“It doesn’t matter what is true,
it only matters what people believe is true.”
– Paul Watson,
co-founder of Greenpeace
“The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.”
– emeritus professor Daniel Botkin
With UNESCO giving the Reef a clean bill of health in a long-awaited report, the likes of Greenpeace, WWF, GetUp and the Australian Marine Conservation Society have been discredited and should not be permitted to peddle their lies in Queensland. In fact, the green movement’s role in this sorry debacle exposes them as frauds
The UNESCO report accepted that enough has been done by Australia to stop the destruction of the Reef. The trigger for the UNESCO probe was the Port of Gladstone expansion to cater for the boom in coal and coal seam gas exports, featuring the biggest dredging project in Australia’s history. Despite heavy conditions and environmental regulations, the greenies jumped on the issue which allowed them to link coal exports to climate change and the Reef.
For the Queensland tourism industry, the possibility of a UNESCO listing of the Great Barrier Reef as endangered would have had catastrophic implications for the state. It would have sent a message to tourists that the Reef had lost its lustre. But of course, the conservationists don’t have time for the trivialities of an industry worth billions every year to the economy…
The Greens are a major threat to the Queensland economy, fuelled by the Labor Left’s love affair with the movement and its capacity to stop progress…
The Great Barrier Reef tick of approval from UNESCO has exposed the state’s eco-warriors as the kings of deceit and lies. They should not be given a platform for their views because they have proven they are not capable of being honest and candid.
- Editorial: The green movement’s role in the sorry Reef debacle exposes them as frauds | The Courier-Mail
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The Greenpeace ad, claiming our Great Barrier Reef is being destroyed:
Even more amazing, Greenpeace had actually used that picture to demonstrate how coral killed by a cyclone could actually grow back. Don’t panic!
Apo Island’s community-managed marine sanctuary is considered one of the best of its kind in the world. Established in the mid1980s, the sanctuary became a beacon of hope that damaged reefs can, with proper protection, management, and community buy-in, be restored back to health. ..
Strong storm surges decimated the corals and washed them ashore. The sanctuary, once known to be teeming with marine life was left devastated and now resembles a coral graveyard. Fortunately the reefs on the other sides of the island were spared. But while the damage to the sanctuary was significant not all was lost because marine life around the island was already healthy…
Apo Island’s success story has always been a model of hope for the Philippine seas.
What a con. Here’s Greenpeace using a dodgy picture to push a dodgy scare about a dodgy warming theory – with the result that it’s likely to drive away tourists.
It’s also pretending nothing is being doing to “save” the Reef, when in fact more than $2 billion of taxpayers’ money is being spent over the next decade to protect it.
Has Greenpeace no shame?
Greens kill the reef
Global warming alarmists have succeeded in spreading a lie about the Great Barrier Reef:
Col McKenzie, executive officer of the association of the marine park tourism operators, told The Australian that many visitors thought the reef was “dead”.
“Our brand has copped a hiding over the last few years and to a large extent unjustifiably. We have seen a big decrease in the amount of pre-booked and long-term bookings coming out of Europe and America. You talk to those people and they think the reef is dead and, if not, it is so close to being dead that it is simply not worth coming to see.That simply could not be further from the truth,” Mr McKenzie said.
“The green conservation movement … has caned the reputation of the tourism industry.”
No wonder a key to the Abbott Government’s lobbying to keep the Reef off UNESCO’s in-danger list has been to simply get journalists to see for themselves that it’s still there:
The federal government underlined the importance of keeping the reef off the UNESCO “in danger” list after it was revealed it spent $100,000 lobbying almost all of the World Heritage Committee to convince them the reef was not in danger. It also spent $88,000 on a junket for international journalists as part of a wider lobbying campaign.
Once again we must ask: if man-made global warming is so obvious, why all these lies and exaggerations?
More Greenpeace reef fear-mongering …
London tube ad: “ONLY 4 WEEKS TO SAVE THE REEF !”
GREENPEACE is again accused of false advertising and scaring people into donating to its campaign to save the Great Barrier Reef.
A Greenpeace billboard running on the London Tube includes the message: “If we don’t act now coal companies will be free to dredge in this beautiful natural wonder”.
