The “Climate Change” Zealots Are At It Again

That must mean there’s 4 more weeks of winter coming…

Just like Punxsutawney Phil’s annual Groundhog Day appearance to “predict” whether or not it’s going to be a long winter, it’s that time of year again when all the global-warming nuts make their appearance to pester the rest of us with their wild-eyed hysteria about the coming end of the world due to mankind’s driving too many non-electric cars, or something.

The “global warming” scam is just fodder for the socialist Kool-Aid gulpers. The fact of the matter is that the planet is a bit over 4 billion years old, and in that time the climate has always been “changing.”

Always has, always will.

And thank God for it.

pack ice

San Francisco Bay Area, August 30, 8000 BC

Ten thousand years ago — a mere blink of the eye in geological time — half the Northern Hemisphere was completely covered with pack ice over a thousand feet thick, extending all the way down to what is now central California.

What happened? Those woolly mammoths drive too many SUVs? Those Stone Age people keep their thermostats set too high?

A couple of decades ago, Al Gore was babbling about how, right about now, New York City would be submerged.

Even though I find a lot of appeal in that idea, I have yet to see news video of people swimming down Park Avenue.

Meantime, the polar caps on Mars were shrinking, last I read about it. Is the Mars Rover belching out too many hydrocarbons? Those Martians irresponsibly using too many spray cans of hair gel, or what?

Back in the ‘70s, the big “coming disaster” was “global cooling.” We even got to be treated to periodic Hollywood post-apocalyptic disaster movies about it, too.

Watch them now; they’re laughable beyond belief.

Of course, “cooling” is now no longer de rigueur. And since the “climate” hasn’t actually warmed in almost 20 years, the socialists are now using the more all-encompassing term “climate change.”

And since the climate is always changing, that’s a pretty clever catch-all. No matter what … “The sky is falling!”

yawnThis entire “climate change” scam is so ludicrous that no one with half a brain falls for it anymore. Which is why polling data places it w-a-a-a-y down the list of people’s priorities.

Time for the socialists to get a new script. That one’s definitely in turn-around.

The planet’s climate is an incredibly complex dynamic system, driven by solar forces, planetary, geophysical, meteorological, geological, oceanic, astronomic, and cyclical influences, among many, many others.

Football is a much simpler dynamic, not nearly as complex. How come, at the start of the season, the “experts” can’t tell us which teams are going to be in the Super Bowl, which one’s going to win, and what the point spread will be?

Once they can do THAT, maybe I’ll have some confidence in these Chicken Little “climate predictions”, and their lame attempts to blame mankind for what is in reality a natural phenomenon.

© Brian Baker 2014

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50 comments on “The “Climate Change” Zealots Are At It Again

  1. clyde says:

    Good essay. As you well know, I’ve made a LOT of hay with the ludicrousness of this whole scheme. As the wheels are falling off this scam, now the leftist hacks have moved on to “income inequality”. Watch the traction THIS gets among the lefties. Kind of hard to convince many in this country, the LIV crowd excluded, of “global warming” when these people are FREEZING their asses off in roughly 2/3rds of the nation.

    • BrianR says:

      Gotta admit, Clyde, that when I was writing this I kept thinking of your own essays, as you have indeed written about this crapola a LOT recently.

      I also love — though couldn’t think of a good way of actually pointing it out — that almost EVERY time for a long time that the socialists have started banging this drum, they seem to do it in WINTER instead of summer (confirming their abject stupidity; wouldn’t it make sense to talk about “warming” when it might actually be WARM?), and almost inevitably just around the time major record-breaking freeze storms take place.

      Talk about super-glued on stupid!

  2. gunnyginalaska says:

    Like I tell liberal morons, climate change. Yeah. Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Going on for quite some time.

    • BrianR says:

      LOL, Gunny!

      I say the same thing. “Yep, climate change. Usually happens about 4 times a year. Very dependable.”

      Morons…

  3. Buck says:

    Actually the morons who got stuck in the Antarctic ice were in the middle of the summer in the Southern hemisphere…
    So they go down under to report on ice melting in the summer and got stuck in the ice.
    BWAhahahahahahahahaha

  4. thedrpete says:

    NOAA just reported that 2013 was the fourth-hottest year on record. Our taxes pay those lamebrains to lie alot.

