Thomas Sowell spells it out in this decade-old-but-still-relevant review of a documentary that’s still available on the Internet:
“While the public has been led to believe that ‘all’ the leading scientists buy the global warming hysteria and the political agenda that goes with it, in fact the official reports from the United Nations or the National Academy of Sciences are written by bureaucrats — and then garnished with the names of leading scientists who were ‘consulted,’ but whose contrary conclusions have been ignored.”
“Much of recent global warming has been fabricated by climate scientists to make it look more frightening, a study has found. The peer-reviewed study by two scientists and a veteran statistician looked at the global average temperature datasets (GAST) which are used by climate alarmists to argue that recent years have been ‘the hottest evah’ and that the warming of the last 120 years has been dramatic and unprecedented.
“What they found is that these readings are ‘totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.'”
Solid line is the approximate extent of glaciation in the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago. All ice above it. People below it could survive. Dotted line is the approximate extent in the previous Ice Age.
“Climbing ever higher on the bodies of their fallen comrades, they tried to stay above the ever deepening snow. Still it kept coming. Four stories deep. Six stories deep. Nine. All in one day. Still they kept climbing, nine stories into the sky.”—Not By Fire, But By Ice
Via Ice-Age Now
If the Gorebot’s championing of it, while maintaining a mansion with a very high electric utility bill and flying in a private jet, wasn’t enough of a clue there’s his prediction of years ago that we would all be drowning by now.
Moreover, there’s the famous scientific consensus. It’s unraveling:
“Last year there were at least 60 peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals demonstrating that today’s warming isn’t global, unprecedented, or remarkable.
“Just within the last 5 months, 58 more papers and 80 new graphs have been published that continue to undermine the popularized conception of a slowly cooling Earth temperature history followed by a dramatic hockey-stick-shaped uptick, or an especially unusual global-scale warming during modern times.”
Climate change, aka global warming, always has been a leftist schuck and that’s becoming more and more obvious—even as the Mediacrats and Mr. Platitude (Bronco Bama) himself continue to push it.
Via Power Line Blog
“The Paris Accords on Climate,” writes scifi author Jerry Pournelle, “have reduced Germany to a state in which electricity is a luxury good according to Der Spiegel; so naturally President Trump is exhorted to agree to this nonsense.
“After all, the Europeans have; why should we be spared the economic pain? Surely Europe’s misery from self inflicted wounds is a more pressing problem for the US than the agenda Mr. Trump was elected for? Perhaps Senator McCain will tell us what the Paris Accords will do for the Earth, Europe, South America, various other places, and, perhaps even how they would affect the United States. We have natural gas; making it more expensive will certainly help Russia. Perhaps that’s it.”
Naw. President Trump should dump the accords on the climate schuck as soon as possible. Let the Mediacrats, Europe and the “Resistance” howl. They would find something to bitch about anyway.
Via Chaos Manor
UPDATE: More reasons to dump the accords: “American families would be paying more while making less.“
MORE: He did it, we’re withdrawn! Let the anguished howling begin!
“…[NOAA] the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.”
Under Barry Hussein’s watch, of course.
From James Delingpole: “What the whistleblowing NOAA insider John Bates has just done is prove beyond reasonable doubt what some of us have long claimed: that from NASA GISS and NOAA across the pond to the UEA and the Met Office’s Hadley Centre, the world’s leading temperature data sets have been hijacked by climate activists and abused to advance a political agenda.”
Scientists are corrupted by government funding, without which they cannot survive, as it comes with a stipulation to be politically correct. Or else. It’s part of the swamp Trump needs to drain. The question is how to do it?
The master of fake news, the NYTimes, is spinning its sit-down with Trump to look like he’s reversing himself on his criticism of the politics and science of climate change. And the Times’ multiple clones are following, wagging their tails behind them.
“The media spin…can only be described as dishonest. Trump appears to soften stance on climate change & Donald Trump backflips on climate change & Trump on climate change in major U-turn, says Climate Depot.
“The ‘fake news’ that Trump had somehow moderated or changed his “global warming” views was not supported by the full transcript of the meeting. [Climate change critic] Heartland Institute President Joe Bast had this to say about the full transcript of Trump’s meeting: ‘This is reassuring. The Left wants to drive wedges between Trump and his base by spinning anything he says as ‘retreating from campaign promises.’”
When he does retreat, or seems to, as in letting the Hagzilla off the hook, I’ll jump on that. And I’ll jump on this fake news, too. The usual fakery of the Old Stream Media, lapdogging it up for Democrats like Clinton and Obama, lying up a storm for Republicans of any stripe whatsoever.