The Glory of Dogma

The good thing about science is the methodology by which phenomena can be analyzed, conclusions drawn, and then checked against measurable results. In theory, this means that erroneous conclusions and predictions should be discarded when found to be in error.

Climate Forecast Headline Predictions

  1. 1967 Salt Lake Tribune: Dire Famine Forecast by 1975, Already Too Late
  2. 1969 NYT: “Unless we are extremely lucky, everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue steam in 20 years. The situation will get worse unless we change our behavior.
  3. 1970 Boston Globe: Scientist Predicts New Ice Age by 21st Century said James P. Lodge, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.
  4. 1971 Washington Post: Disastrous New Ice Age Coming says S.I. Rasool at NASA.
  5. 1972 Brown University Letter to President Nixon: Warning on Global Cooling
  6. 1974 The Guardian: Space Satellites Show Ice Age Coming Fast
  7. 1974 Time Magazine: Another Ice Age “Telling signs everywhere.  Since the 1940s mean global temperatures have dropped 2.7 degrees F.”
  8. 1974 “Ozone Depletion a Great Peril to Life” University of Michigan Scientist
  9. 1976 NYT The Cooling: University of Wisconsin climatologist Stephen Schneider laments about the “deaf ear his warnings received.”
  10. 1988 Agence France Press: Maldives will be Completely Under Water in 30 Years.
  11. 1989 Associated Press: UN Official Says Rising Seas to ‘Obliterate Nations’ by 2000.
  12. 1989 Salon: New York City’s West Side Highway underwater by 2019 said Jim Hansen the scientist who lectured Congress in 1988 about the greenhouse effect.
  13. 2000 The Independent: “Snowfalls are a thing of the past. Our children will not know what snow is,” says senior climate researcher.
  14. 2004 The Guardian:  The Pentagon Tells Bush Climate Change Will Destroy Us. “Britain will be Siberian in less than 20 years,” the Pentagon told Bush.
  15. 2008 Associate Press: NASA Scientist says “We’re Toast. In 5-10 years the Arctic will be Ice Free”
  16. 2008 Al Gore: Al Gore warns of ice-free Arctic by 2013.
  17. 2009 The Independent: Prince Charles says Just 96 Months to Save the World. “The price of capitalism is too high.”
  18. 2009 The Independent: Gordon Brown says “We have fewer than 50 days  to save our planet from catastrophe.”
  19.  2013 The Guardian: The Arctic will be Ice Free in Two Years. “The release of a 50 gigaton of methane pulse” will destabilize the planet.
  20. 2013 The Guardian: US Navy Predicts Ice Free Arctic by 2016. “The US Navy’s department of Oceanography uses complex modeling to makes its forecast more accurate than others.
  21. 2014 John Kerry: “We have 500 days to Avoid Climate Chaos” discussed Sec of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabious at a joint meeting.

More recent predictions by sions of Congress:

AOC was giving us 10 years to live in 2016, bumped to 12 years in 2019. How generous from the Congressional brain trust.

 

More $90 Trillion Solutions

In 2015, Business Insider noted A Plan Is Floating Around Davos To Spend $90 Trillion Redesigning All The Cities So They Don’t Need Cars

The $90 trillion proposal came from former US vice president Al Gore, former president of Mexico Felipe Calderon, and their colleagues on The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.Where is the CO2 Coming From?

Annual CO2 Emissions2

CO2 Stats

  • The US reduced its carbon footprint from 6.13 billion tons in 2007 to 5.28 billion tons in 2019.
  • China increased its footprint from 6.86 billion tons in 2018 to 10.17 billion tons in 2019.
  • In the same timeframe, global output rose from 31.29 billion tons to 36.44 billion tons.
  • In 2007, the US accounted for 19.6% of the total global carbon footprint.
  • In 2019, the US accounted for only 14.5% of the total global footprint.

CO2 is NOT a pollutant in any way shape or form. Plants need carbon dioxide to survive.

Bonus Geopolitical Q&A

Q: What happened when Merkel went along with the Greens and did away with nuclear?
A: Germany imports more coal-based energy from neighboring states and is more dependent on Russia for natural gas.

Q: What happened in France when Macron pushed through a gas tax to support the Green movement?
A: How quick we forget the Yellow-Vest Revolt that went on for months.

