Weather Is Totally Hotter And Weirder Because Of “Climate Change” Or Something
Let’s review: “climate change” refers to anthropogenic global warming, a notion that Mankind is causing the Earth to become warmer through our output of greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide. It was renamed “climate change” in order to cover ever single weather occurrence, including cold, snow, and ice. Furthermore, calling it “climate change” allows Warmists to link virtually everything to their pet cultish beliefs about “carbon pollution”. And we can always rely on AP writer Seth Borenstein to bring the crazy
In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It’s gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder.
The numbers are stark. Carbon dioxide emissions: up 60 percent. Global temperature: up six-tenths of a degree. Population: up 1.7 billion people. Sea level: up 3 inches. U.S. extreme weather: up 30 percent. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica: down 4.9 trillion tons of ice.
How cute. Most of the past two decades have been a time where the global temperature has risen in what is called a “statistically insignificant” way. It has not gone up 0.6 degrees (Borenstein doesn’t say whether Celsius or Fahrenheit). Sea levels did not rise 3 inches in 20 years (in fact, they only rose 7 inches during the 20th Century. One would expect at least double that during a Holocene warm period). Antarctica has been growing. Arctic sea ice has been growing over the past few years. The U.S. has seen some of the quietest years for tropical storms, tornadoes, and wildfires (technically, wildfires are not weather, but, Warmists have decided that it is for political purposes).
Oh, and none what Borenstein wrote proves anthropogenic causation.
“Simply put, we are rapidly remaking the planet and beginning to suffer the consequences,” says Michael Oppenheimer, professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University.
Strange, because Mankind has always done better during warm periods, not cold periods. Of course, what this article and its complaints are about is the Conference On The Parties, the UN IPCC working vacation (often paid for by taxpayers) that takes place in Lima, Peru, where a handful of so-called climate scientists and a boatload of government bureaucrats and politicians gather together after long fossil fueled flights to complain about the use of fossil fuels.
“Overall, what really strikes me is the missed opportunity,” Andrew Dessler, a climate scientist at Texas A&M University, said in an email.
“We knew by the early 1990s that global warming was coming, yet we have done essentially nothing to head off the risk. I think that future generations may be justifiably angry about this.”
If only Warmists had led the way and given up their own use of fossil fuels, stopped using hair dryers, ice makers, air conditioning, heating, washers and dryers, refrigerators, fireplaces, cable boxes/DVRs, televisions….really, almost everything. It is interesting that the measures that Warmists push are the same as the push for everything else: more taxation, more government control of industry, businesses, and people.
“The numbers don’t lie,” said Michael Mann, a climate scientist at Penn State. “Greenhouse gases are rising steadily and the cause is fossil fuel burning and other human activities. The globe is warming, ice is melting and our climate is changing as a result.”
From Climate Depot
- Sea level claims debunked here:
- Extreme weather claims debunked here:
- Greenland ice claims debunked here:
- Antarctica ice claims debunked here:
- Overpopulation claims debunked here:
That’s right, Borenstein complains about population, as well. Interestingly, most Warmists are concerned about population in places like Africa. Since they casually link CO2 to warming, we can do the same in saying Warmists, who are primarily Leftists, hate Black people.