It’s Back Again To The Global Cooling Headlines Of The 1970s: ‘Climate science has collapsed into a state of complete confusion. It is very clear that they now have no idea where the climate is headed and never before has the science found itself in such a state of open dispute’
It’s Back Again To The Global Cooling Headlines Of The 1970s … Climate Science Now Clearly In Total Confusion, Chaos!
In the 1940s and 50s, amid the Arctic meltdown, climate scientists back then warned of an ice-free Arctic and a warming planet.
USS Skate at an ice-free North Pole in the 1950s. Public domain photo.
Then in the 1970s the sea ice at the Arctic recovered and the globe again struggled with bitterly cold and long winters. Immediately scientists issued dire warnings of a coming potential ice age, like Newsweek reported in 1974:
Newsweek, April 28, 1974.
Later in the 1990s, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation had swung back to their warm phases and they reheated the planet, like a bathtub with hot water warms a bathroom. The global temperature jumped a half degree and the panic quickly switched, this time back to global warming and melting Arctic – just like we what we had seen in the 1940s and 50s. And this time environmental activists seized the opportunity and tried to blame it all on human CO2 emissions. The UN set up the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and governments worldwide committed trillions of our tax money to fight nature by holding profligate conferences and inventing schemes to control human behavior.
But then in the 2000s the planet unexpectedly refused to warm up further, which left many scientists stumped and clueless. Finally over the last years, signs of a cooling planet have been mounting and becoming impossible to deny. Today we see the first scientists bolting for the back door. Just yesterday renown climate scientist Professor Mike Lockwood of Reading University told the world through the BBC that we are possibly looking at “a new mini ice age“.
It’s back to global cooling – climate science is now going back 40 years to the headlines of the 1970s!
So quickly are they able to turn on a dime.
If anything has become clear since the release of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report released last month, it is that climate science has collapsed into a state of complete confusion. It is very clear that they now have no idea where the climate is headed and never before has the science found itself in such a state of open dispute.
Politicians take note!
Also read here: wattsupwiththat.com/bbc-real-risk-of-a-maunder-minimum-little-ice-age/ and climatedepot.com/.
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Geologist Dr. Bob Carter: Climate Scare is an abuse of science: ‘To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is an abuse of logic; is an abuse of language and it’s an abuse of science’
Climate Scare is an abuse of science
Image: “Our” ABC”Our” disgraceful ABC used this image to depictinvisible CO2 (non-)pollutionMeteorologist John Coleman interviews Professor S. Fred Singer of the University of Virginia and Professor Bob Carter, ICSC Chief Science Advisor and former head of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University, Australia. Singer: There is no evidence at all that we can find that humans are contributing in a substantial way to climate change. Nothing to worry about; its bunkum!Carter: A trained scientist will tell you what Dr Singer has already told you: there is no evidence that human carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming. Indeed, carbon dioxide emissions are an environmental benefice. It makes plants grow; it is plant food. It greens the planet.Bob asks why does the Green environmental movement call Carbon Dioxide a pollutant. (If they were truly “green” they would welcome increased carbon dioxide.)Carter: To call carbon dioxide a pollutant isan abuse of logic;is an abuse of languageand it’s an abuse of scienceThe Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) report referenced by Professor Singer may be seen here.Joe Bast and Jim Lakely, both of the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, join Mr. Coleman later in the program.Coleman: It is a very difficult thing to defeat this bad science….Bast: Research that has been done now shows that the human influence on climate is very small; it’s a non-problem.KUSI.com – KUSI News – San Diego CA – News, Weather, PPR
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Alex Epstein’s Manifesto: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels – Every medium and every audience, needs to incorporate the moral case for fossil fuels and values-based communication’
Manifesto: The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels
Today, Alex Epstein launched a new manifesto for the fossil fuel industry. It’s a must-read. Please share with friends who might be interested—particularly those in the fossil fuel industry!
“In the battle for hearts and minds, you are widely viewed as worse than the tobacco industry.”
