NY Times retires the phrase “Climate Change Denier”

Update (an hour later): NY Times keeps tinkering with the terminology and the article headline.  Now it is “climate change denialist” (8 Dec 2016 20:50:53 EST)


NY Times seems to have stopped calling climate realists “deniers” and “doubters”.  Instead, it started using a respectful word dissenter.  Example: Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Dissenter, to Lead E.P.A.

Also remarkable how NY Times rewrote the title of the article from Donald Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Ally of Fossil Fuel Industry, to Lead E.P.A. (7 Dec 2016, 15:47:29 EST) to its current version Trump Picks Scott Pruitt, Climate Change Dissenter, to Lead E.P.A. (7 Dec 2016, 18:46:58 EST) and changed the text within less than three hours, without admitting this rewrite.

Orwell, 1984?

The Left Publishes Fake News, Blames the Right

Few days ago, the left-stream media and Obama have raised a ruckus about “fake news,” which they blamed for their election loss.  The ruckus boils down to two allegations: a) conservatives produce fake news, and b) conservatives tend to believe fake news.  But a closer look proves both allegations wrong. Instead, misinformation is shown to be the province of the Left, and nearly indispensable part of a modern liberal education.

The ruckus started with an NPR article, We Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned.  NPR interviewed the founder and owner of an official fake news media company Disinfomedia, Jestin Coler.  Coler is a journalist, political science major, and a self-professed liberal.  He lives in a suburb of Los Angeles. “My educational background is in political science. I’ve always enjoyed the ideas of propaganda and misinformation,” Coler said.

The fake news, produced by his media company, were intended to appeal to conservatives.  This is how Coler explained that choice: “The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right, publish blatantly false or fictional stories and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction.

According to the article, Coler’s company had 20-25 writers, and had multiple competitors. Thus, it is likely that the alleged “echo chambers of the alt-right” consist mostly of leftists, posing as right-wing extremists for fun and profit.

The article’s punchline is this statement from Coler: “We’ve tried to do similar things to liberals. It just has never worked, it never takes off. You’ll get debunked within the first two comments and then the whole thing just kind of fizzles out.” NPR and the rest of the leftist echo-chamber interpret that as a sign that liberals are smarter than conservatives. No, the reason is quite different: the market for fake news with liberal appeal is already glutted by what used to be the mainstream media.  Tiny outlets like Disinfomedia cannot compete against The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and even moderate news outlets.

Universities produce far too many graduates whose only skills are propaganda and disinformation, which they acquired while being indoctrinated with leftist ideology.  Only few such “scholars” find employment in the left-stream and left-extreme media.  Some of them become “science reporters” with the government or government-financed entities.  Coler, his competitors, and their writers found their niche in producing fake news with conservative appeal.  That does not make them conservatives.

There is, however, a grain of truth to this story: conservatives are too gullible when they read or watch what used to be the mainstream media.

Notes

I would like to join a string theorist and climate realist, Luboš Motl, in his praise of Steve Bannon, selected as the Senior Counselor by President-elect Trump, and the people that have elected him.

Continue reading Notes

Dr. Mario Molina, Corrupt Climate Alarmist

Dr. Mario Molina is a 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and a climate alarmist. A distinguished scientist supporting climate alarmism?  No, of course not.  Just money talking.  Dr. Molina is (or recently was):

  • A Member of International Advisory Board, Abengoa SA.  Abengoa SA positioned itself as a renewable energy company, received $1.4 Billion in renewable energy guarantees from Obama largesse, and went bankrupt on March 29, 2016 – the date of the infamous “Attorneys General United for Clean Power” press conference.
  • A Member of Advisory Board at Generation Investment Management LLP, Al Gore’s hedge fund.
  • a Board Member of the Union of Concerned Scientists
  • a Board Member of the MacArthur Foundation.
  • a Board Member of the ClimateWorks Foundation.
  • a climate policy adviser to President of Mexico.

Continue reading Dr. Mario Molina, Corrupt Climate Alarmist

Useful Links for Climate Realism Novice

Richard Lindzen, The Origin and Nature of the Alleged Scientific Consensus, 1992.

More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims,  which updates the official Senate Minority Report: More Than 700 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims; Scientists Continue to Debunk “Consensus” in 2008 & 2009.

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Minority Report, The Chain of Environmental Command: How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA, 2014, (makes a mistake of underestimating the top of the chain – foreign based transnationals, such as WWF and Greenpeace International.)

ClimateDepot & Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT),  2016 State of the Climate Report. Continue reading Useful Links for Climate Realism Novice

Chronicle of Liberal Obscurantism

—  #ExxonKnew

Exxon knew.  Exxon knows. When did knowledge become a crime?

