Warming radicals blind to science and history

Extreme green environmentalists were celebrating in the US when President Obama gave in to their demands and refused to allow the construction of the Keystone oil pipeline. Dressed in rabbit and polar bear outfits, they danced and sang in front of the Whitehouse.

The greens said what a victory this was, because it would stop the use of more fossil fuel, and so ‘save the planet’.

In fact the oil company said; no it would not stop the use of the oil they will now merely transport the oil by road and rail, thereby increasing its price.

Meantime the greens have also said that talking to governments is not working, so they are resorting to more ‘direct action’. This means blockading ports, rail lines and so on. Apparently this is democracy in action.

Greenpeace has announced that its campaign for COP-21 in Paris will be ‘no fossil fuel and no nukes’. They say they want the whole world running on ‘renewable energy’ by 2050. This is like believing in the Toothfairy and the Easter Bunny.

They talk in sweeping theoretical terms, with no calculations of any sort to explain how this majestic goal can be achieved. Of course they also talk of living a simpler lifestyle, more in tune with the earth. That means don’t drive your car, fly in an aeroplane, or browse the internet on your cellphone, and so on.

Meantime, let me examine the basic thesis of all this. The argument is that CO2 causes global warming which leads to climate change. Another thesis is that all results of climate change are bad; nothing good can come of this.

However, over the last 1000 years the average temperature of the Earth has varied a great deal. Grape growing and winemaking were possible in England between 1100 and 1300, a time known as the Medieval Warm Period (MWP). This MWP is proven by science to have existed all over the world.

During this time the Vikings settled in Greenland. There were 3000 Viking farmers Viking greenland buildingin Greenland in 1300, and the place was green, and farming thrived.

During the MWP global temperatures were warmer than they are now.

But then a cooling phase set in. This was during the time of Shakespeare, and when the Dutch East India company pioneer Jan van Riebeeck landed at the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa to start a halfway station, for shipping travelling from Holland to the Far East. This cooling period has been named the Little Ice Age (LIA) and it lasted from about 1350 to 1850. During this time the river Thames froze solid and Frost Fairs were held on the river. People rode horses and carriages up and down the frozen Thames. Paintings survive to this day of the Frost Fairs. The last Frost Fair was held 1814.

Meantime, the cooling had hit the Vikings in Greenland and they slowly left and died out. The last Viking supply ship left Greenland in 1410. Modern historians had wondered why the prosperous Viking settlements had been abandoned. The answer has turned out to be simple. Climate change led to cooling and they were frozen out of their lands.

What is also evident from history is that periods of global warming led to health, welfare, and prosperity. Global cooling led to crop failure, disease, and hardship.

Some historians say that Jan van Riebeeck was sent to the Cape in 1652 in the middle of the LIA, partly because food was becoming more expensive in Europe, and the Dutch East India Company had to supply the increasing number of ships travelling the valuable trade routes to the east. Remember that the great plague of Europe, the Black Death, was in 1665. Even the rats were desperate for food and they spread the plague. Once when I visited a small country church in England I suddenly found myself standing on a large gravestone embedded in the ground. I looked down and read the inscription at my feet: “Here lie twenty six monks who died of the Black Death – 1665.” I will never forget it. I imagined the social impact of losing 26 monks from one small church.

In addition, the historically significant British settlers of the year 1820 arrived in South Africa at the end of the LIA, desperate to find a better life, compared to the poor conditions in England. One wonders to what degree the conditions in Europe, resulting from the LIA, contributed to their decision to move to South Africa.

If one goes back further in history to Roman times, there was a well-documented Roman Warming Period. This was also a period of prosperity.

During the MWP, the temperature was warmer than now. Of course there was no industrial Carbon Dioxide to be blamed for this warming. So what caused it?

Today in modern times there is a theory that the cause of global warming and cooling is the sun. But we are not talking of just the slight warming and cooling of the sun, which is known to occur. That effect is too little. It appears that climate change variations are due to major solar activity; which in turn means the mighty solar storms which appear on the sun in well-known cycles. These storms cause major alterations in the magnetic effects produced by the sun. These outbursts of magnetic activity in turn interact with the magnetic field of the Earth, which then alters the strength of the magnetic screening around the earth. This changing magnetic screen then alters the amount of cosmic radiation which penetrates the upper atmosphere of the earth. The cosmic radiation alters the amount of cloud cover, which exists around the planet. The cloud cover alters the amount of sunlight reaching the ground and so alters warming and cooling patterns. Carbon Dioxide has nothing to do with it. The solar activity model fits the facts well, including the onset of the MWP, the LIA, and the Roman Warming. The CO2 model does not fit the facts at all well; in fact in some instances it totally contradicts them.

