Red Fulfilling his Official Role as UN Climate Ambassador.

WMO: “The climate is changing, and the impacts are already too costly for people and the planet”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

According to the World Meteorological Organisation, the Climate Crisis is upon us. My question – did anyone notice the crisis?

Climate change indicators and impacts worsened in 2020

Tags: ClimateClimate change19

Published 
19 April 2021
Press Release Number: 19042021

2020 was one of three warmest years on record, despite cooling La Niña

Extreme weather and COVID-19 combined in a double blow

New York/Geneva, 19 April 2021 (WMO) – Extreme weather combined with COVID-19 in a double blow for millions of people in 2020. However, the pandemic-related economic slowdown failed to put a brake on climate change drivers and accelerating impacts, according to a new report compiled by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and an extensive network of partners.

The report on the State of the Global Climate 2020 documents indicators of the climate system, including greenhouse gas concentrations, increasing land and ocean temperatures, sea level rise, melting ice and glacier retreat and extreme weather. It also highlights impacts on socio-economic development, migration and displacement, food security and land and marine ecosystems.

2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, despite a cooling La Niña event. The global average temperature was about 1.2° Celsius above the pre-industrial (1850-1900) level. The six years since 2015 have been the warmest on record. 2011-2020 was the warmest decade on record.

“It has been 28 years since the World Meteorological Organization issued the first state of the climate report in 1993, due to the concerns raised at that time about projected climate change. While understanding of the climate system and computing power have increased since then, the basic message remains the same and we now have 28 more years of data that show significant temperature increases over land and sea as well as other changes like sea level rise, melting of sea ice and glaciers and changes in precipitation patterns.  This underscores the robustness of climate science based on the physical laws governing the behaviour of the climate system,” said WMO Secretary-General Prof. Petteri Taalas.

“All key climate indicators and associated impact information provided in this report highlight relentless, continuing climate change, an increasing occurrence and intensification of extreme events, and severe losses and damage, affecting people, societies and economies. The negative trend in climate will continue for the coming decades independent of our success in mitigation. It is therefore important to invest in adaptation. One of the most powerful ways to adapt is to invest in early warning services and weather observing networks. Several less developed countries have major gaps in their observing systems and are lacking state of the art weather, climate and water services.” said Prof. Taalas.

Prof. Taalas joined United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in launching WMO’s flagship report at a press conference on 19 April. It comes ahead of the 22-23 April virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, convened by the United States of America. President Biden is seeking to galvanize efforts by the major economies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the targets of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to keep temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, and to 1.5°C if possible.

“This report shows that we have no time to waste.  The climate is changing, and the impacts are already too costly for people and the planet.  This is the year for action.  Countries need to commit to net zero emissions by 2050.  They need to submit, well ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, ambitious national climate plans that will collectively cut global emissions by 45 per cent compared to 2010 levels by 2030.  And they need to act now to protect people against the disastrous effects of climate change,” said the UN Secretary-General.

In 2020, COVID-19 added a new and unwelcome dimension to weather, climate and water-related hazards, with wide-ranging combined impacts on human health and well-being. Mobility restrictions, economic downturns and disruptions to the agricultural sector exacerbated the effects of extreme weather and climate events along the entire food supply chain, elevating levels of food insecurity and slowing the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The pandemic also disrupted weather observations and complicated disaster risk reduction efforts.

The report illustrates how climate change poses a risk to the achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals, through a cascading chain of interrelated events. These can contribute to reinforcing or worsening existing inequalities.  In addition, there is the potential for feedback loops which threaten to perpetuate the vicious cycle of climate change.

Information used in this report is sourced from a large number of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services and associated institutions, as well as Regional Climate Centres. UN partners include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization.

It updates a provisional version released in December 2020 and is accompanied by a story map on global climate indicators.

Read more: https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/climate-change-indicators-and-impacts-worsened-2020

This is it? Did anyone experience climate change so severe you now want to volunteer to pay more tax to fix it? Or is the World Meteorological Organisation claim that we are already experiencing an unaffordable expensive climate crisis overblown nonsense?

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Jeroen B.
April 20, 2021 6:06 am

The only things that “are already too costly for people and the planet” are the solutions and policies for the imaginary crisis they’re trying to foist on us.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Jeroen B.
April 20, 2021 6:53 am

Like destroying fields and forests: https://www.eenews.net/stories/1063730293

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 20, 2021 6:59 am

Climate alarmists are not known for the ability to engage in critical thinking.

Angel
Reply to  John Shewchuk
April 20, 2021 8:45 am

No, they engage in critical thinking. They just limit their critique to anyone who has a different opinion.

n.n
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 20, 2021 8:28 am

The Green blight

ATheoK
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 20, 2021 12:50 pm

Ten megawatts solar array.

In a location that gets less than 4 peak sun hours per day average.

That’s before taking into account that Northfield only gets 192 sunny days per year.
Before considering Northfield’s 52 inches of snow per year and 47 inches of rain per year.

Before considering that their nameplate 10 megawatt solar array’s doesn’t produce at 100% efficiency. In fact, when spotlessly clean, the best solar panels make around 20% efficiency.

That ‘save the family farm’ solar array must have some odd contracts behind it for outrageous electricity rates for it to pay for the array, line conditioners, frequency controllers and connections to the grid.

Appears to have nothing to do with climate change. It’s all about paying for their hops crop and land.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  ATheoK
April 20, 2021 1:40 pm

Here in the climate emergency theocracy of Massachusetts- these landowners get massive subsidies and tax breaks and maybe 2-3 thousand dollars per acre per year from the solar company. What little farm land is left in this state is very good farmland and shouldn’t be converted to industrial solar.

Sara
Reply to  Jeroen B.
April 20, 2021 8:25 am

Simplest thing to do is deny them the cash they want. They aren’t worth it. And suggest that they get therapy for their desperately needy souls.

Smart Rock
Reply to  Sara
April 20, 2021 12:12 pm

How are you going to do that Sara? All the grant-giving institutions are run by true believers. They’ve won and we’ve lost.

DrEd
Reply to  Smart Rock
April 21, 2021 5:41 am

It’s so easy to virtue signal with other peoples’ (taxpayers) money.

Sara
Reply to  Smart Rock
April 21, 2021 8:11 am

We’ve lost? Lighten up, Francis! We haven’t lost. They will all look as silly as someone walking barefoot in a blizzard, denying that it’s cold, because eventually, that funding will run out.
They have nothing and they know it, but they keep on pounding that drum and now, more and more people are ignoring them.

Alba
Reply to  Jeroen B.
April 20, 2021 8:55 am

And the cost of the salaris of all these dimwits.

