Climate Fear Mongering Bad Analyses Cause Bad Remedies

Jim Steele

A review of how the media has been fear mongering a fabricated climate crisis which is only misdirecting and obscuring the best remedies needed to address environmental issues, and instead promoting solutions that are ultimately dangerous.

Jim Steele is Director emeritus of San Francisco State University’s Sierra Nevada Field Campus, authored Landscapes and Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism, and proud member of the CO2 Coalition.

Transcript below.

Thanks for having me here. First, I am not a climate scientist. I am an ecologist, and I humbly note ecology requires a higher degree of thinking to untangle the many contributing causes of complex problems.

While director of San Francisco State University’s Sierra Nevada Field Campus, I was monitored 6 meadow systems in the Sierra Nevada for the Forest Service. One meadow began to dry, vegetation withered, and wildlife began disappearing. When I showed students and colleagues this meadow’s deterioration, I was struck by their knee jerk response. Despite just a half-hour visit, most declared this was just what global warming theory predicted. Rising CO2 was making the land warmer, drier and causing animals to go extinct.

In contrast, as an ecologist I had to consider landscape changes, geological history, changes to hydrology, biological interactions, as well as weather and natural climate changes. And I had been observing those effects for 15 years.

Historical temperatures revealed maximum temperatures were warmer in the 1930s. I eventually determined it was the disruption of stream flows and the water table that caused all the problems.

We restored the streams, raised the water table and the meadow became more resilient during droughts and wildlife became more abundant. Lowering CO2 emissions would have had no impact.

In their defense, the misguided knee jerk response by students and colleagues is a function of the constant drone by the media that rising CO2 is heating and drying the land and threatening mass extinctions.

The media thrives on click bait stories that attract the public’s attention. Fear sells and fires, floods, heatwaves, and droughts are scary. The media typically pushes only the scary scientific theories and ignores an abundance of more reasonable skeptical science.

I find it far more worrisome that we are generating hopelessness in our children with the constant ranting about a climate apocalypse and mass extinctions. There is a definite rise in depression among our kids that is certainly due in part to the media’s end of the world stories.

It is even more scary that climate idiots like Bill Gates believes he can save the world, and that he is wealthy and powerful enough to fund foolish solutions like dimming the sunlight that reaches the earth by pumping more dust into the sky.

To reduce global warming, fear crazed politicians have pushed fertilizer restrictions that will dangerously reduce our food supply and raise our food costs. And inspired by reduced traffic during the covid lockdowns, there is an extreme group of fringe lunatics advocating climate lockdowns to save your life.

The media amplifies our fears by promoting unvetted scientific studies that argue climate change is linked to 5 million deaths a year. And it will cause 83 million excess deaths in 80 years.

But the data do not support such fear mongering. The International Disaster database reveals the climate related death risks per million people has dropped from about 250 to near zero since 1920.

When gross mortality is examined for each month, it is the cold months of December thru February with the greatest deaths, while the warmest months have the fewest.

And there has been no rising trend in the death rate since 1998. Us old farts battling diabetes and heart problems have the highest death rates (the pink line). So, I take comfort in knowing we are benefitting from slightly warmer temperatures.

Consider the fact that many elderlies flee the colder states of the north to settle in the warmer states of the south, for their health and longevity.

A person moving from New York to Florida will immediately experience a 20-degree Fahrenheit rise in average temperature. Yet the media and alarmist scientists claim just a 2.7-degree Fahrenheit rise over the last century due to climate change will cause millions of excess deaths. Such claims are simply dishonest fearmongering.

In contrast to climate crisis narratives, heat waves are typically balanced by cooler temperatures elsewhere. The common wavy jet stream pattern across the United States brings above average warming to the west and simultaneously cooling to the east.

Beneath a jet stream’s ridge, high pressure systems form. The dry descending air in a high-pressure system promotes cloudless conditions and greater solar heating.

The descending air warms adiabatically and creates a heat dome by trapping heat at the surface. And the clockwise motion draws warm air up from the south. All these factors cause heat waves far more than greenhouse gases can.

