Q and A Checklist : The Alarmist Claims of Eco-Extremist David Suzuki

No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…
climate change provides the greatest opportunity to
bring about justice and equality in the world
.”
– Christine Stewart,
former Canadian Minister of the Environment

The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe
.”
– emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of
saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have
an ecologically sound society under socialism.
I don’t think it is possible under capitalism
” 
– Judi Bari,
principal organiser of Earth First

Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty,
reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control
.”
– Professor Maurice King

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Tonight the ABC hands over the “Q&A” stage to eco-extremist David Suzuki. Canadian environmentalist born 75 years ago with a deep sense of misanthropy who once compared human’s to “maggots” …

Will Q&A’s host Tony Jones or any member of the audience bother to correct Suzuki’s deeply alarmist rhetoric, correct the record or update his ideologically bent facts? Or does being a warming alarmist give you a licence to mislead?

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Here are some of Suzuki’s epically alarmist and dangerously misleading claims:

Suzuki Claim: PINE BEETLE CHAOS

In British Columbia, where I live, a warming climate has allowed insects the size of grains of rice to destroy $65 billion worth of pine trees in just a bit over a decade. For millennia the mountain pine beetle, a native of Canada, has been kept in check by our winter temperatures which reach minus 35 degrees for several days.

via Roger Franklin Quadrant Online: Geez, Dave, you’re a bugger for cherry-picking! You want us to publish the claim that climate change is killing lodgepole pines, but you’ve admitted elsewhere that poor forestry practices, monocultures and the suppression of fire, not just warmer weather, created an overabundance of the older trees those beetles love to eat, hence the population explosion. You can’t just leave out inconvenient facts, otherwise our readers would be misled.

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Pine Beetle issues before human “maggots” had a chance to harm ‘Gaia’:

In 1924 low CO² Pine Beetles Destroyed 1.5 Billion Feet Of Timber In Oregon And California

pine beetle

http://trove.nla.gov.au

THE GIANT KILLER.

AMERICAN PINE BEETLE.      

Science and brawn are to-day work-ing together in systematic haste in the heart of the yellow-pine forests ofSouthern Oregon and Northern California to save ten billion feet of merchantable timber from the relentless ravages of the Western pine beetle,writes the New York “Outlook.” During the last ten years this tiny beetle  (Dendroctonus brevicomis) has destroyed a total of 1,500,000,000 feet of  timber in unquestionably the finest stand of yellow pine on the Pacific coast of the United States.

See also:

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Suzuki Claim: MELTING POLAR ICE-CAP HYSTERIA

Arctic Sea Ice:

September 2013: “Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year”

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Global cooling: Arctic ice caps grows by 60% against global warming predictions | Mail Online 7 Sep, 2013

Antarctica:

via Real Science

The Last And Ugliest Part Of The Scam

Posted on September 8, 2013 by 

The Arctic sea ice scam is in its death throes, and now the climate criminals are focused on the Antarctic is going to melt and collapse and drown us all in 90 years scam.

Only problem is, Antarctica is getting colder and sea ice is increasing

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GLOBAL SEA-ICE :

Earth Has More Sea Ice Than 1990

Posted on Real Science September 19, 2013 by 

Planet Earth currently has 333,000 Manhattans of sea ice, which is more ice than on the same date in 1990. (Note that there was a small dip a few years ago which caused many leading scientists to become hysterical.)

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Suzuki Claim: HURRICANE HYSTERIA

As of today, it has been 2,864 days or 7.9 years since the US has been hit by a Cat 3 or greater hurricane. The last such hurricane was Wilma on October 24th, 2005. Hurricanes are actually getting not worse, but fewer. Grover Cleveland, who was president between 1885 and 1889, had 27 major hurricanes during his presidency. Only 3 major hurricanes have made landfall during Obama’s tenure thus far.

