Carbon emissions have climbed for a decade, but temperatures worldwide have not trended up or down for a decade. So, the promoters of global warming have had to do a bait-and-switch. They got the voters into the movement with “global warming.” Now the promoters have substituted “climate change.” Why? Because the climate is not changing.
This is an old, old story. A similar bait-and-switch operation was pulled off successfully in the 1980s.
In 1971, James Hansen announced a new era of man-made global cooling. For a decade, the mainstream media hyped Hansen’s story. You can read summaries here. The proposed solution: government control over carbon emissions.
But the story never got any regulatory legislation passed. So, Hansen switched sides in the 1980s. He joined NASA. He is still on NASA’s payroll as NASA’s top climate scholar. At NASA, he became America’s #1 promoter of the story of man-made global warming. He has advised Al Gore.
If it were not for the Internet, the mainstream media could hide this famous bait-and-switch career model.
Speaking of models, he makes his climate predictions based on computer models. He is a physicist by training.
Rather than admit defeat because of temperature stability, the media have decided to use public relations to save their program of worldwide taxation and regulation. They dropped the phrase “global warming” and substituted “climate change.”
Yes, it’s warmer in winter than in summer. But nothing that men have done is responsible.
When hackers broke into the computer of Great Britain’s #1 global warming research organization in 2009 and stole emails showing that the scholars employed by the center had used tactics of suppression of rival views that were more political than academia is supposed to be, the global warming movement suffered a major defeat.
The hackers posted the emails a few weeks before the United Nation’s Copenhagen meeting, which the UN had planned for years as the key pillar in getting nations to conform to the anti-economic growth Kyoto Agreement (1992). The emails killed the meeting. Major political leaders from around the world suddenly had other more pressing engagements.
Then came this photo. A man who understood Saul Alinsky’s tactics dressed up as a polar bear and got a bullhorn. He kept calling for Phil Jones, the man whose emails had gotten the most attention by the media. The photo went all over the world’s media.
The research unit kept Jones on the payroll, but his usefulness to the global warming cause ended. The public figured out what was going on, even though the Establishment gave him clean bill of health. Any article with his name on it calls forth the mental image of the bear. The media cannot use it.
So, it’s goodbye “global warming,” hello “climate change.” What goes up must come down, and vice versa.
This is the politics of guilt. The good news is this: the public isn’t buying it any more.
Maybe the warmers need to resurrect the ice age theory. It has as much data behind it as global warming does.