The dirty little secret about climate change is not that the climate is changing as it has done since the formation of the Earth’s atmosphere, but that politics and money have thoroughly corrupted institutions, scientists, and projects that purport to find meaning in naturally-occurring chaotic systems with a degree of certitude that supports draconian freedom-denying public policies and wealth redistribution.
1. Overview and Report Findings
Climate change is already affecting the American people in far reaching ways. Certain types of extreme weather events with links to climate change have become more frequent and/or intense, including prolonged periods of heat, heavy downpours, and, in some regions, floods and droughts. In addition, warming is causing sea level to rise and glaciers and Arctic sea ice to melt, and oceans are becoming more acidic as they absorb carbon dioxide. These and other aspects of climate change are disrupting people’s lives and damaging some sectors of our economy.
Evidence for climate change abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans. Scientists and engineers from around the world have meticulously collected this
The graph the assessment authors do not want you to see…
Look at the blue lines denoting the release dates of the Climate Assessments against the background of data freely available from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) which has been accused of fudging data toward a warming bias in present measurements and a cooling bias in earlier observations to enhance the apparent rate of change. Pretty much a demonstration of the natural variability of climate. Not exactly the footprint or precursor of a planetary emergency. And remember these are temperature anomalies – deviations from the artificial 30-year base line and not actual temperatures.
There is nothing new under the Sun…
If you think that the idea of global warming, greenhouse gases, and problems with fossil fuels is new and originated by Dr. James Hansen and his computer models, you might want to consider the work of Swedish scientist, Nobel Laureate, and a major contributor to the concepts of physical chemistry, Svante Arrhenius.
Arrhenius recognized in 1896 the benefits of a warmer Sweden and considered greenhouse gases, positing that doubling the atmospheric carbon dioxide might raise the temperature by approximately six degrees Fahrenheit. He also suggested that it might take 3,000 years of burning fossil fuels to double atmospheric carbon dioxide and “We would then have some right to indulge in the pleasant belief that our descendants, albeit after many generations, might live under a milder sky and in less barren surroundings than is our lot at present."
Are you willing to surrender your nation’s sovereignty and your personal freedoms on the chance that there might be significant climate change in hundreds or thousands of years? Are you willing to enter a form of involuntary servitude to allow the fruits of your labor to be re-distributed by politicians to others in order to gain or maintain their political power? Are you willing to believe political, not scientific, organizations like the United Nations’ IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) who cherry picks select scientific findings and then uses them to justify a political agenda?
The truth is that the climate is changing, but the one invariant in the equation remains political corruption. There is a significant probability that the next planetary emergency (eliminating asteroid strikes, extreme solar events, and pandemics) might be a retreat to a glacial period as the natural consequences of “reversion to the mean temperature.”
This report, like most other reports, is funded by the government and was compiled by people who have a significant interest in maintaining their positions, funding, prestige and subject to enough peer pressure to turn a lump of coal into a diamond.
We are so screwed.
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“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell