Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:55

New Report: Man-made Global Warming Is a Farce

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The notion of the "new normal" of extreme weather is a farce, according to a recent report by the environmental group Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT). Extreme Weather Report 2012 was presented at the latest UN Climate Conference in Doha, Qatar, but the only press this landmark study received was when British politician and author Lord Christopher Monckton was kicked out of the conference for presenting it.

The report is actually a massive compilation of scientific studies and news articles from both public and private sources, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Together they indicate claims of "global warming," "climate change" and "climate disruption" are nothing but a ruse to usher in massive carbon taxes and crippling regulations. Like Pavlov's dog, politicians are conditioned to react to any harsh weather event by drooling for higher taxes, notes the study. Naturally, delegates at the UN conference were not interested in the conclusions of the CFACT study.

The Pavlov analogy is appropriate, nevertheless, as this small sampling of items from the report illustrates:

• Extreme Weather Events are Killing Fewer People Than Ever Before — Reason Foundation, September 22, 2011.

• Recent historically low global tropical cyclone activity: In the past 5-years, global tropical cyclone activity has decreased markedly — Geophysical Research Letters, 2011.

• Downward trend in strong (F3) to violent (F5) tornadoes in U.S. since 1950s — former NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer, May 24, 2011.

• Drought Trends, Estimates Possibly Overstated Due to Inaccurate Science: Study suggests that there has been little change in drought over the past 60 years — CBS reporting on findings published in the journal Nature, November 19, 2012.

• Are US Floods Increasing? The Answer is Still No: A new paper out today shows flooding has not increased in U.S. over records of 85 to 127 years — University of Colorado environmental studies professor Roger Pielke, Jr., October 24, 2011.

• "These recent U.S. 'extremes' were exceeded in previous decades.... The expression of 'worse than we thought' climate change as documented in [James] Hansen's OpEd does not stand up to scrutiny." — Alabama State Climatologist John R. Christy, Ph.D., in testimony before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee, September 20, 2012.

Other citations show the hypocrisy of climate alarmists such as Al Gore, who is on record in 2009 blaming global warming for vanishing snow and ice even at Earth's poles. A mere two years later he published on his blog "increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what [scientists] have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming." Doha delegates were sure to feel that sting of reproach since the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published warnings in 2007 in its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of "fewer cold outbreaks" and "fewer, shorter, less intense cold spells/cold extremes in winter." Northern Hemisphere countries have endured unusually harsh winters since AR4 hit the newsstands.

Perhaps the most provocative citation in the report is the November 29 open letter from 125 scientists to UN Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, rebuking the UN for its claims that mankind is responsible for suffering caused by extreme weather events. "The hypothesis that our emissions of CO2 have caused, or will cause, dangerous warming is not supported by the evidence," noted the authors, who also begged, "We ask that you desist from exploiting the misery of the families of those who lost their lives or properties in tropical storm Sandy by making unsupportable claims that human influences caused that storm. They did not."

The letter went on to point out NOAA's State of the Climate in 2008 report declared it would take 15 years of no observed warming to prove climate models and alarmist predictions wrong. Yet the U.K. Met Office recently reported "no statistically significant global warming for almost 16 years," during a time when NOAA says atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations rose by nearly nine percent and now make up 0.039 percent of the atmosphere.

Mark Morano of Climate Depot, who compiled the CFACT report, summed up the nature of popular climate science on Fox News (see video below): "Mayor Bloomberg said we need to take immediate action to prevent bad weather. This has now reached the level of the Mayan Calendar and Nostradamus. The New York Times has a picture of the Statue of Liberty under water and warning of the end times. This is not science! This is doomsday stuff of the Mayan calendar, and we have no business masquerading it as science."


  • Comment Link John Doran Saturday, 15 December 2012 03:45 posted by John Doran

    @ Ian Orchard hi.
    CO2 is only 0.39% of our atmosphere. & the man made proportion of that is around 3%.
    That's around 0.0117% of the atmosphere. It is an insignificant contribution to the warming which is occurring. Far more significant is water vapour (clouds) & methane (cow farts), both greenhouse gases. Water vapour, I believe varies between 1% over the Sahara to 4% over the tropics, both way more important greenhouse gases.

    The warming which has occurred over the last 100 years is less than 1 deg C (0.8 deg C max). this is beneficial to our planet. For the last 27 years vegetation has been reclaiming the Sahara: & go to Biospheric Productivity in Africa.
    You wont find Al Gore trumpeting that.

    The CO2 producers the "warmists" want to get rid of is you & me & 80% to 90% of Earth's population. It's outlined in UN Agenda 21, which George Bush Snr. signed in 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, hailing it as the "New World Order". It's all concealed behind a respectable cloak of green "sustainable development" policies, but that is the intent.

    WTF have you Americans got a constitution for, when you let your Presidents ride roughshod through it & over it?

    Thank God for Alabama banning UN Agenda 21 back in June. There is still a little hope left.

  • Comment Link sirburban Saturday, 15 December 2012 00:15 posted by sirburban

    " Do we know that our behavior is causing, directly, the changes we see in weather patterns? No. We do not."

