Re-Directing Public Concern from Global Warming to Global Cooling

Posted on October 16th, 2015

Global warming blown forecast from www.caglecartoons.com # 159326By S. Fred Singer

I want to change public concern from Global (GW) to Global Cooling (GC).  Presented here are three arguments in favor of such a drastic shift — which involves also a drastic shift in current policies, such as mitigation of the greenhouse (GH) gas carbon dioxide.

My main argument relies on the fact, backed by historical evidence, that cooling, even on a regional or local scale, is much more damaging than warming.  The key threat is to agriculture, leading to failure of harvests, followed by famine, starvation, disease, and mass deaths.

Also, GC is reasonably sure, while GW is iffy.  The evidence, again, is historical — from deep-sea sediment cores and ice cores.  Our planet has experienced some 17 (Milankovitch-style) glaciations in the past 2 million years, each typically lasting 100,000 years, interrupted by warm inter-glacials, typically of around 10,000-yr duration. The most recent glaciation ended rather suddenly about 12,000 years ago.  We are now in the warm Holocene, which is expected to end soon. 

In fact, we may have already entered into the next glaciation — as we can discover only in retrospect.  (Past cycles suggest a very gradual cooling initially — with ice accumulation and a drop in global sea levels, a decrease in atmospheric CO2 into the cooling oceans and lowest temperatures occurring only much later in the cycle.)

Archeological data show that the recent glaciation wiped out the Neanderthalers and much of the fauna that constituted their source of food.  Most of humanity may not survive the next, inevitable glaciation.

We need to consider also the warming-cooling (Dansgaard-Oeschger-Bond — DOB) cycles, which seem to be solar-controlled and have a period of approx 1000-1500 years; its most recent cooling phase, the “Little Ice Age” (LIA), ended about 200 years ago.  For details, see Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years by Singer and Avery [2007].

The LIAs are not nearly as severe as the major glaciations; yet they present an important threat to the food supply and to current civilization.  Available technology seems adequate to assure human survival — at least in industrialized nations.  The main threat is warfare, driven by competition for food and other essential resources.  With nuclear weapons and delivery systems widely dispersed, the outcome of future wars is difficult to predict. Read More..

More Bad News For Climate Alarmists: Another Study Confirms Africa’s Deserts Are Getting Greener

Posted on October 15th, 2015

Agriculture in Africa by Joachim HuberEDITOR’S COMMENT: Most likely, you will never hear about these results from alarmist President Obama or any of his crony capitalist henchmen, as it doesn’t fit their overall agenda!

By James Delingpole

Climate change has saved hundreds of thousands of Africans from extreme poverty, starvation and premature death, a study from Arizona State University has confirmed.

The study shows that the West African Sahel – part of the semiarid strip just south of the Sahara desert, which spans the African continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea – has been steadily “regreening” since the severe droughts of the 1970s and 1980s which killed more than 100,000 people.

Among the reasons for the “regreening” are increased rainfall, the beneficial effects of increased atmospheric CO2 on plant growth and the ingenuity of farmers (“community-led conservation efforts) in this harsh, marginal region.

But alarmists have fiercely resisted this good news because it so flies in the face of their doomsday narrative that “climate change” is making everything worse, in third world regions like sub-Saharan Africa especially, and that human beings are quite incapable of adapting to cope with it. Read More..

A Climate of Delusion. President Obama Tries One More Time to Make Global Warming Cool

Posted on October 9th, 2015

Climate change hoax, not scienceBy Washington Times

President Obama’s globalist rhetoric captured hearts at the United Nations but it will take more than hot air to make global warming cool with anyone but the easily fooled. Like the rooster that thinks his cock-a-doodle-doo makes the sun rise, Mr. Obama touts the notion that the president of the United States can command the forces of nature that made the planet hospitable before the human race was born. He knows he can’t do that, but he might pick the pockets of the prosperous to pay for a fantasy.

The president unveiled the climate change agenda of his globalist manifesto in all its unwrapped purple. “All of our countries will be affected by a changing climate, but the world’s poorest people will bear the heaviest burden from rising seas and more intense droughts, shortage of water and food. We will be seeing climate change refugees.”

Apart from computer models that have proved notoriously inaccurate, there is little evidence that the earth’s climate is changing in ways that will trigger the sort of mass migration that the dictators and warmongers have compelled. Now that more than 18 years have passed since global temperatures have budged even an inch, it is clear that “sustainable development,” the keystone of a “green” utopia, is not dependent on the earth’s weather climate but rather on its political climate.

