Things NASA climate scientists say:

Peter Kalmus is a Data Scientist working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion laboratory.

Peter came to JPL Earth Science from astrophysics, where he spent eight years designing and implementing searches for gravitational waves from supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and magnetars as a member of the LIGO collaboration. He now uses remote sensing data to study biodiversity, stratocumulus clouds (which cool the Earth), and severe convective environments as a member of JPL’s Science Data Modeling and Computing Group. He is also interested in improving how we use and interpret scientific data, and applying improvements to ecological projections and data fusion technologies.

Twitter user Zander “32-bar guitar riffs” Noriega put up a compilation of his some of Peter’s tweets over the last couple of years and gave me permission to publish it. Here it is. Click on images to expand.

Originally tweeted by Zander “32-bar guitar riffs” Noriega (@ZanderNoriega) on June 16, 2022.

things NASA climate scientists say:

“Capitalism is a form of violence”

“Capitalism is no way to live”

“We can’t count on technology and capitalism to solve climate when they are what got us here”

Things NASA climate scientists say:

“The only thing that can save us is…to shift to degrowth”

“What would I replace capitalism with? I would replace it with degrowth”

“Mammals were not designed by evolution to be as busy as I am… revealing of the deep cracks in capitalism”

Things NASA climate scientists say:

“No one *needs* to fly.”

“Big oil is only part of the problem. Another part: our own desire for convenience… mistaking wants for needs.”

“I’d prefer a world without private cars”

Things NASA climate scientists say:

“embracing a low-energy lifestyle is necessary but not sufficient… too few will voluntarily adopt it.”

“My go-to phrase is ‘climate emergency.’ My go-to phrase is ‘climate emergency.’ .”

Things NASA climate scientists say:

“Empower women to depopulate.”

“No more hoarding of wealth.”

“how we eat and overpopulation are far more deeply intertwined than you seem to presume.”

“(RE: ‘we need a limit on our reproduction’) Yes – #HalfEarth!”

Things NASA climate scientists say

“there is a huge difference between sectarian religion and a universal sense of divine gratitude” (1)

“Science isn’t perfect but it’s far better than the alternatives – superstition, religion” (1)

(1) his Mother Earth thing is not a religion?

Originally tweeted by Zander “32-bar guitar riffs” Noriega (@ZanderNoriega) on June 16, 2022.

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alastair gray
June 16, 2022 10:06 pm

I may personally decide to live a life of monastic austerity on a small island with the brothers cultivating a small patch of land to feed us. But I am still dependent on the king to keep the Viking raiders from slaughtering and pillaging us.. The king is a capitalist so my precious life depends on capitalism. So also at any scale, in any society at any time.

Reply to  alastair gray
June 17, 2022 12:16 am

“Peter Kalmus is a Data Scientist working at NASA”

He is obviously a climate alarmist of the AOC kind.
He doesn’t seem to be living in a place called reality.

Peter, Capitalism is what made this country great, and what made you successful …own up to it,,, The USA made you great at whatever you do.

You don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • JPP
Dave Fair
June 17, 2022 10:19 am

He doesn’t like working 9 to 5 and blames it on capitalism, although he works in a socialist institution.

Carbon Bigfoot
June 19, 2022 6:03 am

Kalmus’ comments seem to be extracted from the Uni-Bomber (Kazinski’s) Manifesto.

Jim Gorman
June 20, 2022 4:55 am

History and karma are a b1tch. This fellow obviously would have loved living in Jamestown after the “no work, no eat” law was implemented. Capitalism lets you be rewarded for the fruits of your OWN labors. Funny how most Communist countries have had to “resort” to capitalism in order to prosper.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  alastair gray
June 17, 2022 4:15 am


I live on that small island with the now descendants of the Viking raiders, in the largest Icelandic – Scandinavian ethnic community in the US.

A common meme on that theme is SINK THE (ferry) BOATS to ease the tourist load. Infrastructure for 700 residents crumbles crumbled under the load of 4,000 tourists per day.

Thank goodness for winter.

Johan Meijer
Reply to  Doug Huffman
June 17, 2022 6:08 am

I would love to visit your wonderful island home. Please, please, where is it?

Reply to  Johan Meijer
June 17, 2022 10:15 am

I’m guessing somewhere in the Puget Sound…

Dave Fair
Reply to  Doug Huffman
June 17, 2022 10:23 am

I’ll bet the proprietors of the small businesses people rely upon for their livelihood don’t agree with you. Move.

Alexander Vissers
Reply to  alastair gray
June 17, 2022 4:54 am

Capitalism is an invention of Karl Marx who also invented socialism and communism.It mean simply freedom of property. The king is no capitalist as capitalism arose with the industrial revolution in the 18th centrury he is just the king. Capitalism is the source of all our wealth and freedom and contributes enormously to our happiness. Once China allowed some form of capitalism prosperity skyrocketed. See the contrast between south and north Korea.

Reply to  Alexander Vissers
June 17, 2022 5:53 am


Marx talked about “capitalism “ to tear down the idea that any profits should return to capital——he argued that all profits belong rightly to labor. This was his absurdity, his anti-reality, his basic error, intellectually.

In reality capital and labor work cooperatively——a man with a shovel can dig holes far more effectively. The man is labor, the shovel is capital. Or, a farmer with a tractor produces far more food than a farmer with no tractor. The tractor is capital.

Capital multiplies the wealth that comes from labor.

Marx refused to acknowledge that both labor and capitol bring benefits and both must be rewarded for an economy to succeed.

Reply to  kwinterkorn
June 17, 2022 5:57 am

capital not capitol.

also, an astronomer with a telescope searches the heavens somewhat better than a guy using only his eyes. So where would this guy be without capital?

