Off the beaten path, but important nonetheless

For the last couple year, this blog has focused on confronting climate alarmism with actual science and facts. However, here is an Open Letter from Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to All Belgian Authorities and All Belgian Media.

In a nutshell, time to end the faux covid panic mongering and get back to normal — immediately.

The most interesting recommendation is to get rid of masks. “Oral masks in healthy individuals are ineffective against the spread of viral infections.” In addition, the accumulated CO2 leads to a toxic acidification of the organism which affects our immunity. Basically, the air environment in a mask fails to meet the labor code for safe air.

Solar panels : The Toxic Avenger

Whoda thunk it. Solar Panels Produce Tons of Toxic Waste—Literally.

According to cancer biologist David H. Nguyen, PhD, toxic chemicals in solar panels include cadmium telluride, copper indium selenide, cadmium gallium (di)selenide, copper indium gallium (di)selenide, hexafluoroethane, lead, and polyvinyl fluoride. Silicon tetrachloride, a byproduct of producing crystalline silicon, is also highly toxic.

It is no wonder that Chinese factories, when confronted with the exorbitant costs (both financial and environmental) of decomposing solar panel chemicals properly, prefer to release them into the environment rather than dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner.

Stanford Magazine also points out that solar energy has a higher carbon footprint than wind and nuclear energy. Ray Weiss, a professor of Geochemistry at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, explains that a number of solar panels release nitrogen trifluoride (NF3), a chemical compound 17,000 times worse for the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. As recently as 2015, he explained that many manufacturers were still struggling to figure out how to contain its release into the atmosphere.

Green energy? I think not.

Smoke Smoke Everywhere

By now, pretty much everyone has experienced smoke from the wildfires ravaging the three western US states, California, Oregon and Washington. No, this is not due to climate change. Its forestry mismanagement. The fuel load on the ground has been accumulating for decades, drying out, and waiting to catch fire.

Here is an excellent backgrounder on the issue by David Stockman.

Researchers believe that in prehistoric California, between 4.4 million and 11.8 million acres burned naturally each year. Between 1982 and 1998, state land managers burned about 30,000 acres per year. And between 1999 and 2017, the number dropped to 13,000 acres annually. It is estimated that California needs to burn 20 million acres to stabilize the system.

This was a fire crisis waiting to happen. Don’t believe the lying politicians that are attempting to evade their own culpability in this. No, earth is not pissed off and excacting revenge on humans. This is stupid humans reaping the consequences of their own incompetence.

Read the article by Stockman.

ADDITIONAL READING

Why are there so many wildfires in California, but few in the Southeastern US” — from the Foundation for Economic Education.

How Environmentalists Destroyed California’s Forests — from The Spectator

New Climate Models Exaggerate Midwest Warming by 6X

from Dr Roy Spencer’s blog:

After 50 years of predictions and observations (1970-2019), what do we know? For the Midwest U.S. in the summer (June-July-August), there has been almost no statistically significant warming in the last 50 years, whereas the CMIP6 models appear to be producing even more warming than the CMIP5 models did.

The observed 50-year trend is only 0.086 C/decade, while the CMIP5 average model trend is 4X as large at 0.343 C/decade, and the CMIP6 trend is 5.7X as large at 0.495 C/decade.

This real observed data, against the predictions of the climate models shows unequivocally that predictions are consistently biased upwards, and cannot be relied upon for policy decisions. And yet, this is what the UN IPCC reports to influence policy decisions.

As with Covid models, same as it ever was. Build models which output the desired outcome. Fake news. Fake science.

Perhaps this is also why global grain production is at record highs. Rather than the scorched earth climate fear mongers would have us believe.

“On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare” — Michael Shellenberger, June 29, 2020

Well worth the read and your consideration.

Censored by Forbes, where the article was originally published because, well, it just doesn’t suit the narrative. But, we know that, don’t we.

Up until now, Shellenberger did not speak out, for fear of retribution and being cancelled:

But until last year, I mostly avoided speaking out against the climate scare. Partly that’s because I was embarrassed. After all, I am as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist. For years, I referred to climate change as an “existential” threat to human civilization, and called it a “crisis.” 

But mostly I was scared. I remained quiet about the climate disinformation campaign because I was afraid of losing friends and funding. The few times I summoned the courage to defend climate science from those who misrepresent it I suffered harsh consequences. And so I mostly stood by and did next to nothing as my fellow environmentalists terrified the public.

I even stood by as people in the White House and many in the news media tried to destroy the reputation and career of an outstanding scientist, good man, and friend of mine, Roger Pielke, Jr., a lifelong progressive Democrat and environmentalist who testified in favor of carbon regulations. Why did they do that? Because his research proves natural disasters aren’t getting worse. 

