"Today, we live some 100 times better than did our ancestors at the end of the 18th century. The luxuries that we take for granted — abundant food on demand, clean running water, electricity, electronic communications and media, advanced medical care, inexpensive clothing, home and office heating, rapid transportation, universal basic education, free libraries, and dozens of other important advances — are linked to warming temperatures that have afforded enough surplus food to support educators, scientists, inventors, technicians, physicians, and the suppliers of so many of our modern conveniences." ...
"Global food production has exploded since 1970, due in part to a favorable climate. For the first time in human history, we live in an age during which it is not necessary for large numbers of human beings to go hungry."
JunkScience.com's Steve Milloy responds: "'Warmest year' claim is silly.
1. The 'record' only starts ~1880. 2. Recent warming began ~1650. 3. Was as warm 1,000 yrs ago. 4. 'Record' biased by urban heat islands. 5. 'Record' manipulated by activists. 6. Global temp not known to 0.01C precision."
Paul Homewood rebuts: "Since 2000, the trend in the number of disasters has actually been downwards, clearly debunking any pretence that weather is getting worse because of global warming. The report even specifically accepts this:
...Put simply, many more disasters are recorded nowadays because of better reporting systems. But this does not mean more are actually occurring."
The row was triggered by the new report on “Human Cost of Disasters”. The report announced a “staggering rise in climate-related disasters over the last twenty years”. However, the same report contains a graph showing that the number of climate-related disasters has actually decreased by 15 percent since 2000. ...
“This is a huge, embarrassing blunder,” said Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Forum, a British think tank. “The United Nations must immediately withdraw this report and apologise for misleading the public.” Roger Pielke Jr, a renowned American scientist in the field of natural disasters – and anything but climate denier – also regrets the sharp position by the UNDRR. In an e-mail to De Telegraaf he says that the authors have drawn “flawed conclusions”
“Science is about learning from new data and vigorous debate,” Altmaier said. “Instead, for the first time, we have had people claiming to be ‘following the science and the data’ who are in fact merely imposing their opinions on us by fiat, with catastrophic consequences for children’s education and people’s livelihoods.”
David Nabarro, World Health Organization special envoy for Covid-19: “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Nabarro told The Spectator in an interview aired on Oct. 8. “The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”
Via Epoch Times: Nabarro pointed to the collateral damage that lockdowns are having worldwide, especially among poorer populations. “Just look at what’s happened to the tourism industry, for example in the Caribbean or in the Pacific, because people aren’t taking their holidays. Look what’s happened to smallholder farmers all over the world because their markets have got dented. Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. Seems that we may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition because children are not getting meals at school and their parents, in poor families, are not able to afford it,” Nabarro said.
“This is a terrible, ghastly global catastrophe, actually,” he said. “And so we really do appeal to all world leaders: Stop using lockdown as your primary control method, develop better systems for doing it, work together and learn from each other, but remember—lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer."
(Dr. David Nabarro, former Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Climate Change...David is currently Co-Director (since mid-2019) and Chair of Global Health at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London...From March 2020, David is appointed Special Envoy of WHO Director General on COVID-19.)
CEO explains how he has positioned Walmart during the pandemic to make sure the $500 billion-plus company thrives in the new landscape that emerges going forward..."I think the growing interest in stakeholder capitalism stems from companies genuinely invested in doing good for our world, because it’s the right thing to do and because businesses who take this approach are stronger. We simply won’t be here if we don’t take care of the very things that allow us to exist: our associates, customers, suppliers and the planet. That’s not up for debate."
Data from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) reveals that the “Total Snow Mass for the Northern Hemisphere” has been consistently above the 30 year average over the past few years, and now, 2020 is actually INCREASING that rate of growth.
Total Snow Mass for the Northern Hemisphere is running approx. 300 gigatons above the 1982-2012 average:
In addition, Greenland continues to build snow and ice at levels comfortably above the 1981-2010 mean–data from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
Precision research by physicists William Happer and William van Wijngaarden has determined that the present levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and water vapor are almost completely saturated. In radiation physics the technical term “saturated” implies that adding more molecules will not cause more warming.
In plain language this means that from now on our emissions from burning fossil fuels could have little or no further impact on global warming.
