Scientific Mal-Practice from the Mann Himself

In an August the  5th 2018 article in Salon titled “On Climate Change it’s time to start panicking” Michael E Mann bare faced lies to an unsuspecting public saying that it is still possible to avoid a dangerous 2C temperature rise on this beleaguered planet.
“The good news is that humanity hasn’t passed the point of no return, at least when it comes to the total destruction of our species (we have definitely passed that point when it comes to avoiding any kinds of lasting consequences). If we are to stave off even worse examples of extreme weather than the hurricanes, wildfires, floods, droughts and heat waves we’ve already experienced, however, we need to start implementing intelligent policies — and do so now.”
At this point in the article I urge informed readers to get a bucket to spew into when you read the following orchestrated litany of lies from the Mann Himself;

“I would place a price on carbon,” Michael E Mann, a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, told Salon by email. “Whether this takes the form of a carbon tax (a revenue-neutral carbon tax? fee and dividend? cap-and-trade?), I leave that to the policymakers to determine as long as they accept, as the premise for policy, what the science has to say about the reality and threat of climate change. The price on carbon needs to be set such that it leads to a reduction in carbon emissions of several percent a year for the next few decades. If we do that, we can avoid a catastrophic 2C (~3.5 F) warming of the planet.”

If the reader has been paying any attention at all regarding the unfolding catastrophe and is aware of all the tipping points we have already crossed, they will know that this goal is impossible and the statement a blatant lie from a world renowned scientist. The ‘Go to guy’ for the corporate media. How dire must the situation be for Mann to be lying blatantly like this?
How the fuck will a tax over “the next few decades” prevent us from crossing the 2C rubicon when we are already something like 1.7C above the 1700 baseline, the only one we should be using. Factor in the 10 to 30 year lag between cause and effect of our emissions and it’s clear 2C is an impossibility?
For pities sake, 2C is baked in now, not decades into a future that will never arrive.
I take no pleasure in calling Mann a liar but the facts speak for themselves.

I’ll give you a hint where this is going to and coming from; “He also rejected the idea promoted by many on the left that a lasting solution to global warming is impossible under a free-market capitalist economic system.” “I’m unconvinced that is true,” Mann explained. “In the past, market mechanisms for pricing environmental externalities have worked. We acted on acid rain and ozone depletion within a market economy framework. The real problem, in my view, isn’t the nature of our economic system, it’s the way that special interests and plutocrats have blocked the sort of common-sense market approaches to dealing with environmental problems that were once supported by democrats and republicans alike. The problem is the moral and ethical rot that now lies at the very center of the republican establishment, the lack of good faith and the total sellout to special interests and plutocrats.”Can you Smell a free-market capitalist rat yet?

Not only is the liar saying that market forces can fix this predicament, he’s blaming the Republicans. Hilary Clinton’s script writer couldn’t have put it ‘better’. Maybe they wrote it for him?
Mann is patently owned by the very same corporations that are grinding the living planet into dust.
We have covered previously on this blog the “Total Lack of Urgency” being shown by scientists when covering our predicament. Contrast that with Meyer Hillman’s owning up on his death bed; “Were Doomed, Meyer Hillman on the climate reality that no one else will dare mention” 
Typically The Guardian in their title above ignored the seminal work of Professor Guy McPherson who has been raising the extinction alarm since 2012.
Check out this excellent expose’ of Mann making a liar of himself “Irony of Inaction- With “Honest” MIchael Mann

There is no past analogue for the rapidity of what we are baring witness to.
There has been a flood of articles recently from very mainstream as well as alternative media about the climate crisis where they admit that 2C is no longer attainable and that we are heading for dangerous climate change ( appallingly Greenpeace said on twitter today that 1.5C is achievable !!!!! Now they are outright lying as well.)
The media have been forced to address the predicament because of the rapidity of change yet still they aren’t conveying the true severity of the unfolding catastrophe and the rapidity of the change.
I’ve repeatedly quoted Albert Bartlett with his seminal statement “One of the greatest shortcomings of the human race is it’s inability to understand the exponential function”. We are now in the non-linear stage of the unraveling, there are few alive who will understand how quickly it will fall apart from here on despite our efforts to convey the urgency of the situation.

Kevin Sandbloom from  Black Bear News  also calls out Mann and his ‘tax’ and  the nuclear industry for their lies in the following embedded link;  French nuclear productionreduced by 31 GW due to heatwave !! So much for Nukes saving the planet from climate change!
The two embedded links below cover both an overview of abrupt climate change and an explanation of the rapidity we should brace for;
Overview Of Abrupt Anthropogenic Climate Change

Edge of Extinction: Rate Matters

Utah Phillips

Activist, sailor, passionate about the earth and all it's inhabitants without favour . Brace for imminent impact as we bare witness to the non-linear unraveling of the biosphere and habitability disappearing for most if not all complex life on the only habitable planet we know of. To quote President Niinistö in North Russia: ‘If We Lose the Arctic, We Lose the World’. Folks we have lost the Arctic.

