They don’t call the Left the Loony Left for nothing!
Al Gore told us that Manhattan was supposed to be under water already.
Disaster is coming – just ask the journalists
By Jack Hellner
We are repeatedly told that sea levels are rising much faster than history. The increase is supposedly three to six inches over the last 100 years, and the supposed experts say the rise is mostly due to humans, petroleum products, and CO2.
Around 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, and around 95% of that water is in the oceans or seas. Oceans and seas have risen and fallen throughout billions of years. Does anyone truly believe that these seas can be measured on a year-to-year basis within a few inches? Christopher Columbus came to America 627 years ago, and less than 1,000 years ago, most people thought the Earth was flat, so who was measuring the depths of the seas throughout the world thousands of years ago? Why does anyone report the garbage estimates of what sea levels did thousands of years ago and pretend they are accurate?
Also, do these supposed experts recognize that the erosion in the bottom of the seas and at coastal cities effects the depths of the seas? Anyone who says he knows within a few inches what sea levels were thousands of years ago and what the level of change was or the cause was of the change is just making things up.
For decades we have been told it would be much warmer by now, the Arctic ice would be gone by now, Manhattan would be under water, we would have snow-less winters, we would be out of food, and we would be out of oil, among other things. All of these predictions have been 100% wrong, yet they are continually repeated and followed by “there are only a few years left,” and the solution is to give bureaucrats and politicians trillions of our hard-earned dollars, and they will be able to control temperatures, sea levels, and storm activity forever. Anyone who believes that is off his rocker.
Many of the people pushing that narrative that we have only a few years left fly in private jets, have more than one mansion, and build on the coasts they say will disappear in a few years. Why does anyone believe them as they seek to reduce our freedom and take away money from everyone, especially the poor and middle class?
For over 100 years, the “experts” have predicted doom for the Earth, flipping and flopping between trying to scare the public on whether we would die from a new ice age or rapid warming. Throughout the period, most supposed journalists just repeat the predictions of doom with no questions asked. The journalists seemingly have lost their ability to think or come up with questions when scientists adjust and manipulate temperature data to make the change look bigger when the actual temperatures don’t cooperate with the dire predictions of the computer models. Should government policies ever be based on manipulated computer models?
The reporting that humans, petroleum products, and CO2 cause massive climate change and warming without actual evidence is not at all different from the reporting on fictional Russian collusion for over two years with no evidence; Trump was an agent for Russia with no evidence; Trump told Cohen to lie with no evidence; Kavanaugh was a sexual predator with no evidence; the hands up, don’t shoot narrative from Ferguson, Missouri with no evidence; the Christian boys’ school was racist with no evidence – a small sample, where almost all of the media just report based on the Democrat agenda and talking points. Facts haven’t mattered for a long time.
A significant amount of supposed news today is strictly to destroy Republicans and elect Democrats to move toward a much more powerful government. Journalists, it appears, would rather take away economic opportunities from the poor and minorities, leaving them dependent on government, than give them the opportunity to move up the economic ladder as Trump has done.
Today, most of the media set their guns and arrows on Trump, but they also targeted Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, McCain, and Romney when they were either president or running for president. Throughout it all, most of the media have supported whatever Democrat was running, no matter what he said or did and no matter how corrupt he obviously was. All that mattered was that he was pushing for more centralized power for the government.
It is no wonder that children at all levels in the United State have such poor math and reading skills when supposedly educated people, especially journalists, just repeat what they are told, no questions asked.
The top 12 climate change ‘facts’ debunked in 2018
By Rick Moran
You’d never know it from media coverage of the climate change issue, but over the past year, several “facts” about global warming have been debunked entirely or were radically altered.
Almost all Democratic candidates who ran in the midterm elections tried to push climate change as a major issue. It didn’t work, but time after time, Democrats repeated the same half-truths and myths that have been used for years to push a radical global warming agenda.
The Global Warming Policy Forum, a London-based think-tank, supports “open and skeptical” science and policy research, as well as a balanced approach to the question of climate change. This kind of hardheaded realism is badly needed to counter the outright hysteria of climate alarmists. The GWPF came up with a list of the 12 debunked climate scares of 2018. Here are a few:
PARIS (AFP) – Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday (Jan 17) which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.
A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature.
This is the most persistent myth advanced by climate change hysterics – that unless we do something now about global warming, we’ll all be dead by 2100. That may have been the prediction a decade ago, but gradually, over the years, even the IPCC predictions have become less dire.
You may recall the above report by the BBC, which described how bad last year’s Atlantic hurricane season was, before commenting at the end: “A warmer world is bringing us a greater number of hurricanes and a greater risk of a hurricane becoming the most powerful category 5.” I fired off a complaint, which at first they did their best to dodge. After my refusal to accept their reply, they have now been forced to back down.
In fact, no major hurricane made landfall in the U.S. between 2005 and 2017. And the prediction that storms would become more severe just hasn’t panned out.
NASA glaciologist Jay Zwally says his new study will show, once again, the eastern Antarctic ice sheet is gaining enough ice to offset losses in the west.
The question of polar ice growth or shrinkage – either the North or the South Pole – continues to bedevil scientists. But climate hysterics have accepted as an article of faith that the ice is disappearing. And then there are the poor, starving polar bears:
The narrative behind the viral photo of a polar bear starving, reportedly thanks to climate change, has been called into question by the National Geographic photographer who took it in the first place.
Try, try again, guys.
The issue of “coral bleaching” is a favorite of hysterics. This issue also can be dropped from the alarmists’ agenda:
Coral bleaching has been a regular feature of the Great Barrier Reef for the past 400 years, with evidence of repeated mass events dating back to well before European settlement and the start of the industrial revolution.
What runs through all these myths is the political calculation that people, scared to death, will hand politicians and bureaucrats enormous power to control our lives by controlling energy. It’s really just a simple power grab played out on a planetwide scale. But as long as skeptical scientists aren’t put in jail or burned at the stake for their beliefs, that power grab will be stymied.