Category Archives: Alarmism

Exploiting Human Misery and Distorting the Science: An environmentalist’s critique of “Years of Living Dangerously”

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University In “Years of Living Dangerously” Hollywood’s Don Cheadle partners with Christian climate scientist Katharine Heyhoe to convince fellow Christians that they should trust the climate … Continue reading

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Climate Schlock: Joe Romm goes for the Herb Tarleck pitch

Being a broadcaster, one of my favorite TV shows ever was WKRP in Cincinnati. Readers may recall some of the highest forms of stereotypical comedy that came from the sales manager, Herb Tarleck, seen at right, who had the schtick … Continue reading

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Earth to Lovejoy: 0.9 C° in a century is not ‘huge’

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Pseudo-science by press release has become the norm among the Forces of Darkness. With as much fanfare as McGill University could muster, the recent paper by Professor Lovejoy was promoted via a typically head-banging instance … Continue reading

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Claim: Odds that global warming is due to natural factors: Slim to none

UPDATE: a response to this paper has been posted, see below. From McGill University , who blows the credibility of their science by putting the word “deniers” in it. Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99 percent … Continue reading

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The La Brea Tars Pits gets themselves in a sticky wicket over climate change and adaptation

One of the most shrill arguments from alarmists is the idea that climate change will wipe out species because they can’t adapt. The claims run from polar bears to tortoises, to plants and coral. Yes, if we listen to these … Continue reading

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Alarmist movie preview the ‘Years of Living Dangerously’

Sandi says in Tips and Notes: You Tube has the Show Time full Premiere episode of “Years of Living Dangerously” documentary.

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Climate Alarmism? Of Course! The IPCC Was Designed To Create and Promote It.

 One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived. Niccolo Machiavelli Alarmist: “Someone who is considered to be exaggerating a danger and so causing needless worry or panic.” Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Richard Tol … Continue reading

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LA Times Tony Barboza gets caught fear mongering the IPCC report, becomes first victim of facts that don’t agree with claims

This sentence… “One of the panel’s most striking new conclusions is that rising temperatures are already depressing crop yields, including those of corn and wheat. In the coming decades, farmers may not be able to grow enough food to meet … Continue reading

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Matt Ridley’s new article in the WSJ – a dose of pragmatism about revelations from the new IPCC report

This will be a top sticky post for a day, new stories will appear below this one. Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm Even while it exaggerates the amount of warming, the IPCC is becoming more cautious about its effects. The … Continue reading

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Climate Alarm

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger In its new report on the risks from human-caused climate change, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sets climate science back rather than “advancing” it. The report, counterfactuallytitled “What We Know,” is more … Continue reading

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New ‘impossible to ignore’ climate data spin initiative announced by the White House

From the White House, courtesy of John Podesta and John P. Holdren, comes this announcement of a new initiative to provide repackaged NOAA/NCDC data in a  way that supposedly helps “state and local leaders on the front lines of climate change”. … Continue reading

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AAAS’s Guide to Climate Alarmism aka ‘What We Know’

By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger Back in the Bush II Administration, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) nakedly tried to nudge the political process surrounding the passage of the environmentally-horrific ethanol fuel mandate.  … Continue reading

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Documentary: How the Global Warming Scare Began

Here is an entertaining and well researched video documentary from my friend John Coleman at KUSI-TV about the history of the Keeling Curve and its founder. Watch: 

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Bob Ward’s “rat-snake” ploy

UPDATE: it seems that Mr. Ward doesn’t confine his accusations of dishonesty to concerned members of the public like Donna Laframboise, he’s going after Dr. Richard Tol as well, complaining to journal editors about Tol’s publications made years ago – … Continue reading

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A must read: Why Secretary of State John Kerry Is Flat Wrong on Climate Change

By Dr. Richard McNider and Dr. John Christy In a Feb. 16 speech in Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry assailed climate-change skeptics as members of the “Flat Earth Society” for doubting the reality of catastrophic climate change. He said, … Continue reading

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Ridiculous loaded gun analogy: ‘…staring down the barrel of climate change’

From Stanford’s News Service, comes this hyper PR. Red mine. In case anybody wants to go or watch, there will be a live feed. Stanford climate scientist to discuss state of climate science, coming risks WHO: Chris Field, professor of … Continue reading

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Oh my! Climate change threatens to cause ‘trillions’ in damage to world’s coastal regions

From the University of Southampton  and the department of potential assorted threats and sundries, comes this claim. New research predicts that coastal regions may face massive increases in damages from storm surge flooding over the course of the 21st century. … Continue reading

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If 99 Doctors Said…

We’ve seen the “If 99 doctors said…” argument, or facsimiles, used often by global warming enthusiasts in recent months. George Clooney used it when interviewed at the Britannia Awards. (See the Open Letter to Lewis Black and George Clooney.) James … Continue reading

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