by Dr. Tim Ball
© National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
to save humanity
is almost always
only a false-face
for the urge to
Power is what
not the chance
H. L. Mencken
I have been attacked by the left and the right and almost without
exception, the left is ten times nastier.
They don't hesitate to
lie, make personal attacks, or completely destroy a person. They do
whatever is necessary to achieve the goal; the end justifies the
I suspect it is partly due to the right having at least a
vestige of a Christian conscience. For the anti-religious
left, it is about ideology and too often that becomes their
As H. L. Mencken said,
The urge to save
humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule
it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to
It works just as well if
you replace "humanity" with the planet.
the new religion in the sense it is a blind faith. You don't have to
understand, in fact, it is better if you don't.
Few typify this
blind faith more than Timothy Wirth. He organized the
1988 Senate Hearing that put the entire false claim of
'anthropogenic' global warming (AGW) on the world stage.
New York Times reported,
Until now, scientists have been
cautious about attributing rising global temperatures of recent
years to the predicted global warming caused by pollutants in
the atmosphere, known as the "greenhouse effect."
But today Dr. James E. Hansen of
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration told a
Congressional committee that it was 99 percent certain that the
warming trend was not a natural variation but was caused by a
buildup of carbon dioxide and other artificial gases in the
The '99 percent
claim' is simply false and one that no intelligent scientist would
That didn't matter, the political objective was to start
Two facts give the
lie to the claim.
record for any time period the temperature increases before
the CO2 the opposite to the Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change (IPCC) assumption.
Approximately 95 percent of the last 10,000 years the world
was warmer than today. A
recent study shows it was 6°C warmer 9000 years ago with
lower levels of CO2.
Timothy Wirth was interviewed on
He responded to questions about his role in the
did you know about Jim Hansen?
...I don't remember exactly where the
data came from, but we knew there was this scientist at NASA who had
really identified the human impact before anybody else had done so
and was very certain about it.
So we called him up and asked him if
he would testify.
Now, this is a tough thing for a scientist to do
when you're going to make such an outspoken statement as this and
part of the federal bureaucracy.
Jim Hansen has always been a very
brave and outspoken individual.
else was happening that summer? What was the weather like that
Believe it or not, we called
the Weather Bureau
and found out what historically was the hottest day of the
Well, it was June 6 or June 9 or whatever it was, so
we scheduled the hearing that day, and bingo: It was the hottest day
on record in Washington, or close to it. It was stiflingly hot that
[At] the same time you had this drought all across the
country, so the linkage between the Hansen hearing and the drought
became very intense.
you also alter the temperature in the hearing room that day?
…What we did it was went in
the night before and opened all the windows, I will admit,
So that the air conditioning
wasn't working inside the room and so when the, when the
hearing occurred there was not only bliss, which is
television cameras in double figures, but it was really hot…
So Hansen's giving this testimony,
you've got these television cameras back there heating up the room,
and the air conditioning in the room didn't appear to work.
So it was sort of a
perfect collection of events
that happened that day, with the wonderful Jim Hansen, who
was wiping his brow at the witness table and giving this
devastating admissions of manipulation of a congressional hearing
that go beyond the ordinary sleaze.
It is precisely why, the swamp
exists, people despise politicians, and
Donald Trump was elected. However, that is just the start of the story.
Wirth served one
term and resigned to become
Vice Chair of the
Foundation and the 'Better
World' Fund. This organization
was established with a $1 billion donation from Ted Turner.
major objective of the Foundation derived from Turner's
connection with the
Club of Rome (CoR).
Leadership for Climate Action
is a joint initiative of the United Nations Foundation and the
Club of Madrid which,
"aims to design a framework for a new enforceable
international agreement on climate change."
The GLCA has editorial
input into reports and assessments produced by the IPCC and provides,
"technical expertise on the implications and communication of
climate change science."
By my count more than two-thirds of the GCLA members are also members of the CoR including:
Ted Turner, Timothy Wirth, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson, Sir
Crispin Tickell, Kim Campbell, Wangari Maathai, Petre Roman and
Now I have to wonder what qualifies
and Ted Turner
to provide technical advice on climate change science...!!!
On March 30, 2015,
the Washington Post printed a story headlined,
- The real story of a pivotal
This is Timothy Wirth claiming it
didn't happen as PBS reported.
Over the years, the testimony
presented at that hearing has been identified as a key turning point
in public understanding of the climate issue.
Some myths about the
hearing also have circulated over the years, including the idea that
windows were left open or the air conditioning was not working.
While I've heard that version of events in the past, and repeated it
myself, I've since learned it didn't happen. So let's put those
stories to rest and instead focus on the substance of the hearing - the brave and prescient testimony of Dr.
years later we know he was absolutely correct, and that policymakers
in the United States and around the world need to initiate
far-reaching actions to address this enormous challenge.
Why would PBS
report the story with clear indications that these are Wirth's
words? More important, why did Wirth wait until now to contradict a
story that is odious but rings true?
Wirth confirmed the original
story as true by repeating it.
The Washington Post story is vague,
mealy-mouthed, and unconvincing. Now Wirth has decided that
admitting he lied is less damage than allowing the story to remain
alive. No, it isn't!
All it confirms is he knew the information
Hansen was providing was not true, but he wraps it in the cloak of
bravery – he is heroic because he is saving the planet. Wirth lied
about everything all the way through. There are a few significant
reasons why he is lying once again.
They are all driven by panic as
the AGW story collapses.
The Trump election,
notably the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is exposing
the entire fiasco. More people are looking at what was involved and
Scott Pruitt began the process of dismantling the
EPA, especially the regulations.
Now his replacement,
Wheeler, formerly a lobbyist for the coal industry, is digging
deeper and rooting out more. Look for attacks on Wheeler from the
deep state within EPA that pushed Pruitt out.
public concern is waning,
A lot of work on climate change these
days is trying to address what seems to be a major part of the
problem; people don't care all that much.
This is occurring
in large numbers despite the alarms. One source of those alarms
throughout was the
Their survey of 18,000 people in 17
different countries found that,
Overall, climate change achieved a
12.8 percent share of concern, ranking behind only international
terrorism and the threat of poverty as the most concerning issues
This, as expressed,
sounds innocuous until you realize it means that 87.2% are not
concerned, a devastating number.
Obama made sure the
Paris Agreement was not a Treaty because he knew the Senate would
not ratify it. The organizers also had to make it non-binding in
order to get ratification by all nations.
As a result, emboldened by
the US withdrawal of funding the Green Climate Fund that replaced
the Kyoto Protocol is failing. Few nations are paying up, and
Howard Bamsey resigned because no new projects were
approved at a recent meeting.
The fact that a
leftist would lie to achieve a political goal is now, sadly, normal
to the point of complacency.
Now, with the Wirth story, we have a
leftist and extreme environmentalist willing to admit lying to a
media outlet sympathetic to his views. He lied about the
orchestration of the story in 1988, but the bigger lie is in the
last line of the Washington Post story.
Twenty-five years later, we
know Hansen was absolutely wrong.
Several articles identify and
quantify the degree of his error. For example, one article is
"James Hansen's Climate
Forecast of 1988 - A Whopping 150% Wrong."
Moreover, that should be the final nail in the coffin of
anthropogenic global warming. Hansen's predictions were wrong, but
so were all the other predictions of the IPCC.
They, including the
political lies told to create and maintain them, are likely the most
extensive collection of prevarications in history.