We finally arrive to the final 9 points in Climate Depot’s “Skeptical Climate ‘Talking Points’”, having talked about points 10-18 in an article from last Friday. As always, we will be looking at different ways in which the climate cult either outright lies about what they sell or use unscientific methods and data to lie about what they are selling.
Let’s begin, shall we?
19. Tornadoes do not follow “global warming” predictions
Similar to the final point of Part 2, we find that tornadoes do not actually follow any sort of prediction set by the climate cult. The number of big tornadoes has only seen a drop in frequency since 1950, and the years 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 either record low or near record lows of tornado counts in the U.S.
What’s more, 2018 saw a record low in tornado death tolls and no violent (EF4/5) tornadoes happened during the calendar year, the first time that has ever happened. So while the Left insists that “tornadoes are getting worse because climate change”, we find that the opposite is actually true. This, funny enough, appears to happen often. When they say “polar bears are dying”, we find polar bear populations increasing. When they say “droughts are getting worse”, we find droughts have been less frequent and terrible. Funny how that works.
20. Hurricanes not getting worse
Similar to the point I just made, we find that when these climate cultists say that “hurricanes are getting worse” or “getting deadlier”, we find that that’s not true at all. Norwegian Professor Ole Humlum explained in his 2018 “State of the Climate Report” that “Tropical storm and hurricane accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) values since 1970 have displayed large variations from year to year, but no overall trend towards either lower or higher activity. The same applies for the number of hurricane landfalls in the continental United States, for which the record begins in 1851.”
So for roughly 50 years, there has been no upward or downward trend in tropical storm and hurricane ACE values, so no real increased or decreased activity in those 50 years. So then why does the Left insist that hurricanes are getting deadlier, stronger and more frequent? Ah, right, because they’re boldfaced liars hoping to scare enough people into giving up their rights and freedoms to an ever-growing government that cannot possibly do anything about the climate.
21. Droughts not getting worse either
Similar to the last point, we find that droughts are not getting worse. Matter of fact, we find that “droughts have, for the most part, become shorter, less frequent, and cover a smaller portion of the U.S. over the last century,” observed Dr. Pielke Jr.
Also, a study from 2015 found that megadroughts in the past 2000 years were far worse and lasted for longer durations than current droughts. In other words, megadroughts from the time of Jesus’ birth were far worse than anything we’ve seen in recent time. This, in my mind, is also rather funny because all of the pictures that I use when talking about the issue of climate change involve an image of a sort of drought. And yet, we know that such things are not more frequent or deadlier in general.
22. Wildfires not becoming more prevalent
As with the last couple of points, we find that wildfires have actually not been increasing and become deadlier, unlike what the climate cult claims.
A 2016 study found: “There is increasing evidence that there is overall less fire in the landscape today than there has been centuries ago, although the magnitude of this reduction still needs to be examined in more detail… The ‘wildfire problem’ is essentially more a social than a natural one.”
23. Fears of Antarctic ice melts are baseless
Perhaps one of the biggest points made by the climate cult is that the glaciers are “melting”. This, however, is not accurate, as a 2015 NASA study found Antarctica was not losing ice mass and “not currently contributing to sea level rise.” Actually, it is contributing to a REDUCTION in sea level rise. The NASA study also found that ice mass gains of the ice sheet have been greater than its losses.
Of course, that was four years ago. How about in 2018? Yeah, NASA still finds Antarctica to be gaining ice mass, not losing it.
Even studies that claim Antarctic ice melt, like one from 2019 that alleges a 6-times increase in Antarctic ice melt are found to be “statistically insignificant”. “Such a tiny loss in comparison to the total mass of the ice sheet, it’s microscopic… statistically insignificant.”
That 2019 study, by the way, relied on climate models, not actual data, to get to its findings. Basically, the authors of the study simulated what they thought would happen and claimed that to be scientific fact. What they did was formulate a hypothesis, throw the scientific method by the wayside, and claimed their hypothesis was fact when it is not. Recall in the last article that I talked about how scientists, if they are found to be lying and distorting data just to be “proven” right, lose their credentials and credibility, and yet, when a climate “scientist” does it, they are treated as “geniuses” and stand to gain awards for it. It is utterly disingenuous and an affront on science and truth itself.
