The Utter Desperation of Global Warming Liars … Alan Caruba
J.D. Longstreet | August 8, 2012
The Utter Desperation of Global Warming LiarsBy Alan Caruba
The more the public grows skeptical of the global warming hoax, the more desperate the charlatans behind it become.
There is no global warming if by that one means a sudden, dramatic increase in the overall temperature of the Earth. It is not, nor ever was, caused by an increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earthâ€™s atmosphere; currently a miniscule 0.038 percent. Climate science has demonstrated that CO2 increases show up centuries after a major change in the Earthâ€™s temperature, not before.
In recent testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Dr. John Christy, Alabamaâ€™s state climatologist, a professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, said, â€œIt is popular again to claim that extreme events, such as the current central U.S. drought are evidence of human-caused climate change. Actually, the Earth is very large, the weather is very dynamic, and extreme events will continue to occur somewhere, every year, naturally. The recent â€˜extremesâ€™ were exceeded in previous decades.â€
Recent examples of the Warmists to convince the public that the Earth is in peril include an opinion by the president of the radical Environmental Defense Fund, Fred Krupp, in The Wall Street Journal, and a PBS television report featuring NASAâ€™s Dr. James Hansen, offering a statistical analysis as bogus as his 1988 testimony that global warming was man-made and going to kill us all if we didnâ€™t destroy the economy by outlawing CO2 emissions.
Noted meteorologist, Anthony Watts, whose website, WattsUpWithThat, is a treasure trove of real climate science, dismissed Hansenâ€™s PBS presentation of bell curve charts claiming the current drought conditions as proof of global warming. â€œThis bell curve proves nothing,â€ said Watts. â€œThis is nothing but a political ploy from a man who has abandoned any pretext of professionally done science in favor of activism.â€ Wattsâ€™ research has demonstrated how corrupt many of the temperature findings have been due to the sites where thermometers have been placed as well as the many places on Earth where there are none.
In The Wall Street Journal Krupp penned a plea for â€œA New Climate-Change Consensus.â€ Bear in mind that the nexus of the global warming hoax has been the United Nationsâ€™ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and it has claimed for years that a â€œconsensusâ€ of scientists worldwide agrees that global warming is real. The data on which the IPCC claim was made was exposed in 2009 when emails between the scientists providing it revealed their panic over the signs of a global cooling cycle that had begun in 1998. The Earth has been cooling ever since.
Science does not work by consensus. It works by the rigorous testing of hypotheses and theories.
Even Krupp noted that â€œOne scorching summer doesnâ€™t confirm that climate change is real any more than a white Christmas proves itâ€™s a hoax.â€ True. However, year after year of thoroughly debunked â€œdataâ€ by our own government agencies like NASA doesnâ€™t make it real either. Did I mention that Dr. Hansen is the Director of NASAâ€™s Goddard Institute for Space Studies?
About the only truth Krupp stated was that â€œSome proposed climate solutions, if not well designed or thoughtfully implemented, could damage the economy and stifle short-term growth.â€ Or any growth for that matter.
As this is written, the Environmental Protection Agency is seeking to apply draconian limits on CO2 emissions for every single entity of the U.S. economy from large companies to small businesses. Despite centuries of U.S. coal reserves, the EPA has been hard at work putting coal mining operations and coal-burning plant that generates electricity out of business.
Steven Goddard, writing in the August 6th edition of Real Science, was quick to point out that â€œThere were twice as many daily all-time high temperature records set or tied during the 1930s as in the 2000s, for USHCN stations which were operational during both decades. That is why he (Hansen) doesnâ€™t start his baseline (for the charts he showed in the PBS program) until the 1950s.â€
Neither Kruppâ€™s sweet words of inducement to global warming skeptics, nor Dr. Hansenâ€™s lies add up to the fact that there is no global warming and never was except in the minds of those who sought to profit from selling â€œcarbon creditsâ€ to industries and individuals who wanted permission to cause emissions of CO2 for any reason.
There ought to be a chart concerning how global warming lies rise and fall with each climate event like a drought or each new revelation of scientific fact that disputes and debunks the hoax.
Â© Alan Caruba, 2012
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