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. summarises:

HURRICANE FREQUENCY

The graph above provides an update to data on the remarkable ongoing US “intense hurricane drought.” When the Atlantic hurricane season starts next June 1, it will have been 2,777 days since the last time an intense (that is a Category 3, 4 or 5) hurricane made landfall along the US coast (Wilma in 2005). Such a prolonged period without an intense hurricane landfall has not been observed since 1900. 

Roger Pielke Jr, December 10, 2012:

…After adjusting for patterns of development, over the long term there is no climate change signal … of increasing damage from extreme events either globally or in particular regions.

Via Real Science

Obama : Lowest Hurricane Frequency Of Any President

Posted on Real Science September 17, 2013 by 

Obama’s approval ratings are at historic lows, as well as his hurricanes.

Since Obama took office, the US has averaged 0.6 hurricane landfalls per year. This is the fewest hurricanes of any president since at least 1850. By contrast, Grover Cleveland’s presidency averaged more than five times as many hurricanes per year as Obama’s.

Obama Hurricanes

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Suzuki Claim: TROPICAL STORM SANDY HYSTERIA

Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a tropical storm when it made landfall. The resulting 3 meter storm surge, corresponded with a full moon, causing a King tide which led to extensive flooding of lower Manhattan.

The New York Hurricane of 1821 hit at low tide with impacts far more extensive:

Via Real Science

1821 New York Hurricane Hit At Low Tide

8/26/11

Hurricane Flashback: The Great New York Storm of 1821

September 3 marks the 190th anniversary of the Hurricane of 1821, which saw flooding and destruction in the growing metropolis. In less than an hour a thirteen-foot storm surge deluged the city, swallowing everything below Canal Street. The Battery was particularly devastated, docks were destroyed, and ships were swept onto streets. Further uptown, a bridge that connected Harlem to Ward’s Island was washed away and somewhere in Chinatown, the East River likely met the Hudson. “New Yorkers were lucky,” writes Bruce Parker in The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters. “The hurricane hit at low tide.

Hurricane Flashback: The Great New York Storm of 1821 — Daily Intelligencer

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Suzuki Claim: AUSTRALIAN CYCLONE FREQUENCY & SEVERITY INCREASING

PEER-REVIEW STUDY ScienceDirect.com – Reconstructing tropical cyclone frequency using hydrogen isotope ratios of sedimentary n-alkanes in northern Queensland, Australia

Findings:

“This suggests that on average tropical cyclone frequency did not change during the past 200 years.”

BOM Tropical Cyclone trends are down with less frequency and severity:

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The United States has had the fewest tornadoes on record – less than half of normal:

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Storm Prediction Center WCM Page

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Suzuki Claim: GREAT BARRIER REEF HYSTERIA

The major problems facing the Great Barrier Reef are to do with real pollution and physical factors; fertilisers and chemical pollution, damage from cyclone Yasi, development of coal terminals and from the crown of thorns starfish. Conditions far removed from perceived damage caused by increased Carbon Dioxide concentrations.

Great Barrier Reef report card shows World Heritage site’s health has dropped to ‘poor’ | The Courier-Mail

via Herald Sun:

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority:

CORAL reefs can cope with natural disturbances like floods and cyclones …


And what exactly is damaging the reef? Brian Handwerk in National Geographic, June 8:

TERRY Hughes, who heads the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies headquartered at James Cook University … (said) … “Coastal reefs have been obliterated by run-off of sediment, dredging, and pollution.”

