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Corrections

Correction to my  essay in WUWT, Is Climate Alarmism Governance at War with the USA?: the likely time when hostile activities of the governing body of climate alarmism hypothetically rose to the level of war is 2011-2013, about a year and a half later than written in the article.  Thanks to Hilary Ostrov for reminding me of the relevant facts.

Who leans left, falls left. The Dirty 129

This is a summary of When Silicon Valley Went Off the Cliff, focusing on connections and parallels between the short lived “ban alarmism” and climate alarmism.  From January 28 through  February 8, a number of Silicon Valley and Washington state corporate executives participated in an attempt to topple President Trump, orchestrated by the Left after President Trump signed  the original order, Executive Order No. 13769 Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States on January 27.  WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, one of the Attorneys General United for Clean Power, filed a stinky lawsuit against President Trump and succeeded to halt implementation of the Executive order.  129 corporations, who hold monopolies in Internet search, “social media,” TV and movie streaming, as well as other markets for speech and press, filed an Amici Brief supporting the rogue Attorney General against the President.  Their reaction to the Executive order was so out of proportion that an analogy with climate alarmism immediately sprung  to mind.  Here, I do not recite the original Executive order because I expect that readers did not trust to the Fake Stream Media reporting about it.

Some of the social dynamics behind this overreaction are described in the essay When Silicon Valley Went Off the Cliff.  This new low looks like a development of climate alarmism, compressed in time from 30 years to 10 days and happening on the scale of corporations instead of nations.  Like a small scale experiment with societal instability, one might say.   Continue reading Who leans left, falls left. The Dirty 129

Earth Day for the Rest of Us

In less than a month, some people will celebrate Lenin’s birthday, calling it Earth Day.

But today, March 25, 2017, is the

103th anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s birthday

-Earth Day for the rest of us.

Climatist Consortium Against Human Health

Website medsocietiesforclimatehealth.org, owned by a previously unknown group called the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health (“MedSocCon”), published a number of  irresponsible and misinforming posters, statements, “reports,” and other materials.  These materials teach doctors that certain illnesses are caused or aggravated by “climate change” and/or “global warming,” which are, according to the same materials, caused by combustion of fossil fuels.  Posters and talking points for communication with patients tell the patients to “vote for elected leaders that will act to cut climate pollution.” These materials also instruct doctors to give wrong advice to their patients, both adults and children.  For example, a poster for children speaks directly to kids (over the heads of their parents) and tells them to bike to school.  Dangers and high fatality rates of biking compared with driving are ignored.  A “Heart Health” poster advises heart patients to replace their car trips with biking and walking.

Many of these materials are based on or utilize climate propaganda materials developed by the Center for Climate Change Communication (“4C”) of George Mason University.  MedSocCon gives these materials to doctors to use in diagnosing and/or treating illnesses and diseases.

Since March 14 MedSocCon and its propaganda have been heavily promoted by the former mainstream media.  The timing is not accidental.  This seems to be a part of the well-organized “resistance” against President Trump.

MedSocCon is not shy about rationale for this outrageous abuse.  Its Guidance for Health Professionals openly says: “The combination of trust and reach, whether it’s public health officials engaging communities or the doctor–patient relationship, presents a unique opportunity …”.  MedSocCon repeatedly tells physicians to provide intentionally wrong medical advice.  Doctors using its materials may induce panic attacks, anxiety and other related psychological disorders by alarming patients about climate change and its alleged causes and consequences.  By abusing the doctor – patient trust for political propaganda, electioneering, and spread of misinformation, climate alarmism groups and their accomplices in the “resist Trump” coalition hit an unprecedented low.

MedSocCon is funded by the notorious Energy Foundation, Kresge Foundation, and others.  4C is funded by the Rockefeller Brothers/Rockefeller Family Fund, Energy Foundation, Grantham Foundation, and other usual suspects – along with our tax money.  Continue reading Climatist Consortium Against Human Health

Obama Got $65 Million from Foreign Publishers

Barack and Michelle Obama have inked a $65 million deal for their memoirs (two books) with publisher, Penguin Random House. This publishing house is jointly owned by Bertelsmann Foundation (Germany) and Pearson PLC (UK).  Bertelsmann Foundation, owning 53% in the joint venture, is not a commercial enterprise, but a politically engaged entity.

