Lying About The Climate – The New Normal

Christian Science Monitor is up to their usual ambulance chasing climate lies – now blaming fires in the southeast on global warming.

Could this be the new normal for the South?


Forest fires blaze across Southeast: What is feeding the flames? –

As always, this is based on no facts or science. Forest fires have been declining in Tennessee since the 1970s.


forest fires in tennessee___3.pdf

In fact, there is a good correlation with declining sea ice. The less ice, the fewer fires.


Tennessee has been getting wetter as the fires have decreased.


Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

Every time there is a drought, government experts declare it to be the new normal.

ScreenHunter_5996 Jan. 12 09.27 This drought may never break – Environment –

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Drought may be new norm for UK, says environment secretary | Environment | The Guardian

There isn’t one bit of truth in the Christian Science Monitor thesis. But that is the new normal.

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53 Responses to Lying About The Climate – The New Normal

  1. Bleakhouses says:

    Why should I believe all those facts when what I believe and feel is so much more satisfying.

  2. gator69 says:

    Obviously neither Christian nor scientific. The Bible teaches that everything is cyclical…

    Ecclesiastes 3, King James Version

    3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

    2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

    3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

    4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

    5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

    6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

    7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

    8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

    Ms Beck needs to read more, and write less.

  3. Bob_L says:

    I’ve lived in east TN for the past 10 years and know that the transition between El Nino and La Nina is accompanied by a dry year for the state.

    In 2007, we were 12 inches below normal for precipitation. In 2008, we were 12 inches above normal.

    Currently, Knoxville is about 7 inches below normal. We’ll see normal or better next year.

  4. Bytor says:

    NEWS FLASH: Tennessee is NOT hot and NOT getting hotter!!!

    It is true, this fall has seen some record temperatures, in the 80’s !!! .. that’s NOT hot!! .. but we have had a terrible drought through October and particularly November. Middle Tennessee is ranked 7th wettest place in the world, as we have an average yearly precipitation of 53″. We, in Nashville area, didn’t get a drop of rain through almost the entire months of Oct. and Nov. This alone gave us a precipitation deficit of 8″ to 10″ .. that’s a whole lot of rain!!

    Furthermore, these fires were 100% human caused!!! … we had no storms to set these fires (lightning). Tennessee has no active volcanoes to set these fires. So the only other possible source of ignition is human.

    Finally, Tennessee is now in the freezer and we are experiencing temperatures well below average. We don’t want to be cold here. When we are cold, we are also dry. When we are warm, we are usually much wetter.

    If they are looking to blame global warming climate change for these fires, they couldn’t be more wrong. Cooling is our enemy here, not warming.

    • Bytor says:

      I would also point out that, middle Tennessee is unusual in that we dry out very quickly. We just had 3-4″ of rain here in south Nashville area two days ago, but you couldn’t tell by looking at it. Our ground dries out extremely quickly. This area is used to getting a whole lot of rain, with December being the wettest month of the year. We are currently in the worst drought since I have lived here (about 10 years), but last year we were above average with almost 70″ of precip!

      Also interesting to note, middle Tennessee gets a lot of its precipitation from storms in the Gulf of Mexico (hurricanes, etc.), for which there have been increasingly few. Most of the moisture we get comes from the Gulf. When the Gulf is quiet, we are dry. What happened to all of those hurricanes that Al Gore said we were supposed to have? … Al Gore has been more of a destructive force to Tennessee than climate.

      • Louis Hooffstetter says:

        Yep, with an average of 55″ to 85″ of rainfall, one could argue that the Smokey Mountains are a borderline rain forest.

        • Bytor says:

          And I would be one to argue that point. My parents (live in Washington State) are been quite surprised to find that our area here in Nashville receives more annual precipitation than does Seattle/Tacoma area. It rains more frequently in Seattle than here, but when we get rain, we get rain! .. Seattle just drizzles all the time.

          And by the way, they consider the west side of the Cascade mountain range a “rain forest”, and yet, the Smokey Mountains receive considerably more rain than the Cascades do.