Reply to  kwinterkorn
June 17, 2022 8:28 am

This guy seems to believe in some sort of idyllic pastoral world where nobody owns anything, we all live in huts and everybody is eternally happy.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
June 17, 2022 10:27 am

Read the supposedly fawning profile of him included with a previous WUWT posting. He’s a real nut. Only government would hire him. I know; I’ve met many of them before I quit Federal government.

Jim Gorman
Reply to  MarkW
June 20, 2022 4:58 am

AND, nobody ever does any work, LOL.

Holden Faweva
Reply to  kwinterkorn
June 17, 2022 6:52 am

The proper, non-error-laden term for what has made the US and most of the world great is “free trade.” Communism is insidiously destructive and fails everywhere it’s tried. Socialism is simply communism that–for the moment–tries to achieve its aims without guns.

john harmsworth
Reply to  kwinterkorn
June 17, 2022 8:37 am

Marx was mentally a captive of the economy of the mid 19th century and was unable to see the extent of the changes to living standards and unable to apply himself to any positive participation in that economy. He therefore chose to attack it while bumming off his friends and relatives. He was a lazy and disgruntled human being. If he had been born 5000 years earlier he would have railed at the unfairness of nature while mooching nuts and berries from those who worked.

Reply to  john harmsworth
June 17, 2022 6:56 pm

The L. Ron Hubbard of philosophy.

Reply to  kwinterkorn
June 18, 2022 10:34 pm

As I recall, Adam Smith in Wealth of Nations 1776 describes 4 types of capital: tools, land and its improvements, circulating capital like coins, cash and short term deposits, and “human capital”.

He was not referring to slavery- though if you mention the passage or the term to “woke” Progressives who haven’t read the book they invariably assume so and have a cow.

Smith referred to human capital akin to the modern idea of Intellectual Capital that use of the mind to improve the productivity of process and output or enterprise organization.

My memory of the book may be incorrect but I don’t remember him talking much about “stocks and bonds”, or equity and debt. I’ll have to reread it at some point. Always loved the coincidence of the dates of publication of TWON with the Declaration of Independence.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Alexander Vissers
June 17, 2022 9:25 am

“Capitalism is an invention of Karl Marx who also invented socialism and communism.”

You’re telling me that the principles underlying capitalism were not present and active before Karl Marx came along?

Same goes for the principles underlying socialism?

Recorded history clearly falsifies that statement.

Your post is even self-contradictory because you also state “capitalism arose with the industrial revolution in the 18th centrury” (sic).

Karl Marx was born in 1818, which is in the 19th century.

Alexander Vissers
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
June 18, 2022 3:31 am

Karl Marx invented capitalism with retroactive effect. People who, to their mental detriment were forced to read Marx at university are still coping with the insanity of the text. Property of course existed long before Marx. Socialism, the revolution disowning capitalists (industrials) and preparing for communism did not exist before Marx.

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Alexander Vissers
June 18, 2022 7:29 am


From :
“The intellectual roots of socialism go back at least as far as ancient Greek times, when the philosopher Plato depicted a type of collective society in his dialog, Republic (360 B.C.). In 16th-century England, Thomas More drew on Platonic ideals for his Utopia, an imaginary island where money has been abolished and people live and work communally . . .
“Early socialists like Henri de Saint-Simon (d. 1825), Robert Owen (d. 1858) and Charles Fourier (d. 1837) offered up their own models for social organization based on cooperation rather than competition. While Saint-Simon argued for a system where the state controls production and distribution for the benefit of all society’s members, both Fourier and Owen (in France and Britain, respectively) proposed systems based on small collective communities, not a centralized state.” (dates of death added by me).

Insert something here about the first action to take when one finds oneself digging deep and deeper into a hole . . .

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Alexander Vissers
June 17, 2022 2:56 pm

Capitalism began in Holland and was principally Protestant. Following the English Civil War coffee houses opened in London where anyone regardless of class or gender could meet and openly discuss anything and also and trade with anyone. Charles II tried to close these down and failed. Parallel to the capitalist traders were the farmers, engineers and scientists driving the agricultural and industrial revolution. Underpinning and preceding these were the Magna Carta, the Lollards and the English Bible, which led to the Protestant Revolution, and Copernicus which led to Galileo and Kepler and the opening up of scientific enquiry. Marx was an academic and so was only able to write about capitalism.

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  Stephen Skinner
June 18, 2022 3:43 am

Oh yes, and the other name for capitalism is commerce.

June 16, 2022 10:09 pm

“No one needs to fly” – except them. “We must change the way we eat” – except them. And on and on. NASA has been weaponized with globalist talking points. It’s a very wide net.

Reply to  marlene
June 16, 2022 10:42 pm

I am fairly sure he didn’t say “no one needs to fly” in his job interview. But if he did it would be hilarious.

Reply to  Simonsays
June 16, 2022 11:18 pm

Yes, his paychecks come from the National AERONAUTICS and Space Administration.

Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
June 17, 2022 12:47 am

Not only that but he works at JPL , or jet propulsion lab. No we need jet propulsion?

However it does show how the mission creep , NASA has it’s earth sciences crowd at New York (even though NOAA is the agency for that) but JPL seems to spend their time on climate science as well

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Duker
June 17, 2022 3:23 am

In a capitalist profit making organisaation empire building by managers doesn’t last long before a bean counter asks what value is being added.

In a taxpayer funded organisation even the bean counters are empire builders. After a couple of decades the JPL starts investigating gravity waves and pontificating on Climate Whatever

william Johnston
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
June 17, 2022 5:27 am

AKA taxpayers!

Reply to  marlene
June 16, 2022 10:51 pm

I’m sure he’s following John Kerry around to harass him about flying.

Reply to  marlene
June 17, 2022 7:53 am

Kalmus does refuse to fly anywhere.