See also : Claim: Ocean Acidification Is Climate Change’s ‘Equally Evil Twin’ | CACA

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Suzuki Claim: AUSTRALIA & GLOBAL TEMPERATURE HYSTERIA

For Australia see: Australia’s record hottest 12 month period? Junk science say the Satellites | CACA

GLOBAL TEMPERATURE HAS NOT RISEN IN OVER 15 YEARS:

Satellite temperature records on six different data sets show that there has been no atmospheric global warming since 1998 or any statistically-significant warming for between 18 and 23 years. A distinct lack of any warming evident, despite a dramatic rise in industrial greenhouse gas emissions over the same period:

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WoodForTrees.org 

Peer-Reviewed studies that confirm a lack of any global warming since 1998:

Suzuki and ‘Expert Scientists’ newest claim to account for the atmosphere not warming:

“The Oceans Ate The Global Warming”

With no rise in atmospheric temps over the past 15-17 years, the latest bluff in climate alarmism is that the ‘missing heat’ is hiding at the bottom of the oceans. However since 2003, 3000+ ARGO satellite buoys which descend to depths of 2,000 metres, continually recording ocean temperatures, have not detected a rise in ocean temps either.

Kevin Trenberth theorises that missing heat takes a dive into deep oceans. “The oceans can at times soak up a lot of heat. Some goes into the deep oceans where it can stay for centuries [and where lamentably, there are no reliable temperature measurements].  But heat absorbed closer to the surface can easily flow back into the air.” Yet sea surface temperatures and the upper heat content didn’t increase over the last decade by enough to account for the “missing heat” that those greenhouse gas emissions should have trapped in the Earth’s climate system but couldn’t be found. (via Forbes)

via Herald Sun:

Here’s a demonstration of how desperate warmists are to believe their theory, even when they can’t find the evidence for it:

According to the new IPCC report, temperatures rose by about 0.15C a decade for the latter half of the last century.  Since 1998, however, that rise has been reduced to only 0.05C. 

The heat is still coming in, but it appears to have gone into the deep ocean and, frustratingly, we do not have the instruments to measure there,” said Professor Ted Shepherd of Reading University. “Global warming has certainly not gone away.”

Wow. How convenient. The heat is hiding where the warmists can’t find it!

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Enjoy tonights ‘Alarming’ edition of Q and A, and if it all gets a bit too much, keep in mind:

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” – Richard P. Feynman

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UPDATE – Post “QandA”

via Herald Sun

Suzuki revealed as complete know-nothing by very first question on Q&A

Andrew Bolt Blog 23.9.13

Oh. My. God.

David Suzuki on the very first question is revealed as a complete know-nothing. His questioner tells him that the main climate data sets show no real warming for some 15 years.

Suzuki asks for the references, which he should have known if he knew anything of the science.

His questioner then lists them: UAH, RSS, HadCrut and GISS – four of the most basic measurement systems of global temperature.

Suzuki asks what they are.

Anyone interested in global warming should know right there that Suzuki has absolutely no understanding of what he is talking about.

In my opinion he is a phoney.

Here, for Suzuki’s information, is the GISS measurement:

Keep Reading »

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UPDATE

via Herald Sun

David Suzuki proves he’s pig ignorant about global warming

Andrew Bolt Blog 24.9.13

The very first question put to David Suzuki on Q&A last night revealed this warming alarmist’s complete ignorance of the most basic facts of global warming.

Fancy Suzuki not even knowing what the world’s main temperature data sets say about global temperatures. Fancy him not even knowing what those data sets are, even when he is given their names.

The only rational response to Suzuki’s astonishing admission of utter ignorance would have been to say to him: “Sir, you are a phony and imposter. Get off the stage and don’t waste our time for a second longer.”

Read the exchange for yourself:

BILL KOUTALIANOS: Oh, hi. Since 1998 global temperatures have been relatively flat, yet many man-made global warming advocates refuse to acknowledge this simple fact. Has man-made global warming become a new religion in itself?

Keep Reading »

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UPDATE

via JoanneNova.com.au

David Suzuki bombs on Q&A, knows nothing about the climate

 

Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at , September 25, 1.07.17 AMDavid Suzuki’s performance on Q&A last night was extraordinary. I was knock-me-over amazed that he has not heard of UAH, GISS, HADcrut and RSS, and knew nothing of the pause in global surface temperatures that even the UK Met Office and IPCC lead author climate scientists like Hans von Storch are discussing.

