There are big profits in climate hysteria
By Washington Times
The greatest scandal connected to global warming is not exaggeration, fraud or destruction of data to conceal the weakness of the argument. It is those who are personally profiting from promoting this fantasy at the expense of the rest of us.
Al Gore is the most visible beneficiary. The world’s greatest climate-change fear-monger has amassed millions in book sales and speaking fees. His science-fiction movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” won an Academy Award for best documentary and 21 other film awards. He was co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his “efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”
Meanwhile, Mr. Gore was laying his own foundations. As he was whipping up hysteria over climate change, he cannily invested in “green” firms that stood to profit in the hundreds of millions of dollars (if not more) from increased government regulations and sweetheart deals from connected politicians and bureaucrats. The multimillionaire climate dilettante was given a free pass by reporters, who refused to ask him hard questions about the degree to which he was profiting from the panic he was causing.
With the global-warming story line unraveling, the New York Times allowed Mr. Gore to run what amounted to an unpaid advertisement for his brand of climate-change hysteria. This screed, published Saturday, reiterated his claim that the world faces an “unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.” That’s pretty good rhetoric for the person with the largest carbon footprint in the world.
Nothing changes does it? Who will take him on in debate? Oh, that’s right. He doesn’t debate because “The debate is over.” Nobody will take him on other than inhoff. Sad to say the least. Thank God he lost is 2000.
You know, I wonder why people ridicule people like me, who are not scientists, for being sceptical about AGW theory. But Al Gore, who is not a scientist, is lauded, and praised, and has all kinds of awards bestowed upon him for championing the green movement, and AGW theory with his fantastic tales of doom, and gloom. Or, as I like to call it: fearmongering. Being the youngest of seven children in an Irish-catholic family, I know all too well about using fear, and shame to manipulate others. This guy does it better than anyone. So he’s got that going for ‘im. That is why I saw right through this guy. That’s why I became an AGW sceptic. Thanks Al.
Al Gore, for some reason, always reminded me of Eyeore, the donkey from the Winnie the Pooh cartoons.
Neil, I still cannot understand why people don’t “call him out.” (Old term from the 50’s) It’s like he’s a King. A King without clothes if they inspect further, which they will not do. Not our present media. “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” I thought that was a gay thing, I guess not. It applies to the media as well. Where’s “60 Minutes” when you need them? Must be our age my friend. True investigative reporting has gone by the wayside.
I saw yesterday the very first interview to a climate scientist at the french (left wing controlled) chain (Swiss Romande 1) of TV. For the first time the guy tell to the public that ALL statements on Global Warming has been clearly exagerated. For the very first time too, he mention the need of some scientific institutions to reach some public money and the methods used to get it. I think it was a timid comment, but at least, someone start to mention the huge ethical problem existing behind the climate science discipline. It is an step forward (so, no more invitations to Al Gore to talk at EPFL) and encouraging.
Cubans, I would like to see that interview. Maybe post a link? Did you hear that climate scientist’s are getting mad about all the negative press they have been receiving, now they want to take out a full page add in the NY Times? That should be a hoot!
Hey Neil, middle of seven Irish-Catholic, see a trend? Hmm..
My condolences Hal.
Under the guise of “the free market,” conglomerates merged and bought up smaller companies, until, today, they dominate their respective markets in every commodity offered for sale in the U.S.
In this race to consolidate, companies “rationalized” their offerings, in many cases dropping up to 40 percent of what they formerly produced. They buy from the same suppliers, use interchangeable parts and common ingredients, and re-name similar brands, essentially placing the same product in different packages.
For example, one company produces all of the pet food under 150 different brands.
“People say we have an uncontrolled free market but we have the opposite,” says Barry C. Lynn, senior fellow at the New American Foundation. “What we have today is a laissez-faire American version of feudalism; a private government in the form of private corporations run by private individuals who consolidated power to govern entire activities within our political economy.”
Today libertarian think tanks such as the CATO Institute, serve as “the vanguard of a neofeudalist movement” to attack democratic government. They and other conservative propagandists have spent $30 billion in the past 30 years to promote their agenda and convince people that massive layoffs, foreign competition, and higher prices are the result of “natural free-market forces.”
Squeezed from all sides, some Americans react by becoming corporate shock troops attacking their own government.
Those who control our corporations managed an Orwellian achievement to redefine the use of brute corporate force as “market forces”. We still believe in a consumer utopia, but we have an illusion of choice. Corporate powers manipulate our decision-making and direct us to buy certain goods at certain prices.
Institutional power shifted to Wall Street and large financial institutions. Today a small elite runs corporations to serve themselves as they concentrate their power. Some Americans are waking up to the reality of their situation, but Congress lacks the will to regulate corporate power.
Gee Rob, Is this why there are big profits in climate hysteria? Huh? And just what is the New American Foundation’s stance on climate change? Judging from the stories posted on their website under the topic of climate change, they seem to be firmly in the camp of inaction would be more costly than action. Which of course means that they think AGW is happening. Hmmm… interesting.
This is the problem I have with the things that you post Rob. This is just an example. In the post above about the author makes the claim “For example, one company produces all of the pet food under 150 different brands.” Now I read that and thought that does not sound right. Obviously you take the author’s word for it, otherwise you wouldn’t put any credibility to this story. I believe it is just one of those things that you will accept without question because it fits into the template of your beliefs.
What would you say about this piece if you found out that this little one line claim is completely untrue? And I’m talking about the claim that one company produces all of the pet food under 150 different brands.
I looked into that, but I’m not going to tell you what I found out. I think you should look into it yourself.
I can tell that you read a lot, but I think you just accept things that people like this author say without questioning it. Which is foolish because you think you have a lot of information, but I believe most of what you think you know is inaccurate.
Go ahead, look into the dog food thing. I think you may see what I mean, but also doubt it at the same time.
I am not sure how to respond to Rob, or if I should. Neil got to the big question (relating to AGW). I wonder where this was cut-n-pasted from. It doesn’t matter. Again Rob, quality on topic post!
As to “Brainwashing” ask the expert profiteer, Albert Gore.
Ooooh, yes…. The big bad demon, A.G. Let’s all run and hide.
Some of you might recignize the name Maurice Strong. For those of you who don’t know, he is one of the high ranking members of the Club of Rome.
Rob is finally getting what he wants. To turn this forum into his forum, sad.
Sorry Hal, I was trying to see if there were any transcription to that interview without success, however, the counter attack of GW believers is already creating a new wave of controvertial e-mails, ergo, a second climategate in our behalf. I saw the report in http://www.climategate.com.
Concerning Maurice Strong and others leftist of the ecoterrorism, I just recommends some interesting quotations to remember at: http://www.naturalezacubana.org/dementes/dementes.html
That’s never going to happen. Don’t worry.
This very interesting post is from WUWT (Watts up with that?). I’d like to thank Cubanshamoo because I found this from his link to climategate.com above.
I thought I was reading Rob’s posts, in fact I think Rob has plagerized more than one of these lunatics.
Neil, it’s all unraveling my friend. The light should be shining after the demise of Cap N Trade, or I should say tax. That should be the nail in the coffin, I Hope. Let’s cross our fingers and forget about a “robber in a hood”. Sounds like our recent administration.
I think you’re right Paul. And do you know why it’s falling apart? It’s because of me!!!…… No I am not really taking the credit. That was tounge-in-cheek. But it’s because of people like you and me on websites all over the world who have decided to not take this lying down. All of you who question the validity of the AGW theory are heroes of this battle. And most of us are not scientists, nor do most of us have the technical knowledge to understand what all of the science is. But what we do have is an inate, built-in BS detector, and we know when we are being lied to. We also have the internet to find out anything we want to know.
But now is not the time to stop stabbing at the dragon, for it is powerful, and will not go down easy.
The biggest hero, by far, in the fight though is still unknown to us. It is the person (or persons) who leaked the climategate emails and data.
I am confident that we will win, but I’m gonna keep on stabbin’ until I know it’s dead.
Back to the topic! I have not looked at the NSIDC’s website for a while. It seemed to me that the Arctic sea ice levels were kinda just bobbing up and down, kinda playing tag with the 2006-2007 line which was proof enough for me to show that there have been no significant changes for at least the last 3-4 years. But I just looked and wow, I gotta say I am a bit suprised. The sea ice level has climbed back up to within 2 standard diviations of the 1979-2000 average. According to AGW theory, this should not be happening.! (Period, exclaimation point.)
How’s that for some scientific evidence there Fred? And what was that you were saying about how interesting and accurate Eyeore’s article ine NYT was there Futbol?
Fred did you ever stop and think that those respected climate scientits you know are only respected because they toe the line on the AGW theory? Maybe you should call them and tell them to get out now.
Note: I did mispell “scientists” but I have to admit I laughed out loud when I re-read it after posting. I hope you did too.
Probably, yes. I can become quite fixated.
Neil, keep it up my friend.
Jeeez, Paul…. keep WHAT up? ha ha ha
Neil, Paul, Dan, I am reading these days the book “Air Con” of Ian Wishart. A very clear vademecum of the GW Issues. Good ammo for us against the fanatics.
Vademecum? I had to look that one up in the dictionary. “A handbook is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference. A vade mecum (lat. “go with me”) or pocket reference is intended to be carried at all times.”
