The Rogues Gallery of the Climate Enemy Within

I have curated a number of articles below showing the orchestrated litany of lies from people pretending to cover the climate and extinction crises.
As always the technique is to shift the baseline dates so that they can pretend that we’ve had much less anthropogenic warming than we’ve in reality triggered . I covered this issue previously Baseline Temperature dishonesty at the Edge of Extinction
Sam Carana at the Arctic News Blogspot is one of the few prepared to address the science and be realistic about the severity of our predicament. We’ll start with the truth and then get to the lies;

“It’s time to stop denying how precarious the situation is.”

“Remember the Paris Agreement? In 2015, politicians pledged to hold the global temperature rise to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pledged they would try and limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Well, an analysis by Sam Carana shows that it was already more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial when the Paris Agreement was reached.”
2C Crossed

Now for the lies;

William Nordhaus received a Nobel Peace Prize for his junk science that 2C was safe when it clearly isn’t.

Nordhaus sealed our fate.

Exposing Apocalyptic Economics with Steve Keen

“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.”
Complete and utter bullshit unsupported by any real science.
Scientific Mal-Practice from the Mann Himself

Another perfect example of why we are completely and utterly fucked.
In this cluster fuck of lies the head of Oxfam NZ says we have only 10 years to reduce emissions to meet the 1.5C rubicon. Anyone with an internet connection and a hand full of brain cells knows that when using 1750 as a baseline we are well passed 1.5C and probably 2C.
When the head of these NGO’s spout this shit they aren’t mistaken, they are lying.
“Analysis: What is the real cost of a switch to biofuels?”

“Jim Skea, a professor at Imperial College London and co-chair of the working group behind the report, said: “It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5C. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, it will be impossible.” ‘Now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5C’

“”I think the report tells us that we’ve reached the now-or-never point of limiting warming to 1.5C,” said IPCC lead author Heleen De Coninck, who’s Professor of Socio-Technical Innovation and Climate Change at Eindhoven University of Technology.” Climate change: IPCC scientists say it’s ‘now or never’ to limit warming

“Global greenhouse gas emissions have continued to rise in the last decade, albeit at a slower rate than the previous one. That means that the likelihood of limiting warming to 1.5C has declined on average compared to scenarios previously identified by the IPCC. “

“The world has used more than four fifths of the total carbon budget for a 50/50 chance of limiting global heating to 1.5C.” Five takeaways from the IPCC’s report on limiting dangerous global heating

“New Zealand remains one of the highest per capita emitters in its region, as Climate Change Minister James Shaw noted in his response. “There are those who will try and tell you, when it comes to climate change, New Zealand is too small to be counted – this report should well and truly dispel us of that notion. We are part of the problem and we must be part of the solution,” Shaw said in a statement.”
Warning to NZ from major climate report: ‘The door is closing now’

James Shaw the New Zealand Climate Change Minister is the co-leader of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand and a former bean counter at KPMG where he consulted for Shell Petroleum and Coca Cola. Yes, you did read that right! sigh

I haven’t trusted for years because of it’s incredibly conservative stance and it’s abandoning of the ‘Precautionary Principal’.
“This means an abrupt drop in emissions of six or seven percent a year is needed to avoid breaching the Paris climate treaty’s goal of capping global warming at “well below” two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.”
“Staying under the safer aspirational threshold of 1.5C would mean an even steeper decline.”
No longer a last resort: Pulling CO2 from the air

“IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee said the report shows humanity is “at a crossroads,” but the tools and know-how required to limit global heating are available.”

“I am encouraged by climate action being taken in many countries,” Lee said. “There are policies, regulations and market instruments that are proving effective. If these are scaled up and applied more widely and equitably, they can support deep emissions reductions and stimulate innovation.”

“The U.N. climate panel has said that to keep rising global temperatures under 1.5 degrees Celsius this century, emissions from warming gases must be halved by the end of the decade.”

“IPCC scientists also repeated calls for a substantial reduction in fossil fuel use to curb global heating, now at 1.1 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.”
Blatant lies from the IPCC Chairman.
‘It’s now or never’: World’s top climate scientists issue ultimatum on critical temperature limit
I’ve previously written about the fraud that is the IPCC both posts can be found here; It’s Time to Acknowledge the Spectacular Success of the IPCC.

