Now the Pentagon tells President: climate change will destroy us, by Mark Townsend.
A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a ‘Siberian’ climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.
The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents. …
The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority. …
Senior climatologists, however, believe that their verdicts could prove the catalyst in forcing Bush to accept climate change as a real and happening phenomenon. They also hope it will convince the United States to sign up to global treaties to reduce the rate of climatic change. …
By 2020 ‘catastrophic’ shortages of water and energy supply will become increasingly harder to overcome, plunging the planet into war. They warn that 8,200 years ago climatic conditions brought widespread crop failure, famine, disease and mass migration of populations that could soon be repeated.
Huh, Bush administration? This story is from 2004, a reminder of the hogwash the globalist media have been bombarding us with for a decade and a half now on climate.
By the way, I predicted in 2014 that:
Global temperatures will come off the current plateau into a sustained and significant cooling, beginning 2017 or maybe as late as 2021. The cooling will be about 0.3 °C in the 2020s, taking the planet back to the global temperature that prevailed in the 1980s. This was signaled (though not caused) by a fall in underlying solar radiation starting in 2004, one of the three largest falls since 1610 when records started. There is a delay of one sunspot cycle, currently 13 years (2004+13 = 2017).
This is based on the the empirical evidence from the upper troposphere that shows the sensitivity to carbon dioxide has been overestimated five-fold by the IPCC, and using advanced Fourier analysis to find a strong pattern in the Sun-Earth relationship that is the source of the prediction. So far so good — global temperatures have been falling for two years now, though it might just be the El-Nino-La-Nina fluctuations.
2004? That was about when Michael Mann’s hockey stick shenanigans was being uncovered:
The issue here is that ice cores show that carbon dioxide levels were constant for a thousand years (at least) before 1800. Yet proxy data from tens of types of temperature proxies shows unambiguously that global temperatures fluctuated considerably in that period. So something else (also?) causes global warming.
Michael Mann’s graph used one very unusual proxy to try to make out that temperatures did not fluctuate considerably in that period. The IPCC’s third Assessment Report in 2001 included his graph six times, and they adopted it as their logo. The fourth Assessment Report in 2007 made no mention of Mann’s graph, and the IPCC had changed their logo. Go figure.
Imagine the penalties that would occur in the stock market and financial world if somebody pulled a trick like that to present data for public consumption.