Hot Stinking Sheepskins
The global warming alarmists believe they are in a battle between good versus evil, fighting on the side of God– a new age urban god. AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) is a belief that activities of us monkeys caused global warming over the last half of the 2oth century. They don’t believe they’re saving lives– saving the world from us is their mission.
The CO2 warm-fighters employ the latest vocabulary to sell their goods. By definition, Anthropogenic means caused by human activity. Paleoanthropology is a the branch of anthropology that concerns itself with hominid fossils and that’s where it all started: archeological evidence suggests hominids’ use of fire goes back as far as 1.5 million years ago. “In addition,” says the University of Waikato, “the controlled use of fire is evidence of the ability to plan ahead, and would also have aided social interactions as people gathered round the hearth.”
How far have we 21st century moderns come as we gather around our gas-fired hearths to contemplate the future? Just look at what us sons and daughters of hominids are planning ahead about now– “climate change, is already distempering the seasons with bounding extremes of heat and cold, and magnifying storms and droughts; increasingly, it will spoil harvests, spread tropical diseases, and drown coastlines. (Less well known is the threat of more frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.)” ~The Capitalocene [link]
It shouldn’t be disappointing that government scientists of AGW alarmism are as biased and narrow-minded as the rest of us monkeys but at the same time, being so contemptuous of mother nature as to believe they can explain it away with statistics is the height of hubris. The alarmists are disappointed when reality isn’t all it’s cracked up to be and instead of seeing the world as it is, they become dedicated to making reality conform to the cribbed expectations of their beliefs and call it science!
AGW is more than a scientific hypothesis. It has become a cult and there is no use arguing with its members who believe what they’re saying. That said, this approach worked out OK for some of Hollywood’s best-known and wealthiest celebrities, in addition to America’s red shirts and green shirts and the entrenched Leftist bureaucracy, which includes the vast, government-funded, Western education complex, not to mention enemies and enviers of America around the world and haters of philosophies of individual liberty and the idea personal responsibility.
Those who despise capitalism have no respect for we anthropoi who believe there is a higher authority than ideologically-motivated establishment politics. For us who are skeptical of official government-blessed knowledge, there are higher authorities: integrity, honor and respect for the scientific method.
Over the years, I have watched a growing intolerance at universities in this country – not intolerance along racial or ethnic or gender lines – there, we have made laudable progress. Rather, a kind of intellectual intolerance, a political one-sidedness, that is the antithesis of what universities should stand for. It manifests itself in many ways: in the intellectual monocultures that have taken over certain disciplines; in the demands to disinvite speakers and outlaw groups whose views we find offensive; in constant calls for the university itself to take political stands. We decry certain news outlets as echo chambers, while we fail to notice the echo chamber we’ve built around ourselves. ~John Etchemendy (‘The threat from within’)
What passes for science in the halls of academia these days has less to do with skill and ability than who are better at marketing fearsome scenarios of certain doom, who are big promoters of big government planning and who are the most enthusiastically eager to allow science to be used as a propaganda tool to usurp the fruits of others’ labors by taxing energy.
Because all human activities, along with all natural and manufactured
objects, represent quantities of energy, a society’s per capita
energy supply, taking into account the efficiency
with which it’s used, is the best proxy for
that society’s standard of life.
~Vaclav Smil’s Energy in Nature… @Capitalocene (Ibid)