Reply to  Jeroen B.
April 20, 2021 9:38 am

This Green energy thing is worse than we thought, thanks to Dr. Patrick Moore who posted this on Twitter: Article by Donn Dears:

https://ddears.com/2021/04/20/america-we-have-a-problem-the-green-nightmare-part-1-the-nuclear-problem/

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Reply to  JON P PETERSON
April 20, 2021 9:54 am

Patrick Moore (@EcoSenseNow) Tweeted:
Get ready for a big wake-up call. If the “green” energy agenda is not 100% defeated, there will be mass death in the USA. Just look at the numbers – they do not lie. The opposition to natural gas and nuclear is suicidal, no other word for it. https://t.co/HmzWWNNmOC https://twitter.com/EcoSenseNow/status/1384522388881039365?s=20

David
Reply to  Jeroen B.
April 20, 2021 10:00 am

Climate change challenges are real… and comes mostly from climate change policies… That’s what will have to adapt to.

ResourceGuy
April 20, 2021 6:07 am

This is halting progress. They acknowledge short term cooling parts of cycles in their updated pledge of theocratic allegiance to the Climate Crusades. Resist professional bondage!

Tom Halla
April 20, 2021 6:10 am

So “warmer than the Little Ice Age” is a bad thing?

Notanacademic
Reply to  Tom Halla
April 20, 2021 6:37 am

Hippo’s used to live in the Thames and during LIA it froze often. Somehow a climate between those extremes is catastrophic? Time they stopped and smelled what their shoveling, fundraising BS.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Notanacademic
April 20, 2021 9:06 am

I’m looking out of my window right now, seeing if I can see a climate crisis. Anyone know what a climate crisis looks like? I need to know when to duck.

Notanacademic
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 20, 2021 9:16 am

Wear a hard hat just in case you don’t see it coming.🤪

DonM
Reply to  Notanacademic
April 20, 2021 11:25 am

Hard hats are non-gendered, so every one can wear them … ha ha ha ha ha Ha Ha ha ha ha ha

Notanacademic
Reply to  DonM
April 20, 2021 11:56 am

So are a lot of people, apparently. Funny old world

Gerry, England
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 20, 2021 9:28 am

I think I fell asleep and missed it. Can you stream it on Amazon Prime?

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 20, 2021 11:17 am

I heard that it’s a grotesque monster being part man, part bear, and part pig. If you see it, run for your life!

Doonman
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 20, 2021 5:34 pm

Climate is defined as 30 years of weather in a given location. So today’s climate crisis is actually 30 years of accumulated weather crises. These people who claim climate crisis need to document what weather was so bad 30 years ago until today or they have no argument. Unless they think they can predict the future 30 years, which is evidence of mendacity on their part.

John F Hultquist
Reply to  Doonman
April 20, 2021 8:28 pm

“Climate Normals” is a defined term that allows weather from place to place, and time to time to be compared.
Climate is altogether a different thing.

TonyG
Reply to  Tom Halla
April 20, 2021 7:52 am

I keep asking something like that: would it be better to go back to the LIA?

Never seem to get an answer.

ResourceGuy
April 20, 2021 6:13 am

They get 10 brownie points in the Climate Crusades point system for using the word “inequalities” with climate in a study or press release. That’s worth 10 free trips to far flung climate conferences and 10 free drinks at the conference bar with little parasols (Mann likes those.)

Sheri
April 20, 2021 6:17 am

Warming so TINY that you can only find it by statistically massaging data? Nope, sorry, missed that….

Spetzer86
Reply to  Sheri
April 20, 2021 6:28 am

I don’t necessarily mind massaging data. Generating it from whole cloth and modifying it repeatedly in subsequent years gets to me.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Sheri
April 20, 2021 6:51 am

fine tuning

Steve Case
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 20, 2021 7:49 am

Gun deck, pencil whip, dry lab, rubber stamp, fudge . . .

Spetzer86
April 20, 2021 6:26 am

It’s snowing here today. Unusual. Not a crisis. It was warm last week. Not unusual. Not a crisis.

Curious George
Reply to  Spetzer86
April 20, 2021 8:02 am

Back to Glacial Periods.

Steve Keppel-Jones
Reply to  Spetzer86
April 20, 2021 8:18 am

Yeah it’s supposed to be snowing tomorrow up here in warm sunny Canada too. Oh wait, no, I was thinking of warm sunny Mexico. This is cold frozen Canada! No warming crisis here yet… somebody let me know when it happens, please.

S.K.
Reply to  Spetzer86
April 20, 2021 10:46 am

You would think meteorologists would recognize weather. Guess not.

April 20, 2021 6:30 am

Maybe the WMO should hire Jane, as she knows who to call to fix the planet … https://newtube.app/user/RAOB/xPLyzd4

Paul Buckingham
April 20, 2021 6:30 am

As I already have written responses from the UK Government, including the Climate Change Commission, who suggested that the IPCC had burden of proof evidence for the claims of man made AGW, and then subsequently from the IPCC themselves, that no such evidence can be produced, I have now asked for the evidence from the WMO, and I will be happy to produce this evidence once again that shows every single one of these ideologues have nothing but rhetoric and lies.

Climate believer
Reply to  Paul Buckingham
April 20, 2021 12:27 pm

Yes, rhetoric and lies leaping out of this propaganda booklet from the very first page, it’s an astonishing piece, written in the best Lysenkoism.

Serious doom porn for the Greta generation.

Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 6:31 am

What crisis?

  • real GDP/capita PPP near all time highs
  • Poverty at all time lows
  • Crop yields at all time highs
  • natural disaster/extreme weather deaths/injuries at all time lows
  • human population at all time highs
  • education levels and availability at all time highs
  • women & children’s welfare and rights at all time highs

And all this despite a world-wide pandemic (prompting months-long lockdowns, etc).

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 7:01 am

But the world is not yet Paradise- so we’re in an “emergency”!

Abolition Man
Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 7:25 am

Tom,
I think you pretty accurately described the crisis in their eyes! Only the really good people are supposed to enjoy those benefits; the masses should be paying heavily for the privilege!

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 7:42 am

You inadvertently described the real problem these people are trying to fix, item 5

  • human population at all time highs

Must put a stop to that

Steve Keppel-Jones
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
April 20, 2021 8:20 am

I get the distinct impression they’re also trying to fix items 1, 2, 3, 6, and maybe 7…

Notanacademic
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
April 20, 2021 9:37 am

Experimental vaccines?