    • Steve Case says:

      Climate at a Glance even with their fake data shows temperatures are dropping:

      Tennessee Max Temps June – November

      • Bytor says:

        Use Tony’s fabulous tool and plot the temperatures from Murfreesboro station and you will see a declining temperature trend as well. Further, keep in mind, that particular station is also very much subject to UHI, as it is located at an airport and has seen tremendous urban growth over the decades. Murfreesboro, TN, is currently one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and has been for the past several years. The entire Nashville area has been seeing rapid growth for quite some time, with an estimated 100+ people per day moving to the area.

  5. Gail Combs says:

    It is not like we in the mid-Atlantic doesn’t get droughts.

    We had one within the last 10-12 years that was bad enough we had to get our hay from Canada and before that a drought that had farmers cutting down trees to feed the leaves to their cattle.

  6. Neal S says:

    Yesterday I left a comment on a Sci-Tech-Today story telling predictable lies

    And to my astonishment, they actually did post it. I wrote ….

    Yet satellites don’t show the supposed global warming. Greenland has gained 300 billion tons of ice since September 1, blowing away all records for ice gain. If the MSM does not stop lying and spreading lies, and being complicit in the CAGW scam, more and more people will stop believing and eyeballs will go elsewhere, ad revenue will dwindle, media businesses will close and journalist jobs will be lost.

    • Gail Combs says:

      So far the Progressives have not woken to the fact the ‘Deplorables’ have had enough. The NFL, Target, Kellogg and Levis — as in jeans for cowboys, so should know better — all flipped a finger at 1/2 the US buying public.

      E.M. Smith has a really good rant on the subject. Bye Bye Kellogg’s… and even better shows the drop in stock prices.

      Kipling has a much better handle on the ‘Deplorables’ than the progressives and media has.


      by Rudyard Kipling

      It was not part of their blood,
      It came to them very late,
      With long arrears to make good,
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      They were not easily moved,
      They were icy — willing to wait
      Till every count should be proved,
      Ere the Saxon began to hate.

      Their voices were even and low.
      Their eyes were level and straight.
      There was neither sign nor show
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      It was not preached to the crowd.
      It was not taught by the state.
      No man spoke it aloud
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      It was not suddently bred.
      It will not swiftly abate.
      Through the chilled years ahead,
      When Time shall count from the date
      That the Saxon began to hate.

      We are no longer cringing in the corner when lashed with accusations of Racist and the rest. Instead we are standing up and voting with our feet.

      • RAH says:

        They don’t get it in part because they view this country through the old media lens. They don’t understand the pure Americanism displayed last night at that Trump Rally because they are after all companies that do business internationally and are focused internationally and thus look to be winners in Globalism. IOW they are not American patriots, they are globalists because they have determined that their primary market is the globe and that the US is just a portion of their market and not really their country.

        • TeaPartyGeezer says:

          Should be able to court international customers WITHOUT insulting and turning away from US customers. Politicizing your marketing strategy is as wrong-minded and non-productive as politicizing science.

  7. Gail Combs says:

    It just got better… More Progressive lying.

    From Ren Jander, J.D. (Doctor of Law ) THERE WILL BE NO RECOUNT IN PENNSYLVANIA: Jill Stein Perpetrating Election Fraud.

    It is fairly long so these are the highlights.

    …. Seeing non-lawyer journalists mangle complicated election statutes so brazenly is not only sad but dangerous. It’s giving an emotionally triggered part of the electorate false hope. And it simultaneously creates conditions for the destabilization of the nation when hyper-emotional election expectations are thwarted, as they most certainly will be…

    …she [Stein] claims at her website that “fundraising for Pennsylvania’s voter-initiated recount” has already been complete. The statement is fraudulent on it’s face, in that she has been raising a ton of money when, in fact, there will be no “voter-initiated recount”. According to Pennsylvania law, no “recount” or “recanvassing” is possible. Trump won by more than .5% of the vote. Had he won by less – according to Section 1404(g) of Pennsylvania Election Code – there could have been an automatic recount ordered.

