Brown Admin attacks climate ‘deniers’

Aug. 17, 2012

By Joseph Perkins

“Climate change,” declares the home page for the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, “poses an immediate threat to California’s economy, environment, and to public health.”

The Brown administration is “taking action” to avert the worst global disaster since the meteorite (or meteorites, the science is unclear) that wiped out the dinosaurs, but it is being obstructed, the Brownies lament, by those who dare to question the prevailing wisdom on climate change; who “oppose the move to renewable energy and clean transportation.”

Well, the guv’s Office of Planning and Research — OPR, in bureaucrat speak — just isn’t going to stand for it anymore. So it has devoted its entire Website to taking on the evil climate change “deniers.”

“Just as we reached a point where we stopped debating whether cigarette smoke caused cancer,” the site declares, “we need to end the climate change debate and focus on how to solve the problem.”

And that begins by debunking claims of climate change “deniers,” who, as the Brown administration sees it, are on a moral par with devil-worshipping tobacco executives.

The deniers share certain traits, OPR states. “Many have little or no expertise in climate science.” Also, “Many receive funding for their efforts from industries with a financial interest in ignoring climate change.”

Of course, many if not most of those who subscribe to the climate change orthodoxy — that human activity accounts for much of the global warming trend observed in recent years — also have little or no expertise in climate science.

That includes Al Gore, for instance, whose 2006 climate change documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” won two Academy Awards (one of which was for Best Original Song), and propelled the former Veep into stardom. He also won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on “climate change.”

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As to the insinuation that climate change “deniers” have been corrupted by funding from industries that couldn’t care less if Mother Earth is suffering hot flashes, that dirty industry money pales in comparison to the $2.6 billion the Obama administration proposed last year to fund research reinforcing climate change alarmism.

The reason the Brown administration has gone to such extraordinary lengths to discredit climate change “deniers” is because it blames them for polls indicating that “only about half of less than half of the American public is convinced that emissions from human activities bear responsibility.”

But it’s not because of climate change “deniers” that Americans are skeptical that global warming poses an “immediate threat” to life as they know it. It’s because they have heard similar warnings before of impending climate catastrophe that proved to be false alarms.

In 1975, Newsweek magazine published a scary jeremiad titled, “The cooling world.” It warned that “after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the Earth’s climate appears to be cooling down.” Time magazine ran cover stories such as, “The Cooling of America.”

Newsweek cited scientific studies, just as Gov. Brown’s OCR does on its website. And it warned of disastrous consequence if government did nothing, same as OCR.

The scientific community was dead wrong on global cooling four decades ago. All climate change skeptics — not “deniers” — are saying is that maybe, just maybe, the threat of global warming might be similarly overstated.

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  1. us citizen
    us citizen 17 August, 2012, 11:06

    Duh, Brown can say all he wants to. Funny he didnt mention that Gore in the 70’s was also screaming……..we are going into an ice age!!!!! “help help help, we are all going to freeze!!!” So which one is it brain child?

    Gore also left out the mini ice age in his work because it didnt FIT his criteria.

    Does Brown ever wonder why there are no glaciers covering the US anymore. Did we cause that too, millions of years ago? What carved out Yosemite and where did it go? Was that our fault?

    How about the ice tubes they have brought up from the Artic? Why do those not fit? Why is the Antartic actually getting larger? Why are the other planets showing a warming trend too? Are our cars heating them up? Talk about STUPID.

    More likely, solar flares are causing warming right now because that is the ONLY thing that has that much impact and that can reach that far. And there is NOTHING we can do about that! Or perhaps magma under new zealand right now warming up the waters, sending the water trench into moving slightly, like past history.

    This idea of our little factories and cars making such a big impact is laughable when it takes a volcano going off to even show any signs of changing any thing which is FAR worse than anything we could do.

    Give me a break Brown. You were a dunce the first time around and nothing has changed.

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  2. Bob
    Bob 17 August, 2012, 13:58

    And you also did not mention that Algore stands to make billions off of the global warming charade.

    He has a carbon credits trading company that will rake in incredible amounts of money as will Goldman Suchs and other Wall St criminals.

    And companies like GE stand to make a killing off of supplying companies with equipment to meet new regulations.

    And of course the global warming hoax will give gummit bureaucrats more control over our lives by deciding how much and what types of energy we will be allowed to use and how we will use energy.

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  3. Misheel
    Misheel 17 August, 2012, 13:59

    Leading Scientist who has been a global warming denier changes his mind…
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-climate-0817-jm-20120817,0,6280945.story
    Solar flares does not account for the trends we see on earth. Just because we were “dead wrong” in 1970s doesn’t mean we’re wrong now.
    -M

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  4. Bill Hough
    Bill Hough 17 August, 2012, 14:46

    The nice folks at Minnesotans For Global Warming put out funny videos which put this global warming nonsense into perspective. All I have to say to Governor Moonbeam is “I’m a Denier:”
    http://www.minnesotansforglobalwarming.com/m4gw/2010/11/m4gws-newest-song—im-a-denier.html

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  5. Dan Pangburn
    Dan Pangburn 17 August, 2012, 16:02

    With apologies to Richard Feynman: Regardless of how many experts believe it or how many organizations concur, if it doesn’t agree with observation, it’s wrong.