Graemethecat
Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 8:20 am

Sorry, that’s precisely the crisis! Our overlords intend to return the World to the conditions which obtained during the Middle Ages, i.e. serfdom.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 20, 2021 9:22 am

As I mentioned above (correction, below), the crisis is that their intentions are being thwarted by a) people waking up and smelling the fraud and b) Mother Nature being a bit horrid to them regarding climate cycles.

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Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 9:13 am

What crisis ?
I’ll tell you:
My fig trees are frozen for the second year in row, Ok, there is the chance for a second cast out, but the fruits than mature very late around oct/nov. and are not of best quality.

ATheoK
Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 20, 2021 1:39 pm

Sorry to hear about your figs, Krishna.

My frost tolerant figs haven’t frozen for the first time in five years.

It was a cold winter this year, but consistently above 15° F during the coldest periods.
When temperatures linger below 15° F, I get die back, stalks and branches perish, roots survive.

When temperatures linger below 10° F, I worry about the roots. So far, they’ve survived a few brief nights around 5° F, with day temperatures around 10° F.

Yes, waiting for the stalks to grow and then fruit pushes the first ripe fig into September around here. And quite a few unripe figs when the autumn frosts arrive.

I look forward to a bumper crop of figs this summer. And frequent arguments with yellowjackets (wasps) and ants.

Mediterranean figs, I grow indoors. They don’t like hard freezes at all. Much better figs and I don’t have to flick wasps and ants off my figs.

Reply to  ATheoK
April 20, 2021 2:31 pm

Roots are ok, but the problem was freezing while casting out. That happend last year too, a month later, they casted a out for a second time – they are also called frost tolerant, but the buds don’t like these temps in the wrong moment 😀

Three years ago, cherries got frost just while flowering, all but 3 (!) cherries lost.

Never before that we had frost problems with what plant ever.
But as long as my frost tolerant Opuntia survived 18 years now…

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Another I grow it indoors, I draw it from a seed of Opuntia Ficus indica.(cactus Pear) out of a fruit, they have a nice and fresh taste. und some times they are sold here in Germany 😀

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Reply to  ATheoK
April 20, 2021 2:40 pm

Mediterranean figs, I grow indoors. They don’t like hard freezes at all.

While I lived there I saw them under snow, at a hight of 300/400 m above SL, max 2 km away from seaborder

philincalifornia
Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 9:18 am

Actually there is a real climate crisis and it explains the fact they’re lying harder and harder. They know this scam has almost run its course and the well will be drying up soon. Unfortunately for them, the ocean acidification, plastics, and even the clean water potential scams just don’t seem to be getting legs.

…. and by the way, I actually think that plastic pollution and clean water supplies are worthwhile causes, but they know that they just can’t support the bloated, elitist, hypocritical, parasitic, scumbagness that they’ve created over 20 – 40 years.

Richard M
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 20, 2021 11:23 am

Yup, the plastic in the oceans is one of the causes of the current warming. It reduces evaporation which is a cooling effect. This allows the oceans to hold onto more energy. We are also adding salt to oceans which has the same effect. So, humans do have a hand in the warming.

2hotel9
Reply to  Richard M
April 20, 2021 1:38 pm

Wow, we dared you to get stupider and you did. Bravo.

Petit_Barde
Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 10:11 am

You are describing what’s the worst possible crisis for the psychopaths in charge.

Jon R
Reply to  Tom in Toronto
April 20, 2021 5:40 pm

I think you nailed it, nothing is more terrifying than not being able to identify the terror.

Marcus
April 20, 2021 6:37 am

Me thinks they watch too much Hollywood garbage…

Ron Long
April 20, 2021 6:38 am

Eric, I’ll take “overblown nonsense” for a trillion bucks, please. Where I live (Mendoza, Argentina) the only significant news about weather is the late frost reduced the 2021 wine grape production by 15%. Next.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Ron Long
April 20, 2021 7:11 am

Oh no!!!!! That’s a disaster!!!!! I love Argentinian wine, red & white, so start up your motors people, get warming asap!!!!!

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Alan the Brit
April 20, 2021 8:49 am

Nothing beats Chilean wine. Argentinium wine always tastes a bit bitter to me…or California wine, but it is hard to get here in Colombia…

Nick Graves
Reply to  Gregory Woods
April 20, 2021 11:24 am

I’ll take both, thanks.

More expensive next year, but Chilean is still very good value over here.

Rudi
April 20, 2021 6:40 am

“2020 was one of three warmest years on record, despite cooling La Niña”

“With La Nina in the Pacific now officially started, it will take several months for that surface cooling to be fully realized in the tropospheric temperatures. Typically, La Nina minimum temperatures (and El Nino maximum temperatures) show up around February, March, or April.” – Roy Spencer 1st Oct 2020.

Not much effect of LaN in 2020…but in March / April exactly as predicted by Roy.

Reply to  Rudi
April 20, 2021 8:18 am

Based on Nino34 temperatures, the cold not over yet.
 
I published in August 2020:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/23/solar-plasma-temperature-is-plunging-should-we-worry/#comment-3068819
Check out NIno34 temperatures, again down to Minus 0.6C – winter will be cold.
 
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November 2020 update:
Nino34 SST anom’s hit minimums of minus1.4C-1.3C in Oct2020 and Nov2020 – so global coldest temperatures (+4 months) should be Feb2021 and Mar2021.* Spring could also be late in many parts of the world.
 
Early 2021 Update:
Nino34 anomaly stayed below minus0.5C until 7March2021 – Plus 4 months is early April, May, June, July.
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Sara
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
April 20, 2021 8:59 am

Hello, Alan:

I am in the NE corner of Illinois, just below the state line. The weather forecast for today is for snow mixed with rain and COLD (not chilly) temperatures today and overnight, with some snow tonight and maybe tomorrow AM.

The geese are not happy.Not laying eggs just yet. Can’t leave the eggs uncovered to go fish for weeds in the shallows. That means hatching time may be late this year. Waiting to find out what does happen.

Can you guys address the impact the various active volcanoes may be having on the atmosphere? The Soufriere Hills volcano’s gas cloud has gone 14,000 miles, now south of Japan and if sulfur dioxide doesn’t block sunlight, what could be better?

Iceland’s newest (and most popular) volcano now has five vents in a line, all actively spewing lava and all outgassing. There are live volcano cams online to watch the show. Most of the activity comes around evening, but that is likely the way the pot is boiling, one big burp at a time.

There are reports that even Toba is quivering, which might mean that the side vents could erupt, if given enough time.

Thanks.

