Socio-Economics of Global Warming Paralysis


Have you ever been diagnosed
with any similar generalized anxiety disorder?

Fed monetary policy may be to lower the cost of money to zero and run the printing presses until the cows come home; but, what have you done for me lately? When you’re living on someone else’s money and continue to refuse what works there is only one option left: wait for the house of cards to collapse.

Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite a characteristic of them. ~Margaret Thatcher

Because China has become a better place to do business than the US it is easy to forget that China is a communist country. China is liberalizing economic freedom because the communist government realized it cannot provide for its people. At the same time, the US government is limiting economic freedom here at home because the Left fears individual liberty and free market capitalism.

To the religious fervor of liberal fascists simply add a pinch of government science to the heavy-handed Leftist politics that stokes the flames of global warming and reheat until yet another helping of socialist despotism is ready to be shoved down the folks’ throats. The use of global warming as a political tool to consolidate federal power over the states and the people demands that we live in fear.

Paralyzed by fear of adverse consequence. ~Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.)

The, Daily Mail Reporter (2 January 2013) asked the important question: What global warming? Alaska is headed for an ice age as scientists report state’s steady temperature decline:

– Since 2000, temperatures in Alaska have dropped by 2.4 degrees Fahrenheit

– Scientists reviewed weather reports from 20 climate stations operated by the National Weather Service located across Alaska

– 19 of the 20 weather stations reported falling temperatures

– An ocean phenomenon has disrupted a storm regulating system thus allowing cold winter storms to linger longer and bring a deep chill

– Local residents have noticed the colder temps but say its no big deal since they are already bundled up for 20-below zero temperatures (Ibid.)

This presents a problem for global warming alarmists. The global warming that occurred before 1940 accounts for 70% of all of the warming that has occurred since the LIA (about 1850). If we adjust for the amount of global warming since then that has been ferreted out of the temperature records in the coldest and most inhospitable regions on Earth — such as in the dry air of the Arctic or Siberia where going from a -50°C to a -40°C at one small spot on the globe is extrapolated across tens of thousands of miles and then branded as global warming — there has been no significant global warming in the US since the 1940s. They could use a little warming in Siberia; but. that’s not going to happen if Alaska is freezing over, right?

…there is now a trendless interval of 19 years duration at the end of the HadCRUT4 surface temperature series, and of 16 – 26 years in the  lower troposphere. ~Ross R. McKitrick

The real cost to society of global warming alarmism is finally beginning to hit home, hard, and not only in lost opportunities. Just as did the founders of the nation, we also may face the challenges of life during a period of global cooling that could last for decades.

In the present state of climate science affairs, essentially what we have is what once was considered a plausible hypothesis is now seen as junk science that has been propped up by secular, socialist government funding with one simple goal: create an economic crisis using the politics of fear. Leftist planning can be understood by their bringing on Al Gore at what they considered to be a critical time in history to solidify the global warming hoax. The only thing that could not be anticipated and for which there was no workaround was the election of George Bush and his antipathy to global warming alarmism and refusal to sign the Kyoto treaty during his eight-year term of office; and, he was right to be skeptical of global climate models.

A growing body of evidence suggests that the climate is less sensitive to increases in carbon-dioxide emissions than policy makers generally assume—and that the need for reductions in such emissions is less urgent… The warming hiatus, combined with assessments that the climate-model sensitivities are too high, raises serious questions as to whether the climate-model projections of 21st century temperatures are fit for making public policy decisions. ~Judith Curry

The only thing left for the Left to do was damage the economy by some other means and to do their best to create a financial crisis, which began with the collapse of the housing bubble. By then, of course, time had run out for the True Believers of global warming alarmism. The folks were lied to but have caught on to the attempted sting operation being carried out by the Left. Many of the liars have since become skeptics as we approach the next election cycle.

The government science authoritarians of global warming have been left exposed and stinking like a ‘trout in the milk.’ This summary of the conception and birth and maybe death of the global warming hoax does not have an easy ending: the consequences of the damage done to the country and society lie ahead. “Our paper  is not an outlier.” says Judith Curry. “More than a dozen other observation-based studies have found climate sensitivity values lower than those determined using global climate models, including recent papers published in Environmentrics (2012), Nature Geoscience (2013) and Earth Systems Dynamics (2014).”

With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? ~James Inhofe (2003)




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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