United States Senator Ron Johnson (R) said Monday during a radio interview that global warming has been proven scientifically untrue and that the Earth hasn’t warmed in quite a few years. He also said that those pushing the global warming narrative are no better the Hugo Chavez and Joseph Stalin.
“The whole #Climate Change debate gives them—and there are all kinds of quotes from adherents of and promoters of climate change—a reason and great opportunity for the government to control your lives.” The Wisconsin senator said all this during an interview on the Glenn Klein Show on WRJN radio as he faces a re-election challenge from ex-Sen. Russ Feingold (D).
He pointed out there is a certain “arrogance of power” that many left-wing ideologues possess, that they can somehow “create a heaven on Earth,” which is doomed to fail. Johnson referred to Stalin, Chavez, the Castros, and even North Korea, all of whom tried to create Utopian societies but instead created misery, suffering, and abject poverty. They want to give people equal rights but instead guarantee equal misery for everyone.
Johnson also noted that using the term climate change rather than global warming is indicative of the progressive left losing the battle since the Earth hasn’t been warming significantly. Climate change can encompass any weather event, he said, while global warming has a very specific meaning.
Computer model predictions
Based on the satellite record, which has been recording the Earth’s temperature since 1979, there hasn’t been any significant warming since the great El Niño of 1998, which was only interrupted by the naturally occurring El Niño of 2015-2016. Even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acknowledged the global warming hiatus in its last assessment report, noting that computer models predicted more warming than what was occurring.