“Sleepwalking to Destruction”: World Struck by Relentless Climate Alarmism

Essay by Eric Worrall

Sydney Morning Herald talking up the alleged climate cataclysm, from the comfort of their air conditioned offices.

‘Sleepwalking to destruction’: World struck by relentless climate catastrophes

By Nick O’Malley
September 3, 2022 — 5.00am

“The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids — the relentless impact of epochal levels of rain and flooding,” said United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said this week, calling on the world to stop “sleepwalking towards the destruction of our planet by climate change”.

The horror of his language was echoed in Pakistan, a nation of 220 million citizens.

“It has been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions,” Pakistan Climate Minister Sherry Rehman told Associated Press.

Apart from the catastrophe facing one of the world’s poorest and most populous nations, what is worrying scientists today is that the extreme weather crippling Pakistan is echoing around the world.

Records for flood, fire and drought have tumbled across the world this year.

In China, rivers have run dry, crippling power generation, closing factories and shrinking crops. For more than 70 days straight this year, nearly a billion people suffered through a heatwave that saw sustained daily temperatures above 40 degrees across 17 provinces.

In Europe. the rusting ghost ships of Hitler’s Black Sea fleet have emerged from the retreating Danube River, and for the first time, a temperature of 40 degrees was recorded in England. Much of the continent is now in its worst drought in 500 years, compounding food and energy shortages caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/sleepwalking-to-destruction-world-struck-by-relentless-climate-catastrophes-20220902-p5besw.html

Is that it? Pakistan experienced severe floods in 1992,2001, 2007, 2009,2010, (2011 Balochistan, Kohistan, Sindh floods), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019 and of course 2022. If the floods happen to be more severe than normal this year, that’s pretty thin evidence to call the apocalypse.

As for the worse European drought in 500 years, 500 years ago Europe was in the depths of the Little Ice Age. Did Global Warming tunnel backwards in time and make the Little Ice Age megadrought happen as well?

As for China – China, big river systems, floods. A year ago a significant number of poorly constructed Chinese dams and levies collapsed under heavy rainfall. Now they have no water – partly because of the severe drought, but likely also because a lot of dams which used to manage water no longer exist.

The Sydney Morning Herald fails to mention some good weather news. While the floods in Australia inundated many homes which had been recklessly built in flood zones, this year the Australian desert has bloomed, thanks to a powerful La Nina system which blew a little rain our way for once.

Some records were broken – but it would be difficult to find a year in which no records were broken. The world is a big place.

My heart goes out to people whose lives were affected by flooding tragedies or drought. But what happened this year was weather.

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September 6, 2022 10:07 am

It is now so obvious that the alarmist predictions are failing that they are desperately hyping up every weather event.

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
September 6, 2022 11:20 am

Here in SE England we are experiencing the wettest drought since records began. It’s unprecedented.

Reply to  Gavin
September 6, 2022 11:27 am

Wet drought is the new normal.

Reply to  Scissor
September 7, 2022 1:26 am

Now, beware of the freezing heat-wave.

Reply to  Gavin
September 6, 2022 11:42 am

This drought featured 30,000 lightning bolts last night – loud claps of thunder, too

Reply to  Gavin
September 6, 2022 12:19 pm

The 2 heatwaves, record temp, drought then flash floods – yes, that’s VERY unusual

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 12:23 pm

2 hot days and a thunderstorm isn’t a heatwave

Reply to  fretslider
September 6, 2022 12:43 pm

It’s a climate EMERGENCY !

Reply to  fretslider
September 6, 2022 2:21 pm

Wasn’t 2 hot days and a thunderstorm the standard UK summer before the climate emergency kicked in (which now apparently brings 2 hot days and 1 warm night followed by a thunderstorm)?

Reply to  Mr.
September 6, 2022 2:35 pm

Indeed it was

William Grubel
Reply to  Mr.
September 6, 2022 4:58 pm

When I was stationed in England, 1975-1990, we used to say if summer comes on a weekend we’d have a picnic.  Now we’d have to declare a climate emergency to apply for a UN loan for the hamburgers.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 12:52 pm

Of Peter Pan, Pinocchio or the combined Panocchio, you
sound most like Pinocchio.

