Topic category: Climate/Climate Change/Weather
Don't believe Democrats' climate deceptions and their false claim of "97% of scientists" agreement
You can be certain that, holding their convention during what is traditionally the hottest week of the year, you will hear the climate-deceivers try to fear-monger the junk science of human-caused-climate-change.
As with the medical industry and the Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare), the Democratic Party’s leaders are determined to crush yet another American industry, energy production. And the best way to do that is to demonize relatively low-cost carbon-based fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas) as a means to generate the energy needed to sustain an economically prosperous America that fuels job growth.
Don’t be fooled by their rhetoric and self-serving false claims.
There is no scientific evidence that human activity is creating any discernible impact on climate. None.
Yet you will hear at least once, some version of Obama’s claim that “Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Or his politicized NASA’s more mild-tempered claim, "Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities."
But what is the basis for the frequently-heard “97% of scientists” claim? Is the 97% figure legitimate, or just another scare tactic?
The short answer is that it is a fiction that stands the truth on its head!
A May 2014 article by Joseph Bast and Roy Spencer in the Wall Street Journal (The Myth of the Climate Change '97%’) looks at the claim and found convincing evidence it is a myth derived from deeply-flawed selective reviews of suspect material.
Here are some excerpts from The Wall Street Journal article:
But in order to reach her flawed conclusion, Oreskes had to play loose with the data.
A clear example of cherry-picking data to get a predetermined result.
It would be hard for anyone to disagree that global climate warming had not occurred over the last two decades of the twentieth century.
But the key question is do they really believe “that humans are a significant contributing factor”?
So the actual number of respondents to the survey who subscribed to the conclusion is really just 77 (97% of 79) of the 3,146 who were surveyed! This represents just 2% of all respondents. Conclusion: 98% of scientists disagree that “humans are a significant contributing factor” to rising global temperatures!
There is an obvious attempt by climate deceivers to buttress the fraudulent “97%” claim.
The article continues:
Not only are the Love Anderegg findings “not evidence of consensus”, they are based on a subjective evaluation of the views of others rather than an actual poll of those others. Essentially, it is one man’s opinion of what others believe. It also fails to recognize that those who are on the government grant gravy train of massive funding of “climate research” will be the most prolific authors of papers based simply on the funding available. This is especially true since government grants are only approved for proposed research that attempts to prove (or is based on the assumption of) human responsibility for climate change. So this “research” is really just a better measure of the funding source and criteria for getting funded than of the actual belief of the scientific community at large.
And yet another transparent attempt to bolster the shady “97%” claim:
So next time you hear someone mention the “97% of scientists agree” nonsense, you’ll know you’re either talking to a climate deceiver or someone who doesn’t realize that they’ve been duped by a slick campaign to turn a 0.3% to 2% view into a 97% consensus.
Of course, with its leader lying about climate change, health care, world peace, and whatever convenient fiction of the day he decides to opine on, and with its nominee a corrupt serial liar who speaks out of both sides of her mouth with a forked tongue, it should come as no surprise that the big lie will be the main feature of this coming week’s Democratic Party convention.
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Biography - Bob Webster
Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.