California, broke, cutting schools and welfare, but still spending wildly on the Carbon Hoax

Submitted to American Thinker for possible publication, April, 2010

California, broke, cutting schools and welfare, but still spending wildly on the Carbon Hoax

The zero impact of Climategate and Copenhagen on the Zealots in Sacramento -Why is California still out of step with the rest of the world?

Ron Kilmartin, Pleasant Hill, CA

California is marching into the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) regulatory morass ( AB 32, AB 1493 – the Pavley bills, and probably others) with ever-increasing deliberation. While the full hammer of these bills has not yet fallen, by the time our Eighth grade-schoolers are ready to go to work, these bills will have turned California into an “green” economic wasteland (actual color will be desert sand). The Pavley bills will trip the bankruptcy cord not only for the state, but for thousands of business and for millions of individuals.

While California with its governor, its legislature and its state bureaucrats (CARB, Energy Commission, Natural Resources, Utility Commission and who knows what else), are all sleepwalking in a trance, as if Climategate did not happen, all stupefied by the global warming hoax of Al Gore and a handful of scoundrel scientists, it is startling to look at how the rest of the world views the CO2 hoax today; it is some contrast compared to the almost zero coverage in the US liberal media and zero attention by the AGW Zealots of Sacramento..

Below are some extracts the writer culled from recent articles from outside the state and outside the country which have a far more jaundiced view of the CO2 hoax than held by the American media or the Zealots of Sacramento.

Californians should ask why is California government (or the United States, for that matter) so out of step with the rest of the world’s evaluation of the twin spectacles of Copenhagen and Climategate, which displayed for all to see the specious nature of the CO2 global warming hoax? The fallacy and fraud is openly discussed elsewhere but not here. The American liberal media is still circling the wagons on the anthropogenic global warming hoax, as is our state government which refuses to recognize the economic catastrophe it is brewing for the state with AB32 and similar carbon control bills.

All these carbon control measures now rest on a mid-air foundation – a bubble so the speak. Objects, businesses, governments and agencies with an anti-CO2 foundation will fall – the economic system has a “gravity” that pulls down anything that is not well founded (great example: the State government itself). The whole purpose of AB32 and like bills just came crashing down; their foundation – the CO2 AGW theory – no longer has any credence. Unfortunately a good deal of taxpayer money has already gone into subsidizing green industries and they are rapidly becoming an albatross around the taxpayers neck, as well as the giant bureaucracies dependent on the empty promise of a permanent job regulating fellow citizens.

After each of the following extracts there is a URL where the reader can read the complete article – which is highly recommended. The overriding theme is that the CO2 scam is finished. It should be finished here too.

1. From The Australian – 2/14/10 – It’s time for some time out – anon.

Six weeks after Copenhagen, the IPCC report has been devalued by revelations of flimsy evidence and dodgy reporting. Many parts of the report contain solid science but that is not the point. It is increasingly impossible for governments to unquestioningly construct policy based on a report now so compromised. A fresh look at scientific data on climate change is needed before politicians can ask taxpayers to embark on schemes that could lead to trillions of dollars of lost wealth around the globe in coming decades. …”

2. From Open Magazine (India) 1/30/10 -The Hottest Hoax in the World by Ninad D. Sheth

The climate change fraud that is now unravelling is unprecedented in its deceit, unmatched in scope—and for the liberal elite, akin to 9 on the Richter scale. Never have so few fooled so many for so long, ever.

The entire world was being asked to change the way it lives on the basis of pure hyperbole. Propriety, probity and transparency were routinely sacrificed.

The truth is: the world is not heating up in any significant way. Neither are the Himalayan glaciers going to melt as claimed by 2035. Nor is there any link at all between natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and global warming. All that was pure nonsense, or if you like, ‘no-science’,

3. From The Arizona Republic – 2/13/10 – Arizona quits Western Climate Endeavor by Shaun McKinnon

(Governor) Brewer stopped short of pulling Arizona out of the multistate coalition that plans to regulate greenhouse gases starting in 2012. But she made it clear in an executive order that Arizona will not endorse the emission-control plan or any program that could raise costs for consumers and businesses.

State officials said the policy shift was rooted in concerns that the controversial emissions plan would slow the state’s economic recovery. Brewer says the state should focus less on regulations and more on renewable energy and investments by businesses that can create green jobs.

The governor also ordered the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to take another look at stricter vehicle-emissions rules set to take effect in 2012. Automakers said the rules, based on those adopted by California, would raise the cost of a new car significantly.

The governor’s order is another blow to the Western Climate Initiative, a group of seven states and four Canadian provinces that joined forces in 2007 after growing impatient with the federal government to address climate change. …”

4. From TheSpectator(uk) – 2/3/20 – By the waters of denial they sit and weep… by Melanie Phillips:

Nevertheless when the BBC, no less, starts to allow an interviewee to start telling the truth like this:

I hate to say this – but there is a very strong –it’s very small – but there is a very strong green fascism in much of the environmental world. I’ve heard it said at meetings I’ve been at – that climate change is so important – democracy has to be sacrificed something big is definitely happening. And that something is the disintegration of anthropogenic global warming theory. The ‘scientific’ basis for it is de-materialising day by day, leaving merely the sulphurous stink of intellectual fraud on an epic scale.

The IPCC has been forced to admit that it was wrong to predict that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035 and has been accused of falsely linking global warming to a rise in extreme weather events. Subsequently it was revealed that the IPCC stated that

Observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information. However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them. The other was a dissertation written by a geography student, studying for the equivalent of a master’s degree, at the University of Berne in Switzerland that quoted interviews with mountain guides in the Alps. …”

5. From The Mail On Line (UK) – 2/14/10 – Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995 By Jonathan Petre

Article summarizes a BBC interview with Phil Jones, who is the man at the very center of climategate – chief honcho at the British Climate Research Unit.:

Data for vital ‘hockey stick graph’ has gone missing

There has been no global warming since 1995

Warming periods have happened before – but NOT due to man-made changes

He [Jones] also agreed that there had been two periods which experienced similar warming, from 1910 to 1940 and from 1975 to 1998, but said these could be explained by natural phenomena whereas more recent warming could not.

He further admitted that in the last 15 years there had been no ‘statistically significant’ warming, although he argued this was a blip rather than the long-term trend.

And he said that the debate over whether the world could have been even warmer than now during the medieval period, when there is evidence of high temperatures in northern countries, was far from settled….”

He also leaves open the possibility, long resisted by climate change activists, that the ‘Medieval Warm Period’ from 800 to 1300 AD, and thought by many experts to be warmer than the present period, could have encompassed the entire globe.

This is an amazing retreat, since if it was both global and warmer, the green movement’s argument that our current position is ‘unprecedented’ would collapse.

These current extracts from around the world are representative of many more articles on the CO2 hoax that can be found on the internet, except from the land of the lying progressive media – the good old USA (with the notable exception above of the Arizona Republic and probably a few others). Noel Sheppard highlights the media dysfunction in NewsBusters – ClimateGater Jones’ stunning global warming revelations ignored (see item 5 above), The story broke on February 13, but as 2/16/2010 it had only come out on Fox News and in a lone report by CNN.

So silence is the way to report the implosion of a multi-trillion dollar hoax that was about to bankrupt the world? As Sheppard reports, most all the Big Media by contrast reported a story about filmmaker Kevin Smith getting being thrown off an air flight due to being too fat.

What ever happened to the “Fourth Estate” idea? Did that go out with socialized journalism – writing for the masses?

Ron Kilmartin
Consulting Engineer
Water & Rower Resources

415 Turrin Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Tel 925 934 0378


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