Sunday silliness: AOC is too dumb to even come up with her own disaster scenario

Last week we covered the announcement during an interview from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the “…the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change”.

Augusta Chronicle Cartoonist and friend of WUWT Rick McKee encapsulated that inanity in an editorial cartoon he placed on Facebook Saturday.

Of course, there’s just one small problem; this isn’t an original thought from AOC, it is from the UN, and of course that purveyor of “everything about climate change is bad”, and favorite of leftists everywhere, the Guardian:

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday say urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which they say is affordable and feasible although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement pledge to keep temperatures between 1.5C and 2C.

The half-degree difference could also prevent corals from being completely eradicated and ease pressure on the Arctic, according to the 1.5C study, which was launched after approval at a final plenary of all 195 countries in Incheon in South Korea that saw delegates hugging one another, with some in tears.


We’ve been told for years that there’s a deadline to solve climate change before it kills us all, and those deadlines come and go, then get pushed ahead. Here’s another cartoon from McKee:

It all reminds me of the religious cult inspired by Harold Camping:

Camping predicted that Jesus Christ would return to Earth on May 21, 2011, whereupon the saved would be taken up to heaven in the rapture, and that there would follow five months of fire, brimstone and plagues on Earth, with millions of people dying each day, culminating on October 21, 2011, with the final destruction of the world. He had previously predicted that Judgment Day would occur on or about September 6, 1994.

Further reading:


0 0 votes
Article Rating
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Randle Dewees
January 27, 2019 10:12 am


Reply to  Randle Dewees
January 27, 2019 5:54 pm

Would like to make t shirts using the cartoon you show.

Can you put me on to the owner?



irritable Bill
Reply to  Roger
January 27, 2019 7:45 pm

Roger, if you get that done I would like to buy several. Where do you live…am in Australia myself and could see these things being sold here. Have often had this thought over the years.
How many times have we been told with breathless hysteria that we only have two more years to act!! Or ten, twelve…whatever…however we have no industries left in Australia as we are far too smart to protect our industries from competition involving slave labour….in Australia we believe in the “level playing field.” Code for ‘we are going to go bust real soon, have no political will and so therefore need this excuse,’ and so we have no T shirt manufacturing in 3rd world Australia, cheers, irritable Bill.

Reply to  Randle Dewees
January 27, 2019 5:55 pm

The cartoon showing the dead lines I mean. Not the one of AOC.



James Bull
Reply to  Roger
January 28, 2019 9:56 am

I have a friend who’s company prints T shirts and have had him do several for my wife and I. At £12 a go I think they’re a bargain.

James Bull

January 27, 2019 10:13 am

World will end in 12 years and one day, we don’t want to rush into it, do we?

Reply to  vukcevic
January 27, 2019 10:28 am

The world will end in 11 years, Vukcevic.

New Data !

From a computer,
so it must be right.

Will be published tomorrow.

You’re living in the past,
if you think we’ve got 11 years!

End of the world “science” moves fast !

Old fogies can’t keep up.

I’ve seen predictions that
the 11 years to doom will change to
10 years, 4 months, and 9 hours, soon.

Reply to  Richard Greene
January 27, 2019 12:22 pm

Wrong! As of now the world ends in just over 7 years …

Watch “Guy McPherson – Human Extinction Within 10 Years” on YouTube

(Note: This very important announcement was made in 2016 so do the math and then kiss your asses goodbye).

Bryan A
Reply to  vukcevic
January 27, 2019 10:30 am

World ends at 10:00…film at 11:00

James Beaver
Reply to  Bryan A
January 27, 2019 11:28 am

Women and children hardest hit.

Reply to  James Beaver
January 27, 2019 11:56 am

With Covington high school we know they don’t care about children any more. Throw them to the wolves if it fits the narrative.

so Women and Minorities hardest hit.

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  marque2
January 28, 2019 1:15 pm

Think of the transgenders!

Reply to  Bryan A
January 27, 2019 12:29 pm

It’s worse than we thought.

Reply to  Ken
January 27, 2019 1:22 pm

It used to be worse than we thought.

Now its even worse than worse than we thought.

