December 29, 2015

Best of 2015: Climate change hysteria and failed predictions

Rebel Staff
 

The first global warming conference was in Rio in 1992. And they still tell us we’ve just got ten, five, maybe just one year left to save the world.

Do you remember Dr. David Viner from the Climate Research Unit, a top UN source? He said our children wouldn't know what snow was in 10 years.

That 15 years ago.

There’s this anti-global warming group called 350.org, funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Their name comes from the theory that if carbon dioxide gets to be more than 350 parts per million, global warming will kill us. But carbon dioxide is now over 400 parts per million! And we're all still alive.

So how do these climate change hysterics get away with it?

I try to explain, while showing you some of the most inaccurate global warming predictions ever.

My first guest, Lorrie Goldstein, columnist at the Toronto Sun, talks about former Ontario Liberal premier Dalton McGuinty. He's trying to make a political comeback, even though he helped create Ontario's green energy multi-billion dollar boondoggle.

Then "happy warrior" Marc Morano of ClimateDepot.com tells me about making mischief at the Paris COP21 climate conference.



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commented 2016-12-03 12:05:32 -0500
Someone should be charged for this stupidity. They have purposely screwed Ontarians with these fraudulent deals. I would be outraged if I lived there.
commented 2016-11-28 23:51:54 -0500
My latest book, ‘Human Caused Global Warming, the Biggest Deception in History’.
Available on Amazon and Indigo/Chapters.
My SLAPP lawsuit to silence me comes to trial on Feb 20, 2017,
Dr Michael Mann vs Dr Tim Ball.
www.drtimball.com
commented 2016-11-05 00:09:35 -0400
I still see climate cultists quoting that 97% climate consensus nonsense as if it has any real meaning. Every survey that made similar claims fell apart on inspection. They either consisted of cherry picking a very small data sample or, as in the latest Cook consensus fraud, pooled every scientist with an opinion on AGW together & tried to pass it off as a consensus with the garbage coming from the IPCC.

Shortly before the IPCC released it’s 5th 5 year climate assessment we had John Cook et al come out with their 97.1% “scientific consensus” on AGW. This was trumpeted by global warming alarmists & corrupt politicians as further “proof” of the “proven science.” The problems with it occurred immediately upon viewing it.

Cook considered the standard definition: that Man had caused most post-1950 warming. A somewhat weaker definition than that of the IPCC – the true consensus among published scientific papers is now shown to be not 97.1%, as Cook had claimed, but only 0.3%. Of the 11,944 papers Cook examined, he had only flagged 64 of them as explicitly supporting his phoney consensus. It was then found, upon investigation, that 23 of those papers had not supported it at all. Also found upon investigation, Cook used 3 distinct definitions of climate consensus interchangeably instead of defining the survey question clearly, as a survey of this type requires. He arbitrarily excluded about 8000 of the papers on the unacceptable ground that they expressed no opinion on the climate consensus. He misclassified papers by prominent skeptics such as Willie Soon, Craig Idso, Nicola Scafetta, Nir Shaviv, Nils-Axel Morner and Alan Carlin in order to support his findings.

http://www.populartechnology.net/2013/05/97-study-falsely-classifies-scientists.html#Update2

Oh, but that’s not all. The University of Queensland are so sure of Cook’s work that they threaten legal action against anyone that dares to even try to look at his data. Brandon Shollenberger came across this information on a third party, unencrypted, unprotected website & got a letter from the university threatening to sue him if he released the data (which he did) or even posted their threatening letter (which he also did.) From this we found, among other things, that the vast majority of the rating were not done independently, as claimed, but instead by his co-authors. There was also no ethics approval for the rating program, as was claimed.

http://www.steynonline.com/documents/6353.pdf

http://www.hi-izuru.org/mirror/

https://climateaudit.org/2014/07/26/cooks-fake-ethics-approval/

According to Sarah Green, one of the most active raters – “But, this is clearly not an independent poll, nor really a statistical exercise. We are just assisting in the effort to apply defined criteria to the abstracts with the goal of classifying them as objectively as possible. Disagreements arise because neither the criteria nor the abstracts can be 100% precise. We have already gone down the path of trying to reach a consensus through the discussions of particular cases. From the start we would never be able to claim that ratings were done by independent, unbiased, or random people anyhow.” Yet the claim from Cook & the University was “Each abstract was categorized by two independent, anonymized raters.”

