Professor İbrahim Özdemir is a UN advisor and an ecologist teaching at Üsküdar University: “On Monday, earthquakes in my country Turkey and neighboring Syria left a trail of unprecedented devastation and a death toll surpassing 16,000 people at the last count. We do not know for sure what triggered this horrific natural disaster, but we do know there is growing scientific evidence that climate change increases the risk of such tremors, together with tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.”
By: Admin – Climate Depot
By Prof İbrahim Özdemir, UN advisor – Professor İbrahim Özdemir is a UN advisor and an ecologist teaching at Üsküdar University. He has served as Director-General at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Education and was a leading member in drafting the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change endorsed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC.
On Monday, earthquakes in my country Turkey and neighboring Syria left a trail of unprecedented devastation and a death toll surpassing 16,000 people at the last count.
We do not know for sure what triggered this horrific natural disaster, but we do know there is growing scientific evidence that climate change increases the risk of such tremors, together with tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.
“If a fault is primed or ready to rupture, all that is needed is the pressure of a handshake to set if off […] Environmental changes associated with rapid and accelerating climate breakdown could easily do the job,” professor of geophysics and climate hazards at University College London Bill McGuire pointed out back in 2012.
Furthermore, NASA scientists acknowledged that glaciers retreating due to global warming have been triggering earthquakes in Alaska in the last decades.
The impact is not limited to the Arctic. As melting glaciers change the distribution of weight across the Earth’s crust, the resulting “glacial isostatic adjustment” drives changes in plate tectonics that could lead to more earthquakes, awaken volcanoes and even affect the movement of the Earth’s axis.
This particular consequence of global warming “warns us of a seismically turbulent future,” one recent study concluded.
Unfortunately, it is not just earthquakes. Climate and weather-related disasters have surged five-fold over the past five decades, killing over two million people, with 91% of the casualties in developing countries. And it is only getting worse.
Is there accountability for Big Oil’s ‘ever more invasive ways’?
Fossil fuel companies bear significant responsibility for the climate emergency yet enjoy near-total impunity. At the same time, they are consistently reaping record profits — while ordinary citizens across the globe struggle to pay their household bills.
What is more important: interests of few, or our planet and its people?
I am not suggesting a conspiracy. These cases solely go to show how fossil fuel interests still hold extraordinary clout across sectors and national borders, despite ever-increasing proof that they are among those ultimately responsible for climate change and the ongoing climate emergency.
The problem is systemic: there is a long-demonstrated preference for the interests of fossil fuel firms and their allies rather than the people and the planet.
No wonder UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently demanded that fossil fuel companies that do not set a “credible course for net zero” by 2030 “should not be in business”.
Governments must take this message seriously by joining forces to end this giant profit-making scheme against the planet.
How? Instead of being sued by them, governments should consider whether and how to hold fossil fuel firms liable for the damages their operations have caused to countless victims worldwide. The potential proceeds should be then invested in accelerating net zero.
Otherwise, we will see more tragedies like what has befallen my country.
Professor İbrahim Özdemir is a UN advisor and an ecologist teaching at Üsküdar University. He has served as Director-General at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Education and was a leading member in drafting the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change endorsed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC.
2022 Study: Long-Term Forecasting of Strong Earthquakes in North America, South America, Japan, Southern China and Northern India With Machine Learning – “Earthquakes of great intensity that are caused by natural processes cannot be avoided but only forewarned with their often catastrophic and damaging impacts minimized.”
Warmists have long history of blaming earthquakes on AGW!
Flashback: More Mega Earthquakes in a Climate Changed World Say Scientists’
UN Climate Chief Pachauri links earthquakes to AGW! ‘Given that human actions are increasingly interfering with the delicate balance of nature, natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes and tsunamis will occur more frequently, said Dr. Rajendra K Pachauri’
Flashback: Actor Danny Glover links Haitian earthquake to global warming?
