Friday, 10 January 2014

Global Warming Alarmists, Looking Ridiculous, Double Down

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Global warming alarmists are facing an increasingly skeptical public as their hysterical “climate-change” predictions continue to be exposed as wildly inaccurate. Still, the Obama administration, the Communist Party USA, radical Senate Democrats, the establishment media, and other proponents of discredited United Nations theories on alleged “catastrophic man-made global warming” are not throwing in the towel just yet. Instead, they are doubling down on the alarmism, putting the slowly dying alarmist juggernaut into overdrive.

The White House and alarmist U.S. lawmakers, of course, are desperately fighting to keep the last bit of climate hysteria from melting away. With polls showing that most Americans do not believe the UN’s global warming theories, global warmists in Washington, D.C., understand that their bid to empower the UN, create a planetary climate regime by 2015, and impose carbon taxes on the public appears close to failure — hence the increasingly shrill tone.

At this point, however, critics and independent scientists, many of whom are now forecasting global cooling, say the alarmists are simply making fools of themselves. Indeed, 2013 proved to be a spectacularly devastating year for proponents of UN global-warming theories as the implosion of their claims and predictions accelerated — often in deeply embarrassing ways. That has not stopped them yet, though.  

Time magazine, for example, is facing worldwide ridicule for blaming the recent “polar vortex” that brought record cold temperatures across America on man-made “global warming” — after having linked the exact same phenomenon to alleged “global cooling” in 1974. In an article headlined “Another Ice Age?" appearing almost four decades ago, Time said “scientists” had found evidence of “global cooling” in an expansion of the “circumpolar vortex.”

Forty years later, senior editor Bryan Walsh claimed: “it may well be that global warming could be making the occasional bout of extreme cold weather in the U.S. even more likely.” Skeptical researchers were quick to lambaste Time for the absurdities and contradictions. “At least the 1974 version made sense,” noted Real Science. “Bryan Walsh’s 2014 version makes a complete farce out of science.”

Of course, even the world’s premier global-warming alarmists have rejected the notion that “global warming” theories predicted record cold — much less that alleged “global warming” had anything whatsoever to do with the record-setting freeze that swept across much of the United States this week. Still, that did not stop countless media outlets and taxpayer-funded alarmists from making the claim.

Considering that sea-ice is at the highest level since records began — and the fact that there has been no global warming for 17 years now, in defiance of all UN theories — analysts say the alarmists are looking increasingly detached from reality. In Washington, D.C., though, carbon-tax mongers at the White House and in the halls of Congress have apparently ignored the facts, launching a full-blown propaganda campaign to defend their debunked theory by making even more outrageous claims.

Radical White House Science “Czar” John Holdren, for example, came out swinging. “If you’ve been hearing that extreme cold spells, like the one that we’re having in the United States now, disprove global warming, don’t believe it,” said Holdren, author of the book Ecoscience promoting forced abortion and sterilization, drugging of the water supply with contraception, and the creation of what he called “planetary regime” to control the world and its population.

In fact, Obama’s extremist czar continued, the cold could actually be caused by supposed global warming. “A growing body of evidence suggests that the kind of extreme cold being experienced by much of the United States as we speak is a pattern we can expect to see with increasing frequency, as global warming continues,” he said. Again, even the world’s most dedicated global-warming believers in the field have rejected that argument, as did the alarmist UN climate outfit.

“I have to admit to being a little embarrassed for John Holdren, President Obama’s Science Czar,” wrote respected climatologist and NASA scientist Dr. Roy Spencer, adding that there has been no evidence supporting "Pseudoscience Czar" Holdren’s wild claims. “How did this man ever attain such a lofty position, other than his politics?... It scares me that someone with so much energy policy influence has so little knowledge of basic physics.”

Ironically, perhaps, Holdren had previously warned decades ago that human CO2 emissions would lead to a billion deaths due to global warming-fueled global cooling — yes, cooling, which he said would lead to a new ice age by 2020, along with “carbon-dioxide induced famines.” To deal with his fantastical forecasts, Obama’s science czar again called for a global government that would be in charge of slashing the human population through compulsory abortions and strictly controlling planetary resources.

As the Obama administration works feverishly to foist its unconstitutional anti-carbon decrees on America — adopted by executive fiat and regulatory gimmicks rather than legislation — a coalition of radical Senate Democrats announced this week that they were creating a global-warming task force to help out. “We believe that climate change is a catastrophe that’s unfolding before our eyes and we want Congress to take off the blindfolds,” said Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), adding that Majority Leader Harry Reid was also on board.

Among other schemes, the “global-warming” taskforce will try to defend Obama’s “climate initiative” from lawmakers. Numerous members of Congress have expressed outrage over the administration’s usurpation of legislative power and economically devastating mandates to fight non-existent global warming. What critics have called the administration’s “witch-hunt” against scientists who refuse to join the global warming “cult” has also attracted scrutiny, along with the revelations that the U.S. government prodded the UN into covering up the lack of warming, giving the senators’ task force plenty to do.

Separately, teaming up with self-styled socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Boxer also introduced carbon-tax legislation this week. “There is a growing consensus that putting a price on carbon pollution is the most effective way to fight global warming,” the two lawmakers claimed without elaborating. Analysts say the prospect of such a scheme getting through Congress is probably slim to none — especially at this point, with the theories crumbling on the world stage

The Communist Party USA also made sure to reassure its devotees that global-warming theories had most definitely not been debunked by record cold. “This could be driven by the loss of polar sea ice which has been documented over the past few decades,” the party’s propaganda organ claimed, apparently unaware that there is currently more polar sea ice than at any time since records began. “That in turn is spurred by human-caused global warming. Research is ongoing.”    

As communists, socialists, and the most extreme statist wing of the Democrat Party were touting alleged global warming, independent climate scientists and experts were working to raise awareness about what they say is a coming era of global cooling. Unlike the carbon tax-demanding global-warming alarmists, however, researchers highlighting global-cooling trends say the cycle is driven by solar activity — not humanity’s emissions of carbon dioxide, an essential gas which is exhaled by all humans and critical to plant life.   

Indeed, in 2013, over 70 scientific studies were published showing that the Sun’s activity, not man-made CO2, controls the climate. On January 6, with evidence piling up, the Space and Science Research Corporation launched the Global Cooling Awareness Project, which aims to “draw attention to the growing concern among the world’s scientists and climate researchers that a new record setting cold climate epoch may have begun,” the organization said in a statement.

“Now that global warming has ended and a challenging cold climate has begun, it is time to up the gain globally on preparing for the coming cold,” said SSRC President John Casey, a climate researcher and former White House space program advisor working with respected scientists from around the world. According to scientists working on the project, along with other top researchers worldwide, decreasing solar activity appears set to bring much colder temperatures going forward. 

The bottom line, however, is this: The burden of proof is on those who want others to accept their theories — especially if it involves a carbon tax and the creation of a planetary "climate" regime. In this case, the theory claims that humanity’s emissions of CO2 — accounting for a fraction of one percent of all greenhouse gases naturally present in the atmosphere — are leading to catastrophic global warming. In the real world, every one of the UN’s 73 computer models predicting rising temperatures has been shown to be wrong owing to the lack of warming for the last 17 years. Therefore, the theory is wrong.

With hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars showered on the climate-alarmism industry — not to mention the jobs dependent on the hysteria, dreams of a carbon tax, and the establishment’s credibility on the line — alarmists are unlikely to give up until the bitter end. If global cooling is indeed on the way or even already here, however, what countless experts refer to as the man-made global-warming “hoax” may completely implode faster than anyone realizes.

Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, politics, and more. He can be reached at

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