Mother Jones Stokes The Thanksgiving Climate Change Meme

But it’s the 3rd reason that’s a hoot

4 Climate Policies We’re Thankful For

Unless it’s immediately proceeded by the word “no,” the phrase “good news” rarely appears these days in stories about climate change. But in a year in which we found out that our oceans may rise this century by as much as three feet and that atmospheric carbon dioxide is higher than it has been in nearly a million years, there were still some bright spots. And in preparation for Thanksgiving, we’ve compiled a list of four environmental developments for which you can give thanks. You can see even more on Twitter by searching the hashtag #ClimateThanks.

Yeah, seriously, #climatethanks.

https://twitter.com/WilliamTeach/status/404994892264267777

1. The US and the World Bank will avoid financing coal-fired power plants abroad. (they really do not want brown people to have the same modern lives Warmists live)

2. The White House will push carbon limits for new and existing power plants. (skyrocketing the cost of living)

4. The world’s largest economies will phase down the use of a potent greenhouse gas. (and become just like 2nd and 3rd world countries)

Here’s the interesting one

3. The global warming “slowdown” showed us that international agreements can reduce climate change.

The so-called global warming “slowdown” you heard about over the summer certainly doesn’t mean that global warming has stopped—regardless of what climate skeptics may be saying. Although climate scientists determined that over the past 15 years, the rate of the warming of the planet has slowed—”kind of like a car easing off the accelerator,” as Chris Mooney wrote—the Earth’s surface and oceans are continuing to heat up at an alarming rate. (Other recent research suggests the “slowdown” might not have really occurred at all.) But one study found an unexpected factor contributed to the “slowdown”: the partial cause appears to be a planet-wide phaseout of greenhouse-trapping gases called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which more than 40 countries agreed to by signing the Montreal Protocol in 1988. “Without the Protocol, environmental economist Francisco Estrada of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México reports, global temperatures today would be about a tenth of a degree Celsius higher than they are,” Tim McDonnell explained earlier this month. “That’s roughly an eighth of the total warming documented since 1880.” Bottom line? The global warming “slowdown” actually seems to be a strong indication that international treaties aimed at reducing climate change can work—and that we need more of them.

So, they seem to be trotting out a new meme, that the Montreal Protocol is responsible for the “pause”. I must say, it’s more scientific than the other ones, such as the heat doing a Where’s Waldo? in the deep oceans. But, really, a 10th of a degree higher? This is what Warmists worry about? However, there is still quite a bit of uncertainty as to whether CFCs act as greenhouse gases (see here and here, sites that are not exactly skeptics). From what I’ve read, they may actually contribute a bit to warming. And were, more importantly, bad for the real environment.

Either way, Warmists just can’t help themselves in linking holidays with their pet cult.

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2 Responses to “Mother Jones Stokes The Thanksgiving Climate Change Meme”

  1. Iced_Over_Gumballs says:

    Actually, the CFC’s were down-used before that, right?

    And the point of banning CFC’s was on the theory it was destroying the ozone. Plus other things. But not one was related to warming the globe.

    And, as we all know, it is only CO2 that warms the earth. J said so.

    Unless it’s immediately proceeded by the word “no,” the phrase “good news” rarely appears these days in stories about climate change.

    Thus the psychosis of anti-human eco-nuts. They see gloom and doom in everything. There is nothing but good news in a warming world, instead of a cooling one.

    in preparation for Thanksgiving, we’ve compiled a list of four environmental developments for which you can give thanks.

    Yeah, nothing like wishing for a dead economy and enslaved humans to 3rd world living to make eco-nuts giddy.

  2. Trish Mac says:

    Well, all I had to read was Mother Jones, and I knew it would be a train wreck of an article.
    I am thankful for all sorts of things, but not for global warming theorists who would inflict horrible regulations and taxes on me and my loved ones to the point of real financial pain.
    Climate Targets are truly just one more means of redistribution.

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