Friday, June 10, 2011

I Am A Climate Change Denier, But...

Doing a little catching up on the environmental posts. This story from the USA Today compares those who deny man-caused global warming exists to the birthers.

Late last week, the nation’s pre-eminent scientific advisory group, the National Research Council arm of the National Academy of Sciences, issued a report called “America’s Climate Choices.”  As scientific reports go, its key findings were straightforward and unequivocal” “Climate change is occurring, is very likely caused primarily by human activities, and poses significant risks to humans and the environment.”  Among those risks in the USA: more intense and frequent heat waves, threats to coastal communities from rising sea levels, and greater drying of the arid Southwest.

So Ok, let’s break this down a little. The article calls the National Research Council “the nation’s pre-eminent scientific advisory group”. Well, there might some truth to that, but what might be missing from this description are the ties to progressive agendas, especially those related to climate change. The chairman of the Council is Ralph Cicerone, who has been honored with several awards related to his study of climate change and his “leadership in protecting the global environment”. Furthermore, a key member, Barbara Schaal, has served on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. I could mention even more, but you get the drift. This “pre-eminent scientific advisory board” is loaded with folks who most likely have a left leaning, global warming is occurring and man is the cause, viewpoint. It’s not like Obama is going to appoint a conservative climate change "denier" to any of his scientific councils.

“Climate change is occurring, is very likely caused primarily by human activities,…” Well, they got the first part correct. Climate change is definitely occurring. Climate has definitely occurred in the past, and will definitely occur in the future. All anyone has to do is look at the climate trend for the past few thousand years to see that the gosh darn climate changes and it has nothing to do with "human activities". The earth has warmed and the earth has cooled over time with no influence from man.

Concluding the paragraph, they list a series of calamities that are expected to befall us due to increased climate change. Again, as with a climate that always is changing so too does the ‘landscape” of the earth. Seas rise and fall, always have, always will. During the last great glacial period, Chesapeake Bay didn’t even exist except as a collection of rivers that flowed into the Atlantic and the North American and Asia were connected when the Bering Sea “dried” up. The Mediterranean Sea was once a huge, salty lake. The islands of Indonesia and Australia were mostly connected. The desert Southwest has gone through many periods of drought and wetter seasons. It is possible the Anasazi people, who lived in the “4-corners” region of the US, first settled the area because of the abundance of vegetation due to heavier rain and snowfall and departed the area centuries later because the rains stopped coming. And there is some speculation that the Bubonic Plague that killed millions in Europe in the 11th – 13th century may be tied to the medieval warming period. Since winters never really came to a good portion of Europe during this time, the fleas were not killed. Once the “normal” seasonal cycle returned, out breaks still occurred but they weren’t as severe or as long-lasting.

The USA Today article goes on to say:

Coincidently, USA Today’s Dan Vergano reported Monday, a statistics journal retracted a federally funded study that had become a touchstone among climate-change deniers. The retraction followed complaints of plagiarism and use of unreliable sources, such as Wikipedia.

Taken together, these developments ought to leave the deniers in the same position as the “birthers”, who continue to challenge President Obama’s American citizenship – a vocal minority that refuses to accept overwhelming evidence.

Well golly gee, it must be nice to be smarter than all of us climate change deniers. I mean, I guess I don’t do any of my own research and studying the available information. I need to be spoon fed by other climate change deniers. I guess all those years working as a weather forecaster were completely wasted. Good grief, what a putz! To call climate change deniers a vocal minority is not quite true. More and more people are seeing through OwlGore’s money making scheme and telling their representatives to back off climate change legislation or face the unemployment lines. Not a good prospect in these days of 9.1% unemployment.

I want you to notice something about that pulled study. In both the above paragraph and the full story (linked) there was hardly a mention of the actual data contained in the study. Yes, they do mention Wikipedia, but up to this moment Wikipedia has been fine for those on the left, but now that information from that source is used to support a conservative viewpoint it suddenly becomes unreliable. They mention plagiarism, which is not good thing, but don’t mention whether the information that was plagiarized was good or bad data. If you can’t attack the information, attack the source.

