False imagery and data hallmarks of COP26

Reposted from the CO2 Coalition

By Vijay Jayaraj – November 12, 2021

Mainstream media is infamous for its exaggeration of everyday events. When it comes to the issue of climate change, it rarely misses an opportunity to promote fear. True to form, during the ongoing COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, media promoted incorrect information spewed by politicians and famous personalities.

Special attention was drawn to the assertion that rising sea levels are threatening island nations by none other than Barack Obama, who incongruously has purchased a multi-million-dollar ocean front property on the New England coast.

Catching the attention of millions was the image of a Tuvalu minister standing in knee-high sea water. But there is a problem with this: Most islands in the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu have gained surface area and are in no danger of being inundated.

Despite sea-level rise that has been underway since the end of the last ice age, Tuvalu’s land area has increased recently by 2.9 percent. A peer-reviewed research paper which studied four decades of shoreline change in all 101 islands in theTuvalu atolls categorically proves this. The paper notes that  “…change is analyzed over the past four decades, a period when local sea level has risen at twice the global average (~3.90 ± 0.4 mm.yr−1). Results highlight a net increase in land area in Tuvalu of 73.5 hectares (2.9%) despite sea-level rise and land area increase in eight of nine atolls.”

The case of Tuvalu is not unique. Various island nations have gained landmass in recent decades, including Maldives which increased by 37 square kilometers since 2000.

Polar bear on ice floe. Melting iceberg and global warming. Climate change

The climate doomsday machine has been using this image-based propaganda for a while now. National Geographic circulated an image of a starving polar bear and falsely claimed that the bear’s condition was a direct result of man-made climate change. However, polar bear populations are relatively healthy and have increased in recent decades. When exposed, the famous media channel issued a statement saying that the reason for the dismal condition of the bear is unknown and that it had exaggerated the climate impact.

At COP26, Bill Gates joined climate elites who resorted to a false representation of reality to promote climate fear. “Farmers in low-income countries are at high risk from the impacts of climate change,” said Gates. But a closer look at weather data and the state of global agriculture reveals a different picture.

The United Nations makes clear that there is no strong evidence that climate change is having a significant influence on the frequency of extreme weather events. IPCC AR5 WGI Chapter 2 states, “In summary, there continues to be a lack of evidence and thus low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of floods on a global scale.” When it comes to droughts, the report states that “… there is not enough evidence at present to suggest more than low confidence in a global-scale observed trend in drought or dryness (lack of rainfall) since the middle of the 20th century.”

Consider India, a country with world’s largest number of low-income farmers. More than 500 million people depend either on agriculture or allied products. Of that total, 150 million depend only on agriculture — the equivalent of 40 percent of the U.S. population.

These farmers — with an average monthly income of less of $120 — depend on monsoon rainfall and there has been no climate signature on the monsoon rainfall trend. Nor has there been any increase in cyclones. In other words, there has not been any increased risk from climate change for India’s farmers. Another indicator of the absence of heightened risk is crop production. For four consecutive years, India has produced record food crops, higher than ever before in its history.

You would think that Gates would know something about agriculture and climate given that he  owns 242,000 acres of U.S.farmland and said to be the largest private owner of such acreage. However, it appears that the billionaire is at best ill-informed.

Though fancying themselves to be noble defenders of nature, these purveyors of doomsday scenarios are more akin to a cult’s priesthood offering commoners salvation in exchange for prosperity and freedom.

 Vijay Jayaraj is a Research Associate at the CO2 Coalition, Arlington, Va., and holds a Masters degree in environmental sciences from the University of East Anglia, England. He resides in Bengaluru, India.This commentary was first published at CNS News on November 12, 2021

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John
November 14, 2021 6:56 pm

Gates Obama and the rest need to keep the line on catastrophic climate change
They are nothing but plain faced liars
But they are lining their pockets with our money in the name of saving the planet

Reply to  John
November 14, 2021 6:59 pm

If NOAA can fabricate temperature data, when why not fabricate imagery. The sky’s the limit.

Dennis
Reply to  John Shewchuk
November 14, 2021 8:35 pm

You mean the atmosphere is their limit, all 410 ppm of Carbon Dioxide (0.041%) for pie in the sky donation fraud.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  John Shewchuk
November 15, 2021 12:58 am

Warmists lie. Who’d a thunk it?

