More fake five-alarm crises from the IPCC

Make sure to read about the 20,000-some activists, bureaucrats and politicians who will converge on Salt Lake City today for the latest UN climate change and sustainability conference.

The Heartland Institute is holding a separate program nearby to explain why climate change is some 97% natural, not manmade; and why real-world evidence does not support IPCC claims about dangerously rising seas, increasingly violent storms or worsening droughts.
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UN-affiliated “experts” recently claimed July 2019 was the “hottest month ever recorded on Earth. (It wasn’t.),” writes Paul Driessen.”A few days later, they issued dire warnings that global agriculture is on the brink of disaster. Not only is  our “dangerously warming” planet damaging lands and forests, and imperiling mankind’s ability to produce food, the IPCC asserts. But now modern farming also causes climate chaos and must thus be part of “the solution” to the “planetary crisis.” Part of that solution is regular folks eating less meat and more vegetables … and insects.

“So now some 20,000 activists, bureaucrats and politicians are flying and driving to Salt Lake City for yet another UN climate change and sustainability conference – where they will no doubt lecture the rest of humanity on how we must travel, eat, and heat and cool our homes.”

Driessen’s article this week explains why these assertions have no basis in reality – and why supposed biofuel, wind, solar and battery “alternatives” to fossil fuels are NOT clean, green, renewable or sustainable.”

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More fake five-alarm crises from the IPCC

“Mainstream” news outlets dutifully feature climate cataclysm claims that have no basis in reality

Paul Driessen

Efforts to stampede the USA and world into forsaking fossil fuels and modern farming continue apace.

UN and other scientists recently sent out news releases claiming July 2019 was the “hottest month ever recorded on Earth” – nearly about 1.2 degrees C (2.2 degrees F) “above pre-industrial levels.” That era happens to coincide with the world’s emergence from the 500-year Little Ice Age. And “ever recorded” simply means measured; it does not include multiple earlier eras when Earth was much warmer than now. (Emphasis added)

Indeed, it is simply baseless to suppose that another few tenths of a degree (to 1.5 C above post-Little Ice Age levels) would somehow bring catastrophe to people, wildlife, agriculture and planet. It is equally ridiculous to assume all recent warming has been human-caused, with none of it natural or cyclical.

Moreover, as University of Alabama-Huntsville climate scientist Dr. Roy Spencer has noted, this past July was most likely not the warmest. The claim, he notes, is based on “a limited and error-prone array of thermometers which were never intended to measure global temperature trends.”

The measurements come primarily from airports and urban areas that are artificially warmed by cars, jets, asphalt, air conditioning exhausts and other human heat sources that warm the measuring sites as much as ten degrees F above temperatures in rural areas just 10 to 25 miles away. They do not reflect satellite data or “global reanalysis estimates” that would give a much more accurate picture.

The “hottest month” assertions also ignore major changes in measurement technologies, especially for ocean data, over the past 100-150 years. Perhaps most important, they ignore the paucity or absence of data for millions of square miles of oceanic, Siberian, Arctic and other regions, many of which have much cooler temperatures that would drive “average planetary temperature” figures downward. (And let’s not forget the record cold temperatures recorded for February 2019 in many parts of the world.)

The news media, however, dutifully repeated the spurious hottest-ever assertion as fact – and made no effort to seek out or quote skeptical experts like Spencer. Far worse, most of the experts who developed and propagated the “overheated planet” claims know all of this. But they have a narrative, an agenda, and are not going to let inconvenient facts get in the way. The “mainstream media” behaves similarly.

Then, a few days later, the same doom-saying “experts” issued dire warnings that global agriculture is on the brink of disaster. A “landmark report” by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said our dangerously warming planet is continuing to damage lands and forests, imperiling mankind’s ability to produce food. Climate change has become a growing danger to global food supplies, it intoned.

Prolonged rains well into the 2019 Midwestern US spring season certainly delayed planting and could affect 2019 corn and other harvests. However, bumper crops elsewhere in the world cast serious doubt on this latest round of IPCC and media fear-mongering.

India’s rabi (winter) wheat crop weighed in at an official record of 101.2 million tons. Near-record corn (maize) exports and sunflower seed harvests were forecast for Ukraine. In Argentina, wheat farmers expect a record harvest. In Crimea too. The Canadian National Railway logged all-time grain movement records. The USDA’s October 2018 Crop Report showed record northern USA canola production.

Better hybrid seeds, biotech seeds, and modern fertilizers, pesticides, tractors and farming practices all played a role, as did weather that cooperated with farmers, if not with climate alarmists. However, another major factor is more carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth’s atmosphere – which helps crop, forest and grassland plants grow faster and better, and also withstand droughts better. In fact, Dr. Craig Idso has estimated, rising CO2 levels generated some $3.2 trillion in cumulative extra global crop yields between 1961 and 2011, and another $9.8 trillion in predicted CO2-enhanced global crop harvests by 2050.

