One of the arguments the Left often makes about climate change, more specifically, man-made climate change, is that there is a consensus in the scientific field around the idea that man is causing harm to the planet and we need to take care of that.
Unsurprisingly, much like any other argument the Left ever makes, that is full of lies. Dr. Timothy Ball & Tom Harris, a climatologist and an Executive Director, respectively, at the International Climate Science Coalition in Ottowa, Canada, wrote a column on America Out Loud titled: “The Biggest Lie Ever Told – Man-made Global Warming”.
In this piece, they quickly establish some basic truths about our climate: it’s “well within the range of natural climate variability through Earth’s 4.5 billion-year history. In fact, it is within the range of the climate change of the last 10,000 years, a period known as the Holocene, 95% of which was warmer than today.”
They also establish the fact that CO2 does nothing to increase the global temperature, as there were substantial increases in the world’s temperature before CO2 became so known and used in things like airplanes, cars, etc. The only place where CO2 raises global temperatures is in the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s models.
They also quote Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels on what he said about lying to people (as a minister of propaganda naturally would do): “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the state can shield the people from the political, economic, and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the state to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.”
And one can’t help but to think of the countless times Leftists, be it elected Democrats or members of the media, have sought to silence those who would dare challenge the idea that man is causing global warming. I mean, Al Gore even suggested fairly recently to basically criminalize denying climate change hysteria. That tells you the sort of Nazi-like ideology that lives within the modern-day Left: the enemy of their reality is the truth, and those who speak the truth are, by extension, their enemies as well – enemies that cannot be allowed to speak the truth.
Dr. Ball and Mr. Harris also highlight a few of the lies perpetuated by a radical Left, which include: “It is warmer now than ever before; There is more severe weather now than before; CO2 levels are the highest ever; Arctic and Antarctic sea levels are the lowest ever; Extinction rates are the highest ever; Polar bear populations are in serious decline; Sea levels are rising at an increasing rate.”
They also mention the fact that Obama constantly perpetuated these lies, with the help of his EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The biggest problem the Left faces in trying to sell this climate change hysteria is the fact that a state needs to constantly repeat the lie for people to believe it. Eight years of Obama helped the state lie to the people an awful lot, but elections are a thing in this country. Dictators have the advantage of either not having to run over and over or simply rigging elections to be constantly and eternally re-elected. However, the Electoral College affords Americans the opportunity to select their new President in a system that is, according to Obama, impossible to “hack” or “rig”.
We see this be the case considering that Trump is President and his EPA is not run by climate lunatics.
According to Dr. Ball and Mr. Harris: “The Trump Administration has proposed to establish a Presidential Commission on Climate Security, headed by former Princeton physicist Will Happer, to expose the climate lie by disclosing how the IPCC only examined human causes of climate change. They will show how natural climate change completely overwhelms any human effect. For example, human production of CO2 is less than the uncertainty in the measurement of the transfer of CO2 from two natural sources: the oceans, and the vegetation and land. In other words, if we removed all the people from the planet, a scientist left behind to measure the CO2 levels would not detect any difference.”
Which is really something to take into consideration in any climate change debate. HUMANS DO NOT HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO DESTROY THE PLANET WITHOUT NUKES! We simply do not output enough CO2 to make even a noticeable, much less significant, impact on the climate. Why else do you think we hear of stories of the Arctic or Antarctic seeing an increase in sheets of ice? Because whatever the Left claims we are doing to the climate is simply untrue.
We see this in the fact that they switched from saying “global warming” to simply calling it “climate change”, so as to cover the only two possible changes in the climate: warmth or cold. And somehow, people are alarmed by this? THIS IS HOW OUR PLANET WORKS! There are periods of extreme cold and extreme warmth and we are experiencing neither extreme. It makes as little sense to be worried about this as it would be to be worried about gravity.
This is NATURE. And guess what? Humanity has survived. Hot and cold, it’s survived.
