“Green” rent & grant seeking criminal, Michael Mann.
By Eric Worrall
Alarmism in action.
Extreme global weather is ‘the face of climate change’ says leading scientist
Exclusive: Prof Michael Mann declares the impacts of global warming are now ‘playing out in real-time’
The extreme heatwaves and wildfires wreaking havoc around the globe are “the face of climate change”, one of the world’s leading climate scientists has declared, with the impacts of global warming now “playing out in real time”.
Extreme weather has struck across Europe, from the Arctic Circle to Greece, and across the world, from North America to Japan. “This is the face of climate change,” said Prof Michael Mann, at Penn State University, and one the world’s most eminent climate scientists. “We literally would not have seen these extremes in the absence of climate change.”
“The impacts of climate change are no longer subtle,” he told the Guardian. “We are seeing them play out in real time and what is happening this summer is a perfect example of that.”
“We are seeing our predictions come true,” he said. “As a scientist that is reassuring, but as a citizen of planet Earth, it is very distressing to see that as it means we have not taken the necessary action.”
Where I live months of high humidity weather in the 90s or above is what we call “Summer”. But I understand such conditions are distressing for people who are not used to them.
Mann’s comments are not helpful. In his apparent eagerness to take advantage of the heatwave to promote his climate message, he’s gone too far. How can you scientifically state we “would not have seen these extremes in the absence of climate change?” on the basis of a claim that the probability of such events has doubled? A doubling of probability still leaves a substantial possibility that such events could occur naturally, without human help.
Media Try To Link Greek Wildfires To Global Warming. Facts Says Otherwise
Wildfires are raging across the Greek Peloponnese, and politicians and media outlets have done their best to tie the blazes to man-made global warming.
“Climate change worsened deadly Greek wildfires,” Axios reported Wednesday. The Washington Post lumped Greek wildfires in a story claiming that “[c]limate change is supercharging a hot and dangerous summer.”
Even Greek Citizen Protection Minister Nikos Toskas said local weather conditions were “extreme due to climate change.”
Indeed, extremely hot weather and high winds allowed fires to spread quickly before firefighters could contain the blazes. Climate scientists expect increased wildfire risks in many areas of the world with more global warming.
But even though temperatures across Greece have increased in recent decades, wildfires in Greece, and Mediterranean Europe as a whole, have declined since 1980.
Environmental policy expert Bjorn Lomborg actually looked at the data and found the area burnt by fires in Southern Europe, including Greece, has nearly halved in the last 26 years.
Lomborg also noted that the amount of forested area in Europe has also dramatically increased in recent decades, as has development and population.
Forest fires are not getting ever worse
— Bjorn Lomborg (@BjornLomborg) July 26, 2018
In fact, Europe as a whole is seeing fewer acres consumed by wildfires in 2018 than normal, compared to the average over the last decade
European fire in 2018 is not ever worse
Today, it is only about half the area burnt compared to the last 11 years, and on a downward trajectoryhttps://t.co/YTGnr6kfCYhttps://t.co/NY0RXxvJCH pic.twitter.com/ayPguL5Tih
— Bjorn Lomborg (@BjornLomborg) July 26, 2018
Wildfire activity in Greece is also slightly below the 10-year average, despite an incredibly hot start to summer. Swansea University professors Stefan Doerr and Cristina Santín noted in an analysis Friday that “[u]ntil a few days ago, Greece had experienced fewer fires than is typical.”
European Union data shows that Greece saw, if anything, a downward trend in acres consumed by fire from 1980 to 2016. While Greece is now seeing devastating fires, other countries that often see such events aren’t seeing any.
Doerr and Santin wrote that in “Italy and Croatia the area burned is well below average” and that “Spain and Portugal, which normally have fire damage over a greater area than any other European countries, have suffered relatively few fires – with only 12% and 5% of the average area burned, respectively.”
Meanwhile, Northern Europe is experiencing a rare heat wave that’s fueling massive fires in areas not used to such blazes. For example, “Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, and Latvia have seen between 20 and 200 times the normal area burned,” Doerr and Santin wrote.
Greek authorities suspect arson was involved in the Mati fire that killed at least 83 people, and officials suspect another smaller fire that broke out near Athens was also started intentionally.
Read more at Daily Caller
NOAA Hiding The Decline
By Tony Heller
Making the heat of the 1930s disappear is very important for the global warming scam. Not only were CO2 levels low in the 1930s but atmospheric H2O levels were also very low.
The US had severe or extreme drought coast to coast in 1934, meaning low levels of the greenhouse gas H2O in the atmosphere.
And not much better in 1936.
The drought was worldwide.
The summers of 1934 and 1936 were incredibly hot across the US.
On July 25, 1934, it was 110 degrees in Kentucky, 114 degrees in Missouri, 113 degrees in Illinois, and 111 degrees in Ohio.
On July 25, 1936, it was 117 degrees in Iowa, 116 degrees in South Dakota, and 115 degrees in Nebraska.
Temperatures that hot don’t occur in the Midwest anymore so it was necessary for fraudsters at NOAA to tamper with the data and make the past heat disappear.
And they don’t do it alone. Scientists around the world colluded to make past global warmth disappear.
Read more at Real Climate Science