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30 Year Anniversary of the UN 1989 “10 years to save the world” Climate Warning. Guest essay by Eric Worrall Global warming was not reversed by the year 2000 – yet we are still here. U.N. Predicts Disaster if Global Warming Not CheckedPETER JAMES SPIELMANN June 30, 1989UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ″eco- refugees,′ ′ threatening political chaos, said Noel Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program, or UNEP. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human control. Link to a PDF copy of the AP article, in case the original is “disappeared”.

What other great examples of failed climate warnings can you remember? Like this: Like Loading... Newsbytes: Japan Stuns UN Climate Summit By Ditching CO2 Target From Dr. Delingpole: My Solution to Climate Change? Eat Prince Charles. From Breitbart James Delingpole12 Jul 2019 The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders that if we don’t tackle climate change in 18 months the human race will go extinct. No, really. Here are his actual words, in a speech in London yesterday to foreign ministers from the Commonwealth. I am firmly of the view that the next 18 months will decide our ability to keep climate change to survivable levels and to restore nature to the equilibrium we need for our survival. OK. Happily, we have a good idea courtesy of Lord Deben, chairman of the government’s Climate Change Committee.

It simply demands that we live more sustainably – that we stop wasting water, become really energy efficient, cut food waste, eat 20 percent less meat, take all our energy from renewable sources and ensure our homes are properly insulated and ventilated. That word “simply” is doing a lot of work there. All of it? It would involve: David Mackay was by no means a climate change sceptic. Full story here. Like this: We have 18 months to save world, Prince Charles warns Commonwealth leaders. From The Telegraph Hannah Furness, Royal Correspondent 11 July 2019 • 9:00pm The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders they have 18 critical months to solve climate change and restore the balance of nature, ensuring the survival of the human race. The Prince, addressing foreign ministers from around the Commonwealth, said they were “uniquely positioned” to lead the world by example, urging them to match ambition with “the practical action that is required”.

Speaking as the future head of the Commonwealth, a position which was confirmed during a convention in London last year, he emphasised that the next 18 months would see “critical meetings that will collectively determine the global agenda for the coming decade”. The leaders of Commonwealth countries will gather next year in Rwanda for a week-long summit, at which they will discuss the “unparalleled challenges caused by rapid climate change and biodiversity loss”. Full story here. Like this: Like Loading... July 24, 2019. 18 Months To Save The Planet, Says Potty Matt McGrath! By Paul Homewood Matt McGrath is getting even more paranoid! Do you remember the good old days when we had "12 years to save the planet"?

Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges. Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by 45% by 2030. But today, observers recognise that the decisive, political steps to enable the cuts in carbon to take place will have to happen before the end of next year. The idea that 2020 is a firm deadline was eloquently addressed by one of the world’s top climate scientists, speaking back in 2017. The sense that the end of next year is the last chance saloon for climate change is becoming clearer all the time. BP Energy Review Like this: Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months. From The BBC Matt McGrath Environment correspondent@mattmcgrathbbc on Twitter 24 July 2019 Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”?

Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges. Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep the rise in global temperatures below 1.5C this century, emissions of carbon dioxide would have to be cut by 45% by 2030. But today, observers recognise that the decisive, political steps to enable the cuts in carbon to take place will have to happen before the end of next year. The idea that 2020 is a firm deadline was eloquently addressed by one of the world’s top climate scientists, speaking back in 2017.

The jet stream drags tropical continental air from Africa over to Europe So why are the next 18 months so important? Read the full article here. HT/Kent N Like this: Like Loading... Leading German Geologist Calls Notion Of “Climate Tipping Points” Scientific Hype By Opportunistic Scientists. The European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) posted a video of prominent German geologist Dr. Stefan Kröpelin, who in a presentation late last year in Munich called the notion of CO2-induced climate tipping points scientifically outlandish.

He also called the prospect of the Sahara spreading into Europe preposterous. EIKE recently wrote an article on the presentation and posted the presentation (in German). The article follows in English (headings added): ========================================== Stefan Kröpelin geographer and geologist who, after his training at the Free University of Berlin, has been working at the Institute for Prehistory and Early History in Cologne since 1995. Sahara once a paradise In his lecture, Dr. Explorer Kröpelin was able to confirm Almásy’s assumptions through his work – and even add an almost unbelievable fact. Higher temperatures 7500 years ago Video of Dr. Cooling means a drying Sahara Lake sediment, cave paintings unlock secrets of the past. Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think.

IT WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT! ~ctm Climate change tipping point could be coming sooner than we think New study shows that vegetation may not be able to continue abating the effects of emissions from human activities Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science Limpopo province in South Africa — a semi-arid region shown to have reduced carbon uptake due to soil moisture anomalies. New York, NY–January 23, 2019–Global carbon emissions reached a record high in 2018, rising by an estimated 3.4 percent in the U.S. alone. A Columbia Engineering study, published today in Nature, confirms the urgency to tackle climate change. Anthropogenic emissions of CO2–emissions caused by human activities–are increasing the concentration of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere and producing unnatural changes to the planet’s climate system. From EurekAlert! About the Study The study is titled “Large influence of soil moisture on long-term terrestrial carbon uptake.”

