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What Catastrophe?

MIT’s Richard Lindzen, the unalarmed climate scientist

Weekly Standard, Jan 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
When you first meet Richard Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology at MIT, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, leading climate “skeptic,” and all-around scourge of James Hansen, Bill McKibben, Al Gore, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and sundry other climate “alarmists,” as Lindzen calls them, you may find yourself a bit surprised. If you know Lindzen only from the way his opponents characterize him—variously, a liar, a lunatic, a charlatan, a denier, a shyster, a crazy person, corrupt—you might expect a spittle-flecked, wild-eyed loon. But in person, Lindzen cuts a rather different figure. With his gray beard, thick glasses, gentle laugh, and disarmingly soft voice, he comes across as nothing short of grandfatherly.
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Henny Penny Climate Fear Mongers Count on General Public’sLack of Critical Thinking

Henny Penny aka Climate Change Fear Mongers use whopper alarmist threats of “Vast Costs of Arctic Change”, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v499/n7459/pdf/499401a.pdf

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Image from one of the North Pole Environmental Observatory webcams, taken on Thursday, July 25.
Credit: NSF’s North Pole Environmental Observatory.

The Lake at the North Pole, How Bad Is It? by  Andrew Freedman;     http://www.climatecentral.org/news/melting-at-north-pole-how-bad-is-it-16294 Published: July 26th, 2013 , Last Updated: July 26th, 2013

The pictures are dramatic — a camera at the North Pole Environmental Observatory, sitting in the middle of what appears to be either a lake or open ocean, at the height of the summer sea ice melt season. Set against the backdrop of the precipitous decline in sea ice cover in recent decades due in large part to global warming, this would seem to be yet another alarming sign of Arctic climate change.

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Annotated map showing the location of the North Pole and the location of the buoys with the webcams.
Credit: NSF’s North Pole Environmental Observatory.

[…]These images have attracted media attention, such as this AtlanticWire post and this Daily Mail story, both of which portray the images as potential signs of an intensifying Arctic meltdown. But before concluding that Arctic climate change has entered an even more ominous phase, it’s important to examine the context behind these images. First, the cameras in question, which are attached to instruments that scientists have deposited on the sea ice at the start of each spring since 2002, may have “North Pole” in their name, but they are no longer located at the North Pole. In fact, as this map below shows, they have drifted well south of the North Pole, since they sit atop sea ice floes that move along with ocean currents. Currently, the waterlogged camera is near the prime meridian, at 85 degrees north latitude.[…] (Notice that these records of observations are extremely recent, so any comparisons within them are in no way fit to be compared with the Record of Arctic sea ice cover before satellite observations in 1979)  […]Arctic sea ice cover has been rapidly shrinking and thinning since the start of satellite observations in 1979. Last year, sea ice extent and volume plunged to a record low. When the melt season finally ended in late September, the Arctic Ocean managed to hold onto less than half of the average sea ice extent seen during the 1979-to-2000 period. The past six years have had the six smallest sea ice extents since 1979, indicating that the ice has not recovered from the previous record low in 2007. Researchers attribute this to the loss of thicker multiyear ice, which has been replaced by thinner ice that forms in the fall and melts in the spring and summer. Serreze said the thinness of the ice cover has made it much more susceptible to weather patterns that promote ice transport and melting. So far this summer, sea ice extent has tracked above that of 2012, with a slow rate of ice melt in June followed by much more rapid melting during the first three weeks of July after weather patterns became more favorable for melting, Serreze said. “I would be extremely surprised if we were not” well below average come September, Serreze said, but the prospect of setting another record low “depends on the vagaries of the weather, and we just can’t predict that.”[…]