Flashback: Greens Wonder If Melting Arctic Ice At -42C Triggered A 5km Deep New Zealand Earthquake 7,000 Miles Away
Flashback: ‘Could global warming be causing earthquakes?’ ‘Number and severity of earthquakes appear to have increased with accelerating glacial melt’
Flashback: Greens Wonder If Melting Arctic Ice At -42C Triggered A 5km Deep New Zealand Earthquake 7,000 Miles Away
2015: Newsweek: More earthquakes coming due to ‘climate change’ – AGW ‘can affect the underlying structure of the Earth’– UCL’s Professor Bill McGuire’s recent book Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes, he ponders the effects of the 100m rise of sea-levels that’s threatened should all the remaining ice on the planet melt.’
It’s the ebb and flow of rainwater in the great river deltas of India and Bangladesh, and the pressure that puts on the grinding plates that make up the surface of the planet. Recently discovered, that causal factor is seen by a growing body of scientists as further proof that climate change can affect the underlying structure of the Earth.
Because of this understanding, a series of life-threatening “extreme geological events” – earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis – is predicted by a group of eminent geologists and geophysicists including University College London’s Bill McGuire, professor emeritus of Geophysical and Climate Hazards. “Climate change may play a critical role in triggering certain faults in certain places where they could kill a hell of a lot of people,” says Professor McGuire. Some of his colleagues suspect the process may already have started.
New Study: Earthquakes ‘contribute to global warming by releasing greenhouse gas from the ocean floor’
‘Earthquakes may contribute to global warming by releasing greenhouse gas from the ocean floor, a study suggests. Scientists uncovered evidence that a large earthquake in 1945 released more than seven million cubic metres of methane into the North Arabian Sea.’
UN IPCC AR5 co-ordinating lead author Prof. Oliver C Ruppel blames global warming for earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis email@example.com– Ruppel: ‘There is wide scientific consensus that the increased number and intensity of climate change induced natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis and hurricanes, is of alarming concern’
Our SUVs cause earthquakes?! Volcanoes Erupt When Ice Melts– ‘After studying data from over a million years in our Earth’s history, researchers at GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel in Germany and Harvard University have discovered periods of high volcanic activity often follow periods of quickly rising global temperatures’
UK Government adviser Bill McGuire says global warming is causing earthquakes and landslides– ‘Global warming is causing earthquakes and giant landslides, and could bring about an age of ‘geological havoc’ including ‘volcano storms’ and tsunamis, a top academic told the Telegraph’
Geophysicist argues that global warming causes earthquakes and volcano eruptions
Settled science? NASA claims Earth’s rotation is slowing due to moon — But Harvard study claimed Earth will spin faster due to ‘global warming’
New Paper Finds That Even Seismic Activity Correlates Better With Warming Than CO2!
USGS: ‘Although it may seem that we are having more earthquakes, earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater have remained fairly constant’
‘A partial explanation may lie in the fact that in the last 20 years, we have definitely had an increase in number of earthquakes we have been able to locate each year. This is because of the tremendous increase in the number of seismograph stations in the world and the many improvements in global communications’
Mockery: Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown Causing Earthquakes?!: Temps in interior of Greenland have been averaging -50C,which climate ‘experts’ tell us is causing massive melting and earthquakes’
‘Was The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Caused By Global Warming? ‘Unlike the fraudsters behind the climate scam,actual scientists do not link catastrophic earthquakes to anything related to weather’
UK Guardian jumps the shark – claims climate change CAN cause earthquakes, volcanos and tsunamis– Warmists now claim everything caused by AGW: ‘Could it be then, that if we continue to allow greenhouse gas emissions to rise unchecked and fuel serious warming, our planet’s crust will begin to toss and turn once again?’
Why, yes, linking climate change to Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes DOES seem ‘to be bordering on the insane’
Huffington Post: Earthquake/Hurricane Caused By The Wrath Of The CO2 God: ‘God is very disappointed with humanity for leaving the gas on in our home planet. it’s dangerous, wasteful, and wrong’
What absolute nonsense! First show us the data to show that the frequency of earthquakes is increasing. Then, if you can, demonstrate that the cause is Climate Change. Since CC is so variable and so very very very gradual, you’ll find those things impossible to prove. And then, no doubt your next step will be to claim that CC is entirely due to mankind’s activities. What utter nonsense!
