Friday, January 1, 2010

Who Profits From "Climate Change"?

The notion of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW) has been foisted on the worlds population with relative ease as anyone who can see a photograph of a smoke stack will readily believe the worst. All it took was for someone to corral the emotion of the masses, who naturally hate pollution, and channel that into a most profitable business venture.

Next, by offering a multitude of scientists nearly unlimited grant money to "investigate" and promote the agenda, the formula was an even easier sell to the public, who naturally deferred to the minds of academia. Armed with the findings of such great minds, people who already had a liberal bent were won over instantly, and it wouldn't be long before the unsure were convinced that we must be destroying our planet.

The problem is the head start the Alarmist crowd had. By the time saner heads had time to react it was considered near blasphemy to contradict their claims. Then, when genuine scientists emerged in opposition to the so-called science of AWG, they were quickly cast as heretics being bought out by the oil industry, which had already been successfully painted as evil and greedy, not caring about anything but profits. How ironic then that the financial motivations of the Alarmist crowd was so cleverly masked.

Once the gears were set in motion, the last ploy was to get the entertainment industry to buy into it and use their considerable fame and exposure to further propagate the lie.

From Cheryl Crow's infamous "one square of toilet paper" to demands that we all revert to riding rickshaws (ostensibly powered by small Oriental men who somehow defy the laws of physics and emit no carbon dioxide or methane in their labors), we have been cast as the villains responsible for "climate change". Former Vice President Al Gore has succeeded in convincing enough people that CO2 causes global warming and that we are pumping massive amounts of that gas into our atmosphere.

Despite the overwhelming evidence that past warming trends have always happened long before rises in atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide occurred, the Chicken Littles have managed to promote the notion that cars belching exhaust must certainly be killing us all. There have been holes - big enough to sink the Bismarck - shot in the theories of Gore and the IPCC, but there is no unconvincing the convinced.

For the gullible, all it takes is one photo of a billowing smoke stack or a solitary polar bear in a yellow polka-dot bikini. As the saying goes, a picture is worth its weight in soot, or something like that. When you try to tell these people that man-made global warming is a hoax they invariably extricate one of these photos - where it is lovingly kept in their wallets, next to the pictures of their "adorable children" - shove it in your face and shriek, "See?!?" And yet, a blizzard in June means nothing to them.

The Alarmists remain undeterred in their crusade against CO2 despite the fact that it is a trace gas in our atmosphere. Now that Wolfgang Knorr of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol has released a study showing that airborne concentrations of CO2 have not increased in 160 years, expect an acceleration in the fear mongering of these people and an increase in the shrillness of their pleas.

During the course of the last year, with the economy faltering, we heard the catch-phrase "too big to fail" in relation to the banking and auto industries. Well, with the vast amounts of money invested in "green" technology, and the investors poised to lose fortunes if the game goes awry, look for their writhing of denial concerning phony scientific claims to increase exponentially. This we have already witnessed in the email scandal from the Climate Research Unit in East Anglia.

Perhaps many of those who refuse to see the truth actually do see it but are simply too embarrassed to admit that they bought into such an elaborate scam.

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Anonymous said...

I thought global warming was caused by Islamic terrorists nervously breathing while hiding under the decorative hedges in front of my house.

Happy New Year.
The Terrorist's Advocate.

Woody said...

Looks like you were way off the mark.

Anonymous said...

We could always blame the Amish. No one's ever blamed them for anything before and I want to get in on the ground floor.

JEROL said...

clipped from:
Since 2007, no scientific body of national or international standing has maintained a dissenting opinion. Some organisations hold non-committal positions.
Climate conditions in the past provide evidence that rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are associated with rising global temperatures. Human activities, primarily the burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas), and secondarily the clearing of land, have increased the concentration of carbon dioxide, methane, and other heat-trapping ("greenhouse") gases in the atmosphere...There is international scientific consensus that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities
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Woody said...

JEROL, you are aware that I could post the incontrovertible existence of Santa Claus on Wikipedia, right?

GOB, the only thing the Amish could possibly be blamed for is the abuse of animals for using horses that now have Union representation in New York City.

JEROL said...

Woody! I think you would do well to learn more about a source before you make snide statements.

Woody said...

JEROL, I know all I need to know about Wikipedia, and that is that anyone can edit its content.

There are over 31,000 scientists worldwide who do not agree with the IPCC's "consensus", but they have been ignored.

You might want to read this article (

It was written by Neil Frank. His short bio:
Neil Frank, who holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University in meteorology, was director of the National Hurricane Center (1974–87) and chief meteorologist at KHOU (Channel 11) until his retirement in 2008.