    " Do we know it is wrong to continue our profit driven industrial behavior patterns and inflict more and more harm upon the Mother we walk upon?" ---J. Clark

    You make weather predictions like some doom and gloom Mayan Prophet and you show great disdain for free markets like a refugee from the planet Marx.

    But does not the government make profits too? They call them "taxes."

    Individuals from organizations like the CFR, the Federal Reserve and the UN play up the hysteria of global warming to take greater profits (taxes) from the middle class.

    In your world of Marx no one but the central planners are allowed to profit. They dreamed up the weather scary scenarios in the sixties but couldn't pull it off until the public schools sufficiently dumbed down the nation. Is it anywonder that public school "graduates" put more faith in a Mayan calender of a dooms day event than in true science.

    A swindler is a swindler regardless of his motive or his lofty-sounding motivations. A swindler can rob one person or a group of them of their money using any number of get rich schemes. The IPCC, Al Gore, UN swindlers rob the world using the "carbon tax" con.

  • Comment Link james Friday, 14 December 2012 16:04 posted by james

    That Commie Gillard in Australia has increased everyone bills with a huge Carbon Tax. WHO gets all the money and HOW MUCH is sent to her. It is nothing more than a big TAX GRAB.
    Global Warming is a HOAX.We can all do more to help the planet ,but Mother Nature is smarter than we.

  • Comment Link REMant Friday, 14 December 2012 14:24 posted by REMant

    Actually it's more like Skinner's chickens and rats, but any model which supposes, I think, reasonably, that the earth attempts to maintain equilibrium, would predict more rain and snow would occur in response to rising temps. That said, the avg person is a very poor historian.

  • Comment Link J. Warren Clark Friday, 14 December 2012 12:55 posted by J. Warren Clark

    As usual this discussion, like that on evolution, uses the extremes against the middle. Do we know that our behavior is causing, directly, the changes we see in weather patterns? No. We do not. Do we know it is wrong to continue our profit driven industrial behavior patterns and inflict more and more harm upon the Mother we walk upon? Yes. This we know with certainty--that is if we are in good faith and do not have a bad will, i.e., an agenda driven will that cannot see or concern itself with the common good.
    The issue is about our behavior, which we know very well, and not about prognostications about an unknown future--especially ones that are based upon a very limited knowledge of our past!
    So, if our behavior is irresponsible we must change it. And the continuing of weather patterns within certain limits is not a free pass to continue to act like irresponsible fools. Weather patterns whether real or hypothetical are no justification for suicidal behavior in relation to the planet that houses and feeds us! That is the issue. JWC

  • Comment Link sirburban Friday, 14 December 2012 08:18 posted by sirburban

    "I don't want the climate to change and would dearly love someone to find plausible alternative explanations for the observed changes." ---Ian Orchard

    How about the sun? How about the vast oceans that act as weather regulators?

    Al Gore is concerned about global warming but then he's concerned about global cooling too. It's his right to be concerned but it's my right to challnege him when he makes contradictory statements. It makes one wonder what his motives are.

    The ice is disappearing statement in which he quotes a doctor Maslowski and then blogs that its the increased snowfall. Fora TV posted Gore making this speech concerning disappearing ice from the polar caps:

    The blog post from doctor Al Gore the imminebnt scientist:

    The motive has to be that weather phenomenon is being used as a political tool to get you and me to accept more taxes and more regulation over our lives. Nothing short of turning over to these folks all our freedom is going to please them.

    I realize lots of folks get hooked on mythology.The global warming mythologists give global warming a bad wrap. Global warming is good. England for example once had grape growing weather during the middle ages. Other crops increased their yield and the increase enriched the people.

    Imagine if more ice convered land was exposed in the northern regions; wouldn't that mean more land freed up to plant crops to feed hungry people? Surely for a guy named Orchard you would welcome another middle ages type warming period!

    Celebrate warm weather don't be frightened by it.

  • Comment Link Hardnox Thursday, 13 December 2012 18:23 posted by Hardnox

    Please tell that to the vikings that colonized and inhabited Greenland for 500 years. Tree-humpers are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.

    The reality is that one, just one, volcano popping off cancels any and all cessation of all our human activities.

  • Comment Link Ian Orchard Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:54 posted by Ian Orchard

    Oh dear, the usual suspects, the usual distortions, errors, cherry picking, distractions and endless regurgitation of ancient, long refuted claims. I don't want the climate to change and would dearly love someone to find plausible alternative explanations for the observed changes and projected consequences, but I'm not going to find it from the likes of Monckton, Spencer or Morano, alas.

    We may not like it, may find it hard to believe, but 7 billion people dumping millions of tonnes of fossil carbon into the atmosphere annually, year after year, must surely have consequences. Pretending otherwise is delusional and gets in the way of facing up to our foolishness and minimising the damage.

  • Comment Link Michael Skaggs Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:10 posted by Michael Skaggs

    Please change "you" to "your". I was typing too fast. However, keep the logo!

  • Comment Link Michael Skaggs Thursday, 13 December 2012 13:09 posted by Michael Skaggs

    At first I believed you picture of the sun was a photo of half a lemon. Perhaps you could keep it as a logo for the lack of evidence on global warming.

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