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QUESTION

With the effect of global warming becoming stronger every year,

what do we see 20 years from now?

ANSWER

#1: How was it determined that the effect of global warming is becoming stronger every year?

#2: And if that is true why is it that the horrific Antarctica ice shelf collapse events of a decade ago stopped happening?

#3: And why are there still polar bears with their numbers not declining?

#4: And why are all those South Pacific islands supposedly sinking under sea level rise for decades still high and dry?

#5: And why are places like Bangladesh that we were told are being wiped out by climate change still there with a strong and growing economy?

#6: And why oh why is the Arctic not ice free yet?

THE ICE SHELVES OF ANTARCTICA: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/08/11/the-ice-shelves-of-antarctica/

THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANGE DOES NOT LOOK LIKE UNBIASED AND OBJECTIVE SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY. IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE USE OF THE APPEAL TO SCIENCE TO SELL AN ACTIVISM AGENDA AS SEEN SO CLEARLY IN THIS RESEARCH PAPER PUBLISHED IN A PEER REVIEWED CLIMATE SCIENCE JOURNAL

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/11/08/a-global-warming-horror-in-lake-tanganyika/

Should scientists be activists? | Careers | Chemistry World

THE ONLY ROLE OF SCIENCE IN CLIMATE CHANGE IS THAT THE WORD “SCIENCE” HELPS TO PUSH THE ACTIVISM.


CLAIM:

RESPONSE

MORE ABOUT KATHARINE HAYHOE, CLIMATE SCIENTIST

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/12/25/what-if-science/

EXCERPT

MORE AT: LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/12/25/what-if-science/

AS FOR THE “LOW CARBON INNOVATION STRATEGIST”, ONE WOULD THINK THAT ANYONE WITH THAT KIND OF JOB DESCRIPTION WOULD HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN PROMOTING THE CLIMATE CATASTROPHE MOVEMENT.

THIS POST IS A CRITICAL REVIEW OF A SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN PUBLICATION ABOUT CLIMATE DENIALISM

LINK TO SOURCE: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dark-money-funds-climate-change-denial-effort/

PART-1: WHAT THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN ARTICLE SAYS

Dark Money” Funds Climate Change Denial Effort. A Drexel University study finds that a large slice of donations to organizations that deny global warming are funneled through third-party pass-through organizations that conceal the original funder. The largest, most-consistent money fueling the climate denial movement are a number of well-funded conservative foundations built with so-called “dark money,” or concealed donations.The study, by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert Brulle, is the first academic effort to probe the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the climate denial movement. It found that the amount of money flowing through third-party, pass-through foundations like DonorsTrust and Donors Capital, whose funding cannot be traced, has risen dramatically over the past five years. In all, 140 foundations funneled $558 million to almost 100 climate denial organizations from 2003 to 2010. Meanwhile the traceable cash flow from more traditional sources, such as Koch Industries and ExxonMobil, has disappeared. The study was published Friday in the journal Climatic Change. The climate change countermovement has had a real political and ecological impact on the failure of the world to act on global warming. Like a play on Broadway, the countermovement has stars in the spotlight – often prominent contrarian scientists or conservative politicians – but behind the stars is an organizational structure of directors, script writers and producers. If you want to understand what’s driving this movement, you have to look at what’s going on behind the scenes. To uncover that, Brulle developed a list of 118 influential climate denial organizations in the United States. He then coded data on philanthropic funding for each organization, combining information from the Foundation Center, a database of global philanthropy, with financial data submitted by organizations to the Internal Revenue Service.According to Brulle, the largest and most consistent funders where a number of conservative foundations promoting “ultra-free-market ideas in many realms, among them the Searle Freedom Trust, the John Williams Pope Foundation, the Howard Charitable Foundation and the Sarah Scaife Foundation. Another key finding: From 2003 to 2007, Koch Affiliated Foundations and the ExxonMobil Foundation were “heavily involved” in funding climate change denial efforts. But Exxon hasn’t made a publically traceable contribution since 2008, and Koch’s efforts dramatically declined, Coinciding with a decline in traceable funding, Brulle found a dramatic rise in the cash flowing to denial organizations from DonorsTrust, a donor-directed foundation whose funders cannot be traced. This one foundation, the assessment found, now accounts for 25 percent of all traceable foundation funding used by organizations promoting the systematic denial of climate change.Jeffrey Zysik, chief financial officer for DonorsTrust, said in an email that neither DonorsTrust nor Donors Capital Fund “take positions with respect to any issue advocated by its grantees.” “As with all donor-advised fund programs, grant recommendations are received from account holders,” he said. “DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund ensure that recommended grantees are IRS-approved public charities and also require that the grantee charities do not rely on significant amounts of revenue from government sources. DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund do not otherwise drive the selection of grantees, nor conduct in-depth analyses of projects or grantees unless an account holder specifically requests that service.” Its a matter of democracy. In the end, Brulle concluded public records identify only a fraction of the hundreds of millions of dollars supporting climate denial efforts. Some 75 percent of the income of those organizations, he said, comes via unidentifiable sources. And for Brulle, that’s a matter of democracy. “Without a free flow of accurate information, democratic politics and government accountability become impossible,” he said. “Money amplifies certain voices above others and, in effect, gives them a megaphone in the public square.” Powerful funders, he added, are supporting the campaign to deny scientific findings about global warming and raise doubts about the “roots and remedies” of a threat on which the science is clear. “At the very least, American voters deserve to know who is behind these efforts.”

