Category Archives: Alarmism

New climate alarm mascot – white ringtail possums

Embarrassed by the stubborn refusal of polar bears to die out, or even to appear convincingly rare, climate scientists are touting a new poster child species for our collective climate guilt – the white lemuroid ringtail possum. About these ads

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Claim: we should all be vegetarians to stop global warming

From the meatheads at the Carnegie Institution Climate: Meat turns up the heat Stanford, CA—Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock. New research finds that livestock emissions are on the rise and that beef … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Alarmism | 191 Comments

Hard times for Aussie Alarmists – Flannery begs in new video

Story submitted by Eric Worrall Tim Flannery, one time head of the government Climate Commission in Australia, until it was disbanded by the current government, has released a video begging for donations to “keep science in the news”. A year … Continue reading

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North Carolina Outlaws Alarmist Planning Advice -Restricts SLR planning input to maximum timeframe of 30 years

Story submitted by Eric Worrall North Carolina has just outlawed the use of long term sea level predictions, when making planning decisions for sea front developments in the Outer Banks. The new rules restrict planning applications to the use of … Continue reading

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Claim: Climate change may bring more kidney stones – but the Tasian et al. paper lacks proper controls

From the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia  Something that I consider to be more than a stretch, and possibly conflated junk science, especially since I’ve suffered kidney stones myself and live in a place with summer temperatures that average well over … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Bad science | 68 Comments

Apollo Astronaut: Climate Alarmism Is the ‘Biggest Fraud in the Field of Science’

Story submitted by Eric Worrall Apollo 7 Astronaut Walter Cunningham has described climate alarmism as fraud, while presenting a preview of his upcoming Heartland presentation scheduled July 7-9 to MRCTV. “Since about 2000, I looked farther and farther into it,” … Continue reading

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Claim: An increase of 3.5°C will result in crippling the EU

From the European Commission Joint Research Centre New study quantifies the effects of climate change in Europe If no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 … Continue reading

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The World is Wearying of Climate Catastrophism

Maurice Newman, an influential Australian Government Advisor, attacks Climate Alarmism Maurice Newman, Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council, has published a scathing attack on climate alarmism in “The Australian”, a prominent Aussie daily newspaper. According to Newman, the … Continue reading

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24 Things the Media Claim Were Caused by ‘Global Warming’

By Katie Tubb  It seems like with global warming embedded in our politics (for now), anything we don’t fully understand can now be ‘legitimately’ blamed on the weather. Forget the trusty old excuse about the dog eating your homework: A … Continue reading

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The Botox generation explanation for climate change fear

Guest essay by Charles Battig “The only thing we have to fear is change itself” Climate change is heralded as a most pressing challenge and potential danger to mankind. Many politicians have responded to an outpouring of writings by scientists … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Opinion | 32 Comments

Quote of the Week – dictators and climate change

This quote from a WSJ article titled Springtime for Warmists (a hat tip to the satirical play Springtime for Hitler  in Mel Brooks’ 1968 film The Producers ) is one of those “God help us” moments where we realize higher … Continue reading

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No joke: ‘Climate change may prevent contact with alien civilisations’

From the you’ve got to be effing kidding me department come this dead serious essay from “The Conversation”, that hotbed of climate alarmism in Australia which somehow got past bullshit detectors at The money quote sort of tries to … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Astronomy, Bad science, GLOC | 93 Comments

Beware of false Prophets

By Charles Battig, M.D. Positive public perception of the scientist has long been powerful.  The public has the tendency to defer to scientists, as it does to authority in general.  It is part of the educational and socialization process inherent … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Science | 41 Comments

Is One of the Objectives of All Alarmists to Be a Source of Misinformation?

Near the end of the June 3rd post The 2014/15 El Niño – Part 10 – June 2014 Update – Still Waiting for the Feedbacks, I discussed that misinformation about the developing El Niño would the topic of an upcoming … Continue reading

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Making sense of senseless sea level scares in Norfolk Virginia – 60% of the rise is from subsidence, the remainder from landfill settling

One of the problems with so called “science writers” in the mainstream media today is that few of them have the wherewithal and training to do some basic sanity checking. Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post illustrates this lack of … Continue reading

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IPCC findings dispute ABC, CBS, NBC and BBC alarmist and flawed Antarctica sea level rise claims

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin IPCC report shows Antarctica has “negative contribution to sea level” over the 21st century The recent ridiculous and scientifically flawed media claims of large Antarctica related sea level rise impacts due to “unstoppable” glacier ice … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, Sea level | 45 Comments

Antarctica climate alarmism frenzy revisited – ill-informed, exaggerated and erroneous media claims galore

Sea level rise increase 1/2 thickness of human fingernail crates media “sea level rise alert” panic Guest essay by Larry Hamlin  During May three new scientific papers appeared addressing results of studies of Antarctica ice loss which sent the alarmist … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, media, Sea level | 67 Comments

Researcher ‘has a problem’ with attributing West Antarctic Ice Sheet ‘collapse’ to human activity

From NASA JPL and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, something that maybe journo-hacktivist Susanne Goldenberg should pay attention to before she writes another screed. Reports that a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun to irretrievably collapse, threatening a 4-foot … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, Glaciers | Tagged , , , | 99 Comments