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 1:39 pm

“that’s VERY unusual”

Well actually.. Its pretty normal !

Its called WEATHER.. and it happens.

Randle Dewees
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 3:17 pm

How old are you? 12?

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 6:31 pm

Get lost, troll.

Reply to  MiloCrabtree
September 6, 2022 7:19 pm

Sigh. giffie’s been lost for years.
If you find it, put it back in it’s swamp algae mat.

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 7:16 pm

Coming your way, Hurricane Danielle:

As Joe Bastardi says, “Enjoy the weather, it’s the only weather you have.”

John Hultquist
Reply to  ATheoK
September 7, 2022 1:59 pm

Looks like Danielle is headed for Galicia and the Douro Valley of northern Portugal.
Rush out and buy a few bottles of Port.

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 8:48 pm

It’s a big world silly boy there bounds to be some weather excess occurring someplace.

You one of those twilight zone people afraid of your shadow?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  griff
September 7, 2022 4:37 am

“yes, that’s VERY unusual”

So you claim. The numbers show you are wrong.

Gunga Din
Reply to  griff
September 7, 2022 3:24 pm

In your comment to a Kentucky flash flood, you said this:

August 11, 2022 10:14 am
another ‘1 in 1,000 year’ rain event – well off the scale of previous Kentucky floods.
Of course this is climate change.
We are getting multiple new record 1 in 1,000 year floods across the globe every year now…”

Then, in response to this post: “Is Extreme Weather Causing the World’s Rivers to Dry Up? https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/09/02/is-extreme-weather-causing-the-worlds-rivers-to-dry-up/ You answered:

September 3, 2022 1:05 am
Next question…”

You seem to be very, very confused.
Are you getting enough Vitamin B-12?

Stuart Hamish
Reply to  Gunga Din
September 8, 2022 6:43 pm

“We are getting multiple new record 1 in 1000 year floods across the globe every year now ” ……..That’s some amazing arithmetic there ….Strange the IPCC has an opposite view on floods since 2013

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Gavin
September 6, 2022 12:22 pm

Watched our new PM’s cavalcade drive from RAF Northolt to Downing St. It all looked green, in fact the trees in London were bright green. I was shocked.

Right-Handed Shark
Reply to  Gavin
September 6, 2022 1:43 pm

And here’s me thinking we were having a 6% wetter dry flood.

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
September 6, 2022 12:18 pm

Do you not think it odd there are so many exceptional weather events these days?

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 12:24 pm


There has always been variable weather

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 12:46 pm

Virtually everyone can instantly make a video these days.

Climate believer
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 1:02 pm

There was bad weather before 1900 you know, lots of it in fact.

It shows you are not well read.

Reply to  Climate believer
September 6, 2022 2:22 pm

Nor well-bred.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 1:15 pm

Actually griffo, this weather has been as normal as can be as both
wind & solar in the UK are “stinking up the joint”. Yesterday, was
only the fifth day since mid-July that had a momentary glitch >
10MW. Solar hasn’t even reached 5.5MW in Sep. Sounds quite
normal to me!

Since none wish you ill-will, you may want to get some batteries &
a charger to use with your exercise equipment before either of them
are sold out. They have a good chance of being quite useful if/when
the sun don’t shine and/or the wind doesn’t blow, which have
normally happened for long periods in the past. An extra supply of
fish & chips or similar high-energy/calorie-laden food may be
needed to keep your new power source from becoming too
unreliable, like wind & solar currently are.

Brian Andrews
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 1:30 pm

The older I get, the less exceptional the weather seems. When I was young, I remember looking at every thunderstorm, and thinking “Wow this is awesome!” Now I just lament the fact that they don’t make thunderstorms like the used to.

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 1:40 pm

“so many exceptional weather”

Except its all just hype. !

The “extreme” is in the reporting !