Why would all these scientists be lying ?
1) As the wonderful Dr Andrew Glikson said to us on Nature Bats Last “No one wants to be Cassandra”. Tipping Points in the Earth Climate System. Dr Andrew Glikson returns to Nature Bats Last
2) It’s impossible to get a research grant for a 5 or 10 year research program if we don’t have 5 yrs, so they have to pretend there is time.
3) Climate sensitivity has been grossly underestimated. No one wants to admit that they have failed so miserably. Full Earth System Sensitivity to CO2 has been Grossly Underestimated
4) Every scientist on the planet has watched the relentless attacks on my colleague and very dear friend Professor Guy McPherson. Guy has been under sustained attack for over a decade. Those attacks have resulted in what Dr James E Hansen called “Scientific Reticence” in other scientists.
5) In 2014 Dr Jason Box tweeted “If even a small fraction of Arctic sea floor carbon is released to the atmosphere, we’re f’d.” Dr Box copped a huge back lash and as a result he too now is showing scientific reticence. If We Release a Small Fraction of Arctic Carbon, ‘We’re Fucked’: Climatologist Plus he has research grants to apply for.
6) The corruption of science;
Science in the United States almost exclusively serves the interest of corporate and military power. Science historian Clifford Conner writes that the corruption of science exploded with the 1942-1945 Manhattan Project, the first “big science” project in which the government spent massively on developing the atom bomb. Science, from this point forward, became big business. Scientists are employed in “hypothesis-driven” research to promote the interests of the food industry, the tobacco industry, and the fossil fuel industry, attacking or silencing scientific studies that cast doubt on the claims of these industries. The result is a society awash in lies, many of them buttressed by bogus scientific studies carried out to reach the conclusion demanded by those who pay for the studies.“. Chris Hedges: The Corporatization and Corruption of American Science

Not 1.5C, Not 2C, a 10C Temperature Increase is Baked in.

I'm an anti-imperialist, environmental activist and blue ocean sailor, who is 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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96 comments on “The Rogues Gallery of the Climate Enemy Within
  1. Kevin Hester says:

    Dig this professional insanity


    • How to deal with more heat? Turn up you Air Conditioning?!!

      But cold means people have to keep the heat on all the time and old people/poor people can’t afford it he says.

      Excuse me? Who the fuck can afford the electric bills coming from AC?? And what generates the electricity to run AC? Fossil Fuels! Which dump more GHGs into the atmosphere that will continue turning up the heat. Will AC work when it’s, oh say 59C or 130’F outside? You know, Death Valley temperatures in NYC or London or New Delhi or Tokyo. Some how I don’t think so.

      Then on to Holland. “We KNOW how to deal with sea level rise.” Just build giant walls to keep out the ocean but of course don’t live on a barrier island because they will be going under water with sea level rise.

      Kevin, this is the ‘Hoover Institute’ and, at 14 minutes in, I have to shut this fucking nonsense off. Ruined my morning tea.

      This is like going to the Heartland Institute for good information, or asking the KKK about race relations, or asking Wall St. how to stop poverty, or asking the fossil fuel industry about climate ‘change’ which I just REFUSE to use when talking to people.

      I’m done with this video. Blindness or Madness, or just a severe case of cognitive dissonance that creates justifications to ignore the actual science behind Global Warming.

      I wonder what the hell this guy is going to do when the damn methane bomb goes off in the Arctic? Oh, I know! Turn up the AC!

      What a load of shit to listen to this morning.


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  2. Kevin Hester says:

    William Nordhaus sealed the fate of the biosphere with his unscientific 2C rubicon


    • I’m pretty much not a fan of about anything that comes out of the University of Chicago. Burn the damn place down to put it bluntly. Remove the rubble and turn the entire property into a public park.That would be a far greater use of the land.

      The fucking opening statement was purely insane; “everyone here knows for decades” transform policy, economic ‘science,’ markets and business yadda yadda yadda.

