I was clicking around just now and came upon this
"10 photographs to show to anyone who doesn't believe in climate change
" slideshow from
the MSM.UK propaganda outlet, The Independent
. It was in
about Trump censoring the EPA. I'm about as staunch a
of censorship that can be imagined, unless that is it's about censoring deceptive / destructive government etc propaganda. The
Independent's piece here sure doesn't give credence to the idea that it wouldn't be propaganda that Trump is trying to censor.
I had no expectation to want to post about global warming stuff this week, but some of these were so distorted I couldn't not decode this political
#1: "A group of emperor penguins face a crack in the sea ice, near McMurdo Station, Antarctica"
Well ice does crack, but what better way to kick off a propaganda montage than by getting the emotions flowing over those poor poor giant penguins
that wouldn't be there if they're not adapted to that environment.
#2: "Amid a flood in Islampur, Jamalpur, Bangladesh, a woman on a raft searches for somewhere dry to take shelter. Bangladesh is one of the most
vulnerable places in the world to sea level rise, which is expected to make tens of millions of people homeless by 2050."
So they want you to become a believer in AGW, by showing you what a person was doing to deal with acute onset local flooding (AKA the monsoon
season)... that isn't related to actual sea level rise. I guess it was the heaviest monsoon in 30 years there last year, but its a monsoon zone none
the less so its not like this is some kind of shocker:
#3: "Hanna Petursdottir examines a cave inside the Svinafellsjokull glacier in Iceland, which she said had been growing rapidly. Since 2000, the
size of glaciers on Iceland has reduced by 12 per cent."
Which isn't merely caused by actual "warming", but also by factors such as sublimation and in particular coal dust particles in the ice.
#4: "Floods destroyed eight bridges and ruined crops such as wheat, maize and peas in the Karimabad valley in northern Pakistan, a mountainous
region with many glaciers. In many parts of the world, glaciers have been in retreat, creating dangerously large lakes that can cause devastating
flooding when the banks break. Climate change can also increase rainfall in some areas, while bringing drought to others."
Um, what does glaciers soundbite have to do with that actual flood?
#5: "Smoke – filled with the carbon that is driving climate change – drifts across a field in Colombia."
It's always all about the carbon, which comes out of your car so you can be guilt tripped directly about it. Methane, no so sexy so we rarely hear
about that. And Nitrous Oxide? Well that just laughing gas!
#6: "A river once flowed along the depression in the dry earth of this part of Bangladesh, but it has disappeared amid rising temperatures.
Okay now this is the one that really motivated me here. There's a major humanitarian crisis been playing out for decades over there. Not because of
climate change, but instead because the government of India has literally deliberately
dammed off the rivers that flow out through Bangladesh,
thereby basically destroying their nation. I've seen an entire documentary about it, and it's appalling. For these slick propagandists to use their
tragic circumstance out of context (while ignoring the serious
issue that actually caused that, it's just sick and demented.
And while we're on the subject, if they really
care about the environment then these environmentalists should be freaking out about the
water pollution that that is happening there. It's something that something could actually be done about (unlike global warming), while
there is no possible way to doubt it real not in the slightest (unlike global warming).
#7: "Sindh province in Pakistan has experienced a grim mix of two consequences of climate change. “Because of climate
change either we have floods or not enough water to irrigate our crop and feed our animals,” says the photographer. “Picture clearly indicates
that the extreme drought makes wide cracks in clay. Crops are very difficult to grow.”"
I remember learning in elementary school in the 80's how it's common in deserts with flat clay like soils for the soil to crack up just like that in
between monsoon floods. Checking just now the Sindh province is such a place. Except now in the 2010's cracked clay soil in a desert means its because
of man made global warming.
edit on 27-1-2017 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)