Reply to  Richard Greene
January 27, 2019 2:34 pm

Now it’s even worse than we thought we thought!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Richard Greene
January 27, 2019 4:14 pm


Reply to  Richard Greene
January 27, 2019 8:08 pm

worserest !!

Can’t get any worserer.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  vukcevic
January 27, 2019 1:34 pm

Models say they world will end anywhere from 10,000 years ago to 10,000 years from now. We MUST do something!

Reply to  vukcevic
January 27, 2019 3:23 pm

I just hope that in 12 years time, when the world ends, it will be in the afternoon.
I am scheduled to be playing golf that morning.

Reply to  vukcevic
January 27, 2019 6:27 pm

The world has already ended!

The fact that AOC could get elected to even dog catcher proves it.

Reply to  Wally
January 28, 2019 3:15 am

Explain Bernie Sanders.

Reply to  Robertvd
January 28, 2019 10:57 am

He’s a socialist who makes a million dollars a year and owns three house. I’m still waiting for him to redistribute his wealth, but I’m not holding my breath.

Reply to  vukcevic
January 28, 2019 3:11 am

Let’s see. 2019 + 12 = 2031 She is 29 can’t be president until 2028

2020 30
2024 34
2028 38

So it will happen at the end of her first term as president. Most likely nuclear war when she has nothing to lose anymore.

January 27, 2019 10:16 am

When the IPCC says it, it is settled science. When AOC repeats it, does it become silly? Let’s direct our ridicule where it belongs.

Randle Dewees
Reply to  Curious George
January 27, 2019 11:28 am

They said are different things. I agree with you that the IPCC should be ridiculed, but read what she said

Randle Dewees
Reply to  Randle Dewees
January 27, 2019 11:29 am


January 27, 2019 10:17 am

Yes, AGW is preached with a religious fervor. Nay, a CULTISH religious fervor. Nay, an Eschatological CULTISH fervor. Alright … with an INSANE, UNHINGED, MENTALLY UNSTABLE fervor.

And AOC is the PERFECT preacher for this traveling tent revival. Please give generously in the collection plate … and YOU will be SAVED!

Bill Powers
Reply to  Kenji
January 27, 2019 1:59 pm

More likely snakebit.

January 27, 2019 10:20 am

An Occasional Cortex provides proof positive that this is pure fact-free political theater.

Craig Moore
Reply to  BobM
January 27, 2019 10:31 am

Best enjoyed with a pint of mead.

Reply to  Craig Moore
January 27, 2019 1:48 pm


Reply to  BobM
January 27, 2019 10:35 am

Since she is a graduate in international relations I think that president Trump should appointment AOC as the USA climate change ambassador to the UN.

Reply to  vukcevic
January 27, 2019 12:25 pm

She really has no reported real-world experience other than bartending. How long did she actually have this bartending job? Was it her only job?

She went to Boston U – does she talk like she’s educated at that level?

A look through the first 250 or so links in a search for her work history since 2011 resulted in this hard data from ‘starsinformer’, that she had “started a publishing firm, Brook Avenue Press”.

A web search for Brook Avenue Press shows no phone number or address for it, and a twitter account with one tweet from 2012, and less than a dozen followers. Big accomplishment for the phony Bronx girl. The voters from the 14th district must’ve been easily impressed by that one.

The story of her winning a second place award in high school from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, with a microbiology research project on the effect of antioxidants on C. elegans’ lifespan sounds mighty suspicious in retrospect. Has the media ever asked her the details of the science? How did she get lab access at that age? What happened to all that science potential?

How can someone supposedly so smart, according to recent youtube video titles uploaded by her fans, she’s a ‘genius’, spend her first years after college with a prestigious degree, just bartending?

The whole media sensation craze started because she was selected out to run by Justice Democrats, who are now targeting other 2020 election races similarly.

This individual is a cult of personality figure groomed to use manipulative illogical rhetoric – she’s a scold and a narcissistic abuser hiding behind lipstick – perfect for the Democrats, she fits right in
with her religious ferver to impose her economic and feminist ‘morality’ through law.

Can someone please ask her why her 12 year climate change prediction is any different or better than prior failed climate predictions from both wrong-headed scientists and politicians?

