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Seth’s Nature Trick

October 30, 2021

By Paul Homewood


One of Tony Heller’s best videos:




  1. The Informed Consumer permalink
    October 30, 2021 10:42 pm

    Why are we not surprised.

    But wine and cheese runs classic cars so it’s all going to be OK.

    • Broadlands permalink
      October 31, 2021 1:18 am

      Seth Borenstein has been an indefatigable and very outspoken climate alarmist since the Copenhagen summit when he and Bill McKibben joined Jim Hansen to made returning to 350 ppm a global warming goal. All of them must have the best pair of blinders on that their employers can afford.

  2. William Morgan permalink
    October 30, 2021 11:01 pm

    Yes, an exhaustive bit of research from Tony Heller, as usual. I’ll take issue, in that he seems to state that the COP 26 non-attenders will continue to drive up the atmospheric CO2. Not so. Explore Prof Murray Salby’s you tube videos. He elegantly shows that the CO2 rise is a natural rebound, not at all due to your SUV or central heating!

  3. Harry Passfield permalink
    October 30, 2021 11:03 pm

    I know (sigh) it’s been said many times before but, as Orwell said, so perceptively: ‘Those who control the present, control the past: those who control the past control the future’.

    I just hope Tony Heller’s msg gets through.

    • Mike Jackson permalink
      October 31, 2021 4:00 pm

      In fact, Harry, the quote has it the other way round: the full context is:

      “Who controls the past, controls the future: who controls the present, controls the past… The mutability of the past is the central tenet of Ingsoc. Past events, it is argued, have no objective existence, but survive only in written records and in human memories. The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon. And since the Party is in full control of all records, and in equally full control of the minds of its members, it follows that the past is whatever the Party chooses to make it.”

      It might be just me, but for some reason I have always seen that order as the more sinister. Who controls the past controls the future is almost a truism; who controls the past also controls the present because the present is part of the past’s future. The danger is that in attempting to control the past you open up the possibility of losing the ability to influence the present. All very metaphysical!

      • Harry Passfield permalink
        October 31, 2021 5:26 pm

        I am obliged, Mike.
        And I share your feeling that the order is likely more sinister.
        For all that I don’t think I’ll be around to see the outcome (COP36??). A blessing in disguise?
        But, I shall leave all my notes, diaries, writings and blog links to my grandson. I hope he can continue – and resolve – the nonsense.

  4. Broadlands permalink
    October 31, 2021 12:57 am

    How can anyone get all these “denier” contrarian messages though to the politicians who listen only to what they told to listen to. Hello Greta, Mr. Gore, James Hansen et al. A sanctimonious hypocritical group.

    • George Lawson permalink
      October 31, 2021 5:21 pm

      The politicians know the fraud of global warming just as sensible people do. It’s just that they have to protect their jobs and keep quiet as most of them have little ability to do anything else in life other than to attend parliament and keep their noses clean. Unlike the members of yesteryear when parliamentarian’s mostly had a second job which they could hold down and thus be able to speak their minds freely without relying on the security of their parliamentary salaries.

    • Phoenix44 permalink
      October 31, 2021 6:37 pm

      You have to imagine all of this as a very large monkey colony. Then it’s clear its all about status. There is no status is being a Denier if you are our PM. But rub shoulders with the Presidents of the USA and China and your status soars. Brexit was the same – being “European” was high status, which is why they all look down on nationalism and patriotism – such very lower status views. But the fury when high status monkeys aren’t given their due respect is something to behold.

      Thus what is true or false, right or wrong, sensible or stupid is simply is irrelevant. What matters is what opinions and what actions define your status. Denier is low, low status, forcing others to accept Net Zero is clearly Alpha behaviour.

  5. M E permalink
    October 31, 2021 4:26 am

    I was told that forests burn because that is the way they regenerate naturally. Young saplings in thickets survive the flames in the tree tops and are fertilised by the ashes of the old trees .
    This has been going on, they said, since forests moved into open land where there was enough rainfall to sustain them during retreats of the ice sheets. N America is only one continent where this happens. It has escaped the notice of atmospheric scientists ,no doubt because of the separation of sciences which causes so much misunderstanding about Climate Change. If you look back you see evidence that local climates around the world change from time to time .

  6. October 31, 2021 5:55 am

    it’s not about
    what they say it’s about,
    and never has been.’

    Neil Oliver’s brilliant summary of COP26

    … Whilst the rest of the media, shamefully give us a fantasyland view of reality
    Oliver points out the clear hypocrisy of the world leaders at COP26
    His video tweet ..

  7. David V permalink
    October 31, 2021 9:55 am

    The fire acreage needs to be interpreted in the light of the technology available. There wasn’t any in the 19th century or before so fires burned themselves out, hence 145 million acres/year. The low levels reported at the beginning of the 20th century is obviously due to inadequate records – there were no aircraft and no easy way to measure how much was burning. By 1930 air surveillance allowed much more accurate records of what was burning but there would have been little that was effective at extinguishing them. Extinguishing methods clearly improved, reaching levels close to those of today by about 1960. Hence the shape of the historic graph. But the average burnt when no one was doing anything to prevent it has little relevance to today’s fire acreage. I have no doubt there have been further improvements since 1960, so maybe it’s not that unreasonable to highlight the recent increase. The cause, of course, is more people starting more fires, not climate change, but the historic acreage does not help a reasoned argument about the area burnt today.

  8. Cheshire Red permalink
    October 31, 2021 5:47 pm

    Despite him traducing reputations across the climate science world nobody sues Tony Heller because they’d have to make their case in court, which would be disastrous for them.

    This video is a real Whodunnit reveal, with no doubt about who has indeed done it. All the accused are guilty as charged, due to overwhelming evidence. Far more evidence than ever exists for AGW, too.

  9. CAPT.TAFFYAPPLE permalink
    November 2, 2021 8:44 am


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