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10 Theses of Contention on the Power and Efficacy of "Anthropogenic Global Warming" Theory
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[Editor's Note: The following is from our Mexican based TDV Education Correspondent, Jorge Gato]
Few global issues are as fervently debated today as Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory. It is folly to use the term "climate change" as the climate has eternally been in a state of natural change, where even a child can recognize the four seasons. Instead, we will stick with the original term used by environmental extremists.
Mark Twain said “if you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” Dostoyevsky understood that "the man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others."
So why the shifting of feet? Either the planet is cooling or it is warming. Once one tells a lie, ten more have to be told and it gets difficult to keep track of falsehood. Ah, so then you bet on all the horses!
We’re not sure if we are causing the planet to cool or warm, but it doesn’t matter, either way we want a totalitarian world government to which all will offer carbon indulgences!
#1 Polar Bears (and Penguins)
Propaganda says the polar bears and penguins are dying due to AGW.
The fact is the report used to make this claim was fraudulent, the author's wife peer-reviewed the article and it turns out the four polar bears died from a storm. Polar bear (and penguin) numbers are actually quite high!
#2 Sea Ice & Sea Levels
Propaganda says that twenty-foot tsunami's are going to slam into the world's coastlines any year now.
The fact is, NASA has been caught faking the data to support this claim. That and the declaration is supported by nothing other than computer formulas which essentially mean nothing. In reality, Arctic sea ice is either at normal levels or above! Furthermore, sea levels are declining.
Propaganda says glaciers are melting due to AGW.
#4 Increasing Temperature
Propaganda says the earth has been warming.
The fact is there has been no significant warming in the past fifteen years and in fact, we are possibly entering a cyclical global phase of cooling. New research shows that one thousand years ago, the planet was warmer than today in what was known as the Medieval Warm Period (and they've been caught trying to erase that memory).
#5 CO2 Causes Warming
Propaganda says CO2 causes temperatures to rise.
The fact is Vostok ice records show that temperature rises first and CO2 levels follow...by 800 years!
#6 The Sun is Not the Cause of Warming
Propaganda says forget the sun, it cannot possibly be the source of heat!
The fact is studies show the sun has a greater effect than we think. Perhaps that is why astrophysicist and mad scientist Piers Corbyn has an accuracy of 85% or higher at forecasting the weather, based solely on his reading of the sun and the moon (I didn't believe it at first, but after purchasing a forecast, I nearly fell out of my chair).
#7 Climate Feedback a Significant Source of Warming
Propaganda says the feedback of greenhouse gases (i.e. CO2) drives warming.
The fact is the sun drives warming and CO2 follows. A recent report found that in actuality, climate feedback is much less than we really thought.
#8 Acid Rain
Propaganda says AGW and all it entails is the cause of acid rain.
The fact is a new study finds that 90% of acid in the atmosphere comes from forests!
#9 Scientific Integrity
Propaganda says we can trust those UN scientists and cute think tanks.
The fact is that even Rockefeller's and Prince Bernhard's World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has received big oil funding. Quite convenient for the warmists to block out the detail that a WWF founder holds the world's greatest oil fortune.
Furthermore, the IPCC, NASA and other institutions have been caught faking numbers, so much so that 50 NASA astronauts and scientists sent NASA a letter detailing their outrage over unscientific AGW fraud. The IPCC even includes the names of scientists that do not agree with their theories on their "consensus" list. Kind of like politicians who get the deceased to vote for them, Gogol's "Dead Souls" anybody?
Propaganda says too many people, too much AGW, so let's have ourselves a great culling.
The fact is reports find that growth will taper off at the 9 billion mark. Actually, Africa alone could feed the planet with natural food. Today, the West throws away warehouses of bread while the Third World starves. Mismanagement or overpopulation?
The Art of Geoengineering
For their "final solution," the warmists have proposed the craziest idea yet. They have drawn up the schematics for planetary geoengineering, which entails the spraying of toxic chemicals into the air we breathe, onto the food we eat and the soil we tread.
Official AGW lore proposes a two-pronged assault on the planet: Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Management (SRM). This includes somehow removing CO2 from the atmosphere as well as "fertilizing" oceans and spraying the skies with chemicals to block out the sun.
Michael J. Murphy and Scott Stevens explain how a) toxic chemicals such as aluminum, barium and strontium are being found around the planet in astronomical quantities, b) patents have been filed for aluminum-resistant genetically modified seed crop, c) geoengineering the skies goes far beyond the engineering of just food and health; military applications abound via Pentagon programs such as "Star Wars" which is today simply known as H.A.A.R.P.
Indeed, government weather modification treaties and bills hearken back to the 1970's. Some of these include the 1976 UN "Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques", Kucinich's H.R. 2977 Space Preservation Act of 2001 which mentions "chemtrails", H.R. 2995 Weather Modification Research and Technology Transfer Authorization Act of 2005 and so on.
In 1997, Secretary of Defense William Cohen stated that special interests were already engaging in "an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves."