Reply to  RAW
January 27, 2019 1:02 pm

First of all, she grew up in Yorktown, NY which is in suburban northern Westchester County. I grew up not too far from there and houses go for 400K and that is for one that is 50 years old. In order to live there and pay a mortgage and taxes, you need to make six figures unless you are Section 8. She is the biggest phony around. Her calling herself a “Bronx girl” is laughable at best.

Reply to  Spuds
January 27, 2019 6:31 pm

Ocasio-Cortez ‘poor woman of the people’ … NOT
‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the ‘girl from the Bronx,’ raised in one of wealthiest US counties
‘Girl from the Bronx’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who beat high-ranking Democrat Joe Crowley, faces questions over her ‘working class’ background after it’s revealed she grew up in a wealthy suburb north of New York City’

Reply to  RAW
January 27, 2019 4:37 pm

actually, bartender is one of the better jobs out there for newly minted liberal arts degrees

Reply to  JVC
January 28, 2019 3:26 am

Is a college degree worth the cost?
Peter Schiff

Gordon Dressler
Reply to  RAW
January 27, 2019 5:00 pm

Don’t you recognize Obama v2.0 when you see it?

Oh, BTW, this version is still in beta testing, so you have accept a few bugs along the way . . . send you complaints and suggested improvements to “Stretch” Pelosi, US House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515.

Reply to  Gordon Dressler
January 28, 2019 3:22 am


Reply to  vukcevic
January 27, 2019 1:50 pm

Methinks ambassador to Antarctica.

Gunga Din
Reply to  brians356
January 27, 2019 3:07 pm

Or Santa’s workshop.

January 27, 2019 10:26 am

All of these predictions should have names attached so we can see what rock they are hiding under.

January 27, 2019 10:26 am

After decades of more of the same when do the people start calling out these outrageous proclamations as pure fantasy and scaremongering? Or are they already and the MSM is suppressing it?

January 27, 2019 10:26 am

I’m willing to give odds that the world will not end in 10 years. Big odds!

If I’m on the wrong side, you won’t collect anyway – If I’m right, I and my colleagues will live like Kings!

Bryan A
Reply to  tomwys
January 27, 2019 10:34 am

Of course it won’ can’t…it already ended on 12-21-12 when Planet X (Nibiru) passed and turned the Earth Upside down on its rotational axis.

Reply to  Bryan A
January 27, 2019 10:43 am

Earth is flat, it doesn’t rotate, have you looked recently at the sun or moon or even night sky?

Reply to  vukcevic
January 27, 2019 11:57 am

It rotates, it rotates more like a tossed pizza.

Reply to  marque2
January 27, 2019 12:05 pm

If that’s true, the God must be Italian !

Samuel C Cogar
Reply to  Bryan A
January 27, 2019 12:14 pm

AH SO, ….. the Mayan Doomsday date.

I had forgotten we had already perished.

Reply to  Samuel C Cogar
January 27, 2019 1:33 pm

LOL it is the “Age of Aquarius”

Reply to  Bryan A
January 27, 2019 1:35 pm

Oh good grief! We DownUnder must now be UpOver.

Reply to  Annie
January 27, 2019 5:16 pm

You are. First time in Oz I beheld the nighttime sky and was puzzled. Then it struck me – Orion was in the northern sky, and standing on his head. Furthermore, he moved backwards across the sky (right to left) when facing him, as did the daytime sun. But few tourists are even vaguely aware of the bass-ackwardness of your sky.

Reply to  tomwys
January 27, 2019 8:12 pm

I dunno.

If OCD became President, anything could happen !!

Craig Moore
January 27, 2019 10:28 am

Climate heretics unite! Take the sword of truth from
Jeanne d’Arc.

January 27, 2019 10:28 am

I should have added, a few we know are still beating the drum but many have sort of disappeared.

January 27, 2019 10:30 am

“Truth never dies, but it lives a wretched existence, “ Jewish Proverb,

“And it is often painfully underfunded.” Anonymous Heins

Reply to  Stephen Heins
January 27, 2019 11:07 am

That’s a good Proverb. I’m going to use that.

January 27, 2019 10:33 am

So when instances that happened during the last Ice Age 15K to 13K years ago and Paleo humans were not driving SUV’s around, how does AOC et al account for the recession of glaciers and some of massive topographical changes made due to non AGW?

