2019: Already a vintage year for climate claptrap 

Posted: February 6, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, humour, propaganda

From The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

It has been an encouraging start to the contest for the year’s loopiest climate story.

First out of the blocks is a cracker from the geography department at University College London with the suggestion that Spanish colonisation in the Americas contributed to global cooling.

Early interest is also being shown in a paper that appeared in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggesting that a rise in temperatures stemming from climate change may increase the number of US infants born with congenital heart defects. This presumably opens up a whole new field of science – and funding – investigating the effect of latitude on vast numbers of ailments.

The global drop in temperatures started in 1300, long before the Spanish invaded the Americas. The UCL team suggested that reductions in population after the Spanish conquests and subsequent increases in tropical jungle led to more CO2 being used from the atmosphere.

The report seems to suggest that this amounted to around three parts per million in the atmosphere. If true, this would be a minute amount in an atmosphere that held at the time round 280ppm of CO2. Three ppm is well within any genuine scientific margin of error.

The ‘mini ice age’ was caused by many natural events and continued until around 1850. It was characterised by numerous variations in temperature across different time periods and regions in the northern hemisphere.

Needless to say the BBC led the media charge and was all over this story. Linking climate change with the genocidal activities of white colonists just ticks so many boxes, even for so-called science correspondents.

Continued here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    Is this a contender?

    Climate Change Will Begin Changing the Color of the Ocean
    February 4, 2019


  2. Kip Hansen says:

    The nuttiness is getting off to a great start. My take on it is that there are no longer any real editors at journals and magazines that are trained in science and/or critical thinking. They are only capable of making the decisions around “will this sell magazines?”

    A possible contender is the NY Times article found here:
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/05/climate/melting-lake-ice-global-warming.html “Climate Change Could Leave Thousands of Lakes Ice-Free” if the average temperature rises by 8°C! Not even the total disaster-mongers are realistically predicting eight degrees — not in this century and probably never.

  3. What’s in a name?
    “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change”
    What do they need to justify their existence?

  4. thegoosefish says:

    Its getting crazy. Someone said there is no ice in New England anymore. They are just pulling it out of their ass and it hurts their cause. I am sure there is some human warming but with all these stories it is hard to take it seriously

  5. thegoosefish says:

    And a lot of them work for Trump via NASA and NOAA

  6. Graeme No.3 says:

    How many Climate swamps are there in the USA? I’ve heard 14 not counting Universities. Perhaps Trump could cull a few as saving tax payers money, starting with NASA GISS Laboratories. It would leave Gavin Schmidt free to emigrate to Canada at long last.

  7. hunter says:

    This the fruit of all of those “climate communication” meetings and organizations.
    Think of dozens of Pravdas and Izvestiss, all competing to push the most climate nonsense.

  8. oldbrew says:

    Latest scare from models that can’t predict the present…

    Melting ice sheets may cause ‘climate chaos’ according to new modelling
    February 6, 2019, McGill University

    The ice sheet simulations suggest that the fastest increase in the rise of sea levels is likely to occur between 2065 and 2075.

    Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2019-02-ice-sheets-climate-chaos.html
    – – –
    They can’t predict five years ahead so who takes fifty ahead seriously?

  9. Graeme No.3 says:

    It is a bit of old news but I recommend the UNSW expedition to Antarctica in 2014. Aim (before hindsight) was to follow Mawson’s trip in 1910 and study the shrinking ice due to ClimateChange©. Unfortunately the expedition vessel, the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, was unable to get within 110 kms. of where Mawson berthed his ship and then got stuck in the ice (partly by some pig headed behaviour ignoring the captain). An international rescue effort managed to “save” the academics on board from disaster (they had run out of ingredients for peanut butter smoothies) and they were returned to land safely.
    Curiously the MV Akademik Shokalskiy once releaved of the load of academics freed itself from ice and made harbour in NZ a week before them.

    [ The science team members were all world experts in their fields. Details of the institutions can also be found on the website and include UNSW, Australia, and the universities of Victoria (Wellington, New Zealand), Exeter (UK), and Wisconsin (USA) as well as numerous other international research organizations, such as Landcare Research (New Zealand), National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (USA), Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences (Australia) and Scripps Institute of Marine Sciences (USA).] No comment.

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