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 Endless failure of climate doomsday tales

01.07.19. We at MM know it’s a bit boring, going on about the rubbish being promoted around climate change. But showing continuously how stupid the religion of global warming and climate is, maybe, just maybe we can wake our members of parliament up to the fact they are being conned out of billions of tax payers dollars. Ever wondered how many people actually making their living being climate con artists? Probably millions world wide; just wish we could invest in the scam, a better return than the stock market. What does seem strange is that no matter how wild the claims of our demise are, our leaders don’t stand up and say “piss off you idiots”, they remain silent and go on spending our taxes on useless and failing infrastructure.
Vijay Jayaraj continues with the important and often repeated message.
On June 29, 2017, the Dailymail in UK ran an article headlined “Four years to save the Earth: 2020 is the deadline to avert climate catastrophe, experts claim in chilling commentary.”
Two years later and halfway to deadline, the earth has not changed much. If anything, the El Niño of the 2016-17 season gave way for much cooler temperatures across the globe and the past two years have been colder than 2016.
This is just one of the many climate doomsday news articles that gets published in our mainstream news media every single day.
How seriously should we treat the climate doomsday claims?
In mid-2000s “Arctic sea ice melting” became the buzz word and the star of the climate apocalypse movement. Since then, the melting of Arctic sea ice became the central theme of climate doomsday theories.
In 2007, news media across the globe warned that the Arctic would soon be ice-free because of the excessive melting from global warming. It came on the heels of Al Gore’sAn Inconvenient Truth, a 2016 documentary on how global warming is melting Arctic ice and killing Polar bears.
“Arctic summers ice-free ‘by 2013,” was a BBC headline. The article justified its claim by referring to the modelling forecasts of climate scientists. It read, “using supercomputers to crunch through possible future outcomes has become a standard part of climate science in recent years … modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years.”
But instead of disappearing, the Arctic sea ice grew. The 2013 minimal sea ice extent in the Arctic outgrew the 2012 levels. The ice-free predictions have been proven to be wrong and extremely inaccurate. The minimal sea ice extent today (2018) is much higher than that of 2012.
This was not the only case where the computer models failed in their predictions.
During the past 19 years, the computer climate models used to forecast global temperatures failed to predict the temperature levels accurately. Even worse, the models failed to capture the apparent slowdown in the warming of earth.
These are the very same models that are currently being used to justify climate policies like the Paris agreement. With a two-decade record of dismal failure in predicting temperatures, the model outputs can hardly be trusted as valid indicators of future climate.
Other climate gaffes include the claims about the worsening of extreme weather events due to climate change. Contrary to popular belief, there has been no observable increase in extreme weather events.
In the U.S., tornado activity was at its record low in 2018 and the severity of wildfire has actually declined. Studies also indicate that the global area burned by wildfire has declined during the past few decades.
And these are just the incompetency of doomsayer’s claims with the current state of climate. If we contextualize the present-day climate in comparison to the climate during the past 10,000 years, then most of the doomsday theories lose their sting.
Arctic sea ice, for example, is at one of its highest levels in the Holocene (last 10,000 years). The temperature levels have constantly swung in the past, including the well-studied two warm periods (Roman and Medieval) and one cold period (Little Ice Age) in the past 2000 years.
More surprisingly, throughout the history, the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration levels followed the temperature levels and not vice versa. In other words, atmospheric CO2 concentration were not the primary drivers of the rise in temperatures (whenever they occurred).
This was reflected in the temperature measurements between 2000 and 2018, when the exponential increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration failed to cause a rise in global temperature levels.
It is a gentle reminder that we should take the doomsday claims with a pinch of salt. Neither are they scientifically accurate nor are they put through rigorous scrutiny before being disseminated to the masses.
Vijay Jayaaj (M.Sc., Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, England), Research Associate for Developing Countries for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, lives in Bangalore, India.
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  • TommyGun 01/07/2019, 5:20 am

    Oh Dear, Vijay!
    I hear that a wooden stake and some flammable liquid has been ordered for Bangalore, India! Run!

    • Vijay 03/07/2019, 3:56 pm

      Haha, Thankfully, India loves coal and no one here dares to call coal as ugly. My entire life was fuelled and supported by coal.

  • DT 01/07/2019, 7:43 am

    Toot, toot: the UN IPCC Gravy Train has a climate hoax emergency.

  • Finn 01/07/2019, 8:01 am

    Outraged

    Oh yes I am outraged …. again

    Pretty soon I’ll be offended

  • Aktosplatz 01/07/2019, 9:15 am

    I am still waiting for some marketing genius launch some climate change brands of beer.

    Names like ‘Emissions Control Stout’, ‘Carbon Neutral Ale’, or ‘Tipping Point’ Lager. Blend Emissions Control Stout with Lemonade to create ‘Save the Planet’ shandy.

    Might as well pour it down our throats after having it rammed down our throats for such a long time.

    (Problem: they would all contain CO2)

  • Lorraine 01/07/2019, 9:31 am

    biggest scam this century, that humans can believe the snake oil salesman and all the doomsayers. We are born to this earth grew to adulthood lived the weather patterns agreed with BOM when sometimes they got it right. Each day and each year if taking notice, nothing much has changed. Winter Summer Autumn and Spring, 75 years on this earth, all pretty much the same. The big change I have noticed is in the POWER BILL.

    • wal1957 01/07/2019, 9:50 am

      Makes all other scams pale into insignificance.
      SJW’s and weak governments and politicians,(mostly of the left), have lapped up the koolaid!

  • ibbit 01/07/2019, 9:53 am

    Lorraine is correct. The biggest change in the weather is our power bill, which is used as a stalking horse by rotten politicians, to fleece the public and line their own pockets. Politicians are supposed to set the conditions for business and people too succeed, not for gas, electricity, water providers and anyone else who wants to get into the act to rob us blind. Angus Taylor said power prices would come down at the beginning of July, a statement supported by the PM – but which July of which year? What he really meant was that consumers should get out into the jungle and try to negotiate a fair price from suppliers.
    Suppliers are prepared for this by offering pay- on- time lower prices, but what that does is just make sure their income arrives on time. Anyone see the elderly, disabled or other affected people doing that or succeeding at that enterprise? I thought not. Taylor and Morrison are liars. They care for nothing but their own backsides. Pity is we can’t easily get rid of the bounders because to many people are to easily conned by their slick, lying tongues and because the other side would possibly do worse and we do not have a third, viable alternative to vote for.

  • Biking Voter 01/07/2019, 3:52 pm

    Shock Horror!!! I received a letter from Origin Energy informing me of a price drop for my Elecktrickery, Yes a price drop.

    This was tempered by a similar letter from ActewAGL informing me that my natural gas is going up 2%.

    One hand giveth and the other hand taketh away.

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