Global Warming Doesn’t Cause Terrorism
The downside of Western academia prostituting it’s soul pushing AGW theory: its credibility in science is now shot! Sacrificed on the altar of global warming. What’s worse than discovering after years of doing everything possible – even after Academia warned us there would be irreversible negative consequences – we see instead that humanity’s impact on global climate has been negligible: our contribution to a change in the rate of global warming, undetectable? The very science that predicted disastrous climate change now shows global cooling. Only scientists within Western academia cling to their climate models. Meanwhile, those outside the Western global warming establishment now believe decades of global cooling lie ahead because the sun also has gone on hiatus.
…Where’s the Warming?
What we have come to expect from the official scientists of climate catastrophism is all too predictable. Despite having no disenable impact whatsoever on climate, humanity is still guilty and no matter what we do or will ever do, we’re all doomed! We know what the radical climatologists are doing. The global warming establishment has become the ISIS of science, rounding up and stoning the productive for the crime of living, terrorizing the population and robbing our children of any opportunity to rise above the fear and ignorance of the society they were born into.
To understand climate change we must consider that temperature data at any point in time is the culmination of layers of factors, affected by complex terrestrial conditions, influenced by relationships with stellar connections that are years in the making. The temperature at a relatively few places on the surface of the earth, no matter how many adjustments we apply to them, are just the tip of the iceberg and provide a peek at best into the murky waters of the future. A statistical analysis of temperatures over time based on a monomaniacal focus on atmospheric CO2 levels only blinds us to all of the many other unseen factors like the underwater portion of an iceberg that materially affect weather. And, it’s futile: we’re mining for gold on the tip of an iceberg.
Freeman Dyson wrote a strong foreword to a report published recently by The Global Warming Policy Foundation, which calls for a reassessment of carbon dioxide: “To any unprejudiced person reading this account,” he wrote, “the facts should be obvious: that the non-climatic effects of carbon dioxide as a sustainer of wildlife and crop plants are enormously beneficial, that the possibly harmful climatic effects of carbon dioxide have been greatly exaggerated, and that the benefits clearly outweigh the possible damage.”
Carbon dioxide levels have risen inexorably since the 1700s. Yet despite this, climate sensitive indicators of human and environmental wellbeing that carbon dioxide affects directly, such as crop yields, food production, prevalence of hunger, access to cleaner water and biological productivity, and those that it affects indirectly, such as living standards and life expectancies, have improved virtually everywhere. In most areas they have never been higher, nor do they show any sustained signs of reversing. ~Freeman Dyson
What are we to believe? Michael Crichton said this day was coming. “In recent years,” Crichton warned, “much has been said about the post-modernist claims about science to the effect that science is just another form of raw power, tricked out in special claims for truth-seeking and objectivity that really have no basis in fact. Science, we are told, is no better than any other undertaking. These ideas anger many scientists, and they anger me. But recent events have made me wonder if they are correct.”
Freeman Dyson understands who’s wrong-headed: “It’s very sad that in this country, political opinion parted,” he said, in an interview with The Register. “I’m 100 percent Democrat myself, and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on this [climate change] issue, and the Republicans took the right side.”
Compare to the American culture that the Left demonizes, the lifestyle of the inhabitants in the Paris neighborhood that modernity left behind where terrorists lived and plotted and were rooted out, shot, arrested or blew up: “she was not surprised the police had tracked the suspects to the neighborhood… She said a friend of hers believed she had seen one of the wanted men… ‘She was terrified, and she looked at another woman knowing that she recognized him too …,’ [saying a resident there], ‘They did not dare to go to the police.’” (See, NYT)
Not even the French authorities understand what is happening in their midst. Global warming doesn’t cause terrorism. Superstition, a fundamental ignorance of science and clinging to a failed Leftist ideology that continues to justify making politics out of the weather and natural events to achieve its liberal Utopia, causes terrorism.
“Didier Paillard, the mayor of St.-Denis, said the Rue du Corbillon, where the raid occurred, had ‘many buildings and habitats in a disgraceful state,’ with some apartments lacking even electricity and running water. ‘We were not prepared for this discovery,’ he said of the raid. ‘This is a city that has 130 different nationalities, including people who come from war zones. We are a population that needs serenity.’” (Ibid.)
Unlike the goal of the climate talks in Paris, the truth is, serenity takes energy. This is a simple reality that Bjorn Lomborg seems to understand much better than all of the Leftists and liberals of climate change officialdom.
The U.N.’s climate chief, Christiana Figueres, says openly that the aim of the talks is “to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”
But before ditching that economic model, it’s worth considering how much progress it has brought.
For one, life expectancy in the past 150 years has more than doubled, to 71 years in 2013 from fewer than 30 years in 1870. Meanwhile, billions of people have risen out of poverty. One and a half centuries ago, more than 75% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty, consuming less than $1 a day, in 1985 money. This year the World Bank expects extreme poverty to fall below 10% for the first time in history. (~Bjorn Lomborg, Gambling the world economy on climate, WSJ)
Judith Curry also seems to have a clearer understanding of the poverty of the official climate change science underlying the bankruptcy of Western civilization’s global warming agenda. “In 50 years,” says Curry, “we may be looking back on all this as using chemotherapy to try to cure a head cold.” The time is fast approaching when we as a free people can do nothing to free science from the phenomenon of global warming alarmism but wait for nature to blow down the house of cards.
Considering how much may be predicted about the climate consensus from one single fact, i.e. it is a culture… that is bulldozing its way through our morals and laws and infra-structure… that could never have happened without the stalking horse of science, from going bad on us. ~Andy West (Climate culture)
All you sons and daughters of the goddess Juno, your community has been stolen. There is a new temple on the hill. It is built upon the dead ashes of capitalism; and, it is run by the bitter professors of reductionism who worship manufactured science and live in the grip of imminent calamity.
The culture is dead, long live the culture! ~Wagathon
(Updated: 20 November, 2015)