Greenhouse gasses triggering more changes than we can handle

From Eurekalert

Public Release: 19-Nov-2018

Prediction is, by 2100, the number of hazards occurring concurrently will increase, making it even more difficult for people to cope

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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IMAGE: Map displays the cumulative number of climate hazards by 2100 under business as usual scenario. Interactive data at: https://maps.esri.com/MoraLab/CumulativeChange/index.html Credit: Camilo Mora.

A new study published in Nature Climate Change provides one of the most comprehensive assessments yet of how humanity is being impacted by the simultaneous occurrence of multiple climate hazards strengthened by increasing greenhouse gas emissions. This research reveals that society faces a much larger threat from climate change than previous studies have suggested.

An analysis of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers reveals 467 ways in which human health, food, water, economy, infrastructure, and security have been impacted by multiple climatic changes including: warming, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, precipitation, floods, storms, sea level rise and changes in land cover and ocean chemistry.

Until now, with few exceptions, climate hazards due to greenhouse gas emissions have been studied individually. However, focusing on one or few hazards may mask the impacts of other hazards resulting in incomplete assessments of the consequences of climate change on humanity.

Ongoing greenhouse gas emissions are known to increase atmospheric temperature, in turn enhancing soil water evaporation resulting in drought, wildfires and heatwaves in normally dry places, or massive rain and floods in commonly wet areas. In the oceans, warmer waters also evaporate faster, increasing wind speeds and the downpours of hurricanes, whose surges can be aggravated by sea level rise. As a result, greenhouse gas emissions can aggravate simultaneously multiple climate hazards.

In a systematic review of thousands of papers, the study details 467 ways of how these hazards have already impacted human health, including death, disease and mental well-being; food supply from animals and plants on land and sea; quantity and quality of freshwater; infrastructure including electricity, transportation and “life line” services such as water and sewage lines, and economic losses including property damage and reduced labor productivity; all while triggering multiple cases of migrations and violence. Over 3,000 documented case examples, with supporting papers, are listed at http://impactsofclimatechange.info/.

“Greenhouse gas emissions pose a broad threat to humanity by simultaneously intensifying many hazards that have proven harmful in the past,” said lead author Camilo Mora, associate professor of geography in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa “Further, we predict that by 2100 the number of hazards occurring concurrently will increase, making it even more difficult for people to cope.”

The study, co-authored by 23 scientists, combines exhaustive data mining and the technological abilities of Mora’s graduate students analyzing vast amounts of big data, with the longtime expertise of veteran climate scientists, including several lead authors on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.

In the year 2100, for instance, New York is projected to face up to four climate hazards, if greenhouse gas emissions are not mitigated, including sea-level rise and extreme precipitation. That same year, Sydney and Los Angeles will face three concurrent climate hazards, Mexico City will face four, and the Atlantic coast of Brazil will face five. Even under strong mitigation scenarios, increasing cumulative exposure to the multitude of climate hazards will impact rich and poor countries alike and especially in tropical coastal areas.

A web-application that accompanies the paper allows users to see the cumulative number of climate hazards likely to occur anywhere on Earth, under different emissions scenarios through 2100 (see figure).

“The study is a compelling review of how climate change is literally redrawing lines on the map, clearly showing the threats that our world faces at every level. The maps and data hammer home how much danger humanity truly faces, and the need for immediate action,” said Dawn Wright, ESRI Chief Scientist

“Our health depends on multiple factors, from clean air and water, to safe food and shelter and more,” said co-author Jonathan Patz, professor and director of the University of Wisconsin’s Global Health Institute. “So without a real systems approach to climate change impacts, we cannot adequately understand the full risks. If we only consider the most direct threats from climate change, for example heatwaves or severe storms, we inevitably will be blindsided by even larger threats that, in combination, can have even broader societal impacts.”