A jet stream’s trough creates a low-pressure system which causes air to rise and clouds to form and reducing solar heating. Its counterclockwise spin combines with the flow on the eastern side of an adjacent high-pressure to draw cold air down from the north. Such offsetting dynamics of warming and cooling are common outside the tropics.

Yet media outlets that want to scare you about climate change will cherry-pick just the regions experiencing the heat wave, as many did during the June 19, 2022, European heat wave.

In contrast, honest weather people interested in truly educating the public about weather will provide the bigger picture, that also shows the cooling to the east. It is impossible to blame global warming and a climate crisis for both a heat wave and simultaneous adjacent cold wave.

People get duped by climate change alarmists who constantly claim heat waves are getting worse. But again, EPA data does not support such claims. Heatwave frequency peaked in the 1930s, and the heat wave index today is like the 1900s.

Because weather causes temperatures to vary by several degrees just within a city’s limits, a record high temperature may be observed in one city but not its neighboring cities. So, examining record high temperatures for the whole state is much more informative about how the global climate is changing.

California’s record high was 134F measured on July 10, 1913. It is also the record high for the world.

Alarmists claim global warming will cause higher record temperatures. Yet despite being the USA’s warmest state, Florida’s record high is only 108F and set in 1931. The highest record temperatures are usually a function of dryness and atmospheric circulation patterns.

For example, much further north, states like Montana and North Dakota experienced much higher record temperatures of 117F and 120F, which were set in 1937 and 1936 respectively. Those higher temperatures in northern states are a function of the migrating jet stream’s ridges that produce dry heat domes. Despite a period of much lower greenhouse gas emissions, 31 of the lower 48 states set their record high temperatures before 1940.

Cities amplify natural heating by reducing vegetation and drying out the land and rapidly shunting rainfall into sewer systems. Since 1950, the world’s population increased by about 5 billion people. Many moved into flood plains, reclaiming wetlands, and expanding urban heat islands. People moving from the country to the city can experience a 5F to 6F increase in average temperature. Making urban populations more vulnerable to fearmongering about a warming climate crisis.

California’s state climatologist published a study correlating each county’s population with temperature change. Counties with over a million people experienced a rising temperature trend. While counties with under 100,000 experienced no trend, just the natural oscillations expected from El Nino/La Nina cycles.

NOAA’s former director of the National Centers for Environmental Information published a 1996 study correlating temperatures with a city’s population

For example, a city of 200,000 will increase weather station minimum temperatures by 0.87C (1.5F) compared to towns with only 2,000 people. Despite small drops in maximum temperatures, the rising minimum increased the average temperature by 0.75F, which gives the misleading impression that we are overheating.

The best solution for urban populations is to increase urban greenery and moisture. Reducing fossil fuels will never reduce oppressive urban heat island effects.

To add to the climate complexities, despite a homogenous blanket of increasing carbon dioxide, 34% of all the American weather stations with 70 + years of data have experienced cooling trends (colored blue). Cooling trends adjacent to neighboring warming trends suggest landscape differences that cause such opposite temperature trends.

The heavily populated regions of the east and west coasts show very few stations with cooling trends, just as urban heat islands would predict. In contrast, climate scientists designate the southeastern USA as a “warming hole” because cooling trends overwhelmingly dominate.

It’s true, if you average all the weather stations, the average American temperature is warming. But such averaging mis-guides policy. Remedies to stop warming can never benefit regions that have been cooling. More likely, such policies will worsen the negative impacts of colder temperatures on human health and agriculture.

Using global averages totally misleads analyses of natural weather tragedies. For instance, politicians told us that the 2022 flooding in Kentucky (located in red circle) was intensified by global warming. Alarmist scientists inappropriately used the irrelevant factoid that warmer air can hold more moisture, so they could blame fossil fuel burning for amplifying the floods.

But it is dishonest, not scientific, to apply that factoid to a region experiencing a cooling trend.

Kentucky’s location and topography make it prone to flooding. Steep slopes concentrate rainfall, flooding valley’s where people have unwisely built in natural flood plains.