—  The Light Bulb

A common light bulb: invented by Thomas Edison in 1879, banned by an act of Congress from 2014. Continue reading Chronicle of Liberal Obscurantism

DCracy

Washington, DC is owned by the Democratic Party, regardless of who is the President and what party has majority in Congress.  More than 90% of Washington population votes for Democrats.  Despite votes leak to the libertarian candidate, the nation has elected Trump.  In the same time, the ratio of Hillary to Trump voters in Washington, DC has been more than 16:1.  If Trump wants to make a real change, he needs to move most government operations from DC to the United States, and to hire new people with technical and managerial experience in the business sector. National Scientific Foundation (NSF), National Academy of Science (NAS), and NASA are the first candidates for drastic change that come to mind.  EPA should be abolished, and its few useful functions might be spread among other departments. Continue reading DCracy

Joseph McCarthy

Today, the 14th of November, would be the 108th birthday of Joseph McCarthy – a great man, who sacrificed everything he had in a fight against foreign enemies and their domestic agents.  His image and deeds have been maligned to such an extent that even conservatives use the word McCarthyism as a term of abuse.

Many readers might have been taught lies about McCarthy in school.  Here are the facts. Continue reading Joseph McCarthy

Liberal Establishment Today: Obscurantist, Oppressive, Corrupt

“Why, she’d never even seen a factory, or known anyone who had seen a factory” (Gone with the Wind, thoughts of Scarlett O’Hara at the beginning of the Civil War.)

This sentence is an almost precise description of the liberal establishment and the Democratic brass today.  Obama is gone.  Let the rest of them follow.

Chronicle of Liberal Obscurantism

Election Results Surprise Totalitarian Demonrats

Up to the election day, almost all polls and analytical forecasts predicted that Hillary, a candidate from the incumbent Democratic Party, would win.  Instead, Trump won with a large margin.  Republicans won both House and Senate.

This pattern is frequently observed when a ruling party persecutes opposition.  Fearing repressions, supporters of the opposition disproportionately avoid polling or claim to support the ruling party.  They express their opinion only on the election day.

Unveiled: Who is Who Search

Here I unveil a Who-is-Who Search Engine.  It includes websites, uncovering networks of the individuals and organizations of the radical Left, their money machine, and their corrupt influence.  I hope it will be as useful to you as it has been to me. Continue reading Unveiled: Who is Who Search

Intervention against AGs United for Money & Power

Yesterday I filed a Motion to Intervene in the lawsuit ExxonMobil v AG Healey (case 4:16-CV-469-K).  This fight is not between AG Healey and Exxon .  This fight is between AG Healey and the People.  The Left has been using large corporations as proxies to deny Americans their rights for long time.  The direct attacks failed, but attacks by proxies have been tremendously successful. Continue reading Intervention against AGs United for Money & Power

Climate Alarmism used “Renewable Energy” as Decoy

I did little research and published some technical papers in the wind power.  This experience has opened my eyes on the real nature of climate alarmism.

Initially, I did not know how far the alarmist claims were from the real science.  But I saw that the “renewable energy” push by the second Obama administration was just a make believe effort.  Continue reading Climate Alarmism used “Renewable Energy” as Decoy

Financial Relations among Climate Alarmism Groups

The following is a matrix of financial transactions among some of the leading climate alarmism entities from the complaint in the civil lawsuit 5:16-cv-00211-C, Goldstein v. Climate Action Network et al:

matrix of financial transactions between some climate alarmism corporations
Financial Transactions among some Climate Alarmism Groups

Continue reading Financial Relations among Climate Alarmism Groups

In Memory of Dr. Roger Cohen

On September 13, Dr. Roger Cohen, a theoretical physicist and industrial manager, passed away after a courageous battle against climate alarmism, complicated by a malignant brain tumor.  He was one of the distinguished members of the American Physical Society, who brought attention to machinations of its political apparatchiks, and led APS to make a middle-of-the-road statement about the physics of the climate.

His persecutors will not avoid justice by hiding behind their media accessories desmogblog, exxonsecrets, ecowatch, and others.

The Climatist Offensive 2005-…

Update

In the light of the latest events, there is another explanation for the sharp escalation of the climate alarmism starting in 2005.  The Democratic Party and its allies radicalized after losing 2004 elections.   They openly linked with the foreign enemies (in the middle of the Iraq war) and decided to use the climate alarm as a “wedge issue” to split Republican voters and to generally polarize the American society, united after 9/11.

