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Roger L. Simon

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love ‘Climate Change’

February 16th, 2014 - 11:02 pm

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You could only laugh when John Kerry doubled-down on “climate change” in a speech in Indonesia over the weekend, calling global warming as great a threat to humanity as terrorism and WMDs. Laugh bleakly, that is.

Why had our secretary of State, whom even Wikipedia describes as having been a mediocre student and who has no discernible background in science and technology (other than being able to windsurf), settled on “climate change” as his cause célèbre of the moment?

Well, things are probably not going so well on the Iran nuclear deal or on the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, if current reports are anywhere near correct.  (Ditto on the economy and healthcare fronts — not his purview, but still…).  So what’s a fellow to do?

The great thing about “climate change” armageddon talk is that no one can prove you wrong, unless you’re like Al Gore and start to make short run predictions. But no one’s likely to make that mistake again.

No, “climate change” makes, or should make, a perfect distraction.  And right now liberalism needs a distraction, preferably one that gets people and nations  to cough up money.

Unfortunately (or really fortunately), the money-collecting part won’t be so easy. Even a few liberal audiences, religious fanatics though they may be, are beginning to smell a rat, not that you will hear too many say it out loud. That would be an admission that could start some serious and dangerous unraveling.

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While I don't believe in man-made "climate change," even if this scientific theory were true, the US and its allies could do nothing to stop it so long as developing countries like China continue to build massive numbers of coal burning power plants. What we know for certain is NOT that carbon emissions are changing the climate but that most of the measures Kerry and his liberal pals are pushing will harm our economy - which seems to be the universal effect of all pro-government, anti-private sector plans pushed by the Dems and their henchmen.
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Kerry and Obama, the Mahoney and Winchell of global political farce, are being de-pantsed and given wedgies by Putin, Assad, the Mullahfia, Muslim Brotherhood, and al Qaeda...turn to Al Gore's hoax for a little wag the dog before Obama fries him in garlic.

Kerry is desperate for the fraudulent trinket from Norway given to Gore, the sex poodle, for a global hoax. And to Obama for...nothing.

Two incredibly low hurdles that Kerry wants to find under his Christmas tree, along with his Jewish pedigree papers.

Leftist politics is broad farce and often slapstick. So filled with pratfalls, falling into the orchestra pit with Putin pie in the face and having their pants pulled down around their ankles.

They so desperately want to leave a leftist legacy and the poll numbers must be frightening now. Think what those numbers might be without a propaganda machine destroying truth daily...and race hucksters ginning up fake issues and race "protection" racketeering. No administration would poll lower if you removed the treason of the media and we had racial unity.

But broad farce we have and will be forced to endure Vaudevillian Tyranny until the day arrives for Queen Hillary's coronation. On that fateful day we will come to our last Kervorkian decision. Unless Obama, Kerry, Soros and Ayers find the courage to pull the plug early.

Obama could run for UN World Leader For Life and force Hillary to kneel before him. And Kerry would insist on a trinket from Norway for being an obedient straight man stooge.

