THE SKY IS FALLING!!
WHEN IN PANIC...
He is doing this, brazenly, by claiming that it is the shrill, relentless advocates of global warming who are somehow being "silenced" by the evil Bush administration, a claim backed up by a report from a notorious leftist group.
Anyone who has every dared to publicly express doubts about global warming knows that the reverse is actually true: that it is the doubters who face condemnation, ostracism, and (for scientists) the cutting off of their funding if they oppose the global warming hysteria.
In an e-mail to me earlier today, Jack Wakeland points out that this campaign is an alarm bell for what we can soon expect from Congress:
"This survey is such an obvious lie and can so readily be disproved that it indicates a terminal end point in the environmentalist propaganda campaign for global warming has been reached. The vilification of anti-environmentalists in the mainstream media will now be raised to a fever pitch at the moment that Congress considers its first serious attempt to control carbon emissions.
"The global warming issue has just crossed the line in America. It is now a deadly serious political attack—a threat to American liberty, American industry, American technology, American science. Oppressive new laws that will cause hundreds of billions of dollars of losses each year, may soon be passed."
"Bush Administration in Hot Seat over Warming," MSNBC, January 30 The Democratic-controlled Congress on Tuesday stepped up its pressure on President Bush’s global warming strategy, hearing allegations of new political pressure on government scientists to downplay the threat of global warming.
Lawmakers received survey results of federal scientists that showed 46 percent felt pressure to eliminate the words “climate change,” “global warming” or similar terms from communications about their work….
The new allegations were made at a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif….
"We know that the White House possesses documents that contain evidence of an attempt by senior administration officials to mislead the public by injecting doubt into the science of global warming and minimize the potential danger," Waxman added….
The Union of Concerned Scientists, a private advocacy group, and the Government Accountability Project, a legal-assistance group that represents whistle-blowers, sent out the survey to 1,600 scientists. Surveys were returned by 308 scientists. Not all answered every question…
At the hearing, Rep. Darrell Issa, a California Republican, criticized the survey as self-selecting and flawed.
2. The Global Warming Witch Hunt, Part 2 Which side of the global warming debate is really being suppressed? Let's see. In the last few months, we've had two senators send a threatening letter to major oil companies, demanding that they cut off private funding for scientists who question global warming. A Weather Channel climatologist has "suggested that the American Meteorological Society decertify meteorologists who don't warn about climate change."
And in the most notorious example, a blogger for an environmentalist magazine went so far as to propose "Nuremberg trials" for global warming skeptics.
The difference: under a Republican Congress, these threats were exposed and condemned, as in the October press release excerpted below. Under a Democratic Congress, the threats will increase in an attempt to push through disastrous legislation.
"Majority Fact of the Day: Nuremberg-Style Trials Proposed for Global Warming Skeptics," US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, October 11 A US-based environmental magazine that both former Vice President Al Gore and PBS newsman Bill Moyers…have deemed respectable enough to grant one-on-one interviews to promote their projects, is now advocating Nuremberg-style war crimes trials for skeptics of human caused catastrophic global warming.
Grist Magazine’s staff writer David Roberts called for the Nuremberg-style trials for the “bastards” who were members of what he termed the global warming “denial industry.”
Roberts wrote in the online publication on September 19, 2006, "When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards—some sort of climate Nuremberg.”
3. The City of Light Extinguishes Itself If you want to know the ultimate meaning of the global-warming crusade, whose goal is to choke off our cheapest and most prolific sources of power, there are a few shocking moments that will give you a glimpse of the real environmentalist goal.
One of those moments was when Holland, a nation carved out of the sea through the human effort of centuries, breached its own dikes to comply with the dictates of environmentalism.
Now here's another story with the same meaning: Paris will temporarily black out the Eiffel Tower in order to show its support for the global warming crusade. The City of Light will extinguish itself—an eloquent symbol of the environmentalists' goal of civilizational suicide. Thanks to TIA Daily reader Gary Ware for recommending this link.
"Lights Out at the Eiffel Tower to Help Save the Planet," Agence France-Presse, January 30 The Eiffel Tower's lights will be turned off for five minutes on Thursday as part of a campaign to save energy and draw attention to the plight of the planet.
The agency that manages the Paris landmark said Tuesday that it will be joining a campaign to draw attention to "sustainable development and the preservation of the planet"….
The campaign called "Five Minutes of Respite for the Planet" is being held as world experts meet in Paris to thrash out a report on global warming.