Among the many changes we’re apt to see from a Trump administration – and certainly one of the more positive – is a shift away from the climate-change hysteria that’s been animating progressives for the last decade. And halleluiah(!) – because a common sense approach to this issue is long overdue. Early last year if you recall, the alarmists had gotten so carried away they were actually threatening to prosecute “climate deniers” under RICO laws.
In a Townhall editorial last April, Paul Driessen (author of “Eco-Imperialism: Green Power Black Death”) exposed these thugs for the charlatans they are ~
A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute [a non-profit public policy institute] and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus.
What we contest are false assertions that “humans are creating a dangerous climate change crisis.” We do not accept false claims that “the science is settled” and will not be limited to discussing only “what we must do now to avert looming climate catastrophes.”
That’s not just constitutionally protected free speech. It is the foundation of scientific progress and informed public policy.
You should really read all of Driessen’s excellent piece because he lays out the whole history of this hoax. The scheme was cooked up nearly three decades ago ~
The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) was set up in 1988 [by the UN – what a surprise!] to examine possible human influences on Earth’s climate, amid powerful natural forces that have always driven the complex, dynamic, turbulent, frequently changing climate.
As we note in our book, Cracking Big Green, from the outset, Swedish meteorology professor and zealous warming advocate Bert Bolin wanted to help scientists “get global warming onto the political agenda.”
By 1995, Bolin could finally say “the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate.” Of course, “discernible” merely means “detectable.” But it gave the State Department license to dictate the “science.” Then “discernible” morphed into “dominant,” which morphed into “sole.”
Suddenly humans had replaced the complex, interrelated natural forces that had driven innumerable climate changes throughout Earth’s history. Voila. Climate hysteria began to drive the political agenda.
And as we’ve seen, those with the professional integrity to dissent have been been marginalized for years. But maybe no more. With the shifting political climate, more and more scientists are either seeing the light – or finding the courage to point it out; skeptical climate scientists are coming in from the cold ~
Researchers who see global warming as something less than a planet-ending calamity believe the incoming Trump administration may allow their views to be developed and heard. This didn’t happen under the Obama administration, which denied that a debate even existed. Now, some scientists say, a more inclusive approach – and the billions of federal dollars that might support it – could be in the offing.
“Here’s to hoping the Age of Trump will herald the demise of climate change dogma, and acceptance of a broader range of perspectives in climate science and our policy options,” Georgia Tech scientist Judith Curry wrote this month at her popular Climate Etc. blog.
This is great news for the economy, for science, for humans in general. As Driessen points out, thanks to climate alarmism ~
Millions in poor countries die annually from preventable diseases, because hysterical climate claims justify denying them access to affordable modern electricity and transportation that could be provided by coal, natural gas and petroleum products. In developed nations, climate hysteria has cost millions of jobs, adversely affecting people’s living standards, health and welfare. In European countries, thousands are dying each winter, because they can no longer afford proper heat.
Maybe with Trump in the White House we can finally get back to climate reality ~
2016 Highlights: Tsunami Of Skeptic Papers And Desperate Attempts To Silence Dissenters ~
With the huge tsunami of NEW papers disputing the claims of rapid, man-made global warming and the shock election of Donald Trump as President, things are looking awfully desperate for the junk-science fuelled climate alarmism industry. We could all but bury it in 2017.
Liberal AG Claims Global Warming More Important Than Free Speech ~ In “climate-change” the Left thinks it has the perfect vehicle to shred the Constitution and impose their Marxist utopia on all of us ~
The Democratic attorney general in U.S. Virgin Islands dismisses claims he’s violated the Constitution’s First Amendment with his inquisition targeting fossil fuel companies and global warming.