Most idiotic global warming headline ever

I may just divert to Toronto from Chicago and pay this writer a visit so I can tell him to his face what an idiot he is, or have my two new Canadian friends, Guy and Stuart, do it for me. He deserves it. How do the publishers of this newspaper reconcile printing such blatant idiocy based on what the writer calls “weeks old” science? How does such a headline get published? At first I thought maybe it was just the copy editor at fault, making a dumb headline, but then I read this in the body of the story:

Over 4.5 billion people could die from Global Warming related causes by 2012, as planet Earth accelarates [sic] into a greed-driven horrific catastrophe.

6.7 billion people in the world today, and 4.5 billion will die in less than two years due to a temperature rise that will be less in magnitude than our regularly experienced variance? There’s a link at the end, feel free to sound off. We need to remind this newspaper of this in 2012 – Anthony

Over 4.5 Billion people could die from Global Warming-related causes by 2012

Hydrate hypothesis illuminates growing climate change alarm

Compiled by John Stokes

A recent scientific theory called the “hydrate hypothesis” says that historical global warming cycles have been caused by a feedback loop, where melting permafrost methane clathrates (also known as “hydrates”) spur local global warming, leading to further melting of clathrates and bacterial growth.

In other words, like western Siberia, the 400 billion tons of methane in permafrost hydrate will gradually melt, and the released methane will speed the melting. The effect of even a couple of billion tons of methane being emitted into the atmosphere each year would be catastrophic.

The “hydrate hypothesis” (if validated) spells the rapid onset of runaway catastrophic global warming. In fact, you should remember this moment when you learned about this feedback loop-it is an existencial turning point in your life.

By the way, the “hydrate hypothesis” is a weeks old scientific theory, and is only now being discussed by global warming scientists. I suggest you Google the term.

Now that most scientists agree human activity is causing the Earth to warm, the central debate has shifted to when we will pass the tipping point and be helpless to stop the runaway Global Warming.

There are enormous quantities of methane trapped in permafrost and under the oceans in ice-like structures called clathrates. The methane in Arctic permafrost clathrates is estimated at 400 billion tons.

Methane is more than 20 times as strong a greenhouse gas as CO2, and the atmosphere currently contains about 3.5 billion tons of the gas.

The highest temperature increase from global warming is occurring in the arctic regions-an area rich in these unstable clathrates. Simulations from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) show that over half the permafrost will thaw by 2050, and as much as 90 percent by 2100.

Western Siberia is heating up faster than anywhere else in the world, having experienced a rise of some 3C in the past 40 years. The west Siberian peat bog could hold some 70 billion tonnes of methane. Local atmospheric levels of methane on the Siberian shelf are now 25 times higher than global concentrations.

Runaway Global Warming promises to literally burn-up agricultural areas into dust worldwide by 2012, causing global famine, anarchy, diseases, and war on a global scale as military powers including the U.S., Russia, and China, fight for control of the Earth’s remaining resources.

Over 4.5 billion people could die from Global Warming related causes by 2012, as planet Earth accelarates into a greed-driven horrific catastrophe.

Make comments about this article in The Canadian Blog.
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Full story here

Contact page for The Canadian here

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UPDATE: To further illustrate just how bad this newspaper is, they have what appears to be a current date for the story right above the headline:

Yet when you look at the footer:

The automatic current date inserter gives the false impression of fresh news. It certainly fooled me and other readers. It appears this is an old article from 2007, still no less stupid, and to be proven false within 18 months. Readers that are visiting the blog page link provided by The Canadian are reporting AV software saying it to be an “attack site”. I’ve verified this, Visiting not recommended. Just make a date in your appointment calendar to drop a line to the editors (assuming this paper is still in existence in 2012) to remind them you and 4.5 billion other people aren’t dead. – A

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135 Responses to Most idiotic global warming headline ever

  1. Dr A Burns says:

    I get “Reported Attack Page!” when I clcik the link to the blog.

  2. Duncan says:

    Advocate of the Georgia Guidestones by any chance?

  3. Henry says:

    The link at the end to “The Canadian Blog” is producing a “Reported Attack Page” Google Advisory warning

  4. Phil says:

    OK, these people are idiots. But it appears to be a “new socially progressive” outlet – these people thrive on generating hysteria – and all you are really doing is giving them free publicity and driving traffic to their site. (At least you would be, if Firefox didn’t tell me that their page has been blocked because it is an “attack page”).

  5. Nigel Brereton says:

    “By the way, the “hydrate hypothesis” is a weeks old scientific theory, and is only now being discussed by global warming scientists. I suggest you Google the term.”

    I suggest you google ‘common sense’, take two weeks to read up on it and then apply it!

  6. Henry says:

    Another point is that the piece seems to have been written in 2007, then giving many of us five rather than two years to survive. And I doubt the “hydrate hypothesis” was then only a few weeks old; I think I recall it in the early 1990s.

  7. Nigel Brereton says:

    This is what you get from the link to the Canadian blog, with Firefox!

    Reported Attack Page!

    This web page at http://www.blog.agoracosmopolitan.com has been reported as an attack page and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

    Attack pages try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

    Some attack pages intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.

  8. evanmjones says:

    Reading this was indeed an existencial [sic] experience.

  9. rc says:

    I ignored the attack warning and saw this at the base of the blog page:
    “This entry was posted on Monday, January 8th, 2007 at 12:57 pm and is filed under Environment.”

    Is it an old blog post that’s been recycled?

  10. R. de Haan says:

    Pure propaganda of the most devious kind aimed to alarm the public and serve the political agenda. It’s a scam, it’s a scam, it’s a scam.

  11. gilbert says:

    It would appear that this idiocy has been around for a while.

    http://www.panicwatch.org/article.pl?title=Hydrate%20Hypothesis

  12. Ken Hall says:

    I don’t know where they get the idea that the “hydrate hypothesis” is only a ‘weeks old’ theory comes from, as I saw a documentary on that very subject about 5 years ago. It was suggested that this was the cause of the earth’s greatest ever greenhouse warming caused extinction 250 million years ago.

    What these people have utterly failed to explain is why these hydrates did not “re-gassify” at all during much warmer periods (than current) in our recent past (during the last 12,000 years)

  13. Justthinkin says:

    As soon as I clicked the link,AVG booted me out as a virus attack site. Good thing,too.Don’t think I could take anymore of this AGW crap this week (sigh..and it’s only Monday)

  14. UK Sceptic says:

    The only methane Mr Stokes needs to worry about is that produced by his brain flatulence…

  15. Xi Chin says:

    We might almost laugh at this crap, but it is designed as part of the Neurolinguistic Programming of our minds. A bombardment of slogans which subtley will bias the population.

