Media is lying to the public about climate and hurricanes

Mainstream news reporters, and their editors, know perfectly well that hurricanes are not increasing in either frequency or intensity and have decided to mislead readers and viewers into believing the opposite.

By Michael Shellenberger, Oct. 4, 2022

Over the last several weeks, many mainstream news media outlets have claimed that hurricanes are becoming more expensive, more frequent, and more intense because of climate change. 

  • The Financial Times reported that “hurricane frequency is on the rise.” 
  • The New York Times claimed, “strong storms are becoming more common in the Atlantic Ocean.” 
  • The Washington Post said, “climate change is rapidly fueling super hurricanes.” 
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IPCC a political, not scientific, organization

The IPCC ‘science’ is biased: it supports costly regulations to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions but suppresses or ignores scientific evidence that the costs of such action are far higher and the benefits far lower than advertised

JA­SON S. JOHN­STON, National Post, Sept. 23, 2022

Since 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has produced regular assessments of the state of climate science and also provided reports on particular aspects of climate science when requested by the United Nations, its primary sponsoring entity.

The IPCC has long advertised itself as an unbiased and objective reporter on the state of climate science, and even otherwise independent-minded people often base arguments about the consequences of climate change on IPCC numbers.… Read more

Planetary crisis? You haven’t heard the good news

Climate-change fear is causing life-changing anxiety at a time when the world’s major problems are actually being solved

By Bjorn Lomborg, National Post, Sept. 15, 2022

It’s easy to believe life on Earth is getting ever worse. The media constantly highlight one catastrophe after another and make terrifying predictions. With the never-ending torrent of doom and gloom about climate change and the environment, it’s understandable why many people — especially the young — genuinely believe the world is about to end. But the fact is that though problems remain the world is getting better. We just rarely hear about it.

We are incessantly told about disasters, whether it is the latest heat wave, flood, wildfire or storm.… Read more

Is human-caused climate change causing unusual flooding? No, says IPCC

In its alarmism, mass media ignores IPCC findings to deliberately spread climate misinformation

By Roger Pielke Jr., August 23, 2022, The Honest Broker

According to a poll conducted in late 2021, “Ninety-five percent of Americans believe the spread of misinformation is a problem.” As I have documented for more than a decade, public representations in the major media of the relationship of climate change and disasters is chock full of misinformation. What makes this issue fairly unique is the role played by journalists and some scientists in helping to spread that misinformation, while ignoring peer-reviewed science and consensus assessments.

Today’s post is organized into three sections: (1) What the most recent reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and U.S.… Read more

Climate hysteria based on outdated science

Much of climate research is focused on implausible scenarios of the future, but implementing a course correction will be difficult

By Roger Pielke Jr. The Honest Broker, Nov. 30, 2020

2015 literature review found almost 900 peer-reviewed studies published on breast cancer using a cell line derived from a breast cancer patient in Texas in 1976. But in 2007 it was confirmed that the cell line that had long been the focus of this research was actually not a breast cancer line, but was instead a skin cancer line. Whoops. 

Even worse, from 2008 to 2014 — after the mistaken cell line was conclusively identified — the review identified 247 peer-reviewed articles putatively on breast cancer that were published using the misidentified skin cancer cell line.… Read more

The Big Green Lie about carbon dioxide

The Big Green Lie that carbon dioxide is a pollutant is so pervasive that even those considered skeptics generally adhere to the orthodoxy, differing not in their stated belief that CO2 is a pollutant but only in how calamitous a pollutant it is

By Patricia Adams and Lawrence Solomon, Epoch Times, August 2, 2022

Almost every member of Congress, Democrat or Republican, pays homage to the Big Green Lie. So do all the past and remaining Conservative candidates vying to be prime minister of the UK and every candidate currently vying for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. So does virtually all of the mainstream press.… Read more

Think we can get to Net Zero without a working prototype? Think again

Our politicians think they can just order up a functioning wind/solar electricity system and assume that backup energy storage devices will magically get invented and it will all work fine and not be financially ruinous, all by some arbitrarily ordered date in the 2030s

By Francis Menton, July 28, 2022

From the Manhattan Contrarian

The single most astounding universal failure of all jurisdictions pursuing Net Zero is the failure to pursue any sort of working prototype or demonstration project of a Net Zero electricity system before committing the entire jurisdiction to the project on the basis of a blank check to be paid by the taxpayers and ratepayers.… Read more

James Lovelock: From ultra-alarmist to realist

Lovelock outraged many Greens by criticizing as irrational the green movement’s fear of nuclear generation as a way to reduce carbon emissions

By Paul MacRae

James Lovelock, the inventor of the “Gaia” theory of planetary wholeness, died July 26, 2022, at the age of 103.

Lovelock, a medical doctor and ecologist, came to prominence with his theory of “Gaia,” which proposed that thanks to human consciousness the Earth had achieved a kind of sentience. He wrote that he was not “thinking of the Earth as alive in a sentient way, or even alive like an animal or a bacterium,”1 but Gaia is nonetheless a “vast being who in her entirety has the power to maintain our planet as a fit and comfortable habitat for life” and she is “now through us awake and aware of herself.”… Read more

Green governments are using ‘carbon footprint’ ideology to destroy agriculture—and freedom

By Leslyn Lewis, July 14, 2022

Climate Realists of Victoria does not take an official position on the Conservative Party of Canada leadership contest. However, this blog (which has been edited for length) by candidate Leslyn Lewis on the farmers’ protests in Holland and Sri Lanka is worth reading.

The obsession with carbon footprints has led to the extreme policies in Holland and is one of the driving forces towards the shift to digital currency—so that every activity, every purchase can be tracked for its “carbon footprint”.

This is what happened in Holland and Sri Lanka to calculate that farming was bad for the environment.… Read more