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The balancing act: From claptrap to the preposterous

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From page A4 | October 30, 2013 |

If the IPCC didn’t scare you, then the latest claptrap from a biological geographer named Camilo Mora who claims to be associated with the University of Hawaii should. It says that by 2047, the whole world will be engulfed in off-the-chart heat. His study says the intense heat will start in Kingston, Jamaica, in just 10 years. Other cities will follow: Singapore in 2028, Mexico in 2031, Cairo in 2036 and Phoenix and Honolulu by 2043. He says the last city to take on a new super warm climate will be Anchorage in 2071. That means in about 20 to 30 years Anchorage may be the new real estate hot spot (no pun intended).

Stephen King couldn’t have created better science fiction. This may be the most preposterous paper ever written in the guise of science. Of course this study is based on rising co2 levels from burning coal, oil and natural gas. But Mora said that even if the world managed to reduce co2 production, it will still be off the chart hot by 2069. So, folks, pray for your grandchildren, the world is doomed. What is interesting is that the Fifth Assessment Report in its Summary for Policy Makers just cut its dire predictions, lowering its prediction of future temperature increases. I guess Mora didn’t read it. But he did predict that Manokwa, Indonesia, will be suffering from unprecedented heat by 2020, in just seven years.

This new paper, supported by the usual gang of climate unscientists such as Jane Lubchenco and Michael Mann, has absolutely no data to support its conclusions. What did it use? You guessed it, computer models. It is the same old story: garbage in, garbage out.

About the only good that this paper will do is validate that anthropogenic global warming is nothing more than preposterous claptrap. The author of the story was Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press. Understanding Borenstein’s bias, this is to be expected. What will happen to Mora when the data in seven years or 10 years determine that his predictions are dead wrong? The mainstream media will forget about it, but will continue to publish more climate claptrap produced by climate alarmists that the world is ending. It sounds like Elmer Gantry on steroids.

Larry Weitzman is a resident of Rescue.

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