Authors are: Julia K. Like this: 25 Years Of Predicting The Global Warming ‘Tipping Point’ | The Daily Caller. Max Planck Institute Climate Modeler Admits: “Reprieve Extended 10 Years” …”Earlier Models Too Sensitive”! Climate modeler Jochem Marotzke: more time to decarbonize, earlier climate models were too sensitive =========================================================Correction (12 November 2018): Dr. Lüning writes that he had to modify his post on Marotzke a bit. “Marotzke did not mean CO2 climate sensitivity but that more CO2 is buffered, adding less to the atmosphere.” However, the goalposts still have been moved back and we still get 10 more years. Hat-tip: Sebastian Lüning and Fritz Vahrenholt On October 5, 2018, German national weekly Spiegel here presented a noteworthy interview with Germany’s top climate modeler, Jochem Marotzke, director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg.

Top German climate modeler, Jochem Marotzke, Director of the Hamburg-based Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. Spiegel wrote in its sub headline: Or in other words, German skeptics Dr. Yes, the climate goalposts just got moved back once again. We can emit “at least twice as much” The ever receding climate goalpost: IPCC and Al Gore “12 years to save the planet” (again)

Ah, it’s beginning to sound like a broken record. The same message over and over again. It’s as if these folks don’t pay attention to history. The United Nations has once again issued another dire climate change report (SR15, see it here) claiming we must act before it’s too late. Summary here. In the meantime, the audit of faulty climate data suggests the rush to judgment is unwarranted. The media has dutifully reported this latest round of climate “tipping points.” Former Vice President Al Gore has also joined in, piggybacking on the UN for yet another tipping point warming. Bear in mind, he once before said we have 10 YEARS, back in 2006 with his “An Inconvenient Truth”: Even NASA’s lead global warming advocate, Dr. Schmidt tweeted on October 7: I agree…that framing this report as ‘we only have 10 years to act’ as done by the Washington Post in their headline is neither correct nor helpful.

Book excerpt: 1864 Tipping Point Warns of “Climatic Excess” “We are running out of time. Manhattan Contrarian Quiz -- Climate Tipping Points Edition — Manhattan Contrarian. On Monday the UN IPCC came out with its latest Special Report, this one supposedly addressed specifically to the allegedly dire consequences of allowing world temperatures to increase by more than an arbitrarily-selected threshold.

Here is a copy of the “Summary for Policymakers,” and here is a copy of the accompanying press release. But I urge you not to peek at those until you have taken today’s very important Manhattan Contrarian Climate Tipping Points Quiz. Many have noted that this latest Report seems to step up the level of hysteria and shrieking about the threat of climate change to a whole new level. The gist is, we are doomed, doomed, doomed unless mankind takes immediate drastic action to reduce and then eliminate carbon emissions, because otherwise we will shortly cross the dreaded climate “tipping point.”

So it’s time to take the Manhattan Contrarian Climate Tipping Points Quiz. Answers below the fold. Prediction Number 1: Prediction Number 2: Prediction Number 3: MIT: Climate tipping point busted – globe needs to reach 152°F before runaway greenhouse effect kicks in. Current trend of “global warming” isn’t enough to get there, says MIT scientist. How Earth sheds heat into space New insights into the role of water vapor may help researchers predict how the planet will respond to warming.

Just as an oven gives off more heat to the surrounding kitchen as its internal temperature rises, the Earth sheds more heat into space as its surface warms up. Since the 1950s, scientists have observed a surprisingly straightforward, linear relationship between the Earth’s surface temperature and its outgoing heat. But the Earth is an incredibly messy system, with many complicated, interacting parts that can affect this process. Now scientists from MIT’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) have found the answer, along with a prediction for when this linear relationship will break down.

They observed that Earth emits heat to space from the planet’s surface as well as from the atmosphere. A window for heat Tipping towards Venus Like this: UN claims yet another moving climate goalpost we’ll never reach. UN chief: ‘Pivotal moment’ for fighting global warming Secretary-General António Guterres (right) briefs press on the occasion of the opening of the seventy-third session of the United Nations General Assembly on 20 September 2018. UN Photo/Manuel Elias UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the world has reached “a pivotal moment” in global warming and risks runaway climate change if leaders don’t act in the next two years. He is telling world leaders at the U.N.

General Assembly that they aren’t doing enough to combat what he calls “a direct existential threat” that is moving faster than people are working to combat it. He notes that thick, permanent sea ice north of Greenland began to break up this year for the first time. He’s calling for making sure the international Paris climate change agreement is implemented. Guterres is planning a climate summit next year. Source: PBS Newshour Emergency canceled, but that won’t stop these numptys. Full speech available here. Global warming doomsday fails to arrive, deadline moved to 2035. Climate alarmists claim in a newly published study that the world will reach a “point of no return” if there is no dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2035. “We show that there are strict deadlines for taking climate action,” said Henk Dijkstra, a co-author of the study ( The news media is extensively reporting on the prediction, characterizing the study as ominous, yet the study serves as a refreshing reminder of how all previous predictions of climate deadlines and doomsdays failed to materialize.

In 1989 a United Nations senior environment official said entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth if global warming was not reversed before the year 2000. ( In 2009 Hansen reduced the time he said we had to address global warming, writing “Barack Obama has only four years to save the world” from global warming. End Of The World Gets Pushed Back Another 20 Years.