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The doomsday lies of climate activists never stop

September 5, 2020
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By Paul Homewood

 

Greta’s latest climate lies are exposed:

 

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Photos and videos are extremely useful tools in storytelling and even in conveying news to the masses. Be they simple photographs of people or videos of people marching through a street, they help us relate to the actual events and stories.

In the past decade, climate-change enthusiasts and activists have utilized this aspect to the utmost to highlight natural disasters and propagate the idea that climate change has aggravated them.

But often this grim and devastating image of natural calamities does not reveal the complete picture. In fact, climate activists exaggerate weather events (short-term and local) as climate events (long-term and global to regional) and misrepresent regular incidents as unprecedented ones.

Last month, I came across a retweet by Greta Thunberg, a globally recognized climate activist. She retweeted a tweet showing recent flooding in India. The tweet was preceded and followed by a series of tweets that highlighted allegedly climate-driven natural disasters in an attempt to drive home the need for climate action.

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It was surprising for me to learn that Greta and others portrayed the regular summer rainfall downpour in India as something unprecedented and use it as an arsenal to promote their climate doomsday narrative.

India is in the midst of its summer rainfall season. Also known as the monsoon, these rains are the lifeline for India’s 1.3 billion people. They are a boon, not a disaster as Greta and other activists claim.

The excess rainfall has brought much joy to the majority of the Indian people, who depend on rain for agriculture. Farmers have already begun sowing, and a historic food crop output is expected in 2021, topping already record-high levels.

As for the flooding Greta retweeted, the flooding in the state of Bihar is unrelated to long-term climate change. With increasing population, more people have been prone to be impacted by flood waters than before.

Flooding in that region has been a regular event, and not something new and unprecedented. The rainfall data since 1871 reveal that the annual precipitation levels have always been erratic, with no significant trend.

Source: IMD/imetsociety accessed at http://imetsociety.org/wp-content/pdf/vayumandal/2014/2014_12.pdf

There have been no significant changes in rainfall pattern, according to scientists at the Indian Meteorological Department. To claim otherwise reveals ignorance of the real climate in the region.

This methodology – of portraying natural disasters as a consequence of climate change and claiming it as unprecedented – has become a common practice among climate activists.

 

Full story here.

Vijay Jayaraj (M.Sc., Environmental Science, University of East Anglia, England), is a Research Contributor for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation.

34 Comments
  1. ianprsy permalink
    September 5, 2020 10:52 am

    Aided and abetted by the MSM, esp. the BBC.

  2. Stuart Blaxland permalink
    September 5, 2020 11:21 am

    Interesting that the Author has an Environmental Science degree fro The University of East Anglia! Is there the whiff of change in the air or will Vijay be being hauled up before Phil Jones et al for re-education.

    • dennisambler permalink
      September 5, 2020 11:33 am

      He’s ripe for cancellation!

    • September 5, 2020 3:53 pm

      I have degrees from there. We didn’t all drink the koolaid. Respect to the author for saying what needed to be said.

  3. Athelstan. permalink
    September 5, 2020 11:35 am

    She, the doomgoblin, must have missed her Geog’ lesson, all about stuff and meteorology when it gets a tad wet in the Indian – monsoons they name it and much of India needs it, actually as mentioned many see it as a cause for celebration.

    ho hum.

    • Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
      September 6, 2020 2:26 am

      A few years ago there was a documentary video of the coming of the Monsoon. It started in the south with folks watching the clouds over the ocean. They were waiting for the clouds to move toward land.
      Finally, the clouds, rain, and celebrations began.
      The documentary crew then headed north to the next city, and then the next – for the period of time it took for the rains to reach the Great Plains of northern India.
      I’m sorry I don’t remember more but it might have been a “Nature” or BBC filming.

  4. Phillip Bratby permalink
    September 5, 2020 11:57 am

    I don’t expect anybody under 30 has an education including geography in which the word monsoon is mentioned. I wonder how many have actually heard the word monsoon.

