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I never had any illusion of being big time, with millions and gazillions of readers. I don’t even have thousands of readers. But, every month, a few hundred people check in to see what I have to say, and I am humbled by that.
I have taken on some new things. I have picked up another part time job- one must pay the bills. But. more importantly, I have gone back to school. At the tender young age of 55, I am looking to enhance my career options and try new things.
It just isn’t going to be possible for me to devote the time I once did to this blog. I am not going to give it up- I enjoy it too much, and I feel a certain obligation to the small group who faithfully take the time to read it- but it will have to be done, for the time being, at a reduced rate.
Since starting just short of 15 months ago, I have always put out a “News of the Week- In Links.” It may not be possible to do this every week. I would suggest going to my “Bondo reads” page and checking with the sources I list there if you are a news hound. Most of what I link to every week comes from those websites.
I still have lots of subjects and articles I am interested in pontificating about, and will continue to do so as time allows.
Thanks again for your support- and this is not the end!
From The American Thinker Blog by Thomas Lifson August 4, 2014:
Scientists seeking funding and journalists seeking an audience agree: panic sells.
“Global cooling is going to kills us all!” “No, wait: global warming is going to kill us all!”
All that’s missing is a back-and-forth of “You shut up!” “No, you shut up!” That is reserved for those who doubt the need for panic.
That’s the gist of an amazing chronology of the last 120 years of scare-mongering on climate, assembled by butnowyouknow.net and reprinted by the estimable Anthony Watts in Wattsupwiththat, who updates it to the present. It is truly mind-boggling:
- 1895 – Geologists Think the World May Be Frozen Up Again – New York Times, February 1895
- 1902 – “Disappearing Glaciers…deteriorating slowly, with a persistency that means their final annihilation…scientific fact…surely disappearing.” – Los Angeles Times
- 1912 – Prof. Schmidt Warns Us of an Encroaching Ice Age – New York Times, October 1912
- 1923 – “Scientist says Arctic ice will wipe out Canada” – Professor Gregory of Yale University, American representative to the Pan-Pacific Science Congress, – Chicago Tribune
- 1923 – “The discoveries of changes in the sun’s heat and the southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to conjectures of the possible advent of a new ice age” – Washington Post
- 1924 – MacMillan Reports Signs of New Ice Age – New York Times, Sept 18, 1924
- 1929 – “Most geologists think the world is growing warmer, and that it will continue to get warmer” – Los Angeles Times, in Is another ice age coming?
- 1932 – “If these things be true, it is evident, therefore that we must be just teetering on an ice age” – The Atlantic magazine, This Cold, Cold World
- 1933 – America in Longest Warm Spell Since 1776; Temperature Line Records a 25-Year Rise – New York Times, March 27th, 1933
- 1933 – “…wide-spread and persistent tendency toward warmer weather…Is our climate changing?” – Federal Weather Bureau “Monthly Weather Review.”
- 1938 – Global warming, caused by man heating the planet with carbon dioxide, “is likely to prove beneficial to mankind in several ways, besides the provision of heat and power.”– Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
- 1938 – “Experts puzzle over 20 year mercury rise…Chicago is in the front rank of thousands of cities thuout the world which have been affected by a mysterious trend toward warmer climate in the last two decades” – Chicago Tribune
- 1939 – “Gaffers who claim that winters were harder when they were boys are quite right… weather men have no doubt that the world at least for the time being is growing warmer” – Washington Post
- 1952 – “…we have learned that the world has been getting warmer in the last half century” – New York Times, August 10th, 1962
- 1954 – “…winters are getting milder, summers drier. Glaciers are receding, deserts growing” – U.S. News and World Report
- 1954 – Climate – the Heat May Be Off – Fortune Magazine
- 1959 – “Arctic Findings in Particular Support Theory of Rising Global Temperatures” – New York Times
- 1969 – “…the Arctic pack ice is thinning and that the ocean at the North Pole may become an open sea within a decade or two” – New York Times, February 20th, 1969
- 1969 – “If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000″ — Paul Ehrlich (while he now predicts doom from global warming, this quote only gets honorable mention, as he was talking about his crazy fear of overpopulation)
- 1970 – “…get a good grip on your long johns, cold weather haters – the worst may be yet to come…there’s no relief in sight” – Washington Post
- 1974 – Global cooling for the past forty years – Time Magazine
- 1974 – “Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age” –Washington Post
- 1974 – “As for the present cooling trend a number of leading climatologists have concluded that it is very bad news indeed” – Fortune magazine, who won a Science Writing Award from the American Institute of Physics for its analysis of the danger
- 1974 – “…the facts of the present climate change are such that the most optimistic experts would assign near certainty to major crop failure…mass deaths by starvation, and probably anarchy and violence” – New York Times
Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations they are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age
- 1975 – Scientists Ponder Why World’s Climate is Changing; A Major Cooling Widely Considered to Be Inevitable – New York Times, May 21st, 1975
- 1975 – “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind” Nigel Calder, editor, New Scientist magazine, in an article in International Wildlife Magazine
- 1976 – “Even U.S. farms may be hit by cooling trend” – U.S. News and World Report
- 1981 – Global Warming – “of an almost unprecedented magnitude” – New York Times
- 1988 – I would like to draw three main conclusions. Number one, the earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements. Number two, the global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause and effect relationship to the greenhouse effect. And number three, our computer climate simulations indicate that thegreenhouse effect is already large enough to begin to effect the probability of extreme events such as summer heat waves. – Jim Hansen, June 1988 testimony before Congress, see His later quote andHis superior’s objection for context
- 1989 -“On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but – which means that we must include all doubts, the caveats, the ifs, ands and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists but human beings as well. And like most people we’d like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climate change. To do that we need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, means getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This “double ethical bind” we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both.” – Stephen Schneider, lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,Discover magazine, October 1989
- 1990 – “We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing – in terms of economic policy and environmental policy” – Senator Timothy Wirth
- 1993 – “Global climate change may alter temperature and rainfall patterns, many scientists fear, with uncertain consequences for agriculture.” – U.S. News and World Report
- 1998 – No matter if the science [of global warming] is all phony . . . climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” —Christine Stewart, Canadian Minister of the Environment, Calgary Herald, 1998
- 2001 – “Scientists no longer doubt that global warming is happening, and almost nobody questions the fact that humans are at least partly responsible.” – Time Magazine, Monday, Apr. 09, 2001
- 2003 – Emphasis on extreme scenarios may have been appropriate at one time, when the public and decision-makers were relatively unaware of the global warming issue, and energy sources such as “synfuels,” shale oil and tar sands were receiving strong consideration” – Jim Hansen, NASA Global Warming activist, Can we defuse The Global Warming Time Bomb?, 2003
- 2006 – “I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.” — Al Gore, Grist magazine, May 2006
- 2006 – “It is not a debate over whether the earth has been warming over the past century. The earth is always warming or cooling, at least a few tenths of a degree…” —Richard S. Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology at MIT
- 2006 – “What we have fundamentally forgotten is simple primary school science. Climate always changes. It is always…warming or cooling, it’s never stable. And if it were stable, it would actually be interesting scientifically because it would be the first time for four and a half billion years.” —Philip Stott, emeritus professor of bio-geography at the University of London
- 2006 – “Since 1895, the media has alternated between global cooling and warming scares during four separate and sometimes overlapping time periods. From 1895 until the 1930’s the media peddled a coming ice age. From the late 1920’s until the 1960’s they warned of global warming. From the 1950’s until the 1970’s they warned us again of a coming ice age. This makes modern global warming the fourth estate’s fourth attempt to promote opposing climate change fears during the last 100 years.” –Senator James Inhofe, Monday, September 25, 2006
- 2007– “I gave a talk recently (on fallacies of global warming) and three members of the Canadian government, the environmental cabinet, came up afterwards and said, ‘We agree with you, but it’s not worth our jobs to say anything.’ So what’s being created is a huge industry with billions of dollars of government money and people’s jobs dependent on it.” – Dr. Tim Ball, Coast-to-Coast, Feb 6, 2007
- 2008 – “Hansen was never muzzled even though he violated NASA’s official agency position on climate forecasting (i.e., we did not know enough to forecast climate change or mankind’s effect on it). Hansen thus embarrassed NASA by coming out with his claims of global warming in 1988 in his testimony before Congress” – Dr. John S. Theon, retired Chief of the Climate Processes Research Program atNASA, see above for Hansen quotes
- 2009 – Climate change: melting ice will trigger wave of natural disasters. Scientists at a London conference next week will warn of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions as the atmosphere heats up and geology is altered. Even Britain could face being struck by tsunamis – “Not only are the oceans and atmosphere conspiring against us, bringing baking temperatures, more powerful storms and floods, but the crust beneath our feet seems likely to join in too,” – Professor Bill McGuire, director of the Benfield Hazard Research Centre, at University College London, – The Guardian, Sep 2009.
- 2010 – What Global Warming Looks Like. It was more than 5°C (about 10°F) warmer than climatology in the eastern European region including Moscow. There was an area in eastern Asia that was similarly unusually hot. The eastern part of the United States was unusually warm, although not to the degree of the hot spots in Eurasia. James Hansen – NASA GISS, August 11, 2010.
- 2011 – Where Did Global Warming Go? “In Washington, ‘climate change’ has become a lightning rod, it’s a four-letter word,” said Andrew J. Hoffman, director of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Sustainable Development. – New York Times, Oct 15, 2011.