This amount is over four times the amount Bill Clinton received ($15 million), and six times the amount George W. Bush received ($10 million) — according to Fox News.  The most likely reason is higher popularity of Obama abroad.  Thus, for his service as the President of the United States, Obama received $3.2M in salary, and $65 million from foreign publishers, serving mostly foreign audiences.  Is it surprising that he has not been faithful to his Oath to preserve and protect the Constitution?

Defeat Climate Change Cult!. Updated from 03/01/2017.

Stop Climate Cult Establishing!

The so-called “climate science” is based on the output of extremely complex computer climate models that cannot be understood by humans.  Even worse, these models are incorrect because they contradict well-known principles of mathematics and the information theory.  Other important points:

  • Computers are built around silicon chips.
  • Silicon (in the form of silicon oxides) is the main component of ordinary stones and rocks.
  • Silicon chip output is interpreted by so-called “climate scientists” as the prophecy of future climate changes for decades, hundreds, and thousands of years into the future.  Prophesies that were made 20-30 years ago have already been shown false.
  • “Climate scientists” form a closed cast that claims nobody else can understand their “science,” including famous physicists and mathematicians.  Very few of these “climate scientists” have scientific achievements outside of the “climate science” or related environmentalist frauds.  These “climate scientists” and their political/financial sponsors have persecuted dissenters and have used government power to do so.
  • These “climate scientists” are not scientists or even ordinary frauds, but the priests and shamans of the climate cult.

“Climate science” is a cult and has been called so by distinguished scientists many times.  This is not merely a metaphor.  Continue reading Stop Climate Cult Establishing!

Terms & Abbreviations

FSMFakestream Media.  Former mainstream media, except for Fox News. Continue reading Terms & Abbreviations

“Climate Science” is Upside Down (recap)

Short recap for the FSM viewers and readers:

The so-called “climate science” is completely upside down.  The anthropogenic release of carbon dioxide (CO2) is beneficial for humans and nature.  Approximately 15% of the world’s agricultural production is due to the elevated amount of CO2 in the air (see reference [1]).  The small and slow warming, which is expected from CO2 release, is also beneficial for humans and nature.  (There was steep warming probably due to solar activity increase in the 80’s and 90’s but no warming in the last 19 years.)   The claims that “climate change” is to blame for all the world’s disasters are nothing but myths.  I cannot go into details in this short post, but the science matters were mostly settled in the 1983 Nierenberg Report with the most un-alarming conclusions.  After that, the genuine scientific research and observations suggested that there’s even less concern to be had about potential harm and actually more benefits. For example, it was found that increase of CO2 concentration in the air not only enhances plant growth but decreases plant water demand [1].  The politics of climate alarmism (conceived by the United Nations politicians) gave birth to the perverted “climate science,” not other way around.  Continue reading “Climate Science” is Upside Down (recap)

MIT Climate Faculty Letter Signatures Confirmed

A couple of weeks ago, Professor Emeritus Richard Lindzen and 300+ other scientists and professionals sent a Petition to President Trump asking the President to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Convention on Climate Change.  22 academics, calling themselves “MIT Faculty Working on Climate” published an opposing letter, parroting climate alarmism dogma.  Continue reading MIT Climate Faculty Letter Signatures Confirmed

Democratic Attorneys General and Other Party Operatives

This is an admission from NY Times on February 6: Democratic Party operatives and democratic attorney generals and governors do not know the differences between their roles.  Per admission, democratic attorney generals and governors are Democratic Party operatives appointed to the positions where they benefit other Democratic Party operatives and Democratic Party donors:

“In interviews, more than a dozen Democratic attorneys general, governors and party operatives detailed a week of frenzied litigation, late-night and early-morning phone calls and text messages, and strategies devised on airplanes and at sporting events.  All told, Democrats say, the legal onslaught against Mr. Trump was a crystallizing moment for the party’s attorneys general — and a model for how to stall or unwind the administration policies they find most offensive.”