Dave Fair
Reply to  DMacKenzie
June 17, 2022 10:33 am

Since his services aren’t needed anywhere, who cares?

Reply to  DMacKenzie
June 17, 2022 12:20 pm

Then how does he participate in 6 sigma continuous improvement offsite blackbelt certification?

Reply to  DMacKenzie
June 17, 2022 3:37 pm

As do many people afraid of falling out of the sky.

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  marlene
June 17, 2022 8:51 am

Liberals are always focused on things they think “no one needs.” Whether it’s flying, or SUVs, or AR15s, or large homes, or meat, or freedom. Just try to imagine what life would be like if no one was allowed to have anything they didn’t “need” according to a tyrannical liberal government bureaucracy.

Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
June 17, 2022 5:06 pm

Uhh, slight correction, Hoyt.

Liberals are always focused on things they think “no one needs other people don’t need.”

Since they are the SPITR, of course they are the only ones that should determine what other people need. After all, we’re too stupid to even remember to breathe, right? How could we possibly determine what we need?

Now for them, it’s different. They have different needs because it’s such a tough job running everyone else’s life, so they deserve a little extra.

The sacrifices they make for us… 🙄

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  H.R.
June 17, 2022 5:50 pm

Correction noted.

Dave Fair
Reply to  H.R.
June 20, 2022 4:42 pm

Animal Farm

Dave Fair
Reply to  marlene
June 17, 2022 10:32 am

He tried to change the way his family ate and shat but neither worked. You can imagine what a composting toilet in the house would smell like. He turned his two boys into neurotics and fed into his wife’s existing mental pathologies.

Reply to  Dave Fair
June 17, 2022 3:40 pm

By reports, there are designs of composting toilets that are very good at evacuating all odors to outside the building and above the level of the building, not unlike chimney smoke.

Dave Fair
Reply to  AndyHce
June 17, 2022 10:44 pm

Apparently he didn’t buy that kind. Wife and kids made him move it outside where only he uses it. And he wants us to retrograde to outhouses like him.

Michael S. Kelly
Reply to  marlene
June 17, 2022 5:12 pm

The solution is simple: put NASA in charge of developing all future passenger aircraft. Then, even if people actually do need to fly, they will never be able to do so. Ever.

June 16, 2022 10:20 pm

They also make outrageous claims like …

“Without carbon dioxide, Earth’s surface would be some 33°C (59°F) cooler.”

Captain climate
Reply to  Zoe Phin
June 17, 2022 3:24 am

Wow that’s nuts. They’ve lumped them entire effect of water vapor and other greenhouse gasses into CO2.

Reply to  Captain climate
June 17, 2022 8:31 am

Zoe doesn’t believe in any green house effect. On her website she has proven that geothermal energy is what keeps the atmosphere warm.

John Hultquist
Reply to  MarkW
June 17, 2022 11:30 am


I’d vote for sunlight!

Dave Fair
Reply to  Zoe Phin
June 17, 2022 10:51 am

What the link actually says is: “Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides, and water vapor.” Where they go off the scientific rails is:(Water vapor, which responds physically or chemically to changes in temperature, is called a “feedback.”)” Water vapor is a driver of climate processes and temperatures, not simply a “feedback.”

Where NASA wanders into Leftist dogma is where it says: “Remove carbon dioxide, and the terrestrial greenhouse effect would collapse. Without carbon dioxide, Earth’s surface would be some 33°C (59°F) cooler.” This is absolute scientific nonsense and should be called out by every scientific organization in the world. The fact that it isn’t is a condemnation of all of our scientific organizations. All such organizations have become captive to Leftist dogma. Post modern science has put real science into retrograde.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Zoe Phin
June 17, 2022 11:28 am

Meanwhile, funds are being spent to figure out how to remove it.

June 16, 2022 10:27 pm

What an imbecile. He would “replace capitalism with degrowth”, as if they are opposites. Look at countries in Eastern Europe. They have capitalism and degrowth. Heck, look even at New York, California, and Illinois. lol

He’s wrong. We need more population! We need pressure to get off this planet, not wait around for a catastrophe to wipe out the ENTIRE human race. You’d think a NASA scientist would understand it. But no, he’s just a specialist, and a moron in general.

Reply to  Zoe Phin
June 17, 2022 12:12 am

Without capitalism, he would be working somewhere else. Probably with a broom.

Reply to  SasjaL
June 17, 2022 8:32 am

Without capitalism, he wouldn’t even have broom.

John Gorter
Reply to  Zoe Phin
June 17, 2022 1:39 am

He works for the government and his pay cheques depend on him agreeing with his paymasters?

Rod Evans
Reply to  Zoe Phin
June 17, 2022 3:06 am

For the poster child of his desires, i.e. stopping capitalism and de-growth look no further than Detroit.
There is the living example of a once very prosperous city, It embraced full on socialism, it is big on rewilding whole tracts of city land, bulldozing whole districts that have long abandoned capitalism. The once famous name of Motor City is a fine place to focus his ideas of banning private cars….
NB his other great demand for reduction in population….well Detroit has achieved that too.

Reply to  Zoe Phin
June 17, 2022 8:31 am

There is precious little capitalism in New York, California or Illinois.

June 16, 2022 10:28 pm

Walk the walk, Peter.

Stop using vast amounts of ff on your computer games

Stop using vast amounts of ff on twatter

Ron Long
Reply to  Redge
June 17, 2022 3:10 am

Maybe he should also “de-populate” by jumping off something high?

Reply to  Ron Long
June 17, 2022 5:08 am

It’s never too late to immolate.

CD in Wisconsin
Reply to  Ron Long
June 17, 2022 9:58 am


Kalmus isn’t anywhere on the political spectrum anymore. He jumped off of the cliff at the far left end of it some time ago.