    • Robert Murray permalink
      September 5, 2020 12:39 pm

      Only because it’s the name of a ‘fashion’ clothing retailer.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      September 5, 2020 1:14 pm

      Loads of females shop at Monsoon. A very popular High Street chain I believe.

    • mjr permalink
      September 5, 2020 4:24 pm

      had a hit record 1982 “ever so lonely” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpVH8R6PLbk

    • Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
      September 6, 2020 2:36 am

      A few years ago there was a documentary video of the coming of the Monsoon. It started in the south with folks watching the clouds over the ocean. They were waiting for the clouds to move toward land.
      Finally, the clouds, rain, and celebrations began.
      The documentary crew then headed north to the next city, and then the next – for the period of time it took for the rains to reach the Great Plains of northern India.
      I’m sorry I don’t remember more but it might have been a “Nature” or BBC filming.

      I found the historic trade along the east coast of Africa, to and from India to be quite fascinating – all facilitated by the seasonal change of wind direction. I recall I was searching-up things about the various vessels used for trade, say Mediterranean types and the Arabian Sea.
      Example: https://byzantinemporia.com/monsoon-trade-system/

  5. Peter Yarnall permalink
    September 5, 2020 12:23 pm

    Since when (BBC take note) has the word “unprecedented” meant “in the last couple of years”?

    • Tonyb permalink
      September 5, 2020 5:23 pm

      Peter

      I have got around 1000 years of weather observations in England. After a time I realised the phrase used about the weather conditions, typically rain and heat, described as ‘ never been seen by any man before in the whole of history’ equated to around 15 years

      • Ben Vorlich permalink
        September 5, 2020 5:56 pm

        It occurs regularly in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, from memory the first mention of the phrase “that no man remembered” occurs at about 1000AD. Before that weather doesn’t feature much in the versions I’ve read, it’s all in this year so and so did something, surprisingly international as I recall

  6. It doesn't add up... permalink
    September 5, 2020 12:44 pm

    Another in the series you have to laugh. Zac Gopdsmith tweeted

    https://mobile.twitter.com/ZacGoldsmith/status/1302204661169106945

    So that means no more imports of wood chips for Drax, or palm oil for biodiesel, or wood for construction?

    Thought not.

  7. Gerry, England permalink
    September 5, 2020 1:21 pm

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Attenbollox will be polluting the airways next Sunday with ‘Extinction: The Facts’ which will no doubt be wall to wall lies as you would expect from a BBC production. It seems ‘unprecedented’ is not the only word that has a different meaning at the BBC. An apologist for the BBC was pleading for it to be kept or we would be like the USA where the news media is polarised to right and left with no dialogue in between. He is another who lives in liberal utopia and believes the BBC is currently impartial.

    • Sheri permalink
      September 7, 2020 3:40 am

      If there is an extinction and people have anything to do with, simple GREED by the wind energy parasites, solar and mining in countries with no environmental regs will be the cause and incessant virtue signaling by greedy corporations determined to destroy their customers will top the destroyers. Make sure your children know the “loving environmentalists” are the ones that killed birds, polluted streams, destroyed open spaces, all in the name of GREED.

  8. Mad Mike permalink
    September 5, 2020 1:21 pm

    Now the Alarmists want to control the press.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-54038591

    Fortunately this time the police seem to be on the side of freedom. Let’s hope the courts are as well.

    • mjr permalink
      September 5, 2020 4:28 pm

      Demonstrators have accused the papers of failing to report on climate change. so i guess that means they wont blockade the BBC .. pity

      • Gerry, England permalink
        September 6, 2020 11:27 am

        XR already have caused trouble at the BBC. Oh, the irony. The BBC already tell enough lies and so don’t want to go further and support the XR lies. They even allowed Andrew Neil to roast their dolly Zion Lights – before she saw some sense and left – in a TV interview.

