Bill McKibben: Climate Scientists Should Go On Strike Or Something

Bill McKibben is a co-founder of the wacky 350.org, and a hardcore Warmist. Actually, he’s more in the uber-Alarmist category. He’s known for his overheated rhetoric (as is 350.org). He’s also a massive climahypocrite, traveling all over the US and the world via fossil fueled travel, complaining about fossil fuels. Heck, in just the next few months he’ll be in Texas, Hawaii, Pa, Arizona, and Washington state. Anyone think he’ll walk, ride a bike, take a sailing boat, to get to those places? Anyhow

Time for climate scientists to go on strike

Late last night Yokohama time, the world’s scientists did once more what they’ve done so many times in the past: issued a thumping big report demonstrating that climate change poses the greatest danger our civilization has ever faced. These regular analyses have been conducted since 1995 under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – by now the papers, indexes, footnotes and drafts would fill the Superdome.

They’ve said it with graphs, they’ve said it with tables. They’ve offered color-coded guides to future decades. They’ve told us about basic science and, when that didn’t work, they’ve tried to explain it in terms anyone could understand. The latest summary, for instance, shows that most studies of food production in a warming world forecast dire trouble – some, by century’s end, show a 50% reduction in crop yields. Both drought and flood will keep on increasing, the number of refugees will climb sharply, and we risk “civil wars and intergroup violence.”

Did it include this graph?

If you can’t explain the pause, you can’t explain the cause.

But if science has worked, political science has failed. So far, the world’s political leaders have balked at ever doing anything about global warming, and each new warning produces declarations of meaningless resolve. Here’s John Kerry, the Secretary of State, reacting to the latest study: “Read this report and you can’t deny the reality: Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy.” True enough, and eloquent enough, except that his own State Department team last month recommended building the Keystone Pipeline through the American heartland, a project opposed by every prominent American climate scientist.

So at this point it’s absurd to keep asking the scientific community to churn out more reports. In fact, it might almost be more useful if they went on strike: until you pay attention to what we’ve already told you, we won’t be telling you more. Work with what you’ve got. We’re a quarter-century ahead – when you deal with the trouble we’ve already described then we’ll tell you what’s coming next.

I think this is a great idea, especially since most of them are not climate scientists. In fact, according to Warmist talking points, we shouldn’t listen to Bill, because he holds no degree in climate science. Honorary degrees do not count.

But, yes, they should all go on strike, including all the bureaucrats, that way we can avoid being inundated with idiotic scary prognostications from people who refuse to practice what they preach.

Because it’s perfectly clear by now that you can’t scare politicians with the news that the world is ending. It’s going to require convincing them that something they really care about might disappear: their jobs.

See? Scary stories.

Powerline also hopes they all go on strike, and discusses the notion of the “scientists” doing their work for free, which McKibben mentions in the article.

Anthony Watts also hopes they all go on strike, and mentions the poll in McKibbens article, which goes drastically wrong, and is titled “Do you see climate change as a threat to your life or well-being?” 77% answer “no”, just 21% say “yes”. Whoops!

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12 Responses to “Bill McKibben: Climate Scientists Should Go On Strike Or Something”

  1. Trish Mac says:

    I wish they would. Go on strike and stop churning out reports. Period. Would be nice if we din’t have to hear the drivel, the whining and the lies for a while. Of course the Obama administration will continue to spew plenty of all of the above, but at least the AGW scientitsts will give us a reprieve….

    http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.fi/2014/04/scaring-world-about-its-climate.html

  2. Nighthawk says:

    when you deal with the trouble we’ve already described then we’ll tell you what’s coming next.

    Tell us what’s coming next? They can’t accurately model what happened in the past. Their models can’t explain why warming has stopped for 17+ years. They really expect us to believe they will be able to tell us what is coming next with any degree of certainty? Yeah right.

  3. I wish they would take all their idiot disciples with them in their trek to living like it’s 1421.

  4. John says:

    Teach would you agree that 2000-2009 was the hottest decade yet? And if so how does this mesh with a ” pause” ?

  5. gitarcarver says:

    Teach would you agree that 2000-2009 was the hottest decade yet? And if so how does this mesh with a ” pause” ?

    john,

    Please compare your belief with temperatures from 6,160 – 6,169 BC.

    Get back to us when you spot the flaw in your argument.

  6. Teach would you agree that 2000-2009 was the hottest decade yet? And if so how does this mesh with a ” pause” ?

    Couple points, John. First, that would prove anthropogenic causation. Just a typical warm. Period during the Holocene.

    2nd, why do they change the past data to jibe with the talking points? Why have they cooled the past, particularly the 1930’s? Shouldn’t the data be The Data?

    3rd, nothing proves anthropogenic causation.

  7. jl says:

    He’ll never spot the flaw in his argument because, as you alluded to above, it never crosses his mind to wonder what “yet” means.

  8. Jeffery says:

    Teach,

    Re: your argument that ‘W*****ts do not practice what they preach’

    Liberal states emit much less CO2 per capita than conservative states.

    Look at the states with lowest CO2 emissions: New York (8.1 tons/capita), California (9.2), Vermont (9.4), Oregon (9.6), Connecticut (9.8), Massachusetts (10), Idaho (10.1), Washington (10.4),Rhode Island (10.5), Maryland (11). All Dem states except Idaho. Maybe those libs ARE limiting their CO2 emissions.

    Not surprisingly, Wyoming (113 ton/capita), North Dakota (74), Alaska (55), West Virginia (52), Louisiana (48), Kentucky (34), Montana (32) and Indiana (32) are the worst polluters per person. The US average per person is 17.3 tons.

    Do you have a shred of evidence to support your continuously uttered claim that W****sts are hypocrites? It seems they use only about 1/3 to 1/4 as much fossil fuels as conservatives.

  9. gitarcarver says:

    Do you have a shred of evidence to support your continuously uttered claim that W****sts are hypocrites?

    If nothing else, this statement shows that Jeffery simply refuses to see anything that is contrary to his point of view.

    Each and every time Teach makes the statement that Warmists are hypocrites, his position is supported by something within the article itself.

    The evidence is there, but Jeffery refuses to see it.

    That alone should tell you all you need to know about the willingness to openly debate the issue when dealing with Warmists.

  10. Do you have a shred of evidence to support your continuously uttered claim that W****sts are hypocrites?

    Have you given up your own fossil fuels usage and gone carbon neutral, Jeff?

    In fact, how about recently when I posted about Al Gore taking a long fossil fueled flight to South Africa? That trip alone had over double the carbon footprint of the average world citizen.

    How about hold COPs in Bali and Durban, S.A.?

  11. PS: how about McKibben protesting against fossil fuels while taking fossil fueled trips? That’s in this post, chump.

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