This follow-up post draws on readers’ comments on my recent piece A Short History of Climatism in Google Ngrams, published on WUWT. Climatism launched a major PR offensive in 2004 and continued it through at least 2008. That year, the alarmist bodies manufactured and put into broad circulation a nasty term, climate change denial. Continue reading The Climatist Offensive 2005-…

Richard Lindzen on the Origin and Nature of the Alleged Scientific Consensus (1992)

Global Warming: The Origin and Nature of the Alleged Scientific Consensus – an article by Richard Lindzen from 1992, still relevant today! Some quotes (emphasis is mine):

“By early 1989 the popular media were declaring that “all scientists” agreed that warming was real and catastrophic in its potential. By the fall of 1989 some media were becoming aware that there was controversy. Cries followed from environmentalists that skeptics were receiving excessive exposure. [same as today,  except that the “skeptics” are  called “deniers”] Continue reading Richard Lindzen on the Origin and Nature of the Alleged Scientific Consensus (1992)

RICO Complaint against Climate Alarmism

I have filed a lawsuit against Climate Action Network, a German corporation headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, along with 39 other corporations (most of them putatively non-profit) and several “John and Jane Does” who will be identified later. The complaint alleges that all the defendants violated The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”, 18 U.S.C. § 1961-1968) by participating in the Climate Alarmism Enterprise. Specifically, it alleges a pattern of racketeering activity, including multiple counts of:

Mathematical Errors in IPCC Climate Models

In preparation of its texts, IPCC utilizes General Circulation Models (GCMs), analyzed using computers.  Such models and the way in which IPCC utilizes them, exhibit, among others, the following errors.

There is no mathematical apparatus (i.e., proven theorems) behind these models and “ensembles”.  This fact makes the whole modeling exercise useless.  This fact also makes rigorous evaluation or criticism of these models very difficult or impossible.  The following notes include assumptions that are correct for majority of the GCM models, but not necessarily for all of them. Continue reading Mathematical Errors in IPCC Climate Models

Climate Models – the Strange Case of Missing Hardware

The General Circulation Models (GCM), alleged by IPCC to forecast climate, are computationally intensive computer programs that repetitively perform the same task: integrating specific sets of differential equations, such as the primitive equations of weather. In such situations, a normal practice is developing specialized hardware for performing that task. One example is video encoding hardware, which evolved from big boxes, making grainy and jumpy 640×480 moving pictures, to the tiny circuits inside of the CPUs of modern cell phone, producing smooth 1920×1080 full motion video. Continue reading Climate Models – the Strange Case of Missing Hardware

Climate Alarmism Chain of Command

Do you still believe that climate alarmism is a grassroots movement?  Do you still believe it is based on science, possibly exaggerated or misunderstood science?  No, it is a centralized command & control structure with aspirations to become a “global governance” (they shy away from the phrase “global government”.) Read what they say, and think again.

*** James Gustave Speth [Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality in the Executive Office of the President, 1979-1981], Peter Haas. 2013. Global Environmental Governance: Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies:

The challenge of the global environment is fundamentally one of effective governance—global environmental governance.

Global environmental governance is the intersection of global governance with environmental affairs.

*** Hadden, Jennifer. 2015. Networks in Contention: The Divisive Politics of Climate Change (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics):

!!! “As one interviewee explained to me regarding the strategy of the international climate coalition: “We work together quite a lot. But we know that we all represent different brands, so we have to be careful to give the appearance of not working together all the time” (Interview, WWF European Policy Office 2008).”  Continue reading Climate Alarmism Chain of Command

Obama is not Authorized to Ratify Paris Pact

Attention of all interested parties: any pretense by Barack Obama to “ratify” the Paris climate pact is and will be null and void.

CNN Forces its Meteorologist to Convert to Climate Cult

Yesterday, Bill Nye, a third sort actor playing a “Science Guy” on TV, while talking on the air to CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, accused CNN meteorologist Chad Myers of being a “climate change denier”, and demanded action.

Nye: “And you know, here at CNN you have, essentially, a climate change denier meteorologist. Knock yourselves out, but this is a big problem and it’s not going to go away.”
Cuomo: “A bigger conversation for another day.”

Today, Chad Myers announced his conversion to Climate Cult!

When has the United States of America turned into Climatistan?