Without critical thinking we are malleable to every emotional appeal to whomever wishes to control us. In the past century mankind has been subjected to the concerted efforts of those who would rob us of our critical thinking abilities to get us to behave in certain ways, to buy certain things, and to change human value systems for the ends of the manipulators.  The “Henny Penny Sky Is Falling” schitck is a favourite change catalyst. Sigmund Freud’s nephew 1920s_Edward_BernaysEdward Louis Bernays (November 22, 1891-March 9, 1995) written up in his obituary as “the father of public relations”,  well understood critical thinking vs emotional reactive thinking. (century_self_lead The subject of anthropocentric (man) caused climate change is one we’re all familiar with from warring sides. Much much much critical thinking needs to be done……….a good place to start would be; http://www.climatedepot.com/ Here’s an example of one so called journalistic effort that needs careful discernment follows with my layman’s comments included in green in parentheses.) Scientists warn on Arctic ‘economic time bomb’     http://www.cnbc.com/id/100912062

(Opening paragraph full of opinion and fearful possibilities) The rapidly melting Arctic (a highly debated theory, with extreme disagreement among scientific community)  is an “economic time bomb” (Henny Penny-be afraid-phrase) likely (a speculation) to cost the world at least (indicating they don’t know but may be larger) $60 trillion (a very large unsubstantiated estimate), say researchers (anonymous authoritative figures you should respect) who have started to calculate (they haven’t calculated it yet, but they are working on it) the financial consequences of one of the world’s fastest changing climates (Is it? says who? and just how many changing climates are they referring to?). (opinion, unproven speculation, etc. highlighted in green below) A record decline in Arctic sea ice has been widely seen as economically beneficial until now, as it opens up more shipping and drilling in a region thought to contain 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered gas and 13 percent of its undiscovered oil. However, the Arctic’s pivotal role in regulating the oceans and climate means that as it melts it is likely to cause climatic changes that will damage crops, flood properties and wreck infrastructure around the world, according to research by academics at the UK’s University of Cambridge and Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. This is likely to end up creating costs that will outstrip any benefits by three or more orders of magnitude, said Chris Hope of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. “People are calculating possible economic benefits in the billions of dollars and we’re talking about possible costs and damage and extra impacts in the order of tens of trillions of dollars,” he said. The Arctic has been warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the world for many years and the area of its sea ice, which melts and refreezes after every summer, has been declining by an amount almost equal to the size of the UK each year since 2001. Last year, the summer ice shrank to its lowest point since satellite observations started in 1979 (extremely short amount of time), raising concerns about the impact on the climate. The effect the European researchers have focused on is the way warmer Arctic waters are expected to hasten thawing of the permafrost beneath the East Siberian Sea off northern Russia that is believed to contain vast deposits of methane. This is a greenhouse gas some 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, though it does not last as long in the atmosphere. There is much debate about how long it might take to release these methane deposits, and what impact it would eventually have. But some scientists say there is already evidence of large plumes of methane escaping and others fear this could happen fast enough to accelerate global warming and eventually speed up other changes such as the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, which contains enough frozen water to push up global sea levels by 7 meters. That is why the group felt it was important to assess the possible economic impact of such changes, said Peter Wadhams, a professor of ocean physics at Cambridge who believes the Arctic sea ice could completely vanish in summers as early as 2015. UK climate scientists say oceans hold key as global warming slows Met Office weathers storm of criticism Energy chiefs warn on EU oil sands measures “We’re looking at a possibly catastrophic effect on the global climate that has been a consequence of this extremely fast sea ice retreat,” he said. The researchers assessed the impact of higher methane emissions with a newer version of the economic model used in the UK government’s 2006 Stern Review on the economics of climate change, which concluded the benefits of curbing global warming early far outweigh the potential costs of not acting. Depending on how much methane was emitted, they calculated its potential cost was likely to be $60 trillion, with 80 percent of the damage occurring in developing countries least able to curb the impact of more floods, droughts and storms. “It’s not just important for polar bears (the emotional polar bear extinction argument , on which there is ample proof that they are increasing in population instead of becoming more endangered), it’s important for societies and global economies,” said Professor Gail Whiteman of Erasmus, adding her group’s research underlined the need for world leaders to start thinking about what she described as an economic time bomb.  from  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v499/n7459/pdf/499401a.pdf

Critical thinking, yes, that is what we need, yet we are surrounded by people who are bound by vested interests for whom our critical thinking is a road block to their ends of profit making and control.  My opinion is that we desperately need to teach more people to be critical thinkers. That elementary statement should be a “no-brainer”.

