Today’s ‘climate crisis’ is a fairy tale

Scientifically, ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon footprint’ are meaningless terms.  We need more carbon dioxide, not less

By Daniel W. Nebert, American Thinker, Jan. 27, 2024

For the past 35 years, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned us that emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, predominantly carbon dioxide (CO2), are causing dangerous global warming.  This myth is blindly accepted — even by many of my science colleagues who know virtually nothing about climate.  As a scientist, my purpose here is to help expose this fairy tale.

The global warming story is not a benign fantasy.  It is seriously damaging Western economies.  In… Read more

Is CO2 the ‘control knob’ of temperature, as orthodox climate science teaches? Answer: no

Over recent and deep geological time, when temperature and carbon dioxide are correlated, temperature is the ‘control knob’ of CO2, not vice-versa

By Paul MacRae, Climate Realists of British Columbia, Jan. 31, 2024

The basic theory underlying orthodox climate science is that the global temperature is highly sensitive to changes in carbon-dioxide levels. This is sometimes called the “control-knob” theory.1 If CO2 increases, so does temperature. If CO2 falls, so does temperature, more or less in lock-step—CO2 is the “control knob” of temperature.

And since we are in a “warming” world, and because CO2 levels are also going up—in other words, because temperature and CO2 levels appear to be correlated—orthodox climate science accepts that they are correlated—in fact, strongly correlated, as we’ll see.… Read more

Neo-Malthusian pessimism, not ‘science’, is behind claims of a ‘climate crisis’

With a bit of research, Victoria radio host could educate local listeners on the follies of the Liberal government’s ‘anti-growth’ policies

By Paul MacRae, Climate Realists of British Columbia, January 28, 2024

A local Victoria, B.C., radio talk-show host had some doubts about a recent caller’s argument that Canadian Maurice Strong was behind the environmental-crisis movement and, by implication, behind the “climate crisis” movement as well.

In other words, the caller was suggesting that these movements are not based on solid “science,” as we’re told, but on an anti-growth ideology rooted in Strong’s “neo-Malthusian” thinking—the view that modern civilization cannot survive affluence and will soon run out of resources, although this view has been largely disproved by facts.… Read more

Video: Why are we so worried about ‘climate change’? Once you learn how the panic started, you’ll know you can relax

By David Jones, Climate Realists of B.C., Jan. 23, 2024

Below is the text of meterologist David Jones’ short video (one minute) on the origins of the “climate crisis” scare. It’s on the YouTube channel “Is This Climate Change?”. Click on the video or this link to see the video.

Hi everyone. My name is David Jones. I’m a meteorologist, a climate realist and I have some good news.

1) The weather hasn’t changed and  

2) there is no climate emergency.

Why do so many people believe otherwise? It’s a long story that begins with a Canadian who said this:

“We may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrialized civilization to collapse.” 

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‘Climate science’ is ‘post-normal’ science, not traditional science, so how can ‘the science’ be ‘settled’?

Claims that ‘the science has spoken’ and ‘the science is settled’ are based on the false idea that climate scientists follow the same scientific standards as traditional scientists. They don’t

By Paul MacRae, Climate Realists of B.C., January 22, 2024

Those who dare to question or criticize the apocalyptic claims of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (“if we keep adding carbon to the atmosphere we’re all gonna fry,” basically) are told “the science is settled” or “the science has spoken.”

We’re told “the science” is the product of a “consensus” of more than 2,000 climate scientists who contribute to the IPCC’s reports; and we’re told this “consensus” is not to be questioned by non-scientists or even scientists from other disciplines because, again, the science is “settled.”… Read more

Is 5,000 ppm of CO2 dangerous for health? No, says a former submariner

Climate Realists of B.C. President Patrick Hunt describes his experiences on a submarine when CO2 levels rose as high as 5,000 parts per million

Patrick Hunt, president of the Climate Realists of British Columbia, discusses the challenges of climate models. During his service with the Canadian Navy, Patrick served on a submarine that had CO2 levels of at 5,000 parts per million of carbon dioxide (CO2), with no ill-effects. After that, he was involved in custom software applications and high-tech.

In this Friends of Science interview, he discusses how climate models are made of bits and bytes” as opposed to toy models, which are actually physical and made to exact scale of the “real thing.”Read more

Yes, the Earth is warming, but is CO2 the cause?

A Norwegian government study dares to admit that computer models can’t tell us if warming is human-caused or natural

By Holman w. Jenkins, Jr., Wall Street Journal, Nov. 4, 2023

If this column has ever plagiarized itself, it’s by repeating the phrase “evidence of warming is not evidence of what causes warming.” A paper published by the Norwegian government’s statistical agency, written by two of its retired experts, touching on this very subject has called forth so many shrieked accusations of climate apostasy that you know it must be interesting.

The authors ask a simple question: Are computerized climate simulations a sufficient basis for attributing observed warming to human CO2?… Read more

Solar panels don’t ‘fight climate change’—they squander resources

Money wasted on solar and other ‘renewable’ energies could have been used to solve the housing crisis

By Michael Blair, Substack, Dec. 11, 2023

At the current state of the technology, about 80% of energy used to generate electricity through solar panels is lost to heat. The other 20% is captured in the form of electricity and converted to work. We can estimate how much quite readily.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says 179 Terawatt hours of electricity were generated from solar last year. Presumably that is ~20% of the energy reaching the solar panels that created that power.… Read more

Net Zero: Costs far outweigh benefits

Meeting the Paris climate promises would create benefits worth $4.5-trillion (in 2023 dollars), at an annual cost of $27-trillion. Each dollar spent will avoid 17 cents worth of climate damage.

By Bjorn Lomborg, Wall Street Journal, Nov. 30, 2023

World leaders have gathered in Dubai for another climate conference, which will no doubt yield heady promises along the lines of the 2015 Paris climate agreement to keep the global temperature’s rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees. But they’d be wiser not to. New research shows how extravagant climate promises are far more wasteful than useful.… Read more

‘Green’ power grid is pie in the sky

Solar and windmill plants are typically far from consumers, meaning we will need an additional 50 million miles of transmission lines, at a cost of trillions of dollars.

Editorial, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 20, 2023

The International Energy Agency said this week that 49.7 million miles of transmission lines—enough to wrap around the planet 2,000 times—will have to be built or replaced by 2040 to achieve the climate lobby’s net-zero emissions goal. This amounts to a plan for everyone to buy more metals from coal-fired plants in China.

Grid investment, the IEA report argues, is needed to carry additional renewable energy “as the world deploys more electric vehicles, installs more electric heating and cooling systems, and scales up hydrogen production using electrolysis.”… Read more