“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false face for the urge to rule it.”
– Henry Louis Mencken
The recent Peter Gleick brouhaha again brings to the forefront the shadowy and malicious nature of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) movement. The alarmists, who were forced to replace the phrase “global warming” with “climate change” because of the absence of any statistically significant warming over the past 15 years, apparently will stoop to any subterfuge to promulgate their phony science and impugn the character and motives of those scientists and writers who refuse to accept the unproven theory (yes, it’s a “theory”) that mankind is setting the globe on fire with his minuscule contributions of fossil-fuel induced atmospheric CO2, a plant food necessary for all life on earth.
By the way, for those readers who are not up to speed on the latest scandal, Dr. Gleick is an outspoken alarmist scientist and co-founder of the Oakland, Calif.-based Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security. He has admitted to posing as a board member of the libertarian Heartland Institute in Chicago and stealing internal documents from the organization.
Gleick also is alleged to have created or co-created a phony document suggesting that the Institute is involved in a nefarious campaign to brainwash school children by denying them the “truth” about so-called climate change. Gleick is now under investigation by the FBI and could be charged with wire fraud. He also was forced to take a leave absence from the Pacific Institute, and he has resigned from the American Geophysical UnionTask Force on Scientific Ethics.
Despite Gleick’s possibly criminal activities, he continues to receive the undying support of activist blogs like DesmogBlog and Daily Kos as well as notorious “Warmist” news outlets like the BBC, The Guardian and LA Times. Apparently, they’ll go to any lengths to defend possible mail fraud and identity theft as long as it is committed in defense of the Holy Message of Climate Change. If the same illegal acts had been committed by a well-known climate realist, the pages of these vaunted protectors of humanity would be screaming for the perpetrator’s head on a stake. Such is the double standard that now infects the AGW movement and its True Believers.
By now, the most charitable observers have concluded that the “consensus” global warming (now, “climate change”) theory, based on GIGO-corrupted climate models, flies in the face of real-world observations and hard scientific facts. Yet the Warmist idolators cling desperately to their man-is-ruining-the-earth mythology, too proud or obstinate to face the evidence. Blinded by hubris and the pursuit of more research dollars, they attack the truth and the truth-tellers. They have morphed into climate-change inquisitors, denouncing unbelievers for daring to challenge AGW scripture. In their careless haste to garner fame and grant money, climate scientists have become slaves to a lie.
This columnist has been arguing for years that the CO2 warming effect is either overblown or non-existent. Ninety-five percent of the so-called “greenhouse effect” is caused by water vapor. (The atmosphere, by the way, does not resemble a greenhouse. Greenhouse warming is caused by the suppression of cooling (i.e. the absence of convection), not infrared back-radiation.) CO2 emissions generated by human activity represent a minuscule 0.117 percent of the total greenhouse gases. Using a real-world comparison, 0.117 percent of a football field would equal just over four inches. The edifice of AGW theory is constructed on a quick sand of lies, half-truths, manipulated temperature data, “tuned” climate models and scientific malfeasance.
As Art Horn, ICECAP meteorologist, points out:
“This planet has warmed and cooled so many times in the past that the current temperature trend is just a repeat of what has happened many, many times before. There are simply too many natural temperature cycles caused by too many forces of nature that will mask any underlying forcing mechanism.”
The point also needs to be made that there is no empirical evidence to support the theory of positive water-vapor feedback, the alleged ignition switch for runaway planetary warming. It is unadulterated junk science, again based on manipulated climate models, that is intended to build the case for CO2 emission restraints, lucrative carbon trading and huge energy taxes. The global warming scare has always been about money and people control and has nothing to do with “saving the earth.”
It’s interesting to note most AGW True Believers steadfastly ignore or downplay the role of the sun, the big kahuna of long-term climate change. The belief that the small fraction of CO2 humans release into the atmosphere will outpace the heating of the sun is beyond delusional, a mere myth born in the computer laboratory. The temperature-altering impact of human-induced CO2 – if there is any at all – is so small that it is mere background noise. The big climate changers, in addition the sun, are oceanic oscillations (e.g. Pacific Decadal Oscillation and Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation), with volcanism superimposed on top of solar variations.
True Warmist intentions: money, power, global people control
If one pays attention, the true motives of the AGW scare movement are clear to see. Here are a few statements that unmask the phony science behind the CO2 scare and reveal the true intentions of its disciples:
“You have to find ways to exaggerate the threat…. I sometimes wish that we could have, over the next five or ten years, a lot of horrid things happening — you know, like tornadoes in the Midwest and so forth — that would get people very concerned about climate change.”
— Thomas Schelling, Nobel Prize-
winning economist and former
“Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory.”
— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, plugging personal carbon ration cards during a trip to China in 2009
“We must leave behind 10,000 years of civilization…. If we live at all, we will have to figure out how to live locally … [which] means we are able to get everything we need in walking (or animal riding) distance.”
— Columnist Adam D. Sacks writing in Gristmagazine, August 2009
“We need to make sure that … eventually, we can get to a system where an electric company will be able to hold back some of the power so that maybe your air conditioner won’t operate at its peak.”
— Energy and Climate Czar Carol Browner in a March 2009 interview with U.S. News & World Report
“Stop building airports, switch to electric cars and shut down coal-fired power stations as part of a ‘planned recession’ to avoid dangerous climate change.”
— A September 2009 London Telegraph column offering advice for Britain
“We want to move from suicidal gray capitalism … so the green economy will start off as a small subset, and we’re going to push it, and push it, and push it, until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.”
— Obama’s future (and now former) Green Jobs Czar Van Jones
in a 2008 interview
“One of the ways [global-warming awareness] will drive the change is through global governance and global agreements.”
— Former Vice President Al Gore, extolling the virtues of the Waxman-Markey bill after it passed the House in 2009
Science realism winning the day
The good news is that many more people are waking up to the truth. They see the alarmist global warming movement for what it truly is: an effort by political elites and their scientist enablers – many of them captives of lucrative research grants – to impose a system of draconian people controls and carbon taxes on Western industrialized countries, in effect halting or even reversing the advances of free market capitalism.
But the truth, born of dispassionate scientific investigation and observation, is winning the battle of ideas, as evidenced by the increasingly desperate tactics and hysterics of the climate change alarmists and their stenographic mouthpieces in the so-called mainstream media.
Many people will never know how close the world came to committing industrial seppuku.
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