Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Carmel Mayor Brainard Displays Ignorance About Global Warming, Falsely Claims Melting "North Pole" Will Lead to Rise in Sea Level

WIBC has a report today on Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard's work as co-chair of the US Conference of Mayors Energy Independence and Climate Protection Task Force.  The audio feed has a soundbite of Brainard as follows:
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard
The date is what the data is.  We can argue about why but the real question is what are we going to do about it?  How are we going to handle seawater rising?  How are we going to defend North America if the North Pole melts?"
Brainard obviously doesn't understand the anthropogenic global warming theory he is promoting.

There exists only about 140 years of official temperature data, a tiny fraction of the 4.5 billion years of the planet.  Contrary to what Brainard apparently believes, the global warming theory is not based on data, but rather is based on future projections by feeding select data into the computer models to come up with long-term projections about a warming climate.  Zigs and zags representing warming and cooling periods last tens of thousands of years if not hundreds of thousands of years, even millions.  The notion that limited temperature data can be used to make long-term predictions about a dangerously warming climate is, well, preposterous.

Even if you cut some slack on Brainard for that mistake, there is no overlooking his complete ignorance of the effect of a melting "North Pole."  There is no land under the North Pole.  It is a floating ice sheet.  When that ice at the North Pole melts, it does not raise the sea level one centimeter.  Try this.  Put an ice cube in a glass of water.  Measure the water level.  Wait until the ice cube melts and measure the water level again.  It will be exactly the same.  It's a lesson that school children all over the country learned in grade school.  Apparently Mayor Brainard was absent that day.


Rick Smith said...

Mayor Brainard's Al Gore Moment.

Wouldn't surprise me if he got the info from this story posted the day before.

It describes the phenomenon but doesn't claim the North Pole will melt or the temperature at the center of the earth is hotter than the sun i.e. several million degrees.

Charles M. Navarra said...

I just happened to be tuned to radio yesterday when I heard Carmel's Mr. Brainard put on full display his utter ignorance regarding the now-debunked "anthropomorphic climate change" theory. Mr. Brainard repeated the usual tired and untrue statements regarding the "global warming" religion. The first thing that came to my mind upon hearing this drivel was wondering how Mr. Brainard would use the global warming canard to create another Carmel taxpayer boondoggle.

Pete Boggs said...

Promotion of climate fraud is topical depression; scare-o-metric pressure of low info fauxgressives, some in office & should know better...

Polly said...

Mayor Brainard has been riding the Global Warming theory long enough and hard enough that I am thoroughly convinced that he has some underlying motive, i.e. money.

Didn't he recently say that the towns will carry the load for ending global warming? Does he have a solar panels/windmills deal in the works?

Nowadays the only people pushing Global Warming as hard as Mayor Brainard is have some financial gain in their future. And I suspect the taxpayers of Carmel will not be the beneficiaries of whatever scheme in which he has involved himself.

RhondaLeeBaby69 said...

Once again your (lack of a) grasp of math/physics astounds me. Not all polar ice is floating. There is ice on Greenland that if it alone were to melt, would raise sea levels by about 21 feet. Then there's the ice on Antarctica, if it were to melt, would raise sea levels by about 200 feet. And it's not just icemelt that will raise sea levels. The density of water decreases with rising temperatures so sea levels would rise even without any additional liquid water added.