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The Changing Climate of the Earth. by The Elephant's Child
June 13, 2021, 4:25 pm
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I write a lot about the “Climate Crisis” which I believe to be nonsense. The climate of the earth is always changing, controlled by the actions of the sun. Has nothing to do with carbon dioxide, which is a natural fertilizer for plants and slight increases mean more bountiful crops and food for a hungry world. We have cool years and hot years, most often measured by just how hot it was in the summer, or the floods, the tornadoes, or how cold it was in the winter. All of this is measured by the personal complaints of the people. Or at least it was until we got some formal standards for measurement. That first arrived with the invention of the thermometer. To measure anything, you need standards so your measurements will actually mean something.

A headline at Breitbart this morning was: “G7 Leaders to Agree Anti-Coal, Anti-Car, And Carbon-Cutting Targets”. Mr. Biden has famously already ended the XL Pipeline that was to transport Canadian Oil to American refineries and then on to ports at the Gulf of Mexico for export to other countries. The oil will still be transported, it just will have to go by train now, which is much more open to spills and accident than by the pipeline. The “Nature Compact” struck to try to halt and reverse biodiversity loss is also set to “see them commit to nearly halve their carbon emissions by 2030, relative to 2010”. Carbon Dioxide is a natural fertilizer for plants, which means more bountiful crops and more food for a hungry world. Helps trees to grow, provide lumber for all those houses Mr. Biden wants to build.

Japan, several years ago, was handed down an edict to switch to electricity to power the nations’ vehicles, in the interest of reducing CO2 to protect the nation from climate change. They discovered that to be impossible.The Japanese nation could not produce enough electricity to both power the nation’s homes and businesses but to power their vehicles as well. Impossible. They have tried to warn us, but of course , nobody is paying attention.

I don’t know how many vehicles Japan has, but the United States, based on registered vehicles for 1990 to 2019 has 276 million vehicles including buses and motorcycles. I have no idea how much electricity it would take to power 276 million vehicles, or how that would affect the amount of power we produce. Our major rivers already have dams. Most of our power plants run on fossil fuels. Could we make all of our vehicles run on electricity and still have enough electricity left to power the nation’s cities, homes, and industries? I have no idea, but I haven’t been able to find any answers either.

Carbon Dioxide is a natural fertilizer for plants. It is beneficial. Feeds a hungry world. The climate is not controlled by the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, but by the action of the sun. And do check in regularly with Dr. Roy Spencer who is keeping tabs on what is actually going on around the world for NASA.



There is no Climate Crisis by The Elephant's Child
May 25, 2021, 9:17 pm
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A goodly number of visitors to this website come to read an old post (July 7, 2013) titled “14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the United States”…The turbines pictured were in Hawaii, and you really should note the date on posts you are reading, even mine!

The idea, of course, is that CLIMATE CHANGE is an approaching disaster (it is not) and that we must DO SOMETHING RIGHT NOW to save us all. Not true. The Swedish child was dramatic, came to scold the United Nations, which she did, but was totally misinformed about climate. There is no climate crisis. In the last 100 years, the climate has warmed by barely one degree, and the earth is always warming and cooling a little, controlled by the action of our sun. We have had ice ages, and warm years, hot summers and cool summers. Do not take my word for it, but refer to the climate scientists who monitor the temperatures of the world for NASA with satellites and weather balloons, who report to Congress regularly. Refer to Christiana Figueres, who was General Secretary of the IPCC and told a press conference back in 2013 that Climate Change was our best weapon for getting rid of dreaded Capitalism. There are lots of websites run by climate scientists, and those listed in the sidebar also list other scientific sites. Even President Obama’s own climate scientist is currently trying to explain that there is no crisis.

Interest in climate, inspired by a Davos meeting, meant a lot of sleepy labs in major universities awakened and found that the new interest meant government grants, new equipment, maybe even an assistant, so they suddenly got very interested in climate, and fired up their computers. They entered what they knew about climate, which wasn’t really all that much, and what they thought was probably true, and some educated guesses and some probabilities, and discovered that made them experts on the new crisis.

