According to Daniel Turner, founder and executive director of the nonprofit climate change scepticism advocacy group Power the Future, who insists that environmental activists are hyping up heat events such as the hot weather parts of the United States and southern Europe seeing right now. While mainstream media reporters are whipping themselves into a frenzy over the summer's heat, the kind of temperatures being recorded should not be causing surprise and dismay since since the affected areas are part of the Northern Hemisphere, where the months of July and August “should be hot,” according to Mr. Turner. He accused environmentalist scaremongering groups of hyping up heat while ignoring the recent intense winters experienced in the same areas of the world.
“It’s very strange, though, that the environmental left loves to talk about the summer, they love to talk about the heat. Because it’s sexy, the heat is oppressive, it’s very uncomfortable. But the cold is actually much more deadly,” he said.
“On average, four times more people die of the cold. And yet when we have terrible winters, we don’t blame that on climate change. We just call that winter because it doesn’t fit the narrative that the planet is getting warmer. So they just ignore the winter."
This is something my fellow 'conspiracy theorist' Graham Lear and I have noticed over perhaps as much as fifteen years now. While year after year environmentalist groups and government departments claim a new record has been set for the hottest year ever, either the data is being manipulated or these wonderful sciencetits (sic) with their marvellous mathematical models are deficient in basic numeracy skills because they do not understand how to calculate a simple average.
Turner's stance is refreshing but he faces a tough battle to be heard above the screeching of the numerous climate change alarmist groups such as the one which responded to his criticism of alarmism with predictions of imminent desolation and catastrophe as a result of our climate crimes;
This article makes the statement;
- ”Unless the world rapidly stops burning fossil fuels, these events will become even more common and the world will experience heatwaves that are even hotter and longer-lasting. A heatwave like the recent ones would occur every 2-5 years in a world that is 2°C warmer than the preindustrial climate.”
When I was working in the nuclear industry in the 1980s the engineers and designers would refer to the academic experts who advised government policy makers as "often in error, never in doubt". It seems the climate ‘experts’ are cast from the same material, they have no doubt whatsoever that whatever is happening to the climate (if anything) it is all the fault of humanity.
The more they repeat this mantra with the certainty of zealots, the more it seems like the credo of some weird doomsday cult, there are echoes of the notion of original sin and that we are all sinners and debase ourselves before the righteous and sacrifice all the benefits of civilisation in order to be saved.
In this respect it echoes the Abrahamic religions in the way it uses guilt to keep they leity in line and preserve the power of the elite priesthood. Judaism, Christianity and Islam all rely on keeping people in fear of divine retribution but having been brought up in what can be loosely described as the Christian tradition I can only comment on the scam that has held Christian churches together for almost 2000 years. When people say to me now, "Jesus died on the cross for your sins," I will answer, "That's tough but I didn't ask him to."
I refuse to feel guilt about a myth. We are all responsible for our own actions and have a duty to inform ourselves of the likely consequences of what we do and then to behave as decently as we can in the circumstances. But just as I reject allegations that I bear some responsibility for the death of a charcter believed to have lived 2000 years ago, I am no more going to accept responsibility for extreme weather events when those who accuse me are flying around the world in private jets to lecture us more humble folk on the sacrifices we must make in order to 'save the planet.'
It seems to me that if we do as the doom mongers suggest and immediately and suddenly stop burning fossil fuels, the misery and suffering created will be immense and will hit the poorest in society and the people of the poorest nations hardest.