by James Delingpole
Hard facts fly in the face of climate alarmists but
that does not deter them from perpetuating the
climate emergency myth.
Pseudo-science is not real science.
It is a made-up narrative that hides behind the
respectability of real science, but does not hold up
Study Disputes that Earth Is in a 'Climate Emergency'
There is no "climate emergency", according to a
study for the Global Warming Policy Foundation (Impacts
of Climate Change - Perception & Reality) by independent
While climate may
have changed for the warmer:
weather phenomena have not become more extreme, more
deadly, or more destructive
evidence directly contradicts claims that increased
carbon dioxide has reduced human wellbeing. In fact,
human wellbeing has never been higher
detrimental effects warming and higher carbon dioxide
may have had on terrestrial species and ecosystems, they
have been swamped by the contribution of fossil fuels to
increased biological productivity. This has halted, and
turned around, reductions in habitat loss
The report will make
hugely depressing reading for all the prominent environmental
...who have been pushing
the "climate emergency" narrative...
It is an article of faith
the globalist elite and their
useful idiots in
the media, in politics, in
business, and the entertainment that the world is on course for
climate disaster which only radical and costly international
action can prevent.
But Goklany's report - Impacts of Climate Change - Perception &
Reality - claims there is little if any evidence to support the
At the end, Goklany provides a table, setting out all the
scaremongering claims made by environmental groups - and then
comparing them with observed reality...
Only one of the claims
stands up, according to the study - weather has been getting
More 'hot' days and
cold days - Yes
Cyclones/hurricanes more intense or frequent - No
increase and become more intense - No
frequent and more intense - No
frequent and intense - No
Area burned by
wildfire increasing - No (area peaked in mid-19th
decreasing - No (they have tripled since 1961)
Food supplies per
capita decreasing - No (increased 31 per cent since
Land area and
beaches shrinking, coral islands submerged - No
None of the
doom-mongering claims made about a decline in human welfare
stands up, either, according to the study:
access to cleaner
water has increased
'Extreme Weather Events' has declined by 99 per cent since
fewer people are
dying from heat
death rates from
climate-sensitive diseases like malaria and diarrhea have
decreased (since 1900 malaria death rates have declined 96
hunger rates have
declined (GDP per capita has quadrupled since 1950 even as
CO2 levels have sextupled)
has more than doubled since the start of industrialization
life expectancy has increased
has decreased in terms of incomes, life expectancies and
access to modern-day amenities
the earth is
greener and more productive
habitat lost to
agriculture has peaked due to fossil fuel dependent
It will be hard for
green activists to dismiss Goklany as a "denier".
His credentials as a
climate expert are impeccable.
He was a member of
the U.S. delegation that established the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and helped develop its
First Assessment Report.
served as a U.S. delegate to the IPCC, and as an IPCC reviewer.
Almost everywhere you
look, climate change is having only small, and
often benign, impacts.
The impact of extreme
weather events - hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts -
are, if anything, declining. Economic damages have declined as a
fraction of global GDP.
Death rates from such
events have declined by 99% since the 1920s. Climate-related
disease has collapsed.
And more people die
from cold than warm temperatures.
Even sea-level rise -
predicted to be the most damaging impact of
global warming - seems
to be much less of a problem than thought, according to to the
A recent study showed
that the Earth has actually gained more land in coastal areas in
the last 30 years than it has lost through sea-level rise.
We now know
for sure that coral atolls aren't disappearing and even
Bangladesh is gaining more land through siltation than it is
losing through rising seas.
In his report, Goklany
destroys many of the green movement's
the notion that fossil fuels are 'bad' for the planet...
Not only, he suggests,
contributed to "global greening",
prevailing wisdom, tree cover globally has increased by over 2
million km2 between 1982 and 2016, an increase of 7
...but they provide the
fertilizers and pesticides which simultaneously feed the planet and
reduce the amount of land required for agriculture:
carbon dioxide fertilization
have together increased global food production by 111 per
In other words,
fossil fuels are responsible for more than half of global food
production. Without them, food would be scarcer, and prices
higher (assuming all else, including food demand, stays
To maintain the food
supply, croplands would have to more than double, to at least 26
per cent of the world's land area (ex-Antarctica).
pastureland, the human footprint on the planet would increase to
51.2 per cent of the world.
In other words,
fossil fuels have
saved 13.8 per cent of the non-frozen parts of the world
from being converted to agriculture.
At the beginning, he
quotes a number of climate doom-mongers, including the Pope.
to the Pope:
The effects of global
inaction are startling…
Around the world, we
are seeing heat waves, droughts, forest fires, floods and other
extreme meteorological events, rising sea levels, emergencies of
diseases and further problems that are only premonition of
things far worse, unless we act and act 'urgently'...
Maybe it's time
the Pope looked at some actual evidence...