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
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
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
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
Excerpts from Richard Lindzen, op-ed in Los Angeles Times, 1997.
In many ways, the science was irrelevant to the outcome. However, it is worth remembering that even the IPCC could not hide the immense uncertainties concerning such an elementary process as the greenhouse effect. Continue reading Lindzen’s Reflections on Kyoto, 1997
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Apparently, Bill Gates believes that malaria-bearing mosquitoes became resistant to DDT and does not know that DDT was withdrawn from anti-malaria use by the World Health Organization after 1976, after it was banned in the US in 1972, in response to the environmental alarm.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 To Bill Gates: Fighting Malaria without DDT is like believing Climatism without LSD
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…”
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
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
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
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?
The cause of death was declared a heart attack, Continue reading Justice Antonin Scalia, R.I.P.
In 2001, Naomi Oreskes was still on the side of light. Paper Philosophical Issues in Model Assessment, authored by her and her husband Kenneth Belitz, demonstrated that the major climate models were not valid and used by “major national and international agencies” misleadingly. Continue reading Climate Models are Crap – Naomi Oreskes, 2001
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
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:
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
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):
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)
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 …
One precedent was “Lysenkoism”:
In the Soviet Union, Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (1898- 1976) promoted the Lamarckian view of the inheritance of acquired characteristics. Continue reading Richard Lindzen: Iron Triangle and Iron Rice Bowl, 2013
Selected quotes from three House and Senate testimonies by Richard Lindzen in 1991 – 1997 Continue reading Richard Lindzen, Congress Testimonies, 1991-1997
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.
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
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
The now infamous Naomi Oreskes eviscerated climate models in 1994. But she has not stopped then. In her 1998 paper Evaluation (Not Validation) of Quantitative Models, she disclosed a wider pattern of computer models being either misrepresented or deliberately produced to fit predetermined agendas. The paper was not focused on the climate change studies, but showed the fraud behind The Limits to Growth (1972) and political pressure on scientists from EPA. Continue reading How Enviros Corrupted Science (unexpected witness)
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?
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.
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
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
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 (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
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
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 !!!
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
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.
Continue reading Carbon Cycle Research Update
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?
Anthony Watts has presented his surface stations research on AGU meeting. Yes, good (“unperturbed”) surface stations show less “warming trend” than the official record.
In 1994, Naomi Oreskes authored an article in Science, correctly refuting climate models. Since then, the article has been cited by 2,443 papers – a huge number. Consider some excerpts: Continue reading Naomi Oreskes rejected climate models in 1994
Call it “historical responsibility” or “historical merit”, but the fact is: 66% of the surplus CO2 in the air has been released by non-Western countries.
The re-estimate is based on the admission of underreporting emissions by China and scattered indications of higher than expected underreporting of deforestation by the developing countries. See original Atmospheric CO2 Change front page.
Monckton: Of meteorology and morality (WUWT, 2013) is excellent. Some excerpts: Continue reading Essay by Monckton of Brenchley
One overlooked reason why climate alarmism became irresistible to otherwise smart and successful people was the role played by Stanford University. Continue reading Stanford University, Cradle of Climatism
There are countless other reports of manipulation of conservative sites and blogs. With Google’s longstanding policy of favoring inbound links from .edu and .gov blogs, they’ve effectively created their own hard-Left political search engine.
Continue reading Google: hard-Left search engine?
Today I visited Energy & Climate Policy Summit at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin, TX. The speakers were some of the best minds in the field, including physicists William Happer and Richard Lindzen, a famous environmentalist (and bona fide PhD) Patrick Moore, and historian Rupert Darwall. Continue reading Reflections on Energy & Climate Policy Summit
Naomi Oreskes interviewed Prof. William Nierenberg in 2000. These are the words of Professor Nierenberg (from the interview transcript): Continue reading Interview with Prof. Nierenberg in 2000
Oregon Petition (Global Warming Petition Project, 1998) was signed by 31,487 American scientists and experts, including 9,029 with PhD. Continue reading Oregon Petition (1998) signed by 31,000+ scientists and experts
The climate alarmist agenda is shifting all the time, and we should seriously ponder the latest twist. Most of the time, alarmists have targeted anthropogenic carbon dioxide. Now, they attack carbon in general, as can be seen on the personal site of Barack Obama: “Carbon pollution causing climate change is responsible for air that can be unhealthy to breathe, contributing to health risks for many children.” Everything in this sentence is a familiar lie, but what is “carbon pollution”? Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, but the product of our breath and plant food. Soot, which is emitted when burning wood or other local fuels in primitive furnaces, is a serious pollutant, and is dangerous for human health and the environment. Airborne soot is a big problem in India and other developing countries, but only tiny amounts of soot are emitted in the US, and hardly any by coal power plants. Continue reading “Carbon Pollution” – tongue slip or deep ecology influence?
Using Google or other general search engines to find reliable information on anything related to climate change has become almost impossible, because the search results are dominated by alarmist nonsense. I estimate that the alarmist propaganda machine receives tens of billions dollars annually. Our tax money at work! (As well as our pension savings, tuition payments, utility fees, etc.)
So, I created a modest Climate of Sanity and Freedom Search page to help everyone to find the needle of facts and reason in a haystack of con and nonsensus.
This is a work in progress. Opinions and suggestions are welcome.
In case you missed it, the Obama administration made NASA a proselytizer of the Climate Cult. Continue reading NASA proselytizes Climate Change Cult
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has made an astonishing discovery: the North Pole is on land. Continue reading NOAA discovers land at the North Pole