Posts tagged ‘climate change hoax’
URL of the original posting site: http://eaglerising.com/33947/california-goes-full-fascist-outlawing-global-warming-skeptics-and-their-guns/
First, the California state Assembly rammed through several bills which would enact even more restrictive laws/regulations on gun rights, criminalizing the mere possession of unserialized firearm parts, banning the purchase of more than one firearm in a month, allowing your boss, teacher, or therapist to secretly take away your RIGHT to self-defense, banning guns with a bullet button, and allowing the state to send harassing mail to legal gun owners!
Yes, you’d only be allowed to buy one gun a month because the ninnies in Sacramento think that that is enough. Yes, your boss, teacher or therapist could go behind your back and tell the government to take your guns and that would be enough for the government to do it. No if’s and’s or but’s from you. All of the measures are completely unconstitutional and un-American, and their penalties are absolutely Draconian.
These idiotic new laws would be enough to paint the California Assembly as the most fascist legislature of the week, but they didn’t stop there. No, they decided that undermining the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights wasn’t enough. They also chose to launch an all-out assault on the 1st Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech as well.
The first-of-its-kind legislation — Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 — is scheduled for floor action Thursday after clearing Senate committees in April and May.
The measure would allow state and local prosecutors to pursue claims against climate-change skepticism as a violation of the state’s Unfair Competition Law [UCL], as well as extend the four-year statute of limitations for such claims retroactively to Jan. 1, 2021.
“This bill explicitly authorizes district attorneys and the Attorney General to pursue UCL claims alleging that a business or organization has directly or indirectly engaged in unfair competition with respect to scientific evidence regarding the existence, extent, or current or future impacts of anthropogenic induced climate change,” says the state Senate Rules Committee’s floor analysis.
Yes, you read that right. California is planning to make it illegal for you, your business, or anyone else, to disagree with the liberal opinion on man-made climate change/global warming. ILLEGAL. Over at the California Political Review, Stephen Frank puts this into perspective and explains what this bill really is.
“Did you donate to the Pacific Legal Foundation? Do you support Americans for Prosperity? Are you a member of the California Republican Party, which has a platform approving of all forms of energy, including fossil fuel (oil)? Do you work for a gas station, an oil company, have your written a letter to the editor in favor of oil drilling? If so, you could find yourself with being charged in a court of law, thanks to SB 1161… a totalitarian statement by Democrats that the First Amendment is now dead.”
If you actually believe that the progressive left in America today is the same Democrat left that existed 50 years ago, you are simply fooling yourself. The generation that fought for civil liberties and less government interference in their lives have apparently either died off or gone completely senile in their drunken quest for power. The hippies who used to advocate for more “freedom” are now the very same people clawing and scraping to unburden you from your liberty. Today’s Democrat Party has more in common with the totalitarian excesses of the Soviet Union, or Mao’s China.
This may be happening in California, but if liberals have their way, they’ll soon be coming for the rest of us and our freedoms as well.
Ilya Ilf’s 1935 quote may have actually been a prophecy…
For more on this travesty of justice go read Jeff Dunetz at the Lid…
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Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.
Commentary by David Kreutzer / @dwkreutzer / May 02, 2016
As disturbing as such thuggery from state attorneys general would be in any case, the premise of the subpoena is faulty. The Competitive Enterprise Institute did not cast doubt on the dubious climate science. The actual data cast the doubt. The think tank and others have simply pointed out what the data show.
It looks like thought crime has now moved from George Orwell’s novel “1984” to the twisted reality of our judicial system. Pointing out facts should never be a real crime.
The Heritage Foundation’s new Paris-bubble-popping science summary is also a case of letting the numbers tell a story. A story many never hear in the media-hyped spectacle that is international climate policy.
For instance, the chart above shows reconstructed average world temperature data for the past 500,000 years. Depending on the magnification and size of your monitor, each pencil dot would span something on the order of 1,000 years. The myriad 10-degree Celsius temperature flips all happened before man-made carbon dioxide could have had any impact—the final temperature spike started at the end of the last ice age.