Said Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University who was not involved in the study, “This new research provides rigorous, quantitative support for a point we have emphasized for some time: the costs of inaction greatly outweigh the costs of taking action on climate change. It also provides robust support for another key point: we can still reduce future damage and suffering if we act quickly and dramatically to reduce carbon emissions.”

“The collision of cumulative climate hazards is not something on the horizon, it is already here,” said Mora. “Co-occurring and colliding climate hazards are already making headlines worldwide. Last year, for instance, Florida recorded extreme drought, record high temperatures, over 100 wildfires, and the strongest ever recorded hurricane in its Panhandle: the category 4 Hurricane Michael. Likewise, California is currently experiencing ferocious wild fires and one of the longest droughts, plus extreme heatwaves this past summer.”

“The evidence of climate change impacting humanity is abundant, loud and clear,” said Assistant Professor Daniele Spirandelli at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and co-author of the study. “Clearly, the outstanding question is–how many wake-up calls will it take to wake up?”

The paper concludes urgently: “Overall, our analysis shows that ongoing climate change will pose a heightened threat to humanity that will be greatly aggravated if substantial and timely reductions of greenhouse gas emissions are not achieved.”

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Original Press Release

Addendum. Contributor Eric Worral notes that Camilo Mora also attacked democracy, complaining “one person can reverse it all” in a Sydney Morning Herald interview –

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/mind-blowing-hazards-to-multiply-and-accumulate-with-climate-change-20181119-p50gx7.html .

 

 

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105 thoughts on “Greenhouse gasses triggering more changes than we can handle

  1. Of course they focus on everything negative. The fact that the planet is greening and agriculture is becoming much easier is completely ignored.

    • There are many negative aspects
      of climate change
      when you read the science fiction
      reports and studies.

      But they are only science fiction.

      Anyone who takes them seriously,
      ought to have his head examined.

      In the real world, no one has been hurt
      by the current , wonderful climate
      — the best climate this planet has had
      for humans and animals
      in hundreds of years,
      possibly ever !
      .
      .
      My next point is that the climate of our planet
      is ALWAYS changing — adding man made CO2
      to the air did not start climate change
      … and blaming warming since 1950
      on man made CO2 is an assumption,
      not a scientific fact — nothing in the
      temperature record, since 1950,
      HAD to be caused by greenhouse gases,
      and could not have been
      natural climate change —
      with causes unknown.

      In fact, the era of man made CO2,
      since about 1850, has been
      an unusually stable climate,
      accompanied by the most prosperity,
      the most economic growth, and
      the greatest advances in human health
      of any 168-year period
      since our planet has existed.

      Adding CO2 to the air has been
      accompanied by so much good news,
      that it is almost a miracle …
      ( except that this atheist doesn’t
      believe in miracles ).

      Add in the good news from
      the ‘greening’ of our planet.

      Add in the additional good news
      that any global warming
      caused by greenhouse gases,
      will serve to delay
      the inevitable exit from
      our current interglacial
      into the colder climate
      typical of 90,000
      of the past 100,000 years.

      Since everything that happens on Earth,
      has always been accompanied by climate change,
      I suppose anything can be blamed on climate change?

      I have personally suffered from
      many effects of climate change:
      – Parts of my body have expanded,
      – Other parts of my body have shrunk,
      – Hair stopped growing, where is should grow, and
      – Hair started growing, where it should not grow.
      These negative effects of “climate change”
      should make me eligible for some ‘big money’,
      from that there “Green Fund”, that Obama
      squandered one billion taxpayer dollars on
      — does anyone know where I can apply?

      My climate change blog,
      with over 27,000 page views
      http://www.elOnionBloggle.Blogspot.com

      • WXcycles

        When we moved into our house in Kent, England 30 years ago we barely needed to mow the lawn once a week. Now it’s twice a week in summer.

        It really upsets me I have to do so much work, with a cold beer in my hand, directing the wife on the best mowing method. I bought the poor girl a self propelled mower last year to help her out. 🙂

        • Hot Scot sez:
          “I bought the poor girl
          a self propelled mower
          last year to help her out.”

