Thursday, July 25, 2013

Report debunks alarmist claptrap from 'climate expert' Katherine Hayhoe

A new report from SPPI:

[Illustrations, footnotes and references available in PDF version]

During this hot, wet summer, a “national climate expert” recently told Delawareans that they can expect even hotter summers – with a climate like Savannah, Georgia’s – by the end of the century. The culprit, naturally: runaway global warming.
Savannah residents are long accustomed to their climate and, thanks to air conditioning and other modern technologies, are better able to deal with the heat and humidity. Nevertheless, the impact on Delaware will be disastrous, Dr. Katherine Hayhoe claims. Nonsense.
Her forthcoming report promises to be no different than other proclamations that persistently predict dire consequences from climate change – and then present taxpayers with a hefty bill. In this scenario, the State’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) paid $46,000 for her report, presumably to suggest that “independent scholars” support the state’s positions.
The preliminary release of her report reads like the script from a bad disaster movie – think The Day After Tomorrow and An Inconvenient Truth. Like them, it also plays fast and loose with the facts.
Dr. Hayhoe’s bases her extreme scenarios on climate models – the same models that have predicted major temperature trends that have not materialized; greatly exaggerated short-term trends in rainfall, droughts and violent storms; and failed to predict the lack of warming since 1998. So why should we believe them now?
The real reason behind this report is to provide the State with the justification to enact draconian measures to control Delawareans’ energy use and provide major subsidies for “alternative” and “renewable” energy projects.

Armed with this new “scientific” report, what draconian measures might Mr. O’Mara and the Markell Administration have in store for the citizens of Delaware? Time alone will tell. However, given their track record thus far, Delawareans are going to get burned – and not by global warming.

Even worse, the same sneaky shenanigans are being played out in other states, in Washington, and all over the world, through the UN, EU and environmentalist pressure groups – in the name of saving the planet from computer model
and horror movie disasters. These are bigger power grabs than anything King George III tried. We the People need to take notice, and take action.

1 comment:

  1. Climate modeling is not "science", it is computerized Tinker Toys, with which one can construct any outcome he chooses. Take a primitive, dysfunctional climate "program" with a long history of failure, plug nonsense assumptions into one end, and "predictions" roll out the other. Please don't refer to those who play with climate simulation programs as "scientists"... they are no more "scientists" than the blonde bimbo who reads the weather is a "meteorologist" or the guy who takes out the trash is a sanitation "engineer".