“Mr. Schneiderman, a former state senator from Manhattan who is in his second term as attorney general, called the travel ban a ‘first test’ of the Democratic legal apparatus under Mr. Trump.”  Continue reading Democratic Attorneys General and Other Party Operatives

Petition to withdraw from UNFCCC published

Dr. Richard Lindzen has sent a petition to President Trump, asking the President to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Convention on Climate Change.  The petition has been signed by 300 hundreds scientists and qualified experts, and is still open for signing.

Goldstein v CAN et al update

Few days ago I filed a Motion for Leave to File the First Supplemental Complaint in 5:16-cv-211-C, Goldstein v. Climate Action Network et alContinue reading Goldstein v CAN et al update

When newsmakers talk of “GOP’s delusions”

The long-observed phenomenon of newsmaking – where the media is creating events instead of reporting them – has long been in existence.

In a recent example, a team of Democrat staffers and journalists launched a national campaign against elected Republican Congress attempting to hit them where it hurts – in their states and electoral districts.  The gist of the campaign is to appear as members of a grassroots movement of dissatisfied citizens, rather than a Democrat-organized attack. Examples from the campaign guide (bold font is original; red highlighting is mine): Continue reading When newsmakers talk of “GOP’s delusions”

Climate Alarmism & Information Warfare

Using the term “information warfare” literally while excluding cyber warfare from it, there are two important points to contemplate:

Climate Alarmism has been waging information warfare against the U.S. for many years.

The U.S. military has no information warfare capabilities.  Furthermore, employing or even possessing substantial defensive information warfare capacities might be going against the Constitution.

Russia has just acknowledged that its military has Information Warfare Troops. Remarkably, this military branch was revealed with the announcement of deploying 41 new intercontinental ballistic missiles. “Information warfare” has totally different meanings for the Russian and American militaries.  The Pentagon confines the use of this term strictly to cyber warfare: computer hacking, denial of service attacks, air broadcast interference, etc.  But the Russian Defense Ministry understands information warfare as covert propaganda and what KGB used to call “active operations.”  Continue reading Climate Alarmism & Information Warfare

Tech Workers Protest Trump?

The fake news networks (FNN) widely reported a demonstration of about 150 alleged tech workers against President Trump in connection to the immigration order. The photos from the demonstration show massive presence of UNITE HERE! – an extremist union whose captive membership consists mostly of unqualified workers.

Dubious Tech Workers Protest in San Francisco
This collage attempts to capture the spirit of the demonstration. The original photo had the word ‘justice’ in place of ‘$15/hour’.

I appreciate the sacrifice of these tech workers (if there are any; see the fake scientists demonstration) for the sake of profits of their employers who advocate unrestricted immigration from low-wage countries that replace American tech workers.

Rupert Darwall, The Age of Global Warming

Darwall, Rupert. The Age of Global Warming: A History , 2014.  Selected quotes (emphasis is mine):

“In 1966, [Barbara] Ward gave a lecture, Space Ship Earth, in which she argued that mankind’s survival depended on developing a government of the world. The longevity of China’s government, Mao being the latest dynasty, demonstrated that world government was possible. If two thousand years of rule can work for twenty-five per cent of the world’s population, ‘we can hardly argue that the task of government becomes a priori impossible simply because the remaining three-quarters are added’, Ward argued.” (Kindle Locations 1744-1748)

Yes, they used to honestly say world government, rather than evasive global governance.  And they wanted to create it by annexing the rest of the world to Mao’s China.  Continue reading Rupert Darwall, The Age of Global Warming

Notes 2017

From the moment absurdity is recognized, it becomes a passion, the most harrowing of all. — Albert Camus

This is the best description of climate alarmism believers without the word “cult”.

Obama’s FTC Charged an Academic Publisher with Crime

The FTC’s complaint alleges that OMICS Group, Inc., along with two affiliated companies and their president and director, Srinubabu Gedela, claim that their journals follow rigorous peer-review practices and have editorial boards made up of prominent academics. In reality, many articles are published with little to no peer review and numerous individuals represented to be editors have not agreed to be affiliated with the journals.” – from its press release on August 26, 2016.

