One of the sad side effects of the global warming climate scam is the way otherwise fairly intelligent people have been snookered into believing the dumbest things. An example in point: in a world where millions die each year due to malnutrition, US Secretary John Kerry lectured African leaders attending a summit in Washington that creating more farms in Africa causes too much carbon pollution.
Can you imagine the response of any national leader, being told he must let his people starve because a bunch of rich nation, ivory tower science boffins have this unproven, wild idea that CO2 might cause the world to warm by a degree or two a hundred years from now?
This is the type of imbecility that comes from following a pernicious untruth down a rabbit hole of false assumptions. Yet around the globe people seem defenseless against the infectious ignorance that is climate alarmism.
The BBC monopoly can send inspectors into people’s homes and gives them a criminal record for failing to pay its special tax.Have you ever been channel surfing and run into one of those PBS fundraising drives? They have a host extolling the virtues of public television. Then the camera pans across a phone bank of volunteers waiting to take your call and your money. You probably changed the channel as fast as you could.
If that happens again, you should take a moment to give thanks those fundraisers are voluntary. In 2012, in the United Kingdom (UK), 180,000 people tried to withhold their money from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). They were taken to court, fined, and given criminal records. If they could not or would not pay the fine, they went to jail. Their cases represented over 10 percent of all criminal prosecutions in the UK that year.
Get ready, America: Many of the world's largest public relations firms are creating a climate change litmus test by asserting that they will not work for companies or organizations that don't buy the global warming mantra that is being used to destroy the free market system.
What these PR geniuses apparently fail to realize is that by taking this action, any company or group they currently represent has to be assumed to hold the same global-warming position they so lovingly cling to, making them prime economic boycott targets by those who oppose the climate change agenda.
One wonders if they have already gone to their clients in the energy field and informed them they will no longer represent them unless they sign a note certifying that they corporately bow to the PR firm's political beliefs?
GatesA shadowy network identified as the “Billionaires Club” is showering funds on the environmentalist so-called “green movement.” In addition, this network may be violating federal laws in its controversial efforts to elect its operatives, seize control of the federal regulatory regime, and push its radical agenda on America, according to a new report by Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Now that the Billionaires Club has purchased so much power, it is using its agents in the bureaucracy to further fleece taxpayers to advance its own goals by granting its front groups even more money, the Senate investigators found. Top insiders such as David Rockefeller and Bill Gates are deeply involved.
Operating under the bogus guise of “philanthropy” with little scrutiny from the IRS, the network also goes to great lengths to conceal its activities and insulate itself from the damage it is doing to the U.S. economy and average Americans.
In a recent column at Forbes.com I called attention to the latest, most accurate data showing U.S. temperatures have cooled during the past decade. At the end of the article I predicted global warming alarmists would try to claim the temperatures are irrelevant. Sure enough, freelance blogger Erik Sherman did not disappoint, subsequently performing an epic face plant making that very argument.
As I noted in my initial article, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in January 2005 began collecting temperature data from a nationwide network of more than 100 pristinely located temperature stations immune to corruption by human development or other factors. After a decade of collecting data, NOAA has released the first decade of data. The data show a fairly consistent cooling throughout the decade. Temperatures are cooler now than they were in 2005. Moreover, with the exception of a very brief period in 2011 and 2012, cooler temperatures have dominated since 2007.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), the Irish poet and dramatist, wrote “Pray don't talk to me about the weather. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.”
These days, when some world leader or politician speaks of the climate—the weather is what is happening right now wherever you are—they are not talking about sunshine or rain. They are talking about a devilishly obscene way of raising money by claiming that it is humans that are threatening the climate with everything they do, from turning on the lights to driving anywhere.
That’s why “global warming” was invented in the late 1980s as an immense threat to the Earth and to mankind. Never mind that Earth has routinely passed through warmer and cooler cycles for billions of years; much of which occurred before mankind emerged. And never mind that the Earth has been a distinct cooling cycle for the past seventeen years and likely to stay in it for a while. If the history of ice ages is any guide, we could literally be on the cusp of a new one.
In a wildly speculative Tuesday editorial, the Washington Post worried that global warming "could" make the spread of the Ebola virus worse as time goes on.
In its August 5 Capitol Weather Gang blog post, the Post helpfully reported that Ebola is "out of control" and then goes on to wonder: "Could climate change hasten the spread of the deadly virus?"
The Post answers, quite unironically: "Perhaps, but the linkages are complicated, according to limited scientific literature on the topic."
NASA truly has the 100,000 feet viewpoint on this one.
The nation’s space agency his noticed an inconvenient cooling on the planet lately. On Tuesday, NASA’s Langley Research Center atmospheric scientist Norman Loeb presented a talk titled “The recent pause in global warming: A temporary blip or something more permanent?”
Some of the world's biggest PR firms have publicly ruled out working with climate change sceptics. The Guardian reports that a number of the top 25 global PR firms responded to a survey saying that they would never represent clients who are sceptical of man-made global warming, or oppose green energy initiatives.
Some of the companies include WPP, Waggener Edstrom (WE) Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, Text100 and Finn Partners.
Rhian Rotz, a spokeswoman for Waggener Edstrom, said: "We would not knowingly partner with a client who denies the existence of climate change."
Global warming – er, that is, global climate disruption – claimed another victim Sunday as Death Valley shattered its all-time record for coolest August 3 high temperature in history.
Remarkably, Death Valley was a full 15 degrees cooler than its previous coolest August 3. The high temperature at Death Valley reached only 89 degrees Sunday, which was 33 degrees cooler than normal for August 3 and 15 degrees cooler than the previous record minimum high temperature of 104 degrees.
With no global warming during the past 17 years and remarkable cool weather becoming more frequent, global warming alarmists claim any departure from average – be it a warm departure or a cool departure – is more “proof” of a global warming crisis.
It’s been a month since the billionaire triumvirate of Tom Steyer, Henry Paulson and Michael Bloomberg introduced their ballyhooed Risky Business report on the climate, and after all the op-eds, blog posts and public interviews so far, all that can be said about it is that it is already an empty, meaningless PR campaign upon which the financial hot shots have wasted their money.
There is no there, there.
Logical scrutiny of the project, from its genesis to its outcome, would reveal how deeply flawed and biased it is. Given every contributing factor, there is no other verdict that would have been reached other than “we must all do something about global warming!” Yet the legacy media has treated Risky Business as something that was objectively conceived, and which has delivered perfectly reasonable conclusions. That is to be expected from pack journalists who don’t look beyond the climate crystal balls (also known as “models”) spoon-fed to them by big government scientists, but that doesn’t mean (and hasn’t in the past) that the public will swallow it.
This proof is so simple, that even a climate scientist couldn’t understand it.
Sea level at Manhattan has been rising at a steady rate since the start of records in the 1850’s. The rate of rise has not accelerated or decelerated over the past 160 years. Experts blame it on melting glaciers.