I have been probing the arguments for global warming for well over a decade. In collaboration with a lot of excellent coauthors I have consistently found that when the layers get peeled back, what lies at the core is either flawed, misleading or simply non-existent. - Ross McKitrick
By Rich Kozlovich
As I go back to view old pieces I've posted I came across this piece going back to 2008 entitled Another Skeptic. This was a letter to USA Today from Dr. Martin Hertzberg, a retired Navy meteorologist with a PhD in physical chemistry, and published with his permission. He went on to say:
As a scientist and life-long liberal Democrat, I find the constant regurgitation of the anecdotal, fear mongering clap-trap about human-caused global warming (the Levi, Borgerson article of 9/24/08) to be a disservice to science, to your readers, and to the quality of the political dialogue leading up to the election.
The overwhelming weight of scientific evidence shows that the Gore-IPCC theory that human activity is causing global warming is false. For details see my article, "The Lynching of Carbon Dioxide", in the "guest authors" section of carbon-sense.com.
(Editor's Note: The first and third links work, and are up to date. RK)
difference between a scientist and propagandist is clear. If a
scientist has a theory, he searches diligently for data that might
contradict it so that he can test it further or refine it. The
propagandist carefully selects only the data that agrees with his theory
and dutifully ignores any that contradicts it. The global warming
alarmists don't even bother with data! All they have are half-baked
computer models that are totally out of touch with reality and have
already been proven to be false.
Here is some of the latest data. From the El Nino year of 1998 until Jan., 2007, the average temperature of the earth's atmosphere near its surface decreased some 0.25 C. From Jan., 2007 until the Spring of 2008, it dropped a whopping 0.75 C. The National Weather Service just issued a Sea Ice Advisory for the Western and Arctic Alaskan Coastal waters for significant ice developing in the next 10 to 14 days, with sea surface temperatures some 2 to 8 C colder than last year. Such recent data is "just the tip of the iceberg" that is in process of sinking the Gore-IPCC ship of cards.
That was 14 years ago, and it was obvious even then all the global warming/climate change hysteria was just propaganda, not science. And the evidence of that keeps piling up to the point there can no longer be any justification for pushing their "climate change" agenda. An agenda over a "crisis" most no longer believe in, especially since what warming there was stopped 25 years ago in what they're calling "the pause", and it still wasn't anywhere near the temperatures of the Roman and Medieval Warming Periods.
And as always, leftist hysteria is followed by demands that these heretics must be purged from government, academia, politics and the media who disagree with their secular religious movement, the Church of Wokeness, with the religious tenet of socialized tyranny, aka, socialism, leftism, communism, environmentalism and the enforcer of it all is the Democrat party in collusion with the United Nations, the EU and a host of strange people with a lot of money, like George Soros, and I include Bill Gates among that host..
This "pause" is in fact a tacit acknowledgement there is no warming but they just can't bring themselves to openly admit they're wrong, hoping beyond hope warming will return and the Chicken Littles can once again come out in packs hunting down the "deniers", all heretics to the sacredness of the sect of the Church of Wokeness, the Church of the Warming Globe and it's High Priest, Al Gore:
"a C university student, a divinity school dropout, a lawyer with no science studies, an majority owner/investor in a company selling 'Carbon Credits' with a vested interest in limiting CO2 for profiteering and the producer of a movie that the British Courts found to have 9 or 11 inaccuracies and could not be shown in British schools without identifying and explanation of the inaccurate claims."
In 2018 I published this piece, Global Warming Predictions, Especially About the Future, is Really Hard, saying:
Al Gore’s Prediction For December 2017 Was Way, WAY Off The Mark, Andrew
West outlines some of the scare mongering spouted by The High Priest of
the Church of the Warming Globe, Al Gore. Scare mongering did I say?
Yes, but I think that's putting it mildly for what Gore has done. I
would add lying, profiteering, scamming and fraud to that list. West
goes on to say:
"Just how bad were some of Gore’s predictions? Well, for starters, he believed that the North Pole would be completely devoid of ice by today."
- “NINE YEARS AGO THIS MONTH— Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years.”
- “Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that ‘the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years.’
- “In January 2006, Al Gore posited ‘within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return’ and ‘a true planetary emergency’ due to global warming.”
And we're shocked his predictions have been wrong?
The four pillars of modern environmentalism are junk science, regulatory abuse, secular neo-paganism and insanity. However, in point of fact, we're probably going to be facing a period of global cooling:
Yet, these elitists, fake scientists and globalist continue to push that agenda. An agenda that even if it could change the world's climate the amount of change would be meaningless to the world's temperatures, but the cost and the impositions would change humanities ability to live well and live longer. Their constant efforts to restrict access to energy is mind boggling, and will impact everyone and everything we do, including the ability to produce sufficient food for the world, all in the name of Climate Change.
Leftism and "fake crises" goes hand in hand.
- Without hysteria the left would have nothing to say, no matter the subject.
- Without fake journalists, they would have no one to repeat it.
- Without fake scientists they couldn't confuse society.
- Without corrupt politicians they couldn't impose their fake scares and devastating solutions on humanity.
- The cost of all this is staggering and all that money is wasted: The New Climate of Panic Among the Panic-Mongers - December 31, 2021 By Christopher Monckton of Benchley - A new climate panic is gripping the far-Left profiteers of doom. Those few of Them who are climate scientists have made fame and fortune by telling us the world is toast unless the once-free West (though responsible for only a fifth of the world’s sins of emission) commits economic hara-kiri. The cost of placating climate Communism is already in the quadrillions.
- Without a doubt these misfits almost have a monopoly on being wrong, or outright lying.
- Well, what about all those green jobs? An expensive and corrupt farce and more wasted money, which makes you wonder where all those billions went.
We have to understand with all these hysterics we've now turned over all authority and power to the unconstitutional Fourth Branch of Government, the bureaucracy. A Deep State rife with corruption, and that includes the judiciary, who Larry Klayman called political hacks. Unaccountable absolute authorities that are filled people who went to college and into government and believe that government is the be all and end all, feeding at the government trough at the expense of who and what they despise and hold in contempt: America and the taxpaying citizens of this nation.
Mussolini stated: "Everything in the State, nothing outside the State, nothing against the State."
Some things never change.