“we … locked in on this and have to ride it thorough”

The heading of this post is taken from an email, sent by one Deputy Attorney General to another one in connection with the so-called “ExxonKnew” witch-hunt, but it is the key to understanding how the climate alarmism grew to its current size and power.  Various individuals and organizations took part in some alarmist activities carelessly or under a false impression, then found themselves stuck, and decided to ride it.  Unfortunately, they did not give thought to who was driving and where the ride would take them.  A hint: to a very bad place.  Anybody who still can will be better by getting off immediately, whatever the cost is.  The cost will only grow with time. Continue reading “we … locked in on this and have to ride it thorough”

Damaging Property of Energy Facility is Federal Crime

18 U.S. Code § 1366 – Destruction of an energy facility

 

(a) Whoever knowingly and willfully damages or attempts or conspires to damage the property of an energy facility … or damages or attempts or conspires to damage the property of an energy facility in any amount and causes or attempts or conspires to cause a significant interruption or impairment of a function of an energy facility, shall be punishable by a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or both.
Continue reading Damaging Property of Energy Facility is Federal Crime

Brilliant Richard Lindzen, more links

Personal pages: MIT, Cato Institute, Heartland Institute.  Articles and essays in WattsUpWithThat. Continue reading Brilliant Richard Lindzen, more links

Sabotaging Energy Industry is Giving Aid to Enemies

After the tragic explosion on the Deep Horizon oil platform in 2010, who was the first person prosecuted by Obama administration?  The answer will surprise even the regular readers of this blog.

Continue reading Sabotaging Energy Industry is Giving Aid to Enemies

Squeaking with one voice

Six weeks ago the former American Association for the Advancement of Science and leftstream media published a letter to Congress, repeating false claims of “scientific consensus” on indeterminate “climate change”.  The letter was allegedly signed by 31 top scientific societies “speaking with one voice on global climate change”, although American Physical Society (APS) had publicly refused to sign.  A quick survey revealed that even among the societies, listed on the letter,  many important ones did not sign it.  Some did.
Continue reading Squeaking with one voice

Climate Alarmism is like a Deadly Virus

Climate Alarmism can be compared to the HIV virus.  After entering a society, it attacks the main defense of the society against itself and similar threats – the scientific enterprise.  After the scientific enterprise was weakened enough, the society becomes defenseless against any pathogenic agenda, alleging scientific justification.  Climate Alarmism brings with it a number of such agendas, from shutting down the national energy infrastructure to banning free speech to submitting to the UN.  America became infected in 1992 through Al Gore and Timothy Wirth. Continue reading Climate Alarmism is like a Deadly Virus

Where are Scientists in Climate Alarmism?

A remarkable thing about the Climate Alarmism chorus is almost total absence of scientists in it.  For example, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) could be better described as a Union of Con Scientists.  At a closer look, it is even worse: Continue reading Where are Scientists in Climate Alarmism?

Climate Alarmism Research Database

Knowledge is power, especially in this Era of Political Repression.  A useful database of IPCC and climate alarmism is published by Peter Bobroff,  ex Royal Australian Navy Commander. Continue reading Climate Alarmism Research Database

Finding Funding of Climatism in Unexpected Places

Outside of biomedical research, how much of our science has become an annex or an appendix to Climatism and Leftist scheming in general? Continue reading Finding Funding of Climatism in Unexpected Places

On Muzzling Independent Science by Alarmists

My article Climate Alarmism and the Muzzling of Independent Science is published in American Thinker.  The article is accompanied by supporting materials on this website:

Part I: Scientists and Lawyers

Part II: The Tobacco Precedent

Part III: Defunding Climate Realists.

Continue reading On Muzzling Independent Science by Alarmists

Climatism invents “Denialism”

Climate alarmists invented the word “denialism” and infected the English language with it, starting in 1990 and continuing through 2008 and probably beyond. Continue reading Climatism invents “Denialism”

“Earth Is Tipping Because Of Climate Change”

Earth Is Tipping Because Of Climate Change, according to a headline in ScAm (the Scientific American).  This headline indicates the abyss of ignorance into which the editors and the readers of this formerly respectable journal have fallen, after a quarter century of promoting the alarmist pseudo-science. Continue reading “Earth Is Tipping Because Of Climate Change”

This Seditious Tax Shelter is after your Freedom

Attorney General Claude E. Walker of the U.S. Virgin Islands has attempted to subpoena the Competitive Enterprise Institute for its work on climate change policy.  The U.S. Virgin Islands is an unincorporated territory, not a state, and has population of about 100,000.  USVI residents and corporations do not pay federal income tax and are exempt from the US custom provisions.  Continue reading This Seditious Tax Shelter is after your Freedom

“Deniers” is now an official term in California

The Government of California has made the word DENIERS its official name for the opponents of Climatism, and has devoted a special page on its website to insulting us: https://www.opr.ca.gov/s_denier.php [permalink]. Continue reading “Deniers” is now an official term in California

Keeling was Defunded for Higher Primary Production

Charles David Keeling (1928-2005) became famous for setting up a worldwide network of CO2 measurement stations that demonstrated annual increases of CO2 in the air.  The iconic Keeling curve, representing CO2 concentrations since 1958, is Exhibit One in every climate-related presentation, and one of the very few accurate and reliable datasets in climatology.  Ralph Keeling, his son, is continuing his work as CO2 Program Director in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. Continue reading Keeling was Defunded for Higher Primary Production

Happy Earth Day – Norman Borlaug’s Birthday!

