“I think math, common sense, and our history shows us that’s not a recipe for job growth.” ~Barack Obama
Is he talking about global warming fearmongering, disrespecting the productive for engaging in the business of living, blaming capitalism for emitting CO2 and demonizing oil companies for providing too much energy? Or, is he talking about what a mistake it is to follow in the footsteps of dead and dying Old Europe… as we see happening in California?
Nope. He’s talking about lowering taxes. The Democrats believe raising taxes is the recipe for job growth; they believe the government creats jobs.
Hide the truth all you want. That will not change a thing! You are an iconoclast if you realize that to pass the political correctness test you must say that–e.g., anyone who makes more than $250K per year earns too much money and must give back more to the society that made it all possible.
It is very obvious that glorifiers of more and more failed national, secular, socialist policies that Leftist-liberal Utopians import to America from dead and dying Old Europe will only result a decline in the net present wealth, fewer jobs, fewer opportunities, greater government power, more liberal fascism and loss of individual liberty. Less and more costly energy is merely a harbinger of the misery, poverty and death that Western civilization will face as America follows the EU in its slide down the trap and that is without the specter of weather events associated with a decade or perhaps 30-50 years of global cooling.
Do we see insulting AGW commie dogs posting from Greece about how great life is there now? It is the capitalist in America that has been the savior of Western civilization. But, who is it that will be there to bail out America, France?
Leftist-libs know nothing about economics and simply ignore nature when it comes to climate change because they are operating on a belief that the rest of us are stupid. So, we’ve got schoolteachers preaching MBH98 (aka, the ‘hockey stick’ graph) which is a proven scientific fraud. Nominally, it’s the Sun, Stupid. The schoolteachers are pointing to global warming models (GCMs) that cannot even predict the past!
All of these enviro-whackpot prognosticators of a global warming Apocalypse lack the intellectual curiosity to even wonder how there can be so much evidence-backed, statistically significant research showing that all past and historical global warming is completely explained by ENSO effects and other natural activity. They know so little about statistics they have no understanding that the Sun is the only independent variable and key to climate change, i.e., global warming AND global cooling.
Just imagine an Earth where global warming is unchecked for the next 100-200 years. The people in Scotland might someday have weather like Germans see when vacationing on the French Riviera. Italians might have to learn anew what it was like to live during the days of the Romans (when it was much warmer than today before what essentially has been a 2,000 year cooling trend). That is how bad it could get.
The schoolteachers don’t stop for a moment to consider what it means that GCMs can never be verified. Instead, they take them on faith like the talismans of other superstitious crackpot religions, doomsday cults and charlatans’ flimflammery. Otherwise, the fact that any statistically significant ‘global warming’ essentially has not existed since 1998 would have some meaning to the AGW True Believers.
Even the most rabid global warming alarmist now admits that there has been a cooling trend since 2002. What else can they say if they are to have any relevance–that we just can’t find it? Phil Jones conceded these points and told the truth before and then he began walking it back even as everyone else began to realize that global warming stopped 16 years ago. Why have the climate scientists of Western academia chosen to be absent now that it is cooling when the time to step forward was when it was warming but the warming was no big deal.
“…the article makes it clear that natural variability has been dominating the anthropogenic signal. That said, an arguably preferable title would have been “16 year plateau in global surface temperatures puzzles climate scientists”. However, such an article should have been written by the climate scientists, they should have owned this issue. In the absence of that, we get the inflammatory “Global warming stopped 16 years ago”. ~Judith Curry
It must be conceded that there are many scientists who now believe that the Northern Hemisphere probably will experience global cooling for the next 30 years, not more warming. So, the prudent course is more energy independence and a strong economy and not more energy deprivation and fiscal bankruptcy. Scientists up to now have failed to stand up to the willful obliviousness of global warming alarmists in Leftist academia to all of the examples of misery, poverty, cruelty and death shown to us by communism and Leftist National Socialism. And, that failure is a presage to the unfolding of future unspeakable crimes: what the secular, socialist Leftist-liberal Utopians would visit upon an energy-starved third-world is very sort of blinding inhumanity that explains a lot about how the German citizenry elected a National Socialist to office in 1933.
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