A Case Study In Climate Delusion

An amazing story of delusion, from a person who imagines he remembers things from his past.

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August 28, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Winter temperatures in Missouri have dropped during Greg’s life. His first winter was his warmest. It was 78 degrees on February 14, 1954.

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U.S. Historical Climatology Network

Let’s compare Greg’s first winter with his most recent one. The winter of 1953-1954 averaged 3.42C in Jefferson City, compared to -0.54C in 2015. Year to date, 1954 was seven degrees Fahrenheit warmer than 2015

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Greg believes there is a climate crisis, based on his faulty memory. He also believes that by cutting off the fuel supplies which keep him alive during the winter, he can fix his imaginary climate crisis.

Nothing ever changes:

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10 Jan 1871 – IMAGINARY CHANGES OF CLIMATE. (Pall Mall Gazette.)

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16 Responses to A Case Study In Climate Delusion

  1. The Great Walrus says:

    I think Bacon needs to be grilled on this one!

  2. Sage Vals says:

    Someone should do a psychology paper (a proper one, with reproducible results) on ‘climate memory’. We all know, quite possibly from within ourselves, how easy it is to imagine that the summers of our youth were hotter and winters colder, or something like that. In general, people who don’t live by the weather, are bad at comparing weather from year to year. Only extremes are really remembered. Is this perhaps why so many are so credulous about climate scares? And why it’s such a successful con?

    • Neal S says:

      I would guess that Greg is remembering vividly the cold winters of 77, 78, 79 and 82 and more or less discounting all the others since they do not stand out so much. And in general, memory is notoriously unreliable.

  3. omanuel says:

    I was born next door, in Kansas, in 1936 when the Midwest experienced both unusually high and low temperatures.

    My mother never recovered from childbirth and I became delusional (mad at reality) at an early age.

    I just finished watching the video, My Name Is Bill W. explain how Bill Wilson discovered the solution to delusional thinking in his own life in 1935: UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER TO REALITY.

    By a strange coincidence, I happen to know the reality that frightened world leaders agreed to hide from the public in 1945:



  4. gator69 says:

    The power of suggestion is a strong enemy of accurate memories. The relentless drum beat of global warming has warped human memory to the point of creating armies of “Gregs”, who have no idea what weather was like just a few decades ago.

  5. I have lived all of my 53 years in the same central Texas city. The only thing I have not seen a repeat of… yet, is the dust storms that used to be common during the 1970s. West Texas dust blowing into central Texas was the norm. This seemed to stop as we entered the warming half of the natural 65-70 year cooling/warming cycle. Just like the number of violent tornadoes trended downward after the 1970s and tropical cyclone energy also trended downward.

    I will say that we haven’t seen the snowfall to be as heavy as it was in the late 60s to late 70s. But we haven’t gotten far enough into the cooling half of the cycle yet. Not that we get much snow at all.

    If I’m still around for another decade or two I won’t be surprised if both dust storms and heavier snow return in that time.

    • rah says:

      I reported to Ft. Sam Houston, in San Antonio, TX in January 1990. As I remember they had what for them, was a tough snow and ice storm and one night they had sub zero (F) temps that killed a bunch of the tropical plants in the Japanese Tea Garden and even took out on of the large old Cyprus trees along the San Antonio River walk.

  6. Justa Joe says:

    People’s 50 year old childhood memories are totally unreliable. One only remembers the interesting things. A non descript mild winter isn’t going to illicit any strong remembrances or emotions. Seeing as this chap has adopted the extreme language of the left (OIL ADDICTION) his credibility is nil.

  7. Crashx says:

    He just doesn’t recall much detail from the first 8 – 10 years or so; too young. When he was required to work, the winters seemed long and cold. As he got used to the long winter slog, he learned to welcome the respite of a few warm days which now seem remarkable .

    Our memory of the weather is always tempered by what we had to do in it. The storm will always be worse if you are out getting wet in it.

  8. richard clenney says:

    Born in 1941 here in Florida. Let’s see–Greg remembers cold winters
    in the 50’s when he was 0-7 years old?? What a memory!!! I recall an
    old Confusious? saying ” SHORT PENCIL MORE ACCURATE THAN

    • rah says:

      I remember some of the cold winters from when I was 7 y/o and older. Sledding and rabbit hunting. I think that I remember cold events better than hot ones through most of my 60 year life time. Several cold events that were very uncomfortable stick in my memory but only a couple of hot ones.

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