“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.”
—Daniel J. Boorstin

Politically Left Scientist Dissents – Calls President Obama ‘delusional’ on global warming

RossiterRossiterAs President Obama attends the UN Summit climate summit in New York City, a fellow member of his Democratic Party, who is also a scientist, is publicity renouncing the Presidents climate change claims as “delusional.” Rossiter reversed his view on man-made climate change and now says belief in a climate catastrophe is “simply not logical.”

Climate Statistics Professor Dr. Caleb Rossiter of American University, is an outspoken anti-war activist, has a flawless progressive record on a range of political issues – and he is a climate skeptic.  Rossiter is a former Democratic congressional candidate and he campaigned against U.S. backed wars in Central America and Southern Africa.

World’s 6th Largest Newspaper Displays DiCaprio’s Hypocrisy…”Private Jets” and “Luxury Mega-Yachts”

Leonardo DiCaprio boarding his private jetLeonardo DiCaprio boarding private jet.Online German daily Bild, the world’s sixth largest daily in print by circulation, reported on the climate demonstration in New York and on the stars who appeared, foremost Leonardo DiCaprio.

At first Bild describes the event as the “largest climate demonstration of all time” and how the event drew more than 300,000 in New York, making it sound impressive.

But then Bild pours cold water on the noble planet rescue attempt and made it look like one hijacked by big Hollywood publicity seekers, and making star Di Caprio look like a hypocrite for demanding climate action while living a lavish life of luxury, mega-yachts, private jets and limousines.

How President Obama has increased our energy costs

cartoon-obama-pipelineThe Institute for Energy Research (IER) has just released a report documenting “actions President Obama has taken to increase energy prices and to increase the costs of cars, trucks, appliances, ice makers, and a multitude of other items that use electricity.” The list covers the period from February, 2009, to September, 2014. The full list (available here) extends for 13 pages and provides links to individual actions. Here is a sampling from the list:

February 4, 2009

Cancelled 77 oil and gas leases in Utah that could cost American taxpayers millions in lost lease bids, production royalties, new jobs and the energy needed to offset rising imports of oil and gas.

If Climate Change Deniers Are 'Bonkers', What Does that Make Emma 'Mother of Gaia' Thompson?

ThompsonActress Emma Thompson, arguably best known for her Best Actress Oscar in Howards End and for her courage in naming her daughter Gaia, has declared that anyone who doesn't believe in climate change is "bonkers".

Ms Thompson was speaking in London yesterday at one of the People's Climate March events organised around the world to raise awareness of the urgent need to hike taxes, drive up energy bills, kill jobs, and enrich billionaire green investors like Al Gore and Tom Steyer in order to combat the illusory threat of catastrophic man-made global warming.

"Unless we're carbon free by 2030 the world is buggered," Ms Thompson claimed, apparently unaware that the trace gas carbon dioxide is a natural byproduct of almost every industrial process and that if anyone took her prescription seriously then Western Civilisation would be brought grinding to a halt and the world would indeed be "buggered."

Give it Back to Climate Alarmists

cartoon-its-called-weatherThrough the centuries, something resembling science — articulated by bespectacled, lettered, elitist academics — has been used to engineer desired societal ends. Call it pseudo or junk science. Call it fraud. Call it whatever you want. A segment of the scientific community is politically driven, so much so that science is no longer a search for truth, but a quest for a “preferred” truth.

The marriage of science with an ulterior motive is nothing new. Big tobacco, back in the 1950’s, hired some scientists of their own to discredit a growing body of solid research showing the health dangers of smoking. They, too, arrived at their own preferred truth, which conveniently helped prevent a decline in sales.

What's with Kerry and Climate Change?

kerry johnIt’s not enough that John Kerry's diplomatic plate is overcrowded with unpalatable menaces like ISIS/ISIL and an epidemic of Ebola that could mushroom to pandemic proportions.  As busy as Kerry is, flying around the globe and assembling a coalition of supporters to push back against a terrorist group more vicious and well-funded than any in recent history, he still manages to get his licks in about global warming. 

In a recent speech before an assemblage of foreign ministers, he urged that the threat of climate change must be addressed with the same ”immediacy” as terrorism and Ebola.  The same immediacy?  I hadn’t noticed that this administration has been rushing to take any “immediate” measures with those concerns, either.