Continue reading Happy Earth Day – Norman Borlaug’s Birthday!

Richard Lindzen on the Climate of Fear, 2006

On persecution of scientists, dissenting from con science of climate alarmism.  Excerpts from Climate of Fear, Wall Street Journal, 2006.

Ambiguous scientific statements about climate are hyped by those with a vested interest in alarm … Indeed, the success of climate alarmism can be counted in the increased federal spending on climate research from a few hundred million dollars pre-1990 to $1.7 billion today. [In 2006 – AH] Continue reading Richard Lindzen on the Climate of Fear, 2006

Next on the UN Agenda: Brainwashing Kids

United Nations Secretary-General uses game characters to brainwash children.  From the UN site:

UN Secretary-General appoints Red from the Angry Birds as Honorary Ambassador for Green on the International Day of Happiness
Continue reading Next on the UN Agenda: Brainwashing Kids

Senator Whitehouse acquires another Fishy Income Stream

The wife of Senator Whitehouse, notorious for his calls to lynch climate skeptics, Sandra Whitehouse, PhD, got a new job as the Chief Scientific Officer of AltaSea (Los Angeles, CA), according to this press release.  She will “work” on a consulting basis.  Apparently, Sandra Whitehouse can hold a number of such “consulting jobs” in the same time. One of them is a Senior Advisor to Ocean Conservancy (Washington, DC).  According to Ocean Conservancy’s 990 form for a year ending in June 2015, she received $235,000 for something called “Marine Spatial Planning“.  In five years ending in June 2015 she received $980,800 just from Ocean Conservancy. Continue reading Senator Whitehouse acquires another Fishy Income Stream

New Essay about IPCC Carbon Cycle Fraud on WUWT

IPCC has been deceiving public on carbon cycle from 1990 First Assessment Report. The article contains only one technical passage in need Continue reading New Essay about IPCC Carbon Cycle Fraud on WUWT

Senator Whitehouse: Lynch Climate Skeptics

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is making news again. He is calling on his fellow travelers to Lynch the opponents of climate alarmism, and to rob widows who own shares of the energy companies. Unsurprisingly, he relies heavily on the conspiracy theory of “the climate denial scheme.” What might motivate such bizarre behavior? Continue reading Senator Whitehouse: Lynch Climate Skeptics

Prof. Fred Singer on Suppression of Science by Al Gore

As US Senator and later a vice president, Al Gore successfully imposed climate alarmism on the scientific institutions and mostly suppressed dissent. But he had few failures, and only some of them became publicly known. This book chapter by Professor Fred Singer tells about one of them, when Al Gore targeted him personally.  Excerpts from it follow.  Links in the excerpts are mine. Continue reading Prof. Fred Singer on Suppression of Science by Al Gore

“Climate Scientists” as revealed by Google Correlate

More fun with Google tools. This time I used the Google Trends Correlate feature to find out what the term climate scientists really means, because most of these so-called scientists are really frauds, charlatans, and impostors. Continue reading “Climate Scientists” as revealed by Google Correlate

Lindzen, 2001: Scientists’ Report Doesn’t Support

By that time, the National Academy of Sciences panel on climate change already had many Al Gore minions.  Nevertheless, it concluded that “the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers does not provide suitable guidance for the U.S. government.”  Richard Lindzen was a member of the NAS panel and a Lead Author in WGI of IPCC for its Third Assessment Report (TAR). Following are excerpts from his commentary on the NAS report (WSJ, 2001).

Continue reading Lindzen, 2001: Scientists’ Report Doesn’t Support

Climate Alarm as Childish Fears

The behavior of Climatist believers reminds me of a story by Korney Chukovsky (1882 – 1969), a well-known Russian writer and child psychologist: Continue reading Climate Alarm as Childish Fears

Lindzen’s Reflections on Kyoto, 1997

Excerpts from Richard Lindzen, op-ed in Los Angeles Times, 1997. Continue reading Lindzen’s Reflections on Kyoto, 1997

Bill Gates: Fighting Malaria without DDT is like believing Climatism without LSD

Bill Gates embraced climate alarmism some time ago, and now makes its promotion his priority.

