Throwing Money at Climate Lies

Throwing Money at Climate Lies

“Alarmist scientists will continue to lie about CO2 because they have no useful job skills and would likely end up in a homeless shelter if the global warming research money quits flowing.”

“In June, the greatest collection of climate charlatans in the world got together at the twentieth Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro. The first conference was held in 1992, the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. The 1998 “Climategate” exposed of the way scientists working with the U.N. had rigged the data intended to support global warming. Now the scam is all about sustainability.”



Throwing Money at Climate Lies

By Alan Caruba

Most of us get our weather news from the local television news as someone points to various maps with high and low pressure areas, pictures of clouds, sun, rain or snow. Predicting the next day’s weather is close to the outer limits and four days out is subject to change because, as one noted meteorologist once told me, “Weather is a definition of chaos.”

The weather changes rapidly; the temperature can go from a hot day to a cool night. Change is constant and only predictable over very brief time frames. There are, of course, the seasons in which one can anticipate broad changes as the Earth circumnavigates the Sun. Climatologists study trends that involve centuries such as the mini-ice age that gripped the northern hemisphere from around 1300 to 1850.

Some climatologists are predicting another ice age and they would be right because the interval between ice ages is about 11,500 years and the Earth is at the end of such an interval. It will arrive very swiftly and hang around for thousands of years.

One of the fun and interesting blogs to visit is Real Science. Its editor, Steven Goddard, recently posted the following facts regarding this year’s weather.

Quietest tornado summer on record.
Quietest hurricane summer on record.
Quietest long term hurricane period since the Civil War.
No global warming for 16 years.
No change in sea level rise rates.
Record cold in the Midwest.
Average fire season.
A cyclical drought affecting portions of the country.

Another post noted that “In a few months, we will reach the critical point when there has been no global warming for more than half of the satellite temperatures record—which extends back to 1978.” Goddard noted that “In a few weeks we will reach the point where there have been no major hurricane strikes on the U.S. in seven years, the longest such period since the Civil War.” Hurricane Katrina occurred in 2005.

“Alarmist scientists will continue to lie about CO2,” said Goddard, “because they have no useful job skills and would likely end up in a homeless shelter if the global warming research money quits flowing.”

I suspect that most Americans are unaware of how their taxes are being spent on something that all the money on Earth cannot change in any fashion.

In May 2012, the Daily Caller posted an article noting that “The Congressional Record estimates that since 2008 the federal government has spent nearly $70 billion on ‘climate change activities.’” From fiscal 2008 through 2012, “the federal government spent $68.4 billion to combat climate change. The Department of Defense also spent $4 billion of its budget, the report adds, on climate change and energy efficiency activities in that same time period.”

With annual deficits of $1 trillion and growing debt of $16 trillion, it is little wonder that there are those in Congress who want to impose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, the alleged and totally false “cause” of a global warming. Never mind that there is no global warming, such a tax, according to the Congressional Research Service would generate enough money, if enacted and increasing annually, to cover those deficits. The tax would be based on totally bogus “science.”

In June, the greatest collection of climate charlatans in the world got together at the twentieth Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro. The first conference was held in 1992, the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. The 1998 “Climategate” exposed of the way scientists working with the U.N. had rigged the data intended to support global warming. Now the scam is all about sustainability.

The most recent U.N. conference trotted out the usual scare campaigns, claiming that the Earth’s environmental systems are nearly at “their biophysical limits” and thus portending irreversible and possibly cataclysmic world changes. You could go through their list of changes and refute every one of them. The amount of Antarctic sea ice has just set new records which, if the Earth was warming, would be impossible..

The conference produced a 550-page report that had taken three years and involved 600 “experts” and it all added up to putting most of the Earth and its resources off-limits to its seven billion human inhabitants.

The Conference wanted the U.S. to cough up $100 billion for an annual “climate fund.”

Environmentalists hate “population growth” and are forever wailing about “unsustainable consumption” while the news continues to be filled with reports of new discoveries of oil and natural gas, and the Earth is managing to feed more humans that have ever lived on it at the same time.

There are more than 700 international agreements designed to address specific aspects of the alleged environmental decline, along with agreements on alleviating poverty and malnutrition as Millennium Development Goals. Despite this, the charlatans keep insisting that things are getting worse and more treaties are needed.

The conclusion of the United Nations Environmental Program was that the only way to prevent “unsustainable consumption” is to reverse Western capitalism. If this sounds like something a communist and/or an Islamist would suggest, you’d be right.

This is the same United Nations that has had no success regarding its fundamental goal of preventing wars and whose recent General Assembly meeting listened politely while Iran’s president, Mamoud Ahmadinejad predicted the end of the world. Thus far, it has done nothing to stop Iran’s progress toward making its own nuclear weapons.

The lies about the environment, the weather, and climate will continue so long as the money continues to flow to a national and international cabal of liars.

© Alan Caruba, 2012
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15 thoughts on “Throwing Money at Climate Lies

  1. In order to be named climate scientist a university degree in thermodynamics should be a
    preriquisite .
    A climate scientist should be able to calculate the impact of heat-transfer processes . This should separate the chaff from the wheat , because nowadays there are too many sociopaths , statusseekers , money-launderers and marxist ideologues calling themselves a climate scientist .
    Or does anybody have a better idea ?

