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Columbia Climate School: “Every Year will Bring New Converts”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Columbia Climate School green entrepreneur Kevin Webb explaining his goal of converting the climate sinners and restoring Little Ice Age CO2 levels.

Beyond Climate Change: What Happens Once We Control the Global Thermostat?

BY KEVIN WEBB |DECEMBER 14, 2021

As flooding subsumes Toronto, NYC experiences its greatest single-hour downpour on record, Oregon continues to blaze…

I get to speak from a privileged position. For the past several years I’ve been investing in startups that have positive ecosystem and climate impacts. Some are working on electrification and efficiency, to reduce the need for oil and gas in the first place. Others are finding ways to capture oceanic or atmospheric carbon dioxide efficiently, so we can not only stop emissions, but have a chance to return our atmospheric levels to the ~280 parts per million (PPM) that almost all of human civilization has known until recently.

Personally, I’m bullish. My underpinning rationale is as follows:

  • Climate change will get worse before it gets better. This is news to no one who’s paying attention; the world continues to increase atmospheric CO2 by the day, which traps more of the sun’s heat. This in turn disrupts the weather patterns, watersheds, ocean currents, and more that humanity has built civilizations around. Even if we stopped CO2 emissions today, these impacts will take decades, possibly centuries, to play out. (All the more reason to get to net-zero emissions ASAP.)
  • This means every year will bring new converts, who not only believe in climate change, but believe they must personally be involved in solutions. Writers, politicians, artists, engineers, investors — the world needs wholesale change, and there’s room for everyone to bring their skillsets, values, and perspectives. Nations and companies that neglect these voters, employees, investors, regulators and customers will do so at their peril.
  • We need to run the clock backwards. The CO2 levels of the “Goldilocks period” most of humanity has existed through (roughly the past 10,000 years, which saw the development of agriculture and cities) will look increasingly appealing compared with the coming several years and decades ahead. (On principle, I believe 280 PPM should be the benchmark CO2 level).
  • Technology is here. More will come. Building technology to slow, stop, and reverse climate change should be good enough to drive consumer and corporate adoption. It’s not. Between inertia, subsidies, and legacy infrastructure, today’s entrepreneurs and technologists must actively make offerings that are better. Doing so is far from easy, but when transitioning makes sense not only ethically but financially, it starts to feel inevitable.

Read more: https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/12/14/beyond-climate-change-what-happens-once-we-control-the-global-thermostat/

Personally I’m bullish we’ll continue pumping CO2 and greening the Earth. And the climate crisis movement will fade away once even hardcore believers realise it is all a big nothing burger.

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Thomas
December 15, 2021 10:07 am

People who promulgate the increasing-dangerous-weather meme are either profoundly uninformed, or evil.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Thomas
December 15, 2021 10:31 am

profoundly evil?

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 15, 2021 11:20 am

Like many of the profoundly evil people who have screwed up this word in the 20th C, the fail to live to see they consequences of their actions. For them, power is its own reward: bugger the proles!

Last edited 1 month ago by Harry Passfield
HotScot
Reply to  Thomas
December 15, 2021 10:36 am

Stupid.

Philip
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 11:00 am

Bingo we have a winner.

Derg
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 3:18 pm

As stupid as Simon?

Patrick MJD
Reply to  HotScot
December 16, 2021 12:33 am

I was going to say something similar. Notice his sunnies? Did he not read the report from NZ that states a dog is worse for CO2 emissions than a car?

Janice Moore
Reply to  Thomas
December 15, 2021 10:38 am

Exactly. In this case, it is evil, for it is abundantly clear that he is merely a greedy man trying to get people to “buy my stuff.”

  1. Not data-driven (e.g., on principle, I believe 280 PPM should be the benchmark CO2 level)
  2. No data AT ALL cited, just, essentially, “Everyone knows what I’m saying is true.” Believe me because I bear a vague resemblance to Opie Taylor (Note: ALL highly successful con-artists look “sweet”/childlike — people forget that wolves in sheep’s clothing look like SHEEP).

Given the enormous amount of evidence against his position, he is deliberately (i.e., fraudulent) or, at best, recklessly (i.e., he knows that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about and says it anyway) misrepresenting the facts.

IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY.

Money is not inherently evil, the love of money is. Since lying about human CO2 will directly cause great human misery for the foreseeable future (no, technology is not even CLOSE to being able to replace fossil fuels — moreover, there (Edit: is ) no reason to do so), HIS pursuit of financial gain is EVIL, indeed.