But the extreme greens are not interested in this solar answer. They want an enemy to blame and to attack. That enemy is modern industry. To be able to attack industry the industrial CO2 generated globally has to be the culprit. Reason and logic have nothing to do with it.

In Paris the extreme greens will use all the media-grabbing opportunities they can, to force their case to the forefront of the public messages. They will not ask science for legitimate answers. COP-21 will be a war of promoting alternative political models for running the world, it will not be a search for the truth.

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About the Author: Kelvin Kemm

Kelvin Kemm

Dr Kelvin Kemm is the CEO of Nuclear Africa, a nuclear project management company based in Pretoria, South Africa. He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of CFACT. Dr. Kemm received the prestigious Lifetime Achievers Award of the National Science and Technology Forum of South Africa.

  • Dano2

    Hand-waving aside, it iw warmer now than it has been for tens of thousands of years, maybe hundreds of thousands.

    Best,

    D

    • VR

      Wrong, the Roman Warm, Medieval Warm, and Holocene Optimum were periods all warmer than today’s “20th century warm” and all those occurred since the end of the last ice age around 12,000 years ago. The Eemian warm of the prior inter glacial was several degrees C higher than today.

      • Dano2

        No they were not. And you cannot provide empirical evidence to show such.

        Best,

        D

        • VR

          Sorry but that is not correct. Look at ice core data from Greenland and Antarctica, both show the temperature in the past in detail, at times warmer than today and at times colder (much colder). This data is managed by the NCDC a division of NOAA, and data is there for download to the public. Warm periods are relatively short around 10-20,000 years and cold periods very long around 50-100,000 years. These data are widely accepted by climate scientists and geologists as fact. Ice core and sediment core data support the highly cyclical temperature trends of our planet. Our planet is always either warming or cooling, static unchanging temperature/climate is not the norm. Our current 20th century rate of warming is consistent with other warming trends of the last 12,000 years (Holocene).

          • Dano2

            First of all, that first graphic is explaining how disinformer Don Easterbrook lies to the faithful about past temps by purposely misusing Alley’s data. Data, BTW, which for temps starts ~105 years ago. A look at the Pages 2K work or anything similar shows how Easterbrook misleads with that graphic.

            HTH

            Best,

            D
            (Source 1, Source 2, ) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1695667086760df3c263faa7c971cdf43fd520b33d055cff3e98ba96ae7c421.gif

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/13cc366909503e6870a14db3c38d6dd28523fb6efac4f06b0fd14d43753e4cf8.jpg

            • VR

              when in doubt, break out the hockey stick

              • Dano2

                Thanks, that lets us know you are refuted.

                Best,

                D

                • Pam Dunn

                  NO stupid YOU are the one breaking out the hockey stick to try and prove your idiocy.

                  • Mnestheus

                    Sad to have to dunn a dunce, but poor Pam’s hairline betrays her game:

                    It does not greatly signify if the proximate cause is microcephaly or mendacity- : To click her name is to discover a universe oof blog comments where ‘Moron’ is the most common word in the language.

                    Dunning & Kruger have not labored in vain.

                • VR

                  Delusional

                  • Dano2

                    You were refuted, thanks!

                    Best,

                    D

              • VooDude

                Josh:

            • Pam Dunn

              More global warming Troll spew of BULLSHYTE from DISHONEST sources.

        • Gruff

          http://www.friendsofscience.org/index.php?id=394
          Providing Insight into Climate Change

          Try this, as well as follow the money via double dipping

          • RealOldOne2

            You’re wasting your time referring Dano2 to science. He doesn’t do science, just propaganda from his CatastrophicAGW-by-CO2 climate cult.

            • VooDude

              ???

          • Dano2

            Disinformation site!

            Drink!

            Best,

            D

        • Brin Jenkins

          Tot to the 100 degree that warmists present now as an ill begotten fact. Liars!

        • Pam Dunn

          And you supposedly can?? Thought NOt usual moronic spw from a troll and toad.

    • Pam Dunn

      Moronic global warming TROLL Alert; Watch out for spewed idiocy.

  • fedupjeff

    This is one part of a plan. While the people focus on another cycle of elections the real controllers continue unchallenged. After generations of this, looking at just the
    past 50 years up to today we have been alive during a major phase change in the nature of science and technology being used for a plan, with the greatest possible implication ever in history on America, global economies, societies, and global cultures. The World Government plan calls to control every resource, technology and living thing on the planet. The plan will not change no matter who is President and from the most horrific to our simplest problems can never get better if most just stand by without understanding the power centers of the world, and not even wanting to understand, as I once did, is what most Americans and people of the world have done (and been trained to do) generation after generation from birth to
    death……that mindset was created all by design using education and propaganda media.