This is comparable with his confusion about malaria. The Gates Foundation is spending huge amounts of money, trying to eradicate malaria without using DDT. Apparently, Bill Gates believes that malaria-bearing mosquitoes became resistant to DDT and does not know that DDT was withdrawn from anti-malaria use by the World Health Organization after 1976, after it was banned in the US in 1972, in response to the environmental alarm. Continue reading Bill Gates: Fighting Malaria without DDT is like believing Climatism without LSD

Alarmists Chant: “Don’t let the deniers…”

What do alarmists not want to let the “deniers” do? Google does a good job indexing the Web and placing the most relevant and referenced results on top. In the spirit of science, I let the data guide me, and ran a Google search for “don’t let the deniers *“. Continue reading Alarmists Chant: “Don’t let the deniers…”

Richard Lindzen, 1989 – 1992 articles

Many good papers, written by real scientists on the subject of global warming prior to Al Gore’s vice presidency, are scanned as images and are not indexed by Web search engines.  These three articles by Richard Lindzen belong to this set.  Continue reading Richard Lindzen, 1989 – 1992 articles

Honor Norman Borlaug: Celebrate Earth Day on March 25

In 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-MD) and assorted radicals declared April 22 as Earth Day, apparently to celebrate the hundredth birthday of Vladimir Lenin – a bloodthirsty revolutionary, the founder of the Soviet Union, and a revered icon of the Left until 1992. It is long overdue to end this travesty and establish Earth Day on some other day, and in honor of somebody more deserving. Let us celebrate Earth Day on March 25, in honor of Norman Borlaug.
Continue reading Honor Norman Borlaug: Celebrate Earth Day on March 25

William Happer, 2009 Senate Statement

Statement to the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee by William Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Princeton University, made on February 25, 2009.  Excerpts:

Sometimes the obsession for control of the climate got a bit out of hand, as in the Aztec state, where the local scientific/religious establishment of the year 1500 had long since announced that the debate was over and that at least 20,000 human sacrifices a year were needed to keep the sun moving, the rain falling, and to stop climate change.
Continue reading William Happer, 2009 Senate Statement

What is “Carbon Pollution” in ObamaClimate?

The question from my September 2015 post “Carbon Pollution” – tongue slip or deep ecology influence? seems to have an answer. Obama and his administration have cited “carbon pollution” on many occasions, so it is not a slip of the tongue. Continue reading What is “Carbon Pollution” in ObamaClimate?

Justice Antonin Scalia, R.I.P.

The cause of death was declared a heart attack, Continue reading Justice Antonin Scalia, R.I.P.

Noam Chomsky, Jack of All Trades

Noam Chomsky is one of the most frequently cited academics.  But a quick Google search with words noam chomsky climate change paints him as a narrow-minded, intellectually lazy, arrogant, and fanatical charlatan.  This goes a long way to illustrate how academia has embraced and then submitted to the climatist cult.  If Chomsky represents the top academic level, then what is the average? Continue reading Noam Chomsky, Jack of All Trades

Obama orders commanders to prioritize climate change

Following overt instructions from foreign entities, including at least one country in a state of war with the United States (North Korea), the Obama administration has launched an attack on the United States Armed Forces.  According to the Washington Times:

Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies.

Prioritize “climate change” over what? Over defeating enemies? Over the lives of the soldiers? Over the oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic? Continue reading Obama orders commanders to prioritize climate change

How “Climate Science” has Taken over the Science

Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions?

Richard Lindzen, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Originally published on November 29, 2008; revised on September 21, 2012. In this article Richard Lindzen (a member of the National Academy of Sciences and seven other scientific societies and academies), lifts the veil on the internal workings of American scientific institutions to show their capture by climate alarmism prior to 2008, and he mentions some individual culprits by their names.  Examples (emphasis and links are mine throughout the article):

Continue reading How “Climate Science” has Taken over the Science

Climate Change compared to Invasion of Aliens from Space

Andrew Solow, a statistician at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, has said of the contention that we will be too late if we wait to do something about the greenhouse effect until we are sure of it: “This argument applies equally to an invasion of aliens from space.” (The whole paragraph is from NY Books Review, 1989)

Richard Lindzen: Iron Triangle and Iron Rice Bowl, 2013

Science in the Public Square: Global Climate Alarmism and Historical Precedents, Richard Lindzen.

The central idea of the article is a vicious feedback loop: Scientists make meaningless or ambiguous statements => Advocates and media translate statements into alarmist declarations => Politicians respond to alarm by feeding scientists more money => [a larger number of scientists and pseudo-]Scientists make meaningless or ambiguous [or false] statements …
Continue reading Richard Lindzen: Iron Triangle and Iron Rice Bowl, 2013

Richard Lindzen, Congress Testimonies, 1991-1997

Selected quotes from three House and Senate testimonies by Richard Lindzen in 1991 – 1997 Continue reading Richard Lindzen, Congress Testimonies, 1991-1997

Richard Lindzen, 2010 House Testimony

Global Warming: How to approach the science.
Richard Lindzen. Testimony at House Subcommittee on Science and Technology hearing on A Rational Discussion of Climate Change: the Science, the Evidence, the Response. November 17, 2010. Selected quotes, emphasis is mine.

