United Nations Cranks Up Hysteria on Faltering Global Warming Hoax, Demands We Change Our Lives

The Great Global Warming Hoax has been unraveling in the face of temperatures that stopped rising back in the 1990s even as carbon emissions skyrocket. The wannabe world rulers of the United Nations can see only one solution to this crisis: double down on the hysteria.

Only radical measures can save us from doom, shriek the power-mad bureauweenies. Via Breitbart, these measures include:

More regulation from “experts”, technocrats and bureaucrats at supranational organisations, such as the one whose initials begin with U and end with N.

More taxpayer subsidies for expensive, inefficient renewable energy.

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More nuclear power (with shale gas used as a transitional fuel to replace coal).

The abandonment of fossil fuels.

Less meat consumption.

A single, globally-regulated price for carbon dioxide.

More local-government-enforced walking, cycling and public transportation.

More back-door wealth redistribution from the West to the developing world in the name of “sustainability”

All at a cost to the global economy of up to 3.7 per cent of GDP by 2030, provided we act now.

Good luck getting Democrats to go along with nuclear power or shale gas. As for the rest of it, I’m sure Obama et al. can’t wait to get started.

If liberty collapses completely and ideologically deranged tyrants are able to impose the recommendations of the Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this will

set back economic growth, involve significant “behavioural change” and “devalue fossil fuel assets”, the report admits. But only with “major institutional and technological changes” can the world avert an even greater threat. If no action is taken, it warns, temperatures may rise by as much as 4.8 degrees C by 2100.

Not scary enough. They should have made it more ominous by choosing 6.66 degrees. Why not? The numbers are obviously snatched out of thin air anyway. Real scientists can’t even reliably tell you whether it will rain next weekend, much less what the temperature will be a century from now.

Unfortunately for the warmists, they have had a hard time keeping their story straight:

The Working Group I report, released in September last year, admitted that there has been an inexplicable pause in global warming since 1997, which none of its computer models predicted. (In other words, the entire basis of man-made-global warming theory – which underpins Working Group III’s demands for “decarbonisation” – may depend on a flawed assumption, unsupported by real-world evidence).

The Working Group II report, released last month, said that the cost of “global warming” may not be nearly so great as earlier, hysterical reports had claimed: perhaps as little as 0.2 per cent of GDP by the end of the century. Even if you take the report’s upper estimate of the economic costs of global warming – 2.0 per cent of GDP – that still means that it will take less than one year’s economic growth to wipe out ALL the economic damage that global warming can muster.

This makes a mockery of the suggestion by Working Group III that in order to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees C by the end of the century, nearly 4 per cent of GDP must be spent on decarbonization measures. Clearly – if Working Group II is correct – it would be much cheaper and less economically damaging to do nothing.

Leaving behind the leftwing pseudoworld inhabited by those who still believe in global warming and returning to reality, it unfortunately appears that temperatures will be going down, not up:

“Attention in the public debate seems to be moving away from the 15-17 year ‘pause’ [in global warming] to the cooling since 2002,” climate scientist Dr. Judith Curry with the Georgia Institute of Technology said last year. “This shift and the subsequent slight cooling trend provides a rationale for inferring a slight cooling trend over the next decade or so, rather than a flat trend from the 15 yr ‘pause.’”

Furthermore, data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests that winters in particular have been getting colder for the past 20 years – at a rate of 2.5 degrees Fahrenheit per century.

German scientists also found that declining solar activity and cooling ocean oscillation could mean decades of cooling is ahead for the planet.

“Through [the de Vries solar cycle’s] influence the temperature will decrease until 2100 to a value like the one of the last ‘Little Ice Age’ 1870,” the scientists wrote.

“The empirical evidence continues to build within the climate science community that the world is experiencing some type of global cooling phase as a result of natural climate change forces,” according to the science blog C3 Headlines.

But real life doesn’t pertain to the hysterical ideologues who run the “mainstream” media, particularly at far-left NBC:

Hyping the latest alarmist global warming study on Sunday’s NBC Nightly News, fill-in anchor Carl Quintanilla proclaimed: “A new U.N. report out today warns the world must act now to address climate change to avert disaster.” In the report that followed, correspondent Anne Thompson fretted: “The report says time is running out to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Melting ice sheets that will raise sea levels and swamp coastlines. Stronger heat waves and droughts that could put the world’s food supply at risk….The U.N. panel says the world must act now.”

As for the other side of the issue,

In her reporting on Sunday, Thompson ignored a recent study by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change that countered the findings of the U.N. panel.

This unhinged propaganda is part of a methodical disinformation campaign. For example,

On April 6, the network aired an hour-long documentary on the topic, with host Ann Curry emphasizing how “Ninety-seven percent agree that as humans burn fossil fuels…the planet warms.”

Good thing scientific truth isn’t determined by a show of hands. Then whatever horrors the media dupe the herd into temporarily believing would be true.

On March 31, all three networks hyped U.N. climate change warnings. The sensationalism on NBC was particularly striking, as Nightly News anchor Brian Williams ranted: “The world has never been spoken to quite this way. We’ve never been warned like this before, all of us, about climate change….unless the world changes course quickly and dramatically, the fundamental systems that support human civilization are at risk.”

More like, the fundamental gullibility that supports the liberal media establishment is at risk.

When cooling temperatures inevitably force these liberal establishment apparatchiks back to the global cooling narrative they were pushing in the 1970s, don’t let anyone forget how brazenly they lied in order to advance their authoritarian agenda.


On tips from Stormfax and Jester. Graphic compliments of Stormfax. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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