A report released Tuesday by the White House charges Americans “literally are destroying the Earth,” according to a critic, and lists threats ranging from longer growing seasons and carbon dioxide to rising ocean levels and less ice in the Arctic.
Or is that more ice?
Because meteorologist Brian Sussman, who authored “Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes the Global Warming Scam,” said the agenda, and the report, are not necessarily linked to reality.
“Today the Obama administration released its gloom and doom National Climate Assessment. According to the 800-page report the carbon pollution created by Americans is literally destroying the Earth as we know it,” he said.
But consider the source, he suggested. Strongly.
“The assessment is being fronted by Obama’s handpicked science adviser, John Holdren. Holdren is an ultra-radical; in fact as a former Stanford and Harvard professor he is a mentor to many prominent eco-radicals. Holdren, like all from the eco-left, believes there are too many people on the planet. He also believes that the United States Constitution allows for imposing a forced abortion policy upon the American people.”
Sussman cited Holdren in his book “Climategate,”
Holdren has written: “Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently [severe and] endanger society.”
Among Holdren’s ideas? A sterility drug in drinking water.
Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., the senior member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said the administration “assessment” is nothing more than a political ploy to try to help Democrats and Obama.
“This climate assessment seems conveniently timed for the week the Senate could be debating the need to approve the Keystone XL as well as expediting the export of liquefied natural gas,” said Inhofe, author of “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.”
“Now that another climate change billionaire, Tom Steyer, has entered the scene and put at least $100 million on the campaign table, the president and my colleagues are jumping at opportunities to sideline critical domestic energy opportunities for the United States and instead discuss global warming alarmism,” he said.
“Fear tactics and money are powerful tools in politics.”
Inhofe said that with his report, the president is “attempting to once again distract Americans from his unchecked regulatory agenda that is costing our nation millions of job opportunities and our ability to be energy independent.”
“If the president’s climate change agenda is about more than just fundraising, electioneering and social engineering, then I strongly urge the president to first start convincing the American people of his convictions by enforcing transparency and accountability within his Environmental Protection Agency,” Inhofe said.
“This starts with ending the political gimmickry of the systematic delaying of regulations, which is leaving Americans blinded to their devastating effects until after critical elections. We saw the Obama administration intentionally delay EPA regulations until after the 2012 presidential elections, and we are seeing it again today with the decision to withhold the new power plant rule an unprecedented 66 extra days so that it doesn’t have to be finalized until well after the 2014 elections,” he said.
He suggested the EPA should follow the Clean Air Act, which “requires the agency to report the whole economic impact for each of its rules, a requirement the agency has yet to fulfill since written by Congress as an accountability mechanism more than 30 years ago.”
Sussman said the global warming strategy released by Obama is “simply more devious propaganda created by leftists with Ph.Ds who are willing to bastardize the scientific method in order to push their dangerous, anti-American, socialist agenda.”
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“They know that the earth’s climate has only warmed .7 degree Celsius since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and 88 percent of that warming occurred before 1940. And they know that the earth’s atmosphere has not warmed for nearly 18 years,” Sussman said.
Among the dangers the White House said it expects will develop are “longer growing seasons and rising carbon dioxide levels increase yields of some crops,” which already have been “offset” by “heat waves, droughts, and floods.”
The report also warns of “too little precipitation” on the Great Plains.
“Climate change will add to both stress and costs.”
For the Southwest, the “hottest and driest region in the United States,” the challenge is that the “already parched region … is expected to get hotter and, in its southern half, significantly drier.”
For the Northwest, there is the additional problem of “social and ecological vulnerability,” the report said. For Alaska: “Rapidly receding summer sea ice, shrinking glaciers, and thawing permafrost cause damage to infrastructure and major changes to ecosystems. Impacts on Alaska Native communities increase.”
The report says climate change “threatens human health and well-being in many ways, including through impacts from increased extreme weather events, wildfire, decreased air quality, threats to mental health, and illnesses transmitted by food, water, and disease carriers such as mosquitoes and ticks.”
“Some of these health impacts are already underway in the United States. Climate change will, absent other changes, amplify some of the existing health threats the nation now faces. Certain people and communities are especially vulnerable, including children, the elderly, the sick, the poor, and some communities of color.”
Transportation, energy, water, agriculture, ecosystems, oceans and more will be affected, the report warns.
“Average U.S. precipitation has increased since 1900, but some areas have had increases greater than the national average, and some areas have had decreases,” the report forecasts.