          Shame on you HotScot,
          for allowing the wife
          to find out
          there is such a thing as
          a self-propelled mower !

          My wifey shovels the driveway,
          with a snow shovel, and actually
          enjoys the exercise.

          I bought her
          a new fancy,
          expensive shovel
          last year
          — I would help,
          but for a male
          over age 60,
          here in Michigan,
          it is a scientific fact
          that driveway shoveling’
          causes heart attacks.

          • I once bought my wife a real nice valentine present on year in Fargo, it was a nice red snow blower with electric start, the old use Wards blower had given up and it was much to bulky and hard to start for her, but the used red one was not. Yet somehow I still did most of the snow blowing. We did come to a comprise on who will do the snow removal, it was fairly simple no on! The comprise was to move to Arizona. Some how a nearly 5 F raise in global temperatures somehow look fairly small to the average annual temp in Fargo is 42 and the average annual temp in Mesa is 84. Adding in if the climate chicken littles are right it means Mesa average might go up a couple of degrees and Fargo five or ten somehow that’s a win, win even if I stay in Mesa, I was back to Fargo a over week ago when I got off the plane it was 7F.

        • HotScot – You’re my kind of guy.
          Last year I got the wife a brand new shovel for the garden as well as a new axe for cutting/splitting the wood. You should see her biceps now!

        • My wife’s birthday is at the end of November.

          Which is perfect because the timing reminds me to check whether she needs a new snow shovel after the previous winter.

          • I got my wife a washing machine for her birthday but every time she got in it the paddles nearly beat her to death. 😅

            Ht to Spike Milligan

      • So that is implying twice as much fuel, which in turn means more CO², more grasses etc etc.
        End of times, surely.

  2. This is a scam of a theory which is now starting to be exposed as the natural climatic factors are now in an all out cold mode.

    Global temperatures started trending down in 2016 and will continue.

    Prior to year 2005 all natural factors that influence the climate were in a warn mode and AGW theory simply hi jacked them. Will not work now.

    • Salvatore:
      There is some truth to what you wrote,
      perhaps even 100% true …
      … but predictions of the future climate,
      whether colder or warmer, are so
      rarely correct, I’d recommend avoiding
      all climate predictions.

      Especially predicting a cooler climate —
      always remember that the smarmy
      government bureaucrats,
      with science degrees, who have been
      predicting lots of global warming,
      also OWN the temperature actuals,
      … and we already know the hysterical
      temperature record has been changed
      many times in the past, to reflect
      more global warming, and better match
      the predictions from their climate
      computer (confuser) games.

      No reason to assume
      that smarmy behavior
      will never happen again !

      There is a huge conflict of interest —
      the bureaucrats are in a position,
      of having the power
      to make sure there is
      NEVER any cooing reflected
      in THEIR temperature records,
      from now on !

      • No reason to assume that there’ll be any integrity in the temperature record, when there’s never been any in the past.

        • Hivemind
          Especially with leftists politicians involved.

          It would be foolish to assume
          temperature data honesty in the future.

          The only check on huge “adjustments”
          to the surface temperature numbers
          is UAH satellite data, and some
          weather balloon data
          … but they are completely ignored
          by the warmunists today, so I suppose
          they will be ignored (and demonized)
          in the future too?

  3. “Clearly, the outstanding question is–how many wake-up calls will it take to wake up?”

    The more pertinent question is “How many failed predictions of doom and disaster will it take to wake up?”

    • The AGW batting recorded is at zero yet the AGW crowd thinks they a batting 1000. So my guess they will never wake up, the are climate zombies.

  4. All the frantically and politically promoted cons are speculation that cannot be proven as directly linked to CO2, being indistinguishable from natural climate and processes.

    And most of the ignored pros are utterly tangible and directly attributable beyond all reasonable doubt.

    And the manifest benefits, leverage, economics, etc. of fossil fuels are also ignored.

