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From Haaretz:

Only 38% of Israelis See Global Warming as Major Threat, Study Finds

Nearly half of Israelis view climate change as a minor threat or not a threat at all, a study by the Pew Research Center finds

Apr 18, 2019 9:56 PM

In a study on how climate change is viewed globally, Israel was found to be the least concerned country out of twenty-six countries surveyed, the Pew Research Center pointed out in analysis of its 2018 findings published Thursday ahead of Earth Day on April 22. …

Among the countries ranked the most concerned, 90 percent of Greeks said they view climate change as a major threat, with South Korea at 86 percent and France at 83 percent.

Ranked at the bottom of the list was Russia at 43 percent and Nigeria at 41 percent, both just above Israel.

 
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  1. They already live in a desert where there isn’t much to do but kill Arabs, so why should they care?

    That’s an interesting group of three: Russians are currently shrewd about things, Nigerians are arrogant, corrupt morons, and Israelis are God’s Chosen People Who Will Decide Everything.

    Maybe we should pay attention.

    Actually, we should be concerned about “Climate Change”™. As in We Should Prepare For It. It is a perennial fact.

    If you want huuuumans to do anything about it, talk to the Chinese and their dirty, polluting Asian friends, and convert your electricity to nuclear (thorium) power.

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    They already live in a desert where there isn’t much to do but kill Arabs, so why should they care?
     
    Rising sea levels could be a problem.
    , @Jus' Sayin'...

    "Actually, we should be concerned about “Climate Change”™. As in We Should Prepare For It. It is a perennial fact."
     
    It's more than a perennial fact. It's an aeons-old fact on Earth. But human activities have little influence on it.

    The best humans can do regarding climate change is be prepared to respond to nature's vagaries. And if I were a betting man, I'd put my money on the next major climate change being a serious cooling. After all, we are still in the first million years of the latest ice age and - if past geological history is any guide - nearing the end of an inter-glaciation phase within that ice age.

    Just as a side note: the concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is currently at near record low levels, by geological standards. In fact, it is hovering close to the theoretical level at which sustainable plant life becomes impossible. If CO2 levels were to fall below this, Earth would revert to a permanently lifeless ball.
  2. And yet we see claims that “climate change” has caused the political chaos in Israel’s neighbor Syria. Does “climate change” mysteriously stop at Israel’s border?

    • Agree: Ibound1
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Does “climate change” mysteriously stop at Israel’s border?
     
    Yes, it does since it is mainly a political phenomenon rather than a meteorological one.
    , @AnotherDad

    Does “climate change” mysteriously stop at Israel’s border?
     
    For some folks *lots* of stuff stops at the Israeli border--the evils of "racism!" "white supremacy!" and of course "nationalism!"
    , @The Alarmist

    "And yet we see claims that “climate change” has caused the political chaos in Israel’s neighbor Syria. Does “climate change” mysteriously stop at Israel’s border?"
     
    Considering much of the climate change in Syria is caused by Israeli air and missile attacks, it's easy to see why that might be the case.
  3. Israelis know that Goyishe Kopfs will bail them out.

    • Replies: @moshe
    Dude, you're that thing that you are. Accept it. We Jews are God's Chosen People.

    You know that.

    Everyone knows that.

    Now you can get with the program and be a friend we are nice to our friends, we even marry their ladyfolk - or you can continue to suffer and be a toy for me to play with.

    Most Jews aint necessarily something to telegraph home about but the greatest of men, ideas, creations,,,, have been from Jews at a rate of 1000 to 1 (per capita). Everything you all write about all day was predicted in the oldest book to survive from antiquity: The Five Books of Moses.

    Also, to some interest, the most popular book of all time and one that is revered as coming directly from God by over two billion people RIGHT NOW.

    Ain't it obvious to you goyische kop?

    Anyway, I don't like watching people suffer or trying to cause other people to suffer so I hope you'll come around to the side of light and bring me your wokenfolk and working trailers.

    I am the way.

    I am the light.

  4. I’m no geographer but wouldn’t global warming be a good thing for Russia? Siberia alone is 50% larger than Canada, the second largest country. It seems to have an enormous amount of water, mineral and energy resources and potentially arable terrain. If the winters became less severe, and the permafrost melted, it looks like it could potentially be the wealthiest region in the world based on food and industrial production.
    Nigeria isn’t worried about global warming because Siberia is almost empty, with a population of only 37 million people, so the Nigerians probably figure once Siberia becomes a good place to live, they can just flood the place with emigrants.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
    I’ve always thought that Siberia and the empty wilds of eastern Russia would make a good 21st century “America” for fleeing Euros and White Americans, but I think there was a study a while back suggesting that those areas actually can’t support many more people, due to soil quality as well as climate.
    , @Anon
    Russia is vast, but as you are probably aware, the Mercator distortion makes it seem larger than it actually is. Siberia is also 30% larger than Canada, not 50% (back of envelope calculation).
    , @AnotherDad
    Global warming should be a benefit to Russia.

    But the thing to realize is that the Eurasian landmass is at a higher latitude than North America. Paris is at the latitude (49 degrees) of the US-Canada border. Europe is kept warm and comfortably habitable by the Gulf Sream.

    The few cities in Sibera like Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irktusk are in the far south, near the border with Kazakhstan or Mongolia yet are near or at even higher latitude than Edmonton--the northernmost Canadian decent sized city--with even more continential climates. Siberia makes the thin strip of Canada bordering the US where 95% of Canadians actually live seem like Malibu.
    Ok that's a stretch, but the point is Siberia is an even more extreme version of Canada, with the very most southern places equivalent to the Canadian prairies and the vast bulk of it like Canada's far north. You can global warm the heck out of Siberia and even the parts that don't melt into mosquito infested swamp will still be really cold.
  5. Nigeria? But I’m reliably informed by movies & TV that black people are innately more in harmony with the environment and nature. Unlike despoiling YT.

  6. Israel doesn’t have a climate to change. Russia has way too much. Global warming would be seen as God’s gift to them.

  7. Your photo caption is laugh-out-loud hilarious.

    • Replies: @moshe
    Agree. Steve's an f'n genious. He could write about anything and from any perspective and I'd read it.

    Well, not anything. Other than posts that seem copypaste of previouspost ("some unknown idiot said something that sounds stupid") I haven't read anything about sports OR golf, but his crime story comments and whatnot have brilliant and beautiful turns of phrases and references. Each time I feel bad that Steve isn't a millionaire (well, aside for home if he owns it). The guy is a genious, where's his meritocracy? Anyhow, thanks for encouraging him. The internet is weird and I'm sure Steve feels good to know that lots of people, like me and you, feel his effects, even to the point of laughing out loud.

  8. I don’t think they polled everyone.

    The Chinese worry about climate change the way they worry if the dishes are clean.

  9. Where the Dirty People Live
    or Who You Should Talk To About Pollution

    The following map shows the concentration of air pollution based on the average annual concentration of population weighted particulate pollution in 2016:

    Who dumps the most waste into our oceans:

    Where the most people live (or, where the most people are who need to clean up their act):

    Where the most dirty people WILL live (or The Most Important Graph in the World™ Steve Sailer)

    And for those of you who will feel the need to reply with it, we already have it:


    Looks like you need to talk to The Rest of the World and China, while we here in the US need to convert to nuclear power.

    • Replies: @Change that Matters
    Despite an influx of dirty people, Western countries have remained remarkably clean. I feel proud about that.
    , @Meretricious
    Knockout post, sir!
    , @Anonymous
    Have we figured out a way to deal with the high-level nuclear waste being stockpiled in reactor pools yet? Last I heard was putting curses on the storage facilities so that future civilizations are deterred from interfering with the waste, even if they lose the knowledge of nuclear fission. Because curses effectively deterred Egyptologists, right?
    , @anon

    Who dumps the most waste into our oceans:
     
    And yet subsequent to the making of that illustration, Australia decided it needed to ban single-use plastic bags and force people to purchase relatively-expensive "reusable" ones. For the children, don't ya know.

    In unrelated news, Australia's major supermarkets are expecting tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue this year.
    , @PV van der Byl
    Super post, Buzz!
  10. Israel’s insouciance is baffling, unless they all plan to flee to Long Island or Russia.

    Nigeria’s indifferance can be explained by their collective ability to understand science.

    Russia is the big winner.

    One area of great interest is the Caspian Sea. The Volga River has a catchment area of
    1,350,000 km^2, and the Caspian Sea has an area of 371,000 km^2. An increase of
    precipitation over evaporation of 10 cm/yr over the next 200 years will bring it from
    90 ft below sea level to ninety feet above, enough to find its way to the Black Sea.
    Then, that submarine depicted in the Darkest Hour will be able to make its way
    across the Mediterranean. Just saying.

    • Replies: @Desiderius

    Israel’s insouciance is baffling,
     
    Another clue that your touching faith in the Science™ may be somewhat misplaced. Some enjoy being baffled, fewer in public.
    , @Cucksworth
    Israel knows it can easily genocide the blacks and the Browns after the whites are gone.
  11. @Buzz Mohawk
    Where the Dirty People Live
    or Who You Should Talk To About Pollution

    The following map shows the concentration of air pollution based on the average annual concentration of population weighted particulate pollution in 2016:

    https://thesoundingline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Air-Pollution.jpg

    Who dumps the most waste into our oceans:

    http://carbonwaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Plastic_Map_World_Oceans_Seas_Waste_Education_Wall_Street_Journal.jpg

    Where the most people live (or, where the most people are who need to clean up their act):

    http://i.imgur.com/HhqlkMK.png

    Where the most dirty people WILL live (or The Most Important Graph in the World™ Steve Sailer)

    https://paworldandtimes.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/grpg1.png

    And for those of you who will feel the need to reply with it, we already have it:

    https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/images/2014/11/gw-graphic-pie-chart-co2-emissions-by-country-2011.jpg
    Looks like you need to talk to The Rest of the World and China, while we here in the US need to convert to nuclear power.

    Despite an influx of dirty people, Western countries have remained remarkably clean. I feel proud about that.

  12. Saying Israel is not worried about climate change is like noting the Godfather was unconcerned about crime in his neighborhood.

    • Replies: @Meretricious
    Also worth noting is that jews don't believe in an afterlife. It's all about the here and now.
    , @Ibound1
    Why ? Do they control the weather?
  13. @Alfa158
    I’m no geographer but wouldn’t global warming be a good thing for Russia? Siberia alone is 50% larger than Canada, the second largest country. It seems to have an enormous amount of water, mineral and energy resources and potentially arable terrain. If the winters became less severe, and the permafrost melted, it looks like it could potentially be the wealthiest region in the world based on food and industrial production.
    Nigeria isn’t worried about global warming because Siberia is almost empty, with a population of only 37 million people, so the Nigerians probably figure once Siberia becomes a good place to live, they can just flood the place with emigrants.

