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Global Warming Is Neither
Anyway, two remarkable events happened this past week that fall directly in line with some of my pet peeves, namely "climate change" and "vaccines." Climate I will address today, and vaccines tomorrow.
In case you missed it, which wouldn't be hard to do seeing the massive effort put into keeping the report quiet, the Mail on Sunday reported that Dr. John Bates - the guy responsible for protocols at America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the world’s leading source of climate data - had denounced a seminal paper put out in 2015 as being based on "cooked" data.
In as brief as summary as possible, various reports had claimed that "global warming" paused, or even reversed in the years since 1998. In 2015, six months before the infamous Paris Convention on Climate was to take place, NOAA released a major study by the rather dense title of "Possible Artifacts of Data Biases in the Recent Global Surface Warming Hiatus." The paper claimed that not only was there no "pause" in global warming, but in fact temperatures had continued to rise
The paper was almost single-handedly responsible for pushing the various leaders convened in Paris to ignore the "pause" reports and to take drastic action to battle the jabberwock of "climate change" The Paris Accord stipulated that a group of wealthy nations would set up a fund to render aid to poorer nations damaged by global warming. The fund reaches into the hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 20 years.
The agreement would, of course, require the "donating" governments to raise taxes and penalties to pay for the fund, and the fund would require a global bureaucracy to administer it. This, for all intents and purposes, would create a global government, as only governments are empowered to levy and disburse tax revenues.
If the bastards can't get a global government the old-fashioned way, they will back us into it with scare tactics.
In any event, Bates' original blog post at Climate Etc. claimed that the NOAA paper was purposely rushed and that various data were "massaged" in order to achieve the desired result. This led to a Texas congressman calling for hearings, NOAA saying it will "review" and a whole bunch of auto-bot responders on Twitter and Facebook leaping into action to try and staunch the bleeding. The Mail on Sunday claims its article has been linked over 150,000 times in less than a week.
Obviously, people are tired of being lied to and corralled into climate panic...especially after more than 30 years of this crap.
One can be quite sure that a bunch of bureaucrats and "scientists" were roused from slumber to muddle through record cold and snow to the office to repair the global warming damage.
The fact reamins that we have been and continue to be lied to. In this instance, the deception is so massive as to undermine the foundations of science and politics (to the extent that there is a distinction any more). If history has not yet taught us to do so, this episode should finally get people to question anything that self-proclaimed "experts" say, and to wisely look askance at government pronouncements and "certainties".
It should also prompt us to question science itself, at least in its current form of a secular religion. There is no such thing as "settled science". It is a myth if not a dangerous farce. The whole point of science is to ask questions, especially when it comes to commonly held beliefs and dogma. The nature of science itself is a denial of the logical tautology, its only gospel is the rejection of gospel truths.
In human nature, whenever an individual or group is set up as an unquestionable source of truth, it is ripe for abuse. Humans will use this invulnerable position for personal gain every time. History repeatedly proves this case. Unquestioned "truths" lead to dogmatic intransigence, which leads to authoritarian dictatorship.
If one major scandal like this comes to light, then we must conclude that more have yet to surface. As Benjamin Disraeli warned us, the world is full of "lies, damn lies and statistics." In the case of NOAA, we have been duped by the worst of the three. If there is one thing we should have learned well by now, it is that "authorities" will stop at nothing to herd us in whatever direction suits them.
It is high time we realize that we are better off being each our own authority. If there is a purpose to life, it is that we have a prefrontal cortex.