How afraid is Suzuki about man-made global warming? So afraid, it doesn’t occur to him to check the data, incredibly he doesn’t even know what the data is. Tony Jones had to rephrase the questions to explain them to Suzuki, who doesn’t even understand them.

How much is his reputation as a scientist worth when he doesn’t even bother to check the evidence for a cause he stakes his reputation on?

Three times in Q&A he admitted he didn’t know — he didn’t know there was a pause in warming for the last 15 years, he didn’t know how global temperatures are measured, and he didn’t know that cyclones were not increasing over the Great Barrier Reef. He wants politicians jailed for “denying the science”. “You bet!” he exclaims, but then admits he hasn’t thought that through either. Keep Reading »

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Watch Suzuki flunk elementary climate science on ABC’s “QandA” here

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Warming faith faces collapse. But here comes Suzuki, still prattling of doom

No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…
climate change provides the greatest opportunity to
bring about justice and equality in the world
.”
– Christine Stewart,
former Canadian Minister of the Environment

The only way to get our society to truly change is to
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe
.”
– emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

If we don’t overthrow capitalism, we don’t have a chance of
saving the world ecologically. I think it is possible to have
an ecologically sound society under socialism.
I don’t think it is possible under capitalism
” 
– Judi Bari,
principal organiser of Earth First

Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty,
reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control
.”
– Professor Maurice King

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via Herald Sun | Andrew Bolt

Wednesday 18, Sept 2013

Warming faith faces collapse. But here comes Suzuki, still prattling of doom

Roy Spencer, U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite, says the global warming faith is on the brink of collapse as temperatures fail to rise:

…now, with the IPCC unable to convincingly explain the recent stall in warming (some say a change to weak cooling), the fact that they are forced to actually recognize reality and make changes in their report — possibly reducing the lower bound for future warming, thus reducing the range of climate sensitivity — is quite momentous.

It might well be that so widespread is the public knowledge of the hiatus in warming, recovering Arctic sea ice (at least temporarily), continuing expansion of Antarctic sea ice, failed predictions of previous IPCC reports, etc., are forcing them to do something to save face…

For the last 10-20 years or more, a few of us have been saying that the IPCC has been ignoring the elephant in the room…that the real climate system is simply not as sensitive to CO2 emissions as they claim…

This elephant has had to be ignored at all costs. What, the globe isn’t warming from manmade CO2 as fast as we predicted? Then it must be manmade aerosols cooling things off. Or the warming is causing the deep ocean to heat up by hundredths or thousandths of a degree. Any reason except reduced climate sensitivity, because low climate sensitivity might mean we really don’t have to worry about global warming after all…

My main point is that nothing stands in the way of a popular theory (e.g. global warming) better than failed forecasts. We are now at the point in the age of global warming hysteria where the IPCC global warming theory has crashed into the hard reality of observations.

Professor Ross McKitrick, co-author of Taken By Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy and Politics of Global Warming:

Everything you need to know about the dilemma the IPCC faces is summed up in one remarkable graph.

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The figure nearby is from the draft version that underwent expert review last winter. It compares climate model simulations of the global average temperature to observations over the post-1990 interval. During this time atmospheric carbon dioxide rose by 12%, from 355 parts per million (ppm) to 396 ppm. The IPCC graph shows that climate models predicted temperatures should have responded by rising somewhere between about 0.2 and 0.9 degrees C over the same period. But the actual temperature change was only about 0.1 degrees, and was within the margin of error around zero. In other words, models significantly over-predicted the warming effect of CO2 emissions for the past 22 years.