And, here is a twitter thread for added amusement.

World Climate Declaration => There is No Climate Emergency

A global declaration / publication authored by Guus Berkhout, President of CLINTEL The Hague, February 2020.

This global declaration, signed by more than 800 scientists and experienced professionals, disputes the climate alarmist narrative with a clear message: There is NO Climate emergency.

The six statements of the declaration:

  1. Natural as well as anthropogenic factors cause warming
  2. Warming is far slower than predicted
  3. Climate policy relies on inadequate models
  4. CO2 is plant food, the basis of all life on earth
  5. Global warming has not increased natural disasters
  6. Climate policy must respect scientific and economic realities

Lots to read in the declaration, but it is well presented and not bogged down by complicated science. A core idea is that the reliance on climate models is a big mistake, due to the total inability of models to reliably predict anything: ” So far, application of poorly validated climate models has led to the prediction of an apocalyptic future. It may be seen as the biggest scientific mistake of mankind in its recent history.”

The declaration further states that the real danger is moving forward with “green new deal” types of public policies that will destroy the global economic system. The IPCC and the UN fully reject criticism and debate on they alarmist narrative.

This declaration is the one we should be recognizing, not the climate alarmist narrative. Rise up!

update 160320: UN’s climate action machinery is on the verge to collapse, beginning this November in Glasgow, Scotland. This time the annual climate summit, called COP 26, is most likely to end in complete disarray, even more than COP 25 did last year in Madrid, Spain.

While it is being hyped that the major economies will table bold new plans for cutting emissions under the Paris Accord, the major economies will do no such thing. China and India have said they will not do it. The U.S. will have quit the Accord by then. Russia has no interest, and Japan is busy building coal fired power plants to replace its moth-balled nukes. Boris Johnson has said nothing about new immediate UK actions. Brazil has a populist president like Trump. And so it goes down the list of major economies. There is no support.

Wikipedia deletes The List of Scientists who are Skeptics of the sacred (fake) “Consensus”

source: Link to JoNova blog

Wikipedia is into full censorship mode, deleting an article that lists scientists who are climate skeptics. In the now deleted article, the scientists are not skeptical of climate change, but of the cause and effect. The list is broken down as such:

  • scientists that have called the observed warming attributable to natural causes, i.e. the high solar activity witnessed over the last few decades
  • scientists publicly questioning the accuracy of IPCC climate models
  • scientists arguing that the cause of global warming is unknown
  • scientists arguing that global warming will have few negative consequences
  • deceased scientists who published material indicating their opposition to the mainstream scientific assessment of global warming prior to their deaths.

So, “the science is now settled” mantra is being enforced by silencing critics and skeptics. I can’t state emphatically enough what a dangerous place this is. Dystopian and fascist. These are the same people that are parading Joe Biden, a man with a clearly deteriorating mental state around as a candidate for the US presidency. Its about power and control. Don’t give in. If you do, you deserve what is coming.

US EPA Petitioned to Reverse 2009 Endangerment finding for Greenhouse Gases

In 2009, the EPA determined there was “compelling support for finding that greenhouse gas air pollution endangers the public welfare of both current and future generations.” Such finding, according to EPA, was based upon “both current observations and projected risks and impacts into the future,” which risks and adverse impacts, they claimed, “are expected to increase over time.”

According to the petition, in the ten years since the EPA made this judgment, considerable amount of scientific research has been conducted on the potential impacts of rising greenhouses gases on humanity and the natural world. The additional knowledge obtained from such research and observations reveal quite clearly that rising greenhouse gases do not represent what EPA identified in 2009 to be a current or future threat to public welfare.

Multiple observations confirm that projected risks and adverse impacts of rising greenhouse gases accepted by EPA in the Endangerment Finding are failing to occur and are not increasing with time. Moreover, numerous scientific studies reveal that CO2 emissions and fossil fuel use have actually enhanced life and improved humanity’s standard of living, and will continue to do so as more fossil fuels are used.

The studies cited in the petition thoroughly debunk the CO2 is bad for humanity and the world falsehood. It clearly establishes that increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere is a benefit to life on earth.

And besides, there are no links to rising levels of CO2 and climate change. In fact, most or all the climate models “run hot,” and consistently overshoot actual observed temperatures. So much so that climate modelling totally lacks credibility.

I won’t even get into the other climate alarmist hokum the petition debunks (e.g. increased severity of extreme weather events, which is discussed at length).

This is a really important document that should resolve the CO2 canard. But it likely won’t, at least for the time being. I can’t imagine, however, that the EPA will be able to ignore it.

Read the petition here.