Climate of stupidity

US Climate Czar, John Kerry, went on another unhinged climate rant.  John Kerry is upset that people with facts and science make his job very difficult.


The only thing Kerry gets correct is that humanity is threatened by humanity.  The climate lunatics are undeniably a threat to humanity.  Their green energy fantasy will result in billions of deaths and they won’t be happy until that happens.

Climate Alarmists like Kerry always run in to the same stumbling block; smart people who understand science and don’t care if they get to sit with the cool kids in Davos.  Two of those smart scientists are William Happer and Richard Lindzen.  Happer and Lindzen have been consistent critics of the climate change fraud.  A year ago they collaborated on a submission to the EPA rebutting their CO2 endangerment finding.  In their submission they do not bother to mince words.

Misrepresentation, exaggeration, cherry picking, or outright lying pretty much covers all the so-called evidence” marshalled in support of the theory of imminent catastrophic global warming caused by fossil fuels and of the urgent need to achieve “net zero” fossil fuel and other human CO2 emissions by 2050.

The submission is very complete so please take the time to read it.  Much of what they say has been covered on this blog but I want to highlight two very important points again starting with the core principle of “climate science”; lying.

This summer has been a very bad one for wildfires in Canada.  Most of the fires have been arson but the alarmists are trying to spin a narrative that climate change is to blame.  To support this lie they have been making multiple claims of “hottest ever” temperatures.  But, as I have discussed before on this blog, these claims are based on fraudulent data.

Of course we did not do it before because it is incredibly stupid and our parents and grandparents were not stupid.  It took a great deal of effort to dumb our society down to the point where we would believe hottest ever declarations from fraudulent data.

The present only becomes the hottest ever when the past data is altered to look cooler.  Lindzen and Happer cover that in their submission with this graph.

The unadjusted temperature readings show that global temperatures have only recovered to what they were before the dramatic cooling from 1940 to 1970.  Alarmists adjust the historic data down to craft a false narrative that we are about 1 degree warmer now.  There is no justification for this.  It is only done to create a warming trend that does not exist.

Ignoring the adjustments takes away the alarm and it still doesn’t tell the complete story.  While there is no reason to adjust the historic readings down, there are 2 very good reasons to adjust the most recent readings down; the urban heat island effect and changes in instrumentation.

Thermometers were replaced with electrical devices that could be read remotely.  The problem is that electricity is a source of heat so the electronic devices can read higher than the mercury thermometers.  So the obvious questions are; how much higher, and are the readings adjusted down to compensate?  

The climate cult is doing the exact opposite of what they should be doing.  The old accurate data is adjusted down and the newer inaccurate data is used as is.  If the adjustments were done properly we would find that nothing this year has been the “hottest ever”.

The second point I want to cover is even more important than the fraudulent data and Lying.  Even if the present was the ‘hottest ever” it would be irrelevant.  The only thing that is relative is what caused the hot temperatures.  On that point the science is clear; it was not CO2.  To demonstrate that point Happer and Lindzen include this plot built from the IPCC’s own equations.

The blue bar represents the temperature increase that can be expected for each increase of 50 ppm.  You can see the effect gets smaller as the concentration goes up.  By the IPCC’s own admission doubling CO2 from the current 400 ppm to 800 ppm will cause only about 1 degree of warming (the sum of the blue bars from 450 to 800).  1 degree of warming is well within the 1.5 degree warming that the IPCC says is safe.

It should also be noted that there is absolutely no evidence to support the idea that warming more than 1.5 degrees would not also be safe.  1.5 degrees was an arbitrary number chosen because the IPCC knows damn well we won’t see more warming than that anyway.  They chose a target they can hit without doing anything so that no matter what they do they can claim to have saved the planet.  Like the planet needs these charlatans to come to the rescue.

Climate change is a fraud designed to make you poor and the elite even more rich.  John Kerry is not smart enough to understand this but this guy sure does.  Enjoy.