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Mark Maslin Promotes His New Alarmist Book

May 10, 2021
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By Paul Homewood

 

Prof Mark Maslin has written this opinion piece in The Conversation, promoting his new book, “How to Save Our Planet – The Facts”:

 

 

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The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat – people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. But there is still everything to fight for. How the world chooses to respond in the coming years will have massive repercussions for generations yet to be born.

In my book How to Save Our Planet, I imagine two different visions of the future. One in which we do very little to address climate change, and one in which we do everything possible.

This is what the science suggests those very different realities could look like.

Year 2100: the nightmare scenario

The 21st century draws to a close without action having been taken to prevent climate change. Global temperatures have risen by over 4°C. In many countries, summer temperatures persistently stay above 40°C. Heatwaves with temperatures as high as 50°C have become common in tropical countries.

Every summer, wildfires rage across every continent except Antarctica, creating plumes of acrid smoke that make breathing outdoors unbearable, causing an annual health crisis.

Ocean temperatures have risen dramatically. After repeated bleaching events, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been officially declared dead.

Full story here.

 

The article is not worth reading, as it is full of the usual alarmist nonsense. The Conversation long ago gave up any pretence to impartiality on climate affairs, and refuses to publish any alternate views.

But what is interesting is Maslin’s own background. According to his bio, he is Professor of Earth System Science at University College London. We have come across him here a couple of times; for instance, his study which ludicrously claimed that European colonisation of the America’s caused the Little Ice Age (yes, that’s right, the Little Ice Age that climate scientists now claim never actually existed!). Apparently the wholesale slaughter of the natives (really?), led to the abandonment of agricultural land, which was then taken over by forests, thus reducing CO2 levels.

For some reason, he was unable to explain why the Little Ice Age began long before the events he describes.

His resume however suggests he has spent most of the last few years as an environmental campaigner, rather than a scientist.

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https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/people/academic-staff/mark-maslin

His disclosure statement for The Conversation includes a lengthy list of organisations that he has received grant funding from over the years:

 

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 https://theconversation.com/climate-change-how-bad-could-the-future-be-if-we-do-nothing-159665

And his LinkedIn page reveals that he has been awarded grants totalling an incredible £43 million:

 

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 https://uk.linkedin.com/in/mark-maslin-679a7022

 

Much of that will, of course, have gone to his university and colleagues. Nevertheless it shows how the extent to which climate science has been corrupted by money.

27 Comments
  1. GeoffB permalink
    May 10, 2021 6:31 pm

    Maybe he should change is name to Faust!

  2. Broadlands permalink
    May 10, 2021 7:41 pm

    This is a whopper! “Ocean temperatures have risen dramatically. After repeated bleaching events, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been officially declared dead.”

    Ocean temperatures on the GBR have not done anything close to rising dramatically over the last ten years. Hot? Yes, but nothing that correlates with bleaching events. Or that hasn’t happened in the past.

    https://seatemperature.info/great-barrier-reef-water-temperature.html

    Officially dead???

    • Eoin Mc permalink
      May 11, 2021 8:05 am

      This is a prediction for eighty years’ time ie, 2100. Wonder what Prof Peter Ridd would say about the junk in this book or the incredible £43 million that this blood sucker has wangled out of the likes of hysterical climate alarmists such as Channel 4.

  3. May 10, 2021 7:43 pm

    “the climate crisis is no longer a looming threat – people are now living with the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions.”

    Yes, we have reached the peak of human civilisation. We have never been healthie, wealthier, longer lived, better housed, warmer, with more rights, social advances, and equality than at any time in our entire history.

    These are the consequences of centuries of greenhouse gas emissions. Are these tangible benefits supposed to be detrimental to humanity?

    • George Lawson permalink
      May 11, 2021 9:36 am

      ‘The absent minded professor’ is apposite here. Something must have gone wrong with Prof. Maslins rational thought processes. Or is it perhaps the money and foreign holidays that are his priority? I do hope he will see a doctor soon.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      May 11, 2021 9:51 am

      Thd correlation between CO2 emissions and increase in wealth and longevity is very high. This idiot is only able to spend his time spinning these absurd fairytales because of cheap, efficient, safe, reliable energy.

  4. Broadlands permalink
    May 10, 2021 7:54 pm

    “Happily, the solutions I propose are win-win, or even win-win-win: they reduce emissions, improve the environment and make people healthier and wealthier overall.”

    Again…Reducing emissions does nothing to lower the Earth’s temperature. It does leave carbon in the ground in case it is needed should the climate cool again. But, what it is certain to do is continue the economic damages to the wealth and health that the pandemic travel lockdowns have done. Is that really part of your plan and vision for the future? I’ll take a pass if you don’t mind.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      May 11, 2021 9:48 am

      They quite obviously do not make people wealthier. That’s either an outright lie or his utterly devoid of understanding of economics. It never ceases to amaze me how all the brilliant climate scientists who cannot be challenged by mere laymen are quite happy to give us their views on subjects they know – literally – nithingvabout such as economics.

  5. May 10, 2021 8:10 pm

    “The Conversation long ago gave up any pretence to impartiality on climate affairs, and refuses to publish any alternate views.”

    You could try. If you’re polite it’ll be months before they ban you for wrongthink. And if there’s a small group of you making reasoned criticisms you can make the author look very silly indeed. See here
    https://theconversation.com/why-ill-talk-politics-with-climate-change-deniers-but-not-science-34949
    for an example of what half a dozen of us can do when we leave the comfort zone of our favourite blog and employ reason against academic power.

