National Academies gear up climate alarmism

By |2018-01-11T11:33:03+00:00January 11th, 2018|Climate|12 Comments

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) are going org-wide in their frenzy to promote climate change alarmism. They call it the Climate Communications Initiative and it is pure propaganda.

Here is how the Academies explain it: “The National Academies are establishing a new Climate Communications Initiative (CCI) to coordinate efforts across the institution to facilitate rapid and effective communication of evidence-based insights to an attentive public and critical decision makers. CCI will leverage consensus reports and ongoing activities across the depth and breadth of scientific disciplines housed at the National Academies to offer a suite of authoritative and objective materials and engagement opportunities.

As we know, the bogus word “consensus” is code for climate alarmism, since there is no actual consensus regarding the threat of human caused climate change. The stated purpose of the CCI is thus purely political, namely influencing public opinion and “critical decision makers.”

The latest phase of this alarmist initiative is the creation of a CCI Advisory Committee. This is how NASEM operates; it is run by advisory committees, which act more like boards of directors.

The press release makes this pretty clear, saying this: “The Advisory Committee will help to develop a strategic plan for the initiative and provide guidance in implementing the plan. The committee will be chaired by David Titley, professor of practice in meteorology and founding director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at the Pennsylvania State University and former Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy. Full roster available here. The group will hold its first public meeting March 6-7, 2018, in Washington, DC, details TBD. Public sessions will be webcast.”

Titley has become one of the leading climate alarmists, frequently testifying for the Democrats in Congressional hearings. That he created a Center for Solutions to Climate Risk says it all. That there is any risk from human caused climate change has yet to be demonstrated.

The Advisory Committee membership is an interesting mix. For example it includes someone from Scientific American, which long ago succumbed to climate alarmism. No doubt they are advising on how to reach the popular science audience.

There is also someone from Achieve, Inc., which is a heavyweight in K-12 education. Achieve has been the central station for developing the widely adopted Next Generation Science Standards, which stress teaching the doctrine of human caused climate change. This member is probably advising on how to reach children.

There is even someone from Exxon-Mobile’s Engineering Company. This is a bit of a surprise, given that Exxon’s CEO is presently the skeptical President Trump’s Secretary of State. Plus Exxon used to actively support American’s right to use gasoline.

However, Exxon has been under a lot of legal pressure to go green on climate change. For that matter they may well be interested in the engineering side of saving us from the fabricated threat of climate change, given that the cost estimates are staggering. In fact NASEM has a major initiative going on in so-called “engineering solutions” to the bogus threat of climate change.

I can find no information about who funds the CCI, but one of the Advisory Committee members is from NOAA, which is the lead alarmist agency in the Federal Government. I would not be surprised to find federal funding here, given that is NASEM’s principal income source.

By way of example, NASEM just brought out a big report saying that NOAA, NASA and the USGS should get big bucks to develop new space-based environmental observing systems. Of course the supposed threat of human caused climate change is offered as a major reason for needing this stuff. The point is that the study was funded by, you guessed it, NOAA, NASA and the USGS.

The National Academies operate under an 1863 (war measures) Congressional Charter. They are supposed to provide objective advice to the US Government, not to promote policies of their own choosing. But clearly in the case of climate alarmism they have become rampant activists. In fact their climate change website’s URL is “America’s Climate Choices.”

When it comes to climate change, the National Academies can no longer be trusted.

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12 Comments

  1. Derek January 11, 2018 at 10:56 AM

    Time for the President, or Scott Pruitt to turn off the funding tap. Put the funding into the Red/Blue debates instead!

  2. Anon Anon January 11, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    How do these clowns explain previews warm and cold periods? They can’t or won’t.

  3. MikeW January 11, 2018 at 4:38 PM

    Global Warming of Doom doomsters are self-deluded, or they are part of the scam to enrich themselves with government money to endlessly fight “climate change”. They don’t need to win the fight, or even show any progress against it, as long as they remain ideologically committed to it. And the government money will keep flowing to them as long as people are taken in by the scam.

  4. Li D January 11, 2018 at 10:50 PM

    Dont trust the scientists eh Dave. In fact all evidence points to the idea you dont even understand the science.
    Dont tust the medical mob.
    Dont trust engineers.
    Dont trust meteorological mob.
    Dont trust the US Navy.
    Dont trust bloody NASA.
    I got one query for you paranoid loons.
    Who do you trust?

    • Li D January 11, 2018 at 10:58 PM

      Oh, and you muppets dont trust BoM and CSIRO either. Which are part of my government. Who are yank allies in defence and many other matters.
      You dont trust your own government and you dont trust mine.
      Traitorous cockgoblins.

    • Ian5 January 11, 2018 at 11:16 PM

      The issue is not really about trust or his understanding of science. Rather, it’s about a disinformation professional who is being paid to write unsubstantiated rubbish articles to intentionally mislead readers, sow mistrust and promote silly conspiracy theories.

      • Li D January 11, 2018 at 11:38 PM

        Mmmm well I must say I cant disagree with your assessment.
        Cant think that in a place full of patriotic nationalistic people, ie yankland, professional disinformers working against the militaries longterm strategies would be very popular.
        But I cant imagine the american military takes loons, even american loons, seriously. They just get on with the job.
        I appreciate the reply Ian5.

    • David Wojick January 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM

      There are lots of skeptics in all of these groups, just not at the National Academies, whose alarmist activism puts them out of compliance with their Congressional charter.

      • Li D January 13, 2018 at 5:22 PM

        You should do a bit on insurance companies and what they reckon.
        It would fit a conspiracist mindset perfectly and you can add the companies to the communist UN NASA science community conspiracy. Your fans will love it.

        • David Wojick January 14, 2018 at 11:26 AM

          Good idea! Insurance companies love alarmism because they get to charge bigger premiums for things that may never happen. Munich Re is the leader in hyping alarmism.

          Plus now there is a green scheme for US and other developed country taxpayers to but climate insurance for 400 million people in developing countries. I am not making this up. At $100 per person that is $40 billion a year in wealth transfers, all via insurance companies.

          But I do not consider climate alarmism (or communism) to be a conspiracy. They are (or were) mass movements, with millions of adherents (like you in the case of alarmism). Conspiracies are less dangerous..

          • Li D January 14, 2018 at 6:02 PM

            Im glad you like the idea ( it somewhat confirms i have a pretty good understanding of your deranged mindset ) and will look forward to a potential future article from you.

            • BigWaveDave January 24, 2018 at 6:48 PM

              What is it exactly about AGW/climate change that makes it so attractive to you?

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