A Real Bet for the Tough Guy in a Bow Tie

bill nyeBill Nye issued a bet more than six years after my initial challenge to him in 2010 (which he would have lost) and four months into 2016 after reviewing the impact of El Niño on global temperatures. News flash, Bill: Midway through last year I said 2016 global temperatures would rise thanks to El Niño. I can forecast this because I don’t believe CO2 is a major player in determining global temperatures. I believe the sun, ocean cycles and stochastic events play a much more significant role.

Just so Bill and the rest of his brainwashed audience understand, I fully support our nation’s transition to clean and sustainable energy while using all sources of energy at our disposal now until a feasible economic transition can be accomplished. If you were really serious about it, we would be using more nuclear energy anyway.

However, I also believe the policies that Bill and the rest of the global warming political activists are pushing are detrimental to our economy and, in turn, our national security. How much money have we shipped to the Middle East because we did not use our own domestic fossil fuel resources? If not for the recent fossil fuel energy boom in the U.S., foreign countries would be making billions of dollars more at the expense of the U.S. consumer. I would argue that our failure to move more quickly and utilize our domestic fossil fuel resources has had catastrophic effects on our economy and national security.

Unlike Bill, I am a rational man, and I understand that while we must transition to clean energy we must do so in a way that is smart and economically viable.

Furthermore, we all know that Bill is not a forecaster. And since I am, I have a bet for the “science guy.” I believe 2017 will be colder than 2016. The bet is this: For 2017, every increment of .05 degrees Celsius (plus or minus compared to 2016) will be worth $10,000. If 2017 is 0.1 degrees Celsius warmer than 2016, I will pay you $20,000. If 2017 is 0.1 degrees Celsius colder, you owe me $20,000.

We do it with Dr. Roy Spencer’s satellite measurements.

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    Stevencap

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    I agree with Joe. The current El Nino is fading, and 2016 will end up cooler than 2015.

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    4TimesAYear

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    We have clean energy. Look at any of the cities in the U.S. and see if you see any smog. I like to use D.C. as an example. They happen to have an air quality camera I can check daily. If that’s “dirty” I’ll eat my hat. The alarmists’ idea of clean energy is no CO2, but you can’t have combustion w/o CO2 and water vapor. Both harmless. We cleaned up our power plants a long time ago. Let’s stop letting the opposition define “clean energy”. Again, we already have it.

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    Amber

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    Tough guy ? Hardly . Hard to take maybe .
    But he has found a niche that works for him
    like most actors .

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    GR82DRV

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    [quote name=”4TimesAYear”]We have clean energy. Look at any of the cities in the U.S. and see if you see any smog. I like to use D.C. as an example. They happen to have an air quality camera I can check daily. If that’s “dirty” I’ll eat my hat. The alarmists’ idea of clean energy is no CO2, but you can’t have combustion w/o CO2 and water vapor. Both harmless. We cleaned up our power plants a long time ago. Let’s stop letting the opposition define “clean energy”. Again, we already have it.[/quote]
    Really good point 4X!

    Since the tangible air quality has improved dramatically in the last 30 years leftist crisis-mongers need something unseen and impossibly complex to drive their socialist narrative. CO2 is the perfect choice for targeting a fraud to the gullible and uninformed.

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