Steve Keohane
January 27, 2019 10:33 am

I thought the last post on the diminishing climate/weather induced death rate would assuage Alexandria Occasionally Coherent’s climate-troubled mind. Perhaps the root cause runs deeper.

michael hart
January 27, 2019 10:37 am

The half-degree difference could also prevent corals from being completely eradicated and ease pressure on the Arctic, according to the 1.5C study, which was launched after approval at a final plenary of all 195 countries in Incheon in South Korea that saw delegates hugging one another, with some in tears.

I’m feeling kinda choked up inside too. I think I’m going to be sick.

Reply to  michael hart
January 27, 2019 10:49 am

As they sulked in their private jets on the way home? 😜

Reply to  Spuds
January 27, 2019 5:18 pm

Slept, like babies.

Ian W
Reply to  michael hart
January 27, 2019 12:10 pm

Note that is a half a degree change in average global air temperature that will totally eradicate corals living underwater.

There is no face validity to these claims. Are there any alarmists willing to justify them?

Reply to  michael hart
January 27, 2019 1:38 pm

Violins scraping away mournfully to accompany all the (crocodile?) tears?

January 27, 2019 10:42 am

(y) Ha ha. 🙂

January 27, 2019 10:44 am

It will take civilization the better part of 100 years from now to switch from fossil fuels to whatever we discover to replace then.

This isn’t due to lack of will. It is simply the reality of the capital expenditures required. The only exception that we see in human history is during times of warfare, when massive sacrifice is forced upon the population.

The risk of climate change is not that the climate will change. Rather that in trying to do good we will accomplish great evil. Good and evil, yin and yang, light and darkness. These cannot exist in isolation.

When you take break to feed a hungry child, where did the bread come from? You can be sure it did not come from the kings table. He has an army to protect his treasure.

Rather the bread came from someone with no army and no protection. From the hand of another hungry child.

Reply to  Ferdberple
January 27, 2019 10:53 am

Well said.

Reply to  Ferdberple
January 27, 2019 11:48 am

“Rather the bread came from someone with no army and no protection. From the hand of another hungry child.”

I made the bread myself and gave the other half of the bread to the hungry child.

Reply to  timlutz
January 27, 2019 5:21 pm

Cute. Where’d the flour come from? Wars have been fought over flour.

Reply to  Ferdberple
January 27, 2019 2:37 pm

Some interesting thoughts, but I would take exception to the thought “This isn’t due to lack of will. It is simply the reality of the capital expenditures required. ” Having consulted extensively on replacement liquid biofuel mostly for transportation over the last 19 years I have witnessed huge investments that all failed to provide any useful replacement for crude oil. The rise and demise has been in less than 2 decades with little or zero contribution, except more mandated ethanol which was widely used in the very early days for vehicle transport. The limits and time frame for development of renewable, affordable replacement fuels is not money, but the laws of physics, chemistry, materials limitations, etc. None of the current alternatives on the table are capable of providing sufficient affordable energy and we are just wasting time and money. There is no gurantee that an affordable replacement will even be available in 100 years.

January 27, 2019 11:06 am

If you’re AOC, the only thing that really matters is that your millions of Twitter followers are dumber than you are.

Reply to  Craig
January 27, 2019 11:20 am

I guess we will soon have the systematic of “culling” just like in “Logan’s Run”. ‘ Plankton, Sea Greens, Proteins from the Sea!!!! ” – BOX

Dave Fair
Reply to  Craig
January 27, 2019 12:41 pm

Always remember: Half the population is dumber than the average person.

Reply to  Craig
January 27, 2019 5:24 pm

Dumber, and freer with their money. Think she doesn’t rake in the campaign donations?

John Endicott
Reply to  brians356
January 28, 2019 5:54 am

Indeed. smart people tend to be wiser about how they spend their hard earned money.

January 27, 2019 11:13 am

I would rather the world end in 12 years than live under their Marxist tyranny.

Mike H
January 27, 2019 11:13 am

Millions will be affected by the polar vortex, but AOC appears to be afflicted with a polar cortex whereby no actual intellectual thought can escape from the inside and no knowledge can penetrate from the outside due to the frozen conditon.