    If you tell enough jokes, absurb anacedotes, stories, whatever, where you make the colour blue out to be bad, negative, evil, wrong, just keep reenforcing a negative connotation to the colour Blue, then people will start to consider blue to be negative.

  16. Dagfinn says:

    A seemingly exact number 4.5 billion, with no indication of how it was derived, no references, and no specification of what “GW-related causes” will kill all those people. It’s all very specific and totally unsubstantiated. A bit worse than usual, I guess. ;-)

  17. MatthewB says:

    A cursory search shows that this article was published in 2007. Still mind-bendingly stupid, but it’s best to get this right – 2012 was 5 years hence at the time of publication.

  18. JER0ME says:

    Oddly enough, we probably need more of these loonies. The more and the louder they shriek, the more people will realise what a crock it really is, especially when shovelling all that ‘hidden warming’ from their driveways.

  19. JohnH says:

    According to the Website this article was posted back in 2007, well we are 1/2 way from 2007 to 2012 so 2.25Bn people should have died by now. Oh and yes I did not experience the worst local winter in living memory, did not have to order extra oil for the central heating and the Artic Sea ice did not return to the long term average extent.

    This entry was posted on Monday, January 8th, 2007 at 12:57 pm

  20. Bulldust says:

    Why is everyone worried about food? It is just a luxury as has been clearly demonstrated by this chap:
    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/1046232/man-hasnt-eaten-drunk-in-70-years
    Seemed an appropriate response given the scientific robustness of the original article…

  21. P.F. says:

    Astonishing in their ignorance. “Runaway global warming” in the absence of any evidence beyond one standard deviation of the past 50 year mean.

  22. Alan the Brit says:

    So, over the last 600,000 years the previous FOUR interglacials (Lord Monkton, SPPI) have been significantly warmer than today. So, howcome WAGTD so soon at a lower temperature! Now that temperature rate of increase would be truly amazing, & one for the Phil JonesMichael Mann diary! BTW, how is good old Michael’s (I feel I can call him Michael as I have got to know him so well on this interweb thingy) attack on his critics going these days? OTOH, why are they so worried & concerned, isn’t global population reduction the untimate goal of the greenie-socialists anyhow? Afterall, won’t they just be the hungry, weak, sickly, poor old Johnny forgeiners living in the poor countires that they want to keep poor, hungry, sick, weak, down at heel? I suggest that those 4.5 billion move to the Isle of Wight where there is plenty of room for them, considering that 6 billion could fit comfortably! Hang about, might this report just be a load of weeks old C%$P?

  23. oldseadog says:

    Interestingly, Firefox gives the Blog as an attack page but IE allows access.
    Maybe Firefox understands that the content is rubbish and wants to protect us from being contaminated.

  24. Aussie Steve says:

    “Bibliographic reference courtesy of Brad Arnold who has an extensive resrarch background on Global Warming.”
    Brad’s own website (http://www.myspace.com/dobermanmacleod) gives a disturbing insight into the ‘science’ and the agenda behind this article…..

  25. tonyb says:

    The serious point about this article is that we seem to have increasing numbers of people in our society who unquestioningly believe what they are told, whether it is Health: Bse, Sars, Swine flu will kill millions, Financial-pre 2007: ‘there is no limit t0 credit and the world economy will grow strongly’ and AGW; always ‘catastrophic’.

    This has a nihilistic effect on some parts of the more gullible of our population. In that I would certainly include those taking extreme action at such as the Kingsnorth power station protest (what on earth do they think we will use for power) through to the youngest of our school children who are fed unbalanced propaganda and as a result increasingly believe we are heading for a melt down of their world before properly entering it.

    We need to counter these calls with good science, facts, reason, and not with hand waving or claims that are as equally suspect as the science we deride, as in turn they will get derided.

    WUWT and others do a service in pointing out climate contradictions to a wider audience, but the people we really need to influence aren’t listening.

    Tonyb

  26. morgo says:

    this buffoon should go and show the pola bears what crap he has published thay will let him know what they think of it thay will have him for lunch

  27. jcrabb says:

    Other headlines….

    “Dissident Scientists reveal that intelligent life has been on Mars”

    “United Airlines employees witness Alien Spacecraft in Chicago”

  28. Al Gore's Holy Hologram says:

    The original version:

    “Over 4.5 billion people could die laughing from Global Warming headlines by 2012, as media accelerates into a hysteria-driven articles to increase revenue.”

  29. Binny says:

    It’s a look at me I’m an idiot headline don’t encourage them.

  30. James Allison says:

    But why stop at 4.5 billion? Why not say everybody will die. That would make this headline and article the most alarmist yet. Perhaps by doing so the writer thinks he might loose some credibility.

  31. juanslayton says:

    You sure Spencer hasn’t inspired this with his Eco-Enquirer? I’m going back to bed.

  32. David Thomas Bronzich says:

    I was unable to view the website as my security suite reported it as a phishing attack site. My current configuration includes (but is not limited to) Norton, AVG, Zone Alarm and Spybot Search and Destroy. Did anyone elase have that problem?

  33. Otter says:

    I was able to post a comment but we shall see if it ever gets published. But with the mega-power plants South Africa and India plan to bring online? If this guy was anywhere near right,…. oh, forget it. Guessing he’s another like algore, who tried to tie agw to the Faux Mayan 2012 ‘prediction.’
    Last line of my comment: were you born stupid, or did your mother beat you with a brick?

  34. DaveF says:

    Not only “accelarates” but “existencial” too. I fear that the remaining two years of life on Earth are not enough for Mr Stokes to become proficient in the English language.

  35. Peter Miller says:

    “Socially progressive” and “cross cultural” are code words for a readership of losers and lefties of the unemployable and government sector variety.

    Doubtless this publication will soon go the way of all flesh.

    However, this thought does occur: if there is so much of this methane clathrate, why is no one exploiting it? I suspect a couple of zeroes have been added to the size estimate – helps to make the concept a lot more scary and that, of course, is a typical alarmist tactic.

  36. Daniel H says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the author purposely chose the 2012 date in order to coincide with the Mayan end of the world prophecy. Most of these “progressive” kooks are obsessed with ancient Mayan prophecies, Nostradamus predictions, Astrology charts, and Eastern mysticism. The religion of AGW ties into these themes rather handily.

