March 10, 2016
I picked up my shiny, new Ford F150 last night. You know there’s just something good and right about getting behind the wheel of such a classic American machine. I couldn’t resist keeping the turbocharger whining all the way back to the homestead. I like the idea of recklessly expanding my carbon footprint too. I have to admit that I revel in being accused by Al Gore acolytes of being a climate change “denier”. It’s half the fun of getting a new truck that only gets 20 miles to the gallon and eats “smart cars” for breakfast.
However, admitting to being a denier of anthropogenic global warming could soon become hazardous if our perpetually irritated leftist bureaucrats in Washington have their way. Yes, Attorney General Loretta Lynch in an exchange with climate change zealot and all around wackadoo, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, admitted that there are discussions within the Department of Justice about taking civil action against those that would deny that prosperity and capitalism are destroying the planet.
Lynch stated this week at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, “This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on”.
Has been discussed? Has been referred to the FBI for further consideration? Dear readers, this should have been laughed right out of the Capital building. Instead, our cranky leftists have conjured up using the RICO statutes against “deniers” in much the same way as was used to fleece the tobacco companies. Do you really think the FBI will not find criteria to take action on?
Whitehouse justified the strategy by saying, “The similarities between the mischief of the tobacco industry pretending that the science of tobacco’s dangers was unsettled and the fossil fuel industry pretending that the science of carbon emissions’ dangers is unsettled has been remarked on widely, particularly by those who study the climate denial apparatus that the fossil fuel industry has erected.”
Despite that fact that reams of data clearly show the rise of atmospheric carbon dioxide FOLLOWS temperature rise and does not precede it, despite the fact that there really is a consensus that global temperatures HAVEN’T RISEN for over eighteen years, and despite the fact that there HAVE BEEN WARMER PERIODS in pre-industrial times, these boneheads are moving full speed ahead with a scheme to wreck our economy.
Whitehouse in an op-ed in the New York Times last May stated the energy industry was following a three-part strategy to mislead Americans. Quoting from his piece, the strategy consists of:
- Pay scientists to produce studies defending your product
- Develop an intricate web of PR experts and front groups to spread doubt about real science
- Relentlessly attack your opponents.
Does this look familiar to you? It should. This is exactly the strategy the global warming wingnuts are following. The Left does that a lot, accusing their opponents of doing just what they do.
The Left owns academia and lavishly funds it to produce the data it wants. If you’re a professor who wants tenure or a department chair, just produce a study that shows a looming sea ice catastrophe or that some cute animal’s mass migration patterns are being devastated by soccer mom SUV use. Do that and you’re in, baby!
They use their long labored on political correctness mechanism to silence us with the charge of “Denier!” They’ve seeded the media with nattering nabobs that spread bumper slogan deep claims of scientific consensus, settled science, and sure calamity straight ahead! Yet their stewards live lives of limousines, private jets, and mansions measured in tens of thousands of square feet, an ever-expanding carbon footprint of decadence.
However, since their efforts to alarm and stampede the American people have failed, now we see the leftists ratcheting up their attack by bringing the ultra-coercive power of the Federal Government to bear on those that would deny them and their efforts to reduce the United States to neo-feudalistic misery.
My fellow Patriots, this can’t stand. The Left is becoming more brazen in showing their desire to rule us with an iron fist. Their decades long effort to reengineer the electorate for an unassailable majority is near completion. We must have a wave election in November for Republicans at all levels of government. We must reverse the tide now or being forced to accept climate change nonsense as true will be the least of our worries.
December 30, 2015
It looks like liberals at least in the eastern part of the United States had one holly, jolly Christmas this year. Temperatures were well above normal and gave Climate Change disciples ample opportunity to crow over their Christmas turkeys that their deception for societal “reordering” is undoubtedly true.
Here in North Georgia, the temperature on Christmas was twenty degrees or more above normal. This was fine with me since I’d rather smoke our Christmas turkey when it’s seventy degrees rather than forty degrees.
It’s funny though. At the beginning of this year, we had actual temperatures (not wind chill) of a few degrees below zero at my house. This was way below normal, but I didn’t hear anyone screaming for more carbon dioxide emissions to avert disastrous global cooling. I guess any drastically sharp cold spell is just an anomaly. A warm Christmas though and global devastation is imminent if we don’t send all of our wealth to the third world via the U.N.
I got an early Christmas present this year, an Apple iPhone 6S Plus. It is a marvelous device and as you Apple owners know, new iPhones now come with an Apple news consolidator app.
One of the news sources loaded on the app is New York magazine, a typical northeast liberal rag. I’ve been checking it out lately since everyone needs a few good laughs every now and then.
