We Need To Delete The Climate Change Swindlers
First some scientific facts. Global climate warms and cools. We are living in an Ice Age that began about 40 million years ago, in a warming Interglacial that began about 20,000 years ago, in a warming Period that began about 1850, and in a short term cooling phase that began about 2002. The Roman warming Period lasted about 450 years from 250 BC to 200 AD. The next three Periods before ours each lasted about 550 years – the Dark Ages cooling Period from 200 AD to 750 AD, the Medieval warming Period from 750 AD to 1300 AD, and the “Little Ice Age” cooling Period from 1300 AD to 1850 AD.
Since the most recent “Little Ice Age” cooling Period ended about 1850, the average global temperature had increased by only 0.9 degrees Celsius by 2000 and was still one degree lower than in the year 1000. Another short term cooling Phase began in 2002 and the average global temperature had cooled by 0.12 degrees Celsius by 2012. Do the math. Since 1850, 164 years ago, the globe has warmed by only 0.78 degrees Celsius. Hardly the catastrophe the Swindlers have been screaming about. In fact, absolutely none of their dire predictions have occurred!
Warming Periods have coincided with advances in the human condition for thousands of years. In just the current warming Period, the greening of the planet has been spreading to dry and cold regions of the earth, biodiversity and plant growth rates have greatly increased and the human population has grown from just over one billion in 1850 to over seven billion today.
The sun is the driver of temperature on earth. When solar activity increases, the earth warms; when it decreases. the earth cools.
The only reason the earth doesn’t alternately boil and freeze like the moon does as it rotates is because it is blanketed by a 30-mile thick protective atmosphere that acts exactly the same way as a greenhouse does. This is the “Greenhouse Effect”.
Between 95% and 97% of the greenhouse effect is caused by the water vapour in the troposphere – clouds, mists, fogs, etc.
Only 3% to 5% of the greenhouse effect is caused by four dry gases – carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and fluorcarbons. The last two occur in only trace amounts and there are less than two molecules of methane in a million molecules of atmosphere.
Carbon dioxide is the major dry gas. Currently there are 395 molecules of carbon dioxide in a million molecules of atmosphere. The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen from 291 molecules in a million molecules of atmosphere since 1870. This increase is perfectly coincident with the current global warming Period which began in 1850.
The oceans contain more than 100 times more concentration of carbon dioxide than the atmosphere does. When the earth warms, the oceans release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. When the earth cools, the oceans take some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. To rephrase – global warming causes more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does not cause global warming.
Carbon dioxide is critical to life on this planet because it is what vegetation ‘breathes’. Without Carbon dioxide there would be no trees, plants, grasses, vegetables or people! More carbon dioxide means more plant life means a greener planet and more food..
Commercial greenhouse operators pump carbon dioxide into their facilities to a level of 1200 molecules of carbon dioxide per million molecules of air in them. They do so to promote the growth of their flowers or vegetables.
The oceans are by far the main source of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Volcanoes and animal exhalations also release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Combined, these three sources contribute 95% of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Human activity contributes only 5%, therefore, the contribution of human activity – the burning of fossil fuels – to the greenhouse effect is miniscule – 5% of 3% to 5% or less than a quarter of 1%! If there had been no people on earth, global warming and cooling cycles would still have occurred as they are doing on other planets in the solar system on which, so far as we know, no one is burning fossil fuels!
It is truly amazing that such a small component of the atmosphere, and such a tiny absolute increase in its amount, should have such a huge impact on life on our planet. In fact, be it it ever so small a contribution, the activity of taking the carbon fixed in coal, oil and gas, and fusing it with oxygen in the combustion process to make carbon dioxide, is a positive contribution to life on this planet. We should do more!
It’s true, the science IS settled! By more than 500 studies conducted by thousands of real scientists researching real world phenomena. Not by a handful of computer pickers projecting long term outcomes from a limited list of short term data. See http://www.petition.org for a synopsis of 139 of these studies.
And we certainly should immediately stop the folly that is wrecking our western civilizations’ economies. Multi-billions of our dollars have been diverted from useful infrastructure repair and construction, and from needful pollution control projects to finance the foolish pursuit of climate control. The list of waste on “research”, windmill and solar panel farms, fabulous conventions in exotic locales, media PR, Hollywood and TV movies, etc., etc., etc., is endless.
They used to be called “Global Warming Swindlers”. However, when the globe stopped warming in 1998 they changed their name. So now they should be called “Climate Change Swindlers”.Who are these people? They are as motley a collection of unlike characters as ever assembled in history. They are united by one basic characteristic – a sociopathic hatred of humanity.
