Global warming morphed into "climate change" a few years ago. It seems to have happened when contrary to years of dire warnings from Al Gore and his army of green acolytes, temperatures stubbornly refused to get warmer.
Defying the hyperbolic rhetoric, temperatures have leveled off and gotten colder.This past winter was the coldest winter in 30 years. In fact, since 1978 temperatures have risen less than one degree according to John Coleman the founder of the Weather Channel and a meteorologist with 60 years of experience.
Yet, one would never know that listening to to the MSM, select cable networks, print media and the White House. They beat the drum incessantly with scare tactics, ridiculing those who disagree with their junk science as climate deniers for refusing to believe climate change is settled science, believed by 97% of climate scientists.
In an effort to ward off a worsening credibility gap, presto chango, global warming became climate change.
Numerous polls show a majority of Americans no longer believe global warming is a major issue, and with good reason.
- Let's get this straight, climate changes. Weather is cyclical not linear. For countless thousands of years the earth has experienced warming and cooling periods and it will ad infinitum.The Sahara Desert was once lush and green. It wasn't an excess of carbon dioxide that turned large portions of Africa into desert. Weather and climate are more complicated than the impact of a single greenhouse gas.
- Climate change is anything but settled science. The very term, settled science, implies peer review and consensus. In fact, 31,000 American scientists have signed a petition rejecting global warming. The petition specifically states, "no such consensus or settled science exists."
Climate scientists are pushing back and are refusing to remain silent. Climate scientists and researchers will be attending the Heartland Institute's 9th International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas from July 7-9, 2014. Highly regarded climate scientists from around the world will be addressing ways of dealing with the media to combat climate myths with science facts!
It's called cooking the books. The real scandal is global warming data and reports have purposelessly been falsified and manipulated for years. The Telegraph reports recent data have shamelessly been manipulated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The 2004 global warming hockey stick scandal, sometimes known as the hockey schtick scandal exposed years of bogus graphs, fake figures and computer modeling designed to filter out any data that didn't conform to the preconceived notion of man made global warming.
The Arctic ice is melting and the polar bears are dying. These predictions would be tragic and horrific if true, but they're not. Al Gore's 2007 prediction the ice caps would be gone in 2012 has not come true. Far from disappearing, Arctic sea ice is up 50% this year. According to Polar Bear Science, there are more polar bears now than 40 years ago.
Mark Twain is credited with having said, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." After learning that real scientists consider the hockey stick data used to justify global warming hysteria as the "most laughable and widely discredited object in the history of science" let me posit that Twain's observations should be brought into the 21st century.
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and the lies supporting global warming and climate change!