Global Warming: Fake news and the manufactured climate crisis

Hansen getting arrested at climate protest

President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change because it is a bad deal for America.

He could have made the decision simply because the science is false. However, most of the American and global public have been brainwashed into believing the science is correct (and supported by the faux 97% consensus), so they would not have believed that explanation. 

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and indeed the leaders of many western democracies, support the Agreement and are completely unaware of the gross deficiencies in the science. If they understood those deficiencies, they wouldn’t be forcing a carbon dioxide (CO2) tax on their citizens.

Trudeau and other leaders show how little they know, and how little they assume the public knows, by calling it a “carbon tax” on “carbon emissions.” But CO2 is a gas, the trace atmospheric gas that makes life on Earth possible. Carbon is solid and carbon-based fuels are solid (coal), liquid (oil) or gaseous (natural gas).

By constantly railing about “carbon emissions,” Trudeau, Obama, and others encourage people to think of carbon dioxide as something “dirty,” like soot, which actually is carbon. Calling CO2 by its proper name would help the public remember that it is actually an invisible, odorless gas essential to plant photosynthesis (and what makes your sodas bubbly).

Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is arguably the most misinformed of the lot, saying in a recent interview that “polluters should pay.” She too either does not know that CO2 is not a pollutant, or she is deliberately misleading people.

Like many of her political peers, McKenna dismisses credentialed Ph.D. scientists who disagree with her approach, labeling them “deniers.” She does not seem to understand that questioning scientific hypotheses, even scientific theories, is what all scientists should do if true science is to advance.

That is why the Royal Society’s official motto is “Nullius in Verba,” Latin for “Take nobody’s word for it.” Ironically, the Society rarely practices this approach when it comes to climate change.

Mistakes such as those made by McKenna are not surprising, considering that from the outset the entire claim of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) was built on falsehoods and spread with fake news.

The plot to deceive the world about human-caused global warming gathered momentum right after the World Meteorological Organization and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) created the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988.

After spending five days at the U.N. with Maurice Strong, the first executive director of UNEP, Hamilton Spectator investigative reporter Elaine Dewar concluded that the overarching objective of the IPCC was political, not scientific. “Strong was using the U.N. as a platform to sell a global environment crisis and the global governance agenda,” she wrote.

The political agenda required “credibility” to accomplish the deception. It also required some fake news for momentum. Ideally, this would involve testimony from a scientist before a legislative committee.

U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth (D-CO) was fully committed to the political agenda and the deception. As he explained in a 1993 comment, “We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing.…”

In 1988, Wirth was in a position to jumpstart the climate alarm. He worked with colleagues on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to organize and orchestrate a June 23, 1988, hearing where the lead witness would be Dr. James Hansen, then the head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Wirth explained in a 2007 interview with PBS Frontline:

“We knew there was this scientist at NASA, who had really identified the human impact before anybody else had done so and was very certain about it. So, we called him up and asked him if he would testify.”

Hansen did not disappoint. The New York Times reported on June 23, 1988: “Today Dr. James E. Hansen of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration told a Congressional committee that it was 99 percent certain that the warming trend was not a natural variation, but was caused by a buildup of carbon dioxide and other artificial gases in the atmosphere.”

Specifically, Hansen told the committee, “Global warming has reached a level such that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause and effect relationship between the greenhouse effect and observed warming…. It is already happening now.”

Hansen also testified: “The greenhouse effect has been detected, and it is changing our climate now…. We have already reached the point where the greenhouse effect is important.”

Wirth, who presided at the hearing, was pre-disposed to believe Hansen and told the committee. “As I read it, the scientific evidence is compelling: the global climate is changing as the earth’s atmosphere gets warmer,” Wirth said. “Now the Congress must begin to consider how we are going to slow or halt that warming trend, and how we are going to cope with the changes that may already be inevitable.”

More than any other event, that single hearing before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee publicly initiated the climate scare, the biggest deception in history. It created an unholy alliance between a bureaucrat and a politician, which was bolstered by the U.N. and the popular press – leading to the hoax being accepted in governments, industry boardrooms, schools and churches all across the world.

