Climate Alarmism – UP TO ELEVEN!!!

I be followin’ Willis on The Twitter yo.~ctm

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Tom Halla
May 20, 2019 6:03 pm

It is an atrocity if that was on Fox. It looks more like something MSNBC or the Grauniad would pull.

Reply to  Tom Halla
May 20, 2019 9:39 pm

FOX seems to be shifting left daily.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Adam
May 21, 2019 5:29 am

You need to see this

Entitled Lanza Tech sells it is CARBON POLLUTION clean technology in AIChE News Brief

The MORONS that run the publications for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers are so agenized and ignorant of organic/general chemistry that they continue to regurgitate the Narrative that CARBON IS POLLUTION!!!

R Shearer
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
May 21, 2019 6:24 am

If you can tolerate fuels over $25/gal, then technologies such as this make sense.

Bill Powers
Reply to  Adam
May 21, 2019 11:10 am

CNN use to be Centrist as were the Alphabet News rooms. Seems they did their Column Left harch! When George W won the Primary and they began their steady “Gravitas” drum beat. It became clearly obvious that all the news rooms conducted a morning conference call back then in order to synch their SPIN narrative. Did George Bush have the Gravitas to be President?

They never stopped to think that a word not normally delivered in the every day lexicon and suddenly appearing on every news channel in the country might appear just slightly suspicious because they were so caught up in their own left moving bubble.

If you watch how these newscasters (not to be confused with prime time opinion hosts) run far left after leaving Fox it should not come as a shock that their internal DNA, the instincts of those who make up the organization desperately wants to join the pack. The want so much to belong. To be one of the cool kids.

Reply to  Adam
May 22, 2019 8:22 am

FOX has been heading in a different direction since their leadership change, I don’t think it’s politically motivated either but driven by the all mighty dollar. More and more of their articles are full of words that garner attention but lacking in actual content. Not only that they are recycling stories by changing the headlines and putting them back “on top” of the recent news page. I suspect these are stories that got a lot of clicks the first go around.

Bryan A
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 20, 2019 9:50 pm

On an Unprecedented note: Concord Ca. has just experienced unprecedented cold today. Until today it has never been colder than 60F during the month of May. Today it was colder than it has ever been since record keeping began…unprecedented!!!

Reply to  Bryan A
May 21, 2019 4:03 am

Well, okay, Bryan A, but what WAS the temperature????? (Gotta be specific!) Do those news readers know that the snowpack in the mountains is still more than 5 feet in depth??

My front steps thermometer said 48F yesterday, but I’m in the upper Midwest and we’re having the same chilly, wet spring we had last year.

Bryan A
Reply to  Sara
May 21, 2019 10:16 am

59F as a High in May first time in recorded History for Concord Ca.

Hereward the Woke
Reply to  Sara
May 23, 2019 5:37 am

C’mon, Sara! hot is “climate”; “cold” is just local “weather”. Sheesh!

Reply to  Bryan A
May 21, 2019 5:20 am

Global Warming proof once again.

Reply to  Bryan A
May 21, 2019 10:24 am

Climate change strikes again! Global warming will cause the cooling-don’t you get it? (sarc)

Irritable Bill
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 20, 2019 10:00 pm

Hi Tom, I’m putting this link up because I want people to see it, we obviously have serious problems with our Govs and their insane ideas and imaginings, sometimes we can laugh but sometimes we see something truly disturbing…well here is the latest in the T. Robinson story…and I found it very disturbing indeed. Pass it on. You wont hear about it in your ms-media.

Reply to  Irritable Bill
May 20, 2019 11:38 pm

Thanks for that link !

Reply to  Irritable Bill
May 21, 2019 4:00 am

Thanks for that link.