The president argues that carbon-dioxide emissions will bring on climate change catastrophe and he has obligated the United States to enact his Clean Power Plan. Emissions-reducing rules are expected to reduce global temperatures by only 0.03 degrees Fahrenheit by the turn of the next century, at an annual cost estimated to range between $5 billion and $41 billion. In similar fashion, the U.N., which has none, is attempting to shame the developed nations into paying $100 billion a year into its Green Climate Fund for redistribution to poor countries for renewable energy projects. Read More..

Ridley Scott Confirms NASA Timed Mars Water Find to Boost Damon’s ‘Martian’ Movie

Posted on September 30th, 2015

DID YOU KNOW? red Rubber Stamp over a white background. BasicEDITOR’S COMMENT: This revelation is truly despicable, as it confirms once again the total propaganda mindset, most often not true, of the Obama administration has even permeated the once highly-regarded aura of NASA. Sadly, this is not that surprising, since we have previously commented on the many examples of NASA altering their calculations and conclusions, so as to enhance the untrue statements of the Obama administration regarding global warming/climate change. You simply cannot believe any comments out of this administration or its agencies, as they are full of misinformation and disinformation.

By John Nolte

Keep in mind that NASA’s big announcement is NOT that water has been found on Mars. The news is that NASA has found only SIGNS of water on Mars. And now, probably by accident, “Martian” director Ridley Scott has confirmed that NASA timed the release of this bombshell maybe-news for the week of the movie’s release: On one level, The Martian may be functioning as a giant advertisement for Nasa, but the close collaboration between the space agency and Ridley Scott’s film-making team has resulted in the director remaining blasé about the dramatic announcement of evidence of flowing water on Mars. “I knew that months ago,” he said in response to the news. …”

“Scott said he had seen the photographs of water flows “about two months ago” – meaning that it was too late to incorporate the revelation into the film’s narrative. NASA knew this months ago. NASA chose this week to release the news. Case closed.”   (my emphasis) Read More..

The Climate Has Been Changing Since Genesis 1:1, So Why Is Pope Francis Suddenly So Concerned?

Posted on September 22nd, 2015

President Barack Obama with Pope Francis at the VaticanBy Gene J. Koprowski

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) tells Townhall.com that he is planning to boycott the Congressional address of Pope Francis this week. The reason? The Congressman is concerned that the speech is going to be completely politically correct, not traditionally Christian in focus. He also is outraged that the secular progressives at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) helped co-write His Holiness’ environmental encyclical earlier this year, and does not want to offer even tacit support for that ideological document.

“Media reports indicate His Holiness instead intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change–a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis. More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into climate justice and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies. If the Pope stuck to standard Christian theology, I would be the first in line,” wrote Rep. Gosar. “If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on. If the Pope urged the Western nations to rescue persecuted Christians in the Middle East, I would back him wholeheartedly. But when the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one. Artist and columnist Maureen Mullarkey effectively communicated this fallacy stating, When papal preferences, masked in a Christian idiom, align themselves with ideological agendas (e.g. radical environmentalism) [they] impinge on democratic freedoms and the sanctity of the individual.’”

Concluded the Congressman, “the earth’s climate has been changing since God created it, with or without man. On that, we should all agree. In Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment (written with the consultation of that great seminary the EPA and its embattled head Gina McCarthy), he condemned anyone skeptical of the link between human activity and climate change and adopted the false science being propagated by the Left.  If the Pope wants to devote his life to fighting climate change then he can do so in his personal time. But to promote questionable science as Catholic dogma is ridiculous.”     (my emphasis)

By Gene J. Koprowski for the American Spectator

By permission The American Spectator

http://spectator.org

http://spectator.org/blog/64124/climate-has-been-changing-genesis-11-so-why-pope-francis-suddenly-so-concerned

This item first appeared on Somewhat Reasonable, the policy and commentary blog of the Heartland Institute.

Cost of EPA’s Toxic Spill Could Soar to Nearly $30 Billion

Posted on September 18th, 2015

Colorful Colorado EPA catastrophe from www.caglecartoons.com # 167409By John Siciliano

The cost of cleaning up a major toxic waste spill in the West caused by an Environmental Protection Agency contractor could soar as high as $27.7 billion.

That’s the conclusion of study released Tuesday morning by the right-leaning American Action Forum. The group is one of the first to attempt to estimate the clean-up cost of what will likely be remembered as one of the biggest environmental disasters of 2015.

The toxic spill began Aug. 5 when an EPA contractor accidentally ruptured a wall holding back millions of gallons of wastewater containing a variety of toxic substances such as mercury and lead at a closed gold mine in Colorado.

The resulting spill created a yellow plume of toxic sludge that flowed through Colorado, New Mexico and Utah via the Animas and San Juan rivers.

EPA and state officials say much of the toxic plume has dissipated in the Animas River, which the EPA confirmed Friday as being back to pre-spill conditions. But concerns remain that pollution in the rivers’ sediment layers may have to be removed, with officials predicting a clean-up effort that could take years to complete. Read More..

