The Left and its unhinged demagogue

“Gore compares climate change fight to war against Nazis.”

“The environmentalists’ attitude toward nature is analogous to the Marxist approach to economics. The aim in both cases is to replace the free, spontaneous evolution of the world (and humankind) by the would-be optimal, central or-using today’s fashionable adjective-global planning of world development. Much as in the case of Communism, this approach is utopian and would lead to results completely different from the intended ones. Like other utopias, this one can never materialize, and efforts to make it materialize can only be carried out through restrictions of freedom, through the dictates of a small, elitist minority over the overwhelming majority.” – Vaclav Havel

We’ve all been aware of the “change in tone” in the Global Alarmist trends in the last year. Global Warming has become climate change since it was realized we were in the midst of a ten year cooling period. Go Figure! I mean, its hardly an effective trump card anymore. Say it to yourself – softly. Global Warming. Sounds kind of like Liberal, doesn’t it? And climate change works just like moderate democrat. Its much less imposing and the agenda is dead. Sure, they can keep tweaking the words. Instead of “global warming”, talk about “our deteriorating atmosphere. Instead of carbon dioxide bring up “moving away from the dirty fuels of the past.”

This is the religion of the New Left, the home of the communists and socialists. And if you do not agree you are the New Heretic. Some quotes to arm yourself.

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Quote 1: The AP said: “Carbon dioxide, the gas largely blamed for global warming, has reached record-high levels in the atmosphere after growing at an accelerated pace in the past year…”

Facts: Carbon dioxide is not the major greenhouse gas (water vapor is).2

Carbon dioxide accounts for less than ten percent of the greenhouse effect, as carbon dioxide’s ability to absorb heat is quite limited.3

Only about 0.03 percent of the Earth’s atmosphere consists of carbon dioxide (nitrogen, oxygen, and argon constitute about 78 percent, 20 percent, and 0.93 percent of the atmosphere, respectively).4

The sun, not a gas, is primarily to “blame” for global warming — and plays a very key role in global temperature variations as well.

Quote 2: The AP said: “Carbon dioxide, mostly from burning of coal, gasoline and other fossil fuels, traps heat that otherwise would radiate into space.”

Fact: Most of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does not come from the burning of fossil fuels. Only about 14 percent of it does.5

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The AP said: “Global temperatures increased by about 1 degree Fahrenheit (0.6 degrees Celsius) during the 20th century, and international panels of scientists sponsored by world governments have concluded that most of the warming probably was due to greenhouse gases.”

Facts: Most of 20th Century global warming occurred in the first few decades of that century,6 before the widespread burning of fossil fuels (and before 82 percent of the increase in atmospheric CO2 observed in the 20th Century7).

The Earth does not have “world governments.” It doesn’t even have even one, as the United Nations is not a government, but an association of nations.

If the AP is referring to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the AP should become aware that the IPCC report itself (the part written by scientists) reached no consensus on climate change.

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