Climate alarmists hate good news

Oct. 19, 2012

By Joseph Perkins

Two new pieces of climate change data caught my attention this week.

One, from the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (nope, I’d never heard of it before either), indicates that Antarctica is now surrounded by the greatest area of sea ice ever recorded in the region — some 7.5 million square miles worth, according to satellite data.

The other, jointly produced by the Hadley Centre of the UK Met Office and the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, indicates that global warming actually stopped nearly 16 years ago. The finding, an update from the HadCRUT4 global temperature dataset, was compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea.

I thought surely the climate change community would be cheered by these developments; that they might even concede that maybe, just maybe, they exaggerated a wee bit about the clear and present danger posed by planetary warming.

But, boy, was I wrong. For no sooner were the data released before climate change adherents rushed to discredit them.

Like Eric Rignot, an earth systems professor at UC Irvine, who told National Geographic that, while the Antarctic’s sea ice has increased to record proportions and while the Antarctic has not heated up as fast climate change models predicted, “it’s all consistent with a warming planet.”

And like Michael Mann, the UC Berkeley alum and well known climatologist, who keynoted the 5th annual Orange County Water Summit this past spring. Commenting on the HadCRUT4 data, he told LiveScience this week, “Global warming hasn’t stopped by any objective measure; it is proceeding right on schedule.”

Now I don’t know either Prof. Rignot or Dr. Mann. I don’t know why they so adamantly cling to the global warming orthodoxy: That Mother Earth is overheating because her 7 billion human occupants (including 37.7 million here in California) refuse to curb their greenhouse gas emissions.

Billions and billions

But I do know there are thousands of scientists and academics, including hundreds here in the Golden State, who derive all or part of their livelihoods from global warming research and advocacy.

Just look at the UC campuses.

Both UC Berkeley and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are sites of the California Climate Change Center, which was created by the California Energy Commission. UCLA boasts both the Center for Climate Change Solutions and the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment.

UC Santa Barbara has its Climate Variations and Change Research Group, UC Riverside its Global Climate & Environmental Change program and UC Santa Cruz its Climate Change and Impacts Laboratory.

So why are the UC campuses so invested in climate change? Because that’s where the money is.

Global warming has become a pot of gold for universities — and the purpose-driven scientists and academics they employ — with the debt-ridden federal government “investing” a staggering $42 billion in climate change research and mitigation through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

And with even our deficit-ridden state, government is throwing  many tens of millions of dollars each year at climate-change researchers and mitigators.

So, then, given how many grants and awards are dependent on global warming, not even the onset of a new ice age will get scientists like Rignot and Moore to renounce the dubious — albeit prevailing — wisdom on climate change.

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  1. us citizen
    us citizen 19 October, 2012, 16:37

    Most profs are far left liberals, unfortunately.

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  2. dyspeptic
    dyspeptic 20 October, 2012, 00:28

    Academic global warming ideologues are very well funded elitist parasites . FOLLOW THE MONEY PEOPLE.. Don’t be sheeple.

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  3. EastBayLarry
    EastBayLarry 20 October, 2012, 06:56

    It’s not about climate control, it’s about people control.

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  4. BobA
    BobA 20 October, 2012, 08:07

    Lets cut to the chase on this bogus issue and get to the bottom line: what the “warmists” really want is nothing less than a 50%, or more, reduction in the world’s population. That’s the only real solution to the so-called man-made global warming and they know it but won’t say it.

    All the global warming alarmists are doing is reviving the eugenics movement using a different tact. They see themselves as superior to everyone else and thus have anointed themselves as the ones who will determine who lives and who dies; who gets to procreate and who doesn’t.

    Personally, I’m fine with that as long as they lead by example and self terminate to show their commitment to their cause.

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  5. Hondo
    Hondo 20 October, 2012, 08:53

    These global warming freaks are the future Nazis. They all say overpopulation is the problem. Soon, when they get enough power, the solution will be the ‘final solution’, less people. A world population of less than a couple billion will be their goal. Now, how to get there……
    Hondo……

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  6. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 20 October, 2012, 10:09

    It’s not about climate control, it’s about people control.

    best answer so far!!

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  7. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 20 October, 2012, 12:22

    Yawn…stretch…yawn….sip a tony cordial…yawn…… and toast Commissar Nichols coming for the bunker boys!

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  8. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 20 October, 2012, 18:04

    News Flash—- the clowns on this blog are smarter than 90% of the planets’ science PhD’s !

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  9. BobA
    BobA 20 October, 2012, 19:08

    Right you are Hondo. What’s amazing about it is that those same Nazis will be aided and abetted by the useful idiots who believe everything they say without question and without reservation.

    Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc., could not have committed their crimes against humanity without the aid and acquiescence of the useful idiots and people who took what they said as gospel and were willing to blindly follow them to the pits of hell.

    Unfortunately for the world, it is happening again only this time, under the guise of science.

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  10. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 20 October, 2012, 20:26

    Boba—– Your childlike over the top rhetoric employing allusions to Pol Pot and Hitler would do well on Glen Beck’s tv show.

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  11. Queeg
    Queeg 20 October, 2012, 20:46

    Teddy…..worried about this guy….he appears to be a true believer…..may have Savage and Gordon Liddy in em too!

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  12. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 20 October, 2012, 21:29

    Quueg– Don’t worry about him, he’s a full blown mouth breather!

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  13. Queeg
    Queeg 21 October, 2012, 08:41

    No hope for these People of the Corn…..sometimes I think they are a hapless cell from Skunk Hollow, West Virginia!

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  14. Bill - San Jose
    Bill - San Jose 21 October, 2012, 08:54

    It’s not about climate control, it’s about people control.
    best answer so far!!

    X2

    Most of you yaks were probably here during the 70s. I was a kid when I got to California on January 4th, 1976. I had spent a week in school where I am from discussing and mulling the coming Ice Age with a Mrs. Allison. We were sure of a global cooling occurring enough to where we went over how mankind might survive a global freezing.

    Someone please quit scaring the children with this hokus pokus crap and lose the arrogance that mankind could do enough to scratch this Earth let alone destroy it.

    Next topic about Chicken Little and the sky falling (he was a lefty by the way).

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  15. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 21 October, 2012, 12:48

    Most of you yaks were probably here during the 70s. I was a kid when I got to California on January 4th, 1976. I had spent a week in school where I am from discussing and mulling the coming Ice Age with a Mrs. Allison. We were sure of a global cooling occurring enough to where we went over how mankind might survive a global freezing.

    Yes, I DO remember this in school, a new ice age was be coming…my how the times have changed. 🙂

    I don’t care about gov exploring any issue, including warming trends, what i DO MIND is the dreaming up endless tax schemes to profit off their pseudo-science quackery…..

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  16. Queeg
    Queeg 21 October, 2012, 14:40

    Adelanto only teaches survival skills not enviro history taught in accredited schools.

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  17. Ted Steele, The Decider
    Ted Steele, The Decider 21 October, 2012, 18:04

    LOL The Poodle thinks climate change is a tax scheme!!! Box a rocks!

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  18. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 22 October, 2012, 09:54

    Repent all rightie kooks….it’s prophetic…..and give liberally like the good samaritan.

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  19. Queeg
    Queeg 22 October, 2012, 13:53

    Lay off Catholics….religion bashing cloaked in bibilical quotes is offensive!

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