Five of Louisville, Kentucky’s 10 worst floods happened before 1950. The worse flood was January 1937. Furthermore, nearly all the worse floods happened during the coldest months, when science tells us the atmosphere holds the least moisture. Alarmists ignore the fact that when moist air collides with colder air, it is the cold that forces more rain.

Still, to push a climate crisis agenda, President Biden, not known for his scientific prowess, blamed global warming for intensifying Kentucky’s flooding as did NPR, which now more commonly is called “national propaganda radio” for its biased reporting.

Recent California wildfires are dishonestly blamed on dryness attributed to global warming. But recent dryness is the result of another natural, sea-saw climate. La Ninas increase droughts in California but increase the monsoons and floods in Asia. Since 1999 the Pacific Ocean has primarily been in a negative Pacific Decadal Oscillation which makes La Ninas more common.

In contrast El Ninos amplify flood risks in California but droughts in southeast Asia. During a positive Pacific Decadal Oscillation there are more El Ninos, and it appears that the Pacific Decadal Oscillation will soon revert to a more El Nino like condition suggesting a coming reversal of California dryness. El Nino-like conditions frequently occurred during the Little Ice Age turning California’s Central Valley into a swamp land.

Instrumental data detect no trend in droughts across the USA. The most extreme dryness is concentrated in the 1930s contributing to the worst heatwaves.

Studies of California’s tree ring response to droughts find no trends in California. Severe drought, worse than 2014, have occurred about 4 times a century since 1300 AD.

It is more akin to criminal misinformation than science to suggest recent wildfires in California are due to CO2 warming and drying. In their attempt to scare the public, click bait media, politicians, and scientists with no integrity, focus public attention on trends starting in the 1970s when fire suppression policies were ending.

However, more honest scientist seeking connections between climate and wildfires understand they must examine fire frequencies and area burnt over the past centuries. In Oregon fire experts determined fires were much more frequent and burnt more area in the early 1900s before fire suppression policies were enacted.

Similarly, researcher found that fires were far more common during the cooler Little Ice Age throughout the American southwest.

Unfortunately, the public is easily duped when they do not understand the basics of wildfires. For instance, most people do not know what is meant by 1-hour fuels. Experts always consider the amount of one-hour fuels when determining fire danger. Consider that to start a campfire, people must first use paper or fine dead twigs, then add slightly larger kindling before adding larger logs.

One-hour fuels have a very thin diameter like paper and can dry out in just a matter of hours. One-hour fuels are the key ingredient for wildfires ignitions and become highly flammable on any sunny day no matter how the climate changes. In America’s northeast, public service warnings constantly tell people that dead grasses and leaf litter can impose a serious fire danger even if dead grass was just recently exposed from melting snow, or a yesterday’s rainfall.

No matter how the concentrations of CO2 change, it will not affect wildfires. Both preventing catastrophic forest fires and protecting your home require maintaining a mosaic of habitat and defensible spaces.

Large areas of shrubs and grassy ground cover and leaf litter that contain abundant 1- and 10-hour fuels, can carry fires to your house and across widespread forest habitats.

Minimizing ground fuels, maintaining well-spaced shrubs, and eliminating undergrowth that can carry fire into the treetops promoting far reaching embers helps maintain a home’s defensible space as well as a resilient forest.

In neighborhoods with closely spaced houses, the whole neighborhood requires a defensible boundary that eliminates ground fuels. Once one house catches fire, it radiates enough heat to readily burn neighboring homes. I observed rows of homes demolished in the Paradise fire, yet the leaves and needles of the surrounding trees were unaffected.

Still the fear mongering media blamed climate change. However, like all northern California, maximum temperatures were higher in the 1930s. Climate change had no impact on a fire caused by a faulty electrical grid and the unnatural accumulation of ground fuels due to decades of fire suppression.

To see past all the media misinformation and build truly resilient environments we must embrace renowned scientist Thomas Huxley’s advice: 

 skepticism is the highest of duties blind faith the one unpardonable sin

 For those who are interested in the peer review papers from which the evidence from this presentation was gathered, just email me a specific request jsteele@sfsu.du and I’ll send you a pdf. 