Coal Power Clean Plants Threatened with Closure

The war against coal has over the years been made complex and confusing, and climate change that has been proven to be beyond anthropocentric (man centered) control, contributes greatly to the de-industrialization, jobs bleeding, and povertization of the USA.

 

Despite the debunking of man made global warming, see any number of scientific references here;

http://www.climatedepot.com/

there is an economic battle over coal that pits our need for affordable electric power against the profiteering carbon based trading industry that has effectively closed x coal powered electricity generating plants. http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/epa-powerplant-closures

http://www.americaspower.org/video

 

We have the coal, we have the need, we have the technology, so are we going to let the lights go out?

Wake up! In Proverbs 6:10-11, we are told,

“10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.”

 

Here’s one more coal story, just one of thousands;

Coal-state Republican warns Obama’s climate plan could harm economy

http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/epa-powerplant-closures

“We will be climate choosers…” Will We ‘Fix the Weather?

NPR article link

EXCERPT:

Will We ‘Fix’ The Weather? Yes. Should We Fix The Weather? Hmmm

by Robert Krulwich
October 30, 2012 2:13 PM

Because I’m at home, wind raging outside, trees bending, leaves flying, a hurricane descending, subways suspended, my day upended, I can’t stop thinking: “What is Maureen Raymo thinking?”

She teaches at Columbia University, up the block from where I live. She’s a paleoclimatologist. Her focus is climate change, and in a book I am reading, she says someday soon we won’t be climate victims, we will be climate choosers. We will engineer the climate we want. (…)  (…)Geoengineers shouldn’t be the ones who clean up human messes, and there’s no guarantee geoengineers won’t make mistakes too. Technology won’t give us a free ride.

But in the long run, geoengineering — tinkering with air, oceans, the skies — will help us survive on a changing planet. Maureen Raymo is hardly alone in her prediction. More and more eminent scientists agree with her, that if the human race survives, the engineers will get smarter, the tools will get better, and one day we will control the climate. But what then?(…)

 

click the link below for entire article and very interesting videos;

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/10/30/163964979/will-we-fix-the-weather-yes-should-we-fix-the-weather-hmmm

 

 

 

 

 

A Tale Of Two Countries

A Tale Of Two Countries.

via A Tale Of Two Countries.

 

 

Interesting title, reminds one of that era when ‘reason’ tried to turn the world upside down, ending with loses of many ‘crowns’, and beginning the present age of the mob ruled by trader banker oligarchy………………CO2 definitely one tool that is brandished for their enrichment which rears its head at every change in the weather.

NY Mayor Bloomberg, “drinking water is safe, we put in extra chlorine…”

At Tuesday’s morning after Sandy news conference, NY city mayor, Bloomberg told us that the “drinking water is safe, we put in extra chlorine”.

Should we believe him? Does chlorine cancel out all the toxic run off and chemicals and sewage that flowed out of the ocean, rivers, ponds, ditches, and highways, yards, and business, residence,  and industrial properties into the water supply?

I wouldn’t drink it.

Memory tells us of another safety assurance about the safety of the air after the twin towers disaster by EPA administrator Christine Whitman. That proclamation proved to be false.

Mayor Bloomberg also took the news conference as an opportunity to with no evidence whatsoever speculate upon whether “global warming” was to blame for Sandy’s intensity. Bloomberg patently urges us to trust and obey the authorities. He indicated that more official powers and regulations would make you safer and that Sandy will lead to consideration of more restrictions and regulations.