    I’ve always thought that Siberia and the empty wilds of eastern Russia would make a good 21st century “America” for fleeing Euros and White Americans, but I think there was a study a while back suggesting that those areas actually can’t support many more people, due to soil quality as well as climate.

    • Replies: @LondonBob
    Can white people find an area of the world so inhospitable the rest won't follow us? Finland implies no.
  14. Well, this survey for and ever proves Jews are the most intelligent race by far.

    • Replies: @moshe
    Preach! 😁
  15. Anon[350] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Remember Middlebury College? Two years ago Charles Murray was shut down and chased off campus and his host professor was sent to the hospital.

    Another speaker was deplatformed this week, a Polish representative to the EU parliament, who is a “f*cking homophobe (and racist and sexist).”

    https://middleburycampus.com/44323/news/college-braces-for-right-wing-speaker-accused-of-homophobia/

    But there were two other incidents this month:

    A chemistry professor included a question on an exam asking students to compute various items related to Nazi gas chambers: air mass in the chamber, grams of gas required to deliver a deadly dose. It’s a pretty good question, and it’s kind of interesting to have it pegged to something concrete, as long as you are not overly sensitive to the subject matter.

    “One Jewish first-year, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the question was distressing to read, especially in the middle of a test.”

    Somehow I don’t think it affected her test score.

    https://middleburycampus.com/44073/news/chemistry-test-question-invokes-nazi-gas-chambers-controversy-ensues-after-satirical-newspaper-makes-it-public/

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/04/19/middlebury-faces-questions-about-speaker-whose-appearance-it-called-unusual-month

    The final incident is truly hilarious. A female geology professor is in the habit of projecting a cartoon on the screen at the beginning of class alongside some class alerts for the day. She projected a Gary Larson Far Side cartoon. Larson is known for anthropomorphized animal cartoons. Stephen Jay Gould wrote the introduction to one of his collections (“Gary Larson is numero uno among my colleagues … eighty percent of their doors sport a Larson cartoon.”).

    But you also may remember a smaller series of Far Side cartoons set on what appears to be a (simplified) Greek or Phoenician trireme warship. For instance, there is one where one of the rowers is dragging his toe in the water like a kid at summer camp.

    The offending cartoon shows the ship with its rowers moving forward, but tied onto the ship’s aft is another rower, with oars. Like a spare tire on a model T.

    “The better-equipped slave ships, of course, always carried a spare,” reads the cartoon’s caption.

    https://middleburycampus.com/44362/news/geology-professor-shows-cartoon-joking-about-slave-trade-in-class/

    This line at the end of the article in the student newspaper floored me:

    “Correction: an earlier version of this article stated that the cartoon depicted the transatlantic slave trade. In fact, the cartoon did not specify which slave trade was being depicted.”

    Yeah, it wasn’t transatlantic … but it also had nothing to do with the slave trade. The rowers may have been galley slaves, but they were not being transported anywhere to be sold. (And navies used freemen sailers to row, except in desperate circumstances.)

    Some observations:

    — The kids seem not to know the Far Side or Gary Larson.

    — The kids, the student journalists, and apparently the adminstrators in bias response, could not recognize an ancient Greek ship style (maybe some Western civ education is needed? But haven’t there been recent movies portraying them?).

    — The image of an automobile spare tire on the rear of a the vehicle doesn’t seem to draw recognition (like a dial phone image?).

    — I get the feeling that slavery, the word, the concept, discussions of it, jokes about it (unrelated to American slavery) is off limits. It’s been niggardly’ed out of existance, along with Robert E. Lee.

    I’m feeling older every day.

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    If you don't know how slavery actually works, you won't know when it's being reimplemented.
  16. @Buzz Mohawk
    Where the Dirty People Live
    or Who You Should Talk To About Pollution

    The following map shows the concentration of air pollution based on the average annual concentration of population weighted particulate pollution in 2016:

    https://thesoundingline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Air-Pollution.jpg

    Who dumps the most waste into our oceans:

    http://carbonwaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Plastic_Map_World_Oceans_Seas_Waste_Education_Wall_Street_Journal.jpg

    Where the most people live (or, where the most people are who need to clean up their act):

    http://i.imgur.com/HhqlkMK.png

    Where the most dirty people WILL live (or The Most Important Graph in the World™ Steve Sailer)

    https://paworldandtimes.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/grpg1.png

    And for those of you who will feel the need to reply with it, we already have it:

    https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/images/2014/11/gw-graphic-pie-chart-co2-emissions-by-country-2011.jpg
    Looks like you need to talk to The Rest of the World and China, while we here in the US need to convert to nuclear power.

    Knockout post, sir!

  17. @Change that Matters
    Saying Israel is not worried about climate change is like noting the Godfather was unconcerned about crime in his neighborhood.

    Also worth noting is that jews don’t believe in an afterlife. It’s all about the here and now.

    • Replies: @Kaganovitch

    Also worth noting is that jews don’t believe in an afterlife. It’s all about the here and now
     
    .

    It would be worth noting if it were true. As it happens, its not.
    , @moshe
    Naw, that's some misinformation you have. I can speak professionally on every aspect of the subject (the beliefs and the inaccurate rumors) but an internet comment aint the place for it.

    Not that I care for any deep reason. My personal thoughts are what they are but I just figured I would let you know that it's a hell of a lot more complicated than that.

    I have a question. And actually, if Steve were to make a post out of this I would appreciate it.

    I speak with all sorts of demographics all the time. And often I'm wearing a kippa or otherwise the subject comes up and I get to share totally f'n amazing conversations with great people who have a natural curiosity about Jews but all sorts of mixed up information about them. Heck, I'm wearing an aqua green yarmulka right now at the biggest Christian Passion Play in the world right now.

    I have often been invited to universities to speak and often enough to universities like Southern California Baptist and I generally quickly move from my supposed subject to a Q and A where people quickly realize that no question or thought or curiosity is out of bounds.

    I would REALLY love to do such a Live Q and A for the "alt-right" (I used to like that term a lot before itwas sullied) on video.

    An AMA about anything Jewish where no subject is out of bounds.

    And again, it isn't for any pro-Jewish or pro-Accuracy purpose at all but just because I end up doing this all the time and the experience is often sublime for all parties (passerbys get involved too all the time)

    And also because I think that videochat humanizes us and clarifies our sentiments into more worthwhile ideas than simple text comments do.

    Anyway, I've got no executive function at all so I'm not going to end up setting up this live video AMA for a few hundred alt-righters (all my talks are invites, I suck at advertising - fa'reelz) but if you - the royal You reading this, whoever you are, would like such a thing and can set it up I will be happy to be your Free Thought and Free Speech Loving Judaic expert.

    Probably. Like I said before, no executive function and I personally worship at the altar of Here And Now, buf my guess is that the guy with my fingerprints a few days hence will still be happy to do this AMA.

    Will it ruin my chances of becoming Pres? Nah.

    That's for folk who don't grab life by the covfefe.

    Boy am I tired after that all-night march but by God was it magnificent.

  18. @TelfoedJohn
    I’ve always thought that Siberia and the empty wilds of eastern Russia would make a good 21st century “America” for fleeing Euros and White Americans, but I think there was a study a while back suggesting that those areas actually can’t support many more people, due to soil quality as well as climate.

    Can white people find an area of the world so inhospitable the rest won’t follow us? Finland implies no.

    • Replies: @TelfoedJohn
    You can go county-by-county, almost coast to coast across America and be in 90+% white areas.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/pbox.php?url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/files/2014/06/Whitest-Non-Hispanic.gif&w=1484&op=resize&opt=1&filter=antialias&t=20170517
    , @Anon
    Finland implies that nobody actually wants to live in places like Finland, but that leftists and governments are doing everything they can to entice migrants to come to Finland and are bribing them with welfare:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/finland-is-too-boring-for-refugees/

    Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don’t want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe’s northern frontier because it’s too cold and boring.

    Migrants have in recent weeks been crossing back into Sweden at the Haparanda-Tornio border just an hour’s drive south of the Arctic Circle, and Finnish authorities have seen a rise in the number of cancelled asylum applications.

    “You can tell the world I hate Finland. It’s too cold, there’s no tea, no restaurants, no bars, nobody on the streets, only cars,” 22-year-old Muhammed told AFP in Tornio, as the mercury struggled to inch above 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit) on a recent blustery grey day.

    He had already travelled from Tornio to the capital Helsinki almost 750 kilometres (465 miles) south, and then back up to the Tornio border again to return to Sweden.

    … Another group of around 15 Iraqi refugees waiting at the bus station that Tornio shares with its Swedish twin town Haparanda also said they wanted to go back to southern Sweden.

    “Finland is no good,” the men echoed each other.
     
  19. Shouldn’t surprise anyone. Russians, Israelis and Nigerians are all better at spotting a con than average.

    Once again: If our elites really think AGW is a looming catastrophe, why aren’t they firing up the reactors? Instead, they’re decommissioning them all over “green” Europe and building gas pipelines to Russia. Macron gave the game away by announcing he wanted to get rid of nuclear power then pressing for higher taxes on fossil fuel use, which will necessarily rise when you shut down nuke plants. Could it be any more obvious that the real goal is to soak the middle class even more than they already have?

    I gotta hand it to the Israelis for being the least susceptible to being suckered out of all the world’s people.

    BTW, here’s an interesting paper on global CO2 consequences/history by one of Greenpeace’s founding members.

  20. you can tell it’s all bullshit because:

    1) rich people keep building huge, expensive buildings right on the coast in florida, new york, and california

    2) the insurance companies don’t price in “Oh my god we’re all gonna die” actuarial markup.

    not a single person with big money on the line acts as if there’s anything to the catastrophe scenario version of this stuff.

    because it’s total bullshit.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @anon
    Given that we've already passed the deadline (s) to stop it, and given that the worst effect will be rising sea-levels that wipe out entire coastal cities, and given how hard it will be to find housing for everyone currently living on the coast when they start fleeing the rising tide, and given how valuable land a little further inland and a little higher above sea level will become, you'd think some enterprising businessmen would be buying up that land now while it's cheap, and/or that the government would already be building entire new cities on that same land, in preparation for the terrible inevitable.

    But they're not.
    , @Paul
    From Forbes magazine:

    Real estate agents and others concerned about the impact of flood insurance rate increases on the housing recovery are lobbying lawmakers for relief.