  5. How do they propose to control the natural sources of CO2, volcanos both on land and under the sea? Forest Fires are another organic source of CO2. Human contributions to global CO2 is small compared to natural sources.

  6. “Said Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University who was not involved in the study, “This new research provides rigorous, quantitative support for a point we have emphasized for some time: the costs of inaction greatly outweigh the costs of taking action on climate change. ”

    He can quantify things? Like a hockey stick?

  7. “As a result, greenhouse gas emissions can aggravate simultaneously multiple climate hazards.”

    Weather hazards. The fool who wrote this Eureka Alert doesn’t know the difference between climate and weather.

  8. Misappropriation of causes writ large.

    To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

    Speculative science runs amok.

    (Bad haiku)

    Don132

  9. Check out Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to deal with climate change. Now thete is something we can’t handle.

  10. Who pays for the production of this BS? Good luck with reducing emissions of the only “greenhouse gas” of any significance – water vapour.

    • Ah yes! Water maybe a greenhouse molecule ( sometimes gas, sometimes liquid); but it has a trick up its sleeve. It converts the absorbed radiation at phase change into Latent Heat without heating up and pumps this energy up through the atmosphere to the tropopause for dissipation. It’s a simple Rankine Cycle and very few people seem to know about that. Overall water provides a very good thermostat for this earth of ours.

      It sweats like you and I to keep cool.

  11. All these scary prophecies can also be attributed to failing to say grace before dinner, hanging laundry out on sundays, not sacrificing enough goats/virgins/first bornes (take your pick) and so on ad infinitum (and, indeed, ad nauseum).
    More proof that the human brain is a belief engine, and peer pressure feeds it. Titles like ‘Distinguished Professor’ is no help against this, actually it seems to strengthen the problem.

    • Could not agree more, Norwegian Sceptic. My first response to reading this article:

      “CO2 IS A WITCH!

      The logic in building a vast speculation on a series of smaller, poorly designed speculations around climate science is akin to the logic of this Monty Python skit, but far less entertaining!

    • When you become completely incompetent and/or senile you become distingushed.
      Think about those are the only situations you see the use of that word 🙂

  12. Meanwhile the Weather Channel touting “record temperatures” for the North East…dropping the word “LOW” to give the casual listener the impression that must be “record HIGH temperatures” given that media has worked hard to link “record” and “high” in our collective brain washed consciousness

  13. It all must be true. The Supreme Soviet of Climate Science has signed off on it and the Supreme Leader of Hockey Schticks weighed in also. Lysenkoism with a serious ice habit.

  14. This is pseudoscience to the thousandth power. Basically a collection of thousands of climastrology papers, all assumed to be 100% correct despite many of the papers contradicting each other no doubt, and then smashing that all into one Frankenclimstrology study.

    That only leaves the question, who did it better, the UoH climastrology team or Her

    • Robert W Turner

      Science for sciences sake. Get the budget spent at all costs so next year the demand for more is credible.

      What they don’t say is that at least half the peer reviewed papers they referenced are non replicable junk.

      You would imagine they would steer clear of this issue as everyone in the scientific community is aware of it. My daughter has just completed a masters and is astonished at the appalling standards of peer review.

  15. Check out the Ocasio-Cortez plan on how to combat climate change. Talk about a change that we can’t handle!

  16. Life is good when you can write scare fiction in the morning and then go out to the beach for the rest of the day.

  17. It should be obvious to most every anti-CAGW proponent that the lead author and associate professor Camilo Mora and his 22 co-authors simply composed and published that silly paper for the simple reason of garnering “national attention” for the University of Hawaii.

    Their hope is that along with said “national attention”, also will come a big increase in Government Grant Funding as well as a big increase of out-of-State-enrolments.

  18. Clearly, the climate propaganda campaign has failed. Hilariously, they seem to think that doubling and tripling down on the number of lies, and shouting louder, that their “message” will finally get through. It’s Climate Numptyism, on steroids.