If I am dubious, it is because I grew up in the mountains of Idaho at about 4000′, mostly outdoors, on 400 acres surrounded by National Forest and BLM land. That provides one with a fairly common sense relationship to the great out-of-doors. Heard cougars scream, bears came for the crab apples when they ripened, and had to shoot a lynx that was trying to kill my dog as well as a porcupine that was trying to get in my bedroom window, right next to the bed.

Wind turbines seemed like a dandy idea, we all grew up with the romantic notion of Holland and their canals, with windmills peacefully turning in the wind, never having been there. Their windmills were for the purpose of grinding grain, not producing a society’s energy, and it turns out that they are not that effective in producing energy anyway. The wind does not obligingly blow at a steady 35 mph, but blows occasionally mostly in pleasant modest breezes. When’s the last time you went outdoors to find the wind blowing heartily with things flying around? We’ve tried locating wind turbines in our windiest places without much success. It costs something over $35,000 to take down a single turbine, and nothing can be recycled, but everything has to go to a landfill. The idea, of course, is that there is something dreadful about fossil fuels, and we have to find a more benevolent substitute. There isn’t, and we don’t.



Amnesty for Illegal Aliens is Not as Popular as Biden Believes by The Elephant's Child
May 23, 2021, 7:51 pm
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A few years ago, the Japanese government handed down an edict, that because of the dangers of “climate change” Japan would need to stop running the nation’s vehicles on gasoline (fossil fuels) and switch to running their vehicles on electricity. They shortly discovered that the island nation could not produce enough electricity to power the nation’s vehicles.

They attempted to warn the United States, but we were not particularly interested, but that was before the Biden administration, who were true believers in climate change catastrophe. President Joe Biden believes. That is the reason for dumping the XL pipeline, President Biden is considering moving the nation to electric powered vehicles. He’s even considering running “the Beast”, the presidential vehicle, on electricity. An advisory panel to the president is trying to combine amnesty for illegal immigrants with what they are calling “environmental justice”– the federal effort to confront climate change. Some have tried to suggest that the illegal immigrants trying to cross the Southern border are climate “refugees”.

His White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (savor that one) has released a report with about 90 pages of recommendations which adopt the language of the “Green New Deal” and opposes nuclear energy. So, while they are disposing of petroleum, fossil fuels in general, nuclear energy, and don’t forget that they don’t like nasty dams in pretty rivers either, and certainly don’t want you cutting any timber, so there you are.

Biden had a January executive order which called for 40% of environmental spending to benefit “disadvantaged communities.” The second immigration recommendation suggests that the administration should work aggressively with Congress to secure a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants, as well as other improvements to prevent the undocumented from environmental justice investments since they are predominately Black, indigenous, and people of color. Biden has already backed an immigration bill to grant legal status to up to 20 million illegal immigrants.

Joe Biden’s budget proposal for 2022 includes $1.4 billion for “environmental justice” initiatives. I reject the combination of the word “environmental” and “justice.” Sheer nonsense. There is no climate crisis. And President Biden does not have the public support for the amnesty for illegal aliens that he thinks he does. I suspect that he doesn’t have the support for “environmental justice” either.



Joe Biden Wants to Ban Hamburgers! by The Elephant's Child
April 27, 2021, 8:22 pm
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Lawrence Kudlow reported in The New York Sun, that President Biden was going to ban eating beef. Beef! In the interest, of course, of saving the planet from the ravages of Global Warming, in which President Biden fervently believes. Cow flatulence, you know. CO2. Which is not how it works anyway.