George Daddis
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 2:00 pm

It once was the case that weather was reported locally. We did not hear about “extreme weather” in other parts of our country or other countries. National networks have now discovered that “Extreme Weather Bulletins” sells; gone are the days of the amiable weatherman who got a short slot between local news and sports and had to fill his/her 5 minutes with personality or human interest interviews or even stand up comedy.

A 100 year storm means that severity of weather only occurs statistically once every 100 years in that weather locality. Basic statistics, combined with an understanding of how many local weather zones exist in the world would lead you to the conclusion that 100 year storms are not that unusual.

If you want hard data on such events, I recommend you to Roger Pielke Jr, John Christie or Bjorn Lomborg.

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 3:50 pm

I think it odd that you think there are “so many exceptional weather events these days.” Has Mum let you take the training wheels off of your bike yet? You are obviously a young squirt to have so little life experience with weather.

John in Oz
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 4:20 pm

Calling then ‘exceptional’ does not make it so

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 7:27 pm

there are so many exceptional weather events these days?”

Rank nonsense by weather or climate illiterates.

It is weather!
The vast majority of records are historical with many reaching back to the 1880s, 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, 1990s, etc. etc.
Many records are centuries old!

Only the truly ignorant or delusional believers focus on pretending every weather event is “extreme”!
Apparently, you fit both categories.

Gunga Din
Reply to  ATheoK
September 7, 2022 3:53 pm

If they had happened this winter, it might be fun to hear Griff explain how the two “Blizzards of ’78” were caused by CAGW. 😎
PS Griff, don’t bother to claim “Climate Change”. Blame nature. Per Forrest Gump, “Sh*t Happens”.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 8:47 pm

Griff, here in canada we had an exceptionally cold year until mid-July, people were skiing at mountain resorts in early July that normally close in may at latest.
The recent heat has helped fill and finish the crops such that most areas will have above average or bumper crops.
Good news right?
Makes you happy to hear that maybe fewer will starve?

But it is now cooling, and at the end of the year the Adjustment Bureau will be forced to admit that the year was even cooler than last years “7th hottest ever” BS.

What will you have to say then?

Pretty much nothing, I’m thinking.

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 8:50 pm

No what I consider odd is people like you who LIES about the weather continuously, tornado counts down, hurricane counts are down, global wildfires are down, worldwide droughts are down, irrational fear of weather is way up.

Mark BLR
Reply to  griff
September 7, 2022 3:41 am

Do you not think it odd there are so many exceptional weather events these days?


I (and possibly others ?) have already pointed this out to you (singular) several times, but apparently you have a (short- to medium-term ?) memory problem … maybe you should write down that you should see a neurologist about that ?

On the NCDC’s “Daily Weather Records” webpage (direct link), click on the “Global Summaries” tab then scroll down.

Today’s numbers are “screen-copied” below, for the “This Day of the Year”, “This Month” and “All Time” records.

Over the last year (the “Last 365 Days” row in each table), when looking at each date individually (the “Global Daily Records Summary” table at the top) :
– 61,108 “Hottest day for date DD/MM” records were set and
– 22,506 “Coldest night for date DD/MM” records were set and
– 47,828 “Most rain for date DD/MM” records were set and
– 6,862 “Most snowfall for date DD/MM” records were set.

In the “Global All Time Records Summary” for the last 365 days :
– 224 “Hottest day EVAH ! ! !” records were set and
– 26 “Coldest night EVAH ! ! !” records were set and
– 206 “Most rain EVAH ! ! !” records were set and
– 51 “Most snowfall EVAH ! ! !” records were set.

You can “expect” either a “Hottest day” or a “Most rainfall” all-time record to be set somewhere around the world 430 times a year

To paraphrase Forrest Gump, “Weather happens”.

Reply to  griff
September 7, 2022 1:46 pm

What is odd, and dishonest, is the declaring that weather events the have been happening for millenia are somehow unusual due to “climate change”. But it makes gullible useful idiots satisfied.

Gunga Din
Reply to  griff
September 7, 2022 3:44 pm

No, griff, it’s not “odd”.
What is “odd” is that every weather event where there is a cellphone has become MSM headline news.
They’ve all happened before there were cellphones or a “meme” to sustain.