Mr. Nuccitelli, one of the authors of the Cook paper, has written a posting on the “Skeptical Science” blog in which he sought to justify the discrepancy between the abstracts of Legates et al. & the Cook paper (which had assigned to the “explicit endorsement with quantification” category and the “97.1% based on abstract ratings that the conclusion of the Cook paper had claimed endorsed the “scientific consensus” as defined) – “The IPCC position (humans causing most global warming) was represented in our categories 1 and 7, which include papers that explicitly endorse or reject/minimize human-caused global warming, and also quantify the human contribution. Among the relatively few abstracts (75 in total) falling in these two categories, 65 (87%) endorsed the consensus view.” – So the 11,944 paper survey showing a 97.1% “consensus” has become a 75 paper survey showing an 87% “consensus.” A 75 paper survey is not viable. What Cook et al showed was that there is almost no support at all for the IPCC / warming alarmist position on AGW.

So why do these climate cultists still insist there’s a “consensus”? Maybe so they’ll have somewhere to retreat to when the “science” fails.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl9-tY1oZNw
commented 2016-09-30 20:44:29 -0400
i see there are still flat-earthers disputing what has been concluded by better than 97% of climate scientists. month after month and year after year we break temperature records and still some cannot admit they had it wrong. let’s move on people. this is a real thing and we can’t waste any more time injecting partisan politics into it.
commented 2016-09-26 23:33:57 -0400
Both sides of the argument present compelling evidence at this point, and both side undermine each other’s evidence… it has become difficult to follow the science. I would like to see some solid data behind the surging-global-treegrowth claim… And I’d like to hear Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s response to this presentation, or Bill Nye’s.
commented 2016-04-21 19:56:46 -0400
We’re all part of The Chicago’s School of Economics experiment.
commented 2016-02-18 09:07:36 -0500
Perhaps if they stopped chemtrailing nano sized aluminum and barium the heat wouldn’t be trapped, and the temps would normalize. A solution to a non existent problem. Great for Monsanto with their frankenseeds that grow well in aluminum poisoned soil.
commented 2016-01-07 01:09:26 -0500
This is one of the best statements I have ever heard on this subject.

PETER NETTERVILLE commented 7 days ago
“After Notley gets her carbon tax going provincially, and Trudeau does the same federally, and after Alberta’s power bills go way up to pay for a ill-thought-out and expensive “green energy” plan, Albertans will not have any money left from their pay cheques. Then as Trudeau ups the EI and CPP contributions and we will be broke, creating an indentured servitude working class. Tax the people to death and claim it is for anthropogenic Climate Change. Criminal!”
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commented 2016-01-03 06:13:57 -0500
C02 is a greenhouse gas. By definition, a greenhouse gas is something that light can travel through but which traps heat. We are putting more of it into the atmosphere.
It’s only a little more complicated than 2+2.
The question is not IF global warming is happening, but HOW MUCH will happen.
For people who prefer data to spin, check the 5-year moving average of global temperatures produced by NASA: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/
commented 2015-12-30 21:17:43 -0500
John, just to clarify. Nome , Alaska is a small town in Alaska that is called the" North Pole" for tourist purposes which is nothing more than a large gift shop for the selling of Christmas items to tourists and is a lot farther south than the actual Magnetic North Pole. We have visited this place on our trip to Alaska and back. Don’t let these “Climate Change” idiots try to snow you under because they will try do it with incorrect information all the time just to further their misguided cause.
commented 2015-12-30 17:12:38 -0500
FYI, Time science report corrected their article and now mentions correction. (I had tweeted the author.) Question is now how can a major news site get the real North Pole mixed up with a little village in Alaska? (see my post below)
commented 2015-12-30 14:52:39 -0500
I cancelled subscriptions to National Geographic, MacLeans and the Edmonton Journal due to the bias to the leftist and Climate change hoax.
commented 2015-12-30 14:25:19 -0500
National Geographic is involved in promoting climate change hysteria and Watts Up With That mocks the fear-mongering imagery from National Geographic of the Statue of Liberty waste deep in water:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/08/20/national-geographics-junk-science-how-long-will-it-take-for-sea-level-rise-to-reach-midway-up-the-statue-of-liberty/
350.org, whose name as Ezra revealed, is out of date, is among the many environmental groups, including the Suzuki Foundation and Grrenpeace, that have signed on to Naomi Kleins’ Leap Manifesto: https://leapmanifesto.org/en/whos-on-board/
Looking at the many organizations that have signed on underlines what Ezra has said about how the left has enabled and financed many community activist groups.
commented 2015-12-30 12:49:14 -0500
Ermahgerd, the North Pole is Melted! So says Time Science report. But wait! look close at the reference. It’s not the North Pole, its the little town of North Pole, Alaska. What a dishonest exaggeration!
Check this article. It is all over the news today. Full of misinformation. Then check the link to the source of the temperature. BTW today it is -30C in the real North Pole. Colder tomorrow.
North Pole, AK: +6C
North Pole, UK: a pleasant +12C.

