The Climate Change War Heats Up

There is so much at stake for the charlatans that have foisted the failed “global warming” hoax, followed by the equally dubious claims and predictions regarding “climate change”, that it should come as no surprise that they have begun to wage a propaganda war on the courageous scientists who led the struggle to educate the public about the truth and the organizations who supported their efforts.

Along the way, many groups and publications claiming scientific credentials abandoned those standards to pump out global warming and climate change propaganda. Scientists discovered they could secure grant money for “research” so long as it supported claims that the North and South Poles, as well as all the world’s glaciers were melting. “Research” that predicted vast hurricane activity or a massive rise in ocean levels became routine headlines. None of it occurred. Both the government and liberal foundations provided millions to maintain the hoax.

Now we have a President claiming that his daughter’s asthma was due to “climate change.”  It is obscene nonsense. If this was just a disagreement between scientists, we could look on as the facts determine the outcome, but there are vast agendas as stake so we have to keep in mind that billions have been wasted on “renewable energy” alternatives to replace fossil fuels; the oil, coal, and natural gas that are the heart’s blood of modern nations and our lives.

We have to ask why the United Nations Framework on Climate Change takes such a dim view of the world’s population that it cites its use of energy and other resources as a reason to reduce it instead of celebrating it. Hard-core environmentalists do not like humans because they build houses, start businesses, need roads, and generally consume a lot and then create trash. Climate change is also the platform the U.N. is using to “transform” the world’s economy.

We have to ask why our government is engaged in shutting down the coal-fired plants that provide the bulk of the electricity we use. This isn’t just a war on coal. It is a war on our entire economic system, capitalism. It is a war on Americans by their own government.

Lately, politicians at the federal level have declared war on those scientists whose research and findings have helped the public conclude, along with eighteen years of a natural cooling cycle, that “global warming” is no threat and that we have far greater threats to address than the vague notion that “climate change” is a problem we humans can affect in any way. We can’t and we don’t.

A recent example has been letters sent to seven university presidents by Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee asking for information on scientists and professors who had given congressional testimony that raised questions about “climate change.”  Grijalva had no legal authority to request such information, but his intention was intimidation. In 2013, when asked about his legislative agenda by These Times, he replied “I’m a Saul Alinsky guy” referring to the activist whose book, “Rules for Radicals”, spells out ways to attack one’s political enemies.

Pete Peterson, the executive director of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement at Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy, identified Grijalva’s letters as “scare tactics” concluding that we have come to a time when “The inability of politicians to confront another’s argument much less to attempt to persuade the other side, has become standard operating procedure. Now this toxic approach is extending to the broader world of policy—including scientific research.”

Around the same time, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Sen. Barbara Boxer, and Sen. Ed Markey sent a letter to a hundred companies, grade groups and other organizations “affiliated with the fossil fuel industry asking whether they spent money to support climate research.”  The message was simple: do not sponsor research that would reveal inaccuracies or falsehoods regarding claims that “climate change” was a threat. The inference was that scientific research receiving such funding would betray scientific standards in ways that government or foundation funding would not.

Suffice to say the letters evoked outrage. As a policy advisor to the free market think tank, The Heartland Institute, I was aware of the response of its president, Joe Bast who called the letters something that “fascists do.” He was not alone. The Washington Times called the Senators “climate change Toquemadas” and The Wall Street Journal said the letters were nothing more than an effort to silence science.

When Sen. Whitehouse aired his unhappiness in an April 14 blog post the Huffington Post, “Right-Wing Groups Get Overheated on Climate Questions”, Bast responded asking, “If the Senator’s letter wasn’t intended as harassment of individuals who disagree with his extremist views on the climate, why the overly broad demand, the ridiculous deadline, the implied threat of action, and the news release saying it was intended to expose a diabolical conspiracy of ‘right-win groups’?”

When “climate change” reaches the political heights of Congress and the White House, it should come as no surprise that the charlatans who want to use this hoax for their own benefit and agendas are going to unleash efforts to smear and intimidate those scientists who have put true facts before the public.

In late March, Michael Bastash of The Daily Caller reported that “A new Gallup poll shows that Americans’ concern about warming has fallen to the same level it was in 1989. In fact, global warming ranked at the bottom of a list of Americans’ environmental concerns, with only 32 percent saying they were worried about it a ‘great deal.’”

That’s what has the politicians and U.N. officers on the offensive to silence scientists and defame think tanks and other organizations that have helped Americans come to the sensible conclusion that a “warming” isn’t happening and the planet’s climate is something over which they have no control.

 

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Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba, a CFACT adjunct policy analyst, writes a daily blog at factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com.