- 2012 – Global warming close to becoming irreversible-scientists. “This is the critical decade. If we don’t get the curves turned around this decade we will cross those lines,” said Will Steffen, executive director of the Australian National University’s climate change institute, speaking at a conference in London. Reuters, Mar 26, 2012
- 2013 – Global-warming ‘proof’ is evaporating. The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way. New York Post, Dec 5, 2013
- 2014 – Climate change: It’s even worse than we thought. Five years ago, the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change painted a gloomy picture of our planet’s future. As climate scientists gather evidence for the next report, due in 2014, Michael Le Page gives seven reasons why things are looking even grimmer. –New Scientist (undated in 2014)
from MISH TALK Global Warming Fraud Exposed In Pictures 9-30-2019
My Gift To Climate Alarmists
Tony Heller does an amazing job of showing how the fraud takes place in his video entitled My Gift To Climate Alarmists.
The video is only 12.51 minutes long.
When you want to mislead people with statistics picking the start date is very important.
Alarmist Heat Wave Chart Shown vs Underlying Data
US Wildfires as Presented by Alarmists vs Actual Data
Please compare the right hand portion of the above chart with the lower half of the heat wave chart to see the actual correlation.
Arctic Sea Ice Extent
US Sea Level Since 1920
US Sea Level Since 1850
Sea Level Rising for 20,000 Years
Climate Fraud Tool
Tony Heller devised software to automatically pick the perfect start date for climate alarmists to use to portray what they want.
“Most scientists are keeping their mouths shut because they they have to. They would lose their career and income if they didn’t.”
“Adults won’t take climate change seriously. So we, the youth, are forced to strike.”
“The Green New Deal reads like the communist manifesto”.
Redistribute the World’s Wealth by Climate Policy
The climate change activists will of course claim that such statements are out of context.
I agree they likely are. But the brainwashing of kids isn’t.
Entire nations could be wiped off the earth by 2000.
Visit Real Climate Science for more information.
Heller shows some of the tricks alarmists use, but what about the actual long-term data?
Global Warming Swindle
William Land describes the actual underlying data for thousands of years in the “Great Global Warming Swindle“.
The video is long. However, the data aspect is fully covered in the first 35 minutes. The rest covers the politics of what’s happening. Here are some clips that I made.
Facts don’t Fit the Theory
Global Warming Fraud Basics
Co2 and Temp vs Solar Activity and Temp
Carbon dioxide does not fit the global warming cycle at all. Solar activity does.
Al Gores’s Ice Core examples
Al Gore’s ice core tests show Gore is wrong. Carbon dioxide lags temperature by 800 years.
Temperature leads CO2 not the other way around.
Cosmic Rays Inverted vs Temperature
Patrick Moore Greenpeace Co-Founder
Deniers and Heretics
Scientists who speak out face “climate denier” drumbeats.
Anyone who keeps it up long enough is labeled a heretic or worse.
“The environmental movement is really a political activist movement,” says the Greenpeace co-founder.
Worse yet, what should be a scientific debate, is now an unwinnable religious debate with indoctrinated kids used as tools.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock
Do you remember when Delilah cut off Samson’s hair? So do I. Or how about the verse about when there will be peace on Earth and the Lion will lie down with the Lamb? This is a famous verse that is depicted in numerous artworks.
They are not in the Bible. At least, not anymore.
Judges 16:19- And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
I’m not a Bible scholar, but I have read the Good book numerous times, and I don’t remember Delilah sending for a man to cut off Samson hair. I remember she did it herself. If you do an internet search for Samson and Delilah artwork and images, that is how many others remember it as well. What about the Lion and the Lamb?
Isaiah 11:6- The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
These are examples of a phenomenon known as The Mandela Effect. Named after the former South African political prisoner, and later President, Nelson Mandela. Many people recall he died in prison- and remember his funeral and his widow’s speech. I personally remembered his being released from prison and many years, and later becoming South African president, so I originally considered this stuff nonsense on a par with “the Flat Earth theory” and the people who believed it to be quite off their rocker.
Scientists call these false memories confabulation. This involves the brain filling in gaps in memories with other related images and ideas. However, that this happens on a mass scale and with such commonly shared beliefs- there are theories about other explanations such as alternate realities, quantum changes, and other supernatural forces.
Like the above-referenced Bible examples- as I heard more about these phenomenon, I don’t so easily dismiss them as mass hysteria anymore. Do you remember the Scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz carrying a pistol?
I don’t remember Scarecrow carrying a pistol dangit- do you? But, apparently- he does. How do you remember the line in the Kevin Costner movie Field of Dreams? I remember the whispered, supernatural voice- “if you build it they will come.”
The “they” that will come was the old Black Sox players and other legends- and they did come. Many people remember this as well. But, apparently, in the movie the line is “if you build it, he will come.”
Do you remember a hyphen in KitKat? (There isn’t). Do you remember Mighty Mouse having an “M” on his shirt? (He doesn’t).
How about the old expression “as busy as Grand Central Station?” There is no Grand Central Station- but a Grand Central Terminal- however, it is commonly referred to as “Station”, so that one really doesn’t count.
There are alot of interesting videos on Youtube about the Mandela Effect. I have to say, it is probably all just mistaken memories- but I swear Darth Vader said “Luke, I am your father.” (He didn’t- he said “no, I am your father”) and I know I heard Captain Kirk say “Beam me up Scotty!”- but he never did.