It’s been discovered, during psilocybin trips, that CO2 wedges itself into the ground creating rifts 30 meters deep and 50 meters wide.
Those are gullies and they’re caused by Aqua Vitae (H₂O) racing downhill en masse.
I don’t know about any of those ramifications of Climate Change but I have it on Great authority that Guam will flip over because of unchecked CO2 emissions
I thought it was going to flip over due to too many US marines standing on one side looking at the sunset? Just going along with the view of the representative (senator) at the committee hearing you understand….
All those Marines exhale CO2 laden air, adding ( 40,000ppm x 12/32 = ) 1.5% extra weight to each breath of air on that side of the island. All that excess CO2 will be the final increment to tip the island.
We need to seriously consider just how many warmunists were test subjects for the MKULTRA program! Tom O’Neill’s book ‘Chaos’ makes a good case for the Manson murders being a successful result of that attempt to produce programmed killers!
If CO2 ever reaches 500ppm it’s projected to cause a Crack in the World
”What absolute nonsense!”
You are way too kind. These contemptible, odious, insane and utterly loathsome excuses for human beings should be tarred and feathered and paraded naked through the halls of the UN building carrying a sign saying I am a danger to humanity.
surely the U.N. itself is a large part of the problem?
right- time to shut it down- it’s accomplished nothing
And all this time I thought it was fracking that caused quakes…
Now it’s just a handshake!
Maybe post pandemic they can blame it on fist bumps.
The world would be far better off with more fracking…especially Europe. The fastest way to shut down the Green Propaganda Machine is for hydrocarbon prices to tank due to saturated over supply, which the earth can sustain for many centuries.
Eventually, tech development will result in massive reduction in demand for hydrocarbon fuel, ( in the next century or two) BUT until then FRACK ON LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW!
Super cheap fuel, propels grass roots local economic development, optimism and creative grass roots local business development, which the world needs to develop central Asia and Africa. Rapid economic development of local communities will divert people’s attention from the CRAZY on their phones….. it will help us side step the dystopia the crazies are trying to sell us.. Cheap fuel would incentivize many to return to owning and working land. It’s better for millions of people to return to owning and working land that for it to all be owned by Oligarchs like Gates and China. I don’t want to eat bugs.
Is there any natural occurrence with harmful effects that the alarmists don’t attribute to climate change? That’s the reason that they lack any credibility.
Far too many people believe this bovine excrement. Which is what gives these clowns credibility.
No, there are many more reasons they lack credibility, but blaming everything on climate is certainly one of them.
Yeah I keep waiting for “What a gorgeous day – must be climate change!”
Well, soon it will be that climate change causes warts, moles, colds, sore assholes and makes childbirth a misery.
The alarmists are crying wolf too much.
So far, they haven’t blamed hemorhoids on Climate Change yet
Been a long time since glaciers melted over Turkey and Syria – suggesting that plate tectonic in the Artic were a factor is just ludicrous.
UN advisor is full of the stuff you put on gardens.
Without the fertilization effect.
and if you apply a very large amount, you kill the garden
And very very large amount will trigger another earthquake.
Completely delusional. And yet he will probably get some huge award, and a pile of cash, for saying this. Be flown all around the world in private jets to speak to it. Get quoted in legislatures everywhere. Next thing you know he’ll be shouting “How dare you!”. It really is all about the Benjamins, and in this case all the Benjamins are held by hysterical climate zealots.
Is there anything that 0.04% of the atmosphere cannot do !?
What a load of bollocks … this might have more to do with the public dissatisfaction with the regime elite including those such as himself.
“0.04% bringer of life to the planet”….Apparently too much of “it” induces mass synapse destruction the symptom of which is an unequivocally delusional syndrome; it appears the only way to treat this is for the sufferer to talk palpable bullshit without realising they are doing it. Most definitely mass psychosis and a religious fervour evident in these sufferers – bit like the leaders of the Inquisition who calmed their victims by saying “this is going to hurt me more than you” as they lit the pyre beneath their feet.
They could have said “longer”, but subjectively feeling guilt pains for years is probably not more pain than being burnt at the stake.
Thousands of people died when their apartment blocks simply pancaked when the quake struck because the floors were not properly attached to the pillars.