    And now, attorneys general from a growing number of states are banding together to fight the cost shift of insuring flood-zone properties from the National Flood Insurance Program to individual owners.
    , @captflee
    Well said, sir!

    In the last 23 years I have dwelt in my present abode, the eyes of seven hurricanes have passed directly overhead; you might think that fact, combined with the purported soon to be oceanic inundation, would at least diminish the rate of increase of the arrival of pendejos from LungGuyland, but you would be wrong.
    , @International Jew
    O"ther signs it's bullshit:

    3. The solutions are all things the left has always been in favor of: government takeover of the energy industry, higher taxes, get us out of our cars and onto public transport, make vegetarians out of us.

    4. People get angry with you if you're a skeptic. This is a sure sign the science is shaky. No one ever yells at you or ostracises you if you declare yourself a skeptic about quantum mechanics.

    5. The "climate science community" operates like a mafia, as we learned from the leaked University of East Anglia emails, or from Judith Curry and others.

    6. We live in an age of mass bullshit. If global warming were the only case of apparent scientific flimflam, maybe I'd doublecheck my own judgement. But the opposite is the case: confident "experts" are also pushing transgenderism, "diversity is our strength", "crops rotting in the fields", Google's mostly black "famous scientists" list, me2, etc.

    7. Statistically, attributing global warming (such as it is) to humans makes no sense, or at least it's in principle undetectable. Regress a highly variable time series (temperature) on a smooth one (human CO2 output) and you won't get any R^2 worth beans.

  21. @Anon
    OT

    Remember Middlebury College? Two years ago Charles Murray was shut down and chased off campus and his host professor was sent to the hospital.

    Another speaker was deplatformed this week, a Polish representative to the EU parliament, who is a "f*cking homophobe (and racist and sexist)."

    https://middleburycampus.com/44323/news/college-braces-for-right-wing-speaker-accused-of-homophobia/

    But there were two other incidents this month:

    A chemistry professor included a question on an exam asking students to compute various items related to Nazi gas chambers: air mass in the chamber, grams of gas required to deliver a deadly dose. It's a pretty good question, and it's kind of interesting to have it pegged to something concrete, as long as you are not overly sensitive to the subject matter.

    "One Jewish first-year, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the question was distressing to read, especially in the middle of a test."

    Somehow I don't think it affected her test score.

    https://middleburycampus.com/44073/news/chemistry-test-question-invokes-nazi-gas-chambers-controversy-ensues-after-satirical-newspaper-makes-it-public/

    https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/04/19/middlebury-faces-questions-about-speaker-whose-appearance-it-called-unusual-month

    The final incident is truly hilarious. A female geology professor is in the habit of projecting a cartoon on the screen at the beginning of class alongside some class alerts for the day. She projected a Gary Larson Far Side cartoon. Larson is known for anthropomorphized animal cartoons. Stephen Jay Gould wrote the introduction to one of his collections ("Gary Larson is numero uno among my colleagues ... eighty percent of their doors sport a Larson cartoon.").

    But you also may remember a smaller series of Far Side cartoons set on what appears to be a (simplified) Greek or Phoenician trireme warship. For instance, there is one where one of the rowers is dragging his toe in the water like a kid at summer camp.

    The offending cartoon shows the ship with its rowers moving forward, but tied onto the ship's aft is another rower, with oars. Like a spare tire on a model T.

    "The better-equipped slave ships, of course, always carried a spare," reads the cartoon's caption.


    https://middleburycampus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Image-6-870x900.jpg

    https://middleburycampus.com/44362/news/geology-professor-shows-cartoon-joking-about-slave-trade-in-class/

    This line at the end of the article in the student newspaper floored me:

    "Correction: an earlier version of this article stated that the cartoon depicted the transatlantic slave trade. In fact, the cartoon did not specify which slave trade was being depicted."

    Yeah, it wasn't transatlantic ... but it also had nothing to do with the slave trade. The rowers may have been galley slaves, but they were not being transported anywhere to be sold. (And navies used freemen sailers to row, except in desperate circumstances.)

    Some observations:

    -- The kids seem not to know the Far Side or Gary Larson.

    -- The kids, the student journalists, and apparently the adminstrators in bias response, could not recognize an ancient Greek ship style (maybe some Western civ education is needed? But haven't there been recent movies portraying them?).

    -- The image of an automobile spare tire on the rear of a the vehicle doesn't seem to draw recognition (like a dial phone image?).

    -- I get the feeling that slavery, the word, the concept, discussions of it, jokes about it (unrelated to American slavery) is off limits. It's been niggardly'ed out of existance, along with Robert E. Lee.

    I'm feeling older every day.

    If you don’t know how slavery actually works, you won’t know when it’s being reimplemented.

  22. @LondonBob
    Can white people find an area of the world so inhospitable the rest won't follow us? Finland implies no.
  23. Anonymous[420] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Where the Dirty People Live
    or Who You Should Talk To About Pollution

    The following map shows the concentration of air pollution based on the average annual concentration of population weighted particulate pollution in 2016:

    https://thesoundingline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Air-Pollution.jpg

    Who dumps the most waste into our oceans:

    http://carbonwaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Plastic_Map_World_Oceans_Seas_Waste_Education_Wall_Street_Journal.jpg

    Where the most people live (or, where the most people are who need to clean up their act):

    http://i.imgur.com/HhqlkMK.png

    Where the most dirty people WILL live (or The Most Important Graph in the World™ Steve Sailer)

    https://paworldandtimes.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/grpg1.png

    And for those of you who will feel the need to reply with it, we already have it:

    https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/images/2014/11/gw-graphic-pie-chart-co2-emissions-by-country-2011.jpg
    Looks like you need to talk to The Rest of the World and China, while we here in the US need to convert to nuclear power.

    Have we figured out a way to deal with the high-level nuclear waste being stockpiled in reactor pools yet? Last I heard was putting curses on the storage facilities so that future civilizations are deterred from interfering with the waste, even if they lose the knowledge of nuclear fission. Because curses effectively deterred Egyptologists, right?

    • Replies: @anon
    Don't they recycle it now?
    , @Buzz Mohawk
    Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors

    LFTRs can dramatically reduce the long-term radiotoxicity of their reactor wastes.
  24. @Alfa158
    I’m no geographer but wouldn’t global warming be a good thing for Russia? Siberia alone is 50% larger than Canada, the second largest country. It seems to have an enormous amount of water, mineral and energy resources and potentially arable terrain. If the winters became less severe, and the permafrost melted, it looks like it could potentially be the wealthiest region in the world based on food and industrial production.
    Nigeria isn’t worried about global warming because Siberia is almost empty, with a population of only 37 million people, so the Nigerians probably figure once Siberia becomes a good place to live, they can just flood the place with emigrants.

    Russia is vast, but as you are probably aware, the Mercator distortion makes it seem larger than it actually is. Siberia is also 30% larger than Canada, not 50% (back of envelope calculation).

  25. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Where the Dirty People Live
    or Who You Should Talk To About Pollution

    The following map shows the concentration of air pollution based on the average annual concentration of population weighted particulate pollution in 2016:

    https://thesoundingline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Air-Pollution.jpg

    Who dumps the most waste into our oceans:

    http://carbonwaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Plastic_Map_World_Oceans_Seas_Waste_Education_Wall_Street_Journal.jpg

    Where the most people live (or, where the most people are who need to clean up their act):

    http://i.imgur.com/HhqlkMK.png

    Where the most dirty people WILL live (or The Most Important Graph in the World™ Steve Sailer)

    https://paworldandtimes.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/grpg1.png

    And for those of you who will feel the need to reply with it, we already have it:

    https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/images/2014/11/gw-graphic-pie-chart-co2-emissions-by-country-2011.jpg
    Looks like you need to talk to The Rest of the World and China, while we here in the US need to convert to nuclear power.

    Who dumps the most waste into our oceans:

    And yet subsequent to the making of that illustration, Australia decided it needed to ban single-use plastic bags and force people to purchase relatively-expensive “reusable” ones. For the children, don’t ya know.

    In unrelated news, Australia’s major supermarkets are expecting tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue this year.

  26. @Anonymous
    Have we figured out a way to deal with the high-level nuclear waste being stockpiled in reactor pools yet? Last I heard was putting curses on the storage facilities so that future civilizations are deterred from interfering with the waste, even if they lose the knowledge of nuclear fission. Because curses effectively deterred Egyptologists, right?

    Don’t they recycle it now?

  27. The most persuasive evidence for climate change, as I see it, is the shrinking size of North Pole ice-core samples — that and the views of the climate scientists at NASA.

  28. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @prime noticer
    you can tell it's all bullshit because:

    1) rich people keep building huge, expensive buildings right on the coast in florida, new york, and california

    2) the insurance companies don't price in "Oh my god we're all gonna die" actuarial markup.

    not a single person with big money on the line acts as if there's anything to the catastrophe scenario version of this stuff.

    because it's total bullshit.

    Given that we’ve already passed the deadline (s) to stop it, and given that the worst effect will be rising sea-levels that wipe out entire coastal cities, and given how hard it will be to find housing for everyone currently living on the coast when they start fleeing the rising tide, and given how valuable land a little further inland and a little higher above sea level will become, you’d think some enterprising businessmen would be buying up that land now while it’s cheap, and/or that the government would already be building entire new cities on that same land, in preparation for the terrible inevitable.

    But they’re not.

    • Replies: @Paul
    What rich residents who own beautiful coastal properties want, when they cannot find companies that want to insure them, is for the government to bail them out when their property is destroyed. Same old, same old.
    , @Ibound1
    I am perfectly willing to trade my inland house for any Hollywood star’s Malibu beach house, straight up right now. I know I must be crazy to offer this, what with the rising sea levels Hollywood assures me are coming. But what the heck! Anyway offer is out there now. I’ll even make the trade in ten years when we are under water. Leonardo Di Caprio? Anyone? Bueller?
  29. In a study on how climate change is viewed globally, Israel was found to be the least concerned country out of twenty-six countries surveyed…

    The good thing about this is that it doesn’t make fodder for conspiracy theorists

  30. @Meretricious
    Also worth noting is that jews don't believe in an afterlife. It's all about the here and now.

    Also worth noting is that jews don’t believe in an afterlife. It’s all about the here and now

    .

    It would be worth noting if it were true. As it happens, its not.

    • Replies: @Anon

    It would be worth noting if it were true. As it happens, its not
     
    Correct. Your afterlife will consist of straddling the barbed shaft of Satan.
    , @anonymous coward
    There's only two hard requirements for being Jewish:

    a) A belief in Jewish racial supremacy.
    b) A hatred for Jesus Christ.