    The next possibility was for voters to allege “fraud or error” in the tabulation of votes by a certain deadline that has already passed. The unofficial county-by-county returns were submitted, according to law, by November 15th, and any petition for a recount alleging “fraud or error” in the counting (or canvassing) of ballots had to be inititated by at least three petitioners within five days after November 15th….
    The recount bird has flown in PA. End of story.….

    Now, you may have been hearing from Jill Stein that the deadline to recount in Pennsylvania is today, November 28, 2016, twenty days after the election. You’ve been hearing wrong. The November 28, 2016 deadline is not for a recount. It’s a deadline to “Contest” the election. And this is where we call Jill Stein out for conspiring to defraud the electorate as well as defrauding folks donating to her efforts.

    The Pennsylvania Election Code makes a clear distinction between “Recounts” and “Contests”. Article XVII (a) is titled “Recounts”, whereas, Article XVII (b) is titled, “Classes of Nomination and Election Contests.” These are two vastly different beasts.

    ….she’s too late, and yet she’s still defrauding people by claiming the money will be used for a “voter-initiated recount.” That she may try to use the funds to “Contest” the election instead means that the funds were raised via fraudulent representation….

    Constesting the election – as opposed to petitioning for a recount – involves a process that requires a much higher standard of proof.

    Section 1731 requires that one hundred electors (voters) must petition to contest an election for Electors of President and Vice-President in the Court of Common Pleas in Dauphin County….

    “The petition shall concisely set forth the cause of complaint, showing wherein it is claimed that the primary or election is illegal…”

    So this is quite different than alleging the votes were simply mis-counted. The petitioners must allege that the election was illegal. Section 1757 requires that at least five of the one hundred petitioners must file a sworn Affidavit under penalty of perjury:

    “Such affidavits shall be taken and subscribed before some person authorized by law to administer oaths, and shall set forth that they believe the facts stated therein are true, that according to the best of their knowledge and belief, the primary or election was illegal and the return thereof not correct, and that the petition to contest the same is made in good faith.”

    Considering that there is absolutely no evidence that the election in Pennsylvania was illegal, nobody can legally swear out such an affidavit…

    “Any wilful false statement made under oath or affirmation or in writing, stating that it is so made, although such oath or affirmation may not have actually been made, by any person regarding any material matter or thing relating to any subject being investigated, heard, determined or acted upon by any county board of elections, or member thereof, or by any court or judge thereof, judge of election, inspector of election, or overseer, in accordance with the terms of this act, shall be perjury, a misdemeanor of the first degree, and any person, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, or to undergo an imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, or both, in the discretion of the court.”

    Five years in prison is waiting for anyone who fails to heed the warning being offered here today regarding the filing of a petition to contest the election in Pennsylvania.


    I am looking forward to Trump’s lawyers getting out a big can of WOOP-ASS.

    • GW says:

      He’s going to let it go by the wayside along with Hillarygate.

      • RAH says:

        There is absolutely no reason to believe that Hillary is off the hook yet. Trump would not be the one to prosecute her, his AG, Jeff Sessions would be and that would be done based on the results of the FBI investigations. I know what Trump said but when you get down to it the way he said it did not let Hillary off the hook.

        I also know that Trumps has said he would build a wall. I don’t expect a wall to run the entire length of the US Mexican border. Do YOU? I expect fences and walls to be used in places but in others, probably the majority of those miles, there is no need for one.

        Fact is that before they quit enforcing the laws and when the Border Patrol was about half of the size it is now, they did a much better job of keeping people out. To stop illegal immigration you enforce the laws. Let the border patrol do their jobs, and eliminate the incentives for the illegals to come here. Or IOW remove the support networks we tax payers fund now.

