Arnie invokes Holdren’s absurd alarmism about sea levels in desperate effort to prop up crumbling edifice of climate change scam
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, December 4, 2009
Hitler-admiring Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger is having to resort to his wobbly acting skills in a desperate effort to rescue the crumbling edifice of the global warming fraud – by recycling debunked alarmist propaganda about rising sea levels.
With climategate sending shockwaves through the warmist scientific community, Schwarzenegger was dragged out to peddle absurd myths about areas of San Francisco being submerged underwater as a result of temperature increases that have failed to materialize for the last ten years.
“A map of how California will be affected by climate change in the future was unveiled yesterday by state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger,” reports the Daily Mail.
“The map, which demonstrates the devastating effects of global warming in just a century, shows how San Francisco Airport would be completely underwater if sea levels were to rise by 150cm (60in).”
“Within a century, Treasure Island, this place where we are right now, could be totally under water,” the governor said. “It is technology in the end that will save us.”
Ludicrous fearmongering about sea levels has long been a staple of climate change alarmism. Crude Hollywood-style propaganda about doomsday sea levels is intimately linked with bad science the laughably incorrect climate models that were circulating in the 1970’s that led many of the same individuals who today preach about global warming to warn about the apocalyptic threat of global cooling.
The genesis of the scam can be traced back to White House science czar John P. Holdren, who in the early 1970’s was busy warning about how global cooling would cause giant tidal waves. In the very same essay, “Overpopulation and the Potential for Ecocide,” Holdren subsequently claims that if humanity survived global cooling, overpopulation would then cause global warming which would cause “melting of the icecaps with a concomitant 150 foot increase in sea level.”
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In the essay, Holdren and his co-author Paul Ehrlich wrote that global cooling would ensue as a result of , “a reduced transparency of the atmosphere to incoming light as a result of urban air pollutions (smoke, aerosols), agriculture air pollution (dust), and volcanic oil.”
Holdren and Ehrlich predicted, “a mere 1 percent increase in low cloud cover would decrease the surface temperature by .8C” and that “a decrease of 4C would probably be sufficient to cause another ice age.”
They continued: “Even more dramatic results are possible, however; for instance, a sudden outward slumping in the Antarctic ice cap, induced by added weight, could generate a tidal wave of proportions unprecedented in recorded history.”
The ridiculous notion of a 150 foot rise in sea levels has since been abandoned by the warmist community, with the UN IPCC scaling the scam back to a mere 2 feet.
In an August 2006 BBC News interview, Holdren was forced to backtrack on his own alarmism, correcting his claimed sea level rise to “up to 13 feet”.
Schwarzenegger has pitched his alarmism somewhere in the middle, claiming a rise of around 5 feet.
As the graph below illustrates, San Francisco sea levels have noticably dropped over the last few years, and are back down to around 1880 levels.
Holdren’s spectacularly wrong predictions about the onset of a new ice age are inextricably linked to his propaganda about sea level rises, as is his subsequent global warming alarmism.
Schwarzenegger’s invocation of this fraud at a time when the entire edifice of global warming propaganda is crashing and burning as a result of the climategate scandal is a blatant public relations ploy designed to wash away rapidly growing suspicions about man-made global warming with a huge gulp of climate kool-aid.
Watch Arnie’s pathetic PR stunt below.
This article was posted: Friday, December 4, 2009 at 11:08 am