Carbon dioxide, CO2, is plant food, and creates more food for humans and animals. It does not create “global warming.” The warmth of the atmosphere is created by the action of the sun. “Global Warming” has it’s origins in the computers of the science labs of some universities, competing for federal grants, and has not much of anything to do with the real atmosphere. When they started trying to understand Global Warming, the scientists in the universities put what they knew for sure about the climate, which was not all that much, and then they added a lot of informed guesses, and the rest was what they they thought might be probable. This is not what is usually defined as the best science.

Christiana Figueres, who was once General Secretary of the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) admitted to a press conference back in 2013 or 2015. somewhere in there, that the object of the climate change thing, was to get rid of capitalism.

No telling what this administration will come up with next. Of course I’m not sure they know what they will come up with either. Their goals are a little unclear, other than putting the Democrats in charge.

Anyway, getting rid of beef? I grew up in cattle country. Not bloody likely. Improve the fence around the back yard a little, buy some hay, and get a calf. I don’t know, you can train a puppy, but a calf is something different. Fortunately the press, or the president changed their minds, and said they didn’t plan on outlawing beef after all. Good. Americans are rather fond of their hamburgers. That would not go down well. And Thousands of McDonalds customers would certainly vote for someone else.

The supposed change of presidential mind came so quickly, that I assume they got a whiff of public reaction to this “brilliant” idea. There will be more. President Biden seems to really believe in the need to do something about a non-existent climate problem The climate is controlled by the sun, not by a number of Herefords on Western ranches. Leave the poor cows alone.



President Joe Biden and the Climate: by The Elephant's Child
March 29, 2021, 10:21 pm
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I think that Joe Biden is shaping up to be one of the worst presidents in American history. He has clearly invited the population of Central America to come to the United States and he will make them all citizens eventually. He wants to be a president who rescues refugees, and he seems to regard anyone from another country as a refugee. Refugee from what is another question. There are no wars and no particular tyranny is Central America. They are just poorer, and would like to make more money and take advantage of Americas free public schooling and health care, and the opportunity for better jobs.

He obviously has no interest in full employment and is willing to eliminate jobs in the interest of climate change, and attack whole industries as well. And no, we cannot just dump petroleum and run our cars on electricity. Most of our power plants run on fossil fuels. The Japanese had an edict to switch entirely to electric run cars in the fairly near future, and discovered to their dismay that they did not have enough electricity to run the nation’s automobiles.

Biden clearly believes in an upcoming climate change disaster, without any effort to investigate the actual science. Climate activists are quite sure that CO2 is shortly going to destroy the world without any understanding whatsoever that Carbon dioxide is a natural fertilizer for plants and is greening the earth, and creating bountiful crops that are feeding the hungry all over the world.

Where we got so far off, I think, is when some scientists started worrying because the CO2 in the atmosphere increased slightly, and the government began giving out grants to climate scientists to explain what was happening. Well!. Government grants meant new lab equipment, perhaps even an assistant, prestige, and climate scientists ran for their computers. They put in what they knew about the climate for sure, and then they put in their best guesses about what was up, and some intelligent estimates for what they didn’t know, and filled in the gaps with some plain old guesswork, because there really was a whole lot about the climate that they didn’t know at all. And clearly the government needed information to work on. And of course some of the climate scientists got a little more ambitious than others, more prestige for a neglected branch of science was enticing.

It has been much warmer in the past, and much colder too. We know about ice ages and can see the evidence from the distant past, but we didn’t start keeping records of temperatures until well into the 1800s, The first thermometer was invented in 1714, by appropriately, Daniel Fahrenheit, Now temperatures are measured all over the world, as this map from Dr. Roy Spencer shows: Interesting to see where they care and where they do not.

Dr. Roy Spencer is at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and runs the satellites that measure temperatures all over the world for NASA. Fascinating to see where there is serious attention and where there is not.

Do visit Dr. Spencer’s website for serious information on climate, and also Climate Depot and Watts Up With That, all listed in the sidebar. Each of them lists other websites from other serious scientists, so it’s not hard to find information, just hard to make the effort, I guess.

ADDENDUM: I should have explained this map, The yellow dots represent officially reporting temperature stations.



