I rarely comment publicly on purely political themes, but this editorial cartoon nails it for me.
The “Pausegate” scandal is rapidly exposing climate change activists for what they are. With each passing day, more information about fraudulent activities of NASA, GISS, and NOAA are coming to light. The whistleblowing NOAA insider John Bates has proved beyond reasonable doubt that NASA, GISS, and NOAA have hijacked temperature data sets to abuse and advance a political agenda.
The following article further delineates how the alarmists manipulated temperature datasets to spread their propaganda.
New Scandal Rocks Climate Debate: NOAA Whistleblower reveals: ‘World leaders duped by manipulated global warming data’
A major scandal has broken in the world of climate change alarmism. The chickens are coming home to roost for the purveyors of climate change propaganda. NASA and NOAA are engaged in the biggest fraud in science history. The scandal is being dubbed the “Pausebuster Scandal.”
Long story short, is the massive manipulation of climate data to expose the climate change alarmists’ claim that the warming pause never existed. It has been long firmly established that no global warming has existed for nearly two decades. The alarmists, however, have consistently claimed that there has been no pause is warming. The scandal relates to a landmark paper known as “the Karl study” which greatly exaggerated global warming by manipulating the existing climate data to give the appearance that global warming has continued unabated.
Here are four articles which detail the scandal. Article #3 is a news release from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
1) NOAA Whistleblower reveals ‘Pausebuster’ scandal
2) Climate scientists versus climate data
3) Former NOAA Scientist Confirms Colleagues Manipulated Climate Records
4) Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data
Global warming/climate change propaganda is in steady decline. The sooner Scott Pruitt becomes confirmed as Director of the EPA, the sooner greater sanity will return to the climate change discussion. The propaganda and scandals associated with climate change alarmists will be exposed. And that’s a good thing…
One of the many sources used by climate change alarmists is the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS). GISS is a laboratory in the Earth Sciences Division of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and a unit of the Columbia University Earth Institute. The institute is located at Columbia University in New York City.
GISS was established in May 1961 to do basic research in space sciences in support of Goddard programs. However, in the early 1980s GISS became one of the go-to source for data supporting theories of anthropogenic global warming. In 1981 Dr. James Hansen became the director of the agency. He served as director for 32 years (1981-2013). His claim to fame is becoming known as the father of of global warming alarmism. His rise to notoriety came when he gave shockingly alarmist testimony about global warming before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Global warming alarmism (now termed climate change alarmism) can be traced directly back to James Hansen and June 23, 1988.
For Hansen, anthropogenic climate change is literally a matter of life or death. His every waking moment exists to warn the world of terrible dangers of human caused climate change, which of course doesn’t exist in reality. Hansen and his followers are convinced that all of the climate catastrophes from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to, and including, all future climate catastrophes are directly traced to human activities, primarily activities related to the burning of fossil fuels.
In 2009, he penned a horrifying book entitled, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. The gist of the book, which I’ve read, is that it’s basically hopless for future humanity unless the globe is completely weaned off all forms of fossil fuels. It doesn’t get more alarmist or horrifying to the gullible public than to hear the existence only a “last chance” to save humanity. To sane thinking people, this sort of thinking is insanity.
I digress. I shall now address the the fraudulent activity of GISS which occurred under the 32 year period of James Hansen’s leadership. The majority of climate change alarmists are fond of giving most of their attention to GISS. For more than a decade it has been widely known that the major temperature datasets have been manipulated by alarmist scientists. They have been subtly manipulated so as to support the notion of catastrophic warming and climate change. This fraudulent activity has been widely documented.
The example in the active image in the header of this post is just one of many which delineates how GISS scientists have manipulated temperature data sets. This post by blogger, Tony Heller, explains how GISS manipulated the datsasets. Basically the way GISS scientists manipulated the data sets was they went back and “adjusted” (manipulated) earlier global temperatures down to give the appearance of cooler temperatures. Simultaneously, they “adjusted” later data up to give the appearance of much warmer temperatures. The results was a massively altered global temperature data over the past 15 years, to double global warming.
Here’s a Real Science Blog post which documents temperature data tampering by GISS and the United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN), which is a government agency.
Here is a post by the C3 Headlines Blog which documents no less that 120 bogus climate graphs that were manipulated to give the appearance of massive warming where there was none. The source and explanation of all graphs are thoroughly documented:
Here are three articles that discuss how GISS (and other alarmist agencies) manipulated temperature data to give the appearance rapid catastrophic warming:
*The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever
*“Massively Altered” …German Professor Examines NASA GISS Temperature Datasets
*Climategate, the sequel: How we are STILL being tricked with flawed data on global warming
Conclusion: Over the past two decades in the proponents of anthropogenic global warming/climate change have become predictably wrong and predictably out of touch with reality. In order to bolster their their false claims they resort to manipulating the existing data.