It asks for donations and could give the impression that miners dredge the World Heritage-listed Reef.
A second emotive advertisement on YouTube features an upset child and mother and the line: “Half the Reef is already gone.’’
Half the Reef’s coral cover has been lost but the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority says corals make up only 7 per cent of the marine park and World Heritage Area. All up, the reserved area covers 344,000 sq km.
Greenpeace has been running a series of brutally effective ads before UNESCO decides at the end of the month if the area will be listed in danger.
Last month a draft decision found the Reef should not be listed but the World Heritage Committee warned Australia it must get fair dinkum about caring for the Reef and report back on its work in 2019.
More Bolt Reef related :
- Swimming in a sea of disinformation over the Great Barrier Reef | Herald Sun
- Reefs going, going, staying | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog
- Latest research: no, the Reef isn’t being killed by warming | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog
- Will Ove Hoegh-Guldberg’s latest reef scare turn out better than his last? | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog
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While extreme weather events like droughts and floods occur naturally in Texas, precipitation in the state is becoming more variable, making droughts more potent and increasing the risk of heavy rainfall and flooding, Hayhoe said.
Precipitation in Texas is not changing. It is not becoming more variable.
I lived just a few blocks away from the Brazos River in Richmond during this 1992 flood
Floods in Texas happen all the time. In 1979, they had 43 inches of rain in one day at NASA Houston. At least four times as much as this week’s “record rainfall”
During the 1935 flood, two-thirds of the county was flooded
Houston had a major flood every six years from 1836 to 1936. It has nothing to do with…
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In 2011, NCDC showed Texas winters cooling slightly from 1895 to 2011
But that didn’t suit the agenda, so they simply changed the data and now show it warming
The animation below shows how they altered Texas winter temperature
The next animation compares NCDC for the entire year vs. the raw HCN thermometer data. They turned a strong cooling trend into a strong warming trend.
This was accomplished through a spectacular two degrees of data tampering
As with most other government climate data, the Texas temperature record has been massively abused to generate global warming propaganda.It shows the exact opposite of what is actually occurring.
Arctic sea ice coverage is nearly identical to 20 years ago
Arctic sea ice is following almost the exact trajectory of 2006, which had the highest summer minimum of the last decade.
Temperatures in the Beaufort Sea are forecast to remain below the freezing point through the first two weeks of the summer melt season
The Beaufort Sea is full of very thick ice.
Arctic sea ice is about the same thickness (2 meters) as it was 75 years ago.
Arctic sea ice is the thickest it has been in a decade.
Climate experts say the Arctic has been ice-free since 2013
They have been making the…
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Since 1979, Antarctic sea ice has increased by the same amount as Arctic sea ice has decreased
Prior to 1979, Arctic sea ice increased by the same amount as Antarctic ice decreased.
NSIDC cleverly truncates the pre-1979 data, because it wrecks their fake global warming theory. The poles are cyclical and move opposite each other. Actual scientists would try to understand it, rather than simply denying that they know about it.
The Earth is not warming, and hasn’t been for almost 20 years.
Several times a day, news reports go out that the polar ice caps are melting, and it is drowning Pacific islanders. As with everything else related to this scam, it is complete BS.
Arctic sea ice extent is almost identical to twenty years ago.
Arctic sea ice is closely tracking 2006, the year with the highest summer minimum from the past decade.
Greenland has gained 500 billion tons of ice since September, and the melt season there is almost a month late
Temperatures on the Greenland Ice Sheet are extremely cold, and scientists there are getting buried in snow and ice
The amount of sea ice on Earth has been running above normal for the past two years.
Temperatures on the Antarctic Ice Sheet are incredibly cold
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The National Climate Assessment uses this map, showing that heavy rainfalls have increased in the US since 1958
Look what they did. They picked the low point of the US record to begin their graph.
In fact, heavy rainfall events in the US are no more common than they were 100 years ago, when CO2 was close to 300 PPM. This is blatantly misleading propaganda, intended to give the reader the exactly wrong impression.
“The models are convenient fictions
that provide something very useful.”