I did not know that.
Referring back to this: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_stddev_timeseries.png I was thinking what will happen to the Polar Bears with this increase in Arctic sea ice? Will the endangerment finding be reversed? I mean, they are obviously not in danger. Their habitat isn’t going anywhere. Someone ought to let Sheila Jackson-Lee know about this. She might end up looking like an idiot!!!!
“There exists no alternative energy source, no combination of alternative energy sources, and no system of combinations of alternative energy sources that can fully replace a single, coal fired electric plant built with 1930s era technology. Nada. Zero. Zilch.”
Yes Neil, a “Vademecum” is like th Field Guide of the Birds of North America” to a Cuban visiting your country, o like the Manual of the Cessna 172 for a Cuban Pilot using that wonderfull bird in search of Bald Eagles over the Everglades! If you have these kind of books with you, you will always have ammonition to know what’s going on in these activities.
It’s a good thing I have the internet! Usually when I carry things with me, especially paper things, they tend to get pretty beat up, wet, torn, etc., ect., so I’ll have to rely on the web.
Interesting! Didn’t know that. Thanks Cubanshammo and Neil. Now back to these recalcitrant idiots that preach global warming will kill us all. Yeah right.
Ok! Hows this for getting back on topic?
“President Obama is turning up the heat on Congress to pass comprehensive climate-change legislation, meeting today with key Senators from both parties at the White House. He hopes to craft a bill that will revive stalled efforts to implement a cap-and-trade carbon tax and reduce emissions from so-called greenhouse gases.
The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, S. 1733, better known as “Cap and Trade” passed the House last June in the form of H.R. 2454. But it has stalled in the Senate, as Democrats find their support of the bill damaging poll numbers back home. Reuters reports White House advisors say it has suffered because of “the president’s intense focus on healthcare reform.” Last month, the President admitted he does not expect it to pass.”
It’s time to call your Senators again, unfortunately both of mine are left leaning. I have called their office’s, (Franken & Klobucher) and state my opinion to the nice staffer, but they do not agree. Like talking to a wall. I will keep trying.
I have the same two numbskulls! I voted for Norm Coleman, but that was just the lesser of two evils. Coleman was also delusional about AGW, But with climategate and other evidence I’m not so sure he would support it now. But that’s probably just wishfull thinking. He was a RINO anyway.
You can call all you want but the left will not take your calls or emails, I have tried. Just get ready for November my friends! Think before you put that pencil to the paper. Remember Coleman V Franken? Ring a bell??
Yea I was not thrilled with Coleman, I actually met him too. It was the lesser of two evils in that race. I hate to see a third party start taking votes away from people I want to see get the office. Although, I may be forced to vote independent. Hopefully we don’t get another Ventura. I know who I won’t vote for! But who I WILL is still up in the air.
It’s gone down a little, but still within 2 standard variations. I bet this get revised though. There have been a lot of times when the end of that line seems to drop precipitously, only to have a more gradual decline, or no decline later. I am not a math guy, so that might be a matter of what they call “smoothing” the data. Plotting charts is not something I know anything about, so that could be a completely normal part of the process, or it could be wishful thinking on the part of the chart plotter. Although, I have found that the people at the NSIDC have a great deal of integrity in reporting their findings. Even when they are counter to what their stated beliefs are. So it probably is just a matter of updating with new data.
Correction: Thats 2 standard diviations, not variations.
Real Cause of Toyota Sticking Throttles Discovered!
Submitted by John D. Nier
Al Gore announced today heâ€™s discovered the cause of sticking throttles on Toyotas..Itâ€™s Global Warming!!! Al immediately vowed to write a new book titled â€An Unintended Accelerationâ€
Hardy har har. Ever hear of corporate negligence? Hubris? Etc.?? The current Toyota thing is the small tip of a really big iceberg.
Hey, GE has 304,000 employees making about $50,000 each and they have to keep them busy during the daytime or they get really pissed off.
The President of China was once asked what the hardest thing about being president was and his answer was keeping 250 million people busy doing meaningful work every morning. Much of it is the war industry.
Our “news” media are mouth-parts to this giant shark and the food must go into the mouth each and every day. The stockholders demand it, the banks with loans to these people demand it, the grocery stores and GM dealers demand it. Hey, Iraq, sorry about that, but you know…that’s life.
On a lighter note, would you rather have 200,000 trained killers from Blackwater back here pissed off that they are not making the nice $25K/week paycheck? Oh sure, they’ll be fun to be around once the gravy train goes over the cliff.
