Meh... this is what you get when you challenge a man's religion, and that's exactly what the cult of climate change is. While I admire your quaint faith, your "science" is based on no actual evidence, and relies completely on your bible of computer models, which can and are manipulated to produce the desired result. Despite the impotent yelping here by the naively devout, the United States, the world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions under our magnificent President, will not participate in these fact-free climate scams as commanded by your high-priests in Geneva. Cripple your own economies if you must, just don't expect Americans to pay for your laughable ignorance and gullibility. Now you run along to church like good little puritans, and I'll don my yellow vest...
What is this then, if it's not evidence?http://climate.nasa.gov/vital-signs/arctic-sea-ice/
Climate is measured in terms of thousands/hundreds of thousands/millions of years. Our measurements with instruments go back a few hundred, with satellite data only going back 40 years or so. When we measure climate changes with ice core samples, we see clear cycles of warming and cooling. Again, these are cycles of thousands of years, not tens. There's actual evidence that Antarctica at one time had a much more temperate climate. Was that because you sat out on the ramp idling your jet engines? Probably not.
So sea levels are going to rise and fall, as are global temperatures, as are ice packs. They are going to do so despite your devout efforts to tell others how they should live their lives. Who's to say what we've experienced over the last 100 years is "normal?" (Hint: not you.)
30 years ago, the noted climate "scientist" Philip Shabecoff said this:“If the current pace of the buildup of these gases continues, the effect is likely to be a warming of 3 to 9 degrees Fahrenheit [between now and] the year 2025 to 2050…. The rise in global temperature is predicted to … caus[e] sea levels to rise by one to four feet by the middle of the next century.”
New York Times, June 24, 1988.[/i]
So here we are at the mid-point to that predicted Armageddon, and where are we? It's actually about one degree, and holding. Precisely zero of the dire predictions he made have come true.
In 2007, that noted Climate Charlatan, Father Al Gore sternly lectured us during one of his many sermons, "Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice. Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free
in summers within just 5-6 years. This was at the 2007 American Geophysical Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
So how has the "Ice Free"
prediction by 2013 gone? Not so well, for the month of September overall, there was 31 per cent more ice than in 2012, figures released in 2016 from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) show. This amounts to an extra 421,000 (1.09 million square kilometres) of sea ice. https://nsidc.org/
Now is this total still lower than in 1981? Yes, but that's the point. Much like the Puritans of the 17th Century, you are demanding unyielding obedience to your religion with crippling lifestyle changes all to serve an altar of climate cycles that cover hundreds of thousands of years, based on data from tens of years. I guess ya gotta have faith, right?
Antarctic Ice is also showing huge gains, much to the consternation of the Climate Cult high-priests. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/na ... han-losses
Let's look at some more "fun facts," shall we?
Nineteen nations “believe” in climate change. How are they backing up their statement of faith?
China was praised for signing on to the Paris Climate Agreement and in Argentina reaffirmed its commitment to controlling greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, however, China increased those emissions by 1.7 percent.
India, the fourth largest source for CO2, saw their emissions grow by 4.6 percent in 2017. Luckily for them, they too were praised for signing that “nonbinding communiqué.”
Overall, the European Union raised their CO2 output by 1.5 percent.
France, home of the Paris Agreement, is leading the diplomatic effort to save the planet (although the masses seem to indicate they've finally had enough). France increased their greenhouse gas emissions by 3.6 percent. . . .
If the nations paying lip service to climate change aren’t meeting their goals, imagine how poorly us oil-drilling, coal-mining Americans must be doing. President Donald Trump was pilloried for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and for being only G20 leader who refused to sign the climate change statement in Argentina.
From 2016 to 2017, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 2.7 percent.
Emissions from large power plants declined 4.5 percent
since 2016, and nearly 20 percent since 2011. And all without signing a worthless piece of paper in Paris or Buenos Aires.
Again, it's the United States, lead by President Donald Trump, who is leading the world in gas emission reductions, not the pretenders in Europe and Asia who wish to cripple our spectacular economy by forcing us and only us to live by a dubious set of environmental demands based on at best, limited, uncertain and often duplicitous data.
I always hesitate to challenge a man's religion precisely because the undoubtedly shrill, incoherent, and ignorant responses are so utterly predictable. Thanks for living down to every one of these expectations. Unfortunately it's only good for a few laughs for so long, and we've reached that portion of the program.
Don't worry, I'll give you the last word. I know how important that is to those who confuse rage with reason and the mob for consensus. Enjoy your day!