All weather is now due to climate change
Written by Andy Rowlands
image source: inquisitr.com
Almost every week now in the mainstream media we see some weather event that is either ‘linked’ or ‘attributed’ to climate change, usually accompanied by ‘scientists say’ or ‘a new study shows’, but rarely do we wee the ‘scientists’ named, who they work for or links to these ‘studies’.
We are just supposed to take whatever we are told as fact. As Tony Heller has pointed out many times in his videos, when you see ‘scientists say’, you can be fairly confident that either what was actually said has been misinterpreted, mis-represented, or altered in some way to promote the alarmist cause.
When you actually see links to the ‘studies’ mentioned, they are usually written by alarmists, passed through peer-review by fellow alarmists, and published in alarmist-favouring media. Most of these studies are filled with at best misleading information, and at worst, deliberately fabricated lies, specifically intended to deceive and frighten the public.
Yesterday, thenational website published an article saying the latest heavy rain in the United Arab Emirates has been ‘linked’ to climate change. The article begins:
“The extreme rainfall that caused chaos across the UAE at the weekend was linked to climate change, the country’s Minister of Climate Change and Environment said. (Emphasis added)
Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi said extreme weather events had become increasingly common across the globe due to global warming and that he believed the sustained storms that battered the Emirates may well be the latest example. (Emphasis added)
“The UAE has been affected badly by climate change, through various means,” he said at the International Renewable Energy Agency assembly in Abu Dhabi.”
So Dr Zeyoudi believes there is a connection between the heavy rain and climate change, but does that prove it? No of course it doesn’t, but the mainstream media will report it as scientific fact.
The article can be seen here.
The Australian bushfires have of course been ‘linked’ to climate change. It seems very few mainstream media outlets are reporting on the 183 people arrested and charged with arson, including minors and a 19-year-old volunteer firefighter, who is charged with starting seven fires. Those media outlets that do mention the arrests play them down, claiming they are only incidental to the main cause; human-induced climate change.
They all but ignore the ridiculous environmental policies that have prohibited brush-clearance to create fire-breaks, the large reduction of controlled ‘back-burning’ to reduce fuel loads, or if they do mention them, say they would have no effect on the fires.
In early January, climate scientist Roy Spencer did an analysis of Australian bushfires since 1920, and found the current 2019 – 2020 fires pale into insignificance compared to those in 1974 – 1975, as can be seen in his illustration below.
Roy’s full analysis can be seen here:- http://www.drroyspencer.com/2020/01/are-australia-bushfires-worsening-from-human-caused-climate-change/?fbclid=IwAR2QJkjcFF9FXikUaiZQE7MoWsNvwbkrJ5o6OIeTh2-2M-rMcc7GprraevE
Of particular interest is this paragraph; “As can be seen, by far the largest area burned occurred during 1974-75, at over 100 million hectares (close to 15% of the total area of Australia). Curiously, though, according to Australia Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) data, the 1974-75 bushfires occurred during a year with above-average precipitation and below-average temperature. This is opposite to the narrative that major bushfires are a feature of just excessively hot and dry years.” (Emphasis added)
The partial collapse in August last year of the 178-year-old Whaley Bridge concrete-faced earth dam in Derbyshire, England, following several days of heavy rain, was ‘linked’ to climate change. The Environment Agency issued a ‘danger to life’ warning due to the possibility of the dam collapsing, and 1500 residents were evacuated from parts of Whaley Bridge, Furness Vale and New Mills. The mainstream media immediately made a major issue of it, claiming it was due to climate change, and saying such instances would become much more common, with headlines like “The Whaley Bridge dam collapse is terrifying – but it will soon be dwarfed by far greater eco-disasters” and “Increasingly volatile weather due to climate change will mean events like these will become the norm. Unless we act to reduce our carbon emissions now.”
I was interested in how & why the dam suffered this partial-collapse, so I looked up its history. The facts that the dam was poorly sited and poorly constructed in the first place was not mentioned in the media. Also not mentioned was that the whole project was almost abandoned before it was completed due to problems with water seepage through the underlying geology into mines underneath, and that the dam has seen major repairs in the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s and 2000’s.
Below is an image of the damage to the dam. I’m not sure I’d have been brave enough to stand on the walkway directly above the damaged part!
We can see that the problems with the Whaley Bridge dam have absolutely nothing to do with climate change, and everything to do with questionable siting, questionable design, and questionable past repairs.
Overall, rainfall across the UK has remained relatively stable since 1766 as the chart below from the website notalotofpeopleknowthat shows.
