Back in 2010, the Obama/Biden administration put up signs all around Glacier National Park in Montana to gloomily warn everyone that the “Glaciers Will Be Gone by 2020.” They were listening to the scientists! Just this past week, Joe Biden declared that if elected in November, he will “listen to the scientists” when it comes to coronavirus. But as the debacle with the glaciers shows, that’s probably a dumb way to run a country. Park workers have had to wander around Glacier National Park this year and sheepishly take down all of the global warming signs.
One of the problems with “listening to the scientists,” aside from the obvious fact that they are frequently wrong, is that scientifically debunked theories now stick around for years thanks to the scientifically illiterate cultists in the mainstream media. It was stunning to me that Obama put up his doom and gloom signs at Glacier National Park in 2010, because the whole “the glaciers are all melting” science prediction had been thoroughly debunked in 2004.
NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission had successfully mapped and measured all 198,000 glaciers on planet earth by 2004. Yes, there are 198,000 of them. About 1/3 of the glaciers are melting and shrinking. Another 1/3 of the glaciers are gaining ice and increasing in size. The remaining 1/3 are doing a Joe Biden impression, sitting there all day long, not doing anything in particular, and wondering if they will be president one day.
Another remarkable fact is that the amount of growth that is happening in the 1/3 of growing glaciers offsets the amount of ice that is being lost in the 1/3 of shrinking glaciers. An honest person looks at this situation and can only conclude that the world’s ice systems have achieved some sort equilibrium, through mechanisms we do not understand yet, but which don’t seem to be impacted one way or another by the actions of humans.
Question: If the carbon sins of mankind are causing 67,000 of the glaciers to shrink, by what mechanism are 67,000 of the glaciers growing in size?
Bonus question: Do the 67,000 glaciers that are neither shrinking nor growing have some sort of glacial dementia?
Here’s a fun fact that you can probably use this week if you’re now homeschooling your kids because your Democrat governor is “listening to the scientists” by keeping schools shut down. We know the total volume of all of the glaciers in the world. Therefore, we know that if all of the glaciers immediately melted tomorrow, it would raise the water level of the world’s oceans by 15 inches – which is obviously not enough to “put New York City underwater” as the global warming doom cultists are always telling us.
Speaking of New York, Governor Andrew “listen to the scientists” Cuomo, aka the Nursing Home Killer, now suddenly says that the CDC is politicizing the science around COVID. He doesn’t like the latest guidelines that the CDC is recommending to the states. Isn’t it strange how the science is always “politicized” when it turns out that reality differs from what Democrats want?
I guarantee you haven’t heard this reported on the news anywhere:
The CDC now says that unless you spend more than 15 minutes in close proximity (less than 6 feet) with an infected COVID patient, it is unnecessary for you to be tested for the virus. The CDC now believes there’s actually very little risk that you can catch the virus unless you’re around an infected person for a considerable amount of time and not “socially distanced” from them. You’re unlikely to catch it if you walk past an infected person in the grocery store.
This, of course, flies in the face of the desires of Andrew Cuomo, Joe Biden, and the contact tracing program that they want to use to throw people into quarantine camps against their will. As long as the “science” supports the Democrats having more tyrannical power over your life, it is “SCIENCE!” But if the science doesn’t support their agenda, it is political hackery of the lowest sort. See how this game works?
Speaking of the CDC, it also says (now) that there doesn’t seem to be any evidence that wearing a mask or facial covering mitigates your risk of contracting COVID. Imagine that!
So, the “science” surrounding masks this year has morphed from “Don’t wear a mask because you’re dumb and you’ll kill yourself if you wear a mask incorrectly, and only trained medical professionals know how to wear masks the right way” (per Dr. Anthony Fauci) to “Everyone should wear a mask at all times, even in the shower or if you’re surfing alone out on the ocean” (per Dr. Anthony Fauci) to “Actually, masks don’t seem to work at all” (per the CDC).
Joe Biden will listen to the scientists! Plus… Joe Biden would really appreciate you supporting his campaign by purchasing a used “Glaciers Will Be Gone by 2020” sign on eBay.