These alleged crimes of OMICS Group sound very much like actions of IPCC and the Cambridge University Press, publishing IPCC reports.  What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, isn’t it?

Published in WUWT: Why Silicon Valley Embraced Climatism

14 Reasons why Silicon Valley embraced Climate Alarmism is published in WUWT.

Additional points:

  1. Silicon Valley consists from a large number of individuals with very similar professional backgrounds and a small pool of knowledge.  Communication in such groups tends to reinforce their preconceived notions.  Another place with this social phenomenon is Hollywood.
  2. The psychological types dominating these places might be totally opposite – egocentric actors and actresses in Hollywood vs introvert computer professionals in Silicon Valley (sorry for the stereotypes) – but their effect might be the same: discounting opinions of outsiders, even on subjects in which those outsiders have interest, knowledge, and experience.
  3. Privileged (in comparison with the manufacturing, energy, and other basic industries) political status of the software industry, also similar to that of Hollywood.
  4. Recent influx of “content creators” with hard left views.

Senator Shouldbe’n Jailhouse gets another Fishy Income

The wife of Senator Sheldon 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 Shouldbe’n Jailhouse gets another Fishy Income

Peer Review of “Weather Cooking”

Do you know that the Hammer of Witches has been peer reviewed?

In or around 1487, the theological faculty of the University of Cologne peer reviewed the Hammer of Witches (the quoted edition is Mackay, The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum. Cambridge University Press(1)):

“The proceedings are then carried out under the careful guidance of Lambertus de Monte, the head of the theological faculty of the University of Cologne, who first states his own approval of the questions to be approved, and is then followed with greater or lesser enthusiasm by other members of the faculty who were present. The proceedings were based on the faculty members’ prior reading of the work.” (p. 9)

The Hammer of Witches “educated” its readers on the presumed witchcraft and encouraged them to take action against alleged witches.  Among other things, it accused the supposed witches of causing what is currently called extreme weather events: Continue reading Peer Review of “Weather Cooking”

Notes

At this time, there are  two viable applications for the photovoltaic solar power:

  1. Off the grid energy supply for the least developed  3rd world countries.
  2. Emergency backup power supply for the US households.  Notice that the rooftop solar, promoted using fraudulent feed-in tariffs, are designed to shut off in time of power failure, rather than to provide backup.

Photovoltaic solar has a unique advantage of being down-scalable almost infinitely.

Continue reading Notes

Heidelberg Appeal’s Anniversary – 4,000+ scientists, 70 Nobel Laureates

June 2, 2017 (four months from today) will be the 25 year anniversary of the Heidelberg Appeal.  This historical document, signed by more than 4,000 distinguished scientists, including 70 Nobel Laureates, was released in the beginning of the infamous “Earth Summit” (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) to oppose environmental obscurantism, including climate alarmism. Among other things, the Heidelberg Appeal said:

We want to make our full contribution to the preservation of our common heritage, the Earth.

We are, however, worried at the dawn of the twenty-first century, at the emergence of an irrational ideology which is opposed to scientific and industrial progress and impedes economic and social development.

We contend that a Natural State, sometimes idealized by movements with a tendency to look toward the past, does not exist and has probably never existed …

We intend to assert science’s responsibility and duties toward society as a whole.

We do, however, forewarn the authorities in charge of our planet’s destiny against decisions which are supported by pseudoscientific arguments of false and nonrelevant date.

The greatest evils which stalk our Earth are ignorance and oppression, and not Science, Technology, and Industry …

These wise words by the most distinguished scientists in the world Continue reading Heidelberg Appeal’s Anniversary – 4,000+ scientists, 70 Nobel Laureates

Academia is in the New Dark Age (NAS.org)

The National Association of Scholars has published my new article, Academia is in the New Dark Age.

It continues polemics, started by an earlier article Academia on the Verge of a New Dark Age.

And it cites articles, published by Naomi Oreskes in 1994-2001, that eviscerated “climate models”, their use by IPCC, and warned about the pressure put on the scientists to endorse those models – just before she yielded to that pressure herself.