The floods in Venice last year were naturally ‘linked’ to climate change, even after various people showed they occur regularly and are the result of the way the modern city and canals were constructed on mud-flats. PSI published articles by me and several others about the Venice floods.
The unusually warm winter parts of Europe and the UK are seeing at the moment are being ‘linked’ to climate change, as are the record cold temperatures being recorded across parts of North America.
Seeing little mention in the mainstream media is the solar minimum we are in causing the normally linear Jet Stream to switch to an undulating motion, allowing warmer air from the tropics to get much further north than is usual, and colder air from the Arctic to go much further south than it usually does.
The effect of the solar minimum is all but ignored by the mainstream media, who are fixated on blaming these unusual high and low temperatures on human-caused climate change. Postings to social media, particularly Facebook, about the natural causes of these events are attracting the so-called ‘fact-checker’ posts which claim climate change is the main cause and any other attributed cause is wrong.
On September 25th last year, Climate Change Dispatch reported on how Facebook were forced to remove a ‘fact-checking’ ‘false’ label on a skeptical climate paper, after it was proven the paper was in fact accurate. There are two interesting quotes from the article ”
…Facebook’s reliance on a group called Climate Feedback to review the credibility of information they used in an Aug. 25 editorial at the Washington Examiner is a cudgel against free speech.” and “…the group is funded by Eric Michelman, a wealthy climate activist who said in an interview in 2015 for Yes! Magazine that the science surrounding climate change is settled. He also said at the time that the time for debate is over.”
The article can be seen here:-
I looked at the list of ‘expert reviewers’ Climate Feedback uses, and found three who either work / worked for the University of East Anglia (the Climategate guys), plus many others including Kevin Trenberth, Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt!! This shows just how impartial these so-called ‘fact-checking’ groups are.
The list of ‘expert reviewers’ can be seen here:- https://climatefeedback.org/community/
Every flood, drought, storm, heatwave and cold snap can, and will, now be ‘linked’ to ‘climate change’, caused by human activity and the current rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Utter nonsense of course, but the majority of the world’s governments are accepting it as real and proven.
None of the current or proposed actions to ‘fight climate change’ will have the slightest effect on either the climate or the level of carbon dioxide. While it continues to respond to the Medieval Warm Period, the amount of CO2 isn’t going anywhere but up, and as we approach the US election, expect the doom-mongering hysteria to reach fever pitch, accompanied by the Grim Reaper and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Speaking of apocalypse, due to the delays Francis Ford Coppola experienced finishing his self-indulgent but utterly brilliant Apocalypse Now, newspaper pundits christened it ‘Apocalypse When?’, and we could equally use that term now, as every prediction of ‘death-by-climate’ has failed miserably, and no prediction of climatic catastrophe made now will ever happen. They are nothing but pure fear-mongering garbage and should be treated with the contempt they deserve.
I have not yet seen anyone linking the increase in earthquake and volcanic activity to climate change, but I’m sure they will start before long. Klyuchevskoy on the Kamchatka Peninsula continues to erupt explosively, sending a plume of ash up 20,000 feet.
Mindanao in the Philippines saw 29 separate earthquakes on December 15th alone, ranging from 6.8 to 4.2 on the Richter Scale. Taal volcano on Luzon in the Philippines registered 57 earthquakes during November 11th and 12th last year, and on January 12th, started erupting for the first time since 1977, sending a steam-and-ash plume to 55,000 feet, accompanied by a lot of lightning.
The Philippine authorities are saying a major eruption is looking more likely. Taal has the capability of producing a catastrophically large eruption, as the current cone sits inside the Taal caldera, which erupted around 100,000 years ago.
In the last week, Shishaldin in Alaska erupted on Tuesday, and sent up an initial ash cloud to 19,000 feet, followed by a second eruption that spewed ash to 25,000 feet. On Thursday, Popocatepetl in Mexico shot hot ash and rock about 20,000 feet high. This eruption was captured on video by Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention. Sabancaya volcano in Peru shot a plume of volcanic ash up to 24,000 feet.
After already seeing more than a thousand earthquakes since the beginning of 2020, Puerto Rico was hit by a magnitude 5.9 quake on Saturday.
Major weather events like El Nino cause temperature spikes, as was seen in 2016, and stratospheric eruptions cause planetary cooling, as was seen after the 1991 Pinatubo, 1985 Amero and 1815 Tambora eruptions. As I understand it, the solar minimum allows increased numbers of cosmic rays to reach Earth, which react with silica-rich rocks to increase tectonic activity, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
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