Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

Deranged Alarmist Predictions

March 26, 2015

Global warming…oops…make that Climate change alarmists pontificate, extrapolate, and exaggerate in extreme ways to push their views. Senior House Democrat Barbara Lee from California takes it to a level that is as ridiculous as it is apocalyptic.

According to Lee, climate change (though she really means global warming) will cause food and water scarcity that will hit women the hardest. Why? Because it could force many women to barter sexual favors for food. Furthermore, “[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health”.

Turning every issue into a women’s issue is getting as old as playing the race card – and of course, global warming has been predicted to disproportionately impact communities of color. Barbara Lee lumps women together with orange-spotted filefish, polar bears, Adelie penguins, North Atlantic cod, golden toads, and Asia – all of which have been predicted to be hit the hardest by global warming.

Things said to be caused, worsened, or damaged by global warming have become ridiculous. The Syrian civil war and the Ebola outbreak may sound crazy, but they seem reasonable compared to other items on an almost endless list. Global warming could produce huge harvests in places where crops have never grown or cause ice bergs to float onto shores where fresh water is desperately needed or provide new lands that are currently uninhabitable, but those predictions do not fit the agenda.

Barbara Lee has no particular background or training qualifying her to make such a prediction. All she has is a religious conviction in her belief of global warming, no doubt blessed by Al Gore, and a feminist axe to grind. Unfortunately, she is a member of the House of Representatives and that gives her a veneer of authority she does not deserve.

David J. Hentosh

Saving the World at Davos

January 28, 2015

The World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland has come up with a solution to stop “humanity’s suicidal effort to heat the Earth’s climate” – aka “climate change”, once called “global warming”. The solution is to spend $90 Trillion dollars to redesign all the cities on earth to accommodate more densely packed neighborhoods, thereby, eliminating the need for cars.

This fantastic proposal comes from Al Gore who made gazillions by alarming the world with dire global warming predictions. He joined with Felipe Calderon, former president of Mexico, and several other of the world’s elite ruling class to help save the world from his predicted demise. A side benefit contained in his proposal drops the level of deforestation to zero but maybe, with a little coaxing, he will include world peace.

There are as many as 1700 private jets bringing billionaires to this year’s Davos forum to discuss how to solve the world’s problems, particularly how to reduce carbon footprints. The irony of all those jets burning fossil fuels that pollute our atmosphere is lost on attendees as was the irony of last year’s most-discussed theme, inequality.

These super rich are out-of-touch with anything approaching a normal human being’s existence. They are the cream of the 1% crop, obsessed with their own magnificence. This year, they acknowledged that Europe wasted $140 billion on green energy projects, the same fanciful projects they’ve pushed since Al Gore raised the global warming alarm.

Many of them are now preparing for the consequences of the inequality and growing civil unrest brought on by the economic chaos they helped create. Some are buying farms and airstrips in faraway places where they can escape to if things get out of hand. They will continue saving the world from those places the same as they do from Davos, convinced of their infallibility.

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

David J. Hentosh

Pope Francis Becomes a Strange Bedfellow

January 27, 2015

Progressive liberals do not like religion, especially the Catholic religion, but they will embrace and exploit anything and anyone to advance their agenda. Pope Francis’ belief in man-made global warming and his chastising of mankind for spoiling the planet has now made him a strange bedfellow of Progressives.

Calling mankind “stewards of God’s creation”, Pope Francis stated: “When we destroy our forests, ravage our soil and pollute our seas, we betray that noble calling.” That certainly sounds very reasonable but, as they say, the devil is in the details.

Pope Francis did not elaborate and he did not provide evidence for global warming or for his belief that it is “mostly” man-made. One can say that being the Pope, he doesn’t have to, but this is not a religious matter and it is not covered in the Bible. It is a scientific matter and progressives should be upset with the Pope’s excursion into science.

After all, progressives are adamant that only science can determine when a fetus becomes a human being and they insist that the Pope’s beliefs are irrelevant on such a scientific issue. Therefore, they would have to include the science of global warming, but that may be too rational and not “nuanced” enough for progressives. In any event, the Pope has now tilted leftward far enough to cause many conservative Republicans consternation if not outright rebelliousness.

The Pope is considered by Catholics to be infallible on issues of the church, not on issues of science. His soon-to-be-issued encyclical on global warming will not be appreciated by conservative Republicans who make up a large segment of the Church’s base in the US. He has already alienated many and this will make him a “divider” rather than a “uniter” in their eyes.

Progressiveness excels at dividing and the Catholic Church is not immune. Sermonizing about global warming is sure to empty more pews and the Church can ill afford more empty pews. Pope Francis may be doing more harm than good by opening this progressive Pandora’s Box.

David J. Hentosh

Far-Left is Out-of-Touch

January 26, 2015

The far-left continues to act like it is mainstream but that is just a fantasy, like much of its agenda. They are out-of-touch with the majority, but screaming loudly gets attention in the sycophantic media and that makes them believe their views are popular. Reality, however, tells a different story.