It’s far easier for this clown to blame CO2 than point the finger at the real cause of the huge death toll, namely the poor quality of the buildings allowed by the corruption and incompetence in the Turkish and Syrian Governments.
Not going to work without explaining how SUV’s caused the previous crustal restlessness leading to the breakups of Pangea and Gondwanaland.
Aw, Christ. Every disaster brings out the profiteers.
Aaaaaack! That is close to psychopathic scary!
Off with their heads!
She didn’t read the script properly.
“That’s why I got the latest booster designed to protect Pfizer profits.”
Maybe this guy was at least partly responsible for the shody building practices in the earthquake affected zone. He may be trying to deflect responsibility from building companies he could be invested in.
I have zero evidence of such a relationship and my comment is total speculation.
And yet your statement is more credible than his.
Oh it’s so much worse! Not just earthquakes, the excess co2 has been escaping our atmosphere into space, where the gravity of the sun has been trapping and collecting it, causing a dampening of the sun’s fusion engine. This has resulted in an unprecedented extension of the regular solar minimum, and will lead to extended cold periods on earth! We need to hold those fossil fuel companies responsible!!
Yep! The magic molecule strikes again! There isn’t anything it can’t do!
Next they will be trying to tell us that solar eruptions are caused by CO2 emitted by humans. Geez, does no one have any common sense?
The real truth.
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,”
The logic: Young men, learning where the immodest women are, tend to gravitate to that place and the accumulating mass causes the faultline to shift.
I’m expecting a major quake on an eastern Florida beach during March spring break. This warning, several weeks in advance, could cause a massive shift of humanity to western Florida and a capsizing of Tampa into the Gulf of Mexico. All should go to Dahlonega GA for spring break to prevent a disaster.
The rhythmic bouncing of boobs. I’ve seen ‘documentaries’ about that.
I won’t be disclosing the source of these documentaries.
Don’t lie! You were watching Benny Hill reruns again!
Dick Emery show. You are naughty but I like you.
Your argument is illogical, Captain!
Modern, young men are watching porn all the time, and having sex less often than us old geezers who grew up in the 60s and 70s! I’ll never forget how many times I was forced to listen to Carole King’s “I Feel The Earth Move!”
Now if you’d argued that a flash mob at Spring Break coordinated a simultaneous jump to produce a powerful tremor I’d say you’re standing on firm ground; just like the writer of the article!
Presumably due to harmonic vibrations?
If the house is rockin, don’t come knockin.
But only at the moment of climax,
Next thing they will be blaming radio transmissions in Alaska some research project into the ionosphere
There is scientific evidence that Grand Solar Minimums cause increases in silica type volcanoes to erupt. Study done in Japan decades ago, now. So in this case, their propaganda term, “Climate Change”* is correct. *They use this term to fool people. The climate is always changing. What real scientist could DENY that? However, Man-Made-Global-Warming, is negligible. CO2 has nothing to do with it. I repeat, Nothing. Their second ploy is to ask, ~”can you say that man is not causing any global warming?” Hard to prove a negative, some negatives can’t be proven, e.g., there are no pink elephants in the universe. However, I can prove their are no pink elephants in the room.
See this article refuting the b….it.
As with any quasi-random phenomena, the number of earthquakes each year varies slightly from this average, but in general, there are no dramatic variations. So far this year, there have been six magnitude 7+ earthquakes, in keeping with the annual rate.
The long-suffering Turkish people do not deserve some sick idiot trying to blame climate change for Turkiye’s recent awful earthquake. The reality is that Turkiye gets a lot of deadly earthquakes.
“In December 115AD, an earthquake, followed by a tsunami allegedly hit the border between Turkey and Syria, killing around 260,000 people and destroying the city of Antioch. In the year 526, about 250,000 people are believed to have died in another deadly quake in Antioch.“.
Anyone scholarly in Turkey should know this, and therefore should be pushing for improving the building codes. It would be a direct solution to a direct problem, instead of changing how the whole world goes about its day—including holding off on shaking hands—which would have zero effect on the situation regarding earthquakes in Turkey.