 Thank you

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October 28, 2022 2:25 am

Some good news, Risky Sunak isn’t going to the COP

Cardinal Kerry begs Charles to go – again!

But the media circus goes on…

Reply to  Strativarius
October 28, 2022 4:44 am


On Wednesday, leader of the opposition Sir Keir Starmer met with ‘master of the universe’ Bill Gates in his office in the Parliament.

Commenting on the meeting, a Labour Party spokesman said: “Keir Starmer was pleased to meet with Bill Gates today and discuss a number of issues of mutual concern including how the UK best supports global health and equitable development, and how we use the goal of net zero to invest in science and technology to deliver the jobs and growth of the future.”

Reply to  strativarius
October 28, 2022 5:46 am

Paying people to do nothing useful is not growth. It is waste.

Richard Page
Reply to  strativarius
October 28, 2022 12:01 pm

So Starmer shows Gates he’s willing to do anything, no matter how depraved, immoral or perverted, to become PM?

jeffery p
Reply to  Strativarius
October 28, 2022 6:58 am

If we could only get everyone else to stay home…

ron long
October 28, 2022 3:31 am

Good report with lots of data, from Jim Steele, as usual. The constant fear-mongering from power hungry politicians and their media enablers is truly disgusting. We now have a whole generation in college that has known nothing but apocalypse coming soon (vote democrap to make a valiant effort to save us!). On November 8 we might see a little relief.

Steve Case
Reply to  ron long
October 28, 2022 4:12 am

On November 8 we might see a little relief.

The same crew is going to do what they did in 2020 only they won’t be schlepping their cell phones around this time. By the way, why did the Supreme Court decide to revisit Roe vs Wade after 50 years? I’d bet the farm that Nancy’s minions paid a visit to the liberal wing of the court with the message to “Let it happen, we will benefit in the ballot box if you do.”

Richard Page
Reply to  Steve Case
October 28, 2022 6:00 am

The US Supreme Court revisited Roe v. Wade because a case had come before them with a central legal point that depended on the previous case. If a similar case had come before them 30 years ago then they would have revisited it then, with whatever decision may have been made at that time.

Reply to  Richard Page
October 30, 2022 4:05 am

But the preliminary opinion would never have been leaked 30 years ago.

Reply to  ron long
October 28, 2022 5:07 am

I wonder what it would be like without the incessant government funded propaganda. More of the media would go bankrupt I suppose. We are paying for the rope to hang us.

Richard Page
Reply to  Scissor
October 28, 2022 12:03 pm

Certainly most of the media wouldn’t know how to go out and find a real story for themselves.

Reply to  Scissor
October 28, 2022 5:03 pm

Incessant government propaganda.
That is what we are getting from our government in New Zealand.
Last week I heard our prime minister being interviewed on Country Radio.
New Zealand is the first country in the world to announce that they are going to tax methane emissions from our farmed livestock .
She was doing this because she believes that methane is 88 times more potent than CO2 as a HEAT trapping gas .
In her next sentence she blamed the disastrous late spring frosts that has caused immense damage to kiwi fruit and other frost tender crops on climate change.
Only Griff Mosh and Nick could be this stupid .

Reply to  Scissor
October 29, 2022 6:10 am

I cannot remember rightly: How much did Baal Gates bequeath unto the organs of public discourse since the scamdemic began? Help me right, was it 34 million, or 340 mill?
I do believe that three-hundred-something sounds about right.
You government is following the propaganda’s dictum, friend, not funding it.
Oh, I forget, they do fund it, by allowing Baal the tax benefit for his public service, or is it just business expenses to Baal? (not taxed)

October 28, 2022 3:51 am

It’s always good to focus on changes of local weather and climate over time, because no one lives in the global average temperature.

It is not so wise to focus on TMAX records because greenhouse warming mainly affects TMIN.

The big picture needs to be mentioned repeatedly:
As global CO2 levels rose since 1940:
— The world had global cooling from 1940 to 1975, global warming from 1975 to 2016, and no trend since 2016. That’s three different CO2 – temperature correlations in just 82 years!

