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Modern-day climate change witch hunt December 26, 2011

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Modern-day climate change witch hunt

Brendan O’Neill
The Drum, 26 December 2011

What is it about freakishly cold winters that so agitates intolerant moralists?

In Europe 500 years ago, any sign of a dip in the winter weather would be greeted by much gnashing of teeth from the morality police. Sometimes they’d even burn at the stake “witches” who were said to have caused the extreme cold through their wicked behaviour and sorcery.

Fast-forward to the 21st century and still there’s nothing like a bitingly cold winter to drive moralists mad with priestly fury. Only today, in a more PC, less pyromaniacal version of what their forebears did, they don’t burn people at the stake for causing cold winters – no, they prefer to hector us with op-eds and insults instead.

The last couple of winters in western Europe have been bitterly cold. Last year the British Isles were coated in thick snow, causing chaos. This winter is shaping up to be a bit warmer, though cold snaps are expected in the new year.

All this iciness has put green-leaning moralists in a tailspin. They scour the press and the blogs for any whiff of a hint of a suggestion that perhaps these cold winters disprove the global-warming thesis, and inform us that, actually, extreme coldness is yet another side-effect of man’s constant farting of CO2 into the environment.

This week, a top Welsh scientist highlighted one of the key problems associated with very cold winters – no, not the possibility of elderly people going hypothermia or an increased risk of car accidents on slushy roads, but the danger that the dumb public will think all this snow proves hot-headed environmentalists wrong.

Professor Michael Hambrey of the University of Aberystwyth said “the public must not be misled into believing that a series of cold winters are evidence that climate change is a myth”.

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1. Oliver K. Manuel - December 26, 2011

The Climategate scandal revealed misinformation coming from government-funded scientists.

Efforts by scientific leaders to “whitewash” evidence of wrongdoings and the Nobel Peace Prize that Al Gore, the UN’s IPCC, and an army of government scientists received for erroneous propaganda raise intriguing questions about other scientific dogmas that are now being found to be inconsistent with reality:

1. The Global Economy

2. The Global Climate

Click to access Climategate_Roots.pdf

3. Nuclear Energy

I suspect that the atomic bomb that vaporized Hiroshima in 1945 and subsequent fears of the threat mutual nuclear annihilation convinced world leaders of the need to control information about:

1. The Global Economy
2. The Global Climate
3. Nuclear Energy

2. Oliver K. Manuel - December 26, 2011

1. Stansberry & Associates Investment Research trace the current economic crisis is traced back to ~1971. The first Nobel Prize in Economic Science was awarded in 1969 to Ragnar Frisch and Jan Tinbergen “for having developed and applied dynamic models for the analysis of economic processes.”


2. We traced the global climate crisis back to 1971. Al Gore et al received the Nobel Peace Prize 2007 “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”


3. Allied forces built and dropped the atomic bomb that ushered in the “atomic age” and ended World War II in 1945. But the first Japanese scientist to win a Nobel Prize went to Dr. Hideki Yukawa in 1949 for work published in a paper entitled “On the Interaction of Elementary Particles. I.” (Proc. Phys.-Math. Soc. Japan, 17, p. 48).


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