Another climate scare debunked. Professor urges calm

We’ve got to ride this global warming issue.
Even if the theory of global warming is wrong,
we will be doing the right thing in terms of
economic and environmental policy.

– Timothy Wirth,
President of the UN Foundation

Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about
?”
– Maurice Strong,
founder of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

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via Andrew Bolt :

Professor Michael Asten urges calm – and a bit of honesty in the warming debate :

UN climate agency is exaggerating the effects of El Nino

  • THE AUSTRALIAN
  • NOVEMBER 28, 2015 12:00AM


The UN climate agency, the World Meteorological Organisation, has predictably hyped the global warming associated with this El Nino to encourage political leaders to action in next week’s Paris climate conference (”UN tips 2015 as hottest year”, 26/11).

However, its press release overlooks the full WMO discussion which notes that this El Nino is similar to three significant events in 1972-73, 1982-83 and 1997-98. It is not an unprecedented event, and past experience shows that prediction of the progress of El Ninos is notoriously difficult. The WMO quotes only surface temperature data, which may be subject to upward biases from meteorological stations sited in cities and ships that are thermal sources. The two data sets of lower atmosphere temperatures as measured globally using weather balloons and satellites were not used by the WMO, but they show a less alarming result — there is no upward statistical trend in global temperatures over the past 18 years, a feature much discussed in scientific journals as “the pause”.

Empirical scientists should be alarmed that while the most commonly quoted climate models predict a global temperature increase of 3C per century over this time, it is not happening. Rather than being panicked by the WMO press release, Malcolm Turnbull and Greg Hunt and their opposite numbers represented in Paris would serve us well by pausing their deliberations until science delivers a global temperature model consistent with measurement.

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Keeping Tabs On What Bill Gates Thinks About Sustainability

“By the time we see that climate change is really bad, your ability to fix it is extremely limited… The carbon gets up there, but the heating effect is delayed. And then the effect of that heat on the species and ecosystem is delayed. That means that even when you turn virtuous, things are actually going to get worse for quite a while.”

Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable.” – Maurice Strong, Secretary General of the UN’s Rio+20 Earth Summit, 1992.

 

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Bill Gates on Sustainability …

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Climate control …

Mr. Gates actually got my attention earlier this week because of some comments he has made about our collective responsibility to address climate change and well as for a $5.4 million investment he personally has put toward addressing geoengineering technology that could combat the problem.

Keeping tabs on what Bill Gates thinks about sustainability – SmartPlanet

 

$5.4 million well spent …

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Global Temperature Update – Still no global warming for 17 years 10 months | Watts Up With That?

H/t to The Galileo Movement

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UN Agenda 21 and ICLEI Sustainability :

UN Agenda 21 and ICLEI Sustainability Operations in Australia :


John Holdren: Abuse of Office, Power, and Science for a Political Agenda

For more on ‘environmentalist’ John Holdren and the myth of ‘over-population’ see:

 

Watts Up With That?

Guest opinion by Dr. Tim Ball

Recently, in reply to a charge that John Holdren made false claims about climate change by Sam Kazman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) ruled he was expressing his “personal opinion” not “a comprehensive review of the scientific literature”. The charge is correct and the ruling false. It may be his personal opinion, but it was given from the White House in his position as adviser to the President.

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The Disturbing Correlation Between Atmospheric CO2 And Temperature In The 21st Century


17 Years Of No Global Warming Ridicules Latest IPCC Alarmism

Warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to 
know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.” – UN IPCC 
Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itohan award-winning PhD environmental physical
chemist.

“It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of 
scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.” – U.S Government
Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of
NOAA.

“I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” – Nobel Prize Winner for
Physics, Ivar Giaever.

5 Data Set No Warming

Andrew Bolt trashes the latest round of IPCC climate change alarmism …

Via Herald Sun :

Where’s the warming?

As you trawl through all the global warming scare stories this week, remember this bottom-line fact – there has been no warming of the atmosphere this century:

Our dataset-of-datasets graph averages the monthly anomalies for the three terrestrial and two satellite temperature records. It shows there has still been no global warming this millennium. Over 13 years 2 months, the trend is zero.

The warming may resume after a hiatus that so far has lasted some 16 years, but we simply are not getting the temperature rises the climate models predicted.

UPDATE

Exactly how many more billions does Labor want to waste making no difference to global temperatures, which haven’t risen in 16 years anyway?

Labor leader Bill Shorten has distanced himself from remarks made by opposition environment spokesman Mark Butler who said the case has been made for Australia to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent by 2020…

Campaigning in Perth before the West Australian Senate election on Saturday, Prime Minister Tony Abbott seized on Mr Butler’s remarks, arguing they were a sign Labor was not just going to keep the carbon tax, but increase it… 

The independent Climate Change Authority, which the government plans to abolish, said in February Australia should adopt a minimum target of 15 per cent by 2020 and its 5 per cent target was out of step with countries including China and the United States.

Mr Butler said: ‘’It [the authority report] does make the point that the conditions for 15 per cent have been met.

‘’For example, similar countries have targets of 15 per cent. It’s quite clear 20 per cent hasn’t been met but it is strongly arguable 15 per cent has been met.’’

And can we clarify this furphy that the Climate Change Authority is “independent”? In fact, Labor stacked it with extremists and sympathisers who can’t be sacked:

Tell me why the authority members include Clive Hamilton, a professor of public ethics who is a former Greens candidate and absurd catastrophist? Why on earth should we listen to him?

Tell me why it includes militant warmist David Karoly, with his history of predictions?

Why does it include John Quiggin, a warmist who had to admit to having grossly exaggerated the difference our carbon tax could actually make?