The Romans had a phrase: “Qui bono?” which means “Who benfits?” Today we also say “Follow the money!” Climate Change Swindlers may be classified in two categories – Beneficiaries and Enablers.
There are three groups of Beneficiaries. 1. Faux scientists/academics who mainly hang out in protected university cloisters and require grants to fund their ‘research’.. These are the Swindlers who periodically issue sensational predictions of future events based on computer manipulations of a limited amount of short term data. The ClimateGate e-mail scandal revealed there were 42 of them.
2. Radical environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Greenpeace which may have begun as highminded volunteer organizations but which have morphed into gigantic money-sucking machines that spend their ill-gotten gains interfering with humanity-benefiting projects wherever they can find them.
3. Greedy corporations, established and new, who have understood how to capitalize on fear and ignorance and sell new light bulbs and solar panels and windmills and cars and gimmicks ad nauseum. Absolutely none of these ballyhooed ‘solutions’ work and absolutely none would ever have come into existence without massive subsidies of taxpayers’ money.
There are two groups of Enablers. 1. Super-rich, limousine LiberalDemocrat socialists like George Soros and Maurice Strong. They finance the activities of the first two Beneficiaries through their blind trusts and shadow Foundations. George Soros made his billions on the stock market. He has been indicted for insider trading. Former Canadian Maurice Strong, as Chairman of Ontario Hydro, started that once-magnificent organization on its downward spiral and now lives in Beijing, the capital of Communist China. As Secretary-General of the 1992 Conference of Environment and Development, Maurice Strong stated: “Isn’t the only hope for our planet that the industrialized nations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring it about?’
2. Ignorant, cowardly politicians who have forgotten their high school science and kow tow to the panic-mongering Swindlers. They have already authorized the diversion of billions of taxpayer dollars from useful projects to the cockamamie futilities of climate control.
There is a third group who both benefit and enable. 1. Mainstream media, including broadcast, print, and Hollywood movies. They operate on the principle that the only good news is bad news, and, if it’s not sensational it won’t sell (papers, magazines, tickets, etc.) Thus they benefit by revenue and enable by disseminating the claims of the panic mongers. And it is truly remarkable how quickly and irresponsibly the msm can switch gears. Here are just a few examples from the short term cooling Phase of the 1960’s and ’70’s, and the short term warming Phase of the 1980’s and ’90’s.
“After a week of discussions on the causes of climate change, an assembly of specialists from several continents seem to have reached unanimous agreement on only one point: it is getting colder.” New York Times, January 30, 1961.
“In the next 50 years fine dust that humans discharge into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuel will screen out so much of the sun’s rays that the earth’s average temperature could fall by six degrees. Sustained emissions over five to 10 years, could be sufficient to trigger an ice age.” Washington Post, July 9, 1971.
“This cooling has already killed hundreds of thousands of people. If it continues and no strong action is taken, it will cause world famine, world chaos and world war, and this could all come about before the year 2000.” Lowell Ponte , “The Cooling” 1976.
“A global warming trend could bring heat waves, dust-dry farmland and disease. the experts said. Under this scenario, the resort town of Ocean City , Md., will lose 39 feet of shoreline by 2000 and a total of 85 feet within the next 25 years.” San Jose Mercury News, June 11, 1986.
“New York will probably be like Florida 15 years from now.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 17, 1989.
“The planet could face an ecological and agricultural catastrophe by the next decade if global warming trends continue.” Carl Sagan, Buffalo News, October 15, 1990.
2. Bureaucrats, ranging from those who write and push the catastrophic predictions of the UN’s IPCC, to those at the federal or state/provincial level who dole out the billions authorized by the politicians. They benefit by enhancing their positional power, and they enable by handing out taxpayers’ money.
3. “Star” personalities, among whom Al Gore and Canadian David Suzuki stand out as classics who now and then descend from one of their several mansions to zip about the world in their fuel-guzzling vehicles hurling warnings as to how we mere mortals must behave or else. They are paid kingly sums and awarded honours by their respective bootlicking media and LiberalDemocrat socialist establishments for uttering absolute garbage. And people, including teachers, who are not willing to question their authority, fall back on the position that, “He/They said so.”, so it must be true. Their utterances have made them rich and have helped create a gullible audience for the panic mongers.
There is no question but that the Global Warming/Climate Change Swindle is the most drastically damaging hoax that has ever been perpetrated on the human race. All the “Bubbles” and scandals of previous centuries pale in comparison . They were just children’s games. Where are the leaders brave enough to do what the Czechs and Australians have done and delete the Swindlers from our lives?