We are destroying the world, ain't it hysterical?
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Wouldn't a "nuclear winter" offset global warming?
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my co-worker's aunt makes $88 hourly on the internet . She has been fired from work for 7 months but last month her pay check was $18678 just working on the internet for a few hours. why not try this out............... http://www.works12.com
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Basically, the man is trying to stay relevant on the world stage. That's all it is.
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Doctor Strangelove has a problem. The cold war is over. In the absence of the dooms day device, it's hard to justify the Pentagon's six hundred dollar hammers. Five thousand dollar toilet seats for the space shuttle just doesn't get it anymore now that the shuttle is kaput and going to the moon is out. Rag heads on Jihad are too low tech to justify high tech expenditures. Climate change is crapping out since there's been no measurable global warming in seventeen years. So, I guess that leaves the moral equivalent of war: a mandatory health care draft to conscript for Blue Cross and hospital issued six hundred dollar Pamprin pills. Apparently the middle class are being uppity again and are not going along with the Obamacare draft.
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You make some good points, but the "there's been no measurable global warming in seventeen years." is a bit misleading since we have come to a plateau which happens to include quite a few of the hottest years ever. If your point is that it hasn't gotten much hotter than the El Nino year of 1998, then I understand, but the warmists are saying that our next big El Nino year will yield heat of biblical proportions. I guess we will just have to wait and see, which is my approach to just about everything, anyway. ;-)
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With the Politization of "Big Science" by huge "research grants" nothing is to be believed. These people lie on a massive scale to insure the flow of Regime directed money. They have proven themselves capable of changing, and out and out faking, results to reinforce their political and monetary positions. To put it simply , IT'S ALL FAKE!.
22 weeks ago
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Yeah, realclimate by real scientists still peddling the Hockey Stick that disappeared various past warm periods with a statistical model that generates hockey sticks no matter what data set you plug in. Pass.
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I'll grant you that it is always easier to dismiss something, whether it be liberal or conservative with a wave of the hand, rather than actually read it.
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Climate change: is there ANYTHING it can't do?
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So, how much personal responsibility did Kerry take? He's easily one of the hundred people in the whole seven billion population of the world personally most responsible for the current level of carbon dioxide emissions. Because Kerry led the fight in 1994-1995 to kill the Integral Fast Reactor, a system that would have generated carbon-free electricity while simultaneously solving the problem of nuclear waste disposal.
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"...easily one of the hundred people in the whole seven billion population of the world personally most responsible for the current level of carbon dioxide emissions."

He's still at it.

"Kerry Generates 12 Tons of CO2 on Trip Discussing Climate Change...So in one week, just from flying from meeting to meeting, Kerry generated about two-thirds the carbon output of the average American in one year."

http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/371280/kerry-generates-12-tons-co2-trip-discussing-climate-change-jim-geraghty
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About two years ago heliologists (scientists who study the Sun) were predicting colder weather was coming. The sun plays the biggest part in the Earth's temperature. Of other factors that affect our temperature, like oceans currents, volcanoes, and natural radioactive decay, CO2 is a minor player. If they could figure out how to regulate sunlight and volcanoes, Al Gore et al. would come up with a way to make money from it.
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Genghis John, peeved as a volcano eruption in Indonesia is interfering with his flying schedule about the place, might be setting up for stubborn Barack to dig in and continue to thwart the Keystone pipeline.

Barack alleges to be in CA to bemoan the drought and pump global warming, but really really wanted to play "water guzzling desert golf courses" in and around Palm Springs.
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Thanks, excellent article!
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I am 80 years old and can remember changes in weather every few years. I lived in New England and a warm winter was a pleasant surprise just as flakes of snow in May was a surprise. There were years when I didn't need a winter coat and some years when we used up[ the school system's snow days. Except for the year my class iguana froze to death in the school which was closed for a week following a blizzard....pre Christmas vacation........it didn't really matter. there was no brouhaha about climate change. We could still had Christmas trees in the school and teachers used the days off to bake Christmas cookies. It was a less stressful world. One year when we had a lot of snow days and had to make them up, my gifted class sent a letter with suggestions about how to make up the time, to our state board of education. We never received a reply but the suggestions miraculously appeared in a later year. Kids may not remember their homework but they remembered that letter.
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One reason they get away with the scam is that so many people live and work in climate-controlled comfort. They have lost touch with the real world. Therefore, any weather-related disruption seems like the end of the world.
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Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) morphed into Global Climate Change (GCC), and is now morphing into Global Climate Disruption (GCD). Words matter when you're selling a narrative. The narrative is that CO2, a minor gas in the atmosphere is responsible for whatever happens to the weather whether warmer, colder,or more violent; CO2 is the culprit. Since CO2 is formed when we breath or burn fossil fuels, this is must stop or ......cataclysm. The fact that we humans will have to give up electricity, central heat, and internal combustion engines. is just a small ( cough, cough) price to pay. Even some of the Low Information Voters (LIVs) are beginning to understand the stakes and don't want to give up their modern conveniences.

The fact that controlling the use of fossil fuels provides the perfect argument for centralized state planning has never crossed their power hungry progressive minds. Oh, no, not at all. It's all for the "children," you know.

Calling attention to a fake catastrophe to divert our attention from real blunders happening in real time. It often works, but maybe not this time.
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