Reply to  Sara
April 20, 2021 3:19 pm

Hi Sara – re your question:
Can you guys address the impact the various active volcanoes may be having on the atmosphere? 
Yes I can, to a reasonable degree of accuracy:

CO2, GLOBAL WARMING, CLIMATE AND ENERGY
by Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng., June 15, 2019
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/06/15/co2-global-warming-climate-and-energy-2/
[excerpts]
 
This formula works reasonably well back to 1982, which is the limit of my data availability.
 
5. UAH LT Global Temperatures can be predicted ~4 months in the future with just two parameters:

UAHLT (+4 months) = 0.2*Nino34Anomaly + 0.15 – 5*SatoGlobalAerosolOpticalDepth (Figs. 5a and 5b)
 
6. The sequence is Nino34 Area SST warms, seawater evaporates, Tropical atmospheric humidity increases, Tropical atmospheric temperature warms, Global atmospheric temperature warms, atmospheric CO2 increases (Figs.6a and 6b).
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From my shaky memory – rush job::

It takes a ~century-scale volcano to have much impact (~0.5C for a few years) on global temperature – like El Chichon or Pinatubo – VEI 5or6 and the aerosols must get into the stratosphere to effect global major cooling. Mt St Helens blew sideways and did not have much cooling effect.
See plots in the above paper for more details.

Let me know if you find current data for Sato or similar..

Best, Allan

Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
April 20, 2021 3:21 pm

Of course locally it’s the ~random path of the polar vortex – which skilled meteorologists can predict, maybe a week in advance.

Sara
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
April 20, 2021 5:06 pm

Thanks, Allan!

Sara
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
April 21, 2021 8:20 am

Here’s the latest I could find: https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/place/305192/earthquakes/sato/archive/2021-jan.html

Quakes near Sato, Miyake-shicho and Tokyo in the Philippine Sea in January 2021.

Hope that helps.

Reply to  Sara
April 22, 2021 9:57 pm

Apologies – to clarify, I meant recent data for the
Sato Global Aerosol Optical Depth
As I recall, my data stopped circa 2012 and I couldn’t find more recent. There must be an ~equivalent out there.

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S.K.
Reply to  Rudi
April 20, 2021 10:57 am

Good call Dr. Spencer but it’s a shame his satellites data set began at the bottom of cooling trend because the alarmists are using that short term warming trend as evidence to drive highly destructive environmental policies. With that said, his work will eventually reveal if there is a temperature trend developing.

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fred250
Reply to  S.K.
April 21, 2021 4:23 am

Yep, 1979 was the COLDEST year in the NH since the 1940s peak.

Richard M
Reply to  Rudi
April 20, 2021 11:29 am

Rudi, I noticed that lie as well. NOAA also fiddled with the ONI numbers to eliminate the El Nino that occurred through early May in 2020. This was the real reason 2020 was warm. Since the end of the El Nino the global oceans have been cooling with no end in sight.

If La Nina regains its foothold on the tropics there won’t be any warming in 2021 and probably not for years to come.

Joseph Zorzin
April 20, 2021 6:47 am

Meanwhile, here in the Massachusetts Climate Emergency Theocracy:

“Gas ‘peaker’ plant would make way for more renewables, Massachusetts utilities sayA proposed 55-megawatt natural gas power plant faces pushback over carbon emissions and other pollution, but backers say the affordable option for adding capacity will free up capital for clean energy investments.”

https://energynews.us/2021/04/20/gas-peaker-plant-would-make-way-for-more-renewables-massachusetts-utilities-say/

So, the idiots here don’t want highly efficient peaker plants- they might wish they supported them when the sun isn’t shining and the wind isn’t blowing.

Peter W
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 20, 2021 7:20 am

Since summer is coming, they won’t have to worry about it until at least September.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
April 20, 2021 8:39 am

Expert energy advice from 2018:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/12/24/a-2019-resolution-honesty-in-energy-policy/#comment-2566340

Green energy (wind and solar) requires almost 100% spinning reserve, due to intermittency. That is why it is uneconomic energy nonsense.

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/16/stacking-concrete-blocks-is-a-surprisingly-efficient-way-to-store-energy/#comment-2520849

Here’s an even better solution:
1. Build your wind power system.
2. Build your back-up system consisting of 100% equivalent capacity in gas turbine generators.
3. Using high explosives, blow your wind power system all to hell.
4. Run your back-up gas turbine generators 24/7.
5. To save even more money, skip steps 1 and 3. 

Joseph Zorzin
April 20, 2021 6:49 am

“…..relentless, continuing climate change, an increasing occurrence and intensification of extreme events, and severe losses and damage, affecting people, societies and economies….”

I can see that there is a need for a new branch of psychiatry- for those with the now epidemic “climate emergency mental breakdown”.

Petit_Barde
April 20, 2021 6:52 am

“the impacts are already too costly for people ”
Thus, shut down WMO and UN !

Reply to  Petit_Barde
April 20, 2021 9:22 am

My impact is costly unusual heating in April, not finished yet:

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Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 20, 2021 3:03 pm

I explained to this guy that I predicted decades ago that it was going to get colder about now. He got really angry at me, and shouted “STOP SAYING THAT!”

Like it was all my fault, and if I had predicted differently, it would be a lot warmer. Doesn’t work that way.

Scary thoughts:

This guy was of about-average intelligence – half of them are stupider than that!
– George Carlin

The global warming scam is promoted by scoundrels and believed by imbeciles – wolves stampeding the sheep.

The sheep are so stupid they will believe anything, if it is repeated often enough.

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Tom Abbott
April 20, 2021 6:55 am

From the article: “2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, despite a cooling La Niña event. The global average temperature was about 1.2° Celsius above the pre-industrial (1850-1900) level. The six years since 2015 have been the warmest on record. 2011-2020 was the warmest decade on record.”

Let’s go to the satellite chart:

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As you can see, the UAH satellite chart does not back up the claims of the WMO. The year 1998 is just as warm (statistically; the margin of error being 0.1C) as 2016 and 2020,

And temperatures have dropped by 0.7C since the highpoints, so where is this heat the WMO and the alarmists are talking about? Answer: The only place you will find it is in the computer-generated, bogus Hockey Stick chart. Everything they say is based on this Hockey Stick LIE.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 20, 2021 7:01 am

And they like to back up their lies by altering the data … https://newtube.app/user/TonyHeller/Di9NTca

Coeur de Lion
Reply to  Tom Abbott
April 20, 2021 7:52 am

Note that global temperature is now where it was in 1988. That’s 33 years. And what will UAH say for April?

B Clarke
April 20, 2021 6:56 am

Another report for cop26 no doubt. Have I seen effects of climate change ? Yes I have the exact opposite of what were told is going to happen. IPCC climate models based on warming, which the public generally don’t see,the propaganda based on a scape goat term “climate change” which is fed to the public.