Reply to  Tom Halla
May 21, 2019 2:41 am

first spotted on science alert about 4 days ago..
i take their name to be a pun
be alert theres little science on their pages
always full of antiskeptic commentary

paul courtney
Reply to  Tom Halla
May 21, 2019 7:51 am

Tom Halla: I go to fox news website everyday. Ever since Murdoch handed operations over to his kids (and Ailes ousted), there’ll be one or two climate-scare articles a week, no balance for skeptics. The comments indicate the audience knows better, but i suspect Murdoch’s kids have spent many years with all the right people in Manhattan, D.C., London etc., and they seem to fear not being invited to the best parties if fox news covers skeptics. Whatever the reason, on the climate scene fox is the same as the rest of the media. Charles Krauthammer is no longer around to tell them they are losing their niche audience (1/2 of the country).

Hereward the Woke
Reply to  paul courtney
May 23, 2019 5:39 am

Liberals are stupid and never learn. The Brothers Murdoch should see how well the leftward drift worked for CNN.

May 20, 2019 6:10 pm

“Smell The Glove”- Spinal Tap 😁

Reply to  Spuds
May 21, 2019 2:47 am

Brings new meaning to, “… and all that was left was this little green globule.”

paul courtney
Reply to  Spuds
May 21, 2019 10:20 am

Reminds me of Joe Biden’s campaign song- “Sniff the Scalp.”

Doug B
Reply to  paul courtney
May 21, 2019 4:27 pm

I thought the campaign song was “Don’t stand so close to me.”

May 20, 2019 6:32 pm

Expect Car bon Pollution to be soon replaced by Plastic Pollution.

Plus of course all of the other “”Nasties”” that they can dream up by then


Bryan A
Reply to  Michael
May 20, 2019 7:34 pm

I dunno, I thought the stuff was created by the Plaztec Indians

Reply to  Michael
May 20, 2019 9:35 pm

VK5EEL, whats your QTH? N7DEY

Reply to  Michael
May 21, 2019 2:59 am

Talking about plastic pollution – can somebody explain how come the recent expedition to the 10 km depth of the Mariana Trench (is that the name of it?) found plastic bags and lolly wrappers there? I thought it always floated. If it all ends up on the bottom of the sea that soon (40 years since they began to manufacture the stuff), there can be no cause for alarm. Or perhaps plastic manufacturers could be persuaded to make it so heavy that it will sink?

Reply to  AndyE
May 21, 2019 5:57 am

Various sea life attaches itself to anything that floats, making it heavier. Eventually it sinks.

Adam Gallon
Reply to  AndyE
May 21, 2019 11:12 am

Depends upon the density of the plastic & what’s growing on it.

Reply to  Adam Gallon
May 21, 2019 11:13 pm

Well, if the density of plastic can vary, should we not then make it mandatory to make the stuff so dense that it will sink in salt water? Our Greenies will be happy – problem solved. And it would make sense. Then we can collect all that heavy plastic and dump it over the Mariana Trench – the ultimate, perfect rubbish tip.

May 20, 2019 6:32 pm

At some point they’ll jump the shark even with their most fervent followers.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
May 20, 2019 8:09 pm

they prepared for this moment for decades.
a generation of power lusting elitists spent an
untold effort dominating the narrative at universities down to elementary school.
compromising and dictating all the talking points to the media.
subverting the youth
debilitating economies – embezzling your productivity.
they thought they had the machine ready, unstoppable – like moloch – ready to roll.
they are too old to try it again. they will push as hard as they can
this was their big shot.
if it fails, they die without conquest.
humanity escapes their grasp.
they’ll spend their last dime on it.
they can’t take anything with them when they die.
failure is not an acceptable outcome
only your submission is.
oh, no- they won’t stop or even slow down
this is the last chance to push it over the edge.
every tool at their disposal – is also disposable.
they’ll burn their faithful, eat their young.
they’re going to rule the world or die trying.
there is no graceful failure mode here.
they get it all or they destroy it if they can.
it has nothing at all to do with CO2

Reply to  TruthMatters
May 21, 2019 4:05 am

Nice poem. Please provide the title. 🙂

May 20, 2019 6:34 pm

“Plastic pollution and climate change may be significantly altering the level of oxygen on our planet”

Yet another desperate attempt to inject PETM reality into AGW fearology?