The Call to Reason: You Decide
Because many students today are not taught the basic scientific attitudes, neither by their own science teachers, others must fill the gap. Basic scientific attitudes include: amorality, cooperation, objectivity, openness and skepticism.
What follows are essay excerpts by voices of reason and the shouts of insane men. You decide who falls into which category. And if you're still having trouble, you may be suffering from "cognitive dissonance," nothing Dr. Google cannot cure.
Michael Crichton on amorality:
"Once again, the measures being urged have little basis in fact or science. Once again, groups with other agendas are hiding behind a movement that appears high-minded. Once again, claims of moral superiority are used to justify extreme actions. Once again, the fact that some people are hurt is shrugged off because an abstract cause is said to be greater than any human consequences. Once again, vague terms like sustainability and generational justice --- terms that have no agreed definition --- are employed in the service of a new crisis."
Lord Monckton on objectivity:
"Just because we are told that many people say they believe a thing to be so, that is no evidence that many people say it, still less that they believe it, still less that it is so. The mere fact of a consensus — even if there were one — tells us nothing whatsoever about whether the proposition to which the consensus supposedly assents is true or false."
Pascal Bruckner on skepticism:
"Because it uses all the elements of traditional religion, especially the theme of the apocalypse," he explained. "In France and in Germany still more, you have this culture of fear: 'You have sinned, now you have to be punished...[its] a pagan religion."
S. Matthew Liao as cited on cooperation:
"Individuals could take a pill that would trigger mild nausea upon the ingestion of meat, which would then lead to a lasting aversion to meat-eating. [Furthermore,] parents could make use of genetic engineering or hormone therapy in order to birth smaller, less resource-intensive children.
Steve Zwick on openness:
"Let’s take a page from those Tennessee firemen we heard about a few times last year – the ones who stood idly by as houses burned to the ground because their owners had refused to pay a measly $75 fee.
We can apply this same logic to climate change. We know who the active denialists are – not the people who buy the lies, mind you, but the people who create the lies. Let’s start keeping track of them now, and when the famines come, let’s make them pay. Let’s let their houses burn until the innocent are rescued. Let’s swap their safe land for submerged islands. Let’s force them to bear the cost of rising food prices."
Eric Pianka on cooperation:
"AIDS is not an efficient killer, he explained, because it is too slow. His favorite candidate for eliminating 90 percent of the world's population is airborne Ebola (Ebola Reston), because it is both highly lethal and it kills in days, instead of years. However, Professor Pianka did not mention that Ebola victims die a slow and torturous death as the virus initiates a cascade of biological calamities inside the victim that eventually liquefy the internal organs.
After praising the Ebola virus for its efficiency at killing, Pianka paused, leaned over the lectern, looked at us and carefully said, "We've got airborne 90 percent mortality in humans. Killing humans. Think about that."
With his slide of human skulls towering on the screen behind him, Professor Pianka was deadly serious. The audience that had been applauding some of his statements now sat silent.
After a dramatic pause, Pianka returned to politics and environmentalism. But he revisited his call for mass death when he reflected on the oil situation.
"And the fossil fuels are running out," he said, "so I think we may have to cut back to two billion, which would be about one-third as many people." So the oil crisis alone may require eliminating two-third's of the world's population."
Kari Norgaard as cited on skepticism:
"Scepticism regarding the need for immediate and massive action against carbon emissions is a sickness of societies and individuals which needs to be "treated", according to an Oregon-based professor of "sociology and environmental studies". Professor Kari Norgaard compares the struggle against climate scepticism to that against racism and slavery in the US South."
The Final Solution
As you read that last quote and view the short clips of what warmists propose to do with skeptics, you may wish to reread historical speeches given by Hitler and his Nazi's on the "final solution." Remember to replace "Jew" with "skeptic."
"For us, it is a problem of whether our nation can ever recover its health, whether the Jewish spirit can ever really be eradicated. Don't be misled into thinking you can fight a disease without killing the carrier, without destroying the bacillus. Don't think you can fight racial tuberculosis without taking care to rid the nation of the carrier of that racial tuberculosis. This Jewish contamination will not subside, this poisoning of the nation will not end, until the carrier himself, the Jew, has been banished from our midst."
"If I am ever really in power, the destruction of the Jews will be my first and most important job. As soon as I have power, I shall have gallows after gallows erected, for example, in Munich on the Marienplatz-as many of them as traffic allows. Then the Jews will be hanged one after another, and they will stay hanging until they stink. They will stay hanging as long as hygienically possible. As soon as they are untied, then the next group will follow and that will continue until the last Jew in Munich is exterminated. Exactly the same procedure will be followed in other cities until Germany is cleansed of the last Jew!"
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Jorge Gato lives in Mexico and is a social sciences educator who is in the trenches daily, warding off severe cases of cognitive dissonance, mass indoctrination and unhealthy reasoning. You can reach the dissenting professor via dissidentthinker [at] hush . com. He writes at http://dissidentthinker.wordpress.com/