Death of the Global Warming Myth

When your cockamamie theory is collapsing around you, it's probably best to take your plight to a higher power.  But if that isn't possible, a fake jaguar goddess could work.

According to the Washington Post,

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was ... "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving."

I'll give this conglomeration of exploiting profiteers five stars when it comes to creativity.  You can't manipulate data to produce fatalistic scenes of New York City being overwhelmed by tidal waves and Yellowstone erupting into volcanic ash without having a robust imagination.  But reason?  I think that went out the window long before they started praying to a jaguar.

The disintegration of this political juggernaut known as global warming is as imminent now as it is remarkable.  The heights from which these scientists' credibility has plunged is equaled only by the speed.

Consider that it was only last year when the scientific and political world was held spellbound by the deliberations of the U.N. Climate Change summit held in Copenhagen.  Nearly 45,000 attendees anxiously anticipated a global climate agreement that could spare us all from the imminent planetary incineration about to befall us thanks to the unholy alliance of SUVs, deforestation, and belching cows.  American taxpayers alone shelled out nearly $400,000 for Nancy Pelosi to lead a cadre of liberal congressmen and staffers to attend the Warmer deliberations.

Yet now, just one year later, political leaders are staying as far away from the annual climate summit (this year held in Cancun) as possible.  Even the Congressional Warmer triumvirate of Henry Waxman, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer skipped the festivities.  Remember, it was Boxer who proclaimed not so long ago that global warming was her "signature issue."  Yet when it came time for this year's convention, Boxer merely murmured, "I'm sending a statement to Cancun."

Meanwhile, across the pond, things aren't much better for the global warming hysterics in the British Meteorological Office.  As the Met geared up for Copenhagen in 2009, they were warning of the "warmest year on record."  Fast-forward to this year, and as Britain is in the grip of yet another extraordinarily frigid winter, their admonitions are much more subdued.  Even the Daily Mail noted why: "Buried amid the details of those two Met Office statements 12 months apart lies a remarkable climbdown that has huge implications  --  not just for the Met Office, but for debate over climate change as a whole ... for the past 15 years, global warming has stopped."

This most inconvenient truth is why, despite millions of dollars of propaganda and free marketing offered by a totally duped American media, Al Gore's climate heist machinery is dismantling itself before our eyes.  The defeat of climate legislation in Congress has prompted Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection to whittle its resources from 25 states down to seven, acknowledging that "the situation in Congress has changed."

Indeed it has.  As the Democratic Party's death grip on Congress dies in January, Nancy Pelosi's House Select Committee on Global Warming will be dying with it.  Republicans have announced that they have no desire to continue wasting taxpayer dollars on a committee whose only contribution was a proposed energy tax that would have destroyed millions of jobs in an already stagnant economy.

For its swan song, the committee held a final hearing -- one so boring that according to the Washington Times, the chairman never returned from lunch break.

So how has this environmental Goliath collapsed so quickly and so painfully?  Certainly the Climategate scandal that revealed the epic fraud and deceit upon which the movement was built didn't help.  Al Gore admitting his willingness to fabricate dire consequences for the sake of getting people's attention didn't help.

But ultimately it comes down to this: given time, truth wins out.  Eventually, rational people realize that groupthink and demonizing your opponents as "deniers" doesn't count for evidence.  They realize that a movement so freely changing names -- from global cooling to global warming to climate change to global climate disruption -- might be more about a neo-Marxist pursuit of global governance than about saving polar bears.

In the end, that is what has hastened the demise of Warmerism.  This makes the climate changers' prayer to Ixchel the jaguar goddess so very appropriate...one myth perpetuated on humanity deserves another.

Peter is a public high school government teacher and radio talk show host in central Indiana.  E-mail peter@peterheck.com or visit www.peterheck.com.
When your cockamamie theory is collapsing around you, it's probably best to take your plight to a higher power.  But if that isn't possible, a fake jaguar goddess could work.

According to the Washington Post,

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was ... "the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving."

I'll give this conglomeration of exploiting profiteers five stars when it comes to creativity.  You can't manipulate data to produce fatalistic scenes of New York City being overwhelmed by tidal waves and Yellowstone erupting into volcanic ash without having a robust imagination.  But reason?  I think that went out the window long before they started praying to a jaguar.

The disintegration of this political juggernaut known as global warming is as imminent now as it is remarkable.  The heights from which these scientists' credibility has plunged is equaled only by the speed.

Consider that it was only last year when the scientific and political world was held spellbound by the deliberations of the U.N. Climate Change summit held in Copenhagen.  Nearly 45,000 attendees anxiously anticipated a global climate agreement that could spare us all from the imminent planetary incineration about to befall us thanks to the unholy alliance of SUVs, deforestation, and belching cows.  American taxpayers alone shelled out nearly $400,000 for Nancy Pelosi to lead a cadre of liberal congressmen and staffers to attend the Warmer deliberations.

Yet now, just one year later, political leaders are staying as far away from the annual climate summit (this year held in Cancun) as possible.  Even the Congressional Warmer triumvirate of Henry Waxman, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer skipped the festivities.  Remember, it was Boxer who proclaimed not so long ago that global warming was her "signature issue."  Yet when it came time for this year's convention, Boxer merely murmured, "I'm sending a statement to Cancun."

Meanwhile, across the pond, things aren't much better for the global warming hysterics in the British Meteorological Office.  As the Met geared up for Copenhagen in 2009, they were warning of the "warmest year on record."  Fast-forward to this year, and as Britain is in the grip of yet another extraordinarily frigid winter, their admonitions are much more subdued.  Even the Daily Mail noted why: "Buried amid the details of those two Met Office statements 12 months apart lies a remarkable climbdown that has huge implications  --  not just for the Met Office, but for debate over climate change as a whole ... for the past 15 years, global warming has stopped."

This most inconvenient truth is why, despite millions of dollars of propaganda and free marketing offered by a totally duped American media, Al Gore's climate heist machinery is dismantling itself before our eyes.  The defeat of climate legislation in Congress has prompted Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection to whittle its resources from 25 states down to seven, acknowledging that "the situation in Congress has changed."

Indeed it has.  As the Democratic Party's death grip on Congress dies in January, Nancy Pelosi's House Select Committee on Global Warming will be dying with it.  Republicans have announced that they have no desire to continue wasting taxpayer dollars on a committee whose only contribution was a proposed energy tax that would have destroyed millions of jobs in an already stagnant economy.

For its swan song, the committee held a final hearing -- one so boring that according to the Washington Times, the chairman never returned from lunch break.

So how has this environmental Goliath collapsed so quickly and so painfully?  Certainly the Climategate scandal that revealed the epic fraud and deceit upon which the movement was built didn't help.  Al Gore admitting his willingness to fabricate dire consequences for the sake of getting people's attention didn't help.

But ultimately it comes down to this: given time, truth wins out.  Eventually, rational people realize that groupthink and demonizing your opponents as "deniers" doesn't count for evidence.  They realize that a movement so freely changing names -- from global cooling to global warming to climate change to global climate disruption -- might be more about a neo-Marxist pursuit of global governance than about saving polar bears.

In the end, that is what has hastened the demise of Warmerism.  This makes the climate changers' prayer to Ixchel the jaguar goddess so very appropriate...one myth perpetuated on humanity deserves another.

Peter is a public high school government teacher and radio talk show host in central Indiana.  E-mail peter@peterheck.com or visit www.peterheck.com.

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