Saturday, December 15, 2007

Things Heat Up In The Anti-Capitalist Church Of Global Warming But Cool Down Everywhere Else

Science is only tangential to the orthodoxy of the Church Global Warming, the new religion of modern socialists and communists who have as their holy Trinity High Priest Goracle, the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the European Union. Its interesting to note that the real religions are not too happy with this increasingly apocalyptic secular one. The Pope weighed in the other day "on climate change prophets of doom, warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology."

But that will not stop the socialist acolytes of the Goracle. The new religion is beloved by socialists because they can use it to justify those things they hold most precious - centralizing power, regulating people's lives, redistributing wealth - and lastly because its a very rich gravy train for its clerics.

Indeed, the EU has now gone so far as to make global warming a part of their new Constitution created by the Treaty of Lisbon yesterday. By Article 4 of the new Constitution, the EU takes primacy to pass laws on the "environment." The Constitution amends Article 179 to explicitly recognize the problem of "climate change" as an "environmental" problem and provides the EU with a constitutional mandate to take appropriate measures to "deal with" it. What mischief can the EU do with this new constitutional mandate? Europeans are already choking from massive over-regulation by the EU as described in this article by Der Spiegel. Something tells me they haven't seen anything yet.

And now, the holy trinity is holding their Holy Mass in Bali. And its no surprise that the homily at the Bali Conference was a call for a massive transfer of wealth from the US and rich capitalist nations to the UN for redistribution:

A panel of UN participants on Thursday urged the adoption of a tax that would represent "a global burden sharing system, fair, with solidarity, and legally binding to all nations." "Finally someone will pay for these [climate related] costs," Othmar Schwank, a global tax advocate, told Inhofe EPW Press Blog following the panel discussion titled "A Global CO2 Tax."

Schwank is a consultant with the Switzerland based Mauch Consulting firm Schwank said at least "$10-$40 billion dollars per year" could be generated by the tax, and wealthy nations like the U.S. would bear the biggest burden based on the "polluters pay principle." The U.S. and other wealthy nations need to "contribute significantly more to this global fund," Schwank explained. He also added, "It is very essential to tax coal."

The UN was presented with a new report from the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment titled "Global Solidarity in Financing Adaptation." The report stated there was an "urgent need" for a global tax in order for "damages [from climate change] to be kept from growing to truly catastrophic levels, especially in vulnerable countries of the developing world." The tens of billions of dollars per year generated by a global tax would "flow into a global Multilateral Adaptation Fund" to help nations cope with global warming, according to the report.

There’s an economy buster for you - not to mention an invitation to fraud and graft on an unheard of scale. Yet High Priest Goracle has given such taxes his personal blessing. And lest you think this anything other than an anti-capitalist, socialist movement . . .

A common theme [at the Bali Conference] was that the "solutions" to climate change that are being posed by many governments, such as nuclear power, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and biofuels are false and are not rooted in justice. Another point was that as this current economic system got us here in the first place, a climate change response must . . . [provide for] a redistribution of wealth and resources.

And here . . .

The environmental group Friends of the Earth, in attendance in Bali, also advocated the transfer of money from rich to poor nations on Wednesday. "A climate change response must have at its heart a redistribution of wealth and resources," said Emma Brindal, a climate justice campaigner coordinator for Friends of the Earth.

One can almost hear their slogans now. No doubt it would be a mixing a bit of the Goracle with classical Karl Marx - say . . . "Global Warming Victims of the World Unite."

But while there are a lot of things heating up inside the Church of Global Warming, one of them is not the temperature. "The latest US satellite figures showing temperatures having fallen since 1998, declining in 2007 to a 1983 level. . . [Further] the newly revised figures for US surface temperatures showing that the 1930s had four of the 10 warmest years of the past century, with the hottest year of all being not 1998, as was previously claimed, but 1934."

And remember the melting of the Greenland Ice Cap. That has long been a centerpiece of the "proof" of global warming. Yet now, it seems the problem is not CO2 from above causing the problem, it magma seeping up through the earth’s crust underneath Greenland.

To believe in global warming, one has to accept the climate models used to predict the coming catastrophe as accurate. But it appears that might be a bit of a problem.

. . . [R]esearchers compared predictions of 22 widely used climate "models" — elaborate schematics that try to forecast how the global weather system will behave — with actual readings gathered by surface stations, weather balloons and orbiting satellites over the past three decades.