    • BrianR says:

      Yep. Sure do.

      “Fourth-hottest year on record” covering what time frame? The last four years? Four decades? Four centuries? Millenia? Epochs?

      That also means that there were three years that were even hotter. How come THEY’RE not addressed?

      It’s so easy for these Kool-Aid gulpers to create hysterical headlines out of meaningless data.

      • thedrpete says:

        NOAA early-on published the GPS coordinates of its measuring stations. When skeptics started posting pictures of the sites, e.g., on airport runways where jets’ exhaust blasted them, on parking lots where the heat reflection from concrete baked them, next to garbage burn barrels, etc., NOAA took the coordinates down from the website. Skeptics also found that one year October’s daily readings happened to match September’s EXACTLY.

      • BrianR says:

        LOL!

        Business as usual. Manufacturing “facts” for public consumption… of the Kool-Aid.

  5. Grey Neely says:

    Here in the fair state of Mississippi, I have seen low temperatures (during the last 5 weeks) down to 6 degrees. Tonight, the low is predicted to be 15 degrees. In Coahoma County, we haven’t seen temperatures this low since the winter of 1981/1982. In my county, Moon Lake (written about by William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams) froze over that winter when temperatures stayed around 0 degrees for several days.

    So far, Moon Lake has only partially frozen over. However with the humidity staying at above 60%, and winds above 10 mph, it has really been hazardous to your health to be outside. And this is the first deer season in a long time that I did not go hunting.

    I believe (and hope) that this winter is the “swan song” of the Global Cooling/Global Warming/Climate Change crowd. Even Al Bore will be hard pressed to explain all of this away.

    • BrianR says:

      They don’t have to ‘splain anything, Grey. That’s why they’ve changed their mantra to “climate change”, instead of “warming” or “cooling”. Now they can point at literally anything and everything and bleat that the sky’s falling. That’s the whole strategy of Chicken Littling.

  6. garnet92 says:

    Frankly, I think that the “Global Warming/Climate Change” money tree hasn’t produced the fruit that the Goreians expected so they’ll look for another vehicle to facilitate a buy/sell credit market of some sort into the economy.

    It really is sort of brilliant when you think about it – a financial market built entirely on bullshit (carbon credits), but needing something (anything) to be transferred from one group to another and take a piece every time a transaction happens – controlling and profiting at the same time and, with big Al as the facilitator. But then we all know that the inventor of the Internet would have to be brilliant, right? Good stuff, Brian!

    • BrianR says:

      Thanks for those kind words, Garnet.

      You’re right, of course. This whole scam is all about control and money. At every level; from Gore’s personal profiteering to the UN and socialist governments taking total control of everyone’s lives and pocketbooks.

  7. Hardnox says:

    Good post as always.

    As we all know none of this would be an issue to anyone if the world’s governments had not thrown money into the research to discover what we already knew. At the same time, the money grubbers devised a scheme to get rich of it with the carbon credit scam that does absolutely nothing for the environment while a lot of cash got recycled to the elected elite.

    You have to admit that this was a pure genius to create wealth out of thin air…. think about it. I doubt in was Owlbore since he’s such a moron. The whole idea of it was clever and the world’s governments embraced it because it was a two-way taxable revenue stream that the peasants would ultimately pay for.

    That meme is now wearing thin since people have been freezing their asses off. The next new narrative will be “income inequality”. Zero, Gates, et al have already started the soft sell. I am curious how they will sell that tripe to the lemmings.

    • BrianR says:

      Good points, as always, Nox.

      I’m not so sure “income inequality” will be such a soft sell. They need some diversions, especially from the Obamacare debacle, and this falls completely in line with their usual “if you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your BS” strategy.

      And one thing you always have to say about the socialists: they’re absolute Energizer Bunnies about pushing their damned agenda, no matter how long it takes or how many times they have to keep coming back to the well. Would that the GOP hacks had the same level of commitment to THEIR “principles”. We wouldn’t be in this mess we’re in.

  8. Buck says:

    The carbon credits. Doesn’t it remind you of the big tulip bulb thing back in …1600 or so…?

    • BrianR says:

      Y’know, I’ve thought the same thing myself on many occasions. The “Tulip Crisis” — or whatever — in Holland. It completely collapsed their economy.