Rick C
Reply to  griff
September 8, 2022 4:48 pm

The only thing that has changed is we now get reports of every weather event that occurs anywhere on earth. It’s just the climate change propaganda hype machine running at the full alarmist setting. Fortunately records have been kept for over 100 years so we can check and see that nothing that’s happened weather-wise is truly unprecedented.

Allan MacRae
Reply to  Stephen Wilde
September 6, 2022 8:07 pm

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Here is the link to the seven video clips based on
a talk I gave at Washington DC on April 11, 2022:
Please feel free to share and repost as you wish on your blogs, websites
and any other communication means you have.
Thank you for help.
Willie Soon

September 6, 2022 10:07 am

Look at Pakistan’s population. 235 million today. 38 million in 1950. Clearly 1000 unfortunate deaths is proportionately much smaller than past disasters. And to be clear, those 235 millions are going to be living in more dangerous places as the safe places were occupied long before.

Reply to  Rob_Dawg
September 6, 2022 11:06 am

Perhaps that is the real issue, not climate change, but rather the increase in population occupying more space and consuming more of everything.

Reply to  Kalsel3294
September 6, 2022 11:28 am

I wasn’t discussing consumption but rather human development patterns. A lesson I learned very young. In the 1960s my parents took us kids on a road trip to Florida from New England. We ended up in Naples a couple blocks up the “hill” from the pier. I thought it was funny that there were no houses on the south side of the street. 13th Ave on. Our host said “Used to be houses but the hurricane took them.” Gargle mops search the same area today. What sane insurance agency would insure? There are reasons people didn’t used to live in places they are living now.

George Daddis
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
September 6, 2022 2:03 pm

Miami Beach, first developed circa 1916 as a destination for the “Dixie Highway” was wiped out in a 1926 hurricane. It must have been all of those Tin Lizzies what done it.

Reply to  Kalsel3294
September 6, 2022 12:20 pm

It isn’t. The proportion of whole country flooded is unprecedented

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 12:25 pm

So is the corruption

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 12:48 pm

8% ?
Not the one third claimed by a politician.
All the area affected is the usual flood plain.

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 1:43 pm

“The proportion of whole country flooded is unprecedented”


Has happened many times before..

If you knew anything about geomorphology, you would see that.

But you remain perpetually ignorant about everything.

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 2:16 pm

Worst flood since the LAST WORST FLOOD

Reply to  griff
September 6, 2022 8:56 pm

No since it happens every few years when LA-NINA is significant.

Your ignorance of Australian weather history is not surprising.

Stuart Hamish
Reply to  griff
September 8, 2022 6:46 pm

No that is an exaggeration ……Head over to Paul Homewoods blog and check the Pakistan floods satellite observational data for yourself ….Not even close to a “third of the country” flooded

Reply to  Kalsel3294
September 6, 2022 12:40 pm

Well, such increases in population would certainly significantly increase the numbers affected in any climate “event” but is also the reason for much of the water shortages in California, whose numbers have not only quadrupled in the past 100 years but so has their water usages and ‘needs’.

Reply to  Kalsel3294
September 6, 2022 12:46 pm

No, they are living upon a great flood plain. Figure it out.

Reply to  Rob_Dawg
September 6, 2022 12:36 pm

We had TV News yesterday showing the flooding in Pakistan with people waist deep in flood water over two weeks since the flooding started ..
It is indeed a tragedy but it has been flooding on the Indus river for centuries ,
Monsoon rains combined with natural summer melting of glaciers .
This has been happening for centuries but the population has expanded rapidly in the last 70 years on to the flood plain to build houses where it was always know to flood .
I see that a lot of dams had to release water because of fear that they might collapse .
These pictures are flashed around the world to bolster the false climate change lies that man is destroying the earth .
Monsoon rains and glacier melting has been a constant feature of Pakistan’s history with the flooding fertilizing the plains for centuries

Reply to  Rob_Dawg
September 6, 2022 12:45 pm

Don’t build in a flood plain. Where is the difficult part of this to understand?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  2hotel9
September 6, 2022 3:37 pm

Developers don’t care. They just want their money.

