I wrote this post over three years ago, but I never posted it. I have no idea why. It seems even more important today.
I have no idea if the links still work, but I suspect that most of them still do.
Obama campaigned that in five days, we will fundamentally transform the United States of America, and the supporters at his rally in Chicago cheered. Why would anyone wish to fundamentally transform the most successful experiment in self-governance in the history of mankind? A country which was formed in a grand compromise which guaranteed individual sovereignty and rights, as well as the 13 former British Colonies who were now States coming together to create a limited federal government which guaranteed the rights of the People and of the States freedom and liberty with safe guards in place to prevent our federal government from encroaching upon our basic, God-given rights?
The wisdom of our Constitutional Republic that our Founders agreed to in our Constitution unleashed nearly two hundred years of progress and technological advancement with little government intervention that those brave souls didn’t even dream of. When government is limited, man’s creativity is unleashed. Our noble experiment created the most prosperous nation in history, and we changed the world.
A 16 YO says: “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.”
I say, whose fault is it that she “feels fear”? I suggest it is solely due to a politicized scientific hoax perpetuated by politicians and educators in order to institute even more central government control by the ruling class over peoples lives and life-style. Of course, at 16, she is obviously too ignorant to realize that.
Our planet has not warmed significantly over the last two decades. It has pretty much flat-lined, in fact. That doesn’t stop the warming alarmists from spreading lies as fact, with the result that our youth are getting worked up into a panicked frenzy. It’s a marxist trap.
Our earth has been warming for roughly the last four or five hundred years after emerging from the Little Ice Age. That is a good thing too. Many geologists and climatologists say that we are over-due for another little ice age, and that is far more scary to me than a degree or two of warming over the next century.
Do you want to eliminate green house gases? We’d all be dead, life on earth would cease to exist. 95% of GHG is simply water vapor. You know, clouds. Vegetation loves CO2 as well. It is not a pollutant, CO2 is the basis for life on earth. Animals, including mammals like us, eat carbon-based stuff, inhale oxygen, and oxidize the food which is exactly the same as a bonfire, in order to use the nutrients and energy contained. We exhale CO2 as a by-product.
Plants, on the other hand, strip the carbon out of CO2 as a food source, and release the O2, oxygen. Plants love CO2. It’s the circle of life, literally. While we have been increasing CO2 from 300 PPM to 400 PPM, commercial greenhouses typically increase CO2 to 1200 PPM. Our planet earth has seen many times with much higher levels of CO2 than 400 PPM.
It would be a good thing if we end the man-caused global scare-mongering concerning this issue. Now.
Our Dear Leader has recently threatened to take on limiting carbon emissions through regulatory agencies, since Congress “won’t act”. I’d like to remind everybody that a Democratic controlled Senate refused to ratify Kyoto years ago by a vote of 99-0.
Many, if not most people believe than man is on the road to causing catastrophic global warming, after all, Al Gore, Barack Obama and legions of others tell us incessantly that the science is settled, why there is even scientific “consensus”, even though the very concept of scientific consensus is antithetical to the concept of science itself.
Climate Forcing! Feedbacks, The PDO and The AMO! Aerosols, Greenhouse gases, the Sun and the Clouds, oh my! Don’t forget La Nina and el Nino, the Little Ice Age, and the Medieval Warming Period, to say nothing of cows belching and farting…and especially politics!
Here is my RichTAkes! on Anthropogenic Global Warming!
(as always, my comments appear in cayenne, and the use of a flash-blocker to disable auto-play is recommended due to multiple embedded vids.)
“It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. (Montford’s book organizes the facts very well.) I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion.”
Perhaps the preeminent US climate scientist, Lindzen was Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was lead author of Chapter 7, ‘Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,’ of the IPCC Third Assessment Report on climate change.
One of the most telling features of climate science is just how few climate scientists changed their minds as the evidence changed. The pause in global temperature in the last 15 years or so has been unexpected. Now we know why:
“We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message.”
these guys developed Project Thin Thread, which merely listened for keywords and known terrorists without collecting everything. It worked and it came in at a fraction of the cost, which may be why the NSA did not adopt it.
the war on coal, which is coming in earnest, thanks to Obama’s unilateral seizure of even more power in the name of “climate change” is really a war on them, their wallets, their earnings, and ultimately their futures.