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Global Warming Consensus Watch – The Canonical List of Global Warming-Caused Crises

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It has been noted in the past, both in previous PowerBlog posts and elsewhere in the blogosphere, that climate change alarmists are wont to attribute virtually any anomaly in the weather (or, frankly, in any other area of human existence) to global warming. It’s not hard to find examples of this phenomenon, but it is quite impressive to find an individual who has made an effort to catalog all of the examples on a single web page in one giant list.

In Great Britian, Professor John Brignell is attempting to do just that. I’ve excerpted a portion of his “warmlist” below, highlighting the E through L catastrophes that will soon overtake us due to global warming. On the actual list, each entry is hyperlinked to the article that makes the claim:

…extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, bats, pandas, pikas, polar bears, pigmy possums, gorillas, koalas, walrus, whales, frogs, toads, turtles, orang-utan, elephants, tigers, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, penguins, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, not polar bears, barrier reef, leaches), experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, fading fall foliage, famine, farmers go under, fashion disaster, fever,figurehead sacked, fir cone bonanza, fish catches drop, fish catches rise, fish stocks at risk, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, flesh eating disease, flood patterns change, floods, floods of beaches and cities, Florida economic decline, food poisoning, food prices rise, food security threat (SA), footpath erosion, forest decline, forest expansion, frostbite, frosts, fungi fruitful, fungi invasion, games change, Garden of Eden wilts, genetic diversity decline, gene pools slashed, gingerbread houses collapse, glacial earthquakes, glacial retreat, glacial growth, glacier wrapped, global cooling, global dimming, glowing clouds, god melts, golf Masters wrecked, Gore omnipresence, grandstanding, grasslands wetter, Great Barrier Reef 95% dead, Great Lakes drop, greening of the North, Grey whales lose weight, Gulf Stream failure, habitat loss, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, hazardous waste sites breached, health of children harmed, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia), heat waves, hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too late, homeless 50 million, hornets, high court debates, human development faces unprecedented reversal, human fertility reduced, human health improvement, human health risk, hurricanes, hurricane reduction, hydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, illness and death, inclement weather, infrastructure failure (Canada), Inuit displacement, Inuit poisoned, Inuit suing, industry threatened, infectious diseases, inflation in China, insurance premium rises, invasion of cats, invasion of herons, invasion of midges, island disappears, islands sinking, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, Kew Gardens taxed, kitten boom, krill decline, lake and stream productivity decline, lake shrinking and growing, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph…

The whole list contains over 600 links, and keeps on growing as new imminent catastrophes are announced. Look ye upon it and despair.

HT: The American Thinker

Marc Vander Maas


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  • Laura

    Judging by your approach to science I wouldn’t be surprised if you believe the moon landing was faked and that the earth is flat. They don’t call themselves conservative for nothing.

  • Marc Vander Maas

    Well, judging by the [url=]quality of the science involved[/url], I’d say it’s pretty reasonable to be skeptical.

  • Chris Lampman

    What an interesting list! What really blew my mind was the many contradictory statements. For example, this professor links to articles claiming that the Earth will spin faster due to increased carbon in the atmosphere. However, not even two links away there is another article stating that the Earth will slow down due to more carbon dioxide. Yet both claim that science proves their point. So which is it? The law of non-contradication says that one is wrong. The Earth cannot simultaneously speed up and slow down.

    This is why I for one am skeptical of the Global Warming “science”. They tell me that droughts, rain, thunderstorms, no storms, everything is caused by Global warming when these have been a part of our natural cycles. Until they can decide if the Earth is slowing or speeding up, I for one will not buy into a propoganda that will adversly affect our economy and the millions of poor around the world who will suffer more due to our careless and arrogant claims to know how to control the weather.

    Oh wait its sunny outside, the weather man said rain today! Oh well!


  • Dan VandeBunte

    I don’t know about his opinions regarding moon landings and flat earths but his theory of a donut shaped universe intrigues me.

  • Dan VandeBunte

    This one is my favorite:

    “gingerbread houses collapse”.

  • Phil Lundman

    The greater the perceived threat, real or unreal, the greater the financial reward and political power available for a projected solution. What is there to prevent freedom from being sacrificed by advancing mythical threats by a media, business, and political alliance? Now that GE turned “green” will they use NBC to help perpetuate a profitable myth? Will the church challenge those gaining power with questionable solutions to questionable threats at the expense of real human welfare and freedom? Will the church let the “green” religion trump alleviating human poverty and disease as with the DDT fiasco? Keep challenging Acton!