Joe Lepip
Reply to  Mike H
January 27, 2019 12:35 pm

I agree, the earth is flat. It is not a rotating ball. If it was, we’d all fly off. I think it’s called the law of conservation of angular momentum or something. In any case, I’m 85 years old. My life expectancy is 5 1/2 years so I’m good with 12 years. In the words of Alfred E. Newman, “What, me worry?“

Flight Level
January 27, 2019 11:20 am

Would a reporter be kind to ask her, it’s 12 years plus / minus what error margin ? I mean it’s science after all or isn’t it ?

January 27, 2019 11:27 am

The Climate Catastrophe is just like controlled fusion power. It’s 15 years away…. always has been… always will be.

January 27, 2019 11:30 am

As mentioned we now need to have names attached to this latest nonsense. So we should ask all of our leaders and persons such as the experts” if they too say that the world will end because of just a .5 C increase.

Some of the replies will be amusing., lots of running for cover, with ifs and buts. ”

Walk across a room and you will get a .5 C increase or decrease, its tiny, but sufficient to end the world ? But who can say that all the giant sized computers have got it wrong.


January 27, 2019 11:31 am

All of the commotion surrounding O crazy-Cortex is due to her young sexy appeal. Imagine if she looked like Amy Shumer, Lena Dunham or Meghacow McCain how much attention she’d get.

January 27, 2019 11:39 am

Cute cartoon, but I think portraying OAC as dump/silly/stupid simply sets a low bar for AOC to reach. Remember, she has plenty of power and authority regardless of when her critics say. That low bar means that as long as she shows up without tripping over her own feet, her supporters can say she’s exceeding expectations. The fight must be against her ideas, not her delivery.

Reply to  PaulH
January 27, 2019 11:44 am

Oops, type-o: AOC not OAC

Reply to  PaulH
January 27, 2019 6:35 pm

Yeah boy, that’s exactly how the neo-Marxists play.

Stephen Richards
January 27, 2019 11:40 am

Never the less, AOC, Appellation Origine Controlée, Nah not really it’s the wine again. AOC might be stupid and she does appear that way BUT she has a massive following in her constuency. That makes a dangerously stupid woman. BEWARE

Dave Fair
Reply to  Stephen Richards
January 27, 2019 12:44 pm

Another Maxine Waters.

Reply to  Dave Fair
January 27, 2019 6:38 pm

Can’t agree. Listen to Maxine Waters and you come away thinking she’s despicable, and an idiot. AOC is likeable, and an idiot. Major difference.

Tom in Florida
January 27, 2019 11:43 am

As I posted on the Fox News comments about her, I think the career Democrats are encouraging her to make these announcements so that when the next election roles around they won’t look so scary liberal compared to her and be more acceptable to the average person. So we can all have a good laugh for now and enjoy the show. Of course unless this backfires in the face of those Democrats. (but that will be fun too)

Reply to  Tom in Florida
January 27, 2019 1:27 pm

Tom in Florida

Sacrificial cow.

(Was that rude?)

Reply to  Tom in Florida
January 27, 2019 2:35 pm

The problem is that most of the Democratic field that has announced so far have been moving their positions leftward in order to avoid being labeled the moderate of the group.

Rumors have it that Howard Schultz, former CEO of Starbucks is going to take his billions and run as an independent. Politically he’s not as far left as AOC, but the difference isn’t great.

E J Zuiderwijk
January 27, 2019 11:43 am

Those saved by their faith will be reincarnated on the planet Zog and become Avatars.

How’s that not attractive?

Reply to  E J Zuiderwijk
January 27, 2019 12:15 pm

You forgot the 42 virgins.

Reply to  noaaprogrammer
January 28, 2019 10:05 am

you forget some of them are 89 years old, that there is a reason that they died virgins….

(as an aside, recent study has come to light that suggests that due to misinterpretation/translation, you don’t actually get virgins … you get grapes. Where do I sign up?)

January 27, 2019 11:49 am

oh dear, it worse than I thought

the stupid. it never ends, does it

does this UN warning come with a footnote? “we really,really mean it this time!”