I recall past Steele articles where the author goes berserk when responding to comments that criticize his article. While I have no criticism of any sentences in this article, that attitude could be very useful in refuting Climate Howler scaremongering. Our focus on science and being polite has not worked for over 40 years.

For example, if a leftist tells you “climate science is settled”, you tell them science is never settled, and only people who know nothing about science say that. Like Al Gore. (People who spout climate nonsense do not deserve your respect).

Jim Steele
Reply to  Richard Greene
October 28, 2022 6:21 am

Richard, There are many instances where focusing on TMAX is most appropriate. When determining red flag warning for fire danger, most algorithms use TMAX. Similarly when analyzing a drying meadow TMAX is also critical data. The reasons are solid. For example, our wildlife surveys in Sierra Nevada meadows had us in the field before sunrise throughout the summer. My research assistants wore rain pants because the minimum temperatures, around dawn, were below the dew point, despite having a rising trend. The ground and vegetation became wetter during TMIN. As the day approached TMAX, everything dried out.

By saying “It is not so wise to focus on TMAX records because greenhouse warming mainly affects TMIN” , you are not recognizing some important dynamics regards the issues at hand.

BTW:You reveal a persistent unhelpful personal bias when you falsely claim I went “beserk”, especially when it is totally out of context with this post. Please be more respectful!

Reply to  Jim Steele
October 28, 2022 1:26 pm

I thought you’d enjoy the going berserk comment. My message was to NOT be respectful to Climate Howlers, and I was just providing an example. ha ha

Concerning TMAX.
Of course TMAX is important. But when trying to refute Climate Howlers. we can’t claim their models are way off because TMAX has not gone up a lot in recent decades. They never claimed that. They focus on the average temperature, because details about TMAX and TMIN would not scare anyone

You can’t scare people by correctly claiming winter nights (TMIN) have become a lot warmer in high latitude N.H. nations. You can scare people with a single global average that most people assume applies to TMAX in the next 50 to 100 years. In fact the IPCC’s ECS guess actually refers to the average temperature, using their radical CO2 emissions growth rates (RCP 8.5), in several centuries.

Reply to  Richard Greene
October 29, 2022 6:13 am

I caught the joke. But only because I construct equally convoluted sentences…

Reply to  Richard Greene
October 28, 2022 10:26 am

Or, maybe, having lost the “science” argument long ago, why not concentrate on the totally impractical engineering “solutions” being implemented, the total cost (in dollars and in land). Aside from the nonintelligentsia assuming that Moore’s law applies to everything, and breakthroughs can be planned and scheduled, that battle may win the war.

Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
October 28, 2022 1:29 pm

The engineering “solutions” are based on climate scaremongering.
You have to attack the foundation of Nut Zero
One can believe Nut Zero is not feasible or affordable, but still believe a climate crisis is coming. But if one does not believe a climate crisis is coming, Nut Zero becomes irrelevant

Ben Vorlich
October 28, 2022 3:53 am

Because the UK has been going through “interesting times” for the last few months I’ve been watching far more evening news than usual to see who is Chancellor Of The Exchequer today and PM today.
The content is shocking on the two main channels, ITV (the commercially funded channel) is now worse than the BBC in my opinion. If they can’t through Climate Change into an item it’s not broadcast. Tom Bradby, one of the main presenters of the 10pm bulletin is particularly good at joining “as we know” and “catastrophic climate change” together with a piece about patchwork quilting in Much Binding In The Marsh. He represents a serious threat to my blood pressure.

Since Harrabin left the BBC I haven’t really got a handle on some of their newer environment/climate/science reporters.
Hopefully I can go back to my normal restricted viewing of TV News now things have settled down to Quite Interesting.

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
October 28, 2022 3:56 am

“Since Harrabin left the BBC I haven’t really got a handle on some of their newer environment/climate/science reporters.”


They are very much cut from the same cloth.

Reply to  strativarius
October 28, 2022 4:50 am

They wouldn’t have got the job if they weren’t adherents of the faith.

