Category Archives: Global Warming

Thought Police Alive and Well

So here’s some turkey calling for people who deny climate change to be criminalised:

Dr Jarrod Gilbert: Why climate denial should be a criminal offence

Dr Jarrod Gilbert is a sociologist at the University of Canterbury and the lead researcher at Independent Research Solutions. He is an award-winning writer who specialises in research with practical applications.

There is no greater crime being perpetuated on future generations than that committed by those who deny climate change. The scientific consensus is so overwhelming that to argue against it is to perpetuate a dangerous fraud. Denial has become a yardstick by which intelligence can be tested. The term climate sceptic is now interchangeable with the term mindless fool.

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How many times over the course of history have we seen this sort of behaviour?

Surely it would have been said about the earth being flat, at the centre of the universe, there being plenty more fish in the sea, it’s impossible for man to fly, the sub 4 minute mile will never be run, man could never reach the moon and so on.

People have been tortured to death for not believing in imaginary gods of all kinds, spurned for looking through a telescope and on and on it goes.

But this guy thinks he’s right.  In fact he’s 100% sure he’s right.  So right that everyone who disagrees with him (a sociologist for crying out loud) and some scientists, they should be criminalised.

What? Put in jail maybe? Made to recant their opinions and ideas? All very 14th century if you ask me.

The Liars Continue to Lie

From the Herald today:

Pacific winds ‘pause’ global warming

11:47 AM Monday Feb 10, 2014
Where did all that heat go? Into the Pacific winds, it seems. Photo / NZ Herald

Where did all that heat go? Into the Pacific winds, it seems. Photo / NZ Herald

By Michael Hopkin, The Conversation

The “pause” in global warming since 2001 can be explained by the discovery of unusually strong winds in the Pacific, climatologists have found.

Global surface air temperatures have more or less flatlined since the turn of the century, prompting some observers to claim that the planetary warming trend has stopped. But the new research, published in Nature Climate Change, shows how stronger winds have driven the excess heat down into the ocean.

Researchers led by Matthew England, a professor of climatology at the University of New South Wales, began by looking at the differences between the 1990s, when Earth’s surface was strongly warming, and the 2000s, after the hiatus began.

Previous research has already shown that cooler temperatures over the eastern Pacific are linked to a slowdown in worldwide warming, but researchers wanted to know why.

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What will they come up with next? Snow from Santa’s sleigh fell off and did a bit of cooling?

And here’s the conclusion from the article:

“We should be very clear: the current hiatus offers no comfort – we are just seeing another pause in warming before the next inevitable rise in global temperatures,” Professor England said.

So, just to recap, global warming is not happening, BUT it’s just about to, promise!  So keep worrying about it.  Keep giving us lots and lots of funding to solve this planetary crisis, which we are absolutely sure will happen any time now…

 

Seal Levels Not Rising – Yet

More evidence of the Global Warming scam:

 

Sea-level rises ‘may not be as high as worst-case scenarios have predicted’

New research suggests Greenland’s glaciers are slipping into the sea more slowly than previously thought

Damian Carrington

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Greenland glaciers : Icy water in the fjord of the Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier in eastern Greenland

Icy water in the fjord of the Kangerdlugssuaq glacier in eastern Greenland. Along with Antarctica, the loss of ice from the huge Greenland ice cap is the biggest direct contributor to rising sea levels. Photograph: Jefferson Beck/NASA

Sea-level rises are unlikely to be as high as worst-case scenarios have forecasted, suggests new research which shows that Greenland’s glaciers are slipping into the sea more slowly than was previously thought. But the scientists warned that ice loss still sped up by 30% and is driving rises in sea levels that endanger low-lying coasts around the world.

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Don’t you love the whole “Sea levels aren’t really rising like we said they would, BUT it’s all about to speed up, so WATCH OUT!!!!” line of argument? It’s just so obviously a rort.