Friday, June 02, 2017

Drumpsticky Misleads with Science Neither He Nor Followers Use.

The critical thing here is that Trump was trying to downplay the effects of halting global warming by claiming the tinier number, that the Celsius scale gave. Doubt he or most of his voters were aware of this, but the speech writer plainly was.  Celsius ranges from 0 at Freezing to 100 at Boiling, and thus each degree represents much more energy than a degree of Fahrenheit does.  So, .36 Fahrenheit, doesn't sound like much either, but the Earth is a damn site bigger than a poached egg.

 "Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree -- think of that; this much -- Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100. Tiny, tiny amount. In fact, 14 days of carbon emissions from China alone would wipe out the gains from America -- and this is an incredible statistic -- would totally wipe out the gains from America's expected reductions in the year 2030, after we have had to spend billions and billions of dollars, lost jobs, closed factories, and suffered much higher energy costs for our businesses and for our homes."