Don Perry
Reply to  Redge
June 17, 2022 5:17 am

Even the avatar in his tweets shows him using a megaphone, a technological device of convenience that uses batteries. Another typical hypocrite! Hey, Peter, no one needs a megaphone.

June 16, 2022 10:31 pm

All of which is said by someone who prefers to live off the taxes generated by other people.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Quilter52
June 17, 2022 4:18 am

That grifting allowed him to achieve Nirvana- “embracing a low-energy lifestyle”- between his ears!

John V. Wright
June 16, 2022 10:45 pm

Obviously a Marxist. Mainly Karl – but there’s quite a bit of Groucho in there, too…

Reply to  John V. Wright
June 17, 2022 5:16 pm

♯♪♫ “Whatever it is, I’m against it.” ♪♫

~Groucho Marx sings

June 16, 2022 10:48 pm

These people should be taken very seriously as they will not care how they achieve their aims and who suffers in the name of the greater good. Some of these statements are right out of the Eugenics playbook. It doesn’t get any scarier than that.

Reply to  Simonsays
June 17, 2022 4:48 am

This ^

June 16, 2022 10:48 pm

Kalmus sounds line James Hansen.

Evidence of the continued decline in NOAA efforts and accomplishments.

Reply to  ATheoK
June 17, 2022 7:43 am
Reply to  DMacKenzie
June 17, 2022 2:17 pm

All right.
Kalmus out weirds Hansen by quite a bit. Though, I wouldn’t be surprised if Hansen composts his own manure.

Still, they never got into raising fiber sources, carding and spinning their own threads and weaving/knitting their own clothes.
Instead, they focused on off grid silliness while ignoring their usage of fossil fuel derived toys, electronics, computers, clothes, shoes and whatnot.

Does NOAA keep a branch in California?

Some people refuse to bring themselves out of depression. Instead they happily wallow in their personal darkness while eagerly seeking ears to fill with gloom and doom.

Their children aren’t going to be happy climate alarmists.

Reply to  ATheoK
June 17, 2022 6:37 pm

NOAA is many many places but he works for NASA -JPL

June 16, 2022 10:56 pm


Heir to Malthus… and Ehrlich

June 16, 2022 11:09 pm

What he and his radical colleagues call themselves is no surprise
Scientist Rebellion

I can think of a better term, how about Climate Scientist extinction

Lauren R Anderson
June 16, 2022 11:10 pm

Anyone else worried about his mental state? These are the rants of someone rapidly dissociating from reality. Another Ted Kaczynski in progress? The Unabomber was a mathematical prodigy until he checked out of Sanity Hotel and Spa. If Kalmus heads for the woods start checking packages in your mail very carefully. Most of these misanthropes exhibit serious mental problems but the climate zealots cheer them on because they’re devoted to the same religion.

June 16, 2022 11:10 pm

Probably under communism he would be either part of the apparatchik or not work at all and manage the commune with knitting, agricultural classes.

john harmsworth
Reply to  Pauleta
June 17, 2022 8:55 am

Running show trials as a side gig to make ends meet.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Pauleta
June 17, 2022 10:57 am

Under Communism he would already have been executed. No industry?

Reply to  Dave Fair
June 17, 2022 12:21 pm

Yep, that’s reality, not his utopia.

June 16, 2022 11:13 pm

“Given enough time, every organization becomes corrupt.” – unknown

Pat Frank
June 16, 2022 11:19 pm

I emailed Peter Kalmus the title and link to my paper on May 8 of this year.

His reply was silence.

Nevertheless, everything he now says touting a climate crisis is either a lie, or evidence of a profound incompetence.

Captain climate
Reply to  Pat Frank
June 17, 2022 3:27 am

Seems they also responded with crickets to the Ross McKitrick papers that kneecapped bad statistics like “optimal fingerprinting.” My faith in the corrective mechanism of science has been completely undermined. I wish there was a way to force them to address inconvenient evidence.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Captain climate
June 17, 2022 4:29 am

Well, there’s always the prospect of economic collapse, but I’d wager they’ve already lined-up their anti-market talking points. So hopefully, we wait until a non-progressive administration ‘red teams’ the junk science of climate alarmism and strikes down the EPA’s so-called ‘endangerment finding’.

Reply to  Frank from NoVA
June 17, 2022 4:50 am

I hope you are right Frank, but these 3 letter institutions will not go down quietly.

Reply to  Derg
June 17, 2022 5:14 am

Remember all those guns and ammo that 0zero bought while in office? Where do ya think they went? My guess is the 3 letter agencies, and others, have them at the ready for the next even hint of a revolution.
Just sayin’.

john harmsworth
Reply to  Captain climate
June 17, 2022 9:30 am

Governments with agendas push money in at one end for the express purpose of getting B.S. out the other. The B.S. is fertilizer for their anti-human and anti Capitalism control and spending agenda.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Captain climate
June 17, 2022 10:58 am

Trust in the fact that “science will out.”

Reply to  Pat Frank
June 17, 2022 8:21 am

Good paper Pat, but Kalmus would label it “denier” and part of “the plan” is to NOT give any platform to deniers or luke-warmers. But really it just shows their case is weak or they would relish easily vanquishing their foes in public debate. Plus they get quite a few probably tax free benjamins donated for their speaking events at old folks homes and the like, why demonetize themselves by undertaking debate with an expert in the field ?….

June 16, 2022 11:23 pm

Put this man in charge of strategic policy to achieve net zero.
The current highly successful strategies are failing in implementation. There is obviously nothing wrong with the strategy we just need some real believers to implement them.

June 16, 2022 11:40 pm

Peter should stop exhaling CO2, right now! And never reproduce.