Sickening.

And using an innocent, loving, little doggie to sell this lie….. makes you want to throw a shovelful of organic fertilizer into that schmarmy grin.

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Tom Abbott
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 15, 2021 1:34 pm

“Given the enormous amount of evidence against his position, he is deliberately (i.e., fraudulent) or, at best, recklessly (i.e., he knows that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about and says it anyway) misrepresenting the facts.”

Yes, he ought to know better, and probably does. Of course, self-delusion is a powerful thing. There may be some of that involved, too.

Mark Kaiser
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 15, 2021 2:00 pm

Janice, I noticed the 280 ppm benchmark as well.

I wonder how 350.org would respond?

Janice Moore
Reply to  Mark Kaiser
December 15, 2021 2:05 pm

Heh. 🤨

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Mark Kaiser
December 16, 2021 12:34 am

That 280ppm/v is an estimate not a measure. He is clearly an idiot.

DocSiders
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 15, 2021 2:45 pm

I wish this Fake Crisis was just about money.

This is a huge power play by already powerful Elites. Their utopian plans require the destruction of the US and our Constitution.

Money means nothing to these Oligarchs.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 15, 2021 7:31 pm

And using an innocent, loving, little doggie….

The dog has intelligent looking eyes…

eck
Reply to  DMacKenzie
December 16, 2021 5:51 pm

Wait a minute! From what it (he, I guess) was saying, I thought that fur bearing creature WAS Kevin Webb! My bad. My dog has a lot more sense.

TonyG
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 16, 2021 8:02 am

In fairness, Janice, I have to say he’s the first one I’ve ever seen actually put a number to the “right” CO2 level. Even if he’s wrong, at least he’s not equivocating.

Pat Frank
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 16, 2021 8:16 am

Hi Janice — nice to see you here.

So, let’s see … please tell us what you *really* think.

Your analysis can apply equally well to those pushing the mRNA jab, by the way. Yes power-mad, no science. And malignant intentions for children.

Janice Moore
Reply to  Pat Frank
December 16, 2021 5:36 pm

Hi, Pat 🙂 Good to see you, too. Heh. And, sadly, yes… .

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Thomas
December 15, 2021 11:14 am

Or more precise Terminally Stupid.

Ken Irwin
Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
December 15, 2021 12:20 pm

Weapons grade idiot ! is my preferred term.

Vuk
Reply to  Thomas
December 15, 2021 11:23 am

This bloke is taking advantage of opportunity, he is putting his money in what believes will enhance his wealth, no worse than electric car maker Elon Musk, whose business is also subsidised by taxpayers and is currently richest person in the world.
Al Gore and multiple celebrities, on one hand are buying properties along ocean beaches and on the other telling us that cities like New York or London will be submerged, are real hypocrites.

Reply to  Vuk
December 15, 2021 3:31 pm

In popular use, the terms “Climate Change”, “Climate Crisis”, “Climate Catastrophe” etc. comprise a “non-falsifiable hypothesis”, aka “the prattling of fools”.
 
Whenever you hear people using these ”Climate Scare” terms, you can confidently dismiss them as alarmists, fraudsters, etc.
 
The proper term is “Catastrophic Human-made Global Warming” (CAGW), allegedly caused by increasing atmospheric CO2, allegedly caused by increasing fossil fuel combustion – BUT THERE IS NO CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL WARMING – that hypothesis has been disproved – it’s a decades-old scam.
 
Now, fossil fuel combustion is still increasing, atmospheric CO2 is still increasing, but global temperatures are now COOLING. We correctly predicted this cooling in 2002 and again in more detail in 2013.
 
The alleged “Climate Change” scare was always a fraud with no scientific merit, a scam concocted by scoundrels for political and financial gain – wolves stampeding the sheep.
 
Now cold records are falling all over the planet, and green energy schemes are proving incapable of supplying much-needed power for humans and industry – again, just as we predicted in 2002 and 2013.
 
The climate crisis is cancelled – it never was real – it was always a scam, concocted by scoundrels to frighten imbeciles – and it worked, for a while.
 
SNOWFALL RECORDS (FROM THE 1800S) FALL IN NEVADA & CALIFORNIA–JUST AS NEW BOGUS STUDY CLAIMS “NO SNOW” IN 35 YEARS
December 15, 2021  Cap Allon
Dr. John Christy: “Little known to the public is the fact that most of the scientists involved with the IPCC do not agree that global warming is occurring. Its findings have been consistently misrepresented and/or politicized with each succeeding report.”