No doubt this will be an excellent opportunity to institute more of UN Agenda 21. Stay tuned to local planning boards, city, county, and regional regulations for building and useages of properties private and public.

Stay calm and only drink water you know is safe, don’t drink from the tap. Look out for yourself, you have a brain, use your common sense. Do a bit of research on water safety too when you have the time, get your information for yourself and trust your ability to make good decisions with your own research.

Update;

This NYTimes article shows how ready and willing big government is to make all our decisions for us, this one touts;  here

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/30/opinion/a-big-storm-requires-big-government.html?_r=1&

Editorial
A Big Storm Requires Big Government
Published: October 29, 2012

(…)Most Americans have never heard of the National Response Coordination Center, but they’re lucky it exists on days of lethal winds and flood tides. The center is the war room of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where officials gather to decide where rescuers should go, where drinking water should be shipped, and how to assist hospitals that have to evacuate.

 

Here’s the rest of the story that the NYTimes leaves out;  here.

http://www.prisonplanet.com/nyt-on-hurricane-sandy-were-doomed-without-fema-and-big-government.html

(…) A 1992 study by the Cox Newspapers Group found that during 1982-1992 FEMA’s budgets included only $243 million for disaster relief but $2.9 billion for black ops, according to Harry Helms, author of Inside the Shadow Government: National Emergencies and the Cult of Secrecy.

“Not only is it the most powerful entity in the United States, but it was not even created under Constitutional law by the Congress,” writes Harry V. Martin.

Since Carter’s pen stroke in 1979, we have learned quite a bit about FEMA, none of it reported by the New York Times, however.

During the Reagan regime, the agency acquired a new mandate, namely COG, or Continuity of Government. In April, 1984, Reagan signed Presidential Directive 54, authorizing FEMA to conduct a simulation of a “state of domestic national emergency,” codenamed Rex 84, or Readiness Exercise 1984. Rex 84 called for suspending the Constitution, declaring martial law, placing military commanders in charge of state and local governments, and detaining large numbers of American citizens considered to be “national security threats.”

Rex 84 was based on a plan cooked up at the Army War College by FEMA boss Louis Giuffrida. It proposed the detention of 21 million “militant” Americans. The military had concurrent plans to impose martial law, most notably Operation Garden Plot and Lantern Spike.(…)

 

 

PBS Sour Grapes ‘Climate of Doubt’

PBS again engaged in pseudo journalism, who is surprised? I call, ‘Sour Grapes’ on them and wish to heaven that both sides had been interviewed properly with the questions that were asked being allowed answered by the ones to whom they were put.

But no, instead we were given emotionalism, camera tricks, blurring of signature of a well respected physicist on a key document, Why did PBS FRONTLINE electronically alter the signature of one of the world’s most distinguished Physicists in their report “Climate of Doubt’? and editing of responses sequences and respondents to present a tale of woe once again have played into the hands of those who would de-fund PBS.  If this is their idea of quality broadcasting I believe they may have to suffer the withdrawal of support from the public purse.

The most egregious misrepresentation of the program to me is the 97 percent nonsense as this critique from http://blog.heartland.org/2012/10/thoughts-on-pbs-frontlines-climate-of-doubt-program/  here,  notes;

 The 97 percent nonsense. Hockenberry brought it up maybe a half-dozen times. Not once did he allow the many skeptics he interviewed explain why the stat is a joke (and it would have taken 8 seconds of air time). Hockenberry should be embarrassed to have bought the bunk enviro-left has been pushing with this fake stat. Would anyone else be able to get away with claiming the answer to a loaded question by 77 hand-picked scientists equals “97 percent of all climate scientists”? Heartland would never hear the end of it if we tried that. Our credibility would be shot, and rightly so. In fact, Hockenberry did take a swipe at our credibility with a criticism of the Oregon Petition and challenging questions to Fred Singer about it. Again, no such challenge to the alarmists about their 97 percent hooey.