Today the sad excuse for a PM of the UK has bolstered the lie with yet another announcement

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56807520

The pressure put upon the public is increasing leading up to cop26, the one tiny problem I see with these mandates and proposals is, no mandate from the people,this is a world wide conspiracy instigated by ,ipcc, who, most of the World governments and corporations who will profit from the great reset. The decit is made to look like there is a consensus of all the world governments, science,corporations, which is true its a blanket approach to decive the public that every one is on board, forgetting, brushing under the carpet the fact these self appointed guardians of the planet have no mandate from the people.

Its a two pronged attack on the one paw a insistent brainwashing agenda,and on the other, already implementing draconian measures,( we all know what these are already)

The first measure in their eyes is a justification for the second .this is undoubtedly the biggest conspiracy against the population of the planet that has ever been seen, the only comparison i can draw is the stalin/nazi era’s were descent, debate were stifled under threat of imprisonment.

The BBC once said ” the science is settled there is no debate”.

Reply to  B Clarke
April 20, 2021 7:03 am

”The science is settled — there is no debate”. That’s what Pope Urban told Galileo before he was sentenced to house imprisionment for the rest of his life.

Disputin
Reply to  John Shewchuk
April 20, 2021 7:48 am

Surely he said it in Latin?

Neo
Reply to  Disputin
April 20, 2021 9:51 am

Scientia sit certa — non est disputandum

B Clarke
Reply to  John Shewchuk
April 20, 2021 8:33 am

Very similar to what bojo said when the UK was put in lockup ,following yet another branch of corrupt science, follow the science. The parallel with climate science is becoming more obvious by the day.

Alan the Brit
April 20, 2021 7:06 am

UN partners include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organization.

So quite clearly, completely independent unconnected political taxpayer funded groups, seeking even more taxpayers’ dosh for their bank accounts…..err sorry, their vital independent research projects! Where can I apply for some of this free cash? After all, these people of dubious parentage, need to enrich themselves somehow, & the bottomless stomach of the taxpayer cash-cow is always available!!!! Haven’t heard from Al Gore or Past-President Obama how their plans of jacking up their $4m sea-front properties are getting along!!!! I see an awful lot of bovine faecal content in here somewhere!!! Then again, perhaps the dumbing-down of education systems, as demanded by Agenda 21, is ahead of schedule!!!! After all, only the wealthy ruling intellectual elite are permitted to think for themselves!!!! We peasants must learn to tug our forelocks & bow our heads in respect to our superiors!!!! 😉

SteenR
Reply to  Alan the Brit
April 21, 2021 2:06 am

You forgot Bill Gates – he has also joint the millon dollar seafront club

2hotel9
April 20, 2021 7:12 am

So there are no actual meteorologists at WMO anymore. How do I, non-meteorologist, get one of these sweet, high paying gigs at WMO? I could pedal lies for a big enough paycheck, just like they are.

oeman 50
April 20, 2021 7:25 am

It is reported world-wide anthropomorphic CO2 emissions decreased in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions. Yet the levels measured at Mauna Loa continue their upward climb, not even a blip. I can only gather from this that reducing emissions will not avert the “crisis.” What will the WMO suggest next?

whiten
Reply to  oeman 50
April 20, 2021 8:00 am

Mauna Loa,
measures and records the CO2 atmospheric concentration, and it keeps being mentioned continuously and repeatedly in regards of 2020 global lockdown.

In the other hand, the measurements from the CO2 observing satellites,
which actually measure globally the seasonal CO2 variation of the
emissions to atmosphere,
do not seem to be mentioned as much or at all.

Crickets!

cheers

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markl
Reply to  whiten
April 20, 2021 9:12 am

So far the satellite CO2 measurements can’t blame the industrialized countries. That’s why they are launching another CO2 measuring satellite to get it right this time!

whiten
Reply to  markl
April 20, 2021 12:01 pm

And most probably,
on that count of no any regarding and considering of the evidence and the data as for CO2 global emissions, it only means and consist as a non justifiable gross lack of responsibility by the very people trusted with matters of knowledge and the learning curve.

cheers

whiten
Reply to  whiten
April 20, 2021 12:06 pm

Atmospheric CO2 concentrations do lag temps, but in the other hand, the global CO2 emissions do not lag at all the temps or the atmospheric thermal variation. !

cheers

whiten
Reply to  whiten
April 20, 2021 12:10 pm

Also not subject to the residence time.
Obviously, pointing at the,
again the CO2 global emissions!

cheers

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2hotel9
Reply to  whiten
April 20, 2021 1:42 pm

Dood, put down the crack pipe.

whiten
Reply to  2hotel9
April 20, 2021 1:51 pm

Care to explain a little bit more what you mean, dude!

No idea what you pointing at.

2hotel9
Reply to  whiten
April 20, 2021 1:54 pm

Read what you have posted, then try to think about it.

whiten
Reply to  2hotel9
April 20, 2021 3:03 pm

What have I posted that is beyond your intelligence, please quote and be specific, if you literate enough1

2hotel9
Reply to  whiten
April 20, 2021 5:28 pm

So you don’t get it. Got it, figured as much.

2hotel9
Reply to  whiten
April 20, 2021 1:25 pm

Thats all because Co2 is not a problem. It is, in fact, plant food, more is better.

fretslider
April 20, 2021 7:49 am

My question – did anyone notice the crisis?

I looked out the window. I went into the garden. The air column is definitely cold for the time of year, sorry what crisis?…..

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LdB
Reply to  fretslider
April 20, 2021 8:31 am

You can add to that what costs is the greentard babbling on about?

If we used the cost of covid19 as a benchmark the cost of climate change would indistinguishable from zero 🙂

Sara
Reply to  fretslider
April 20, 2021 8:41 am

It is cold here in my kingdom, also. I normally have a large population of violets blooming in the grass by this time in the Spring.

This year? Maybe 8 for the entire yard, and it’s going to snow tonight.

I am sad.

John
April 20, 2021 7:51 am

What impacts?

Tony Sullivan
April 20, 2021 8:12 am

Or is the World Meteorological Organisation claim that we are already experiencing an unaffordable expensive climate crisis overblown nonsense?”

I’ll go with overblown nonsense.