“In my long experience with the issue of global warming, I’ve come to realize that the vast majority of laymen including policymakers do not actually know what the scientific debate is about. In this testimony, I will try to clarify this. Some of you may, for example, be surprised to hear that the debate is not about whether it is warming or not or even about whether man is contributing some portion of whatever is happening. I’ll explain this in this testimony. Unfortunately, some part of the confusion is explicitly due to members of the scientific community whose role as partisans has dominated any other role they may be playing.”

Continue reading Richard Lindzen, 2010 House Testimony

Science x Politics: Climatist Science and Eugenics

Eugenics is the closest historical parallel to the climatist pseudo-science.  Richard Lindzen explored similarities between both in a book chapter Science and Politics: Global Warming and Eugenics (1995).  His conclusion: Continue reading Science x Politics: Climatist Science and Eugenics

Richard Lindzen on IPCC and climate dispute, 2001

From Testimony of Richard S. Lindzen before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on 2 May 2001

“I have been involved in climate and climate related research for over thirty years during which time I have held professorships at the University of Chicago, Harvard University and MIT. I am a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the author or coauthor of over 200 papers and books. I have also been a participant in the proceedings of the IPCC (the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). The questions I wish to address are the following: What can we agree on and what are the implications of this agreement? What are the critical areas of disagreement? What is the origin of popular perceptions? I hope it will become clear that the designation, ‘skeptic,’ simply confuses an issue where popular perceptions are based in significant measure on misuse of language as well as misunderstanding of science. Indeed, the identification of some scientists as ‘skeptics’ permits others to appear ‘mainstream’ while denying views held by the so-called ‘skeptics’ even when these views represent the predominant views of the field.”

Continue reading Richard Lindzen on IPCC and climate dispute, 2001

Analogy to the Paradoxical Origin of Climate Alarmism

The following parable accompanies my article The Paradoxical Origin of Climate Alarmism in American Thinker.

Once upon a time there was a healthy, wealthy, and generous man. Let’s call him Sam. Sam is honest and brave, but slightly naïve and hypochondriac. One day, Sam found a small discolored spot on his skin. He went to the doctor, who examined the spot and told Sam he was fine, but that he should do annual checkups. Continue reading Analogy to the Paradoxical Origin of Climate Alarmism

What is rising – Sea Level or Waterfront Prices?

Do Democratic Party supporters believe in Climatism themselves? I mean, believe strongly enough to invest their own money based on the so-called “settled science”? An obligatory Climatist belief is that “climate change” will cause a rapid sea level rise and the flooding of low-lying lands, including most beachfront or waterfront properties. Another alarmist claim is an impending increase in hurricanes and storms. Since the majority of owners of waterfront properties are either Democrats or RINOs, if they are true believers they should be selling, and the prices should be falling, sinking well below the prices of similar non-waterfront properties. A house is a valuable investment, but a flooded and storm ravaged one loses all its value. But the real trend is exactly the opposite. Continue reading What is rising – Sea Level or Waterfront Prices?

“Thirteen Agencies, One Vision”

Can you guess whose slogan that might be?  Burundi Council of Ministers — wrong answer. A band of hallucinating patients in a psychiatric hospital — wrong again.

This is the United States Global Change Research Program! Its full slogan: Thirteen Agencies, One Vision: Empower the Nation with Global Change Science.   Among the participating thirteen agencies are the Department of Defense, NASA, NSF, the State Department, the Department of Energy, and the Department of the Interior.

“Thirteen Agencies, One Delusion” would be more accurate.

Cheers to Charles and David Koch

Some of the wealthiest Americans, those who benefit most from the freedoms and opportunities provided by this country, also side with its worst enemies. They use their wealth to take away our rights and freedoms, violate the Constitution, and try to subject America to foreign rule. Many others are sitting on the fence. Continue reading Cheers to Charles and David Koch

Climate Alarmism and North Korea

A talk that retired Rear Admiral David Titley gave at the Senate hearing Data or Dogma (where he represented the Dogma) brought my attention to a dark entity, misleadingly calling itself the “American Security Project.” Within this project, Titley is charged with promoting climate alarmism and forcing the UN climate consensus on America.

Some parts of the ASP’s website make it look more like the North Korea Security Project. One article, which appeared after another North Korean nuclear test, is an outright advocacy for North Korea:

Basically, it is incredibly unlikely that North Korea will use its nuclear weapons prior to the outbreak of a new Korean war, which the country has no interest in starting.

