by: the Common Constitutionalist
With the onslaught of snow that buried much of the east coast this past weekend, I recall a prediction of just a few years ago. It was part of an article from 2006 which was updated in 2012, entitled “20 THINGS YOUR GRANDKIDS MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO SEE.”
The article began with: “So here we look at 20 things that our grandchildren may never see by the year 2050…” The number one item the British authors were dismayed about was: “British winters are getting warmer and wetter, due to global warming. Climate experts predict that temperatures could rise by a minimum of 2.5C by 2050. This may mean that we’ll see no snow in the future – and our grandkids won’t be able to build real snowmen or enjoy snowball fights.”
I’m sure you noticed the caveat of “temperatures could rise,” not temperatures will rise.
Now some might say I’m nitpicking and the climate science, like any science, is not exact. In science, they say, one never gives definitive statements like “will.” That’s true except that warming alarmists, I mean scientists, have repeatedly declared that the science of global warming is settled – this all “credible” experts agree. Settled science is pretty definite, is it not? So why use hedge words like “could” and “may” instead of “will” and “shall?” Hmm.
In June 2014, just a year and a half ago, climate “expert,” Alex Hall of UCLA’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability predicted that, “By midcentury, snowfall on Los Angeles–area mountains will be 30 to 40 percent less than it was at the end of the 20th century,” and “if emissions continue unabated, the study predicts that snowfall in Southern California mountains will be two-thirds less by the year 2100 than it was in the years leading up to 2000.”
Not being a fan of snow, I personally can’t wait for that. Really – I mean I can’t wait – I want no snow now!
But these are not the failures which claimed a ten year anniversary recently. That prize goes to the flagellating, self promoting, king of climate catastrophe, Al Gore.
It was ten years ago yesterday, when Al Gore stood on stage at Robert Redford’s Sundance film festival, hawking his film, The Inconvenient Truth, which was certainly inconvenient, but far from the truth, and stated categorically that “we had only a decade left to save the planet from global warming.”
Well Al, its ten years later to the day (plus one). We’re all still here, as are the plants and animals. Even the precious Polar Bear, the symbol of climate chaos, is doing well. In 1960 there were an estimated 5,000. Today there are least 25,000. CO2 levels keep climbing and “now exceed 401 parts per million in the atmosphere. It is simply not the dangerous greenhouse gas we’ve repeatedly been told it is.”
Noted environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg said in a policy paper of the recent COP21 agreement that, “Current climate policy promises will do little to stabilize the climate and their impact will be undetectable for many decades.”
May I just say that while I agree with the first seven words of that statement, “Current climate policy promises will do little,” the statement as a whole is utterly ridiculous. Nothing can be done – ever – to “stabilize” the climate! The climate has been changing for eons. That’s what it does. The arrogance of these alarmists is stunning.
These fools could shut down all industry worldwide, destroy all cars, trucks, planes, etc. and exterminate every living soul and still the climate will just go on changing.
So I hope Al Gore learned a lesson from this anniversary fail. Oh no – not, don’t make ludicrous claims – just do what others do and make them so far out that they can’t be challenged, causing you to look like hysterical idiot that you are.