Not only climate change destroy coffee, chocolate and beer, but war is going to ruin your weekends too.
When war breaks out and they come for your first-born, you may ask if you should’ve left the car in the garage more. You may wonder if you could have used public transport, and converted all the lights to LEDs sooner and only eaten locally sourced oranges. Feel the guilt. Send them your money.
There is no end to the combinations and permutations of ways to use fear to ask for funds. Before we set up Departments of Climate Change, Global carbon trading markets, Emissions reductions schemes, and prepare our Defence Force for the wave of violent desperate climate refugees that were forecast but didn’t come, we need one thing more than any other. We need climate models that actually work.
“Climate change will destabilise our region and undermine our way of life, yet we are doing nothing to prevent it.”
Exactly, we are doing nothing, nothing useful at all. Though we are pouring billions of dollars down deep wells trying to reduce CO2, and prepare for a climate we absolutely cannot predict. (Is that the kind of “nothing” that Sturrock and Ferguson meant?) There is no funding for alternate climate models, no funding to study the role of the sun in our climate and get models to include factors that current failing models ignore — like solar wind, cosmic rays, solar magnetic effects, spectral changes, and lunar tidal effects on ENSO patterns.
The highest priority for any sensible environmentally concerned government is to set up a centre to study natural causes of climate change, which the IPCC was specifically tasked not to do in 1989. The only thing the current models have proven is that whatever they predict, we should prepare for something different.
As I’ve said before:
The models not only fail on global decadal scales, but on regional, local, short term,  , polar, and upper tropospheric scales  too. They fail on humidity, rainfall, drought  and they fail on cloud feedbacks . The hot spot is missing, the major feedbacks are not amplifying the effect of CO2 as assumed.
If we had one model that worked, one, we’d be in a position to start writing reports like the one that’s all over the gullible press today in Australia. Until then, we are wasting time, funds, and showing how we’re not serious about the environment. If the Greens cared about the poor Pacific Islanders they would have demanded better research, to a higher standard, and starting ten years ago.
In the run-up to Paris in December we will get the full spectrum of witchdoctors promising to “Stop the Storms”, save our babies from shrinking 0.5% in 850 years, and keep little fish from getting reckless. I vote we take their claims seriously. That’s why I’m helping them with their PR, because they only have billions of dollars, The UN, The World Bank, The Pope, and The Twitter account of the Leader of the Free World. Please share the image and get the message around.
Any other ideas on better captions and ways to get this message out? Do share. And why not send the bolded paragraph above to politicians everywhere, so they can get off their bottoms and actually do the one most important and useful thing for the climate — better research. It’s time we put scientists onto the job — real ones that come from outside the strangled, failed, “climate” sector — we need mathematicians, physicists, statisticians and engineers with track records of making things work.
The list is as long as your arm,
That warmists claim climate will harm,
But it’s all make believe,
Compiled to deceive,
By those programmed on climate alarm.
Sturrock and Ferguson (2015) The longest Conflict: Australia’s Climate Security Challenge, Centre for Policy Development, June 2015
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