“Send me your tithe.”
We came upon a website a few months ago (climaterealists.com) that caught our attention, and here are a few comments from some who know a hoax when they see one. Here are excerpts from a recent article by Jonathan Moseley.
“The Warmist conspiracy has reached a critical point,” he began, “with doubters in the establishment speaking out. One of Sweden’s top climatologists now admits global temperatures have barely changed: ‘The Earth appears to have cooling properties that exceeds the previous thought ones (Swedish translation) and that computer models are inaccurate to try to foretell a chaotic object like the climate, where actual observation is the only way to go.’
“In March, a scientific study ‘Orbital forcing of tree-ring data’ found that global warming is caused by that big yellow thing in the sky. Earth’s orbit varies over the centuries. Changing distance to the sun affects temperatures. Furthermore, Russian scientists have determined that the global temperature will cool by 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030.
“The conspirators have banked on panic to help expand government control over the world’s economies. But momentum in public opinion has swung against the doomsayers. As an example of the depth of opposition to the Warmists, consider some of the well-informed commenters on American Thinker who have made valuable points of their own commenting on three recent articles.
“RICK Z quipped: ‘It is without question that Global Warming is a result of Mann. It was Michael E. Mann who published the (fully discredited) Hockey Stick analysis of Global Warming.’ …
“PV wrote: ‘There is no mystery why the dramatic warming of the 1990s occurred. More important in explaining how this hoax gained legs was the dropout of almost two thirds of all the weather stations in the world in the early 1990s. Most of these stations that were eliminated from the temperature data collection were in higher elevations and in colder regions. As Joe D’Leo, from the website ICECAP, says … Just eliminating what would have been colder temperature data from the record would artificially warm the official records being reported.’
“ALLSTON quoted more from Anthony Watts: ‘We found stations located next to the exhaust fans of air conditioning units, surrounded by asphalt parking lots and roads, on blistering-hot roof tops, and near sidewalks and buildings that radiate heat. We found 68 stations located at wastewater treatment plants, where the process of waste digestion causes temperatures to be higher than in the surrounding areas. In fact, we found that 89 percent of the stations – nearly 9 of every 10 – fail to meet the National Weather Service’s own siting requirements that stations must be 30 meters (about 100 feet) or more away from an artificial heating or radiating/reflecting source.’
“ALLSTON also wrote: ‘Are today’s weather measurements accurate? Here in Boston, for many, many years, one of those monitoring stations was highly visible – located on a concrete island in the middle of a major roadway and located deep in the heart of this city.’
“GYRWAN wrote: ‘Well, how reliable are those records? I looked into the matter independently and discovered that the so-called ‘global’, so-called ‘average’ temperature record was (for at least the first 80 years or so) total garbage. I subsequently found that ‘data’ on things like sea level, melting ice caps, receding glaciers, endangered polar bears, and even the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere were so sparse and flawed that no unbiased person who understood statistics … could take them seriously.’
“SPYATTE quoted Richard Feynman: ‘It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.’ To which VERYNEAT added: ‘It doesn’t matter how much you want to believe it, if it doesn’t agree with observed facts, it’s wrong.’
“VEGETARIAN writes: ‘What makes you think you can fudge data from disparate sources, create obtuse computer models and make accurate predictions? This is not science but voodoo.’
“Many commenters expressed pessimism that voters will hold global warming alarmists accountable:
“ALEENA writes: ‘Global warming became a cult in which people were demonized and marginalized if they disagreed, and this is not science.’
“Louie3rd wrote: ‘It was no longer sufficient to search for the truth, it became required to establish the truth through emotional fanaticism, then acquire money from those who benefit from the fanaticism to find data that only supports the emotion not the scientific data. Entire generations of young scientists have been weaned on this scientific psychosis.’
“1010RD wrote: ‘It’s funny when liberals claim to be pro-science for believing in man-made global warming, but can’t cite any evidence for it. They say it’s ‘consensus.’
“This author highlighted the scandal of inaccurate weather measurements. The temperature data on which global warming alarmists rely are ‘garbage in, garbage out.’ Meteorologist Anthony Watts highlighted faulty weather stations in his series ‘How Not to Measure Temperature’ at his blog ‘Watts Up With That.’
“A key revelation is that temperature readings are measuring local changes from expanding cities. Weather stations that were in the countryside are now surrounded by expanding asphalt and buildings. Temperature readings show changes in the local environment around airports – not the planet’s temperature.” –
[Scary weather is coming! It’s all our fault!
Like all the other hoaxes, this one is all about money. It was also the modus operandi of the ancient witch doctor: “I can stop the storms – send me your tithe.”]