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Vuk
December 16, 2021 12:35 am

Elon Musk makes more money from selling “carbon credits” to makers of ICE cars than he does from making electric cars.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Patrick MJD
December 16, 2021 5:07 am

Does he really make any money making and selling his cars? His operating profits include some non-vehicle operations.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Thomas
December 15, 2021 11:57 am

Or have an expensive lifestyle to maintain

Joe Wagner
December 15, 2021 10:14 am

Interesting,

Of course, no exact details are forthcoming; like size, cost, how long until a production line is running, etc…

John Hultquist
December 15, 2021 10:19 am

One day Kevin Webb will come down from this high.
Until then I hope he doesn’t hurt himself.
It is one thing to be misinformed, but wishing to stay that way is ___?__.

ResourceGuy
December 15, 2021 10:20 am

Climate bible thumping again

Will there be any big top revival events in Russia, China, India, or the Muslim world? Or will it be more beach gatherings this time?

Pflashgordon
December 15, 2021 10:21 am

“Climate school” being taught by a pseudo-technology startup entrepreneur seeking “converts” sounds like a combination of 19th century snake oil salesman (in this case, environmental miracle elixirs) and a pyramid schemer. All sanctioned by a university to give it a patina of legitimacy.

Sunsettommy(@sunsetmpoutlookcom)
Editor
December 15, 2021 10:21 am

Yawn, another well-meaning do-gooder shown up with another false claim to a “climate emergency” shibboleth. The low IQ drivel go on year after year while the evidence for Climate Emergency never shows up as Willis Eschenbauch pointed out in the article

Where Is The “Climate Emergency”? (LINK)

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When will this idiotic statement stop showing up? as it is stupid as the fool who thinks CO2 is the dominant cause of climate change:

This is news to no one who’s paying attention; the world continues to increase atmospheric CO2 by the day, which traps more of the sun’s heat. This in turn disrupts the weather patterns, watersheds, ocean currents, and more that humanity has built civilizations around. Even if we stopped CO2 emissions today, these impacts will take decades, possibly centuries, to play out. (All the more reason to get to net-zero emissions ASAP.)

CO2 is the bogeyman of the dumb warmist/alarmist camp

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Harry Passfield
Reply to  Sunsettommy
December 15, 2021 11:26 am

Even if we stopped CO2 emissions today, these impacts will take decades, possibly centuries, to play out”

What a cop-out! It’ll take until after I’ve left this mortal coil (and left all my wealth to my antecedents) before anyone realises I was a grifter.

MarkW
Reply to  Harry Passfield
December 15, 2021 2:13 pm

Next to nothing, fading away to absolutely noting over the course of decades.

John Hultquist
December 15, 2021 10:24 am

While new battery (and electric motors) technology is advancing on several fronts, and is interesting, it has nothing to do with global warming.

Tom Halla
December 15, 2021 10:26 am

Anyone who thinks the Little Ice Age was good has perverse tastes.

HotScot
December 15, 2021 10:28 am

“(On principle, I believe 280 PPM should be the benchmark CO2 level)”

On principle Mother Nature believes 1,000ppm+ should be the benchmark CO2 level as the dominant organism on the planet, plant life, flourishes at that level.

Who are you to tell Mother Nature what’s best for the planet?

Ignorant, arrogant little twerp.

Sara
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 12:28 pm

Remember those margarine commercials, in which an actress embodying Mother Nature said “Don’t mess with Mother Nature”?

I remember. Mother Nature can be quite hamfisted with smarty pants persons like this Kevin person.

Just sayin’ what that ad used to say: Don’t mess with Mother Nature!!!

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Sara
December 15, 2021 5:42 pm

Nature? If anyone ever tried margerine before colour and flavours are added, they’d vomit. It’s about as unnatural as a food can be.

Joseph Zorzin
December 15, 2021 10:28 am

new converts, who not only believe in climate change our new religion, but believe they must personally be involved in solutions go forth and preach to the heathen”

they could learn from the Jesuits and Mormons

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 15, 2021 11:28 am

No. They are more likely to learn at the knee of Jim Jones.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 15, 2021 1:40 pm

“New Convert”

I think he *will* see new converts, but they will be converting to skepticism, they won’t be joining his alarmist bandwagon.