I really do think that the man-caused climate-changers are in their final death throes. They are soon to become that vocal minority, much like the birthers. Evidence is mounting that climate change is not the devastating event that it has been made out to be by the chicken littles calling for us to give up our cars and ride out bikes everywhere and for policies that would devastate our economy. Studies are now pointing to 4-5 inch sea level rise over the next 100 years, which, coincidently is the same amount that has occurred over the past 100 years. The “hockey stick” graph developed by Michael Mann has been proven to be patently wrong. Couple these few items (do your own research, there is more) with the fact that OwlGore has been making money hand over fist with this whole global warming/climate change shenanigans people naturally started to be skeptical. Deniers are no longer in the minority to be compared to the people that still believe that Obama is not a US citizen.

I am a climate change denier, but I am not a birther, so take it back.


  1. Not a birther - but why not? If you are not following this guy Curmudgeonly & Skeptical give him a try. Here are a couple of posts on the cover-up, whatever it might be:

    22-page criminal complaint filed with the FBI


    Don't go jumping no sharks on us Mr.

  2. I have covered my reasons for not being a birhter in a couple of different posts here on PACNW Righty. I do realize that on the conservative side of the blog-o-sphere, while I may not be in the minority, there are many that do think that Obama is not eligible. It is not always a popular opinion. In fact, one blog that I had sent links to told me to cease and desist send them links because of the my position.

    the main reason why i am not a birther is that massive effort that would be needed for a coverup of this scope to take place. I just don't think it would be possible. At some point, Barry would have made an enemy of someone involved with the coverup and that individual would have spilled the beans.

    The second reason is mostly hope. It is my hope that there are not people that so hate this nation that they would knowingly crush the Constitution in such a blantant manner. If Obama turns out NOT to be a citizen, I don't know if the nation would be able to remain in it's current state. The upheavel would be tremendous. I know there are people who do not care for our country and would like to see things changed, our current president is example #1. But I just can't wrap my head aroudn the level of hatred that would be needed to want to initiate this kind of coverup, especially nearly 50 years ago.

  3. All good points. For me it is not where he was born, but who the heck he is. Just too much going on not to be a cover-up of something. What? Don't know, but sure is troubling to me. Anyway, thanks for your efforts on unmasking the AGW scam.

  4. Being a Born Again Follower of JESUS, the weather is held in God's Hand, not man' each day whether we like it or not there is weather...Next, this puppet "god" in the wh was born somewhere and I do not believe it was anywhere in the United States. He loves the Muslim World (from his own mouth in many speeches he has given) and God's hand allowed him to be where he is...Maybe to bring us to our knees in repentance over the sins that have run our country for ages....And lastly, I BELIEVE with all my heart that there are people that HATE this great country that they would stop at nothing to bring it down....Proof started over 60 years ago with the communist party and is still going strong today with the Muslim world...Years ago Bob and I were in Philly and went to Constitution Hall. the guide said that the constitution, as it is written, is NOT for our country today and that it would be re-visited many times to improve on it.....HMM!!! To molest American citizens,old and young at airports and not profile Muslims, but give them a free pass....
    Too many dots and they are now starting to connect.....
    I, for one, pray for and weep over our nation. Praying for the kool aid forcing government and it's czars to repent and turn from their wicked ways...
    We have several friends still serving the military and we pray always for their safety and for their steadfastness in serving the TRUE GOD, not the small one...
    Thanks a ton for letting me rant.....
    PS I also love trains..grandpa was a station master in the UP of Michigan when I was little...even got to help run the engine at the turn-around "Y" way up North....

  5. Sandy, Thank you for taking the time to come to my little blog site so you can rant. As long as you keep it clean (which you have done) and as long as you keep it relavant (which have most certainly done) I will not deny you the chance to speak your mind. We may not agree on some issues (birther), but listening (reading in this case) to a different view point has never caused harm to anyone.