The current film, “American Sniper”, is set to become the biggest war movie of all time and would easily win an Oscar for “best picture” if the public were allowed to vote. However, it is receiving criticism from some on the far-left because it presents an American soldier in a positive light while putting down Islamic terrorists. The fact is that a majority of Americans are patriotic and patriotic movies usually do well at the box office, but this does not jive with a military hating, America bashing vision.

Polls show that global warming is far down the list of public priorities but it is still one of the far-left’s highest. The media made much of NASA’s claim that 2014 set a new record for global warmth but it remains silent about NASA’s climate scientists admitting that they are only 38% sure this is true.

Terrorism has now become the top priority for a majority of Americans but the far-left won’t even admit who the terrorists are. A majority of Americans also believe Islam encourages violence but the far-left remains in denial, focusing on the economy instead. Lower unemployment numbers they tout, however, have been proven to be highly influenced by the ending of unemployment benefit extensions. It seems that those who no longer receive unemployment benefits go out and find a job. Imagine that.

Going further against the far-left’s agenda, polls show a majority of Americans: favor the pipeline; oppose closing GITMO; do not believe we won the Afghan War; oppose government funding of abortion; are against late term abortion: and believe race relations have gotten worse under Obama. Also, a majority of New Yorkers have an unfavorable opinion of Al Sharpton, but that should be a “given” by now.

Don’t you wish the far-left was as out-of-sight as it is out-of-touch?

David J. Hentosh

What a Deal!!

November 12, 2014

President Obama struck a deal with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to limit greenhouse gases. The deal calls for the US to severely reduce carbon emissions by the year 2025 while China can continue increasing carbon emissions until the year 2030 when it will then be required to cap them. How’s that for a deal?

Using the same unique negotiation skills that couldn’t convince Iraq to allow any of our troops to remain in-country, president Obama gave the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gases the green light to continue producing them unabated for the next 15 years.

The only way he could have sweetened that deal would have been to give China the money, coal, and equipment to help increase their carbon emissions. Then, again, Obama has 2 years remaining in office to consider putting that on the table if China tries to renege by dangerously stopping carbon emissions. China is not known for sticking to deals, so it may still happen.

Next up for Obama is negotiating Eastern Europe with Russia. Don’t be surprised if he pulls off a deal swapping Poland for some prime real estate in Chernobyl. Nothing is off the table.

David J. Hentosh

Willfully Ignorant

August 1, 2014

Upon reading a tweet on a Fox News blog stating “Climate Doesn’t Cooperate With Al Gore’s Group’s Visit to Denver EPA Hearings”, CNN anchor Bill Weir became incensed and tweeted back: “Weather is not climate, you willfully ignorant f**ksticks.” He may have a point on definition, but willful ignorance is the purview of liberal progressives and Weir needs to look leftward.

It is willful ignorance to:
Proclaim not wanting to pay for someone’s birth control or abortion is a “war against women”; accuse someone of being a racist for not liking Obama’s policies or his “transformation of America”; call someone a homophobe for not approving of homosexuality; call someone heartless for wanting to secure our border from illegal entries; say conservatives hate the poor because they want to stop costly government freebies; proclaim Hamas is a humanitarian organization; believe Iran should have nuclear weapons because we do; pretend there is no scandal at the IRS; say the economy is doing great as fulltime jobs continue to disappear; say Obamacare is working well; elect an inexperienced community organizer as president – twice – and continue to back his every move as he fails miserably.

Weir is a typical, blind, liberal progressive running on emotions, beliefs, and self-righteousness. Tolerance is as rare as reality for those of his ilk and lashing out in anger and indignation at the crumbling of their fantasy world is an all too common reaction. It is getting very tiring.

David J. Hentosh

Tired of All the Gore

May 14, 2014

Al Gore doesn’t know when to stop. Like an aging rock star, he needs constant public exposure and celebrity treatment so he keeps regurgitating the same old same old to stay in the spotlight. He’s back again with more political hyperbole and talk of doom – but with much less credibility.

Many global warming predictions have proved to be wrong including Gore’s famous one from 2008 stating: “the entire North ‘polarized’ cap will disappear in 5 years”. His book, “An Inconvenient Truth”, was debunked by many but it put him on a progressive pedestal as a scientific expert and helped him accumulate millions of dollars. It also sparked panic in the entire world with dire predictions.

Billions of dollars have been spent in efforts to avoid catastrophes that global alarmists warned were coming. Over a billion people were predicted to die from global warming related causes by 2012. North America and Eurasia were expected to be desolated by horrific drought and food riots by 1996. In 2000, it was predicted that in a few years “children just aren’t going to know what snow is”. (Tell that to Northeast children after this past winter.)

The problem now is that the entire issue has become so filled with political bunk that nothing makes sense and nothing can be believed. This is a case of the “boy crying wolf” too many times to be taken seriously so if a crisis really hits, we will find ourselves “Gored” senseless and ill-prepared.

Gore is now on the “blame the Koch brothers” bandwagon, claiming GOP fear of the Koch brothers keeps them from admitting the truth about global warming. Evil global warming teams up with the evil Koch brothers and the press is running to Al Gore for guidance. The spotlight is on, hyperbole is flying, and Gore is, once again, riding the tide.