Al Miller
January 27, 2019 12:28 pm

Canada has a complete nitwit in the Prime Ministers office and the US is madly trying to follow suit? How do these dimwits gain such popularity? Clearly all you need is vacuous charm to get a lot of votes which is an extremely sad comment on the populace. I find it very sad for us as a group that this continues.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Al Miller
January 27, 2019 12:45 pm

Vote ugly.

Robert of Ottawa
Reply to  Al Miller
January 27, 2019 1:16 pm

Ubfortunately it was the other way around. Canadians swooned over Obomber and so elected their VERY OWN nitwit. Unfortunately, one controlled by a dark evil man, Gerald Butts, former Canadian president of the WWF I believe. So, you can imagine how well it is going for industry in Canada.

I think he’s a follower of another evil Canadian, Maurice Strong.

January 27, 2019 12:49 pm

Her parents couldn’t even settle on a single name, what did you expect?

She’s a very ignorant twit. I bet Henry Ford knew more about weather and reality than she does.

Walt D.
January 27, 2019 12:52 pm


January 27, 2019 12:52 pm

Robert of Ottawa
January 27, 2019 1:06 pm

There was a funny/ironical poem I heard n the sixties in Britain. One of it’s lines, the chorus I believe, was “The world will end at noon today” but instead of having sex with the girl next to him in the bus going to work the narrator waxes philoshical or something. I cannot find a reference to this darkly humous poem.

January 27, 2019 1:12 pm

She’s a neophyte, wait till she gets her legs under her.

Louis Hunt
January 27, 2019 1:14 pm

Listen to the loud cheers and clapping that erupt when AOC announces that the world is going to end in 12 years. Who cheers their own demise? Are Democrats that suicidal? Or is it that they’re not worried because they know it is a lie, but they’re thrilled that AOC is willing to lie for the cause? I have yet to meet a Democrat who gets upset when their leaders lie to promote their agenda.

Reply to  Louis Hunt
January 27, 2019 2:37 pm

The only thing they care about is how much free stuff can the get from the government.

LOL@Klimate Katastrophe Kooks
Reply to  Louis Hunt
January 27, 2019 5:42 pm

Conservatives get mad when you lie to them. Liberals get mad when you tell them the truth.

It’s a very simple ploy the liberals use… they take reality, flip it on its head, and state with utter feigned sincerity that this upside-down world is actually rightside-up.

The gullible yokels out there who have trouble discerning reality in the first place have more trouble distinguishing the liberal ‘upside-down’ world from reality, so they buy into the liberal lie. That’s why the liberals attract and retain the stupid. They cater to the lowest common denominator, those who are so brain-damaged that they can’t live without Mother Government telling them what to think, say and do.

That’s why you have to discount what liberals *say*, and rely exclusively upon what they *do*.

One would think this sort of unctuous duplicity would be self-limiting, but the stupidity seems to be plumbless.

The Depraved and MOST Deplorable Vlad the Impaler
Reply to  LOL@Klimate Katastrophe Kooks
January 28, 2019 7:27 am

At the risk of posting it too often, one Mr. Einstein is reputed to have said,

“Only two things are infinite: the Universe, and human stupidity.

And, I am not certain of the former.”

Commodore Model 3 Robotic Assembly Device
January 27, 2019 1:34 pm

Headline: “N.A.S.A., Hot Air From A.O.C’s Head Tied to Catastrophic Global Warming”.

Reply to  Commodore Model 3 Robotic Assembly Device
January 27, 2019 6:17 pm

I put it through my Calamity Climate Code Calculator Model™ and found that A.O.C.’s hot air contributed 0.0009℉ to Climate Change in the Bronx. I know that is correct because it came out to 4 decimal places.

Andre Lauzon
January 27, 2019 1:55 pm

If AOC and her friends are all so sure the world will end why are they paying in a pension plan?

Svend Ferdinandsen
January 27, 2019 2:02 pm

It is funny/tragic that all these doom sayers only tell us that we have to “address and act” on climate change. They don’t say anything of eventual real actions to prevent it.
With the urgent need to do something, i would have expected some clues on what to do first and most.