If increasing earthquakes are caused by “climate change”, which is just heat in the atmosphere, then there must be “earthquake weather” during heatwaves as well. After all, heat is heat. Of course, geologists all laugh whenever this idea is talked about, so where are they now?
The author insists on using a hairdryer to warm his bath water! Apparently he dropped it once or twice while he was trying to reheat a tepid soak! He’s an dedicated warmunist!
What they aren’t telling you is that for most of these proxies, the resolution is thousands to 10’s of thousands of years. When they say that earthquakes follow periods of rapid warming, what they mean is that over 100,000 years, temperatures rose. Then 10’s of thousands of years later, there was a statistically insignificant increase in vulcanism.
PS: I’d love to hear what proxy they used to determine how frequent earthquakes were.
Just when you start to think, it couldn’t get more “over the top”, this nonsense. Sheeesh!
Yes, this is probably the most extreme claim I’ve heard yet from the warmists (what a crazy term for them, one I’ll be now using ad nauseam).
The better term might be ‘warmunist’; it combines the essential elements of the term once in vogue of ‘watermelon’: ‘green’ on the outside, ‘red’ on the inside.
But, the more important message is to never forget the immortal words of one A. Einstein, who said many, very important things (in plain language). This is one of his best:
“Only two things are infinite: the Universe, and human stupidity, and I am not certain of the former.”
Regards to everyone,
Decaf, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard this claim. I think the first one was 7-8 years ago.
We knew this was coming. Poor kids. It’s no wonder they’re cutting off their parts, vowing never to have children and want to identify as colorful unicorns. They’d jump right back into the womb if they could.
If a little warming causes earthquakes the NH is doomed when July shows up. SH must be having them everywhere right now.
Apparently intelligence and common sense are not critical for UN jobs.
LACK OF intelligence and common sense are job requirements for U.N. jobs. Not to mention being a strict conformist.
Actual intelligence is still useful to the employees. They must be able to keep their principals happy and ignore their principles, should they have any. Of course, revealing their intelligence would result in immediate termination.
iow: The people who use fossil fuels are= Witches
I’m finding it difficult to see how the original Dark Ages could have been *this* dark
because AI said so.
There’s growing scientific evidence that global warming is no threat to the penguin population, too (see the 350-pound models whose fossilized skeletons show that they flourished when the earth was much warmer than today).
But Professor Osdemir should really check the historic record, and regard all the mighty earthquakes which have occurred before global warming was invented. Turkey is zoned for them.
The only things growing because of CO2 are plants and irrational superstition.
Earthquake prediction is so poorly understood that the topic should be studied – as a demonstration of the stupidity of time series analysis with inadequate data.
Earthquakes are an example of why attribution to climate change reveals inadequate data and so teaches also that hurricanes, floods, droughts, heatwaves and plagues of locusts cannot be scientifically attributed to climate change. For that you need mechanisms and predictions, both of which are lacking in these disasters. Geoff S
Yep, all to do with CO2 and nothing to do with coming out of the LIA
I can only assume this guy is grieving, which is understandable, but he needs to row back quickly
The same question as before. WHERE THE HELL ARE THE REAL SCIENTISTS AND WHY DON’T THEY SPEAK UP?
If they do, not they are ultimately to blame for people even entertaining the thought of believing in this garbage.
Don’t need scientists for this sort of garbage propaganda. It’s stinks so bad I am surprised that anyone who reads the article can’t smell it’s stench.
Seriously?, He is a Professor advising the UN…? That explains a lot. No wonder the UN’s IPCC are struggling to explain the gulf between real world observations, versus their preferred ‘advised’ model projections.
Can’t be long now, before ‘man made climate change’ is accused of triggering asteroid impacts.
With any luck, the next asteroid impact will land on the next COP “climate” bullshit-fest or WEF “summit.”
Just checked the calendar again to confirm. No, it is not April 1st so that doesn’t explain it.
There is growing evidence that professos aren’t worth the titel they are so proud of.
He forgot to mention the plagues of frogs.
the disaster was compounded by buildings built in contravention of Turkish official standards required in the earth quake zone. I believe over one hundered building contractors etc are being taken to court for these violations since the earthquake struck.