How very tiring it all is.

David J. Hentosh

Cooling Down on Global Warming

February 1, 2013

Al Gore is taking one last stab at fear-mongering with his latest book, “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change”, but his credibility is dying as is the panic over global warming. New data continues to show that not only is the sky no longer falling, it may not have been falling at all.

A recent Norwegian climate research project shows that the earth’s mean temperature rise which occurred throughout the 1990’s has leveled off nearly completely at its 2000 level. In other words, there has been no global warming for well over a decade. Another report coming soon from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides evidence of 20 years of overstated global warming.

Every change in climate patterns has been labeled ‘anthropomorphic global warming’ by progressives. Unfortunately, this has resulted in “climate change” becoming synonymous with “global warming” for those on both sides of the political aisle. The distinction is crucial for rational discourse, but that distinction has long been lost.

Since dire global warming predictions have failed dramatically, scientists are looking into reasons for changes in climate patterns and are finding many. The sun with its flares, not surprisingly, contributes much to changes in climate patterns. Rising heat from large cities also affects these patterns and, yes, the burning of fossil fuels contributes its share. However, the exact extent of each contributor is not yet scientifically discernible.

In an interview with Jeffrey Kluger, TIME magazine’s science editor, global warming was confused with climate change as Kluger likened disbelievers to flat-earthers, stating that the “scientific knowledge” was too overwhelming for disbelief. This alludes to a so-called “consensus” among scientists that simply does not exist. There are thousands of scientists who dispute this PC-created global warming “consensus”, and confusion with climate change further clouds the issue.

For ideological believers, there is no data persuasive enough to shatter idealistic notions. For Al Gore, being wrong doesn’t matter as long as his bank account continues to grow. Science, however, will take years to gain back some of the credibility it lost by allowing politics to taint research.

David J. Hentosh

Al Gore’s Infamous Legacy

July 13, 2012

Al Gore may be laughing all the way to the bank, but the controversy he spawned over global warming has become one of the most polarizing issues in the world. Had Gore not been a politician, the attention he brought to the issue of global climate could have produced a much better result. Having already been mired in political partisanship, however, Gore’s myopic obsession produced a poisonous mixture of politics and science.

Climate change can no longer be discussed rationally or objectively and far too many climatologists have allowed politics to sway their research. The most egregious result is that “climate change” has become synonymous with “global warming” which has become synonymous with “anthropogenic (man-made) global warming”. They are not the same and that confusion permeates the media, politics, and public understanding.

Exaggerated and panic-stricken predictions about global warming have taken a tremendous economical toll. Hastily going “green” has put us in the red. The government invested heavily in the production of inefficient products that are shunned by consumers. This premature marketing effort shifted focus from research to production, stunting efforts to increase efficiency and losing vast amounts of taxpayer money. Far too many government “green” policies were rashly implemented and proving to be very costly with very little ‘bang for the buck’.

Many dire climate predictions have already proved false and much of the early data has been shown to be in error. The science of the issue is not “settled” as Gore would have everyone believe and the complexity involved causes climate models and data interpretation to continually change. Announcements of scientific proof of global warming are followed by scientific disclaimers – all from reputable scientists. How can one call this “settled”? Until the panic, or the planet, cools down, there can be no settlement.

The media’s knee-jerk reaction, sound bite philosophy, and political leaning to Gore fanned the flames. They did the same in the 70’s with predictions of a coming Ice Age based, again, on premature data. The idea of a man-made catastrophe appealed strongly to the misanthropic far-left and they jumped on Gore’s bandwagon. The rest is history, and Gore’s place in that history may very well prove to be one of infamy.

David J. Hentosh

Obama’s Gas Prices

February 23, 2012

Obama is now scrambling to find someone to blame for the high gas prices that are currently settling in for the coming summer. However, those prices were just one of the energy goals he proudly set when elected. His weak stance on Iran, combined with an idealistic push for a “green” everything, set the stage for rising gas prices that are coming at a time when the economy is strained.

From Victor Davis Hanson at NRO

Suddenly the administration seems to think that high energy prices are bad and, in fact, that it has done a lot to lower them…the fact that gas prices have doubled since January 2009 suggests that whatever the current Obama policy is, it has not worked…

Our departure from Iraq has had nothing to do with calming oil prices…Here at home we have increased oil production despite, not because, of Obama’s policies…(the administration) has discouraged new efforts in the Gulf, off-shore, in Alaska, and in the west — and was quite proud that it had…blocking the Keystone pipeline hardly encourages Middle East producers to make up the slack…

…why is there an administration worry about soon-to-be $5 gas, given that such European levels are necessary to make Solyndra- and Volt-like projects economically viable? When soon-to-be energy secretary Steven Chu declared…that “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” and when a soon-to-be President Obama warned that under his agenda cutbacks on domestic coal production would mean “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” the message was clear…higher energy prices, less consumption, less global warming, more subsidized wind and solar, high-speed rail, and “millions of green jobs…So what’s the problem?

Read the rest here:  Victor Davis Hanson

DJH


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