http://time.com/4164104/north-pole-temperature-heat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+time%2Fscienceandhealth+%28TIME%3A+Top+Science+Stories%29

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/USAK0173:1:US
commented 2015-12-30 11:15:37 -0500
Very god show Ezra. The problem with everything you stated is true. AND THERE is no way the left will ever understand what’s going to happen. GOD I HATE THE LEFT THINKING IN THIS COUNTRY.
commented 2015-12-30 10:44:10 -0500
*Ezra, you should take your ‘sciency-man-made-global-warming-chaos comedy routine on the road…I had a great this morning listening to it…
*Next time you have Mr. Goldstein on the show, could you ask him why the Toronto Sun stopped having a Comments section…I won’t read the Sun anymore because of that – and that means I don’t see any of their advertisers…
*Someone should tell Mr. Morano not to go on about his mug being on all those wanted posters for climate denier criminality…you know how it it with the useful-idiot, monkey-see, monkey-do sheep types…next thing, they’ll all want to be on wanted posters…
commented 2015-12-30 10:09:05 -0500
we need to ban dihydrogen monoxide next, because, although it is a naturally occurring compound, it could kill you, and think of the children!!
commented 2015-12-30 09:34:53 -0500
The Ontario AG was quoted as saying we are overpaying by $37 billion.
“In her annual report, she concluded ratepayers forked out $37 billion more than necessary from 2006 to 2014 and will spend an additional $133 billion by 2032 due to global adjustment electricity fees on hydro bills.”
commented 2015-12-30 09:23:44 -0500
After Notley gets her carbon tax going provincially, and Trudeau does the same federally, and after Alberta’s power bills go way up to pay for a ill-thought-out and expensive “green energy” plan, Albertans will not have any money left from their pay cheques. Then as Trudeau ups the EI and CPP contributions and we will be broke, creating an indentured servitude working class. Tax the people to death and claim it is for anthropogenic Climate Change. Criminal!
commented 2015-12-30 08:46:02 -0500
All of these people making rules are “EDUCATED” or nerds basically. Remember when nerds were bullied and lived in fear? We had a better world then.
commented 2015-12-30 07:48:26 -0500
let us not forget that during the opec crisis in the 70’s all of the “experts” said that we would be out of fossil fuels by by the year 2000
commented 2015-12-30 02:39:35 -0500
The part on how Ontario gives priority to solar and wind needs to be told to every Canadian.
commented 2015-12-30 00:41:59 -0500
Maybe we should bring in once again many years ago, Old Testament times, if a prophet predicted something in the future and it never happened, they were simply stoned to death. That would end the cycle of bogus predictions repeating itself. This is so obviously rediculous.
commented 2015-12-30 00:41:29 -0500
The arrogance is not a worry.
The Ignorance of the Liberals should worry everybody.
My Granddaughter is a girl, a female— she doesn’t need a Liberal pervert to make her feel like a Boy.
commented 2015-12-29 22:04:07 -0500
Arrogance of Liberals—they think they’re the smartest people in the room, while the rest of us know what that means. Unfortunately, these pompous asses have the mic and the power at the moment, I pray that vigilance of those like Tim Ball, Roy Spencer, William Happer, Robert Pielke Jr., Freemond Dyson, John Christy, Richard Lindzen, Ross Mckitrick, Steve McIntyre, Murray Salby, Will Soon, the list goes on (a list much better informed and objective than our PM and Gerry Butts). in 10 years this hoax will die in a whimper and no-one will be held accountable for the accrued costs, not only in dollars but in human lives.
commented 2015-12-29 21:41:56 -0500
Is there nothing we can do to stop this Government robbery? I don’t want to be robbed by crooked Trudeau and Gerald Butts!
The y don’t deserve any of what I have worked for!
commented 2015-12-29 21:17:55 -0500
Like Peter said "Depressing, but informative.