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Cop27: turning climate into an economic weapon

Before our leaders get carried away with the Cairo Climate Conference 2022 and start imposing economic losses on those (me and you) who can least afford them, I would like the experts to take a step back from their statistical climate models and give some attention to the weather.

During 2022, eastern and central Australia have been subjected to three massive rain events which have resulted in horrendous flooding (which is still happening). There has been an unprecedented loss of life, housing, equipment, stock, and wealth. While all that rain was falling, Australia was subjected to a moderate summer – even more so than last year – and a prolonged, cold autumn, winter, spring, and hopefully 2023 summer.

Entities with a vested interest in the down-stream effects of climate change, not to mention those employed in the various institutions researching climate science, have linked the floods to climate change. Through the belief in the single causal factor, carbon, they have continued their call for expedited investments in carbon substitutes for use in power generation and transport, home heating, and general carbon sequestration.

Politicians, a species whose hypocrisy is usually re-branded as flexibility, have flown to Egypt in their private jets under the auspices of the United Nations, to discuss all things climate and take instruction from the moral high ground of Secretary-General António Guterres as he calls for developed nations (like us) to pay reparations to third world nations (his supporters) ravaged by climate change. They have now agreed to this demand.

Given the role that China plays as the world leader in the generation of carbon dioxide and hence, climate catastrophes, it was only the good manners of climate activists and the rest of the world that prevented the shirt-fronting of President Xi whose dissembling reminds everyone of Daniel Andrews.

Contemplate this: if there is some gross error in climate science such as the mistaken view of the causal nature of carbon dioxide; if the world will not end in thirty or fifty years under thirty metres of melted glacial snow and ice; if the world and human life continue for at least another thousand years of economic prosperity and provided no one touches the nuclear button; or even if civilisation continues for an indefinite period of time thereafter, then President’s Xi’s strategy (more investments in coal-fired power stations, economic growth at all costs with internal combustion engines and the imprisonment or silencing of the climate charlatans who would impoverish everyone), is the correct strategy. Western nations with their belief in liberal democracy and the free speech of climate scientists would be signing their death warrant.

What we should find suspicious, given the tendency of climate scientists to take advantage of adverse weather events as opportunities for propaganda, is their refusal to provide a meaningful explanation of the conjunction between our local weather events of 2022 and the eruption in January 2022 of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano. That volcano erupted twice during January with eruptions of such size that, according to NASA, the resulting sonic boom circled the globe twice. NASA managed to capture the explosions with its space cameras and made the following statement:

The underwater eruption in the South Pacific Ocean also blasted an enormous plume of water vapour into Earth’s stratosphere – enough to fill more than 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. The sheer amount of water vapour could be enough to temporarily affect Earth’s global average temperature.

Despite this warning, NASA engaged in a remarkable piece of self-serving scientific value judging by asserting that: ‘The huge amount of water vapour hurled into the atmosphere, as detected by NASA’s Microwave Limb Sounder, could end up temporarily warming Earth’s surface.’

Except, NASA admits that the amount of water vapour spewed into the atmosphere was unprecedented in modern times which can only mean that its warning was not based on the data or any science, but was purely speculative.

One sensible deduction to be drawn from the presence of excess water vapour in the atmosphere is that the earth’s temperature for a significant part of the earth would be reduced. That, after all, is the correlation between water vapour and rain: what goes up, has to come down. Far be it from me to question the NASA climate narrative, but Australia’s temperatures since January, anecdotally speaking, have been on the low side of history for lengthy periods of time and our winter was unprecedentedly cold and wet. Perhaps the excess flooding is the practical effect of that old saying, what goes up, etc.

But no, having committed themselves to preserve their narrative, that the presence of atmospheric water vapour in quantities that were ‘off the charts’, NASA took a further step into the dark arts and speculated that: ‘This extra water vapour could influence atmospheric chemistry, boosting certain chemical reactions that could temporarily worsen depletion of the ozone layer.’ (Italics added)

If things only could happen then they equally, could not. So you see, rather than saying that they have no scientific proof of what will happen, NASA climate scientists assume the existence of unknown atmospheric chemical reactions, activated by water that will speculatively reopen the ozone hole, in order to raise temperatures.

And the self-defined climate scientists wonder why the general public are still unconvinced that the end of the world is imminent.

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