I have written or re-printed a number of articles on “global warming” or “climate change” over the past few years. At the least. these phrases are unproven and inconsequential, and at the worst they are the biggest fraud ever forced upon the people of Planet Earth.
This week nearly 150 world leaders gathered near Paris for what is being billed as a last-chance summit to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Here’s the simple truth about the climate change fraud show.
Regarding the conference in Paris, left-leaning NPR (National Public Radio) spokeswoman Eleanor Beardsley said about the biggest diplomatic meeting in France since 1948:
“French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius welcomed the 147 world leaders and more than 45,000 participants as he opened the U.N. climate conference. It is the first time developing nations will also commit to reducing emissions. But they will rely on funding from richer countries. 2015 is so far the hottest year on record. Scientists warn if nothing is done, the planet will suffer rising sea levels, more floods, worsening drought, water shortages, storms and other catastrophic events.”
And at the kickoff in Paris, President Barack Obama remarked, “I’ve come here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it.”
Another stop on the apology tour and soaring empty rhetoric.
Two weeks before Paris, a more truthful gathering took place in Austin, Texas on November 19th that was conveniently overlooked by NPR and the drive-by media. Here are the highlights from that conference, after which I will state the plain facts about the climate change fraud.
(Note that the scientists who came to Austin are from places like MIT and Princeton–not fringe group crazies.)
Prominent Scientists Declare Climate Claims Based On Nonsense, and Leading Us Down a False Path
By Mark Morano, Climate Depot
A team of prominent scientists gathered in Texas today at a climate summit to declare that fears of man-made global warming were “irrational” and “based on nonsense” that “had nothing to do with science.” They warned that “we are being led down a false path” by the upcoming UN climate summit in Paris.
The scientists appeared at a climate summit sponsored by the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The summit in Austin was titled: “At the Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit.”
Climate Scientist Dr. Richard Lindzen, an emeritus Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at MIT, derided what he termed climate “catastrophism.”
“Demonization of CO2 is irrational at best and even modest warming is mostly beneficial,” Lindzen said. Lindzen cautioned: “The most important thing to keep in mind is – when you ask ‘is it warming, is it cooling’, etc. — is that we are talking about something tiny (temperature changes) and that is the crucial point.”
Lindzen also challenged the oft-repeated UN claim that most of warming over past 50 years was due to mankind. “People get excited over this. Is this statement alarming? No,” Lindzen stated.
“We are speaking of small changes 0.25 Celcius would be about 51% of the recent warming and that strongly suggests a low and inconsequential climate sensitivity – meaning no problem at all,” Lindzen explained. “I urge you when looking at a graph, check the scales! The uncertainty here is tenths of a degree,” he noted.
“When someone points to this and says this is the warmest temperature on record, what are they talking about? It’s just nonsense. This is a very tiny change period. And they are arguing over hundredths of a degree when it is uncertain in tenths of a degree,” Lindzen said.
Lindzen noted that National Academy of Sciences president Dr. Ralph Cicerone has even admitted that there is no evidence for a catastrophic claims of man-made global warming.
Lindzen also featured 2006 quotes from Scientist Dr. Miike Hulme, Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, and Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, admitting that claims of a climate catastrophe were not the “language of science.”
“The discourse of catastrophe is a campaigning device,” Hulme wrote to the BBC in 2006. “The language of catastrophe is not the language of science. To state that climate change will be ‘catastrophic’ hides a cascade of value-laden assumptions which do not emerge from empirical or theoretical science,” Hulme wrote.
“Is any amount of climate change catastrophic? Catastrophic for whom, for where, and by when? What index is being used to measure the catastrophe?” Hulme continued.
Lindzen concluded his talk by saying: “Learn how to identify claims that have no alarming implications and be free to say ‘So what?’”
Princeton Physicist Dr. Will Happer, who has authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers, called policies to reduce CO2 “based on nonsense.”
“Policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. They are all based on computer models that do not work. We are being led down a false path. “Our breath is not that different from a power plant,” he continued. “To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?” he asked.
“Coal, formed from ancient CO2, is a benefit to the world. Coal is CO2 from ancient atmospheres. We are simply returning CO2 to the atmosphere from which it came when you burn coal. And it’s a good thing since it is at very low levels in the atmosphere. We are in a CO2 famine. It is very, very low,” Happer explained.
Happer continued: “CO2 will be beneficial and crop yields will increase. “More CO2 will be a very significant benefit to agriculture,” he added. Happer then showed a picture of polluted air in China with the caption: “Real pollution in Shanghai.”
“If you can see it, it’s not CO2. “If plants could vote, they would vote for coal.” Happer also rebutted the alleged 97% consensus. “97% of scientists have often been wrong on many things,” he said.
Ecologist and Greenpeace founding member Dr. Patrick Moore discussed the benefits of rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “Let’s celebrate CO2! “We know for absolute certain that carbon dioxide is the stuff of life, the foundation for life on earth,” Moore said.
“We are dealing with pure political propaganda that has nothing to do with science,” he continued. “The deserts are greening from rising CO2.”
There you have it from some honest, eminent scientists.
Why then the climate change circus in Paris? Here are the real reasons for this scientific charade:
1. It is being led by the United Nations to promote one world governance that will regulate the planet. Never trust the UN on anything consequential. The UN is anti-American. anti-freedom and controlled by tyrants.
2. It is a new way to raise taxes which are in short supply in many national economies. Governments already tax your purchases, income, property, vehicles, and dozens of other things, but Big Government needs more to satisfy its voracious appetite. Global taxes on carbon is their new windfall (no pun intended).
3. One of liberalism’s normal scare tactics is to make “the folks” feel guilty about their actions (driving cars that are too big or not having enough solar panels), then coming to the rescue to “solve the problem.” The elites think they are smarter than the people (free markets). They are almost always wrong.
4. The essence of the “Paris Plan” is to transfer billions of dollars from the wealthy economies of the world to the non-productive poorer nations. This global income redistribution scheme won’t really elevate the poor (global free markets would do that) but rather raise prices and lower living standards in the West.
5. It is a means to the end of controlling the world. And you know who is behind control (tyranny): Satan’s kingdom of darkness.
You also know who is behind liberty and freedom: God’s eternal kingdom of light and love.
Let’s reject once and for all the climate change fraud. Maybe we can then concentrate on fighting evil in the world, bringing poorer nations into the blessings of freedom and prosperity, and pointing people to Jesus.
He never changes.