PART-2: CRITIAL COMMENTARY

Deniers are having a signficant impact on the climate movement and there is a danger that denial may throw the climate train off its tracks. Climate denial is no longer a joke but a serious threat to climate activism. These guys are worried. Hearty congratulations to the denial community.

By the way, the phrase “dark money” sounds like the money has an evil source but what this phrase means is that the ultimate source of the funds is not known.

Era of climate science denial is not over, study finds | Environment | The  Guardian
Chart: Where Climate Change Deniers Live | Statista

THE QUESTION

How surprising or not surprising is it to learn that nearly one in three Americans live in a county that went through an extreme weather event this summer, including a prolonged heat wave, fire, hurricane or flooding?

MY ANSWER

And how surprising or not surprising is it to learn that the attribution of heat waves and forest fires to global warming overlooks the pattern in daily station data that show warming in night time daily Tmin and not in daytime Tmax?

SUPPORTING DATA: LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/04/05/agw-trends-in-daily-station-data/

EXAMPLE DATA

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CONCLUSION: GLOBAL WARMING IS INCREASING NIGHTTIME DAILY MINIMUM TEMPERATURES NOT DAYTIME DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES. THE ATTRIBUTION OF THE EFFECTS OF DAYTIME DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES TO AGW MUST BE MADE WITH CAUTION AND SIGNFICANT EVIDENCE FOR THAT CAUSATION.

Don't let confirmation bias narrow your perspective — News Literacy Project

QUESTION

What measures of carbon capture and storage by a) tree planting, b) burial in old oil reservoirs, or c) other ways would be needed for Scotland’s Cambo oil field if the estimate of 250 million tonnes of to-be-released carbon is accurate?

ANSWER
Climate science says that fossil fuel emssions are an external perturbation of the otherwise balanced carbon cycle that causes atmospheric co2 to rise and that the solution is for humans to stop burning fossil fuels. It does not say that the effect of burning fossil fuels can be offset by carbon cycle flows. The proposition that an aleternative form of climate action is for humans to plant trees and such is inconsistent with climate science.

R3ELATED POST#1

A VEGAN DIET CLIMATE ACTION: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/06/19/vegandiet/

THIS POST IS A STUDY OF AGW CLIMATE CHANGE AS PROPOSED BY CLIMATE SCIENCE WITH RESPECT TO THE DISTINCTION IN CLIMATE SCIENCE BETWEEN FOSSIL FUEL EMISSIONS AND CARBON CYCLE FLOWS.

RELATED POST#2:


THE CARBON CREDITS MARKET: THIS POST IS A DESCRIPTION OF CARBON CREDITS MARKETS AND THEIR ANOMALOUS FUNCTION IN CLIMATE ACTION.

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2019/09/30/cer/

QUESTION:

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) on August 9, 2021 contains phrases such as “code red for humanity” and “nowhere to run, nowhere to hide”. Should IPCC reports refrain from using sensational language?

