Fear of climate change overcomes America when the science of human-caused weather (AGW) is more important in the public square than a loss of liberty. Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. ~Emerson
Easily observable data proves AGW model-makers failed nature’s reality-test. So what’s next: indulge the notion that Western government-funded scientists – from the comfort and security of their taxpayer-provided ivory towers – are competent to redirect dollars flowing from evil American enterprises to far more noble causes such as of saving the world from being Fukushima’d by capitalism?
The Sad Tale of the Iron Triangle and the Iron Rice Bowl: Politicians respond to alarm by feeding scientists more money; Scientists make meaningless or ambiguous statements; Advocates and media translate statements into alarmist declarations. ~Richard Lindzen, Science in the Public Square… (adapted from Fig. 1)
The Left wants to remake America. Mostly we hear about the instances of someone trying to break into America for a better life and not about public school teachers managing to break America. And yet, the Left continues to use mathematical models to indulge the fiction that Americanism is the problem in the world (How accurate are these models? See–e.g., Global warming computer models confounded as Antarctic…).
But, a funny thing happened on the way to adjusting global temperatures to remake America (See–e.g., Andrew Mountford in the link above: In recent days a new [NOAA] scandal… as much as 40 per cent of temperature data there are not real… Many temperature stations have closed, but rather than stop recording data from these posts, the authorities have taken the remarkable step of ‘estimating’ temperatures… This is bad enough, but it has also been discovered that the… [NOAA] is using estimates even when perfectly good raw data is available to it – and that it has adjusted historical records). While the mission of public servants ought to be to serve the taxpayer, the truth and the country, climate scientists have been on a secret mission to make up new truths to serve a hidden agenda of killing capitalism, despite the real truth:
…energy-deprived people [in India, Africa and elsewhere around the globe] do not merely suffer abject poverty. They must burn wood and dung for heating and cooking, which results in debilitating lung diseases that kill a million people every year. They lack refrigeration, safe water and decent hospitals, resulting in virulent intestinal diseases that send almost two million people to their graves annually. The vast majority of these victims are women and children.
The energy deprivation is due in large part to unrelenting, aggressive, deceitful eco-activist campaigns against coal-fired power plants, natural gas-fueled turbines, and nuclear and hydroelectric facilities in India, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and elsewhere. The Obama Administration joined Big Green in refusing to support loans for these critically needed projects, citing climate change and other claims. ~Paul Driessen
The real truth is that a change in a mythical average global temperature is wholly irrelevant to humanity. It is changes in equator-to-pole temperature differences (especially during the summer) that have real meaning, to us, as for example occurs due to changes in Arctic insolation (which can trigger glacial initiation, See–e.g.: Are Global Warming Fears Based on Racism?). That is what should interest us as such changes can result in the end of global warming and when it happens — as it has before and will again — there won’ be a damned thing we can do about it except prepare for global cooling.
A big problem is that there is a cloud over the intellect when government scientists are brought into any discussion about climate. The Left chose Al Gore over the scientific method. Government science now stands for unnatural catastrophic global warming which is a view of reality that helps facilitate the politicization of science and in turn has caused catastrophic public policy–e.g., “The cost of having that desalination plant there [in Melbourne] – producing no water at all – is $384 for every single household… And that is $384 every single year — for 30 years. If it were to produce any water, the cost would increase,” says George Christensen, representative in AU’s Parliament. “Australian policy-makers were threatened and cajoled into undertaking farcical desalination projects on the back of menacing doomsday climate prophecies.”
“Global climate alarmism has been costly to society, and it has the potential to be vastly more costly… [and] damaging to science, as scientists adjust both data and even theory to accommodate politically correct positions. ~Richard Lindzen