Everything in and above the crust is displacing its own mass in magma…
Totally shameless rascals.
I don’t think I’ve ever read so much incontinent drivel in one short article in my entire life
Well, there is just about any quote from Gore on “climate change.”
Or any quote at all from Kamala or Justin.
So it has nothing to do with construction companies ignoring the building regulations for earthquake areas having paid off the right people and in expectation that Erdogan will issue another bunch of construction amnesties to get them off the hook? Or that it is common practice when revamping the ground floor of a tower block for retail use to cut away all those annoying concrete columns that get in the way – I mean, what could possibly go wrong? And then the country has the nerve to ask others to bail them out for their corruption and stupidity.
It’s hysterical. I bet climate change causes migraines too.
Earthquakes are the result of plate tectonics, and plate tectonics have been in action for billions of years. If pressure builds up to a certain point such that an earthquake will be the result, there is nothing that humanity can do to delay that fact, or cause that fact.
This is yet another in the drearily long long of unfalsefiable claims about global warming, which by the way has been underway for the last 2.6 million years, with eras of cooling and warming interspersed over timeframes of many tens of thousands of years each.
If pressure builds up to a certain point such that an earthquake will be the result, there is nothing that humanity can do to delay that fact … but there may be things humanity can do to bring it on sooner. Sooner means weaker. Could save a lot of lives (but do strengthen the building standards too).
Well, it is certainly debatable as to whether humans can make any meaningful impact at all on earthquake timing.
BTW – the most destructive earthquakes in the last two decades have epicenters in or near the nations having the least amount of oil and gas production including fracking… including Turkey last week (ranked 58th in world oil production), Japan (non-existent oil and gas production), Haiti, and China. If these horrible earthquakes were happening in major oil production regions, like West Texas or Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, this guy might have had a point to make. But he didn’t.
Who knew that some faults are so close to the critical stress level that a handshake could set them off.
Is there really any evidence of glacial rebound causing large scale destructive earthquakes?
There is strong correlation with the number of bad calls deciding Superbowl games and climate change. Clearly, climate change is causing these bad umpire calls.
Didn’t Danny Glover blame the Haiti earthquake back in 2010 on global warming?
Interesting, I’ll look it up.
They accept cash, check or crypto when a fool with other people’s money is parted.
Climate Change is certainly making natural disasters such as earthquakes much more lethal.
All the money wasted on climate change could have provided for much more resilient housing, and much better emergency services…
At least the new axis countries will have plenty of cover when WW3 gets rolling.
as i recall from my psych studies in college , all children go thru a developmental stage called immanent justice which generally disappears by adolescence . immanent justice is the belief that ones bad actions cause bad things to happen to you in return . the belief that “ the universe “ is animate and judgmental and will get you for your wrongdoing is hard to overcome
those behind the islamic declaration with their hands out for reparations had best remember that the islamic world would be woefully poorer if drained of its fossil fuel wealth . not that those countries would ever even consider such things . any country , including norway , with significant fossil fuel resources ghosts the UN
Actions have consequences. Seems eminently sensible to me.
That seems to me to be a very good survival strategy for a vulnerable human living on the African savannah. Just because the lions have gone doesn’t mean that there are no longer any predators around you.
The grand solar minimum of 1250-1195 BC and the grand solar minimum from 350 AD (early antique little ice age) both had a series of catastrophe great earthquakes around the Mediterranean which destroyed many cities. That’s the real evidence.
The evidence is that both these solar minimums triggered cooling periods and that the CO2 rate in the atmosphere was half the one we have today.
It is amazing how the entire green movement is silent when nonsense like this is released to the public. The radicals will shamelessly leverage the suffering of victims to propel their propaganda campaign. These green carpetbaggers are heartless and scary! Money makes good people do stupid bad things. So who are the deep pockets paying for this nonsense and why are they not exposed?
I have been a liberal democrat and pro-environment since the early 1970’s….but the new radicalism has left me cold (New Wave Fascism (militarism is now the covert weaponization of information and tech) or hybrid-socialism. Who knows what it actually is for real, everyone is leveraging everyone in a game of smoke and mirrors).
