Monday, September 11, 2023

Climate Crisis Deception

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On January 22, 2019,  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) infamously said she thinks that there is an urgency needed in addressing man-made climate change, warning that it will “destroy the planet” in 12 years if humans do not address the issue, no matter the cost.

The cost is killing us. And much of the "climate crises" is contrived,  misleading, and manipulative.

Here's how we know.

Be informed, not misled.

During an interview at the MLK Now event in New York City honoring Martin Luther King Jr. back in January 2019, Ocasio-Cortez told interviewer Ta-Nehisi Coates that younger Americans are looking for bold solutions to climate change and are not concerned about the cost.

“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: ‘The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?’ ” Ocasio-Cortez asked the interviewer.

Ocasio-Cortez took aim at the Trump administration and some Democrats on Capitol Hill for “abdicating” their responsibilities to govern and address the issue. She added that activists have a “responsibility” to be vocally opposed to the administration [Trump Administration] and “breathe fire” when necessary.

Breathing fire. Or smoke?

This weekend we learned that a California scientist has made a stunning admission about "So-Called Climate Change Scientists."

Patrick T. Brown, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and doctor of earth and climate sciences, admitted that he stretched and left out important pieces of the truth to make his article more appealing to editors at Nature and Science magazines. 

"And the editors of these journals have made it abundantly clear, both by what they publish and what they reject, that they want climate papers that support certain pre-approved narratives—even when those narratives come at the expense of broader knowledge for society," he wrote in The Free Press.

Titled, I Left Out the Full Truth to Get My Climate Change Paper Published; Brown explained that climate change has become more about scaring people into believing the world is ending rather than "understanding the complexities of the world." 

Brown pointed out there are recent wildfires that have destroyed livelihoods, such as the one in Maui. He wrote that scientists and the media were quick to blame climate change but argued that "obviously relevant factors"— such as poor forest management— were the cause of the fires yet never discussed.

Brown says in the Free Press article, "If you’ve been reading any news about wildfires this summer—from Canada to Europe to Maui—you will surely get the impression that they are mostly the result of climate change." 

  • Here’s AP: Climate change keeps making wildfires and smoke worse. Scientists call it the “new abnormal.”
  • And PBS NewsHour: Wildfires driven by climate change are on the rise—Spain must do more to prepare, experts say.
  • The New York Times: How Climate Change Turned Lush Hawaii Into a Tinderbox.
  • And Bloomberg: Maui Fires Show Climate Change’s Ugly Reach.

Dr. Brown says, "I am a climate scientist. And while climate change is an important factor affecting wildfires in many parts of the world, it isn’t close to the only factor that deserves our sole focus."

"So why does the press focus so intently on climate change as the root cause?" he says, "Perhaps for the same reasons I just did in an academic paper about wildfires in Nature, one of the world’s most prestigious journals: it fits a simple storyline that rewards the person telling it." 

"The paper I just published—'Climate warming increases extreme daily wildfire growth risk in California'— he says, "focuses exclusively on how climate change has affected extreme wildfire behavior. I knew not to try to quantify key aspects other than climate change in my research because it would dilute the story that prestigious journals like Nature and its rival, Science, want to tell." 

"This matters because it is critically important for scientists to be published in high-profile journals; in many ways, they are the gatekeepers for career success in academia. And the editors of these journals have made it abundantly clear, both by what they publish and what they reject, that they want climate papers that support certain preapproved narratives—even when those narratives come at the expense of broader knowledge for society." 

"Climate Crisis" is not the only "science" that's being prostituted by the Left.

The Biden White House's push to keep COVID-19 relevant is coming in hot as the administration conveniently began pushing for masks just in time for the upcoming presidential election. 

On Friday, President Joe Biden took a tour of the newly renovated situation room, which was done for an estimated $50 million. The room has high-tech scientific television screens, computers, and phones.

What was more striking about the day was that Biden entered the room wearing a mask and took it off just in time for a photo op. He also chose not to mask up while standing close to several people. 

He keeps saying we must "follow the science." 

This week, First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the president would wear a mask for the next ten days. 

"The president's going to continue to follow CDC guidance," Jean-Pierre said. "That includes masking. That includes testing."

However, Biden walked into a White House State Dining Room holding − not wearing − a face mask before delivering remarks to a room of reporters. 

"They keep telling me because this has to be ten days or something, I've got to keep wearing it. But don't tell them I didn't have it on when I walked in," Biden said. 

So, according to Biden's nonchalant attitude toward masks, COVID must not be too much of a concern if he is parading around without a diaper on his face despite the Left's push to fear-monger Americans into thinking they are necessary. 

President Abraham Lincoln once said: 'You can fool all people some of the time and some people all the time. But you can never fool all the people all the time."

Sorry, Mr. President, we're not buying it this time.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Prayerful.