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See also : Before you read the upcoming IPCC report, note this | Climatism

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Agenda of the United Nations and the Political Elite :

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Before you read the upcoming IPCC report, note this

Climatism note :

One of the authors of a U.N. draft report on climate change pulled out of the writing team, saying his colleagues were issuing unfounded “alarmist” claims at the expense of real solutions.

“The drafts became too alarmist,” said Richard Tol, a Dutch professor of economics at Sussex University in England, to Reuters.

See also : UN Carbon Regime Would Devastate Humanity | Climatism

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Watts Up With That?

The Working Group II IPCC report from the big shindig in Japan this week will be making headlines shortly, but take those headlines with a grain of salt.

Richard Tol Pulls Out, Says IPCC Draft Report Alarmist

  • Date: 27/03/14 Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times

One of the authors of a U.N. draft report on climate change pulled out of the writing team, saying his colleagues were issuing unfounded “alarmist” claims at the expense of real solutions.

“The drafts became too alarmist,” said Richard Tol, a Dutch professor of economics at Sussex University in England, to Reuters.

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Socialism Masquerading As Environmentalism

If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of
saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have
an ecologically sound society under socialism.
I don’t think it is possible under capitalism
” 
– Judi Bari,
principal organiser of Earth First

Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the
industrialized civilizations collapse?
Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about
?”
– Maurice Strong,
founder of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Image Source : Green agenda has parallels with excesses of communism | Herald Sun

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“Global Warming” has long abandoned any connection it has with actual science. It is an ideology. A religion. Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott likening it to, “socialism masquerading as environmentalism“.

“No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” – Christine Stewart, former Canadian Minister of the Environment

American Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist, Charles Krauthammer, articulates the motivation behind modern environmentalism. A movement using the threat of environmental disaster to limit the use of energy, shut down economies and advance socialism.

There’s no greater social power than the power to ration. And, other than rationing food, there is no greater instrument of social control than rationing energy, the currency of just about everything one does and uses in an advanced society.

Carbon Chastity

By Charles Krauthammer
The Washington Post

Friday, May 30, 2008

I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’m a global warming agnostic who believes instinctively that it can’t be very good to pump lots of CO2 into the atmosphere but is equally convinced that those who presume to know exactly where that leads are talking through their hats.

Predictions of catastrophe depend on models. Models depend on assumptions about complex planetary systems — from ocean currents to cloud formation — that no one fully understands. Which is why the models are inherently flawed and forever changing. The doomsday scenarios posit a cascade of events, each with a certain probability. The multiple improbability of their simultaneous occurrence renders all such predictions entirely speculative.

BdufIaXCAAAmOPTYet on the basis of this speculation, environmental activists, attended by compliant scientists and opportunistic politicians, are advocating radical economic and social regulation. “The largest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity,” warns Czech President Vaclav Klaus, “is no longer socialism. It is, instead, the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism.”

If you doubt the arrogance, you haven’t seen that Newsweek cover story that declared the global warming debate over. Consider: If Newton’s laws of motion could, after 200 years of unfailing experimental and experiential confirmation, be overthrown, it requires religious fervor to believe that global warming — infinitely more untested, complex and speculative — is a closed issue.

But declaring it closed has its rewards. It not only dismisses skeptics as the running dogs of reaction, i.e., of Exxon, Cheney and now Klaus. By fiat, it also hugely re-empowers the intellectual left.

For a century, an ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous knowledge class — social planners, scientists, intellectuals, experts and their left-wing political allies — arrogated to themselves the right to rule either in the name of the oppressed working class (communism) or, in its more benign form, by virtue of their superior expertise in achieving the highest social progress by means of state planning (socialism).

Two decades ago, however, socialism and communism died rudely, then were buried forever by the empirical demonstration of the superiority of market capitalism everywhere from Thatcher’s England to Deng’s China, where just the partial abolition of socialism lifted more people out of poverty more rapidly than ever in human history.

Just as the ash heap of history beckoned, the intellectual left was handed the ultimate salvation: environmentalism. Now the experts will regulate your life not in the name of the proletariat or Fabian socialism but — even better — in the name of Earth itself.

Environmentalists are Gaia’s priests, instructing us in her proper service and casting out those who refuse to genuflect. (See Newsweek above.) And having proclaimed the ultimate commandment — carbon chastity — they are preparing the supporting canonical legislation that will tell you how much you can travel, what kind of light you will read by, and at what temperature you may set your bedroom thermostat.

Only Monday, a British parliamentary committee proposed that every citizen be required to carry a carbon card that must be presented, under penalty of law, when buying gasoline, taking an airplane or using electricity. The card contains your yearly carbon ration to be drawn down with every purchase, every trip, every swipe.

There’s no greater social power than the power to ration. And, other than rationing food, there is no greater instrument of social control than rationing energy, the currency of just about everything one does and uses in an advanced society.

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* Article published in 2008, at the height of ‘Global Warming’ hysteria. Six years on, with Global Warming in hiatus now for 17 years, Krauthammer’s message holds perhaps further relevance.

* Links and Image added by Climatism.

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UPDATE

Krauthammer on Obama’s “settled science”

The arrogance – the stupidity – of people who claim global warming science is “settled”.

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Krauthammer on Global Warming as a Religion and Corruption of the Scientific method.

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Debate over climate change gets heated | Fox News Video (3:20)

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Irony UPDATE

Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer says it right up front in his Washington Post column: “I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier.”

He does, however, challenge the notion that the science on climate change is settled and says those who insist otherwise are engaged in “a crude attempt to silence critics and delegitimize debate.”

How ironic, then, that some environmental activists launched a petition urging the Post not to publish Krauthammer’s column on Friday.

Their response to opinions they disagree with is to suppress the speech.

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