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100 years of climate hoaxes?

(Thursday blog)

Sunshine beach holidays in Greenland?

On C4 News last night, we had Alex Thomson and Matt Frei bleating and moaning about melting glaciers in Greenland and the supposed “Climate Emergency”.
But maybe these two great, world-famous climatologists – Alex Thomson and Matt Frei – are right? After all, here’s part of a newspaper article a kind reader alerted me to:

“The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far North as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.

Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.

Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.”

Frightening stuff, huh?

There’s only one slight, niggling problem. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 97 years ago:

In fact, the situation was so serious in 1922, you might have thought we could all soon be having TUI beach holidays in Greenland:
Of course, this great 1922 warming apocalypse never happened. The Earth warms and cools in cycles and so the Arctic ice was soon back and the predictions of climate disaster and flooding of coastal cities due to melting ice were shown to be utter bollox promulgated by supposed ‘scientists’ desperate for lucrative research funding and lying, self-serving mainstream-media journalists desperate to advance their own lousy, pitiful careers.

The 1939 Global Warming scare

However, the absence of a Global Warming panic didn’t last long. By 1939, the supposed ‘scientists’ and the pig-ignorant journalists were at it again:

And once again we were terrified by the warnings of a “catastrophic collapse” in the Greenland glaciers – precisely the same warning ‘climatologists’ Alex Thomson and Matt Frei were making on C4 News yesterday evening.

The 1952 Global Warming scare

Then there was yet another Global Warming scare in 1952.

I guess many scientists use the ‘broken clock’ principle of forecasting – if they stick with one scare story for long enough, eventually it will actually happen and they’ll be proved right and they can claim incredible powers of predicting the future.

It’s cooling – we’re all doomed!!!!

But by 1961 all the scientists who had confidently predicted ‘catastrophic’ Global Warming in 1922, 1939 and 1952 seemed to give up on predicting Global Warming and were now just as confidently predicting ‘catastrophic’ Global Cooling:

And the general consensus was that a new Ice Age was coming which would result in crop failures, starvation and a mass movement of millions towards warmer countries:

It’s warming – we’re all doomed!!!!!

And now, of course, the ‘scientists’ seemed to have changed their story yet again. So we have “97% of scientists” plus Nobel Laureate Al Gore and Saint Greta Thunberg – patron saint of brainwashed snowflakes – assuring us that we’re doomed if we don’t stop Global Warming:

And the only way we can survive is by moving to the Antarctic:

100 years of climate hoaxes?

It’s almost 100 years since the 1922 Washington Post article about supposed Global Warming. Since 1922, we’ve had climate scare after climate scare – all enthusiastically promoted by grant-hungry, figure-fiddling, fake scientists and attention-seeking, self-serving, careerist, third-rate journalists. And none of the scientists’ or journalists’ predictions have actually happened.

And yet most people seem to be falling for the latest climate hoax.

It’s beyond a farce.

9 comments to 100 years of climate hoaxes?

  • loppoman

    Sums it all up neatly.

  • A Thorpe

    The 1922 report ties in with recent videos on Tony Heller’s YouTube channel. Temperatures across the USA were higher then than they are now. It seems that the human race likes to live in fear. For centuries it was fear of god, then fear of the bomb, and now it is fear of the climate, and fear that adults cannot make valid decisions and have to take the advice of children. This must be the ultimate form of insanity – fear of ourselves.

  • loppoman

    Indeed, is there any hope for us?
    If so, where will it come from?

  • chris

    I suppose the vast majority of your readers know climate alarmism is a hoax. But why is it perpetrated and by whom? One might examine the third (and least publicised)demand of Extinction Rebellion. Amongst others, Aileen Getty and Geotge Soros are ultra rich funders/donors. What’s in it for them?

  • Stillreading

    It’s all to intimidate us into giving control of ever more aspects of lives to the likes of Soros, aided and abetted by leading mendacious self-seeking politicians, none of whom appear to be making changes in their own lifestyles which can be taken as evidence that they are actually practising what they are preaching. I am appalled at the mass, unanalytical, unquestioning support given by the young – and many of the not so young – to this nonsense. Of course, given the educational standards pertaining in the UK and, I am informed by friends living abroad, in many schools in other European countries as well, it’s not surprising that the likes of Al Gore can get away with pronouncements pertaining to be proven when in fact they are no more than biased opinions. How many of today’s young have actually studied physics or chemistry past elementary level and how many – or rather how few – are therefore qualified even to start to evaluate available evidence? Saint Greta is an immature, self-centred, maladjusted, over-indulged brat, who should have been put in her – very lowly – place years ago instead of pandered to by her equally mal-adjusted parents. Does she have a First-class degree in Physics? In Chemistry? In Cosmology? etc. etc. No! I thought not!

  • leila

    Saint Greta …….pandered to by her mal-adjusted parents. What about our parliamentary pygmies simpering all over her? It was shameful.

  • Stillreading

    I totally agree Leila. Shameful it indeed was. But then, so much of what they do is shameful that one more episode of reprehensible behaviour is neither here nor there. I know we mostly associate with like-minded folk, thereby enjoying endorsement of our opinions, but I do know with utter certainty that the overwhelming majority of my friends and acquaintances, as well as people I merely happen casually to meet, have never been as disillusioned with politics and politicians as they are now. The majority are, admittedly, Brexiteers, but the same goes for some Remoaners I’ve met as well, including members of my own family.

  • Roy Hartwell

    I for one started off accepting the ‘global warming’ predictions until they were trumpeted by ‘97% Scientific Consensus’. I spent 43 years working in the science field (admittedly not physics or metrology) but I knew that true science does not work by consensus. True science works by discussion, debate even robust argument but most of all on real data! You can do as many computer simulations as you like but if they don’t agree with known data they are useless. This seems to be ignored by our current ‘Climatologists’ but worst of all our unquestioning press. The public is no longer educated to question.

  • Stillreading

    It’s dangerous, Roy, if a population is educated to question. Infinitely preferable for those in power if we merely accept what they instruct us to believe. Actual thinking doesn’t appear to feature in modern education. “Man Made Climate Change” is, as others have already stated, just the latest religion and as full of bias and prejudice as its predecessors, defined (loosely in translation) by Marx as “The opiate of the masses”. Students at “uni”, the so-called educationally elite, can no longer bear to think or question, hence their ridiculous “safe spaces”, where their infantile attitudes will not be challenged.

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