Thursday, September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019


MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey

More on the Climate Frenzy: “There Is No Climate Emergency”

Friends,

Back on September 24, in the MY CORNER series I authored an installment titled: “ ‘Climate Strike,’ Greta Lunberg, and ‘The Village of the Damned’.”  That commentary featured several items, including a report by Dr. Christopher Booker in The Daily Telegraph (London, UK), a recent follow-up updating that report, and a list of recommended reading on the topic of climate change.

Yesterday the Lew Rockwell Web site picked up that installment and featured it on its site as a major essay. It can be accessed here. Already it has garnered traffic in the thousands.

After sending out the September 24 installment, I came across some additional information that I’d like to share, information which elucidates a major question in the climate change debate.

How often do we hear “authorized voices” who seek to stifle debate: “The science is decided, we face a real climate emergency,” or, “All scientists agree, we are facing a climate crisis,” or, “You cannot dispute the verdict of science, we are facing a climate apocalypse within___(fill the blank) years if we don’t take drastic action to stop humans from destroying our environment.”

The “facts,” we are told, are completely decided, and there is more certainty about them than there is about anything else.  Indeed, as the constant refrain goes, impending climate disaster, a veritable climate emergency demanding governmental and global involvement (and control), is far more certain, far more an unquestionable dogma than any doctrine that the Church ever taught. If you should edge even close to “denial”—if you dare to ask “inconvenient questions”—the penalty is shaming, opprobrium, ridicule, and worse. You should just shut up.

At least that is the current template foisted upon us by much of academia, the media, our entertainment industry, and many of our political leaders. And, essentially, at base it is a political template, part of a globalist agenda, a recipe for international political and economic control and suzerainty, and the abolition of our liberties.

But there is substantial evidence and scholarly research to the contrary. And numerous scientists, physicists, geologists, and others have undercut that narrative and turned it on its head. Unfortunately, most Americans, if they only get information via mainstream news, aren’t aware of that.

So, as a supplement to the MY CORNER of September 24, I send on several additional items which expand on these points:

First, a news report on a declaration—the “European Climate Declaration” by more than 500 scientists and professionals in climate-related fields—sent to the United Nations which states: “There is no climate emergency.”

Second, I forward on a central portion of that declaration (not all signatories are listed).

Third, I send on a news article about Fox News caving to the Climate Crisis Lobby concerning Greta Lunberg, plus the fact—and you probably suspected this—that George Soros is a major funder of this international effort: all part and parcel of his multifaceted efforts to establish an authoritarian globalism.

500 Scientists Write U.N.: ‘There Is No Climate Emergency’

THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.   24 Sep 2019

More than 500 scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have sent a “European Climate Declaration” to the Secretary-General of the United Nations asking for a long-overdue, high-level, open debate on climate change.

Just as 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York accusing world leaders of robbing her of her future, scientists were begging the United Nations to keep hysteria from obscuring facts. “Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific,” the declaration states. “Scientists should openly address the uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real benefits as well as the imagined costs of adaptation to global warming, and the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of mitigation.”
The scientists underscored the importance of not rushing into enormously expensive climate action before fully ascertaining the facts.
“There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent,” they declared. “However, CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. For instance, wind turbines kill birds and bats, and palm-oil plantations destroy the biodiversity of the rainforests.”
The signatories of the declaration also insist that public policy must respect scientific and economic realities and not just reflect the most fashionable frenzy of the day. “There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm,” they note. “We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050.”
“If better approaches emerge, and they certainly will, we have ample time to reflect and adapt. The aim of international policy should be to provide reliable and affordable energy at all times, and throughout the world,” they state.
In particular, the scientists criticize the general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is currently founded as “unfit for their purpose.”
“Therefore, it is cruel as well as imprudent to advocate the squandering of trillions on the basis of results from such immature models,” they propose. “Current climate policies pointlessly, grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, continuous electrical power.”
“We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation,” they declare.
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Brief CLINTEL aan VN-baas Guterres

