The United Nation’s chief climate fear mongers at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) are at it again. This time with dire predictions, not necessarily of overly warm weather, just extreme weather. The EASAC is warning Europe (and the world) that over the next thirty years we are going to see extremely cold winters and extremely hot summers with extremely horrible weather events in between.
Many people could die as extreme weather becomes common. There will be more freak winds like the October storm, which killed four people. Heatwaves will be lethal and the sea level will rise, leaving coastal towns at risk of being swamped by storm surges.
In fact, Sir Brian Heap, the President of the EASAC says, “From the major loss of lives in heatwaves to the economic and human costs of floods and storms, the implications are worrying. They present the European Union and Member States with significant challenges in preparing Europe for a future with greater frequency of extreme weather.”
So here’s your happy recap of Global Warming, er… Global Climate Change, over the last 20 odd years or so. Back when things were warming up in the 90’s and early oughts we called it Global Warming and the heat was only going to get worse until it melted all of the ice and killed all of the polar bears and swamped all of our major coastal cities.
Then things started to… stop. In fact, the warming trend fizzled out over a decade ago and now we don’t call it Global Warming anymore. Now we call it Climate Change. Which is indeed happening, because climate change is a naturally occurring event that has been happening throughout the history of our planet and every other planet EVER.
Since the climate fear mongers can’t point to the ever increasing heat anymore, now they point to weather events as their “proof” of climate change. Except that this year was the quietest hurricane season in recorded history. And last year wasn’t much worse.
In fact, many climate scientists (who aren’t fear mongers) are saying quite the opposite about certain extreme weather events.
In a strikingly calm and easy to understand article, Professor Bjorn Lomborg explains why, while global warming may truly be happening, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. (The entire article is worth your time.)
President Obama has explicitly linked a warming climate to “more extreme droughts, floods, wildfires and hurricanes.” The White House warned this summer of “increasingly frequent and severe extreme weather events that come with climate change.”
Yet this is not supported by science. “General statements about extremes are almost nowhere to be found in the literature but seem to abound in the popular media,” climate scientist Gavin Schmidt of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies said last month. “It’s this popular perception that global warming means all extremes have to increase all the time, even though if anyone thinks about that for 10 seconds they realize that’s nonsense.”
severeweather2Fear mongering is simply part of the liberal agenda to enact change, and not necessarily the good kind of change either. In the minds of liberals, the only way to save the world is to give governments more power. More power to tax and raise money to fight global warming. More power to spend the raised money on anti-polluting initiatives that will starve the 3rd World and slow overall population growth by (get this) killing millions of people in the 3rd World. More power to impose strict laws with draconian penalties on their own people – to ensure the world’s survival of course.
Make no mistake, dear reader, the liberal environmental agenda is an existential threat to freedom. At the end of the liberal road to environmental security is an enslaved population – it’s the only way the eco-agenda can work.
And so, we must fight the eco-agenda. Not because we don’t care about the environment – we should. But because the liberal plan to solve environmental problems creates much larger problems for us to deal with. So, conservatives, we should offer more solutions to our perceived eco-problems.
Encourage and deregulate recycling. Make it easier and cheaper for folks to recycle. Stiffer fines on polluting in public areas. Encourage the free market to continue developing more and more environmentally friendly products. Incentivize environmentally sound business practices, and as conservatives, we should patronize businesses that work harder to keep the environment clean.
This fight over “solving” our environmental problems is extremely significant, and we can’t give it up. Our children’s future is at stake.