Joseph Zorzin
December 15, 2021 10:30 am

will we see batteries that can send Elon Musk into space?

John Bell
December 15, 2021 10:31 am

And then everything they do requires using fossil fuels to do it, hilarious the hypocrisy! Oh, but in their minds they are “doing good work” and that excuses them from being real. Follow the money.

Dave Fair
Reply to  John Bell
December 15, 2021 3:40 pm

There is plenty of money (in the West) to buy indulgences. Vanity signaling also requires lots of cash provided by consumers and taxpayers.

Doonman
December 15, 2021 10:34 am

This means every year will bring new converts, who not only believe in climate change, but believe they must personally be involved in solutions.

When you get converted, does your head get dipped in carbonated water?

tommyboy
Reply to  Doonman
December 15, 2021 10:42 am

I have no desire to be immersed in CO2.

MarkW
Reply to  tommyboy
December 15, 2021 2:14 pm

You are already immersed in CO2. Albeit a mild solution.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  MarkW
December 15, 2021 5:43 pm

Almost at homoeopathic levels of solution

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  Doonman
December 15, 2021 11:34 am

Converts become believers in religious or political orthodoxies. No science involved.

This isn’t about the climate, is it?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
December 15, 2021 1:42 pm

No, I think it is about the money in this case.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Doonman
December 15, 2021 1:41 pm

Does drinking Dr. Pepper count?

HotScot
December 15, 2021 10:35 am

Still gets charged by fossil fuels. Why not just burn it directly and cut out the middle man?

mark from the midwest
December 15, 2021 10:41 am

Yes, we “saw the development of agriculture and cities,” those two useless artifacts of human civilization! I honestly believe some of these people are mentally defective.

Shoki Kaneda
December 15, 2021 10:43 am

You cannot fix stupid.

HotScot
Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
December 15, 2021 2:29 pm

A swift kick in the nuts helps though.

Derg
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 3:20 pm

HotScot you are on your game today. +1

Jules Guidry
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 5:43 pm

A whack with a 2×4 up alongside the head will stun it and slow it down a bit.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Jules Guidry
December 16, 2021 9:18 am

A series of whacks is probably more effective.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 5:45 pm

A swift kick in the nuts helps though.

Ah, but helps whom?

I like to think of such people as Slinkies. They serve absolutely no purpose, but sometimes it’s fun to push them down stairs.

Janice Moore
December 15, 2021 10:45 am

Ha! Every year there are increasingly more climate apostates (and already there are far more agnostics than believers, heh, heh, heh).

Truth will win.

Bwah, ha, ha, ha, haaaaaaaaaaa!

Redge
December 15, 2021 10:47 am

it is all a big nothing burger

That we’re being force-fed with

John Bell
December 15, 2021 10:52 am

Listening to NPR and PBS here in Michigan, jeesh, the libs have themselves in an echo chamber, they just keep repeating the same climate boilerplate over and over! I can tell that they are turning a deaf ear to counter claims, it is really obvious what they are doing. Childish games, and of course there is the bold Leftist projection: claiming that others are doing (the bad things) that they are doing. I hope we are near or past peak doublespeak from the Left.

HotScot
Reply to  John Bell
December 15, 2021 2:33 pm

Well, the mayor of LA has turned from ‘Defund the Police’ 18 months ago to ‘Reinstate the police and criminalise drug abuse on the streets’ – with $120m within the past week, so perhaps there is hope that liberals are beginning to wake up.

Dave Fair
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 3:46 pm

Reality does have a way of intruding on ideology. Too bad it takes so long and causes great damage to average people.

Mr.
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 4:25 pm

hope that liberals are beginning to wake up

That’s way too gentle a process.

Liberals have to be bashed over the head with reality before they cotton on to something.

TonyG
Reply to  HotScot
December 16, 2021 8:23 am

Well, the mayor of LA has turned…
Might it possibly have something to do with the head of the LA Police Protective League publicly telling people to NOT visit because it’s too dangerous?

Dave Fair
Reply to  John Bell
December 15, 2021 4:34 pm

Well, since the world will continue to experience weather extremes, NPR, PBS, and the rest of the government controlled media will always have fodder for their alarmism. It has been Western governments’ policy since the 1990s that CO2 leads to dangerous global warming.

Charles Fairbairn
December 15, 2021 10:56 am

Columbia University seems determined to trash its reputation, if it had one to start with.