For many long decades the Environmental Protection Agency has been the enforcer of junk climate science policies created by alarmist scientists who blindly accepted the propaganda of the most prominent gloom and doom prophets of anthropogenic global warming. In his recently released and timely book, Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA, author Steve Milloy says this about the Environmental Protection Agency:
“The EPA has over the course of the last 20 years marshaled its vast and virtually unchallenged power into an echo chamber of deceptive science, runaway regulations and fatally flawed research derived from unethical human experiments. The EPA’s conduct runs the gamut from subtle statistical shenanigans to withholding key scientific data, from seeking to rubberstamp baseless research data to illegally spraying diesel exhaust up the noses of unsuspecting children and other vulnerable populations.”
In a Principia Scientific International blog article, Julie Kelly wrote:
“For eight years, President Obama used the agency as his de facto enforcer of environmental policies he couldn’t pass in Congress even when it was controlled by his own party. If Obama was the climate-change bully, then the EPA was his toady, issuing one regulation after another aimed at imaginary polluters who were allegedly causing global warming. Jobs were lost, companies were bankrupted, and an untold amount of economic growth was stymied out of fear of reprisals from this rogue”
The days of climate change propaganda being rammed down the throats of the good people of this country have come to a screeching halt. The days of deceptive science, runaway regulations and fatally flawed climate research are over. Much to the chagrin of the hysterical Democrat Senate committee members, all 10 of whom boycotted the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing, Pruitt was nominated for a full senate vote to the EPA cabinet position. (*See articles below)
Climate change alarmists live in a world of alternate realities. Theirs is a world of predictions about sudden rising global heat waves, melting arctic regions, arctic death spirals, historic rising sea levels, catastrophic climate tipping points, dying polar bears & penguins, none of which has, or ever will, come to pass in our life time. Nothing about climate change reality is in their vocabulary. Their vocabulary is dominated by themes of gloom and doom. All present and future climate catastrophes —of which there are few and naturally generated— are blamed squarely on human caused activities. Their enemies are fossil fuels, coal, CO2, and, of course, those eeevil “climate deniers.”
President Trump’s selection of my fellow Oklahoman, Scott Pruitt, is great. He will most certainly help bring sanity to the EPA. Sanity at this agency has been completely void for multiple decades, yea for more than a quarter century. The EPA will now be in good hands.
*Dems boycott committee vote, but Republicans approve President Trump’s EPA pick Scott Pruitt
*Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Pick, Is Approved by Senate Committee
*Dems boycott committee vote, but Republicans unanimously approve Trump’s EPA pick
*Despite Dem Boycott Scott Pruitt Wins Committee Approval to Run Trump’s EPA
Between kicking and screaming and changing their diapers every three hours, Democrat politicians, radical environmentalist reporters, and climate change demagogues are beyond hysterical over the selection of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt as Donald Trump’s pick to head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Hysteria rules the day.
Here’s a quick glance at just a few of the silly charges thrown at him.
The Sierra Club: “Having Scott Pruitt in charge of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is like putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires.
Radical environmentalist, Bill McKibben: “Sometimes ‘puppet of industry’ is a metaphor. Sometimes it’s literal. Meet Scott Pruitt, new head of the EPA…”
Benjamin Schreiber, Friends of the Earth’s climate and energy program director: “By appointing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Donald Trump has made it clear that he intends to wage war on clean air and clean water. As the Attorney General, Scott Pruitt did the bidding of the oil and gas industry and fought many of the laws he will now be tasked to enforce.”
Trip Van Noppen, president of Earthjustice: “Every American should be appalled that President-elect Trump just picked someone who has made a career of being a vocal defender for polluters to head our Environmental Protection Agency…”
“He’s been so cozy with polluter lobbyists that he let them draft comments about federal pollution limits, changed a few words, then copied it onto his official Oklahoma Attorney General stationery and submitted it as the comments of the people of Oklahoma. He has fought Environmental Protection Agency pollution limits on toxic substances like soot and mercury that put us all at risk for increased cancer, childhood asthma and other health problems. He falsely claims that fracking doesn’t contaminate drinking water supplies…”
Dan Pfeiffer, former Senior Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications: “At the risk of being dramatic. Scott Pruitt at EPA is an existential threat to the planet”
Daily KOS Blog: “He’s a crook…”
Think Progress Blog: “Scott Pruitt running the EPA is like the fox guarding the henhouse.”
Bernie Sanders: “Trump’s nominee to lead EPA, Scott Pruitt, is a climate denier who’s worked closely with the fossil fuel industry. That’s sad and dangerous.”
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi: “The Pruitt nomination must be blocked “for the sake of the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the planet we will leave our children.”
New York AG Eric Schneiderman: “Pruitt is a dangerous and an unqualified choice.”