Joe Biden and His Climate Crisis: by The Elephant's Child
March 6, 2021, 6:56 pm
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The Biden administration is reverting to Obama’s 2016 guidance until its new working group fully updates its work next year. Researchers, industries and environmentalists have begun to line up to advise the White House just how they think this number should be calculated. Biden’s chief climate advisor is Gina McCarthy, left over from the Obama administration and famous for killing two rivers. or at least the life in two rivers, one of them in Alaska, the other the mighty Colorado.

Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore:Clearly, the social cost of carbon is negative on its many fronts. Perhaps we should get paid for emitting it. It is responsible for up to 70% of increased food crop production (I guess they didn’t factor that in). It is greening the land and presumably the oceans. It is perhaps involved in slightly increasing global temperature above the frigid Pleistocene Epoch the Earth has been locked in for 2.6 million years, although there is no proof of this. It makes all plants more efficient in their use of water. It makes greenhouse production of food 30-60% higher than at ambient levels.”

Bloomberg Law: President Joe Biden has reactivated the Obama-era approach to estimating the cost of climate change, a move that will revamp environmental regulations by establishing a much higher dollar value for greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.

A document published by the White House in the Federal Register on Friday re-installs the Obama administration’s interim values for the “social cost of carbon,” a figure that has been used to shape dozens of energy-related regulations. The Trump administration disbanded the interagency group responsible for the work and reduced the estimate to a small fraction of conventional values.

The social cost of greenhouse gases is an estimate of how much money the U.S. stands to benefit from avoiding each additional metric ton of emitted carbon dioxide, methane, or nitrous oxide, which are the three most important planet-warming gases. This measure is used in federal benefit-cost analyses to account for damage caused by fossil fuel, capturing impacts from pollution that aren’t reflected in the market prices for gas, oil, and coal. And of course, what the Biden administration used to eliminate the XL Pipeline and millions of jobs, unnecessarily.

Typically, an obscure economic measure of climate change, the social cost of carbon occasionally escapes academic journals to play a central role in federal climate policy. A federal court ruled in 2007 that the White House had to consider the costs of climate change in rulemaking, and President Obama convened an interagency working group to identify a measure grounded in data and the mechanics of strict federal guidelines.

The models underpinning the social cost of carbon have become something of a punching bag in economic circles, in part because of the particular sensitivity of their results to assumptions over how fast money loses value over time. Economists call this the discount rate.

What happened, I think, way back when we started looking at climate, and the first outrageous claims about climate catastrophe came out, was that the federal government, slightly alarmed, started offering grants and emoluments to university scientists interested in climate for authentic information. Well, grants meant new equipment, honors, prestige. There was a massive clicking on of the computers in the science departments. They put in what they knew for sure about the climate. They added their best information from their fellows in the specialty, and put in their best guesses, and hoped it all would result in major grants. It was the part they didn’t really know anything about and their best guesses that has caused all the trouble.

Christiana Figueres, the General Secretary of the IPCC, at a press conference back in 2015, admitted that the object of the whole climate change thing, was to rid the world of Capitalism. Information is not always straightforward, nor even truthful; and from it’s panicky origins, climate has always been a weapon, not a fact.

Here are two valuable videos you can order from Climate Depot, Climate Hustle One and Climate Hustle Two, to stream once or as a DVD to keep. Inexpensive and worth your time, Good for your kids too.



The Electoral College Has Voted. Joe Biden is Officially President-Elect. by The Elephant's Child
December 14, 2020, 7:43 pm
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The electoral college has voted in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to make fomer Vice President Joe Biden now formally the president-elect of the United States. Unfortunately 75-76% of Republicans believe the election was stolen from Donald Trump, and around 30% of Democrats also believe the election was stolen. That doesn’t seem to be getting off to a real good start.