24. Arctic sea ice also not disappearing
Similar to the point about Antarctica, the climate cult claims that the Arctic sea ice is disappearing. Not true. A study from 2019 found that the Arctic region was 4.6° warmer during the 1930s than today.
Also, according to a 2018 study, “Arctic sea ice volume data show earlier projections of ice-free Arctic summers were a sham. Sea ice now steady 10 years.”
What’s more, even if there were changes in ice volume, many scientists and experts agree that it’s not proof of man-made global warming and it wouldn’t be unprecedented, unusual or cause for panic. This is because the Earth is dynamic, not static, so there are bound to be changes that occur. That does not mean whatsoever that man is culpable. In fact, it tells us the opposite.
25. Greenland not disappearing
As with the last two points, we find that Greenland’s ice sheet is growing, not shrinking. A 2019 NASA study found “Key Greenland glacier growing again after shrinking for years.”
Dr. Pat Michaels said back in 2016 regarding Greenland that “Humans just can’t make it warm enough up there to melt all that much ice.”
And a 2006 study found that “The warmest year in the extended Greenland temperature record is 1941, while the 1930s and 1940s are the warmest decades.”
26. Global warming does not lead to wars, terrorism or national security threats
Interestingly enough, data and studies show that warmer periods of human history coincide with less conflict. The CIA even used this in 1974 to claim that “global cooling”, the main term of the time, would lead to war and terrorism. The Center for Strategic and International Studies report also noted: “Since the dawn of civilization, warmer eras have meant fewer wars.”
I imagine the biggest reason for this is due to resources being exhausted during colder periods. So, it’s not so much that there is a direct correlation between the climate and humans fighting one another, but more alongside the fact that colder climates mean burning up more resources to stay warm, and lower resources can lead people to fight one another to survive.
27. We have had to “save the world” an awful lot of times
In 2019, the U.N. admitted that the so-called “historic” Paris climate accord did nothing to save the Earth whatsoever and it now says that reducing CO2 emissions “not enough… We must change food production to save the world.”
Remember back in 2015, when the accord was first signed? Many people hyped it up as the date in which the world was saved. Quite literally. Al Gore said of it: “Years from now, our grandchildren will reflect on humanity’s moral courage to solve the climate crisis and they will look to December 12, 2015, as the day when the community of nations finally made the decision to act.”
But since then, the U.N. has proposed more and more communist agenda items, particularly trying to convince people to give up eating meat in favor of… eating insects. What’s more, they aren’t the only ones bringing up insane proposals that wouldn’t have to be brought up if the world really was saved on that fateful day, December 12th, 2015.
This harkens back to a point made in Part 2, about the very existence of the U.N.’s IPCC relying on there being a man-made climate change. If there is no man-made climate change, there is no need for IPCC. If the world actually was saved by the Paris climate accord, there would be no need for the GND or the stuff the U.N. is currently proposing. There’d be no need for the communist Left to attempt to sell people on communist ideas for the purposes of “saving the planet” if the planet was already saved by the Paris climate accord, which would defeat the Left’s entire purpose for living. They consider themselves the elite, who “deserve” to rule over those they consider to be inferior, and without scaring them to death about us killing the planet, there would not be all that much that they could do to convince people of their insane and twisted ideals that will only benefit them.
Not only can these people do nothing to actually “solve” climate change, when they try, they take a victory lap and then go on to continue proposing more and more freedom-limiting, right-stealing plans to further their own authority and power over others.
The hysteric climate cult is wrong about virtually everything it attempts to sell people, but it’s not like pointing that out will do anything. The climate cult is a cult of emotion, not logic or reason. Facts don’t matter. Only feelings do, and these babies are vewy upsetty at the governments of the world for doing “so little” to “combat” climate change.
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