Climate Roundup October 5

Liberty Quote Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt. — Herbert Hoover

People who are familiar with Jonathan Swift’s satirical work will enjoy this distraction during a presentation by Alexandra Ocasio Cortez. This is Swift’s Modest Proposal to eat Irish babies.

I have reckoned upon a medium, that a child just born will weigh 12 pounds, and in a solar year, if tolerably nursed, encreaseth to 28 pounds.

I grant this food will be somewhat dear, and therefore very proper for landlords, who, as they have already devoured most of the parents, seem to have the best title to the children.

Infant’s flesh will be in season throughout the year, but more plentiful in March, and a little before and after; for we are told by a grave author, an eminent French physician, that fish being a prolifick dyet, there are more children born in Roman Catholick countries about nine months after Lent, the markets will be more glutted than usual, because the number of Popish infants, is at least three to one in this kingdom, and therefore it will have one other collateral advantage, by lessening the number of Papists among us.

I have already computed the charge of nursing a beggar’s child (in which list I reckon all cottagers, labourers, and four-fifths of the farmers) to be about two shillings per annum, rags included; and I believe no gentleman would repine to give ten shillings for the carcass of a good fat child, which, as I have said, will make four dishes of excellent nutritive meat, when he hath only some particular friend, or his own family to dine with him. Thus the squire will learn to be a good landlord, and grow popular among his tenants, the mother will have eight shillings neat profit, and be fit for work till she produces another child.

Those who are more thrifty (as I must confess the times require) may flea the carcass; the skin of which, artificially dressed, will make admirable gloves for ladies, and summer boots for fine gentlemen.

Trouble in Paradise. If you’re goin’ to San Fran Cisco…Be careful what you step in.

EPA’s regional director representing San Francisco noted that sewage is overrunning the city in some areas. (RELATED: Trump Says He Will ‘Slap’ San Francisco With Environmental Violation Over Homelessness Problem)

“There have been instances of sewage flowing in the streets and entering people’s homes,”

Jo Nova on the boil. More vandalism of the temperature records

In this brazen latest round, even the summer of 2018 just got warmer. After all the headlines, after it was measured on supposedly modern first class equipment, even data just 18 months old is being re-fiddled. The temperatures read out on the news in January 2018? Nevermind what they said then. Those hottest ever records then were even hotter than the BoM thought, thanks to amazing new discoveries that the BOM doesn’t think are important enough to issue as a press release.

This time around the BoM have increased the warming rate by an astonishing 71%.

Putting thermometers is strange places – like a hot tin roof! And looking at the satellite records of temperatures to compare 1991 with 2019 that is supposed to be dreadfully hot!

Headlines rang out telling Australians that last summer was the hottest ever. But, according to the UAH satellite series, the hottest — just barely — was in 1991, when CO2 was a wonderful, safe 356 ppm. Since then, humans have emitted more than half — fully 58% — of all the emissions we have ever emitted since we crawled out of those dank caves. CO2 levels are almost 50 ppm higher now, and temperatures are almost as high.*

Wonder if this summer will get close to the summer of 1991 (and we wonder if Victoria will keep the lights on).

Lifting the lid on Greta and the powers at work behind her, with reference to some of our favorite people. The money trail and where it leads with more references to our favourite people.

The links between the world’s largest financial groups, central banks and global corporations to the current push for a radical climate strategy to abandon the fossil fuel economy in favor of a vague, unexplained Green economy, it seems, is less about genuine concern to make our planet a clean and healthy environment to live. Rather it is an agenda, intimately tied to the UN Agenda 2030 for “sustainable” economy, and to developing literally trillions of dollars in new wealth for the global banks and financial giants who constitute the real powers that be.

The Global Media Fix is In. A sign of desperation? How much time is left to get the major political decisions that the alarmists want before the climate changes in the wrong direction?

MORE THAN 170 NEWS OUTLETS from around the world with a combined audience of hundreds of millions of people have now signed up for Covering Climate Now, a project co-founded by CJR and The Nation aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis.

“The need for solid climate coverage has never been greater,” said Kyle Pope, CJR’s editor and publisher. “We’re proud that so many organizations from across the US and around the world have joined with Covering Climate Now to do our duty as journalists—to report this hugely important story.”

Among the outlets represented are: Bloomberg; CBS News; El País; the Asahi Shimbun; La Repubblica; The Times of India; Getty Images; Agence France-Presse; national public TV broadcasters in Italy, Sweden, and the United States; most of the biggest public radio stations in the US; scholarly journals such as Nature, Science, and the Harvard Business Review; and publications such as Vanity Fair, HuffPost, BuzzFeed News, and The Daily Beast.