    Everything else is optional for Jewishness, including belief in the afterlife or even belief in God. "Jewish atheist" is not a contradiction in terms; they fulfill both criteria.
  31. @prime noticer
    you can tell it's all bullshit because:

    1) rich people keep building huge, expensive buildings right on the coast in florida, new york, and california

    2) the insurance companies don't price in "Oh my god we're all gonna die" actuarial markup.

    not a single person with big money on the line acts as if there's anything to the catastrophe scenario version of this stuff.

    because it's total bullshit.

    From Forbes magazine:

    Real estate agents and others concerned about the impact of flood insurance rate increases on the housing recovery are lobbying lawmakers for relief.

    And now, attorneys general from a growing number of states are banding together to fight the cost shift of insuring flood-zone properties from the National Flood Insurance Program to individual owners.

    • Replies: @prime noticer
    this Forbes article appears to be about hurricane insurance in texas and florida. it has nothing to do with world ending rising ocean levels that will wipe seattle off the map.

    strangely, not only will seattle cease to exist according to every democrat voting person in seattle, but they keep building stuff in seattle and democrats keep moving to seattle. why don't they take their own advice and abandon seattle?

    most puzzling - the richest man on earth, not only has his headquarters in seattle, but deliberately decided to build NEW headquarters in...new york city?

    doesn't the richest man ON EARTH realize that BOTH of those cities will be underwater soon? why would he make such a huge, obvious mistake?

    amazon headquarters should be in north dakota. centrally located, and just out of tornado alley.
  32. @Anonymous
    Have we figured out a way to deal with the high-level nuclear waste being stockpiled in reactor pools yet? Last I heard was putting curses on the storage facilities so that future civilizations are deterred from interfering with the waste, even if they lose the knowledge of nuclear fission. Because curses effectively deterred Egyptologists, right?

    Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors

    LFTRs can dramatically reduce the long-term radiotoxicity of their reactor wastes.

  33. @anon
    Given that we've already passed the deadline (s) to stop it, and given that the worst effect will be rising sea-levels that wipe out entire coastal cities, and given how hard it will be to find housing for everyone currently living on the coast when they start fleeing the rising tide, and given how valuable land a little further inland and a little higher above sea level will become, you'd think some enterprising businessmen would be buying up that land now while it's cheap, and/or that the government would already be building entire new cities on that same land, in preparation for the terrible inevitable.

    But they're not.

    What rich residents who own beautiful coastal properties want, when they cannot find companies that want to insure them, is for the government to bail them out when their property is destroyed. Same old, same old.

  34. For Russia, global warming will open the Arctic sea route. This has amazingly positive economic consequences and could result in the world’s most important sea route passing over Russia. Arctic sea route is twice shorter in connecting Europe to East Asia, than the Southern route through the Suez canal. And this route will become viable in future decades, according to climatological predictions.

    Lomonosov had famously said that Siberia would make Russia rich. And Putin now reptitively rephrases this in different contexts, to say that Arctic will make Russia rich.

    In fact, Arctic is the exciting future that is most hyped in Russian media in the last year or so, and this media attention affects whole people respond in the survey. And this is in relation to many, many projects which are planned for the Arctic region.

    As for Israel, possible explanations for potential lack of interest in global warming in public surveys would not be difficult to suggest. They live in a water crisis regardless of global warming, that they are trying to resolve with desalination projects and things like the Dead Sea Canal. Every few years, they have a water crisis. In addition, their media is also focused constantly on the security situation there.

    In the future, Israel will attempt to become an exporter of water and to make regional countries more dependent on them in this. As a result of peace agreements with Jordan, they pump more water to Jordan from Sea of Galilee than they use for themselves. This has a benefit for Israel insofar as Jordan cannot break away from the peace treaty, without losing the water supply.

    On the other hand, half of Israel’s population live on the coastal plain, and would be negatively affected by rising sea levels. But that is surely too distant in the future for the majority of media attention.

    • Replies: @Bill P
    Yes, AGW is the latest deus ex machina for the messianically inclined Russian people, who are typically helpless on their own. I'm sure they believe it will solve all their problems and lead to a world of limitless vodka and girls in tight skirts and high heels. There should be an Orthodox Christian global warming Jesus wandering through a methane-emitting birch forest, but there probably already is and the rest of the world simply hasn't been paying attention.

    Siberia should have made the Russians rich long ago, but the problem is that it is under the control of Russians. If it had been available to American settlement, the expanse would be thriving with lumber mills, gas wells and technologically advanced institutions, and the population would be much higher. Down-on-their-luck Americans would be driving tanker trucks across the taiga, wildcatting, selling burgers to the workers and building highways. Instead there are ballistic missile behemoths lumbering on dirt roads through the forests while stunted, alcoholic Asiatic peasants scratch a living out of the frozen swamps and rivers that only flow half the year, scraping the riverbanks for fossil mammoth tusks and shooting beavers.

    Tell me I'm wrong.
    , @Mitleser

    On the other hand, half of Israel’s population live on the coastal plain, and would be negatively affected by rising sea levels.
     
    "The future of Israel lies in the Negev" -David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first Prime Minister
  35. @advancedatheist
    And yet we see claims that "climate change" has caused the political chaos in Israel's neighbor Syria. Does "climate change" mysteriously stop at Israel's border?

    Does “climate change” mysteriously stop at Israel’s border?

    Yes, it does since it is mainly a political phenomenon rather than a meteorological one.

  36. Well, they are the smartest people in the world!

  37. @Kaganovitch

    Also worth noting is that jews don’t believe in an afterlife. It’s all about the here and now
     
    .

    It would be worth noting if it were true. As it happens, its not.

    It would be worth noting if it were true. As it happens, its not

    Correct. Your afterlife will consist of straddling the barbed shaft of Satan.

  38. @Dmitry
    For Russia, global warming will open the Arctic sea route. This has amazingly positive economic consequences and could result in the world's most important sea route passing over Russia. Arctic sea route is twice shorter in connecting Europe to East Asia, than the Southern route through the Suez canal. And this route will become viable in future decades, according to climatological predictions.

    Lomonosov had famously said that Siberia would make Russia rich. And Putin now reptitively rephrases this in different contexts, to say that Arctic will make Russia rich.

    In fact, Arctic is the exciting future that is most hyped in Russian media in the last year or so, and this media attention affects whole people respond in the survey. And this is in relation to many, many projects which are planned for the Arctic region.

    As for Israel, possible explanations for potential lack of interest in global warming in public surveys would not be difficult to suggest. They live in a water crisis regardless of global warming, that they are trying to resolve with desalination projects and things like the Dead Sea Canal. Every few years, they have a water crisis. In addition, their media is also focused constantly on the security situation there.

    In the future, Israel will attempt to become an exporter of water and to make regional countries more dependent on them in this. As a result of peace agreements with Jordan, they pump more water to Jordan from Sea of Galilee than they use for themselves. This has a benefit for Israel insofar as Jordan cannot break away from the peace treaty, without losing the water supply.

    On the other hand, half of Israel's population live on the coastal plain, and would be negatively affected by rising sea levels. But that is surely too distant in the future for the majority of media attention.

    Yes, AGW is the latest deus ex machina for the messianically inclined Russian people, who are typically helpless on their own. I’m sure they believe it will solve all their problems and lead to a world of limitless vodka and girls in tight skirts and high heels. There should be an Orthodox Christian global warming Jesus wandering through a methane-emitting birch forest, but there probably already is and the rest of the world simply hasn’t been paying attention.

    Siberia should have made the Russians rich long ago, but the problem is that it is under the control of Russians. If it had been available to American settlement, the expanse would be thriving with lumber mills, gas wells and technologically advanced institutions, and the population would be much higher. Down-on-their-luck Americans would be driving tanker trucks across the taiga, wildcatting, selling burgers to the workers and building highways. Instead there are ballistic missile behemoths lumbering on dirt roads through the forests while stunted, alcoholic Asiatic peasants scratch a living out of the frozen swamps and rivers that only flow half the year, scraping the riverbanks for fossil mammoth tusks and shooting beavers.

    Tell me I’m wrong.

    • Replies: @Mitleser
    You are.

    See http://www.unz.com/akarlin/reconsidering-parshev/
    , @AnotherDad

    Siberia should have made the Russians rich long ago, but the problem is that it is under the control of Russians. If it had been available to American settlement, the expanse would be thriving with lumber mills, gas wells and technologically advanced institutions, and the population would be much higher.
     
    Bill, i think you're overstating here.

    Russians aren't--historically--as on the ball as Anglo-Saxons, but--see my previous comment--Siberia is akin not to the US but to Canada's far north. There aren't many Canadians up in their far north and Russians--as far as i can tell--are indeed doing the same things as our Canadian cousins, lumbering, mining, oil and gas, inc. mining the tar sands, etc.

    , @S. Anonyia
    Americans would be gallavanting across Siberia as entrepreneurs? Are you confusing the America of 1970 with the America of today? Americans of today would not settle it anymore than Russians. Parts of the Midwest and upstate New York pay people/businesses to relocate there and they are still rapidly depopulating.

    Most Americans are obese and lazy. It’s only the upper middle class that aren’t and they have no interest in colonizing frozen wastelands.
    , @Andy
    ...and ultimately be invaded by third world migrants like the West today? Nope, Russians have always know that it is preferrably to be not that rich but be master of your land
  39. @anon
    Given that we've already passed the deadline (s) to stop it, and given that the worst effect will be rising sea-levels that wipe out entire coastal cities, and given how hard it will be to find housing for everyone currently living on the coast when they start fleeing the rising tide, and given how valuable land a little further inland and a little higher above sea level will become, you'd think some enterprising businessmen would be buying up that land now while it's cheap, and/or that the government would already be building entire new cities on that same land, in preparation for the terrible inevitable.

    But they're not.

    I am perfectly willing to trade my inland house for any Hollywood star’s Malibu beach house, straight up right now. I know I must be crazy to offer this, what with the rising sea levels Hollywood assures me are coming. But what the heck! Anyway offer is out there now. I’ll even make the trade in ten years when we are under water. Leonardo Di Caprio? Anyone? Bueller?

  40. @advancedatheist
    And yet we see claims that "climate change" has caused the political chaos in Israel's neighbor Syria. Does "climate change" mysteriously stop at Israel's border?

    Does “climate change” mysteriously stop at Israel’s border?

    For some folks *lots* of stuff stops at the Israeli border–the evils of “racism!” “white supremacy!” and of course “nationalism!”

  41. @James Speaks
    Israel's insouciance is baffling, unless they all plan to flee to Long Island or Russia.

