Shock News!!!! Another For The Warmlist!!!!! Global Warming Caused ISIS!!!!!!



I’m just probably going to drink one more beer and then call it a night on this one. 

Twitchy has this one by Slate magazine. 

But first, how about a piece linking the crisis in Iraq to “unusually hot” weather? We didn’t make this sentence up: “It may just be an interesting coincidence, but it could mean more.”


Drama-queen meteorologist Eric Holthaus was once brought to tears — public tears — when he read a climate change report. That’s when he overshared that he was considering a vasectomy. Now that you have that background, here’s the article he published at Slate:  …..

Hot Zone

Is climate change destabilizing Iraq?

For a refresher, the author is Eric Holthaus, the guy who supposedly called his wife, while at an airport, to literally cry about a climate report, because it wasn’t alarmist enough.


This winter was not a good one for farmers in the Fertile Crescent.

A punishing drought hit most of Syria and northern Iraq during what’s normally the wettest time of the year. In the mountains of eastern Turkey, which form the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, snow and rain were less than half of normal. The region has seen one of the worst droughts in decades.

Drought is becoming a fixture in the parched landscape, due to a drying trend of the Mediterranean and Middle East region fueled by global warming. The last major drought in this region (2006-2010) finished only a few years ago. When taken in combination with other complex drivers, increasing temperatures and drying of agricultural land is widely seen as assisting in the destabilization of Syria under the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Before civil war broke out there, farmers abandoned their desiccated fields and flooded the cities with protests. A series of U.N. reports released earlier this year found that global warming is alreadydestabilizing nation states around the world, and Syria has been no exception.

With the ongoing crisis in Iraq seemingly devolving by the day, it’s not a stretch to think something similar could already be underway just next door. ……

Of course, the biggest problem with this bit of idiocy is that our imaginary global warming doesn’t cause droughts.  It can’t cause droughts, or we’d see an increase in our droughts, globally.  There isn’t an increase in our droughts.


Color scheme: D0 (yellow) = abnormally dry; D1 (orange) = moderate drought, D4 (red) is extreme drought.

This is from a new paper in Nature.

My goodness, alarmists are mind-numbingly stupid.

h/t Twitchy

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10 Responses to Shock News!!!! Another For The Warmlist!!!!! Global Warming Caused ISIS!!!!!!

  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Well I have good news for Mr Hothouse er sorry Holthaus. Since the temperature is about to drop it means all we have to do is wait and ISIS will no doubt shrivel up and disappear because it will be too cold for them, like the sensitive tropical butterflies they clearly are.

    David Archibald has a good write up on David Evans’ model over at WUWT. The graph of the CET is interesting to me because it tracks my model closely, which if you look at the versions and dates on my photostream has been fitting the CET temperature record very well. My model runs a bit ahead of the actual temperatures as I have a composite PDO+AMO in it, whereas for UK temperatures I really should only use the AMO alone – it is behind the PDO in turning down due to the distance between the North Atlantic and North Pacific as the great sea bottom currents slowly go between the two, via the Indian Ocean.

    • philjourdan says:

      Evans is a threat to many as evidenced by the total ignorance of not only the normal cadre of idiots (Connolley and Appell) but of Mosher’s desperation as well.

    • Lars P. says:

      “all we have to do is wait and ISIS will no doubt shrivel up and disappear because it will be too cold for them”
      rofl, thanks for the good laugh 🙂

  2. Me says:

    Probably here is as good an anywhere to put this.

  3. Jason Calley says:

    Global warming doesn’t cause droughts? Heck, for the last almost two decades, global warming doesn’t even warming — at least not globally!!

  4. Holthaus, I thought it meant ‘woodshed’ a place to takin out behind. </;?….

  5. Dan Pangburn says:

    Nasty weather is natural. It is happening someplace all the time, and always has. Vivid graphics on TV make it look ominous and omnipresent but it is not getting worse. Some mistakenly blame humans for it.

    • cdquarles says:

      Exactly. We live in and must adapt to and survive the weather. The climate is what we’ve seen and make small-talk over (in addition to the memorable departures from ‘normal’, like the Blizzard of ’93 around here).

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