Ten Hotcoldwetdry Facts That You Cannot Ignore Or Something

Trevor Hoyle is pimping his new book The Last Gasp, and provides us with those 10 ‘facts’ at Female First

  1. Planet Earth, our home in space, is warming year on year. Since the birth of the Industrial Revolution the average global temperature has increased by 1 degree C.
  2. Doesn’t sound much, does it? However, climate scientists warn that any rise above 2 degrees will spell disaster on a worldwide scale – and we’re already halfway there. Anything up to 4 degrees C and we’re looking at irreversible mass extinction.
  3. The rise is caused by emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels in cars, power plants and industry, giving rise to the Greenhouse Effect.
  4. This happens because carbon dioxide molecules allow heat from the sun to penetrate the atmosphere but then block its escape into space, acting just like a greenhouse – hence the name.
  5. As snow and ice melt at both poles, revealing more and more ocean and darker land cover, less sunlight is reflected back and more heat absorbed, leading to an unstoppable runaway effect of spiralling temperatures.
  6. But is the science reliable? 97 per cent of the world’s climatologists are convinced it is, leaving just 3 per cent with doubts and reservations. Ask yourself this question: if I had cancer and 97 per cent of oncologists recommended one course of treatment and 3 per cent another, which group of doctors would I trust and want to treat me?
  7. Some media commentators are vocal in their opposition. They accuse scientists of jumping on the climate bandwagon, chasing after grants to further their careers. But who is funding the sceptics and climate change deniers? The big multi-national energy corporations with vested interests in coal, oil and gas, that’s who – gifting $558 million to 91 climate denial organisations. Draw your own conclusions.
  8. Let’s separate scientific fact from corporate propaganda. Consider this: NASA research shows that 2015 was the hottest year ever recorded. NASA also says that 15 of the 16 hottest years on record have occurred since the year 2000. These are facts that even climate change deniers can’t deny.
  9. Finding a way out of this deadly cycle of environmental decline is going to be tough. There are no easy answers. At the heart of it lies our greed and our reliance on fossil fuels, for which we must find alternatives – and soon – if the planet and our species are to survive.
  10. The next thirty years are crucial. What kind of legacy are we prepared to bequeath to our children and our grandchildren, and the descendants that follow? We could be selfish and say, why should I care? I won’t be here. Or we could act as responsible, caring human beings and strive to do something to change it. Now, before it’s too late. It is up to us.

It starts out with a few actual facts then devolves into blaming mankind with zero facts. Typical.

I’m in an all dat seminar, and I bet you can guess as to how I would respond to each of the ten.

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10 Responses to “Ten Hotcoldwetdry Facts That You Cannot Ignore Or Something”

  1. o0Nighthawk0o says:

    This isn’t a new book. He wrote this as a science fiction novel back in the 80’s. It is being looked at for a movie so this guy is pimping it under the guise of ‘fact’ in the hopes of getting that movie deal.

  2. John says:

    Last year the percentage of Anericans who believe that the climate is changing because of human activities jumped 10% in the Gallup poll to 65%
    I guess that was because of The Pause or sometin

  3. gbear says:

    It’s April 7th. just had more heating oil delivered, been waiting 20 years to not have to buy it. Global warming hurry the f*uck up!

  4. john says:

    well at least now you arent paying almost 5 bucks a gallon like under bushhttps://www.google.com/search?q=heating+oil+price+by+year&espv=2&biw=1249&bih=670&tbm=isch&imgil=Pab3uSt1c92TtM%253A%253BrZM2ZIaNLAswcM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.eia.gov%25252Ftodayinenergy%25252Fdetail.cfm%25253Fid%2525253D3630&source=iu&pf=m&fir=Pab3uSt1c92TtM%253A%252CrZM2ZIaNLAswcM%252C_&usg=__58Z4220ZLHdO8ov5y8DFm53OFwM%3D&dpr=1&ved=0ahUKEwie0KC2xf3LAhXKHxoKHZqyD0kQyjcITA&ei=ttoGV56dEsq_aJrlvsgE#imgrc=Pab3uSt1c92TtM%3A

  5. john says:

    heat with a renewable like wood, unless you are too old to swing a maul

  6. David7134 says:

    The resident nuts who comment will now have a major problem. Recent news is that co2 from fossil fuels can be filtered and the product produced is used as building material. So no reason for heavy taxes and communism.

  7. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    That’s great news! Problem solved. Can the resident idiot supply a little bit more information?

    What are “heavy” taxes? Do you believe that any and all taxes amount to communism?

    If you really are a physician, do you accept any payments from Medicaid or Medicare or whatever the state fund is where you practice? If so, aren’t you part of the communist system you fear so much? Wouldn’t that make you a “taker”? Or do you think it even possible for a caucasian to be a “taker”?

  8. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    Carbon capture and utilization (CCU) is the holy grail. But will add considerably to the cost of energy production, that could be offset by the economic value of the output, e.g., hydrocarbons, carbonates etc.

    As you’re aware, the arithmetic is daunting. We inject about 80,000,000,000,000 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. That’s 80 trillion pounds of something that needs to be converted to something else and either used or stored somewhere. That’s every year, and getting worse unless we cut back on production.

    If you were to look into the economics, you might find it’s a pretty expensive concept. Ironically, it requires great amounts of energy to accomplish!

  9. Jeffery says:

    dave,

    Should power plants adopt carbon filtration systems voluntarily (it could increase costs by up to 91%)? Or would you recommend the government force them to do it?

    Or do you foresee private industry building huge filtration plants that process the atmosphere 24/7, spitting out building blocks that they sell?

  10. Dana says:

    It’s 0946 on April the 8th, and it’s snowing here! WTF?

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