“Your attackers have successfully portrayed your core product, fossil fuel energy, as a self-destructive addiction that is destroying our planet.”
“There is only one way to defeat the environmentalists’ moral case against fossil fuels—refute its central idea that fossil fuels destroy the planet.”
“Unfortunately, the fossil fuel industry has not refuted the moral case against fossil fuels. In fact, the vast majority of its communications reinforce the moral case against fossil fuels.”
“So long as you concede that your product is a self-destructive addiction, you will not win hearts and minds—and you will not deserve to.”
“Energy, the fuel of technology, is opportunity—the opportunity to use technology to improve every aspect of life. Including our environment.”
“The climate is inherently dangerous (and it is always changing, whether we influence the change or not). Energy and technology have made us far safer from it.”
“I divide winning hearts and minds into three categories: neutralizing attackers, turning non-supporters into supporters, and turning supporters into champions.
“Values-based communication is communication that vividly connects your audience’s values to the conclusion you want them to reach and the action you want them to take.”
“In my experience, whatever the audience and whatever the medium, to base communications on the moral case for the fossil fuel industry is a game-changer.”
“‘Before Alex Epstein’s lecture, no other students on my campus could imagine an environmental or moral defense of the fossil fuel industry. Now, weeks later, I am amazed at how they now defend the industry.’ –Julian Hassan, Vassar College”
“This year, your industry will lose billions of dollars because it has failed to win hearts and minds.”
“The communications materials of the vast, vast majority of companies are not only failing to win hearts and minds, but they are also empowering the opposition by conceding their ideas.”
“If you agree with me, the implications are dramatic: Every fossil fuel company’s internal and external communications, for every medium and every audience, needs to incorporate the moral case for fossil fuels and values-based communication.”
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BBC: UK Climate Scientist Warns: Real Risk Of A Maunder Minimum ‘Little Ice Age’ Due To ‘Decline in Solar Activity’
British Climate Scientist Warns: Real Risk Of A Maunder Minimum ‘Little Ice Age’
A leading British climate scientist claims the current rate of decline in solar activity is such that there is now a real risk of a ‘Little Ice Age’.
The severe cold went hand in hand with an exceptionally inactive sun, and was called the Maunder solar minimum.
Now a leading scientist from Reading University has told me that the current rate of decline in solar activity is such that there’s a real risk of seeing a return of such conditions.
I’ve been to see Professor Mike Lockwood to take a look at the work he has been conducting into the possible link between solar activity and climate patterns.
According to Professor Lockwood the late 20th century was a period when the sun was unusually active and a so called ‘grand maximum’ occurred around 1985.
Since then the sun has been getting quieter.
By looking back at certain isotopes in ice cores, he has been able to determine how active the sun has been over thousands of years.
Following analysis of the data, Professor Lockwood believes solar activity is now falling more rapidly than at any time in the last 10,000 years.
He found 24 different occasions in the last 10,000 years when the sun was in exactly the same state as it is now – and the present decline is faster than any of those 24.
Based on his findings he’s raised the risk of a new Maunder minimum from less than 10% just a few years ago to 25-30%.
And a repeat of the Dalton solar minimum which occurred in the early 1800s, which also had its fair share of cold winters and poor summers, is, according to him, ‘more likely than not’ to happen.
He believes that we are already beginning to see a change in our climate – witness the colder winters and poor summers of recent years – and that over the next few decades there could be a slide to a new Maunder minimum.
It’s worth stressing that not every winter would be severe; nor would every summer be poor. But harsh winters and unsettled summers would become more frequent.
Professor Lockwood doesn’t hold back in his description of the potential impacts such a scenario would have in the UK.
He says such a change to our climate could have profound …
The paperback edition of Mann’s book is out. Mann has demoted himself from Nobel prizer winner to the more accurate, ‘He contributed, with other IPCC authors, to the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.’
The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines: Michael E. Mann: 9780231152549: Amazon.com: Books
Do the Math – Count the Cash: Climate ‘disaster’ exists only in the minds and computer models of climate alarmists’
Do the Math – Count the Cash – Paul Driessen –