Update: Prof. Michael Mann on Harvey climate link: We will have to ‘retreat, from our shorelines as sea level rise continues’
Update: Climate Depot Note: Science Friday has misquoted Mann in it’s September 1 article. Screenshot from published article:
The exact key quote from Mann available from the podcast is: “Ultimately, we will have to, in some cases literally retreat — gracefully retreat, from our shorelines as sea level rise continues.” (Full podcast here, Mann’s quote at 2:35 remaining in audio.) Climate Depot has officially made the correction for Science Friday. Science Friday has still not corrected its error as of Sept. 2.
Penn State Prof. Michael Mann, a prominent United Nations IPCC scientist, is now warning that Harvey is signalling a “new normal” in Hurricanes due to man-made climate change. Mann, a longtime climate activist who was embroiled in the Climategate scandal, says the world will have to “retreat from our shorelines as sea level rise continues” because of “global warming.”
“Ultimately, we will have to, in some cases literally retreat — gracefully retreat, from our shorelines as sea level rise continues,” Mann said in a website podcast on “Science Friday” in a September 1 article titled”Hurricane Harvey And the New Normal.” Excerpt via Science Friday:
If we continue down the road we’re on and make no adjustments to climate change, Mann says, then these sorts of events could eventually become two-year or three-year events. “In other words,” he said, “we get a Harvey-like event impacting the Gulf Coast, or a Sandy-like event impacting the New Jersey and New York City coast once every few years … Imagine having to deal with something like that every few years.”
At that point, Mann says, “”Ultimately, we will have to, in some cases literally retreat — gracefully retreat, from our shorelines as sea level rise continues.”
Climate Depot Note: Mann’s claims about extreme weather, sea level rise and “global warming” have been challenged by the data, studies and other scientists. See: Climate Depot’s New ‘Talking Points’ Report – A-Z Debunking of Climate Claims
Despite the fact that world has seen declining extreme weather events (See: Extreme Weather Expert: ‘World is presently in an era of unusually low weather disasters’) — some climate activists want to criminalise dissenting view of “global warming.” See: Mag: After Harvey, ‘climate change denial should be a crime’ – ‘Denial can and will leave people dead’
Mann’s specific claims about Hurricane Harvey are disputed by many scientists. See:
The so-called “consensus” is very unclear about hurricanes.
See: What Hurricane ‘consensus’?! ‘Global warming’ causes MORE hurricanes — Except when it causes FEWER hurricanes – Stop the confusion! Global warming will cause less hurricanes or more hurricanes or more powerful but less frequent hurricanes or have no known impact on hurricanes and will cause less rain or more rain. In other words, predict every possible outcome and you too can claim you predicted it! No matter what happens with hurricanes, the climate establishment can confidently claim, they were right.
Mann joins a long list of doomsayers who have predicted similar end times predictions about “global warming.” In 2004, the UK’s Sir David King suggested Antarctica would be the only place left on Earth cool enough for humans to live.
UK Independent article excerpt from 2004: “Antarctica is likely to be the world’s only habitable continent by the end of this century if global warming remains unchecked, the Government’s chief scientist, Professor Sir David King, said last week.”
Flashback 2007:UK Green Guru James Lovelock Predicts Global Warming Doom: ‘Billions of us will die; few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in Arctic’ (But Lovelock would later recant and become more skeptical of climate change. See: Alert: ‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock reverses himself: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change & so was Gore!
Former NASA scientist James Hansen on NBC’s Nightly News: “Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Miami. They would all be under water.UN IPCC’s Michael Oppenheimer on ABC News, 20/20: “If the sea level rise occurred fast enough, some major cities might have to be abandoned, like, for instance, London.” (Both of above clips of Hansen & Oppenheimer appeared in Climate Hustle film. )
Climate activists waste no time blaming, exploiting and claiming every hurricane that makes landfall in the U.S. is “what climate change looks like.” Hurricane Harvey is the latest hurricane to get this treatment. Below are a few examples. (Also see: What Hurricane ‘consensus’?! ‘Global warming’ causes MORE hurricanes — Except when it causes LESS hurricanes)
2017: “Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like” – Politico Magazine – By ERIC HOLTHAUS – August 28, 2017: Harvey is what climate change looks like. More specifically, Harvey is what climate change looks like in a world that has decided, over and over, that it doesn’t want to take climate change seriously.