Climate Change

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg, exploited and manipulated

If you listened to only the MSM and social media you?d think that 16 year old climate activist Greta Thunberg was Jesus Christ come down from heaven to save the world.

You may think I?m exaggerating for comedic effect, but sadly I?m not. Go on Twitter and search her name and you?ll see what I mean.

Fortunately, people are starting to see the truth and one is none other than Jeremy Corbyn’s brother, Piers Corbyn. quote.

Quote:Jeremy Corbyn’s brother today branded environmental activist Greta Thunberg an ‘ignorant brainwashed child’ who is being ‘abused by manipulative adults’. End of quote.

Piers Corbyn, 72, a “climate change denier” who runs forecasting firm WeatherAction, said the 16-year-old who is visiting Britain from her native Sweden is ‘wrong’.

Note the age gap. Intelligence you?re born with. Wisdom is earned with age. quote.

Quote:Reposting a BBC News article titled ‘Teen tells UK politicians ‘listen to climate scientists’, he tweeted: ‘Listening to an ignorant brainwashed child is deranged.End of quote.

The crazy part isn?t that the AGW movement is exploiting a young girl, it?s that politicians are listening to a teen. Virtue signalling Wombles is all I can say. quote.

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Put down that steak, fatty. You?re killing the planet!

Steak being cut

Kate King at One News reports on the latest attempt to use global warming as a means of social control. quote.

Quote:There is no way to say it politely ? New Zealanders are getting fatter.

One in three adults are now considered obese, killing more people than cancer.

And now there is mounting evidence that weight gain is not just bad for our health, but for the planet.End of quote.

Take that, fatties!

Quote:A global report [?] said the underlying issues causing obesity are the same ones causing climate change.

[…] As the waistlines expand, so do consumer demands, which lead to an increase in food production, transportation and waste. All of which produce emissions.End of quote.

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12 out of 12 ain’t bad …

It is a constant source of wonder that climate doomsday scenario after climate doomsday scenario fails to come true and yet the faithful continue to believe and the media continue to parrot climate doomsday scenarios. The GWPF has put together a list of the top 12 debunked climate scares of 2018 for us. Many of these have already been covered by articles here on Whaleoil but it is nice to be reminded of them. The Stuff and Nonsense editorial team would no doubt be very surprised to find that the science is not as settled as they think. Quote.

January 2018:  Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: Study

PARIS (AFP) ? Earth?s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday (Jan 17) which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet?s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in the journal Nature.

February:  ?Sinking? Pacific nation Tuvalu is actually getting bigger, new research reveals

The Pacific nation of Tuvalu ? long seen as a prime candidate to disappear as climate change forces up sea levels ? is actually growing in size, new research shows.

A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalu?s nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery.

It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalu?s total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country rose at twice the global average.

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Truth is the first casualty of global warming

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As we have discovered recently in New Zealand with Stuff and Nonsense the title of this post from Bj?rn Lomborg is so very accurate. Truth is the First Casualty of Global Warming.?quote.

The latest global climate summit in Poland has generated familiar predictions of doom and disaster from environmental activists. Climate change seems to freeze our capacity for critical thinking: we are too eager to believe the problem is far worse than science shows, and ? conversely ? that our solutions are far easier than reality dictates.

Consider weather events: it is second nature now to link these to climate change. Whenever a flood hits, the media blames global warming and warns that floods are increasing. But the most authoritative conclusion by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is that it is not even clear whether floods have increased or decreased globally over the past century.

Both European forest fires and US hurricanes are blamed on global warming. But, despite getting more news attention than normal, forest fires in Europe 2018 have affected less than half the average area burned; in Europe?s southern countries, which contain 90% of the affected forest, the burned area has halved over 35 years. On hurricanes, IPCC scientists say there have been ?no significant observed trends? globally over the past century. The frequency of all US land-falling hurricanes has actually been declining since 1900, as has that of major US hurricanes.

The truth about climate change is nuanced: it is real, and in the long term it will be a problem, but its impact is less than we might believe. According to the IPCC?s last major report, unrestrained climate change would result in an average reduction in income of about 0.2-2% by the 2070s. That is equivalent to the impact of a single economic recession over the next half-century.

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Good grief, now we have ‘Climate grief’

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NBCNews reports on the latest ‘first-world problem’ affecting the USA. It is great news for the army of psychiatrists and psychologists that keep American functioning. Also great news for Big Pharma as the populace can just keep on taking the tablets. Quote.

When the U.N. released its latest climate report in October, it warned that without ?unprecedented? action, catastrophic conditions could arrive by 2040.

For Amy Jordan, 40, of Salt Lake City, a mother of three teenage children, the report caused a ?crisis.?

