“The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth – persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy
It appears that National Geographic has fallen for another climate change hoax. In a May 25th, 2022 National Geographic article titled “Climate change is eroding a precious resource: sleep” Alejandra Borunda reported,
Now a new study links sleep loss—and by extension, all the problems that come with it—with climate change. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen found that ever-warmer nighttime temperatures, nudged higher by climate change, push bedtimes later and wake times earlier, costing us precious nighttime rest.
Sleepers tracked in the study, published last week in the journal One Earth, lost rest even in places where temperatures weren’t blazingly high, and had trouble adapting to even mildly challenging sleep temperatures. And sleep costs, the researchers warn, will rise as temperatures do, potentially costing sleepers—that is, all of us—an extra 13 to 15 days of poor sleep each year by the end of the century.
Let me get this straight, global warming can cause you to lose sleep?
The revised and expanded third edition of Hot Talk, Cold Science by distinguished astrophysicist Dr. S. Fred Singer’s lucid, yet hard, scientific look at climate change.
Singer explores the inaccuracies in historical climate data, the limitations on and failures of climate models, solar variability along with the effects of clouds, ocean currents, and sea levels on global climate, plus factors that could mitigate any human impact on world climate.
Singer’s masterful analysis decisively shows that the pessimistic, and often alarming, global warming scenarios depicted in the media have no scientific basis. In fact, he finds that many aspects of increased CO2 levels as well as any modest warming, such as a longer growing season for food and a reduced need to use fossil fuels for heating, would have a highly positive impact on the human race. Further, Singer notes how many proposed “solutions” to the global warming “crisis” (like “carbon” taxes) would have severe consequences for economically disadvantaged groups and nations.
Who’s Behind One Earth?
To understand one must look at who founded One Earth. Both the founder President Justin Winters and co-founder and Deputy Director Karl Burkart of One Earth were the Executive Director and Director of Media, Science & Technology at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation respectively. In July 2019 the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF), Emerson Collective, and Global Wildlife Conservation merged. They’re now know as Earth Alliance. According to their website,
Earth Alliance, a new organization to help address the urgent threats to our planet’s life support systems – born out of the shared passion of its founding co-chairs: environmental activist and Academy Award®-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, businesswoman and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, and investor and philanthropist Brian Sheth.
Launched in response to a growing climate crisis and staggering loss of biodiversity threatening the stability of life on Earth, the Alliance marks a shared commitment to addressing these intertwined threats.
These are radical environmentalists with the goal to further the myth of global cooling, global warming and climate change. They are in bed with the current administration.
CNN jumped on board with this sleep loss stating,
People around the world are likely to lose 50 to 58 hours of sleep a year by 2099 due to the climate crises, a new study revealed.
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Adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The likelihood of getting less than seven hours of sleep increased by 3.5% if minimum outside nighttime temperatures exceeded 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius) compared with the baseline temperature of 41 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit (5 to 10 degrees Celsius), the study found.
Saava.com provides this chart titled Sleep recommendations by age:
|Age Group||Age Range||Recommended Amount of Sleep|
|Newborns||0-3 months old||14-17 hours of sleep|
|Infants||4-11 months old||12-15 hours of sleep|
|Toddlers||1-2 years old||11-14 hours of sleep|
|Pre-schoolers||3-5 years old||10-13 hours of sleep|
|School-aged kids||6-13 years old||9-11 hours of sleep|
|Teenagers||14-17 years old||8-10 hours of sleep|
|Young adults||18-25 years old||7-9 hours of sleep|
|Adults||26-64 years old||7-9 hours of sleep|
|Older adults||65+ years old||7-8 hours of sleep|
The Bottom Line
The older you get the less sleep you need. Get it? Got it? Good.
The climate has nothing to do with it.
So who does this really impact, if anyone at all? Those who don’t have central air-conditioning. So by 2099 approximately 3.5% of you could get less sleep by sleeping in temperatures over 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Hmmmmm. How about your turn your thermostats down!
Don’t have central air-conditioning? Then you need to get it or god forbid 3.5% of you’ll will lose some sleep.
Do you see how insane this is? It’s a myth that can’t be proven until 2099.
As alarmists clamor to impose draconian government restrictions on entire populations in order to combat “climate change,” Dr. S. Fred Singer in Hot Talk, Cold Science reveals some startling, stubborn contradictory facts, including:
- CO2 has not caused temperatures or sea levels to rise beyond historical rates.
- Severe storms have not increased in frequency or intensity since 1970—neither have heat waves nor droughts.
- Global change is not harming coral reefs.
- Any increases in CO2 concentrations across huge time spans (there have been a few) haven’t preceded rising global temperatures; they’ve followed them by about six to eight hundred years—just the opposite of alarmist claims.
- Alarmist climate scientists have hidden their raw temperature data and deleted emails—then undermined the peer-review system to squelch debate.
An thus ends this lesson on the many myths of climate change. Get to bed and get some sleep.
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