    Nigeria's indifferance can be explained by their collective ability to understand science.

    Russia is the big winner.

    One area of great interest is the Caspian Sea. The Volga River has a catchment area of
    1,350,000 km^2, and the Caspian Sea has an area of 371,000 km^2. An increase of
    precipitation over evaporation of 10 cm/yr over the next 200 years will bring it from
    90 ft below sea level to ninety feet above, enough to find its way to the Black Sea.
    Then, that submarine depicted in the Darkest Hour will be able to make its way
    across the Mediterranean. Just saying.

    Israel’s insouciance is baffling,

    Another clue that your touching faith in the Science™ may be somewhat misplaced. Some enjoy being baffled, fewer in public.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    This is what Desi etc. wrote:


    Israel’s insouciance is baffling,
     
    Another clue that your touching faith in the Science™ may be somewhat misplaced. Some enjoy being baffled, fewer in public.
     
    This is my original post:

    Israel’s insouciance is baffling, unless they all plan to flee to Long Island or Russia.
     
    What a dishonest person you are to resort to selective editing, basically lying about what I had said, to appear superior.
  42. This is why they are not concerned about climate change:

    Israel: Ring…Ring… “Hey, it’s us…”
    Uncle Schmule: “Yes sir?”
    Israel: “We’re having problems with climate change.. send us a check for $5.2B…”
    Uncle Schmule: “Yes sir, we’ll get right on it and have one for you by next week…”

  43. @Buzz Mohawk
    They already live in a desert where there isn't much to do but kill Arabs, so why should they care?

    That's an interesting group of three: Russians are currently shrewd about things, Nigerians are arrogant, corrupt morons, and Israelis are God's Chosen People Who Will Decide Everything.

    Maybe we should pay attention.

    Actually, we should be concerned about "Climate Change"™. As in We Should Prepare For It. It is a perennial fact.

    If you want huuuumans to do anything about it, talk to the Chinese and their dirty, polluting Asian friends, and convert your electricity to nuclear (thorium) power.

    They already live in a desert where there isn’t much to do but kill Arabs, so why should they care?

    Rising sea levels could be a problem.

    • Replies: @bored identity
    Nothing wrong with that.

    Than you can do moguls from the walking distance to your Golan Yacht Club.
    , @Michael S
    The actual data behind those rising sea levels are very tenuous. And even if they do rise, not really that difficult to manage; build farther inland or at a higher elevation. Build more dams. etc.

    I agree with the first comment. Even if climate alarmism were legitimate, which it isn't, if I already lived in a desert then haha not mah problem.
  44. The Jews are smarter than the rest and realize Global warming is a big hoax.

    The Russians learned to mistrust the media and politicians after suffering thru 50 years of communism and thus do not buy into the climate scam. They are less willing to believe the lies.

    Global warming is apparently making it so difficult to break through thickening Baltic Ice, the Baltic Icebreaker fleet may have to be upgraded…Oddly enough, global warming and milder winters have led to more severe ice conditions in the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. Today, icebreakers are already struggling to get through towering compacted ice and the problem may become exacerbated in the future, unless more powerful icebreaking vessels step in.

    thus Global warming is being blamed for more ice in some areas while being blamed for less ice is other areas, the Global warming theory cannot be falsified…no matter what occurs they will blame “Climate Change”….more rain is due and lack of rain is due to climate change, more snow and less snow is due to climate change, shrinking ice is due to climate change, growing ice is due to climate change, more hurricane is due to climate change, less hurricane are due to climate change…

  45. @prime noticer
    you can tell it's all bullshit because:

    1) rich people keep building huge, expensive buildings right on the coast in florida, new york, and california

    2) the insurance companies don't price in "Oh my god we're all gonna die" actuarial markup.

    not a single person with big money on the line acts as if there's anything to the catastrophe scenario version of this stuff.

    because it's total bullshit.

    Well said, sir!

    In the last 23 years I have dwelt in my present abode, the eyes of seven hurricanes have passed directly overhead; you might think that fact, combined with the purported soon to be oceanic inundation, would at least diminish the rate of increase of the arrival of pendejos from LungGuyland, but you would be wrong.

  46. @Dmitry
    For Russia, global warming will open the Arctic sea route. This has amazingly positive economic consequences and could result in the world's most important sea route passing over Russia. Arctic sea route is twice shorter in connecting Europe to East Asia, than the Southern route through the Suez canal. And this route will become viable in future decades, according to climatological predictions.

    Lomonosov had famously said that Siberia would make Russia rich. And Putin now reptitively rephrases this in different contexts, to say that Arctic will make Russia rich.

    In fact, Arctic is the exciting future that is most hyped in Russian media in the last year or so, and this media attention affects whole people respond in the survey. And this is in relation to many, many projects which are planned for the Arctic region.

    As for Israel, possible explanations for potential lack of interest in global warming in public surveys would not be difficult to suggest. They live in a water crisis regardless of global warming, that they are trying to resolve with desalination projects and things like the Dead Sea Canal. Every few years, they have a water crisis. In addition, their media is also focused constantly on the security situation there.

    In the future, Israel will attempt to become an exporter of water and to make regional countries more dependent on them in this. As a result of peace agreements with Jordan, they pump more water to Jordan from Sea of Galilee than they use for themselves. This has a benefit for Israel insofar as Jordan cannot break away from the peace treaty, without losing the water supply.

    On the other hand, half of Israel's population live on the coastal plain, and would be negatively affected by rising sea levels. But that is surely too distant in the future for the majority of media attention.

    On the other hand, half of Israel’s population live on the coastal plain, and would be negatively affected by rising sea levels.

    “The future of Israel lies in the Negev” -David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister

  47. @Bill P
    Yes, AGW is the latest deus ex machina for the messianically inclined Russian people, who are typically helpless on their own. I'm sure they believe it will solve all their problems and lead to a world of limitless vodka and girls in tight skirts and high heels. There should be an Orthodox Christian global warming Jesus wandering through a methane-emitting birch forest, but there probably already is and the rest of the world simply hasn't been paying attention.

    Siberia should have made the Russians rich long ago, but the problem is that it is under the control of Russians. If it had been available to American settlement, the expanse would be thriving with lumber mills, gas wells and technologically advanced institutions, and the population would be much higher. Down-on-their-luck Americans would be driving tanker trucks across the taiga, wildcatting, selling burgers to the workers and building highways. Instead there are ballistic missile behemoths lumbering on dirt roads through the forests while stunted, alcoholic Asiatic peasants scratch a living out of the frozen swamps and rivers that only flow half the year, scraping the riverbanks for fossil mammoth tusks and shooting beavers.

    Tell me I'm wrong.
  48. Anon[774] • Disclaimer says:

    We should all have some concern over warming in Russia and other far north countries. There is a lot of methane in permafrost, released when it melts. Its a powerful greenhouse gas, molecule for molecule roughly 25x carbon dioxide. The melting phenomena appears to be accelerating.

    So we could see a “puff” of methane, very hard to understand all the implications, but let’s just say Russia wouldn’t mind seeing a bit warmer climate….as always the mileage in your particular country may vary.

  49. @Anon
    Israelis know that Goyishe Kopfs will bail them out.

    Dude, you’re that thing that you are. Accept it. We Jews are God’s Chosen People.

    You know that.

    Everyone knows that.

    Now you can get with the program and be a friend we are nice to our friends, we even marry their ladyfolk – or you can continue to suffer and be a toy for me to play with.

    Most Jews aint necessarily something to telegraph home about but the greatest of men, ideas, creations,,,, have been from Jews at a rate of 1000 to 1 (per capita). Everything you all write about all day was predicted in the oldest book to survive from antiquity: The Five Books of Moses.

    Also, to some interest, the most popular book of all time and one that is revered as coming directly from God by over two billion people RIGHT NOW.

    Ain’t it obvious to you goyische kop?

    Anyway, I don’t like watching people suffer or trying to cause other people to suffer so I hope you’ll come around to the side of light and bring me your wokenfolk and working trailers.

    I am the way.

    I am the light.

  50. @ben tillman

    They already live in a desert where there isn’t much to do but kill Arabs, so why should they care?
     
    Rising sea levels could be a problem.

    Nothing wrong with that.

    Than you can do moguls from the walking distance to your Golan Yacht Club.

  51. Israelis shit in their nest because they’re already planning to take over more livable places and exterminate their indigenes too. (inter alia, Patagonia and the Hudson Valley.) When they flee, as they will, because those timmies can’t fight anybody armed or over twelve years old, the poisons they excreted will be one last genocidal shot at the people they stole the land from.

    https://israelpalestinenews.org/baseline-of-a-desecrated-land-xii-cautionary-tale/

    The above is just the latest of a 12-part series about the Jew State as the next Easter Island.

  52. @Alfa158
    I’m no geographer but wouldn’t global warming be a good thing for Russia? Siberia alone is 50% larger than Canada, the second largest country. It seems to have an enormous amount of water, mineral and energy resources and potentially arable terrain. If the winters became less severe, and the permafrost melted, it looks like it could potentially be the wealthiest region in the world based on food and industrial production.
    Nigeria isn’t worried about global warming because Siberia is almost empty, with a population of only 37 million people, so the Nigerians probably figure once Siberia becomes a good place to live, they can just flood the place with emigrants.

    Global warming should be a benefit to Russia.

    But the thing to realize is that the Eurasian landmass is at a higher latitude than North America. Paris is at the latitude (49 degrees) of the US-Canada border. Europe is kept warm and comfortably habitable by the Gulf Sream.

    The few cities in Sibera like Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irktusk are in the far south, near the border with Kazakhstan or Mongolia yet are near or at even higher latitude than Edmonton–the northernmost Canadian decent sized city–with even more continential climates. Siberia makes the thin strip of Canada bordering the US where 95% of Canadians actually live seem like Malibu.
    Ok that’s a stretch, but the point is Siberia is an even more extreme version of Canada, with the very most southern places equivalent to the Canadian prairies and the vast bulk of it like Canada’s far north. You can global warm the heck out of Siberia and even the parts that don’t melt into mosquito infested swamp will still be really cold.

    • Replies: @Prodigal son
    Global warming would greatly benefit Russia and North America. The next ice age will be fatal for Europe , North America.
  53. @Bill P
    Yes, AGW is the latest deus ex machina for the messianically inclined Russian people, who are typically helpless on their own. I'm sure they believe it will solve all their problems and lead to a world of limitless vodka and girls in tight skirts and high heels. There should be an Orthodox Christian global warming Jesus wandering through a methane-emitting birch forest, but there probably already is and the rest of the world simply hasn't been paying attention.

