Five Climate Lies of 2014

FrançaisThe year 2014 has come to an end, and with it its lies about global warming. Given the media bias towards the subject, here are five myths that deserve your attention.

2014 the Hottest Ever Recorded

Since the climate hysteria has been created, it seems that every year is hotter than the preceding one. Some would lead you to believe it was the case for 2014.

However, this is almost certainly hot air. Indeed, satellite records of temperatures not only show no increase of temperatures for the past 18 years — climate models have nearly all failed at predicting trends — but 2014 isn’t even hot for that period. Plus, when looking at a longer timeframe, the modern warm period is nothing compared to what human civilization has lived through before.

Arctic Ice about to Vanish

His Holiness the Green Pope (Al Gore) predicted that the Arctic sea would be ice-free this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also gives a lot of attention to the “unprecedented” melting of the North Pole.

However, Arctic ice is at a 10-year peak and is now within the standard deviation of the satellite-era average, which started in 1979. Furthermore, one can only wonder why 1979 was selected as year zero. Recently found satellite pictures dating from 1964 show that the Great North wasn’t always uniformly frozen. Also, the North had already been much hotter, way before Hummers were built.

At the same time, the South Pole ice is breaking records for area, and that ice is very thick. This could explain the misfortunes of the “Ship of Fools.”

Polar Bears Endangered

Polar bears have been struggling, with too much ice. (@amazinwildlife)

The polar bear, the Great North’s official mascot, is threatened by the climate hysteria. Everywhere people are saying the species will go extinct if the ice keeps “melting.”

Now, 2014 has been a difficult year for the bears because there was … too much ice. Also, news about the sudden decrease of polar bear populations in the South Beaufort Sea seems to have been cherry-picked. Indeed, more exhaustive data show that the population isn’t declining. Plus, the territorial government of Nunavut in Canada says that the polar bears are alive and well.

More CO2 Emission Brings Famine, Despair

Apparently, carbon dioxide is a satanic gas. Among other things, it’s accused of decreasing agricultural yields.

Fortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t care about these accusations. Indeed, a ton of studies, including one from the US federal government, show that increased CO2 increases yields. This would, therefore, continue the trends already observed for corn, wheat, soy, and rice.

Also — and this story is just in —  the supposed acidification of the oceans caused by CO2 might be a scam.

California’s Unprecedented Drought

It seems that the slightest anomaly in climate “proves” the climate hysteria. It is the case for the persistent drought that is striking California (the hysteria would also account for the heavy rains the Golden State recently had, but moving along…)

Once again, it’s much ado about nothing. Even the NOAA admits that the present drought isn’t exceptional. A look in the past shows that there were much more severe droughts before the 21st century.

In short, dismiss the dubious bad news, just like you would for any apocalyptic news we’ve been hearing since Thomas Malthus. They’re generally created by people whose livelihood depends on the climate hysteria being true.

Edited by Fergus Hodgson.

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