      Yeah you fuck, hope they hang your ass like Mussolini from a GAS STATION when shit hits the fan. YOU GAVE US Austerity economics, no taxing the wealthy, Voodoo economics/Reaganomics, OBAMA economics; let the ‘markets’ make the decisions but of course ONLY THE WEALTHY CONTROL THE MARKETS. In other words, you and your brethren pushed industrialized Fascism designed to trample everyone in favor of profits for the rich. And you’re bragging about it.

      That’s all in the first 1.01 minute…. and I’ve turned it off. I don’t need to go any farther with this.

      The US is economically collapsing, at least for the majority of its citizens. Oh wait, they aren’t citizens any longer, just ‘consumers.’ Well, those freaking consumers don’t have any money to buy food or clothing or diapers. Why is the average rent on a 1 bedroom apartment now $2,000 a month when the official Federal poverty level is below $12,760 for a family of one. So someone working FULL TIME 40hrs a week in a shit going-nowhere job (since there isn’t anything else) can’t afford to rent much less eat, go to the dentist, or afford bus fare to get to that crap job. And Obama made it6 a federal crime punishable by fines if you don’t buy ‘health insurance’ from a private for-profit corporation which of course they really can’t afford either so the IRS takes the fine directly out of your taxes returns. This is the country of Democrat Nancy Pelosi (net worth $125 million) and Donald Trump (net worth $5 billion supposedly). Many parts of this country are absolutely 3rd world conditions; extreme poverty, ignorance, and ignored.

      That’s the real United States. The country where over 30% of the millennials have moved back in with their parents the last couple of years (Covid just accelerated the trend is all). The country where the wealthy progressives tell you to by an electric car for $70,000 to ‘stop climate change’ when your gross income can’t pay the damned rent.

      It’s breaking down here, Kevin. Maybe, as usual, people are not wanting to notice. One paycheck away from being thrown out into the street, one medical bill from bankruptcy which the HMO’s and credit card companies managed to exclude the bills from being included by buying politicians who write the regulations.

      And now we have ‘inflation’ completely created by the wealthy who own the corporations in order to raise the prices on everything because…they need more profit. It’s a sickness as surely as being addicted to heroin.

      All human empires have collapsed from internal rot including the type of rot that destroys the environment that sustains them. But we’ve never had a totally tied-together worldwide civilization before. And never had 8 billion hungry mouths to feed. It’s already getting brutal, and this asshole business prof revels in it.

      Big sigh. One minute of that guy’s mouth moving and I just had to let some of it out, eh?
      Selkirk Range weather:

      AM snowing a little mixed with rain again out the window but definitely above freezing. I barely made it to the gate in 4×4, like driving in heavy oatmeal, and haven’t been off the property for ten days due to conditions. The county gravel roads are awful at this point but the 2-lane blacktop state highway was okay. Needed to ship a hat order to Utah that I finished last night and send off a couple of bills. Don’t want those corporations charging ridiculous late fees… Highest electric bill I’ve had this year, too….even with the summer of 112’F. Saw sunshine this afternoon coming back, briefly. A friend came by and plowed me out from the gate to the house before dark. Nice to have friends…


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  3. Kevin Hester says:

    Great article on why scientists are understating the risk
    View at


  4. Kevin Hester says:

    This is a brilliant analysis.
    William Nordhaus won a Nobel Peace Prize for his junk science that 2C was safe when it clearly isn’t.
    Nordhaus sealed our fate.


    • The MSM around the world is all owned by corporations who are all owned by the wealthy elite who are all in bed together. Their children go to the same schools, party at the same exclusive vacation sites, and marry each other. With making money in any conceivable way regardless of how much damage it does to the planet the primary goal, how is anything ever going to change?

      Or if it ends up by extinction which we know is quite possible as that 10’C rise in temp Dr. Hansen et al released recently had to have scared the shit out of the science world. But not these elite families because they have their bunkers and of course somehow they can buy their way out of anything. They always have before, right?

      Being a larger country we’ve got a ton more of these ‘groups’ than you Kiwis have. And like yours, they are all interconnected by funding and ideology and family ties. I can’t even remember all of them, too many to keep in my head, but a shitload have also been funded by the KOCH brothers over the years including starting the right wing Tea Party in the 90s.