  37. michel says:

    Well, the great thing about this one is we can all relax. No need to limit emissions or worry about Kyoto or Copenhagen. This is either going to happen in two years or it is not, but in any case, there is nothing we can do about it now. I mean, even if we started some giant global cooling project to try to refreeze the permafrost, it would take us 10-20 years to get the stuff built and into place and powered on. By then we would all, or most of us, be dead of heatstroke.

    It was really a great relief to understand from this article just how bad it really is, and just how powerless we really are. Yes, its all down to greed, but never mind, if it had been down to the Sermon on the Mount, the result would have been the same.

    Enjoy it while we can, is the only sensible conclusion, if they are right.

  38. John Silver says:

    “How do the publishers of this newspaper reconcile printing such blatant idiocy based on what the writer calls “weeks old” science? How does such a headline get published?!

    Because they are dirty commie rats.

  39. Brent Hargreaves says:

    Although the article in the Canadian is preposterous scaremongering, I wonder if it may actually help destroy the AGW Theory by contributing to Armageddon Fatigue in the populace. If Joe Public’s reaction to warmist hysteria is a little chuckle and a theatrical yawn, the politicians will eventually see warmism as a vote-loser. Currently, in our risk-averse culture, politicians would rather fritter away public resource on this great hoax than be seen to question the wisdom of windmills and carbon taxes.

    This silly newspaper is using the Tipping Point argument (also known as the Positive Feedback argument and the Unstable Equilibrium argument). Of course it’s poppycock, but it has a grain of plausibleness. I guess that the notion of a Tipping Point is borrowed from marine engineering. Imagine the (mad) captain of a ferry announcing over the Tannoy: “Will passengers please refrain from congregating in large numbers at the starboard side.” Most passengers would shuffle to port, because the scare story has a grain of plausibleness. Only a minority would sneer, “I’m no marine engineer, and he is the captain, but this is undue alarmism and I’m going to ignore it”.

    The assumption that climate is governed by unstable equilibrium needs to be debunked. The other major assumption – that greenhouse gases drive temperature vastly more than solar or volcanic activity – also needs debunking. Flip away these two cards and the entire AGW house of cards topples down. In the words of Alex in Clockwork Orange: “Let’s get ‘em, boys!”

  40. 899 says:

    Weeks old theory?

    Is that like the so-called ‘rotten ice’ theory?

    Ya know? All I can think of is that the weasels who keep coming up with those hideous machinations must either be getting paid a bundle, or they’ve been told they’ll get a bundle when it’s all over but the shouting, the crying, and the dying.

  41. RR Kampen says:

    The Cardinal of AGW says: nonsense (risking loss of title here).

  42. Chris Long says:

    I only got as far as the phrase ‘local global warming’ before giving up.

  43. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The ‘clathrate gun’ idea has been around for years. Not much has been seen of it since the mid 2000′s though. An irony is when BP tried their suction hood thing it immediately bogged up with clathrate crystals, caused by the methane reacting with the sea water, which suggests the ocean floor clathrate ice is pretty stable.

  44. The Monster says:

    “By the way, the “hydrate hypothesis” is a weeks old scientific theory, and is only now being discussed by global warming scientists. I suggest you Google the term.”

    Weeks old…just like phrenology is “weeks old.”

  45. Noelene says:

    I could view thestory,could not view the blog link,got thesecurity warning.To comment on the blog would be like posting on Huff post.The Canadian bills itself as not for profit,and asks for donations.Their banner reads
    Canada’s new socially progressive and cross-cultural national newspaper.
    Waste of time reading it.

  46. GabrielHBay says:

    Well, folks… I think this is wonderful! At last a prediction that not only exceeds all others on the scale of stupidity, but with an outcome actually only 2 years in the future! What a pleasure! If all the other global warming nonsense had such a short horizon, we could all get back to normal in two ticks… of course after the laughter has died down… Drat… for all the other rubbish we have to wait at least 50 years. Don’t think I’ll make it.. my 63rd birthday today…

  47. GeeJam says:

    This is nothing compared to what the BBC showed last night on British TV. You must watch it. Persevere with the slow build up at the start, then be mesmerised by what you are being told.

    As a precursor to their 3 week ‘Spring Watch’ programme, Chris Packham (one of their presenters) delivered a lengthy factual documentary lasting 60 minutes. Almost every other paragraph after the first 20 minutes included his strong belief on the ‘serious threat of man-made global warming’ and ‘with Springs now arriving much earlier’. My wife and I sat on the edge of our sofa venting our anger at this rediculous propaganda – especially as it’s still so cold outside in May!! We thought very highly of Chris Packham before this onsluaght – as we wholly agree with his views on conservation and pollution. We’ve enjoyed every episode of the BBC’s Spring Watch over the past years – but not any more. We’ve also bought every edition of the BBC’s ‘Countryfile’ magazine to date – but not any more. How could they waste licence fee payers money on this scaremongering rubbish.

    We’re suprised none of Anthony’s UK followers haven’t already made everyone aware of this crazy programme.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00shcl6/Springwatch_2010_Signs_of_Change_with_Chris_Packham/

  48. Noelene says:

    Been browsing the paper,under exopolitics,some very funny stories
    http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/exopolitics.html
    My favourite is
    Manipulative Extraterrestrials appear to use religion and capitalism to control humanity

  49. Roger Carr says:

    tonyb says: (May 18, 2010 at 1:20 am) The serious point about this article is that we seem to have increasing numbers of people in our society who unquestioningly believe what they are told …

    I disagree, Tony. Panic can spread more rapidly today, but even back when your grandma was a baby in the olden days there were weird and wonderful amazements. Just think of The Children’s Crusade:

    … the name given to a variety of fictional and factual events which happened in 1212 that combine some or all of these elements: visions by a French or German boy; an intention to peacefully convert Muslims in the Holy Land to Christianity; bands of children marching to Italy; and children being sold into slavery.

    In my own grandmother’s childhood one could buy a piano for sixpence as the end of the world was nigh.
    With catastrophic gloam warming just over the hill I would sell you my piano for the price of a drink right now; except I think one of my grandchildren shows promise as a pianist and I want to pass it on to her…

  50. Capn Jack says:

    There is only one cure for an attack of the stupids………………………………… time.

    Heinlein it was who said it best me tink.

    In all life the environment judges stupidity with the death penalty.

