We have heard endlessly how 2012 global temperatures have confirmed that Global Warming is once again on its inexorable, man-caused march. “Climate change”, the term now adopted to account for the fact that Global Warming, well, isn’t, has been justification for the Obama Administration’s industry-crushing policies, the endowing of the EPA with virtually unchecked dictatorial powers, and the funneling of billions in taxpayer money into “green” energy companies, invariably run by like-minded far-left Democratic campaign contributors, and just as invariably insolvent without massive loads of our money.
In actuality, however, hidden in the NOAA 2012 State of the Climate Report, is the real story. Not surprisingly, despite NOAA’s incessant climate alarmism, the report tells a different tale.
NOAA also reported that the “average lower strastospheric temperature, about six to ten miles above the Earth’s surface, for 2012 was record or near-record cold, depending on the dataset” even while the concentrations of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, continued to increase.
“Even with all this data manipulation, the trend is down as shown by this Hadley global plot,” writes Joseph D’Aleo, former director of meteorology at The Weather Channel.
Of course, the mainstream media, icons of inquiry and honesty that they are, get into the act. The Associated Press actually had to retract one of its more fanciful claims of doom, after the falsehood was made known.
The Associated Press had to retract a photo it released on July 27 with the caption, “The shallow meltwater lake is occurring due to an unusually warm period.”
“In fact, the water accumulates in this way every summer,” AP admitted in a note to editors, adding that the photo was doubly misleading because “the camera used by the North Pole Environment Observatory has drifted hundreds of miles from its original position, which was a few dozen miles from the pole.”
There are many who take the tack that the climatologists are merely mistaken, that Al Gore and the environmentalists are “wrong” in their assertions. But that is ignoring the highly politically-motivated nature of their Environmental Movement, which is patently anti-capitalist and openly advocates for massive government controls over industry, indeed all of private enterprise. Green is the new Red. And it isn’t all that new.
The tragic outbreak of the Xenia, Ohio tornadoes in 1974 was immediately attributed to Global Cooling, a phenomenon, we were told, that was directly attributable to American industrial activity. The solution offered by what was then the Ecology movement was a punitive suppression of American industry and a massive redistribution of the wealth of US taxpayers to Third World countries, many of which hated us. The tornadoes in Oklahoma last summer were attributed to Global Warming this time, with the Environmentalists (some of the same people who were Ecologists 38 years ago) advocating, to the surprise of nobody, a punitive suppression of American industry and a massive redistribution of the wealth of US taxpayers to the “Developing World”, consisting of the self-same hell-holes, most of whom still hate us.
So, when Barack Obama and his far-left constituency tell us that Climate science is “settled”, he doesn’t mean it is agreed upon. Or even true. He means that our government will move forward with this important pillar of the socialist agenda and continue to demonize anyone who points out their hypocrisy and deliberate dishonesty. Because, after all, the planet is being ruined by me asking for plastic bags at the grocery store, and not the fleet of taxpayer-funded jets shuttling the Obamas and their massive entourage all over the globe on their seemingly endless vacations.
I think the most amazing part of all of this scam is that we are told that the signs of man-caused Global Warming include more rain, or drought. More snow. Less snow. More hurricanes. Fewer hurricanes. Melting ice caps. Expanding ice caps. The two-headed coin, you see. And nary a media outlet willing to call BS on the whole venture. Because they are beholden and compliant. Worse, they are enthusiastically complicit. Maybe then Eric Holder will not subpoena them.
I would like to handcuff Al Gore and B. Hussein to parking meters up here, in their underwear, the next time we have snow on Memorial Day weekend, or before Hallowe’en.