    • BrianR says:

      I deny that!

      😀

      • CW says:

        Hahahaha. Excellent post, Brian.

        There’s a very simple way to definitively prove that the Left is merely using climate change as a means of securing their own power and sense of importance and that is the fact that no matter what new information comes out they never waiver in their commitment to the “cause.” That’s the behavior of someone who has an ulterior motive.

        The lefties aren’t happy at the prospect of being robbed of their chance to portray themselves as the saviors of the planet, that’s for certain.

      • BrianR says:

        Damn right, CW.

        The elitist “wiser than thou” know-it-alls are always trying to tell everyone else how they have to live their own lives. It’s been a problem since time immemorial.

  9. Buck says:

    If there has not been global warming in the past…y’know…way before aerosol cans, suv’s and coal fired factories…
    How the Hell do the GWists explain things like The Great Salt Flat and the Dead Sea??

    • BrianR says:

      Buck… they’re socialists!

      They don’t have to ‘splain anything, don’tcha know?

      They’re the elite, and so-o-o-o much smarter than the rest of us. We’re just supposed to put our brains in neutral, and sit back and let them do the driving. Get it?

      How DARE you question our betters?

      They must just HATE the internet, because they can’t control the message anymore.

  10. garnet92 says:

    Right Brian, if Big Al had known that the Internet would bite him in his arse and not feed his bank account at the same time, he wouldn’t have spent those countless hours slaving away in his basement inventing it. The GWists remind me of Orectum, if something goes wrong, just double-down on it (as if that changes anything).

    The more they babble on about our SUVs causing global warming (during the coldest winter in ages), the more I’m reminded of Mark Twain’s famous saying, “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” Yet they continue to babble. I’m now convinced, they are indeed, fools.

    • BrianR says:

      I couldn’t agree more, Garnet.

      It reminds me of that old law school dictum: “If the facts are on your side, pound on the facts. If the law is on your side, pound on the law. If neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound on the table.”

      Whole lotta table-pounding going on nowadays…

  11. jevica says:

    Brian;

    Glad to be back.

    As I tell all these warming freaks, climate changes because climate changes.

    Here in NYC we are expecting another snow storm this weekend, and they will tell you anything is due to a”warming” so they are covered. BTW the new mayor is a real socialist, further out then BHO.

    As soon as you clear the steps and walks, more snow, give me some of that warming.

    News on gun control [Ninth Circuit yet] The Second Amendment guarantees the right to carry a gun in public http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/13/ninth-circuit-the-second-amendment-guarantees-the-right-to-carry-a-gun-in-public/

    The disaster of Obamacare

    Also BHO acting as a “I can do whatever I want.” What kind of President?

    And this one “Oops: Thousands of Connecticutans are now criminals in possession of unregistered “assault” weapons”

    “. . . said Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, the ranking GOP senator on the legislature’s public safety committee. “If you pass laws that people have no respect for and they don’t follow them, then you have a real problem.”

    How true this really is, Perhaps the problem was rushing through a bunch of knee-jerk, feel-good, and ultimately impotent laws that you’re not actually sure you want to dedicate the resources to even enforce. That’s a real problem.” That’s what the Democrats, Liberals, and some in the PSP are good at.

    Is that a picture of the granddaughter? If so she is gonna be a heart-breaker.

    Keep up the good work, great post.

    • BrianR says:

      Hey, Jev! Welcome back.

      Yeah, you outlined a LOT of the very “interesting” news lately. In light of yesterday’s Peruta ruling, I’m going by the sheriff’s office today to pick up my CCW app.

      And thanks. Yes, that little munchkin in the Christmas card is, indeed, my granddaughter. I agree, she’s gonna be a real traffic stopper when she gets older. And she’s just smart as a whip, with an absolutely terrific sense of humor. Yikes! I pity my daughter and son-in-law when she hits teendom!

  12. jevica says:

    Brian;

    I forgot [almost] Immigration even the PSP is climbing on, hell why have any borders at all. I still say we should enact Mexico’s immigration law, then let them them cry, I’m sure they will.

  13. jevica says:

    Brian;

    More about immigration,

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/14/3934630/report-immigrants-improve-in-fighting.html

    “Report: Immigrants improve in fighting deportation” “. . . the Obama administration has since issued policy orders directing immigration authorities to exercise discretion when deciding which immigrants living in the country illegally should be deported. Then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said discretion should be used for immigrants who didn’t pose a threat to national security or public safety.”