        Mail on Sunday labelling them ‘the middle class (and white) rabble that want to kill free speech’. XR should realise that it is the legacy media’s job to misinform us not theirs.

  9. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    September 5, 2020 1:28 pm

    Will the doom goblin please FOAD.

  10. Broadlands permalink
    September 5, 2020 1:32 pm

    Greta Thunberg is obviously a puppet. She has no scientific background or training that would allow someone to assert the things she says. The puppeteers behind her pull the strings. Who are these climate scientists and where do they get the funding? Anybody know?

    • Peter Yarnall permalink
      September 5, 2020 5:23 pm

      The answer? ANTIFA.
      See Rebel News of Canada and their attempts to get an interview.

    • September 10, 2020 3:26 pm

      I’m guessing here; but reckon there is a very complicated influence/money route which goes back to the UN and its acolytes such as Davos.
      Otherwise how on earth did Greta get invited to speak to the UN? etc. etc.

  11. markl permalink
    September 5, 2020 3:56 pm

    Typical propaganda technique. Tell a lie over and over until the people believe it. Eventually that method catches up with the liars when the truth timing surpasses the lie. That’s why the climate alarmists keep moving their doomsday further into the future. At some point you’d think people would look back at all the failed prognostications attributed to AGW and figure it out by now.

  12. Vernon E permalink
    September 5, 2020 4:06 pm

    The last post (Broadlands) is the pertinent one. Who is behind all this – we (the world) needs to know. XR, BLM and all the other anarchist movements have been hi-jacked by a very sinister, and very, very wealthy operation. No way that XR could have mounted today’s occupation of the printing presses around the UK without military style organisation and loads of money. This must be taken more seriously. For example, Donald Trump (love him or hate him) made reference to “dark forces”. This was instantly trumped (no pun) and ridiculed by counter claims that he was referring to Satanists and paedophiles. Very, very clever.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      September 5, 2020 7:24 pm

      The UN, the Globalists at Davos, the EU and Soros.
      In other words all those involved in the “one world order”.

      • markl permalink
        September 5, 2020 11:26 pm

        +1

    • Gerry, England permalink
      September 6, 2020 11:32 am

      Have they actually been hijacked or were they really controlled from the start? The penny is finally starting to drop about BLM being a communist anarchist group as the logo will not be on Premier League shirts next year although the execrable going down on one knee looks likely to continue.

  13. Curious George permalink
    September 5, 2020 5:08 pm

    Will Climate Activists ever notice that we all have died already?

  14. M E permalink
    September 6, 2020 2:55 am

    Many members of professions have no education in thescientific method .Lawyers frequently become M Ps in N Z. Now a lawyer has only time to study Law. Yet these MPs will head committees on Climate Change. it’s all a matter of mismatching experts in one field with power to change society in another different field.
    B T W most jounalists do not have a background in Geography and Geomorphology or they would realise that flood plains of rivers are created by FLOODS. Living on a flood plain is often dangerous.

  15. September 6, 2020 8:49 am

    While watching the film No Highway in the Sky (1951). Starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich
    https://itpworld.wordpress.com/2019/01/27/no-highway-uk-us-1951/
    I was struck by the similarities between Elspeth Honey as played by Janette Scott and Greta Thunberg.
    Both brought up to speak in a very scientific way but neither having much understanding of the wider outside world.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-54038591
    Extinction Rebellion protesters block newspaper printing presses
    Demonstrators have accused the papers of failing to report on climate change.

    What? There has been lots of reporting about alleged climate change.
    I guess they mean there should be only one story we are all doomed

  16. September 10, 2020 3:42 pm

    These alarmist activists and their manipulating media friends are only following basic Marxist practices. Inserting a lie into what appears to be an obvious truth is a well known propaganda tactic. The Brits. were pretty good at it in WW2. Take the Normandy landing German confusion for example.

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