Guest Post by Bob Tisdale
A study in Germany finds senior citizens are responsible for climate change. That’s right; they’re saying it’s all because of your (or you) grannies and gramps. From down under, a BBC editor in Australia believes her country warmed more than 90 deg C (160 deg F) since 1900. And back in Europe, in response to reports that climate change is the biggest global-health threat, there’s a new paper contradicting it. One paper says climate change is the worst thing for our future health and a rebuttal paper say nope, but they’re both science fiction. And then there’s the big goofiness taking place.
Pierre Gosselin of NoTrickZone reports on the news story that appeared in TAZ. (See the Google translation of the TAZ article Are seniors responsible for climate change?) Pierre writes in the opening of his post Germany’s Growing Green Dictatorship: Grandmothers Putting Climate Protection Targets “In Jeopardy”!:
Not only do the hysterical global warming bedwetters want us to do it with the lights off in unheated room with all our clothes on, now they are poised to request senior citizens to leave their cars in the garage and get around in the rain and snow by foot with their Rollators.
Read the rest here.
In her post The Green Blob expands: BBC wants Australian ratings. Their editor Wendy Frew heats Aust by 90C., Jo Nova reports on a BBC News editor in Australia who managed to exaggerate the warming in Australia by a factor of 100. The BCC has corrected the story without noting the correction, so see the WaybackMachine archived version of the story Australia has hottest spring on record as temperatures soar (very slow to load.)
Jo Nova writes:
Their new Australian Editor, Wendy Frew, accidentally revealed that while she’s good at rearranging a press release and calling it news, she is not too good with numbers.
In a BBC article yesterday by Wendy Frew titled “Australia has hottest spring on record as temperatures soar” comes the extraordinary news that Australia has warmed by 90C since 1910.
“Australia has been warming up by about 0.9C [a year] since 1910,” Dr Braganza told the BBC.
That’ll hurt tourism down under. Read the rest here.
Over at Bishop Hill, in his post Doctor, get a grip of yourself, Andrew Montford reminds us of the 2009 University College London (UCL) report Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century, and then introduces a new paper contradicting the 2009 report, Is climate change the greatest threat to global health? with authors from… Well, I’ll let the Bishop tell it:
The health lobby’s contributions to the climate debate have been at best eccentric and typically irrational. Who can forget Andy Haines’ putting the cost of carbon at $1000 per tonne, for example? Or what about UCL’s Anthony Costello telling the world that climate change is the biggest threat to global health, sentiments echoed by Fiona Godlee at the BMJ here.
It’s amusing then to see a team of geographers from, erm, UCL, among them Mark Maslin, effectively telling the health lobby to get a grip…
Read the rest here.
So we have one report telling us that climate change is the biggest threat to our future health and another report contradicting it. That’s common place. Something else, though, is goofy about it.
Any and all prognostications of future climate are based on climate models. But the climate models used by the IPCC for their reports are not simulating climate on Earth. We know that because one of the lead authors of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th IPCC assessment reports confessed that back in 2007. See the post Seven Years Ago, An IPCC Lead Author Exposed Critical Weaknesses of the IPCC Foretelling Tools. Climate models are simulating climate on fantasy planets. Rephrased, they’re nothing more than computer-aided science fiction. They are definitely not simulating the planet we live on…the one we call home, Earth.
And we’re supposed to believe the foreseeings of future health that rely on science fiction?
I wonder what Star Trek’s Dr. McCoy would have to say about the hypothesis of human-induced global warming. Something along the lines of “…worse than dead…”
THE BIG GOOFINESS
The big goofiness is, of course, the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference taking place in Lima, Peru. Political delegates from countries around the globe have gathered in Lima to try to work out a new agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas emissions…in an effort to limit global warming to a value established decades ago by politicians. Keep in mind, when the UNFCCC was created back in the early 1990s, the 1st IPCC Assessment Report was inconclusive about man’s role in global warming.
So what other global-warming goofiness from around the globe have you run across lately?