The public by now has heard every climate scare story at least five times over the last three decades. They’ve stop listening years ago.
Yet, the last remaining, diehard alarmists are reaching ever deeper into their bag of tricks in an attempt to reawaken the good old days of climate alarmism. We certainly can tell we are now in the run up to the release of the IPCC AR5 Report.
September, 2013 front cover of National Geographic shows sea level rise of 65 meters. At current rate it’ll take 30,000 years!
The most recent is the latest National Geographic cover everyone is now ridiculing (see above). It is turning out to be another alarmists’ own-goal, much to the delight of the skeptics.
The semi-submerged Statue of Liberty used to convey a catastrophic sea level rise is actually just an old trick used by Spiegel…27 years ago, August 11, 1986!
27 years ago, Spiegel showed a semi-submerged Cologne Cathedral. Source: www.spiegel.de/spiegel/html
If that doesn’t tell us that the warmists are intellectually bankrupt and have lost the debate. Even the annual children’s ritual of Halloween scares grown-ups more.
So what will be on National Geographic’s cover next month? Bacon sizzling in a frying pan accompanied by warning, “Be scared, be very scared!“? Now wouldn’t that be creative and original?
Both Spiegel and National Geographic depict on their covers a sea level rise on the order of 60 meters or so. Totally preposterous with regards to today’s scientific knowledge. Spiegel has long since cranked back its global warming alarmism, and even occasionally publishes articles critical of climate alarmism claiming even 1 meter of sea level rise by 2100.
Bjorn Lomborg: “exhaustion and lack of interest”
At FaceBook Björn Lomborg comments:
This is the kind of scare pictures that are unnecessary for the public conversation on global warming. The new National Geographic cover shows the Statue of Liberty covered in 65m (214ft) of water — 80 times more than even the highest expected sea level rise in the upcoming IPCC report. Yes, global warming is a problem, but screaming way over the top hasn’t helped the last 20 years. Arguably it has lead to panic, poor policies that have cost trillions of dollars with little benefit, and now almost exhaustion and lack of interest. 65m calculated here: http://bit.ly/158KG7x, National Geographic here: http://bit.ly/17sRKKQ.”
Reader comments at FB:
National Geographic has been part of the propaganda machine for some years. Whores for hire.”
What’s going to happen is these predictions will turn out to be false, or at the very least inaccurate, and people won’t pay attention anymore.”
Well Matt, people stopped paying attention long ago. NatGeo is just the latest example telling us why this is so.