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Fossil fuels haven’t taken a safe climate and made it dangerous, they’ve taken a dangerous climate and made it safe.

September 1, 2021

By Paul Homewood

 

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17 Comments
  1. Jack Broughton permalink
    September 1, 2021 10:03 am

    Assume that this is a response to the WMO press release that climate damage is increasing rapidly. The release is based purely on monetary considerations I believe. If so, why are the WMO even commenting as insurance claims are not climate related but wealth related.

    • Gerry, England permalink
      September 1, 2021 10:32 am

      Simply because the data supports their ‘climate emergency’ claim and they know there will be no journalistic investigation of the increase in shoe-line properties that can now be damaged by hurricanes.

  2. Jason permalink
    September 1, 2021 10:09 am

    Don’t call them “fossil fuels”. They’re not.

    • Nordisch-geo-climber permalink
      September 1, 2021 12:26 pm

      Agree:

      FOSSIL LITHIUM – STEAM-POWERED CARS
      FOSSIL COBALT – DITTO
      FOSSIL PLATINUM – CAT CONVERTERS
      FOSSIL WATER – OOPS!
      FOSSIL LIMESTONE – CONCRETE TURBINE BASES
      FOSSIL BAUXITE – TRAINS AND BOATS AND PLANES
      FOSSIL URANIUM – THE NUCLEAR BUSINESS
      FOSSIL IRON ORE – WIND TURBINES
      FOSSIL SAND – MORE CONCRETE FOR NUCLEAR INDUSTRY
      FOSSIL CLAY
      FOSSIL SALT
      FOSSIL GYPSUM
      ETC ETC ETC

      FOSSIL FUELS AND RESOURCES ARE THE NORMS.

      • Dave Gardner permalink
        September 1, 2021 4:15 pm

        I think you’re confusing “fossil” with the Latin word that it is derived from, “fossilis”. Fossilis means “something that has been dug up”.

        In English, “fossil” means “the remains or impression of a prehistoric plant or animal embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form”. Fossil fuel would therefore be a fuel that is believed to have originally been a prehistoric plant or animal.

      • dave permalink
        September 1, 2021 7:35 pm

        “…originally been a prehistoric plant or animal…”

        That IS the belief of most scientists, taken in with their mother’s milk and hardly ever questioned.

  3. David Wild permalink
    September 1, 2021 11:14 am

    I shall never forget Thumberg looking directly at the camera and snarling “people are dying” [as a result of climate change}. Clearly fewer of them. DIshonest or what?

    • September 1, 2021 11:52 am

      Even more hysterical, and scripted, than dishonest.
      Maybe her scriptwriters are the more dishonest party.
      However, her fame/notoriety/parent’s bankroll are enhanced by such memorable quotes.

  4. cookers52 permalink
    September 1, 2021 12:56 pm

    You are all trying to introduce logic, where none can be found.

    This is human belief, we believe in the supernatural and fairies at the bottom of your garden given the right circumstances.

    Fossil fuels is a misnomer the hydrocarbons have always been here, found throughout the solar system, on planet earth life has recycled them a few times.

  5. In The Real World permalink
    September 1, 2021 5:48 pm

    It is now about 18 months since the world went into Pandemic Lockdown .
    A massive reduction in flying and leisure travel , and an 80% reduction in traffic over a lot of the world
    In end result has been no change to atmospheric CO2 levels , which have continued their natural slow climb .
    This is because the amount of CO2 produced by transport/, people etc is so small as to be insignificant .

    It does make you wonder if the idea of the lockdown was partly to show how to reduce CO2 emissions . If so it failed completely , & proved that EVs etc are a very expensive waste of time

    • September 1, 2021 5:54 pm

      Hallelujah!

    • Gamecock permalink
      September 1, 2021 6:42 pm

      Democrats say real lockdown hasn’t been tried yet.

  6. Gamecock permalink
    September 1, 2021 6:46 pm

    ‘they’ve taken a dangerous climate and made it safe’

    Example: 90 years ago, the world had 50,000,000 acres of wild fires a year. The introduction of the internal combustion engine gave Man the mobility to fight the fires, and better manage the land, resulting in an 80% decrease in wild fire destruction.

  7. September 1, 2021 8:01 pm

    The argument also works with Global Greening, and the notion of plant starvation when the atmospheric CO2 drops below a certain level, not far below what it was in the nirvana that was the pre-industrial cold times.

    If only there were an underground fuel that could be extracted with no impact on surface ecology, and whose burning would enrich plant growth.

    • September 2, 2021 12:48 am

      Well… it is possible to set Plutonium on fire, and it has happened, but that’s not an ideal source of carbon dioxide. However, it makes damn fine electricity, hurricane or no hurricane.

  8. September 2, 2021 12:42 am

    Hmmm… fossil uranium. Got a good beat. Easy to dance to… I like it!

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