One of Biden’s very first efforts will be to rejoin the Paris Climate Accords, with John Kerry in charge, to save us from an overheating planet. It wouldn’t take a lot of time and effort to learn that it has been much warmer in the past, with little in the way of ill-effects. But true-believers don’t investigate, they just believe.

The open borders lobby is urging Democrat Joe Biden to quickly grant amnesty for illegal aliens who are living in the United States, as there is a little-known federal program that keeps foreign nationals from being deported. They want amnesty by executive order and use the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to grant amnesty to all 11 million to 22 million illegals currently living in the United States. I have the odd notion that there is a legal way to come to the United States, by applying, waiting one’s turn, and working towards citizenship. We welcome new citizens.

Of course there has been much fuss about the “children in cages” at the border amid attempts to make it something the evil Donald Trump did, rather than the act of the Obama administration. Democrats do not admit wrongdoing, they just blame it on someone else. If you remember AOC went down to the southern border to check on the children in cages, and had herself photographed clutching at a chain-link fence and weeping as she stared out at an empty parking-lot. Good visuals always help.



As The World Turns, Etc, Etc. by The Elephant's Child
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RECENT EARTH CLIMATE HISTORY
600 – 200 B.C.: An Unnamed Cold Period
200 BC to about AD 600: The Roman Warming
600 to 900: The Dark Ages Cold Period
900 to 1300: Medieval Warming
1300 to 1850: The Little Ice Age (two stages)

MODERN CLIMATE HISTORY
1850 – 1940: Especially between 1920-1940: Warming
1940 to 1975: Cooling Trend
1976-1978: Sudden Warming Spurt
1979 to 1998: +1º
1998 to 2011: +1º

The Medieval Warming period led to the Renaissance  which began approximately in 1300 and ended approximately in 1700. A bountiful time, wine grapes grew in England, food was plentiful and there was a flowering of learning and art. Think Michelangelo, Raphael, and Copernicus among others. What I’m getting at here, is the idea that if we are facing climate doom, the world is going to die in 10 or 12 years if we don’t save it by stopping “fracking,” stop using oil and gasoline, and eliminating plastic bags. That’s what you get for listening to “celebrities” instead of studying up on the science.

I was an English Major, which means that I learned how to read hard stuff, and read a lot. That does not mean that I’m always right, much as I like to think so. Christiana Figueres, the General Secretary of the IPCC, was quite sure that the object of “climate change” was as a tool to get rid of Capitalism. Leftists do not like capitalism, which seems a bit strange, but economics is not their strong point. Capitalists to them are business CEOs and owners, and the “Rich”. The Left is entitled to be in charge because they are morally superior, it would be helpful if we all understood that.

Conservatives have long sneered at the Left because they were the Southern slave owners in the Civil War, but the Left has ended that accusation by electing the first black president, who served for two terms, which puts them back in the morally superior category. Global Warming, plastic bags, ending fracking, and giving taxpayer money to illegal aliens adds to their sense of superiority.

America is a nation of immigrants, as you know, which leads them to believe that immigrants are special, and just because they can’t be bothered to enter the country the legal way, shouldn’t keep them from sharing in the bounty of America. So Leftists care about illegal immigrants, which means hating I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and making sure that illegal immigrants get stimulus money. It is that mindset that makes them believe that if little immigrant children were kept in cages, it was obviously done by conservatives, contrary to the actual actions of the Obama administration. Once you get the “entitled to be in charge because they are morally superior” theme firmly in mind, it makes understanding all the other stuff simple. Or at least it helps.

Elizabeth Warren ranted that President Trump was trying to kill everybody in the world because he would not correctly address climate change, or something like that. The very slight warming we have had has brought enormous blessings to the world. The slight increase in the amount of CO² in the atmosphere has been a bounty for mankind for it is a natural fertilizer for plants. More bountiful crops mean the hungry are well fed and there is less starvation in the world. Forests grow more as well, and there is more wood for fuel and for building homes.

In case there is any confusion, Elizabeth Warren is calling her climate program “The Blue New Deal”. Don’t want any confusion with the Green thing.