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Chaamjamal
May 20, 2019 7:12 pm

“May” allows anything.
And pigs “may” sprout wings and fly.
And similar nonsense.

Ill Tempered Klavier
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 20, 2019 9:08 pm


“With enough thrust,”
(porcine caricature of Nancy Pelosi with a rocket up the donkey)
“Pigs fly just fine.”

Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 20, 2019 9:10 pm

Pigs can only fly in an anthropologically CO2 enriched, thick atmosphere, after eating genetically modified gain covered in glyphosate and plastic micro-particles.

If it were not for humans they’d never leave the ground.


Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 21, 2019 4:13 am

“The time has come”, the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes – and ships – and sealing wax –
Of cabbages – and kings-
And why the sea is boiling hot –
And whether pigs have wings.”
“But wait a bit,” the Oysters cried,
“Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!”

Reply to  Sara
May 21, 2019 9:48 am

You know that I care
What happens to you
And I know that you care
For me too
So I don’t feel alone
Or the weight of the stone
Now that I’ve found somewhere safe
To bury my bone
And any fool knows a dog needs a home
A shelter from pigs on the wing.

Reply to  Chaamjamal
May 21, 2019 5:58 am

More CO2 means more photosynthesis, which means more oxygen.

May 20, 2019 6:43 pm

“They” are becoming desperate. The mantra, that if you tell a big enough lie for long enough people will believe you, doesn’t seem to be working.

It’s dispiriting to see that almost all politicians give lip service to CAGW. Things are changing though. In Germany the AfD is directly basing its campaign on countering CAGW hysteria. link That, and the election in Australia the other day, give me hope that the tide may be turning.

Curious George
Reply to  commieBob
May 20, 2019 7:11 pm

They got most media, but not all. It was different in the Soviet Union, and the Third Reich. But they are fighting for a total control.

People are already afraid to be politically incorrect – that’s why we have so many incorrect polls – Trump vs Hillary, or Australia last Saturday. They lie to pollsters, and pollsters are not ready for it. Could we use these results to calculate how much people fear the Progressives?

Reply to  commieBob
May 20, 2019 7:15 pm

It was an easy formula just keep hammering those proposing the change which voters and parts of the economy will be adversely effected and by how much? Those people have the right to know and cast their vote accordingly.

May 20, 2019 6:48 pm

Ohhh Nooooo!!! What will become of tentacle Porn!? What will the Japanese girls do !?

Frederick Michael
May 20, 2019 6:49 pm

This is a study of the effect of reduced oxygen on cephalopods. The connection to climate change is a bit tenuous.

Reply to  Frederick Michael
May 20, 2019 8:36 pm

Frederick, the inclusion of a Climate Change connection, no matter now tenuous was an absolute requirement to get any funding for this study. Throwing in a mention of ocean plastic pollution is
just gravy. I think they may have missed an opportunity to include the other boogeyman, ocean acidification…

Reply to  Aussiebear
May 20, 2019 11:49 pm

That is for their next study

May 20, 2019 6:53 pm

Spinal Tap – “These go to eleven….”

May 21, 2019 4:08 am

… because eleven is one more than ten.

May 20, 2019 6:56 pm

I’m hungry, because of climate change.

I’m tired, because of climate change.

My right ear itches, because of climate change.

The sun is shining, because of climate change.

I smell bacon, because of climate change.

You name it, … climate change.

Climate change — the all encompassing reason for everything.

No need to think, no need to deeply analyze, no need to question. Just say it — anywhere, anytime, for any reason. Say it with me now, .. climate change. … Say it again, … this time with feeling — CLIMATE CHANGE.

