Speaking of climate hysteria, Biden is using the “climate crisis” (in Liberal Land, the border isn’t a crisis, but the weather is) as justification for massively expensive, economically ruinous and dangerously “transformative” legislation. They’ve whipped up so much fear over climate change that they even got Scientific American magazine to betray its name by agreeing to refer to “climate change” as the “climate crisis.” So then the science must finally be “settled” for real, with no qualified scientists questioning at all that the weather is going to kill us if we don’t give up all our rights and freedoms to Washington and start living in mud huts?
Not exactly. In addition to many other skeptical scientific voices, a brave former Obama Administration official is questioning Biden’s climate fear mongering. Dr. Steven Koonin is a scientist and the former undersecretary for science in the Department of Energy under Obama. Koonin says that the data in the UN’s IPCC panel report and the US’s National Climate Assessment shows no justification for Biden’s radical climate measures. He believes humans “exert a growing but physically small” influence on global warming and we need to lower CO2 emissions, but says much of the current public portrayal of climate science is agenda-driven, context-free misinformation designed to persuade, not inform.
In an article in the New York Post, Koonin writes that “humans have had no detectable impact on hurricanes over the past century, Greenland’s ice sheet isn’t shrinking any more rapidly today than it was 80 years ago," and “the global area burned by wildfires has declined more than 25 percent since 2003, and 2020 was one of the lowest years on record.”
He adds that “both research literature and government reports state clearly that heatwaves in the US are now no more common than they were in 1900, and that the warmest temperatures in the US have not risen in the past fifty years…When I tell people this, most are incredulous. Some gasp. And some get downright hostile.”
(This article is an excerpt from an upcoming book: https://www.amazon.com/Unsettled-Climate-Science-Doesnt-Matters/dp/1950665798?tag=nypost-20)
Read the full article, and note that hostile response to being told that the world isn’t ending. Sound familiar? It’s the same response you get from leftists when you tell them it’s no longer necessary to wear a facemask or that you think America is actually much less racist than it was in years past. They hate being told good news.
They honestly seem to relish holding a pessimistic view of everything and everybody, because only by believing that everything is terrible and heading for apocalypse can they convince us to give up our rights, power and money to them. But if you want things to get worse for real, put them in charge (something that Joe Biden is proving every day.)
I quote this often, but I can’t think of a more appropriate place to do so again. H.L. Mencken wrote it nearly a century ago: “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”
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