Dr. John S. Theon, Hansen’s former supervisor at NASA, wrote to the Senate Minority Office at the Environment and Public Works Committee on January 15, 2009. “Hansen was never muzzled, even though he violated NASA’s official agency position on climate forecasting (i.e., we did not know enough to forecast climate change or mankind’s effect on it). Hansen thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming in 1988 in his testimony before Congress.”

Hansen never abandoned his single-minded, unsubstantiated claim that CO2 from human activities caused dangerous global warming. He defied Hatch Act limits on bureaucratic political actions, and in 2011 even got arrested at a White House protest against the Keystone XL pipeline. It was at least his third such arrest to that point.

Like Trudeau and other leaders duped by the climate scare, Senator Wirth either had not read or did not understand the science. In fact, an increasing number of climate scientists (including Dr. Ball) now conclude that there is no empirical evidence of human-caused global warming. There are only computer model speculations that humans are causing it, and every forecast made using these models since 1990 has been wrong – with actual temperatures getting further from predictions with every passing year.

President Trump must now end America’s participation in the fake science and fake news of man-made global warming. To do this, he must withdraw the U.S. from further involvement with all U.N. global warming programs, especially the IPCC, as well as the agency that now directs it – the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. He should also launch a “Red Team” exercise that lets non-alarmist scientists examine climate cataclysm claims and the purported evidence for them.

Only then will the U.S. have a chance to fully develop its hydrocarbon resources to achieve the president’s goal of global energy dominance and long-term prosperity for America and the world.

Dr. Tim Ball is an environmental consultant and former climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba. Tom Harris is executive director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition.

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    Spurwing Plover


    McKenna is sounding like that idiot Robert Kennedy Jr and most other Eco-Wacko who call for the so called Climate Crinimals to be persicuted and im sure their going to demand their Enviromental Inqustion to try skeptics in made up charges from Al Bore Leonardo DiCaprio,Bill Nye, David Suzuki and a host of Tree Sitters/Granola Bar Muncher’s and the various leaders and supporters of the Eco-Wacko groups

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    Al Shelton


    McKenna and Trudeau will not change their belief.
    Their egos won’t permit it.
    They are fully into the NWO and global socialism.

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    Canada is in serious trouble with a silver spoon drama teacher at the helm that claims budgets balance themselves . He and his helpers are more interested in politically correct posturing than concluding trade agreements . They will not huff and puff their way to having top world powers buy into their snowflake BS .
    No matter what one feels about President Trump he has exposed the MSM as an unrespectable propaganda industry where the global warming fraud was promoted unabashed for 30 years .
    So embarrassingly inaccurate were the prophesies of doom
    a name change was required in the last decade . Climate change the new brand …. who could argue climate doesn’t change ? Actually no one does despite the feigned moral outrage of the rent seekers trying to fleece tax payers based on grossly inaccurate climate models and media hype .
    Thank God Donald Trump had the courage to stand up the climate bullies pushing the biggest fraud in history . Time for more real scientists to renter the room .

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    R Johnson


    Since WWII America has been the preeminent super power; we’re also the largest impediment to global governance. Without us Russia, UN and China would be throwing dice to decide who governs who. The UN, nation states, their presidents and other willing fools have plotted to throw America under the bus with climate change. The EU is possessed by this evil to the detriment of their people. It’s without a doubt the most monstrous, evil propaganda campaign ever devised, EVER! All of these agreements from Montreal, Kyoto and Paris are based on seriously flawed science; they are simply global governance stepping stones—check their history.
    At its core the climate change movement seeks the destruction of capitalism, elimination of personal freedom and economic slavery. No part of the climate change plot is about climate–it’s all about totalitarian control and wealth redistribution. It’s completely despicable that the scientific method has been perverted by thought police and mounds of money.
    I’m proud of President Trump for putting the brakes on a lot of this scheme; he’s endangered by opposing climate change but he’s doing the right thing.

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    Spurwing Plover


    The Fake News Network(CNN)is calling Trump Stupid for dumping the Paris Accord yeah the same to the New York Pravda this liberal rag waste too much paper and free press with its propeganda coming out as News the real idiots work for CNN and the NYT’s

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