And by the way, I find it absolutely hilarious that the “scientific community” as the Left calls them claims that the planet has never been warmer. Well, if my high school science class memory serves me right, there was a period of time before there was any life on Earth when the planet was literally a massive ball of magma and lava and fire after it was first formed (by something I don’t quite remember what the science class said, but definitely did not credit God) and went through a period of cooling down after that.
So it is an outright lie to say the planet’s never been warmer because we would all be swimming in lava right now if that were the case.
In any case, Dr. Ball and Mr. Harris return to Goebbels’ concept that a lie can be maintained as long as the state shields the people from political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. They note that in 1998, the Kyoto Protocol was established, which was essentially the same exact thing as the Paris Climate Agreement. The Kyoto Protocol, despite being a supposed “answer” for climate change (and Kyoto Protocol supporter Tom Wigley estimated that even if all the reduction targets were met, the temperature would lower only by 0.05° by 2050, so a completely unnoticeable change) would’ve done something similar to what the Paris Climate Agreement would’ve done: cripple the U.S. economy to fight an invisible enemy.
The U.S. Senate looked into the Kyoto Protocol but the Byrd/Hagel Resolution (the only thing I can give honest props to Robert Byrd for) stated that America should not be a signatory to “any agreement based on the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that would seriously damage the U.S. economy and didn’t include emissions reductions for developing countries that were similar to those imposed on the U.S.” That resolution passed unanimously, 95-0.
However, based on that, you can tell that Obama’s Democrat Party was considerably different. The Paris Climate Agreement was made to do exactly what the Kyoto Protocol was supposed to do: force the U.S. to comply to strict environmental regulations (which would cripple the economy) but other nations would not be forced to do much at all. And similarly to the Kyoto Protocol, someone estimated that even if all the requirements were met, the change would be entirely unnoticeable.
And as things stand today, the Stanford Energy Forum and the Asia Modelling Exercise estimate the Paris Climate Agreement to cost $1 – 2 trillion every YEAR.
But if you remember correctly, when Trump made the great choice of pulling the U.S. out of the deal, the Left cried as though it was the end of the world, with many actually claiming it would lead to the end of the world. No, it led to the end of the United States getting shafted by globalist organizations seeking to steal our money.
I can’t help but keep remembering that Goebbels quote and seeing the Left perfectly fitting the bill. They insist that “climate deniers” should not be given any platform to speak, essentially marking them as the enemy of the state, with some even actually wanting to criminalize and punish offering a different point of view.
Peter Buttigieg, the unholy hypocrite, said that to him, if people are faced with adversity, they are not free. In other words, he is not free if anyone were to offer a differing point of view from his own as he considers that to be adversity. And all of a sudden, that person is branded as an oppressor and someone who is taking away his freedom. That is the definition of irony right there: denying someone the freedom to speak while claiming he or she is denying someone else their freedom.
This is how a dictatorship starts. This is how an out of control government, led by a tyrant, starts. Insisting that someone will be free if they submit to slavery or servitude is a tale as old as time. A despot promising safety for the people in exchange for their freedom ultimately provides neither.
As Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
And what the Left is offering is “safety” from man-made climate change in exchange for liberty. Of course, they don’t broadcast it, but that is what they are ultimately offering. The Green New Deal was going to get rid of planes, farting cows and ALL BUILDINGS AND VEHICLES THAT ARE NOT UP TO THEIR GREEN STANDARDS! If that is not forcing the people to give up their liberty, I don’t know what is.
But as far as these two guys go, that article is pretty great. It shows that (even though I already knew this) there is not absolute, unanimous consensus in the scientific field about climate change. Not everyone is willing to lie to the people of the world that we are killing our planet. We are making no noticeable contribution to it, one way or the other, so no need to fret about it.
God is the one in control of the world’s climate. Not us. The idea that we could wrestle control away from Him is ludicrous at best and outright blasphemous at worst.
1 Chronicles 29:11
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.”
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