I know I’m well and truly last to this party, however undertaking some research for the Monckton videos this week, I came across this little gem of his on this post on WUWT;
“A new global temperature target will aim, Canute-like, to limit “global warming” to as little as 1 C° above pre-industrial levels. Since temperature is already 3 C° above those levels, what is in effect being proposed is a 2 C° cut in today’s temperatures. This would take us halfway back towards the last Ice Age, and would kill hundreds of millions. Colder is far more dangerous than warmer.”
I know it is but one of a series of errors serious enough to demand cognitive dissonance to overlook, however it interested me on a couple levels.
Most obviously, ol’ Chris here demonstrates “real” concern for climate change; regardless of the direction, he admits that a few degrees change to the temperature anomaly can be a bad thing for how we live.
Yet, and I’m certain my fellow readers instantly noticed the absurd point being made; Chris is suggesting that 1 C° above pre-industrial levels is close to an Ice Age (one should note that the report he links to actually has 1.5 C°, but let’s not split hairs). That would logically conclude that the pre-industrial era was even closer to an Ice Age because it was in fact yet another degree cooler again!
Of course, where does he even get the “3 C° above” pre-industrial levels to begin with? Consulting NASA’s climate change information, we find that their official number is 1.5 F° or 0.83 C° above 1880 values. It must be admitted that he thinks NASA is making so much money out of the “climate scam” that they cannot be trusted, but in this case, it would seem that Monckton is the warmest…?
How on Earth do people not notice such face smacking stupidity when it greets them?