Do not think about, write about or deal with human behavior without determining the effects of incentives. It’s not their money, of course they’ll waste it.
Today, we have a small green area on a map that means something. Look at that little green band at the bottom of the Sahara desert (top of Africa)—that little green band means that the Sahara is getting greener. Nota Bene and see below.
On the contrary, it’s greening
As the hype volume goes into Everest territory at the big climate summit in Paris, we’ll be a bit more succinct and just point out the Whopper of the Day.
Here’s France’s president conferring with African leaders, who told him of the expansion of the Sahara Desert. To wit, from today’s Associated Press story:
Hollande heard from 12 African leaders who described the Sahara Desert encroaching on farmland…
Below is the change in planetary greening measured by satellite over the last 2+ decades. As you can see, the southern side of the Sahara is getting much greener over time (the northern boundary is the Mediterranean Sea).
In fact, that’s the largest “greening” on the entire planet earth! What a whopper Hollande was told in Paris!
Figure 1. Spatial trends in net primary plant productivity, 1981-2006. Source: de Jong, et al., 2011, Remote Sensing of the Environment.
The Global Warmists have supported lies, distortions, suppressions and other prevarications over the years. It’s what they do.
So long as we remember that lies in support of a political narrative are acceptable, we have no cause for complaint.
Government Job or Respect–Which’ll It Be?
Cheerio and ttfn,
Grant Coulson, Ph.D.
Author, “Power Teaching: How to Find Someone to Teach Your Child when the Education System has Failed.”
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