January 27, 2019 2:07 pm

I suggest that all futurists/energy predictors/environmental activists, should have to disclose the following material information:

1. Disclose if, where, how much and from whom they received funds if it relates to their predictions;
2. Disclose the general and specific sources of information used to formulate their prediction;
3. Disclose an accounting of their previous predictions much like Wall Streeters do: 1-5-10 year’s results of their prediction;
4. Disclose their new prediction(s) with a future timeframe.

Reply to  Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant
January 27, 2019 2:24 pm

You first.

Reply to  u.k.(us)
January 27, 2019 3:41 pm

Oh! Oh! Can I go first?

1. I don’t receive a cent related to my predictions. You get what you pay for.

2. The little known facts of science I use in my predictions are so little known because I make them up.

3. All but one of my previous predictions have not panned out, but I’m bound to hit on one of the others sooner or later just by blind luck. You can write that one down.

4. My prediction is that there will be free beer tomorrow. That prediction has stood the test of time, as many here can confirm.

Move over AOC. There’s a new idiot sheriff in town.

Reply to  u.k.(us)
January 27, 2019 5:31 pm

Over the last 20 years, my work on Broadband, Internet, and energy is pretty solid. A search on any of these issues and me can be found on Google. That said, I ain’t no Steve Jobs.

Ian Macdonald
Reply to  Stephen Heins, The Word Merchant
January 28, 2019 6:02 am

Ed Davey and Tim Yeo, former UK energy ministers, have both had financial involvement in the wind and solar sector. Somehow this was allowed, even though it typically would not be in similar cases of business interests likely to affect policies.

Christopher Simpson
January 27, 2019 2:19 pm

As I started to pay attention to this whole global warming scare, being at first quite convinced of its reality, I became increasingly amazed at how very many publicly proclaimed predictions of the end of the world were being been made – and how many were failing — to whit, every single one of them.

During the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s I lived through a number of end-of-the-world predictions both religious (Hal Lindsey was quite popular at the time) and political in nature (many treated the Doomsday Clock as an actual, objective measurement of how close we were to nuclear catastrophe because – well, SCIENTISTS!). And of course, there was the growing belief that the human population was outpacing the ability of the Earth to sustain it, mixed also with the growing belief that we had polluted the planet so badly that we were wiping out species by the hundreds every day (take a bow Paul Ehrlich and Rachel Carson).

And yet, throughout these decades I could probably count actual predictive dates on the fingers of one hand – that is, predictions that such-and-such disaster would happen in this-many-years. Yes, there was Erlich’s spectacular failure made in 1968 of mass starvation in the ’70s and ’80s. But by and large we seemed content to have one or two failed predictions per decade, and those coming from different sources concerning variously different causes.

Since starting to pay attention in 2008, however, I’ve lost count of the number of “we only have X years before disaster” or “we will be extinct in X years” all of which times have been anywhere from 10 months to a decade, and all of which have been hilariously incorrect. And all of these from one cause – increasing CO2. It’s like all of a sudden there was a a crying need for doomsday predictions and every scientist and his lab assistant were doing their level best to meet it.

Astonishing. But not half so astonishing as the fact that despite this outpouring of failed predictions, the public reacts to each one as though it were the Word of God (or Neil deGrasse Tyson – same thing).

Reply to  Christopher Simpson
January 27, 2019 3:50 pm

You just told my story, Christopher Simpson and it was also about 2008 when I started paying attention. The solution was to tax our way to salvation and that had the effect of taking the bloom off the ruse.

Reply to  Christopher Simpson
January 27, 2019 7:40 pm

“It’s like all of a sudden there was a a crying need for doomsday predictions and every scientist and his lab assistant were doing their level best to meet it.”

Yeah, well the limitless need for funding and the intense competition for funding tends to drive such behavior.

“Never underestimate the power of incentives.” – Charlie Munger

John Endicott
Reply to  Christopher Simpson
January 28, 2019 6:08 am

Fortunately I never bought into CAGW. I remembered the 70s and the “coming ice age” too well when GW started to be hyped. The “cause” was the same (It’s all man’s fault) and the solutions were the same (curb population growth, reduce western industry, ignore democracy) even some of the players were the same (Stephen Schneider for example) the only thing that changed was the direction temperatures were said to be going.