YallaYPoora Kid
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 6, 2022 6:03 pm

It is not just developers – the development must be approved so local councils / town planners carry even more responsibility since they have the experience and knowledge of the prior land use and water course history.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Rob_Dawg
September 7, 2022 2:10 pm

Headed toward 400,000,000. Most of the country is mountainous. A floodplain is not a good place to build but it is easier and cheaper than urbanizing a mountain.
Pakistan geography, maps, climate, environment and terrain from Pakistan | – CountryReports

Regardless of what “The Climate” does (or doesn’t) do, expect Pakistan citizens to suffer.

September 6, 2022 10:19 am

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Reply to  markl
September 6, 2022 11:32 am

The safe and effective mantra is being slowly replaced by a reality of sudden and unexpected and unknown cause, but interestingly in mostly Western countries only.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  markl
September 7, 2022 4:59 am

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”

Yes, I think this is what has happened to Griff. He is a victim of climate change propaganda. Griff is a True Believer now. He must be really fearful of the future. And we can’t seem to disabuse him of this CO2 delusion. We’ll keep working on it, Griff. Calm down, there’s nothing to see here weatherwise. It’s all happened before.

September 6, 2022 11:03 am

Funny how they fail to mention how many hurricanes haven’t devastated the Atlantic coast this year, in contradiction of the predictions.

If “Climate Change” is to blame for all the bad things, shouldn’t it get credit for the good things too?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Sailorcurt
September 7, 2022 5:04 am

Now that a hurricane has finally appeared, the national meteorologists are just delighted. They were very depressed about the hurricane drought, but now they have perked up. They’re all smiles.

Thankfully, our local meteorologists stick to the local weather and don’t talk about CO2. And that’s just the way we like it. Just the facts, please. That’s all we want. We don’t need unsubstantiated speculation about CO2 in our weather forecasts.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Tom Abbott
September 7, 2022 2:27 pm

The USA National Hurricane Center’s current map …


… shows a new disturbance entering the Atlantic Ocean near the northern border of Sierra Leone; about 9° N. Lat. This is a week away from the area where media types will start to hype the action — or, it may swirl off to the north and east as the others are doing.
Watch Monday’s news.

September 6, 2022 11:21 am

It would make an informative study for humanities students to examine a question such as –

if mainstream media reportage about climate studies since 1975 had been relegated to say page 10 content, would the “climate crisis” exist at all today?

(Social Studies students could start with the observation that discussion of the weather was probably the most prevalent ‘conversation-filler’ everywhere in the world since humans passed time together while not involved in hunting & gathering.)

In other words, if the general public wasn’t conditioned by the media, would anyone actually notice anything significantly different / changing about prevailing weather / climate behaviors?

Reply to  Mr.
September 6, 2022 11:30 am

No one goes into mainstream media because they want to maintain the status quo. Every.Single.One wants to change things.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Mr.
September 6, 2022 3:24 pm

The climate crisis doesn’t exist. The climate alarmism crisis does. Maybe that’s what you meant to say?

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
September 6, 2022 8:16 pm

That’s why I put it in ” “.

September 6, 2022 11:25 am

In early 1956 the Mississippi River was about half it’s width with river barges on dry land. Yet the river has overflowed it’s banks many times since. Why, because of weather that is always changing somewhere.

September 6, 2022 11:39 am

“It has been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions”

Which requires large amounts of cash

“Climate change compensation fight brews ahead of COP27 summit”


I expect Pakistan just went up the league table a few points

September 6, 2022 11:49 am

Look at this bit of wisdom from NBC about the Thwaites glacier “About 100 years ago, it retreated faster than it is currently retreating… you could say that’s good news because it’s not so bad now compared to what it was in the past,” Anna Wåhlin, a co-author of the study and a professor of physical oceanography at Sweden’s Gothenburg University, told NBC News. “But you can also say that it’s bad news, because it could happen again.”