Sara
April 20, 2021 8:19 am

Are the individuals issuing this whining, overly melodramatic statement even vaguely aware of the number of volcanoes currently active, fetching up magma, and expending high volumes of volcano gases into the atmosphere? The list is quite long, and the link to it is here: https://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html

John Seach also has a list of volcanoes, active and otherwise, at Volcano Live. He’s indicating that Nisyros, a Greek volcano, seems to be waking up and the sulfur dioxide plume from Soufriere is now dissipated over the Pacific, south of Japan, 14,000 miles away from its source: http://volcanolive.com/news.html

Those are probably the simplest things to point to in order to let these panic-stricken money grubbers know that the Earth’s real-time activity in volcanism is probably the only thing that is keeping it habitable and cool enough that we don’t just shrivel up and roll away like dust bunnies.

If they ever learn or understand – even a little – that we mere mortal Hoomans have NO control over this planet, could someone please wake me out of my nap and let me know?

Meantime, this bunch of pseudo-religious money-grubbing twerps would be better off if they all moved to a safe haven: somewhere underground. We can help them move and then put a guard outside to make sure that no one disturbs them.

AleaJactaEst
April 20, 2021 8:24 am

“The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants.”
― Albert Camus

April 20, 2021 8:25 am

These people at the WMO know they are lying. Typical leftist climate BS!

Note that they link Climate and Covid – showing their hand.

Read about it here:

“CLIMATE CHANGE, COVID-19, AND THE GREAT RESET”
https://electroverse.net/climate-change-covid-19-and-the-great-reset/
by Allan MacRae, March 21, 2021

Sommer
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
April 20, 2021 11:08 am

Thanks for that link, Allan. Finally someone has impressively tied climate change alarmism, covid -19 and the ‘Great Reset’ together!

April 20, 2021 8:30 am

Let’s all get this word out to as many individuals and media as possible: There is no significant global warming – the “Climate Change” meme is all about the acquisition of world political power.

Gordon A. Dressler
April 20, 2021 8:32 am

From the above article: “The report on the State of the Global Climate 2020 documents indicators of the climate system, including greenhouse gas concentrations, increasing land and ocean temperatures, sea level rise, melting ice and glacier retreat and extreme weather.”

Yeah, right. Let’s check out those mentioned “indicators”:

greenhouse gas concentrations — there has been NO scientific “proof” (preponderance of data-driven evidence) that GHG concentrations are responsible for changes in average global land and sea-surface temperatures . . . correlation does not equal causation . . . and Earth’s biosphere has survived, even prospered, at atmospheric CO2 concentration levels more than 5 times (i.e., more than 2000 ppm) our present level as “recently” as 160 million years ago (at the end of the Jurassic period).

increasing land and ocean temperatures — are the natural result of Earth exiting a glacial (aka “stadial”) period of low temperatures during the current Quarternary Ice Age, which began 2.6 million years ago and is still the present overall climate condition on Earth . . . Earth relatively recently (about 12,000 years ago) exited the last glacial interval . . . over the last million years, the Earth has naturally cycled between cooler periods (aka “stadials) and warmer periods (aka “interstadials) ten times at an almost-regular rate of 100,000 years per cycle, and mankind had nothing to do with this cycling . . . Earth’s temperature range and temperature rate-of-change over the last 200 years are both normal vis-a-vis Earth’s climate history over the last 100,000 years.

sea-level rise — on a global basis and when properly corrected for land uplift or subsidence when measured by land-based tide gauges and when corrected for atmospheric-driven effects (e.g. atmospheric pressure and wind) shows an essentially constant rate of increase of increase (about 3 mm per year) . . . details at https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/socd/lsa/SeaLevelRise/LSA_SLR_timeseries.php as is expected for Earth “recently” exiting a glacial interval and this shows no acceleration in rate, contrary to what would be expected if the rate of increase in atmospheric CO2 over the last 200 years (about a 46% increase) actually was a direct driver of global warming.

melting ice and glacier retreat — are the natural results of a naturally warming world (see second bolded item above) . . . and as noted under sea-level rise there is no indication that these have accelerated in the last 200 years due to mankind’s emissions of GHGs.

extreme weather events — by almost every objective, data-driven measure for “extreme weather” events and trend lines, extreme weather has NOT been uniformly increasing over the last 50 or so years where mankind has contributed its greatest proportion of cumulative CO2 emissions into Earth’s atmosphere . . . see https://wattsupwiththat.com/extreme-weather-page/ . . . the “increasing trend of extreme weather events” is a totally false meme originated by AGW alarmists and propagated by the MSM, despite objective facts to the contrary.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
April 20, 2021 8:55 am

Ooops . . . my typo under sea-level rise paragraph: first sentence should read as “. . . shows an essentially constant rate of increase (about 3 mm per year) . . .”

Specifically, I did not mean it to be a rate of increase in a rate of increase (i.e., an acceleration).

fred250
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
April 20, 2021 2:07 pm

Actually, the real rate is somewhere less than 2mm/year

Toby Nixon
April 20, 2021 8:38 am

H.L. Mencken was never more correct: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

It’s not about climate. It’s about control.

TonyG
Reply to  Toby Nixon
April 20, 2021 10:22 am

And sadly, people want to be controlled. It’s fiction, but Loki was right in Avengers:

Is this not your natural state? It’s the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.

I used to think otherwise, but recent events appear to have proven him right.

Gregory Woods
April 20, 2021 8:44 am

Sometimes I think that this is just a mixture of fairytales: The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Pied Piper of Hamlin….

Phillip Bratby
April 20, 2021 8:46 am

Nothing has happened to the climate in England during my 70+ years. It rains, it floods, we have droughts, we have heatwaves, we have snow, we have frost, we have ice, we have gale, we have storms and we have calm periods. It has been happening all my life.

griff
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
April 20, 2021 9:23 am

I’m sorry, but that is absolutely wrong:

for example, 7 of the last 10 summers (2011-2020) have reached a temperature of 34°C. Before this, just 7 of the previous 50 summers (1961-2010) reached 34°C. All the top 10 warmest years for the UK in the series from 1884 have occurred since 2002.

6 of the 10 wettest years on record have been since 1998. The most recent decade (2010–2019) has been on average 1% wetter than 1981–2010 and 5% wetter than 1961–1990 for the UK overall.

For the most recent decade (2010–2019) UK summers have been on average 11% wetter than 1981–2010 and 13% wetter than 1961–1990. UK winters have been 4% wetter than 1981–2010 and 12% wetter than 1961–1990.

Every year except 2 since 2000 has seen multiple severe flooding events, regularly exceeding 1 in 100 year

The UK now sees more and longer intense rain events, more summer flash flooding, more heat waves.

Reply to  griff
April 20, 2021 10:57 am

Isn’t the increase of that rain all north of the border, though? (Clue: Yes)

Graemethecat
Reply to  griff
April 20, 2021 11:42 am

Griff is lying once more about summers in the UK. The famous summer of 1976 was hotter than those of the 2000’s.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 20, 2021 11:46 am

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philincalifornia
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 20, 2021 12:33 pm

In griff world, evidence free assertions are enough. At WUWT, not so much.

