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‘A Political Report Masquerading as Science’: The Truth About the New Climate Report

greenhouse theory global warming political science climateEach time an end-of-the-world prophecy is delivered—whether by a self-deluded preacher, a group of politicians, or scientists—we are told that we must believe. Never mind how many of their prophecies have been wrong in the past, this time they mean it.

The latest prophecy of doom and planetary extinction comes from a government report authored by people appointed during the Obama administration. This report, and others before it, concluded that Earth is warming, humans are responsible, and that we have only 10 years to fix it.

But wait, haven’t there been earlier deadlines, which have passed, and aren’t we still here with weather patterns behaving much as they have before, to wit, hot summers, cold winters, fires, floods, and earthquakes?

Paul Krugman, the notoriously wrong columnist for The New York Times (he predicted “a global recession, with no end in sight,” if Donald Trump became president), has gone beyond science, labeling those who disagree with global warmists “depraved.”

When you resort to name-calling, you have lost the argument.

Granted, people these days tend to listen only to information that ratifies beliefs they already hold. On this issue, the warmist cult promotes only information—whether it is from people masquerading as scientists, like Bill Nye “the science guy,” who is not a scientist but a mechanical engineer, to others with credentials mostly outside of climatology.

So, what is the truth and how can we know it?

The media and much of political Washington, including even a few Republicans, have accepted this flawed doctrine as truth. They claim climate change is “settled science” and many believe it. Why? Because of unsettling comments from scientists with experience and knowledge in the field; scientists who lack a political agenda are largely ignored.

Responding to the government report, ClimateDepot.com, my favorite website with links to knowledgeable and skeptical scientists, notes:

The National Climate Assessment report as reviewed by the National Academy of Sciences, is basing one of its headline scare scenario(s) on a study funded by climate activist billionaire Tom Steyer. Climate expert Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. noted on November 24 that the claim of economic damage from climate change is based on a 15 degree F temperature increase that is double the ‘most extreme value reported elsewhere in the report.’ The ‘sole editor’ of this claim in the report was an alum of the Center for American Progress, which is also funded by Tom Steyer.

Climatologist Pat Michaels calls the government report “systematically flawed” and says it “should be shelved.”

John P. Dunne is head of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at Princeton University. His webpage describes him as “an expert in ocean biogeochemistry, climate and earth system modeling with over 20 years of experience developing instruments, collecting field observations, and performing analysis and modeling studies.”

He wrote Climate Depot: “Two years into the Trump administration it is sad to see this 400-page pile of crap.”

Climate Depot founder Marc Morano says of the government report:

It is a political report masquerading as science. The media is hyping a rehash of frightening climate change claims by Obama administration holdover activist government scientists. The new report is once again predetermined science. The National Climate Assessment report reads like a press release from environmental pressure groups—because it is! Two key authors are longtime Union of Concerned Scientist activists, Donald Wuebbles and Katharine Hayhoe.

The Trump administration has promised to issue its own report that will include “more transparent and data-driven information.”

If these scare tactics by leftists who want even more government control over our lives were to be accepted as fact, our economy would crumble and the outcome would produce little, if any, change in global temperatures.

Riots in Paris over the rise in the gas tax imposed by President Emmanuel Macron in an effort to minimize France’s reliance on fossil fuels are an indication of how little the public is willing to tolerate even the smallest economic fluctuation. French gas prices are now over $7 a gallon.

Would Americans accept a similar scenario here if we embraced flawed climate change “science” and its pronouncements of doom, our markets crashed, and the economy spiraled out of control?

I doubt it.

Reprinted with permission from - The Daily Signal - by Cal Thomas

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Kim

Until real scientists come up with a definition of “climate change”, I’ll hold up a licked finger to the wind and decide between T-shirt and fleece. It’s all just weather to me. You notice how average temperatures are never mentioned any more on weather broadcasts? I’ve always thought that not being able to compare today’s temperature to the average elicits more shock and horror from viewers when a hot day is running 4 degrees above average. You can almost hear the collective sigh bemoaning “climate change”. It’ll be balanced out some other day. Extremes in temperature, after all, create the average! And, as far as I know, the averages over time have not changed since records have been kept. Sure, taking a snapshot of a BRIEF period of time and comparing it to the average will give you the data you’re looking for. That’s how pseudo-scientists make the headlines. Nature… Read more »

Aardvark

Climate change is a naturally occurring phenomenon that is as old as the Earth itself. Man caused CO2 emissions account for a small fraction of one percent of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Water vapor is actually the most prevalent and much more effective greenhouse gas than CO2. But both are essential to life on Earth.

Peter

Long ago I came to the conclusion that all this “science fiction” points to one thing.. Big Bang is not a theory. It’s a conspiracy that can be easily stopped by concluding that it is fueled by the propositions of universal disbelief… and paranoia…(Not me.)

pete

As an undergraduate we were asked to resolve a Solar radiation problem in a higher level heat transfer class. The question was: Given certain assumptions such as pristine atmosphere and only the Sun’s radiation warms the earth, what was the earth’s surface temperature? It is calculated-based on radiation heat transfer alone- the earth’s surface temperature would be around -2 degrees F. This is much too cold to grow food. We need a certain amount of green house gasses to keep us from freezing to death; the Sun’s radiation alone can’t keep us warm enough. So how much green house gas is needed to keep the earth comfortable? The Climate change people have not addressed this issue. This question along with others makes me skeptical of the Climate change theories.