ANSWER:
I see it the other way around. Not whether they should or should not refrain from this kind of language but that this kind of language about climate science by climate scientists is the norm. In my view that exposes climate science as some kind of activism where their claim to science is simply part of that activism. It is not possible for activists to carry out objective unbiased scientific inquiry on the subject of their activism.

RELATED POST

The Hidden Hand of Activism
[LIST OF POSTS ON THIS SITE] RELATED POST ON BLOGSPOT.COM: [LINK] A STATEMENT FROM NASA GISS AND JAMES HANSEN ON THE DANGER OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD Scientific reticence hinders communication with…
https://tambonthongchai.com/2019/02/03/hidden-hand/

GLOBAL GOVERNANCE AS DESCRIBED BY THE GLOBAL CHALLENGES FOUNDATION

LINK TO SOURCE: https://globalchallenges.org/global-governance/

What is Global Governance?

Global governance brings together diverse actors to coordinate collective action at the level of the planet. The goal of global governance, roughly defined, is to provide global public goods, particularly peace and security, justice and mediation systems for conflict, functioning markets and unified standards for trade and industry. One crucial global public good is catastrophic risk management – putting appropriate mechanisms in place to maximally reduce the likelihood and impact of any event that could cause the death of 1 billion people across the planet, or damage of equivalent magnitude. See here for a list of global catastrophic risks. The leading institution in charge of global governance today is the United Nations. It was founded in 1945, in the wake of the Second World War, as a way to prevent future conflicts on that scale. The United Nations does not directly bring together the people of the world, but sovereign nation states, and currently counts 193 members who make recommendations through the UN General Assembly. The UN’s main mandate is to preserve global security, which it does particularly through the Security Council. In addition the UN can settle international legal issues through the International Court of Justice, and implements its key decisions through the Secretariat, led by the Secretary General. The United Nations has added a range of areas to its core mandate since 1945. It works through a range of agencies and associated institutions particularly to ensure greater shared prosperity, as a desirable goal in itself, and as an indirect way to increase global stability. As a key initiative in that regard, in 2015, the UN articulated the Sustainable Development Goals, creating common goals for the collective future of the planet. Beyond the UN, other institutions with a global mandate play an important role in global governance. Of primary importance are the so-called Bretton Woods institutions: the World Bank and the IMF, whose function is to regulate the global economy and credit markets. Those institutions are not without their critics for this very reason, being often blamed for maintaining economic inequality. Global governance is more generally effected through a range of organisations acting as intermediary bodies. Those include bodies in charge of regional coordination, such as the EU or ASEAN, which coordinate the policies of their members in a certain geographical zone. Those also include strategic or economic initiatives under the leadership of one country – NATO for the US or China’s Belt and Road Initiative for instance – or more generally coordinating defense or economic integration, such as APEC or ANZUS. Finally, global governance relies on looser norm-setting forums, such as the G20, the G7, the World Economic Forum: those do not set up treaties, but offer spaces for gathering, discussing ideas, aligning policy and setting norms. This last category could be extended to multi-stakeholder institutions that aim to align global standards, for instance the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In summary, global governance is essential but fragmented, complex and little understood. In this context, the key questions raised by the Global Challenges Foundation are, how to reform institutions, how to develop alternative institutions, and how to use the new possibilities of technology to improve governance. You can read more about our partnerships, education and research work towards this goal. Related content Global Governance reform proposals The Global Challenges Foundation has encouraged the emergence and development of ideas for new and improved global governance… Global governance models in history – A guide to earlier ideas about global governance In the 21st century humanity is facing a range of severe risks and challenges that call for effective… Tornado in black and white.


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TRANSLATION

A COLLECTION OF INCONSISTENT AND NON HOMOGENIOUS REGIONAL GOVERNANCE IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD IS NOT AN IDEAL STATE BUT A PHASE IN THE EVOLUTION OF GOVERNANCE THAT MUST EVENTUALLY EVOLVE FROM REGIONAL TO GLOBAL TO BE FAIR AND EFFCTIVE ACROSS THE BOARD.

IMPLICATION

THE UNITED NATIONS MUST RISE TO THE CHALLENGE AND PROVIDE THE GLOBAL GOVERNANCE FUNCTION WE NEED.