Sing it, dread it, obsess on it, shout it from the rooftop — C L I M A T E …. C H A N G E !!

There, now didn’t that feel good?

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
May 20, 2019 7:15 pm

Even my children don’t think my climate change / global warming jokes are funny any more. It’s more passe than Game of Thrones.

Reply to  Cube
May 21, 2019 2:48 am

i havent watched any of it. but isnt the premise that the ice is advancing and the planets in strife?
funny they dont twig that cold is far worse than warmer, in real life too

Reply to  ozspeaksup
May 21, 2019 5:19 am

Yes, but ozspeaksup, they won’t figure that out until there is no heat (natgas is BAD!) and no way to cook (natgas is BAD!) and the lights don’t work (nukeplants is BAD!).

Having been through a winter that started Nov. 19, with an ice/slop storm that shut off power to my entire county, I’m looking forward to that day. The only thing that kept me going was being able to heat/cook on my gas stove, even though the striker didn’t work (no power). I could light the stovetop with a kitchen match. I almost dug Grandma’s oil lamps out of storage, but I held off for a bit.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
May 23, 2019 5:41 am

Climate change or “homophobia”. The two great catch-all excuses for personal failure.

Joel O'Bryan
May 20, 2019 6:56 pm

With the current level of alarmism coming out of Propaganda Arm of US Democrats, aka NYTimes, CNN, and the major networks ABC, NBC, CBS…
(UK has theirs in the BBC, Gruniad. Aussies have theirs in the SMH, ABC)

I can only imagine what Level 12 will be when Level 11 ‘s failure become clear.

Because you see with Progressives/Socialists, they never admit their own fundamental failures of policy, of the policy itself. They always put their failures as due to “bad actors”, “uneducated deplorables,” or “the People were not intelligent enough to see the wisdom of such-and-such policy”, etc… President Obama was well noted for this policy failure attribution transferal. Hillary of course famous for this in blaming everyone besides herself for her election defeat.

And they always see the solution to that as simply they needed ever more dollars to sell their policy. It is always ever more messaging. More propaganda is the answer.
Because the last thing they can allow to happen is an admission of the fundamental failure of the underlying policy.

So coming up…. Level 12 in 2020.

Get your popcorn ready.

Hereward the Woke
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 23, 2019 5:45 am

The problem they have is that whenever “climate change” is an issue in an election, the party espousing it gets destroyed. I heard recently that all these recent climate marches are a popular movement. They are nothing of the kind -just a bunch of students, ecofascists and amplification by the MSM. The REAL popular movement is to oppose this crap, especially when our private-jet flying “elites” try to push the costs of their lunacy on to us. The Yellow Vest riots started as a fight back against a “carbon tax”, so the chances of the globalist loonies forcing normals to give up the benefits of modern, fossil-fueled life are zero. That is why they are so hysterical. hj

May 20, 2019 6:57 pm

They might go blind, but man, with 8 arms they can sure read braille fast

Bryan A
Reply to  Voltron
May 20, 2019 7:37 pm

With those 8 arms, they must be doing a lot of what my mom said would make me go blind if I kept doing it

John Francis
Reply to  Bryan A
May 20, 2019 8:58 pm

Exactly what I was thinking!!

Reply to  Bryan A
May 20, 2019 9:04 pm

Hmmm.. Interesting point to ponder, Bryan. Chicken or the egg? Blind, so nothing else to do or doing too much so… blind?

Bet the researchers didn’t test the subject octopi both ways.

Octopus: “Turn that @#$! camera off! I’m ‘busy’ here.”

Reply to  Bryan A
May 20, 2019 10:19 pm

What did you tell her – “Can I at least do it until I need spectacles”?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  philincalifornia
May 21, 2019 5:57 am

“Can I at least do it until I need tentacles?”
There, I fixed it for you.

May 20, 2019 7:18 pm

And I was always told other personal indiscretions would make me go blind.

