Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Another professor caught spreading disinformation about natural disasters

Here we go again! Another famous "expert", Jeffrey Sachs, director of  the Earth Institute and the Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development at the Columbia university, gives us a list of all recent international natural disasters and then proclaims that "we are definitively in the midst of human made natural disasters":

“I’m not saying Hurricane Irene is an example of that, but I am saying that when you look around the planet, every month you are seeing more shocks, more frequently, more severe than at any time in modern history,” Sachs said in a “Bloomberg Surveillance” radio interview with Tom Keene and Ken Prewitt. “We are definitely in the midst of human-made natural disasters.”

Hurricane Irene killed at least 40 people as it moved from the Caribbean through New England, left an estimated $2.6 billion in damage and cut power to almost 8 million homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast. Tropical Storm Katia, about 1,100 miles (1,770 kilometers) from the southernmost Cape Verde Islands, may be declared a hurricane later today, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

“Can one say that Katrina, or Irene or the massive floods in Pakistan or drought in the horn of Africa are examples in that instance of the long-term human induced change?” Sachs said. “That is extremely difficult but on occasion it can be done because the event is so extreme that one can say with a very high assurance that that is human induced -- like the massive heat waves that hit Europe a few years ago.”

Read the entire article here

Professor Sachs is here using the same trick that most of his fellow warmists have been using already for some time: First claim that we are living in a time of human made disasters, then make a connection to global warming by mentioning recent natural disasters. Sachs (and other warmists) is at the same time forced to acknowledge that is "extremely difficult" to prove that the disasters are caused by human induced global warming/climate change. However, "on occasion it can be done", according to Sachs. As an example he mentions "the massive heat waves that hit Europe a few years ago". Unfortunately, Sachs does not mention where he has found proof for this claim. Of course, there is no such proof . However, for people like Sachs, the guesswork done by some alarmist climate modelers is "proof" enough.

Jeffrey Sachs and all the other academic scaremongerers do not seem to realize that by continuing to mislead and deceive the public, they are seriously damaging the reputation of real scientific study. Obviously that is not a concern if your interests are foremost in promoting the religion of global warming/climate change.

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