Friday, October 5, 2012

World Bank Prez: Drought Attributable to Climate Change

World Bank prez Jim Yong Kim, who was trained as a medical doctor and anthropologist, apparently has no fear stepping into complex issues beyond his specialties. Ahead of the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank from October 11-14 to be held this year in Japan, Kim told reporters:
This is the first drought that scientists clearly attributed to man-made climate change.Climate change is real, the scientific community is overwhelming in agreement about the dimensions about man-made climate change and we simply must face it.
Well, not quite.

Meteorologists are a lot less comfortable in making the bold statements about climate change that Kim made.

James Taylor at Forbes reports:
recent survey of American Meteorological Society members shows meteorologists are skeptical that humans are causing a global warming crisis. The survey confirms what many scientists have been reporting for years; the politically focused bureaucratic leadership of many science organizations is severely out of touch with the scientists themselves regarding global warming issues.
According to American Meteorological Society (AMS) data, 89% of AMS meteorologists believe global warming is happening, but only a minority (30%) is very worried about global warming.
This sharp contrast between the large majority of meteorologists who believe global warming is happening and the modest minority who are nevertheless very worried about it is consistent with other scientist surveys. This contrast exposes global warming alarmists who assert that 97% of the world’s scientists agree humans are causing a global warming crisis simply because these scientists believe global warming is occurring. However, as this and other scientist surveys show, believing that some warming is occurring is not the same as believing humans are causing a worrisome crisis.
Aside from the fact that there is debate about climate change among scientists who actually study climate, a second element must be considered with regard to Kim's statement: Even if there is important climate change occurring, how does this mean a global central planning machine, the World Bank, needs to be involved in responding to it? What's better, to have the World Bank  centrally plan a response to a threat that may, or may not, actually be a threat or have the free enterprise system deal with it, where a thousand different solutions may bloom?

Kim is a typical elitist thinker, who believes in government intervention, and the coercion that comes with it, as the solution for everything, when, in fact, government intervention suffocates true  innovation and solutions to problems in the economy. Scary guy.


  1. Frank Herbert:

    "I look upon our involvement with the environment—and by the way, all of man's intrusions into the environment are totally natural phenomena—as a continual learning process in which there are no absolutes. Whatever we do causes changes, and we can cause
    gross disruption to our surroundings as a result of small-order determinations."

    What I find most fascinating is the fact individuals like the ones quoted above are the same ones who argue that there are too mayn people on earth.

    Well, if climate change will kill us, or cause drought, or make living conditions unbearable for us, won't our population drop?

    The planet will always win. We are just another species on in.

  2. Jim Yong Kim is just a terrorist psychopath that wants to own us all. Counterfeiting terrorist cockroach.

  3. More importantly, since it is Keynesians, progressives and interventionists who constantly insist that the government must "stimulate" the economy and subsidize it, shouldn't subsidized and "stimulated" suburban and agricultural sprawl and roads be blamed for most of these problems?

    I constantly hear Keynesians complain that Austrian policies would result in significantly less economic activity. Wouldn't that cure global warming (if it really exists)?

    Isn't this just more proof that Keynesian policies always interfere with economic calculation and hide the true cost (including environmental) of most all activities from becoming clear sooner rather than later?

    What we are left with are Keynesians who are compelled to simultaneously "stimulate" economic activity with "stimulus" and "destimulate" economic activity with global warming "cures". And that's because they are so much smarter than us normal folk.

  4. Better for us biological creatures that the earth is warming than cooling. I'm surprised they don't go back to the 70's b/s about global cooling. At least with cooling we would have something to really fear since that is how the earth seems to purge all of its biological excesses.

  5. Replies
    1. Lying dick, you mean?

      It's, "man-made climate change" alright, and it's due to geoengineering, not pollution.

      Consider this:

      The skies above my house on many non-holidays are frequently filled with what looks to be 100's of jet aircraft making the sky look like a football field with their lingering contrails.. This is somewhat odd because I don't live anywhere close to a major airport.

      Some People (usually technocrats) say it's due to commercial aircraft.

      Funny that, on the busiest holiday travel days, such as the day before Thanksgiving and the day before Memorial Day, the skies are clear and blue and I see only five or six aircraft all day long.
      What gives?

      I NEVER see 100's of aircraft with normal short contrails. NEVER.

      They are doing something. I don't know what, but it sure does seem like they are manipulating the weather. Sh... I guess I shouldn't let all those .gov .DOCS which discuss just that, get in the way... Especially the .gov DOCS which say they are already doing this as a test in some areas.

      What the heck does "some areas" mean?

      Sh... People can choose to ignore this if they want I guess, but the facts are the facts... and they are .gov facts. For whatever that's worth.

      Do a search on this: "What in the world are the spraying" and decide for yourself,... maybe spend a couple of days on your deck out back while looking up? Just humor me and go look, will ya?

      - clark

    2. Also, consider this quote too, from The Daily Bell:

      "Why does the UN need a treaty against weather warfare if technology to create or manipulate weather, earthquakes, etc. doesn't exist?"

      - clark