May 20, 2019 7:34 pm

Yes but 11 is as far as you can go. After that…fade out to black..

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Mike
May 20, 2019 9:19 pm

Is that where their screeching and caterwauling punches a hole in the fabric of Space-Time?

I’m thinking their screeching will be like approaching an event horizon.
To themselves they seem perfectly normal, but to everyone else watching from a distance, they get stretched out to ever deeper shades of Red th closer to the singularity they get until.

Bryan A
May 20, 2019 7:39 pm

What do you call a cloud shaped like an Octopus?


Reply to  Bryan A
May 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Groan …


Bryan A
Reply to  Willis Eschenbach
May 21, 2019 10:20 am

Perhaps Graun

May 20, 2019 7:46 pm

I’m just curious … is this “study” now part of the scientific “consensus” that global warming is killing us all … killing everything on the planet? All because we heat out homes with Nat. Gas ?

John Minich
May 20, 2019 7:47 pm

Okay, sounds sirius (serious). For a start, to what degree was the oxygen concentration lowered and what were the concentrations of other gasses? In various habitats, how about three dimensional maps of O2 and CO2 concentrations as a function (not functionality) of depth and temperature, averaged over a period of time, without regard to currents. There are some who think there were times when CO2 concentrations were around 1,000 ppm. What about that situation?

Joz Jonlin
May 20, 2019 9:05 pm

We must remember that climate change negatively affects everything in a negative way. Always. It’s the law.

R.S. Brown
May 20, 2019 9:27 pm

The original working title for the Beatles’ movie “Help!” was
“Eight Arms to Hold You”.

This was before Ian Fleming’s 1966 Bond novel “Octopussy”.

The marketing teams of the Climate Change/Carbon capture movement
should come up with a short, punchy catch phrase evocative of their
cherished beliefs and political aspirations.


Bryan A
Reply to  R.S. Brown
May 21, 2019 12:13 pm

Global Warming
Global Weirding
Climate Change
Climate Cancer
Global Climate Disruption
Global Climate Hypocondria

There…Fixed it

Mickey Reno
May 20, 2019 10:46 pm

You NEED that last little push over the cliff.

May 20, 2019 11:48 pm

The signs are their attempts to ‘panic the heard ‘ may result in the exact opposite effect to the one they want , now that would be ironic.

May 20, 2019 11:59 pm

These claims make you wonder how any animal ,as a species, managed to last through tens of millions of years , over which there have been be far more dramatic changes to the environment, including ice ages , they we have ever or will see.
Of course the irony is that those how make these ‘doom’ stories are often the same ones that claim that in the past the climate did not change from its ideal state and that is how these animals lasted so long, which makes they ‘climate change deniers’

Craig from Oz
May 21, 2019 12:41 am

Why don’t they make 10 scary and make ten be the top scare and make that a little scarier?

Mark - Helsinki
May 21, 2019 12:44 am

Even if temperatures dont do as expected, they have the long planned for backup scare, ocean acidification, which is even worse junk science than CO2 doom

Reply to  Mark - Helsinki
May 21, 2019 5:01 am

Mark, the beauty of ocean acidification is that ‘acid’ sounds dangerous and scary and most people don’t understand chemistry at all. The imagery of anything and every thing dissolving in the ocean does seem frightening.

People understand temperature and just about everyone pays attention to the daily temperature forecasts. Years of “We’re All Gonna Fry!” and nothing in particular happening has relegated runaway global warming to “yeah, sure, whatever” status among all but the most fervent CAGW believers and some of them are slowly falling by the wayside.

I would say your guess at “Ocean Acidification!” would be a pretty safe bet except that all the rubbish papers being put out that tie everything to Climate Change/Global Warming will have a much harder time tying their conclusions to Ocean Acidification. Try tying decreased harvests in Iowa or Nebraska to ocean acidification. It would be tough to do. Grants would dry up for too many researchers because they can’t tie their work to the new scare.