    I have found most all Americans from baby boomers and younger do not want to
    look outside the only political reality they know, which is how they were programmed; left vs right. Americans cannot maintain that comfort zone of accepting corruption and doing nothing to halt it immediately without dire consequences for there children and so on. While our members of government on the “left and “right” are acting in opposition to one another, the objective of World
    Government continues forward because its is neither “left” nor “right.”

    “Left” and “right” for the world government plan works to bring about controlled predetermined change, and the extremes of political left and political right are vital for that process for controlled change to work. For example all discussions between left and right to promote change is never allowed to develop into a discussion where the best government is least government. The discussion and the
    funding under left vs. Right is always for more globalist controlled state power and less individual rights for the people.

    So it doesn’t matter from the viewpoint of globalists working toward world government whether it is termed left, right, Democratic or Republican. All that matters to the globalists, and what we see happening every election cycle, is that the discussion is kept within the framework the globalists set up (left vs. Right) and the increasing power of this puppet government they control more every election cycle moving continuously toward internationalism, leading to world organizations they now control, leading to world law they now control, leading to world government they WILL control.

    “Todaythe path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by
    strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the
    President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional
    government. We have operating within our government and political
    system, another body representing another form of government – a
    bureaucratic elite.” – Senator William Jenner, 1954.

    Regarding the function of the White House, Congress and the Senate for the
    world government plan, every election cycle its very important to understand, all by design, an overwhelming number of damaging regulations, laws and orders get implemented. The result is the very nature of Congressional action makes it more impossible after each election cycle for Congress to ever clean up the mess that was created by the “bureaucratic elite” to destroy America.

    How can “we the people” collaborate as a community to build a system that discourages exploitation in a rigged game by the global elite that will never agree to allow change under left vs. right? How can we inspire each other to live up to our highest shared ideals? The answer is simple; “the people” understanding the world
    government plan is the first step to take us all in that direction. That will allow us to elect competent representatives and keep them in line.

    In order to get an idea of how vast and how all-pervasive the world government plan is one must understand the goals of the globalists for conquest and control of the world. Once this is understood one can see how the global elite operate successfully and why it is that no power on earth has yet been able to withstand their driving onslaught against ALL foundations based on freedom, especially freedom of the individual as it is declared in the United States Constitution. Here is my best attempt at dot connecting with a world history and globalism roadmap to world government essay. Its for people who can choose to go beyond the conspiracy to understand exactly how the people are governed not only in America, but globally and by whom. .

    Part1: http://docdro.id/bqElBT1

    Part 2: http://docdro.id/7yGtA8j

  • me1952

    Mother Nature has been burning fossil fuels for 6,000 years. She also does not burn fossil fuels as cleanly as humans do. How has the planet survived? Humans have been destroying the Amazon rain forest since the mid 1960s and the Amazon supports a roughly 2 million non indigenous population it was never meant to support. Could this result in excess CO2? So many factors may or may not be affecting the climate and there is no one answer everyone will agree upon.
    Has anyone seen these prophets of doom driving a horse and buggy or riding a bike instead of using a motor vehicle? Do they chop wood in the winter or sweat all summer? Do they read by candlelight? These hypocrites aren’t about to forego the good life that those eeeeevil fossil fuels provide.
    Do we hold conferences on volcanoes and earthquakes? Or do we just accept that there are forces of nature we neither understand or control? The climate is one such force and until there is universal indisputable agreement as to what is going on and what if anything is causing it, I will never be convinced this is anything more than a manufactured crisis.
    The climate is doing what its always done….whatever it damned well pleases. Any suggestion that humans influence it is laughable.

  • stevemeikle

    The author appeals to facts I have known for years, namely historical facts. That is why I have NEVER believed in CAGW

    • Dano2

      CAGW!

      Drink!

      Best,

      D

      • Pam Dunn

        Moronic troll spews idiocy as usual.

        • Francisco Machado

          He’s probably even more entertaining on the stunning historical success of socialism or the sterling benefits of faux Utopian world government under the U.N.

      • rhetorical1

        What in the name, of all that is true science, are you trying to say? If you do have something intelligent to offer this forum than for goodness sake say it. If not – go away. Stop playing games.

        • Dano2

          I simply called a keyword in our Denialist Drinking Game. Calm down.

          Best,

          D

        • RealOldOne2

          Dano can’t help it. It goes with having a single digit IQ.

          • Dano2

            That’s rich: a craven and weak ploy from someone utterly and completely dependent on disinformation sites to validate its self-identity and who flails about trying to hide its blatant dishonesty.

            Best,

            D

  • Mnestheus

    What an ignoramus !

    • Dano2

      Disinformation site!

      Drink!