  19. This story reminds me of an extract from ‘Three Men in a Boat’ (Jerome K Jerome, 1889) – after reading the medical book, the only ailment I didn’t have was housemaids knee!
    “I remember going to the British Museum one day to read up the treatment for some slight ailment of which I had a touch – hay fever, I fancy it was. I got down the book, and read all I came to read; and then, in an unthinking moment, I idly turned the leaves, and began to indolently study diseases, generally. I forget which was the first distemper I plunged into – some fearful, devastating scourge, I know – and, before I had glanced half down the list of “premonitory symptoms,” it was borne in upon me that I had fairly got it.

    I sat for awhile, frozen with horror; and then, in the listlessness of despair, I again turned over the pages. I came to typhoid fever – read the symptoms – discovered that I had typhoid fever, must have had it for months without knowing it – wondered what else I had got; turned up St. Vitus’s Dance – found, as I expected, that I had that too, – began to get interested in my case, and determined to sift it to the bottom, and so started alphabetically – read up ague, and learnt that I was sickening for it, and that the acute stage would commence in about another fortnight. Bright’s disease, I was relieved to find, I had only in a modified form, and, so far as that was concerned, I might live for years. Cholera I had, with severe complications; and diphtheria I seemed to have been born with. I plodded conscientiously through the twenty-six letters, and the only malady I could conclude I had not got was housemaid’s knee.”

    • Bad news, Oakwood. Increase atmospheric CO2 has been linked to acute housemaid’s knee! Not only linked, but in a far worse way than was originally thought!

      Thanks for sharing!

  20. This looks to me to be yet another compilation of political science intruding on real science. It shouldn’t be too long and the boy that cried wolf is going to get his mouth washed out with soap.

  21. “…An analysis of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers reveals 467 ways in which human health, food, water, economy, infrastructure, and security have been impacted by multiple climatic changes including: warming, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, precipitation, floods, storms, sea level rise and changes in land cover and ocean chemistry….”

    Another “research paper of research papers” mess… making predictions by drawing conclusions from the inadequately reviewed/pal-reviewed speculative literature… building a house of cards on a bed of sand. Too bad the keepers of the “Warmlist” stopped updating & adding…. this new “research” could have made their lives much easier.

  22. It’s pretty pathetic that the study of huricanes ignores the record breaking length of time without any major hurricanes coming ashore and instead cited a hurricane (Michael) as the worst Florida panhandle hurricane in recorded history.It should be noted that a Cat 4 is far from the strongest hurricane hitting the Gulf coast and that it is rare for a hurricane to land on the Florida panhandle.
    Hurricane Camille, was a Cat 5 plus and hit the Gulf coast in the 1960’s – it made Micheal look like a
    small potato affair, which apparently indicates that hurricans have become fewer and weaker
    as the planet warmed many years later. There remains no correlation between droughts, hurricanes,floods,tornadoes (also fewer and weaker as warming increased).

    • Come on, Reg. Who said their facts had to be true? Post-science science relies on post-fact facts to support its conclusions. Which are, by definition, always negative.

    • The upper deck of the GWB was closed in both directions due to accidents. Rte 280 was closed over several stretches. Rte 3 was likewise closed to accidents and Rte 21 as well, both northbound and southbound. Those closures basically put a cork in travel throughout NE NJ and backed up into NYC. I’m not fond of Democrats of any stripe, but I don’t think this is something that can be laid at their doorstep nor would it have been different if sanders had been out earlier.

      • “I’m not fond of Democrats of any stripe, but I don’t think this is something that can be laid at their doorstep”

        I agree, why pick on solely the democrats. An aging infrastructure I think is more likely to experience and magnify problems. As is who to blame “climate change” is as good a scapegoat as anyone.

  23. There seems to be a problem with the headline. It should read:

    Greenhouse Gases Triggering More Snowflakes Than Seems Possible

    w.