– Dr David Frame,
climate modeler, Oxford University
The hysteria of Mann-style alarmism is going nowhere with the public, as one of the hysterics, Graeme Richardson, acknowledges here:
The sceptics and deniers have turned the 70 per cent-plus belief in climate change into a minority because no one has engaged them.
As my distinguished co-author on Climate Change: The Facts, Jo Nova, responds:
That’s right Graham, we unfunded bloggers and the few surviving skeptical scientists not evicted and blackballed from our universities (yet) have tricked 20% of the population because no one has put forward the climate change arguments except for: The Climate Commission, CSIRO, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Royal Dutch Shell, GE, Panasonic, The ABC, The BBC, The Guardian, Fairfax, The Australian government, most universities, The EU, The UN, The World Bank, and the IMF.
Not to mention President Obama and the US Coast Guard, and George Clooney and his crappy floppo movie. Given that everyone from Hollywood to Washington to the Royal Society to half the churches and every elementary school in the western world is on Graeme’s side of the argument, their inability to sway public opinion must be ranked one of the most spectacular failures of the age – a veritable upside-down hockey stick.
Why did the head of the Bureau of Meteorology give a Senate committee information that was – in my opinion – highly misleading?
Maurice Newman, the chairman of the P.M’s business advisory council, daringly wrote in The Australian:
“It’s a well-kept secret, but 95 per cent of the climate models we are told prove the link between human CO2 emissions and catastrophic global warming have been found, after nearly two decades of temperature stasis, to be in error.”
In Senate estimates, a Greens spokesperson asked Dr Rob Vertessy, Director of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) on his view of this. “That is incorrect,” he said…
If Maurice Newman was wrong, he was far too generous to the climate modelers. Instead of a 95% failure rate, it’s well up over 98%. Hans von Storch et al published a paper nearly two years ago comparing models and observations of a 15 year long pause. Statistically von Storch could find no justification for people saying the models matched the observations — there was a less than 2% chance of that. Last year Ross McKitrick estimated the pause was really 19 years long, so the odds are now less than 0.5%. Newman was being kind, suggesting that 5% of models might be called “right”.
Speaking before Congress, Professor of Atmospheric Science John Christy illustrates the gross inaccuracy of the 102 climate model simulations relied upon by the United Nation’s in the latest IPCC AR5 climate change report. Professor Christy describes his chart: ‘That is the trend in the atmospheric temperature that has happened since 1979. That’s the target that you want to hit with your climate model. So, it’s like we give someone 102 bullets to shoot at that target… Not a single one of these climate model projections was able to hit the target.’
See also :
- Maurice Newman knows more about climate models than the BOM’s Dr Rob Vertessy « JoNova
- 97% of climate models say that 97% of climate scientists are wrong | Climatism
- Obama Issues Global Warming Order As Climate Models Fail | Climatism
- 22 Very Inconvenient Climate Truths On Global Warming | Climatism
- The Worst Scientific Scandal Of Our Generation | Climatism
- World’s top climate scientists confess: Global warming is just QUARTER what we thought – and computers got the effects of greenhouse gases wrong | Daily Mail Online
By Alan Caruba ~
“Woe to the land that’s governed by a child.” – Shakespeare, Richard III
I have been wrestling for some kind of explanation why the President of the United States, Barack Obama, would continue to talk about climate change and urge the global transition from fossil fuels to wind, solar and bio-energy. I have concluded that he thinks everyone, not just Americans, are idiots.
We know he lies about everything, but these two topics are clearly near and dear to his heart.
My friend, Paul Driessen, (pictured) is a policy analyst for the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a free market think tank. Among the pundit class he’s ranked very high by his colleagues. Here’s what he has to say about climate change:
“Earth climate always has changed, is always changing, and always will change—but not from fossil-fuel use. Solar fluctuations, deep ocean circulation patterns, and…
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On Memorial Day eighty years ago, Texas received twenty-two inches of rain in less than three hours – the world record. CO2 was 304 PPM at the time.
Climate experts tell us that much less intense rainfalls this year in Texas are caused by 400 PPM CO2. Because they are clowns, not scientists.