    Siberia should have made the Russians rich long ago, but the problem is that it is under the control of Russians. If it had been available to American settlement, the expanse would be thriving with lumber mills, gas wells and technologically advanced institutions, and the population would be much higher. Down-on-their-luck Americans would be driving tanker trucks across the taiga, wildcatting, selling burgers to the workers and building highways. Instead there are ballistic missile behemoths lumbering on dirt roads through the forests while stunted, alcoholic Asiatic peasants scratch a living out of the frozen swamps and rivers that only flow half the year, scraping the riverbanks for fossil mammoth tusks and shooting beavers.

    Tell me I'm wrong.

    Siberia should have made the Russians rich long ago, but the problem is that it is under the control of Russians. If it had been available to American settlement, the expanse would be thriving with lumber mills, gas wells and technologically advanced institutions, and the population would be much higher.

    Bill, i think you’re overstating here.

    Russians aren’t–historically–as on the ball as Anglo-Saxons, but–see my previous comment–Siberia is akin not to the US but to Canada’s far north. There aren’t many Canadians up in their far north and Russians–as far as i can tell–are indeed doing the same things as our Canadian cousins, lumbering, mining, oil and gas, inc. mining the tar sands, etc.

  54. @Buzz Mohawk
    They already live in a desert where there isn't much to do but kill Arabs, so why should they care?

    That's an interesting group of three: Russians are currently shrewd about things, Nigerians are arrogant, corrupt morons, and Israelis are God's Chosen People Who Will Decide Everything.

    Maybe we should pay attention.

    Actually, we should be concerned about "Climate Change"™. As in We Should Prepare For It. It is a perennial fact.

    If you want huuuumans to do anything about it, talk to the Chinese and their dirty, polluting Asian friends, and convert your electricity to nuclear (thorium) power.

    “Actually, we should be concerned about “Climate Change”™. As in We Should Prepare For It. It is a perennial fact.”

    It’s more than a perennial fact. It’s an aeons-old fact on Earth. But human activities have little influence on it.

    The best humans can do regarding climate change is be prepared to respond to nature’s vagaries. And if I were a betting man, I’d put my money on the next major climate change being a serious cooling. After all, we are still in the first million years of the latest ice age and – if past geological history is any guide – nearing the end of an inter-glaciation phase within that ice age.

    Just as a side note: the concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is currently at near record low levels, by geological standards. In fact, it is hovering close to the theoretical level at which sustainable plant life becomes impossible. If CO2 levels were to fall below this, Earth would revert to a permanently lifeless ball.

  55. @advancedatheist
    And yet we see claims that "climate change" has caused the political chaos in Israel's neighbor Syria. Does "climate change" mysteriously stop at Israel's border?

    “And yet we see claims that “climate change” has caused the political chaos in Israel’s neighbor Syria. Does “climate change” mysteriously stop at Israel’s border?”

    Considering much of the climate change in Syria is caused by Israeli air and missile attacks, it’s easy to see why that might be the case.

  56. @Bill P
    Yes, AGW is the latest deus ex machina for the messianically inclined Russian people, who are typically helpless on their own. I'm sure they believe it will solve all their problems and lead to a world of limitless vodka and girls in tight skirts and high heels. There should be an Orthodox Christian global warming Jesus wandering through a methane-emitting birch forest, but there probably already is and the rest of the world simply hasn't been paying attention.

    Siberia should have made the Russians rich long ago, but the problem is that it is under the control of Russians. If it had been available to American settlement, the expanse would be thriving with lumber mills, gas wells and technologically advanced institutions, and the population would be much higher. Down-on-their-luck Americans would be driving tanker trucks across the taiga, wildcatting, selling burgers to the workers and building highways. Instead there are ballistic missile behemoths lumbering on dirt roads through the forests while stunted, alcoholic Asiatic peasants scratch a living out of the frozen swamps and rivers that only flow half the year, scraping the riverbanks for fossil mammoth tusks and shooting beavers.

    Tell me I'm wrong.

    Americans would be gallavanting across Siberia as entrepreneurs? Are you confusing the America of 1970 with the America of today? Americans of today would not settle it anymore than Russians. Parts of the Midwest and upstate New York pay people/businesses to relocate there and they are still rapidly depopulating.

    Most Americans are obese and lazy. It’s only the upper middle class that aren’t and they have no interest in colonizing frozen wastelands.

    • Replies: @Andy
    absolutely, after around 1970, or perhaps earlier, Americans (whose great grandfathers had colonized an entire hostile continent) become completely risk averse.
  57. @SEATAF
    Your photo caption is laugh-out-loud hilarious.

    Agree. Steve’s an f’n genious. He could write about anything and from any perspective and I’d read it.

    Well, not anything. Other than posts that seem copypaste of previouspost (“some unknown idiot said something that sounds stupid”) I haven’t read anything about sports OR golf, but his crime story comments and whatnot have brilliant and beautiful turns of phrases and references. Each time I feel bad that Steve isn’t a millionaire (well, aside for home if he owns it). The guy is a genious, where’s his meritocracy? Anyhow, thanks for encouraging him. The internet is weird and I’m sure Steve feels good to know that lots of people, like me and you, feel his effects, even to the point of laughing out loud.

  58. @Alden
    Well, this survey for and ever proves Jews are the most intelligent race by far.

    Preach! 😁

  59. @Meretricious
    Also worth noting is that jews don't believe in an afterlife. It's all about the here and now.

    Naw, that’s some misinformation you have. I can speak professionally on every aspect of the subject (the beliefs and the inaccurate rumors) but an internet comment aint the place for it.

    Not that I care for any deep reason. My personal thoughts are what they are but I just figured I would let you know that it’s a hell of a lot more complicated than that.

    I have a question. And actually, if Steve were to make a post out of this I would appreciate it.

    I speak with all sorts of demographics all the time. And often I’m wearing a kippa or otherwise the subject comes up and I get to share totally f’n amazing conversations with great people who have a natural curiosity about Jews but all sorts of mixed up information about them. Heck, I’m wearing an aqua green yarmulka right now at the biggest Christian Passion Play in the world right now.

    I have often been invited to universities to speak and often enough to universities like Southern California Baptist and I generally quickly move from my supposed subject to a Q and A where people quickly realize that no question or thought or curiosity is out of bounds.

    I would REALLY love to do such a Live Q and A for the “alt-right” (I used to like that term a lot before itwas sullied) on video.

    An AMA about anything Jewish where no subject is out of bounds.

    And again, it isn’t for any pro-Jewish or pro-Accuracy purpose at all but just because I end up doing this all the time and the experience is often sublime for all parties (passerbys get involved too all the time)

    And also because I think that videochat humanizes us and clarifies our sentiments into more worthwhile ideas than simple text comments do.

    Anyway, I’ve got no executive function at all so I’m not going to end up setting up this live video AMA for a few hundred alt-righters (all my talks are invites, I suck at advertising – fa’reelz) but if you – the royal You reading this, whoever you are, would like such a thing and can set it up I will be happy to be your Free Thought and Free Speech Loving Judaic expert.

    Probably. Like I said before, no executive function and I personally worship at the altar of Here And Now, buf my guess is that the guy with my fingerprints a few days hence will still be happy to do this AMA.

    Will it ruin my chances of becoming Pres? Nah.

    That’s for folk who don’t grab life by the covfefe.

    Boy am I tired after that all-night march but by God was it magnificent.

  60. Anon[429] • Disclaimer says:
    @LondonBob
    Can white people find an area of the world so inhospitable the rest won't follow us? Finland implies no.

    Finland implies that nobody actually wants to live in places like Finland, but that leftists and governments are doing everything they can to entice migrants to come to Finland and are bribing them with welfare:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/finland-is-too-boring-for-refugees/

    Hundreds of predominantly Iraqi migrants who have travelled through Europe to reach Finland are turning back, saying they don’t want to stay in the sparsely-populated country on Europe’s northern frontier because it’s too cold and boring.

    Migrants have in recent weeks been crossing back into Sweden at the Haparanda-Tornio border just an hour’s drive south of the Arctic Circle, and Finnish authorities have seen a rise in the number of cancelled asylum applications.

    “You can tell the world I hate Finland. It’s too cold, there’s no tea, no restaurants, no bars, nobody on the streets, only cars,” 22-year-old Muhammed told AFP in Tornio, as the mercury struggled to inch above 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit) on a recent blustery grey day.

    He had already travelled from Tornio to the capital Helsinki almost 750 kilometres (465 miles) south, and then back up to the Tornio border again to return to Sweden.

    … Another group of around 15 Iraqi refugees waiting at the bus station that Tornio shares with its Swedish twin town Haparanda also said they wanted to go back to southern Sweden.

    “Finland is no good,” the men echoed each other.

  61. Israelis knows that global warming is the kind of propaganda used to get the foolish goys to stop growing…And Russians having once been fooled by the chosen people during the Russian Revolution are smart enough to see through this. Nigerians, on the other hand, know this stuff is for the world’s rich SJW, not for them

    • Agree: Prodigal son
  62. @Bill P
    Yes, AGW is the latest deus ex machina for the messianically inclined Russian people, who are typically helpless on their own. I'm sure they believe it will solve all their problems and lead to a world of limitless vodka and girls in tight skirts and high heels. There should be an Orthodox Christian global warming Jesus wandering through a methane-emitting birch forest, but there probably already is and the rest of the world simply hasn't been paying attention.

    Siberia should have made the Russians rich long ago, but the problem is that it is under the control of Russians. If it had been available to American settlement, the expanse would be thriving with lumber mills, gas wells and technologically advanced institutions, and the population would be much higher. Down-on-their-luck Americans would be driving tanker trucks across the taiga, wildcatting, selling burgers to the workers and building highways. Instead there are ballistic missile behemoths lumbering on dirt roads through the forests while stunted, alcoholic Asiatic peasants scratch a living out of the frozen swamps and rivers that only flow half the year, scraping the riverbanks for fossil mammoth tusks and shooting beavers.

    Tell me I'm wrong.

    …and ultimately be invaded by third world migrants like the West today? Nope, Russians have always know that it is preferrably to be not that rich but be master of your land

  63. Russia is one of the few countries which will actually benefit from climate change. Because they are already so cold, a warmer climate means a more comfortable climate for them.

    Nigerians are just stupid.

    Israelis are not too concerned with climate change because the near-term danger to them is the Palestinian nation and they will likely be swamped by Palestinians far before climate change really matters.

  64. @AnotherDad
    Global warming should be a benefit to Russia.

    But the thing to realize is that the Eurasian landmass is at a higher latitude than North America. Paris is at the latitude (49 degrees) of the US-Canada border. Europe is kept warm and comfortably habitable by the Gulf Sream.

