Academia Remained Silent
Despite Global Warming Propaganda
Breaking news coming out of the interminable vastness of eternal nothingness: the above comment that appeared on a well-known blog would not have been printed 5 years ago. So, something has changed since the UN-IPCC showcased the iconic ‘hockey stick’ graph of Michael Mann that essentially blamed America as the unapologetic creator of evil modernity’s CO2, which beyond doubt was the cause of global warming. Some things have not changed: most school teachers sided with Mann and the IPCC and most still do. That was and still is a problem: what academia did is tantamount to siding with Hitler; but, the big news is that some in academia are now free to say so.
Dr Tim Ball said so and he drew heat for it but now it’s in print (People Starting To Ask About Motive For Massive IPCC Deception). “From its inception,” says Ball, “the IPCC focused on human production of CO2… This effectively sidelined natural causes. The computer models produced the pre-programmed results and everything was amplified, and exaggerated through the IPCC Summary for Policymakers. The deception was very effective because of the cynical weaknesses Hitler identifies, the natural assumption that nobody could deceive, on such an important issue, and on such a scale… When you understand what Adolf Hitler is saying… you realize how easy it was.” Ball is referring to the Big Lie that is written about in Hitler’s Mein Kampf, as follows:
All this was inspired by the principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.
Those who have a problem with Tim Ball’s post may be saying more about themselves than about what they’re ostensibly complaining about. Complaints against Ball’s comments may be motivated by more than academics’ unease and maybe embarrassment at how easy it was to carry out the global warming deception. The ‘good’ Germans of academia also turned their backs on what was happening to the Jews — they didn’t want to know the truth about the Jews. What they wouldn’t admit even to themselves is that they too were anti-Semitic. They really didn’t care what was happening to the Jews, just like many academics on the public payroll today are anti-American and anti-capitalism: after having done everything possible in their lives to avoid competing in the free enterprise marketplace, they simply don’t care about self-actualization, personal responsibility and personal overcoming in a free society that puts individual liberty ahead of the interests of government collectivists.
When it comes to global warming alarmism, the facilitators of deception also are a playing a big role in giving wings to propaganda and fear mongering; remaining quiet can be a very loud silence when standing up and speaking out is the only moral thing to do. Real scientists should be outraged by Big Lies like, the ‘hockey stick,’ bogus claims of a 97% consensus, the corruption of data caused by the UHI effect. “Only 1000 stations have records of 100 years and almost all of them are in heavily populated areas of northeastern US or Western Europe and subject to urban heat island effect.” ~Dr. Tim Ball
When truth is replaced by silence,
the silence is a lie. ~Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Some things are slow to change. At least the cards are on the table. The Left sought to marginalize William Gray (Global Warming’s First Victim of “the Totalitarian Temptation”) by labeling him a denier. It shouldn’t be surprising that many skeptics may wish to call out those who use liberal fascist tactics to promote global warming alarmism and to draw attention to the fact that AGW is not really about science at all or it wouldn’t be a Left vs. right issue.
Al Gore compared the future of Earth to the climate of Venus. What a Big Lie! The percentage of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere is measured in ppm (parts per million). Gore compared Earth’s future to planets like Mars and Venus and did so while climatologists in Western academia remained mute. The actual facts are that the concentration of atmospheric CO2 of Venus, for example, is 97% (Earth is <0.04%). The surface atmospheric pressure on Venus is 92 times that of Earth. Venus has no ocean whereas the Earth’s surface is mostly water. Moreover, Venus is closer to the sun by a third, and a day on Venus is 243 Earth days long; but, there is no nighttime for the polar caps of Venus as both poles are under constant solar radiation as 53% of the surface of Venus is under constant illumination due to its proximity to the sun.
