Hotcold Take: Astronomers Train Their Sights On ‘Climate Change’

Isn’t their job to kinda look out from the Earth? I mean, I guess if we’re saying “Astronomers study planets, stars, and other celestial bodies”, the Earth is a planet, but, Mirriam Webster states “the study of objects and matter outside the earth’s atmosphere and of their physical and chemical properties.” That would preclude the Earth. But, this is an insidious cult which puts its tentacles into everything

Alarmed by Climate Change, Astronomers Train Their Sights on Earth

On the morning of Jan. 18, 2003, Penny Sackett, then director of the Australian National University’s Mount Stromlo Observatory outside Canberra, received a concerning email from a student at the facility. Bush fires that had been on the horizon the day before were now rapidly approaching. The astronomers on site were considering evacuating, the student wrote. (snip)

All but one of Mount Stromlo’s eight telescopes were destroyed that day, along with millions of dollars in equipment that engineers had been building for observatories around the world. The fires also destroyed 500 homes across greater Canberra, and killed four people.

The incident was an early warning for astronomy: Wildfires, exacerbated by climate change, were becoming a problem for their field. Since then, several other observatories have been damaged or threatened by fires and other extreme weather, and changing atmospheric conditions have made ground-based astronomical research more challenging.

Apparently, lightning only happened after fossil fueled vehicles were invented. And could have been contained if they had gone after the fires more quickly.

Such incidents have drawn attention to Earth’s plight, and a growing number of astronomers are rallying to fight climate change. In 2019, professionals and students founded a global organization called Astronomers for Planet Earth. Astrobites, a journal run by graduate students in the field, held its third annual Earth Week in April. Also last month, a group of astronomers released “Climate Change for Astronomers: Causes, consequences and communication,” a collection of articles detailing the researchers’ personal experiences with the climate crisis, its impact on their work and how they might use their scientific authority to make a difference.

Sounds less like science and more like sociology

Other astronomers are raising awareness in the classroom, incorporating Earth’s climate into their research, or have left science altogether and become full-time activists.

Yup, a cult.

The modern scientific understanding of greenhouse gases is built in part on studies of Venus, a planet choked with heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas. At more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit, Venus is hot enough to melt lead — as well as the few probes that have managed to land on its surface.

Here we go again: what caused this on Venus, and why is that different from man-caused global warming?

Peter Kalmus, a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, began his career searching for gravitational waves in the universe.

“I started feeling a lot of anxiety that I wasn’t committing my talents to doing something to stop global heating,” said Dr. Kalmus, who stressed that he spoke for only himself, not his employer. After a few years of research in astrophysics, he pivoted to studying the physics of clouds and, later, to using climate models to examine the risks of extreme heat. (Dr. Kalmus has also become an outspoken climate activist who has been arrested for his protest tactics.)

Cult. Anyhow, this is a very long piece describing the antithesis of science.

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17 Responses to “Hotcold Take: Astronomers Train Their Sights On ‘Climate Change’”

  1. MasterDiver says:

    >The modern scientific understanding of greenhouse gases is built in part on studies of Venus, a planet choked with heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas. At more than 800 degrees Fahrenheit, Venus is hot enough to melt lead<
    Has anyone looked at the fact that Venus is 25 million miles closer to the Sun? Inverse Square law and all that…

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      What? Venus is closer? You’ve solved that conundrum!!

      So why isn’t Mercury warmer than Venus? Mercury is 35,000,000 mi from the Sun and Venus is 67,000,000 mi from the Sun. Inverse square law and all that which ‘says’ Mercury receives nearly 4 times the solar energy as Venus!!! Venus only receives about 2 times the solar energy of Earth.

      You may have have proved Sir Isaac Newton wrong!!!

    • JimS says:

      Venus also has a rotation rate longer than it’s year, and in the opposite direction from the other planets. We don’t have an idea of the initial conditions on Venus. It may well have had that thick atmosphere and high temperature since it’s formation. There’s also that huge moon up there which Venus doesn’t have. So it’s really not too useful to compare Venus and Earth. It is kinda funny that Venus, name for a goddess of love is more like Hell than Mars, named for the god of War which one of the more likely places to find life elsewhere in the system.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Good points! Venus “day” lasts some 5000 hours!! I bet the ‘dark’ side (Venusian night) gets pretty cold! How cold is the dark side of Venus?

        The dark side of Mars gets down to about -100 F. The sunny side is similar to Earth. Our Moon reaches 200 F on the sunny side and -200 F on the dark side.

        • JimS says:

          Because of the dense hot atmosphere blowing all over the planet with hurricane force, the temperature is about the same everywhere.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            So, hot winds blowing from the sunny side of Venus warm the dark side without cooling the sunny side? Got it. Since the solar heat input to Venus gets evenly distributed all over the surface, based on the inverse square law shouldn’t Venus be COOLER than Mercury rather than warmer?

            Can you propose any other reason that Venus should be retaining so much heat? Is it even remotely possible that the 30,000 ppm CO2 in Venus’ atmosphere retains even a little heat?

          • JimS says:

            I’m no astrophysicist… but there is a difference between temperature and heat. Venus’ atmosphere is thick. Pressure at the surface is 91 atm. At 900 F that much gas contains a lot of heat energy, not easily radiated away, even over 157 days of dark.
            Mercury has no atmosphere…

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Are you saying that atmospheric gases retain heat? Why, I never heard of such nonsense.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    I’m amazed at how non-scientists know so much more about science than do scientists!!

    William Teach wants astronomers to “stay in their own lane” but he believes he can branch out.

  3. ST says:

    Meet the new “Swing States” – Minnesota and Virginia!

  4. drowningpuppies says:

    Seven pro-life activists were sentenced to years in federal prison on Tuesday and Wednesday for protesting at the Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, DC, in 2020, an abortion clinic infamous for late-term abortions.

    Fuck the 1st Amendment we got some babies to kill.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  5. drowningpuppies says:

    But, but science and scientists and stuff.

    Fake studies have flooded the publishers of top scientific journals, leading to thousands of retractions and millions of dollars in lost revenue. The biggest hit has come to Wiley, a 217-year-old publisher based in Hoboken, N.J., which Tuesday will announce that it is closing 19 journals, some of which were infected by large-scale research fraud.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      That’s great, now they should try doing the same thing with medical journals.

  6. Professor Hale says:

    It wasn’t too long ago that Astronomers would become highly irritated that people confused them with astrologers. Astronomy was a real science. Looks like they got over it.

  7. H says:

    Still waiting for Teach to give his non CO2 reason why the rate of temp increase keeps going up

  8. Doom and Gloom says:

    Three people in an underground bunker will raise the temperature from 56 to 58 degrees in minutes.

    That is because the human body gives off heat and expends 98.6 degrees of heat in the form of CO2 and oxygen gases into the biome.

    You now have 8.6 billion people on the planet whose bodies are walking, talking mini ovens that also expire 98.6-degree gases.

    No telling how much methane they are farting each and every day.

    That is more precisely why temperatures are rising. As to rising CO2. Look no further than nations who own rain forests. They are cutting them down at alarming rates and burning them to clear land for their citizens.

    If you want to invade people. Invade Brazil or Indonesia or Vietnam for killing their rain forests. The lungs of the EARTH.

    Oh and fuk you all. (I don’t really mean that. I love people, even Blacks, gays and Muslims) It just seems the only way to get posts on this website is to call someone a name.

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