Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is Environmentalism Unraveling?

For some background, check out the proof that the entire premise of man-made global warming is a hoax. Then check out the evidence that the environmentalist Left doctored data on glaciers, rain forests, and all kinds of other things that supposedly prove that humanity is the cause of global warming. Now we see more fudged facts on parade, confessed by one of the key figures -- who also just admitted that there has been no significant warming for years -- at the center of the hoax:
Al Gore insisted after Hurricane Katrina that we would see more devastating hurricanes. We haven’t.
The Register

More trouble looms for the IPCC. The body may need to revise statements made in its Fourth Assessment Report on hurricanes and global warming. A statistical analysis of the raw data shows that the claims that global hurricane activity has increased cannot be supported.

Les Hatton once fixed weather models at the Met Office. Having studied Maths at Cambridge, he completed his PhD as metereologist: his PhD was the study of tornadoes and waterspouts. He’s a fellow of the Royal Meterological Society, currently teaches at the University of Kingston, and is well known in the software engineering community – his studies include critical systems analysis.

Hatton has released what he describes as an ‘A-level’ statistical analysis, which tests six IPCC statements against raw data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) Administration. He’s published all the raw data and invites criticism, but warns he is neither “a warmist nor a denialist”, but a scientist…

“When you average the number of storms and their strength, it almost exactly balances.” This isn’t indicative of an increase in atmospheric energy manifesting itself in storms.


The IPCC does indeed conclude that “there is no clear trend in the annual numbers of tropical cyclones.” If only the IPCC had stopped there. Yet it goes on to make more claims, and draw conclusions that the data doesn’t support.

Thre IPCC’s WG1 paper states: “There are also suggestions of increased intense tropical cyclone activity in some other regions where concerns over data quality are greater.” Hatton points out the data quality is similar in each area.

The IPCC continues: “It is more likely than not (> 50%) that there has been some human contribution to the increases in hurricane intensity.” But, as Hatton points out, that conclusion comes from computer climate models, not from the observational data, which show no increase.

“The IPCC goes on to make statements that would never pass peer review,” Hatton told us.
It's all coming unraveled because their politically driven agenda is being shattered by reality and facts. That tends to happen with liberalism. Instead of being able to acknowledge those facts, the political nature of the subject requires an utter denial of fact in favor of ridiculous contradictions like global warming causing both foggy days and fogless days. It is so ridiculous that global warming has been named the cause of literally hundreds of natural phenomenon, many of which are direct contradictions. It would be laughable if these people weren't in charge of national policy.

Only 35% of the American people see humanity as the cause of so-called global warming, and yet the wacko Left is still treating global warming as though it's much more urgent and dangerous than Iran, which is now a nuclear state and is actively working on missile delivery systems.

Here is probably the strongest evidence yet that man-made global warming is a dying issue:

BP America, Conoco Phillips, and Caterpillar (among others) have announced their intentions to quit the Climate Action Partnership, a group whose mission is to “call on the federal government to enact legislation requiring significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.”

BP American says it “intends to go solo in its quest to influence the national discussion on climate change.” Conoco says it’s quitting to “focus on reducing near-term greenhouse gas emissions by developing its natural gas operations.” Caterpillar says it wants “to focus on commercializing technologies that it said would accomplish the same goals pursued by U.S. CAP.”

What they didn’t say was said for them by Myron Ebell, Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (”a public interest group dedicated to free enterprise and limited government”):

BP America, Conoco Phillips, and Caterpillar are recognizing that cap-and-trade legislation is dead in the U. S. Congress and that global warming alarmism is collapsing rapidly. We hope that other major corporations will soon see the light and drop their support for cap-and-trade and other energy-rationing legislation.

What also wasn’t mentioned in any of the articles about BP, Conoco, and Caterpillar is that lawsuits are starting to pop up challenging the EPA’s so-called Global Warming regulations specifically because of new revelations that man-made climate change is a lie and has been uncovered as a hoax and a generation-long falsehood:

In two separate filings Tuesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute challenged massive energy regulations forthcoming from the Environmental Protection Agency. The actions come in the wake of damaging disclosures this week by Phil Jones, head of the disgraced British Climate Research Unit, who reversed himself on several basic issues in a BBC interview.

There will be more of this; withdrawals from feel-good coalitions to save mankind from something that doesn’t exist…and the lawsuits needed to begin unraveling years of the mess our politicians and activists have made. Someday there will be legislation enacted to make things right, though Politicians with the will to see it through might not be in any hurry. It’s going to take many successful litigations from the private sector and many billions of dollars in Jury awards, but we’ll get there.

BP, Conoco, and Caterpillar…to name a few…are betting on it.

While this is exceedingly good news for America, the danger here is twofold. First, as they become more desperate -- as the environmentalist wackos' best chance at strong-arming their agenda into law evaporates before their eyes -- they are more likely to do even more radical and crazy things. Second, where legislation fails, regulation will suffice. Remember, the EPA has been given authority from the White House to essentially enact cap-n-tax without Congressional approval. They know that their policies will destroy the American economy, but they're not stopping or giving up. In fact, the Senate is currently working on a plan to increase taxes on gas and oil while simultaneously giving tax breaks to politically driven 'alternatives'.

So why are they doing it? A Democrat strategist gives us the answer:
Patrick Caddell, former pollster to Jimmy Carter, lament that “the whole idea of the environmental movement isn’t to clean up the environment” but rather to “basically deconstruct capitalism. They are against capitalism.”
And what is capitalism? It is freedom. Freedom of opportunity, freedom to succeed or fail based on free markets. Capitalism is, by definition, uncontrollable by those in power. The essence of liberalism is control, thus it is the opposite of freedom...and capitalism.

What we see here is a mountain of evidence that environmentalism is nothing more than a vehicle by which the liberal Left is attempting to exert control over America. Left unchecked, America as we know it -- the land of the free -- will cease to exist.

Barack Obama's re-making project will be successful.

There's my two cents.

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