      Best,

      D

    • Pam Dunn

      BULLSHYTE from a total moron. They are NOT making wine in Britain NORTH of where it was made In medieval and Roman times; Matter of fact in those WARM DAYS, they were growing grapes and making wine in Sweden and Norway. The real Ignoramus is you and your gullible brainless acceptance of the warmers bullshyte. By the Way thanks for the other idiotic moronic acceptance that it the fault of the “coal flacks” (what ever THOSE are) in South Africa.
      Does your mother know she raised a brainless moron and total idiot?

    • BS7SDEN

      This idiot wasn’t raised by anyone – just a blight on the planet

    • RealOldOne2

      That is baseless, empirical evidence-free propaganda. The whole global warming scare is based on flawed, faulty, falsified, failed climate models which can’t accurately project future global temperatures at even a 2% confidence level. (vonStorch2013)

      There is not a single peer reviewed paper that empirically shows that anthropogenic CO2 was the primary cause of the most recent climate warming in the late 20th century. Not one.

      Citing skeptical science which is a propaganda website run by a cartoonist shows why you are ignorant of real climate science.

      “About Skeptical Science – This site was created by John Cook. I’m not a climatologist or a scientist, but a self-employed CARTOONIST and web programmer by trade.” – http://web.archive.org/web/20071213172906/www.skepticalscience.com/page.php?p=3

      • Dano2

        There is not a single peer reviewed paper that empirically shows that anthropogenic CO2 was the primary cause of the most recent climate warming in the late 20th century. Not one

        Whoopsie! Another failure for the grumpy, uninformed old man.

        I detect a pattern…

        Best,

        D

        • RealOldOne2

          Still peddling your false propaganda even after you’ve been shown it is wrong! As I’ve shown you before here: , http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11561629/Top-scientists-start-to-examine-fiddled-global-warming-figures.html#comment-1995678288 , Feldman(2015) does NOT empirically show that anthropogenic CO2 was the primary cause of the late 20th century. It’s not even about the 20th century. It merely shows that CO2 increased at a couple locations from 2000-2010, a time period that global temperatures decreased: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:2000/to:2010/trend/plot/rss/from:2000/to:2010

          Thanks for once again for demonstrating that you are merely a delusional CAGW-by-CO2 doomsday climate cult fanatic who is peddling propaganda, NOT empirical science.

          • Dano2

            You are being dishonest about the results of the paper. SHOCKER.

            You are also being dishonest by cherry-picking only one dataset (that didn’t measure the same thing as the study). SHOCKER.

            Best,

            D

            • RealOldOne2

              Yet another demonstration of your dishonesty and scientific illiteracy.

              Sorry, but you are using an old out-of-date version of the UAH dataset. Here’s the latest data, which also shows no warming for ~19 years: http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/v6.0beta/tlt/
              “that didn’t measure the same thing as the study”
              LOL. The study only measured CO2 levels, which is irrefutable proof that it did NOT empirically show that the late 20th century warming was caused by anthropogenic CO2. Also Feldman didn’t distinguish between antrhopogenic and natural CO2, so you FAIL on that count. You fail on EVERY count there dupe. LOL

              • Dano2

                Still unable to address the fact you dishonestly cherry-picked datasets and I showed how you did it aside,

                ALL the CO2 added in the time period is man-made.

                Derptastic!

                Best,

                D

                • RealOldOne2

                  “you dishonestly cherry-picked datasets”

                  You are still lying Dano. So sad. I showed you that both satellite datasets showed a cooling trend from 2000-2010, the time period covered in Feldman(2015).

                  And the satellites are the only datasets that can provide anything close to a global average temperature, as they measure ~99% of the entire lower troposphere.
                  “thermometers can not measure global averages – only satellites can. The satellite instruments measure nearly every cubic kilometer – … – of the lower atmosphere on a daily basis. You can travel hundreds if not thousands of kilometers without finding a thermometer nearby.” – http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/10/why-2014-wont-be-the-warmest-year-on-record/

                  Plus satellite temperature data is accurate to ~ 0.03C according to NASA: “the satellite temperature measurements are accurate to within three one-hundredths of a degree Centigrade (0.03 C) when compared to ground-launched balloons taking measurements over the same region of the atmosphere at the same time.” NASA, http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/1997/essd06oct97_1/ Land based thermometers are read to ~0.5C.

                  The corrupted-by-adjustments land datasets are useless except for propaganda purposes.

                • Pam Dunn

                  BOY; Talk about demonstrating ignorance and stupidity Dano2, You just did so in spades with this BULLSHYTE:
                  “ALL the CO2 added in the time period is man-made.” That totally IGNORES ALL the VOLCANO eruptions, the CO2 released by the ocean and by animals not to mention MANY natural sources of CO2.
                  Now stick your head back up your rectum before it collapses from the vacuum of intelligence.