And now, in a bout of schizophrenia, the IPCC has further muddled its climate chaos message. Now it claims modern agriculture is not just a “victim of climate change.” It also causes climate chaos and must thus be part of “the solution.” Agriculture is responsible for over a quarter of total global greenhouse gas emissions (carbon dioxide and methane), and therefore must change its practices “to save the world.”

Plant-fertilizing carbon dioxide is 0.04% of the atmosphere, and methane represents 0.00017% – of which one-third is from natural sources (termites, swamps and bogs) and two-thirds from human activities: 39% of that from fossil fuels, 16% from landfills, 9% from waste management and 27% from farms.

In other words, agricultural methane could possibly be 27% of two-thirds of 0.00017% of atmospheric methane (CH4) – and that barely detectable 0.00003% (30¢ out of $1-million) of the atmosphere is supposedly driving dangerous manmade climate change. And based on that, we must change our farming and eating habits.

Instead of beef, humans must switch to “nutritious and environmentally sound” alternatives like green pepper, soy, asparagus and squash, says the IPCC. Instead of the full package of beef, pork and poultry, we should eat buckwheat, soy, pears and kidney beans – or other “globally optimal plant replacements.” Of course, locusts, grasshoppers, grubs and other insects are also excellent protein sources, it notes.

20,000-some activists, bureaucrats and politicians heading to Salt Lake City

The 20,000-some activists, bureaucrats and politicians heading to Salt Lake City for the August 26-28 UN climate change and sustainability conference will no doubt be following that sage advice. (Perhaps they’ll share their menu and Bugs Not Beef recipes.) They could also have had a global teleconference, instead of flying and driving halfway around the world – instead of spending millions of dollars, consuming millions of gallons of aviation and vehicle fuel, and emitting prodigious quantities of CO2 and CH4.

But they’re much more comfortable lecturing the hoi polloi of humanity on how we must travel, eat, and heat and cool our homes (no cooler than a comfortable 82 F in summer, say EPA-Energy Star experts) in more sustainable and climate friendly ways. UN elites much prefer to tell the poorest people on the planet how much they will be “permitted” to develop and improve their living standards.

The Heartland Institute is holding a separate program nearby

Dangerous manmade climate change “deniers” like me were of course not invited to participate in this taxpayer-financed UN event. We never are. So the Heartland Institute organized a separate August 26 program nearby, at which alternative evidence and perspectives will be presented and live-streamed.

Heartland speakers will explain why climate change is some 97% natural, not manmade (contrary to that phony 97% consensus that says otherwise); and why real-world evidence does not support IPCC claims about dangerously rising seas, increasingly violent storms or worsening droughts. My talk will focus on why biofuel, wind, solar and battery technologies are not clean, green, renewable or sustainable.

I will point out for example that replacing 100% of US gasoline with ethanol would require some 360 million acres of corn – seven times the land area of Utah. Replacing the more than 25 billion megawatt-hours of electricity the world consumed in 2018 would require some 100 million 400-foot-tall 1.8-MW bird and bat-butchering wind turbines that would actually generate electricity only about 20% of the time.

Assuming just 15 acres apiece, those monster turbines would require some 1.5 billion acres – nearly 80% of the entire Lower 48 United States! And those wind turbines would need some 200 times more raw materials per megawatt than combined-cycle gas turbine power plants. Building and installing them would require massive increases in mining and quarrying all across the globe.

The UN and IPCC delegations and Green New Dealers absolutely do not want to talk about any of this – much less about slave and child labor for cobalt, rare earth and other metals that are the foundation for their make-believe “renewable, sustainable, no-fossil-fuel” future. No wonder they don’t invite us.

These are vitally important issues. They demand robust, evidence-based debates – with all interested and affected parties participating – including the world’s poor and manmade climate chaos skeptics.

Paul Driessen is senior policy advisor for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org) and author of books, reports and articles on energy, climate change, sustainability and human rights.


17 thoughts on “More fake five-alarm crises from the IPCC”

  1. Sky news Australia had a good video on youtube: “Radical gender theory and ‘the patriarchy’ has no place in climate science”.

  2. Just watched a good presentation by the Houndog on youtube high-lighting the Chinese predictions of global cooling. Houndog points out the historical effects of cooling in particular the fall of the ruling dynasties during the freeze. Seems to happen every time, 1.6 billion people about to realise the world is not quite the place they thought it was. Perhaps the UN IPCC will fix it !!

