The biggest problem isn’t that the Earth has too many rich people, or too many people altogether. Rather, is that there are so many poor tragic victims of largely UN-orchestrated, climate-crisis premised, anti-carbon energy starvation policies.
The extreme scenarios put forth at the New York climate summit continue to be revealed as fantasy. A new research paper concludes that climate sensitivity to CO2 is far less than the UN proclaimed.
World leaders -- other than Barack Obama -- are ignoring the United Nations as it tries very hard to promote the New York City climate conference as a major event. Meanwhile, President Obama and his coterie have been taking great pains not to alienate their antiwar base while plotting air strikes against the Islamic State that the President says is not Islamic.
Countries like India and China are boycotting the UN's climate conference in New York largely because the UN is much more interested in justifying its fear-mongering than in solving the real-world problems facing developing nations today. The sacrosanct UN models are unreliable, even dead wrong, and yet the UN continues to impose severe restrictions on development that is not tied to so-called renewable energy with little concern over the near-term health and welfare of hundreds of millions of people living without electricity, running water, or other amenities that most Westerners take for granted.
The lies that governments, the United Nations, and the International Monetary Fund tell about the climate are about the money they can extract from citizens who must be kept frightened enough to pay taxes on their use of energy.
The Margarita Declaration is an extremely sour note in the history of the United Nations -- declaring that the only way to protect the climate is to destroy the capitalist system. The world of course would have to be led by a massive central governing body -- the UN itself, of course!
Larry Bell finds that there is "not even a smidgen of evidence" to support the theory of climate change caused by carbon dioxide as a major threat to humanity. Indeed, an EPA internal report acknowledges that "there is no particular reason to rush into decisions based upon a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data.”
Alan Caruba gives a huge plug to Heartland Institute and its 9th International Conference on Climate Change -- which convenes July 7-9 in Las Vegas. Bet you won't hear much about this even on the nightly news.
Swiss geologist Dr. Christian Schluchter has found new evidence indicating that the Alps were pretty much glacier-free about 4,000 years ago, disproving long-accepted theories of climate alarmists that these glaciers only began retreating in the mid-19th Century. He also notes the Alps were nearly glacier-free again just 2,000 years ago, and notes that the current decline preceded the injection of extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In response to negative reactions to his findings, Dr. Schluchter suggested that the reputation of science is becoming more and more damaged as politics and money gain influence over scientists.
With the President and the unaccountable regulatory agencies joined by the Supreme Court in declaring Congress to be irrelevant in governing America, it is time for Congress to raise itself up from the dead and reestablish itself as the sole creator of new laws. Given that too many in Congress have gone along with this massive Presidential (and regulatory) power grab, this may require sweeping out a lot of dead wood from both chambers.
Dennis Avery crows that even the environmental movement is seeking his support for ending ethanol mandates. And why not? Scientists have shown that the incentives for corn ethanol have resulted in conversion of 24 million acres of grassland, wetland, and shrubland to corn from 2008 to 2011 alone. Moreover, these policies have raised costs for dairy, livestock, and poultry farmers and thus for consumers nationwide.
Dennis Avery cites the historical record of miniature ice ages that have created hard times for people, and the warming cycles that have benefited human, animal, and plant life. Indeed, Avery concludes that "misguided opposition to biotechnology, fossil fuels,and increased atmospheric carbon dioxide could very well condemn millions of people to malnutrition and starvation, and numerous wildlife species to extinction."
The Obama Administration is used to lying about nearly everything, so why not lie and claim that recent weather events are unprecedented, the sky is falling, and the seas are rising? Surely no mainstream "journalist" will challenge any of these claims! But real scientists do! And people are beginning to believe the truth and to doubt the veracity and even the intentions of the liars.
"What is perhaps most worrying is the increased tendency of pseudo-science in climate research." Which is more troubling, that Dr. Lennart Bengtsson was bullied and slandered, or that the warming crowd suppressed publication of his conclusion that climate computer models are inaccurate? If temperature observations show climate sensitivity to CO2 to be far less than is programmed into the models, does this not demand scientific publication?
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is chock full of alarmist statements not supported by science. So what else is new? CFACT advisor Larry Bell notes, among other things, that the Earth is some 14% greener than it was 30 years ago, thanks largely to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.