Gary Pate
June 16, 2022 11:41 pm

I’d prefer a world without NASA climate scientists.

Mike Dubrasich
June 17, 2022 12:02 am

Biting the hand that feeds him. Perhaps he should move to Cuba, Venezuela, or Red China, if they’d take him. No doubt a large pay cut would ensue, but think of how divinely grateful he’d be. You can’t buy gratitude… evidently.

We don’t call them warmunists for nothing. Alarmists are always commies. Goes with the territory. Enslaving the masses fixes everything, especially imaginary problems.

June 17, 2022 12:30 am

OK so the guy is completely Woke. A more complete interview wold show how totally Woke he is. He is also bugnuts crazy.
NASA huh???
We need to remember these things come funding time.

Louis Hunt
June 17, 2022 12:40 am

I’d prefer a world without Peter Kalmus. The best way to achieve that would be to take everything away from him that came from capitalism. No car, no computer, no phone, and no cushy job at NASA. He wouldn’t survive long. And if he thinks he is too busy now, let him try to survive by spending his days hunting and gathering, or planting and cultivating the crops he needs to survive. Then let him spend his nights protecting his food and crops from marauding thieves. He would soon view capitalism with great nostalgia and look at his former 8-hour-a-day job as a walk in the park.

Matthew Sykes
June 17, 2022 12:47 am

He is a child still. How can someone be that intelligent and yet so immature at the same time?
Oh well, one day he might grow up.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Matthew Sykes
June 17, 2022 12:36 pm

Who said he is intelligent? His thought processes are all jumbled and he lets emotion dictate his thoughts.

Coeur de Lion
June 17, 2022 12:49 am

He’s not alone. Our idiotic Lord Stern said we must do away with internal combustion engines. I’ve had him strapped into a twelve wheel artic at Dover and drive to the Spanish border and back. He’s to count all the artics he sees and perform before the Royal Society how batteries will do it

John the Econ
June 17, 2022 2:38 am

I pray he never sees the utopia he wishes for. For one thing, it would have no use or slack for people like him. If he thinks his life is hard now, he’s got a big surprise coming. Starvation would be inevitable.

Right-Handed Shark
June 17, 2022 2:59 am

Obviously influenced by the well-known NASA scientist and anagram, Gavin A Schmidt..

“the sun has nothing to do with it”..

Dave Fair
Reply to  Right-Handed Shark
June 17, 2022 12:39 pm

And atmospheric temperatures have no importance because it is “not where we live.” Schmidt is a fraud.

Reply to  Dave Fair
June 18, 2022 2:18 pm

Cockroaches are sub-surface dwellers.

Hiding under rocks and in crevasses like a rock spider.

They hate the Sun.

Ed Zuiderwijk
June 17, 2022 3:00 am

That man is dangerous. Because he is utterly deluded.

From this real astrophysicist to Mr K.

Go F yourself.

Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
June 17, 2022 5:13 am

Even though Nasa hasn’t found any evidence of extraterrestrial life anywhere, near or far, they have this..

The goal of NASA’s Exobiology program (formerly Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology) is to understand the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. “

Hope, like taxpayer funds…. springs eternal.

Dave Fair
Reply to  fretslider
June 17, 2022 12:45 pm

You mean delusion, not hope. With the Constitutional Amendment allowing a Federal Income Tax and no balanced budget requirement, the Federal bureaucracy is unchallengeable. Who else would spend money on looking at the sex life of Polish frogs? Wouldn’t the Poles be a more logical funding source? Oh, I forgot: The Poles don’t have unlimited access to printed money.

June 17, 2022 3:17 am

and golly gosh ALL his work relates around very expensive fossil fuel created gadgets..and so does NASA and all the benefits he derives working there.
male version of a “princess”
definitely NOT a prince among men!

Captain climate
June 17, 2022 3:21 am

Utopian moron who should be unemployed. If I’m the next President, I’m eliminating all of the research at NASA that isn’t centered around space flight and use of space. GISS— gone. Any “data scientists” (shorthand for BS computer geeks) gone. Let them compete in the free market.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Captain climate
June 17, 2022 12:46 pm

Well, Captain, I’d vote for you.

June 17, 2022 3:32 am

I work with geologists and engineers and I hear them say similar things. Almost all of them are recent graduates. It gives me the creeps.

I am forced be careful what I say around them, I walk on eggshels every day because I need to keep my job.

What has happened to these professions?

Reply to  Klem
June 17, 2022 5:09 am

Indoctrinated at every level of public education with the cults nonsense and made into useful idiots, who will be dealt with should their utopia ever come to pass. As has been shown historically, once the revolution is over, they are eliminated cuz the new powers that be does not want to have them around to challenge their authority. Research historical outcomes. Amazing.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Klem
June 17, 2022 12:48 pm

They are paid to think those things, Klem.

Joao Martins
June 17, 2022 3:46 am

… and you are feeding this … “life form” (?) … by paying his salary with taxpayers’ money? …

June 17, 2022 3:55 am

If this clown is so dedicated to “degrowth” and “depopulation” why is he still sitting here sucking up vast amounts of my tax dollars? Why has he not euthanized himself?

Tom Halla
June 17, 2022 3:55 am

Being bugf**k crazy does not mean someone cannot have political influence, as the NSDAP demonstrated in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Belief in biodynamic agriculture and Ariosophy was an indication of the Party’s rejection of science, as is Kalmus’ embrace of hard green ideology and eugenics.

Flash Chemtrail
June 17, 2022 5:02 am

All of a sudden I am craving fruit cake.