But those forecasts haven’t always gone so well.
WND reported that in 2000, David Viner, a senior research scientist at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia was warning that in just a few years, snow would be “a very rare and exciting event” in Britain.
“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.
Then came the winter of 2013 and one really bad week for global warming adherents.
Cairo saw its first snow in 100 years. Oregon, like several other states, reached its coldest temperature in 40 years. Chicago saw its coldest days ever, and – as if to add finality to the trend – Antarctica reached the coldest temperature ever recorded anywhere on Earth.
The authoritative reputation of East Anglia was seriously downgraded in 2009 when leaked emails proved researchers were engaged in a major scheme to manipulate and suppress evidence against global warming, misconduct London’s Telegraph newspaper called “the worst scientific scandal of our generation.”
And this week, Obama warned, among many other things, that rising temperatures “are reducing ice volume and surface extent on land, lakes, and sea.”
“This loss of ice is expected to continue. The Arctic Ocean is expected to become essentially ice free in summer before mid-century.”
But the report became public within hours of a CBS News report that said: “In the aftermath of one of the coldest winters on record, 19 percent of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice. As of Sunday, much of the ice cover is on Lake Superior and Lake Huron. The northern part of Lake Michigan also has ice.”
The report explained: “Typically by mid April, only about three percent of the Great Lakes are on ice. Lake Michigan set a new record for ice coverage in March. The National Weather Service said the cold start to March caused ice levels on the lake to increase quickly, pushing ice coverage to 93.29 percent. … At its peak, the five Great Lakes were about 92 percent covered in ice in early March.”
WND reported Al Gore, known for wild rants about global warming, including one where his foul language earned him the description “mentally unstable,” was at it again.
Only at that time he was complaining about those who put up “barriers” to his agenda that critics say includes cracking down on carbon emissions, buying and selling credits for that activity and putting the American coal industry out of business.
“The ‘barriers’ to doing something about climate change are business and political interests that profit off of fossil fuels – ‘dirty energy that causes dirty weather,’” he said, according to an online report about a recent speech he made.
“He compared fake science from polluters stating that humans are not to blame for the climate to tobacco companies that used to hire actors to play doctors who denied cigarettes were dangerous,” the report said.
“That’s immoral, unethical and despicable,” he said of both.
An audio clip of Gore’s obscenity-packed address can be heard here: (WARNING: Profane and obscene language is used).
WND also reported that Marc Morano, editor of ClimateDepot.com, noted the chairman of a U.N. panel on climate, Rajendra K. Pachauri, admitted in an interview last September with the London Guardian that the purpose of the periodic U.N. climate report was to make the case that “action is needed on climate change.”
“Top United Nations officials apparently knew years in advance exactly what this new U.N. climate report was going to say,” Morano said. “The U.N. IPCC is guilty of nothing short of making the science fit their political agenda.”
At a press conference in Yokohama, Japan, March 25, Pachauri released the U.N. panel’s fifth climate assessment, which concludes a continued rise in carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere threatens the fundamental systems that support human civilization, to the extent “no one will be untouched.”
The historical temperatures for years prior to 2000 were being lowered, which makes the temperatures thereafter appear to represent increases.
“A newly uncovered and monumental calculating error in official U.S. government climate data shows beyond doubt that climate scientists unjustifiably added a whopping one degree of phantom warming to the official ‘raw’ temperature record,” the report says.
Independent data analyst Steven Goddard made the discovery in a study of the official U.S. temperature records used by NASA, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and others.
He found that when global temperatures plummeted in 1999, the official U.S. chart didn’t reflect the decline.
Essentially, he said, the change was revised downward by one degree for readings before 2000. But the post-2000 temperatures were left more or less intact, he said.
Also weighing in was scientist Art Robinson, who spearheaded The Petition Project, which to date has gathered the signatures of 31,487 scientists who agree that there is “no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”
“This kind of shenanigan has been going on for decades,” he told WND.
Inhofe was interviewed by Aaron Klein of “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” The host asked Inhofe – in light of Al Gore and other global warming alarmists’ failed predictions – how progressives continue to “get away” with pushing their “green schemes” in the name of climate change.
“They don’t get away with it in the eyes of the American people,” Inhofe answered. “I find fewer and fewer members of the United States Senate that are sympathetic to this whole cause.”
Hear the entire interview below: