The loud desperation of the globo warmers

William O'Keefe/Fuel Fix:
In the short space of less than two weeks, there have been several climate change actions that might be signs bordering on desperation. First, Secretary of State John Kerry stated that climate change was like a weapon of mass destruction. And then, President Obama announced plans for additional heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards to further reduce carbon emissions that he claimed are having a severe impact on our weather. On top of these Administration announcements, a hedge fund billionaire announced a commitment of $100 million in climate advocacy.

Climate change advocates have been on defense since last fall’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the continued failure of the climate system to conform to model predictions. The shrillness of the apocalyptics just gets louder and more extreme. Their rhetoric proves the Ron Bailey’s truism that freeze or fry, wet or dry, the problem is always the same, man’s use of fossil energy.

Since Al Gore left Washington to rake in millions by selling climate solutions, Secretary Kerry seems to have more or less taken his place. And, now he is using his cabinet platform to continue deep forebodings about our future. While political rhetoric on climate change is to be expected from environmental extremists, comparing it to thermonuclear, chemical, and biological weapons is, as Newt Gingrich said, delusional. His attack on scientists on who do not embrace climate orthodoxy is not only insulting but also dangerous to the scientific establishment. Those who reject the climate orthodoxy provide science based reasons for their positions. People like Secretary Kerry insult and make indictments.

Shrillness is usually a sign of being on the losing side of an issue and his comments certainly qualify as being shrill.

To claim, as President Obama did, that his Administration is breaking our dependence on foreign oil and checking carbon pollution that is having severe impacts on our weather, as he not only did in announcing the fuel efficiency standards but in comments on the California draft (sic) takes hyperbole to a new level of excess. The evidence to support his climate change views keeps shrinking by the day. As it does, it appears that the President doubles down.
This is a good analysis.   It also shows why Obama and his allies are losing the argument.  They are trying to make a counter intuitive case and they are doing so with insults and hyperbole rather than scientific argument.  By refusing to engage those who disagree with them, they only compound the skepticism about a theory whose assumptions keep being shown to be invalid as the climate refuses to conform to their models and projections.

As a political matter, it is also a loser, since the voters are no longer buying what they are selling.

BTW, the NY Times is now suggesting that those who disagree with the global warming agenda should be murdered?  Really!


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