John Kerry reaches new highs of beclowning himself with temperature

I’m pretty sure he’ll blame his blathering on the heat. You have to wonder if privately, many leading climate alarmists are saying quietly “shut up John you are blowing our argument“. ( – Secretary of State John Kerry told an … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Government idiocy | 114 Comments

Climate alarmists make major blunder in reporting Antarctica ice loss results

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin Total ice loss from latest study is “consistent” with, not “double” prior study measurements Numerous recent climate alarmist articles addressing the recent study results reported for the new CryoSat-2 radar altimeter satellite methodology with increased … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic | 75 Comments

The specialized meaning of words in the ‘Antarctic ice shelf collapse’ and other climate alarm stories

Guest essay by Dr. Tom Sheahen Q. On TV I saw that the ice in Antarctica is collapsing, and that will raise sea level and inundate cities. Others reports say this will take thousands of years. How serious is the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, Climate News | 70 Comments

Climate Change to Crush Ohio – film at 11

​From the Ohio State University: Climate Change Brings Mostly Bad News for Ohio Early forecasts suggest big algae bloom in Lake Erie, a very dry 2015 By: Pam Frost Gorder COLUMBUS, Ohio— Scientists delivered a mostly negative forecast for how … Continue reading

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Antarctica’s ice losses on the rise – with a sanity check

From Geophysical Research Letters and the University of Leeds: Three years of observations show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year — twice as much as when it was last surveyed. See … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic | 188 Comments

AP misleads the public, again, saying man made global warming worsens wildfires

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin: Study claimed by climate fear press to support these claims addresses many contributing factors The climate fear media is at it again this time alleging claims that a new study shows that global warming is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate News, Wildfires | 33 Comments

Pseudoscientists’ eight climate claims debunked

Guest Essay By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The intellectual dishonesty of the Thermageddonites is well demonstrated in a particularly fatuous piece entitled Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists at the hand-wringing-and-hysteria website

Posted in Alarmism, Hiatus in Global Warming | 208 Comments

Cornell hypes on methane as a ‘climate boogeyman’

Through the years, we keep hearing that methane, much like Trenberth’s missing heat, is going to jump out and get us. Usually, the panic about the “methane bomb” from frozen ocean floor methane hydrates or methane from melting Arctic tundra. … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Methane | 58 Comments

Finally, some backpedaling on crazy talk about Antarctica, Glacier Ice Sheet Melt, Sea Level Rise, and LAX

Below is a screencap of the “walkback” story headline in the LATimes posted late today. This morning, about 5:30AM, I sent a short but succinct letter to the Editor of the Los Angeles Times (reproduced below) regarding the statements made … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Sea level | 81 Comments

Dueling press releases over tropical storm latitude shift – one hyped, one not

A couple of days ago NYT’s Andrew Revkin took exception to the use of the word “collapse” in headlines surrounding the paper suggesting that Antarctic ice sheets were in “imminent unstoppable collapse” there’s lots of hype surrounding this, and even … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, hurricanes, Weather | 46 Comments

Governor ‘Moonbeam’ beclowns himself over sea level rise at LAX airport

Proof positive politicians can’t do simple math. From the LA Times today: Brown’s remarks came a day after the release of two studies finding that a slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Government idiocy, Sea level | 117 Comments

Claim: ‘Dangerous’ nitrogen pollution could be halved

Now Nitrogen, making up 78% of Earth’s atmosphere, and a requirement for many agricultural crops is given the label of “dangerous”. I’m guessing Oxygen and the “dangerous oxidation” it causes will be next. First they came for the CFC’s, and … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Alarmism | 121 Comments

The Guardian’s Suzanne Goldenberg jumps the shark again – gets called out by NYT

The wailing today is that the collapse of the Antarctic ice sheet has already begun. It’s pretty bad when other environmental reporters start calling you out on it, such as NYT’s Andrew Revkin did today. 

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic | 138 Comments

Claim: Climate Change will kill the bees

Only hardier species can adapt to global warming Story submitted by Eric Worrall Another claim that its worse than we thought – this time warmer temperatures are killing the bees. According to Scott Groom, PhD student at Flinders University, mathematical … Continue reading

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Global Warming Epic ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ tanks in TV ratings – series ended on Sundays

The clear, near zero, lack of interest in this show should be a clear signal to the Obama administration regarding their global warming agenda – nobody is buying it. We wrote about this before, how reruns of the animated show … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media | 77 Comments

Official statement by ACS: Release of National Climate Assessment demands action

From the American Chemical Society WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 — Yesterday’s release of the third National Climate Assessment (NCA) should serve as a claxon [SIC] call for policymakers and the general public to take action to address and mitigate the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, National Climate Assessment Report | 99 Comments

Claim: ‘Emitting greenhouse-gases could start uncontrollable ice-melt’

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), home of Schnellenhuber. Uncorking East Antarctica yields unstoppable sea-level rise The melting of a rather small ice volume on East Antarctica’s shore could trigger a persistent ice discharge into the ocean, … Continue reading

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