Don’t look now, but the climate racket is crashing.
It comes as weather in the US-Northeast is cold for this time of year. Torpedoing, in the process, the “climate change bogeyman” currently being monetized. Coney Island, New York | Current Weather Forecasts, Live Radar Maps & News was reporting 51 degrees F a few minutes before 7AM. Rain, cold air to greet Northeast for holiday weekend reports AccuWeather.
The truth about climate is hard to get at: Too many people are working “angles” to make some dough on this long-running hysteria. Still, if you read widely – and don’t buy into partisanship (which is the first step in shaking you down for money in social/woke movements) – sentences appear in solid reporting that should tip you off.
Take for example last month: Yahoo reported in Questioning the Climate-Change Narrative, which reviews a rational climate book, three items that might shock climate partisans:
- “Humans have had no detectable impact on hurricanes over the past century.
- Greenland’s ice sheet isn’t shrinking any more rapidly today than it was 80 years ago.
- The net economic impact of human-induced climate change will be minimal through at least the end of this century.”
If you have summer reading blanks to fill-in, you could do worse that putting Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters ($12 bucks on Kindle) on your get to it list.
While You’re At It…
Two more late spring observations:
First, when Steven Koonin’s book started to make waves about the “rate of change” in Greenland being semi-stable over 80+ years, the climate club fired back with linguistically even “hotter emo words” to keep people from thinking independently about the data.
In bait-and-switch, the new narrative buzz words are “tipping-point” and “mercury” since these test well. Scary. As in Greenland Glaciers May Be Leaking Mercury in Scientific American. And as in Clear Signs That Part of the Greenland Ice Sheet Is Close to a Tipping Point (scitechdaily.com).
Might we offer some rational critical thinking for a change? How about Ma Nature has been leaking everything throughout the history of Earth? Lava, oil, mercury, everything water or acid-soluble.
And as for “tipping points?” I grew up spending a lot of time in Eastern Washington. There, the evidence of “climate change” was evident as the North American Ice Sheets melted-off and left huge canyons washed out from the landscape (more correctly: coulees).
Remarkably, massive leaks of (everything) and massive erosion aside, Life continued. No alarmists. No young Climateers trying to land a high-paying research gig to pay back too many student loans. No networks (liker CNN) going “all-in” on climate change now that Trump-hating has left the building.
Which gets to the next book on my recommended reading list to keep you from of climate cons and Niburu nonsense: Dr. Patrick Moore’s rationalist touchstone “Fake: Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom.” $7.50 on Kindle.
From the pitch page, it’s pretty clear Dr. Moore’s thinking runs on the same tracks as ours:
“It dawned on me one day that most of the scare stories in the media today are based on things that are either invisible, like CO2 and radiation, or very remote, like polar bears and coral reefs. Thus, the average person cannot observe and verify the truth of these claims for themselves. They must rely on activists, the media, politicians, and scientists – all of whom have a huge financial and/or political interest in the subject – to tell them the truth. This is my effort, after 50 years as a scientist and environmental activist, to expose the misinformation and outright lies used to scare us and our children about the future of the Earth. Direct observation is the very basis of science. Without verified observation it is not possible to know the truth. That is the sharp focus of this book.”
People who live “lightly on the world” do not have to be stupid. Monetizations are bad for the planet. But, don’t get me started on “growth doom” – where we eventually kill the planet by trying to save it.
So Let’s Do a Call-Out
I’ve told you (literally since Day 1 of the China virus) that it sure looked like a bioweapon had escaped, to us. Now, event top Biden military advisers are admitting as much. They are not alone: UK spies believe the theory that COVID-19 escaped from a Wuhan lab is ‘plausible’ and are trying to recruit darknet sources as they investigate it, says report says a report on Yahoo.com
So after killing off how many world wide? 3,542,587 deaths. No telling what long-term fall-out will be from 1.8-billion doses of vaccines which never got around to long-term clinical trials; only used on an “emergency” (meaning you can’t sue anyone) basis?
How is it then, that the JCC (Junior Climateer Corps) hasn’t demanded an end to all imports from China since its reported today that “China to allow couples to have three children instead of two (usatoday.com)?”
In the spirit of Dr. Moore’s “local and logical” we figure it’s clear that more humans are bad for climate. Or, are we the only ones turning over synapses on holiday weekends?
Hysteria and Histrionics
Got ’em by the boatload. Strapped in??
“92 earthquakes and tremors recorded in 24 hours around Mount Nyiragongo volcano,” reports CNN. Bet me they will come up with a climate angle on this threat to Congo?
Expect another round of attacks on gun ownership as anti-Constitution forces are bound rally around “Two dead and over 20 injured in Miami mass shooting.” Still: if libs don’t like the Constitution, go ahead and put out an Amendment. You know what that’s going to roll. But, God, I hate whining about settled law.
Also in the joyful holiday mood: Seattle police shut down massive beach party amid fights, arrests. With more in There were fights, fires, and even a a striptease on a police cruiser’s roof after a viral TikTok party in Seattle descended into chaos. Being born up there, I remember when the most exciting thing at Alki was my fish and chips order being ready at Spuds.
Real Finance (BTC)
After kissing $33,894 Saturday, Bitcon is back over $37,111 at click time. So the dips are still buying…
Look like “rat poison squared” to Warren Buffett, says over here: Bitcoin’s in a slump — here’s why Warren Buffett has hated it all along (yahoo.com). Squared? We’re fonder of cubism, lol. If you can follow stand-up math.
Around the Ranch
2-hours of time-sink Sunday into troubleshooting our ranch-wide voice control/ smart home. Software…blah.
Today, loads of projects.
This week? Elaine’s got a doctor visit to see how her second hip replacement’s doing. We’re hoping the doc will tell her it’s OK to stop using the walker and go with the cane. Since she’s already cast off good sense and is on her feet most of the day. (Terrible patient!)
I look forward to doctor visits. A skill learned from Pappy.
Once, while in the Navy, he had to give a urine sample into what looked to all the world like a beer glass. “How much of a head do you want me to put on that?” he asked. Nearly straight-faced.
About the only thing “funny” I have come up with for the doc is: “Now that Elaine’s got a metal hip, do we have to change from AstroGlide to WD-40?”
If he’s really sharp? “BOESHIELD T-9 Rust & Corrosion Protection/Inhibitor should do it…”
“That come in flavors?” (rimshot, groans follow).
Write when you get rich,