Fact 1. No matter how you slice and dice the data, you will not find earth’s temperature to be above where it was 17 years ago, while the carbon dioxide level has been growing steadily due to globalization.
Fact 2. Fact 1 is very inconvenient for a group of people, who call themselves ‘scientists’.
However, Fact 1 and Fact 2 are superseded by an even more important -
Fact 3. This is the month of October and Halloween time !! This year, we will be dressing like the latest IPCC report.
The IPCC recently released its ‘boo!’ report, which is supposed to scare us into accepting a great deal more government control over our lives as well as much higher taxes on account of global warming – which allegedly industrial civilization is responsible for.
You can read what we would refer to as the ‘professional scaremongers perspective’ in this article in the Atlantic. It’s 5 minutes to midnight! We can no longer delay! Taxes must be raised immediately! Cars? Forget it, they are poison! Actually, all of humanity is really a virus on the face of the planet, right? Especially what is generally referred to as civilization is apparently just too ghastly to contemplate.
Interestingly, mainstream media of only one country is allowed to tell the truth, and that happens to be China. Howard Winn reports at South China Morning Post -
We see the fact that the earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for the past 17 years is causing ructions within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Its previous forecasts of catastrophic consequences unless the world reduces its use of fossil fuels have been the driving force behind the billions spent by governments and corporations on mitigating the perceived problem.
The IPCC is due to issue its fifth major report – the Fifth Assessment Report – since 1992 on the state of the earth’s environment and climate. According to leaked documents, the governments that finance the IPCC want a more adequate explanation for the 17-year “pause” in global warming than is currently to be found in the massive three-volume report. The dispute centres on the extent temperatures will rise in the future, and how much of the rise over the past 150 years – a total of 0.8 degrees Celsius – is due to human activity and how much to natural causes such as sun spot activity or ocean cycles. The IPCC’s draft report says it is 95 per cent confident that global warming is due to human activity, compared with 90 per cent in its 2007 report. Many scientists believe that level of confidence is unwarranted.
One of the more obvious difficulties to resolve is that although there has been an enormous production of carbon dioxide over the past 17 years, the temperature hasn’t changed. The Economist noted in a recent piece, “The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by humanity since 1750.”
And here comes the hilarious part (see in bold):
Then there is the inconvenient truth that the sea ice in the arctic is 60 per cent greater than this time last year when it stood at a record low. And this is before the winter freeze starts. When the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific opened up in August 2007 it caused headlines around the world. In 2007 Wieslaw Maslowski, a researcher at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, famously predicted the Arctic would be free of ice by 2013. But the Northwest Passage has been closed all this year by pack ice, trapping some 20 yachts whose owners presumably believed it would be open for years to come.
If those yacht owners bought their yachts by not seeing any housing-bubble in 2007, we cannot feel too sorry for them