Climate skeptics face Senate inquisition

By |2016-07-18T15:31:06+00:00July 18th, 2016|CFACT Insights|9 Comments

alwhitehouseGalileo has lots of modern-day companions. Woe be unto those who dare to doubt that the sun orbits around Planet Gore as pontiffs of doom have decreed.

That’s exactly the 17th Century time warp scenario that played out last week on the Senate floor as Chief Inquisitor Sheldon Whitehouse (D, RI) and 18 fellow jurists intoned judgments against dozens of organizations for sins of “denial blocking action on climate.” Most of those sinful deniers are nonprofit conservative think tanks, including several that I am sinfully very proud to associate with.

And nope, like most of those other sinful deniers, I don’t get paid to think in any tank.

The purpose of this floor show was to vilify and intimidate a hit list for the Democratic drafting committee’s unanimously adopted platform calling for the Department of Justice to investigate those who disagree with their jihad against climate alarm-driven energy regulatory policies.

That position follows legal actions against ExxonMobil by attorneys general from California, Massachusetts, New York, and the Virgin Islands which demand that the company turn over decades of correspondence with a lengthy fishing trip listing of other suspected climate crisis skeptics.

The drafting committee ordained that all fossil fuel use must be banished by 2050. Its high priests include noted alarmist climate billmckactivist and co-founder Bill McKibben and Carol Browner, who directed President Barack Obama’s White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy.

Their summary report states: “Moving beyond the ‘all of the above’ energy approach in the 2012 platform, the 2016 platform draft re-frames the urgency of climate change as a central challenge of our time, already impacting American communities and calling for generating 50% clean electricity within the next 10 years.”

They are already making great strides. Just as the President Obama promised, in the interest of ending billions of years of climate change the coal industry, which has provided 18% of America’s primary fuel, is now bankrupt.

That’s only the beginning. While previously touting natural gas as a lower emission bridge fuel to renewables, Sierra Club’s “Beyond Dirty Fuels” campaign leader Lena Moffitt told S&P Global Market Intelligence: “We are doing everything we can to bring the same expertise that we brought to taking down the coal industry and coal-fired power in this country to taking on gas in the same way.”

The idea, of course, is to save America — the world — from dreaded climate change by switching away from “dirty” plant-fertilizing CO2 emissions to clean, renewable “alternatives.”

In other words, by regulating companies that provide more than 80% of our primary energy out of business and raising subsidies sky-high for windmills and sunbeams that provide 4%, we will be able to reduce global temperatures by an estimated 0.03º Celsius before the next century.

How do they know? Well, because that’s what “settled science” based upon infallible computer models and divine authority “consensus” tells us to believe.

glaciersYes, even Armageddon doubters realize that climate really does change, and that global mean temperatures have been warming in fits and starts since the little ice age ended about 150 years ago. Nevertheless, despite ballyhooed “record high” atmospheric CO2 concentrations, other than entirely natural 1998 and 2015 ocean El Niño spikes, satellite and weather balloon measurements show no statistically significant global warming for nearly two decades.

We’re also not supposed to pay any heed to U.S. surface records obtained from the most reliable thermometer stations — those not corrupted by local “heat island” influences such as instrument relocations, urban developments or other man-made changes — which show no appreciable warming over the past 80 years.

In addition, ignore the fact that there have been more all-time U.S. cold records than heat records since the 1940s. And don’t believe your lyin’ eyes that tell you regarding that “extreme weather” we’ve been warned about that no category 3-5 hurricanes have struck the U.S. coast since October 2005, setting a century-long record lull since 1900.

In fact, NOAA and even the UN’s alarmist IPCC have admitted that there have been no increases in the severity or frequency of droughts, floods, thunderstorms, or tornadoes in decades.

Nobel Physics laureate Ivar Giaever has called global warming (aka, climate change) alarmism a “new religion” . . . a temple built on grounds of faith rather than upon scientific foundations. In this church, all unfortunate events that occur are attributed to human causation. Eco-elitist doom prophets and profiteers perpetrate dogma and intimidation to extract offerings of penance in exchange for promised salvation from fossil-fueled hellfire.

Future historians will reflect upon this unscientific aberration of our age as highly reminiscent of a time nearly four centuries ago when Galileo hopelessly protested when forced to recant his direct observations,“and yet it moves.” Just as the sun doesn’t orbit around the earth, perpetual world climate changes don’t cycle around earthlings either.

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  1. Brin Jenkins July 19, 2016 at 5:19 AM

    Give a proper explanation of the C02 molecule and its exact function, this is owed and long overdue. The model software must be beyond any suspicion of bias, the data source must also be made available in unmodified verifiable form. In short an unbiased audit needs to take place on claims and data.

    • cc July 19, 2016 at 12:45 PM

      lotsa luck on that

      • Brin Jenkins July 21, 2016 at 11:25 AM

        Exactly, this is why we done get questions answered,

        • Dew Free July 23, 2016 at 4:19 AM

          it certainly is idiotic to expect to make sense out of idiocy.There is absolutely no way to prove their claims.They can not do it.the only avenue they have to is to conduct heresy trials and the only way to obtain any conviction is to install those whom will not conduct fair trials.The fact that these people have gotten this far with this crap shows that someone very powerful and evil is behind it all.How these heresy trials are going on during Republican majority is baffling at best.No wonder they are so intent on going after the people guns.What would go on i wonder if the people did not have guns at all.I can not believe my ears and eye’s that these people are not now hanging from telephone poles all across the land.I can not believe that the people have not organized against this nonsense.Scientist must really be afraid to speak out directly against this garbage.Be very glad that there is such a thing as militia.The peoples army.

    • Cass Moret July 21, 2016 at 1:09 PM

      Do you know about the “scientists” at the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University, UK? See “Climate Change: The Facts,” ed by Alan Moran and “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science” by Tim Ball

  2. Dew Free July 23, 2016 at 4:09 AM

    Rome wants it’s taxes no matter what and the absolute destruction of anything that is not absolute Communism.Free anything will be gone before long and the slavers will have their revenge on the free thinkers and freedom loving people.The founders are rolling in their graves for sure.I am sure the founders from the other side of life are looking for a way to fire a broadside .It is without any doubt in my mind that these AGW are slavers.If they have their way ,there will be no oil or natural gas or electricity for mankind.only middle age persecutions and the poor will be killed for just being poor.How i ask did these slavers become rich ,if it were not for oil and natural gas and coal.They work for the absolute evil and their plan is nothing less than evil.They are true communist in every respect of the word.The people will soon be without arms to defend themselves from the slavers.

  3. 5lonedogs July 23, 2016 at 7:38 AM

    if you’re a climatologist or wannabe , it is in your best interest($$$) to agree and collect all of the funding available to investigate this terrible scourge of civilization… meanwhile CO2 has gone from 0.03% to 0.04% atmospheric concentration during the last century… that is 1 molecule increase in every 10,000 Makes sense to me!!! right…

  4. Dano2 July 25, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    Energy companies misleading a la Big Tobacco: skeptics.

    Cool story, bro.



  5. Sam Pyeatte August 14, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Claiming humans can control the climate is so much like the Sun orbiting the Earth, and witches causing bad weather and famine. Nuts like McKibben (or McKibble) are mentally no different than those during the Inquisition all those years ago. Little has changed with fanatics – they keep repeating (dark) history.

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