    Maybe knot.

    Life on earth is not fuzzy.

  51. Ralph says:

    “Runaway Global Warming promises to literally burn-up agricultural areas into dust worldwide by 2012, causing global famine, anarchy, diseases, and war on a global scale as military powers including the U.S., Russia, and China, fight for control of the Earth’s remaining resources.”

    Florida has summer temperatures that should have killed everyone in the state, yet we survive year after year.

  52. Mark says:

    Chris Long says:
    May 18, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I only got as far as the phrase ‘local global warming’ before giving up.

    I had the same reaction. Jumbo shrimp, military intelligence, and now ‘local global warming’….

  53. Chris Brown says:

    So his timing’s a bit off. You’re going to crucify him for that?

  54. Neil Craig says:

    That is even more spectacular that the UK Guardian’s claim in 2004 that by 2007 the Netherlands would have been covered by the seas.

    I understand that it hasn’t but the Guardian, who claim to make a point of correcting minor errors, have yet to acknowledge this. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2004/feb/22/usnews.theobserver1

  55. WillR says:

    This is the first I have seen of this “Socially Progressive” newspaper. Hopefully it will be the last. No more local global silliness please!

  56. David, UK says:

    With 400 billion tons of methane in the atmosphere, I think warming would be the least of our worries. Think of the smell!

  57. Fitzy says:

    Muh Ha-ha.

    Slightly OT, I recall the playbook for socialist revolutions actually hinge on tier one radicals(True believers) doing most of the knife work. Once the screaming stops, and the gutters overflow with red stuff, those who pulled the shivs on the public get one in the back from their tier two comrades (Middle management). Never leave the true radicals alive and heaving post revolution, they’re far too dangerous, ….so it gets me-a-wondering.
    In the lemon-scented-bright-green-post-normal-world, do those idealogues (Canadian-Pseudo-Reporters included), fermented in a rich syrup of “Saving the world earns you a seat at the table”, really, really expect not to end up in a special GAIA reeducation camp?
    These AGW puppies need to read a little history (we stll have history right?)

  58. kim says:

    So when is the Piltdown Mann going on criminal trial for crying ‘Clathrates’ in a crowded theatre?
    ==============

  59. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    DANGER! DANGER!
    Google News finally found something named “The Canadian” which it identifies as a blog. The URL is lecanadian.com, which IS NOT the address on the above linked article. The banners do match. Just checked an article at lecanadian, it has a 2010 copyright date. The linked site is likely abandoned. Reviewing the warning, it looks like the ad server put up something with malicious code, and if the site is no longer maintained then it could have easily been there long enough for Google to notice.

    WHOIS reports both agoracosmopolitan and lecanadian were registered through GoDaddy with the following info:

    Registrant:
    The Agora Cosmopolitan
    B.P. 24191, 300 Eagleson Rd.
    Ottawa, Ontario K2M 2C3
    Canada

    Administrative Contact:
    Samuels, Raymond agoracosmopolite@on.aibn.com
    The Agora Cosmopolitan
    B.P. 24191, 300 Eagleson Rd.
    Ottawa, Ontario K2M 2C3
    Canada
    (888) 377-2222 Fax —

    Technical contact same as Administrative.

    Note also:

    Domain Name: LECANADIAN.COM
    Created on: 05-Mar-10
    Expires on: 05-Mar-11
    Last Updated on: 10-May-10

    Domain Name: AGORACOSMOPOLITAN.COM
    Created on: 09-Nov-99
    Expires on: 09-Nov-10
    Last Updated on: 20-Oct-09

    Thus it looks like a “standard” address shift, except that the new site apparently doesn’t have the archives of the old, a search at the site for “hydrate hypothesis” returns nothing.

    BTW, the lecanadian site looks wonderful. Here’s the recent article Google News found:
    Witnesses report UFO over Delaware waters
    Truly beautiful. Go to the Categories section on the right side, click on Global Warming. Then realize this “socially progressive newspaper” is the Canadian version of Weekly World News, except slightly less trustworthy.

  60. Magnus says:

    In only 2 years of time. Got to be an election in Canada soon!

    (Btw, I think a few millions may be saverd in a hundred years of time from +0.3 to +1.2 degrees C. After all coldness kills more than the often pleasant heat and moisture.)

  61. Magnus says:

    (Correction: saverd -> saved)

  62. David, UK says:

    Phil said: “all you are really doing is giving them free publicity and driving traffic to their site. (At least you would be, if Firefox didn’t tell me that their page has been blocked because it is an “attack page”).”

    We’re not all so feckless as to be “driven” to that site, Phil. We still believe in free choice around here – for example, you had the choice not to click the link.

  63. Veronica says:

    The methane in Siberian permafrost trope is a big chunk of that idiot book by Fred Pearce of New Scientist called “The Last Generation”. (I threw our copy in the recycling rather than give it away to Oxfam and let it terrify anyone else). If the world were going to turn to dust by 2012 and 4.5 billion people were going to die they had better start about…. NOW. Still it might save us spending all that money on the London Olympics.

  64. We're all going to die says:

    Not a new idea. John Barnes used it in “Mother of Storms”, perhaps 10 years ago. IIRC, the plot was that an attack using non-radioactive heat emitters (what?) on a terrorist camp in the arctic releases megatons of methane into the atmosphere, then a massive rolling storm scours the earth until stopped by a genuine deus ex machina…
    And even that didn’t kill as many people as this article!

  65. MostlyHarmless says:

    “That is even more spectacular that the UK Guardian’s claim in 2004 that by 2007 the Netherlands would have been covered by the seas”

    Not the Guardian’s claim, but the Pentagon’s claim, as the headline makes clear. I’ve read a synopsis of their report (can’t find the link) which apart from the garbage “predictions” contradicts itself many times.

  66. MostlyHarmless says:

    Almost forgot….

    Did you know that the [strong]Oxford English Dictionary[/strong] lists three different spellings for the word [i]gullible[/i]?

  67. Sean Peake says:

    It’s a Marxist rag. No surprise here. The co-editor only posts occasionally, maybe after he runs out of weed and becomes conscious. I haven’t checked to see if he has any SEIU connection here in Toronto.

  68. Joseph Blough says:

    According to http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/about_us.html this news paper “is inspired by Canada’s very first newspaper called ‘Le Canadien’, that was founded in 1806″. So, according to this newspaper, Canada’s first newspaper was in 1806.

