Phil BrennanEtherzoneThursday, February 8, 2007
There's a very simple question that the global warming scaremongers don't seem to be able to answer in a straightforward, credible manner.
It has to do with the current refrigeration of much of the United States and the claims of the global warming alarmists which appear to be very much at odds.
According to the propaganda campaign being hammered at the people of the world, the polar ice cap is melting and the polar regions are on the verge of becoming a tropical paradise.
I would like to know how, if the polar regions are warming, they able to bestow Arctic weather upon much of the U.S. as they are currently doing?
If the Arctic is the planet's refrigeration system and if that system is losing its coolant due to global warming, how can it continue to bless the U.S. with cold fronts that continue to break records for their severity?
The lame excuse the alarmists provide is that Oh well, climate is measured over the long term, you see, and over a year's time the climate is seen as getting warmer, despite the frigid temperatures seen in the winter, which are merely temporary.
That's called "begging the question."
In an e-mail promoting a new book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming" the Conservative Book Updates from Human Events Book Service had the following wisdom to impart: "For decades, environmentalism has been the Left's best excuse for increasing government control over our actions in ways both large and small. It's for Mother Earth! It's for the children! It's for the whales! But until now, the doomsday-scenario environmental scares they've trumped up haven't been large enough to give the sinister prize they want most of all: total control of American politics, economic activity, and even individual behavior. With global warming, however, greenhouse gasbags can argue that auto emissions in Ohio threaten people in Paris, and that only global government can tackle such problems. National sovereignty? Democracy? Forget it: global warming has now brought the Left closer to global government, statism, and the eradication of individual rights than it has ever been before."
In that book, CBC reports that author Christopher C. Horner explains why, although Al Gore and his cronies among the media elites and UN globalists endlessly bleat that 'global warming' is an unprecedented global crisis, they really think of it as a dream come true.
"Global warming is the ideal scare campaign for those who are doing all they can to secure strict control over society, business, and the minutest details of individual life." As Horner explains, "if global warming really were as bad as the Leftist doomsayers insist it is, then no policy imaginable could 'solve' it … no matter how much we sacrifice there would still be more to do. That makes global warming the bottomless well of excuses for the relentless growth of Big Government."
Writing in Canada's National Post February 5, Timothy Ball addresses the strong-arm tactics employed by the environmentalist left. Dr. Ball, Chairman of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project and a former professor of climatology at the University of Winnipeg, Canada recalls what happened to him when he spoke out against the global warming hoax.
"What I have experienced in my personal life during the last years makes me understand why most people choose not to speak out; job security and fear of reprisals. Even in University, where free speech and challenge to prevailing wisdoms are supposedly encouraged, academics remain silent."
Dr. Ball recalls that he once got a three page letter from an academic colleague telling him he had no right to say what he was saying, especially in public lectures.
He was also accused by Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki of being in the pay of oil companies. "That is a lie. Apparently he thinks if the fossil fuel companies pay you have an agenda. So if Greenpeace, Sierra Club or governments pay there is no agenda and only truth and enlightenment?
What did Dr. Ball say that got him in such trouble with some of his colleagues?
Just this: " Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist. And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth. But few listen, despite the fact that I was the first Canadian Ph.D. in Climatology and I have an extensive background in climatology, especially the reconstruction of past climates and the impact of climate change on human history and the human condition. Few listen, even though I have a Ph.D, (Doctor of Science) from the University of London, England and that for 32 years I was a Professor of Climatology at the University of Winnipeg. "
Politicians are being listened to, however wrote Dr. Ball, even though most of them have no knowledge or understanding of science, especially the science of climate and climate change. Hence, they are in no position to question a policy on climate change when it threatens the entire planet. Moreover, using fear and creating hysteria makes it very difficult to make calm rational decisions about issues needing attention."
In recent weeks we have seen environmentalist wackos issuing fatwas against any scientist who dares to contradict their propaganda, demanding they be exiled from the scientific community and tried in international courts.
For example, The Weather Channel’s most prominent climatologist Heidi Cullen, advocated that broadcast meteorologists be stripped of their scientific certification if they express skepticism about predictions of manmade catastrophic global warming.
Appearing on the Larry King Show January 31, MIT's professor of atmospheric science Dr. Richard Lindzen spoke about the widely touted scientific report issued by the UN's Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and allegedly the work of 2,500 scientists insisting that it's 90 percent certain that global warming is man-made.
In fact, Dr. Lindzen explained, all that was issued last Friday was a summary for policymakers that is not prepared by scientists. "It's not 2,500 people offering their consensus, I participated in that. Each person who is an author writes one or two pages in conjunction with someone else. They travel around the world several times a year for several years to write it and the summary for policymakers has the input of about 13 of the scientists, but ultimately, it is written by representatives of governments, of environmental organizations like the Union of Concerned Scientists, and industrial organizations, each seeking their own benefit."
Added Lindzan about the whole global warming scare "I think it's mainly just like little kids locking themselves in dark closets to see how much they can scare each other and themselves."
Then there is this juicy story about the lengths to which the globalbaloneyists will go to convince the world it is tottering on the brink of a cataclysm.
The pro-global warming BBC reported that "rising seas, caused by global warming have for the first time washed an inhabited island of the face of the earth". According to BBC "The obliteration of Lohachara island, in India’s part of the Sundarbans where the Ganges and the Brahmaputra rivers empty into the Bay of Bengal, marks the moment when one of the most apocalyptic predictions of environmentalists and climate scientists has started coming true."
According to TheNewsisNowPublic.com the story was a hoax. BBC didn't bother to mention that Lohachare Island disappeared 22 years ago and that the entire region of The Sundarbans is a river delta or that the disappearance of the island has been attributed to erosion, not global warming.
All of this provides solid evidence that Christopher C. Horner is right on target in his charge that the whole global warming business is nothing but pure politics - a means by which the left can take control of just about every human activity worldwide.
The real purpose behind the Global Warming movement is the establishment of a world socialist order under the control of the United Nations.
Global warming is what I've been saying it is since 1997: a lot of globaloney.