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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Leading global warming alarmist retracts predictions, says CO2 not causing rising temps, Al Gore and Tim Flannery wrong too, climate not that bad

Lovelock says CO2 is up but temps remain the same. Lauded by Time Magazine in 2007, now retracts earlier predictions such as Florida sinking by 2040. Entire climate industry pivots on now disproved notion that CO2 causes rising temperatures.

4/23/12, "'I made a mistake': Gaia theory scientist James Lovelock admits he was 'alarmist' about the impact of climate change," UK Daily Mail, L. Warren

"Environmental scientist James Lovelock, renowned for
his terrifying predictions of climate change's deadly impact on the planet, has gone back on his previous claims, admitting they were 'alarmist'.

The 92-year-old Briton, who also developed the Gaia theory of the Earth as a single organism, has said climate change is still happening - just not as quickly as he once warned.

He added that other environmental commentators, such as former vice president Al Gore, are also guilty of exaggerating their arguments.

The admission comes as a devastating blow to proponents of climate change who regard Lovelock as a powerful figurehead.

Five years ago, he had claimed: 'Before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.'

But in an interview with msnbc.com, he admitted: 'I made a mistake.'

He said: 'The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing,' ... 'We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear cut, but it hasn’t happened....

'[The temperature] has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising -

  • carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that.'...

Lovelock said he is not the only one who got it wrong, suggesting other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore and Tim Flannery, also thought the impact would have been seen sooner....

In 2007, Time magazine named him as one 13 leaders and visionaries in an article on Heroes of the Environment.

In 1990, he became a CBE, presented to him by Queen Elizabeth II, and in 2003, she awarded him a Companion of Honour for his achievements in science.

Peter Stott, head of climate monitoring at the U.K.’s Met Office Hadley Centre, told msnbc.com he agreed Lovelock had been too alarmist....

"James Lovelock 'The Alarmist': Scientist's previous claims:

  • Civilization in its present form hasn't got long.

  • Before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.
  • By 2040 every summer in Europe will be... between 110F and 120F. It is not the death of people that is the main problem, it is the fact that the plants can't grow. There will be almost no food grown in Europe.

  • By 2040, parts of the Sahara desert will have moved into middle Europe. We are talking about Paris. As far north as Berlin. In Britain we will escape because of our oceanic position. By 2040, China will be uninhabitable.

  • Florida will be gone altogether, the whole damned place, in not too long.

  • We have no option but to take our punishment and be glad that there will be enough of us to survive."
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    Ed. note: The multi-trillion dollar fraud rests in its entirety on the now disproved belief that CO2 is a dangerous substance that causes global warming. All UN 'climate' conventions should be cancelled. Where will US taxpayers go to get back billions if not trillions of their tax dollars stolen for imaginary 'global warming' related endeavors including millions funneled to crony academic institutions? The 5-4 US Supreme Court decision in 2007, Massachusetts v EPA, was the result of years of work by climate profiteers who reaped millions as the result of the decision. They sued the US government to force it to declare CO2 a harmful pollutant. With help from the media, an avalanche of propaganda existed at that time about CO2 which has since been found erroneous. The case would be overturned today since the evidence is clear CO2 does not "trap heat."

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    4/23/12, "Global warming guru admits he was wrong about climate change," John Hayward, Human Events,

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    Big energy company Entergy was among plaintiffs in the 2007 Supreme Court 5-4 case against CO2. It's stock rocketed to an all time high as soon as the result was announced (citation in next paragraph).

    "Strange Bedfellows" joined the case that resulted in the 2007 Supreme Court 5-4 decision on CO2, including big energy company, Entergy, whose stock price went to an all time high immediately after the Supreme Court ruling in April 2007. This information about Entergy was published on April 6, 2007 but reference to it along with an article in which the information appeared seems to have been scrubbed from the internet. "Editorial: Ruling on EPA favors Big Energy," April 6, 2007, Washington Examiner

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    9/5/2006 , "CLIMATE: 'Strange bedfellows' file briefs in Supreme Court emissions case," Lauren Morello, Greenwire reporter

    "States, environmental groups, scientists and energy companies filed opening legal
    briefs with the Supreme Court last week in a lawsuit aimed at forcing U.S. EPA to
    regulate greenhouse gas emissions
    from motor vehicles."

    Page 2, Plaintiffs include

    Massachusetts v. EPA
    Amici curiae briefs for petitioners
    Filer Brief
    Madeleine K. Albright
    Alaska native groups
    Arizona, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota and
    Wisconsin
    Aspen Skiing Co.
    California environmental groups
    Church groups
    Climate scientists
    U.S. Conference of Mayors
    Delaware
    Entergy Corp.
    Former EPA administrators
    National Wildlife Federation
    Ocean & coastal groups

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    5/8/12, "Gaia creator rows back on climate," BBC, Roger Harrabin



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