Climategate: Obama’s National Climate Disservice
There’s good news for those who like to watch paint dry and grass grow. Now you can log on to www.climate.gov and watch the climate change.
February 11, 2010 - 12:00 am
The sea level change graph? It only represents measured sea level change at the Battery in New York City. Moreover, it fails to indicate whether sea level is rising, or whether New York City is sinking.
While the Arctic sea ice graph dramatizes the increasing summer melt, NOAA omits showing the increase in Antarctic sea ice that has resulted in an overall increase in net global sea ice.
With the information that NOAA presents, the only thing that you can plan on is being confused, misinformed, and frustrated.
The real purpose of the NCS, of course, has nothing to do with education. It has everything to do with the politicization of the natural process of climate change for the unnatural ends of egomaniacal profiteers like Al Gore, and international socialists who want to use greenhouse gas regulation as a means of imposing their political agendas.
The NCS will be led by NOAA’s Thomas Karl, a prominent global warming alarmist. He will report to Jane Lubchenco, another longtime climate chicken little. NOAA’s media release features endorsements from Obama energy/environment czar — and former Socialist International official — Carol Browner, as well as from Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers. Rogers not only lobbied for the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, but he admits to tackling climate change at the behest of his grade school-aged grandchildren.
It’s pretty obvious that the NCS and Climate.gov intend to reinflate Al Gore’s “the planet has a fever” theme, in the wake of the Senate death of cap and trade, Climategate, glaciergate, rainforestgate, the failed Copenhagen conference, the exposure of IPCC chief Rajendra Pachauri’s financial conflicts of interest, and other recent events that have derailed the alarmist freight train.
If NCS wants to present useful information to the public and decisionmakers, it might try showing the change in the political climate for global warming alarmism. A photo of a falling rock would probably be sufficient.