to the wolves of vineland and bring some taco bell all the way from TexAss and then when we get diarrhea, we can go all brown face and be some injuns, u down?

  2. SZ
    November 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    How about you try and refute scientists who work on climate modeling and a vast majority agree that climate change is man-made. You seem to have not even read counter-arguments to your insistent denialism, and yet you continue to BS on this topic (just like on COVID-19 vaccines). Lots to dislike about woke ideology, or whatever you call it, but it’s simply ludicrous to deny climate change is anthropocentric.

    • A Texan
      November 23, 2021 at 6:08 am

      There is zero evidence of AGW. If it were true, then the elites should not be flying and their mansions should be torn to the ground. Immigration to white countries from shitworld countries should be zero, since expanding an economy creates more pollution.

      The point is that none of the sea level rises, climate refugees, fires, tornadoes, or hurricanes have happened despite these dire predictions.

      What have you done or think you have done to lower your CO2 emissions? The best way is to put a plastic sack around your head for several minutes IMHO.

      Climate modeling is mostly garbage. See my reference to the Nova documentary. Do the climate models take into account all those things monitored by satellites other than CO2?

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