This week, of course, there is the obligatory pro-global warming article written by one Jonathan Chait. A well-credentialed liberal, Chait makes the point that because the evidence for global warming is so overwhelming, global warming deniers can no longer deny. So instead, they are making the case that none of the provisions recently reached in Paris will really have any affect on the coming drastic temperature rise.
Critics are basing this argument on a recent MIT study that concluded that even if the accords reached in Paris were followed to the letter by the governments of the world, the reduction in temperature would only be at most .2 degrees C. Many conservative outlets have expounded on this point.
Chait counters that the MIT study is just one of many and that there are others that show the Paris provisions will prevent much more than a .2 degree C temperature rise.
I believe Chait is wrong in assuming that because conservatives have cited the MIT study we are accepting the global warming premise. Far from it. The fact is that sacrificing trillions of dollars of economic benefit to humanity for a meaningless climatic effect is one more reason for rejecting the global warming scheme and does not imply acceptance of climate change orthodoxy.
Beyond all dispute, science agrees that there has been no global warming for the last twenty years. The temperature data is irrefutable. Both satellite and weather balloon data confirm this. The computer models that the global warming schemers rely on didn’t predict this, so why would we expect them to be reliable looking from this point forward?
Additionally, there is ample data showing that the rise of atmospheric temperature precedes the rise of carbon dioxide not the reverse. CO2 rise precipitating a temperature rise is the foundational claim of the global warming schemers. If temperature rises and THEN the carbon dioxide levels go up, there’s clearly another phenomenon causing the warming.
There is also very strong evidence that solar cycles are the big forcing function for global temperatures, far in excess of atmospheric CO2 levels. And the Sun appears to be entering a dimming phase that could cause significant COOLING over the next couple of decades.
I question all of the cataclysmic claims the schemers make about a warming earth too. History tells us that mankind does better when the earth is warmer. Warm temperatures allow wider growing areas and longer growing seasons. Trees and plants become lusher and produce more fruit when there are higher levels of CO2. The claims of catastrophic flooding and desert spreading just don’t have a lot of scientific support.
There is another point that Chait makes that gives insight into the state of liberal thinking in general. He makes the claim that: “…data can change liberal economic thinking in a way it can’t change conservative economic thinking. Liberals would abandon, say, new environmental regulations if evidence persuaded them the program was not actually improving the environment, because bigger government is merely the means to an end.”
Man, is it hard to type with a belly laugh! Can you cite any instance when liberals have cut the size of any part of government? Can you point to one government agency, committee, panel, bureau, or commission that liberals have ended without putting an even bigger drain on the economy in place? I dang sure can’t.
Liberals ARE the party of government. They believe they are the anointed ones, the gifted ones that can save humanity from itself. Therefore, they have a natural right to total power and control. Through their superior intellect they can perfect humanity, so just shut up and do what they tell you.
It’s not conservatives that want to repeal the First Amendment and prosecute climate change deniers. It’s not conservatives that are pushing for an end to carbon-based industry that will banish millions to crushing poverty. It’s your benevolent liberal overlords. Their pursuit of delusion will be our suffering.
October 7, 2015
The debate on man-caused global warming is now over. Yes, the recent action of twenty scientists confirms the fact that dangerous warming of the planet due to man’s capitalistic activities is NOT happening. These scientists published a letter on the Institute for Global Environment and Society (IGES) website, urging President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch to begin prosecution of climate change deniers under provision of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. This is the act originally used by the government to go after organized crime and later was used against the tobacco industry.
Clearly climate change proponents are now throwing in the towel on convincing the public of this hoax and are instead appealing to governmental power to silence dissent. All of the alarming rhetoric, falsified data, and constant drumbeat about the evils of capitalism have just not moved the public to accept the draconian solutions leftists need to consolidate power through this scheme.
I suspect globalist minded politicos have instructed these scientists to make this request of government as a trial balloon of some type. As I have stated in previous writings, the actions of the climate changers are going to get more frantic as we approach the United Nations Climate Change Conference at the end of November. Big global regulatory commitments are projected to come out of this conference.
During my years in engineering, we had an expression that conceptualized what scientific debate was all about: “Data talks and bull crap walks” (I cleaned it up a bit). What we’ve had from global warming proponents in the form of data IS nothing but bull crap.
We’ve had hockey stick charts that show an imaginary sharp temperature rise. We’ve had historical temperature data actually tampered with.
We’ve had global sea ice depletion claims that are totally unfounded. While there has been some decrease in Artic ice, the amount of Antarctic ice has increased more than enough to offset the loss of Artic ice, confounding the global warmers’ computer models. Have you heard about that?
And of course, we’ve had political correctness unleashed labeling any dissenters from the climate change orthodoxy as deniers. The left is still really into shame.
If you have clear data to support your claims you don’t need to legislate opposing views out of existence. Scientific truth will speak for itself. It’s only when you’re perpetrating a hoax that you need to suppress and eliminate opposing explanations.