Now see if you can follow this: The “science thought police” insist that even though none of the temperature variations for the first 499,950 years had anything to do with human activity, virtually none of the temperature increases of the past 50 years had anything to do with nature. Got it?
A question some overzealous attorneys general might be asking right now is, “Where did this ‘denier’ data come from?” The answer is: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center website (to be very clear, it is part of the federal government).
If those who merely point to data that are inconsistent with an imminent climate crisis are thought criminals, how much more subpoena worthy would be those who actually created the data? This expands the thought crime conspiracy to an entirely new set of perps.
Should the hyperventilating attorneys general subpoena the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in its entirety or just the researchers? If donors to think tanks are subpoenaed simply because the think tanks pointed to this data, should not the U.S. Treasury be subpoenaed for actually funding these doubt-creating data?
In any event, it seems disingenuous to wave off huge past temperature changes as entirely natural while branding as science-denying fraudsters those who assert that natural forces are likely still to be playing a significant role. This is a problem for the U.N. Climate Agreement and its signers.
If natural forces have played a significant role in the moderate and unsteady temperature increases of the past 60 years, then what’s the climate hysteria about? If there is no need for hysteria, there is no need for the Paris climate agreement.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Kreutzer is the senior research fellow in energy economics and climate change at The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis. In this position, Kreutzer researches how energy and climate change legislation will affect economic activity at the national, local, and industry levels. Read his research.
Posted by Leslie Eastman Tuesday, February 23, 2016
URL of the original posting site: http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/02/massive-penguin-die-off-from-too-much-ice-in-antarctica
I have a new data point to add to the collection. There are reports that a large colony of penguins died of climate changed induced starvation.
However, the agent of that event was not carbon dioxide.
An estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for food.
The penguins of Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay used to live close to a large body of open water. However, in 2010 a colossal iceberg measuring 2,900 square kilometres became trapped in the bay, rendering the colony effectively landlocked.
Since 2011 the colony of 160,000 penguins has shrunk to just 10,000, according to research carried out by the Climate Change Research Centre at Australia’s University of New South Wales. Scientists predict the colony will be gone in 20 years unless the sea ice breaks up or the giant iceberg, dubbed B09B, is dislodged.
Former Vice President Al Gore was unavailable for comment.
Reported by Hans von Spakovsky / @HvonSpakovsky / January 21, 2016
Hans von Spakovsky is an authority on a wide range of issues—including civil rights, civil justice, the First Amendment, immigration, the rule of law and government reform—as a senior legal fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative. Read his research.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in trying to prosecute ExxonMobil for supposedly lying to its shareholders and the public about climate change, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times reported that Harris is investigating what ExxonMobil “knew about global warming and what the company told investors.”
Neither Harris nor Schneiderman recognizes the outrageousness of what they are doing—which amounts censoring or restricting speech and debate on what is a contentious scientific theory. In fact, they want not just to stop anyone who questions the global warming theory from being able to speak; they want to punish them with possible civil sanctions or even criminal penalties. As I said before about Schneiderman, Harris needs a remedial lesson in the First Amendment.
Perhaps we should investigate what Harris “knows” about global warming or climate change, which Harris (and Schneiderman) treats as if it is a proven, unassailable, incontrovertible fact. However, as the Heritage Foundation’s Nicolas Loris has pointed out, “flaws discovered in the scientific assessment of climate change have shown that the scientific consensus is not as settled as the public had been led to believe.”
According to Loris, leaked emails and documents from various universities and researchers have “revealed conspiracy, exaggerated warming data, possibly illegal destruction and manipulation of data, and attempts to freeze out dissenting scientists from publishing their work in reputable journals.” Furthermore, the “gaffes” that have been exposed in the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports “have only increased skepticism” about the credibility of this scientific theory.