Reply to  John
November 14, 2021 7:11 pm

The only thing they are saving are themselves and their families. Very much the “Let them eat cake” attitude of time immortal in the human condition where self-anointed “elitists” set themselves apart from us, the peasants.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 15, 2021 12:55 am

Psychopaths.

.KcTaz
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
November 15, 2021 11:57 am

BINGO!!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  John
November 14, 2021 7:15 pm

It has always been about the money. I’m completely amazed by the people arguing the finer points of the “science”, when science hasn’t the least connection to this pantomime, except as window dressing. Of course people like Gates worked it out early on. It’s the same with the plandemic. They tucked right in up to their trotters and have been feeding on pork from the start.

markl
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 14, 2021 7:32 pm

Years ago on this very forum there were opinion differences between “it’s all about science” and “it’s all about politics”. I miss those that used to regularly post their science facts and opinions but that conversation is dead. You can only see so many facts disregarded to understand political opinion is in control of AGW.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  markl
November 14, 2021 8:32 pm

I remember those days well. The goal now is getting control of the media, then playing ‘domination’.

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 14, 2021 11:32 pm

Well seeing that “they” have already succeeded in getting control of the children & young people, it is a natural (manmade) step to seize control of the media, their victory is almost complete!!! Good old Agenda 21 rearing its ugly face again!!!

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 15, 2021 9:40 am

Good old Agenda 21 rearing its ugly face again!!!

Good old Marxism being installed … by the numbers.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Alan the Brit
November 16, 2021 6:48 am

They don’t have all the children. I know plenty of younger folks who are skeptics.

Greeboz6
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 15, 2021 1:02 pm

Not money, wold domination for Communism. The Theory of Warming is based upon the proliferation of CO2 produced by our use of fossil fuels. To control the use of fossil fuels is to control all use of energy which means controlling all production (Communism by back door) and all aspects of human life. Government would control what, how much and where production would be allowed. That will control if and where you can have businesses, jobs, homes and what products you can purchase. It will also control whether you can have an automobile and how it can be used and what amount of electricity you can use in your home, if you have a home. Question immigrants from the Soviet Union to discover how that works for the citizens.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Greeboz6
November 15, 2021 5:23 pm

It is true that socialists are increasingly taking advantage of government incompetence. They have always been waiting at the back door, looking for every opportunity to make gains … especially, education and social services. This is especially true where big issues open the door to fraudulent skimming of government largess. Things like “global cooling”, AIDS, AGW, second hand smoke, “climate change”, climate “exuberance” and of course … Wuhan virus. Whenever vast amounts of money is transferred from the public purse, the door to fraud is wide open. The socialists are always among the 1st in line.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  John
November 14, 2021 8:09 pm

There’s someone named Gates Obama?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
November 14, 2021 8:22 pm

There’s someone named Gates Obama?

Have you ever seen Bill Gates and Barack Obama in the same room? Case closed.

.KcTaz
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 15, 2021 12:00 pm

HAHAHAHA!!! You’re right.

Geoff Sherrington
November 14, 2021 7:08 pm

Vijay,
Your clear prose rebutting alarmism with researched articles, without speculation and guesswork, is appreciated. Geoff S

November 14, 2021 7:08 pm

Like all big storms in the hours before they arrive, it seems eerily clam as the winds start to stir. The winds of a coming pan-genocide famine are now starting to blow as global energy prices are rising. While we focus and complain on the rising cost of electricity here in the US, Europe and the UK, these energy price spikes are very much non-linear, akin to price moves on leveraged financial assets, in the 3rd World where food and energy price shocks are most felt.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/lara-logan-rise-energy-prices-exacerbating-famine-issues-across-globe

This is just the beginning of what the Liberal Left has planned for the World.

John Larson
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 14, 2021 10:54 pm

I don’t mean to be pedantic, but I really think “the illiberal Left” makes more sense. And I’m pretty sure most people would know who you’re talking about.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  John Larson
November 15, 2021 12:04 pm

G’Day John,

…“the illiberal Left”…

Might I suggest “Control Left” as in “Ctrl Left” – compared to – “Alt Right”.

The “Crtl” key is the lowest leftist key on my laptop, appropriate I think.

