By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow
Back in June I commented:
Several people have asked whether there seems to be a concerted effort to restart the publicís wise, rapidly dwindling concern about man-made global warming. The answer is a big yes. This behavior was predicted by Leon Festinger in his book about cultism “When Prophecies Fail” back in the 1950s. Expect the level of rhetoric and anger and a stream of garbage reports along with attacks on skeptics to increase. The public should rise up against the co-conspirators in the media, academia and government who attempting to increase their power and control over all our lives through the BIG LIE.
As further proof of their guilt, see how the board of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has issued a statement demanding that all attacks on global warming advocates cease. Sorry boys, we are just warming up (no pun intended). Joe Romm was voted a fellow of the AAAS which should speak volumes.
Climate Change Skeptics United at the annual Heartland Conference. Heartland Institute communications director Jim Lakely said itís a “myth” that only skeptics are invited to the conference. President of the Pacific Institute, Peter Gleick, who supports the findings behind man-induced climate change, said he wouldn’t consider attending.
“I go to many meetings as it is, and the interesting science is being done elsewhere,” he said on a “pre-buttal” conference call hosted by the Center For American Progress. “This is not a science conference, it’s a political conference. It’s a way for a small community - and I would argue a diminishing community - to get together in a self-support kind of way. There is no science that’s going to be discussed there that’s new or that’s interesting ... it’s just not worth a real scientistís time.”
So Peter then you had no reason not to attend. The Center for American Progress with lefty extremists Joe Romm and John Podesta and funded by George Soros is not a politically driven organization? Pleeeze.
Then Al Gore went on a rant about skepticsÖ calling all alternative natural factors ‘bullshit’. He may not know much at all about climate, but he is a bullshit expert as the UK court found. He went on a follow up interview comparing skepticism to racism.
Al Gore, John Podesta and Joe Romm have been playing the extreme weather game. With one after another inconvenient fact keeps invalidating their theory amnd models like global temperatures declining for a decade, US winter cooling at an alarming 4.13F/decade rate, sea levels actually falling instead of accelerating, and ocean heat content in the tropics where the climate models say the heat is being stored show no trend for 32 years, they divert your attention on the extreme weather - the record cold, record snow, tornadoes, floods and droughts and even hurricanes as proof that CO2 was causing climate disruption. Each of which are signs of a cooling earth.
And another George Soros mouthpiece, pseudo climatologist Heidi Cullen of Soros supported Climate Central says the billion dollar storms this year are certain proof of a warming world (even if the earth is really cooling). See also Seth Borentsein claim all the extremes are proof of global warrming and Steve Goddard’s response here.
A real climatologist would know super La Ninas and a slumbering sun lead to rapid global cooling result in bitter winter cold, heavy winter snows, spring snowmelt and storm flooding, drought in the southern plains, tornadoes in the Ohio Valley and south in spring, summer heat waves and late summer and fall hurricanes. In fact we used these natural drivers to predict every one of the extreme threats. No CO2 need apply.
And importantly to drive another nail in the AGW coffin as the Washington Times reported: “It turns out the sun’s cosmic rays play a commanding role in atmospheric cloud formation and thus surface temperatures. This is according to research in the Aug. 25 edition of the journal Nature by scientists at the prestigious CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. In a CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets) experiment, specialists fired a beam of energy from the lab’s Proton Synchrotron accelerator into a chamber filled with gases that approximated the composition of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The findings are a strong indication that cosmic rays striking the planet have a similar effect on atmospheric chemicals and stimulate the creation of clouds. For dogmatists who believe humans are heating the earth by allowing so-called “greenhouse gases” to billow into the atmosphere, countervailing evidence indicating the sun plays a primary role in climate change is a faith-shaker. This is akin to saying “God is dead”. Don’t expect Gore, Romm or Podesta or Cullen to acknowledge what the honest scientists have found except perhaps with their typical ad hominem attacks.
Watch the level of rhetoric rise further as the alarmists try and protect their lottery winnings and the greens push harder to get their agenda through before the public gives up on hope and change and opts for the right change and sensible economic and energy policy alternatives.
You see Al Gore, the NGOs, the world’s governments and corporations that hoped to benefot from the green agenda and the well meaning idealists who want to ‘save the planet’ unwittingly have spread great misery through unemployment and skyrocketing energy costs that have resulted from their efforts to subsidize so called renewable energy sources that are not cost effective like ethanol, wind and solar. Countries like Spain that went hog wild after solar and wind, drove away industry - with 2.2 jobs lost for every green job created made worse by the reality that only 1 in 10 green job was permanant. Unemployement skyrocketed to over 20%. Not a single fossil fuel plant has been closed in Spain, Denmark, Italy (where 3.4 real jobs were lost for every green job) or Great Britain because the wind doesn’t always blow and sun shines at best part time. Fossil fuel was neeed as back up. In the less efficient back up modes, the amount of C02 increased 33-50%. In the UK, where wind farmes were supposed to deliver up to 19% of the electricity needs, 0.4% was the actual contribution during the second coldest December since the Little Ice Age in 1659 last year. 26% of the population in Wales are in energy poverty and many penshiners in the UK are being forced to choose between heating and eating, a number which will increase further as the UK energy minister Huhne is still pushing for drastic reduction in CO2, a benefical gas that promises perhaps a doubling of energy costs the next decade. This kind of nonsense will be coming to your country or state if you let the enviro agenda succeed.
I was an environmentalist (still am) when there were real issues with air and water pollution. Now they have moved onto a Ponzi scheme with the aid of greedy politicians, scientists and corporations to target an essential and benefical gas that has no measureable impact on climate or health. We need clean air and water, but the EPA should be defanged. Their proposed agenda will cost millions of jobs and a loss of 10% of our current electricity sources when we need mroe electivity to grow our economy and create jobs and productivity. I will continue to fight real pollution of our air and water but speak out against the CO2 control agenda. See this growing effort to show CO2’s non critical role in climate change. See here how there is a backlash against the green energy policies beginning in the UK.