Do you know who has even less credibility than the scientists who believe in Climate Change? The Leftist writers who believe in Climate Change and take every word of these idiotic scientists at face value.
That’s the case with New York magazine writer David Wallace-Wells, who wrote insane drivel about Climate Change and its future consequences.
He writes: “Numbers that large can be hard to grasp, but 150 million is the equivalent of 25 Holocausts. It is five times the size of the death toll of the Great Leap Forward – the largest non-military death toll humanity has ever produced. It is three times the greatest death toll of any kind: World War II.”
There’s faulty logic everywhere in a Climate Change believer’s arguments, but this takes it a step forward in how illogical it is.
For decades now, the Left has been shouting and screaming and making urgent the matter of Global Warming (aka Climate Change when they saw that the world wasn’t actually getting as hot as they predicted it would). They touted it as the biggest threat to humanity – an apocalyptic-level threat. 150 million people, while still a lot, is nowhere close to the 7 billion people currently residing on Earth.
That’s not exactly an apocalyptic-level threat. When a liberal thinks of Climate Change, they think about (among other things) that it will be the end of humanity. That statement goes against the very things the Left has been touting about Climate Change for over 20 years.
Now, that number didn’t come from his own head. It came from an actual scientific paper written by Drew Shindell, a Professor of Earth Sciences at Duke University.
His paper, titled: “Quantified, localized health benefits of accelerated carbon dioxide emissions reductions,” reads as follows: “… We therefore examine the human health benefits of increasing 21st-century CO2 reductions by 180 GtC (wish I could tell you what that means), an amount that would shift a ‘standard’ 2 degree Celsius scenario to 1.5 degrees Celsius or could achieve 2 degrees Celsius without negative emissions. The decreased air pollution leads to 153 plus-minus 43 million fewer premature deaths worldwide, with roughly 40% occurring during the next 40 years, and minimal climate disbenefits. More than a million premature deaths would be prevented in many metro-politan areas in Asia and Africa, and 200,000 in individual urban areas on every inhabited continent except Australia.”
That all sounds like one massive pile of b.s., particularly since most of it is difficult to understand just what the heck it’s even saying. Of course, I know that it’s one trick by the Left to claim that we are simpletons and don’t understand the finer things on this matter. Frankly, I challenge any regular liberal to translate this into English. But context is everything, even on this manner.
Let’s pay attention to the part about the degrees Celsius.
According to a “skeptical environmentalist”, Bjorn Lomborg: “… if we measure the impact of every nation fulfilling every promise (made in the Paris Climate Agreement) by 2030, the total temperature reduction will be 0.048 degrees Celsius by 2100.” In other words, every nation on Earth could do everything they could to reduce the global temperature and they’d only manage to reduce it by 1/20th of a degree Celsius, far off from that desired 1.5 or 2 degree Celsius this scientist claims we should (and must) achieve.
So even in a best-case scenario that every country in the Agreement (or even the world) could pull their own weight in fighting Climate Change (which is VERY far from being the case), we’d still not see significant results by the end of the CENTURY.
But returning to the SINO (Scientific In Name Only) paper, James Delingpole from Breitbart puts it best: “You really don’t need a PhD in bulls**t to realize that this is weapons-grade, copper-bottomed drivel. Like pretty much every paper ever published by the climate alarmism industry, all the scary predictions are merely projections based on modeled scenarios dependent on so many dubious assumptions that their conclusions are objectively worthless.”
“Here, translated into English, is what this report is basically saying: if only we can keep global warming down to 1.5 degrees Celsius, then 150 million lives will be saved. But what, you might reasonably ask, is going to kill all these people if we don’t keep global warming down to 1.5 degrees Celsius? Well may you wonder. It’s not like carbon dioxide is a poison at current atmospheric concentrations. Even if we doubled it, it would still be considerably less than is pumped into commercial glasshouses by fruit growers…”
And so you can see why nothing coming from the Left, including this, makes any sort of sense. If the world was dying as much as they claim it is, more than 150 million people would die. If the world is really dying, we’d see actual evidence of that. If the world was getting hotter, we wouldn’t have seen a sort of extended winter going on through the first week of SPRING.
If the world was actually in danger of Climate Change, according to Bjorn’s research, there’d be nothing we could possibly do. And, if anything, that research alone should be enough evidence to show people that Climate Change is not a man-made event. If we can’t reduce the Earth’s global temperature by more than 1/20th of a degree Celsius, how could we have increased it by as much as the Left claims we have?
The Left often blames carbon-dioxide emissions for Climate Change. But that, in large, is a mostly new thing. Humanity didn’t start to emit those emissions (in large quantities) until roughly the Industrial Revolution, which increased the use of steam power, not just coal.
That happened from 1760 to, at most, 1840. And the automobile hadn’t been mass produced until 1901. It’s been a tad over a century since then, so how is it that we’ve raised the global temperatures and continue to do so as much as the Left is saying we are?
And let’s also take a look at the various ice ages that have occurred throughout Earth’s lifetime. There have been 5 major ice ages in Earth’s history: the Huronian (the earliest), Cryogenian, Andean-Saharan, Karoo Ice Age, and the current Quaternary glaciation (Wikipedia makes the claim that we’re in another Ice age currently because of the presence of extensive ice sheets in both poles, fitting the definition of “glaciation”). The Huronian Ice age happened around 2 billion years ago. The first humans, at least according to evolutionists’ definition for humans, didn’t come around until around 9 million years ago.
All of the Ice ages from the Huronian to the Karoo Ice age obviously occurred well before the existence of mankind. Ice ages can be considered a sort of climate change, right? So how could anyone honestly believe we have any sort of ability to affect the Earth’s climate anywhere near as much as the Left claims we do?
It defies logic and even science.
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