Chapter 9 of the IPCC draft also shows that overestimation of warming was observed on even longer time scales in data collected by weather satellites and weather balloons over the tropics… Based on all climate models used by the IPCC, this region of the atmosphere (specifically the tropical mid-troposphere) should exhibit the most rapid greenhouse warming anywhere. Yet most data sets show virtually no temperature change for over 30 years…

To those of us who have been following the climate debate for decades, the next few years will be electrifying. There is a high probability we will witness the crackup of one of the most influential scientific paradigms of the 20th century, and the implications for policy and global politics could be staggering.

Former warmist Professor Dr Fritz Vahrenholt, former Deputy Environmental Minister for Hamburg, agrees the warming faith is collapsing as the world fails to warm:

It’s now obvious that the IPCC models are not correctly reflecting the development of atmospheric temperatures. What‘s false? Reality or the models? The hackneyed explanation of a deep sea warming below 700 meters hasn’t been substantiated up to now. How does atmospheric warming from a climate gas jump 700 meters deep into the ocean? … The likelihood is that there is no “missing heat”. Slight changes in cloud cover could easily account for a similar effect. That would mean the end of the alarmist CO2 theory…

Extreme weather is the only card they have left to play. We see that Arctic sea ice extent is the highest since 2007. At the South Pole sea ice is at the highest extent in a very long time, hurricanes have not become more frequent, the same is true with tornadoes, sea level is rising at 2-3 mm per year and there’s been no change in the rate, and global temperature has been stagnant for 15 years… CO2 does have a warming effect on the planet. However, this effect has been greatly exaggerated. The climate impact of CO2 is less than the half of what the climate alarmists claim. That’s why in our book, The Neglected Sun, we are saying there is not going to be any climate catastrophe.

The world simply hasn’t warmed as the warmists claimed. But here comes professional alarmist David Suzuki, the eco-extremist on his umpteeth visit to spread alarm about the warming that actually paused 15 years ago:

Your new prime minister Tony Abbott is just another who finds it easier and more politically rewarding to focus on the next election cycle rather than the mountain of evidence that continues to grow and show we are trashing the biosphere and must reduce carbon emissions….

In British Columbia, where I live, a warming climate has allowed insects the size of grains of rice to destroy $65 billion worth of pine trees in just a bit over a decade….  melting polar ice cap …  the devastation wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Sandy … Half the coral on the Great Barrier Reef has disappeared …  increasing frequency of cyclones … climate change is going to devastate Australia … ditching the carbon tax is not only crazy, it is absolutely suicidal.

Suzuki’s alarmism is reckless and risible, not just because Suzuki blames a few environmental changes on a warming that’s actually paused for 15 years. Suzuki also gets basic claims wrong:

… [the Great Barrier Reef] could halve again in the next decade with degradation of the environment and the increasing frequency of cyclones.

What “increasing frequency of cyclones”?

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Will The Age, which so gladly published Suzuki’s trash, correct the record, or does being a warming alarmist give you a licence to mislead?

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Suzuki’s Other Reckless Alarmist Claims

Suzuki Claim: PINE BEETLE HYSTERIA

In 1924 low CO² Pine Beetles Destroyed 1.5 Billion Feet Of Timber In Oregon And California

pine beetle

http://trove.nla.gov.au

THE GIANT KILLER.

AMERICAN PINE BEETLE.      

Science and brawn are to-day work-ing together in systematic haste in the heart of the yellow-pine forests ofSouthern Oregon and Northern California to save ten billion feet of merchantable timber from the relentless ravages of the Western pine beetle,writes the New York “Outlook.” During the last ten years this tiny beetle  (Dendroctonus brevicomis) has destroyed a total of 1,500,000,000 feet of  timber in unquestionably the finest stand of yellow pine on the Pacific coast of the United States.

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Suzuki Claim: MELTING POLAR ICE-CAP HYSTERIA

Arctic Sea Ice:

September 2013: “Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year”

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at , September 9, 5.17.14 AM

Global cooling: Arctic ice caps grows by 60% against global warming predictions | Mail Online 7 Sep, 2013

Antarctica:

via Real Science

The Last And Ugliest Part Of The Scam

Posted on September 8, 2013 by 

The Arctic sea ice scam is in its death throes, and now the climate criminals are focused on the Antarctic is going to melt and collapse and drown us all in 90 years scam.

