Ok folks … the same sources that said you could keep your doctor also said that 99% of scientists believe we are in the midst of manmade global climate change. Both are invalid. Today’s global climate hysteria was ignited when the Obama administration decided to hype the Global Warming phrase as their key slogan in an effort to fraudulently grab political power by means of a climate hoax. It was a catchy phrase, but factually wrong. Soon afterwards, they quietly began changing the “global warming” name to the more vague “climate change” phrase, because the data began showing a global cooling trend. The climate fanatics thought that they could now address any climate issue and accordingly mold public opinion, but they unknowingly created a scientific conundrum with no clearly defined target. That became clear when they started blaming global warming for global cooling events. They accidently stepped into the “chicken/egg” paradox. This comedy reminds me of the Keystone Cops films.
Al Gore said 99.99 percent of scientists agreed with him. Unfortunately, that statistic is intellectually dishonest because it was created outside accepted scientific sampling methods. It was created by James Powell, a geologist by trade, who ignored the scientific survey method. He instead reviewed numerous climate related studies (of his choosing) and hand-selected those that met his biased opinions. He then used the resulting small sample of studies to create his infamous statistic. It’s no different than finding the percentage of rotten apples in a barrel by first selecting those that look rotten.
It wasn’t long before the government realized that the 99.99 percent number was unrealistic. So they performed another non-standard study where they selectively identified documents that were created by so-called “climate experts” … like Al Gore. They called the results a “consensus” and said that 97 percent of scientists agree climate change is manmade. OK folks … not only is the 97 percent statistic also fraudulently created, but a “consensus” in science proves nothing. It just shows the magnitude of its followers. Remember Jonestown? And don’t forget, there was once a consensus that the earth was flat. In the real world, the science of weather (meteorology) requires the rigorous application of the scientific method using independent analyses, theories, and repeatable & verifiable results. And guess what … the climate alarmists can not produce a single computer model that can realistically demonstrate verifiable climate forecasts. Even the IPCC acknowledges this. Today’s climate change “consensus” is best defined as scientific mob rule. It is outright dangerous. Let’s not forget that there was once a consensus that witches existed in many regions around the world. Those regional governments perpetrated witchcraft beliefs to shape and control public opinion — and most importantly — to gain political power. Sound familiar?
Since the government’s “consensus” catchword is now losing popularity, the new “climate change” mantra is … it’s a “settled” science. Good grief, now the climate propaganda machine is using bully tactics. You don’t settle something just by claiming it to be so. This is intellectual fraud.
Fake science is alive and well within the climate frenzy crowd. Not only can’t they produce reliable climate models, but they can’t even create models that can accurately replicate past climates — like past ice ages. Yet, the alarmists claim the world will end in 12 years. What a joke — a nothing burger. Charlatans have been prophesying doom and gloom before the invention of the wheel – which no doubt Al Gore invented – just before he invented the Internet.
Depending on which studies you examine, the earth has warmed about 1 degree Celsius over the past 100 years. This is completely reasonable, since we are, after all, in the middle of an interglacial warming cycle. So, moving forward, and according to the brilliant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, within just 12 years, you will suffer a painful death as temperatures climb another one-tenth of a degree Celsius. Oh please, is that best scare tactic she can muster?
For those who border on hysteria regarding the doomsday prediction of a 2 degree Celsius rise — brace yourselves… Here it comes… Oopps. Sorry … that event has already come and gone – in Europe and elsewhere – and life is so good the tourist trade is booming. Just look at how many are taking long vacations in Europe during those glorious warm summer days.
Here’s a shocker that the climate alarmists ignore (assuming they even know it) … water vapor constitutes 80 percent of earth’s greenhouse gases, and sorry folks, CO2 is only a minor player. Not only does CO2 warming diminish as gas volume increases, but the excess CO2 gas gets absorbed into the oceans and earth’s rock layers. Mother Nature is amazingly resilient … and she still holds many secrets for scientists to discover. For example, we still don’t know why ice ages come and go. In fact, the earth is currently experiencing a cooling trend — and scientists don’t even know why that is happening. Geez … who would believe in a “climate forecast” when we don’t even know what’s causing today’s climate trends? Just think about that.
Wake up folks. Don’t let the climate change hoaxers seduce your common senses. Influential people such as John Coleman (founder of the Weather Channel), Ivar Giaever (Nobel Prize winner), Joe Bastardi (former AccuWeather expert and now chief forecaster for WeatherBell), and the majority of earth science experts agree that manmade climate change is a political hoax. Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace says, “The whole climate crisis is not only Fake News, it’s Fake Science. There is no climate crisis, there’s weather and climate all around the world, and in fact carbon dioxide is the main building block of all life.” So sit back, breath deeply, and exhale that wonderful carbon dioxide (CO2) and make the earth a healthier place for us all.
John Shewchuk is a resident of the Village of Calumet Grove.