    • hi Frederik,

      your idea has merit, but as noted elsewhere in the comments doesn’t get close to addressing the sh*t-storm of money buying bad research.

      that said, some thoughts on your idea.

      I’ve never met any one with a degree in pure Thermodynamics. the folks with the most exposure would be called Physicists and Chemists. I don’t think it’s possible to get either degree without 2-4 full-year courses in Thermodynamics.

      your idea is a good one, in that Thermodynamics is the rock upon which endless bad theories go do die. (bad metaphor – sorry)

      most Thermodynamics is quite complex statistical analysis, or partial differential equations analysis of how heat flows.

      however, the underlying ideas are quite simple:

      1. heat-flow is the transfer of translational, rotational, and vibrational kinetic energy from hotter objects to colder ones.
      2.two objects at different temperatures will come to a median temperature via three mechanisms:
      a.Conduction
      b.Radiation
      c.Convection
      3. Thermodynamics forbids “perpetual motion machines” (of which global warming is one, as I shall attempt to show)

      the gases alleged to be causing run-away heating are at temperatures quite a bit colder that STP (Standard Temperature and Pressure) at the Earth’s surface.

      so, no matter what the mechanism,(conduction, radiation, convection) Thermodynamics dictates that when or if these two objects interact, they will come to some median temperature — i.e. somewhere between 30 degrees C at the surface, and -50 degrees C up there where the alleged global warming gasses reside.

      if heat would flow spontaneously (without the injection of additional work or energy), from cold objects to hot objects, then Canadians could use snow to heat their houses, we could have CO2 furnaces melting lead, steel, and tungsten. you could heat your home with a C02 furnace, bake bread with a CO2 oven, and heat your swimming pool with a CO2 water heater, and have CO2 Electric generating power plants (look Ma — no nasty fossil fuels, no nukes, nothing but clean CO2).

      they can’t build a CO2 heater to do any of things, so their idea is wrong.

      moving from Science to sociology, or psychcology, Physicists are some of the WORST AGW offenders. this list is long, and profoundly embarrassing — no need to repeat it here.

      I speculate that they’re all so smart, and the socialized, dumbed-down education they all have to endure, gives them a deep reservoir of rebelliousness. think that picture of Einstein sticking his tounge out. I think Physicists as a group want to rebel against Authority and left-leaning politics is Sadly, the obvious choice.

      also, a number of really dumb ideas have been sold to scientists as tribal totems, i.e. one has to believe:
      1.in Darwinism
      2.in AGW
      3. that HIV causes AIDS

      it order to be part of the Scientific tribe — don’t underestimate the power of this.

      (1.) and (2.) founder on Thermodynamics, as you say, (3.) founders on the diffusion equation which a disease must obey, if Epidemiology will consider it a communicable disease.

      hope this helps you get your mind around this topic, and all the Best…

      -LP

  2. The UNEP was the brain-child of international scam artist Maurice Strong. Strong is now residing in Beijing China, because Canadian autorities want to question him about some shadey dealings in Canada.

    Strong was the genius behind Molten Metals Technology which he profitted from handsomely before it went belly-up leaving stockholders holding the bag.

    Strong was also instrumental in creating the Chicago Carbon Exchange which also screwed thousands of investors who thought they could profit from a vacuous commodity given value by the waving of a magic wand.

    The sustainability movement metastasized out of the global warming scam. Regarding alternative energies always ask the crucial question: What is the Energy Returned On Energy Invested based on Embodied Energy analysis (not accounting gimmicks)? If the EROEI is less than 1, the alternative energy is unsustainable. That goes for ethanol alchemy, solar pv and especially wind.

    • hmm? one of the CCX’s top advisors:-)
      was here in aus setting up another con for supposed regreening a very very large ex cattle station.
      today I hear hes left his job, no ones saying much…and of course WE taxpayers have been bilked, as well as the company who owned the original station.
      Enron accounting was used for the Ozone scam and it worked so nicely they ran it again with Carbon..as the new money spinner.
      pity OUR PM is so thick, if I hear “its the right thing to do” one more time…
      the right thing for her to do, would be to leave -NOW!

  3. Great article & great comments. But let it be known: all the facts, figures, & research that blow holes in all the subversive commentary on GW, won’t stop the Big Brother tactics of the EPA, which will eliminate our coal-powered electrical plant in Billings….by 2015. The American version of PRAVDA keeps spewing its twisted propaganda from the land of Liberalism, so a great share of the American people are in the dark. Fiddlin

  4. “Environmentalists hate “population growth” and are forever wailing about “unsustainable consumption””

    Here’s a quote you might be interested in: “My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide,destroy the industrial infrastructure and see wilderness, with it’s full complement of species, returning throughout the world.”
    -Dave Foreman,
    co-founder of Earth First!

    “The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.”
    – Michael Oppenheimer,
    Environmental Defense Fund

  5. just saw on Drudgereport: ‘Al Gore Blames Altitude’ on Obama’s weak debate performance. C’mon Al, Denver is only a mile high, you have to go about another mile before altitude sickness sets in. HAHAHAHA

  6. To all you so called Global Warming Conspiritors. You might decrease CO2 emissions by not flying all over the world in your private jets and driving around in limozines to these lavish conferences.

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