Reply to  Christopher Simpson
January 28, 2019 10:31 am

The apocalyptic claptrap being confused with science and statesmanship is pathetic, wrong, and destructive.
Look how it destroys weak minded gullibles like Macron, HRH Prince of Wales, AOC, Merkel, Obama, Kerry, Hansen, Gore, etc.

Gilbert K. Arnold
January 27, 2019 2:26 pm

This is to be sung to the tune of “If I Only Had a Brain” from “The Wizard of OZ”

I could while away the hours,
With my congressional powers,
Oh, the things I could attain.
I could make the world better,
I could be a real go-getter,
If I only had a brain.

Could be a leader among the Young,
If I could just control my tongue,
Oh, the things I could explain.
Like socialism is not the answer,
That it works just like a cancer,
If I Only Had a Brain.

And that Progressive ideology,
Is nothing but mythology,
I could tell it to ’em plain.
It’s just a way to control the masses,
And divide them into classes,
If I Only Had a Brain.

And that a higher tax upon the rich,
Is just a liberal pitch,
We could never sustain.
And that tax cuts really work,
And that my party’s gone berserk.
If I Only Had a Brain.

I would tell them socialism,
Is a kin to Communism,
And the source of so much pain.
Hear the voices of those that cried,
From the millions that have died,
Oh, If I Only Had a Brain.

All the things that I could do,
If I only had a clue,
But alas it’s all in vain.
Cuz it’s just as I have said,
There is nothing in my head,
Cuz I haven’t got a brain!

Ocasio Scarecrow Cortez

Reply to  Gilbert K. Arnold
January 27, 2019 3:55 pm

+ many!

John Endicott
Reply to  Gilbert K. Arnold
January 28, 2019 5:51 am


“Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men (and women) go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep thoughts and with no more brains than you have. But they have one thing you haven’t got: a diploma.”

Ocasio Scarecrow Cortez has a diploma which just goes to prove a diploma is no guarantee that the person holding it has any brains.

Leo Smith
January 27, 2019 6:38 pm

In the great global game of Rugby football ecopolitics, Cortez is just a thick forward whose job is simple: when passed the ball to make any yards she can before being brought down by the opposition. Why this ball at this time is not her problem. Just carrying it forward is what she has to do.

mr bliss
January 27, 2019 7:35 pm

12 years sounds good – Bowie said we only had 5 years….

January 27, 2019 11:28 pm

I have to say that the reaction of the regular citizens with whom I engage on the topic of repeated 10 to 12 year warnings and deadlines is truly mind blowing for me. They usually tell me that I am fabricating these warnings or they demand that I cite the exact document and provide them with a link. On the ones I am able to meet their demands I can always count on them to either change the subject or they believe that I have somehow altered them. They can never be provided with evidence to change their minds. I just cannot not abide such dishonesty. So many of these people seem so rational and reasonable when discussing other topics.

Steve O
January 28, 2019 4:10 am

True to her moniker, Occasional-Cortex is only half paying attention. She heard “12 years” someplace, and she heard about catastrophic outcomes somewhere. She’s just connecting the dots.

Harry Passfield
January 28, 2019 4:44 am

All that is settled is not science.

January 28, 2019 8:37 am

Maybe she should be assigned as the ambassador to Venezuela.

She could have eye witness accounts of what she’s asking for.

Joel Snider
January 28, 2019 8:42 am

Her every word is directly out of the playbook.

If she had an original thought in her life, it would be beaten to death by all the fascist/conformist thoughts that dominate her tiny little mind.

January 29, 2019 8:12 am

Thing is, I actually went and read the report, and that isn’t even what it says. That is just what the reporters say it says. The report says “12-30 years to limit warming to 1.5 degrees by 2100” and “that if it overshoots shortly it might be okay, that 1.5 is a sort of guardrail. even 2 degrees C would probably be okay, but past that they aren’t sure what the effects might be.
There is no “12 years till doom”.

January 29, 2019 10:28 am

All NY politicos are really thinking of unsustainable finances when they carry on with the scare theme. They are really searching for Super Storm Sandy 1000X money floodgates to fix all of their problems.

%d bloggers like this: