Where did it all go wrong? Why did a supposedly global-warming induced, monster El Nino augmented Category 5 superstorm – the most intense ever – make landfall and effectively vanish before our very eyes into firstly a Cat 2, then 1, then tropical storm, then finally tropical depression, within the space of a few short hours? - The ‘climate change is happening now’ pundits who eagerly leapt upon Patricia as proof of claim and who (arguably) eagerly anticipated widespread destruction in its wake, have now gone quiet, no doubt waiting for the next opportunity to try and advance their agenda.
'How did Patricia get to be so strong? The answer, quite simply, involves human-caused climate change. Hurricane Patricia is exactly the kind of terrifying storm we can expect to see more frequently in the decades to come...Meteorologically, there are at least four reasons why global warming could have contributed to Patricia’s ferocity: El Niño, exceptionally warm ocean temperatures, increased atmospheric humidity, and sea level rise.'
'Basically, storms like Patricia fit closely with these predictions, though they happen so infrequently that it’s almost impossible to definitively prove.'
Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Hugh Willoughby, a hurricane expert at Florida International University agree. Even if climate change is playing some unknown role, it would be adding only a small percentage to the chances of a storm like Patricia forming. A single record-breaking event, even within in a record El Niño year, cannot be linked to climate change.
Steyn: Michael Mann filed a frivolous suit he had no intention of bringing to trial, but he succeeded in hounding Tim Ball into the grave. ... Ball had all the qualities of a true warrior: courage, integrity, indomitable resilience, and, in his quiet dignified bearing, a rueful acceptance of the costs they impose. The ugly husk of a human being that is Michael Mann could destroy Tim's savings and his health, but he could not destroy Tim's spirit.
Shellenberger: Conspiracy theories aside, the influence of the WEF is quite real, and one of the central demands of the Great Reset was, upon its launch, the phase-out of fuel subsidies in poor nations. ... WEF & The Great Reset are explicitly inspired by the anti-human, pro-scarcity ideology of Malthus. Here’s the smoking gun. Their goal is de-industrialization through renewables & organics. It’s driving inflation, causing riots, and undermining governments.
It’s an irrational, apocalyptic religion that emerges from nihilism, the view that life has no purpose, and that we should dismantle civilization. Point any of this out and they say, “Oh gosh no — we’re just trying to help people by reducing pollution!” But they’re obviously not trying to reduce pollution because, by shutting down natural gas and nuclear plants, they are making pollution worse. And they aren’t interested in reducing fertilizer pollution through technology, only through reducing farming, livestock, & food. The flip side of nihilism is narcissism. They compensate for the anxiety that stems from their view of life as meaningless by constantly demanding attention. They insist the world will end unless everyone does what they say, namely by becoming poorer. The good news is that a growing number of the people who provide us with the food & energy we need to survive are finally standing up for civilization. Farmers are protesting. Energy consumers are rioting. And energy providers are push back against the Woke nihilists.