Reply to  DaveS
October 28, 2022 5:07 am

Nobody gets a job if they question ‘da faith’.

Richard Page
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
October 28, 2022 6:11 am

At least he’s gone. Harrabin has been an insult to journalists and reporters, a poisonous little man who believed he should have received awards purely for his religious beliefs over climate.

Reply to  Ben Vorlich
October 29, 2022 6:23 am

That ain’t nuffin!
Saw a tribute to Marianne Faithfull yesterday. Apparently she covidded. After three minutes I was begging the wife to switch off. She tried the ole’ “won’t be told what to do” thing for a while (she’s a great fan of Marianne’s), but she could also not stand a full minute more of their covidiot yammering. Not one single song, not one single biographic fact other than being bonked by Mick Jagger, just a constant ream of covidiot scaremongering sheeeet!
The climastrologists have yet to achieve that level of proficiency in bullpoop.
But then, around 60% of the Covidiot think tank consisted of psychologists. And the rest were oncologists. And one rather obscure virologist. Go think on THAT.
The best the climastrologist have, are dishonest statisticians and Gretha.

dodgy geezer
October 28, 2022 4:48 am

I find it far more worrisome that we are generating hopelessness in our children with the constant ranting about a climate apocalypse and mass extinctions....

Hopelessness is fine, so long as it keeps money flowing into our pockets!


A Climate Change researcher.

Reply to  dodgy geezer
October 28, 2022 5:09 am

Hopelessness is fine”

It will have to do. The next generations have been messed-up that much that I can’t see common sense ever being decriminalised.

Frank from NoVA
October 28, 2022 5:03 am

Another good presentation by Jim Steele. Many of these charts are exactly of the type that an honest administration’s ‘red team’ should use to publicly confront government institutions that support the alarmist narrative.

In short, make them ‘put up or shut up’, and if they can’t, move to reverse any Federal regulations restricting the use of fossil fuels and/or requiring or subsidizing the use of wind and solar.

Reply to  Frank from NoVA
October 28, 2022 6:00 am

When the science is [politically and financially] settled – and it is – honest science that deviates from the narrative is mere disinformation, false narrative etc etc etc.

Why would there be a need for a red team?

They control the vertical
They control the horizontal…

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  strativarius
October 28, 2022 6:44 am

Fortunately, we have a Constitution, which although it can’t literally defend itself, can be brought to bear by a political majority willing to defend their rights and lives. It can and will happen.

Reply to  Frank from NoVA
October 28, 2022 10:08 am

We had a constitution.
Where in the constitution can you find support for the idea that businesses and colleges MUST discriminate based on race?

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  MarkW
October 28, 2022 9:45 pm

Nowhere, but then the bulk of the Federal government’s activities are unconstitutional, including undertaking military action in conflicts where Congress has not declared war.

October 28, 2022 5:35 am

Tut, tut: don’t you know that real data are verboten!

October 28, 2022 5:44 am

Speaking of bad remedies:
COP27 — the Camel’s nose of Loss and Damage enters the talks
By David Wojick

“Will the developed country teams jointly admit to causing the world’s bad weather? Unimaginable liability looms.”

Please share this warning.

Bruce Cobb
October 28, 2022 5:55 am

The concept of “climate related deaths” is total nonsense. The Alarmunists constructed it out of whole cloth. All it really means is “bad weather”. And the absolute worst way to protect people from bad weather is by lowering living standards, which is exactly what the Green Menace does.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
October 28, 2022 1:31 pm

The reduction of climate related deaths can’t have much to do with the small temperature change in the past 172 years since 1859 (about +1.2 degrees C.)

Shoki Kaneda
October 28, 2022 5:58 am

Any cause with which pederast Gates is associated should be critically examined.

Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
October 28, 2022 6:33 am

MS fed ‘bugs’ to the public worldwide as guinea pigs. The Fora are full of stuff on Windows bugs over the years.

Bill still wants to feed the world bugs.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  strativarius
October 28, 2022 6:27 pm

Right, cuz all other operating systems are bug-free.

