Warming fears are the “worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to
know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.” – UN IPCC
Japanese Scientist Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an award-winning PhD environmental physical
“It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of
scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.” – U.S Government
Atmospheric Scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of
“I am a skeptic…Global warming has become a new religion.” – Nobel Prize Winner for
Physics, Ivar Giaever.
As the temperature of the atmosphere enters its 19th year without any measurable warming, mainstream media, sympathetic to the catastrophic global warming cause rely more and more on publishing wild and misleading green scares to counter the myriad of warming claims that are simply not playing out as the 97% of climate experts, government agencies and alarmists warned.
Andrew Bolt debunks some of the latest eco fears peddled by the church of global warming…
News.com.au, the centre of warming alarmism in News Corp’s Australian arm, announces:
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) aims to open the world’s eyes to the perils of overpopulation on the planet. The free e-book shows a series of powerful photographs along with expert commentary from human rights, population and conservation experts. Check out a sample of the compelling pictures below:
Let’s fact-check those pictures published by the news.com.au site.
First, we’re warned that global warming is melting the ice and killing polar bears:
In fact, polar bear expert Susan Crockford, adjunct professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, says Arctic conditions are good and bear numbers seem fine, and unrelated to any warming:
Polar bear habitat is close to average for this date all over the Arctic this week… Not only did the record-breaking sea ice low of 2012 have virtually no effect on the bears but in 2014, only two subpopulations were classified as “declining” or “likely declining” – down from seven in 2010 and four in 2013 … BB (Baffin Bay) is suspected to be declining due to over-hunting and SB (Southern Beaufort) had an unfinished rebound caused by thick spring ice conditions in 2004-2006; a more recent survey (2012) indicated SB numbers were higher than the previous 10 years…. [Norwegian polar bear researcher Jon Aars says] ”It might be that it is just as good to be a bear in these areas now, as it was 10-15 years ago.”
Then we’re warned that global warming is melting the Arctic clean away:
In fact, there has been a pause in atmospheric warming for some 17 years, and Antarctic ice is at above average levels. What’s more:
Melting Arctic sea ice, a keenly watched measure of global climate change, has “paused”, sharpening debate on whether humans or natural variability are to blame for the earlier decline.
After shrinking 35 per cent over several decades, the low point reached in Arctic ice cover each year appears to have stabilised…
Summer melts are still retreating to levels that put them at the extreme low end of the relatively short satellite record… But the “pause” in summer ice melt extent has been widely conceded. A paper published in Nature by Neil Swart from Environment Canada said “from 2007-13 there was a near-zero trend in observed Arctic September sea-ice extent, in large part due to a strong uptick of the icepack in 2013 which has continued into 2014”.
Next, we’re told global warming is causing rising seas to drown small islands such as the Maldives:
In fact, more islands are growing than are sinking:
New Zealand coastal geomorphologist Paul Kench, of the University of Auckland’s School of Environment, and colleagues in Australia and Fiji, … have been studying how reef islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans respond to rising sea levels…
Their analysis, which now extends to more than 600 coral reef islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans, indicates that about 80 percent of the islands have remained stable or increased in size (roughly 40 percent in each category). Only 20 percent have shown the net reduction that’s widely assumed to be a typical island’s fate when sea level rises…
Tuvalu’s main atoll, Funafuti—33 islands distributed around the rim of a large lagoon—has gained 75 acres (32 hectares) of land during the past 115 years…
“Urban islands are in trouble because they’ve lost their capacity to adapt,” Kench says. “…For densely urban centers, the only strategies to cope with rising sea levels will be engineered ones.”
Malé, the capital of Maldives … is such an island. It’s encircled by built structures such as seawalls, breakwaters, harbors, and artificial beaches.
“Heavily fortified,” is how Mohamed Aslam, an oceanographer by training and until 2012 the environment minister for Maldives, described it to me… “I suppose if you spent enough money, you could continue to keep the sea out.
Next we’re made to believe that man’s gases have made hurricanes such as Katrina worse or more numerous:
In fact, even the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change now admits there’s no proof of any such link between man’s gases and a Katrina – in fact, there’s actually been fewer hurricanes in that area:
In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low…
Over periods of a century or more, evidence suggests slight decreases in the frequency of tropical cyclones making landfall in the North Atlantic and the South Pacific… Callaghan and Power (2011) find a statistically significant decrease in Eastern Australia land-falling tropical cyclones since the late 19th century although including 2010/2011 season data this trend becomes non-significant (i.e., a trend of zero lies just inside the 90% confidence interval).
We’re then told this is a “toxic landscape” of “tar sands” in Canada:
In fact, that’s a power station in England, providing life-enhancing power. Those emissions are not toxic, but harmless steam and carbon dioxide, an essential plant food.
The caption under the power station is completely and utterly wrong. That’s the Drax power station in England. And, irony of ironies, it’s being converted from burning coal to burning wood pellets imported from US forests, in order to meet some artificial CO2 targets. Eventually it will be burn six million tonnes of wood pellets shipped across the Atlantic every year.
We’re told this scary picture is of a “nuclear meltdown” at Fukushima that highlighted the risk of nuclear power and poured contaminated water into the Pacific:
In fact, that’s a picture not of Fukushima but of an oil facility. Fukushima in fact has caused not a single known case of sickness or dangerous contamination of an individual and is unlikely to.
I could go on, but I’m getting bored. We really should not be publishing wild and misleading green scares.
See also :
- Establishing Propaganda Is Vital For Climate Action | Climatism
- Bigger, smaller, whatever. It’s global warming | Climatism
- “In Searching For A New Enemy To Unite Us, We Came Up With The Threat Of Global Warming” | Climatism
- Shock news : UN Carbon Regime Would Devastate Humanity | Climatism