Robert Kennedy Jr., Aspiring Tyrant

Kennedy jrBlissfully unaware of how hot the irony burned, Robert Kennedy Jr. yesterday took to a public protest to rail avidly in favor of censorship. The United States government, Kennedy lamented in an interview with Climate Depot, is not permitted by law to “punish” or to imprison those who disagree with him — and this, he proposed, is a problem of existential proportions. Were he to have his way, Kennedy admitted, he would cheer the prosecution of a host of “treasonous” figures — among them a number of unspecified “politicians”; those bêtes noires of the global Left, Kansas’s own Koch Brothers; “the oil industry and the Republican echo chamber”; and, for good measure, anybody else whose estimation of the threat posed by fossil fuels has provoked them into “selling out the public trust.” Those who contend that global warming “does not exist,” Kennedy claimed, are guilty of “a criminal offense — and they ought to be serving time for it.”

The Climate March to Nowhere

marchAnti-climate-change marchers took to the streets of Manhattan in the hundreds of thousands over the weekend to demand international action to fight global warming.

The throng would have better advised to parade in downtown Beijing, assuming the Politburo wouldn’t have called out the infantry.

China is the locus of the alleged crime against the planet that is carbon emissions, yet the marchers staged their event in the United States, where prior to last year emissions had been declining (thanks, in part, to the natural-gas revolution, which oddly didn’t get much love from the climate marchers).

Why is the UN denying IPCC climate science?

ban-ki-moonLeonardo DiCaprio — a newly designated U.N. Messenger of Peace — is hot. Former Vice President Al Gore is hot. President Obama is hot, as is his entire administration. The World Meteorological Organization is hot. The climate industry is hot. The believers in the eternal free lunch are hot, in amusing juxtaposition with the recent Australian, German and British shock at the discovery that climate policies are hugely expensive after all. The international bureaucrats are hot. Paul Krugman is hot. The consultants are hot.

China and India? Not so much.

But back to the hotties: They will congregate at Turtle Bay on Sept. 23 for the United Nations Climate Summit 2014, freshly manicured as they emerge from their private jets and limousines spouting the usual propaganda about "carbon pollution." (Carbon dioxide is not "carbon," and to call it "pollution" answers the central question before it is asked.)

Climate Marches Promote Moral Travesty

earthClimate change activists are unwittingly supporting one of the greatest moral travesties of our time: the valuing of people yet to be born more than those suffering today.

Rather than focus on helping vulnerable people adapt to real climate change in the present, activists concentrate on mitigation, trying to avert hypothetical events that may, or may not, someday happen.

Compounding the injustice, most climate campaigners oppose developing nations pulling themselves out of poverty through the use of their least expensive and most abundant energy sources: hydrocarbon fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. Instead, to help prevent future ‘climate disruption’, poor nations are supposed to use wind and solar power, energy sources even rich countries cannot afford.

Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders: Global Warming Debate Is ‘Over’

Socialist SandersAccording to Sen. Bernie Sanders, the only self-professed socialist in the U.S. Senate, the debate over global warming is “over.”

Sanders spoke to PJTV’s Michelle Fields while attending the climate change march in New York City over the weekend.

Fields asked Sanders, “You say that you’re concerned about global warming. Why is that we haven’t seen the planet warming the past 16 years?”

The Vermont senator incredulously responded, “Ohhh don’t tell me, don’t tell me you’re one of those?!”

“No, really!” said Fields. “You’re not going to answer the question?”

Boycotting the U.N. climate summit

modiIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sensibly declined to attend yet another climate summit — this time called by Ban Ki-moon for Tuesday in New York under the auspices of the United Nations — which profits handsomely from much-exaggerated climate scares. Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel likewise intend to skip the event.

Environmentalists have complained about Mr. Modi's decision. They say rising atmospheric carbon dioxide will cause droughts, melt Himalayan ice, and poison lakes and waterways in the Indian subcontinent.

However, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has already had to backtrack on earlier assertions that Himalayan glaciers would be gone within 25 years, and the most comprehensive review of drought trends worldwide shows the global land area under drought has decreased throughout the past 30 years.