Reply to  strativarius
October 29, 2022 6:33 am

You forgot about the bugs in his quackcines. You know, the one he smiles so broadly for when he tells you it is “an operating system”? His fiend Frauci quakes in his boots at the mere mention of Ivermectin, an anti-paracitical that would kill off the hydra slug parasites that carry the actual genome-altering mechanism.
Now you know why we need constant boosters: Patches for Baal Gates’ bugs in his operating system. As before, the bugs are actually a feature! It gives the CIA back doors to your data…

October 28, 2022 6:56 am

Bravo! Another excellent post. I pray there are more to come.

jeffery p
October 28, 2022 6:57 am

Mosh did one of his typical drive-by comments the other day and it struck — Why don’t serious “scientists” call-out this nonsense? Why are exaggeration and dishonesty tolerated by the “climate science” community?

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  jeffery p
October 28, 2022 7:34 am

The “question” is both insincere and dishonest. He knows why, but pretends not to.

jeffery p
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
October 28, 2022 8:57 am

My question is insincere? Can a rhetorical question be insincere? Climate science is insincere and dishonest. That’s the point.

R Taylor
Reply to  jeffery p
October 28, 2022 8:21 am

Because the indexed pensions of the “climate scientists” depend on exaggeration and dishonesty. They are simply practitioners of the world’s oldest profession.

Reply to  jeffery p
October 28, 2022 10:13 am

In this age, almost all science is funded in one way or another by government. Any serious scientist, regardless of their field, who publicly questions the climate orthodoxy will find themselves cancelled, along with their funding.

Robert J Doyle
October 28, 2022 8:30 am

Thankk you!

Your article can be read by a wide auduence. This included my worried grandchilderen.

More please!

October 28, 2022 8:32 am

Excellent article. Fear mongering also sells windmills and solar panels. They have gone to a moral lower than a snakes belly by putting fear into children.

October 28, 2022 9:06 am

I’m still waiting for my reparation payments for climate fear mongering media and nonprofit advocacy groups. Until such time that society and the courts address this debt, I will continue to adjust the dollar impact for accrued policy impact and inflation. Also, I’m not as patient as the claimants in Poland for German invasion and Jewish families seeking reparations or access to Swiss bank holdings of death camp victims.

October 28, 2022 9:33 am

The so called mainstream media has fully embraced the role of being the propaganda arm of the government party.

October 28, 2022 9:35 am

Jim Steele another great video/article. Something most forget is that in forests the underbrush and grasses grow thick because of the increased carbon dioxide when flora respires at night that isn’t blown out by wind and the moisture retention by shading and winds reduced as it blows through the trees, as well as the decaying of flora. It takes longer for the sunlight to warm the underbrush to drive off moisture from the dew than in the open spaces or grasslands. That natural fires from friction of branches rubbing together in wind or lightning strikes is far less than those set by human stupidity that happens more in the USA than other countries, or so the mainstream media has us to believe. But people deny the truth that increasing carbon dioxide accelerates wildfires because of the reasons I presented. But this is only where mismanagement of forests underbrush has occurred.

John Hultquist
Reply to  JOHN S CHISM
October 28, 2022 10:19 am

” … mismanagement of forests underbrush …” 

I’m puzzled by the idea of mismanagement.
Most State and National Forests are not managed in this sense. In selected areas
there are prescribed burns, and there is some timber harvest.
For-profit timber companies do more management, as do private owners.

Reply to  John Hultquist
October 28, 2022 10:57 pm

Matt Kean, our state environment minister here in NSW has been buying up large country cattle stations in recent years to lock up for National Parks. Last count he was up to 520,000 hectares. Same thing is happening in Queensland, though I think they’re going down the road of compulsory acquisition.

Australia already has among the highest number of National Parks in the world. The Greens don’t like people using them so some areas limit access. They don’t like prescribed burns either, which is why we have such massive bushfires.

John Hultquist
October 28, 2022 10:01 am

 Well done – Thanks Jim.

