Category Archives: Alarmism

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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Posted in Alarmism | 126 Comments

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

Posted in Alarmism, flooding, Weather | 98 Comments

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

Posted in 97% consensus, Alarmism, Consensus | 224 Comments

Greenpeace disappears a founder, much like ‘The Commissar Vanishes’ in Soviet Russia

On our Friday Funny, which pointed out that Dr. Michael Mann labeled Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore as a “garden variety troll”, we thought it was funny that Dr. Mann couldn’t make the connection to who he was labeling.  But … Continue reading

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The World Economic Forum gets hijacked by climate alarmism

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Once upon a time, the meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos were gatherings of free-market economists and entrepreneurs. Not any more. Predatory corporatism and pietistic étatisme have moved in and captured … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | 162 Comments

A new Vinerism: ‘Climate change threatens Winter Olympics’

From the opportunist headlines department, and the department of Vinerisms “children just won’t know what snow is” comes this press release. Apparently Winter Olympics will be a thing of the past. Via Eurekalert: Only six of the previous Winter Olympics … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Snow, Weather | 81 Comments

Guardian’s catastrophism leads circulation to plummet ?

Apparently, crazy non-factual opinion just doesn’t sell all that well. Kind of reminds me of the doomed “Air America” radio network. Climate resistance writes: There are of course a number of reasons for the decline of ‘dead tree media’, one … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media | 120 Comments

The man behind ‘climate nuremberg’ explains why he thinks ‘sensationalizing’ climate claims is justified

Elevated from a comment left on WUWT about the Quote of the Week – sensationalizing for the greater good.  See note below. Brad Keyes climatenuremberg.com Submitted on 2014/01/21 at 9:57 pm As the poster of the “astonishing statement,” I have … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week – sensationalizing for the greater good

Susan Crockford writes …commenter Brad Keyes at The Conversation defends the use of the “Ursus bogus” image with this astonishing statement:

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Our Climate Models Are Aglow with Whirling, Transient Nodes of Thought Careening through a Cosmic Vapor of Invention

UPDATE: Even Trenberth is critical of the Cai et al. (2013) study. See the update at the end. # # # My apologies to the writers of Mel Brooks’ Blazing Saddles for the title of the post. Hedley Lamarr: My … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate FAIL, ENSO | 102 Comments

Warmists Are Never Wrong, Even When Supporting Genocide

Guest essay by Brandon Shollenberger Global warming proponents support genocide. That may seem hard to believe, but remember, they’ve said it’d be right to blow up dams and burn cities to the ground: Unloading essentially means the removal of an … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Curious things, Opinion, statistics, Stephan Lewandowsky | 142 Comments

Dumbest climate activist statement, evar!

The chooming is strong with this one. Once in awhile, something so over-the-top dumb comes along, that all you can do is point and laugh. This is one of those times. From my Twitter feed:

Posted in Alarmism, GLOC, Ridiculae | Tagged , | 52 Comments

Friday Funny – fresh lunacy from Bill McKibben and 350.org

Ah, you knew it had to happen. Taking a page from the “smoking kills” campaigns, the McKibbenites are petitioning the land of fruits and nuts to put new warning labels on gas pumps warning buyers about the evils of gasoline … Continue reading

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Alarmism, Global warming, GLOC, Government idiocy | 226 Comments

The White House gets into the ‘polar vortex’ climate change blame business

Watch John Holdren struggle to explain  the “waviness” of the circumpolar vortex aka the ‘polar vortex’ in today’s news cycle. Also, he says: “If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells like the one we’re having in the United States … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Bad science, Government idiocy | Tagged , , | 185 Comments

Oh say can you see modern sea level rise from a geological perspective?

Guest post by David Middleton Experts say the IPCC underestimated future sea level rise A new study surveys 90 sea level rise experts, who say sea level rise this century will exceed IPCC projections Wednesday 4 December 2013 John Abraham … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments/Corrections, Al Gore, Alarmism, Antarctic, Arctic, Gravity, Greenland ice sheet, Hiatus in Global Warming, IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report, Paleoclimatology, Sea level | Tagged , , , , | 101 Comments

Nature proves Al Gore wrong again

Gore’s “ice free Arctic” prediction from five years ago, falsified by nature itself The great bloviator has been pwned again, by the actions of nature itself. In Germany, five years ago this past Saturday, Al Gore claimed that the ““Entire … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Alarmism, Antarctic, Arctic, Sea ice | Tagged , , , , , , | 74 Comments

Dave’s Top Ten Reasons Why the Oil Industry Doesn’t Spend its Billions on Disproving the Junk Science of AGW

Guest post by David Middleton In my Internet “debates” with warmists, I occasionally encounter challenges like this… We don’t yet not know the real global impact man has on the environment. It may be negligible. What we do know is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Fun_stuff, Humor, James Hansen, Modeling, Obama Climate Plan, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 109 Comments

Defusing the Arctic Methane Time Bomb

Guest Post by David Middleton The Arctic methane time bomb keeps ticking… From Scientific American… Climatewire More Arctic Methane Bubbles into Atmosphere A new study suggests more than twice as much of the potent greenhouse gas is bubbling out of … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Arctic, Methane, Paleoclimatology, Sea ice, Sea level | 80 Comments

Met Office Confirms St Jude’s Day Storm Was Not Unusual

By Paul Homewood The Met Office have now issued their comprehensive report on the St Jude’s Day storm, that hit southern England in October. Readers will recall idiotic headlines at the time, describing it as “The Storm of the Century”, … Continue reading

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The bogosity of Winter Storm Bodil

There’s so much desperation to tie extreme weather to climate change these days, that some people have taken to photoshopping faked images to make the point. In case you didn’t catch that, it’s a double entendre. Observe. Sadly, even the … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, extreme weather, Ridiculae, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 114 Comments