    The few cities in Sibera like Omsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irktusk are in the far south, near the border with Kazakhstan or Mongolia yet are near or at even higher latitude than Edmonton--the northernmost Canadian decent sized city--with even more continential climates. Siberia makes the thin strip of Canada bordering the US where 95% of Canadians actually live seem like Malibu.
    Ok that's a stretch, but the point is Siberia is an even more extreme version of Canada, with the very most southern places equivalent to the Canadian prairies and the vast bulk of it like Canada's far north. You can global warm the heck out of Siberia and even the parts that don't melt into mosquito infested swamp will still be really cold.

    Global warming would greatly benefit Russia and North America. The next ice age will be fatal for Europe , North America.

  65. Israel — They have more immediate problems, like being 9 miles across and surrounded by neighbors that range from mildly tolerant to bomb-throwing intolerant, with people in every corner of the globe blaming them for something.

    Nigeria — After all of those emails from some guy in Scandinavia who has a fortune for them if they will only give him their bank account number, they know a get-one-over, money-making scam when they see one.

    Russia — When your country survives the meltdown of a nuclear plant, with even that region still sporting lush vegetation in photos, it probably makes you realize that, while humans and even Gothic cathedrals are perishable, the Earth is heartier than we think.

    South Korea — They are trying to distract themselves from the real problem next door: little big man’s big bomb.

    Greece — Climate change is a far less depressing preoccupation than grim economic austerity in an underemployed country, including for those who are less employable due to age, with their shrinking pensions and dead-end economic prospects.

    France — It seems like an easier battle to fight, and one with far less real-time accountability for current generations, than saving the heftiest collection of top-rate, Western, cultural monuments and a liberty-based, Western political system under siege.

  66. @S. Anonyia
    Americans would be gallavanting across Siberia as entrepreneurs? Are you confusing the America of 1970 with the America of today? Americans of today would not settle it anymore than Russians. Parts of the Midwest and upstate New York pay people/businesses to relocate there and they are still rapidly depopulating.

    Most Americans are obese and lazy. It’s only the upper middle class that aren’t and they have no interest in colonizing frozen wastelands.

    absolutely, after around 1970, or perhaps earlier, Americans (whose great grandfathers had colonized an entire hostile continent) become completely risk averse.

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    2018 Johnny Knoxville Comedy about risk aversion.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWuVSWZ1uB4
  67. @James Speaks
    Israel's insouciance is baffling, unless they all plan to flee to Long Island or Russia.

    Nigeria's indifferance can be explained by their collective ability to understand science.

    Russia is the big winner.

    One area of great interest is the Caspian Sea. The Volga River has a catchment area of
    1,350,000 km^2, and the Caspian Sea has an area of 371,000 km^2. An increase of
    precipitation over evaporation of 10 cm/yr over the next 200 years will bring it from
    90 ft below sea level to ninety feet above, enough to find its way to the Black Sea.
    Then, that submarine depicted in the Darkest Hour will be able to make its way
    across the Mediterranean. Just saying.

    Israel knows it can easily genocide the blacks and the Browns after the whites are gone.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    "Easily" is a subjective term. Russia and China have concluded that it is in their best interest to have Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya and others (Venezuela and certain mineral rich African countries) in their economic sphere, and these to powers are employing cost-benefit analysis to protecting their investments.

    The One Belt One Road initiative terminates in Latakia, not Tel Aviv. Iran will be running the port,
    China is investing in manufacturing facilities, and Russian S-400s will protect their investment. (S-300's protect the Syrian and Iranian investments.) It's all based on economic planning, has been for a few decades cat least, and we, with our MIC and great planners, were caught napping.

    WWIII will be won on the financial exchanges. Do not expect a Pearl Harbor event to happen. The people with money (RF and PRC) are letting us decay so slowly as to not be noticeable.
  68. @Change that Matters
    Saying Israel is not worried about climate change is like noting the Godfather was unconcerned about crime in his neighborhood.

    Why ? Do they control the weather?

  69. @Paul
    From Forbes magazine:

    Real estate agents and others concerned about the impact of flood insurance rate increases on the housing recovery are lobbying lawmakers for relief.

    And now, attorneys general from a growing number of states are banding together to fight the cost shift of insuring flood-zone properties from the National Flood Insurance Program to individual owners.

    this Forbes article appears to be about hurricane insurance in texas and florida. it has nothing to do with world ending rising ocean levels that will wipe seattle off the map.

    strangely, not only will seattle cease to exist according to every democrat voting person in seattle, but they keep building stuff in seattle and democrats keep moving to seattle. why don’t they take their own advice and abandon seattle?

    most puzzling – the richest man on earth, not only has his headquarters in seattle, but deliberately decided to build NEW headquarters in…new york city?

    doesn’t the richest man ON EARTH realize that BOTH of those cities will be underwater soon? why would he make such a huge, obvious mistake?

    amazon headquarters should be in north dakota. centrally located, and just out of tornado alley.

  70. Pollution is a very real, global issue that liberals cannot talk honestly about because Western nations have made very rapid progress in reducing their pollution output. The citizens of these nations have adapted their behavior with this goal in mind, to great effect. China and the Third World produce an ever-increasing share of all kinds of pollution, but these people are exempt from criticism.

    ‘Global warming’ is a term of art Leftists use to attack whites and make them feel guilty about driving to work and having children.

  71. @Buzz Mohawk
    Where the Dirty People Live
    or Who You Should Talk To About Pollution

    The following map shows the concentration of air pollution based on the average annual concentration of population weighted particulate pollution in 2016:

    https://thesoundingline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Air-Pollution.jpg

    Who dumps the most waste into our oceans:

    http://carbonwaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Plastic_Map_World_Oceans_Seas_Waste_Education_Wall_Street_Journal.jpg

    Where the most people live (or, where the most people are who need to clean up their act):

    http://i.imgur.com/HhqlkMK.png

    Where the most dirty people WILL live (or The Most Important Graph in the World™ Steve Sailer)

    https://paworldandtimes.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/grpg1.png

    And for those of you who will feel the need to reply with it, we already have it:

    https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/images/2014/11/gw-graphic-pie-chart-co2-emissions-by-country-2011.jpg
    Looks like you need to talk to The Rest of the World and China, while we here in the US need to convert to nuclear power.

    Super post, Buzz!

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    The sweet, sweet smell of data in the morning.
  72. @Kaganovitch

    Also worth noting is that jews don’t believe in an afterlife. It’s all about the here and now
     
    .

    It would be worth noting if it were true. As it happens, its not.

    There’s only two hard requirements for being Jewish:

    a) A belief in Jewish racial supremacy.
    b) A hatred for Jesus Christ.

    Everything else is optional for Jewishness, including belief in the afterlife or even belief in God. “Jewish atheist” is not a contradiction in terms; they fulfill both criteria.

  73. @ben tillman

    They already live in a desert where there isn’t much to do but kill Arabs, so why should they care?
     
    Rising sea levels could be a problem.

    The actual data behind those rising sea levels are very tenuous. And even if they do rise, not really that difficult to manage; build farther inland or at a higher elevation. Build more dams. etc.

    I agree with the first comment. Even if climate alarmism were legitimate, which it isn’t, if I already lived in a desert then haha not mah problem.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    And even if they do rise, not really that difficult to manage; build farther inland or at a higher elevation

    But what elevation is Venice at? The City of London? I like them the way they are and don't want to have to rebuild them at higher elevations.

  74. @prime noticer
    you can tell it's all bullshit because:

    1) rich people keep building huge, expensive buildings right on the coast in florida, new york, and california

    2) the insurance companies don't price in "Oh my god we're all gonna die" actuarial markup.

    not a single person with big money on the line acts as if there's anything to the catastrophe scenario version of this stuff.

    because it's total bullshit.

    O”ther signs it’s bullshit:

    3. The solutions are all things the left has always been in favor of: government takeover of the energy industry, higher taxes, get us out of our cars and onto public transport, make vegetarians out of us.

    4. People get angry with you if you’re a skeptic. This is a sure sign the science is shaky. No one ever yells at you or ostracises you if you declare yourself a skeptic about quantum mechanics.

    5. The “climate science community” operates like a mafia, as we learned from the leaked University of East Anglia emails, or from Judith Curry and others.

    6. We live in an age of mass bullshit. If global warming were the only case of apparent scientific flimflam, maybe I’d doublecheck my own judgement. But the opposite is the case: confident “experts” are also pushing transgenderism, “diversity is our strength”, “crops rotting in the fields”, Google’s mostly black “famous scientists” list, me2, etc.

    7. Statistically, attributing global warming (such as it is) to humans makes no sense, or at least it’s in principle undetectable. Regress a highly variable time series (temperature) on a smooth one (human CO2 output) and you won’t get any R^2 worth beans.

    • Agree: Ibound1, GermanReader2
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Well said. All good points.

    Another example of the "mass bullshit" you talk about was the US Government's Food Pyramid of the early 90s (and even before that in the 80s) recommending a diet rich in starches - a diet which contributed to turning a lot of people into waddling blobs of fat and helped cause an explosion in diabetes. This was also the work of "experts".
  75. I read the Israeli press pretty actively and my sense is that there aren’t that many global warming articles. Without the press driving it, global warming is unlikely to rise very high on anyone’s list of worries.

  76. ice age not in we are

    and yet we were

    strange huh.

  77. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:

    Russia and Canada should be rooting for global warming and secretly abetting it. It will indeed benefit hugely
    1. Better climate overall
    2. More arable lands and productive farms
    3. They will be able to extract their mineral wealth from more areas
    4. Year round Arctic Ocean access and navigation, will make Arctic the main seaway of the world.

  78. @Michael S
    The actual data behind those rising sea levels are very tenuous. And even if they do rise, not really that difficult to manage; build farther inland or at a higher elevation. Build more dams. etc.

    I agree with the first comment. Even if climate alarmism were legitimate, which it isn't, if I already lived in a desert then haha not mah problem.

    And even if they do rise, not really that difficult to manage; build farther inland or at a higher elevation

    But what elevation is Venice at? The City of London? I like them the way they are and don’t want to have to rebuild them at higher elevations.

    • Replies: @bored identity
    You can't stop the progress, Uncle Sailer.

    The City is on it's way to break another glass ceiling by becoming first Atlantis with Muslim majority.



    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9e/fe/0b/9efe0b432f5124466c1a68185bee6ff7.jpg
    , @James Speaks
    Venice, built on a lagoon of the Adriatic Sea, is at sea level. Previously, some of the buildings have sunk into the mud, so that the 2nd floor is now the first floor. At high tides, the Plaza of mumble-mumble floods and tourists must wade across it.