        • Latitude says:

          To stop illegal immigration you enforce the laws.
          ….that’s about it

          And certainly don’t make sanctuary cities..what is that?
          …if you can sneak in, get to one of these cities…you don’t have to get a green card, work permit…nothing
          ..and you can have a drivers license and vote, get benefits

          Everything a citizen does…and you have to do nothing.

          Why have laws in the first place…they just made it a free for all

        • Let’s suppose something new comes to light.

          Maybe one of the contributors to the Clinton slush fund demands his money back.

          Maybe a covert operative compromised by Hillary’s emails is jailed or executed.

          Would you expect AG Jeff Sessions to ignore it?

          • RAH says:

            Trump nor his team even know the full extent of the various investigations let alone the evidence that has been exposed. They don’t know what else will be revealed in the on going investigations either.

            Trump just wants people to focus on his administration and not some investigations into Hillary or the Clinton Foundation.

            Besides, he isn’t president yet and even when he is, it is not his place to determine which law breakers are going to be prosecuted and which aren’t. It is his place to try and be sure the laws are enforced. As president elect saying that he will prosecute someone is the exact kind of crap I’d expect out of a democrat. The determination to prosecute should be made on the basis of the evidence alone. That is how government and justice is supposed to work.

      • AndyG55 says:

        There are many types of wall..

        We constant see the walls that brain-washed alarmista build to keep data and common sense from contaminating their baseless beliefs.

        There is one prime example trolling this blog on a regular basis..

      • Gail Combs says:

        Trump’s lawyers are already going after them in all three states.

        The problem is the US MSM is NOT going to report it.

    • Neal S says:

      While I don’t pretend to know what Trump will do about that, it would not at all surprise me if nothing happened for some time. Since Trump has raised children, he knows it is important to apply correction in order to prevent future bad behaviour, but doing so in this case is not urgent. There are likely many more things of much higher priority which will be seen to first and some of those might be important to being able to effectively pursue some needed corrections in the future.

      Some people are disappointed in some of Trumps picks or things that he has said. Please realize that such things are NOT cast in stone, and things may change with time. Also it is never wise to let your enemies know what you will do. So just because Trump has seemed to talk nice to some people, does not mean that at some point in the future he will not later take some action that we might wish he would instead take right away.

      Also it is foolish to expect everything to be turned around as quickly as we might hope. If you were remodeling a room, you would not expect the room to keep looking better and better until you were done. You would instead expect that between when you start and when you finish, that the room is going to look much worse while it is being actively changed.

      I just read today some lies about how low the jobless rate is right now. When certain metrics begin to be reported accurately, it will look like things are taking a turn for the worse. But it is good to remember to be patient.

      • RAH says:

        The man is not even in office yet! Give him a break! I like all his picks so far. Don’t wanna see Romney as Sec State but I will trust Trump even if he appoints that establishment type. Trump deserves a chance to get his team on the ground and running. Give them 100 days in office then lets see where we’re at.

        The press is going to slam him and every one of his appointees in any way they can. It would be the ones they don’t try to scuttle that I would worry about!

      • RAH says:

        One other thing. The people Trump are selecting have succeeded in the real world. They aren’t academic egg heads that never accomplished anything in the private sector and partisan appointees as fills Obama’s cabinet. The press going on about his cabinet will be the wealthiest in history. Well that’s because they are movers and shakers in their respective sectors. Proven performers in the real world and not a bunch of academic elitest A-holes that spent their time indoctrinating students and telling each other how smart they are.

      • One of the things that totally pisses me off about Donald Trump is that he appears to have done a magnificent job as a parent.

        How is that possible? My career is not even close to Trump’s in terms of travel, stress and business pressure yet I can’t match his parenting achievements.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Hee Hee Heee…
      Jill Stein Fails To Provide $1M Surety Bond For Pennsylvania Recount – Election Challenge Collapses…

      People keep forgetting that Trump said at one of the debates, “Why should I tell the enemy my plans…” That was in reply to questions about his plans for the Middle East, but can be generalized.