Carbon Bigfoot
Reply to  Charles Fairbairn
December 15, 2021 11:22 am

Everyone that aspired to the Ivy League wound up Columbia the gem of the oceans the home of the………you know the rest.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Charles Fairbairn
December 15, 2021 1:46 pm

Columbia has kind of become Leftwing Propaganda Central.

Columbia used to teach journalism, not it teaches how to lie to the public.

Stephen Richards
December 15, 2021 11:01 am

as my life progresses to it’s inevitable end my early estimate of 90% of the population being stupid looks more and more like a gross underestimate of reality

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Stephen Richards
December 15, 2021 1:56 pm

I wouldn’t think it was as high as 90 percent.

Trump got 75,000,000 people to vote for him for president the second time around. That’s almost half of the voters (depending on who is doing the counting), so there are a lot of people who are savvy enough to vote the right way.

So were the ones who didn’t vote for Trump stupid, or were they just duped by too much leftwing propaganda and distortions?

Let’s see what the next election holds. There may be a lot of people out there who have suddenly smartened up. I mean, how stupid could you be to vote for Biden a second time? You would have to be pretty d*** stupid.

HotScot
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 15, 2021 2:34 pm

Midterms will provide a big clue won’t they?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  HotScot
December 15, 2021 5:15 pm

I think so.

It looks like the radical Democrat hard-core base is about 40 percent of the population. Biden’s job approval rating is about 40 percent so we can figure anyone who is polling in Biden’s favor is a hard-core supporter, considering how poorly Biden is doing his job.

So that leaves about 60 percent of the population who are not hard-core radical Democrats.

All the signs are looking very bad for the Democrats. No statistic is going in their favor, and it’s getting worse as time goes by. It is obvious why this is the case: The Democrats are doing a terrible job, and it’s obvious to clear-thinking people.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 15, 2021 3:13 pm

The Fed is taking steps to control inflation, which should help the Dems in the mid-terms. Unfortunately, the Fed can’t reverse the inflation we’ve already had. Or can they create deflation?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
December 15, 2021 5:22 pm

The Fed would have to raise interest rates and doing that hurts the economy.

If you were thinking about getting a new mortgage, now would probably be the time to do it, as interest rates will go higher. And that won’t be pretty for the economy.

Trump was right: If Biden after getting in office, had just gone fishing, and left everything the way Trump had it set up, then the U.S. economy, among other things, would be roaring ahead with no needed input from Joe Biden. Everything Biden does harms the economy. His input is damaging. We couldn’t have elected a more unqualified man than Joe Biden. He’s a total disaster. And we have to put up with him for one more year.

Patrick B
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 15, 2021 5:55 pm

No the economy was severely wounded under Trump. I voted for him both times but Trump made a fatal error. He allowed the CDC and NIH to panic the Governors into shutting down the economy. Unfortunately he didn’t have the training to question what they were doing and he apparently had no advisors qualified to point to Diamond Princess and tell him to fire the top executives at the CDC and NIH.

Patrick MJD
Reply to  Patrick B
December 16, 2021 3:10 am

NIH under Fauci has been at the helm of the COVID sc@ndemic since at least 2014. Certainly been granting funds for “research” in Wuhan since then. That’s before Trump.

Trump was right about one thing, Ivermectin, but because Trump mentioned it, the worlds media pounced on it as “fake news” and CHO’s around the world rejected it.

We know Ivermectin blocks the 3CL enzyme produced by the pancreas which enables long string proteins being broken up so that a virus, like SARS-COV-2, can replicate.

The rest is history and we enter a period of medical apartheid (Certainly true in Australia and New Zealand).

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Stephen Richards
December 16, 2021 7:38 am

Yeah, the normal appears to be stupid and, as Carlin said, half are stupider than that.
On the other hand, Many of them can be attractive and nice and even useful.
A hammer may be even more useful than a computer.

Ed Zuiderwijk
December 15, 2021 11:03 am

Maybe every year will bring new converts, but I’m sure there’s a clueless idiot born every day and Kevin’s one of them.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 15, 2021 1:59 pm

It looks like Kevin has all the climate change talking points down pat, but doesn’t really understand anything relevant. Blah, blah, blah, as Greta says.

December 15, 2021 11:23 am

“On principle, I believe 280 PPM should be the benchmark CO2 level).”

