Monday, August 06, 2018

Climate Tricks 70, Greenpeace and the Economist love fossil fuels

Last week August 01, Reason Matters posted this photo with a note,

Soon after the blimp touched down, Taft Mayor Dave Noerr stopped by to try to reason with the activists, an exchange that was captured by the Taft Independentnewspaper on Facebook Live. Upon arrival, Mayor Noerr asked: “What powers this thing? Is that propane?” highlighting the irony of using a large, fossil fuel-powered, petroleum-based polyester airship to protest the production of fossil fuels.

Yes, it's another joke from GreenPeace jokers. They hate fossil fuels then frequently travel to many countries not on giant kites or Uber brooms or solar planes but fossil fuel-powered planes. And this balloon powered by propane, a fossil fuel.

GPeace, WWF, Al Gore, UN motto is simple: keep fooling people on climate and fossil fuels, they feel good at being fooled and they continue sending money.

Also last week, August 04, Bjørn Lomborg posted this picture and notes:

Could we please stop with the misleading fire stories?

The Economist cover story, like so many other stories these last weeks, claim that forest fires are exceptional and record-breaking: "EARTH is smouldering. From Seattle to Siberia this summer, flames have consumed swathes of the northern hemisphere"

This is based on anecdotes, not data.

Here is the data for area burnt in US forest fires from 1926 up until today. (2018 is estimated on area burnt until August 3, which over the past 10 years was 59.8%, scaling 2018 similarly.)

As is evident, US burnt forest area has dramatically *declined* since the 1920s, 1930s and 1940, after which widespread fire suppression was introduced. As more burnable mass is piling up, fire is going up slightly.

Now, it appears probable that global warming will lead to somewhat more forest fires.

But it is important to get a sense of proportion. US fires were *much* more destructive in the first part of last century.

And this is also true globally. Because climate models need estimates for forest fires (because they emit CO₂) there are many and good models going far back. In one recent overview, run with 124 simulations, shows that while global warming will increase fires, we are now at a historic *minimum* of fires. Since 1900, fire activity has decreased about 20%. And even with the most damaging CO₂ increases over this century, “wildfire emissions start to rise again after ca. 2020 but are unlikely to reach the levels of 1900 by the end of the 21st century.”

Overall, 2018 will likely see burnt area of one-fifth of the average burnt area in the US in the 1930s.

The US is smouldering less, not more.

Since 1900 US foreests have remained stable at 745m acres ±5% with a low point in 1920 at 735m acres,

Similar stories here: "World on Fire",


The Economist, Al Gore, UN FCCC, etc are panicking that the $100 B/year climate extortion from taxpayers of rich countries are nowhere to be found.

Climate Talks Stall as $100 Billion Still Out of Sight
By Mathew Carr
May 10, 2018, 9:27 PM GMT+8 Corrected May 12, 2018, 8:05 PM GMT+8

These “planet saviors” often travel in business class to espouse their crusade in global conventions/conferences, announce and brag it. They fly from Europa and America to Asia on fossil fuel-guzzling planes then lambast fossil fuel. Then they fly back from Asia to America and Europa and lambast fossil fuel again.

See also:
Climate Tricks 67, Alarmists with deep-seated intolerance, May 26, 2018 

Climate Tricks 68, High demand for climate money, June 03, 2018 

Climate Tricks 69, Junkets to 'save the planet' limited by Duterte, July 28, 2018

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