There’s more at stake though than just having our economy smothered and our monthly power bills double or triple. What if this overt use of government power was used to enforce other irrational and unfounded orthodoxies?
Suppose any dissent to a strictly materialistic, evolutionary explanation to the origin of life became a felony. The argument between evolutionists and the adherents of Intelligent Design (ID) is very analogous to the global warming debate.
Darwinism’s view of man’s origin is integral to the left’s plans for globalization and its need to devalue human life. The overwhelming evidence for ID renders the Darwinian view of the origin of life to little more than a humorous anachronism.
The late Stephen J. Gould, a Harvard evolutionary biologist and staunch Darwinian defender, in a moment of candor stated this: “The extreme rarity of transitional forms in the fossil record persists as the trade secret of paleontology. The evolutionary trees that adorn our textbooks have data only at the tips and nodes of their branches; the rest is inference, however reasonable not the evidence of fossils.”
So Darwinists are not basing their view on data, just whimsy. They want us to have evolved in an accidental way because it is morally and politically expedient for them. And this is fiercely defended on college campuses today. A professor expressing support for ID has tenure shorter than the half life of a carbon15 atom (about 2 seconds for the non-scientific). For further verification of this, check out Ben Stein’s movie “Expelled”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HErmp5Pzqw.
We could then easily see another group of scientists asking for government prosecution of “Darwin Deniers”.
To perfect society, the left will endeavor to perfect thoughts and opinions. Only certain ideas and concepts are beneficial to the statist utopia. Therefore, many ideas we freely hold and discuss today could become offenses of statist groupthink. Concepts like:
- Life begins at conception
- Objective morality exists
- Men and women really are different
- Profits breed innovation
- Man desires freedom more than security
will have to be eliminated.
Leftist utopia and individual autonomy are diametrically opposed to each other. It is truly a zero sum game. As the perfecting utopian tide rises around us, our ability to live as freethinking agents recedes. Get engaged before it’s too late.
April 3, 2015
The annual United Nations Climate Change Conference is scheduled for November 30 through December 11 of this year. This meeting will be far different than previous years though. While these earlier conferences were filled with plenty of alarmist rhetoric and sanctimonious declarations of how much attendees really care about the planet, this year’s meeting is aiming much higher.
The goal as stated by the organizing committee is to forge a binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world. Do you think such an agreement will promote economic freedom and prosperity in the U.S.? Of course it won’t. We will pay dearly in cash and freedom.
The pro-climate change organization Green Alliance published an advisory document last year listing the type of compliances targeted for inclusion in such a global agreement. Some of the provisions sure to be proposed are:
- A strong legal framework and clear rules
- A central role for equity (spreading the wealth, perhaps?)
- A long term approach
- Public finance for adaptation and the low carbon transition (Hide your wallets!)
- A framework for action on deforestation and land use (Can you spell Agenda 21?)
- Clear links to the 2015 Sustainable Development goals (Say goodbye to property rights.)
All of these are cloaked in the need to “take ambitious action before and after 2020”.
I believe fueling the urgency to take action is the fact that the premise of climate change is beginning to fall apart. As I mentioned in last week’s column, contrary to what the climate changers declare, there is no consensus among scientists that the earth is warming because of human activity. Over 31,000 American scientists have signed a partition stating their disagreement with this assessment. There’s many more I’m sure that would agree publicly if not for their fear of being labeled a “denier” and having funding, tenure, publication, and department promotions withheld. Ah, the tolerant Left.
If you really want a consensus, there really is one on the fact that the average global temperature over the last eighteen years has not risen. Of course, the climate changers state that this is just a pause, though they can’t say why and soon there will be hell to pay.
I can assure you as we approach the conference, the Left will become increasingly more frantic in making claims of impending doom about the earth’s climate. You can take that to the bank. There is only a short time left before the data denying man-induced global warming becomes overwhelming. Then even lying Marxists won’t be able to keep a straight face when spouting their warming propaganda.
You have to understand that this effort has nothing to do with the climate. This has everything to do with concentrating power on a global scale. If an agreement like outlined above is reached, it represents the first real step to a global governance, better known as U.N. nirvana. Do you want some European bureaucrat deciding what your thermostat is set on or whether you can install a wood burning stove or not? Your president is highly supportive of this and is selling you down that road with gusto!
Facilitating this entire process is an unholy alliance that the great author Michael Crichton described in his outstanding novel, “State of Fear”. He outlined a parasitic symbiosis between politicians, lawyers, and the media. Politicians need to have fear to get the population’s attention and to motivate them to take a particular action. You know, like giving up prosperity and freedom to avert a fictitious global warming disaster. Like I said, just watch the climate disaster shrillness ramp up as we approach the U.N. climate change conference.
