Stand-Up Comic Relentlessly Mocks ‘Global Warming Scare Industry’

The “global warming scare industry” is all about money and “control,” stand-up comedian Michael Loftus argued during an extended and humorous rant on his new TV show “The Flipside.”

For about six minutes, Loftus ripped Al Gore and others that perpetuate the idea that global warming is ready to bring the world to an end — unless people pay more money to prevent it.

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  • Fietser

    The truth is that your money is going to the fossil fuel industry. The idea that global warming is about money and control comes from that same fossil fuel industry. It’s a shame really that people fall for this lie so easily.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/01/17/big_oil_big_profits_big_tax_breaks_121262.html

    • Is that what this is about? Gee, I thought it was about a snail that was claimed to be extinct, and that extinction was blamed on global warming. Do you have anything to add to that?
      As far as the other, irrelevent, thing you brought up. I’m sorry to disappoint you.
      http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/14/cbo-most-energy-tax-subsidies-go-toward-green-energy-energy-efficiency/
      “In 2013, it’s estimated that $7.3 billion — 45 percent — in energy tax subsidies, will go towards renewable energy, according to Congressional testimony by Congressional Budget Office senior advisor Terry Dinan. Another $4.8 billion — 29 percent — in energy tax subsidies will be for energy efficiency.

      In total, the federal energy tax subsidies will cost more than $16 billion in 2013, up from only $5 billion in 2005. Tax subsidies for fossil fuels make up 20 percent of the total and tax subsidies for nuclear power make up another seven percent.”
      http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/03/17/companies-paying-highest-income-taxes/1991313/
      These are the companies paying the most in taxes:

      1. ExxonMobil
      • Income tax expense: $31.05 billion

      2. Chevron
      • Income tax expense: $20.00 billion

      6. ConocoPhillips
      • Income tax expense: $7.94 billion

      • If you’re a little confused I did a boo boo. I didn’t realize this was a new post by Jeff D. I thought I was replying to a comment on the snail story. Woops! So just ignore that first part. The rest is good.

      • Zman

        Oh….you mean that’s how much those companies PASS ON to their CUSTOMERS in the form of HIGHER PRICES…………..since anyone with even half a brain knows that the entire concept of “corporate income taxes” is a complete joke…………and Demunist campaign agenda.

        • Yes, I agree raising taxes on a company just forces them to raise prices. But it can hurt the company too because they are going to lose customers who can’t afford the increase in price. Which reduces revenues, which in turn reduces the govt. revenues from those taxes. Try explaining that to a Liberal. If you try I recommend hearing protection.

    • Darren Potter

      “The truth is that your money is going to the fossil fuel industry.”

      No, most of money is going to Federal Government.
      Oil companies profit margin is 2.5%.
      Federal government profit margin is 20.0%.

      The idea that Global Warming is money and control comes right from United Nations and IPCC.

      Timoth Wirth: “Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.”

      Richard Benedick: “A global climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the greenhouse effect.

      “Ottmar Edenhofer: “The climate summit in Cancun at the end of the month is not a climate conference, but one of the largest economic conferences since the Second World War.”

      Ottmar Edenhofer: “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole.”

      • Those are some good quotes. Good luck getting a Liberal to understand the distinction between profit, and profit margin. It’s like explaining an atom to a three year old. Retail chain stores have a higher profit margin than the oil companies do. I guess they think that oil just magically appears out of the ground, and they get it out for free! And it just miraculously appears in the gas pump as gasoline. Oh, and they find oil with a divining rod, don’ch ya know? Jed Clampett found oil with a bullet when he was shooting at a coon! It’s just so easy, and apparently inexpensive to find, obtain, process, and transport oil. They’re just sitting on their as*es collecting free money, they think.

  • I have to be honest. I agree with just about everything Mr. Loftus is saying. I think he is going to catch a lot of criticism for saying it, and I think it took a lot of guts to say it on TV. The only thing is that I didn’t think he was all that funny, in comedic terms. I mean he didn’t have me ROTFLMAO or anything like that. I thought he was actually a little bland. But more power to him! I really hope he reaches some people, I really do.

  • Zman

    “Fossil” Fuels………now THAT is the biggest joke of them all.

    • Are you talking about abiotic oil?

  • Fietser

    Neilio, trying to be funny? You give me a link in which data comes from the Institute for Energy Research.

    If you search a bit you can find out that the Institute for Energy Research was founded by Charles Koch and CEO Robert Bradley, a former Enron executive.

    You’ve been fooled.

    • I have? Do you even know what you’ve done just now? You’ve committed a fallacy. It’s the “poisoning the well” fallacy. Look it up.

      • You know, if you want to disagree with information it is better to find contrary evidence than to disregard it because of who founded the institute that published the information. You may hate the Koch bro’s but it doesn’t invalidate the information.

  • biskits

    OMG I know hes a comedian so can’t go on about it that tone for too long but he hardly touched on the most important parts regarding these lies. I am 100% climate skeptic (they call me a denier lol) but I don’t think many “believers” (as I call them in return) know how many points we agree on. I’m all for renewable energy as its a smart move. I’m all for cutting down less forest and jungle, I am all for managing our resources better as a planet. I agree the world has warmed in recent times. I agree CO2 is a greenhouse gas etc etc etc etc. The one thing that I don’t agree with that most believers can’t comprehend, is that there will be a positive feedback loop once the planet reaches X degrees C or the CO2 reaches X ppm. There is nothing to support that claim other than computer generated models.
    Around 65,000,000 years ago the CO2 was at 1500ppm or 4x higher than it is today. How did the level ever go down if positive feedback loops occur? And also bare in mind that Crocodiles, Sharks, Lizzards, Jellyfish and a few others we’re around for 10s of millions of years before this 1500ppm and for 65 million years after and have pretty much remained unchanged. I say that because if a crocodile is cut out to survive climate change when he can’t even see it coming, let alone cut his CO2 emissions to stop it happening, do believers really not think that maybe people could also adapt, quite easily, to any change in climate that may or may not pop up?
    Also, I wonder what the desired temperature, Co2 ppm, Ocean levels, Ozone density, living species number, polar bear numbers etc etc etc are because obviously we know them other wise we wouldn’t know something was wrong. Which years readings are we collectively as a species going to try and replicate every year forever? Its almost a “if a tree falls…” situation we will end up in. “If the planets climate doesn’t change but no body is alive or wealthy enough to enjoy it, is it worth it?”

    • See, this is what I want to see more of on this blog. People who hold a similar point of view to myself, and are better at articulating it than I am. I hope to see more comments from you. Thanks.

    • Penny

      Your commentary is outstanding…..and your last paragraph in particular.

      Well said.

  • Katherine McChesney

    I live in Nashville and we ridicule Al Gore, Little Lord Fauntleroy, for being a disengenuous proponent of fake science. He uses more than $22,000 of power every year not counting the jet fuel he uses to fly from Tennessee to his home on a California beach. Al Gore is a fraud. Hes morbidly obese and has a history of sexual harrassment of women.

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