Thursday, August 7, 2014

Arctic Propaganda Emergency: New film showcases Arctic scaremongering

From a post today at Greg Laden's "science" propaganda blog:

Arctic Emergency: Scientists Speak

Cue the violins, which play continuously throughout this annoying propaganda film

Greg Laden's post about the "Arctic Emergency" propaganda film above says there's "lots to talk about here," so I posted this comment to start off the discussion, which was immediately deleted by Laden:

Here's something to discuss: Climate alarmists who don't even know their own field of science. 
CO2 causes extreme weather. Even IPCC disagrees 
Warming causes more jet stream dips. Jennifer Francis & Jeff Master's claims that warming causes more cold waves/polar vortex dips debunked: 
Arctic will warm up to 16C - ridiculous claim refuted by paleoclimate evidence when CO2 levels were 15X higher & much more than even falsified climate model projections 
Why no mention of record high Antarctic sea ice? The unspeakable continent 
At 11:40 a climate scientist claims current CO2 levels are 800 ppm, just a little exaggerated by double. At that point I stopped watching this pathetic scaremongering propaganda. Almost every claim made was either false, or exaggerated, or without scientific evidence, or based upon climate model projections already falsified at 98%+ confidence levels. 

Meanwhile, the Arctic isn't listening to the alarmists and is staging a big recovery in sea ice this year, of course never mentioned in this new propaganda film, which instead claims Arctic sea ice loss is accelerating. Arctic sea ice is controlled by winds, storms, and ocean oscillations, not CO2. Other inconvenient unspeakable truths that for some reason aren't mentioned in the film include Antarctic sea ice at record high levels, and that global sea ice is above the mean.

The "Arctic Emergency" for 2014 sea ice 

Global sea ice above the mean
And Arctic temperatures have been well below the 1958-2002 mean temperatures for more than 100 consecutive days so far during this summer's melt season:

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  1. I wonder if we "deniers" were to post the following surprisingly non-alarmist IPCC quotes on sites like these----would they then call the IPCC (WG1 anyway) scientists "deniers"?

    “There is little evidence in global climate models of a tipping point (or critical threshold) in the transition from a perennially ice-covered to a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean beyond which further sea ice loss is unstoppable and irreversible.” IPCC AR5 Chapter 12, page 7

    “Ice sheet collapse: Exceptionally unlikely (0-1%) that either Greenland or West Antarctic Ice sheets will suffer near-complete disintegration (high confidence).” IPCC AR5 Chapter 12, page 80

    "It is very likely that the annual Antarctic sea ice extent increased at a rate of between 1.2 and 1.8% per decade between 1979 and 2012."

  2. Greg Laden is a serial idiot. He keeps denying the record Antarctic sea ice extent, even though according to this ( they've finally had to admit that, yes, Antarctic sea ice extent is at a record high. I posted that link and a couple of quotes from the article at Laden's site, and amazingly, it's still there, but who knows how long he'll let such blasphemy stay in place.

  3. another debunking