    According to http://stephenkimber.com/journalism/canadas-first-newspaper Canada’s first newspaper, the Halifax Gazette, opened in 1752. So, in reality, Canada’s first newspaper was 54 years earlier than what was claimed.

    Apparently fact checking is optional at this newspaper.

  69. PaulH says:

    There must be some misprints in that article. Even the most extreme AGW hysterics know better than to say that Armageddon is barely 2 years away. Their game is to keep the date far enough in the future that they won’t be around to explain why their prediction flopped, while at the same time lining their pockets on the rubber-chicken hysteria circuit. Maybe it was meant to be 2112 instead of 2012? Or not. ;-)

  70. Northern Exposure says:

    If there was ever a good excuse for the psychopaths of the world to go ballistically helter skelter on the population, this would be one of them.

    Alarmism like this could have very scary consequences.

    People/media who toss around unfounded garbage claims to the public are being purposefully irresponsible and should be held accountable for those actions.

  71. Bill Illis says:

    Related to this, Methane levels in the atmosphere appear to be stabilizing/heading down again after a brief upward blip in the last two years.

    Barrow, Alaska’s measurements; this station leads the general global trends by a year or two and has the highest numbers (methane levels decrease as one moves from the far north and east asia to the southern hemisphere and the south pole).

    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/webdata/ccgg/iadv/graph/brw/brw_ch4_ts_obs_00011.png

  72. John Galt says:

    Is the 4.5 billion human deaths from global warming a good thing or a bad thing?

  73. Pamela Gray says:

    The world is full of catastrophe peddlers, all dressed in the colors of their Earth Mother and holding onto large placards and sacred writ.

    Why not? They had good teachers and it worked for them.

  74. Hu Duck Xing says:

    Credo quia absurdum

  75. Jryan says:

    This is a good example of why models are problematic, and fear-mongering is stupid.

    The rest of that alarmist claims from 2007 are showing to be just as idiotic as this one… just on a more numerical and esoteric level.

    It’s also the year that Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, after all.

  76. jack morrow says:

    Can not contact the paper. Says off line. I guess they can’t take all of WUWT hits.

  77. Juraj V. says:

    Western Siberia, 60-90E, 60-70N:
    CRUTEM: http://climexp.knmi.nl/data/icrutem3_60-90E_60-70N_na.png
    MSU: http://climexp.knmi.nl/data/itlt_60-90E_60-70N_na.png

    Where exactly is the 3C warming, Stokes?

  78. artwest says:

    Thanks for the link Neil Craig,

    The Observer in 2004, unquestioningly quoting the Pentagon, also has other gems:

    “· By 2007 violent storms smash coastal barriers rendering large parts of the Netherlands uninhabitable. Cities like The Hague are abandoned. In California the delta island levees in the Sacramento river area are breached, disrupting the aqueduct system transporting water from north to south.
    (…)
    · By 2010 the US and Europe will experience a third more days with peak temperatures above 90F. Climate becomes an ‘economic nuisance’ as storms, droughts and hot spells create havoc for farmers.
    (…)
    Immigrants from Scandinavia seek warmer climes to the south.
    (..)
    · Mega-droughts affect the world’s major breadbaskets, including America’s Midwest, where strong winds bring soil loss.
    (…)
    Bangladesh becomes nearly uninhabitable because of a rising sea level, which contaminates the inland water supplies.”

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2004/feb/22/usnews.theobserver1

  79. John B (TX) says:

    Is the only antidote to these extreme predictions, extreme but opposite predictions? I haven’t read the details but a Russian scientist is predicting a mini ice age beginning in 2014.

    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=155225

  80. Mike from Canmore says:

    I suppose if the headline were true, the good news would be a great many would be the enviro wackos.

    On the other hand, why not go a little further with

    “Nearly 6.7 billion to die from Climate Change over the next 100 years!!”?

    At least there would be some partial truth to it.

  81. Jimbo says:

    Medieval Warm Period. We are still here.

  82. Mike says:

    The Canadian National Newspaper is an obscure far left publication. But, they are on Facebook!

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19440235777

    They have 66 friends. The editor, John Stokes, who “complied” the article has 47 fiends and he is a “truther.”

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=701257922

  83. Gail Combs says:

    I have a linux system so I did a bit of poking around.

    e-mail is: editor-in-chief@agoracosmopolitan.com
    Toronto office: 416-996-3403

    John Stokes who wrote this piece is “co-managing editor” with Peggy Chang. “The Canadian” seems to be part of “Agora Cosmopolitan” based in Ottawa. Raymond Samuels of the “Cosmopolitan Party” has published all of his book through “Agora Cosmopolitan” The Cosmopolitan party claimed 600 members in 2004. This is interesting since “Agora Cosmopolitan” has international offices.

    “The Cosmopolitan Party under Samuels’ leadership describes itself as progressive and centrist. The party’s platform (which is written in quasi-religious language) blames the open market economy and the rule of mammon for social inequality in Canada, and calls for government intervention to promote the quality of life. The party also advocates social justice and environmental concerns, and argues that Canadians have a basic right to food, shelter, and other necessities.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Samuels

  84. Gary Pearse says:

    The worst of this as a Canadian is that they named their drivel page the Canadian. I should be able to sue for this. Anyway the “regressives” must feel the need to come to the aid of the nonsensus as its scientists scramble to move away from the foundering AGW cruise ship. It will only get crazier as the residual nuts left behind become a relict sqeek. It would be interesting to monitor what is being published these days by the former golden boys and girls of the end-of-the-world AGW synod. Anyone know what the latest offerings from the planet doctors are? I would guess that their output has dropped significantly and that the tone has also shifted. No more protesting the death trains? No more big conferences in Bali or Bora Bora?

  85. Jeff says:

    4.5 billion? Maybe the writer is a Christian dispensationalist? That’s approximately 2/3 of the world population.

  86. LarryOldtimer says:

    ‘the “hydrate hypothesis” is a weeks old scientific theory”

    “Theory” indeed . . . NOT in the least. Speculation at best, and far more in the genre of fantasy than science fiction.

  87. Eric Gisin says:

    There’s nothing posted in over a year. Just another dead loony-left blog.

    I like their second last post:

    Manipulative Extraterrestrials and the undermining of Human free will
    In a Collector’s Edition entitled “Secrets of the Da Vinci Code,” published by US News and World Report, there is a brief interview with James Robinson, general editor of the Nag Hammadi Library.

  88. Gail Combs says:

    Fitzy says:
    May 18, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Muh Ha-ha.