These investigations are reminiscent of the old Soviet Union, where Joseph Stalin persecuted those who he thought had the “wrong” scientific views on everything from linguistics to physics. Besides sending them a copy of the Constitution so they can review the First Amendment, residents of both New York and California might also want to include a copy of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s book, “In the First Circle,” in which he outlined the Soviet government’s suppression of dissenting scientists and engineers.
What makes this even worse is the fact that other public officials also want those who question this scientific theory investigated, prosecuted, and punished. According to the Times story, these include Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Rep. Mark DeSaulnier, D-Calif., who have sent letters to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Securities and Exchange Commission “calling for federal investigation of securities fraud and violations of racketeering, consumer protection, truth in advertising, public health, shareholder protection or other laws.”
But then, criminal investigations of climate change dissenters have been also called for by academics and other officials, among them former Vice President Al Gore. Maybe these politicians and their allies would favor passing a modern version of the Alien and Sedition Act, perhaps renamed the Global Warming Sedition Act. Just like the 1798 law, it could punish “false, scandalous, and malicious writing” against the climate change theory.
The bottom line is that the state attorneys general of New York and California are not acting like level-headed, objective prosecutors interested in the fair and dispassionate administration of justice. They are instead acting like Grand Inquisitors who must stamp out any heresy that doubts the legitimacy of the climate change religion. They are treating an unproven scientific theory as if it is a creed than cannot be questioned, probed, examined, or doubted.
URL of the original posting site: http://www.thefederalistpapers.org/us/hilarious-cartoon-depicts-the-real-cost-of-liberal-climate-change
Via Russ Hepler:
The opposition to President Obama’s “Climate Change/Global Warming” scam is growing daily.
We have reported here several times about the expanding body of evidence that shows just how big a fraud the whole pseudo-science of “climate change” really is. Now, a new movie out destroys Obama’s pet “legacy” agenda – the “climate change” hoax.
CNS News has the story:
The producer of a new film debunking the notion that humans can control the Earth’s climate system called President Obama’s climate change agenda “pure astrology and witchcraft”.
“We have the White House senior staff saying we need these EPA climate regulations because of the increase in storminess,” Marc Morano, publisher of ClimateDepot.com, said in a recent interview with MRC-TV.
“Well, the White House is directly implying that regulations that won’t even affect global CO2 level, let alone temperature, let alone storminess – even if you buy their scientific claims – would, somehow, reduce storminess.
“That is pure astrology and witchcraft.”
“They’re hustling the public when they say they can control the Earth’s thermostat, they can control the level of storminess, through United Nations treaties and/or EPA climate regulations.
“This is the fallacy, if you will, the modern-day witchcraft of our time, to believe that the United Nations and the EPA can pass legislation to regulate the Earth’s climate,” Morano said.
This assertion goes along with what Senator Ted Cruz just revealed in his senate hearing about “climate change” – that it is more of a religion than it is scientific fact.
But, that won’t stop President Obama from continuing to push for more “climate change” regulations.
He is all about carving out a legacy for himself – a legacy of world socialism where individual freedoms are a thing of the past.
CNS News has more:
The producer of Climate Hustle said the movie features a historian who talks about the widespread belief in the Middle Ages that witches controlled the weather. Modern-day climate activists who blame global warming for a host of ills, including the rise of ISIS, are just as superstitious, he said.
“Interestingly enough, we have a current claim – just made by Bill Nye today, and we’ve had President Obama make it, John Kerry make it, and a whole host of other activists make it – that essentially ISIS was created by global warming. And they say this because there was a drought in Syria, and the drought created a lot of conflict, and ISIS rose from this in Syria, rose from the political conflict.
“Well, first of all, you have to believe the Middle East was peaceful until carbon dioxide rose above 400 parts per million.
“Second of all, you’d have to believe that any kind of a drought is man-made, when in reality peer-reviewed studies show that droughts are on… a 60-year trend declining globally.
“Thirdly, you have to look at peer-reviewed studies which show that conflict increases during cold times and actually decreases during warm times. So actually, if there is global warming, we should have less conflict.
But, please don’t confuse the Obama Administration with facts; their minds have been made up on this for a long time.