Watch: Climate TV Debate – Dr. Patrick Moore debates Warmist Erwin Jackson on Sky News Australia

Moore excerpts: ‘If you keep giving these scientists millions of dollars a year to tell you that ‘you have a problem, and you need to fix it and please give me more money so I can keep studying this problem’. They will keep telling you it’s a problem. This is a self-perpetuating massive convergence of interests among elites in society including the media, politicians, environmentalists, scientists and business who want to look green and it is killing us because there is nothing wrong with the earth’s climate. What is wrong is the climate of the intellectual climate. It is an intellectual climate problem, not a science climate problem, not an earth climate problem. Carbon dioxide is a food for life on earth and more of it would be good.

‘Why are there 300 million people in U.S. and only 30 million people in Canada, which is bigger? One word — cold.’ Same with Northern Russia. If Northern Canada and Northern Russia which comprise about 30% of the land in this world, were warm enough to grow potatoes we would be able to have some more food for the people in this world. A warmer world would be a better world for people and most other species.’

‘Climate scientist is a self-serving term. They are the self-appointed climate scientists. If you don’t agree with them, then ‘Oh you are not a climate scientist because your PhD is in physics or math or geology. Whereas half of them who call themselves the ‘climate scientists’ their PhDs are not in climate science.’


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U.S. Floods, Droughts and Global Warming: Another Wardrobe Failure

Two scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Gregory McCabe and David Wolock, recently examined historical (1951-2009) streamflow records from 516 rivers and streams that they considered to be only minimally impacted by human development. They first sorted the data into regional patterns, and then compared the temporal behavior of these patterns to  common historical climate indices—such as well-known patterns of atmospheric circulation, sea surface temperatures, or even large-scale warming.

It turns out that there weren’t any relationships between streamflow and the larger atmospheric phenomena.  Or at least, so very few that they are hardly worth mentioning.

Here is how McCabe and Wolock describe what they (didn’t) find:

Comparing time series of climate indices…with the time series of mean [stream] flow for the 14 clusters [patterns] indicates weak correlations that are statistically significant for only a few clusters. These results indicate that most of the temporal variability in streamflow in the conterminous U.S. is unpredictable in terms of relations to well-known climate indices. [emphasis added]

In other words, trends and/or variability in larger-scale features of the climate (including rising temperature from global warming) are not very strongly (if at all) related to regional and temporal characteristics of streamflows across the U.S.

And before anyone starts to argue that we have left out the direct (i.e., local) effect of global warming—that warmer air holds more moisture and thus it can rain more frequently and harder—McCabe and Wolock report very few long-term trends that would be indicative of steadily rising moisture levels. Instead, the find the historical records dominated by periods of multidecadal variability. In their own words:

Analyses of the annual mean streamflow time series for the 14 streamflow clusters indicated periods of extended wet and dry periods, but did not indicate any strong monotonic trends. Thus, the mean cluster streamflow time series indicate nearly random variability with some periods of persistence.



McCabe, G. J., and D. M. Wolock, 2014. Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Conterminous United States Streamflow Characteristics. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2014GL061980

U. of Arizona Professor: Climate change now ‘irreversible’ – Humans must ‘terminate industrial civilization’

Full article and video interview here:

McPherson lives in ‘a straw house in the middle of the woods surrounded by animals.’

McPherson: ‘I think we are walking around to save our own funeral expenses at this point. We have triggered 39 self-reinforcing feedback loops. Those things feed on themselves and feed on each other as well.’

‘The only way to stop runaway climate change is to terminate industrial civilization. The evidence is clear on that front and it is in the refereed journal literature.’

Q: Can we buy extra time? McPherson answers: ‘What we can do is enjoy and create moments of joy while we are here…humans will reach the end of the line in a relativity short time’


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NASA’s former lead global warming scientist endorsed similar ideas: NASA scientist James Hansen endorses book which calls for ‘ridding the world of Industrial Civilization’ – Hansen declares author ‘has it right…the system is the problem’ – Book proposes ‘razing cities to the ground, blowing up dams and switching off the greenhouse gas emissions machine’