                  • Dano2

                    Carbon cycle. Learn it, live it. Then be embarrassed.

                    Best,

                    D

                    • Francisco Machado

                      So volcanoes release into the atmosphere carbon absorbed from the atmosphere thousands of millennia ago. Fair enough – zero sum. However, the same could be said for burning coal.

                    • Dano2

                      All the extra CO2/other GHGs added to the biosphere since the start of the Industrial Revolution are due to man’s burning of fossil fuels and land-use changes, thanks! 40% more in the atmosphere, thanks.

                      Best,

                      D

                  • RealOldOne2

                    Dano2 does an outstanding job of demonstrating his ignorance of science. His “ALL the CO2 added in the time period is man-made” is merely one of his many examples.
                    Even his own IPCC debunks that nonsense.
                    “Note that the gross amounts of carbon annually exchanged between the ocean and atmosphere, and between the land and atmosphere, represent a sizeable fraction of the atmospheric CO2 content – and are many times LARGER than the total anthropogenic CO2 input. In consequence, and imbalance in these exchanges could easily lead to an anomaly of comparable magnitude to the direct anthropogenic perturbations.” – IPCC, TAR, Chap. 3 ‘The Carbon Cycle and Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Section 3.2.1, p.191.
                    Fig. 3.1 in that IPCC report shows that over 97% of the CO2 added to the atmosphere every year is NATURAL from the oceans and atmosphere.

                    • Dano2

                      Comical entertainment. Can you grasp carbon cycle?

                      Comprehend carbon cycle. Or not, and entertain us some more.

                      Best,

                      D

                • J T

                  If you “showed” anyone anything, it’s that you’re a douchebag; nothing more.

                  • Dano2

                    Not able to comprehend a hyperlink. Got it.

                    Best,

                    D

            • Pam Dunn

              Speaking of Cherry picking; Yours has been gone a long time because your brain has been raped by the Faux science and bullshyte put out by greedy governments and “scientists” wanting bigger government grants.

          • Mnestheus

            Are you bucking for Naomi Oreskes’ job, old boy ?

            Anthropic CO2 was show to cause radiatve forcing and hence raise teperatures by Victoria & Albert’s science adviser iin 1859 :

            http://vvattsupwiththat.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-very-large-grain-of-salt.html

            • RealOldOne2

              So sad that you peddle your rubbish propaganda from propaganda blogs. The issue is not that CO2 is a ghg. It’s how significant it is. And the empirical DATA shows that it is insignificant.

              The empirical evidence from the real world experiment shows that anthropogenic CO2 is an insignificant factor in causing climate warming.
              From the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to 1997 humans added ~1 billion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere. It has never been empirically shown that this was the primary cause of the slight warming since then. Actually, there is peer reviewed science that shows it was merely a natural warming in recovery from the Little Ice Age: “We learn that the recovery from the LIA has proceeded continuously, roughly in a linear manner, from 1800-1850 to the present … the Earth is still in process of the recovery from the LIA; there is no sign to indicate the end of the recovery before 1900. … These changes are natural changes.” – Akasofu(2010)

              Well since 1997, humans have added over 500 billion tons more CO2 to the atmosphere, and it has caused NO increase in global average temperature. http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:1997.15/to:2015.75/plot/rss/from:1997.15/to:2015.75/trend/plot/esrl-co2/from:1997.15/to:2015.75/offset:-370/scale:0.08/mean:12

              When you can add a 50% perturbation in the factor that you claim is the primary cause of climate warming and it causes no increase in GAT, this is clear empirical evidence that anthropogenic CO2 is an insignificant factor in causing climate warming.

              That’s the real world science. So sad that you deny that real world empirical science, and rather place your faith in the failed predictions from flawed, faulty, falsified climate models. That just shows that you aren’t doing science, but are doing religion, cult religion, doomsday cult religion. Eminent scientists recognize this:
              “Global warming differs from the preceding two affairs [Eugenics & Lysenkoism] : Global warming has become a religion. … people with no other source of meaning will defend their religion with jihadist zeal.” – Dr Richard Lindzen, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences, MIT. Source: http://www.jpands.org/vol18no3/lindzen.pdf

              And “This is propaganda. This is really a religious cult. And it’s a complete falsehood to say that it’s science.” – Prof. William Happer, Physics Professor Emeritus, Princeton Univ. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCDOf8Khiko#t=48

              • Dano2

                Comical inability to cite properly continuing comically aside,

                Blatantly dishonest assertions:

                o And the empirical DATA shows that it is insignificant.

                o never been empirically shown that this was the primary cause of the slight warming since then

                o there is peer reviewed science that shows it was merely a natural warming in recovery from the Little Ice Age

                o caused NO increase in global average temperature.