Only problem is, Antarctica is getting colder and sea ice is increasing

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Suzuki Claim: HURRICANE HYSTERIA

As of today, it has been 2,857 days or 7.9 years since the US has been hit by a Cat 3 or greater hurricane. The last such hurricane was Wilma on October 24th, 2005. Hurricanes are actually getting not worse, but fewer. Grover Cleveland, who was president between 1885 and 1889, had 27 major hurricanes during his presidency. Only 3 major hurricanes have made landfall during Obama’s tenure thus far.

Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. summarises:

HURRICANE FREQUENCY

The graph above provides an update to data on the remarkable ongoing US “intense hurricane drought.” When the Atlantic hurricane season starts next June 1, it will have been 2,777 days since the last time an intense (that is a Category 3, 4 or 5) hurricane made landfall along the US coast (Wilma in 2005). Such a prolonged period without an intense hurricane landfall has not been observed since 1900. 

Via Real Science

Obama : Lowest Hurricane Frequency Of Any President

Posted on September 17, 2013 by 

Obama’s approval ratings are at historic lows, as well as his hurricanes.

Since Obama took office, the US has averaged 0.6 hurricane landfalls per year. This is the fewest hurricanes of any president since at least 1850. By contrast, Grover Cleveland’s presidency averaged more than five times as many hurricanes per year as Obama’s.

Obama Hurricanes

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Suzuki Claim: TROPICAL STORM SANDY HYSTERIA

Hurricane Sandy was downgraded to a tropical storm when it made landfall. The resulting 3 meter storm surge, corresponded with a full moon, causing a King tide which hit at high tide.

The New York Hurricane of 1821 hit at low tide with it’s impacts much more extensive:

Via Real Science

1821 New York Hurricane Hit At Low Tide

8/26/11

Hurricane Flashback: The Great New York Storm of 1821

September 3 marks the 190th anniversary of the Hurricane of 1821, which saw flooding and destruction in the growing metropolis. In less than an hour a thirteen-foot storm surge deluged the city, swallowing everything below Canal Street. The Battery was particularly devastated, docks were destroyed, and ships were swept onto streets. Further uptown, a bridge that connected Harlem to Ward’s Island was washed away and somewhere in Chinatown, the East River likely met the Hudson. “New Yorkers were lucky,” writes Bruce Parker in The Power of the Sea: Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict Disasters. “The hurricane hit at low tide.

Hurricane Flashback: The Great New York Storm of 1821 — Daily Intelligencer

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Suzuki Claim: AUSTRALIAN CYCLONE FREQUENCY INCREASING HYSTERIA

PEER-REVIEW ScienceDirect.com – Reconstructing tropical cyclone frequency using hydrogen isotope ratios of sedimentary n-alkanes in northern Queensland, Australia

Findings:

“This suggests that on average tropical cyclone frequency did not change during the past 200 years.”

BOM Tropical Cyclone Trends:

tc-graph-1969-2012

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Suzuki Claim: GREAT BARRIER REEF HYSTERIA

The major problems facing the Great Barrier Reef are to do with real pollution and physical factors; fertilisers and chemical pollution, damage from cyclone Yasi, development of coal terminals and from the crown of thorns starfish. Conditions far removed from perceived damage caused by increased Carbon Dioxide concentrations.

Great Barrier Reef report card shows World Heritage site’s health has dropped to ‘poor’ | The Courier-Mail

See also: Claim: Ocean Acidification Is Climate Change’s ‘Equally Evil Twin’ | CACA

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Suzuki Claim: AUS TEMPERATURE HYSTERIA

See: Australia’s record hottest 12 month period? Junk science say the Satellites | CACA

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