That is insane or totally ignorant. That was the estimated CO2 level circa 1800.

https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/study-may-solve-long-standing-mystery-why-atmospheric-co2-was-lower-during-ice-ages

Herbert
Reply to  Larry
December 15, 2021 12:54 pm

Larry,
I joke to my alarmist friends, “green policies are going to take us back to the seventies, the 1770s that is !”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Larry
December 15, 2021 2:01 pm

We should set the thermostat at least a little warmer than 280ppm, shouldn’t we?

Kevin seems to think he can control the Earth’s atmosphere’s thermostat. Kevin is really funny. Kevin doesn’t have a clue.

Derg
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 15, 2021 3:24 pm

Omg Tom brilliant. A thermostat for greentards where you set your desired CO2 level. I bet Griff, Ghalfrunt, Stokes, Simons and the rest of the clowns would buy one for sure. Remember when Stokes told us how he fought global warming by turning his thermostat down and using an extra blanket? …I still chuckle to this day.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 16, 2021 9:28 am

Kevin isn’t funny. Kevin is dangerous. Any idiot that thinks that man can control the Earth’s temperature via control of CO2 emissions is a dangerous, deluded idiot.

Joao Martins
December 15, 2021 11:33 am

Who is the “green entrepreneur” in the photograph: the guy on the left or the guy on the right?

Waza
December 15, 2021 11:39 am

What is a climate “believer”?

John Bell
Reply to  Waza
December 15, 2021 11:48 am

It is someone who believes that there is MONEY to be made off the scam, so get in now!

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Waza
December 15, 2021 1:18 pm

A believer? It’s someone who thinks the sun rises in the West- and that they can fix it so it comes up in the East!

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Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Waza
December 16, 2021 1:32 am

Since ‘climate’ is a noun any other noun can be used for comparison. Personally I’m a car/table/bed/whiskey/wine – take your pick – believer.

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 16, 2021 7:48 am

Shouldn’t you add song and the ladies to that list.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Waza
December 16, 2021 9:34 am

A disciple of the secular “climate change” religion that pretends to be based on “science” in order to attempt to set themselves apart from what they view as the fools that subscribe to other religions (which are similarly based on blind faith, but, unlike the climate believers, do not attempt to deny that fact).

H. D. Hoese
December 15, 2021 11:47 am

“Views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Columbia Climate School, Earth Institute or Columbia University” which is/are ??????

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  H. D. Hoese
December 15, 2021 3:14 pm

Isn’t GISS part of Columbia University?

Truthbknown
December 15, 2021 11:56 am

Don’t worry about “climate change”! Bill Gates has a plan to stop CC now! He is going to murder 5 Billion people with phony “vaccines”… You’re Welcome “useless eaters”! He is going to “convert” you believers into compost!

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Truthbknown
December 16, 2021 1:34 am

Oh please. Bill is simply not capable of doing that. You give him way too much credit.

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 16, 2021 5:17 am

He is evil enough, but needs someone else to do the work, just like with everything else he is credited with.

MarkW
December 15, 2021 12:05 pm

He talks about “converting” unbelievers.
More evidence that even those behind it think of global warming as a religion.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  MarkW
December 16, 2021 9:36 am

Only subconsciously; they’ll never admit that it’s a religion, because they view themselves as being above that. They deride religion out of the same mouth they preach from.

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John Bell
December 15, 2021 12:06 pm

“…while environmentally and socially responsible investing has ballooned to $30 trillion a year.”
WOW! I wonder where he gets that!? So many weasel words in there.

garboard
December 15, 2021 12:07 pm

he looks like someone suffering terribly from the climate crisis

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  garboard
December 16, 2021 1:35 am

Climate Derangement Syndrome, CDS.

John Bell
December 15, 2021 12:10 pm

I thought pets were a climate sin? Oh, not for those doing good works, but for all others yes.

Art
December 15, 2021 12:57 pm

“Converts”….sounds like Jim Jones

Bruce Cobb
December 15, 2021 1:11 pm

“every year will bring new converts…”
Well isn’t that special. He’s got that old-time Climate Religion.

Ben Vorlich
December 15, 2021 1:14 pm

I’m interested in what evidence there is that in a chaotic multiple input system like climate that after changing one variable, in this case CO2., that turning that variable back to its original state will turn the system back to its original state.

Also CO2 is not the only variable we’ve changed.

So this scheme is bound to fail even if all variables are set back to the original state.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
December 15, 2021 3:16 pm

What happens if the oceans continue to outgas CO2, and it can’t fall below, say, 400 ppmv?

fretslider
December 15, 2021 1:15 pm

I got as far as… “ What Happens Once We Control the Global Thermostat?”