  • Dorian

    Bravo CFACT! You called it, spot on.

    What is occurring in our world today is a tidal wave of ignorance and self serving greedy people whom all have a god-complex thinking that they can determine the future and destines of all individuals around them.

    Things like democracy, reality, science based upon the scientific method, common sense and good old competition based upon merit have been taken hostage, abused and strangled into submission by the forces of mediocrity, ignorance, incompetence and idealistic fools. Take for example, look at the very photo you have in your article CFACT, see the woman in the foreground? Look carefully at her placard, note what it says “… CARS CAN RUN ON SALT WATER, METHANE FROM COWS ADDS 18% TO THE ENVIRONMENT, MORE THAN TRAFFIC IN EXISTENCE…”, so her solution? Cars are to run on salt water, talk about an imbecilic notion, and to what, get rid of our number 1 source of protein? She’s an idiot, and I’ll prove it. Take a good look at her. First of all, she’s clearly over weight, so where do she get all those carbs from? Well if she is eating pastries and bread (which she no doubt does), then her flour intake is excessive. Bousquet, P. et al. (2006), noted that 16% of methane comes from biomass burning for crops like wheat, and another further 9% of methane from rice, together comprising 25% of world out of methane. The women in the photo should eat less. And don’t get me started on cars running salt-water, why doesn’t she try it first?

    You see CFACT, the problem is basically this, we are educating people in our schools and universities philosophies that are being handed down by incompetent teachers and professors, who have built up careers on inane and useless work. Up until about the 1970’s universities were a bastion of knowledge but from about the late ’70s to now, universities are no longer centres of knowledge but are platforms for philosophies for the lazy, inept and stupid. No longer do you have to work hard to establish a sound theory based upon facts. Today, it works in reverse, come up with your delusional theory or philosophy, find a multitude of ignorant people that are usually in well supply to delude and indoctrinate by cherry picking information or data, in fact, they are so brazen that they now out-and-out lie, to convince them, and get elected and then coerce the rest of the populace. And what do you have…they call it Socialism (what idiots, they don’t even understand what Socialism is)….its pure Communism. And that’s the problem CFACT, the morons want to run the world.

    When a fat stupid women, like the one above, wearing synthetic fibre clothes based upon petroleum, that is, the same petroleum that energies our transports which she wants to be run on salt water, to transport her excess calories from fields of wheat and rice that she wishes to do away with because they necessarily need to be burnt to regenerate the soil, all because she blames the rest of the world for her poverty and ignorance, which arose out of her inability to work and earn her way through life, since she is lazy, and is so selfish and greedy of those who do work and so goes out and protests on the streets looking to justify her need to steal from others who have merited everything they have in life….then, we have Communism. Hey lady in the photo….YOU ARE A COMMUNIST NOT SOCIALIST, learn the difference!

    And that’s the problem CFACT, morons thinking they are geniuses, when in fact, they ARE morons. How do you tell a moron, especially if they are in a position of power, like the Presidency of the United States, he is a moron, and should just stay home?

    • Dorian

      Further….

      Notice how the morons never find shame in being in public with their views. When you are stupid as they are, and can say as many stupid things as they do, and still find absolutely no shame, humility or embarrassment in being a moron, then Society has a huge problem.

      This is how dangerous times begin. This is why police forces around the world are becoming more and more like the Gestapo. This is why governments around the world are becoming more and more like Communists and worse, Marxists. This is why the Justice System in the US and in many countries in Europe, specifically, Italy, France, Spain, and Greece are becoming centres of injustice and tyranny.

      The lunatics and thieves are running our institutions, and tragically they are being supported by minority groups of morons. That’s why, people don’t vote anymore. Why should you vote, when your choices are between, morons and crooks? The non-voting, intelligent majority are being slowly and indelibly scorched into servitude and poverty. If this is what the Bible meant by, “the meek shall inherit the Earth,” to hell with the Bible, and the Catholic Church too!

      Woe is the silent majority that can not vote for good, for there’s no good to choose from, since evil is now so deep in control. Woe, woe, woe.

    • hughjones

      Methane from burning?

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  • zlop

    “Both the government and liberal foundations provided millions to maintain the hoax”

    Warming by CO2, has not been found — because CO2 cools, a little.

  • dmcinc50

    Socialism SUCK’S ! These kool-aid drinking fools have no idea what their talking about, They just follow along because they think that’s the cool thing to do. Inform yourself so you can make your own choice’s.

  • Notmyfault

    Recent studies have shown asthma, in children, can be caused by the parents smoking. Didn’t Obama smoke for quite some time?

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