    One relevant question is, "Why would Vernice be rebuilt at a higher elevation?" It was built on a lagoon to provide defense against raiders and other bad people. The defense situation has changed.

    The City of London and the rest of London are bisected by the Thames. There is in place a tidal barrier that can be raised to protect against storm surges. There is also enough topography to extend the sea wall on both sides to higher ground.

    Methinks London can be protected for many years to come, until there is a catastrophic failure. There is always a catastrophic failure.* I have a hunch that in the years leading up to it, whenever, there will have been enough warning and sufficient near misses to provoke relocation of important things such as Parliament, Windsor Castle, and the City of London.

    New Orleans is the one that intrigues me. When Katrina_on_steroids hits, it will affect our commerce greatly. By that time, will there be enough of an organized, viable economy to rebuild or relocate.

    Personally, I plan to be holed up in a nice cabin in a small, cohesive community in New England when all that happens. In other words, I won't feel the need to be personally alarmed. I will care, in the same way that I care about the Palestinians, Lybians, Venezuelans, and the historic citizens of GB, France, Germany, Finland etc. I hope it turns into a test of who can think critically versus who reacts with mob mentality. We need more critical thinkers.

    I do not believe in Global Warming because it is not something I take on faith, as opposed to those who refuse to believe it. I understand the climate forcing effects of CO2. Even if the mathematics are not entirely worked out (and I have done a fair amount of finite element analysis in both structural analysis and fluid mech, and along the way, a fair amount of physics at the graduate level**) one thing is clear. We do not need to know whether a monotone increasing function is linear, polynomial or exponential to understand that it is monotone increasing.

    In that vane, off to work on my critical thinking web site.

    Cheers!

    *Failures are usually catastrophic b/c failure of brittle component. Ductile failures can occur, look at the SPLC for example, but usually, more rapid than expected. You probably might benefit from reading about Seneca's Cliff.

    **Not at the level of PD, but enough to gauge who makes sense and who is full of the other stuff.
  79. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:

    Sea level rise is going to happen over 50-60-100 years or more – If at all it happens, which I am very skeptical of. It is not going to be like a sudden flood. So one is going to die, Most cities will build dams and dykes and just carry on. To me that seems to be most rational and cost effective way to deal with a threat of (not actual) sea level rise.

    They say islands like the two Indian ocean islands of Maldives and Mauritius will disappear, there are a few million people in those two islands, just promise them citizenship in Russia or Canada (just a promise, if global warming happens)

  80. Anonymous[135] • Disclaimer says:

    I agree overall. But the dirty map is misleading. A lot of it is because of the hot, dry climate and wind driven dust storms and not enough precipitation to flush the particulates from the air. E.g. the Sahara region is all red, but it is very thinly populated with very little industrialization. However, China, which is mostly temperate to cold, and the air there is bad there because of industrial and other pollution.

  81. @Desiderius

    Israel’s insouciance is baffling,
     
    Another clue that your touching faith in the Science™ may be somewhat misplaced. Some enjoy being baffled, fewer in public.

    This is what Desi etc. wrote:

    Israel’s insouciance is baffling,

    Another clue that your touching faith in the Science™ may be somewhat misplaced. Some enjoy being baffled, fewer in public.

    This is my original post:

    Israel’s insouciance is baffling, unless they all plan to flee to Long Island or Russia.

    What a dishonest person you are to resort to selective editing, basically lying about what I had said, to appear superior.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    It doesn’t change the meaning a whit. You believe in global warming inc., they don’t. Nothing baffling about it.

    We’re done here.
  82. @Steve Sailer
    And even if they do rise, not really that difficult to manage; build farther inland or at a higher elevation

    But what elevation is Venice at? The City of London? I like them the way they are and don't want to have to rebuild them at higher elevations.

    You can’t stop the progress, Uncle Sailer.

    The City is on it’s way to break another glass ceiling by becoming first Atlantis with Muslim majority.

  83. @PV van der Byl
    Super post, Buzz!

    The sweet, sweet smell of data in the morning.

  84. @James Speaks
    This is what Desi etc. wrote:


    Israel’s insouciance is baffling,
     
    Another clue that your touching faith in the Science™ may be somewhat misplaced. Some enjoy being baffled, fewer in public.
     
    This is my original post:

    Israel’s insouciance is baffling, unless they all plan to flee to Long Island or Russia.
     
    What a dishonest person you are to resort to selective editing, basically lying about what I had said, to appear superior.

    It doesn’t change the meaning a whit. You believe in global warming inc., they don’t. Nothing baffling about it.

    We’re done here.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
    It changes the meaning entirely, and you are being dishonest when you say it doesn't.

    I do not believe in global warming, I understand climate forcing. Big difference.
  85. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:

    When people who live in Malibu start building mansions in the Flint Hills of Kansas, I’ll get serious about global warming. What if the warming and flooding is true, but not anthromorphic? Then it’s going to happen anyway.

    And another thing: if the powers that be were really concerned, we’d be building modern nuke plants like crazy. We are not because they are not.

  86. @Desiderius
    It doesn’t change the meaning a whit. You believe in global warming inc., they don’t. Nothing baffling about it.

    We’re done here.

    It changes the meaning entirely, and you are being dishonest when you say it doesn’t.

    I do not believe in global warming, I understand climate forcing. Big difference.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    I was wrong, we’re not done. You sure write a lot for someone not interested in persuasion. I did not intend to be dishonest in my response to your Israel comment. Still puzzled why it would seem so.
  87. @Steve Sailer
    And even if they do rise, not really that difficult to manage; build farther inland or at a higher elevation

    But what elevation is Venice at? The City of London? I like them the way they are and don't want to have to rebuild them at higher elevations.

    Venice, built on a lagoon of the Adriatic Sea, is at sea level. Previously, some of the buildings have sunk into the mud, so that the 2nd floor is now the first floor. At high tides, the Plaza of mumble-mumble floods and tourists must wade across it.

    One relevant question is, “Why would Vernice be rebuilt at a higher elevation?” It was built on a lagoon to provide defense against raiders and other bad people. The defense situation has changed.

    The City of London and the rest of London are bisected by the Thames. There is in place a tidal barrier that can be raised to protect against storm surges. There is also enough topography to extend the sea wall on both sides to higher ground.

    Methinks London can be protected for many years to come, until there is a catastrophic failure. There is always a catastrophic failure.* I have a hunch that in the years leading up to it, whenever, there will have been enough warning and sufficient near misses to provoke relocation of important things such as Parliament, Windsor Castle, and the City of London.

    New Orleans is the one that intrigues me. When Katrina_on_steroids hits, it will affect our commerce greatly. By that time, will there be enough of an organized, viable economy to rebuild or relocate.

    Personally, I plan to be holed up in a nice cabin in a small, cohesive community in New England when all that happens. In other words, I won’t feel the need to be personally alarmed. I will care, in the same way that I care about the Palestinians, Lybians, Venezuelans, and the historic citizens of GB, France, Germany, Finland etc. I hope it turns into a test of who can think critically versus who reacts with mob mentality. We need more critical thinkers.

    I do not believe in Global Warming because it is not something I take on faith, as opposed to those who refuse to believe it. I understand the climate forcing effects of CO2. Even if the mathematics are not entirely worked out (and I have done a fair amount of finite element analysis in both structural analysis and fluid mech, and along the way, a fair amount of physics at the graduate level**) one thing is clear. We do not need to know whether a monotone increasing function is linear, polynomial or exponential to understand that it is monotone increasing.

    In that vane, off to work on my critical thinking web site.

    Cheers!

    *Failures are usually catastrophic b/c failure of brittle component. Ductile failures can occur, look at the SPLC for example, but usually, more rapid than expected. You probably might benefit from reading about Seneca’s Cliff.

    **Not at the level of PD, but enough to gauge who makes sense and who is full of the other stuff.

  88. @Cucksworth
    Israel knows it can easily genocide the blacks and the Browns after the whites are gone.

    “Easily” is a subjective term. Russia and China have concluded that it is in their best interest to have Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya and others (Venezuela and certain mineral rich African countries) in their economic sphere, and these to powers are employing cost-benefit analysis to protecting their investments.

    The One Belt One Road initiative terminates in Latakia, not Tel Aviv. Iran will be running the port,
    China is investing in manufacturing facilities, and Russian S-400s will protect their investment. (S-300’s protect the Syrian and Iranian investments.) It’s all based on economic planning, has been for a few decades cat least, and we, with our MIC and great planners, were caught napping.

    WWIII will be won on the financial exchanges. Do not expect a Pearl Harbor event to happen. The people with money (RF and PRC) are letting us decay so slowly as to not be noticeable.

  89. @James Speaks
    It changes the meaning entirely, and you are being dishonest when you say it doesn't.

    I do not believe in global warming, I understand climate forcing. Big difference.

    I was wrong, we’re not done. You sure write a lot for someone not interested in persuasion. I did not intend to be dishonest in my response to your Israel comment. Still puzzled why it would seem so.

  90. @Andy
    absolutely, after around 1970, or perhaps earlier, Americans (whose great grandfathers had colonized an entire hostile continent) become completely risk averse.

    2018 Johnny Knoxville Comedy about risk aversion.

  91. @International Jew
    O"ther signs it's bullshit:

    3. The solutions are all things the left has always been in favor of: government takeover of the energy industry, higher taxes, get us out of our cars and onto public transport, make vegetarians out of us.

    4. People get angry with you if you're a skeptic. This is a sure sign the science is shaky. No one ever yells at you or ostracises you if you declare yourself a skeptic about quantum mechanics.

    5. The "climate science community" operates like a mafia, as we learned from the leaked University of East Anglia emails, or from Judith Curry and others.

    6. We live in an age of mass bullshit. If global warming were the only case of apparent scientific flimflam, maybe I'd doublecheck my own judgement. But the opposite is the case: confident "experts" are also pushing transgenderism, "diversity is our strength", "crops rotting in the fields", Google's mostly black "famous scientists" list, me2, etc.

    7. Statistically, attributing global warming (such as it is) to humans makes no sense, or at least it's in principle undetectable. Regress a highly variable time series (temperature) on a smooth one (human CO2 output) and you won't get any R^2 worth beans.

    Well said. All good points.

    Another example of the “mass bullshit” you talk about was the US Government’s Food Pyramid of the early 90s (and even before that in the 80s) recommending a diet rich in starches – a diet which contributed to turning a lot of people into waddling blobs of fat and helped cause an explosion in diabetes. This was also the work of “experts”.

    • Agree: Desiderius, Prodigal son

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