Now that the Democrats are poised to triumph over the House, we shall soon daily hear from the likes of Nancy Pelosi and the appalling Raul Grijalva on the tedious subject of global warming. Which means we’ll have to begin talking about it again, like we did in the old days. I hate to do it because I am sick unto death of the whole subject.
What’s it’s been? Twenty, thirty years? Fifty if you throw in global cooling. Decade upon decade of increasingly shrill promises of plummeting—rather, soaring—-temperatures, with nothing much happening. Month or so back we heard there were no strong tornadoes in the US last year. But there were increase in threats that tornadoes were growing more frequent, destructive, et cetera. And also an increase in the believe the threats are reality.
Remember when I (as minority member) and three others published a paper that said, yeah, we’ll get some warming, probably, but not too much? And the crap storm from it that followed? Older readers will recall all that when I speak of “the hacking”. Some environmentally minded zealot pegged my site because I didn’t agree the world would flame out. All of that dull history can be read in articles on the Classics page.
Isn’t it obvious by now the whole thing is political? Well, if not, today I present conclusive proof.
Here’s a CNN tweet (ellipsis original): “‘We must hold the older generations accountable for the mess they have created. … and say to them you cannot continue risking our future like this.’ Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg calls on young people to use their anger as activism.”
That we have ignorant brats admonishing us about global warming is all you need to demonstrate climatology has succumbed almost entirely to politics. One hopes there are at least some scientists left who cringe at these embarrassing displays.
I didn’t hear of any who complained of this, or of the many, many similar idiotic displays, though. Meaning scientists who work in this field are pleased to have demonstrably stupid spokespeople. (I almost qualified spokespeople with “celebrity”, but realized the redundancy in time.) I’m not picking on this earnest yet foolish young lady. I am saying CNN, the girl’s parents, and everybody else responsible for the PR stunt should be horsewhipped.
Global warming is politics. QED. I have demonstrated what I set out to prove.
But wait! There’s more! There will always be more. Global warming—under its nom de guerre climate change—will never go away because of its global nature which, as is clear, causes reflexive drooling in globalists. (“Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty,” said Angela Merkel. “In an orderly fashion of course.” Give up sovereignty to be ruled by whom? She doesn’t say.)
Anyway, here’s another headline: “$1 Million Climate Change Prize Awarded To Unlikely Candidates.” This, depressingly, is in Forbes.
Yesterday, The Roddenberry Foundation awarded four organizations $250,000 each as winners of its 2018 Roddenberry Prize. The $1 million prize focuses on food waste, plant-rich diets, girls’ education, and women’s rights—all generally underfunded and often overlooked for their impact on climate change.
Now you can, at a stretch, and if you are sleepy, kinda sorta make a case about food waste and meatless diets and global warming. But you cannot carp about girls’ education and women’s rights unless you have no idea whatsoever about fluid flow on a rotating sphere. Or if you don’t really care about cloud parameterizations but you really do care about being a social justice warrior—or in spreading cultural Marxist ideas and are looking for the scariest excuse you can find.
Global warming is politics. Again, QED.
And how about that perpetual truth fornicator, Jerry Brown. Take this headline: “Jerry Brown: Climate change challenges as serious as those faced in World War II.”
I would point to the fact that it took Roosevelt many, many years to get America willing to go into World War II and fight the Nazis. Well, we have an enemy, though different, but perhaps, very much devastating in a similar way. And we’ve got to fight climate change. And the president’s got to lead on that.
Well, he worked in Nazis, which is always a winning tactic for the left. Now here’s a quote with some facts: “World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history an estimated total 70-85 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion).”
Three percent of today’s population is about 230 million. Total global warming deaths so far: 0. [Update: My enemies slipped in a typo into this paragraph that has been corrected.]
Jerry Brown is an ass. And global warming is asinine. QED.