    Mark retired hurt after Rog Tallbloke discovered he is in the pay of Big Woodchip, and I pointed out how the private company of which he is a director and which is part funded by the Royal Society sells satellite data to people worried about climate change. The more worried the better for his bank account.

    Mark also has an article on why humans evolved big penises and small testicles. What a pr…

    • 1saveenergy permalink
      May 12, 2021 2:09 am

      ” Mark also has an article on why humans evolved big penises and small testicles.”

      He speaks from experience & needs to grow a pair.

  6. Mack permalink
    May 10, 2021 8:23 pm

    £43 million plus in green grants? Wow, this doom mongering malarkey is actually like winning the lottery isn’t it? I’m sure Maslin really, really cares about the environment much more than he does about lining his pockets but who’d be shocked if we discovered that he’s got a Ferrari secretly stashed somewhere?

    • Gerry, England permalink
      May 11, 2021 5:17 pm

      Under Dementia Joe’s world of make believe, Maslin would count as a ‘green job’, a job that nobody normal would consider makes a worthwhile contribution.

  7. Penda100 permalink
    May 10, 2021 8:38 pm

    Maslin’s book is science-fiction and you might as well read Asimov or Arthur C Clarke for projections about the future. And they are probably more likely to be correct.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      May 11, 2021 9:52 am

      And his book about the Little Ice Age is Historical Fiction. He just makes it up. It’s embarrassing that such a fraud is given money.

  8. May 10, 2021 8:53 pm

    9pm Monday Radio4 episode 2/3 of his activist prog
    11am Tuesday ep 3/3
    It’s about repairing your home electronics instead of throwing them away

    Monday “he tries replacing his broken mobile phone screen and dead battery”
    Tuesday “he asks what we can learn from repair cultures around the world , he looks at manufacturers who are designing in repair-ability”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000vp3b

    • May 10, 2021 9:39 pm

      That is Mark Miodownik

      • May 10, 2021 10:43 pm

        cheers Phil, for some reason my brain think they are the same person
        Both are UCL
        Professor Mark Miodownik : Materials scientist & engineer; Director of the UCL Institute of Making

        Professor Mark Maslin #ClimateChange Professor @ucl, Director @rezatec

  9. bobn permalink
    May 10, 2021 9:11 pm

    I see he is a Geographer; so not a scientist then, just an Arts student.

  10. Gordon* permalink
    May 10, 2021 10:44 pm

    Re, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has been officially declared dead.

    LOL…

    The claim is misleading; no major scientific body pronounced the reef dead in September 2019; Australian authorities told AFP that the Great Barrier Reef “is certainly not dead”

    https://factcheck.afp.com/great-barrier-reef-officially-announced-dead-september-2019

  11. Gordon* permalink
    May 10, 2021 11:15 pm

    What does paleoclimate mean?

    Paleoclimatology is the study of ancient climates, prior to the widespread availability of instrumental records. … The study of paleoclimates has been particularly helpful in showing that the Earth’s climate system can shift between dramatically different climate states in a matter of years or decades.

  12. May 11, 2021 4:29 am

    The climate movement is a mad enterprise of mad men some madder than the rest having embraced things like planetary destruction by humans in the Anthropocene with the evil of fossil fuel emissions somehow connected to all things bad in the world including racism.

    https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/12/24/anthropocene-the-evidence/

  13. Phoenix44 permalink
    May 11, 2021 9:45 am

    Why would we have perpetual wildfires? Once the fuel is burnt that’s it for quite a few years. You can burn what isn’t there. It’s not science its horror porn. Shameful.

  14. May 11, 2021 10:45 am

    So #1 Will any MSM journo ask proper questions and hold him to account ?
    The public pay for the bulk of his grants I guess
    and ultimately pay a huge price in ££s & loss of liberties for policies based on such GreenBlob propaganda

    #2 what’s his prediction record like /

  15. May 11, 2021 12:43 pm

    Have a look at the comments under Maslin’s article. THere’s a lot of scepticism, led by the redoubtable Robin Guenier, whose saintly pa

  16. May 11, 2021 12:48 pm

    -tience means he can’t be moderated out of existence. Go and do your bit Notalotters. It’s more fun, and more useful than agreeing with each other here.

    • 1saveenergy permalink
      May 12, 2021 9:18 am

      Yes get out there & do your bit, you wont change the hardliners but its the fence sitters we want.! On ‘The Conversation’ you will get character assassination, a load of abuse & maybe de-platformed (as I was).

      The AGW propagandists are making all the running.
      They control – the media, the language, the purse strings & education;
      with that lot under their belts, why should they worry about actual physics & data results ? … these are easily manipulated for sheeple consumption (who are slow to process facts but quick to jump to conclusions & prefer to follow con-sensus therefore absolving themselves of any blame).
      The AGW propagandists got it right early on, with the ‘never debate a skeptic’ policy.
      We skeptics naively thought that facts & logic would prevail (how dumb was that ! ) so we now have to wait for nature to take its course whilst society dismantles itself with a ‘Green New Deal’ (GND), yet again returning to another dark age.

      Another good place is regional newspaper website comments areas, they often publish crap on how ‘climate’ will destroy everything local in 10yrs, or the latest exploits of ExR in the area, (don’t get into flame wars) just drip the facts that Paul has supplied in (note- web links are normally not allowed).

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