A group of 500 prominent scientists and professionals, led by the CLINTEL co-founder Guus Berkhout, has sent a registered letter to the Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres. They warn the Secretary-General that “current climate policies pointlessly and grievously undermine the economic system, putting lives at risk in countries denied access to affordable, reliable electrical energy.” They add: “We urge you to follow a climate policy based on sound science, realistic economics and genuine concern for those harmed by costly but unnecessary attempts at mitigation.”
Dr David Whitehouse, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London has been looking at how nature has reacted to forecasts of global warming, and shows that the rise in CO2 levels has not been accompanied by the claimed increases in temperature.
U.S. analyst David Wojick writes: "Many skeptics have written about the Australian bush fires, but science writer and blogger Jo Nova has done something truly remarkable. She has done a running in-depth analysis of both fires and the absurd climate claims made by the alarmists. With 15 fact filled blog posts to date and more coming, hers is a real time documentary of how the alarmists turn natural tragedy into breathless absurdity. I have seen nothing approaching it in terms of the depth of analysis."
WHAT LEGENDARY POETS WROTE ABOUT AUSSIE BUSHFIRES (Did legendary Australian poet Henry Lawson call his country's bushfires climate change? He most certainly did not. It’s nothing more than Mother Nature at her fiery worst. Tragic as it may well be, it’s happened before & it will happen again. It’s just a question of how they live with and manage the Australian bush. Fail to ‘back burn’ during the cooler, less windy months, the fuel load will surely grow & sooner or later, due to either man or lightning strike, it will surely burn, often with dire consequences for those who choose to build & live nearby.
Toward the end oi a longer poem in 1886, Banjo Paterson wrote about bushfires:
Coalition member Bryan Leyland adds his comment about historical origins of Australian bushfires:
And Christie, a contributor to the New Zealand blog "TheBFD" adds pertinent comments:
In Australia, Graham Williamson has rebutted in convincing detail claims of a university professor that the bushfires are caused by "climate change":
In America, Dr Roy Spencer, of the University of Alabama, pioneer of accurate satellite global temperaure observation and recording has rebutted claims by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology that 2019 is the country's warmest year on record:
Blog: Aussie firefighters say "Don't blame climate change":
UP-DATED 10 JANUARY: Jo Nova reminds us that "Black Friday in 1939 was an Australian bushfire disaster:
Dr Jay Lehr and Tom Harris write at Heartland.org: "Claims of unprecedented carbon-dioxide levels ignore most of Earth’s 4.6-billion-year history. Relative to Earth’s entire record, carbon-dioxide levels are at historically low levels; they only appear high when compared to the dangerously low levels of carbon dioxide that occurred in Earth’s very recent history."
"Seriously, folks, we’re supposed to be seeing all kinds of bad stuff. But none of it has happened. No cities gone underwater. No increase in heat waves or cold waves. No islands sinking into the ocean. No increase in hurricanes. No millions of climate refugees. The tragedies being pushed by the failed serial doomcasters for the last 30 years simply haven’t come to pass." Willis Eschenbach posts at WUWT.
An American blog, "Climatism", posts comments by 46 people who have been expert reviewers of reports by the UN International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and have subsequently questioned its accuracy and its integrity.
U.S. climate analyst Dr David Wojick posts at CFact: "The brutal cold wave that just struck America provides a stark example of why 100% renewables cannot possibly work. Once the massive high pressure system was in place there was almost no wind, so no significant wind power. And the coldest temperatures by far were at night or early morning, when there was no solar power either."
Britain’s plans to decarbonise the economy have not been properly thought through, and there is a dangerous lack of systems and project engineering input. That’s according to Michael Kelly, emeritus professor of technology in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, who says that replacing fossil fuels with electricity from renewables is impractical on the timescale of 2050.“It’s clear that there has been little or no systems engineering input into the plans. How can we possibly proceed further along the renewables path when we lack any technology to store electricity at scale? How can we hope to electrify transport when we would need to consume the whole global annual supply of several important minerals to do so, just for the UK?” And Professor Kelly warns that the costs of decarbonising will be ruinous of our current standards of living.
Gregory Wrightstone posts at Cornwall Alliance: "History tells us that warming is very, very good, while cold is very, very bad. Perhaps both Ocasio-Cortez and Mann should be labeled as 'history deniers' for ignoring the true relationship between temperature and the human condition".
Tyler Durden posts at ZeroHedge: "Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s recent speech to the United Nations seemed to reveal a deeply troubled individual. She said her childhood was taken away from her by the looming threat of climate change, and she blamed world leaders for letting it happen. She has every reason to be upset, but she is directing her anger at the wrong people. The real culprit is the green catastrophe industry that manufactures crises out of nothing".
In contrast to the force-fed climate alarmism that 16-year-old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg has been programmed to infliict on credulous youth, this YouTube video features a 19-year-old German young lady who explains how and why she converted from climate alarmist to climate skeptic. A message all young people should be encouraged to watch and hear.
Ralph B Alexander posts at the UK Global Warming Policy Foundation: "This report discusses the lack of scientific evidence for the popular but mistaken belief that global warming causes weather extremes – a notion hyped by the mainstream media and believers in the narrative of human-caused climate change. If there is any trend at all in extreme weather, it’s downward rather than upward. Our most extreme weather, be it heat wave, drought, flood, hurricane or tornado, occurred many years ago, long before the carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere began to climb at its present rate."
This is a long paper by James Matkin, a former Minister in the Government of British Columbia, but it is valuabe for traversing rebuttals of all of the main falsities of climate alarmists.
Dr Jay Lehr and Tom Harris post at principia-scientific.org: "When we started our careers, it was considered an honor to be a member of professional societies that helped practitioners keep up with the latest developments in their fields through relevant meetings and publications. Senior author Dr....
Ethan Huff posts at Natural News: "For more than 60 years, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has known that the changes occurring to planetary weather patterns are completely natural and normal. But the space agency, for whatever reason, has chosen to let the man-made global warming hoax persist and spread, to the detriment of human freedom.
This paper by Mark P. Mills at the Manhattan Institute highlights the physics of energy to illustrate why there is no possibility that the world is undergoing—or can undergo—a near-term transition to a “new energy economy.”
Guest poster to the New Zealand blog, TheBDF, Max Sky, explains why the Marxist origins of climate change alarmism is a pagan cult.
Tony Thomas reminds us: "It’s the tenth anniversary next week of the 2009 Climategate email dump that exposed top climate scientists’ chicanery and subversion of science – and did so in their own words and out of their own mouths, or keyboards. I’ll list a few emails-of-infamy shortly, but first some background."
(The comments that follow Tony's article are equally enlightening).