CBS Trots Out The Weather Witches: Floods, Heat, And Fires, Oh My!

Posted: August 9, 2022 by oldbrew in alarmism, media, opinion, weather

Image credit: CBS News

CBS Sunday Morning is blaming ‘eventual human extinction’, ‘societal collapse’ on your SUV. The likes of the BBC, Guardian and Sky News UK are heading in the same hysterical direction whenever a brief spell of cloudless summer skies arrives. Whatever the weather now and in the future, attempts to reduce the CO2 content of the air are unlikely to make any detectable difference.
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Most people watch morning television news shows to get the weather, traffic, and other news they need to know to get started with their day.

They don’t want climate-change fearmongering, says Newsbusters (via Climate Change Dispatch).

This is especially true on Sunday mornings when most Americans want to enjoy their last day off before they go back to work on Monday.

Apparently, CBS Sunday Morning anchor Jane Pauley doesn’t care, as she started off her program with news that the “possibility of worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction isn’t out of the question” because of “climate change.”

“Searing heat, massive wildfires, catastrophic flooding. Unequivocal evidence, the United Nations says, that climate change is real and that human activity is its primary cause. So how bad can it get?” Pauley asked.

“According to some scientists, the possibility of worldwide societal collapse or even eventual human extinction isn’t out of the question. It’s a harsh warning, to say the least.”

To most people, Pauley’s fearmongering sounds insane. But sadly as evidenced by the rest of this climate alarmist segment, there are people who believe they’re going to die because of “climate change.”

Correspondent Tracy Smith picked up where Pauley left off, claiming: “Living through the summer of ’22 has made climate change harder to deny. Whether here in bone-dry Nevada or in the Caribbean where rampant seaweed growth is choking beaches or in Kentucky where too much water created a tragedy that’s still unfolding.

“But it seems there are still those who could use convincing that climate change has become a climate emergency,” she shrieked.

Smith interviewed a supposed scientist who was one of the protesters who “chained themselves to a Los Angeles bank in protest over the lack of action” on climate change (pictured above):

PETER KALMUS: We are going to lose everything and we are not joking. We’re not lying. We’re not exaggerating. This is so bad, everyone.

SMITH: So do you feel like you are sitting on all this science and you are trying to share it with the world and no one is listening?

KALMUS: That’s exactly how I feel, yes.

SMITH: Peter Kalmus, a NASA scientist and father of two says that we should be scared to death about the climate right now.

KALMUS: I think that if your house is on fire, you get the adrenaline, you get the panic and that saves your life because you get out of the house and you put the fire out.

SMITH: So, you want people to freak out?

KALMUS: I do want people freaking out. Yeah. I don’t think people are freaking out enough. There’s not enough public urgency over this.

SMITH: For starters he wants people to know what the world is going to feel like in Summers to come.

So if this summer is so ridiculously hot, what is next summer going to look like?

KALMUS: In general, it’s a trend going up. 20 years from now we will look back on the summer of 2022 and we will wish that we had it this good. We will wish it was this cool. And that’s not an exaggeration whatsoever.”

Instead of helping Kalmus get psychological help for his irrational fears that he’s going to die because of “climate change”, Smith just sat there and interviewed him like he was a serious person without a political agenda.

What’s worse is Smith transitioned from the interview by claiming the United Nations agrees with Kalmus that “we are going to lose everything.”

Full article here.

  1. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Anyone who believes in net zero needs to stop breathing out CO2 and N2 right now!
    We will have to move on without these morons.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Temperatures in Iceland are at the seasonal norm today.

    They had a good year in 2021, but nothing startling.
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    Cherrypicking heatwave zones while ignoring the rest of the world is not scientific.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Here we go again…

    UK heatwave: Heat-health alert to begin across England
    BBC News

    Published 1 hour ago

    A heat-health alert will come into force in England later, with temperatures set to reach up to 35C (95F) in some areas this week.

    It is the second alert issued in recent weeks, after extreme heat in July saw the UK exceed 40C for the first time.

    The Met Office said while conditions would be below these record highs, this heatwave could last longer.
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    Overnight temperatures can sometimes be a problem with no air con. There’s an alarm for that too…

    Risk of death rises as climate change causes nighttime temperatures to climb
    Date: August 8, 2022

  4. catweazle666 says:

    Don’t worry folks, this will sort it all out!