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
November 15, 2021 3:32 am

There has to be some kind of mental illness going on here. How can so many people be so unaware of the consequences of what they are demanding? Some of the effects showing up now in the gasoline prices, the US is starting to get quite close to what we are paying in Europe. The same for heating oil and natural gas. As supply lines continue to be disrupted, sooner or later people have to grasp that this really has nothing to do with the fauxdemic.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
November 15, 2021 7:00 am

This is what happens when radical Democrats are in control. They are very bad for the United States, as is obvious to just about everyone, since Biden took over.

The polls are looking very bad, not just for Biden and Harris, but for the entire Democrat Party. If we keep going this way, the Democrats are going to be swept from office in a very big way in 2022.

Just what the doctored ordered. 🙂

H.R.
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 15, 2021 8:16 am

Tom, since they are in power, the Dems don’t care about polls. They really don’t care. They will continue to force their agenda on the U.S.

Their other objective is keeping power via control of the vote counting. They are within a hair’s breadth of achieving that objective. 2020 was the test run. It worked out great. But the Dems still have some tweaking to do, as shown by Virginia and one pesky NJ trucker.

The non-brainwashed in the U.S. must work hard to make sure the Dems don’t fully achieve that second objective. Otherwise, there’s no chance they’ll be swept from office in 2022 or ever, for that matter.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  H.R.
November 16, 2021 4:18 am

“Tom, since they are in power, the Dems don’t care about polls. They really don’t care. They will continue to force their agenda on the U.S.”

I agree with that. The good news is the radical Democrats are finding it more difficult to get things done as their coalition fights among themselves.

They better hurry. They only have about another year to get anything done.

TonyG
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
November 15, 2021 8:09 am

There has to be some kind of mental illness going on here. How can so many people be so unaware of the consequences of what they are demanding?

The leaders and drivers of all this almost certainly know, and don’t care.

The activists, protestors, and interested layperson* don’t know, and are so convinced by the narrative that they simply ignore or reject any facts that might show a negative side to their beliefs.

* People who are neither activists or protestors but who still embrace the ideology, only not as fervently. Can’t think of a better term.

.KcTaz
Reply to  TonyG
November 15, 2021 12:05 pm

I, along with many others, blame our Education system for much of this.
“Ours may become the first civilization destroyed, not by the power of our enemies, but by the ignorance of our teachers and the dangerous nonsense they are teaching our children. In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity.”
Thomas Sowell

TonyG
Reply to  .KcTaz
November 16, 2021 7:23 am

“In an age of artificial intelligence, they are creating artificial stupidity.”

I disagree slightly here – the stupidity is all too real.

Gerard O'Dowd
Reply to  TonyG
November 15, 2021 8:16 pm

Possible labels: True Believers, Useful Idiots, or Marxist conformists.

Philo
Reply to  Pamela Matlack-Klein
November 16, 2021 4:17 pm

There is no mental illness going around, except maybe evil hidden purposes. The UN has been a “strictly” political organization from inception. It was never organized around some higher pupose other than money and political power. It’s been very patient.working its political schemes since it was founded 1945.

Around 1968-1970 they bought into the climate change game, driven mainly by a Canadian oil baron named Maurice Strong. It’s been down hill for the rest of us since. It’s all on the main UN websites and other UN program websites. Black and white- the only thing considered is “man-made” climate change. The only approach is the wealthier countries have to make financial amend with the poorer countries. A nearly guaranteed way to put together an empire of serfs, similar to the European Union.

November 14, 2021 7:09 pm

The great hoax of COP26 is the bed wetters failure to address the fact global warming is not settled science. The results of this review point to the extreme value of CO2 to all life forms, but no role of CO2 in any significant change of the Earth’s climate. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12665-018-7438-y

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markl
November 14, 2021 7:25 pm

The UN is Janus when convenient. It projects an image of environmental concern in their condensed information for managers/politicians/environmentalists and one of “everything is normal/OK” in the body of the report. That way they can point to either to sooth everyone.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  markl
November 14, 2021 8:25 pm

Politicians write the summary.

There are those who claim that this is not true, but the IPCC clearly state that politicians examine, discuss, and have a power of veto over every single line in the summary. Who is going to challenge the very people on whom they depend for large slices of taxpayers’ money?

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
November 15, 2021 3:36 am

Because of the SPM almost no one reads the scientific report. They only bother with the scientific report so that they have something to point to and claim they are doing the work!