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  goldminor
September 6, 2022 3:35 pm

These people are so myopic.

September 6, 2022 11:52 am

Every single day multiple – perhaps hundreds – of records for this or that are exceeded in multiple locations around the planet.  Records are always highly localized events.  And of course they’re only records since reliable and explicit recordkeeping began, which for most of the planet is less than two centuries back – a mere piffle in geologic time.
This is like any other flavor of propaganda, being entirely one sided and completely oblivious to proportionality and sensibleness.

Reply to  Duane
September 6, 2022 12:45 pm

Mainly TMIN records rather than mainly TMAX records

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Duane
September 7, 2022 5:14 am

There’s a high-pressure system over the Western United States right now causing temperatures to soar, and I’m noticing that the national meteorologists are reporting “potential” record highs in advance.

So now they have increased the climate change hype by stressing over potential record highs, and then if they get any record highs, they can stress over that, too. If they don’t get any new record highs, they still were able to scare the public with their potential record high forecasts. A new twist to the climate change propaganda.

September 6, 2022 11:52 am

Slightly o/t

WINTER IS COMING Russian oil firm Gazprom taunts West with video showing Europe ‘freezing over’ in ‘ice age’ after Putin shuts off gas


Reply to  fretslider
September 6, 2022 12:52 pm

Gazprom wats to sell highly profitable pipeline gas to the EU
EU companies would prefer cheaper Russian pipeline gas over LPG by ship
But EU leaders and Putin are having a political war
The companies on both sides are being manipulated by politicians.

Russia Admits Weaponization of Gas, Halts NS1 Shipments “Until Sanctions Lifted” As EU Prepares Response to Energy Crisis

Old Man Winter
September 6, 2022 12:26 pm

“Consequences are what humble us, what give us pause when we are about
to make a rash mistake. Our losses teach us about the limits of humanity,
and those who do not learn from the wisdom they impart are usually setting
themselves up for an even bigger disaster….”
(h/t Dan Bongino 9/6 podcast)

This article parallels Eric’s post in that it does a necessary, but
tiring job of having to debunk elitist nonsense. Other necessary
posts by Eric & others have shown how misguided climate research has
also wasted a lot of time & $$$ which could have been used doing
effective research to get a better understanding of our climate.
Without their nonsense, everyone could have made much better use of
limited resources. Sadly, even with all of the warnings, they’re
still promoting a fraud & not seeing the real dangers ahead.

(h/t fretslider)

People/groups/gubmints promoting things for their own benefit are quite
sophisticated in marketing their “spiel” & this piece goes into some
of the techniques used to get what they want, answering this question-
as fretslider put it: how easily are you tricked? Despite my skepticism,
they were a lot sneakier & more effective than even I had realized.
So you can see how much their work has affected the unsuspecting
non-skeptics & turned many of them into “sheeple”.

John Oliver
Reply to  Old Man Winter
September 6, 2022 9:14 pm

People should take a look at this. Especially the part where they (non profit s NGOs etc)want to “unlock 100 trillion in pension funds”
The road to hell is paved by these people. Thanks, J.O.

Steve Case
September 6, 2022 12:42 pm

The Tee Shirt I bought in Iceland two weeks ago has “Climate Neutral” printed on size tag. The product manager who requested that must really think that’s a worthy selling point.

Reply to  Steve Case
September 7, 2022 10:35 am

The effect of that one T-shirt on the climate will need a lot of zeroes to the right of the decimal point.
A whole lot of zeroes.
So, for practical purposes, the Marketing Director is correct; it is ‘Climate Neutral’.
Mind, I think that that is true about our species, too.


September 6, 2022 4:50 pm

I lived in Australia in the 90’s and the Sydney Morning Herald seemed to be a very reasonable newspaper at the time. I read it daily. So as with what happened in the US things have changed drastically. There was always left wing journalism but back then  things seemed more rational. While living in Sydney I was sometimes struck by the fact that when I brought up what I perceived to be a problem most people would say..well the government will take care of it. I never thought that way seeing as how govt often just made thing worse in the US. During the Covid lockdown in Australia my ex wife who has lived there over 40yrs lost her business. She was at one time in the 90’s the director of the Newspaper Advertising Business which was supported by the Aussie newspapers. She later went into the headhunting biz recruiting orthopedic and neurosurgeons which is what she lost.