June 17, 2022 5:04 am

Another nutjob living on his own planet between his ears. What the whole climate cultists miss is they can give up all the modern conveniences any time they want to. Stop driving or riding in vehicles which are fossil fuel based in any way, for starters. Then move on to the food on the table, which is harvested using fossil fuels to power the machinery which brings the foodstuffs to them. Etc, etc, etc. The list is endless of how fossil fuel makes all the stuff he, and his idiot cohorts, use and need every day possible. Even down to the clothes on his back, assuming they wear clothes, which are processed somewhere using fossil fuels to do so and delivered to the stores for their consumption.
Make ’em live up to their proclamations of being anti-fossil fuel. Shame them where ever they are found, for not living up to the tenets of their cult. Show them up for the hypocrites they truly are.

David Dibbell
June 17, 2022 5:29 am

I’m still chuckling at the rich irony of a Jet Propulsion Laboratory researcher saying “No one *needs* to fly.”

Seriously, this person needs to get a grip.

Dave Fair
Reply to  David Dibbell
June 17, 2022 12:50 pm

No, his employer (us) needs to get a grip. Preferably on his neck.

June 17, 2022 5:37 am

Well why doesn’t this well paid, because of capitalism dickhead, pack his bags, no that’s supplied by capitalism to, no just walk away from all your worldly possessions stark naked into the middle of nowhere and start his own little utopia. Hasn’t some tried that before? Jonestown, Waco ect.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Surrr
June 17, 2022 12:51 pm

Not the same thing. Read history closer.

June 17, 2022 5:56 am

When your thinking is this muddled, it must be thought of as a mental health problem, but it is a common enough affliction.

Richard M
June 17, 2022 6:06 am

Science denial, economic denial, humanity hatred and total incompetence all rolled up into one fool.

June 17, 2022 6:38 am

Remember Dalton’s Law of PP? The Gas Laws? The Carbon Cycle? Or that, most importantly, CO2 is the building block of life? Nah, didn’t think so.

John Garrett
June 17, 2022 6:58 am

Kalmus is an idiot. What’s particularly dangerous about him is that he doesn’t understand that he’s an idiot.

If he really fancies himself a scientist and wishes to open his mind, he needs to read and comprehend two books: E. O. Wilson’s Sociobiology and Richard Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene.

H. D. Hoese
June 17, 2022 7:06 am

“He is also interested in improving how we use and interpret scientific data, and applying improvements to ecological projections and data fusion technologies. ”
Currently am corresponding with a “Community Engagement Consultant” ostensibly to get input to “Save the Bay.” While my response to a number of unconsidered facts and suggestions was answered kindly, hope I am wrong, but best guess is — 

 “ … Carlos Duarte pointed out that those who believe that reducing nutrient inputs will return coastal ecosystems to some pristine state have forgotten that the ‘baseline’ has been changing. Like Peter Pan, he said, they want to return to ‘Neverland’ where time stands still and nothing ever changes…” Nixon, S. W. 2009. Eutrophication and the macroscope. Hydrobiologia . 629:5–19.     Open access
 DOI 10.1007/s10750-009-9759-z

Data Fusion?? Traffic is less lately.

June 17, 2022 7:20 am

This guy is so deluded and self unaware, I’m surprised he isn’t already a senior politician in the Brandon administration.

Besides, we all know that behind every successful socialist is an army of hard working, tax paying capitalists!

June 17, 2022 7:23 am

I’d like to start a go-fund-me for Kalmus to buy a one way ticket to China. There he can live in his nirvana, worship the state and offer his children as human sacrfices.

Nasa would be better off without him and a pox on China.

Carlo, Monte
June 17, 2022 7:39 am

What a loon.

June 17, 2022 7:53 am

He used need quite a bit and it was Karl Marx who wrote to each according to his need, and who decides that?

June 17, 2022 7:58 am

A few years ago we could dismiss this as the ravings of an idiot. But these are the policies being forced on us by our governments-against the will of the people-and for our own good, as they claim.

“I’d prefer a world without private cars”

The above quote is a goal in the early stages of implimentation. It not about switching people over to EVs running on W&S because that is impossible. The only possible outcome of policies of the world wide Uniparty are the things this useful idiot is saying.

john harmsworth
June 17, 2022 8:19 am

What in the world does a government employee know about Capitalism? In what way is his “productivity” measured? How does his effort effect the viability of that government agency? He’s overwhelmed with work that doesn’t change the price of tea in China by a millionth of a cent!

Dave Fair
Reply to  john harmsworth
June 17, 2022 12:56 pm

Yet, in his mind, capitalism is forcing him into a job where he must (at least pre-Covid) show up. He doesn’t want to work as hard as his bosses want.

Talking about him is a waste of breath. I quit.

June 17, 2022 8:23 am

It really is amazing how hard people work in order to delude themselves.
Does this nutcase actually believe that under communism, people don’t work hard?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  MarkW
June 17, 2022 9:48 am

They don’t. Mainly because there’s no point.

That’s why it always fails.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
June 17, 2022 12:57 pm

“They pretend to pay us, we pretend to work.”

June 17, 2022 8:24 am

My daily driver is a 1991 5sp manual BMW 325i coupe. That makes me 1,000x more a conservationist and “green” citizen than your average Tesla driver

Gunga Din
June 17, 2022 8:26 am

“I’d prefer a world without private cars”

I’d prefer a world where if you don’t want to buy a car, you don’t have to.
But if you do want to buy a car with your own money, you can.
In other words, a world where Government’s role is to protect the rights and freedoms of the individual.
(I read something like that once.)

Boff Doff
June 17, 2022 8:31 am

Ahhh, bless. The things they say!

Call me a skeptic
Reply to  Boff Doff
June 17, 2022 8:41 am

Too bad we can’t tie him to a raft and let him float to Cuba where he can realize his utopian
dream as he renounces his US citizenship.

June 17, 2022 8:37 am

He spends a lot of time whining about how hard he works.

There’s a simple solution to that. Get another job that doesn’t pay as much.