  8. Robertv says:

    The only way progressives can stay in power is by creating a constant state of fear .

    An educated We The People would be their greatest nightmare.

  9. Andy DC says:

    According to alarmists, Hurricane Matthew was a result of climate change, which is very curious, since landfalling major US hurricanes have been at record low levels. Even Matthew did not qualify is a landfalling US major hurricane.

    Also the wildfires in the SE are also a result of human created climate change, as if there had never been a drought in the SE during past years.

    Not to mention the flash flood in Ellicott City, MD, when there have been far worse floods multiple times in Ellicott City.

    These alarmists are desperate and beyond pathological, as they blame every garden variety weather event on human caused climate change.

  10. Jimmy Haigh says:

    Eh… They are called “The Smoky Mountains” for a good reason…

    • Stewart Pid says:

      Jimmy I’m not sure if u are being sarcastic or what but the fog is why they are the smoky mountains.
      Why do they call it the Great Smoky Mountains?
      Name Origin. Named for the blue fog or mist that hangs over the mountains and in the valleys, the Smokies were originally settled by the Cherokee. Shaconage, or “place of the blue smoke,” is what they called this range of the Appalachians.

  11. TA says:

    “One of the things that totally pisses me off about Donald Trump is that he appears to have done a magnificent job as a parent.

    How is that possible? My career is not even close to Trump’s in terms of travel, stress and business pressure yet I can’t match his parenting achievements.”

    Trump has a unique personality, one aspect of which is he knows how to relate to people on a personal level. People walk out of meeting with him smiling broadly. He is an inspirational character. Look at the enthusiasm his close associates are showing. They feel like they are on a roll, and they are on a roll. This Trump Train just keeps on rolling. Right man, right time, right place.

  12. Gary Seymour says:

    You right wingers are something else. You thought that bashing Obama was fun, then you don’t know squat. We now have 4 years of bashing Trump. Get ready. This will be fun.

  13. AndyOz says:

    I love the Arctic Sea Ice correlation with Tennessee fires.
    The R squared looks to be >0.9
    Correlation means Causation!
    At least in the wacky world of climate science.

  14. TA says:

    “You right wingers are something else. You thought that bashing Obama was fun, then you don’t know squat. We now have 4 years of bashing Trump. Get ready. This will be fun.”

    Rightwingers *stay* ready. You act like the left attacking our leaders is a new thing. Like we are going to be surprised when they do. Like the Left has something they haven’t already tried to trash Trump with.

    You just think it’s going to be funny. If you are a dedicated Lefty, you won’t be doing much laughing. We’ll be the ones laughing. We started laughing on Nov. 8.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Definitely Moron alert

      Republican Kick-A$$ president
      Republican Kick-A$$ Cabinet
      Republican Senate
      Republican Congress

      Followed by at least one and maybe as many as 4 solid Original Constitutionalist Supreme Court Justices…

      Supreme Court Justices
      Vacant (Antonin Scalia) Age: 79 yr 11 mo — Ronald Reagan
      Anthony Kennedy Age: 80 yr 4 mo — Ronald Reagan
      Clarence Thomas Age: 68 yr 5 mo — George H. W. Bush
      Ruth Bader Ginsburg Age: 83 yr 8 mo — Bill Clinton
      Stephen Breyer Age: 78 yr 3 mo — Bill Clinton
      John G. Roberts Age: 61 yr 10 mo — George W. Bush
      Samuel A. Alito, Jr. Age: 66 yr 8 mo — George W. Bush
      Sonia Sotomayor Age: 62 yr 5 mo — Obama
      Elena Kagan Age: 56 yr 7 mo — Obama

      Keep laughing SUCKER! The MSM STARTED with only 6% trusting it before the election. Now we just laugh at the MSM.

      If the MSM continues to tell lies do you really think Trump will take it or will he cut them out of the news cycle entirely? Don’t forget one of the first things Trump did was have a closed door meeting with the MSM.

      Report: President Elect Trump Skewered Media During Off Record Summit…

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