August 21, 2010

Tea blinded me with science

Obviously, Mr. Johnson has not read many refereed journal articles about solar activity and climate. The climate models take solar input into account.* The sun has been very quiet of late, presumably not affecting warming according to Mr. Johnson's wishes, but Earth is still warming.

The first six months of 2010 were each the warmest in the instrumented record. It seems from my observations and the article that Republicans again think that pure thought can make Earth act as they wish (I'm referring to the notorious Rove quote: "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality"). Nature does not respect people's hopes, even if they are Republicans. It behaves as nature will, responding to all inputs as nature dictates, not as Mr. Johnson and his apparently ignorant ilk wish it to. They should indeed be "worried about the weather."
— laconic JSOnline.commenter physicsguy

* It's incredible that this even needs to be pointed out to people.

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