Scientist accused of “crying wolf,” pretending Arctic would be ice-free by now October 11, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, paganism, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society.
The only catch here is that he is actually being so accused by fellow scare-mongering warmist scientists, who only complain that his pretensions were over the top and easily disprovable, by such things as the thousands of square miles of sea-ice that have been added in the past few years. These other scientists make claims that are a bit harder to disprove, by setting their disastrous outcomes relatively far into the future, when hopefully everyone will have forgotten, and not next year or the year after.
Al Gore, other crazies hardest hit:
Dire predictions that the Arctic would be free of sea ice by September have proven unfounded after satellite images showed there is far more ice now than in 2012.
Scientists including Peter Wadhams, of Cambridge University, and Wieslaw Maslowski, of the Naval Postgraduate School in Moderey, California, have regularly forecast the loss of ice by 2016, a warning that has been widely reported by the BBC and other media outlets.
Prof Wadhams, who is considered a leading expert on Arctic sea ice loss, has recently published a book entitled A Farewell To Ice in which he repeated the assertion that the Arctic would be free of ice in the middle of this decade.
As late as this summer he was still predicting an ice-free September.
Yet when figures were released for the yearly minimum on Sept 10, they showed that there was still 4.14 million sq km of sea ice, which was 21 per cent more than the lowest point in 2012.
For the month of September overall there was 31 per cent more ice than in 2012, figures released this week by the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) show, amounting to an extra 1.09 million sq km of sea ice……..
………Dr Ed Hawkins, associate professor in the department of meteorology at the University of Reading, said: “There has been one prominent scientist who has regularly made more dramatic, and incorrect, in my view predictions suggesting that we would by now be in ice-free conditions.
“There are very serious risks from continued climatic changes and a melting Arctic but we do not serve the public and policy-makers well by exaggerating those risks.
“We will soon see an ice-free summer in the Arctic but there is a real danger of ’crying wolf’ and that does not help anyone. [Then why is the Antarctic setting records for total ice accumulation, if the world is warming so darn much?]
“As global temperatures rise we will see a continuing decline in Arctic sea ice extent, although this will happen somewhat erratically, rather like a ball bouncing down a bumpy hill………
[But this is just a total one off, right? I mean, our secular pagan high priests, the scienticians, have never otherwise erred, correct?]……It is the latest example of experts making alarming predictions which do not come to pass. Earlier this week environmentalists were accused of misleading the public about the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” after aerial shots proved there was no “island of rubbish” in the middle of the ocean.
Likewise, warnings that the hole in the ozone layer would never close were debunked in June. [Oh, damn]
In point of fact, as government funding of science first exploded, then became the norm, then became almost the only source of funding, the pressure on scientists to reach politically preferred conclusions increased astronomically, in inverse relation to the quality of the science being performed. The more government has become involved in science, turning into a semi-socialist corporatist melange, the more grievous errors has science produced (fat makes you fat! Sugar is great for you!).
This is actually an enormous danger for the current, dominant socio-political ruling clique, which leans very heavily on supposedly unbiased science as the arbiter of its secular truths. Eventually the esteem in which people are willing to hold supposed scientific opinions is going to collapse as more and more outlandish claims are found to be completely contrary to reality. This is one of the prime, if largely unseen (because it is so built into the thinking of vast swaths of people) mechanisms by which sexular paganism has supported and expanded its belief set over the past 100+ years. First get science to attack religion. Get more people to believe in scientific than religious claims, even if many of the former have far fewer supports in fact than the latter (evolution, big bang, etc). Constantly mock and deride religious belief as “unscientific” and contrary to reason. All along, do a quick sleight of hand to get people to buy more and more outrageous claims from science. In a short time, you’ve essentially converted people from authentic religion (Christianity) to sexular pagan sciencism.
If you can convert vast swaths of the churches themselves to accept the tenets of sciencism over the tenets of their religion, all the better, and the coup is practically complete. But humans always have a tendency to over-reach, and finally ruin themselves through pride and unfettered hubris. Or God does it for them. Either or. But we’ve a long way to go before we reach that point, I fear, at least by human means.
The USCCB, which accepts even the most outrageous scare-mongering climate claims without question, could not be reached for comment. Because I didn’t bother.