?The emotional reaction of my kids was severe,? she told NBC News.

?There was a lot of crying. They told me, ‘We know what?s coming, and it?s going to be really rough.? ?

She struggled too, because there wasn’t much she could do for them. ?I want to have hope, but the reports are showing that this isn?t going to stop, so all we can do is cope,? she said. End quote.

Amy, you could tell them the truth; that the world is not going to hell on a handcart. You could reassure them by telling them that not a single climate doomsday prediction has yet come true in the last 50 years. Quote.

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Interesting things pop up online

Who knew that in the Bay of Plenty there was someone who was involved in climate change well before we all heard about it?

John Maunder blogs on weather and climate-related matters for Sunlive and has written about a meeting that took place three years before the IPCC was formed.? Quote.

Among the many climate science meetings I have attended, the most significant, at least in term of climate change is concerned, is my involvement in the UN sponsored International Conference held in the beautiful town Villach, in Austria in October 1985.

One hundred experts from 30 countries attended the meeting (in contrast to ten to twenty thousand who now attend such meetings), [0ver 30,000 at COP24 this month] and I was privileged to be the only New Zealander invited. We were all there as experts – and not representing our respective organisations – in various fields of science, endeavouring to do the best we could in looking at the complexities of climate science.
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Meet the people who decide

Back : L-R: Hank Schouten, Tiumalu Peter Fa?afiu, Tim Watkin, Chris Darlow, John Roughan
Middle – L-R: Sir John Hansen (Chairman), Mary Major, Jo Cribb, Marie Shroff
Front L-R: Liz Brown, Christina Tay, Jenny Farrell.
Note ? John Roughan has now retired from the Media Council and Craig Cooper has joined the Council.? End quote.

The NZMC website includes this preamble:?Quote.

The main objective […] is to provide the public with an independent forum for resolving complaints involving the newspapers, magazines and the websites of such publications and other digital media. The Council is also concerned with promoting media freedom and maintaining the press in accordance with the highest professional standards. […]

There is no more important principle in a democracy than freedom of expression. Freedom of expression and freedom of the media are inextricably bound. The print media is jealous in guarding freedom of expression, not just for publishers’ sake but, more importantly, in the public interest. In dealing with complaints, the Council will give primary consideration to freedom of expression and the public interest. End quote.

It is this self-appointed, self-regulatory body that decides whether to act on any complaint made about bias, accuracy, fairness, balance, etc and it was on the previous decisions by this body that Stuff and Nonsense editor Paul Crewdson relied for his stance on the series Quick save the planet.

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Knock me down with a feather; Herald prints a climate retraction

Sort of.

On the 2nd of?November, the NZ Herald published the same scare story that all major media outlets were covering. In fact, they got it from the lefty Washington Post.

The scare was based on a ‘peer reviewed’ paper published in Nature, no doubt rushed out in time to bolster COP24.

An independent scientist (mathematician and physicist) took a few minutes to read the introduction to the paper and immediately sensed that there was something wrong.? He published his findings and sent them to the Nature paper’s authors.

They have looked at the criticism, re-examined their numbers and have agreed that their numbers do not really support their conclusions.

To their credit, the authors have attempted to get media outlets to update the story and, to their credit,?the?NZ Herald has done just that, again thanks to copying the Washington Post. (Nothing so far from Stuff and Nonsense) Read more »

They don’t give a STUFF about facts and balance

He is not really Hitler of course ( we apologise for the left-wing style label) but you get the joke, don’t you Stuff?

STUFF – Stifles Truth Using False Fables

Following on from the excellent article about Stuff not being a free speech site any longer (if it ever was) it is appropriate to have a look at their stance.

The Stuff article says: Quote.

This project accepts a statement that shouldn’t be controversial but somehow still is: climate change is real and caused by human activity. End quote.

Stuff?editor, Patrick Crewdson said. Quote.

Our position on the points you?ve raised is simple:

1.?We accept the overwhelming scientific consensus ? as represented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ? that climate change is real and caused by human activity. In that light, providing ?balance? from denialists is not a poor service to our audience ? it is actively dangerous.?This is not a true debate with two equivalent sides, where the views of the scientific consensus and denialists are of equal weight. end quote.

A quick look at the IPCC Charter document in Annex 7, “PRINCIPLES GOVERNING IPCC WORK” shows that the IPCC is specifically tasked with looking at human-induced climate change. Quote.

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Now neither side trusts the climate ‘scientists’

The obligatory picture of harmless water vapour to illustrate a Climate Change story
Business Insider

The extreme far left newspaper, The Guardian?reports: Quote.

Warnings about the dangers of global warming are being watered down in the final version of a key climate report for a major international meeting next month, according to reviewers who have studied earlier versions of the report and its summary.
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