  24. Imagine all kinds of things to fret about.
    Then count them and fret about how many there are.
    I’m guessing that by the time the study was published there were at least 468.

  25. “An analysis of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers reveals 467 ways in which human health”

    What an astonishing approach!?
    Why does that approach sound so familiar?

    First link in the article is to ‘impactsofclimatechange.info’

    Where the Whois record does not show an owner per se; solely the state of Hawaii as location.
    One would think a university proud of their work would be more forthright.

    “Raw WHOIS Record
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    Registrar Registration Expiration Date:
    Registrar: GoDaddy.com, LLC
    Registrar IANA ID: 146
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@godaddy.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.4806242505
    Reseller:
    Domain Status: clientDeleteProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientDeleteProhibited
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    Registrant Organization:
    Registrant State/Province: Hawaii
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    The table of “references” apparently lists every article ever printed that allegedly has instances of “climate change dangers”.

    No citation is questioned, No rebuttals or falsifications are applicable, every inclusion has become a “climate change” doom disaster by assumption.
    That the same authors published dozens or more of the same tripe is immaterial.

    Allegedly, this research was performed by a University. Meaning that some poor sod got a degree out of this foolishness; another mini-me-Mann.

    At the basis of this nonsense is another attempt to shove an imagined consensus authority down the public’s gullet. It is pure propaganda.

  26. What would happen if The Interweb was switched off…..

    The guy who invented, Berners Lee, it is really rather regretting having done so in words he uttered recently

    Not least coz look wotz just arrived in my inbox, all the way from Oz. Epic innit.
    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/plague-pestilence-pandemic

    Doesn’t seem to mention AGW in the intro blurb tho……
    Aw look also, who is running the course. Nearly as pretty as me.

    Ha. I’ve got it.
    Algore’s head would explode

    Apart from that, I do sometimes ponder when ‘Alarmism’ becomes ‘Terrorism’ ….
    *especially* when propagated into a population not in the very best of mental health through their dietary choices/impositions

  27. I can’t blame this study for wrong conclusions based upon what “climate scientists” say will happen. The problem is with climate scientists and the media that keep predicting a 5 degree increase in temperatures without any evidentiary evidence. I do blame these scientists for doing follow on studies without the fundamental assumption of global warming having no empirical evidence that man-made CO2 is the culprit.

  28. When the hockey stick graph was shown to be malarkey by McIntyre and McKittrick, and the whole premise of CO2 forced warming presumed by virtual climate models is under threat of collapse, OF COURSE the alarmists needed to go to extreme events and weather deaths to maintain their god-awful fiction of impending CAGW. The catastrophes of hurricanes and wildfires are real. They happened before. They will happen in the future. So, now, exactly how many fewer of those kinds of events should we expect if we stop burning fossil fuels? More importantly, how many more deaths from the stopping fossil fuels will their be?

    These effing scientific cowards are not prepared to honestly answer those last two questions (which answers would undoubtedly be, we don’t know and we don’t know but there would be many), and so we should discount every word they say.

    And will we need a modern gulag, like Stalin had with his Lysenko moment, to hold the dissenters? The Holodomor (the alleged collective farming miracle) killed modestly 10 to 20 million due to starvation, and the gulags were the deaths of 100s of thousands, if not millions. Stalin killed more people than Hitler with his Utopean socialism. Mao’s reeducation camps probably killed more than Stalin with his. In Venezuela, the who productive class of people are clearing out, leaving an empty shell where a vibrant, wealthy economy once thrived. Mostly because the miracle of fossil fuel travel is still somewhat open to the more resourceful. We cannot, we must not vote for idiots promising miracles, like Alex Occasio-Cortez, who wants a Hugo Chavez-esque style command economy in the USA. There is no country to which Americans can flee.

    No more funding for climate models, no more funding for IPCC or UNFCCC work. Get the US out of the UNFCCC and the IPCC. Getting out of the UN completely would be even better. Our somewhat free-market, liberty loving survival may be at stake.