You know it’s funny, I’m a trained killer, but I’ve never killed anyone. And I’ve never wanted to either. I was trained to kill with the M-16 A2, M203 grenade launcher, M60 and 50 cal. machine guns, 45 cal. pistol, LAW rocket, hand grenades, and bayonette. Let’s not forget the claymore mine either. My point? Just because a man is trained to kill, does not make him a killer as you seem to infer above. And I’ve been pissed off plenty of times. Never once did I ever think about killing anyone. Other than what an awful thing it would be, of course. So I resent that remark.
As for the rest of your remarks I would say you probably have the same level of knowledge about those subjects as you do about Blackwater personnel, or their mission.
Neil. Thank you. You said it quite well. People like the one you are addressing have no Real knowledge of anything other than a blank screen as “real world.” There is no “real world” in their sorry lives, just venting/bitching/complaining and expecting us to pay their way, entitlements, defending them and you might as well say, wipe their backside because it may cause them an inconvenience. You know something? I, as well as others in society are getting extremely tired of this nonsense and firmly believe that “actual” taxpayers are waking up! When they do, look for the very left wing liberals being voted out. Can’t wait until November. By the way, if you catch hell for being a “trainer killer,” that’s what you were trained to do in the military to “defend” idiots like the one’s that disagree. I’m a hunter, so I know what it feels like to take an animal down. As to a human, I have not, however, have friends that have but they never talk about it nor do they have a cavalier attitude about it. This Robbie fellow has never been in a “true like situation” no matter what he states. My opinion is he that
he firmly believes exactly what he writes, copies, pastes, whatever. Wonder if he ever sees the light?
So you like privately paid mercenaries “fighting for you”? Really? Wow. Did you notice during Katrina when Blackwater was armed against American citizens, some of whom were mysteriously shot? That, and their antics in Iraq and Afghanistan has been bad enough for Blackwater that they have actually changed their name officially to something else. Oh well, I guess none of that matters…
And Paul, just for the record, I don’t want you to wipe my backside for me. As for the rest of your rant, well, I’ll get back to ya on that.
Mercenaries have been employed in battle for as long as there have been wars, but they also have a long history of being unreliable. I’d prefer we didn’t use contractors as a substitute for American soldiers.
What happened in the wake of Katrina was just plain scary and it wasn’t just because of contractors. There’s a reason our military isn’t supposed to operate domestically.
From what I understand private security firms like Blackwater do not employ mercenaries. They are not front line military troops. They provide security for VIP’s and civilian contractors. They do not conduct raids, or assault enemy positions. Do they get shot at? Yes. Do they shoot back? Yes. Has there been some corruption? Sure. But what endeavour does not have some corruption? And bringing up the mess of Katrina has no bearing. From what I understand it was complete lawlessness down there, and firms like Blackwater could equip, and deploy faster than the miltary.
The shooting incident that Rob mentioned was when they were fired upon, they returned fire. They weren’t “mysteriously” shot
It’s just more of Rob talking about something that he knows nothing about as if he were an expert.
It’s called fascism. And you not only seem to approve, you love it. I already knew that though.
Hi all, you probably have already read it, however, if you read the real green agenda, the treaty of rome in early 70s, you will see how the religion of AGW was created and what it was created to achieve. Clearly they needed a ‘global consensus’ and for that they needed a ‘global problem’. Unfortunately, and thank goodness, there were many people (the word skeptic is insulting) who had the sense to look at the evidence with an open mind and realise it was all just a con, previous to the climategate revelation. Thank God climategate did happen as it gave those people who already knew it was a huge money making, controlling scam, a chance to fight their corner. I also thank God for people like you on this thread who do not wish to condemn their children and grandchildren to a life of control and poverty for the sake of the biggest fraud ever known to man (oh sorry and woman and child)
Thanks Anne. Are you talking about this?: http://www.green-agenda.com/ I have read it and have posted it here before. A lot of interesting things in there about the Club of Rome and related groups and the ties to the U.N.
And don’t mind Rob N’ Hood.
Come on Dan, that wasn’t too personal. Was it? Ok, so other than being true, I didn’t think it was TOO personal. In fact, I think Rob would have probably agreed to most of it. And saying nothing antagonizes him anyway, so I didn’t see the harm. But you da’ boss.
Gee Anne, no mention of the serial financial frauds that have robbed you, and me blind, not to mention our kids? Funny cuz that one actually occurred, more than once and will occur again and again and again. Because apparenlty due to the successful and constant brainwashing it is THE perfect con. Go back to sleep dear….ZZZZZZZ.
Thank you Anne. Your comments are sincerely appreciated and we appreciate your support against the “Global Warming Scam” that is being shoved down our throats daily. Keep in there Anne and keep the fight going forward! No cap N Trade! The demise of America as we know it know and in the future is at stake.
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ…. huh, wha???….. Oh, ZZZZZZZZZZZZ