The study, published online this week in the International Journal of Climatology, found that while most of the models predicted that the middle and upper parts of the troposphere —1 to 6 miles above the Earth’s surface — would have warmed drastically over the past 30 years, actual observations showed only a little warming, especially over tropical regions. . .

Indeed, these and a host of similar facts led a lot of heretical scientists who dissent from the global warming orthodoxy to attend the service at Bali where, in the spirit science, they were welcomed into the nave and asked to air their disagreements to the participants so that a searching discussion could ensue, all in the names of scientific advancement and intellectual honesty.


These scientists were less welcome at the IPCC's Bali Conference than an infestation of crab lice. The IPCC censored all "dissenting voices at Bali," preventing dissenting scientists from addressing the press and "from participating in panel discussions, side events, and exhibits." This from the (Senator) Inhofe EPW Press Blog (a font of global warming heresty):

An international team of scientists skeptical of man-made climate fears promoted by the UN and former Vice President Al Gore, descended on Bali this week to urge the world to "have the courage to do nothing" in response to UN demands.

Lord Christopher Monckton, a UK climate researcher, had a blunt message for UN climate conference participants on Monday.

"Climate change is a non-problem. The right answer to a non-problem is to have the courage to do nothing," Monckton told participants.

"The UN conference is a complete waste of our time and your money and we should no longer pay the slightest attention to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,)" Monckton added.

Monckton also noted that the UN has not been overly welcoming to the group of skeptical scientists.

"UN organizers refused my credentials and appeared desperate that I should not come to this conference. They have also made several attempts to interfere with our public meetings," Monckton explained.

"It is a circus here," agreed Australian scientist Dr. David Evans. . .

Evans, a mathematician who did carbon accounting for the Australian government, recently converted to a skeptical scientist about man-made global warming after reviewing the new scientific studies.

"We now have quite a lot of evidence that carbon emissions definitely don't cause global warming. We have the missing [human] signature [in the atmosphere], we have the IPCC models being wrong and we have the lack of a temperature going up the last 5 years," Evans said in an interview with the Inhofe EPW Press Blog.

Evans authored a November 28 2007 paper "Carbon Emissions Don't Cause Global Warming." . . .

"Most of the people here [at the UN conference] have jobs that are very well paid and they depend on the idea that carbon emissions cause global warming. They are not going to be very receptive to the idea that well actually the science has gone off in a different direction," Evans explained.

And there is more. A group of 100 scientists sent the following letter to the UN Secretary General yesterday, raising concerns both about the faulty "science" underlying global warming and the manner in which it is politicized and edited by the IPCC:

Dec. 13, 2007
His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon Secretary-General,
United Nations
New York, N.Y.

Re: UN climate conference taking the World in entirely the wrong direction

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

It is not possible to stop climate change, a natural phenomenon that has affected humanity through the ages. Geological, archaeological, oral and written histories all attest to the dramatic challenges posed to past societies from unanticipated changes in temperature, . . .

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued increasingly alarming conclusions about the climatic influences of human-produced carbon dioxide (CO2), a non-polluting gas that is essential to plant photosynthesis. While we understand the evidence that has led them to view CO2 emissions as harmful, the IPCC's conclusions are quite inadequate as justification for implementing policies that will markedly diminish future prosperity. In particular, it is not established that it is possible to significantly alter global climate through cuts in human greenhouse gas emissions. On top of which, because attempts to cut emissions will slow development, the current UN approach of CO2 reduction is likely to increase human suffering from future climate change rather than to decrease it.

The IPCC Summaries for Policy Makers are the most widely read IPCC reports amongst politicians and non-scientists and are the basis for most climate change policy formulation. Yet these Summaries are prepared by a relatively small core writing team with the final drafts approved line-by-line by government representatives. The great majority of IPCC contributors and reviewers, and the tens of thousands of other scientists who are qualified to comment on these matters, are not involved in the preparation of these documents. The summaries therefore cannot properly be represented as a consensus view among experts. . . .

Do read the entire letter. The High Church of Global Warming is the penultimate socialist scam. While it is very wise to conserve energy and to look for cheaper and replenishable fuel sources, that is not what is driving the socialists of global warming. We have to keep a close eye on this religion. They are passing the collection plate and demanding far more than a tithe. But, then again, what’s a little questionable science when there is world socialism, the destruction of capitalism and the redistribution of American wealth to be had. Let us all bow our heads and regulate.

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