      Here’s a recent one on the KOCH octopus:

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  5. Kevin Hester says:

    “Since the preindustrial times of the mid-1800s, Earth’s climate has warmed by about 1.2 degree Celsius (2.2°F).”
    Yale continuing to lie about how much warming we’ve triggered by moving the baseline.
    What about the Iron age emissions? The Bronze age emissions?
    Thomas Savery developing a coal fired pump to drain coal mines in the 1698.
    They can fool the public but not the ecosystem.


    • This was a strange vid.

      This is a Kiwi climate scientist, yes? So he’s pretty much saying ‘we’ as in the industrialized countries aren’t being that affected because we have better ‘response’ to ‘natural disasters’ so our death rates aren’t really going to take the big jump. In other words, don’t be so worried because we’ll pretty much be okay (at least for a while, eh?). But we should support helping other countries (the poorer ones that have always been looted for resources) recover from their disasters because we don’t want OUR supply chains to be affected, or have huge climate migrations of people clamoring to be let in (the ain’t seen nothing yet scenario that is seriously feared).

      This is up to about 6:50 when he breaks in because Cyclone Gabriel hit NZ directly affecting the country. And then admits the country is still reeling from the impact of the storm. Oops. He continues: “The death toll was not high by international standards but every one of those deaths…the trauma…the losing of your homes and businesses and the landscape…lesser impacts does no mean low impacts.”

      I guess when it’s YOUR country that gets trashed by a serious climate-destabilized storm it should be a wake-up call?

      At this point I think he should have just NOT posted this video at all, or pulled it. The last 5 seconds he gets a really weird look on his face and says “Back to the video.”
      And he’s saying this going to 5’C at the worst but that’s the highest? Did he NOT read Dr. Hansen’s latest on 10’C?

      Tipping points and at 8:10 this pops up: *this is highly uncertain and other studies come to the opposite conclusion” but doesn’t give any indication or links to who is saying this and their studies.

      But we’ve only warmed the globe by over 1’C! He says. So no problemo for the industrialized countries then though we do ‘need’ to continue shifting to a less carbon-intensive future…but wasn’t 2022 the highest CO2 reading ever, and the emissions are not going down but I’m guessing he didn’t read about those numbers?

      Kevin, this guy is, even with his monotone delivery, a seriously optimistic fella because the sum total of the ’emotional feeling’ to this is that yes it’s a problem but we are doing better especially there at the end.


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  6. Kevin Hester says:

    CO2.Earth posted this garbage on Facadebook
    3 April at 10:00 ·
    “The fourth and final instalment of the IPCC’s sixth assessment cycle of the state of the climate has been released today [20 March] and delivers a final warning that the human race needs to act this decade if it is to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.”


  7. Kevin Hester says:

    “The global mean temperature in 2022 was 1.15C above the 1850-1900 average, the WMO report said.”
    The WMO have ignored centuries of warming!


  8. Kevin Hester says:

    Tāne Feary
    Thing is deputy Climate Commissioner’s husband is a director of a coal mine on the West Coast. She should practice what she’s preaching. her husband Francois Tumahai


  9. Kevin Hester says:

    Understanding and Preventing Climate Breakdown | Fabian Dablander

    The title itself exposes the discussion to criticism for the simple reason that collapse, and extinction are both baked in! Even the IPCC admits that climate change is irreversible!

    Understating the risk is integral to the predicament.

    He said we’re at 1.2C, and we’ll be at 2C by 2050 and 3C at the end of the century, what an ass, using 1750 as a baseline, he’s close to 1C out now let alone in 77 years!
    Even Dr James E Hansen admits 10C is baked in with existing carbon in the atmosphere and what he called “Slow Feedback Loops”
    This can’t be a mistake, he’s deliberately downplaying the warming we’ve already triggered.
    This kind of hopium pedalling is reprehensible!
    Fabian Dablander seems to be a data analyst who has just taken poor science and extrapolated those errors.
    He’s a deserving entry in the Rogues gallery.


  10. Kevin Hester says:

    Big Oil Helped Shape Stanford’s Latest Climate-Research Focus


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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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