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Is it time to rein in the man-made global warming hysteria?

The recent arrival of Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist based out of Sweden, has certainly caught everyone’s attention. The 16-year-old’s fearful, emotional and angry presentation to the UN was viewed by millions as she warned of an imminent environmental apocalypse if governments didn’t immediately reduce CO2 emissions.

And she is not alone, many young people are feeling a similar anxiety. According to an article entitled “Climate change poses mental health risks to children and teens” published on Science News for Students, the fear mongering over climate change is causing mental health issues for students.

Unfortunately, the discussion of global warming has become so politicized, it is almost impossible to separate the rhetoric from the truth.

But in the midst of all this, you may have missed a few major news stories that were not the flavor of the day, so basically ignored by most of the main line media.

They were calling into question all the hysteria surrounding the issue of climate change. Nobody denies that global warming is taking place. What is questioned is how much man impacts it and how bad it is since the earth has gone through natural cycles of warming and cooling for centuries.

Mototaka Nakamura questions ‘untrustworthy data’

The first involved a book released by Mototaka Nakamura entitled The Global Warming Hypothesis is an unproven hypothesis.

Nakamura is one of the world’s top climatologists and actually specializes in the study of abnormal weather as it relates to climate change. He has worked at MIT, Duke University, California Institute of Technology, NASA and Georgia Instituted of Technology.

And clearly, he has left the man-made global warming “hysteria” camp.

In his book, Nakamura questioned the data used to promote a global warming apocalypse. Basically he suggests the data is questionable at best and goes as far to describe it as “untrustworthy.”

This goes along with a problem Nature magazine ran into with a study it published showing humans were causing a warming of the oceans. The study was peer-reviewed meaning other scientists apparently gave it their stamp of approval.

Of course, the study immediately received world-wide media coverage.

But Nature had to issue a retraction when a few days after the report was released scientist Nic Lewis pointed out the statistical errors in the study after noticing a problem on the first page of the report.

500 scientists challenge UN

The second involved a recent letter by 500 scientists and professionals working in the area of climate change who called on the U.N. to open the debate on climate change. Of course the U.N. is behind most of the hysteria.

I will let their letter speak for itself:

“There is no statistical evidence that global warming is intensifying hurricanes, floods, droughts and suchlike natural disasters, or making them more frequent.

However, CO2-mitigation measures are as damaging as they are costly. For instance, wind turbines kill birds and bats, and palm-oil plantations destroy the biodiversity of the rainforests.”

“There is no climate emergency. Therefore, there is no cause for panic and alarm. We strongly oppose the harmful and unrealistic net-zero CO2 policy proposed for 2050.”

In their letter, they point their finger directly at the questionable climate computer models being used to promote the hysteria.

Doomsday warning failure

Finally, there was a report released by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. It was not an analysis of the scientific data but rather of the headlines warning of imminent environmental disaster and how they simply haven’t been coming true.

Its report revealed the dozens of failed predictions made by environmental activists over the decades.

Now if you grew up in the 70s like I did, you are fully aware of the doomsday predictions by environmental activists that we were on a verge of an ice age unless we cut back oil usage. Think mile high glaciers sliding over your city.

I find it ironic that back in the 70s these activists were blaming oil for a looming ice age and today they are blaming oil for global warming. In fact, some gray haired activists today were also in the ice age camp a few decades back.

Of course, the report pointed to these cooling headlines that included a New York Times article published in 1978 where an international group of scientists warned of an unrelenting “cooling trend in the Northern Hemisphere.”

Those in the global warming camp have their share as well. There was a documentary produced by ABC in 2008, that pictured what New York City would look like in 2015, with major sections underwater because of rising sea levels.

I have a couple favorites myself. I saw a miracle a couple days ago. Yes, it snowed where I lived at the end of September. Yet according to the global warming experts this wasn’t supposed to happen.

In an interview with the British newspaper, The Independent, on March 20, 2000, man-made global warming scientist Dr. David Viner said:

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.”

He then went on to say that “snow will become ‘a very rare and exciting event.’” Living in Canada, I want to assure you that snow is ‘never’ an exciting event.

So what was Viner doing in 2000?

Well he was a senior research scientist at England’s University of East Anglia’s climate research unit which was a major research arm used by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to develop its man-made global warming policy.


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