Katherine Hayhoe Using COVID To Advance Climate Junk Science

Just when you thought climate scamsters couldn’t possibly get any more disgusting …

Environmental Reporters Strategize on Using Coronavirus to Advance Climate Agenda – Western Wire

Yesterday the Guardian said they are “free from political bias” and want people to send them money.

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11 Responses to Katherine Hayhoe Using COVID To Advance Climate Junk Science

  1. Nixon Scraypes in association with Professor Clencher says:

    Meanwhile the Guardian reports “new hole in the ozone above arctic caused by unusually LOW temperatures” We’re extremely lucky here in the UK to have such an honest media. It just goes to show that you ungrateful Yanks should never have left the Empire. When will you understand that warming still goes on whether or not the temperature falls, it’s called science, you dummies.

  2. Gator says:

    ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste.’
    -Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s chief of staff

  3. T. Erickson says:

    The Pope is saying the same thing.

    https://nypost.com/2020/04/08/pope-says-coronavirus-could-be-a-reaction-to-climate-change/

    One would think……but alas that is not something a “well known scientist” is paid to do.

  4. G W Smith says:

    If they could only find a way to link AGW to a virus they would have it made, and we could be in a totalitarian lock-down forever! Hallelujah!

  5. mikegeo says:

    ah yes Denis Hayes, organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 where he made this remark:
    “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” declared Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for Earth Day, in the Spring 1970 issue of The Living Wilderness.”
    Some people just never get tired of banging their heads against a wall – and never get tired of being wrong.

    • Gator says:

      These are all predictions (or do we call them “scenarios” now) that were made by the Earth Day freaks nearly 50 years ago…

      1. Harvard biologist George Wald estimated that “civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”

      2. “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” wrote Washington University biologist Barry Commoner in the Earth Day issue of the scholarly journal Environment.

      3. The day after the first Earth Day, the New York Times editorial page warned, “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from intolerable deterioration and possible extinction.”

      4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich confidently declared in the April 1970 issue of Mademoiselle. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

      5. “Most of the people who are going to die in the greatest cataclysm in the history of man have already been born,” wrote Paul Ehrlich in a 1969 essay titled “Eco-Catastrophe! “By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”

      6. Ehrlich sketched out his most alarmist scenario for the 1970 Earth Day issue of The Progressive, assuring readers that between 1980 and 1989, some 4 billion people, including 65 million Americans, would perish in the “Great Die-Off.”

      7. “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” declared Denis Hayes, the chief organizer for Earth Day, in the Spring 1970 issue of The Living Wilderness.

      8. Peter Gunter, a North Texas State University professor, wrote in 1970, “Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa. By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions….By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”

      9. In January 1970, Life reported, “Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support…the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half….”

      10. Ecologist Kenneth Watt told Time that, “At the present rate of nitrogen buildup, it’s only a matter of time before light will be filtered out of the atmosphere and none of our land will be usable.”

      11. Barry Commoner predicted that decaying organic pollutants would use up all of the oxygen in America’s rivers, causing freshwater fish to suffocate.

      12. Paul Ehrlich chimed in, predicting in 1970 that “air pollution…is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.” Ehrlich sketched a scenario in which 200,000 Americans would die in 1973 during “smog disasters” in New York and Los Angeles.

      13. Paul Ehrlich warned in the May 1970 issue of Audubon that DDT and other chlorinated hydrocarbons “may have substantially reduced the life expectancy of people born since 1945.” Ehrlich warned that Americans born since 1946…now had a life expectancy of only 49 years, and he predicted that if current patterns continued this expectancy would reach 42 years by 1980, when it might level out. (Note: According to the most recent CDC report, life expectancy in the US is 78.8 years).

      14. Ecologist Kenneth Watt declared, “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.’”

      15. Harrison Brown, a scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, published a chart in Scientific American that looked at metal reserves and estimated the humanity would totally run out of copper shortly after 2000. Lead, zinc, tin, gold, and silver would be gone before 1990.

      16. Sen. Gaylord Nelson wrote in Look that, “Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.”

      17. In 1975, Paul Ehrlich predicted that “since more than nine-tenths of the original tropical rainforests will be removed in most areas within the next 30 years or so, it is expected that half of the organisms in these areas will vanish with it.”

      18. Kenneth Watt warned about a pending Ice Age in a speech. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

      The boy who cried wolf is blushing.

      • Crispin in Waterloo says:

        Superb list.

        Something I notice about all these false prophets is that none of them are really qualified to make such pronouncements. They are just making things up as they go along, always steering the conversation towards the most dire version of an apocalypse.

        And what about their descendants? One of Ehrlich’s students was John Holdren, science advisor to Obama. One of Holdren’s students was Kirk Smith, he of the “air pollution kills millions per year” school of Parenthetical and Estimated Data.

        This proves the Yorkshire adage, “Where there’s muck, there’s brass.” https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/408900.html

  6. G W Smith says:

    That’s it – Find a way to claim that the Covid-19 virus is driven and fed by CO2 and the only way to combat the pandemic is to reduce greenhouse gasses, immediately! Now they have their dream wish in one global package! The whole world is in their power!

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