Emission transition theory verified. Lomborg on sense and nonsense, a rejoinder to pseudo-scientific hysteria. And 25 trillion reasons why we can’t depend on batteries.

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36 Responses to Climate Roundup October 5

  1. calli

    I, for one, welcome our new baby eating Overlords.

  2. calli

    From the comments:

    “I have been assured by a very knowing American of my acquaintance in London, that a young healthy child well nursed is at a year old a most delicious, nourishing, and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout.”

    (from A Modest Proposal – Jonathan Swift)


  3. Shy Ted

    Meh, first nations have been eating them for 40,000 years.

  4. calli

    I presume the “Breading” News is a typo?

    If not, well played Sir!

    Although I prefer au meuniere, myself.

  5. P

    Epic Agitprop: “We Must Start Eating the Babies”…
    Posted on October 3, 2019 by sundance

    This is epic and so well done.

    The most well constructed agitprop is when you take the opposition message, infiltrate the constituency, and then advance the message to its logical conclusion. If done effectively the audience will support the messenger while having no clue what is happening.

    Climate Activist Confronts AOC at New York Town Hall

    The Oscar worthy agitprop, delivered only by the best in the art form, leave all sides of the political spectrum wondering ‘is this real?’ This young lady has delivered. Well done.

  6. Pyrmonter

    Seriously. At best this is a bad parody; at worst, someone with genuine mental health problems. The practice of allowing general admission to view the inmates of Bedlam was abolished in 1770; reviving the practice is unedifying.

  7. Perfidious Albino

    Rafe – you may have seen but apparently The Guardian had an online piece this week with 10 ‘must see’ charts that explain the climate emergency. The usual lies, damned lies and statistics of course…

  8. I_am_not_a_robot

    The audience are naturally outraged by the suggestion of course – because they are all vegans.

  9. Beachcomber

    Ocasio-Cortez – “We must treat the climate crisis with the urgency it deserves”.

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  10. mem

    My guess it was a deliberate set up so OAC could seem reasonable and moderate in her response. Only problem is, given where the climate movement is at, the young lady with the T-shirt proposed the only logical conclusion/solution and no one could answer her. Complete back fire! Climate change has now morphed into a mumbo jumbo voodoo movement.

  11. a happy little debunker

    The Aztec’s sacrificed their children in order to influence the weather.
    The Progressive Left want to sacrifice their children in order to influence climate change.

    But just try and tell them they are of a CULT.

    Still, I suppose they have now found a guilt-free way of disposing of their PLANNED PARENTHOOD leftovers.

  12. None

    Epic trolling.

    Rafe, fix the headline.

  13. mem

    Rafe, fix the headline.

    Is that on toast or with bread crumbs?

  14. Eat only the ones that would have grown to be old white men.

  15. Rafe Champion

    Headline fixed. I don’t see The Guardian except by accident.

    Thanks to calli for calling up the spirit of Jonathan Swift and his Modest Proposal.

  16. Dr Fred Lenin

    Here in Melbourne we had our global warming yesterday 29c , its back to 11c and dropping , wonder what the BOMcomrades will do wih this ? Ignore it ? Doesnt fit in ith the modelling ?
    To think he whole global wrming scam is all based on pure conjecture ,where is the evidence .?

  17. Some History

    I don’t see The Guardian except by accident.

    Have you seen an optometrist?

  18. Entrepreneur

    Stoning Wombats – imagine if we all acted the way our ancestors did …

  19. Given that a salad is the food that my food eats; rather than eating babies, maybe Vegans would be the more appropriate choice.

  20. mem

    Dr Fred Lenin
    #3175195, posted on October 4, 2019 at 5:45 pm
    Here in Melbourne we had our global warming yesterday 29c , its back to 11c and dropping , wonder what the BOMcomrades will do wih this ? Ignore it ? Doesnt fit in ith the modelling ?
    To think he whole global wrming scam is all based on pure conjecture ,where is the evidence .?

    In Sydney believe it or not it was the hottest day in … wait for it, two years. Wow, now that’s really global warming at it”s best.
    “A cool change has finally made its way to eastern parts of Sydney on Friday, following what has shaped up to be the hottest October day in two years across various suburbs. By 1pm, the temperature had dropped by almost 14 degrees in Mascot after it hit 34.7 degrees about 30 minutes earlier.”