    Why have any immigration laws, send them back, why this can’t send 11 [or whatever] million back talk, what’s wrong with the fact, they should not be here at all. There children are citizens, in school, etc., the children should not be here at all, yes their parents broke the law and brought them here, or they were born here, because their parents broke the law they should not become citizens SEND THEM ALL BACK.

    • BrianR says:

      Yep. I’ve never bought the “splitting up families, it’s cruel” BS.

      When I was a kid, my folks worked for the government, and I spent over ten years living in various places overseas before I graduated high school, all in the Third World.

      My point is this: if MY folks could go live, WITH ME, in the Third World, why can’t these anchor babies? Either that, or the parents can give them up for adoption, or find someone here who’ll take care of them, whatever.

      NOT MY PROBLEM.

  14. jevica says:

    Brian;

    “Finally: The “smart” gun” and really STUPID people.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/19/finally-the-smart-gun/

    “. . . One: The more mainstream smart guns become, the easier it’ll be for gun-grabbers to call for banning everything but smart guns as a “compromise” position. They’ve always had trouble selling the assault-weapons ban because the definition of “assault weapon” is hazy and assault weapons are used in only a small fraction of gun crimes. A ban on “dumb guns,” including handguns, would be clearer and more ambitious. If you want to protect your right to a “dumb gun,” maybe the smart guns need to be marginalized. Two: If the point of the Second Amendment is self-defense, including the right to defend yourself against a violently oppressive government, why would you want to embed a technology in your weapon that could probably be disabled remotely by the government?”

    It’s been years and years with this same “smart gun” B.S., notice what state it’s being sold in.

    • BrianR says:

      Jev, sorry for the delay in replying. I didn’t even know this comment was here. I didn;t get my usual notification.

      “Smart gun” technology is dumb. What happens if you want to loan your gun to your buddy at the range so he can try it out? Or you want to teach your kid to shoot it? Or your gunsmith needs to test-fire it and he’s a hundred miles away?

      That’s like trying to say that if you own a car NO ONE ELSE is allowed to use it!

  15. Buck says:

    I remember the Bush amnesty push. I also seem to remember the DC switchboards lighting up like a Christmas tree on steroids….

  16. jevica says:

    Brian;

    What a big D Bag this guy is, http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/us-mexico-usa-idUSBREA1Q27H20140227

    “Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said he is “indignant” at the United States’ deportation of Mexican migrants and described U.S. lawmakers as demonstrating a “lack of conscience” in failing to pass immigration reform.”

    The U.S. left wants “immigration” reform, along with some in the PSP, [I have said before] they should bring up the Mexican immigration law in the House and let them say how bad it is, or whatever.

    I bet the Mexican president likes all the money the illegals send back to his country. Also can’t stand the cities and states giving the illegals ID cards or whatever. I believe NY is jumping on the bandwagon.

    • BrianR says:

      Yep. Calderon was at least as bad (as in “hypocritical”).

      Mexico is a corrupt Third World failing state. It truly sucks having THEM as our “neighbors”. It’s like living next door to a bunch of thieves and drug dealers in your neighborhood.

  17. jevica says:

    Brian;

    Sounds like NY, “CA Dems block expulsion of legislator convicted of 8 felonies”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/02/28/ca-dems-block-expulsion-of-legislator-convicted-of-8-felonies/

    “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That adage has more application than usual in California, where Democrats hold all of the statewide offices and supermajorities in the legislature. They can enact any policies they want, with only the judicial branch offering belated checks on their power. And when I say belated, that’s literally the case with state Senator Rod Wright, whom a jury found guilty in January of committing eight felonies regarding his residency and eligibility for the office he held.”

    They just stay in office and tell us how we should live our lives and exempt themselves fro the laws they pass, the ones that really screw us.

    BTW we here in NYC expecting more snow 6″-12″ as of now, give some of that B.S. “climate change.”

    • BrianR says:

      What’s interesting about that case, Jev, is WHAT wright was convicted for: lying about his JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE, the very thing that qualifies him to be a state Senator in the first place.

      Leftists have absolutely no morals or ethics at all.