Clearly, the author is completely bonkers. I would say his delusions will get worse before they get better.

Janice Moore
Reply to  fretslider
December 15, 2021 2:01 pm

Nah. He’s just a slimy little market developer for junk tech. He will say ANYTHING to sell. Even if it makes him look “bonkers.” He does not care. All he cares about is: $$

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Janice Moore
December 16, 2021 9:40 am

A promoter of Junk Education which teaches Junk Science. And gaining wealth at taxpayer expense through “investments” in worse-than-useless crap nobody would give you a nickel for absent government mandates and subsidies.

Janice Moore
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
December 16, 2021 5:38 pm

Well said, AGWiNS.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  fretslider
December 15, 2021 2:07 pm

Kevin has a high opinion of alarmist abilities and understanding, which demonstrates he is delusional. And he is so sure of himself. That’s the funny part.

PaulH
December 15, 2021 1:22 pm

As flooding subsumes Toronto…

Eh? Toronto is a large city that experiences local floods from time to time. But, I’ve heard nothing about the city being subsumed. Did I miss the news reports?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  PaulH
December 15, 2021 2:09 pm

Kevin also said Oregon was burning. Actually, Oregon is currently getting lots of rain. Kevin needs to keep up.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 16, 2021 9:41 am

Maybe he was talking about those, er, “mostly peaceful” demonstrations…

ResourceGuy
December 15, 2021 1:30 pm

Okay, no more snow removal funds or salt for NY and the Northeast for that matter. And henceforth, NYC will be required to build up a curb at all entrances to the subway instead of using the flooding to pine for more federal dollars.

whatlanguageisthis
December 15, 2021 1:34 pm

Climate change will get worse before it gets better.

Yesterday is better than today.* Nostalgia for those better days of 300 ppm CO2 when you rode horses or bicycles for transportation and 60% of the world population spent their days trying to produce enough food to feed 90% of the world, sorry other 10%. (*Unless a Republican says it)

This means every year will bring new converts

Converts is correct, since CAGW it is religious in its practice.

We need to run the clock backwards.

I’ll give him credit – most climate doomsayers won’t give a target acceptable CO2 level. If only there was any evidence that wasn’t generated in a computer that said CO2 will change anything.

Technology is here. More will come

More better come if what is here has any chance of ever being that financially attractive solution of which you dream.

Bennie Azul
December 15, 2021 1:55 pm

Why is there a debate about “climate change”?

Firstly the topic is not climate change but “man made climate change”, well actually, “dangerous (sic Obama) man made climate change” and vitally not a scintilla of empirical evidence or repeatable experiment exists for the notion. I contacted all the main govt agencies (NASA etc) and asked for examples of the above prerequisites and not a bean.

I framed the question as a request for empirical evidence of co2 warming the planet in a meaningful way and nothing – zip, zero, zilch.The UK met office made an attempt but presumably got confused as they cited computer modelled studies regarding the greenhouse effect.

I really am puzzled as to why any debate exists. The building blocks of the entire story are a dubious correlation betwixt co2 and temp rise and a spectroscopy graph showing a partial absorption range of co2. Every weather event, ice decline, drought and reduction in coral trails back to these points. The first fails by assuming correlation always identifies causation – it doesn’t and the second is not a demonstration of co2 warming the planet.

The only question required about this farago is – “show me your empirical evidence of co2 warming the planet”. If the words “here is the requisite evidence you asked for” do not form the initial sentence in reply then tell them they are wasting your time and monies from public coffers that could be used for real problem.

Dan Pangburn
December 15, 2021 2:11 pm

The CO2 level will continue to increase. China, Russia, India and Africa will see to that even if the western world commits economic suicide with their war on fossil fuels. Ignorant people like Kevin might eventually become aware that CO2 has no significant effect on climate.
 
Anyone paying attention has noticed that water vapor molecule count has been increasing about 7 times faster than CO2 and can account for all of humanity’s contribution to planet temperature increase. Average global WV has been increasing 1.49% per decade which is about twice as fast as possible from just average global temperature increase.

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Macha
December 15, 2021 2:20 pm

I love the author’s last bit most….green the earth…won’t happen at 280ppm CO2.