                Continuing blatant dishonesty.

                Best,

                D https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/566ccfe1cf9235b557883332b3d3430ad16521bc32fc16df31c0c23019865b64.png

        • Pam Dunn

          LOOK LOOK another moron spews stupidity and hate without a shred of ANY credible evidence.
          Tell me Dano2, how does it feel to be a gullible fool and idiot?

          • Dano2

            Feel free to – instead of pouty-pouting and whiny-whining – actually do something to show I’m incorrect.

            Best,

            D

          • J T

            He wouldn’t know. Dano is so hopelessly stupid, he is too stupid to know how stupid he is.

            • Dano2

              Feel free to – instead of widdle namie-names – actually do something to show I’m incorrect.

              Best,

              D

      • Francisco Machado

        “This website is an attempt to examine all the scientific arguments that reject AGW.” – Well, he said he was a cartoonist, not a scientist. Researchers refine their results by looking for flaws in their own theories. I’m surprised invitations to open debate appear to have been rejected by the AGW cabal. And, of course, there were the seventeen hundred private jet planes that brought the AGW promoters to Davos to push for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

    • Pam Dunn

      More government BULLSHYTE from badly distorted information to justify tax increases and greater government control. I see you are such a moron that you were afraid to use your name.

    • Burl Henry

      Marin County:

      Yes, the planet is warming from man made climate change. HOWEVER, it has nothing to do with greenhouse gasses.

      ALL of the warming from 1972-present can be shown to be due to the reduction in dimming anthropogenic sulfur dioxide emissions.

      The climate sensitivity to their removal is .02 deg. C. of temp. increase for each net Megatonne of global reductions in SO2 emissions.

      Total emissions in 1972 were 131. 4 Megatonnes. In 2011, due to Clean Air efforts, they had dropped to 101 Megatonnes, a decrease of 30.4 Megatonnes. 30.4 x .02 = 0.608 deg. C.of anomalous warming. NASA’s avg. global temp. increase for 2011 was 0.61 deg. C.
      The same accuracy exists for any intervening year, 1972 to the present. Thus, CO2 can never have caused any warming!

      The scientific consensus is correct only in that man-made warming exists. It is completely wrong with respect to the cause.

    • RobbertBobbert GDQ

      Marin County
      There is no issue as to an element of warming from 1850/1880 to 2015. About .8C. That is point 8C.
      CO2 is a greenhouse gas and there is little issue that it has increased to 400 parts per million, due to our wonderful industrial and technological progress,

      As a result of this progress 100s of millions, if not billions, have reaped the reward of a lifestyle beyond the imagination of yesteryear. Lets say ‘pre industrial’ as is fashionable among alrmaramas’
      So your task is to provide us with the data involving human created CO2.

      Provide us with the mechanical process that indicates the human contribution and its impact, as distinct from natural variability.
      Then provide us with the mathematical model that underpins and verifies your data and research.
      This should enable us to see observations that validate your process. Without observations you simply have your Climate Models or your Climate crystal balls.
      Observations come from satellites.Telemetry and Altimetry. Water buoys, radiosonde balloons, Icesat data and others like tidal gauges. More often than not these techniques are in stark contrast to the modelled data.

      So often the alarmist refute the verified and tested Observations
      Why? Who Knows!

      A request for information.

      The temperature data for 1910 to 1940 (approx) shows a .3 to .4 increase. It can not be as a result of CO2 emissions. Can you explain?

      Karl (et al) 2015.
      A director of NOAA did a shipping sea engine intake temperature gauge versus water buoy data study. The water buoys were the technological improvement that were able to extend readings outside of shipping lanes. The buoys measured cooler over time so Karl brought them into line with the obsolete and very dodgy sea engine intake data. Why? Not sure but it did allow NOAA and the mainstream media to trumpet that The Pause is not Real.
      This study is blatant adjustment and a gift to the sceptic cause. It is Classic Climate Science. It is Junk!

      ‘At a news conference … in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change stated…

      “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history”, Ms Figueres stated at a press conference in Brussels.

      I do not recall voting at Australian elections for this UN person.
      I do not recall being informed that this person and others were entitled to change the design on my t shirt let alone the present economic model.
      Did anybody here get to vote on this and how does it effect my job, my superannuation or my pension. And Yours. What happens if this new economic model is like USSR or Cuba or North Korea or even Greece.
      What do we get? The unemployed benefit. A pat on the head for not making a fuss and the UN bandits go back to Brussels and collect their whopping salary.
      Does anybody know what a senior bureaucrat earns in the UN.
      Wages, retirement funding and perks. How do they get the job.
      Does anybody get sacked ever.
      Am I suggesting a Conspiracy? No.
      They are upfront and doing it right in front of us. It is blatant and out in the open.

