Scientific American: Are We Past The Hotcoldwetdry Tipping Point?

How many times have we been told that the Earth is going to pass some ecological tipping point only to see it pass without fanfare (the SA story even starts by telling us about a failed one)? Here comes yet another (via Tom Nelson)

(Scientific American) Don’t look now but we are running in midair, a new book asserts. In 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years (Chelsea Green Publishing), Jorgen Randers of the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, and one of the original World3 modelers, argues that the second half of the 21st century will bring us near apocalypse in the form of severe global warming. Dennis Meadows, professor emeritus of systems policy at the University of New Hampshire who headed the original M.I.T. team and revisited World3 in 1994 and 2004, has an even darker view. The 1970s program had yielded a variety of scenarios, in some of which humanity manages to control production and population to live within planetary limits (described as Limits to Growth). Meadows contends that the model’s sustainable pathways are no longer within reach because humanity has failed to act accordingly.

The title of the SA article is “Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return?”, but it should probably be entitled “Someone Wants To Sell Some Books Which Kill Trees By Scaring Everyone With Junk Science About Something Which Could Happen Decades From Now.”

It’s really no wonder Warmists always try and position the dire affects of hotcoldwetdry as being way in the future: all their short term predictions fail.

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8 Responses to “Scientific American: Are We Past The Hotcoldwetdry Tipping Point?”

  1. Kevin says:

    Hey, global warming is making it hot and dry down here in the boondocks. Who do I talk to to get global warming to send us some cool are and downpours?

  2. If you take enough unnecessary fossil fueled flights it might happen.

  3. john says:

    Kev may need more oxygen on his are

  4. The Neon Madman says:

    What happened to SciAm is a shame. 30 years ago they were a great magazine. The Amateur Scientist and Mathematical Games columns were jewels, and the articles were solid. Today, I wouldn’t take the magazine if you offered it to me free.

  5. Gumball_Brains says:

    Jorgen Randers of the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, and one of the original World3 modelers,

    What? Who in the heck is this dude? And why does a business degree have any scientific credibility on climate studies?

    People on the left argued that a man with a mathematics degree (Mcyntire) had no standing in critiquing Mann’s reports, but now we must listen to a professor from a business college?

    And… what heck is World3 modelers? And why should I care? Why does it matter as no model has any merit of late anyway?

  6. Trish says:

    Wait a second, I thought that in the 70’s we were being told of an ICE AGE????? By these same scientists, modelers (???)mathmatics teachers from grade shcools, and electricians working in the universities.
    This is such BS.

  7. Yeah, but that cooling period was caused by climate change caused by fossil fuels, because greenhouse gases which trap heat can make it cold, too. Or something bat-shit insane like that from the Warmists.

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