I admit that I will gleefully engage in plenty of schadenfreude and I toooooooollllld you so when the global warming hysterians and hucksters are finally forced to eat their words. Especially Martin Khor.
By MARTIN KHOR
Climate scientists are reluctant to link each of the floods directly to climate change, as this is hard to prove. But there is a general belief that global warming contributes to the increased incidence of flooding.
A scientist at the World Meteorological Organisation last year explained how the warming of the oceans increased cloud formation and contributed to the devastating Pakistan floods.
Dublin was affected by flash floods earlier this year. An Irish newspaper, linking it to climate change, cited a flood risk management report of the Office of Public Works in 2009 which claimed that “the frequency, pattern and severity of flooding are expected to increase as a result of climate change.”
Meanwhile, a United Kingdom government-linked report released last week described how climate change is likely to create hundreds of millions of refugees around the world as they try to escape from areas affected by global warming.
The refugees may have to move from their homes as climate change induces events such as floods, droughts, storms and heatwaves, according to the Foresight group, part of Britain’s Office for Science.
However, many of these refugees may move into even worse affected areas, such as coastal areas that are vulnerable to floods from storms and sea level rise.
The floods and the sobering predictions on climate refugees are sober reminders that political leaders need to take global warming more seriously. The interest to act globally on climate change has waned in the past two years.
So global warming causes more flooding, including the curent Thailand floods.
…Even though the globe didn’t warm in the past 15 years:
And maybe, just maybe, the world is yawning about climate change action because of the ever-mounting evidence that Anthropogenic Global Warming is bunk.
Or maybe it is semi-regular revelations of faked ‘science’ supporting AGW.
Or it could be that more and more scientists are refuting AGW:
- 900+ peer-reviewed papers skeptical of AGW.
- 31,000 prominent scientists deny AGW
- Another 1000 scientists reject AGW
- 230 signatories from the American Physical Society skeptical of AGW
- Nobel Prize for Physics winner quits the American Physical Society to protest its belief in AGW
But don’t tell that to Martin Khor, the tears of grief he sheds may cause another localized flood.