Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Is the recent extinction of some species rare? NO!

A recent post on these pages, which was protested by one of our members, showed a scrawny old polar bear and said that many species are being made extinct.

Well, to a certain extant, that is true, eg (link)
Scientists announced that three bird species vanished from the Earth for good in 2018.
But, is this unusual? Well..... (link)


Mass extinctions—when at least half of all species die out in a relatively short time—have happened a handful of times over the course of our planet's history. The largest mass extinction event occurred around 250 million years ago, when perhaps 95 percent of all species went extinct.

 So, as Tom Jones says: "It's Not unusual!"



James Delingpole addresses this here - LINK

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which produced the report, is a political organisation not a scientific one. Just like its sister organisation the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — IPCC — in fact.
As Donna Laframboise notes here, both exist purely to give a fig leaf of scientific credibility to the UN’s ‘sustainability’ agenda.
When the IPBES was established in 2010, we were informed point blank that its purpose was “to spearhead the battle against the destruction of the natural world.”
In other words, there’s all sorts of deception here. This is no sober scientific body, which examines multiple perspectives, and considers alternative hypotheses. The job of the IPBES is to muster only one kind of evidence, the kind that promotes UN environmental treaties.
That’s how the United Nations works, folks. Machinations in the shadows. Camouflaging its political aspirations by dressing them up in 1,800 pages of scientific clothing.
This is the usual suspects crying wolf. Again
No one would dispute that habitat loss is a problem for plants and animals. But it’s a big stretch from there to suggest that a million species are ‘threatened’ with actual extinction. The ‘E’ word has long been overplayed by environmentalists because it’s so dramatic and final and because everyone has heard of the dodo. There is no evidence whatsoever, though, that the world is heading for its so-called Sixth Great Extinction. As Willis Eschenbach once pertinently asked at Watts Up With That? – 

READ MORE - https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/05/07/un-species-extinction-report-is-enviro-loon-hysteria/


The Sun is going to sleep - last grand solar minimum 400 years ago.

Why are the Alarmists afraid of history? Well, history shows that climate is cyclical and we are now heading into a cool period.

Peter Temple explains that everything that happens in climate goes in cycles:


Peter explains that it is gradually getting cooler because the Sun is cooler:


So, is warming bad? Well, Peter explains that "when the climate turns warm and wet for long periods, the world's greatest empires have emerged."


A very interesting and revealing five and a half minutes.




 

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: May 13, 2019

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May 13, 2019

The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information).

A key element of AWED’s efforts is public education. Towards that end, every three weeks we put together a newsletter to balance what is found in the mainstream media about energy and the environment. We appreciate MasterResource for their assistance in publishing this information.
Some of the more important articles in this issue are:
Short good video: Bad Data
Greed Energy Economics:
Renewable Energy Destroying Ecosystems:
Miscellaneous Energy News:
Manmade Global Warming Articles:
Short good video: Bad Data
Dr Willie Soon talk: The Sun Also Warms
The UN Extinction Report:
Science, Education, Politics, and Miscellaneous Related Articles: