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Teacher: Hurricane Sandy a Result of 'Massive Theft of Atmospheric Commons'

Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:07 AM
What they are teaching is NOT science but in fact contrary to established science that the IPCC & the warmies with real credentials like Mann, Jones, & Hansen have to acknowlege. To the extent CO2 affects temperatures, it makes cold air less cold, as there is little water vapor in cold air. It does not make warm air detectably warmer because the effect of abundant water vapor makes the CO2 effect negligible. Storms are 'heat engines'; i.e. they derive energy for moving wind & water from the movement of heat. Heat transfer rates depend not on absolute temperature but by the DIFFERENCE between the temperature of the warm heat source & the cold heat sink. That's why you can have violent storms in high latitudes & calm doldrums in the tropics.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 9:13 AM
If elevated CO2 makes cold dry air less cold without making the warm moist air detectably warmer, then this temperature difference DECREASES.
When the temperature difference, or gradient, decreases, the rate of heat transfer decreases.
Therefore, there would be less energy available to drive storms.
Therefore, storms would be LESS frequent & LESS severe if warming due to CO2 was a factor.

Therefore, those parroting the (anthropogenic) "global warming causes these big storms" memes are talking out of their hats & bring discredit & ridicule to their chosen cause.

Then again, most prominent warmies are about totalitarian statism, not actual science.
Jules65 Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 10:00 AM
Thank you. For pointing out the fallacies of the warmies, and their actual agenda. They don't let facts and actual science get in the way of totalitarian statism.
The examples of what happens to the statism supporters in the education systems, once the statists get complete power, are throughout history. They are eliminated.
Social justice activist teachers see natural disasters like the recent Hurricane Sandy as opportunities to bring their political agendas into the classroom.

And they rarely miss an opportunity.

Writing for the far-left Zinn Education Project (named for the late communist professor Howard Zinn), Portland, Oregon high school teacher Tim Swinehart opined:

“Hurricane Sandy, and the superstorms that will follow, are not just acts of nature—they are products of a massive theft of the atmospheric commons shared by all life on the planet. Every dollar of profit made by fossil fuel companies relies on polluting our shared atmosphere...