Do make time to visit Climate Depot and Dr. Roy Spencer and the others listed in the sidebar. There’s an enormous amount of hype out there, and the best defense are informed citizens. Solar energy and wind energy are nice, when they aren’t killing birds, but they cannot provide the energy needed by a modern society. Just doesn’t work.



As The World Turns and Other Stories of the Moment by The Elephant's Child

          RECENT EARTH CLIMATE HISTORY

600 – 200 B.C.: An Unnamed Cold Period
200 BC to about AD 600: The Roman Warming
600 to 900: The Dark Ages Cold Period
900 to 1300: Medieval Warming
1300 to 1850: The Little Ice Age (two stages)

MODERN CLIMATE HISTORY

1850 – 1940: Especially between 1920-1940: Warming
1940 to 1975: Cooling Trend
1976-1978: Sudden Warming Spurt
1979 to 1998: +1º
1998 to 2011: +1º

The Medieval Warming period led to the Renaissance  which began approximately in 1300 and ended approximately in 1700. A bountiful time, wine grapes grew in England, food was plentiful and there was a flowering of learning and art. Think Michelangelo, Raphael, and Copernicus among others. What I’m getting at here, is the idea that if we are facing climate doom, the world is going to die in 10 or 12 years if we don’t save it by stopping “fracking,” using oil and gasoline, and eliminating plastic bags. That’s what you get for listening to “celebrities” instead of studying up on the science.

I was an English Major, which meant that I learned how to read hard stuff, and read a lot. That does not mean that I’m always right, but I do like to think so. Christiana Figueres was quite sure that the object of “climate change” was as a tool to get rid of Capitalism. Leftists do not like capitalism, which seems a bit strange, but economics is not their strong point. Capitalists are business CEOs and owners, and the “Rich:”. The Left is simply entitled to be in charge because they are morally superior.

Conservatives have long sneered at the Left because they were the Southern slave owners in the Civil War, but the Left has ended that accusation by electing the first black president, who served for two terms, which puts them back in the morally superior category. Global Warming, plastic bags, ending fracking, and giving taxpayer money to illegal aliens adds to their superiority.

America is a nation of immigrants, as you know, which leads them to believe that immigrants are special, and just because they can’t be bothered to enter the country the legal way, shouldn’t keep them from sharing in the bounty of America. So Leftists care about illegal immigrants, which means hating I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and making sure that illegal immigrants get stimulus money. It is that mindset that makes them believe that if little immigrant children were kept in cages, it was obviously done by conservatives, contrary to the actual actions of the Obama administration. Once you get the “entitled to be in charge because they are morally superior” theme firmly in mind, it makes understanding all the other stuff simple. Or at least it helps.

Then there’s this: From Climate Realism and Climate Depot:

Among the top articles in a May 19 Google News search for “climate change” were a slew of articles claiming climate change causes cancer. CNBC and several other major news outlets published the claims, citing American Cancer Society (ACS) activists making the assertion. The line of reasoning is preposterous. And even if the ACS line of reasoning were sound, the line of reasoning would indicate that climate change is reducing cancer incidence and mortality.

The CNBC article is titled “Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens prevention.” The article points out ACS line of reasoning as “[1] Climate change has triggered more frequent weather disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that [2] release deadly carcinogens into communities and [3] delay access to cancer treatment.” Each of the three prongs of the argument is ridiculous, and the three in combination give new meaning to the term “far-fetched.”

That’s a pretty good indication into how the news gets so weird, and wrong ideas seem to prevail. The fact that it is an election year means that politics rears its ugly head, and before you know it, all is confusion.  Fight back.



Ian Plimer Explains Climate Change and Earth’s History by The Elephant's Child

Ian Plimer is a distinguished Australian scientist. He is a professor of Geology at the University of Adelaide, the author of 6 books and many scientific papers. Two of his books question the validity of man-made climate change. This is dangerous territory, for you will quickly be labeled a “Denier”, or guilty of “wrong think.”