Incredibly unlikely? Has no interest in starting a war? Are we talking about the same North Korea? In 2010, North Korea sank the South Korean vessel Cheonan and shelled Greater Yeonpyeong island, killing 50 men in both incidents. In 2013, North Korea threatened to launch a “pre-emptive” nuclear strike on the US. If that is not “interest in starting a war”, then what is? Continue reading Climate Alarmism and North Korea

Obama vs the People, 2016

Is it normal for the President of the United States of America to threaten the People with military force? In his State of the Union speech, Obama said:

Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. You will be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military … and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it. (link)

He said this only a few hours after allowing Iran to capture two Navy boats and their crew, to take the Navy sailors prisoners and compel a female captive to wear a hijab, and to force them all to kneel before Iranian National Guardsmen.

I know that before Obama, it was other way around: the armed forces defended America against foreign threats, instead of being pawns to “debate” their own citizens. This “debate offer” is something from the repertoire of African dictators, but even Obama’s fellow dictators do not threaten their subjects so overtly on behalf of foreign powers. And I doubt that many of them use weasel words like “carbon pollution.” Carbon dioxide in the air is not pollution, but plants’ nutrients, and of course carbon constitutes most of the dry mass of a human body.

Will this horror end after the November 2016 elections? Judging by the current trends, I am not so sure there will be elections at all.

ICSU: another UNESCO tentacle stirring alarmist brew

ICSU (International Council of Scientific Unions, now International Council for Science) – an intergovernmental entity which is most closely linked with UNESCO.  ICSU is headquartered in Paris, France. Continue reading ICSU: another UNESCO tentacle stirring alarmist brew

IUCN: Grinding Ax with Diplomatic Immunity

In 1996 President Clinton issued Executive Order #12986, granting this transnational organization diplomatic immunity: “I hereby extend to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources the privileges and immunities that provide or pertain to immunity from suit …” (some exceptions followed). What is IUCN and why does it deserve such immunity?  Yes, it is a big cog in the climatist machine. Continue reading IUCN: Grinding Ax with Diplomatic Immunity

Gorilla Koko joins alarmist consensus !!!

When it seems that the climatist propaganda cannot get more bizarre, it does get more bizarre!  This time the climatists enlisted … a gorilla.  See Discovery Channel: Koko the Gorilla’s Important Message About Climate Change.  Gorilla Koko allegedly said (in sign language): Man Koko love. Earth Koko love. But man stupid. … Koko sorry. Koko cry. Time hurry. Fix Earth! Help Earth! Hurry. Continue reading Gorilla Koko joins alarmist consensus !!!

Next on Wall of Shame: Harvard University

In a few years Harvard University will wish that its President would not have written that.

“Worldwide scientific consensus has clearly established that climate change poses a serious threat to our future—and increasingly to our present. Universities like ours have produced much of the research supporting that consensus, as well as many of the emerging ideas helping us to begin confronting that challenge. …” (and so on, almost 1,500 words)

See reply by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley: Harvard’s Faustian bargain dooms it to irrelevance.

“Climate Science”, appropriately measured in Teraflops

Update: our most powerful supercomputer, currently Titan Cray XK7, capable of 27 Petaflops, is also surrendered to run climate models now!  Not surprising that we are trailing China (Tianhe-2). On the topic of the computing power: its increase cannot help climate models.  Solutions for Navier–Stokes equations are unstable for all but very simple special cases.

Originally published on 10/21/2015: inspired by this press-release from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, boasting a new super-computer capable of 212 Teraflops, I’ve decided that a Teraflop is an excellent unit to measure the otherwise countless failures of the “climate scientists.”  (1 Teraflop = 1 trillion flops.) Continue reading “Climate Science”, appropriately measured in Teraflops

Carbon Cycle Research Update

The worldwide CO2 emissions in the last 10-15 years have been underestimated by 8-15% because of the data fabrication, caused by the IPCC process. See Notes on FAO-FRA 2010. The implication is that all physical models of the carbon cycle that agree with the official data are wrong. That is, one more time wrong.
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Is WWF preparing to jettison Climatism?

Something in the article Why not a war on global warming? in The Globe and Mail has attracted my attention. It was not the idiotic title (which received an excellent retort in the comments: “How about a war on Plate Tectonics?”).  It was the article author’s retelling of the words of Carter Roberts, head of the World Wildlife Fund: Continue reading Is WWF preparing to jettison Climatism?

Watts on Surface Stations

Anthony Watts has presented his surface stations research on AGU meeting.  Yes, good (“unperturbed”) surface stations show less “warming trend” than the official record.

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