Hothouse Earth: Are You Afraid Yet?

Hothouse Earth: Are You Afraid Yet?

Those who say CO2 is causing global warming and climate change are relying on fear to convince you to change how you live, and adopt a more primitive lifestyle.

Their messages promote fear, and repudiate any discussion of the science of global warming, claiming instead, that the science is settled.

Recently a group published a paper claiming, “Domino-effect of climate events could move Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state.”

The paper said:

“A domino-like cascade of melting ice, warming seas, shifting currents and dying forests could tilt the Earth into a “hothouse” state beyond which human efforts to reduce emissions will be increasingly futile.”

Diagram from paper depicting supposed feedback effects that create a ‘Hothouse Earth’

The constant media drumbeat about the dangers of global warming and climate change is devoid of any discussion of the causes of warming.

Here is a list of the alleged dangers created by climate change touted by the media:

  • Sea level rise, of 20 feet, flooding New York City and the Statue of Liberty
  • Forest fires, such as those in California
  • More frequent and more dangerous storms, such as hurricanes Sandy and Maria
  • A worsening of diseases such as Malaria and Dengue Fever as disease carriers move Northward
  • More droughts threatening water supplies, such as in Cape Town, South Africa
  • The threat to food supplies, caused by droughts 
  • Extinctions of animals and other living creatures, where the Polar Bear is the poster child
  • Melting glaciers threatening sea level rise and a loss of drinking water

As though these weren’t sufficient to scare everyone into adopting a more primitive lifestyle, there is a new threat from global warming that’s just been unveiled.

  • The release of viruses and bacteria that have been frozen in the permafrost and ice for thousands of years that will now threaten mankind because people have not been exposed to them.

The video, Climate Change is releasing deadly viruses back into the wild, has been seen by thousands.

This brings to mind the movies of the late 1940s and early ‘50s where everything from ants to extinct dinosaurs were mutated, due to atomic radiation, creating monsters, giant ants and Godzillas, threatening mankind.

One movie trailer spewed forth:

We may be witnesses to a Biblical prophecy come true. ‘And there shall be destruction and darkness come over creation. The beast shall reign over the Earth’”

And before the movies, there was radio. Orson Wells, War of the Worlds broadcast created a national panic.

Obviously, all pure poppycock. 

While the media publishes the litany of threats from global warming, supposedly  caused by the use of fossil fuels, it ignores the science and accepts only one premise, CO2, as the only possible cause of global warming.

The media also embellishes the threats, while ignoring the many other possible causes of warming.

For example, flooding attributed to sea level rise is often actually due to subsidence. Pictures of flooding in Miami, Florida, are really the result of subsidence. See, Media Charlatans

The CO2 hypothesis and projected temperature rise caused by CO2 are based on flawed computer models, not science.

The CO2 hypothesis can also be challenged by alternatives having greater scientific underpinnings, such as the Svensmark hypothesis. (Refer to the free booklet and pdf We have Nothing to Fear from CO2, available from this website.)

These threats of warming ignore the historical record where temperatures were higher than today for hundreds of years, numerous times over the past 10,000 years, as shown by the Greenland Ice Cores (GISP2) as shown in this chart.

Fear is an attention grabber. It’s been used throughout history, and the latest headline of a Hothouse Earth is merely the latest example.

A new book by Roger Pielke Jr, The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters & Climate Change, exposes the lies that promote fear.

The messages of fear are inserted into everyday news so that the message can hardly be avoided.

They will become more numerous and shocking over the next two months leading up to the COP 24 meeting in Katowice, Poland in December. The Huffington Post has already published an article, CATASTROPHIC GLOBAL CHANGE IMMINENT.

Look for many more scare stories between now and December.

People who resort to fear are charlatans of the worst kind.

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