So, When, Exactly, Will These Climate Change Risks Come To Fruition?

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So, I’m reading, yet another, goofy article about how some nations are more exposed to risks of “climate change” more than others. 

These Countries Face The Biggest Threats From Climate Change

This really isn’t new.  It’s simply a repeat of what has been stated for decades.  And, it’s still incredibly sophist.

The expected costs of climate change are painting a grimmer and grimmer picture of the future for people around the world.

Does it ever paint any other kind of picture instead of “grimmer”?  Aren’t they all increasingly grimmer and grimmer in spite of the empirical evidence to the contrary?

In its sixth annual Climate Change Vulnerability Index, risk consultancy firm Maplecroft revealed the countries most likely to suffer from the effects of warming climates by 2025.

To develop its analysis, researchers evaluated 193 countries on three factors: the capacity of nations to combat the effects of climate change, ….. 

Shouldn’t we first come to an agreement as to what exactly are the “effects of climate change”?  I mean, has that ever truly been defined, other than just really bad stuff?

….. exposure to extreme weather events ……

Hmm, okay, as I understand the ambiguous language of the nutters, isn’t the “effects of climate change” more “extreme weather events”?  So, would these two factors actually be one factor?

….. and sensitivity of populations to this exposure in areas such as health and agricultural dependence. Maplecroft then assigned a risk level of “extreme,” “high,” “medium” or “low,” along with a numeric ranking to each country.

Ahh, okay, something nearly measurable!  But, couldn’t this simply be defined by the position of economic development of the particular nation?  Agricultural dependence, and health.  If they’re both poor, then normally, we call them “developing” or “underdeveloped” nations.  And, if you look at the map above, that’s pretty much it. 

According to the report provided to The Huffington Post, Bangladesh, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone have the most “extreme” risk rating. Of cities around the world, Dhaka (the capital of Bangladesh) and the Indian metropolis of Mumbai are the most at risk of being impacted by climate change. ….

On the opposite end of the index, the northern European nations of Ireland, Norway and Iceland rounded out the bottom of the list. Their low-risk rankings may have something to do with the “ambitious” energy and climate goals proposed by the environmental ministers of countries in the region.

This has to be the most laughable part of the article.  Because Iceland, whose GHG contributions are negligible on scale, would somehow prevent an imaginary global phenomena from occurring in their country, a veritable force field, if you will.  Because a nation plants a couple of whirly gigs, global warming will note the mark on the door and Passover that nation.  Why do all of the nuanced religions feel obliged to borrow from the Judeo-Christian faiths?  I’d be a lot less critical of this madness if they’d simply admit that they’re practicing religion rather than science.   

But, let’s look at the claim about “grimmer, and grimmer”.  As noted, we may as well say “developing nations” as a replacement for their “risk” map. 

You know what brings me great satisfaction?  It’s that I’ve played this game so long that I know when and where these lunatics are going to jump next.  It’s nothing conscious, mind you, it’s more instinctive.  So, a few days ago, I wrote this ….

The Devastating Effects Of Climate Change On The World’s Most Vulnerable

Oops, it seems the picture for food security isn’t getting “grimmer and grimmer” for these at risk nations, it’s getting better and better! 

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Source is FAOSTAT

Life expectancy can often be seen as a proxy for health conditions.  That is to say, the longer a population lives, especially in developing nations, the better the health is getting in that population.  Looking at the map above, we see mostly SE Asia and Africa as the places with “grimmer and grimmer” prospects.  Let’s look ……

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Source is WHO

While the situation for people in developing nations is still not where we’d like them, we can easily see that their situation isn’t getting “grimmer and grimmer” it’s getting better and better.  Their food security is better, their health is better, and their ability to adapt to any changes real or imagined, is better. 

Again, I’d be a lot less critical of these people if they’d just allow themselves a bit of honesty.  Who can trust these people to speak for the world’s poorest and in need when their dishonesty is plain for anyone who wishes to see? 

