Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball rebuts NYT’s Gillis

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NYT warmist Justin Gillis: ‘Perhaps the biggest single question about climate change is whether people will have enough to eat in coming decades’  

Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball rebuts NYT’s Gillis, notes endless eco-scares: ‘Chronologically, it was overpopulation, environmental collapse, global warming, climate change, catastrophic climate change. Now they are back to collapse of the food supply’

New York Times climate reporter Justin Gillis wrote a September 6, 2012 in an article titled “Climate Change and the Food Supply”. Gillis claimed: “Perhaps the biggest single question about climate change is whether people will have enough to eat in coming decades.” Gillis added: “Severe weather shocks could cause further spikes, induce panic buying, prompt countries to close their borders to food exports and even lead to riots and revolutions.”

The following is a rebuttal to to the claims of NYT’s Justin Gillis by Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball.

By Dr. Timothy Ball

According to Paul Ehrlich we are mostly supposed to be dead from starvation already.

They are shifting the goal posts again because nature defeated their warming scare and the public are ignoring the climate change scare. Chronologically, it was overpopulation, environmental collapse, global warming, climate change, catastrophic climate change. Now they are back to collapse of the food supply leaving only failure of the water supply and they have already started working on that. There are references to ‘peak water’ already in their literature. See: http://www.wired.com/science/planetearth/magazine/16-05/ff_peakwater?currentPage=all

Maybe Justin Gillis should contact [Obama Science Advisor] John Holdren, Paul Ehrlich’s co-author, for the solution in their 1977 bookPopulation, Resources, Environment. Holdren proposed,

• Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not;

• The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation’s drinking water or in food;

• Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise;

• People who “contribute to social deterioration” (i.e. undesirables) “can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility” — in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized.

• A transnational “Planetary Regime” should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans’ lives — using an armed international police force.

They could also wait as Prince Philip at 91 is close to passing on and will then be able to be reincarnated to achieve his objective. Reported by Deutsche Press Agentur (DPA), August, 1988: “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.”

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More Climate Depot coverage of NYT’s Justin Gillis:

NYT Reporter Justin Gillis Does it Again! Author of ‘Worst NYT Story on Climate Ever’ — gets even worse! — ‘Gillis has officially reduced himself to the equivalent of a newsletter writer for climate pressure groups. Just when you thought his reporting cannot get any worse, he surprises us again’

NYT’s Justin Gillis reports on Hansen: ‘The percentage of earth’s land surface covered by extreme heat in summer has soared, from less than 1% in years before 1980 to as much as 13% in recent years’ — Rebuttal: More accurate NYT headline would have been: ‘New Hansen Paper Cherrypicks The 1970s Ice Age Scare For Comparing Heatwaves’ — ‘Yes, the 1970s were cold. Why not compare against the 1930s? This is junk science at its worst’

Justin Gillis Exposed: More Proof That NY Times Reporters Are Activists in Disguise: ‘It’s also not especially professional to whine about one interview subject to someone on the other side’

‘Gillis would do well to read the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics that says, in part: ‘Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived’

Flashback: ‘NYT reporter Justin Gillis has officially reduced himself to the equivalent of a newsletter writer for climate pressure groups’

‘Collusion’: Emails expose NYT reporter Justin Gillis ‘as an activist posing as a journalist, sneering at [MIT's]Lindzen’ — Of another prominent skeptic, Gillis wrote, ‘I sense you’ve got him in a trap here … can’t wait to see it sprung.’ — ‘Texas A&M email production shows the academics actually forwarding their email discussions…To New York Times reporters, for example. They even often copy reporters on the very exchanges they otherwise insist represent an intellectual circle that must remain free from violation by prying, nonacademic eyes. Awkward’

Was a New York Times Article By Justin Gillis on Clouds and Climate Change ‘Profoundly Dishonest’? — ‘Another dissenting voice is Climate Depot…issued a lengthy post attacking Gillis himself, stating he had ‘officially reduced himself to the equivalent of a newsletter writer for climate pressure groups’ with his latest article’

Prof. Pielke Jr. Rips Gillis: ‘The NYT Puts the Hit On…an extended hit piece on Lindzen…Since when is it appropriate for a major newspaper to attack an individual scientist?’ — Pielke Jr.: ‘Where is the news here? Can you give me another example of a major newspaper doing anything similar? This is ‘advocacy journalism’ — it is not reporting, as there is absolutely no news in the piece…is it a good idea for the NY Times to engage in an over-the-top attack Sure, you expect this sort of thing from Climate Progress or Real Climate, but seriously, the NYT?’

NYT reporter Justin Gillis: ‘Among the many climate skeptics who plaster the Internet with their writings, hardly any have serious credentials in the physics of the atmosphere’

Climate Depot Response: The study of climate involves many scientific disciplines including chemistry; oceanography; geology; astronomy; land use/forestry; biology; glaciology; biogeography; meteorology; mathematics; env. sciences; astrophysics; physics & paleoclimatology. Skeptical scientists have first rate credentials. See: Report of More than 1000 International Scientists Dissent

Maybe NYT’s Gillis should investigate his fellow warmists: Flashback: Warmist William Schlesinger admits that only 20% of UN IPCC scientists deal with climate! — Schlesinger: ‘Something on the order of 20% [of UN scientists] have had some dealing with climate.’ By Schlesinger’s own admission, 80% of the UN IPCC membership has no dealing with the climate as part of their academic studies’

NYT’s Justin Gillis at it again! Touts ‘online poll’: ‘NYT decides to cheer about the public misunderstanding and speculate on its possible political usefulness’ — Prof. Pielke Jr. On NYT’s Gillis latest article: ‘Ends justify the means — This reminds me of Dick Cheney’s comments about connections between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein. It is the political outcome that matters, no?’

Author of ‘worst climate story ever’: NYT’s Justin Gillis reveals why he produces ‘journalism colored with a heavy tinge of yellow’ — Gillis is ‘much more aligned with advocacy for action rather than reporting a beat’

Flashback: NYT’s Justin Gillis writes ‘Worst NYT Story on Climate Ever?’ : Warmist scientists need money to explain weather! Give us money or ‘public is left to wonder what is going on’

Flashback: Still more blithering idiocy from the New York Times: Reporter Justin Gillis wishes we had a ‘detergent’ that could get rid of trace amounts of vital atmospheric CO2?!

NYT’s Justin Gillis Exposed as ‘Apologist’ for Michael Mann: Gillis likes Mann’s new book — Reports ‘demonstrably false’ & ‘flat-out wrong’ claims about Mann — Gillis claim: ‘Through no choice of Dr. Mann’s, the [Hockey Stick] graph became a symbol of modern climate science when it was featured prominently in a 2001 report by a UN panel’ — Reality Check: ‘Mann was in fact actively involved in promoting his own graph to be featured by IPCC in its 2001 report. and that Gillis’ statement is flat out wrong…When the media places scientists up on a pedestal and of untruths, they simply set the stage for a bigger fall’

 

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