Permanently Banned from Reddit

I am permanently banned from Reddit now. Continue reading Permanently Banned from Reddit

EPA tries to do Maximum Damage in Three Months

Yesterday, while visiting the TPPF’s Policy Orientation conference, I learned of a highly unusual Oil and Natural Gas Information Collection Request, issued by the EPA to owners and operators of practically all oils & gas production wells in December 2016. Continue reading EPA tries to do Maximum Damage in Three Months

Banned from Reddit for three days

It is getting more weird on Reddit.  I have been banned after re-posting the link to my article, pointing to the math errors in IPCC climate models and to the failure by so-called “climate modelling community” to develop specialized chips that would have allowed it to produce its garbage predictions thousands times faster: Continue reading Banned from Reddit for three days

Bill Nye the Fake Science Guy on the Fake News

Apparently, producers and editors of the leftstream TV channels lost ability to distinguish fiction from reality.  Such TV genres as reality shows, environmentalist propaganda, and the liberal drivel in general blend reality and fiction in various ways.  Combined with echoes of academic postmodern contructivist theories, this leads to the current post-truth reporting.  Alternatively, the leftstream TV expresses contempt to its viewers.  Whatever the cause, the fictional character “Bill Nye the Science Guy” has been presented as a real scientist on ABC, CBS, MSNBC, and CNN.

Bill Nye the Fake Science Guy Collage from ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN.

If you watch news on any of these channels, these might be fake news.  New York Times has called this actor “the science guy” as well.  Bill Nye receive BS in mechanical engineering in 1977 and worked as an engineer for some years after that.  By 1993 his engineering gig was over.  He has been an actor and a “TV personality” for the last 20 – 25 years.  He can be called a former engineer, if it helps.

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6Selfie of Bill Nye with Obama is from The Federalist.

CAG, CAN, MediaMatters, UCS

01/24/2017: Correction to the CAG at War with the USA essay:  the first batch of the incriminating CRU emails was released in 2009.  Climategate 2.0 was the release of the second batch in 2011.  The enemies of America became emboldened after Obama re-election in 2012.  The Climate Alarmism Governance started its undeclared war at some time in 2010-2013. End of Correction.

An example of the centralized propagation of the Climate Alarmism Governance (CAG) resolutions is an article, published on MediaMatters, December 31, 2015: Continue reading CAG, CAN, MediaMatters, UCS

Fake News with photos of Fake Scientists

Updated 01/05/2017: added another photo of the same fake scientists rally, presented as a fact by Poynter, a self-described fact-checker and “global leader in journalism”!

FAKE NEWS: “This is not normal – climate researchers take to the streets to protect science,” according to The Guardian.  The article purports to describe and illustrate a rally, held at AGU16 in San Francisco on December 13, 2016.

Fake news photo in The Guardian shows fake scientists in lab coatsThis Associated Press photo from the Guardian shows supposed scientists rally against Trump’s nominations Continue reading Fake News with photos of Fake Scientists

Reddit News Bans Exposure of Fake News

Yesterday I submitted my post Fake News with photos of Fake Scientists to Reddit in subreddit inthenews.  It received one positive and one negative comments, and then I was banned from inthenews and news.  Another confirmation that Internet news are pwned by the Left. Continue reading Reddit News Bans Exposure of Fake News

Were NSF Rules Designed to Protect Climate Fraud?

Michael Mann et al. claimed they were not required to share code according to rules allegedly made by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  These alleged rules seem unique.  For example, Nature contributors expect scientists who publish in peer-reviewed journals to not only share their code, but to do it quickly:

“Authors and journals should share data and code quickly when questions arise.”

This makes sense.  If the NSF issued a rule against mandatory code disclosure in time for Mann et al. to use it, it might have acted with the explicit purpose of protecting climate fraud.

Wikipedia, a Housemaid for Climate Alarmism

Wikipedia was hit by a scandal in 2009 when the public learned that William Connolley, a  British Green Party politician and avid climate alarmist, was a Wikipedia administrator using his privileges to push climate alarmism while simultaneously suppressing dissenting voices.  In addition to this, he personally edited more than 5,000 Wikipedia articles related to climate change debates.  Wikipedia revoked his administrator’s privileges and the scandal has since dissipated.