    Slightly OT, I recall the playbook for socialist revolutions actually hinge on tier one radicals(True believers) doing most of the knife work. Once the screaming stops, and the gutters overflow with red stuff, those who pulled the shivs on the public get one in the back from their tier two comrades (Middle management). Never leave the true radicals alive and heaving post revolution, they’re far too dangerous, ….so it gets me-a-wondering….
    ________________________________________________________________________
    Yes that is why Lenin had Innocents’ Clubs and Stalin was said to have “useful idiots”. Unfortunately the wide-eyed youthful zealots are too busy rebelling against the “establishment” to pay attention to the wisdom in history. Of course once they wake-up they become dangerous to the “cause” and have to be done away with. The should take note of what happened to Malcolm X

  89. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    To those reading only the newest comments, I have an earlier post (recently rescued from the filters) about the new web address of The Canadian. Yup, the creature is still alive, the brain was moved to a different body. Still works as well. ;)

  90. Climate Realist says:

    As a Canadian I’ve never heard of this rag and it has no relevance. It’s just an outlet for wackos on the fringe of society. As an earlier poster stated, it’s a shame that because of their moniker, Canadians as a whole get disparaged!

  91. Schadow says:

    Hi. I’m John Stokes, the climate scientist. Would you like fries with that?

  92. geo says:

    Clearly the lesson here is that if you are going to hypothesize the deaths of 4.5B people, you need to do it with at least a 5 year horizon and not a 2 year horizon. Because apparently if you do it with a 5 year horizon then people will just roll their eyes at you a little bit, whereas if you do it with a 2 year horizon everybody gets all excited and stuff.

    But if you are trying to raise long-term funding for your university, you need to do it in 30 yr or more horizons, both to ensure a long-term funding stream but also to avoid any unhappy falisifiability issues that could also jeopardize your funding before you’ve milked ole Bessy dry.

  93. Red Admiral says:

    Funny. I was in Holland last year and it was just fine. They must have got over the worst.

    Incidentally, does anyone know of an estimate of casualties if we go back to our (default) state of Ice Age?

  94. J.Hansford says:

    2012?
    2012!!!
    Nah, it’s ok….. I watched 2012… We lived happily ever after at the end… We had those big floaty ark thingies parked in th’ Himalayas…. You know, where th’ glaciers usta be;-)

  95. dbleader61 says:

    Fortunately Toronto is home to Stephen McIntyre too.

    A repeat for most WUWT readers but here’s a little medicine for the ills created by “The Canadian” idiocy piece.

    http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/12/13/centre-of-the-storm/

  96. gman says:

    companies who buy add space in this rag should be contacted and made aware of this propaganda!!

  97. Gail Combs says:

    Red Admiral says:
    May 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

    “Funny. I was in Holland last year and it was just fine. They must have got over the worst.

    Incidentally, does anyone know of an estimate of casualties if we go back to our (default) state of Ice Age?”
    __________________________________________________________________________
    It comes down to food. That is why there is a scramble by corporations to oust private farmers from the market worldwide.

    I find the grab for control of energy and control of the food supply at this time highly suspicious given the 1974 CIA report and the global Warming Con started within 2 years of each other. In 1973, Nicholas (Nick) Shackleton nailed it [Milankovitch cycles ] all down for certain. It is instructive to read Strong’s 1972 Stockholm speech…. Strong warned urgently about global warming… despite the fact the US was barely starting to warm.

    The only one I know of who has tried to look at this question is David Archibald. see this paper: Quantifying the US Agricultural Productivity Response to Solar Cycle 24

    The corporate take over of farming
    US farming History: History, HACCP and the Food Safety Con Job

    World Bank/IMF Structural Adjustment Programs

    Agriculture and Monopoly capital

    Manufacturing Food Crisis:

    The Battle to Save Polish Farms:

    This last is interesting because it is an eye witness report of a EU meeting:
    “..After clearing her throat and leaning slowly forward, the chair-lady said: “I don’t think you understand what EU policy is. Our objective is to ensure that farmers receive the same salary parity as white collar workers in the cities. The only way to achieve this is by restructuring and modernising old fashioned Polish farms to enable them to compete with other countries agricultural economies and the global market. To do this it will be necessary to shift around one million farmers off the land and encourage them to take city and service industry jobs to improve their economic position. The remaining farms will be made competitive with their counterparts in western Europe.”

    There in a nutshell you have the whole tragic story of the clinically instigated demise of European farming over the past three decades. We protested that with unemployment running at 20 percent how would one provide jobs for another million farmers dumped on the streets of Warsaw? This was greeted with a stony silence, eventually broken by a lady from Portugal, who rather quietly remarked that since Portugal joined the European Union, 60 percent of small farmers had already left the land. “The European Union is simply not interested in small farms,” she said.”

    The Festering Fraud Behind Food Safety Reform

  98. KBK says:

    For some definitions of “could”….

    Methane-driven oceanic eruptions and mass extinctions (pdf)

    The paper hypothesizes a massive conflagration causing an abrupt, catastrophic die-off of terrestrial species. The clathrate instability is released by an earthquake or undersea volcanic event – rather like a lake turning over. This was a 2003 article in the journal “Geology”.

    Also, check Wikipedia for clathrate gun.

  99. KBK says:

    Sorry, I should have said, “dissolved methane instability”, not “clathrate instability”.

  100. Jerry says:

    Can we assume women and children hit hardest?

  101. kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:

    I admire the true beauty of such alarmist headlines.

    The message is simple, we only have a few years to act NOW to stop global warming NOW or we will all be in deep deep trouble SOON.

    But, according to the IPCC we already have many decades of warming to come. Due to the excess CO2 staying in the atmosphere for a hundred years with effects that last much longer, even if we shut down civilization NOW we’d still have perhaps a thousand years of increasing global temperatures until the rise tapered off and stopped.

    Net result: We are heading into the deep deep brown stuff NOW and there’s nothing we can do NOW to stop it. So why do anything to fight it? Stock up the pantry and the armory, keep your family close, and wait for the Apocalypse to come about. You’ll be able to do something productive THEN.

  102. DirkH says:

    ” kadaka (KD Knoebel) says:
    May 18, 2010 at 4:35 am

    DANGER! DANGER!
    Google News finally found something named “The Canadian” which it identifies as a blog. The URL is lecanadian.com, [...]”

