Ah! Academia’s Climate Change Eye of Providence

Is it scarier to believe humanity is here and along for the ride — weather good or bad thanks to God — or, as Western school teachers have come to preach: humanity is working for its own ends and together, are calamitously heating the globe and about to destroy the Earth?

When fiction writers provide us a glimpse of a super human it usually is accompanied with an explanation about how their powers came about. Being bathed in a massive dose of cosmic radiation is what they usually share in common. In the school teacher version, what binds us Earth-killing global warming super humans together is that we’re all Westerners who provide the very modernity the climate alarmists enjoy as they blame and righteously rail against it.

Academia is global warming’s big loser. No one expects politicians to tell truth. But, it’s been an eye-opener for many that the teachers of climate alarmism – a self-proclaimed consensus of everyone in the government-education complex — have been so eager to succumb to bias and to then blame Americanism for climate change.

The climate alarmists tossed out the scientific method as quickly as capitalism and Judeo-Christian ethics. At the expense of truth, the facts, good rules of logic, common sense and in concert with the haters of America in the UN and Europe who have indulged in propaganda for political purposes, academics have done all they could do to bring about the fall of the country. Why, because of global warming?

Statistically, it is flat impossible to discern an underlying trend of human-caused global warming amidst the noise of natural variation. So hard, statistically, that it’s impossible for climate alarmists to claim otherwise and remain credible. Only a desire-driven bias can cut through the deafening cacophony of natural variability to arrive at a pathologically altruistic conclusion that the Left must kill Americanism to thwart actions of humanity that are driving weather toward calamitous climate change.

In the final analysis, it is clear that when altruistic efforts in science are presented as being beyond reproach, it becomes all too easy to silence rational criticism. Few wish to run the gauntlet of criticizing poorly conducted, highly subjective “science” which is purported to help, or indeed, of daring to question the basis of problematic scientific paradigms that arise in part from good intentions.

To object to a scientific theory is one thing, but to object to a scientific theory that connects however tenuously to feelings of morality is quite another. Once morality plays a role, even at the most subliminal level, the formidable cognitive biases of altruism and its pathologies can swing into play~Barbara Oakley

“Poor countries walk out of UN climate talks [in Warsaw, Poland]”, says Luboš Motl. “132 countries were apparently expecting that they would be paid compensations for extreme weather events… Many of the countries are governed by shamans who believe that thunderstorms are created by witches. Almost all of these countries are dominated by folks who just don’t grasp science, not even at the elementary level. The IPCC was produced to support these beliefs that Exxon creates hurricanes, McDonald’s creates typhoons, the Great Devil is responsible for the floods, and the Little Devil (renamed to the rabid dog by the mullah-in-chief today) brought the wildfires to the world. And everyone will be living in a happy paradise once the assets of these villains are confiscated and redistributed.”

Just as soon as we were able to more accurately determine what exactly is going on in the world, we now have information provided by satellites that tells us there has been no global over the last 17 years. And yet, AGW theory says what’s happening now can’t happen: it’s too cold. The  odds-on bet is that it’ll get colder as time goes by. Climate change is real and government may continue to fund climate alarmism for years but actual global warming may be a thing of the past for decades.

The [IPCC’s “Climate Doom”] conference [recently held in Warsaw, Poland] claimed to have some significant achievements such as the $280 million dollars pledged by the combined United States, United Kingdom and Norway to help stop deforestation. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) is the UN’s program to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from deforestation. I kid you not, the program is actually called REDD, remember? like hammer and sickle? You can’t make this stuff up! ~Art Horn

GCMs are a form of performance art: climate alarmists think AGW exists therefore it is. All global warming alarmist science is a hoax and a scare tactic based on circular reasoning. It is nothing more than a way to tax people as if they’re doing something wrong — like smoking cigarettes or getting boozed.

The entire old psychology, the psychology of will, was conditioned by the fact that its originators, the priests at the head of ancient communities, wanted to create for themselves the right to punish — or wanted to create this right for God. Men were considered “free” so that they might be judged and punished — so that they might become guilty. ~Nietzsche

When it comes to the use of energy, in the eyes of ever bigger secular, socialist government, all of us folks are engaging in the evil business of living; and, more government scientists and planners are necessary to make us do the right thing, live the right way and have the right things. What could be scarier?

Few things are certain. Oxford Philosophers Peter Taylor and Jerry Ravetz (The Value of Uncertainty) ask: What if the answer isn’t at the back of the book?

White wings of tumult. Running jump into the infinite.
~Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

About Wagathon

Hot World Syndrome—fear of a hotter, more intimidating world than it actually is prompting a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat. A Chance Meeting– We toured south along the Bicentennial Bike Trail in the Summer of 1980, working up appetites covering ~70 miles per day and staying at hiker/biker campgrounds at night along the Oregon/California coast (they were 50¢ a day at that time). The day's ride over, and after setting up tents, hitting the showers, and making a run to a close-by store, it was time to relax. The third in our little bicycle tour group, Tom, was about 30 yards away conversing with another knot of riders and treating himself to an entire cheesecake for dinner. He probably figured Jim and I would joke about what a pig he was eating that whole pie and decided to eat among strangers. Three hours later after sharing stories and remarking on a few coincidences that turned up here and there, Tom and one of the former strangers realized they were cousins, meeting in this most unlikely place for the first time. ~Mac
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