But Wikipedia has continued to serve as a mouthpiece for climate alarmism.  In 2010, the Wikipedia Arbitration Committee banned Connolley and 15 other editors, most of whom had neutral or “skeptical” views in climate change.

Jimmy Wales, a founder and public face of Wikipedia, lived in Florida and held older Libertarian views (as in Friedrich Hayek and Ayn Rand, not Gary Johnson) .  But in order to get funding for Wikipedia, he transferred it to the special-made Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), which became quickly dominated by a group of people that might be referred to as “San Francisco-type liberals.”  WMF even moved to San Francisco.  These people built a Wikipedia that mirrored their own ideological orthodoxy, including climate alarmism. Continue reading Wikipedia, a Housemaid for Climate Alarmism

“the model is right and the world is wrong” – Hansen

This is the best description of the climatist “science”!  Said by James Hansen about his own model in early 1990’s, according to McKibben:

NASA’s James Hansen, who had already done more than anyone else to warn the world about the greenhouse effect, made the gutsiest call, issuing a precise prediction for how the planet’s temperature would shift, month by month, in the next three years. At first he seemed to have missed, and greenhouse skeptics jumped all over the early results, using them to call the whole theory into question. But at a memorable scientific meeting in Hawaii, Hansen stood up and said, “I believe this is one case where the model is right and the world is wrong.”

Mckibben, Bill. The End of Nature (Kindle Locations 128-132)

Climatism International files: Bill McKibben, part I

Although there are enough fools who believe climate alarmists and other Leftist agitators, the latter resort to paying people to participate in demonstrations, and even purchase services of firms, specializing in “organizing civil disobedience.”  From McKibben, Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist (referring to events of 2011):

“Our advance team had been on the ground in Washington for three weeks. It turns out that in a market society there are people equipped to fill every need, including organizing civil disobedience. The crew we’d found, and who would soon become close colleagues, was headed by Matt Leonard.”

“Matt kept saying that we’d be fine with five or ten arrestees a day over our two-week protest; even as the number of people signing up kept mounting, he cautioned that many would melt away. The D.C. police must have felt the same way, because it was next to impossible to get their attention— our team was bounced from one sergeant to another, and none seemed to take the whole thing very seriously. I began to worry they’d just let us sit there, that we wouldn’t get arrested at all.”

If you learned about these arrests from putative news reports and these details were omitted – Continue reading Climatism International files: Bill McKibben, part I

Mann’s SLAPP Slipped

The DC Court of Appeals has just thrown out the lawsuit, filed by the hockey stick trickster Michael Mann against the National Review Online. Mann’s lawsuits against Mark Steyn and CEI/Rand Simberg are still pending.

These lawsuits are frequently attributed to Mann’s excessive sensitivity.  I disagree.  These lawsuits were filed in October 2012, following Climate Accountability, Public Opinion, and Legal Strategies Workshop, held in June 2012.  Filing Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) was one of the strategies, Continue reading Mann’s SLAPP Slipped

Lindzen: Global Warming and Irrelevance of Science

Excerpts from 2015 essay Global Warming and Irrelevance of Science by Prof. Richard Lindzen.

In many fields, governments have a monopoly on the support of scientific research….

…, the powers that be invent the narrative independently of the views of even cooperating scientists. It is, in this sense, that the science becomes irrelevant. This was certainly the case in the first half of the twentieth century, where we just have to look at Lysenkoism [1] in the former Soviet Union, Social Darwinism, and Eugenics throughout the western world [2], as well as, in the 1960s, the unfounded demonization of DDT [3]. Each phenomenon led to millions of deaths. And, in each case, the scientific community was essentially paralyzed, if not actually complicit. …

The implausibility or even outright silliness whereby global warming became global warming catastrophism (sometimes referred to as CAGW, catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) is so extensive that one hardly knows where to begin. …
Continue reading Lindzen: Global Warming and Irrelevance of Science

Brilliant Richard Lindzen, more links

Personal pages: MIT, Cato Institute, Heartland Institute.  Articles and essays in WattsUpWithThat. Examples:

How to Discuss CAGW (Lecture in Norway, 2015)

Lindzen: A recent exchange in the Boston Globe clearly illustrated the sophistic nature of the defense of global warming alarm

Laboratory Earth: The Planetary Gamble We Can’t Afford to Lose by Stephen H. Schneider (1997), Reviewed by Richard S. Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, MIT (1998). Few quotes:

“One would think it would be possible to present a coherent argument and discussion in a small book (154 pages plus 17 pages of introduction and preface), but Stephen Schneider fails.”

