The global warming scare is killing people, according to former head of the Australian Stick Exchange, and head of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Committee, Maurice Newman.
''An ELDERLY person dies (of cold) every SEVEN minutes due to fuel poverty ‘scandal’?” and “2014 was the warmest year on record”
Two recent headlines: one is truthful, the other not…
It is a fact, [an] estimated 25,000 “excess winter deaths” across Britain will result from the inability of the poor to afford power because renewable energy policies have driven it beyond reach. One-third of those polled by Age UK worried how they would heat their homes.
Tragically, that first headline is true and the deaths continue. It is the second one that lacks candour.
Taken from a press statement issued by NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies, it was later acknowledged by director Gavin Schmidt that the release was only 38 per cent certain. The so-called record is well within the margin of error and it cannot be concluded it was the warmest year of the decade, let alone in recorded history. In actuality, 2014 had surpassed the other ''record-warm years'' by ONLY a few HUNDREDTHS of a DEGREE!! But as in the past, warmists will jump on any crumb of information that would seem to keep their crumbling edifice of global death and destruction intact. The more reliable satellite data put 2014 as likely the sixth warmest…in a whole line of insignificant readings. (See Non-Warming Chart below)
I remember in 2000 Dr David Viner, of Britain’s Climatic Research Unit, claimed that within a few years winter snow would become “a very rare and exciting event” and “children just aren’t going to know what snow is”. In 2007 Sir John Houghton, former head of Britain’s Met Office, said “less snow is absolutely in line with what we expect from global warming”.
Here's the present day reality:
Not only was this weekend’s blizzard the 5th largest snowstorm in the city’s history, it also made the past week the 8th snowiest week on record for Chicago.More reality: Five of the northern hemisphere’s six snowiest winters in the past 46 years have occurred since Viner’s prediction, according to Rutgers University Global Snow Lab numbers. More warmist predictions of less snow, this time from the I. P. C. C. -- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007:
''IPCC FAQ 3.2 Observations show that changes are occurring in the amount, intensity, frequency and type of precipitation. More precipitation now falls as rain rather than snow in northern regions. For a future warmer climate, models project a 50 to 100% decline in the frequency of cold air outbreaks relative to the present in NH winters in most areas.''More predictions of less snow from the United States Environmental Protection Agency:
''Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere will continue to increase unless the billions of tons of our annual emissions decrease substantially. Increased concentrations are expected to ... reduce ice and snow cover, as well as permafrost… ''
Key U.S. Projections… More precipitation is expected to fall as rain rather than snow, particularly in some northern areas.Reality in 2013 -- more snow:
''With 67 per cent of the contiguous U.S. covered by snow, the first day of 2013 marked the widest coverage of snow the U.S. has seen on Jan. 1 in the past ten years… The previous record was set in 2010.''Reality in 2014 -- more snow:
''Data from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab show that Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent exceeded 22 million square kilometers this fall (September, October, and November) exceeding the previous greatest fall extent recorded in 1976…More reality: -- as conceded by the US National Climatic Data Centre (photo below):
During November alone, North America had its most extensive snow cover on record, the Lower 48 had its most extensive snow cover on record, and Canada had its second most extensive snow cover on record.''
The Way I See It.....something is seriously wrong with climate models that predict less snow when in fact we get more, while back in the real world, the poor are dying of the cold while the political elites and their friends bask in the warmth of cosy conferences, taxpayer subsidies and research grants....
The climate change movement is rooted in power, money and emotion — not science. It is indecently obsessive and authoritarian. In fact, it’s the people behind this movement who pose the greatest threat to humanity, not the climate. More on this in my next posting.Update: Boston has recorded the most accumulation of snow in one month in it's history !