One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world, according to a new report by climate researchers.Researchers analyzed temperature observations from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found the so-called “tropical hotspot” relied upon by the EPA to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant “simply does not exist in the real world.”They found that once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.”“These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot (THS), caused by rising atmospheric CO2 levels, simply does not exist in the real world,” reads the report by economist James Wallace, climatologist John Christy and meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo.
Liberal thinking is entirely ruled by the aversive stimulus of the amygdala. Liberals want a world with reduced competition, to lighten the load on their amygdala. If they happen on an idea – any idea – which implies everyone should slow down and reduce production, consumption, and other measures of success, and by extension reduce competitive disparity, that will relax liberal amygdalae. As a result, their brain will feel so good when contemplating that idea, that they will react violently to anything which might threaten the idea.
They do not know this, nor do I think they could recognize it. You could point out that the climate of this planet has always varied. They will shut it out. Point out the climate change seems tied to solar cycles – their amygdala will stop them from considering it with angst. Cite evidence like this, and they will fume and explode, rather than consider any alternative hypothesis.
The science is settled is not an argument – it is a mantra designed to relax the amygdala of leftists by blocking out all opposing information. This is why communist regimes would strive to control the dialog with propaganda. It is why books were burned. It is even why Chia Pet Jr. in North Korea starts planting bodies at the drop of a hat.
Liberal thought is amygdala-centric – driven entirely by that little part of the brain that produces cognitive angst when it sees things which scare the individual. It is designed very well, both by and for environments of r-selection when resources are free, and the best reproductive strategy includes fleeing all danger like a rabbit.
Where it will not do well is in a world of K-selection, where failing to accurately perceive reality produces death.