Another From The “GEE, NO SHIT” File

In an unbelievable admission, an MIT professor says something we’ve known for a LONG time.

Welcome to the party. From The Daily Caller.com. by Michael Bastasch

MIT professor: 

Global warming is a ‘religion’

 

What the Gorons believe.

What the REALITY is.

Throughout history, governments have twisted science to suit a political  agenda. Global warming is no different, according to Dr. Richard Lindzen of the  Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“Global climate alarmism has been costly to society, and it has the potential  to be vastly more costly. It has also been damaging to science, as scientists  adjust both data and even theory to accommodate politically correct positions,”  writes Lindzen in the fall 2013 issue of the Journal of  American Physicians and Surgeons.

According to Lindzen, scientists make essentially “meaningless” claims about  certain phenomenon. Activists for certain causes take up claims made by  scientists and politicians respond to the alarmism spread by activists by doling  out more research funding. — creating an “Iron Triangle” of poor incentives.

“How can one escape from the Iron Triangle when it produces flawed science  that is immensely influential and is forcing catastrophic public policy?”  Lindzen asks.

Lindzen compares global warming to past politicized scientific movements: the  eugenics movement in the early 20th Century and Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union  under Stalin. However, the MIT professor argues that global warming goes even  beyond what these past movements in terms of twisting science.

“Global Warming has become a religion,” writes Lindzen. “A surprisingly large  number of people seem to have concluded that all that gives meaning to their  lives is the belief that they are saving the planet by paying attention to their  carbon footprint.”

“There may be a growing realization that this may not add all that much  meaning to one’s life, but, outside the pages of the Wall Street Journal, this  has not been widely promulgated, and people with no other source of meaning will  defend their religion with jihadist zeal,” he added.

President Obama announced his plan to tackle global warming this summer.

“I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet  that’s beyond fixing,” Obama said. “And that’s why, today, I’m announcing  a new national climate action plan, and I’m here to enlist your generation’s  help in keeping the United States of America a leader — a global leader — in the  fight against climate change.”

A recently leaked report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on  Climate Change claims there is a 95 percent chance that human activity — mostly  from burning fossil fuels — is the main cause of global warming.

However, there has been no rise in global temperatures for the past 15  years.

“[T]he cracks in the scientific claims for catastrophic warming are, I think,  becoming much harder for the supporters to defend,” writes Lindzen. “Despite  official whitewashes, the Climategate scandal was a clear manifestation of  pathology. Opposition to alarm is having some impact among certain groups  including physicists.”

Lindzen also muses that politicized scientific movements may have a natural life  cycle before they die out, comparing the about 30 year lifespan of global  warming alarmism to the roughly equal lifespans of the eugenics and Lysenkoism  movements.

Activists have ratcheted up their claims about global warming as some  scientists have scaled theirs back.

“Environmental advocates  are responding by making increasingly extreme claims,” Lindzen writes.  “Politicians are recognizing that these claims are implausible, and are backing  away from both the issue and support for climate science. The incentive is then  for scientists to look elsewhere for support. Regardless of whether this will be  sufficient, one can only hope that some path will emerge that will end the  present irrational obsession with climate and carbon footprints.”

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I do believe this article says it all. We’ve all been told it’s OUR lifestyles, our SUV’s, lightbulbs, yada yada.

I maintain it’s ALWAYS been about the MONEY. Whether directly stolen from the taxpayers via our corrupt-as-the-day-is-long politicians, or through excessive regulations, such as Obama’s out-of-control EPA, to the IDIOTS at the Useless Nations, and their moronic Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Along comes Dr. Lindzen’s report to put the TRUTH to our theory, while putting the lie to the  AGW freaks’ claims.

The ONLY “control” these two erstwhile organizantions want is, oh, a minor thing, such as controlling TOTAL HUMAN BEHAVIOR. Nothing less.

Look around at the LOUDEST shills for “climate change”. What are they doing? Jetting off the world over, holding “conferences” on AGW, consuming precious resources, spewing MILLIONS of tons of CO2 and other pollutants into our skies.

The BIGGEST problem with the whole AGW movement is the faces they’ve put on it. Al Gore? I’ve said PLENTY about this asshole’s hypocrisy. Leo DiCaprio? Another brain dead Hollywood moonbat, like most of them,who’s publicists tell them what to say, just before getting on, you guessed it, a PRIVATE jet.

While some of these hypocrites have done SOME things to reduce their “footprint”, such as driving a Prius, or Tesla Karma’s, damn near ALL of them have MUCH larger “carbon trails” in a YEAR than most of us will have in our lifetimes.

To wrap it up, I say this: Gorons, when YOU give up YOUR 10,000sq. ft. mansions, limos, private jets, et al, come talk to me. Scientists, when you can PROVE, without DOCTORED, and in a lot of cases, FRAUDULENT data, scamming for grant money, get back to me. Until then, I WILL brand you as the hypocrites you TRULY are.

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Clyde

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8 Responses to Another From The “GEE, NO SHIT” File

  1. Hardnox says:

    Good post and great rant. Dr. Lidzen at 73 years old probably doesn’t want this scam as his legacy.

    Here’s a piece about him:
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/07/25/lindzen-at-sandia-national-labs-climate-models-are-flawed/

  2. CW says:

    Lindzen’s been fighting this BS for a long time. I remember clipping a letter he wrote to the WSJ back in about 1990 where he warned about what the chicken-littlers were up to. I think I still have it. And he’s exactly right. Climate change has become a religion to the Left. Carrying the analogy a bit further, that would make Al Gore comparable to the priests who preach the word of God in public and abuse little kids in private.

    Hypocrisy is what happens when people have been dishonest about their motives.

  3. Mrs AL says:

    “I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing,” Obama said.

    And the arrogance continues. What a crock. You would think our fellow Citizen’s would have caught on to this high-handed speech pattern.

    • Clyde says:

      “I refuse to condemn your generation and future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing,”. Well, Mrs.Al, by the time this idiot is done FUBARing the nation, will it be WORTH the “next generations” while to fix it? With what the LIV generation is being taught, and force-fed via media, they may simply say this is the way WE WANT IT to be. I hope I’m dead by then.

  4. bullright says:

    Sure is a religion, never in doubt. So when there is another ‘monumental moment of conscience’- problem in the world, they can unleash the power of their Prius’s on it. Then came the “change you can believe in” man, a religion to himself.

    “A planet beyond fixing”, when he cannot even fix his own problems, let a lone humanity. What hyperbole!. 4 dead Americans could testify what a great “fixer” he is.

    Obama “the Climate Action Man” — on the scene, without an ounce of carbon to spare… besides the tons he spews hourly leaving a jet trail wherever he goes, saving us from carbon use. Maybe “cult” works too?

    • Clyde says:

      Thanks for dropping by, Bull, and the comment. The ONLY thing this asshole “fixes” is HIS elections.