Climate Change is NOT an existential threat says Obama’s chief energy scientist

Trashes Biden’s assertion that climate change “is an existential threat” – Video

Obama’s Undersecretary on Energy Steve Koonin disputes the climate-change propaganda peddlers.

Words like existential threat, climate crisis, climate emergency, “are really at odds with what the science says,” Koonin.

Steven E. Koonin, who was chief scientist of the Obama Energy Department, argues that what the media and politicians and activists say about climate science has drifted so far out of touch with the actual science as to be absurdly, demonstrably false.

Mr. Koonin, a Brooklyn-born math whiz and theoretical physicist, was a professor of physics at Caltech for nearly three decades and served as provost in charge of setting the scientific agenda for one of the country’s premier scientific institutions.

In examining the world’s energy system, he became convinced that the real climate crisis was a crisis of political and scientific candor. He went to his boss and said, “John, the world isn’t going to be able to reduce emissions enough to make much difference.”

Hence the book coming out next month, “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters.”

“I’ve been building models and watching others build models for 45 years,” says Koonin. Climate models “are not to the standard you would trust your life to or even your trillions of dollars to.” Younger scientists in particular lose sight of the difference between reality and simulation:

Even though Koonin agrees that the world has warmed by 1 degree Celsius since 1900 and will warm by another degree this century, he sees anything in the offing that justifies the rapid and wholesale abandoning of fossil fuels while China, India, Brazil, Indonesia and others continue pursuing prosperity.

And even though the world has warmed by 1 degree Celsius since 1900, the rate of warming was not consistent. It warmed from about 1910 to 1940. But then it cooled. Then it began warming again in about 1980.

So even though human influences increased steadily during that time, the warming has not at all been steady, “which tells you that other things are happening.”

No detectable human influence.

Hurricanes? The science shows no detectable human influence on hurricanes, says Koonin.

Sea-level rise?  Sea levels are now rising at the same rate they were 80 years ago, Kunin asserts.

Global warming? In the United States, high temperature records are no more frequent than they were in the 1900s.

There are long-term climate cycles, says Koonin, “and we’re doing a pretty good job of ignoring those cycles.”

The public now believes CO2 is something that can be turned up and down, but about 40% of the CO2 emitted a century ago remains in the atmosphere. Any warming it causes emerges slowly, so any benefit of reducing emissions would be small and distant. Everything Mr. Koonin and others see in the science suggests a slow, modest effect, not a runaway warming.

Even John Kerry, Joe Biden’s climate czar, recently admitted that Mr. Biden’s “net-zero” climate plan will have zero effect on the climate if developing countries don’t go along (and they have little incentive to do so).

14 thoughts on “Climate Change is NOT an existential threat says Obama’s chief energy scientist”

  1. “Even John Kerry, Joe Biden’s climate czar, recently admitted that Mr. Biden’s “net-zero” climate plan will have zero effect on the climate if developing countries don’t go along (and they have little incentive to do so).”

    Kerry has said this before:


    “The fact is that even if every single American citizen biked to work, carpooled to school, used only solar panels to power their homes – if we each planted a dozen trees – if we somehow eliminated all of our domestic greenhouse gas emissions – guess what? That still wouldn’t be enough to offset the carbon pollution coming from the rest of the world. If all the industrialized nations went down to zero emissions – remember what I just said – all the industrial nations went down to zero emissions, it wouldn’t be enough – not when more than 65 percent of the world’s carbon pollution comes from the developing world. ”

    So all the hugely expensive plans, job killing regulations and environmental policies forced on businesses and consumers will have a ZERO effect. Other than to enrich a few politically favored businesses-at the expense of everyone else.

  2. They want to eliminate fossil fuels period.
    They don’t want you to know the real reason.
    We’ve poisoned ourselves in our short species span by changing it into an aerosol.
    This is the big global warming freak out is we a really ‘all in this together’.
    The climate hasn’t been very cooperative in this global emergency propaganda.
    If you look into our own sicknesses, you can see that they’ve been generating breathing generated illnesses.
    This is our extinction moments as our species declines.

    • Sorry, you are riding the wrong horse here. The problem isn’t using carbon based fuels, it is radio frequency usage. You will see a far clearer relationship between the development of radio, microwave relay, TV, high frequency communication systems, and now the proliferation of cell technology and internet of things. THIS is the source of our increased sickness, not a little bit of CO2. Yes, there are particulates released as well, especially in diesel, but the health issues are far more related to the screwing up of our own electrical communications within our bodies by the proliferation of RF convenience than carbon dioxide and other aerosols from using carbon based energy sources.

      • Nah, Jojo & Tom O– If you want to know why 88% of adults are metabolically unhealthy, you have to look at the cholesterol hoax with the “dietary guidelines” that they sold us back in the 60s.

        It was and continues to be a campaign just like global warming & covid. To un-propagandize yourself regarding the cholesterol that was obviously part of our hunter-diet for millennia, see a thoroughly enjoyable video:
        Prof Tim Noakes destroys cholesterol hypothesis

      • The term “fossil fuel” is derived from the belief (without conclusive substantiation) that prehistoric flora and fauna somehow became buried in such quantities and so deep underground that the extreme pressure converted them all into petroleum oil and coal – ie, the fuels being dug and sucked out of the ground around the world are assumed to the product of flora and fauna “fossils”. The actual origin of the oil which continues to seep up from somewhere extremely deep within the Earth, slowly refilling resevoirs that have been drained by human extraction, could accurately be characterised as “unknown”.

  3. Net Zero is a lie !

    They only talk about electricity and electric cars but ignore agriculture, mining, international shipping and aviation.

    There are no alternatives for the industries that make the useless windmills and solar panels and thus Net Zero is a lie.

    • and scomos announcement that aus will go early n heavy into the insane hydrogen scam makes me soooooo angry!
      uses more power to make than it produces!
      yeah thats a trillion$ mega screwup just waiting to be started.
      thought he was smarter than this i really did

  4. Oh – and Net Zero won’t affect the climate because there is no real evidence that 420 molecules in one million cause any atmospheric warming at all.

    Moon – no atmosphere no “greenhouse gases” – highest temperature recorded ~121°C !

    Earth – an atmosphere with 2% of the “most powerful greenhouse gas” – water vapour – highest temperature recorded ~71°C !

    Using the absurd Black Body temperature calculations performed by glove puppet “scientists” the Moon also beats Earth !

    Black-body temperature (K)
    270.4 (Moon)
    254.0 (Earth)
    The Moon gas a Black-body temperature (K) 1.065 times that of Earth – all with ZERO “greenhouse gases” !

    Our atmosphere protects us from the powerful Solar Radiation – it DOES NOT enhance it !

    Facts do not lie – only climate glove puppet “scientists” and the rent seekers do !

  5. Biden is the true, existential threat. Especially to those if us who have to live under his imbecility, here in the USA.

  6. NASA/CWNS Looks Back at 50 Years of [Psyop/Propaganda] Earth Day

    Lunar Rover
    Look, it’s everyone’s favorite lunar Rover! The angles of the shadows on the Moon and the illuminated portion of the Earth in the sky clearly don’t line up.×0/

    All way better theatre than the cheap FakeX stuff we get today.

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