TonyG
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 20, 2021 1:47 pm

1976 is more than 20 years ago. That’s prehistory.

fred250
Reply to  Graemethecat
April 20, 2021 2:12 pm

Griff is always either LYING or presenting MISINFORMATION

The slight recent warming has come from an increase in sunshine hours (on top of continued urbanisation affecting weather stations)

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You would think the Brits would be cheering about a bit of extra sunshine !

Doubt griff would ever notice it in his padded basement cell.

2hotel9
Reply to  griff
April 20, 2021 1:32 pm

You can repeat lies all day long, they are still lies and you are a liar.

fred250
Reply to  griff
April 20, 2021 11:31 pm

And of course EVERYONE KNOWS that the increase in flooding is because of the greenie agenda of not allowing proper channel maintenance.

Love it when whatever the griff-fool posts is a reflection of his far-left cult agenda.

NEVER anything cuased by human released CO2.

Vincent Causey
Reply to  griff
April 20, 2021 11:51 pm

But when we look at the US, we learn that the hottest years occured around the 1930s, with some days reaching 130 F. More days having temperatures over 120 F occured during that period as well.

Staying with the US again, the area of land burnt by fire was higher at the end of the 19th century, and early 20th century by almost an order of magnitude. Mostly the media doesn’t like to talk about that.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Phillip Bratby
April 20, 2021 9:34 am

You got 70 years? What the hel! did you do? I only got 24, and with time off for good behavior, I was able to escape to California.

Ian Coleman
April 20, 2021 9:01 am

The thing that really, really gets up my nose with these climate change guys is that they love to say things that are technically true, but designed to deceive. Like, sea level rise. Okay, sea levels are rising. Make a stack of four Canadian dimes. The height of the stack is how much the seas rose in 2018. Oddly that fact is never cited by someone who is bent on scaring you with stories of the coming deluge.

God to Noah: I’m going to flood the Earth, and it’s going to take 400 years. Get to work on that Ark. Noah to God: I think I’ll leave starting the Ark until the weekend.

Mr. Lee
April 20, 2021 9:08 am

The models are burning up!

markl
April 20, 2021 9:13 am

The sky is falling! When will people listen?

Gregory Woods
Reply to  markl
April 20, 2021 9:55 am

maybe Chicken Little will listen…

George Daddis
April 20, 2021 9:32 am

Dear WMO,
Please provide DATA that the ACCELERATION of SLR, the frequency of floods, forest fires, hurricanes has changed in the last 100 years.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Cheshire Red
April 20, 2021 9:32 am

The only reason anyone is aware of a so-called ‘climate emergency’ is these people keep banging on about one.

By any sane, evidence-based rational assessment there’s literally NOTHING unusual occurring across global weather or climate patterns.

April 20, 2021 9:41 am

WMO is a UN organization which are committed to the cause in the same way as is the case with IPCC, UNEP, WEF and the World Bank, all in the name of the globalist elite.

Doonman
Reply to  Per Strandberg
April 20, 2021 6:18 pm

Yeah, but what is “The Cause” that everybody involved secretly talks about? And why do they question whether you support it or not? As far as I can tell, “The Cause” always involves, first and foremost, the transfer of money.

That should tell you something.

Gary Pearse
April 20, 2021 9:51 am

The desperation is palpable. But not because of crisis climate. It is for the opposite. The climate wroughters know time is running short to get ahead of the parade to take credit for a much feared cooling that seems to be heading us back to levels of the earlier ~19 year ‘Pause’. If temps drop to that level (not far off), it means there has been no warming for a quarter of a century and it’s curtains and worse for the meme and its wroughters. Worse, a further drop of a couple of tenths and even the much fiddled real temperature highs of the past 7 or 8 centuries (mid 1930s-40s) will be connected up.

This is why we’re hearing so much about geoengineering. They know there is zero hope of stopping the Developing World’s hunger for fossil fuels to lift themselves out of poverty. CO2’S emmissions are going to accelerate no matter what comparatively puny cuts remain to be made by the West. And to add insult to injury, the planet is greening, crops are burgeoning, the Bengal tiger, polar bears, and all the rest are flourishing. Lets fill the atmosphere with sulphuric acid, or build reflectors so we can say we saved the planet.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Gary Pearse
April 20, 2021 9:57 am

I predict there is going to be accelerated retirement of clisci’s of a certain age and desertions to the other side. Thet did this during the “Ice Age Cometh” period 1950s to 1979.

Art
April 20, 2021 9:53 am

Another in an unending series of “IT’S WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT!”

n.n
Reply to  Art
April 20, 2021 10:02 am

… More profitable than we imagined.

Dr Ken Pollock
April 20, 2021 10:32 am

A professor from UCL told me that 9.8 million “climate change refugees” were to be mentioned in this report. The actual reference is as follows: “Some 9.8 million displacements, largely due to hydrometeorological hazards and disasters, were recorded during the first half of 2020″. In other words, anticipating cyclones and floods, millions took evasive action. Very wise. But cyclones and floods did not start with the “climate change” we are supposed to be worried about – worried enough to throw over the whole basis of our current prosperity – prosperity that has reduced deaths from extreme weather events by 90+% over the last 50-60 years.
So much for academic integrity…He did, though, modify his text!

S.K.
April 20, 2021 10:43 am

Red Fulfilling his Official Role as UN Climate Ambassador. Did Red write the release?

Economists claim meteorologists were created to make them look good and this release could be considered evidence supporting that claim.

To answer the questions at the end of the article: Yes, I believe that is it. No to higher taxes and it is overblown non-sense.
,
I believe we can add WMO with IPCC, NASA and NOAA to the list of UN associated agencies that have zero credibility. End the UN’s funding now.

Bruce Cobb
April 20, 2021 12:01 pm

WMO sez: “The weather is now climate!”
“Because we said so”.
“Go to your room!”

ResourceGuy
April 20, 2021 12:13 pm

“through a cascading chain of interrelated events”

We at the UN accept cash, check, CC, or bitcoin but we prefer regular transfers of your national wealth with no auditing of our operations or contractor deals.

Mikeyj
April 20, 2021 1:26 pm

Too late!! Screw it then. Eat, Drink and be Merry

goldminor
April 20, 2021 2:10 pm

Here is some very current climate change. Temps in Antarctica have just dropped to minus 95 C over the last several days. These are the coldest temps since before 2017 from the daily pics I keep. This is around 12C lower than any day in the last 4+ years. … https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/orthographic=168.56,-92.34,672/loc=41.198,-77.841

goldminor
Reply to  goldminor
April 20, 2021 7:09 pm

I meant to say 95F and not 95C.

