Monday, April 21st 2008, 3:29 AM EDT
This is a very good news blog from Vincent Gioia from Right Side News It's not about saving the planet; it's about control
As you will read he follows the viewpoint of Nigel Lawson
"Global warming", now called "climate change", is not about saving the planet, it's about increasing government control of your life. Former communists and their socialists' cousins have sought control of the proletariat for decades. In the past they succeeded in their own names but an enlightened populace has required them to change their names and their tactics. So today we have "environmentalists" and "man-made global warming" advocates pressing forward with the same objective.
There is simply no other way to explain the zeal and near-religious fervor with which these people have urged their will on others despite the overwhelming evidence that their cause is unjust and the premise is just plain wrong.
There are literally hundreds of reports by scientists and knowledgeable experts that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that man cannot exert sufficient influence on the planet to actually be responsible for climate change and that the earth itself has endured a history of enormous changes in temperature, high and low, long before man was around to cause anything to happen on the globe. Yet all this scientific evidence is not only suppressed, but totally ignored or worse. In many cases scientists not subscribing to the prescribed climate change dogma are ridiculed and their work products rejected out of hand. I was recently told of one instance where a contrary report documenting the fallacy of the prevailing thought was rejected upon submission with the "explanation" that it "does not conform to our view" of the subject.
Paul Driessen recently wrote, in referring to the work of scientists on the subject:
"Our planet has experienced numerous climate shifts; they point out, including prolonged ice ages, a 400-year Medieval Warm Period and a 500-year Little Ice Age. Climate scientists still don't understand what caused these events - or the temperature roller coaster of the last century, as carbon dioxide levels rose steadily: temperatures climbed from 1910 to 1945, fell between 1945 and 1975, and increased again from 1975 to 1998, notes Syun-Ichi Akasofu, founding director of the International Arctic Research Center.
Five of the ten hottest years in US history were in the 1920s and 1930s. Average global temperatures stabilized in 1998, and then fell 1.1 degrees F the past twelve months, satellite measurements show. Ice core data demonstrate that, over thousands of years, rising temperatures preceded higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, by hundreds of years - the exact opposite of climate chaos hypotheses. Interior Greenland and Antarctica appear to be gaining ice mass; they're certainly not melting.
These inconvenient facts have forced alarmists to rely on computer models that generate Frankenclime monsters realistic enough to scare people into believing climate Armageddon is nigh."
The only basis for the assertion that climate change is caused by man are computer generated models which fail to account for all the variables affecting our climate. As Driessen wrote "Models reflect the assumptions and hypotheses that go into them - and our still limited understanding of complex, turbulent climate processes that involve the sun, oceans, land masses and atmosphere. They do a poor job of dealing with the effects of water vapor, precipitation and high cirrus clouds on temperatures and climate, because the underlying physics aren't well understood", referring to conclusions expressed by MIT meteorology professor Richard Lindzen.
The absurdity of present day "political scientists" is further revealed by the fact that in the 1970's the imminent catastrophe of the day was "global cooling". The "experts" then convinced a willing press to announce that unless immediate action was taken the world would experience a severe ice age because increasing amounts of trapped greenhouse gasses were preventing the warm rays of the sun from maintaining a habitable climate on earth. Isn't it ironic that the same phenomenon now used to explain how the world is undergoing catastrophic warming was earlier claimed to be the source of unmanageable global cooling?
Today's experts have convinced politicians worldwide, at least those that needed to be convinced, that we are causing terrible things to happen by how we live and enjoy our lives. Carbon dioxide is assumed to be the culprit and cause of climate change and our use of fossil fuels in any form or manner is what is responsible. I say "those that needed to be convinced" because the liberal driving forces behind this alleged impending calamity are not those that need to be convinced of this nonsense, but none other than the one-world advocates of yesteryear who believe there should be a global government with them in charge so they can regulate the world's population to achieve their socialist and communist ends. This means they want a "level playing field" but not a condition where everyone is brought up to our standard of living but where we are brought down to the living standards of third world countries. This is their sense of fairness and justice for all by giving to those "in need" from those who can afford it; just as Karl Marx said it should be.
The goal of climate change is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in our country 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 and to stabilize the level of carbon dioxide. However we are told that the last time the United States emitted such low amounts of carbon dioxide was 1905; a time when all the conveniences of modern life were unavailable. The burden on Americans to achieve this goal will be measured in a drastic affect on our standard of living, increased costs in every aspect of our lives and higher contributions to the government, i.e. taxes, to make all this possible. I wonder how these geniuses intend to reduce human carbon dioxide emissions that come from our breathing and exhaling.