      News Investor states:
      ‘…The only economic model in the last 150 years that has ever worked at all is capitalism. The evidence is prima facie: From a feudal order that lasted a thousand years, produced zero growth and kept workdays long and lifespans short, the countries that have embraced free-market capitalism have enjoyed a system in which output has increased 70-fold, work days have been halved and lifespans doubled…’

      Add to this the magnificent key performer of all. That is Infant Mortality. It just keeps going down in developed nations and the developing nations are showing fabulous improvement.
      Under what energy model has this occurred?
      What will the new Model do? Surely all you warmers must now claim we should follow the Precautionary Principle to ensure that we retain all the material, longevity and mortality benefits.
      If not then why not and provide data that counters the above, Are we living longer. Is mortality improving, Are crops going gangbusters Yes. Yes. Yes. But we are all doomed to oblivion!!!

      How does Mr Putin see renewables?

      What is President Modi and his Cabinet doing about new Coal Plants.
      China just released official stats that showed an error of 17% more emissions than previously accounted for. Is not that more than Germany actually emits. They have ‘pledged’ to be 80/20 energy mix by 2030. What does the 80% represent,

      Melbourne and Sydney. 4 to 5 million Population
      New York and Moscow, 8 to 12 Million
      Mumbai and Shanghai. 20 plus million

      I would like data that shows today’s energy mix for such cities. When will renewables reach 10% or 20%. How about a date for 50%. What about 20% fossil fuel and 80% renewable and be advised that in Australia the Greens and Government media throw hissy fits if you mention Hydro and Nuke!
      In Melbourne 10c to 15c is Winter. Other posters may like to tell me about European, Canadian and other actual l cold ones. Moscow in winter powered by solar and wind. Really!

      Alarmist science is Observation free junk and your remedy is an energy mix that is delusional.

      And as for your newest chant of Pre Industrial then you go live it as if you believe in it.
      Particularly in the area of Medicine and Dentistry.
      If you want this new Economic World and lifestyle so bad then let us see you and your family live a small example of it for a year or two. Other posters may like to suggest other pre industrial examples but I am happy to go with medicine and dentistry.
      Hammer, Pliers and Whisky anyone?
      Keep your grubby medieval paws off our magnificent modern world and a big welcome to China, India and all the other developing nations.

  • MarcJ

    Funny how after 20 consecutive years of GLOBAL COOLING those criminal government-paid drones and fakers had to change the name of their Global Warming hoax into their Climate Change scam.

    • Dano2

      GLOBAL COOLING

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

      That’s good comedy! I LOLzed!

      Best,

      D https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3b0fd7e113f052e88fd2126640eaa892facc8a53b6f9544f731b3c1175af72c6.png

      • RealOldOne2

        Funny how you stupidly think that 55+ years is 20 years!
        Can’t get any more stupid than that.
        But then you constantly rise to new levels of stupidity. Hahaha

        • Dano2

          Dishonest mischaracterizations cuz no data. You have nothing to show to support the comical assertion upthread. Nothing. Nada. Nil. Null set. Zip. Zilch. Squat. Jack. Bupkis.

          Best,

          D

  • MarcJ

    It is useful to remind ourselves of the 40-year old
    history of that UN-led conspiracy. It started in the 1970’s by the announcement
    of the coming “New Ice Age” scam (remedy = our unilateral disarmament; the big
    guru of Global warming hoax is Dr. Hansen who started his young career by that
    New Ice Age scam); when that panic petered out in the 1990’s (after Reagan
    destroyed the Soviet Union) it continued by the announcement of the man-made catastrophic “Global Warming” hoax (remedy = UN-sponsored world socialist government to “spread the wealth around” and “reduce” the world population from the existing 6.5 billion down to the “sustainable” level of 1.5 billion); after 20 consecutive years of considerable global cooling that panic was replaced by the “Climate Change”
    flimflam (so whatever happens with our climate – do “something”!) and now by
    the “Cap & Trade” power grab with the purpose of nationalizing our energy
    companies. Whatever that coterie of government-paid drones controlled by the
    far-left UN Panel “specialists” is cooking up by means of faked data, reverse
    graphs (another guru of that conspiracy Dr. Mann “confused” cause and effect in
    his “hockey stick” graphs), and erroneous calculations – the final aim is to
    empower a new UN-sponsored world socialist government authorized to “spread the
    wealth around” and so save the planet from a sure annihilation caused by “the
    rapacious and irresponsible criminal capitalists”.