Gunga Din
April 20, 2021 2:45 pm

Why is it that whenever they say we need to do “this or that” to save humanity, it is always at the expense of humanity?

2hotel9
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 20, 2021 2:55 pm

That is the plan, make humans suffer, steal from humans, kill humans. Do please try to keep up.

Gunga Din
Reply to  2hotel9
April 20, 2021 3:38 pm

Rhetorical question.
( I was going to add that those who propose the “this or that” always profit from the “this or that” in either power or profit or both.)

2hotel9
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 20, 2021 5:36 pm

Hucksters and shysters always manage to do both, at least for awhile. The mediocre ones trip up and get burned, then you got the Clintons, Kennedys etc etc, they just keep the grift going, latching onto other’s scams and bleeding them before throwing the originators of said scams to the wolves as they toddle along their way. The climate scamsters are bush league compared to them.

observa
April 20, 2021 3:59 pm

“Did anyone experience climate change so severe you now want to volunteer to pay more tax to fix it? Or is the World Meteorological Organisation claim that we are already experiencing an unaffordable expensive climate crisis overblown nonsense?”

This sort of radical thinking and questioning is strictly for the Journal of Controversial Ideas-
Journal of Controversial Ideas

PCman999
April 20, 2021 4:25 pm

“the basic message remains the same and we now have 28 more years of data that show significant temperature increases over land and sea” – significant? 1.5°C over a century, 2°C if you squint the right way, significant?

Edward Katz
April 20, 2021 6:09 pm

Everyone is so concerned about the “crisis” that there are more than 5600 coal-burning electricity plants either in operation or under construction. So since each of these remains in production for typically three decades or longer people, especially in the Developing World, would rather focus on economic growth and poverty alleviation rather than worry about real or imaginary climate crises.

Bill Parsons
April 20, 2021 6:13 pm

The report illustrates how climate change poses a risk to the achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals, through a cascading chain of interrelated events. These can contribute to reinforcing or worsening existing inequalities. In addition, there is the potential for feedback loops which threaten to perpetuate the vicious cycle of climate change.

Boy they punched every hot button there: climate change, “sustainable” goals at risk, cascading chain of “worse than we thought”, inequality, feedbak loops and existential dread.

March 13 and 14 blizzard in Denver area was the second largest March storm in Denver history (behind the 2003 blizzard). People building snowmen, kids out sledding. Chess nuts boasting over open fires…

We typically get 6.8 inches for the cruelest month. But we’ve had more than nine inches so far with more snow predicted for tomorrow. Alarmists need to work harder.

philincalifornia
Reply to  Bill Parsons
April 20, 2021 8:07 pm

Chess nuts boasting over open fires… ??

It was an indoor game where I grew up

Bill Parsons
Reply to  philincalifornia
April 21, 2021 12:29 pm

Sorry. It’s a bad joke which I actually misquoted. Everybody should hear it at least once in their lives:

“A group of chess enthusiasts had checked into a hotel, and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. ‘But why?’ they asked, as they moved off. “Because,” he said, “I can’t stand chess nuts boasting in an open foyer” – Anonymous

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  Bill Parsons
April 22, 2021 1:55 pm

Was that the same hotel serving aparagus tips with hollandaise sauce on chrome plates because “there’s no plate like chrome for the hollandaise”?

Richard Burkel
April 20, 2021 6:18 pm

Why is it that nobody ever mentions the +/- error range when talking about this so-called global temperature? Maybe because nobody knows what it is? I have searched gov websites looking for it, no luck.

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Ulric Lyons
April 20, 2021 6:18 pm

The regional patterns like a wet Sahel and dry southeast Africa, dry southern Australia, wet southern India and China but drier in the north, are all a low solar driving warmer ocean phases pattern. The heatwaves in August and September 2020 were discretely solar driven by the fastest solar coronal hole streams in a year, and are a cause and not a product of climate change. I had those heatwaves predicted at over a year ahead.
https://solen.info/solar/coronal_holes.html

Robert of Ottawa
April 20, 2021 6:21 pm

Expect this Blarney Science to increase until November 12th in Glasgow. UNFCC COP 26.

Loren C. Wilson
April 20, 2021 7:00 pm

By all objective measures, people have more to eat, better health care, and more affordable goods than ever before. If this is a crisis, we could use a lot more of it.

2hotel9
Reply to  Loren C. Wilson
April 21, 2021 4:14 am

That is the crisis they are so upset about. Got to drive people into poverty and misery so they are all equal.

Vincent Causey
April 20, 2021 11:36 pm

There is a saying that the most terrifying words you will hear are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Perhaps we should add “I’m from the World x Organisation…”

Farmerphil
April 21, 2021 1:33 am

When are these people going to explain how this proposed Co2 reduction plan is going to work , Who will administer it and most importantly, what will it cost?

ozspeaksup
April 21, 2021 3:09 am

the “information sources” tell me what I guessed
another fearmongering stunt to try n force OWG and eu-centric money and regs on the world
middle digit raised!
meanwhile in aus tonight i heard some blithering idiot from our mil(retired maybe) saying panic panic no co2 by 2030

Jeffery P
April 21, 2021 9:18 am

Post modern science is no longer science. It is activism.

Disagreeing with the ‘consensus’ gets you disappeared, that is canceled. Dissenters get harassed online, have their social media accounts blocked and sometimes they lose their jobs.

Humility
April 23, 2021 5:01 am

Merging the roles of Chicken Little and Foxy Loxy: Foxy Loxy does not want to wait for the ignorant masses in the barnyard so he dresses as Chicken Little and tries to stampede the barnyard animals into a panic.

Rick Caird
April 23, 2021 5:17 am

I am very skeptical of any claim that the last year was the warmest or third warmest. Why, because all these calcuulations modify or fix the data so it comes out thhe way they want. This is not science/ It is propaganda.

Theo kornpone
April 23, 2021 5:56 am

We have records of regukar climatic changes in the preindustrial historic periods

in all cases higher temperatures were associated with higher human growth rates and lower ones were associated with crop failures and famine

2hotel9
Reply to  Theo kornpone
April 23, 2021 8:42 am

Yep, those pesky facts getting in the way again.

J. Black
April 23, 2021 6:56 am

“2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, despite a cooling La Nina event.” WMO doesn’t appear to know that global air temperature lags La Nina effect by about six months. UAH satellite data shows global air temps are starting to decrease.

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