A Hostility to Science? Not Really.

The local newspaper, the U-T (once the San Diego Union Tribune) has a Commentary regarding the Hostility to Science presumably because people still question AGW Anthropological Global Warming.

That the earth is warming is unquestionable and it has been since New York City was under a hundred feet of ice about 22,000 years ago and it will continue to warm, until, well, until it doesnt. The earth has its own timetable, and I am not privy to it. Neither is anyone else.

The hostility to science is promoted by the extreme political predictors, like Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Al Gore, made outrageous claims in the name of science that do not come true. When non-science overstaters, like Gore, win Nobel Prizes it increases their personal and political prestige, but does nothing for science.

One of the problems, other than the verbal overreaching, is the dependence on predictive software which has proven unreliable over the past few decades, leading to more laughter at science than is justified.

But it is understandable.

Global Warming, like Obamacare, is dependent on its visible face computer software for its political support. In both cases, that reliance has been unjustified.

Global Warming exists,  — at least in the macro, although in the micro you might get an argument from across the nation — it is the cause that is debatable.

Lord Save Us From High-Speed(sic) Rail

The California High Speed(sic) Rail is surely on its last legal legs the Courts are ruling that it must meet the requirements of the state initiative that created it.

Nevertheless, the supporters claim that other advanced nations have made it work.

 Ahhh…don’t know if you have been there but what we call Counties in California they call nations in Europe, and China lusts for automobiles but are decades away from an economy to support cars and roads. Railroads work well in vertical populations, with collectivist populations. Individualism is so denied in Japan that they have a saying that, The protruding nail is hammed down.

I understand the Choo-Choo Lobby (they are usually the ones we see wearing Spandex on two-wheels, Vegans, and Collectivists by nature), and they are a strong lobby because spending money is a political pasttime but in this case — although the Eco-Freaks demand strong Environmental Impact Reports everywhere else, they want a Mulligan on their favorite projects.

No matter. This is, like Obamacare, a financially unsustainable project, unsupported by the people — but unlike Obamacare, California does not have the ability to print money.

Both will fail because they are unstable, both in design and finance. This California fiasco is just the first to fail.