Only a day after the Washington Post claimed that President Trump is “complicit” in Hurricane Florence, a United Nations official claimed the organization’s regulations are “changing the weather.”
The claim prompted a headline from the Climate Depot website, a critic of “global warming” alarmism, “Modern witchcraft has officially arrived: U.N. climate chief touts U.N. regulations are ‘changing the weather.'”
The Post’s editorial argued the president “plays down humans’ role in increasing the risks, and he continues to dismantle efforts to address those risks.”
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Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh commented on the Post’s editorial, calling it more evidence of the left “losing their minds,” having become “radicalized” under Obama.
“There’s almost like a demonic possession that has come over these people,” he said.
The U.N. claim comes from Patricia Espinosa,the executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
By raising our ambition for #climateaction, we are not just changing the weather, we are building a better future for all. Thank you for participating in #Talanoa4Ambition and contributing to address #climatechange, the biggest challenge of our time #ParisAgreement #GCAS2018 pic.twitter.com/oVoFFv1Jis
— Patricia Espinosa C. (@PEspinosaC) September 12, 2018
“By raising our ambition for @climateaction, we are not just changing the weather, we are building a better future…,” she tweeted.
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano wrote: “By unambiguously stating the U.N. climate treaties and pacts can ‘change the weather,’ Espinosa is flashing back to previous belie[fs] that the bad weather events can be controlled and altered and blamed on a whole array of superstitious beliefs, including witchcraft.”
He pointed out that “climate activists and the news media exploit Hurricane Florence in their attempts to scare the public and blame President Trump.”
And he notes his book, “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change,” debunks bogus claims.
“Have we really advanced since medieval times? Sacrifice to prevent climate change is now being routinely proposed. Laurie David, the producer of Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ has extolled small acts to save the planet: ‘When you see that charger in the wall, you have to now say okay that’s, that’s contributing to global-warming pollution, I have to pull that charger out of the wall,’ Laurie said on NBC’s Today Show.
“In 2010, the Japanese government told its citizens to go to sleep earlier in order to fight climate change. ‘Japanese households are being urged to go to bed one hour earlier than normal in order to help tackle climate change,’ explained the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph. ‘Many Japanese people waste electric power at night time, for example by watching TV until very late,’ a ministry spokesperson told the Telegraph. ‘But going to bed early and getting up early can avoid wasting electrical power which causes carbon dioxide emissions. If people change their lifestyle, we can save energy and reduce emissions,” he quoted.
The book excerpt points out: “Once, long before the modern SUV was the culprit, witches were blamed for causing bad weather and crop failures. Sallie Baliunas, formerly of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has explained how the severe conditions of the medieval Little Ice Age in the Middle Ages created a perfect atmosphere for witchcraft trials. ‘Those severe conditions in climate brought about crop failure, starvation, disease, death and social unrest,’ Baliunas noted.
“‘They said, for a hundred years such a storm has not been seen. The storm was deemed so unusual in this period of superstition that it had to be unnatural, it had to be supernatural.’ Baliunas continued with the parallel. ‘Legal philosopher John Boden in 1580 noted that witchcraft was the most terrible problem facing humankind. Again a very, a very modern note.'”
“Something very similar is happening today, as Canadian physicist Denis Rancourt testifies from his experience. ‘When I tell environmental activists that global warming itself is not something to be concerned about – environmental activists attack me,’ Rancourt explains. ‘They shun me, and they do not allow me to have my materials published in their various magazines and so on.'”
Morano wrote: “Today’s global warming narrative blames every bad weather event on man-caused global warming. As we have seen, there is no way to falsify these ‘climate change’ claims because bad weather events are always going to happen – and every bad weather event ‘proves’ their case. Have we really advanced since the days of the medieval witch hunt?”