  18. jevica says:

    Brian;

    What do you think about this, I thought these rights were absolute?

    “Are bans on high capacity magazines constitutional?”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/08/are-bans-on-high-capacity-magazines-constitutional/

    “But given recent rulings which support the individual citizen’s right to keep and bear arms, are these magazine capacity restrictions actually constitutional? One of the heavy hitters in the constitutional law field, Eugene Volokh, has taken a long look at the question and come up with some potentially depressing conclusions.”

    “In a bit of irony, it seems that Volokh is arguing that precisely the same reasons which make magazine limits essentially useless are the ones which may see courts allowing them to sneak through the constitutionality barrier. That is to say, if the restriction really doesn’t do anything to impede the ability of the shooter to use the weapon, (very few self defense scenarios find the victim firing more than three rounds) then a magazine capacity limit doesn’t impose an undue restriction on their rights.”

    • BrianR says:

      Jev, no right is “absolute”. For example, people have the right to advocate lefty nonsense, but I can curtail that right in my house by kicking them out for doing so.

      I think the crucial element here is what is considered “normal”, an issue SCOTUS addressed in the Heller decision, even mentioning magazine capacity limits. There comes a point at which a magazine capacity limit is no longer “reasonable”, it seems to me, and would be unconstitutional. But it’ll take another SCOTUS case to establish that principle, too.

      SCOTUS acknowledged in Heller that they anticipated more gun cases to refine the limits on gun restrictions, and establish the scope of gun rights. The McDonald case was the next one that came down the pipe, and more are already lining up, I’d say including the Peruta case out here in California, dealing with CCW issuance.

  19. jevica says:

    Brian;

    Some interesting news.

    “Five Gun Rights Cases to Watch
    What the courts still have to decide about the Second Amendment”

    http://reason.com/archives/2014/03/18/five-gun-rights-cases-to-watch

    Stick this in your eye BHO administration, “Federal judge: Yes, Arizona and Kansas can require voters to prove their citizenship”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/19/federal-judge-yes-arizona-and-kansas-can-require-voters-to-prove-their-citizenship/

    This goes along with the “climate change” topic, “Disasters Cost More Than Ever — But Not Because of Climate Change”

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/disasters-cost-more-than-ever-but-not-because-of-climate-change/

    BHO and crew have really messed up the role of the USA on the world stage, Russia is moving back to a position of dominance in the world and BHO wants us to push the reset button, what a loser.

    I’m not even getting into the mess that is Obamacare. I wonder if Roberts is going to shaft us again. “The HHS Mandate gets its time in court”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/19/six-days-and-counting-the-hhs-mandate-gets-its-time-in-court/

    “First, if the individual mandate is a tax, Americans can now be forced to buy anything….

    To me, the Court’s decision essentially supports a complete violation of the free will contract history of America. If someone puts a gun to my head and forces me to sign over all of my assets to him or her, that contract used to be null and void. With the allowance of the federal government to put what I’ll call a “tax gun” to my head and force me to buy insurance from a private entity, free will contracts have essentially been declared null and void, at least for the federal government.”

    I know you have said this often about the “so-called” mandate, and I agree with you. I hope “. . . the Court will go the right way.”

  20. jevica says:

    Brian;

    Second Amendment stuff. This is NY [anti-gun]

    http://www.livescience.com/28617-prescription-meds-gun-control.html

    “Could Prescription Meds Result in Gun Confiscation?”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/03/23/ny-gun-owners-burn-registration-forms-in-protest/

    “NY gun owners burn registration forms in protest”

    “Gun rights supporters in New York burn hundreds of registration forms”

    http://www.examiner.com/article/gun-rights-supporters-new-york-burn-hundreds-of-registration-forms

    These “gun rights” fools all feel they “have to do something” no matter how dumb. Believe me NY is among the leaders.

    • BrianR says:

      Well, Jev, I have to say that the issue of gun rights seems to be coming to a head as the lefties — in their desperation and in response to the SCOTUS rulings in Heller and McDonald, and losing a lot of other cases at the Circuit level — see that they’re losing the fight and keep trying to enact ever more Draconian restrictions.

      It’s bound to backfire on them, and it is.

      But why are you commenting on THIS essay, when I have an essay right at the top of my blog dealing with the gun issue?

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