Regarding this:
A person moving from New York to Florida will immediately experience a 20-degree Fahrenheit rise in average temperature.”

This appears to be based on the average temperature of the New York City location – near the ocean and sea level.
If one uses the average temperature in Upstate New York, the difference is much greater.

– – – I live in a wildland/rural area within an ecotone, that is, the merging of a Ponderosa Pine region and a sage brush steppe area. Both are dry and fire prone. Over the past three years I have done about all I can to make the buildings fire-resistant using false-stone and cement/fiber siding. Removing and pruning trees/brush is a continuing task – vegetation growth is relentless. Also, my house insurer has my permission to send a fire-team to the property when a wildfire is heading this way.

October 28, 2022 12:33 pm

Excellent work Jim.

October 28, 2022 4:07 pm

Thank you Jim Steele.
This should be a printed as a geography text book for use in all schools every where in the the world.
Very comprehensive and you demolishes the global warming scare tactics in a very well written and researched essay .
I am pleased to see that you state that shortage of fertilizer will lead to food shortages and starvation .
Governments are banning exploration and fracking of natural gas which is essential for manufacturing of nitrogenous fertilizer.
The restrictions on fracking is directly caused by the shortage of brain power in so many politicians all around the world .
I have been farming all my life and when I started school there were about 2.5 Billion people on this earth .
The use of nitrogen fertilizer began in the 1960s with minimum use but it is now major factor in growing food for the world .
Next month the worlds population will exceed 8 Billion people and nitrogenous fertilizer is absolutely essential to grow half of the worlds food.
This is a fact that without nitrogen being used to fertilize food crops half of the worlds population would starve .
Already there are close to 100 million people short of food in the world.
Our stupid news service is blaming climate change for this when lack of fertilizer and massive price increases plus the war in the Ukraine has caused it .
Unless some sanity prevails and fracking is allowed for more natural gas many more millions of people will starve and die .
Is that what the activists want ?.

Steve Browne
October 28, 2022 4:20 pm

Thinking like a climate alarmist:

Multiple government studies have reported that 90% of wildfires are human-caused, either intentionally or unintentionally. Forest management practices and land use are human-factors that can either mitigate or exacerbate wildfire impacts to a large extent. Since 1900 the US population has increased from 76 million to over 330 million, over a four-fold increase. In California, the capital of climate alarmism, the population has risen from 2 million to 40 million, a twenty-fold increase. NASA reports that the best estimates of overall temperature increase since 1880 is less slightly less than 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Conclusion: Reducing CO2 in the atmosphere will have the largest impact on reducing wildfire frequency and impacts. [sarc]

October 28, 2022 5:53 pm

Bad Analyses Cause Bad Remedies

Have you considered the possibility that the people who desire the money and power they will get from the bad remedies are paying for analyses that support their positions?
I.e., that Bad Remedies Cause Bad Analyses?

Reply to  Lark
October 28, 2022 11:18 pm

It’s a given. The idea was kicked off in earnest in the 1990’s. C02 was officially declared a ‘problem’. Wind and solar were identified as the ‘cure’ and Al Gore was one of the first big names to market the rebranded product, ‘Renewable Energy’.

The biggest, longest running pyramid scheme on the planet. Arguably the most successful too. The biggest winners are always the ones at the top and the more money they made the more people they could own. Such as politicians, media, ‘the science’, education. The sky’s the limit. But like all pyramid schemes there are more losers than winners. That would be us.

Jeff Alberts
October 28, 2022 6:20 pm

But the data do not support such fear mongering. The International Disaster database reveals the climate related death risks per million people has dropped from about 250 to near zero since 1920.”

The items listed as “climate-related” are just weather events. I can’t think of any actual climate-related deaths.

Jim Gorman
October 29, 2022 6:51 am


Nice exposition on how warming and cooling are opposite ends of weather.

Over the years the wife and I have discussed many times about moving south in order to experience warmer average temperatures. Never had the opportunity to that, but it should resonate with a lot of people. Just moving south to Oklahoma City would result in a 4F increase. Too bad so many youngsters just don’t think about things like this.

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