I recognized early on the global warming was a political movement with very weak science and could not support it as a political movement. Now it has morph’d into something else entirely that ain’t science.
Maybe honest intelligent liberals are a afraid to speak up against nonsense propaganda. I can’t believe they are all misinformed or so ready to make commitments based on consensus, ad hominem and bad information. I guess I could be totally wrong.
Maybe honest intelligent liberals are a afraid to speak up against nonsense propaganda.
It’s not just on this topic, seems to be happening across the board because the fanatic activists rabidly attack them.
Then we all lose representative power to nasty idiots.
The world is full of climate idiots. Add this bloke’s name to the now very long list.
Bill McGuire is an academic, activist, broadcaster, blogger and writer of popular science and speculative fiction. His non-fiction books include A Guide to the End of the World: Everything you Never Wanted to Know and Surviving Armageddon: Solutions for a Threatened Planet. His current books are Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes – ranked 5th in a Guardian list of the best ever eco books – and Global Catastrophes: a Very Short Introduction. His short stories have been published online and in anthologies. Bill is a Patron of Scientists for Global Responsibility and a Co-director of ther New Weather Institute.
Nothing more needs to be said.
Climate change. What can’t it do?
I think the very first comment I made at WUWT was something like: “At this rate these clowns will be blaming earthquakes and volcanos on AGW.” I thought it a pithy critique not a prophesy.
In my opinion, if this unlikely “growing scientific evidence” of the climate change on seisms was true, on the contrary to their claims, it would have the welcome benefits of triggering earthquakes earlier than if it didn’t exist, thus making the destructions lighter with less victims.
Indeed we know that when the more time is spent without the earthquakes happening, the more tensions are accumulated in the underground, and the more violent, destructive and deathly the earthquakes will be by the end.
Of course, one should be appaled and filled with compassion for the so many victims, dead, injured, or alive but homeless, this terrible eathquake in Turkey has made.
That said, we should ponder why in such a comparable region regarding the strong seism threats, in Japan, it was possible that in almost a darwinian move, the japanese people since centuries have adapted and improved their homes and their buildings in such a way that even the most violent eathquakes in this country are making only a few victims with limited damages.
Follow the money. There are strong rumors that the AKP, Erdogan’s party is mainly funded by the building construction lobbies. In a country where corruption is natural and endemic (baksheesh is an universal word in the Middle East), it is easy to understand how frail the individual and collective homes are, made with adulterated concrete, forgetting that antisismic, efficient but expensive norms are existing, designed by incompetent architects…
“Professor İbrahim Özdemir is a UN advisor and an ecologist teaching at Üsküdar University. He has served as Director-General at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Ministry of Education and was a leading member in drafting the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change endorsed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC.”
Too many red flags to count in that biography.
I have a cunning plan. As glaciers show signs of retreat build a dam across the valley. When full the weight of the water will be as much or greater than the ice. Bonus the flow of water down the valley can be regulated to average preAGW with clean electricity generated to pay for the construction costs
This bit: “Climate and weather-related disasters have surged five-fold over the past five decades,” is a worn and false meme derived from EMDAT data — which EMDAT itself has tried to correct over and over. EMDAT data is only reliable from 2000 — before that the rise seen is only an improvement in the collection of data.
See my report on this here.
This theory reaches a new level of scientific integrity equal to the Piltdown Man crossed with zionist combs, with a smidgeon of the “Hitler was a woman” Weekly World News headline, and just a dash of the brilliant hard science of Plan 9 from Outer Space.
I am waiting for NPR to have a solar scientist announce that the recent solar eruption was caused by excess methane leaks from gas stoves..
It is a historical fact that earthquakes increase as the planet cools. The crust starts to shrink and crack as it cools. The claim of the alarmists that earthquakes increase with warming makes no sense as cracks are less likely to crack if the crust is more flexible and plastic-like.
So far, there hasn’t been a claim that Climate Change can worsen the likelihood of hemorrhoids, but give it time.
I think we should start spreading the word that climatechick’s.
creates more intense orgasms
in leftist armpit haired hippy chicks.
Help spread the word.