    Thanks – under http://lecanadian.com/category/global-warming/ , they have the immortal words of compadre Hugo Chavez, proposing some kind of alternative to capitalism. Scroll a little down the page to find it. I didn’t understand yet how it’s supposed to work but it’s a nice challenge so i’m trying to wrap my head around it. I always wondered how they’d like to do things.

  103. Mike M says:

    oldseadog says: May 18, 2010 at 1:14 am Interestingly, Firefox gives the Blog as an attack page but IE allows access. Maybe Firefox understands that the content is rubbish and wants to protect us from being contaminated.

    YES! People should be wary if they want to comment at that site –
    http://safebrowsing.clients.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?client=Firefox&hl=en-US&site=http://www.blog.agoracosmopolitan.com/?p=56

  104. Enneagram says:

    This, if true, would fulfill the dreams of the “Club of Rome”. “Call all your CEO´s and tell them to drill for calthrates everywhere!”
    http://www.green-agenda.com/globalrevolution.html

  105. mack520 says:

    I risked the “attack site ” with an iPad, of course with no ill effects and left several suggestions for stories about even worse things that “could” happen sooner. Hopefully more hilarity ensues.

  106. DirkH says:

    ” DirkH says:
    [...]
    I always wondered how they’d like to do things.”

    Ok… they propose gardening. No really. Apparently Cuba has resorted to collective gardening against food shortages. Which leaves me a little disappointed; i expected some great plan or economical system and all they have is gardening. I mean even capitalists have gardens, at least the ones that like to. It’s the 21st century and all the left has to offer is… gardening?

  107. Gary Hladik says:

    Minor correction to Anthony’s headline: “Most idiotic global warming headline ever–so far”

  108. LoPhatt says:

    Just let us tax you to death, give up your freedom and we’ll reduce your standard of living to a feudal state (at a slight increase in price of course), and we’ll make it all go away, (somehow!). This is right up there with the “Nigerian Royalty” scams. “Send me your PIN number so I can wire you $50M”
    “Stupid is as stupid does”, I’ve heard that somewhere before. As “Alan the Brit” so rightly points out, not only is there no proof for these assumptions, there is no “cure” offered with any plausible chance of success should they be proven correct. Call me old fashioned, but I’ll take my chances. All this is is another scam to institute a global tax and gain even more control over all our existences. I’ll say one thing though, they never quit. They see a profit here and they’re going for it.

  109. Enneagram says:

    This the “Calthrate Gun Hypothesis”:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_gun_hypothesis

  110. Enneagram says:

    There are a lot of “Calthrate Guns” roaming around in Texas ranches, however they are charged by the frontside and shot by the rearside.

  111. Enneagram says:

    But according to our friend Vukcevic the other way round is true: Canada is warming up and Siberia is cooling down:
    http://www.vukcevic.talktalk.net/NFC1.htm

  112. I find Word press’s choice of advertising hilarious. I mean here on this page of a site, where we are debunking the warmists…(that’s my nice word for them)

    Word press has placed a google ad for Al Gores conspiracy web site. ahh my tummy hurts I was laughing so hard on that one.

    You are my hero Mr. Watts.

  113. Wayne Delbeke says:

    Seems to me a lot of American readers should be forwarding a copy of this “military intelligence” to their congressman so they know what is going to happen in 2010 ….

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2004/feb/22/usnews.theobserver1

  114. M White says:

    Britain will be cancelling the Olympics then?

  115. Mike says:

    Now here is some real alarmism!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=louXPUW7tHU

    It is safe to leave comments on this site.

  116. Bruce Cobb says:

    We should all take heart in the fact that the brain trust at RC still believes that “CO2 is plenty to be frightened of, while methane is frosting on the cake”.
    I suppose if one has a weight problem one might be frightened about frosting.

  117. Pat says:

    This is great lol. I like how when I try to link to The Canadian Blog comment section, it gets flagged as malware by firefox lol.

  118. How can a ‘hypothesis’ be at the same time a ‘scientific theory’? Illiteracy on a grand scale.

  119. Mike Borgelt says:

    I think the “hydrate hypothesis” was covered by SF writer John Barnes in “Mother of Storms” about 10 years ago.

  120. Sean McHugh says:

    Instead of fighting it, maybe we should go with the flow. We could have a competition for diabolical Global Warming announcements. The winner(s) would be decided by the degree of absurdity multiplied by the amount of media uptake.

  121. Dyspeptic Curmudgeon says:

    I wondered whether these idiotarians were serious. Then I noticed that at the bottom of the page there were links to other posts:
    Previous Post: « Doctor alleges plans underway to “Microchip” Newborns in U.S. and Europe
    Next Post: Global Warming becomes the world’s top security problem »

    Yep! Seriously brain-damaged, true believers all!

    I also liked this line:
    “Bibliographic reference courtesy of Brad Arnold who has an extensive resrarch background on Global Warming.”

    There IS no bibliographic reference, and I really wonder exactly what’s involved in obtaining an “extensive resrarch background on Global Warming” since we have conclusively been shown that there IS no research involved in the global warming crusade.

  122. Crispin in Waterloo says:

    John answers email at the agoracosmopolite address on the website. His reply was not encouraging but you, might offer alternative articles.

  123. acementhead says:

    David, UK says:
    May 18, 2010 at 4:16 am

    “With 400 billion tons of methane in the atmosphere, I think warming would be the least of our worries. Think of the smell!”

    David, thinking of the smell of methane would be akin to thinking of the tremendous danger from Saddam’s WMD; there is, and was none.

    artwest says:
    May 18, 2010 at 7:16 am

    “The Observer in 2004, unquestioningly quoting the Pentagon, also has other gems:”

    artwest, what’s wrong with unquestioningly quoting the Pentagon? Unquestioningly quoting the Bush administration and the Pentagon was very popular in 2002. The now much reviled NYT wasn’t reviled, for doing just that, in 2002, and nor was all the rest of the US and British media, which did exactly the same.

    The selective skepticism displayed here is very dismaying; so is the rotten spelling, which occurs even in posts criticising others of spelling errors. Oh and also the promiscuous aposrophising(neologism, by me, just now). Too many here are of the school “I sees a s(as a suffix)and I aposrophises it”(Apologies to the Coen brothers.)

    OK enough fun at the expense of morons(a very accepted activity here today, as always).

    Reminder to self, as well as others: Be nice to morons, they can’t help the way they are. Nobody designed hirself(third person singular, hermaphrodite, personal pronoun)*.