Like most socialists/communists, he wants all the good stuff, he just doesn’t believe he should have to work for any of it.

June 17, 2022 8:55 am

A man living off the fruits of capitalism–Jet Propulsion Labs– funded by taxpaying capitalists complaining of the evils of capitalists? I always ask the Socialism lovers I encounter one question–name one product produced or developed by a socialist country that the world has found necessary or even desirable over the past 100 years, with the possible exception of Rubik’s Cube? And that came from the slackest socialist country, Hungary.

Gordon A. Dressler
June 17, 2022 9:13 am

Ahhh . . . just because they self-define as “climate scientists” does not mean they are smart, or even well-versed in the field.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
June 17, 2022 1:32 pm

I’ve never seen the definition of the term “climate scientist.” Other than atmospheric physicists, I am unaware of any discipline that deals with climate dynamics. Ocean dynamics is a whole different kettle of fish. Current science has no idea of what is going on there. Only liars assert they know what is going on with AMOC, PDO & etc.

One may take the outputs of unvalidated CliSciFi climate models using wildly divergent imaginary futures and mentally masturbate impacts on any item of interest. That is not science.

CD in Wisconsin
June 17, 2022 9:30 am

“Capitalism is a form of violence”

It never ceases to trigger me when radical Leftists like Kalmus talk about capitalism being violent and deadly. Kalmus, like many of his ilk, conveniently ignores Stalin’s USSR, Chairman Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” in China, Pol Pot’s killing fields in Cambodia, the Korean War (started by the North), etc., etc.

Kalmus’ problem with getting people to listen to him is stupidly believing that people will conveniently forget or ignore the violence and death rate of his own radical ideology in the 20th century.

“Capitalism is no way to live”

Be careful about biting the hand that feeds you Kalmus, because dire poverty can have a tendency to be far more unpleasant than you may ever know. China, India and other nations are in midst of developing their economies for a reason.

If Kalmus didn’t already exist, we would have to invent him, because he makes life today more interesting to put it mildly. For many though, he is probably a little too interesting — including me.

Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
June 17, 2022 11:25 am

Under capitalism, people have to cooperate with each other in order to get things done.
Under socialism, because so much is decided by government, who you know matters more than what you know. Socialism pits people against each other and the strongest gets to control everyone else.

jeff corbin
June 17, 2022 9:43 am

Another totally grandiose elitist who has all the solutions. We must not be born, we must not eat, we must not buy anything, we must not have cars, we must not have desires, we must not fly, we must not procreate, we must depopulate the globe. Mother Universe is the only divine object. This dude is obvious a true prophet of Mother Universe. All other claims of deity are sectarian and dangerous. Sounds like he wants Mother Universe to be worshipped by sub-human-machine like species. This is the reason Crispr CAS 9 tech needs to be strictly controlled otherwise people like this would design a new genome of humans in their own idealized subhuman image. (think tiny people who consume 100 times less, have very small brains and work like machines made out of titanium…. easily shipped to the moon or Mars to grow bugs and live off them)

jeff corbin
Reply to  jeff corbin
June 17, 2022 9:55 am

A totally depopulated world run by machines would leave a Nirvana Paradise for true prophets of Mother Universe…. the worthy ones. I guess machines will continue to grow great Chardonnay in Macon, whip up foie gras (from new genome of duck liver bugs) and skewer large genetically designed flying Beluga sturgeon roaches for genuine Russian Beluga Caviar for the remaining Mother Universe prophets. And for Entertainment they will listen to ancient Toscanini’s Philadelphia Philharmonic recording and DEVO. The pristine new world of Mother Universe will be called Dystopiata… :LOL

Dave Fair
June 17, 2022 10:17 am

A profile designed to praise him was in a recent WUWT posting. Reading it I was convinced he is a raving lunatic destroying the lives of his wife and 2 sons (although she seems a basket case on her own). It galls me to know my taxes go to pay his government sinecure.

Gunga Din
June 17, 2022 10:37 am

“Capitalism is a form of violence”

“Capitalism is no way to live”

“We can’t count on technology and capitalism to solve climate when they are what got us here”

So what’s the alternative?
Socialism? Communism? Some other form of Government where those that have risen (or been born into) the top rule the rest of us?
The problem with all forms of Government or economics is that there are people involved.
People are flawed. There will always be those who will connive and cheat their way to the top.
At least in a “Capitalist” economy those at the top will go broke unless us minions have something to spend.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Gunga Din
June 17, 2022 1:39 pm

So capitalism and the technology so derived cannot solve our technical problems? Indigenous wisdom will save us all?

Joe Gordon
June 17, 2022 11:01 am

There used to be a simple rejoinder for people who proposed radical societal sacrifices.

“You first.”

Of course, they never volunteer. The wealthier preachers see no irony in their travels by private jet to self-congratulatory conferences around the world. They live in multi-million-dollar oceanfront mansions that would soon include a first-floor master swimming pool if their predictions of climageddon were correct.

I don’t get the sense they inspire anyone. To be successful at religion (and being an atheist, none of this crap works for me anyway), one has to walk the talk in order to inspire. So it has to be indoctrination.

And mass indoctrination leads to a lack of recognition of individual rights, as we’re starting to see in the western world. These periods are always punctuated by war, because when you’ve indoctrinated the people, you have to blame outside influences for all the problems in your world in order to maintain power.

I worry a lot about the next world war. We are in a time that looks a lot like Wilson’s 1910s. China and Russia are openly talking about first strike. And our government’s answer is to concede that we cannot live without their oil and metals. With that power, they demand our subservience, one way or another.

And there’s nothing we can do, because our children are indoctrinated and know nothing about history.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Joe Gordon
June 17, 2022 1:40 pm

But reality ensues.

