Climate of Alarm, or Not
First it was GLOBAL WARMING!!!, then CLIMATE CHANGE!!! The CAPS indicates all of that bullshit science stuff is just shrill alarmism. Clearly.
Forbes puts it like this: As Its Global Warming Narrative Unravels, The IPCC Is In Damage Control:
Struggling to keep a discredited global warming crisis afloat, United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chair Raj Pachauri this week denied the well-documented plateau in temperatures during the past 15-plus years. Pachauri’s denialism contradicted his own admission earlier this year that there has been a 17-year plateau in global temperatures.
The IPCC is in full damage-control mode after it leaked advance copies of an upcoming Summary for Policymakers to what it assumed would be friendly journalists. The journalists, however, quickly realized the IPCC Summary for Policymakers contained several embarrassing walk-backs from alarmist statements in prior IPCC reports.
Two of the most embarrassing aspects of the Summary for Policymakers are (1) IPCC’s admission that global warming has occurred much slower than IPCC previously forecast and (2) IPCC is unable to explain the ongoing plateau in global temperatures. IPCC computer models have predicted twice as much warming as has occurred in the real world, and virtually none of the IPCC computer models can replicate or account for the recent lack of global warming.
This is great news. Human activity is totally off the hook. So let’s create jobs, mandate logging, send coal to China, frack everything, and dredge coastlines. Because, you know, that consumption can just go on forever.
And then there’s Japan. More alarmism? I sure hope so.
Japan’s pro-nuclear Prime Minister has finally asked for global help at Fukushima.
It probably hasn’t hurt that more than 100,000 people have signed petitions calling for a global takeover; more than 8,000 have viewed a new YouTube on it.
Massive quantities of heavily contaminated water are pouring into the Pacific Ocean, dousing workers along the way. Hundreds of huge, flimsy tanks are leaking untold tons of highly radioactive fluids.
At Unit #4, more than 1300 fuel rods, with more than 400 tons of extremely radioactive material, containing potential cesium fallout comparable to 14,000 Hiroshima bombs, are stranded 100 feet in the air
All this more than 30 months after the 3/11/2011 earthquake/tsunami led to three melt-downs and at least four explosions.
No, we can’t have any awareness of this brewing catastrophe. Instead we’re being force-fed a manufactured domestic crisis that’s hard to ignore, because the designed pain is very real.
Be prepared for earthquakes, dear citizens.