Global Warming — RIP

Russ Steele

I have been a fan of Victor Davis Hanson for years and read his common sense writing when ever possible.  This morning he has an article at Real Clear Politics on the death of global warming.

Not long ago, candidate Obama promised to cool the planet and lower the rising seas. Indeed, he campaigned on passing “cap-and-trade” legislation, a radical, costly effort to reduce America’s traditional carbon energy use.

The theory was that new taxes and greater regulations would make Americans pay more for fossil-fuel energy — a good thing if it reduced our burning of coal, oil and gas. Obama was not shy in admitting that under his green plans, electricity prices would “necessarily skyrocket.” His energy secretary, Steven Chu, at one point had even said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe” — that is, about $8-$10 per gallon. Fairly or not, the warming movement seemed to cast a tiny elite imposing costs on a poorer and supposedly less informed middle class.

But despite a Democrat-controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010, President Obama never passed into law any global warming legislation. Now the issue is deader than a doornail — despite the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency to enact new regulations that would never pass Congress.

So what happened to the global warming craze?

You can read the rest HERE. It concludes:

We simply don’t know positively whether recent human activity has caused the planet to warm up to dangerous levels. But we do know that those who insist it does are sometimes disingenuous, often profit-minded, and nearly always impractical. 

It is obvious that CARB has not gotten the memo in California, they are still trying rip off the public to solve a non existing problem. Global Warming is not happening.

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

5 Responses to Global Warming — RIP

  1. steve enos says:

    So what about this?

    “Climate study, funded in part by conservative group, confirms global warming”

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2011/1021/Climate-study-funded-in-part-by-conservative-group-confirms-global-warming?google_editors_picks=true

  2. Russ says:

    Steve,

    Here are some thoughts on that BEST Study by Dr Fred Singer:

    The Berkeley results in no way confirm the scientifically discredited Hockeystick graph, which had been so eagerly adopted by climate alarmists.  In fact, the Hockeystick authors have never published their temperature results after 1978.  The reason for hiding them?  It’s likely that their proxy data show no warming either.

    One last word:  In their scientific paper, submitted for peer review, the Berkeley scientists disclaim knowing the cause of the temperature increase reported by their project.  However, their research paper comments: “The human component of global warming may be somewhat overestimated.”  I commend them for their honesty and skepticism.

  3. gjrebane says:

    I hate to sound like a broken record, but I don’t think that AGW is dead. The fight against this fraud has been fought in the scientific arena which AGW left at least one, possibly two years ago. Any meaningful fight against AGW must be fought in the political arena, and that is not being done. Hence its awful legacy marches on unabated through the regulatory end-runs like CARB’s AB32. When we start seeing political careers of AGW promoters being threatened, that is when we can begin thinking about burying AGW and chiseling RIP on its tombstone. Until then Team Gore is still forging ahead in our legislatures and schools and the regulatory bureaucracies.

    • Russ says:

      George, so true. James Lewis at the American Thinker on the issue of climate science morphing from science to a political power grab:

      Trofimko Lysenko is not a household name; but it should be, because he was the model for all the Politically Correct “science” in the last hundred years. Lysenko was Stalin’s favorite agricultural “scientist,” peddling the myth that crops could be just trained into growing bigger and better. You didn’t have to breed better plants over generations, as farmers have been doing for ages. It was a fantasy of the all-powerful Soviet State. Lysenko sold Stalin on that fraud in plant genetics, and Stalin told Soviet scientists to fall into line — in spite of the fact that nobody really believed it. Hundreds of thousands of peasants starved during Stalin’s famines, in good part because of fraudulent science.

      There is such a thing as pathological science. Science becomes unhealthy when its only real question — “what is true?” — is sabotaged by vested interests, by ideological Commissars, or even by grant-swinging scientists. Today’s Global Warming campaign is endangering real, honest science. Global Warming superstition has become an international power grab, and good science suffers as a result.

  4. steve enos says:

    Looks like the Koch brothers help pay for this study on the peer review and quality of the science… looks like some don’t like the outcome of this Koch funded study.

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