Reply to  Joe Gordon
June 17, 2022 3:12 pm

Quite right to describe him as a hypocrital evangelist of the AGW religion. He is among the priestly class of this new religion.

What is going on is that they were only able to convert some Americans to the AGW cult, so they now use the powers of government to force their views upon society at large.

At least with traditional religions, since the reformation, one had the freedom to not practice what they didn’t believe, or to practice it privately if you did.

Dave Fair
Reply to  6CA7
June 20, 2022 5:16 pm

Uh, 6CA7, read history. In the 17th Century the nascent United States was making that attempt.

Pat Frank
June 17, 2022 2:27 pm

In my view, Peter Kalmus is a climate crank.

I suggest we use climate crank instead of alarmist. Crank captures their mind set much better.

Bruce Cobb
June 17, 2022 3:31 pm

I’d prefer a world without klimate kooks like Klamus.

June 17, 2022 3:46 pm

I prefer a world without smart ass Marxist trying to ruin my life.

another ian
June 17, 2022 3:55 pm

Could be called “Peeing on his pay cheque”?

June 17, 2022 4:02 pm

Without Capitalism to sustain it Socialism couldn’t exist.

June 17, 2022 5:56 pm

I did talk to one National Park Ranger at Mt. Rainier near Seattle and he believed that “humans” should be banned from the park as they are a “non-native, invasive specie” that doesn’t belong there. How many other una-bomber nutcases are out there roaming the back-country as GS-7 Federal Govt employees? Most of them I suspect. I am somewhat sympathetic to their “man/bad nature/good” philosophy, but it doesn’t appear to stop them from collecting all the latest outdoor gear for their own comfort…and yes, that is an LPG tank behind the staff cabin.

June 17, 2022 6:20 pm

“Hording wealth” means two things

The individual is being rewarded for doing something valuable enough that people are willing to pay for it.

The individual is exercising self restraint on using resources.

Captain climate
Reply to  TimTheToolMan
June 21, 2022 5:02 am

Plus, the individuals restraint in spending is affording resources for others to invest.

Old Cocky
June 17, 2022 6:40 pm

There are two fairly reliable ways to meet minimum needs in first world countries:
1/ Set up a small subsistence farm in a low cost area
2/ Unemployment benefits / social welfare

Both of these seem to be defined as “poverty”

June 17, 2022 6:55 pm

Well, he’s a charming, self-important know-it-all.

Julian Flood
June 17, 2022 7:07 pm

What a shame – Dr Kalmus must be so close to understanding ‘why the blip’. Hint: what during WWII could possibly be reducing stratocumulus coverage of the oceans? Further hint? See WWII.


Barry James
June 18, 2022 5:55 am

These are not NASA scientists. They are GISS scientists whose main function is to create and publish AGW propaganda targeted especially at schools. Because GISS comes under the NASA umbrella, they are allowed to use NASA’s good name to enhance the credibility of their propaganda. One of Carter’s last acts as president was to appoint the infamous anti CO2 activist, James Hansen, as director. Gavin Schmidt is his protégé and successor.
GISS is the most potent weapon in the Climate Mafia’s arsenal.

June 18, 2022 6:11 am

I find many of these statements not so wrong.
for instance I d’ also prefer a world without cars, but I need to move nad therefore I need cars. But I find that people driving 300m (yes I wrote three hundred meter) to the supermarket, or families with 4 adults (parents and 2 adult children) and 4 cars render the presence of cars more difficult to bear.

I also find that capitalism is if not moderated somehow very negative. In the USA you have the worst rate of poverty with a lot of homeless that we do not see in Europe where or capitalism has been moderated by state intervention.

maximising profit leads to an unbearable world: for instance, let’s take an industry that suddenly moves 300km and forces the employees either to move with it or drive to work on Monday and back home on Friday evening.

So it’s not all wrong that he said.

Captain climate
Reply to  Luigi
June 21, 2022 4:31 am

Europe is so civilized because it hasn’t had to pay to defend itself for over 75 years and it borrows to pay for its welfare state. It’s all going to collapse of course, but you get to feel high and mighty now.

June 18, 2022 8:56 am

Capitalism is a form of violence. Anyone who disagrees is selling something

Indeed. The guy isn’t selling anything. Ever.
He has nothing to sell.
He couldn’t produce and sell a thing if he wanted to, as he can’t even make anything.

June 18, 2022 9:07 am

Well, as he has decided to pontificate at such length in public…

What a total train-wreck of a career path. Obviously not very good at anything he has tried to do in the past. Except perhaps self-publicity. Just collecting lots of basically meaningless credentials along the way. Nice if you can afford it. As he comes from an economically very comfortable background he most certainly can.

Just reinforces the belief that “climates science” has become the refuge of the scientifically incompetent, talentless, and low ability. Oh yes, and the straight up cranks. This generations Eugenics.

Very different from 40 or 50 years ago when atmospheric sciences and paelo-climatology although a fairly small area had some really first rate people doing research and writing papers. All long retired.

So now left to the scientifically third rate hustlers that always flock to whatever the current lucrative Cargo Cult “science” happens to be. Lots of research grant money in “Climate Science”. Lots. And as there is no real science involved it does not matter how low/no quality your published research is.

In fact its the perfect little scam for a careerist with no actual talent.

Captain climate
Reply to  tfourier
June 21, 2022 4:29 am

And they’re never actually collecting their own data. They’re always using someone else’s without understanding it or running some model.

Julian Flood
June 19, 2022 12:55 am

Dr Kalmus is a data scientist who studies stratocumulus. Data about stratocumulus over the oceans might explain some of the anomalies in climate models

What a shame he’s too busy being an activist.


June 19, 2022 9:10 pm

Peter Kalmus was in the movie theater cheering for Thanos.

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