September 6, 2022 7:46 pm

More lies from useless bureaucrats and/or administrators from the UN. Why on earth would anyone listen to these mental midgets.

September 6, 2022 8:24 pm

If climate models were useful they would be forecasting rising temperature in boreal summers and cooler winters with snowfall trending upward.

Extremes in the HN are going to become more extreme and it has nothing to do with CO2. Wasting massive resources to reduce CO2 means the ability to accommodate real climate change will be diminished.

The attached shows how solar intensity has shifted at 30N over the past 520 years to the next 80 years. April and May have the greatest warming, which will reflect on summer temperature due to thermal lag while September has the greatest cooling, which will reflect on winter temperatures. Overall a slight upward trend but extremes are more extreme.

Bob Weber
Reply to  RickWill
September 7, 2022 7:06 am

Rick that is fascinating. I’m curious as to how you derived your plots, with what data?

A positive 1 W/m2 change in 80 years is a lot, and the change from 1500-present is even more, >1.5 W/m2. That range is comparable to the average solar cycle TSI change.

As your insolation changes are unfamiliar to most, perhaps it would give greater context if the annual value at 30N for 1500-2100 was also plotted seperately, in addition to your monthly changes plot, or perhaps go all out with a 12-panel stack plot, one for each month.

You’ve possibly provided an indirect mechanism for why the Law Dome CO2 was so flat until the last century, as the year 1500 Apr-May sea surface temperature would’ve been cooler than now from less insolation then, depressing CO2 outgassing while enhancing CO2 sinking.

It would be nice if you could make a plot of the insolation changes for 1850-Present along with Present-2100. The alarmists always reference 1850 as the time of CO2 ‘equilibrium’, perhaps CO2 changed from insolation changes and strong solar cycles working together, warming SST.

Reply to  Bob Weber
September 7, 2022 4:21 pm

Rick that is fascinating. I’m curious as to how you derived your plots, with what data?

I calculate this using orbital data from Astropixels available here for each year:
This covers from 1500 to 2500 with 100 years per web page.

The orbit formulas are complex so I rely on others such as Astropixels for that. NASA also publish orbital data. The geometry to assess the insolation at day and latitude is not quite so complex but not simple either.

The IMCCE site can provide similar data over longer duration and also has a web page for calculating insolation at latitude and month:

Precession change, a 23kyr cycle, is observable in most of the good temperature trends now. There is no GLOBAL warming. Over the past 4 decades of the satellite era some regions are warmer, some static trend and others cooler. The warming and cooling approximately follow the insolation but it is not that simple because there are different response times for different surfaces and multiple processes involved. The static temperature trend is the tropics where deep convection sets an upper limit of 30C on ocean surface temperature. Any land region can get warmer than 30C if it is not permanently covered in ice. Currently the South Pole gets the highest monthly insolation of anywhere on Earth, 541W/m^2 average during January but it is still freezing because the 2000m thick ice mountain is not going to melt in a month. The peak January insolation of 542W/m^2 at the South Pole was just 1000 years ago. So the Southern Ocean is only just beginning to cool. In 1000 years from now the January insolation will drop to 537W/m^2.

Bob Weber
Reply to  RickWill
September 8, 2022 3:16 am

Thanx for your reply and effort.

Steve G
September 7, 2022 3:14 am

A few hysterical headlines I recall —

  • The ice caps are on fire!
  • Massive “arctic” blast to hit S.E. Australia!
September 7, 2022 12:51 pm

You will not hear this on the MSM, I’m sure.
Historically quiet start to this year’s Atlantic hurricane season 
https://youtu.be/YgSkHSYQ6M4 via @YouTube

September 14, 2022 3:20 am

Fast forward to when the CO2 increase is eliminated. How will they explain weather events then?

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