Looking back based on what we know now it is amazing how cocksure Mann and his sycophants were about global warming. If it wasn’t knowing and purposeful fraud from the beginning — like the Piltdown Man Hoax — then the magnitude of the departure from discipline and principle is an incredible embarrassment for science.
Serious thinkers awoke to the assault on reason. After skeptics exposed AGW as a hoax the scare tactics surrounding the energy power-grab in America amount to nothing more than superstition-based Leftist politics and marketing liberal utopianism to those who demand something for nothing. That is what is behind the desire to rebrand global warming hysteria cum climate change hysteria cum disastrous global climate disruption hysteria to its final resting place: climate weirding.
The key to what the alarmists are hiding lies deep in the oceans (and lakes and terrestrial clays). To understand what is going on, it is helpful to first understand that global warming alarmists must assume that GCMs are correct. Accordingly, when ‘global warming’ stopped years ago that fact had to be ignored. Then it was necessary for the alarmists to play with the numbers but meanwhile even the UHI-corrupted land-based measures ceased being helpful to the alarmists.
Early on in the making of the hoax past declines like the Little Ice Age (LIA) — as well as previous warming periods like the Medieval Warm Period (WMP) — were simply hidden. Soon they were rediscoverd. Then came all of the attempts to marginalize the scope of these major Earthly events as being simply regional instead of ubiquitous. There never was, of course, any good reason for concealing the actual facts about the LIA and the WMP or any of the other previous cooling and warming periods except that these were inconvenient facts for the global warming alarmists to deal with.
And, we’ve seen a similar trope with the cooling oceans. We first have ignorance of the cooling and then corruption of the facts to obscure existence of the cooling and then trying to find a reason why the cooling is not significant.
So now it is largely conceded among those who pretend to any amount of credibility on the subject of global warming that the oceans have been cooling for a decade. And we know that there is no ‘global warming’ during a period in time when the oceans are cooling.
Since they still cannot abandon GCMs, global warming alarmists must cling to a belief that predicted global warming is still happening but it is hiding. Hence, the Earth is still warming globally but it cannot be detected because the heat that is building up is hidden somewhere deep in the oceans. And, that is what Trenbreth and others are telling us.
This latest idea of the global warming alarmists has been described as being akin to ‘climate porn.’ The evolution in the AGW hoax and current fearmongering tactics can be summed up very simply. The global warming alarmists are now saying that the warming is real but the heat is hiding — haunting our future — and, when if does finally rise to the surface of the Earth, all hell is gong to break loose. Or, to put it more ‘scientifically’ for consumption by the mainstream media, the global warming alarmists are now predicting ‘disastrous global climate disruption,’ heralded by any weird weather event you may happen to hear about.
In other words, the global warming alarmists have given up. They’re like pickpockets in a nudist colony. They know they cannot make their case. The global warming hoax has evolved to the point now where it has the credibility of earthquake prediction science. The official ‘science’ of the global warming alarmist community is simply to pray for catastrophe and then point. The only real ‘consensus’ that exists, now that George Bush is through kicking alarmists’ cans, is for all of the blame-Bush UN-approved buttboys to simply blame capitalism for whatever Nature may bring our way.