“As best I can tell, Schneider is trying to endorse both the study of the Earth as a system and the integrated assessment of potential damage from possible global warming. Schneider’s prejudice is revealed when he presents the Paul Ehrlich-John Holdren formula, I=PAT: Environmental Impact equals Population times Affluence per capita times Technology used. This is in the part of the introduction where Schneider introduces population, affluence and technology as “the enemy”. Here he also informs us that an altered climate is a “damaged climate.” Continue reading Brilliant Richard Lindzen, more links

Climate Alarmism 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.
Continue reading Climate Alarmism Command

Democrats “Discover” Foreign Interference in the US elections

Democrats and their allies have started blaming their election loss on alleged “Russian hacking,” and bitching about foreign interference in the US elections.  How hypocritical!

The Internet has opened American political processes for foreign interference.  Most of the foreign interference benefited extreme Left .  Starting with the Internet based organizations, such as MoveOn.org, foreign influence contributed to transformation of the old Democratic Party into its current radical shape.  The 2016 elections has been marked by the heaviest foreign meddling in the US history.  Almost all of it was in favor of the Democratic candidates.  Some of the most significant meddlers were:

  • The UN organization and its many branches
  • The Guardian, a media outlet of the British Left, partially financed by the British government

  • Greenpeace, WWF, FOE, and the rest of the European green establishment

  • The Climate Action Network with its 1,000+ foreign member organizations

  • The Quantum Group of Hedge Funds

The Democratic Party has embraced Climate Alarmism, Continue reading Democrats “Discover” Foreign Interference in the US elections

The Climatist Offensive 2006-…

Updated & Corrected:
N-grams show that the climatist offensive started in 2006, apparently following the release of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, rather than in 2005.

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 2006 and continued it through at least 2008. In 2006, the alarmist bodies manufactured and put into broad circulation a nasty term, climate change denial. Continue reading The Climatist Offensive 2006-…

Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit

Just got back from the Crossroads: Energy & Climate Policy Summit , a climate realism conference in Washington, DC, hosted by the Heritage Foundation and co-sponsored by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

I was impressed by the number of diplomats from the European countries and the EU!  A delegate from the Embassy of France, sitting next to me, was taking notes continuously.  The world did take notice that the President-elect would not be bullied by the enviros and the UN.

That gives a hope that the Europe will shake off the yoke of climate alarmism.

NY Times retires the phrase “Climate Change Denier” (or not)

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. Continue reading The Left Publishes Fake News, Blames the Right

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.  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 (geophysics).  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 until election day, almost all polls and analytical forecasts predicted that Hillary, a candidate from the incumbent Democratic Party, would win.  Instead, Trump won by a large margin.  Republicans won both House and Senate.

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

I did a 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 didn’t know how far the alarmist claims were from 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 a 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.

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” now. 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 even impossible to do.  The following notes apply to the GCM models (including their more complex variations, such as AOGCM).  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, evolved from big boxes, that make 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

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

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 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.

The World Wildlife Fund, having annual income around $800M, is one of the main culprits.  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:

The UCS President is a lawyer and former environmental bureaucrat.

The UCS Executive Director is a PhD in “health policy”.

Out of its 18 board members, there are only four former scientists – Richard Garwin, Kurt Gottfried, James McCarthy, and corrupt Mario MolinaContinue 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. The website describes itself:

This is the place for basic research. There are no articles or stories here. You can look up an individual person, country, organisation, email etc. There are also much broader comparison tables from many view points. 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.

ngrams climatism "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

In 2012, the Government of California 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 1][permalink 2]. But the ALARMISTS got even non-controversial data wrong, and replaced it only when alerted by a “denier”.  Obscurantist morons! Continue reading “Deniers” is now an official term in California

Keeling Was Defunded for Discovering 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 Discovering 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

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