Climate Change – Historical Hysteria

When the weather shifts and it is destructive, the media screams – Global Warming!  Climate Change! I told you so! And when the weather acts predictably, the silence is just as loud.

Climate Change:  Ahh, its good, ahh, its bad, we’re all going to die… Is it real? Is it a hoax? Does it divert from other issues? Is it used to create a global mass fear? Our obsession with some things that we can not possibly know for certain – and the pronouncement that they are facts – has become so prevalent, no one bothers to lift an eyebrow.

For example, we take as fact:  “65 million years ago an asteroid that was 6 miles in diameter, crashed into earth and caused volcanic reactions twice as intense as ever before…killing off the dinosaurs…” Of course that assumes we know all about volcanic eruptions that took place a billion years ago… we can say for fact and prove that dinosaurs lived 65 million years ago, and that an asteroid crashed into earth 65 million years ago and that…blah-de-blah.  We don’t know actually.  It is a supposition – a conjecture – an idea – a theory.  What it is NOT is – fact.

Now we have Climate Predictions.  A scientist makes an assertion and we readily accept it as fact.  Why?  Let’s look at some climate predictions made in the past:

  1. In 2005 the UN warned that imminent sea-level rises, increased hurricanes, and desertification caused by “man-made global warming” would lead to massive population disruptions. It further claimed that by 2010, 50 million climate ‘refugees’ would be fleeing for the lives.

  2. In 1971, a respected Stanford Scientist predicted that by 2000 the UK would be a small group of impoverished islands housing 70 million starving people. And possibly no longer exist at all. The cause? Global cooling. The Scientific community doubted that governments would listen and proposed melting the polar ice caps as a means of stabilizing this massive ice age.

  3. In 2003, the Pentagon issued a massive scare mongering document which predicted that in ten years the world would be a post-apocalyptic disaster zone. In the document, California would succumb to massive flooding, the Netherlands would be uninhabitable, and natural disasters would wreak havoc across the globe.

  4. March 2000, a senior researcher with the Climate Research Unit stated that the UK would never see snow again. It was a thing of the past. The very next year snowfall increased by 50%. Unfazed, in 2004 this same scientist and his cohorts decided that Scotland would never see a ski industry again as a result of global warming. In 2013, Scottish resorts closed down as a result of ‘too much snow’.

  5. Last year the US experienced phenomenal snowfall and colder than normal temperatures. The Climate Research Unit declared, “A growing body of evidence suggests that the kind of extreme cold being experienced by much of the United States as we speak is a pattern we can expect to see with increasing frequency, as global warming continues.”

  6. In 1990, the chief scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund stated that by 1996: “The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers.” The situation would get so bad that “Mexican police will round up illegal American migrants surging into Mexico seeking work as field hands.”

  7. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Al Gore stated that the North Pole would be ice free by 2013. In fact, as of 2013, Arctic ice volume expanded 50% compared to 2012, and sea ice levels grew at a faster pace not seen since 1979. A number of Climate Scientists jumped on the Gore bandwagon and claimed super computer models proved this prediction true and even calculated it would happen before 2013.

  8. Even more recently, experts have predicted that the ice in the Antarctic would evaporate as a direct result of increased CO2 emissions – all man made. Reality: “sea ice in Antarctica is off the charts, consistently smashing previous record highs on a near-daily basis. Sea-ice area in the south is now at the highest point since records began — by a lot — and the warmists are searching frantically for an explanation.”

  9. And while Obama claims that all the fires, drought, floods and natural disasters are a direct result of climate change. Forbes Magazine did a bit of research and found that fires in the US are actually down 15% since 1950. And although droughts persist, the UN declared that droughts are actually less frequent, shorter and less intense than in the past.

February 04, 1989

Last week, scientists from the United States Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that a study of temperature readings for the contiguous 48 states over the last century showed there had been no significant change in average temperature over that period.

Dr. James Hanson of NASA made this statement. He provided graphs illustrating this conclusion. But in 2000, Dr. Hanson altered the graphs significantly to show a rising temperature over 1.5′, altering not just one year, but every year since the beginning of recordation in 1880 and changing his stance to conform with the Climate Changers.

In France this week, a reputable weatherman that had been on television for years was sacked. Why? He wrote a book that claimed governments were using climate change to fuel mass hysteria, and that climate change is a natural phenomena. He accuses scientists of manipulating and politicizing misleading data. The Climate Change Summit will be held in Paris this November. Coincidence?

The point? Just because a scientist makes a claim or a prediction or a statement, does not mean it is a fact. In fact, as we can see, climate science and scientists have been wrong not just a little, but Mother Nature has proven them to be ‘completely’ wrong.

The lessons:

  1.  It’s not nice to fool with Mother Nature, because she always wins!
  2.  When making a prediction, it would be a good idea to make it as convoluted as possible so that when it doesn’t come true, you can say it really did, by rearranging the original facts to align with the real outcome…

One thought on “Climate Change – Historical Hysteria

  1. We need MORE CO2, not less. At 150ppm of CO2, the life on earth is no more. 380 ppm is barely above threshold of death. Adding CO2 in greenhouses increases yield at up to 40% over ambient. The world is greening in response to the increase of CO2 level, the more the better. More green vegetation increases photosynthesis, using more CO2. Thus the negative feedback is established to make earth thrive. Algae in the oceans employ the same photosynthesis, even more decisive than land vegetation can provide considering Earth is 70% a water planet.

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