    Those green and renewable energies – solar, wind, biofuels
    – are all energy balance-negative (they require more conventional energy to
    produce than they can generate), unreliable, extremely expensive, and
    environmentally destructive. Also, there is now a wealth of contrary literature
    debunking that gigantic conspiracy, written by investigative reporters and
    politicians Christopher Horner, Robert Carter, Senator Inhofe, Rupert Darwall,
    AW Montford, and David Archibald among other investigative journalists and
    politicians describing the lies, fakes, phony data, opposite conclusions,
    redacting by UN political hacks, reverse graphs, destruction of negative data,
    etc., that have exposed this far-left propaganda in painful detail. Also,
    the Oregon Petition (see Internet) signed by 31,487 independent US scientists (including 9,029 with PhD degrees), disputes the false “science” of the UN panel and its “scientists”. Several Eco-Nazis submitted false names and credentials in an
    attempt to compromise that effort started by the Nobel Prize in Physics Edward Teller
    (now deceased); it took us a lot of private money to clean up the list. To
    prevent further attempts at sabotage the Petition was closed out in late
    1990’s. Another such document named The Manhattan Declaration lists some 720
    scientists, including 120 pure climatologists, and states the same. We note
    that the name of that gigantic scam was changed to “Climate Change” – after 20
    consecutive years of global cooling. Former Vice-President Al “Jazeera” Gore,
    another low IQ bloviating gasbag, has ridden that “global warming” horse to a
    personal wealth estimated to reach a billion dollars, while being entertained
    by elegant and expensive hookers in luxury hotel suites. And now that Marxist
    Pope from Argentina has joined his voice to that world-wide criminal
    conspiracy.
    Marc Jeric; MS, PhD, Engineering, UCLA; with specialties in Heat & Mass Transfer and in Thermodynamics; signer of above documents.

    • wally12

      @MarcJ: I agree fully. Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, the former Director of the Max Plank Institute for Meteorology, stated that real scientific study must use the real scientific methods and that any findings and claims must be verified by actual true observations. He goes further to state that the issue of climate change has become a political issue and has ceased to be scientific. We have all witnessed that the last 18 years and counting has not been warming even though CO2 levels continued to increase. Of course, since it is now political the “Warmists” have gone beyond the need for verification and have proceeded to the next step. Dr. Freeman Dyson, the well known Astrophysicist, has stated that the claims that CO2 is a problem is not a true statement. Instead, CO2 is beneficial and far out weighs the small negative that could account for some warming. I believe that the issue of AGW is the greatest scam ever perpetrated on the governments and citizens of the world.

  • Wayne Peterkin

    Good article and hard to refute. The “climate change” or “global warming” crowd are more guilty of adopting a flawed religion than in relying on any science. Re. The Keystone Pipeline, our economy runs on energy and will continue to do so. That energy will be imported if we fail to produce all that we require domestically, and it will be imported not only by truck or rail if a pipeline does not exist, it will also be purchased from nations who hate us overseas and be transported by high risk oil tankers from across the oceans. That pipeline will have no impact on consumption. It will not only raise costs somewhat by not having the pipeline but will cause far greater environmental risk by forcing the use of riskier transportation methods. Denying the construction of the Keystone simply made no sense whatsoever, it was flat stupid. But then, the hard-core environmentalists were never accused of great intelligence.

  • newsel

    Well said.. and is the next LIA unfolding as the sun goes to sleep?

  • far2right

    The Greens need to get over themselves.

    Over 1100 GW of coal-fired power plants are planned for the next 10 years.

    There is NO stopping the CO2 train.

    The CPP will theoretically have zero statistical influence on “climate change” (whatever that is).

    Here’s to a (hopefully) warm, prosperous and welcomed 1,000 ppmv CO2 atmosphere.

    Adapt or die.

  • Joe Geshel

    Environmentalists, especially the extreme variety continue to “rob Peter to pay Paul”. The Keystone Pipeline is their latest “victory” of deception. Trains will now transport the same oil that would have been otherwise transported safely underground. This is a clear loss to the environment to which they purportedly seek to protect. The decision by President Obama was solely to repay donors who also have a high financial interest in the trains that will now do the transportation of the oil. Seven years of “study” by governmental agencies determined that the pipeline was safe and had little environmental impact and approved it. Seven years was really a delaying tactic by the administration and nothing more. Therefore the President knows that his decision was a political one and he then lied about it to all of us. This lie will be as all lies are, eternal.
    Now you know!

  • Kathleen Pedersen

    i wonder, do these climate nuts really believe their own lies? What is truly their end in lying? Obviously they believe we all are stupid. Not so. We only need to go back and study the past history of the planet. All we need to do is be able to read.

    • VooDude

      Study these segments of the past history of the planet:

  • Kathleen Pedersen

    climate change is natural, nothing ever stays quite the same on this earth.