An interesting phenomenon has unfolded in front of our eyes. What initially started as mild global warming alarm has developed into an all-out climate cult. For some time before starting this site in 2015, I had been observing with astonishment how this pseudo-scientific fraud suppressed all criticism and even dissent.
Using common sense and basic business skills such as source-checking, I tried to find a scientific basis for the global warming/climate change alarm. Each time I checked the alleged scientific sources for an alarmist claim, I found inconsistencies. Either the source was based on another alarmist assumption, the source didn’t support the claim, or it was just a propaganda piece. Trustworthy (and even biased) research results flatly contradicted the alarmists’ claims. Some of the most prominent world scientists researched the topic and rejected these claims. For example, Freeman Dyson, a top physicist, took part in climate research in the 70’s, and concluded there was no cause for concern. On the contrary, almost all alarmist “scientists” I found had no achievements or distinctions and rode climate alarmism to jumpstart their careers.
Obama’s administration went as far as to attempt to establish the climate cult as a state religion. I could no longer observe this passively. Things have gotten progressively worse. As of January 21, 2016, the Obama administration openly sided with foreign governments, non-governmental and supranational actors in attempts to destroy America’s energy industry. The focus of that administration’s actions was on coal, but oil, gas and nuclear power generation were also under attack. Pipelines and the electricity grid were threatened, too.
Today, I am a gentleman scientist writing from Texas but I was born and raised in the Soviet Union. I witnessed imposing communist ideology and the suppression of independent speech and thought. Later, I learned that such imposition and suppression is not limited to ideology. Pseudo-sciences were promoted because they were a better match for the communist ideology at the expense of enormous damage to economics (and even to the interests of the government, military, and Communist Party).
The best known example was the Lysenko theory which was approved because it better matched Darwin’s natural selection theory than Mendel–Weismann–Morgan genetics. By the way, evolution was discovered by Lamarck in 1802, before Darwin was born. Modern evolutionary synthesis is not Darwinism. Those who publicly disagreed with Lysenko theories were persecuted. Lysenko’s theory dominated the agricultural sciences for about 30 years and contributed to hunger, misery, and death, despite Lysenko’s repeated failures to deliver on his promises.
The Left has inherited the habit of referring to its ideology as “science” from Karl Marx. The communist doctrine was nothing less than “Scientific Communism” and was mandatory study for all students. To this day, I can quote from memory the names of the five founders of the obscure 19th century Marxist group known as Emancipation of Labour (Освобождение труда). Of course, there was “scientific consensus” on Marxism! It was shared by the Soviet Academy of Sciences and Academies of many other countries.
Climate change debate involves many scientific fields. Maybe this is why so many continue to be deceived by so few. Yet, a lot of scientific facts are not in dispute and weigh heavily against alarmists, as does their behavior and their credentials (or lack of them). I attempt to write in a scientific style: to provide references for all facts that are difficult to verify, to avoid conclusions unsupported by facts, and to understand rather than to judge. Please let me know if I fail.
This site started with the goal of remaining non-political and non-partisan, but this goal became unrealistic as a certain party took a nosedive and made climate alarmism its top priority.