    Click to access Absolute-Zero-online.pdf

  5. stpaulchuck says:

    “even eventual human extinction isn’t out of the question” because of “climate change.”

    what total rubbish, but the science and statistics ignorant mob will rush about tearing the hair and mewling that we’re all going to die. We heard this same crap from a decade ago and none of it has come to pass.
    1967: Dire Famine Forecast By 1975
    1968: Overpopulation Will Spread Worldwide
    1966: Oil Gone in Ten Years
    1969: Everyone Will Disappear In a Cloud Of Blue Steam By 1989 (1969)
    1970: World Will Use Up All its Natural Resources
    1970: Ice Age By 2000
    1970: America Subject to Water Rationing By 1974 and Food Rationing By 1980
    1970: Urban Citizens Will Require Gas Masks by 1985
    1970: Nitrogen buildup Will Make All Land Unusable
    1970: Decaying Pollution Will Kill all the Fish
    1970’s: Killer Bees!
    1971: New Ice Age Coming By 2020 or 2030
    1972: Oil Depleted in 20 Years
    1972: New Ice Age By 2070
    1974: Space Satellites Show New Ice Age Coming Fast
    1974: Another Ice Age?
    1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life
    1976: Scientific Consensus Planet Cooling, Famines imminent
    1977: Department of Energy Says Oil will Peak in 90s
    1978: No End in Sight to 30-Year Cooling Trend
    1980: Acid Rain Kills Life In Lakes
    1980: Peak Oil In 2000
    1996: Peak Oil in 2020
    1988: Regional Droughts (that never happened) in 1990s
    1988: Temperatures in DC Will Hit Record Highs
    1988: Maldive Islands will Be Underwater by 2018 (they’re not)
    1989: Rising Sea Levels will Obliterate Nations if Nothing Done by 2000
    1989: New York City’s West Side Highway Underwater by 2019 (it’s not)
    2000: Children Won’t Know what Snow Is
    2002: Famine In 10 Years If We Don’t Give Up Eating Fish, Meat, and Dairy
    2002: Peak Oil in 2010
    2004: Britain will Be Siberia by 2024
    2005: Manhattan Underwater by 2015
    2006: Super Hurricanes!
    2008: Arctic will Be Ice Free by 2018
    2008: Climate Genius Al Gore Predicts Ice-Free Arctic by 2013
    2009: Climate Genius Prince Charles Says we Have 96 Months to Save World
    2009: UK Prime Minister Says 50 Days to ‘Save The Planet From Catastrophe’
    2009: Climate Genius Al Gore Moves 2013 Prediction of Ice-Free Arctic to 2014
    2013: Arctic Ice-Free by 2015
    2014: Only 500 Days Before ‘Climate Chaos’


  6. ivan says:

    Quote; “Searing heat, massive wildfires, catastrophic flooding. Unequivocal evidence, the United Nations says, that climate change is real and that human activity is its primary cause. So how bad can it get?” Pauley asked.

    One has to ask, ‘what searing heat?’ especially when it has been hotter in previous years. As for the ‘massive wildfires’ they are natures answer to total lack of forest maintenance decreed by the eco-loons. Most flooding is caused by people a, building on flood plains which restricts water flow and b, not dredging rivers, again dictated by the eco-loons.
    ‘Human activity’ is not the cause – it is the lack of human activity that causes all the problems because the UN Church of Climatology doesn’t listen to engineers with their rational ideas but relies on the emotional outpouring of zealots and the ignorant.

  7. Graeme No.3 says:

    You missed one local (to Australia) when the snowfields in the Australian Alps had a very good cover in 2012 and the head of the Bureau of Meteorology announced that skiers should make the most of the last good season as the snow would be gone by 2020. This year the season started early and the snow level is close to record levels (and better that the last good season in 2020).
    (and to add to that, the BOM and CSIRO (another AGW doomsayer) have between them 3 chalets on the snow (all booked out and a waiting list for those employees wanting to join).

  8. catweazle666 says:

    And – for the benefit of new visitors – there’s always this classic gem from Dr. David Viner of the University of East Anglia climate research unit:

    Click to access snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-the-independent.pdf

    Hide the decline!

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