Headline at Ooyuz.Com Blog: “Trump’s EPA Pick Scott Pruitt Literally Built The Swamp”
It’s downright hilarious to watch these people attempt to discredit and destroy the Oklahoma AG. So he’s a ‘like a fox guarding the henhouse‘? He’s ‘puppet of industry‘? He’s ‘a crook‘? And he’s ‘like an arsonist in charge of fighting fires‘? Most laughable of all, however, is the wild notion that Pruitt is ‘an existential threat to the planet‘. These people are out of their ever loving minds.
As a proud Oklahoma climate change skeptic, I’m happy as can be that sanity is finally around the corner in the climate change debate. It’s long past time for the climate change demagogues to get cut down to size. I am confident that Pruitt will be confirmed as head of the EPA. Will there he a big fight in the confirmation hearing? You bet! Will the radical political and environmental left give up promoting the hoax of catastrophic manmade climate change. No. Not at all. But sooner rather than later, the alarmist movement will lose its influence. Climate change alarmism is on the wane. Sanity is on the rise. Thank goodness for that!
Although I’m technically I’m a Native American, I am perceived as being a member of America’s most despised demographic. And what, you might ask, is America’s most despised demographic? Well of course. It’s the stupid angry white male. Wikipedia, that know-it-all-about-everything-there-is-to-know source defines it this way:
Angry white male or angry white man (AWM) is a stereotype used to refer to a white male holding what is viewed as a typically conservative viewpoint in the context of U.S. politics, characterized by opposition to racial and gender-based liberal doctrine. In particular, “angry white men” oppose affirmative action policies, third-wave feminism and political correctness culture. (Source…)
On the day following Donald Trump’s election, a loony reporter for the Huffing&Puffington Post sallied forth with a ludicrous sour grape article about my demographic. He wrote:
For the past eight years, America has had an African-American president. Faced with the prospect of a white woman succeeding him, America instead just elected an angry white man as president. Call it the triumph of angry white men everywhere. Millions of Americans are about to find out what it’s like to be led by the equivalent of the drunk uncle at the Thanksgiving table who refuses to follow the rules of politeness and political correctness. Was it a backlash against our first black president? Or rampant misogyny towards Hillary Clinton? Or just free-floating rage against a changing culture that is becoming more tolerant and multicultural by the year? It’s impossible to accurately say, really. The only thing that can be said for certain is that angry white men are now dominant. (Source…)
Yeah sure, my demographic is for certain the the most dominant political group in America. I’m that “drunk uncle at the Thanksgiving table who refuses to follow the rules of politeness and political correctness.” It’s a given that the so-called most tolerant demographic (political Liberals) is actually the politically most intolerant such group in America. The political liberals, namely the whiny Democrats, are far and away the most intolerant people in America. There’s not even a close second.
Not only am I despised by the politically liberal establishment for being an angry white man, I’m doubly despised for being a climate change skeptic. For decades, global warming skeptics (now called climate change skeptics) have endured being called names such as “global warming deniers,” “climate deniers,” “climate change deniers,” “science deniers,” “denialist machine,” “climate change contrarians,” and numerous other terms not appropriate for this post. Of course the “denier” term associates climate change skeptics with holocaust deniers.
But I digress…
I spent much of Thanksgiving afternoon watching videos of post presidential election whiners and weepers. I confess that as a Native American born, climate change skeptical, angry white male, I thoroughly enjoyed enjoyed myself. My son, Philip, and I sat at the computer and watched more than two hours of the best videos of brokenhearted, weeping, childlike Trump haters. After watching scores of videos, my number one favorite was the liberal media meltdown. Brian Williams bemoaned, “The deeper concern tonight is the world’s shining light of democracy has gone dark.” Rachael Maddow wailed, “Do we have a doomsday plan?! What is our doomsday plan?!” Absolutely hilarious. Watch for yourself: The Biggest Media Meltdowns to Trump’s Win. Now that was one unbelievably good video!
We laughed ourselves silly. What a joy it was to see the formerly arrogant Trump haters reduced to depressed crybabies actually believing their world is on the verge ending. The liberal media personalities were emotionally lower than a mole’s belly on digging day. They were moaning and groaning about the literal end of the world. After so many years of experiencing the cutting put downs from arrogant political liberals, I felt vindicated. I confess that I felt kind of sorry the poor crybabies.
Although I’m a solid climate change skeptical angry Native American white guy, I do have a big heart. I am offering free to any of the angry trump haters who read this post a very nice coloring book, a large box of Play-Doh, and a safe place in my garage. The way to get the coloring book and/or the Play-Doh is to simply post your name and address in the comment section below. For the safe place, you’ll need to come to Oklahoma City. My wife’s two cats, Kiki and Sophie will join you in the safe place. You can sleep between them providing you don’t weep too loudly in the middle of the night. No doubt about it. I’m a sensitive guy to hurting people. There’s nothing I want more to do than help Trump haters through this crisis time in their lives. As Nikki Haley once said, “Bless your heart.“