There would be extreme weather if humans lived on Earth or not. With an arguable less than one degree Celsius of total warming, with no warming for the last 16 years, claims that human prosperity are causing extreme weather events are propaganda — nothing more.
Climate Depot’s Extreme Weather Report 2012 lays out the science, history and evidence in detail. The report thoroughly debunks extreme weather propaganda and lays open the hypocrisy of those who exploit natural tragedy for ideological gain.
The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) is a conservative Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization whose stated mission is to promote free market solutions to environmental problems (regardless of the free-market ever accomplishing this before and having a multitude of chances to have done so). Its director, Craig Rucker, stated that mankind faces a threat “not from man-made global warming, but from man-made hysteria.”
This also begs the question- is there any other kind of hysteria??
Of course, I should have guessed it. The single comment here was deposited by none other than Mr. Hood once again. The “man-made hysteria” associated with the global-warming fraud is a real threat to mankind in the sense that it a) has the potential to, and in fact is, turning millions of gullible individuals into fanatical, anti-human ideologues, b) diverting precious time, money and resources that could be more usefully spent elsewhere into the ridiculous and unscientific attempts by environmental extremists to ‘control the climate’ via enforced – through government legislation and burdensome taxes – behaviour modification of supposedly free citizens, and c) giving the practice of science a bad reputation amongst the general populace, which in turn has been a major contributing factor to the general decline in the understanding of basic scientific concepts, and reality in general, that we have been witnessing over the last 40 years or so (ex. the ready acceptance of pseudo-scientific garbage like ancient astronauts and alien abductions, to name just two).
So yes, there is a threat.
You missed my sarcasm per the statement of hysteria being man-made and there isn’t any otehr kind of hysteria. Nevermind, it was a fairly lame attempt at discrediting the above ala Neilio-style, and I am usually better than that. Now to address your “single” and “deposited” comment, pray tell where is this hysteria of which you speak? And don’t include the usual suspects please, i.e. the media, environmental groups, Al Gore, etc. Because the hysteria that could only be substantial would be the general public, and they are not hysterical about this issue, IMO.
Yes, you are right about many among the general public not being hysterical about global warming, because the majority now see through the lies being peddled by the (scaremongering) media. The ‘usual suspects’ you list are the primary perpetrators of scaremongering, and their methods are no longer working, which is why we are hearing evermore extreme claims from them (ex. All of the Arctic ice will disappear within X – it constantly changes – number of years, raising sea levels by X – this always goes up – number of feet or metres). No one is falling for it anymore, and they are starting to panic.
How about that “fiscal cliff” hysteria? Now that’s hysteria wouldn’t you agree? Global warming “hysteria” isn’t to that level, never has, probably never will. Unless large and damaging storms continue, more than usual. Then it could rise to that level, but until and unless that occurs, give me a break with all the hysteria about global warming hysteria. Hey- I just realized another real hysteria. Good for me.
The fiscal cliff may not have turned out the way most people expected it to as of this day (the 6th of January), but the overall long-term consequences of a nation that is so deeply in debt (to the tune of approx. 14 trillion dollars if I remember correctly) WILL be disastrous. For a foretaste of things to come in the United States just take a look at Greece. That is your future if you do not get your act together.
‘Implausible’ I hear you say? The United States is ‘too big, and important, to fail’? Only excessive national pride could lead a person to believe that the U.S. is somehow ‘indispensable’. The Romans believed this. So did the British. The Soviets too. Where are their empires now? But don’t worry, the Chinese and Indians will take your place, so life will go on as it always has.
So, if we agree that many people are not hysterical about global warming, and the failure of all the Right’s boogeymen to create this hysteria for the benefit of some secret and evil Left cabal (Gore, apparenlty all by himself- oh wait G. Soros too!) then what is this site’s, yours and Neil’s, hysteria all about?
I’m not hysterical about the threat to humanity of global warming, because I, like most people today, don’t believe in it. The ‘failure of the Right’s bogeymen’ to ‘create hysteria’ I attribute to the failures of the global warming fraternity to present us (i.e. the general public) with a coherent, plausible and scientifically valid hypothesis that is robust and has real value.
By the way, I’ve also noticed that the global warming ideologues like to disparage opponents by giving them labels like ‘the Right’. Silly ad hominem attacks will not, they fail to realise, advance their cause; it detracts from it. There are many concerned citizens who would not categorise their political views as being of ‘the Right’, but they also would consider themselves to be sceptical of the claims being made about global warming. I count myself as being one of those people.
So “the Right” is an ad hominem? It’s merely an accurate description of the people who overwhemlingly deny AGW. That is all. By making that statement you do yourself no favors in trying to dodge the “hysterical” label. I agree hysteria from any quarter is unhelpful and should be avoided. Except perhaps under overhwmelming proof. My whole point here is about the lack of hysteria about global warming, regardelss of this site’s preoccupation with making that appear to be the case. Even the media has backed off, probably because of the majority of the public’s apathy about it. This apathy has occurred to the success of sites likes these and talkingheads in the news muddying the waters. I never believed this country, let alone the entore world, would be able and willing to really do much about it. Too much profit to still be made by the status quo. And lack of funds being seriously put towards alternatives, although alternatives will continue to grow as fossil fuels become more expensive. Natural gas currently being the exception to that rule. In fact is it the relative inexpensiveness of natural gas that is keeping funding down for alternatives. But this too won’t last forever.
This is the type of false science that allows you climate deniers to live with yourselves. As a resident of South G.A. it is apparent when we have only 1 month of winter that something is undeniably changing, this sort of observation does not even require a study, just keep your window open and stop relying on electricity to change your personal weather. I just don’t understand how you can witness things like the tornado swarms, strange hurricane behavior, wild fires, and record temperatures and not see something odd. Even if this is natural cycles as so many deniers claim, we can see how the system works, and our burning fossil fuels does have an impact on that system. Even if you believe this to be a small impact (which I do not) if you believe in God as I do, you know that the Lord gave us this garden with the charge of being good stewards.