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Mark Kaiser
December 15, 2021 2:40 pm

From the Columbia.edu article”

When this transition happens, it will be slightly bittersweet. Earth’s weather will still be unpredictable, but its atmospheric CO2 levels, which have varied throughout billions of years, may be permanently static. From that point to as long as humans inhabit Earth, we will necessarily assume the role of caretakers, and in all likelihood we’ll optimize Earth’s conditions for us. This stability seems worthwhile, but who knows what directions evolution might have taken without our (someday) steady hand.

So
1) Making Co2 levels static will NOT stop unpredictable weather.
2) Fluctuating Co2 levels are natural.
3) Our job is to geoengineer the planet.

He contradicted himself in the same paragraph! Cognitive-Dissonance Or God like view of himself.

DocSiders
December 15, 2021 2:41 pm

Powerful people perpetuate this insanity.

These minions must think they see some evidence somewhere for their rantings…or just big paychecks and publicity for doing nothing and telling lies.

December 15, 2021 2:46 pm

The whole ‘Climate Change’movement has nothing to do with science or data. It is simply another naive religious cult built on belief and keen to “Bring New Converts” to the fold.

Andrew Wilkins
December 15, 2021 3:06 pm

I notice the warning under the comment section says

comments that spread misinformation, will be automatically deleted.

i.e. if you don’t agree with our religion you will be censored

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
December 15, 2021 5:51 pm

And the trouble with censorship is ⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛

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Andrew Wilkins
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
December 16, 2021 9:35 am

How rude! 😉

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Andrew Wilkins
December 16, 2021 9:49 am

If “comments that spread misinformation” were automatically deleted, Mr. Webb’s entire post would have vanished into the ether long ago.

Dave Fair
December 15, 2021 4:28 pm

Assuming, as it seems the author does, that CO2 is the “control knob” for Earth’s globally average surface temperature, would not a “dialing back” of CO2 concentrations to 280 ppm result in the Earth reverting to the cold and stormy Little Ice Age period? If such a reduction in CO2 concentrations would not lead to cold and stormy conditions, would not one’s logic about CO2 being the “control knob” be faulty? The privations of a cooling world are inescapable in any event.

Andre Thomas Lewis
December 15, 2021 4:35 pm

Seems to me there are several types of AGW believers and advocates. A major group is, of course, those who will benefit from policies and activities designed to alleviate the alleged problems – include here renewables investors, politicians in electorates full of eco-elites and academics/scientist on the CC research gravy train. Another major group that are probably more dangerous, because evidence the whole thing is a scam won’t budge them, are the true believers. XR and other assorted feral activists have invested so much of their own personality and future in the AGW meme that they cannot drop it even when faced with real proof they have been living a lie. At least the investors/careerists will back off if the money dries up and there is no further prestige in pushing it, but fanatics will not let it go.

Steve Case
December 16, 2021 12:08 am

Personally I’m bullish we’ll continue pumping CO2 and greening the Earth. And the climate crisis movement will fade away once even hardcore believers realise it is all a big nothing burger.
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New York City just banned natural gas in new buildings starting 2030.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Steve Case
December 16, 2021 9:52 am

I’d like to see people start selling coal fired boilers in NYC, just to show the Climate Fascists how stupid they are being in their attempts to “ban” use of natural gas.

gringojay
December 16, 2021 12:17 am

That guy thinks he knows the tune. But apparently doesn’t know the lyrics.

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December 16, 2021 2:06 am

CAGW “converts”…

CAGW is the religion of fools who erroneously think themselves too intelligent to believe in God…

As Bob Dylan said, “Your’re gonna have to serve somebody”…

2hotel9
December 16, 2021 3:55 am

So, an open and public admission that it is religion, not science, that they are pushing.

Scott snell
December 16, 2021 7:14 am

Our latest Rent-Seeker of the Month winner, ladies and gentlemen.

TonyG
December 16, 2021 7:30 am

Not even pretending anymore, are they?

Rich T.
December 16, 2021 2:25 pm

He is as accurate as the NZ government is. Not accurate at all. 280PPM for bad greening of the planet.

BigWaveDave
December 17, 2021 1:05 am

“…return our atmospheric levels to the ~280 parts per million (PPM) that almost all of human civilization has known until recently.“

How about all of the pollution almost all of human civilization has known until only recently? How about the average 40 year lifespans that people endured until only recently?

Oldanalyst
December 17, 2021 1:04 pm

The planet is starved for CO2 at 280 parts per million. Global greening at current CO2 levels is a godsend for civilization. No one will even notice if temps rise another .5-1.0 degree over the next 100 years.

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