Skip to comments.Climate Change Scammers' Worst Week Ever
Posted on 01/13/2014 4:56:56 AM PST by Kaslin
Between global warming suckers getting entombed in ice while trying to prove the Antarctic ice cap has melted to most of America doing a Frigidaire impression, the entire façade of this bogus leftist power grab is crumbling.
Understand that the climate change meme is simply the latest attempt by leftists to trick society into remaking itself in their image. It was never about science. It was always about power and money.
The scammers have been ably assisted by a palace guard media that eagerly reports the scammers every lie while ignoring every inconvenient truth. Youll skim the mainstream media in vain for the reason behind the trapped expeditions trip to the Antarctic. And, of course, the most inconvenient truth of all is that it hasnt gotten significantly warmer since the industrial revolution started generating CO2, and it hasnt warmed at all in recent years.
The lefts use of pseudo-science as a means to seize and centralize control has a colorful history. One particularly colorful scheme was the progressive nightmare of eugenics. Leftist icons like Margaret Sanger eagerly advocated it as a tool to eliminate infants of color.
Lets fast forward to the 1970s, when we were entering a new ice age and the only possible solution was surprise - more government power. The global cooling panic morphed into the global warming panic. Suddenly, temperatures were inexorably rising and the ice caps were melting. In fact, they should be melted by now.
But global warming is problematic when the uncherry-picked evidence shows that the Earth is not getting significantly warmer. The hockey stick is stuck. Now, one might take this new evidence and revise ones conclusion to conform to the observed data. We call that science. But we are dealing with science, and when the evidence doesnt support your conclusion you change the name of the phenomenon.
Hence, climate change. Its goal was stop us wacky literalists from being able to point to a lack of warming to disprove global warming. Apparently, we were fools to expect that what the scammers called warming might involve warming.
Climate change is useful because it minimizes the dangerous possibility of negating the theory through observation. Any kind of change in the weather is climate change. That means literally any evidence supports the theory. If you really want to tick off a scammer, ask him what piece of observable data would lead him to conclude that his climate change theory is incorrect.
Of course, in science, an unfalsifiable theory isnt a theory at all. But in science, you arent really talking about theories. You are talking about politically necessary conclusions that are beyond question. Science is a religion, and were the heretics.
But even climate change has become problematic. What if the climate is not changing for the worse? Recent years have seen fewer hurricanes, and of less intensity. The Antarctic ice the penguins stood on while laughing at the trapped ship of fools was manifestly still there. Polar bears continue to wander the northern wastes uncooked.
So the left has now moved to an even vaguer, less empirically assessable concept looming climate collapse. Its a beautiful notion, at once evoking some sort of horrendous catastrophe while offering absolutely no way to evaluate its accuracy. The climate collapse remains off in the future, vague and ambiguous, an unspecified disaster where something bad might happen and no one can prove the negative, so there is no way to judge it to be fact or fiction.
This is science. And if you doubt that something of an undefined nature might possibly occur at some unknown point in the future and maybe have unexplained negative effects, you reject science in all its forms. You also probably believe in God and are definitely racist.
Climate change scam arguments pique my lawyerly interest as exemplar tactics, techniques and procedures in the art of obfuscation. But the nomenclature isnt the only bit of dissembling. The scammers attempt to intertwine the idea that human activity has some sort of impact on the climate with their demand that we transfer to their control trillions of dollars and much of our sovereignty. They intentionally erase the distinction between the cause of the alleged problem and the proposed solution, neatly skipping the effect.
Scammers tell us that 97% of scientists believe humans have an effect on the climate. Of course humans have some effect on the climate. A butterflys flapping wings have some effect on the climate. But the mere fact of some effect of some unknown intensity does not lead to the conclusion that we must undertake an anti-carbon crusade that will jack up our utility bills several grand a year, force us to drive tiny boxes, and empower yet another army of prissy unionized bureaucrats, this time to tell us we cant roast marshmallows in our own backyards.
If you believe in science, you cant make that quantum leap of logic. But if you believe in science, you and your media pals will paint anyone who refuses to do so as a mouth-breathing halfwit denier who is simultaneously an evil genius in the service of Big Oil.
Oh, how scientists hate deniers for actually applying the scientific method to the scammers political propaganda. And, as fiascos like Operation Mocking Penguin pile up, and as the coming climate collapse never actually comes, theyll get even more desperate. The Los Angeles Times and Reddit recently barred dissenters from their pages theres no better concession of defeat than silencing your opponent.
The science is settled that climate change was a lie from the beginning. And every day without the long-promised climate catastrophe is one day closer to the day leftists will have to find themselves a replacement scam.
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“Cimate Change Scammers’ Worst Week Ever”
They’ll calculate a course of specious propaganda that will contain accusations of racism, ignorance, and derision of knuckle-dragging, bible-thumping, gun-loving Christians;
and it’ll work because of the conversion of many members of the electorate into brilliant, intellectual, Progressive geniuses.
The left has "nuanced" their own message. By the use of an an always looming danger, a tyrannical government can always impose whatever laws they want, for as long a time as convenient to them. There won't be any one catastrophe...but a series of them, always potentially out there, in another month, or in another decade.
:: Understand that the climate change meme is simply the latest attempt by leftists to trick society into remaking itself in their image. ::
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Good pick Kaslin.
“The science is settled that climate change was a lie from the beginning. And every day without the long-promised climate catastrophe is one day closer to the day leftists will have to find themselves a replacement scam.”
And you can bet they’re working on it. And the media lap dogs, along with the remaining faithful following of the MSM wait with baited breath.
Excellent article. Thanks !
When the coming new ice age and acid rain died in their infancy of self-inflicted, unverifiable hubris; global warming, climate change and now climate collapse were inevitable heirs of the pseudo-science of the Left.
They should change the name of “Climate Change” to “Irritable Climate Syndrome.”
Climate change is not a lie. 12kYa there were two miles of ice on top of my land. 10kYa the Sunda Shelf was populated land. 7kYa there were farms in the Sahara region. The Domesday Book records wine vineyards in Scotland only 1kYa ago.
The climate has changed, drastically and dramatically, and it has done so over and over and over, causing extinctions, mass population movements, and likely even breeding smart humans in Europe and East Asia.
What IS a lie, and a terrible one at tha since it dissolves the foundation of science, is that anthropogenic CO2 plays a role in these unexplained changes. Zombie science started with peer reviewed Federal grant money, but "climate science" has spread the infection rapidly, so that many if not most scientists are now shambling over the landscape, moaning and feeding on grant money and the approval of politicians.
ozone hole? that must be bigger then the whole planet by now.
We can snark but the average millennial knows more about “climate change” than the US Constitution.
As long as it’s taught intensively in schools, the belief will continue to spread.