HEADLINE FROM WASHINGTON TIMES:
More studies rebut climate change consensus amid government crackdown on dissent By Valerie Richardson – The Washington Times – Sunday, April 10, 2016
It ain’t settled and it ain’t science. Shh! You didn’t hear it from me, but Climate Change a.k.a. Global Warming finally went too far by attempting to criminalize dissent from this bogus science. The “love child” of environmental lobbies, who have never produced a cup of drinkable water or treated a single toilet flush, and the control lust of unprincipled politicians has wreaked economic havoc around the world. (See graph in, The Wrong Question, this site. https://thecomposteheapblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/asking-the-wrong-question/)
The driving force behind it is the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chartered in 1988 for the purpose of addressing the effects of climate change without ever pausing to examine the underlying science. This was a perfect fit for U.N.’s main business of scamming money from developed countries for the benefit of the majority of the general assembly. The net effect has been to clamp down on development of fossil fuel energy resources in favor of pie-in-the-sky wind and solar solutions that will never be able to meet a fraction of the developed world’s needs.
The cynicism of willful alteration of research data is appalling. The “hockey stick” curve fabrication to cover up the 13th century, medieval warm period for the purpose of lending credence to the IPCC assertion that the 20th century was the warmest in history is one of many examples. All this is done without a thought to the economic pain caused by artificially elevated energy costs. Twisted tales would have us believe that “greedy” lenders and “stupid” buyers brought the economy down in 2008-09. What they didn’t tell you is that energy costs in the last four years of Bush 43 increased $642/month for a family of four compared with the last four years of Clinton. This was done to save their enviro-buddies feeding at the IPCC grant trough at great expense to lenders and families forced out of their homes due to foreclosure.
As the absurdity of this bogus science became more and more apparent, the only way to keep a lid on is to threaten criminal action against dissenters, dubbed “deniers” which we are supposed to associate with “holocaust deniers”. From The Competitive Enterprise Institute, “The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) today denounced a subpoena from Attorney General Claude E. Walker of the U.S. Virgin Islands that attempts to unearth a decade of the organization’s materials and work on climate change policy. This is the latest effort in an intimidation campaign to criminalize speech and research on the climate debate, led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and former Vice President Al Gore.”
“Schneiderman said that the group, calling itself “AGs United for Clean Power,” will address climate change by threatening criminal investigations and charges against companies, policy organizations, scientists, and others who disagree with its members’ climate policy agenda.” Arizona Democrat Rep. Raul M. Grijalva initiated an investigation in February 2015 of source funding for seven university scientists who challenged the climate change consensus. His objective was to connect their efforts to funding by fossil fuel companies. 14 months later, we have yet to see the results of Mr. Grijalva’s investigation.
And when did we start criminalizing free speech because it became an ‘inconvenient truth’?