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8 comments on “Scientific Mal-Practice from the Mann Himself
  1. 44 south says:

    Pretty pointless reading this stuff anymore Kevin, though I still do it occasionally. Just read the”don’t dispair” follow up article re “hothouse earth” and some comments at the Guardian. One comment said something about the greatest environmental problems were human selfishness,greed and apathy, and that it would take a cultural and spiritual transformation to solve that.
    Out of time for everything it seems.

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    • Kevin Hester says:

      Yeah I get the point from someone who is so aware of the severity of the predicament. I’ve written this piece for people without your critical analysis.
      For anyone reading this I reccomend Torstein’s You Tube chanel “Going South”, subscribe folks, it does make a difference,
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCosq13ArZQfixVj_XqQsc5A

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      • 44 south says:

        Haha,by”stuff” I ment the article you read and were quoting. It is not good for my health to get so angry any more. Likewise the radio is mostly silent these days.Bloody fools. Only a couple of years till it’s quite obvious to all in my opinion. All the best.

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  2. Most of these “scientists” have to say there is still hope, otherwise they will be canned and dismissed. It’s all a big game. People with money want more of it, and that won’t change till were all gone with the Dinosaurs. It really sucks that we have these mainstream scientists saying all these things. It’s a very confusing world. The evidence is overwhelming. If only the whole world could be told where we’re going….. It’s a real crime what is happening right now. Once that ice goes, game over.

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  3. I.M. Noman says:

    Kevin, what if the world is lucky? Or is that Kremlin propaganda? You see, Nobel Prize-winning climatologist Oleg Anisimov says climate change has benefits too and Russia is lucky.

    While many parts of the world are struggling from catastrophic effects of climate change, Russia is looking to capitalize on it, with the Kremlin driving a narrative that touts the economic benefits. Like more and faster access to petroleum and mineral reserves that were previously unreachable. The Northern Sea Passage, a legendary shipping lane along Russia’s Arctic coastline, has been largely inaccessible for part of the year because of dense sea ice. But now, that ice is melting, opening up a new trade route for Russia’s cargo ships. Russian oil companies are already betting big on the new reserves they hope to find in the Russian Arctic, and other industries — like mining — are ramping up production since they now have faster shipping routes to many ports. “The problem of climate change is actually the problem of adaptation to climate change. This is not a tragedy,” said Nobel Prize-winning climatologist Oleg Anisimov. “Certainly some places will become unlivable, but other areas are places that will become more livable.”

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    • Kevin Hester says:

      Let’s just face it, what chance did the biosphere have when all the parties involved are motoring ahead at full speed. Climate change deniers at the edge of extinction from Moscow to Manhattan.
      Great comment and video thank you,I have shared in in some social media forums.

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  4. I.M. Noman says:

    Thank you! In the video Alexander Bedritsky (climate adviser to Putin) says: “The Paris convention reads: Countries must take action to lower the greenhouse gas emissions, while also not hindering their economic development. No one is going to limit their economic growth.”

    But economic growth = emissions. As Prof Garrett puts it: “With an extremely high degree of accuracy, we could estimate the global GDP simply with a CO2 probe at Mauna Loa.”

    So Paris was and is a joke. No country will take action. But if Nobel laureate Anisimov is right, no country should take action, because some countries like Russia are winning the lottery. Besides, what kind of action could the world take?

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  5. Franciscus de Groot says:

    Indeed, Kevin…

    Today I read in a major UK newspaper that “In 2080, scientists predict that heatwave-related deaths will rise four- to twenty-fold”.

    It would be funny, if it wouldn’t be so sad.

    Actually it isn’t “sad” either. It’s a crime or it’s at least weaponized willful ignorance!

    The Press preventing the truth from emerging is a crime against humanity, if it ever turns out they’re doing this deliberately. Sadly they will never have to answer for this. Such articles lull people to sleep. They reassure the readers that in their lifetime and the lifetime of their children, everything will remain A-OK. “Some more poor elderly will die in the far future or in the 3rd world, who cares…”

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Kevin Hester is currently living on Rakino Island, a small island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand, monitoring the unravelling of the biosphere and volunteering at the Rakino Island Nursery is currently developing a proposal to create a marine reserve near by. The Island has no grid tied electricity or reticulated water.  I catch my own water from the roof and generate my electricity from the ample solar radiation on the island.

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