Things that have to be proven that haven't been
While the Alarmists have been able to show that over the 20th century that the earth warmed by about 1.5 Celsius, what they haven't been able to do with any certainty is prove:
- That we shouldn't have expected some warming leaving the Little Ice
- That there is a climate crisis that requires immediate remediation versus acting later with better technology
- That warming will continue
- That C02 is a leading indicator, rather than a trailing indicator, for warming
- That the warming is man-made, and not attributed to natural causes
- That the economic benefits of warming do not offset the economic negatives of warming
- What this has to do with worldwide socialism or destruction of capitalism, the default solution for most Alarmists
Falsification of Data/Bad Science
A key reason is the deliberate falsification of data as proven for the first time in Canadian courts.
Some years ago, Dr. Tim Ball wrote that climate scientist Michael Mann “belongs in the state pen, not Penn State.” At issue was Mann’s famous “hockey stick” graph that purported to show a sudden and unprecedented 20th century warming trend. The hockey stick featured prominently in the IPCC’s Third Assessment Report (2001), but has since been shown to be wrong. The question, in my view, is whether it was an innocent mistake or deliberate fraud on Mann’s part. (Mann, I believe, continues to assert the accuracy of his debunked graph.) Mann sued Ball for libel in 2011. Principia Scientific now reports that the court in British Columbia has dismissed Mann’s lawsuit with prejudice, and assessed costs against him.
What happened was that Dr. Ball asserted a truth defense. He argued that the hockey stick was a deliberate fraud, something that could be proved if one had access to the data and calculations, in particular the R2 regression analysis, underlying it. Mann refused to produce these documents. He was ordered to produce them by the court and given a deadline. He still refused to produce them, so the court dismissed his case.
The rules of discovery provide that a litigant must make available to opposing parties documents that reasonably bear on the issues in the case. Here, it is absurd for Mann to sue Ball for libel, and then refuse to produce the documents that would have helped to show whether Ball’s statement about him–he belongs in the state pen–was true or false. The logical inference is that the R2 regression analysis and other materials, if produced, would have supported Ball’s claim that the hockey stick was a deliberate fraud on Mann’s part.
This is not a one off occurrence. You have Climategate, for example, corruption in the historical surface temperature records, rejection of the satellite data which is more accurate, model shopping and more dubious practices.
The Earth Keeps Getting Better
Another key reason is that in many ways environmental conditions keep improving. For example deaths from extreme weather have dropped 99.9 percent since the 1920s. The earth continues to green. And crop yields continue to expand. Moreover extreme weather is both less extreme and less frequent. There are myriad of examples of severe weather diminishing.
Then you have the hypocrisy of the adherents. These stories are so utterly commonplace they are rather the norm. For example, Emma Thompson flying 5400 miles to protest global warming. If this is how the alarmists are going to behave, what's the point?
And for some strange reason a solution that would greatly reduce carbon emissions, nuclear power is strangely rejected by the alarmists, as is fracking. The energy platforms alarmists prefer are beset with cronyism and don't provide even a fraction of the energy to run society.
In addition, you have the absolute fear mongering and wrong predictions. Has any of these predictions born fruit? For example, in 2005, a conference of scientists and politicians declared that the earth had only 10 years before the point of no return. You even had some experts opining that women were more likely to cheat on vacation. Seemingly from the massive to the idiotic, climate change is a go to reason for fear.
Not to mention, many of these same people were peddling global cooling and the next ice age in the 1970s.
Of course, along with the bizarre causes, you get bizarre and down right repellent solutions, like cannibalism
A Swedish scientist speaking at Stockholm summit last week offered an unusual possible tactic in combating global climate change: eating human flesh.
Stockholm School of Economics professor and researcher Magnus Soderlund reportedly said he believes eating human meat, derived from dead bodies, might be able to help save the human race if only a world society were to “awaken the idea.”
And that's not the worst solution I have seen. Some include burning the worlds' forests, eliminating fossil fuels and wars on cows.
Totally not a cult
Seriously lots of cult like behaviors
Climate change alarmists have been likened to a fanatical 'cult' by an MIT professor of meteorology.
Dr Richard Lindzen told a Massachusetts-based radio station that people who believe in global warming are becoming more hysterical in their arguments.
'As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical,' he said.
Seriously, a cult, how can this be lost on those that are paying attention?
Here you can see how global warming closely aligns to Rick Ross, an expert on cults and intervention specialist, list of ten warning signs for unsafe groups, which is published by the Cult Education Institute.
Did you know that Russia donates heavily to the Sierra Club? In fact, Russia is funding worldwide antifracking propaganda.
It also doesn't help that the movement keeps getting co-opted by communists and anti-capitalists. The Washington Post quoted the Green New Deal author, Orcasio-Cortez chief of staff:
“The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”
For instance, at a press conference in Brussels in early February 2015, in the run-up to negotiations culminating in the Paris climate agreement, Christiana Figueres, then executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, stated the global warming scaremongering going on for more than 25 years at the UN was about controlling peoples’ lives by controlling the economy, not fighting climate change.
“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” Figueres said. “This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model, for the first time in human history,” she continued.
To state that the alarmists have an image problem is a vast understatement. Almost daily you hear them telling you to stop eating meat, kill your AC, stop driving your car, etc. These school marm, petit fascists are the 21st century busy bodies. And not coincidentally environmentalists make good villains because they make your real life worse.
And then you have DC Alarmists blocking traffic. How causing cars to idle for hours helps climate change is beyond me.