  3. That’s around $20 million spent talking about something which is not happening. But the Earth is cooling fast.

    • yeah but its 20 mil of other peoples money not theirs…so theyre quite happy to continue their own lifestyles thank you very much

  4. I do not know whether to praise Mr. Driessen for his efforts opposing the AGW crowd or condemn him for evading the real issue which is genocide. As I have said before this war of words is not a scientific debate but a propaganda struggle. The AGW crowd will keep generating new panic inspiring ideas as they think of them and especially if they find any of their old ideas are successfully countered.

    The key point to observe about the AGW argument is that the solutions are nonsense and highly destructive to industrial development on which human life depends and this would be true even if the basic thesis of global warming were true. The proposed solutions are pure human destruction.

    An honest response to this convention in Salt Lake City would be to find a fleet of planes, load them with napalm and high explosive and bomb the hell out of the general area of the conference–all meeting venues and hotels and collateral damage be damned. The issue is that great.

    Violence you say? Counterproductive you say? I think not. The AGW movement is a war against humanity whose object is the slaying of billions. If AGW succeeds then millions will die in each successive round of policy failures surrounded with endless regrets and assurances that it won’t happen again. That is until it no longer matters as possible resistance will be too weak and more forthright measures can be imposed.

    The AGW argument is only a talking point. A not so carefully crafted invitation to planetary suicide. A weapon in a war of extermination as surely as the Maxim gun of historical fame or the nuclear bomb.

    The honest venue for this conflict is the battlefield. The AGW movement is a form of hybrid war against planetary populations. The propaganda phase is dominant now but do not forget that this movement is a call for government action. What do you think is going to happen when populations resist their impoverishment and starvation in response to government mandated programs?

    This struggle should go hot somewhere in the world soon so that the forces of opposition can rally to the cause, accept what must be done, and proceed to do it.

    An armed struggle against the AGW crowd would immediately demonstrate the costs of AGW solutions will be great. The economic and human damage would show the true destructive costs of implementing these policies in the short run rather than the long run. The costs of implementing Green policy against a rebelling population would clearly be much too great, hopefully prohibitive, even for the AGW crowd. Better to rebel now rather than later when the enemy is stronger and the consequences much the same.

    It is best that honesty in this struggle be exhibited. The purpose of AGW is genocide and the response should be appropriate to this purpose.

  5. Allow me to correct one sentence:
    “So now some 20,000 activists, bureaucrats and politicians are flying and driving [and oozing, creeping, and slithering] to Salt Lake City for yet another UN climate change and sustainability conference – where they will no doubt lecture the rest of humanity on how we must travel, eat, and heat and cool our homes.”

  6. Can someone get a copy of the menus – they’ll surely be mostly simple vegan fare with perhaps some cockroach fries or grub noodles.

  7. “The measurements come primarily from airports and urban areas that are artificially warmed by cars, jets, asphalt, air conditioning exhausts and other human heat sources that warm the measuring sites as much as ten degrees F above temperatures in rural areas just 10 to 25 miles away. ”

    See, told ya mankind was responsible.

    • With no sense of shame, the UK Met Office has declared record temps for Sunday and Monday of our holiday weekend measured at Heathrow Airport. Sunday’s temp beats a record set at….Heathrow Airport. Monday’s beat a record elsewhere that is a controversial site too.

      • Gerry, It’s worse than that – I seem to remember hearing the news and the announcer “…said since records began in…” – wait for it- “…1971”. Even before this (let’s just call it “nice weather”) happened I said to my wife that I can guarantee that a record heatwave will be declared somehow- at which she just tuts and rolls her eyes…

        I looked at days over 30 degrees for Leeds (Bingley – because it’s an open site) there have been only a few since records began there in 1908. 1 in 1935, then 41, 43, 53, 75, 83, 90, 90, 95, 15 and possibly this year in July. It was hotter earlier last century.

  8. ” If there is no action before 2012, its too late. What we do in the next two-three years will determine our future. This is the defining moment.”
    Rajendra Pachauri
    Former (resigned in disgrace) head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Nov 2007
    Was he wrong, lying, or is it too late?
    Can only be one of those 3.
    There is no 4th choice.

  9. Jan to June 2019 in US was coldest / wettest on record.
    All that SNOW when it melted produced the highest water level in the Great Lakes on record.
    What’s the problem they need to solve?
    Did they not notice all that SNOW last winter?
    Oh,, the irony…

  10. The first shot (metaphorically speaking) in our next Civil War has been fired.

    A farmer reportedly threatened the USDA which has been publishing false reports of crop losses, thereby causing lower prices for the diminished crops and less in insurance payments.

    So now USDA employees will be accompanied by armed police as they tour farms.

    Is this how it begins?

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