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Former Prime Minister of Iceland: ‘Melting Glaciers Are Nothing to Panic About’

November 23, 2019

By Paul Homewood


It has always puzzled me why alarmists insist a slightly warmer climate will be disastrous for those living in polar regions.

It appears that the former Icelandic PM also agrees with me:


Climate is always changing and humans are always adapting, writes Iceland’s former prime minister, so people should stop panicking over global warming.

Despite the stories delivered by “teary-eyed reporters” about the tragedy of melting glaciers, the fact is that some glaciers melt while others grow and it has been this way for all of history, says David Gunnlaugsson, who served as Iceland’s prime minister from 2013 to 2016.

“Our climate changes, but humans adapt. Instead of scaremongering, we should approach this situation on a scientific and rational basis,” Gunnlaugsson writes in the latest issue of the Spectator….

“When the glaciers were expanding, laying waste to what had previously been green meadows and farmlands, the people who lost their homes would hardly have been grief-stricken by the thought that one day that trend might be reversed,” he proposes, noting that when Iceland was first discovered it was completely covered in forests.


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  1. Nick Adams permalink
    November 23, 2019 1:17 pm



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  2. November 23, 2019 1:20 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate-

  3. November 23, 2019 2:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  4. Broadlands permalink
    November 23, 2019 2:11 pm

    “It has always puzzled me why alarmists insist a slightly warmer climate will be disastrous for those living in polar regions.”

    Even more puzzling that thousands of scientists view it as an “unequivocal climate emergency”. And with people like St. Greta, Ms. AOC and Bernie accepting it, unequivocally, it is disturbing. Talk about a disaster??

  5. Harry Passfield permalink
    November 23, 2019 4:59 pm

    This is probably a made-up stat, but when I was at school in the 50s we were taught that Iceland was indeed once a very green place and it and Greenland were mixed up in their naming: when tptb flew over for the naming ceremony it seems that green Iceland had suffered a major white-out and was named Iceland instead of Greenland.

    • yonason permalink
      November 24, 2019 10:10 am

      The “mixup” in the naming was the “wisdom” that was imparted to me, as well. I wonder if they’ve corrected that yet?

  6. November 23, 2019 5:32 pm

    Remember all the shrill whining about that little glacier which just disappeared in Iceland? It was a whole 700 yrs old, meaning that it started forming early in the 14th Century. Would not have been around during the MWP, either.

    • November 23, 2019 5:34 pm

      Well, I can see I didn’t link that properly – did not expect the original tweet to tag along. I was responding to it, FTR.

    • yonason permalink
      November 24, 2019 10:13 am

      I would just love it if, as they are waiting for the last bits to melt, they saw a plaque under the water that recounted the last time someone held a funeral for that glacier, sometime during the MWP.

      • November 24, 2019 7:27 pm

        My guess would be that would have been very early on, in the MWP.

        I’ve read a few times – but challenged to find good info on it – that all of the glaciers in the CA Sierra disappeared during the MWP. I’d wonder if that applied to Mt Shasta, however.

  7. swan101 permalink
    November 23, 2019 6:29 pm

    Reblogged this on ECO-ENERGY DATABASE.

  8. November 23, 2019 8:22 pm

    I live in Canada and winter has already set in about 6 weeks early. We could use some warming but I think it is getting colder the last few years.I agree with previous comments. Why would we can if it got warmer when you live in a cold climate

  9. Kathy Marquard permalink
    November 23, 2019 10:40 pm

    there is so much information on global warming, cooling, cycles, that it is warming, that it is static, that it is now cooling. there is no definitive conslusion. Only models, theories and guesses. I just read that there is a neutral ENSO, no el nino or la nina. How does that fit in the with the theory of warming oceans and melting ice? One thing ic certain (in my humble opinion) it is not a climate crisis unless you stand to make money from it.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      November 24, 2019 1:51 pm

      Yep, follow the money as always. Otherwise as it stands the flat-earthers of global warming are still trying to prove their hypothesis that the earth should have a fixed temperature even though according to them to science is settled. Those of us who believe the sun is our great controller are waiting for the solar minimum to play out to see if our hypothesis is correct. Generally there are increasing signs of cooling – on top of a lack of warming if the fiddled data are ignored – and there is work being done on the cosmic ray cloud seed theory but of course all the research cash goes to those still trying to prove global warming.

  10. Washington 76 permalink
    November 23, 2019 11:38 pm

    January 4, 2019 2018: 500+ Papers Support Skeptics On Climate Alarm

    More than 500 scientific papers published in 2018 affirm the position that there are significant limitations and uncertainties inherent in our understanding of climate and climate changes, emphasizing that climate science is not settled.

  11. Bertie permalink
    November 24, 2019 6:40 am

    I read this article in this week’s Spectator, which appears to take a pretty sanguine view about the supoosed dangers of AGW.

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