And then lawyers need regulations and violations to bring suits to court in order to afford the BMW and the trophy wife with just a little left over to fund the fear mongering politicians’ re-election campaigns. And of course there’s the media. They need scary, apocalyptic stories to sell ad time and to make sure Shepard Smith always has a show.
I would add to this unholy trio a fourth member – academia. It’s academia that provides the premises, the fuel, that the engine described above can then operate on. Academia is really good at coming up with things to be fearful of, like capitalistic economies, the Second Amendment, women deciding to have their babies, and people who proclaim love for Jesus.
So if you want a way to concentrate power and wealth, have academia come up with phony data about climate change. Once an alarming scenario is constructed, the politicians can then swing into action and scare the population into accepting increasingly draconian restrictions. Lawyers can then pounce on the lawless violators and the media cheerleads the whole process along.
And as this mechanism proceeds, our rights are crushed underneath a behemoth that becomes inexorably more powerful and intrusive. The individual no longer matters. It’s the success of the state that is paramount. It’s the global movement that matters. What is happening is what our Constitution sought to prevent. However, the Constitution’s firewalls have been breached and soon it may be time for a new revolution. I hope we still have the will.
September 2, 2014
Our dear president made history this week with his trip to Alaska. He is the only Oval Office occupier to cross the Artic Circle and as NBC reports “become the first U.S. president to receive a crash course in survival techniques from Bear Grylls”. I can’t say I know who Bear Grylls is but with a name like that he just has to be a wilderness authority, right?
I wonder why our president felt it necessary to learn wilderness survival skills. Maybe he is trying to bolster his manly-man cred. Vladimir Putin makes a strong claim to the most buffed world tyrant title, so this could be Obama’s way of shedding his more “metro” persona. More likely, he is showing us the skills we will all need in the near future as a result of his economic policies.
Besides his “Bear” encounter, Obama took the opportunity to rename a national monument. Yes, Mount McKinley will now be called Mount Denali which means “the high one” – how appropriate. Obama cites the premise that most of the people in Alaska call it that anyway. If that’s a reason for renaming something, maybe Obama should change his name to what most of us are calling him.
And of course, true to form at the Glacier Conference, Obama couldn’t resist again warning us of the greatest threat to our national security – no not Islamic terrorism, not an $18 trillion deficit with $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities, not Russian expansionism, not a new strain of Ebola nor artificial intelligence. No, we heard once again that man-made climate change, aka global warming, is the biggest threat we face as a nation. In an especially shrill speech Obama sternly warned:
- The climate is changing faster than our ability to address it.
- The U.S. is one of the main causes of the problem.
- The time to heed the critics and the cynics and the deniers is past.
- It’s no longer enough to just have conferences.
As I have previously written, the global warming rhetoric is going to get more and more apocalyptic. The coming United Nations Climate Change Conference at the end of November is slated to put global governance in place and we are going to hear more alarming predictions of coming climate catastrophes to fuel acceptance.
The real data does not support any kind of CO2 induced temperature rise yet we continued to be lied to about it. Why? Well, let’s take a journey back in time to Nazi Germany. To get the German people to buy in to the Nazi scheme, Hitler and his minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, used a technique called “The Big Lie”.
Goebbels described the method this way: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
You get the idea? Those who point out that the real data clearly show that mankind is not causing the planet to heat up are described as cynics, deniers. Truth is the enemy. And, you have to move fast or else the population will catch on to what you are really up to – global Marxist tyranny.
And we can’t leave out Saul Alinski, one of our president’s mentors. In the chapter on tactics from his book “Rules For Radicals”, tactic five says: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counterattack ridicule.” Just try to deny global warming in public and see what you are called by the political/media/academic class.
Alinski’s seventh tactic says: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” The climate change promoters know the clock is ticking and they now have to move fast. As I said earlier, their rhetoric will become increasing shrill and the predictions more dire.
Alinski’s eighth tactic says to “Keep the pressure on.” Do you hear Obama speak on much of anything else these days? When he’s not speaking of global warming he’s goading the EPA to write more onerous regulations on our energy industries.
Finally, Alinski’s thirteenth tactic: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Their target is CO2 here, the natural byproduct of societal prosperity. If you wanted to attack a technologically advanced society, you go after its energy. Everything we have and enjoy is based on energy. And energy production and use produces CO2. So if you want to control and affect the United States, you control its energy. To control its energy, you go after CO2 emissions.
Let’s concede for a moment that the earth is warming like the climate changers proclaim. Is that really such a calamitous thing? I don’t think so. Historically, a warmer planet has been better for mankind. A warmer planet gives you longer growing seasons and wider areas for cultivation. More atmospheric CO2 means plants grow more lush and produce more fruit. Sounds like a good thing to me. Maybe we need more CO2 not less.
Don’t fall for The Big Lie. Our nation’s sovereignty depends on it.