Steve Case
November 14, 2021 8:24 pm

The United Nations makes clear that there is no strong evidence that climate change is having a significant influence on the frequency of extreme weather events.
_____________________________

There’s a new claim that climate change is causing hurricanes and tropical storms to move more slowly causing more devastation. Indeed, a short google search on “hurricanes are moving slower” finds: 

    Hurricanes Are Moving Slower Huge Problem – nationalgeographic.com
    Human-caused warming will cause more slow-moving – sciencedaily.com
    Slower-moving hurricanes will cause more devastation- newscientist.com
    Hurricanes Are Moving More Slowly – npr.org
    Slow-moving hurricanes that deluge coasts – reuters.com
    Why Did Hurricane Sally Move So Slowly? – smithsonianmag.com
    Hurricanes are moving more slowly – washingtonpost.com 
    How Fast, or Slow, a Hurricane Moves Can Be as Important – weather.com
    Three Reasons Slow-Moving Tropical Storms and Hurricanes – weather.com
    Why slow-moving storms like are especially dangerous – abcnews.go.com
    Hurricanes are moving slower, making them more deadly – accuweather.com
    Hurricanes Are Slowing Down and Leaving More Damage – time.com
    Hurricanes mysteriously moving slower – independent.co.uk
    Slow-Moving Hurricanes Near Coasts Are Flood Nightmares – forbes.com
    Hurricane Sally Is a Slow-Moving Threat. – nytimes.com
    Hurricanes are slowing, which could be a big problem – cnn.com
    Hurricanes and Typhoons Are Moving More Slowly – businessinsider.com
    Slow, meandering hurricanes are often more dangerous – popsci.com

And so on.

But what doesn’t turn up on a google search for “IPCC Slower hurricanes” is the IPCC passage supporting this claim. 

This NOAA article Global Warming and Hurricanes says the slower moving hurricanes so far can’t be linked to climate change. 

Well anyway if you make the case the that hurricanes aren’t stronger or more frequent, you’re going to get the, “Yes but they are moving more slowly causing more damage” argument  

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Steve Case
November 14, 2021 8:40 pm

From the beginning the trick has been to create as much ambiguity as possible, then count on the dishonesty of the media to spread the disinformation. The term “climate change” has no real meaning because those in charge of feeding the frenzy resist publishing a definitive description of what “climate change” means. It’s the same as how “consensus” is treated. You get to make up your own interpretation depending the angle you want. The entire issue is intentionally equivocal.

Steve Case
Reply to  Rory Forbes
November 14, 2021 8:54 pm

Whac-A-Mole

Alan the Brit
Reply to  Steve Case
November 14, 2021 11:40 pm

“the slower moving hurricanes so far can’t be linked to climate change.”

Don’t worry, they’re working on it, just a few more tweaks to their puter models will fix it!!!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Steve Case
November 15, 2021 7:09 am

The Climate Change Propaganda Machine is finely tuned. One topic produces dozens of scaremongering climate change articles.

This kind of propaganda is on the newsfeeds constantly now. A blizzard of climate change propaganda. And the propagandists who write this stuff couldn’t prove one claim they make, but that doesn’t matter when it’s propaganda. Repetition is what matters when it’s propaganda.

Dennis
November 14, 2021 8:33 pm

IPCC based climate hoaxers and fellow travellers are like thieves who pick people’s pockets, they use natural climate and weather variations to distract their victims while they con them into donating a $1.3 trillion every year to their climate green fund.

Thankfully so far without much success.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Dennis
November 15, 2021 7:20 am

“IPCC based climate hoaxers and fellow travellers are like thieves who pick people’s pockets, they use natural climate and weather variations to distract their victims while they con them into donating a $1.3 trillion every year to their climate green fund.”

I think what we have here is a Criminal Enterprise consisting of Michael Mann and the Hockey Stick Team and the UN bureaucracy colluding to defraud the people of the world by making the false claim that we are currently living in the hottest time in the last couple of thousand years because of human-derived CO2 and they present a bogus, bastardized Hockey Stick chart as their evidence. And then they won’t put out enough information for third parties to duplicate their results to see whether they have reached valid conclusion or not.

The world is preparing to spend Trillions of dollars based on Secret Science. Based on the claims of a very few people who refuse to tell us how they reached their conclusions. And we sit still for this? How stupid is that?

