Democrat AGs Go After Climate Change Dissenters
Watts notes that the alarmists are basing their hysteria on "a chaotic world that is totally at odds with what the rest of us see outside our windows."
Even after “homogenizing” and massaging the raw data, climate alarmists can only show that global temperatures may have risen a few tenths of a degree (barely the margin of error) during the 2015 El Niño year, after 19 years of no temperature increase, following two decades of slight warming, following three decades of slight cooling and warming.
On the “extreme weather” front, tornadoes, snows, floods and droughts are no more frequent or intense than over the past century. No Category 3-5 hurricane has made US landfall in a record 125 months. Polar ice remains well within historic fluctuations, and sea levels are rising at barely seven inches per century.
Alarmists thus rely on computer models that predict even “worse catastrophes,” if global temperatures rise even 0.5 degrees C (0.8 F) more than they already have since the Little Ice Age ended and Industrial Era began. However, the models are hopelessly deficient, and totally unable to predict the climate.
Case in point: Obama's "science czar," John Holdren (who once argued that forced abortions and mass sterilizations were needed to save the planet), is predicting that climate change will soon cause an epidemic of heat-related deaths in the summer months because people will be unable to handle the intense heat.
“In some parts of the world, when you look more broadly at this question, you see the likelihood that in the hottest times of the year it will be simply physiologically impossible to work outdoors,” Holdren said at a White House event on climate change Monday.
“That means agriculture, that means construction, people who try to work outdoors will basically be unable to control their body temperature and will die. This is a really, really big deal. And it’s going to be a big deal in the hottest parts of the United States as well as the Middle East, in South Asia and other places.”
The Obama administration released a not highly anticipated climate change report on Monday: “The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment.”
“The report projects that under middle-of-the-road emissions scenarios we could see from thousands to tens of thousands additional heat related deaths in the United States each summer,” Holdren said.
Oh my. Tens of thousands of additional heat-stroke deaths a year -- that's a lot!