There will be a global warming problem until the productive come to realize they’re throwing a big piece of their lives away working for Leftist bureaucrats and paying lifetime tenure for academics in their ivory towers. When that time comes we will see a movement and the problem of global warming stops, PDQ.
We need a government small enough to know ten trillion dollars is big bucks; so small people in the above-ground economy who pay all the bills have a say in how their taxes are used.
What is it the Left hates about people who want to work for a living without having to ask government for permission? A majority of voters elected a ham sandwich to run the country but a movement whereby the Left is empowered to destroy America’s free enterprise economy makes no sense. The Left fears America’s Tea party precisely because it’s not a party at all: it also is a movement with the aim of replacing the latest cash-for-clunkers government plan with something we know works: respect for individual liberty and demanding personal responsibility.
What does a society do when it learns it’s been taken to the cleaners? Who do they blame? How nasty will it get? How many defective solar panels, limited-range government-made electric cars (or extended range cars at about ten-times the price) — all underwritten by government subsidies — must be paid for by the ever dwindling number of taxpayers driving their climate-changing, gas-run, environment-killing Peugeot to work.
Any scientist that is intellectually curious — and not just another grasping government tool — is rightfully skeptical of the claims of the Left’s global warming alarmists. We now know too much to be deceived or afraid. We know, as Syun-Ichi Akasofu informs us, of two natural components of the currently progressing climate change. The first one is an almost linear global temperature increase of about 0.5°C/100 years. The second one is oscillatory (positive/negative) changes, which are superposed on the linear change. One of them is the multi-decadal oscillation…
We have identified these and other natural factors and have compared these natural changes to the temperature record. These natural factors explain the temperature record without any help whatsoever from any alleged man-made causes. There is no global warming beyond what is explained by natural causes and, in fact, there is no room for man-made causes because ‘ground-based warming’ actually plateaued years ago. The temperature record…
The UN-IPCC approved myth-makers who continue to waive about the apocryphal ‘hockey stick’ graph by Penn State’s Michael Mann as proof that modernity and American prosperity has caused global warming are nothing more than UN-approved, government-funded Eurcommies. Smaller government means fewer government-funded Leftist gadflies leaching off of the blood, sweat and sacrifice of the productive in a vain hunt for climatists’ Moby Dick. No amount of slamming Americanism and playing games with data will ever change nature’s mind about what comes next — not one bit.
Rather than wasting more taxpayer dollars on the vanity of climatists’ who would chase global warming ’til oblivion freezes over, dreaming of hurling their Global Circulation Models (GCMs) into the flanks of evil White Whales — GCMs that fail validation spectacularly at every turn — people need only have read the Old Farmers Almanac. “It remains to be seen, said Editor-in-Chief Jud Hale, whether the human impact on global temperatures will cancel out or override any cooling trend. ‘We say that if human beings were not contributing to global warming, it would become real cold in the next 50 years,’ Hale said.” (USA Today, September, 2008)
The insatiable proclivity of climatists to smear skeptics of AGW because they are not UN-IPCC approved Western government scientists is illusory: all scientists should be skeptics. These are the facts: we’ve been in a global cooling trend for the last 16 years; and, the Earth may continue to cool over the next 2-3 decades or perhaps the next 7 decades or possibly for the next 300 years. It’s happened before.
And, what can we expect if solar activity is the nominal driver of all climate change? Perhaps the Earth is heading into the redux of an overdue ice age. We have a lot of research that has shed light on the multi-decadal time scale of solar cycles over the last millennium with, for example, periodicities of ~200, ~100, and ~60 years (See—e.g., Agnihotri, R. et al., Evidence for solar forcing on the Indian monsoon during the last millennium: “200±20, 105±15 and 60±10”).
Currently we have incontrovertible observational evidence of an anomalously quiet Sun. Does humanity have a rendezvous with a date made in heaven? Is Nature knocking on the door? Is Nature bringing global warming or cooling? Will Nature give us a taste of what life will be like on snowball Earth during the 90,000 years of the next ice age? Nobody knows the answers to these questions.
Will sociologists look back years from now and ruminate on how the public permitted academia to join with the Left to abandon the scientific method and help destroy our economy? By then we will have escaped the bankruptcy of California stonkernomics or followed it to our socioeconomic demise. California went Greek. A Leftist pogrom against capitalism and the private sector has corrupted the culture. Across the state cities have been driven to the brink of bankruptcy and over the edge (much as GM was driven into debt and bankruptcy by unions). More and more resources have been diverted from the productive in the private sector to fuel a ravenous secular, socialist Big Government which includes doomsday-dropout factories of the failed Public Education Machine. Academia has done more than any other institution to foster the climate porn industry and for a simple reason: to help facilitate government’s take-over of the economy and the futures of the productive. That is what Eurocommunism is all about: the global warming hoax is simply a tactic that the Left has employed to achieve its Marxist Utopia.