Once again climate hysteria collides with observable reality and the world still isn’t doomed

Intro by Steve Cook

The following featured article reminded me of how my own kids were terrorised into believing that the environment was a huge threat to their hopes of survival: the ice caps were melting, entire cities and nations were going to be submerged under rising oceans, much of the planet was going to turn into an arid wasteland plagued by satanic hurricanes and throughout the world there would be famine, pestilence and a great wailing and gnashing of teeth. Etcetera.

That was over 20 years ago when they were youngsters still at school. They are in their thirties now. None of the maliciously portrayed catastrophes happened. None of them. All that happened over the ensuing decades was that, where I live at least,  the winters got a bit milder and the summers actually a bit cooler overall with  fewer and shorter heatwaves and the once routine fires in the local forest stopped happening.

So somebody was pretending expertise they did not have. Or was making predictions they know were bogus in order to terrify the populace .

What sort of degenerates devote their energies to lying through their teeth in order to convince children they have no future?

And while I think of it, there is an  aspect of the climate psyop that does not get mentioned as much as it should, a vicious mind game it is worth being aware of. Have you noticed how many of  the dire warnings over the past  few decades have given us but a very short time to put things right? It is the “we have just five years to stop the oceans drowning major cities” caper, in which the time we are told we have to put things right is always waaaaay too short for us to have any chance of succeeding.

We are authoritatively given by “scientists” bad news on the order of, “we only have ten years in which to halve our carbon dioxide emission because if we don’t, we will all probably die!”

It’s never enough time to actually get the necessary sweeping and profound changes done before the alleged looming, immanent catastrophe hits. People instinctively know that so  it sets an unachievable target and is designed to deepen dismay and panic people to  the point where they  will accept whatever “solution” our “betters” come up with no matter how demented.

So here we are now with a fresh batch of youngsters to terrify, pretty much with the same discredited narrative and prophesies of doom. To the degree that the fake narrative collides with observable reality and threatens to collapse, the cries of “doom! doom! and thrice doom!” becomes increasingly shrill and hysterical. The same lies are dressed up as science, forwarded by the current crop of gormless politicians, presstitutes and bought scientists dancing on the puppet strings of a highly suppressive globalist money power.

Meanwhile, oblivious to the hysteria propagandised  from its natural rhythms the planet’s climate, never static, goes on changing according to its as yet scant understood cycles. And when it warms up a bit as it goes through its present relatively benign phase, the climate psyop crew will try to milk it for all it is worth.

And it falls still to men of conscience and reason to calm the understandable fears implanted in the communal psyche by  evident masters of mass psychology – to yet again draw attention to an observable reality that contradicts the propagandised narrative.

The following featured article comes from the highly recommended Climate Change Despatch.

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Empirical Evidence Shows The World Isn’t Doomed. So Why The Climate Hysteria?

Environmental apocalypticism is everywhere now.

Today, we’re told that the world is no longer reckoning with global warming, but with ‘global boiling’. Not just climate change, but with ‘climate catastrophe’.

But does this alarmist rhetoric bear any relation to reality? Is the world really coming to an end thanks to climate change? [emphasis, links added]

Ross Clark – journalist and author of Not Zero – returned to The Brendan O’Neill Show to discuss the dangers of climate hysteria. What follows is an edited extract from their conversation. Listen to the full thing here.

Ross Clark: The painful truth about Net Zero

Brendan O’Neill:  We often hear that young people are terrified that the world will end thanks to climate change. But you recently uncovered some polling that shows there is growing skepticism among young people. What do you think explains this?
Ross Clark: In a recent poll, 31 percent of British 13- to 17-year-olds agreed with the statement that ‘climate change and its effects are being purposefully exaggerated’.

Of course, some in the green lobby saw that poll and said: ‘Oh, the kids are being lied to by right-wing conspiracy theories funded by the oil industry.’

But the main takeaway here is that teenagers aren’t stupid. If they’re constantly told the world is going to end tomorrow, and that we’re going to fry to death, we should not be surprised if they become suspicious when this keeps failing to happen.

It also doesn’t help when they’re told on the BBC, for example, that the Earth is going to lose most of its trees and habitable lands by 2050. Of course, anybody who knows anything about the global environment will tell you this is rubbish.

Tree cover retreated by little more than one percent in the 2010s. Meanwhile, deforestation has been gradually falling since the 1990s. We are clearly not going to lose most of our trees.

Young people are also told that the Earth is going to starve them, apparently because climate change is affecting food production.

Again, anyone who knows about this subject will point to the actual data from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which shows that yields on all the main crops have increased dramatically over the past 10, 20, and 50 years.

Agriculture isn’t getting any less capable of feeding us either, whether that’s because of climate change or anything else.

You don’t have to be fed very much of this hysterical stuff to start asking yourself: ‘Is this actually real, or are people just trying to frighten us?’ We saw alarmism like this around the same time that The Day After Tomorrow came out in 2004.

Before the film’s release, a Pentagon report leaked stating that European cities will be submerged beneath rising seas within 20 years. Britain, in particular, was going to have a Siberian climate. Well, that didn’t quite work out, did it?

We’ve had a similar report already this year. In February, scientists warned that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, the system of ocean currents that keep the water around Britain warm, is going to break down.

Freshwater from melting glaciers in Greenland is allegedly eroding it, and so Britain could be swept by rising seas and a Siberian climate as early as next year – or as late as 2095.

Quite a lot of scientists have been pushing back against this prediction, pointing out the extravagant modeling and huge assumptions behind it. Even if this system did break down, Britain is surrounded by various oceans and seas. Worst case scenario, we would have the same sort of climate as Labrador, Canada.

There is just no way we’re going to end up with a climate like the interior of Siberia. That’s complete and utter nonsense. One day we’re told that we’re going to fry. The next day we’re told that we’ll freeze to death. It just doesn’t make sense at all.

O’Neill: Would you say that these apocalyptic predictions are themselves responsible for increasing skepticism?

Clark: The beauty of the climate change predictions of the past half century was that the bleak outcomes were always so far in the future. You could spin alarming tales and keep getting away with it.

But we’re 40 years into the big scare now. And a lot of the forecasts have simply failed to occur. How many times can we be told that we have seven years to save the Earth, only for the deadline to come and go without anything much happening? It’s got to the stage where these predictions can be tested against reality. And they’re not passing.

It is true that global temperatures are rising. But the narrative that has developed based on this fact has been hysterical, particularly when it comes to extreme weather predictions.

Every time there’s a storm in Britain, somebody on the radio predicts that storms in general are only going to get more severe thanks to climate changeBut if you look at the data, the opposite is true.

The maximum extreme wind speeds measured in Britain are on a downward trend. Also, the rate of hurricanes in the US has not changed in two hundred years.

And yet respected scientists will get on the radio and say that we’re getting more storms and hurricanes because of climate change, which simply isn’t true.


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