Clearly not all Tesla owners are concerned about climate change nor is the fact that the Tesla is electric a motivator or all owners. But there has been some good discussion on this site about climate change and we know that Tesla's founder is interested in it. So please bear with me as I open other topic on climate change on this website.
I’m serious that science is better...hence my handle. So serious that I often ask for citations to comments and arguments, no matter the side.
(Side note: I don't see a preview option for posts on this site so I apologize if my use of html is not rendered correctly and my post is filled with stray gobbledygook).
SamO and has written in detail about climate change and so has Mike83. So maybe these questions are directed to them but I’d welcome responses from anyone who adds light. Sorry for the request for extra work: No good deed goes unpunished. Pejoratives and personal attacks need not be included; they don't add much light to the discussion.
I turn my back on arguments that are couched in terms of lies but I do pay attention to arguments that claim failed models. In particular, I’m curious if some of the statements made by deniers have basis in facts or studies which can be cited. Here are some of them:
Has IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri admitted that their [sic…it’s not clear who they are] models did not predict what we call the pause?
Is there really a pause in warming? Or if IPCC really does refer to a pause is it a pause in the rate of increase or a pause in absolute increase?
There’s what appears to be a good discussion of Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) using satellite data to measure temperature anomalies (see http://www.remss.com/research/climate). I’m okay with a model that doesn’t predict the future perfectly. Nature is more complex than our understanding presently captures. And, I’m not at all worried that some of our models are presented in probabilistic terms…after all, quantum physics, the most accurate modeling system our species has devised, posits outcomes in terms of probability. But, I am curious about the RSS implications in which satellite data for the troposphere since 2010 in the tropics appears to diverge from climate models. On the other hand, the data for the troposphere in polar regions and for the stratosphere in all regions appear to be almost spot on.
I’m sorry if I’m causing extra work for anyone.
I know that much of the animus expressed towards climate change amelioration is because Al Gore champions it. It doesn’t matter if Mr. Gore does or does not use a lot of fossil fuel himself. Similarly, it’s a red herring to comment on the number of people who use private jets to go to Davos. That’s why I’m asking for responses that rely on data that can be cited.