There are huge amounts of money involved in the Climate Change battle. The climate, of course, has been changing for millions of years. There are dry years, long cold winters, and short winters with poor skiing and big losses for ski resorts. We have the strange example of Greta Thunberg who is now a foundation, AOC is plumping for the “Green New Deal”, a disastrously stupid idea, and she wants to abolish “fracking” which is responsible for lowering the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere more than any other country in the world, and allows us to use more clean natural gas in place of sooty coal for heating our homes and businesses.

When you start telling people that the climate will end life as we know it in just 10 or 12 years, people don’t know what to do and are frightened, and don’t know where to turn. Then the news is filled with images of what seems to be Australia burning up, (the fires are ‘contained’ and no longer a crisis) so you add in the hurricanes and tornadoes and start to believe that we must DO SOMETHING right now. Politicians who hope to be re-elected start promising electric cars and buses (I’ve read that  electric cars don’t work in the cold, but don’t know if it’s true) and building wind farms and vast solar arrays which don’t do much for our energy. Australia has regular problems with bush fires, hurricanes have nothing to do with climate, and the 2017 survey of polar bears proves once again that they are fine and multiplying nicely. What one needs to do is study up. Find out just who are the scientists who know and understand  what we do know and what we don’t. Ian Plimer is one of the good ones, as are William Happer, Richard Lindzen, Roy Spencer , John Christie, and many others. Read Climate Depot, Watts Up With That, and Roy Spencer’s blog regularly and you will start becoming knowledgeable.

Ian Plimer will start you off nicely with a geologic history of the Earth.

This is a very long video, but invaluable. I cannot urge you strongly enough to make the time to watch the whole thing. You will learn about the entire history of climate, about the deplorable current climate panic, that is basically a political ploy, not science.Professor Plimer is an excellent explainer.

Christiana Figures, who was general secretary of the IPCC  (the International Panel on Climate Change) announced at a news conference back in early February of 2015, that the object of the “climate crisis” was not to save the Earth from the degradation of a climate disaster, but to eliminate Capitalism. Much of the world hates our wealth and booming economy, the wealth of goods produced, and the way we go around the world trying to “help” other countries, tell them what to do, or just disapprove of them. They might learn that the source of our wealth and thriving economy is capitalism, and they too could share in it’s blessings. But that, in turn, might mean unpleasant things like freedom and elections and the rule of law.



Mark Steyn And Guests Talk About the Climate by The Elephant's Child

Mark Steyn has had a court case hanging over him for ages, by the noxious Michael Mann, he of the “hockey-stick graph”, which, of course has no relation to the real world.  Interesting conversation. Enjoy.



Understanding Climate Panics, and Why They Occur by The Elephant's Child

The big thing to remember in all climate writings and excess, is that the climate of the earth has been changing for millions of years. It has been far warmer in the past during the Medieval Optimum, when wine grapes grew in England and wheat in Norway, and society flourished. It has also been far cooler during cold spells, such as the Little Ice Age in the 1800s, remembered as “1800 and Froze to Death.”

Climate panics take place regularly, for there are vast numbers of pessimists out there who don’t bother to do their required homework, and get all excited when someone appears in a polar bear suit, or in the case of Vegans — eats meat. Sure that fossil fuels are the source of planet doom (and that Oil and Gas companies are not only rich (the bad are usually rich) but destroying the world with CO2 )emitted by our nasty habit of driving cars and so on and so on. To the contrary, CO2 is plant food, and is greening the world. to such an extent that it can be seen from space. It is feeding the hungry with bountiful crops.

I believe firmly that we are being dumbed down by the internet and social media. We are being taught that we are to be informed by snappy headlines or tweets, and do not pursue the entire subject for lack of time and energy. You have to read the whole thing, not just the headline. Tweets may be interesting. but are not intended to pass on knowledge. The danger of an ill-informed public is extreme.




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