Joe Bastardi – Shifting Gears on My Climate Debate Contributions

Joe Bastardi has realised for some the debate is settled and it doesn’t matter what you say or what has happened before, the agenda is all that matters. I look forward to his new posts putting perspective on the unprecedented meme.

Not because my ideas have changed, but because you can only say the same thing and show the same charts so many times.
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From now on, I will focus on how the weather events you see, when they are brought up as “the worst ever,” have happened before. I am particularly nervous about this hurricane season, as sea surface temperatures on the East Coast are very close to the period 1954-1960. [see screnshot above from WeatherBell Saturday Summary], when eight major hurricanes ran the coast over seven years! Given the media today, if a repeat of some of the blasts from the past occur, we will need someone who knows where to go to find examples, and that will be by my niche.

But being obsessed with fighting an issue that to me has wasted far too much of our nation’s time and treasure is no longer something I need to do. It is now akin to the “Monty Python” scene with the Black Knight guarding the bridge. (One needs a sense of humor about all this.) How many times can you show and refute something before it’s simply getting in the way of what you are meant to be doing?
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…people behind [climate change hysteria] have admitted is intended to destroy capitalism. Nothing summed it up better from the article than this:

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So my role in all this is now simple. When called upon for previous events that match or exceed “worst ever” hysteria, I will set the record straight on here. 

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HuffPo – Pulling Out of Paris is an Impeachable Offense 

For sheer stupidity this overlong vapid appeal to authority (it even quotes Bill McKibben!) is one of the best you’ll see outside of Guardian comments and Wikipedia talk pages. By a professor no less;

The most audacious crime of Paris against humanity being committed is the inhumanity that believers have towards their fellow humans which can be summed up as this;

#GreenImperialism – so much better for poor people to die

For a middle class Malthusians nothing can get in the way of that warm fuzzy feeling you get from ‘saving the planet’ and at the same time killing them softly with fluffy policies

The Obama administration didn’t submit the plan to the Senate as a conventional treaty. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius argued signers must agree to “a formula which is valuable for everybody and valuable for the U.S. without going to Congress.”

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facing a hostile, Republican House and Senate, Obama knew it was unlikely he’d find much support on Capitol Hill. So he simply inked the deal for the U.S. with an executive order last autumn.

Without congressional sign-off, this calls into question whether the U.S. was ever formally “in” the Paris agreement.

Without congressional ‘advice and consent,’ was US ever officially in Paris climate accord? 

What can be inked in can be inked away. It does not matter which side you support and it’s not illegal no matter how righteous, moral and superior you feel. 

Full deranged story

See also;

Bjorn Lomborg: Hot Air from Paris won’t Lower Temperatures

BBC – Air Con is Bad mkay but don’t worry we can always torch the skies

The BBC has quite an interesting article on the history of air conditioning which inadvertently shows how deluded some assumptions, twisted by the belief in the carbon dioxide thermostat control knob, can be;

I’d happen to agree with many of the more zany ideas akin to a science fiction dystopia where we torch/nuke the atmosphere, in our modern crusade to ‘save the world’ or spray/seed it with manure ideas in the hopes it will solve the non problem of modest warming that our ancestors in colder epochs, when glaciers advanced, craved…but hey let’s call it a crisis

This its a thing
Yes, let’s screw with a climate that we don’t understand because we are clearly Gods. Leaving geoengineering aside, the article does raise some interesting climate changes which of course go straight down the memory hole;

Long before CO2 reached the magical 1950 mark where anthropogenic forcing became the dominant cause of global warming we had erm global warming which reversed the glacial advance. The warming caused, amongst supply problems, ice famines; 

Finally, in 1860 there was the first of four ice famines along the Hudson-warm winters that prevented the formation of ice in New England-creating shortages and driving up prices.

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The Kennebec, along with the Penboscot and Sheepscot, was widely opened up for the ice industry, becoming an important source, particularly in warm winters, for the rest of the 19th century.

Wikipedia

Fuelled by fossil fuels we have made great advances to enable us to inhabit hostile environments and make them more comfortable;

However ad the article nears its end we see a fine example of something the MSM love to hurl as far down the memory home as possible…Urban Heat Islands…which, between them and airports, is where we measure the temperatures that get the BBC in such a tizzy about. 

It is not worrying news for climate change at all which will go on as it always has. Unless we can control our star or the oceans or indeed the water cycle (water vapour being the most important greenhouse gas) we are just King Canute against the tides – only Canute was not so arrogant to believe that he could turn the tide;

continuing to rise as usual [the tide] dashed over his feet and legs without respect to his royal person. Then the king leapt backwards, saying: ‘Let all men know how empty and worthless is the power of kings, for there is none worthy of the name, but He whom heaven, earth, and sea obey by eternal laws

King Canute and the Waves

You can take a climate scientist to the water but you cannot make them drink

A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again.

Alexander Pope (atrb.)

Yup, the Guardian seed vault story was fear-mongering claptrap.

Ryan Maue sniffed something very wrong with the Guardian’s story. The Guardian don’t fact check when it comes to pushing their religious agenda. I wouldn’t be surprised if they publish a story that penises cause climate change.

…soaring temperatures in the Arctic at the end of the world’s hottest ever recorded yearled to melting and heavy rain, when light snow should have been falling. “It was not in our plans to think that the permafrost would not be there and that it would experience extreme weather like that,” said Hege Njaa Aschim, from the Norwegian government, which owns the vault.

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The vault’s managers are now waiting to see if the extreme heat of this winter was a one-off or will be repeated or even exceeded as climate change heats the planet. The end of 2016 saw average temperatures over 7C above normal on Spitsbergen, pushing the permafrost above melting point.

“The question is whether this is just happening now, or will it escalate?” said Aschim. The Svalbard archipelago, of which Spitsbergen is part, has warmed rapidly in recent decades, according to Ketil Isaksen, from Norway’s Meteorological Institute.

“The Arctic and especially Svalbard warms up faster than the rest of the world. The climate is changing dramatically and we are all amazed at how quickly it is going,” Isaksen told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet

It is of course total BS;

Instead we have true believers. You are not employed for your abilities but your conformity. 

Paul Homewood’s take