May 29 2009

Global Warming BS Sprouting Up Everywhere

Published by at 8:52 am under All General Discussions,Global Warming

Fact: the global rise in temperature over the last 100 years has been less than a degree – if that. The truth is we cannot yet measure a global temperature to a degree yet, and we surely  couldn’t 100 years ago.

Fact: temperatures have been dropping for the last decade eliminating much of the warming that occurred from 1940 through 2000, as shown below (click to enlarge):


Fact: Sea Ice is growing and has reached all time record levels in Antarctica. See here for the real data.

With all that in mind you have to wonder what planet some people live on:

Climate change kills about 315,000 people a year through hunger, sickness and weather disasters, and the annual death toll is expected to rise to half a million by 2030, a report said on Friday.

The study, commissioned by the Geneva-based Global Humanitarian Forum (GHF), estimates that climate change seriously affects 325 million people every year, a number that will more than double in 20 years to 10 percent of the world’s population (now about 6.7 billion).

Economic losses due to global warming amount to over $125 billion annually — more than the flow of aid from rich to poor nations — and are expected to rise to $340 billion each year by 2030, according to the report.

Pure BS. Absolutely made up and false. Does this amateur report deal with the fact that humanity as exploded in size in the last couple few decades, stretching out into every nook and cranny, which is probably why more people die? Probably not. I cannot believe people are dumb enough to believe this crap. And yet someone paid for this report, probably with our tax money.

7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Global Warming BS Sprouting Up Everywhere”

  1. WWS says:

    If you will look at the CNN story on this, you can see that part of this death toll is reached by including all malaria deaths worldwide and ascribing them to “climate change” – even though those deaths are, in fact, caused by inadequate mosquito control in most third world areas.

    In fact, it boggles the mind to try to figure out just how they claim malaria, a disease endemic to Africa and a major killer there from time immemorial, is somehow due to “climate change”.

    The warmists have given up all pretense of actual science and are now engaged in a full court press of simply making crap up.

  2. gary1son says:

    ANNAN: The poor are already suffering. The poor are on the verge. We must have climate justice. We must have climate justice. As an international community, we must recognize that the polluter must pay. And not the poor and the vulnerable.

    So said Kofi Annan, founder of “Global Humanitarian Forum”, the organization responsible for this latest report. He said this about a year ago. How convenient that HIS report backs up HIS agenda to in essence socialize the planet.

    What a transparent money grab. It’s not just Al Gore who wants our money, it’s the entire world. These same thieves who fight tooth and nail against the only real solution to the ills of the world — competitive free-market capitalism.

  3. DJStrata says:

    The only reason there are economic losses is all the money spent on bogus reports and attempts to control factory “pollutants”. Maybe if we spent the money on actual issues there wouldn’t even be an economic factor in this.

  4. Neo says:

    Climate change kills about 315,000 people a year through hunger

    Given the diversion of corn and other crops to “bio-fuels” this assertion may be true.

  5. marksbbr says:

    There’s no doubt in my mind that “climate change” is occurring. My doubt lies in the claims it’s all because of humans. The climate probably is changing… but there have been ice ages in the past, and the earth warmed up on its own…. LONG before the first humans.

    About five years ago when I was still in college, I had to read an article claiming that the earth was getting warmer in the long term, but colder in the short term. The notion confused me, and I came away with the belief that these “experts” don’t know for certain what is going on. And with suggestions lately the earth is getting colder, I feel that same way now. When I think about Al Gore and his private plane flights, or his mansion using up so much electricity, there is no doubt in my mind that these people are idiots.

  6. WWS says:

    Mark, I agree with your sentiments and I don’t mean the following as a slap at you, I really don’t. But your opening line is the kind of statement that *always* sets my teeth on edge. You are right to point out that the important question – is it warming? cooling? what? is intentionally danced around by framing the question this way. When any possible event can “prove” the statement, the statement is in fact completely meaningless. And you are right to point out that Earth warms up on its own. Earth cools off on its own, too. You are absolutely right – the “experts”, and ESPECIALLY the supposed Nasa gurus have absolutely no idea what’s going on these days. Just look at how badly they have botched, and continue to botch, the solar cycle 24 predictions. Their results for the last 3 years have been nothing short of embarrasing.

    back to the statement that grates on me:

    “There’s no doubt in my mind that “climate change” is occurring.”

    That is the biggest “well DUH” statement a person can possibly make – there is no such thing as some stable, nirvana like “climate” that Earth zeroes in on. Change over the decades, centuries, millenia, and eons is always in place. In fact, having any ice on earth at all is a relative rarity over the length of Earth’s history – although for the last 2 million years or so, it’s been quite common.

    One rule does seem to stand out – the warmer the Earth is, the better off Life in general is, and life forms proliferate. Most of the fossil producing rocks we find come from very warm eras. Corals, for example, absolutely thrive in high CO2, very warm environments. (to contradict the clowns who say “warming will kill the coral!!)

    Although a few specially adapted animals do well in ice ages, generally speaking cold spells and ice ages are a bad thing for life in general. First, being afraid of the weather rather than the people who are out there planning to kill you is idiotic, to say the least – but if someone does want to be afraid of the weather, then fear cooling, not warming. Warmth is your friend, the cold is not.

  7. marksbbr says:

    WWS, thanks for your constructive feedback.

    ‘“There’s no doubt in my mind that “climate change” is occurring.”

    That is the biggest “well DUH” statement a person can possibly make – there is no such thing as some stable, nirvana like “climate” that Earth zeroes in on.’

    Exactly. You reminded me of something i forgot to mention before. Why should we, as an intelligent species, be so naive as to think that the Earth’s climate as it exists now, is the norm, and that any fluctuation from it is unacceptable?

    I don’t know much about the scientific aspects of it, but at the risk of being redundant, logically, I am astounded at so many people who are willing to believe anything Al Gore says, while ignoring his lifestyle. If he really believed the planet was in so much peril, he wouldn’t need a private plane to travel, and he would live more frugally. Not to mention that so many of his appearances wouldn’t be snowed out in the winter.