Morano: In my book, I go back to the 1960s and I show no matter the environmental scare, famines, scares, all sorts of calamities, they always had same solutions no matter the scare. They always wanted central power, redistribution of wealth and global governance. Now the Berkeley city council is following that same line -- even though the new projections of population show a decline in population as we go forward into the 21st century. More importantly, their own governor -- Jerry Brown -- has said global warming will kill 3 billion people. (See: OVERPOPULATION SOLVED! Gov. Jerry Brown Claims in 2018: 3 Billion+ Will Die from ‘Global Warming’) Now here's the problem. The Berkely California city council is worried that overpopulation will lead to global warming -- but their own governor is saying that global warming is going to kill 3 billion people. Problem solved Stuart! Global warming will kill the excess population.
Varney: (laughing) Ohhh. Oh, we gotcha.
Morano: There you go! We just solved it!
Varney: (Laughing) Alright Marc, we did hear you. Marc Morano everybody. Thanks for joining us, sir. We will see you again soon.
From the abstract we find tiny fractions are written up as big numbers of small units with no real context. Then they extrapolate a 6 year trend on an ice mass that’s been around for millions of years. Adding up the losses, in this “worst of the worst” scenarios Antarctica might be losing 187 billion tonnes of ice per year (give or take a lot). That’s 187 cubic kilometers of ice, which sounds like a lot until we look at the size of the Antarctic Ice Sheet (29 million kilometers cubed). At this new “accelerated” rate the total loss is one 155,00oth of the total mass. Expressed another way, it’s 0.0006%. At this rate Antarctica will be entirely melted 155,000 years from now.
Asked about solutions to climate change, Judith Curry, president and co-founder of the Climate Forecast Applications Network, said the cure might be worse than the disease. “We just have to learn to live with any climate we get, and to the extent, we can control it is probably futile,” Curry said. ...
Though organizers said the event was a conversation, not a debate, Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace, said he believed Mann and Titley painted him as dishonest, and he “took umbrage” with the portrayal. He agreed with Curry — there’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding climate change, and it’s good to disagree on issues. A consensus, he said, refers to the political and social world. “A consensus is not about how many people will jump off a bridge with you,” he said.
For Judith Curry, one of the two climate science skeptics on the panel, the idea that an increase in carbon automatically increases the earth’s temperature is too simplistic. She said earth has many complex systems and there could be other factors playing into climate change that we don’t yet understand. “The madhouse that concerns me is the one that has been created by some climate scientists,” Curry said. “The madhouse is characterized by rampant overconfidence in an overly simplistic view of climate change, enforcement of a politically motivated and manufactured consensus, attempts to stifle scientific and policy debates, activism and advocacy for their preferred policies, self-promotion ... and public attacks on scientists who don’t support the consensus.” Moore, the former Greenpeace official, attributed climate change to natural changes in the earth and suggested that humans should even be happy there’s more carbon dioxide in the air because it helps plants grow.
Despite the apocalyptic headline, ice loss has only been contributing about 0.3mm a year to sea level rise, about an inch per century. Given that sea levels have been rising at around 8 inches a century since the 19thC, there is no evidence that this is not a long-term phenomenon we are seeing...Indeed as Shephard himself is forced to admit, we did not start collecting data until 1992. This sort of melting could have been going on for centuries or longer. In fact, another paper published this month by Kingslake et al finds that there has been extensive retreat and re-advance of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during the Holocene...Then there is the question of the accuracy of measurements. A major study by NASA in 2015 discovered that Antarctic ice mass has actually been increasing since 1992, basically because of greater snowfall, and not decreasing as this new study claims. In reality, measurements of ice mass are not exact and are subject to huge margins of error.
Climate Depot Note: Here is another clue this new Antarctica study is screwy. It used models to simulate current ice status instead of actual data. In other the words, they had huge fudge factor. Excerpt: "The researchers pulled their data from sources including satellite observations and computer modeling."
Via CNN: "Actually, he has to stay," Mark Levin, the conservative radio personality, author and weekend Fox News host, told CNN by email when asked about Ingraham's call for him to resign or be dismissed. "His policies on the whole have been outstanding." Levin added, "I don't throw good people under the bus because the left targets them."
The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board shared a similar view in an April editorial. The editorial, titled "Trump's Pruitt Test," said that Trump's "latest test of loyalty" will be whether he stands with Pruitt "as Washington's green political machine tries to oust" him from office "for supposedly grave ethics offenses."