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 The climate hustle

22.11.20. In addition to Earth’s familiar cycles of day and night, and seasonal changes of weather each year, scientists have learned of three major long-term cycles of orbital variations which affect the climate. The first of these are the Precession cycles which pull the point of Earth’s north pole around a wide circle in the stars over 23,000 years; nowadays toward the star Polaris and, after 11,500 years, towards the star Vega, then back again toward Polaris. Next is the effect of the slow cycle of change in the obliquity, or degree of tilt, that Earth’s axis goes through over 41,000 years from max to minimum tilt and back. The third powerful influence on the timing and duration of the ice ages and interglacials: eccentricity of Earth’s orbit, cycling from circular to elliptical and back to circular each 100,000. On-orbit, the Earth circles the sun once each year. In the circular orbit phase of this cycle, the Earth is a constant distance from the sun. In the elliptical phase of orbit, when the Earth is closest to the sun, the degree of axial tilt magnifies the solar energy reaching the northern hemisphere, as it leans toward the sun for the northern summer.

This terminates an ice age with rapid global warming, melting the northern glaciers and sea ice. The oceans of the world also gather heat and continue to do so even as solar warming passes its peak. Yes, the changing climate is natural and is continuous. Townhall’s John Stossel discusses the stupidity of those that think man influences these natural cycles that have occurred over the millions of years our rock has been in it’s current approximate position.
I hear that climate change will destroy much of the world.
“There will be irreversible damage to the planet!” warns a CNN anchor.
Joe Biden says he’ll spend $500 billion a year to fight what his website calls an “existential threat to life.”
Really?
I’m a consumer reporter. Over the years, alarmed scientists have passionately warned me about many things that they thought were about to kill Americans.
Asbestos in hair dryers, coffee, computer terminals, electric power lines, microwave ovens, cellphones (brain tumors!), electric blankets, computer terminals, herbicides, plastic residue, etc., are causing America’s cancer epidemic!”
If those things don’t get us, “West Nile Virus will!” Or SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola, flesh-eating bacteria or “killer bees.”
Experts told me millions would die on Jan. 1, 2000, because computers couldn’t handle the switch from 1999. Machines would fail; planes would crash.
The scientists were well-informed specialists in their fields. They were sincerely alarmed. The more knowledge you have about a threat, the more alarmed you get.
Yet, mass death didn’t happen. COVID-19 has been the only time in my 50 years of reporting that a scare proved true.
Maybe you accepted the phrase I used above: “America’s cancer epidemic.” But there is no cancer epidemic. Cancer rates are down. We simply live long enough to get diseases like cancer. But people think there’s a cancer epidemic.
The opposite is true. As we’ve been exposed to more plastics, pesticides, mysterious chemicals, food additives and new technologies, we live longer than ever!
That’s why I’m skeptical when I’m told: Climate change is a crisis!
Climate change is real. It’s a problem, but I doubt that it’s “an existential threat.”
Saying that makes alarmists mad.
When Marc Morano says it, activists try to prevent him from speaking.
“They do not want dissent,” says Morano, founder of ClimateDepot.com, a website that rebuts much of what climate activists teach in schools.
“It’s an indoctrination that’s so complete that by the time (kids) get to high school, they’re not even aware that there’s any scientific dissent.”
Morano’s new movie, “Climate Hustle 2,” presents that dissent. My new video this week features his movie.
Morano argues that politicians use fear of global warming in order to gain power.
“Climate Hustle 2” features Senator Chuck Schumer shouting: “If we would do more on climate change, we’d have fewer of these hurricanes and other types of storms! Everyone knows that!”
But everyone doesn’t know that. Many scientists refute it. Congress’ own hearings include testimony about how our warmer climate has not caused increases in the number of hurricanes or tornadoes. “Climate Hustle 2” includes many examples like that.
“Why should we believe you?” I ask Morano. “You’re getting money from the fossil fuel industry.” After all, Daily Kos calls him “Evil Personified” and says ExxonMobil funds him.
“Not at all,” he replies. “I’m paid by about 90% individual contributions from around the country. Why would ExxonMobil give me money (when) they want to appear green?”
Morano’s movie frustrates climate activists by pointing out how hypocritical some are.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio says he lives a “green lifestyle… (using) energy-efficient appliances. I drive a hybrid car.”
Then he flies to Europe to attend a party.
I like watching Morano point out celebrities’ hypocrisy, but think one claim in his movie goes too far.
“Stopping climate change is not about saving the planet,” says narrator Kevin Sorbo. “It’s about climate elites trying to convince us to accept a future where they call all the shots.”
I push back at Morano: “I think they are genuinely concerned, and they want to save us.”
“Their vision of saving us is putting them in charge,” he replies.
And if they’re in charge, he says, they will destroy capitalism.

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  • Disgruntled 22/11/2020, 12:06 pm

    Funny there is no comments yet!
    I liked the article and printed out some copies to show to a few of my”illiterate” and uninformed mates.

  • JG 22/11/2020, 6:06 pm

    Climate change is all about world government and nothing to do with climate. Frighten the shit out of everyone including school kids so being brain washed they believe. Meanwhile we stupid Australians trash our own country and kneel to this new god.

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