November 14, 2021 8:49 pm

Mainstream media is infamous for its exaggeration of everyday events. When it comes to the issue of climate change, it rarely misses an opportunity to promote fear. True to form, during the ongoing COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, media promoted incorrect information spewed by politicians and famous personalities.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  zee raja
November 15, 2021 7:25 am

“When it comes to the issue of climate change, it rarely misses an opportunity to promote fear.”

The climate change propaganda is highly organized now. Dozens of news organizations and other media have signed up to promote climate change propaganda. It’s an Echo Chamber with many voices talking, all promoting a specific narrative.

Gordon A. Dressler
November 14, 2021 8:55 pm

Regarding Obama,the Tuvalu minister, National Geographic, Gates and all the other talking heads and climate alarmist organizations pontificating at COP26, history has seen right through their type:
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools” — Bible, Romans 1:22, King James Version (KJV)

Streetcred
November 14, 2021 10:37 pm

You would think that Gates would know something about agriculture and climate given that he owns 242,000 acres of U.S.farmland and said to be the largest private owner of such acreage. However, it appears that the billionaire is at best ill-informed.

I think that Gates is way out of his depth … have you seen some of the garbage he comes up with about COVID and vaccines ? He should stick to his knitting stealing other people’s technology.

Margaret Smith
Reply to  Streetcred
November 15, 2021 5:56 am

Remember, he’s just a computer geek. Loads of money does not confer intelligence.

Reply to  Margaret Smith
November 15, 2021 7:34 am

Aye–but loads of money buy an awful lot of influence.

Lasse
November 15, 2021 12:31 am

CO2 has nothing to do with sea level change.
As can be seen in this graph:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?plot=50yr&id=680-140

Macha
Reply to  Lasse
November 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Alfred T Mahan
November 15, 2021 1:06 am

The Tuvalu minister looked a bit of a prat, to be honest. Although his short-trousered Bermuda suit was very fetching.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Alfred T Mahan
November 15, 2021 7:29 am

Is this the same bunch that held a meeting a few years ago, underwater, around a table, while wearing scuba gear, to make a case that their island was sinking?

auto
Reply to  Tom Abbott
November 15, 2021 12:38 pm

IIRC That was the Maldives, President Mohammed [‘Mo’ at college] Rashid.

Auto

Tom Abbott
Reply to  auto
November 16, 2021 4:21 am

Thanks. It’s hard to keep those water bug doomsters separated.

Andrew Lale
November 15, 2021 3:00 am

We’re way past ‘ill-informed’. Deliberate fraud and a mountain of lies don’t speak of being ‘ill-informed’. Gates is a criminal involved in a massive criminal conspiracy.

ozspeaksup
November 15, 2021 3:17 am

they told them there would be money
no way will they admit they dont have any problems

Joseph Zorzin
November 15, 2021 3:48 am

“Barack Obama, who incongruously has purchased a multi-million-dollar ocean front property on the New England coast”

Doesn’t Gates also own a new home on the coast of Seattle or nearby?

November 15, 2021 4:01 am

“Farmers in low-income countries are at high risk from the impacts of climate change,” said Gates.

No, Bill. Farmers are at high risk from the policies of climate change.

Sara
November 15, 2021 5:53 am

The COPs are just an excuse for these bozos to get together and pat each other on the back about how much better they are up there on the clouds, while the rest of us are down here rolling around in the mud, cultivating food crops and building stuff and making things work. They need to be kept all in one place so that they can go on patting each other on the back.

Really, no one needs them. WE can get along just fine without them. Perhaps an island in the south Pacific that hasn’t been settled just yet would work. Drop off supplies once a month, that sort of thing. They don’t know how to do anything but vacuum up tax money that can be put to a better use than ridiculous exhibitions of flatulent egos like the COPs. They can’t even do their own laundry or cook a meal, for Pete’s sake, so what makes them “better” than the rest of us? Not5hing.

Just my view of it all.

Olen
November 15, 2021 6:51 am

To their way of thinking it is the magnitude of the accusation that counts. As someone once said if it is repeated often it will be believed.

TonyG
November 15, 2021 7:31 am

Popular Science was heavily called out on Twitter for promoting that Tuvalu picture. Even by believers.

DipChip
November 15, 2021 7:48 am

The creeping destitution of more farmers around the world is not caused by global warming, but by increasing costs of energy and the increasing cost of fertilizer and it’s availability, now being impacted by increased use of Natural Gas for other purposes.

roaddog
November 15, 2021 8:05 am

Once again, ideology trumps actual data.

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