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Forum Post: Hot enough for you?!

Posted 1 year ago on Aug. 9, 2012, 12:18 p.m. EST by agkaiser (1299) from Fredericksburg, TX
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I wonder what Fox's Tea Party morons and their Libertarian dupes think of this? I wonder if 'think' has semantic content for them?

"Government figures have confirmed July was the hottest month for the United States on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says last month saw a nationwide average of 77.6 degrees — 3 degrees above the 20th century average. The previous record dated back to the Dust Bowl era in 1936. The scorching weather in July helped bring on a devastating drought and contributed to the hottest 12-month period on record. The news comes just days after a new study by leading NASA climatologist James Hansen reported the recent spate of extreme weather seen in the United States and around the world cannot be attributed to anything but human-caused global warming." http://www.democracynow.org/2012/8/9/headlines#890

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[-] 2 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

That is a terrific blurb on the book.

Can I offer a pair of cautions?

[and here I go - so why did I ask, you ask .. . .]

the first is a question, and that is Why, at the bottom of the page, is Fiction / Dystopian listed as a related category? I assume your book isn't fiction at all? I'm going to guess that there was no other more appropriate listing for it?


The question goes to credibility - is it fiction or non?

And the second point - I get the frustration. I do. I've been screaming things like:

  • Human Engineering isn't just for elections anymore
  • It's a killer


So, I do, I get it. But that frustration doesn't make for a very good sales pitch.

And that is all I will say on that.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1299) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

Thanks for the mostly positive comments. As you can see, I pay little attention to the inherently specious art of marketing. I don't expect anyone to read the truth even less to pay for it. I fully expect the self destructiveness of contemporary culture to proceed to its inevitable end. All I can say is that I tried. You can lead a fool to the truth but . . .


[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

You make some amazing statements in your blurb.



it's demonstrated that our system fails all but the capitalists of the 1% and the 9 or 10% of educated middle class ministers who serve and support them.

Economy is collective by definition and must be for the survival of the species, not the individual. I attempt to cut through the ideological bullshit with which we delude ourselves and diminish the survivability of the Human Race.

Many truths need constant repetition, to counter the constantly repeated lies we've internalized and by which we're deluded and controlled. Data and mathematics are employed to reinforce an alternative and truthful [real] perspective.

On the way to exposition of the fundamental fraud of neoclassical economics, it's pointed out that even fourth grade math is sufficient to debunk most common belief/delusions about capitalist dominated economy.


If your book lives up to the claims, and does so with new insights such as these, then I would guess the main hurdle to publication is the publication industry itself, and its own dependence on either aspects of neoliberalism or individuals who are committed to neoliberalism as a cause to be defended at all costs.

I would buy a copy myself if I had any money.

[-] 1 points by ZenDog (20562) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

I wonder if 'think' has semantic content for them?

Probably not. I believe they operate more on the basis of instinct and conditioning.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1299) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

How many will starve as speculators reap a drought bonus on this fall's dismal crops?

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[-] 0 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

The July 2012 record was two tenths of one degree hotter than the record set in July 1936.


[-] 2 points by agkaiser (1299) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

were the Himalayan glaciers whose summer melt supplies water to a billion people receding in 1936? What about the polar ice caps and Greenland sheet?

You see? I'm not extrapolating from too little data.


[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1299) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

you need to look at as many measures as there are. No matter how good, one can never be sufficient for science, though politicians rarely understand that.

[-] 2 points by agkaiser (1299) from Fredericksburg, TX 1 year ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Current_sea_level_rise “Global average sea level rose at an average rate of around 1.7 ± 0.3 mm per year from 1950 to 2009 and at a satellite-measured average rate of about 3.3 ± 0.4 mm per year from 1993 to 2009,[4] an increase on earlier estimates.[5]”

Your first link say that the peak of the last ice age was 20,000 years ago. Specious reasoning tells us the recent increase of sea level rise is meaningless since it's risen more on average since the last ice age??! Define specious for me.

On the subject of deception, do you remember when Cheney used to announce to the public each August that the ice in Antartica was increasing?

[-] 1 points by jrhirsch (4714) from Sun City, CA 1 year ago

The sea level rise chart shows that over the last 4000 years sea level rise has been relatively slight.

An example of a specious argument. Using weather anomalies in a localized area to provide evidence for global warming.