Marc Morano of Climate Depot has documented such huckster predictions going back to the Civil War era of the 1860’s. Bogus end-of-the-world claims failing to come true for the last 150-plus years unfortunately hasn’t stopped people from making more. Al Gore, a prominent modern-day example, has gotten wealthy by making planetary doomsday predictions for the last three decades. Mr. Biden continued this dubious tradition and his are as false today as they’ve been from the outset.
Professor Michael Levitt, who won the Nobel prize for Chemistry in 2013, was due to be the keynote speaker in December at a virtual conference on his areas of special expertise – computational biology and biodesign.
But the First International Biodesign Research Conference withdrew his invitation – according to Levitt because they had received ‘too many calls’ from other speakers ‘threatening to quit’ because of his views on Chinese coronavirus. He has long maintained that the threat is overblown and that ‘we’re going to be fine.’
Morano comment: "Climate change skeptics have seen this type of crushing of dissent for decades when it comes to 'climate change.' Whether you support COVID lockdowns equates to whether you support the UN Paris Pact or Green New Deal in the climate world. If you oppose mandatory masks, that is like not believing in the alleged '97% consensus' on climate. Can the government 'control" a virus equates to can government 'control' the climate. The COVID/Climate connection runs deep."
WEF's Klaus Schwab: In September, my belief that a more virtuous capitalist system is possible was reaffirmed by an initiative of the forum’s International Business Council led by Brian Moynihan of Bank of America. They released the Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics: nonfinancial metrics and disclosures that will be added (on a voluntary basis) to companies’ annual reporting in the next two to three years, making it possible to measure their progress over time. ...
Doing so requires answering questions such as: What is the gender pay gap in company X? How many people of diverse backgrounds were hired and promoted? What progress has the company made toward reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions? How much did the company pay in taxes globally and per jurisdiction?
At the beginning of this month, the reporter, Hiroko Tabuchi, tweeted: “I’ve been thinking a lot about fossil fuels and white supremacy recently. Almost every single oil executive, lobbyist, spokesperson I’ve dealt with is white and male. It’s difficult not to see the link.”
In a tweet in June, she observed that the industry is white and, therefore, that’s a problem. In September she linked police violence and the oil and gas industry. Ten years ago, she tweeted that “Toyota sucks.”
It is important to know that Ms. Tabuchi covers the oil and gas industry for The Times, as climate change is her specific beat. Given the centrality of oil and gas to this election, that seems very important. It is a clear conflict of interest, and one that the editors have known or should have known about for some time.
Justin Haskins: "Biden called for the end of the "era of shareholder capitalism." Additionally, just like the World Economic Forum and supporters of the Great Reset, Biden has said government should use the coronavirus pandemic as a justification to "rewrite the social contract" of the United States. Biden's "Build Back Better" plans also come straight out of the Great Reset movement's playbook. For many years, supporters of the Great Reset at the World Economic Forum and elsewhere have talked about "building back better" by dramatically expanding the power of government, pursuing costly "green" infrastructure plans, and substantially increasing the authority of international institutions. ...
Joe Biden is likely an advocate of the radical Great Reset, a proposal that, if enacted, would completely overhaul the world's economy in favor of more collectivism and the centralization of power in the hands of international elites."
James Randi in 2009: "Our Earth’s atmosphere is approximately 80% nitrogen, 20% oxygen. Just .04% is carbon dioxide — a “trace” amount. But from that tiny percentage is built all the plants we have on Earth. CO2 is a natural molecule absolutely required for plant life to survive, and in the process of growing, those plants give off oxygen. We — and all animal life — consume that oxygen and give off CO2. (No, this is not an example of Intelligent Design.) If that balance is sufficiently disturbed, species either adapt or perish. And the world turns…:
Tony Thomas has a disturbing piece over at Quadrant.org, concerning an Australian organization allegedly run by child activists. It’s now urging kids to initiate creepy conversations with adults as a means of spreading climate propaganda. ...
These statements call to mind 17-year-old Greta Thunberg’s assertion that “We can not have climate justice without gender equity.”
Climate justice. First Nations justice. Racial justice. Gender equity. What does this collection of causes tell us? That these young people aren’t rebels at all. Nor are they independent thinkers.