Hoax of the Century
(The American Conservative Blog) -- by Patrick J. Buchanan --
...In 1922, Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History, identified a tooth fossil found in Nebraska to be that of an “anthropoid ape.” He used his discovery to mock William Jennings Bryan, newly elected to Congress, as “the most distinguished primate which the State of Nebraska has yet produced.”
Invited to testify at the Scopes trial, however, Osborn begged off. For, by 1925, Nebraska Man’s tooth had been traced to a wild pig, and Creationist Duane Gish, a biochemist, had remarked of Osborn’s Nebraska Man, “I believe this is a case in which a scientist made a man out of a pig, and the pig made a monkey out of the scientist.”
These stories are wonderfully told in Eugene Windchy’s 2009 “The End of Darwinism.” But if Piltdown Man and his American cousin Nebraska Man were the hoaxes of the 20th century, global warming is the great hoax of the 21st. In a matter of months, what have we learned:
— In its 2007 report claiming that the Himalayan glaciers are melting, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change relied on a 1999 news story in a popular science journal, based on one interview with a little-known Indian scientist who said this was pure “speculation,” not supported by any research. The IPCC also misreported the supposed date of the glaciers’ meltdown as 2035. The Indian had suggested 2350.
— The IPCC report that global warming is going to kill 40 percent of the Amazon rainforest and cut African crop yields 50 percent has been found to be alarmist propaganda.
— The IPCC 2007 report declared 55 percent of Holland to be below sea level, an exaggeration of over 100 percent.
— While endless keening is heard over the Arctic ice cap, we hear almost nothing of the 2009 report of the British Antarctica Survey that the sea ice cap of Antarctica has been expanding by 100,000 square kilometers a decade for 30 years. That translates into 3,800 square miles of new Antarctic ice every year.
— Though America endured one of the worst winters ever, while the 2009 hurricane season was among the mildest, the warmers say this proves nothing. But when our winters were mild and the 2005 hurricane season brought four major storms to the U.S. coast, Katrina among them, the warmers said this validated their theory.
You can’t have it both ways.
— The Climate Research Center at East Anglia University, which provides the scientific backup for the IPCC, apparently threw out the basic data on which it based claims of a rise in global temperatures for the century. And a hacker into its e-mail files found CLC “scientists” had squelched the publication of dissenting views.
What we learned in a year’s time: Polar bears are not vanishing. Sea levels are not rising at anything like the 20-foot surge this century was to bring. Cities are not sinking. Beaches are not disappearing. Temperatures have not been rising since the late 1990s. And, in historic terms, our global warming is not at all unprecedented.
Dennis Avery of Hudson Institute wrote a decade ago that from A.D. 900 to 1300, the Earth warmed by 4 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit, a period known as the Little Climate Optimum...MORE...LINK
Chris Moore comments:
One need not to be a Creationist to oppose weather fraud and defend Western civilization, particularly since the motives of those at the center of the weather fraud scam are the same as the motives of the Marxists, the Neocons, and all the Big Government con-artists in between: wealth transfer (to themselves) via government "remedies"; post-Christian or anti-Christian, utopianist pimping; and power madness.
Remember how Al Gore explained away his crony-capitalism and weather-fraud profiteering via the Energy Department by saying: "I absolutely believe in investing in ways that are consistent with my values and beliefs." So what?
Similarly, DoD-connected, war profiteering Neocon Stephan Rosen once signed a New American Century letter saying he is serving a just cause because ‘Israel’s fight against terrorism is our fight.’" No doubt, he is also pursuing his “values and beliefs" and turning a profit to boot. So what?
Another incarnations of the scam might have been a high-living Bolshevik Marxist Commissar in the Soviet Union justifying his own murderous decadence by declaring: "I am well-rewarded for serving the cause of social and economic justice, so what?"
Whether its weather fraud, the War on Terror, or "economic stimulus" wealth transfers to Goldman Sachs, what all of these grifters seem to have in common is the leveraging of Big Government into self-enriching power grabs at the expense of average Americans, and the concept of Western (Christian) civilization itself.
The furious struggle to save the West is not between Western governments and Islam, but rather between Christians and other freedom-loving enemies of tyranny vs. Big Government-connected thieves, usurpers, and saboteurs.