How about the Big Lie that 2014 is the hottest year on record? Not according to the satellite data, which is the most accurate data because it is not corrupted by UHI (Urban Heat Island) effect. UHI is caused by the inappropriate siting of official thermometers, like placing them in the exhaust of jets at airports where the snow is continually cleared off tarmacs while those living in the countryside are freezing. It is 1998 that Judith Curry sees as the clear standout for ‘warmest year’ as of now. “According to data from the reanalysis produced by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, the January to October combined land and ocean global average temperature would place 2014 as third or fourth highest…” ~Judith Curry
Facilitators of the Big Lie of global warming alarmism also claim that record cold and lots of snow are further examples of AGW (human-caused climate change). Meanwhile, as the world turns so continues the hiatus, i.e., no global warming, going on 2 or 3 decades depending on how it’s measured; and, the global sea ice extent – which includes both poles – continues to set new records. Another Big Lie dashed: according to a new study California’s epic drought probably wasn’t caused by climate change after all – it’s the result of natural causes (but of course, government scientist always must add, rising temperatures might make it worse).
How long do we need to wait to separate a climate change from the usual
variability of weather from year to year? ~Donald C. Morton
The Big Lies of academia don’t stop at pushing the hoax and scare tactics of climate change science. Science in general is suffering from, Research Corruption Disorder. “The hotter a scientific field (with more scientific teams involved), the less likely the research findings are to be true” (See–e.g., John Ioannidis, Global Warming is the Fast Food of Science). “Shameful,” says Bjørn Lomborg last week. “Scientists decided beforehand that they wanted to blame neonicotinoid pesticides on bee deaths and then made the research to fit.” Lomborg quotes from the Times (‘Scientists accused of plotting to get pesticides banned,’ 2014/12/4) as follows: Research blaming pesticides for the decline in honeybees has been called into question by a leaked note suggesting that scientists had decided in advance to seek evidence supporting a ban on the chemicals.
Bees are dying but that is mostly in America and Western Europe. “Much of the honey production has moved to cheaper production in India, China, Turkey and Iran,” says Lomborg. “So, when we bemoan our reduced beehive numbers in Western Europe or the US, part of the story is no different from declining industries bemoaning the lack of domestic production of t-shirts.” And, global warming is not responsible for declining bee populations as warmer winters are good for bees. “Contrary to what you may have heard, there is no bee-pocalypse,” says Lomborg. “There is lots of alarmist talk about colony collapse disorder (CCD), but the actual numbers tell a very different story… honey bees are dying in above average numbers, but the most likely cause is the Varroa mite and associated viruses.” Globally, beehives are not declining:
About those on the Left who claim 2014 is the warmest year on record, most everyone else now believes it’s better to be predictable about many things (even if it makes you a bit boring) or even unpredictable about most everything (even if its inconvenient or because you are a cranky old dyed-in-the-wool contrarian) than it is to always be an alarmist and a propagandist for the global warming establishment, no matter what the facts may be. That essentially is what Dr. Tim Ball was saying when he took heat for comparing the tactics of global warming alarmists to those of Adolf Hitler.
The Big Lie is not that America is causing regional warming (e.g., in urban areas and at regional airports) or even global warming. The Left’s big whopper is that America is guilty of, Climate Change!
Bob Carter of James Cook University in Australia wrote an article in 2006 saying that there had been no global warming since 1998 according to the most widely used measure of average global air temperatures… [and] David Whitehouse of the Global Warming Policy Foundation in London made the same point… Mark Lynas said in the New Statesman that Mr. Whitehouse was “wrong, completely wrong,” and was “deliberately, or otherwise, misleading the public.” We know now that it was Mr. Lynas who was wrong. Two years before Mr. Whitehouse’s article, climate scientists were already admitting in emails among themselves that there had been no warming since the late 1990s. ~Matt Ridley (‘Whatever Happened to Global Warming?’, WSJ, 2014/09/04)
Everyone’s heard that bees are in a global crisis.
Except there has never been more beehives
in the world. ~Bjørn Lomborg