    * Wiktionary

  124. Steve Allen says:

    Mike says;

    “Truly an idiotic piece. But don’t confuse this with what climate scientists are saying.”

    Gee Mike, don’t forget what other of the climate scientists (Dr. Richard Lindzen) said: “We see that all the models are characterized by positive feedback factors (associated with amplifying the effect of changes in CO2), while the satellite data implies that the feedback should be negative. Similar results are being obtained by Roy Spencer. This is not simply a technical matter. Without positive feedbacks, doubling CO2 only produces 1C warming. Only with positive feedbacks from water vapor and clouds does one get the large warmings that are associated with alarm. What the satellite data seems to show is that these positive feedbacks are model artifacts. This becomes clearer when we relate feedbacks to climate sensitivity (i.e. the warming associated with a doubling of CO2).”

    Well, I know those climate scientists are a bit of an inconvenience to your faith.

  125. Larry Fields says:

    The unintentional humor made my day! Psychic Larry prediction:
    When the year 2013 rolls around, nobody with more than half a brain will be reading The Canadian.

  126. Mike says:

    @Steve Allen said (May 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm): “Gee Mike, don’t forget what other of the climate scientists (Dr. Richard Lindzen) said: …. Well, I know those climate scientists are a bit of an inconvenience to your faith.”

    No, you do not know about my beliefs or faith. I think AWG is more likely than not to be real and serious. But, I make it a point to read Lindzen and other critics. I am not an expert in this field, but on balance the work done by the mainstream climatologists seems more persuasive. However, I am skeptical that we really can greatly reduce our GHG emissions. I’ll support cap-and-trade as something to try. I don’t think it will destroy the economy (I find conservative critics to be unduly alarmist), but it will hurt some sectors. I do not know if we will find economical replacements for coal and oil. We may have to learn to live in a warmer world; the scarifies we inflict on ourselves will likely be severe but I am sure we will survive. I am pro nuclear but against ethanol subsidies.

    Your dismissive attitude toward those you disagree with might lead one to conjecture that you are a tad bit close minded. But, hopefully that is not true. Did you read the realclimate links I gave? I’ll repeat them:

    http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2010/03/arctic-methane-on-the-move/

    http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2005/12/methane-hydrates-and-global-warming/

  127. Gail Combs says:

    Wayne Delbeke says:
    May 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Seems to me a lot of American readers should be forwarding a copy of this “military intelligence” to their congressman so they know what is going to happen in 2010 ….
    __________________________________________________________________________
    I loved this one. It really cracked me up

    The CAGW forecast from 2004:
    “By 2010 the US and Europe will experience a third more days with peak temperatures above 90F. Climate becomes an ‘economic nuisance’ as storms, droughts and hot spells create havoc for farmers. “

    The reality:
    In 2004 we had seventeen days in May with temps above 90F, three at 98F, so far this year we have barely made it up to 91F a couple of times. Last week the low was 35F and currently it is a chilly 57F. I am in the sunny south (mid NC) for goodness sake, it snows here about for one day every five years. Of course this year it snowed 8 days including 3 days in March!

  128. R. Craigen says:

    “Less in magnitude than our regularly experienced variance”? Anthony, you’re being too generous. Did you mean to say “AT LEAST TWO ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE LESS than our regularly experience variance”?

    Not to mention that it’s obviously a crapshoot whether that will be a positive or negative “rise”.

    4.5 Billion? Even Canadian publishers aren’t that stupid.

    But I could be persuaded, that if there happen to occur severely anomalous disasters in a short span, 1.5 billion could die of disease, famine and/or natural disasters that could have been averted, ameliorated or more rapidly responded to had resources not been so prodigally allocated from humanitarian and disaster relief channels to “climate change research”.

  129. Burch Seymour says:

    > A recent scientific theory called the “hydrate hypothesis”

    I think someone already mentioned this, but it’s worth repeating. A hypothesis is NOT a theory. There’s a reason we have two words and not one. Of course in common use the word ‘theory’ has come to mean ‘wild-a$$ guess’, thus the typical refrain of ‘it’s only a theory’.

  130. well mike let’s keep in mind one thing. Even those on the side of global warming admit that it won’t amount to a hill of beans what we do. It’s not really the main focus. The main focus is cap and trade and they want money for their greening America campaign. If you don’t believe me look at the video of the most recent gathering of the Apollo Project.
    Also keep in mind that they say currently we are pushing 30billion metric tonnes of co2 into the atmosphere which is 2ppm of the atmospheric gases. So that’s roughly 15 bmt ppm.

    Like Steve said without feedback which the IPCC warmist’s seem to want to push higher and higher all the time the base warming is 1 degree C.

    So since they think we’ll be pushing about 485 ppm co2 footprint in the next 100 years which supposedly will raise our temperature 7 degrees C but in all reality it will only be 1. So for a 1 degree C change in temperature it would take 33 years or more at 0% CO2 footprint to lower the temperature 1 degree.
    No pray tell, where would you like to live for 33 years since no humans or animals or trucks or tractors, or planes, factories will be allowed on Earth with a 0% CO2 footprint.

    The warmist’s are always talking about how bad the greenhouse effect is. Perhaps you could move to Mars where there is no greenhouse effect and it’s 120 at high noon and -140 at midnight.

  131. Jbar says:

    There is no Nobel prize for name calling.

  132. One wonders to what Jbar is referring to?
    Have you ever noticed how poeple come and attack, take a swipe with their great mighty paw of contextual ignorance, and don’t actually say anything of substance?

    Sigh.
    There is no Nobel Prize for name calling. Seriously? Seriously Mr. Mrs. or Ms. Jbar, that’s the best you can come up with?
    Don’t hold your breath. They may seriously come up with a Nobel Prize for name calling, after all Al Gore got a NPP for lying before Congress and America, and we still don’t know what the hell Obama got his for. Anything is possible.

  133. Brad says:

    I find it curiously odd that proponents of Anna’s actions last week at Mr. Watts business have pointed to his comments at the top of this post as justification of harassment and violence on his part.

    I also find it strange that the NAS put out a letter from about 200 scientists (supposedly) that was against Glen Beck and others for their supposed incitement of violence against alarmist scientists, and then this Anna thing happens and then I’m reading the CRU emails and I’m seeing several emails where high up scientists are making comments about wishing they could take skeptics like Watts and McIntyre into a dark alley.

    What lengths of hypocrisy and deceit is the other side willing to go expand, in order to win the day?

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