So my bet is that the new horse to ride will be “Global Warming causes Global Cooling and we will all freeze to death from Global Warming if we don’t stop using fossil fuels, raise taxes, embrace veganism, and form a One World government.”

May 21, 2019 1:20 am

What will happen when the climate dial goes to 12 (or so)?

May 21, 2019 2:24 am

I would just note, here in Switzerland, the first three months of the year had record-high amounts of snow, as even acknowledged by the national Swiss Meteo office, which loves to parrot the usual “global warming” and “end of snow” nonsense. And now they are also about to confirm that THIS month of May, which should normally grace us with mild Spring weather, is going to be more than THREE degrees Celsius below the 30-year average. Even those who love colder climates are getting fed up with this nonexistent Spring. What utter tripe.

The Depraved and MOST Deplorable Vlad the Impaler
Reply to  Ric
May 21, 2019 5:05 am

Central Wyoming: by Thursday AM (23 May) we are expected to have accumulated some 12 centimetres of fluffy, white “global warming”. We should be in the process of planting our gardens, enjoying the warm Spring-time weather, getting ready for our annual Memorial Day (commemorates our fallen) celebrations, and instead, we’re shoveling snow.

I’m going to join Minnesotans for Global Warming (time to re-hear “I’m a Denier” — — one of their very best!) and hope that someday it might actually happen!


May 21, 2019 2:42 am

Today’s story from the BEEB is that sea levels MAY rise by double the amount, 2 metres instead of 1 metre, by the end of the century IF global temperatures go up by the maximum forecast.
Apparently we must put CO2 levels into reverse, i.e. back to the little ice age.

Meanwhile we have been enjoying a high pressure system with very little wind and electricity generation well below 2 GW for the past 10 days. So if we are to go fossil free by 2025, then we need to multiply the number of windmills by a factor of 10 to ensure we have a reliable supply of electricity for light, heat, cooking, transport and industry. How much CO2 will we need to make these windmills. And the batteries for backup.

May 21, 2019 2:47 am

It all reminds me of one of the Goon shows stories.

Certainment. Gentlemen, these boot-explosions are caused by a weakening in Britain’s deposits of Scradje.

Certainment-ment. Scradje is a substance found beneath the Earth’s surface. This Scradje radiates upwards, keeping level with the Gulf-stream and keeps the pressure on the Earth’s surface at an even level. Thus preventing boots from exploding. Unfortunately, Britain’s Scradje deposits are rapidly losing their potency. With the results that have now become apparent.

Good evening. I’m speaking to you about these boot-explosions. We, the government are doing all in our power to rectify this grave Scradje-deficiency which apparently exists. Until then, the British public must take the following precautions. To prevent yourselves exploding, remove your boots, reverse the buttons on your socks and walk backwards, holding a gas-stove above your head. I do hope this is only a temporary measure. Good night.

**Copy for parts of the script.

John Collis
May 21, 2019 3:52 am
Mumbles McGurick
Reply to  John Collis
May 21, 2019 6:20 am

Just … wow! First of all this was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) which has become notorious for ‘pal review’. And it describes “a structured expert judgement study”, that is to say a bunch of ‘climate experts’ gave their opinion. It’s not even based on bad computer models. It is filtered through what ‘experts’ think it all means. What a rickety house of cards.
As usual, the findings are filtered through advocacy groups (BBC) which only tell you what the upper bound extremes are. If you look in the abstract, the 2°C projection gives a median sea-level rise of just about current levels (~3.3mm/yr). So why isn’t the headline “Scientists project that nothing much may change due to climate change”? [We know why.\

May 21, 2019 6:01 am

I’d like to be
Under the sea
In an octopus’s garden
In the shade.

May 21, 2019 8:03 am

Does no-one care about the unnecessary animal experimentation? The creatures did not all recover their sight completely. Greenies are usually the first to complain about this sort of activity.

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