Saturday's Daily Mail carried a three page article by Ross Clark which explained in the most reasonable language just what has been happening to the media when reporting on global warming issues. While not everyone reads the Mail, it still has a very large readership. There is more to come on Sunday. The articles come from a new book that Ross is just publishing. Here is the link to the article:
ROSS CLARK challenges the hysteria that surrounds climate change debates and argues they risk harm | Daily Mail Online
Here are some quotes which illustrate the massive exaggeration in media coverage:
"On July 19 last year, Britain experienced its highest-ever recorded temperature: 40.3c (104.5f) at Coningsby, Lincolnshire. This was the fourth time Britain’s maximum temperature record had been broken since 1990 and is consistent with a warming climate.
Yet did that justify the reporting which framed it as an ‘apocalypse’ with predictions of 10,000 excess deaths from that summer’s heatwave? In the event, excess deaths came to less than a third of that. Moreover, the middle of 2022 witnessed a large unexplained number of excess deaths beginning in March, long before the heatwave."
"People already live and work quite happily in climates far hotter than Britain will experience even in the most dramatic scenarios of climate change. They manage to do this thanks to properly designed buildings, insulated from heat as well as cold, aided by proper ventilation and air-conditioning."
"There seem to be very simple rules behind the narrative being spun to the public. First, that climate change offers nothing positive, only harm. Second, that the only way to tackle that harm is to end climate change. The idea of adapting to it is considered sacrilege."
Here is the follow up article in the Mail on Sunday:
ROSS CLARK says the Government's fantasy of net zero will leave us all...Poorer, colder and hungrier | Daily Mail Online
THe real problem is if we don't head towards net zero.ReplyDelete
Scaremongering is not science.ReplyDelete
What is scaremongering about this?Delete
Scaremongering is when something is exaggerated to cause people to become fearful, when the actual data does not support the exaggerated claims. Slight warming is not scary, but talk about large sea level rise is.ReplyDelete
THere is a correlation between earth's average temperature and sea level rise. The warmer the earth, the higher the sea level. From one of the past posts I have shown you, 2 to 4 degrees warmer on earth is 25 meters higher. If this is scary to you, that's ok. It should be. But then, this isn't exageration. Put your hand in fire and you get burnt. Put co2 in the atmoshere and you get higher sea levels.Delete
One of the methods scientists use to predict the effects of human-caused climate change is to investigate past natural changes in climate. To assess changes in Earth's past climate scientists have studied tree rings, ice cores, corals, and ocean and lake sediments. These show that recent warming has surpassed anything in the last 2,000 years. By the end of the 21st century, temperatures may increase to a level not experienced since the mid-Pliocene, around 3 million years ago. At that time, mean global temperatures were about 2–4 °C warmer than pre-industrial temperatures, and the global mean sea level was up to 25 meters higher than it is today.