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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Barbara Boxer, Climate Alarmists Endangering Humanity

Timothy Birdnow

Barbera Boxer says Climate Change "Deniars" are Endangering Humanity.

From The Hill:

"Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) blasted skeptics of climate science Wednesday, alleging they are “endangering humankind.”

“The message I have for climate deniers is this: you are endangering humankind,” Boxer said during a press conference in the Capitol. “It is time for climate deniers to face reality, because the body of evidence is overwhelming and the world’s leading scientists agree.”

Boxer criticized skeptics of climate science, alleging they are standing in the way of significant progress toward lowering greenhouse gas emissions both domestically and internationally.

“Wishing that climate change will go away by clinging to a tiny minority view is not a policy — it is a fantasy,” Boxer said. “Problems do not go away by pretending they do not exist. And the longer that vocal minority insists on keeping their heads in the sand, the more it endangers billions of people around the globe and threatens to dramatically and negatively reshape the world as we know it.”


"Boxer also dismissed a series of hacked emails that Republicans and others say show climate scientists hiding data that raises questions about global warming. An initial batch of emails was released in 2009, and additional documents came to light last month.

Several investigations have concluded that the emails do not indicate that climate scientists were suppressing information.

"The emails stolen in 2009, which included personal communications and gossip, were thoroughly studied, reviewed, investigated, and were found not to undermine the consensus on climate change in any way," Boxer said. "The most recent set of emails also appear to be more of the same."

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Several points to ponder here. First, if Boxer and others really, truly believe this then they are justified in taking severe action against the "deniars" who threaten the future of humanity. If someone suspected of terrorism can be arrested and detained, why not someone guilty of ecocide? If we are doomed because of this, isn't it acceptable to arrest and imprison these cliamte criminals? But nobody would suggest such a thing, would they?

That a sitting U.S. Senator would make such inflammatory and inaccurate statements, would make such confident statements in the face of what is becoming overwhelming evidence against AGW, is astonishing. But it is the tenor of the times; liberal politics no longer concerns itself with reality but, like the Ministry of Love in Orwell's 1984, 2+2=5 if the Party says it does.

And the attempt to seize wealth and power are staggering. The Senate is supposed to be the place where passions are cooled, not overheated with demogoguerie. Boxer is a disgrace.

And a lying disgrace. Surely she can be bothered to actually read the damned e-mails. You don't need a commission to do that. It is plain from their words that the CRU people - and the CRU people are the ones giving the science to the scientists - that there was a concerted attempt to subvert peer review, to fudge data, to intimidate editors and blackmail scientists. Read them!

But we are to believe "experts" and not our lying eyes. Oxburgh, Muir Russell, Penn State (yeah; that place that ferreted out pedophilia in their coaching staff) were all demonstrably whitewashes; none looked at the science, none spoke with "deniars" involved, but took the word of employees of CRU as Gospel. As Steve McIntyre points out, Russell's investigation blatantly misrepresents aka lies about the "delete all e-mails" issue.

And still we persist with this. The burden of proof was and is on those predicting disaster. Yet that proof is scant to nill. There is no "hot spot" in the troposphere, a key prediction made by the climate models. There is no "missing heat"; the oceans aren't warming as predicted. There is a stoppage in statistical warming going back to 1995 (even Phil Jones at CRU acknowledges that) in contradiction to all climate models. There is no accelleration in sea level rise. There is no major ice loss in the Antarctic. There is no major melt in the Himalayas. There is no increase in worldwide precipitation. These models could not even predict current climate accurately when fed data from the past. Yet we are supposed to institute fundamental socio-political reform based on THAT. Hide the decline was a phrase used in the original Climategate e-mails that explained what was going on with The Team. "Mike's Nature Trick" was a simple con; graft proxy data (from tree rings) onto actual data obtained through measurements. As Mike (Mann) cherry picked his tree ring data, he was able to create the famous "hockey stick" graph that eliminated the Medieval Warming Period and appeared in the highly influential IPCC 2007 report. It was a lie, a hoax intended to sway political opinion, and it was never questioned by any of the official reviews. The Medieval Warming Period is well established by both actual records and by proxies. Mann wiped it away with his Nature Trick, and the head of the Climate Research Unit of East Anglia approved!

When Barbera Boxer says most scientists think this is happening she means two things 1. the IPCC says it is, an international body and 2.most scientists think there is such a thing as climate change, and man is probably causing at least some of it. On the first it is clear that the IPCC has been hijacked from the get-go (actually, its purpose was to establish this as a crisis and if anybody thinks otherwise they are kidding themselves) and we have had environmental activists and interns writing large swaths of the reports - and editing out much of the work that doesn't agree with the conclusions. To the latter, climate changes all the time so yes, we have climate change. And most people would agree climate is influenced by human activity. Roger Pielke Sr., for instance, argues that land-use changes effect the climate. Anyone who remembers the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma should understand that, yes, human activity can change the climate. But is it the miniscule carbon dioxide doing this?

And of course Babs ignores the serious problems with the temperature record. How do you take planetary temperatures? Surveys of land stations show terrible bias in the record.

Nobody has ever died from Global Warming, but people have died in bygone days from economic deprivation. If anyone is killing people and imperiling lives, it is the Barbara Boxers of the world.

In the end, this is a despicable and cynical power grab by those in power - and Barbara Boxer is a shameful grifter promoting this. It is against the law to shout "fire" in a crowded public space, yet people like Boxer attempt to incite panic regularly from their rarified positions as masters of the universe. Maybe instead of trying "deniars" we should look at having trials for alarmists. After all, they have attempted to steal our money, cede our sovereignty, steal our freedom, and frighten our citizenry. Who is doing the greater harm?

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