AND THEREFORE, THIS IS THE CONTEXT IN WHICH WE MUST UNDERSTAND THE CREATION OF GLOBAL HAZARDS SUCH AS OZONE DEPLETION AND CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE UN’S APPARENT ROLE IN THE RESOLUTION OF THESE HAZARDS.

LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/03/18/the-eco-crisis-ambition-of-the-un/

EXCERPT

THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CRISES OF THE UN

Posted by: chaamjamal on: March 18, 2020

Christiana Figueres: Well, that is, ironically, of course, the other side of this right? It may be good for climate. But I think because there is less trade, there’s less travel, there’s less commerce. Expect more disease outbreaks if we continue to deny, delude and delay on climate change. If we continue to eat animals, we will be poisoning ourselves and being the genesis of new diseases we have not seen before. 

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  2. AN UNCONSTRAINED BUREAUCRACY
  3. SDG: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  4. THE IPCC IS AN AGENCY OF THE UN
  5. THE WMO IS AN AGENCY OF THE UN
  6. THE FAUX OZONE CRISIS AND THE BIRTH OF UN AS GLOBAL EPA
AN UNCONSTRAINED BUREAUCRACY | Thongchai Thailand
Can Guterres Turn the U.N.'s Bureaucrats Into Heroes?
Time to make the bureaucrats accountable - The Source

Remember when the ILO did labor, the FAO did agriculture, the WHO did health, the World Bank did infrastructure loans for developing countries, the WMO did Meteorology, and the UNDP did economic development of poor countries? Now they all do ClimateThis post is an examination of this anomaly in terms of the structure and function of the UN that are not constrained and that contain no provision for accountability, oversight, discipline, or budgetary constraint. These structural flaws have created a rogue public service organization that serves itself and not the public and they make it possible for the UN to use its self declared global environmental authority to invent global environmental crises that inflate its budget and serve its bureaucratic needs. 

That the World Health Organization (WHO) is busy with climate change these days with predictions that climate change is causing starvation and malnutrition, is best understood in this context. The WHO is no longer a World Health Organization but an agency of the UN that takes its orders from Antonio Guterres the climate guy.

A QUORA QUESTION

How should we tackle climate change? Nature as we know it is under going systemic and gradual destruction.

MY RESPONSE
That nature is undergoing “systemic” destruction by climate change is something I had not seen before. Do you have a citation or a link to your source? What kind of destruction exactly? And how was it determined that the destruction was caused by fossil fueled global warming and that climate action will solve this destruction issue?

I should also mention nature has survived many hundreds of glaciation cycles and in between glaciation cycles the relatively brief interglacials have gone through violent warming and cooling cycles at 100 to 1000 year time scales. The current warming is the fifth warming cycle of the Holocene. How is it that nature is still around and not destroyed? To ignore all other interglacial warmings and limit our study to a chosen warming period contains a bias as explained in the linked documents below.

See also

DATA SELECTION BIAS IN CLIMATE SCIENCE
LINK: https://tambonthongchai.com/2018/08/03/confirmationbias/

A CRITIQUE OF THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD BY CLIMATE SCIENTISTS

Scientific reticence hinders communication with the public about the dangers of global warming. It is important that policy-makers recognize the potential influence of this phenomenon.
https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/10/09/a-data-selection-bias/

COP21: James Hansen, the father of climate change awareness, claims Paris  agreement is a 'fraud' | The Independent | The Independent

A QUORA QUESTION:

MY ANSWER: PART-1:

MY ANSWER: PART-2

LINKS TO RELATED POSTS

THE BAMBI PRINCIPLE: https://tambonthongchai.com/2020/11/15/the-bambi-principle/

DIVINE ENVIRONMENTALISM: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/02/15/divine-environmentalism/

PLANETARY ENVIRONMENTALISM: https://tambonthongchai.com/2021/09/25/planetary-environmentalism/



  • budbromley: https://budbromley.blog/2022/09/24/that-would-be-the-road-to-hell/
  • budbromley: Could be a good article for the Babylon Bee. Just left out the 97% joke and hockey stick. Instead, I see a ground swell of resistance, more deniers,
  • chaamjamal: IF THE SCIENCE IS GOOD SELL THE SCIENCE WITH THE STRENGTH OF THE SCIENCE IF THE SCIENCE IS BAD, SELL THE SCIENCE BY DENIGRATING ITS CRITICS.