“The world is presently in an era of unusually low weather disasters. This holds for the weather phenomena that have historically caused the most damage: tropical cyclones, floods, tornadoes and drought. Given how weather events have become politicized in debates over climate change, some find this hard to believe. Fortunately, government and IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) analyses allow such claims to be adjudicated based on science, and not politics.”
The above is a statement by Roger Pielke, jr. It is important to note that he cites the IPCC’s bible of catastrophic man-made global warming. Their bible says there is no proven connection between severe weather events and global warming. Pielke, jr. is not a skeptic—he is a warmer.
Pielke, Jr. points out the gap between facts and what the alarmists tell the public.
As a skeptic, I am continually frustrated by how successful the alarmist and their cohort, the media, have been in selling the public with bombast. The media, because they know crisis sells newspapers or because they are, by and large pro big government, have done wonders squelching the actual data.
Reposting a Dr Roy Spencer’s posting about a large Asteriod that will pass close to the Earth on April 19 2017.
April 18th, 2017
An asteroid capable of destroying Washington D.C. and New York City at the same time will be making its closest approach to Earth on April 19.
At a half-mile wide, it will have over 30,000 times as much mass as the 2013 meteor which exploded over Russia in 2013.
The current asteroid, called “2014 JO25“, is traveling at the unimaginably fast speed of 75,000 mph. It has been estimated that an asteroid of this size is capable of wiping out an area the size of New England, and causing global cooling from the dust that would be lofted into the stratosphere. “2014 JO25” will be the closest appoach asteroid of this size in the last 13 years.
Good News, Bad News
The good news is that even at closest approach, the asteroid — about the size of the Rock of Gibraltar — will safely pass by about 4.6 times as far away from Earth as the moon.
The bad news is that this asteroid was only discovered in 2014, and even if it was on a collision course with Earth, there probably would not have been enough time to mount a mission to hit it with a nuclear-weapon tipped rocket. This is why NASA has been surveying the skies, discovering new asteroids on a routine basis. While most of these are small, the relatively recent discovery of Wednesday’s asteroid suggests we will not have much time to respond if we discover one on a collision course with Earth. I suspect we will eventually have a rocket designed and ready for an intercept, just in case.
It is always a good thing to let Bjorn Lomborg views be known. Lomborg is often called the Skeptical Environmentalist because he believes that global warming is caused by man’s activities, but he differs from most of the warmers, in that he believes all the vast sums of money spent on trying to reduce CO2 emissions will be wasted.
He organized and runs the Copenhagen Consensus. He invites expert economist to review a variety of ways to cope with global warming. The Consensus invariably says, for example, that people having clean water, education, etc. are much better uses for the money opposed to using it to combat CO2 emissions. The following video is written and narrated by Lomborg. He shows that the Paris Agreement has plans to spend a lot of money and the results will not come close to achieving their stated goal of holding global temperature rise below 2C.
I do not believe the science supports them spending the money either.