The new figures from the Mauna Loa Observatory show humans are irrelevant. Despite the Ultra-Revolutionary-Carbon-Reduction-Program far beyond anything the UN has every dreamed of, Global CO2 hit 417ppm. This is a record high since humans discovered test tubes but the 300 millionth time since life on Earth evolved. It shows how all plans for carbon reduction known to mankind are futile.
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: "It would be difficult to see a downturn in the anthropogenic source of CO2 unless it was very large (say, over 50%) and prolonged (say over a year or longer)."
Over the past 40 years of satellite observation, Antarctic sea ice defied global warming predictions and gained impressively. The mean temperature of the southern ice cap also shows no warming. In 2017, after decades of inconvenient rise, sea ice extent suddenly fell to record low level and panic activity among global warming alarmists began to perk up. Surely the days of a growing Antarctic ice cap were over – at least they hoped.
But since 2017, the ice has grown back and once again has reached near normal levels and the long-term trend continues to be upward.
Katherine Hayhoe was the de facto spokesperson for the atrocious third National Climate Assessment. After that she started doing bogus “Here’s what is going to happen to you” climate studies for various states and cities. Making big bucks scaring people.
The CO2 Coalition of climate scientists today released a White Paper analyzing decades of peer-reviewed research on the impact on the oceans of carbon dioxide emissions from the conversion of fossil fuels to energy. ...
The White Paper reveals that the term “ocean acidification” was invented to scare citizens into opposing the use of fossil fuels, which power 80 percent of the U.S. and world economies. It also shows that carbon dioxide is a vital part of ocean health and the ocean food web, because additional CO2 input allows marine life to thrive. The foundation of the ocean food web is phytoplankton, which includes organisms such as microscopic plants and bacteria. These organisms require CO2 to make their food through photosynthesis.
CO2 Coalition chair Patrick Moore, a noted ecologist and a former top-ranking Greenpeace official: "The specter of ‘ocean acidification’ has no basis in the scientific data.”
Pielke Jr.: "Zero, 0, no one defending KKOV20 I mean, I get it ..."
"Bottom line KKOV20 makes a great case study from start to finish. Science promotion. Hurricanes & climate (yay!). Media hype Gross misrepresentation. Questionable science. But that is why we publish ... to spark debate & discussion. And KKOV20 have certainly achieved that goal."
May is typically the most tornadic month in the U.S., averaging 272 tornadoes each year between 1999 and 2018. But as of May 25, only 49 tornadoes had been confirmed throughout the month, according to Evan Bentley, a severe weather meteorologist at NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC).
Only 49 tornadoes have been confirmed in the U.S. so far this May.
The last May to have fewer than 100 tornadoes was in 1970.
Fighting 'White supremacy' & defunding the police - the new climate fix
"If black lives really do matter to climate advocates, defunding the police should, too." ...
"An ever-growing number of green groups have released statements expressing solidarity with protesters and denouncing police brutality, white supremacy, and the increasingly warlike rhetoric from the White House...there’s plenty of common cause to be found in calls to defund the police and invest in a more generous, democratic, and green public sphere, well beyond the scope of what any carbon-pricing measure can accomplish."
Former Vice President Al Gore praised the move. "I am incredibly proud that New Jersey is the first state in the nation to fully integrate climate education in their K-12 curricula," Gore said in a statement. "This initiative is vitally important to our students as they are the leaders of tomorrow, and we will depend on their leadership and knowledge to combat this crisis."
An “especially worrying” new study finds 2,206 onshore wind, hydropower, and solar PV energy generation facilities have “already encroached on many of the world’s most important places for conserving biodiversity”, degrading 886 protected areas, 749 key biodiversity areas, and 40 distinct wilderness areas.
Claim: We cannot protect our environment while continuing to eat meat regularly. This is not a refutable perspective, but a banal truism. Whether they become Whoppers or boutique grass-fed steaks, cows produce an enormous amount of greenhouse gas. If cows were a country, they would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world.
According to the research director of Project Drawdown — a nonprofit organization dedicated to modeling solutions to address climate change — eating a plant-based diet is “the most important contribution every individual can make to reversing global warming.”
James Delingpole: 'This mantra is being used. It’s everywhere and it’s frightening. Here are some recent examples:
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): "Building Back Better: why we must think of the next generation."
UNEP financial arm: "...as economies recover from the crisis and build back better."
Friends of the Earth, Europe: “EU Council: Governments must act together to ‘build back better'”
"If you thought the nightmare was going to end once the coronavirus scare passed, think again: it’s only just beginning. The greens and the globalists aren’t about to let a crisis going to waste. This is the moment they have been waiting for. And don’t expect much resistance from politicians – even ones wearing the ‘Conservative’ label, like Boris Johnson. They’re part of the problem."
Fighting White supremacy & defunding the police - the new climate fix
Sunrise Movement, the group behind the Green New Deal: "As a movement for climate justice, we know that it is necessary to dismantle the underlying systems of extraction, segregation, and racist inequality that have allowed for the exploitation of people and the environment they live in. We cannot achieve climate justice without moving away from police and prisons."
"Without racial healing and reparations, there cannot be climate justice."
"For us people of color, the fight against climate change exists alongside the fight against white supremacy and colonialism."
"We didn’t lock down almost the entire country in 1968/69, 1957, or 1949-1952, or even during 1918. But in a terrifying few days in March 2020, it happened to all of us, causing an avalanche of social, cultural, and economic destruction that will ring through the ages." ...
The Lockdowns originated from "an important discovery kicked off by a high school research project pursued by the daughter of a scientist at the Sandia National Laboratories."
"Her name is Laura M. Glass...Laura, with some guidance from her dad, devised a computer simulation that showed how people – family members, co-workers, students in schools, people in social situations – interact. What she discovered was that school kids come in contact with about 140 people a day, more than any other group. Based on that finding, her program showed that in a hypothetical town of 10,000 people, 5,000 would be infected during a pandemic if no measures were taken, but only 500 would be infected if the schools were closed.
Laura’s name appears on the foundational paper arguing for lockdowns and forced human separation. That paper is Targeted Social Distancing Designs for Pandemic Influenza (2006). It set out a model for forced separation and applied it with good results backwards in time to 1957." ...
"The concept of social distancing is now intimately familiar to almost everyone. But as it first made its way through the federal bureaucracy in 2006 and 2007, it was viewed as impractical, unnecessary and politically infeasible."
Todd Myers: The word “science” has been hollowed out by politicians, who have stripped it of its substance and power and replaced them with emotional pabulum. These politicians discard the scientific method and deploy the term merely as a weapon against their opponents.
When...politicians refer to “the science,” they rarely point to actual science. It is a bluff designed to imply that their chosen policy is based on more than guesswork and politics. In his 2015 book, “Government That Works,” John Bernard...approvingly quotes a physician-politician who observes that “the lack of measures in government allows political leaders to play a blame game with no way to verify whose rhetoric is accurate.” ...
The history of the past seven years indicates that Mr. Inslee uses the word “science” mostly to construct a rhetorical Potemkin village: a facade that conceals the lack of substance behind his decisions while giving the public something nice to look at...Numbers speak for themselves. When the numbers tell the wrong story, politicians retreat into narratives that they pretend are science.