Oh boy. The propaganda gets thicker. It’s a Forrest Gump moment.
Billy McKibben connects the weather dots, except it spells out nothing more than – sh** happens. This is one of the most hilarious propaganda videos I’ve ever seen, showing weather events (and some not weather events), just like have happened for millions of years. Except this time the meme is “there’s something really wrong with our weather”.
The smokestack in reverse at the end is a nice touch, which is a hat tip to the parent organization 350.org
Watch the video:
OK let’s look at the claims, from the front page of climatedots.org
Across the planet now we see ever more flood, ever more drought, ever more storms. People are dying, communities are being wrecked — the impacts we’re already witnessing from climate change are unlike anything we have seen before.
350.org, Bill McKibben’s parent of climatedots.org says:
And what does this 350 number even mean?
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in “Parts Per Million” in our atmosphere. 350 PPM—it’s the number humanity needs to get back to as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change.
And who made the 350 “safe” declaration? Well of course it is everyone’s favorite arrested scientist, James Hansen:
Where did this 350 number come from?
Dr. James Hansen, of NASA, the United States’ space agency, has been researching global warming longer than just about anyone else. He was the first to publicly testify before the U.S. Congress, in June of 1988, that global warming was real. He and his colleagues have used both real-world observation, computer simulation, and mountains of data about ancient climates to calculate what constitutes dangerous quantities of carbon in the atmosphere. The full text of James Hansen’s paper about 350 can be found here.
It follows then that the date of the “safe” level should be determined. This is easy to do using MLO’s CO2 graph, the most cited graph on CO2 in the world
So ~1987 is the year where the atmosphere became “unsafe”.
How about those pre-1987 weather disasters Billy?
I’ve removed the ones after 1987 from the list below
From NOAA in 1999: NOAA RELEASES CENTURY’S TOP WEATHER, WATER AND CLIMATE EVENTS
Click here for background on the weather events listed below.
– Tri-state Tornado, 1925
– The Great Okeechobee Hurricane & Flood, 1928
– The Storm of the Century, 1950
– Florida Keys Hurricane, 1935
– New England Blizzard, 1978
Top Global Weather/Water/Climate Events (no particular order):
Click here for background on the climate/weather events listed below.
– Yangtze River Flood, China, 1931
– North Vietnam Flood, 1971
– Great Iran Flood, 1954
– Bangladesh Cyclone, 1970
– China Typhoons, 1912, 1922
– Typhoon Vera, Japan, 1958
– Asian Droughts (India 1900,1907,1965-67; China 1907,1928-30,1936,1941-42; and Soviet Union 1921-22)
– Sahel Drought, Africa, 1910-1914, 1940-44, 1970-85
– Iran Blizzard ,1972
– Europe Storm Surge, 1953
– Great Smog of London, 1952
– El Niño, 1982-83
And there are more at this big list
McKibben and his 350.org/connect the dots followers are full of it.
According to Psychology Today, it may just be McKibben’s search for meaning in the emptiness in his head:
Humans have a rocky relationship with randomness. On the one hand, we declare that “shit happens”–an acknowledgment that bad things sometimes occur for no particular reason. But more often than not, our minds resist randomness, searching for meaning even where none exists.
I suppose it is all part of the illogic of climate hysteria.
And since McKibben relies heavily on TV news videos for his propaganda, it confirms exactly what I have been saying here: