Skip to comments.Climate Change Alarmist Alarmed They're Wrong
Posted on 07/31/2011 9:55:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
For most of the last decade, alarmists have rung the global warming bell. Back in 2006, when Al Gores movie, An Inconvenient Truth, was released, it seemed folks were beginning to wake up to the alarm. Public concern regarding global warming peaked following the release of Gores movie and is now back down to pre-propaganda levels. Addressing the declining public alarm about global warming, Edward Maibach, director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, said, The erosion in both public concern and public trust about global warming should be a clarion call for people and organizations trying to educate the public about this important issue.
Ed, Al, et al, should be alarmed, as three different news items in one week add to the publics growing skepticism about global warming.
Most notable is the announcement of an ongoing internal investigation into potential scientific misconduct and integrity issues of Charles Monnettthe Anchorage-based scientist with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, whose 2004 observation of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the man-made global warming movement. Monnetts paper Observations of mortality associated with extended open-water swimming by polar bears in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea was released in 2006. (Interestingly, Al Gore started his for-profit company, Generation Investment Management in 2004 and released his film in 2006.)
The scientist who reported on dying polar bears gave the global warming movement its mascoteven though he wasnt studying polar bears. His study was on whales. He saw dead polar bears. While working on the whales, he made some observations based on anecdotal evidencenot science. Monnetts report is filled with words like: speculate, suggest, may, presume, apparent, almost, and could. The basic conclusion found in his polar bear mortality paper is that the dead polar bears were the result of high waves during a storm. On the last page of the report, he states: Although a number of published papers have discussed implications of climate change on polar bears, to date, mortality due to swimming has not been identified as an associated risk. Despite the statement that the poster-child of global warming propaganda isnt drowning due to climate change, and regardless of the fact that there have not been increasing reports of downing polar bears (other than those mistakenly killed by the researchers), alarmists embraced the polar bear as the iconmaking it into the star of An Inconvenient Truth.
But now, the integrity of the author of this foundational work of the global warming movement is under investigationbringing into question the integrity of the entire theory.
On July 28, the Globe and Mail, updated a report that indicates that melting icewhich is supposedly causing the polar-bear drowningsis not caused by global warming. Instead, Canadian scientists found that ice is melting more quickly than the predictions and it is melting due to varied salt levels in the older ice versus the younger ice. Simon Boxall of the Catlin Artic Survey explained that it is a more complicated process than simple warming. Because fresh meltwater is colder than seawater, that means relatively warm water is being forced upwards. And that may be part of the reason that sea ice is melting so much faster than anyone thought it would.
In the same week that the misconduct investigation was announced and the sea ice report was updated, The University of Alabama issued a press release heralding new findings from NASAs Terra satellite. In short, as reported in Forbes, The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed. Another assumption bites the dust. Unfortunately, billions of dollars of taxpayer money have already been spent in questionable projects resulting in a campaign to promote expensive ethanol, wind, and solar energy to fix a problem that doesnt appear to exist.
Add these news itemsall from just one weekto the climategate scandal, the overall lack of warming, and other predictions from the alarmists that have not been borne out, and one has to wonder how the alarmists can still believe. More and more, the American public is hitting the snooze button, and it is the alarmists who should be alarmed. It looks like they will have to find a new clarion calla new way to spread fear, and a new way to restrict energy and control freedom.
They can only cry wolf for so long. Either their warnings of “..we ONLY have 5 years!...” expire, with NO indication of the impending doom, or folks just get tired and bored with it.
They’ll chill for a while and come back with a newly re-packaged message of global destruction.
Because it is a religion and has nothing to do with science, accurate or otherwise. It does not matter how many scientific studies come out contradicting the Church of Global Warming -- they will not be believed. It is a pagan religion and people will still continue to cling to it.
People that believed them are called "sheep".
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”— H.L. Mencken
It’s all about funding, and in tough times, the BS artists are first to go!
Global warming in Mann Made. It’s a fraud, a con job and insidiously evil. It was never about the climate. It was about social and economic control of free people. The climate is not static. It gets warmer and colder all on it’s own. However, if the control freaks of the world can convince that a natural warming period is man-made, many people will most willingly give up social and economic freedom to save the planet. They a often too naive to realize that this climate cycle has happened before and will happen again.
The wheels are falling off the GW wagon and when it does, people need to be jailed, professional licenses revoked, employment terminated and public denouncement of their actions. They need to be purged from every position of power and influence. Then they need to get an old fashioned shunning for the rest of their lives.
The next great manufactured catastrophe should be the shifting of the North and South poles. It’s only been going on for millions of years but somehow politically and financially it will be all our own fault.
I’m going to invest in GPS units.
I'd heard that the next manufactured catastrophe was the amount of CO2 dissolved in the oceans. The sea is turning into soda water and we're all going to die.
I heard it was going to be a horde of Nazi lizardmen from the Earth’s core. And that it’s America’s fault because President Bush sent a team from Halliburton down there to brainwash them with that Nazi ideology.
And it was all financed by Israel, too.
Lubchenco, air-headed bimbo in charge of NOAA, has been harping on ocean acidification due to man made CO2 for quite some time. Her assertions are beyond hysterical.
Scroll down til you see her face. The 2 part video of her testimony before Congress in 09 would be hilarious but for the fact that the fools in Congress believe her.
The shifting of the poles is well known and the result is visible at Greewnwich. No big deal. We adjust!!
Exactly. Nutcase hysterics and the cynical opportnists who use them to advance a political agenda never give up. bttt
Someone forgot to add “a new way to justify government grants”
They won’t go away while they are still getting government funding
Hmm... Manmade polar-shifting has some good cult potential!
What about the effects of manmade “rotation-slowing”?
This is the basis of my cult. We meet regularly and drink like 25hr days are already here. We hate windmills and anything else that slows earth’s rotation. To educate the public on the dangers of manmade rotation-slowing we made a documentary powerpoint called “Incomplete Loop ~ The Day The Earth Stopped Spinning”.
I don't think I'm either an Alarmist or a Denier, but rather a Realist. We (Man) have changed some of our climate, in very small and limited areas, but Nature herself has corrected those once we get out of the way.
When did you say Algore was returning his ill-gotten luchre?