hustling the climate …

Is global warming about controlling the climate, or you?

This film was released in December with a gala Premier in Paris, “Climate Hustle” gives you the answer. This review describes how the movie exposes the global warming agenda as a con job.

“[…]

Balancing out all the ridiculous comments from alarmists, Climate Hustle also features a great deal of commentary from more rational scientists willing to acknowledge the observable evidence — especially, among other examples, the nearly 19-year (and counting) pause in global warming that exposed every single climate model used by the UN as bogus. The interviews in the film range from discussions with prominent and widely respected “deniers” of AGW to mere skeptics of the theory who warn against the fanatical zeal of the climate cult and the lack of current understanding when it comes to the unfathomably complex climate system. Many of the scientists in the film exposing the AGW scam are in fact proud political leftists, too, potentially making it easier for other leftists to distance themselves from the climate alarmism while holding firm to their convictions.

Among the scientists featured in the film pouring ice on the warming alarmism are geologist Dr. Robert Giegengack, former chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Pennsylvania; award-winning climatologist Dr. Judith Curry, who chaired the School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology; Climate Statistics Professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter of American University; Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer, a former senior NASA climate scientist who now leads a climate research group at the University of Alabama in Huntsville; and many, many more. A group of six or seven scientists even attended the premiere to answer questions.” […]

Read the whole thing.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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9 Responses to hustling the climate …

  1. Iam Danger says:

    It is an obvious con job. Presenting rational arguments doesn’t work with irrational people. We should take the Rush Limbaugh approach and just make fun of them until their little minds open

  2. Iam Danger says:

    Great article thanks

  3. geoffmprice says:

    It’s always amusing the comments like “rational arguments don’t work with irrational people” spoken about a topic like AGW, where literally every national academy of science and physical science organization in the world agrees.

    Hack documentaries like this are built on repeating internet urban legends like “no warming in 19 years”. This of course is based on a cherry pick of the RSS upper air index, though other data sets like the similarly microwave-based UAH and radiosonde (weather balloon) data do show warming in the mid-troposphere. Plus the aggressive warming in the big dog (ocean) and on the surface, where humans live and where the impact of warming is a problem.

    If any of you like trying to support your internet talking points against the actual scientific and empirical evidence and theory, I wrote a longer reply to Ivar Giaever’s repetition of these sorts of points on my blog here:

    https://pressingwax.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/foreign-policy-journal-starts-the-year-with-nobel-laureate-ivar-giaver-on-climate-change/

    Feel free to stop by.

    No offense, you sound more like the talking point type folks though, vs. critical/scientific thinkers.

    • Tom Harley says:

      No, you don’t get it, Go to Jonova and look for New Science, Parts 1 to 21, with Dr David Evans, falsifies everything you just said. Being peer reviewed in 2 papers as we speak.

    • geoffmprice says:

      The second item in your list of contrarian scientists is the same video of Giaever I just examined in depth in my blog. So you can easily take a look at how well his claims stand up.

      Evans is a Tim Ball type, i.e. no published papers in the field just fanciful stories for the internet, per the norm. Feel free to ping me when his papers are published. The summary on jonova sounds like the usual nonsense.

      Just curious, how many years have to go by with the predictions of “imminent solar cooling” failing before you consider that maybe physics as taught in textbooks isn’t as far off as the “free thinking citizen scientists” believe? I remember these claims ten years ago. Probably goes back farther. I think at any given time (and this could go for a century), despite warming, we’re always just on the brink of the Big Solar Cooling. We just had a steep solar minimum, and what happened? Not even a *slowing* of heat accumulation in the system. Your faith is inspiring but misplaced.

      Back in the science world:

      Jones et al 2011, “What influence will future solar activity changes over the 21st century have on projected global near-surface temperature changes?”
      “Even in the event of the Sun entering a new Maunder Minimum like activity state the climate response is very small compared to the projected warming due to anthropogenic influences”
      http://www.leif.org/EOS/2011JD017013.pdf

      Gray et al 2009, “Solar Influences on Climate”
      “Despite these uncertainties in solar radiative forcing, they are nevertheless much smaller than the estimated radiative forcing due to anthropogenic changes, and the predicted SC‐related surface temperature change is small relative to anthropogenic changes.”
      http://solar-center.stanford.edu/sun-on-earth/2009RG000282.pdf

      Solar scientists say it’s not the sun
      “A recent review paper, put together by both solar and climate scientists, details these studies: Solar Influences on Climate. Their bottom line: though the Sun may play some small role, “it is nevertheless much smaller than the estimated radiative forcing due to anthropogenic changes.” That is, human activities are the primary factor in global climate change.”
      http://solar-center.stanford.edu/sun-on-earth/glob-warm.html

      etc.

      Cheers

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