Jerry Brown to Republican Presidential Candidates: Welcome, ‘Merchants of Destruction!’

Posted on September 16th, 2015

Scientific pronouncements global warmingEDITOR”S COMMENT: I thought this comment was on target: Moonbeam Brown the best response to your global warming crap is it does not exist. It is nothing more them a liberal money making scam that has never been proven . By the way I thought you idiots changed the name to climate change which we all know happens four times a year naturally.

By Bloomberg

As he struggles to bring under control devastating wildfires that he blames at least partly on global warming, California Governor Jerry Brown has an un- welcome message for the Republican presidential candidates gathering in his state for a debate Wednesday.

“I would challenge these Republican presidential candidates to speak to what is certainly one of the fundamental issues of our time,” Brown said in an interview. “They fancy themselves defenders of life but they actually are willing merchants of destruction. I would like to see them be honest about climate change.”

… In a March 2014 Gallup poll  climate change ranked as the 14th most important issue out of 15 surveyed, topping only race relations among issues about which survey respondents said they cared a “great deal.”  The Republican presidential candidates are equally non-alarmist.

Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have backed away from policies such as subsidizing solar and wind power because they are unpopular with the public, said Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity, the free-market group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers. Regardless of the rhetoric around climate change, candidates know better than to advocate policies that drive up energy prices and stifle economic growth in the name of minimizing global warming, Phillips said in a telephone interview. Read More..

Poor Nations Want U.S. to Pay Reparations for Extreme Weather

Posted on September 14th, 2015

Snowed in global warming from www.caglecartoons.com # 160332EDITOR’S COMMENT: This is precisely what global warming and climate change are all about. The real goal is not to protect the environment, but a combination of seizing wealth and power. Unfortunately, President Obama and the United Nations are spearheading this ‘Robin Hood’ approach, and this effort will be discussed extensively at the upcoming United Nations Conference on Climate Change in December. What’s amazing to me is that there is absolutely no scientific proof that man-made global warming has caused any of these problems. The poor countries were very poor and experienced many of these natural devastating effects long before the elites even conceived of global warming. As further evidence of this absurdity, if one reads the UN’s comments, it is interesting that one of the biggest emission generators, China, is not even mentioned as being a target of these negotiations. Why? Because it is not about the environment!

By Thomas M. Kostigen

Poorer nations suffering from extreme weather disasters, so much so that their citizens are seeking refugee in safer terrains outside their borders, want rich nations like the United States to pay for reparations and to relocate populations.

Preparatory talks ahead of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to be held in Paris in December has representatives from developing nations asking for more than an already agreed upon $100 billion per year for climate change mitigation measures. They want additional compensation for weather-related disasters as well as a “displacement coordination facility” for refugees. And they want all this to be legally binding as part of the larger anticipated Paris accord.

The U.S. and wealthier nations in the European Union are balking. Read More..

Wake Up, Obama, Climate Change Has Been Happening Forever

Posted on September 9th, 2015

Climate changingBy Betsy McCaughey

President Obama hiked to Exit Glacier in Alaska last week, with photographers in tow, to send the world a message: The glacier is melting.

Obama blames it on the increasing use of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, which he wants to restrict not only in the United States but worldwide. The photo op was designed to build support for an international climate agreement he’s pushing hard to sell, so far with little success.

Trouble is, the president needs to get his facts straight. Exit Glacier has been shrinking for 200 years — since 1815 — long before widespread industrialization and automobiles. As the president ended his trip, he sounded the alarm again: “This state’s climate is changing before our eyes.”

News flash, Mr. President: Alaska has been buffeted by cyclical swings in climate for thousands of years. That’s true for the rest of the world, too. There was a 300-year-long Medieval heat wave, followed by a Little Ice Age that began around 1300, and then the 300-year warming period we’re in now. Read More..

ABC News 2009 Prediction of Global Climate Catastrophe in 2015 Slightly Off

Posted on September 3rd, 2015

Blown forecast global warmingEDITOR’S COMMENT: Funny how the mainstream media never seems to revisit some of its earlier stories or predictions.

By Rick Moran

Amidst stories of war, murder, and natural disasters, a pallate cleanser for you – an ABC News report from 2009 predicting climate armageddon in 2015.

Daily Caller:

ABC News ran a news special in 2009 called Earth 2100, a program warning its viewers about the dangers of climate change.

ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff says the show “puts participants in the future and asks them to report back about what it is like to live in this future world. The first stop is the year 2015.”

A Harvard University professor says, “We’re going to see more floods, more droughts, more wildfires.”

Are we reallly seeing “more” of those disasters? More compared to what? If we compare to 2009, that statement is probably true. But if you compare the frequency of those disasters to historical highs, not so much. Read More..

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