Critique of PBS Frontline’s ‘Climate of Doubt’ by Jim Lakely on October 24, 2012

 

Rain I Didn’t Get

Well, well, well, I woke up night, or rather 3 am in the morning Thursday, realizing that Issac, Tropical Storm, that is, wasn’t going to help my fall garden seeds with any appreciable rainfall. WAS this weather manipulation? Stranger things happen.

Looking at the flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coastal areas of ten to twenty inches of Issac rains and then seeing the promise of drought ending rains evaporate over my garden,  nefarious weather control experimenters at work once again? DROUGHT or FLOOD, what a ghoulish bunch of people would enjoy these fruits?

It stinks. Making bets on the misfortunes of these weather events is monstrous. I hope the Chicago Market Weather profiteers choke on their profits……Sick SOBs………God’s gonna get you one day………Never doubt it fools.

All I got from the concentrated manipulated course of Issac was the dry tropical winds for 3 days and a poor misting a few times. Once my front steps got actually wet for a few minutes before quickly evaporating into the drying blow of 15 mph edge winds from Issac’s passing to my left side. Yes, many of us have been robbed……our gardens and crops were denied of rain or flooded with too much……Yes, bad weather happens, but in today’s geoengineered world it often is by neo-god designs. But God Almighty is watching……He will have the last say.

Watch and learn.

Interview with the above film maker:

Journal Of Climatic Change Paper Gives Writing Points to Mainstream Media for Emotional Control of Uneducated Mass Population

Journal Of Climatic Change Paper Gives Writing Points to Mainstream Media for Emotional Control of Uneducated Mass Population

One of my favourite fairy tales is Henny Penny 

I truly hope that the mass public school educated public will ignore these efforts to manipulate their emotions into accepting carbon taxes and massive energy cost increases and restrictions. This well documented program is a part of Agenda 21 the UN plan to pull mankind back to the stone age and cull the world population back by billions. These people are the corporate and financial rulers of the globe who are tearing down civilization as we know it and creating through chaos their long coveted global governance.

Prepare For Climate Change-Related Public Health Scares – New Paper Exposes The Warmists’ Next Mind Games

 

 By P Gosselin on 4. Juli 2012

There’s a new study out titled: A public health frame arouses hopeful emotions about climate change – A Letter in the Journal Of Climatic Change. It is a rare and precious glimpse at the warmists’ future strategy.

The study’s conclusion:

Framing climate change in terms of public health and/or national security may make climate change more personally relevant and emotionally engaging to segments of the public who are currently disengaged or even dismissive of the issue.

 

 

A public health frame arouses hopeful emotions about climate change A Letter

Teresa A. Myers1 , Matthew C. Nisbet2 , Edward W. Maibach1 and Anthony A. Leiserowitz3(1) Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
(2) School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC 20016, USA
(3) School of Forestry, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, USA

Teresa A. Myers
Email: tmyers6@gmu.edu

Matthew C. Nisbet (Corresponding author)
Email: nisbet@american.edu

Received: 18 January 2012 Accepted: 22 May 2012 Published online: 28 June 2012
Abstract
Communication researchers and practitioners have suggested that framing climate change in terms of public health and/or national security may make climate change more personally relevant and emotionally engaging to segments of the public who are currently disengaged or even dismissive of the issue. To evaluate these assumptions, using a nationally representative online survey of U.S. residents (N = 1,127) conducted in December, 2010, we randomly assigned six previously identified audience segments on climate change to one of three experimental conditions. Subjects were asked to read uniquely framed news articles about climate change emphasizing either the risks to the environment, public health, or national security and the benefits of mitigation and adaptation-related actions. Results show that across audience segments, the public health focus was the most likely to elicit emotional reactions consistent with support for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Findings also indicated that the national security frame may possibly boomerang among audience segments already doubtful or dismissive of the issue, eliciting unintended feelings of anger.  (emphasis added)
Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0513-6) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.(…)

http://www.springerlink.com/content/b0072m7777772k7r/fulltext.html