December 15, 2013
'climate change' is really
a giant wealth redistribution
Itís been a bad week for global warming.
Cairo saw its first snow in 100 years. Oregon, like several other states, reached its coldest temperature in 40 years. Chicago saw its coldest days ever, and - as if to add finality to the trend - Antarctica reached the coldest temperature ever recorded anywhere on earth.
But no matter how cold it gets, global-warming adherents insist itís all part and parcel of what they believe to be abnormal and soon-to-be-catastrophic warming of the planetís surface due to manís reckless introduction of "greenhouse gases" into the atmosphere.
Ironically, just a few years ago, believers in anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming - since renamed "climate change" - claimed cold weather and snow would soon be just a memory.
"Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past," announced the headline in Britainís newspaper the Independent at the turn of the millennium.
The report quoted David Viner, senior research scientist at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, long considered an authoritative resource for global warming research, as saying snow would soon be "a very rare and exciting event" in Britain.
However, the authoritative reputation of East Anglia was seriously downgraded in 2009 when leaked emails proved researchers there were engaged in a major scheme to manipulate and suppress evidence against global warming, misconduct Londonís Telegraph newspaper called "the worst scientific scandal of our generation."
Fast-forward to last year when much the opposite prediction was being trumpeted by the London Daily Mail Online, which headlined,
That report, which included many references to "torrential rain," "freezing winter" and "blizzards," quoted local officials saying they wanted to avoid,
The rhetoric and predictions of global warming acolytes have been every bit as confusing in the United States, with former vice president and carbon-credit entrepreneur Al Gore telling an audience in a 2009 speech that,
And of course his 2006 documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" famously predicted increasing temperatures would cause earthís oceans to rise by 20 feet, a claim many scientists say is utterly without rational basis.
The earth has not warmed for the last 15 years.
This now-widely-known truth was confirmed in September in a leaked report, the result of six yearsí work by the U.N.ís Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, touted as the world authority on climate change and its supposed causes.
Indeed, researchers were so flummoxed at the utter lack of evidence supporting anthropogenic global warming that, as the London Daily Mail reported, the,
In light of all this,
Last week, for example, the Obama administration was lobbying for the notion that global warming is endangering the earth, even as a massive snowstorm was moving across the nation.
At Frontpage Mag, columnist Daniel Greenfield headlined his report:
In a recent CNN panel debate, global warming critic Marc Morano of Climate Depot responded to a question suggesting that current record cold temperatures are a harbinger of "climate change."
Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, responded that,
Brune added, dismissively, that global warming is "settled science."
Really?, asks well-known scientist Art Robinson, who spearheaded The Petition Project which to date has gathered the signatures of 31,487 scientists who agree that there is,
They demonize capitalism and freedomÖ and itís working!
Read Brian Sussmanís new book,
Among the scientists signing the petition are 9,029 who hold doctorate degrees in their field of study.
Robinson, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Cal Tech, where he served on the faculty, co-founded the Linus Pauling Institute with Nobel-recipient Linus Pauling, where he was president and research professor. He later founded the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.
He told WND, very simply, that weather does change over time and that the global system goes through cycles, some slightly warmer and some slightly cooler than others.
Right now itís cool. On Friday, while it was snowing in Cairo for the first time in a century, Jerusalem received up to 20 inches.
Robinson also told WND itís interesting to be living in a period when carbon dioxide is rising, yet temperatures are flat or going down.
What, then, is behind the widespread obsession - with so little evidence - with global warming, and the resulting desire to implement massive new governmental policies?
The answer, says Robinson, is not complicated:
Power is obtained through laws and rules created in response to supposed global warming that limit what people can do with their own lives and property.
Through carbon credits and "green" energy projects, which have made Al Gore enormously wealthy, massive amounts of money change hands. Just weeks ago, the United Nations and World Bank lobbied for spending $600 billion to $800 billion a year on "sustainable energy" to replace oil and gas.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim declared a massive infusion of cash is necessary in the face of a "rising global thermostat."
They implied the money would have to come from the worldís developed economies.
WND columnist Christopher Monckton, who advised the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on issues including global warming, a year ago was in Qatar at a conference on climate change and claimed that the strategies proposed to "solve" global warming constitute the real "menace" to democracy.
In other words, global warming - "climate change" - is really all about redistribution of wealth and power, according to critics like Monckton and Robinson.
The U.S. has already given tens of millions of dollars to the United Nationsí Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, but global warming took a severe blow a few years ago when the East Anglia scandal, dubbed "Climategate," developed.
Examination of hacked emails from Phil Jones, head of the Norwich, England-based Climatic Research Unit, and others there revealed schemes to manipulate data and squelch skeptics.
Among the emails hacked from East Anglia and posted online was one that identified the researchersí "problem":
Other scandals to plague global warming advocates include:
One organization that focuses on debunking fraudulent or unsupported global warming claims, The Climate Depot, notes that in 1974, the National Center for Atmospheric Research in the U.S. was alarmed over "dramatic climate anomalies."
But back then, it blamed the seemingly ominous "climate change" on growing Arctic ice and called global cooling the "new norm."