Global warming, anthropological induced climate change, or the revenge of Gaia, or whatever else they wish to call their mythology, has supposedly been occurring, in it’s most dramatic effects, since the mid 70s.  And, yet, through all of that supposed harm to our environment, we see that the world is much better off today, than then. 

It’s time to remove these lunatics and their enablers as spokespeople for anything.  They’ve had their voice, and they told us nothing but lies, and they continue to do so.  We need to end their charade.   

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29 Responses to So, When, Exactly, Will These Climate Change Risks Come To Fruition?

  1. Latitude says:

    let’s see…..using their logic….I can unplug from the grid, throw up some solar panels…and global warming will not effect me….no matter what the rest of the world does

    …now, if I could just make that work with my in-laws too!!

    I think that’s going to take land mines and a moat

  2. DirkH says:

    Yeah well just paint Africa red. We need a victim group; sub Sahel Africa fits the bill, doesn’t it always. /sarc

  3. DirkH says:

    Oh and one more non-sarcastic remark about Africa; it is getting christianized rapidly. I would guess that this helps to explain the growing life expectancy.

  4. kim2ooo says:

    DirkH says:

    October 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Common Purpose, Agenda 21, Communitarianism, Stakeholder, APR 13
    http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/lifting-veil-secrecy

    Scary carp! 😦

  5. philjourdan says:

    And as each year passes with their hysteria failing to materialize, they lose support. And they wonder why? Maybe someone needs to point them to the fable of the boy who cried wolf.

  6. Buddy says:

    Suyts,

    Hey Suyts you bellend. I can only assume that you get your knowledge from a daily rag or that your are a born and bred idiot. I mean how thick are you man? You must have a low IQ. Do yourself a favour and do a bit of research before you make claim like this on a blog because you are sounding fairly stupid or maybe you are just too freaking lazy to look at scientific facts and like to shoot your fat mouth off. Do the world a favour and shut the
    [language!!]up.

    • suyts says:

      LOL!!! Well, yes, your thought provoking rebuttal clearly demonstrates your intellectual superiority and knowledge of the issues.

      However, it seems in this particular case, I get my knowledge from FAOSTAT and WHO. If you’re not familiar, you may wish to look it up. Or, you can do something totally weird and just ask. I believe my few minutes of research was adequate to dispel any thoughts about these people and places becoming more vulnerable, and are indeed become less at risk for any changes coming their way, real or imaginary.

      But, you hang in there slugger, if you keep up your gibberish, you may accidentally write something pertinent to the post.

      I’ve approved you for comments, you may now freely comment without moderation. Mind the language. I don’t mind a rough and coarse dialogue, but, there are limits here.

    • HankH says:

      Wow. That was spectacular and a bit of a cliff hanger.

      I was on the University debating team. When someone resorted to excessive ad hom, the judges declared concession to the other team as ad hom is the last stand of a failed argument. Only, Buddy failed before he even had an argument. Perhaps he’ll take advantage of his now unrestricted ability to comment and let us know what argument it is he failed at. Inquiring minds want to know 😉

      • suyts says:

        I think his intellectual abilities constrain his argument to “Shut up!!! You’re stupid!!!” Or, something similar along those lines. He did manage to write a nearly literate paragraph in mono and disyllabic words! So, I guess it’s better than grunting disapproval.

      • Jim Masterson says:

        >>
        When someone resorted to excessive ad hom . . . .
        <<

        No debating team experience here, but I was taught over the years to attack what people say–not the people saying it. Unfortunately, the left can’t tell the difference. It’s an ad hominem when it’s their argument that has just been demolished. And they use ad hominem arguments to counter your arguments.

        Jim

    • Jim Masterson says:

      >>
      Buddy says:
      October 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Hey Suyts you bellend.
      <<

      I had to look that one up. It’s misspelled and shouldn’t be used in polite company.

      Jim

    • philjourdan says:

      Gee Buddy – I guess the question on everyone’s mind, is – are you capable of intelligent thought? or merely a good repeater from the commands your shepherds give you?

      There are so many trite and juvenile cliches in your post that it is hard to see if there is any intelligence behind it.

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