Category Archives: ScareWatch

“Oxygen Scarcity Threatens Humankind”

By | August 18, 2008

The scare: As the peer-reviewed literature is filled with a growing proportion of learned papers demolishing the imagined “consensus” that anthropogenic “global warming” will prove “catastrophic”, the less serious newspapers are looking for new scares to peddle to the feeble-minded. In mid-August 2008, The Guardian, Britain’s silliest newspaper, printed an article by Peter Tatchell suggesting that the world’s… Read More »

“‘Global Warming’ is happening now!” – Not!

By | August 8, 2008

The scare: In an official press release of the Royal Society, Britain’s oldest taxpayer-funded body, Martin Rees, its president, is quoted as saying: “The science of climate change is complex; however the weight of scientific evidence shows that ‘global warming’ caused by human actions is happening now …”

“Global Warming Causes More Kidney-Stones”

By | July 17, 2008

The scare: The cult science-fiction magazine Scientific American, in a recent issue, advises readers to “add kidney stones to the growing list of possible consequences of global warming.” It uncritically reports a “new study” published in the Proceedings of the Notional Academy of Sciences, another “global warming” propheteer, suggesting that as many as 2.3 million more people may… Read More »

“‘Global Warming’ is Causing Malaria, Floods and Malnutrition

By | April 9, 2008

The scares: The World Health Organization announced on 7 April 2008 that millions of Asians could face poverty, disease and hunger as a result of rising temperatures and increased rainfall. The WHO’s regional director for Asia said that malaria, diarrhea, malnutrition and floods cause an estimated 150,000 deaths annually in the region. A WHO adviser on malaria and… Read More »

“Climate Target is not radical enough”

By | April 8, 2008

Nasa scientist warns the world must urgently make huge CO2 reductions Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, Monday, 7 April, 2008. Commentary by Christopher Monckton The scare: One of the world’s leading climate scientists warns today that the EU and its international partners must urgently rethink targets for cutting carbon dioxide in the atmosphere because of fears they have grossly… Read More »

BBC ScareWatch – Global Temperatures Going Down Imply Temperatures Will Go Up

By | April 5, 2008

The scare: The BBC published an article by its “environment analyst”, commenting on an announcement by the World Meteorological Organization that 2008 was likely to be the tenth successive year in which global temperatures had not risen. The BBC’s story stressed that the stasis in global temperatures was only temporary and that anthropogenic “global warming” would inexorably resume.

Andrew Revkin: “There’s no Inuit word for ‘robin’”

By | April 3, 2008

The scare: Andrew Revkin, an environment writer at the New York Times, reported in 2004 that Senator John McCain, to illustrate his concern at the rapid pace of warming in the Arctic, had said… The truth: In 1953 Laurence Irving, of the Arctic Health Research Center of the U.S. Public Health Service in Anchorage, Alaska, spent a season… Read More »