COP this COP25

Did you COP the tone of panic and authoritarianism radiating from COP25?  Radiating like some kind of heat wave or perhaps like a gigantic methane fart? We need action NOW right NOW, like immediately. Its for the childrun ya know.

 

 

Leave it to the experts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps we should ask the 800 scientists who signed the following declaration?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You see, there are still plenty of scientists who question the current approach.  That does not mean that they completely reject the contribution of anthropomorphic warming they simply believe that it only forms part of the picture. Even the third  IPCC Report says the following :

In climate research and modelling, we should recognize
that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system,
and therefore that the long-term prediction of future
climate states is not possible. (Chapter 14,Section 14.2.2.2. )]

 

The World Climate Declaration comes from an alternative conference which rebuts much of the climate dogma. (If you have 5 hours to kill watch the video LOL).

Could climate change become a security issue — and threaten democracy?

“The United Nations Security Council could, in principle, tomorrow decide that climate change is a threat to international peace and security.”  The United Nations may resort to military action against states that defy its mandates on global climate action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The good news is that the bankers are jumping aboard the green bandwagon. We know that they have our best interest at heart and if you do not comply you “will be punished”  (BOE Mark Carnage)

Population panic?

Check out the following article: Don’t panic -the truth on climate and population

Alternative Sites

Check out the Arctic sea ice thickening or the gains of the Greenland ice sheet

 

 

 

Climate Doom

More climate doom has emerged in the news. A group of 11,000 scientists has demanded urgent climate action and “shock horror” population control.   World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 

Analysis

This is of course propaganda and PR and we could dismiss it out of hand.  That would be unfair because a number of valid points are made.  Bloomberg refers to the article as Earth Needs Fewer People to Beat the Climate Crisis. The Hedge has an even more alarmist headline when it says; 11,000 Experts Propose Final Solution To Global Warming: Just Kill Billions Of People.

 

 

These headlines are an exaggeration although the article does summarize the following under the heading Population“Still increasing by roughly 80 million people per year, or more than 200,000 per day, the world population must be stabilized—and, ideally, gradually reduced—within a framework that ensures social integrity”.

Population Reduction

Many countries in the Western world including Japan and China face an aging population.  Fertility rates have plateaued and are going down.   The future will see more adult diapers (nappies) than baby diapers.   The population of Africa is growing and this (surprisingly) is linked with poverty, poor health and lack of education.  Wealthier nations have less children.  To lift Africa out of poverty would require more fossil fuels not less.   Africa needs to follow the development path of China.   However, China attempted population control which has resulted in a shortage of females.   It also resulted in “dying rooms” for female babies and forced abortions.  Eugenics and proscribed population control does not have a good record.

Natural Climate Change

As we have stated before, the earth is undergoing natural climate change.   The solar system  travels through space and encounters different conditions in our “electric universe”.  Our sun is experiencing a maunder minimum.  Our earth is experiencing magnetic pole shift.  These events are linked.  They cause variation in cosmological rays which influences cloud formation.   As the upper jet streams change the weather becomes unpredictable (weird) followed by global cooling.  In that case we need more fossil fuel power stations.  The growing zone will be reduced  leading to famines.  This is the opposite of what we are being told.

Nice Graphs

We use only relevant data sets that are clear, 
understandable, systematically collected for 
at least the last 5 years, and updated at
least annually.

 

Let us translate the above.   We use data sets that are clear:   we cherry pick.  Understandable: you are dumb we will not bother you with scaling. Systematically collected for at least the last 5 years: we chose 5 years out of 4.5 billion years to prove our point.   Updated at least annually:  if we get a heat wave reported this summer we will definitely include it.

 

At least five years of Data

I find that statement amusing.  As a scientist (who is familiar with statistics) I would be ashamed to quote five years of data.  You might as well produce a plot of last weeks weather.  It has about the same predictive power as their graphs.  This is like the hockey stick graph which was proven in court to be  fraudulent.  In light of this we have taken it upon ourselves to change the headings of the plots.

 

 

 

 

 

Good points

The “report” does make some good points but neglects many others.  For example they want to reduce emissions of black carbon (soot), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).  That can be done without shutting down fossil fuels.  They also want to reduce methane which is basically “cow farts”.

The agenda is to become vegetarian.  Once again this is too simplistic. Cattle often thrive on land that is barely arable.  In the not too distant past herds of millions of buffaloes roamed the American plains.  Millions of years ago Dinosaurs existed.  They also farted – especially the “stinko-sore-ass”.  The report also says that, “we must protect and restore Earth’s ecosystems”.  On that we are all agreed.

Other important issues

More than 40 years ago when it was not “sexy” I studied environmental science alongside chemistry.  As a junior researcher I was set the task of correlating tree ring data and temperature (the problem then was acid rain).  What this report neglects to mention are plastic contamination of the oceans.  The recycling problem. Endocrine mimickers.  Antibiotic overuse.  We could go on and mention pesticides and GMO foods and herbicides (roundup).  No argument from me that we are damaging the environment and need to drastically change our ways.   We need to be sustainable and we need to conserve energy.  All those things must be done but we need not return to the stone age.

Industrial Revolution

It was the use of fossil fuels coupled with the industrial revolution that brought about massive improvements in living standards, improvements in longevity and the population explosion. A couple of hundred years ago a global population of  7- 8 billion would have been thought impossible.  It would have been considered as beyond the carrying capacity of the earth.  That is quite an achievement but it has created other problems.

Exponential growth

You cannot have exponential growth in a finite system.  Therefore we need to completely change the way we do things in the future.  We need to be sustainable.  The sort of capitalism that we now have with constant “growth” and  “off-book exigencies” (pollution etc) needs to end.  The price  must reflect all the costs including recycling etc.

Conclusion

Climate change is happening but it is not man made.  Perhaps carbon dioxide results in a small “forcing” of the global temperature but it is not the root cause.   That does not mean that we do not need to make major changes on how we do things.   The world does not belong to an elite with the rest condemned to slavery and poverty.  However, the change that is really needed will not happen because of human nature.  As Christians we await the age of renewal which only God can inaugurate.  But first comes the time of judgement.