Category Archives: Alarmism

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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Smithsonian Magazine Claim: ‘ up to 1 billion climate refugees by 2050′

Back in 2009, it was 200 million climate refugees according to this article in the NYT: There could be 200 million of these climate refugees by 2050, according to a new policy paper by the International Organization for Migration, depending … Continue reading

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Best Dana-dodge™, ever

You just have to laugh. After being taken to task yesterday on the removal of IPCC language that was done purely to bolster his own lame argument about how preventing global warming is the “cheap” option, Dana Nuccitelli responds to … Continue reading

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Claim: Odds of storm waters overflowing Manhattan seawall up 20-fold, new study shows

I think I know a practical reason for this, which I’ll cover in a post later, but I’d like readers to weigh in first. From AGU: Newfound rise of storm tides by almost a foot since 1844 adds to risk … Continue reading

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Climatologist Judith Curry levels both barrels against alarmist climate science

Guest essay by Larry Hamlin Alarmist claims: inference from incomplete, inadequate and ambiguous observations Climate scientist Dr. Judith Curry has recently posted a number of sharply worded essays providing stinging critical rebukes of assertions of climate harm by alarmists derived … Continue reading

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Multi-million dollar global warming disaster epic ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ beaten in TV ratings by ‘Bob’s Burgers’ reruns

UPDATE: Showbuzz weighs in with an actual ratings number for “Years of Living Dangerously” and it’s mind blowingly low. Even this blog reached more people on Sunday. See below. Showtime’s “Years of Living Dangerously” aired Sun, Apr 20, at 10:00 … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, media | 125 Comments

Al Gore dupes 9000 people in Hawaii, insults the rest

The story below is from from Honolulu Civil Beat, who covered a political rally on April 15th by Gore to 9000 people in Honolulu’s Stan Sheriff Center. It is a 12,500 seat sports auditorium where his voice was amplified by, … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Alarmism, Satire | 72 Comments

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

Posted in Agriculture, Alarmism, IPCC, IPCC AR5 Report | 89 Comments

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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:

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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