Professor Guus Berkhout
The Hague
guus.berkhout@clintel.org
23 September 2019
Sr. António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations,
United Nations Headquarters,
New York, NY 10017, United States of America.
Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Executive Secretary,
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,
UNFCCC Secretariat, UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1,
53113 Bonn, Germany
Your Excellencies,
There is no climate emergency.
A global network of more than 500 knowledgeable and experienced scientists and professionals in climate and related fields have the honor to address to Your Excellencies the attached European Climate Declaration, for which the signatories to this letter are the national ambassadors.
The general-circulation models of climate on which international policy is at present founded are unfit for their purpose. Therefore, it is cruel as well as imprudent to advocate the squandering of trillions on the basis of results from such immature models. Current climate policies pointlessly, grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, continuous electrical power.
We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation. We ask you to place the Declaration on the agenda of your imminent New York session.
We also invite you to organize with us a constructive high-level meeting between world-class scientists on both sides of the climate debate early in 2020. The meeting will give effect to the sound and ancient principle no less of sound science than of natural justice that both sides should be fully and fairly heard. Audiatur et altera pars!
Please let us know your thoughts about such a joint meeting.
Yours sincerely, ambassadors of the European Climate Declaration,
Professor Guus Berkhout – The Netherlands
Professor Richard Lindzen – USA
Professor Reynald Du Berger – French Canada
Professor Ingemar Nordin – Sweden
Terry Dunleavy  – New Zealand
Jim O’Brien – Rep. of Ireland
Viv Forbes – Australia
Professor Alberto Prestininzi – Italy
Professor Jeffrey Foss – English Canada
Professor Benoît Rittaud – France
Morten Jødal – Norway
Professor Fritz Vahrenholt – Germany
Rob Lemeire – Belgium
The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley – UK

There is no climate emergency

A global network of 500 scientists and professionals has prepared this urgent message. Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address the uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real benefits as well as the imagined costs of adaptation to global warming, and the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of mitigation.

Natural as well as anthropogenic factors cause warming

The geological archive reveals that Earth’s climate has varied as long as the planet has existed, with natural cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age ended as recently as 1850. Therefore, it is no surprise that we now are experiencing a period of warming.

Warming is far slower than predicted

The world has warmed at less than half the originally-predicted rate, and at less than half the rate to be expected on the basis of net anthropogenic forcing and radiative imbalance. It tells us that we are far from understanding climate change.

Climate policy relies on inadequate models

Climate models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as policy tools. Moreover, they most likely exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases such as CO2. In addition, they ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial.

CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on Earth

CO2 is not a pollutant. It is essential to all life on Earth. Photosynthesis is a blessing. More CO2 is beneficial for nature, greening the Earth: additional CO2 in the air has promoted growth in global plant biomass. It is also good for agriculture, increasing the yields of crop worldwide.

Global warming has not increased natural disasters

There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent. However, CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. For instance, wind turbines kill birds and bats, and palm-oil plantations destroy the biodiversity of the rainforests.

Policy must respect scientific and economic realities

There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050. If better approaches emerge, and they certainly will, we have ample time to reflect and adapt. The aim of international policy should be to provide reliable and affordable energy at all times, and throughout the world.
[addition: list of over 500 signatories]
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“We Apologize to Greta and To Our Audience” – FOX News Bans Michael Knowles from Channel After He Describes Disturbed Child Greta Thunberg as “Mentally Ill”

  
Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old with Asperger’s and global warming activist from Sweden. She also suffers from depression and anxiety disorder.
Despite her challenges and disabilities her parents, the international left and George Soros propped her up and sent her across the Atlantic Ocean in a boat to lecture global leaders on global warming junk science.
It is clear from video that the left is putting a huge amount of pressure on this poor girl and she is not holding up so well.
Oh boy what a shot@ohboywhatashot   Why is this part of #GretaThunberg speech not being broadcast by mainstream media?#ClimateStrike
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Why is this part of #GretaThunberg speech not being broadcast by mainstream media?#ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/4plySoByXK
— Oh boy what a shot (@ohboywhatashot) September 20, 2019

But the left doesn’t care about this poor child. They are exploiting her to push their socialism.

Monday night on The Story with Harris Faulkner, the Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles came out and accused Greta Thunberg of being “mentally ill.”
The liberal guest on the show Chris Hahn, who comes on and lies to the FOX audience when he is invited on, erupted after Knowles accused Greta Thunberg of being mentally ill.


Following the segment FOX News immediately banned Michael Knowles from further appearances. You are not allowed to state the obvious on FOX News anymore. FOX News apologized.

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