    And here in north eastern Melbourne our rainfall for this area is above average and temperature, even after BOM adjustment, is lower than average. But yet I read, “After one of Australia’s warmest and driest starts to a year on record, most of the country can expect more unusually warm and dry days during the next cople (sic) of months.” Both quotes come from Elders Weather (which has been sold to an American company announced two days ago} and are relays from BOM. Also after a slow start Melbourne’s dams are now filling thanks to a very wet August and September.
    I hope the Yanks do a better job of weather reporting than our local mob that is obsessed with global warming and disasters.

  21. mem

    Perfidious Albino
    #3175293, posted on October 4, 2019 at 8:51 pm
    Re the Guardian charts you referenced above, one knows it is totally fake as it starts with belching fumes from a large chimney which purportedly represents CO2 but, as educated people know, CO2 is invisible when photographed. What is being shown is clouds of steam…the 10 charts are laughable from beginning to end. Lies and more lies.

  22. Up The Workers!

    Baby-eating in order to keep the temperature down?

    Yeah…that should work.

    Who needs bloody air conditioning!

    What ever did we do for “finkin” before these Leftards came along?

  23. Up The Workers!

    “Eat the babies”???

    I bet that was precisely what the A.L.P.’s Milton Orkopoulos M.P., Keith Wright M.P., Bill D’Arcy M.P., Terry Martin M.P., and all the others were trying to do before they were each so rudely interrupted by those nannying coppers.

    “But Officer, I was only trying to save the planet…honestly!”

  24. Mak Siccar

    A more rational explanation.

    AGW is clearly not supported by the data, so what causes rising average global temperatures?

    There is evidence that climate change is affected by solar magnetic flux, although the precise mechanism is still under debate. The most common theory suggests an inverse correlation between sunspot activity and cosmic ray intensity. During low sunspot activity, expansion of the sun’s corona produces faster and stronger solar winds. These shield the heliosphere from interstellar cosmic rays, which are needed for ionization of aerosols in Earth’s atmosphere. If ionization fails to produce enough charged particles, there is less formation of cloud condensation nuclei (CNNs), the “surface” area for water vapor condensation. Without sufficient cloud cover, incoming solar radiation will raise average global temperature because it is not being reflected back into outer space (Svensmark, 2019).


  25. Chris M

    Sacrificing children to pagan gods? Heard that before somewhere…

  26. Mark M

    Reserve Bank warns [global warming] posing increasing risk to financial stability

    “Friday’s analysis builds on a warning by the Reserve Bank deputy governor, Guy Debelle, who said in March [global warming] posed risks to Australia’s financial stability.

    Debelle said policymakers needed to consider warming as a trend and not a cyclical event. He said policymakers and businesses needed to “think in terms of trend rather than cycles in the weather”.

    “Droughts have generally been regarded, at least economically, as cyclical events that recur every so often. In contrast, [global warming] is a trend change. The impact of a trend is ongoing, whereas a cycle is temporary.”

    Wait. What?

    Prof Andy Pitman admits droughts are not worse and not linked to [global warming]


    “Funnell’s family were among the first European settlers in the district.
    “Families have kept weather records on their farms … that go back often 100-120 years.
    And looking back through that they’re seeing the droughts and flooding rains.
    So over generations, they have experienced this cycle, suffered through the bad times, maybe lose a crop or two, because they know the good times are coming.
    “I damn well know what’s going on in the climate,” he told Guardian Australia.
    “If you look back historically, it’s very similar to what we went through right through the 20th century.
    Every decade there were droughts.”

    Either the lunatics are in charge, or the RBA has an agenda, and it is not for Australia’s best interests.

  27. Percy Popinjay

    I tried to watch the clip and lasted about 30 seconds. All I can hope is that it truly is parody. Apparently Donkey-Chompers treated it as a serious question/comment.

  28. Rob MW

    Always be prepared……..dib,dib……dob,dob… the little Cubs would say:

  29. Leo G

    Babies. Green New Meal.

    Climate Cannibalism.

  30. Leo G

    “We must start eating the babies”

    Think globally, eat locally!

  31. OldOzzie


    North Carolina Energy Company Finds Solar Power Actually Increases Pollution

    OCTOBER 4, 2019 By Donald van der Vaart

    Duke’s problem shows what happens when basic science collides with operational reality. Solar energy is intermittent. Until a reasonable storage technology is available, natural gas plants must operate when solar is brought on and off the grid. Put simply, the gas plant is generating power when the sun isn’t shining. Duke’s applications reportedly show that, due to the see-saw effect of deploying solar, emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide have increased, even though the level is lower than emissions from purely coal-based energy.

  32. B.A.Lert

    Agenda 2030 is about central planing in the name sustainability. A bunch of faceless drones will determine how much food, water, electricity, fuel ect every individual is entitled to. No doubt that will be the start of things to come.

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