37 COMMENTS

  1. Paul Harvey quoted a North Dakota farmer after an exceptionally brutal cold snap. When asked if he was severely affected by the recent weeks he replied; “I don’t mind it too bad, it keeps the riffraff out!” LL, you have been posting more prolifically. You must be on the mend?

      • FredH, I am feeling better. I’ve reached out to more than one MD. All say 6 weeks for a full recovery. So I’m working on Red Mist (novel), blogging, planning some work trips for the time I can sit on an airplane for several hours, etc.

        My goal is to generate something that you, dear readers, will find interesting every day. Or twice a day. I generate no revenue from this, and there may come a time when the federal government murders me because of it. But I’ll be one of 80 million +/- that they will need to kill quickly or put into cattle cages on the backs of semi’s, driven to camps and worked to death. So what does it matter if it comes to that?

        Being creative and trying to make this interesting isn’t as easy as it sounds, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s a bit like eating potato chips. Jo/Ho make it easy to focus on the daily outrage, but I try and branch out a bit from that.

        This blog on “Settled Science” is part one of two. Tomorrow it will be “Utopia” because the oligarchs have plans for you, Ed. Oh yes, they are mindful of your usefulness (as a mindless and willing drone) once you’ve been re-educated and you love Jo/Ho.

  2. As time goes by, the sediment settles to the bottom…and then the noisemakers stir things up and make for cloudy vision again.They don’t want you to see.

    • Ed, I sense a little snark in that comment. Re-education will do you a lot of good and you’ll be willing to sit in your factory for maybe 18 hours a day, subsisting on nothing but Soylent Green, thinking only of the glory of Jo/Ho and the American brain trust that they represent. On their love for you, etc.

  3. I seem to recall some of those predictions. Basically we’re all gonna die because SCIENCE! Now give us money and put us in charge, and by the way, shut up!

    • It’s now “climate change” so the weather going from sunny to cloudy is cause for concern that only radical taxation and shifting you from steaks to Soylent Green will solve, LSP. Will Blue Avenger end up on the BBQ as the need for protein uptake becomes critical? Make sure to remove the bionic implants first.

  4. Is Diversify, and Unity having Thousands of these Half Breeds from those SHIT-HOLE Countries storming into our country, by Breaking The Law, and spreading Infectious Diseases?

    • You have a rare and clear view of the progressive mind, Just Sayin.

      Don’t you think that it’s about time to trot out another plague?

  5. Looks like the twin islands off Lanikai. I spent many happy times climbing, diving and camping out there, though access is prohibited now.

  6. Need to plow another Climate Change Event (CCE) this morning. Or is it simply “Winter” in the Rockies? I’m thinking the latter. Yet the media hyperventilator’s act as if they never saw snow, and/or we have something to do with it therefore are required to “fix” it. Modern snake-oil.

    Paul Ehrlich is another “science” fear-monger like the climate crazies, banging the “earth WILL be overpopulated and we are going to run out of resources” drum. He sold his brand of hokum to the afraid crowd, including the teachers unions who forced students to sit through his chicken little presentation. I thought he was an idiot, and that was back in High School in the 70’s.

    Man plans [predicts], God laughs.

    • It is sunny in Arizona today. No CCE’s, which in itself is cause for alarm. Imagine, a sunny day in Arizona…not progressive at all.

      • Well, no matter the sun is back out (Horrors!) I am preemptively splitting a lot of wood and kindling for when we enter the re-education camps, I want our little “camp” woodstove to be cooking all the time if we get more Global Warming Cold Events (GWCE is a CCE subset).

  7. Gore and fellow travelers are once again not thinking things through. How are all the re-education camps going to be heated? Not to comfortable levels, of course, but enough to keep the inmates alive. How much carbon will be put in the atmosphere transporting the dissidents to the camps?

    Maybe the windmill blade dumps can be re-purposed to dump bodies as they die. Better, let the dissidents dig the dumps and be buried along with the windmill blades.

    Lots of work ahead for the (P)regressives.

  8. In last October, the climate scientists at the University at East Anglia said that snow is a thing of the past. The very next day, the Swiss Alps received over two feet of snow. In one day.

    • The weather….

      The whole climate conference circuit is bullshit. They could work on pollution, but China would have none of that.

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