  29. Anthony’s CO2 in a jar experiment demonstrates that CO2 does not increase atmospheric warming. The CO2 jar should have had about 70 W more available than other jar.

    If everything the experts said were true then we should have had a change in the specific heat of air by now. I have not heard of any change.

  30. From the article: “said lead author Camilo Mora, associate professor of geography in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa “Further, we predict that by 2100 the number of hazards occurring concurrently will increase, making it even more difficult for people to cope.”

    The year 2100? I thought the latest doomsaying claim was it will be all over in the next 12 years! So you are saying humans will still be around in 2100 despite all that Global Warming?

  31. From the article: ““The collision of cumulative climate hazards is not something on the horizon, it is already here,” said Mora. “Co-occurring and colliding climate hazards are already making headlines worldwide.”

    There are plenty of headlines, but they are not reporting on unusual weather, they are reporting on normal weather and calling it unusual.

    There is NO evidence that CO2 is in any way affecting the course of the Earth’s atmosphere. Any claim to the contrary is not based on the facts as established. They can make claims all day long but they cannot show the connection. The facts are there is less severe weather now than in the historic past. Anyone who says these things are getting worse is not looking at real world statistics. It’s just not true.

  32. “Last year, for instance, Florida recorded extreme drought, record high temperatures, over 100 wildfires, and the strongest ever recorded hurricane in its Panhandle: the category 4 Hurricane Michael.”

    What does Cat 4 Hurricane Michael have to do with the Florida Panhandle? That is where a hurricane made landfall, not where the hurricane was created. The hurricane was created out in the ocean, and strengthened rapidly in the warm waters of the Gulf. Because it makes landfall in the Panhandle has nothing at all to do with Florida, other than that is where the damage occurred. This paper makes it sounds like Florida is responsible for creating the hurricane.

  33. From the article: ““The evidence of climate change impacting humanity is abundant, loud and clear,” said Assistant Professor Daniele Spirandelli at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and co-author of the study.”

    Well, the climate does impact humanity, but there is no evidence that CO2 has anything to do with it.

    After all these years and still no evidence. Now the Alarmists promoting this farce are trying to repeat the lie often enough to make it come true in people’s minds.

    There’s no evidence for your claims Mr. Spirandelli. We, on the other side, are going to keep repeating that.

  34. Well designed scientific experiments isolate a particular phenomena that is predicted by the theory that is to be tested. If the phenomena is not observed, then the theory is disproven. These fools have postulated 467 separate phenomena, any one of which has the potential to disprove their underlying theory. In fact, their predictions made for a smaller number of phenomena in the 1990s have all failed to demonstrate that their theory is aligned with reality.

    The fact that this hasn’t given them second thoughts is telling. We are looking at the latest reincarnation of the principle animating Goebel’s “Big Lie”. Each time the current version of the lie is called to question, they double down, always increasing the complexity of their lie, thus deflecting consideration of their current failure. This is a remarkable elaboration of Goebel’s work. He was satisfied with simply repeating the Big Lie. This crowd appears to be using geometric growth as well as repetition to support their lust for power.

  35. Mikie mann is the only “Distinguished Professor” that i have ever heard of. Most intellectual giants are happy to settle for plain ordinary “prof.”
    Maybe it goes with a spurious Nobel prize .What a preening, self important piece of genitalia he is!

  36. There is no money or any grant in showing that the planet is greening and agriculture is becoming much easier with increasing CO2 so this is completely ignored. The big bucks and monster grants are to be found in promoting anything negative that can be imagined coming from CO2 Follow the money.

  37. The answer to the myth is to stop using models. They are just fortune telling chrystaal balls. There is ample documentation going back some 4000 years , mainly the Middle East and China. The Christian Church also kept records , so divert all the taxpayers money away from these so called climate researches, into studying the ancient writings, all long before we had a industrial revolution.

    MJE

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