Beebe

Hello have we not been warming up for thousands of years? Was there an ice age? Haven’t cities been found beneath the seas. As the ice lessen the cooling reservoir it is lessens, so temperatures will rise. Sun spot activity plays a role. We are entering a fifty year cycle of decreased activity look for some cooling.

Robert Reinhold

There are reports that the earth’s magnetism is decreasing. The magnetism prevents solar high energy particles from reaching the earth’s surface. The greatest warming is at the earth’s poles where the magnetic lines of force enter the earth. The small amount of warming has decreased ice and snow at the poles. Exposed earth and water collects more solar energy, which is the reason for more warming. The decreasing magnetism is the catalyst that started the warming. Also, there are reports that the Sun is getting warmer. There are also reports that Mars is getting warmer which would also indicate that the Sun is warming. Nothing remains stationary. There is always change. Massive cutting of forests has decreased vegetation which decreased the consumption of CO2. Increased CO2 causes more green house effect earth warming. Can you see how all these changes can effect global temperatures. Even after these changes the reported… Read more »

Phyllis poole

My husband was in the science field and he and his colleagues ran tests
BUT they guessed at the outcome when the journals deadline was due so they could get paid right away!
How many are duping the public for their monetary gain???!

DiG

“Massive cutting of forests”, Robert R., and yet, there was the report that forests are increasing. CO2 levels have gone down in the US. Which may not be good because increased CO2 causes more vegetation which cools the planet. Reports of decreased magnetism and a hotter sun? What about the reports of fewer solar flares resulting in ongoing cooling of the earth. “Decreased ice and snow at the poles”? Really? Please tell us about the ships making the NorthWest passage. And the GreenPeace ships going to Antarctica. The last story I heard involved 6 icebreaker ships and the GreenPeace vessel was abandoned to its fate. The alarmists are wrong because the earth is more complicated than their computer models.

LibertarianJim

First of all, “weather” and “climate” are not the same thing, a conceptual error common to global climate alarmist arguments. Second, two entirely separate issues are usually lumped together by the alarmists: Is climate changing? Is climate change caused by human activity? Climate is changing and has been for millions of years, as anyone who understands geologic history recognizes. Remember ice ages, Viking farming in Greenland, tropical vegetation fossils found at high latitudes, etc. Given the large fluctuations in global climate long before humans existed and the weakness of any “evidence” of human-caused effects, human impact can only be considered minimal, if any. While it is true that carbon dioxide is a “greenhouse gas,” water vapor is many times more effective. All of the alarmist gloom-and-doom predictions are based on computer models, but computer models only do what their creators tell them to do. Global climate is extremely complex, hence… Read more »

Daniel

Good article. I have been convinced for many years that the whole climate change scare is a farce. And it is also evident Bill Nye promotes pseudo science. But I disagree that a mechanical engineer is not a scientist. Engineering is applied science, even if Bill Nye ignores the Engineering/scientific tenets he learned in college.
Daniel

Allan

Empirical scientific data suggests that the earth is getting colder rather quickly. Record snows in November, and it’s not even officially winter yet. Right now it’s snowing in the Canary Islands off the coast of west Africa. We are entering a GSM, or Grand Solar Minimum. The next 20-30 years will repeat past cold periods, such as the Maunder Minimum.

Richie P

The democrats always over-play their hand. Instead of being honest, they shout the sky is falling on most issues. And the liberal main stream media is their megaphone to the useful idiots. I wonder how many tree huggers liberals go beyond the headline to research a story like this. Hair on fire! Hair on fire! The sky is falling!

Patricia

We had a first earth age that destroyed the dinosaurs which created fossil fuel. We are living in the second earth age with the fossil fuel that was created as planned by our creator if you are a believer. Nothing is going to happen until GOD says it will happen. Again only if you are a believer do you know that people will not destroy this world putting dinosaur bones in our cars. Or in the air by companies. We have one more earth age to witness when the Messiah appears on earth. Scripture states that heaven will be on earth in Jerusalem. Therefore we will still be here. Climate change is a hoax created by the nonchristian left. To scare people and it’s working.

Gloria P. Sterling

Much of my life, now 87, there have been those who have predicted “earth cooling to a new ‘ice age'” and/or “earth warming’; the fact of the matter is that the weather has been changing each way since the “fall”. The weather has not been so perfect as it was “in the beginning” of creation.

Patricia

Well all I can say with great honesty, truth and aww that the Bartlett Pear trees along with all the varies types of Maple trees in the most beautiful colors of red,orange,yellow and brown are ablaze in full bloom in Texas just like every year. The only beautiful climate change we are experiencing is AUTUMN the third season of the year. The same way it has happen since the beginning of time. And no man will ever take that away.

David

There is no doubt there is or is going to be a global warming. The bible says that in the end days the earth will melt. All prophecies have been fulfilled except the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, is not known.

Jen

Let’s get rid of the left old timers and old right wingers and have our gov’t get back in order.i hope the people (whom elected this president) vote the right way and keep this president, vote to get the bums out of office.
If TRUMP cured Cancer today, the left and media would say he did it too late.

Glenn

Haven’t had time to read this entire article but we need to back off at putting down environmental efforts. Every issue has plenty of details, the overall problem is that the Earth has been in real bad shape for decades, every aspect. On that basis global warming has been valid. There is just to much filth for it to be wrong, a common sense assessment if you don’t have time to read all of these articles. 1970 – “Trashing the Planet” by Dixie Lee Ray.