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The balancing act: From claptrap to the preposterous

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From page A4 | October 30, 2013 | 7 Comments

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.

Larry Weitzman

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Discussion | 7 comments

  • Phil VeerkampOctober 16, 2013 - 10:49 am

    John, Larry's back.

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  • JohnOctober 30, 2013 - 8:27 am

    Phil: Yes, he's back; the same neanderthalistic mind set. The man is hopeless.

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  • rodOctober 30, 2013 - 8:48 am

    “During a fundraiser in Atlanta , President Obama is reported to have said: "It gets you a little nervous about what is happening to global temperatures. When it is 75 degrees in Chicago in the beginning of March, you start thinking. On the other hand, I really have enjoyed nice weather." How do folks keep missing the fact that gradual increases in atmospheric temperatures (if and when it does happen) will increase oceanic evaporation? As sea levels rise, so too will the emergence of new rain forests, habitats that have historically produced the greatest biodiversity anywhere on the planet, and second only to pelagic algal blooms in lowering CO2 levels. Remember the Green Sahara?

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  • rodOctober 30, 2013 - 9:31 am

    "For every climate change negative scenario brought into focus, there are at least an equal number of positive scenarios that very few scientists are addressing. Are we afraid the US will be torn asunder with … gardenias in Utah, alligators in Alaska? Seriously, reason after biased reason from ‘climate scientists’ rarely ever mention the ‘A’ word… Adaptation, the ability for most species to adapt to changing environmental parameters. What, as humans we’re not capable of adaptation?" (from the book, "Enviroligion, Vehicle for Assault On America")

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  • Jesus H ChristOctober 30, 2013 - 12:25 pm

    I don't care what a convicted drug money launderer has to say about anything.

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  • cookie65October 31, 2013 - 6:09 am

    Rod, the simple fact is we exist on the most ingenious natural air conditioning system in the universe. In fact it works so well that when life perishes do to climate it is because of cold not warm. Getting between some braindead leftists and their religion is as bad as getting between an alcoholic and their bottle. Try telling a groupthing lemming you can't grow a tomato in the permafrost and see what you get. Imagine if we could direct a useless leftist's potential/stored/emotional/hate energy toward usefulness. At least then we could justify their carbon footprint.

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  • cookie65October 31, 2013 - 7:24 am

    Teaching kids the evil of leftism is very simple to do. http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/91089-classic-halloween-video-best-redistribution-lesson-ever/

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