    The average global temperature trend has been flat since 2001. No amount of spin can rationalize that CO2 increase caused the temperature increase to 2001 but that 25.2% additional CO2 increase had no effect on average global temperature after 2001.

    Without human caused global warming there can be no human caused climate change.

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  6. stevefromsacto
    stevefromsacto 17 August, 2012, 19:42

    Of course the fact that the average temperatures the past two summers have broken every heat record since the data was first captured more than a century ago is just a coincidence, eh?

    And the scientist mentioned above who was once a denier but saw the error of his ways doesn’t know what he is talking about.

    Perhaps you should go back to examining the President’s birth certificate or looking for black helicopters and leave science to the experts.

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  7. eck
    eck 17 August, 2012, 20:22

    Steve, baby, before you open your yap, why don’t you actually check the facts. The average temps in the US were higher. In the 30s and 50s. Plus, we’re talking global dummy. No significant change in 10+ years.

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  8. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 18 August, 2012, 01:07

    Steve, baby, before you open your yap, why don’t you actually check the facts.

    Steve only checks the facts when it supports his wild, crazy positions.

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  9. Queeg
    Queeg 18 August, 2012, 07:11

    Poodle never checks facts. No library in Randsburg or smart phone reception!

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  10. The Rt Rev Ted Steele
    The Rt Rev Ted Steele 18 August, 2012, 07:15

    lol—-Randsburg!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Dan Pangburn
    Dan Pangburn 18 August, 2012, 08:23

    Pointing out that it is warmest at the end of a warming period is not very profound and says nothing about whether it is still warming.

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  12. The Rt Rev Ted Steele
    The Rt Rev Ted Steele 18 August, 2012, 16:49

    lol– global warming deniers!

    Another example of American excccccccccceptionalism?

    lol

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  13. Tax Target
    Tax Target 19 August, 2012, 03:49

    To “quote” a famous democrap… the only thing that the California Govt needs to fear is Govt. itself.

    flush…flush…flush

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  14. Bill Hough
    Bill Hough 19 August, 2012, 08:35

    I’m with the Orange County Register on this:

    “If Mr. Brown were more honest, he would acknowledge that his intention isn’t to curb global warming, which we and many scientists maintain is a highly disputable threat. If he were straightforward, Mr. Brown would explain to Californians that his cap-and-trade penalties on large industrial emitters of greenhouse gases are nothing but a disguised tax to raise billions to finance already overblown government operations.”

    “We don’t know whether the governor believes his global warming hype, as misguided as we and others believe it to be. But we are certain the governor believes in extracting as much money in taxes, fees and by other means from the private sector to feed the government spending machine.”
    http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/brown-368900-government-warming.html

    George Will remimds us that “This began two generations ago, in 1972, when we were warned (by computer models developed at MIT) that we were doomed. We were supposed to be pretty much extinct by now, or at least miserable. We are neither. So, what went wrong?”

    “That year begat “The Limits to Growth,” a book from the Club of Rome, which called itself “a project on the predicament of mankind.” It sold 12 million copies, staggered the New York Times (“one of the most important documents of our age”) and argued that economic growth was doomed by intractable scarcities. Bjorn Lomborg, the Danish academic and “skeptical environmentalist,” writing in Foreign Affairs, says it “helped send the world down a path of worrying obsessively about misguided remedies for minor problems while ignoring much greater concerns,” such as poverty, which only economic growth can ameliorate.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-why-doom-has-not-materialized/2012/08/17/fcf89ed6-e7fb-11e1-936a-b801f1abab19_story.html

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  15. BobA
    BobA 21 August, 2012, 08:57

    For what it’s worth, I think this whole global warming scam is more nefarious than any of us think or suspect.

    What better way to call for a systematic reduction of the worlds population than to claim that human activity is the cause of global warming? Couple that with the eugenics movement (aka, “Planned Parenthood) and their push to spread their movement to other countries and you start to get a sense of the bigger picture of what global warming is really about.

    Plus there’s a lot money to be made and power to be gained by the ruling elite who stand to inherit and rule the earth once the world’s population has been reduced to a manageable number. The more people they can get to believe the global warming hoax the sooner they can move on to the next phase of their plan: forced sterilization for what the elites determine to be the undesirables.

    Only the elites and those they deem fit to survive will be allowed to reproduce. We are witnessing the adaptation of Adolph Hitler and the Nazis ultimate plans being implemented in a covert and subtle way.

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