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The Warming of the Global Oceans – Are Manmade Greenhouse Gases Important or Impotent?

Bob Tisdale takes apart the @johnKerry #Climate Chg Like Gravity doomsday #Climate models and shreds them.

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This post is available in pdf form here.  It’s only 1.2MB so you could email copies to your friends who are proponents of manmade global warming—and to your skeptical friends as well.

Global sea surface temperatures have warmed over the past 30 years, but there is no evidence the warming was caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gases. No evidence at all.

This post was written for persons who have seen my posts around the blogosphere for the past three and a half years, or have seen other bloggers discussing them, and have wondered what I was yakking on and on about—with the El Niño this and La Niña that. This post is a basic, down-to-Earth discussion of the causes of the warming of global sea surface temperatures over the past 30 years. It’s how data, not models, account for the warming. I’ve tried to make it as non-technical as possible.

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Causes and Consequences of the Climate Science Boom

The forces that drive the Climate Change Movement are a combination of two strong human emotions. Pure greed and the quest for spiritual meaning in life. The irony that the life giving gas CO2 is their number one enemy completely escapes them. So in their quest to “save the earth” from CO2 emissions from fossil fuel they blow billions of tax payer dollars on useless “renewable” energy sources like wind and solar that require the use of fossil fuel from cradle to grave and is toxic to the environment. This wasteful expenditure of money fulfills two goals. It lines the pockets of the greedy green capitalists and fulfills the delusional spiritual needs of the environmentalists to “save the earth” The fact millions of poor people are doomed to death by fuel poverty so greedy people in the West can get rich and the environmentalists can “feel good” about themselves never dawns on them and if it does they sluff it off as everyone has to die some day .

The Ludwig von Mises Centre

Causes and Consequences of the Climate Science Boom
William N. Butos
Professor of Economics, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, USA +1-860-297-2448
Thomas J. McQuade
Independent Scholar, San Diego, CA, USA +1-347-274-9903

Forthcoming in The Independent Review


Scientific disciplines, like economies, can and do experience booms and busts.  We document a boom in climate science, sustained by massive levels of funding by government entities, whose scientific direction is set by an extra-scientific organization, the IPCC, which has emerged as a “big player” in the scientific arena, championing the hypothesis of anthropogenic global warming.  We note the difficulties in obtaining definitive empirical clarity due to the complex nature of climate, the feedback between the effects of the IPCC’s advocacy and the government’s willingness to fund the science, the ideological and political agendas at play, the dangers to the integrity of scientific procedure in the context of ideological bias, and the…

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Follow The Money: Silencing #Climate Skeptics To Fleece Tax Payers Out Of Billions of Dollars

Between 2000 and 2013, EPA also paid the American Lung Association well over $20 million, and lavished over $180 million on its Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee members, to support agency positions. 

Chesapeake energy gave the Sierra Club $26 million to advance its Beyond Coal campaign. 

Russia gave generously to anti-fracking, climate change and related “green” efforts.” WattsUpWithThat  Paul Driessen

and this is just the tip of the ice berg

Here are some more links to climate money:

Al Gore 

Gore-backed Hara sees profit from low-carbon economy

Gore’s venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins needs government mandates to make money got millions in grants from Rockefeller Foundation

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

WWF hopes get $60 billion in carbon credits.


Scientific organizations want $9 BILLION government money

Micheal Mann

Hockeystick creator raked in $6 million

Michael Mann Charges $10,000 Speaker Fee

Dr. Jim Hansen

Dr. Jim Hansen received $250,000 Heinz Award with John Kerry connection

Hansen gets $50,000 dollars


Goldman started pushing hard for cap-and-trade long ago,….the firm spent $3.5 million to lobby climate issues.

Carbon trades eventually will total $10 trillion a year

Citigroup, Lehman Brothers Holdings and Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank, Climate Change Capital and Credit Suisse to profit from carbon trading

Bankers lobby for carbon controls “The lobby — which includes Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Barclays Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and 168 other firms…. The organization and its members haven’t disclosed how much they earned from trading carbon permits.

Lord Nicholas Stern, (of UK’s Stern report on climate change), profits from carbon trading

Alarm Industry

$35 BILLION funding for climate change activities ($8.8 billion + $26.1 billion)

Excellent Paper on The Billions the Alarmists Are Raking In While Complaining About a Few Million From the Other Side

George Soros

George Soros will invest $1 billion in clean technology.

Green Crony Capitalists

GE makes $21 billion a year on “clean energy”

Billionaire Trying to Force Costly Green biofuel Mandate on New York as he finishes construction on Brooklyn biofuel plant 

The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

    Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
    SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
    Solyndra ($535 million)*
    Beacon Power ($43 million)*
    Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
    SunPower ($1.2 billion)
    First Solar ($1.46 billion)
    Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
    EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
    Amonix ($5.9 million)
    Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
    Abound Solar ($400 million)*
    A123 Systems ($279 million)*
    Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($700,981)*
    Johnson Controls ($299 million)
    Schneider Electric ($86 million)
    Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
    ECOtality ($126.2 million)
    Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
    Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
    Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
    Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
    Range Fuels ($80 million)*
    Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
    Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
    Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
    GreenVolts ($500,000)
    Vestas ($50 million)
    LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
    Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
    Navistar ($39 million)
    Satcon ($3 million)*
    Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
    Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)


Is Obama turning America into a Police State?

The prosecution and targeting by the IRS of President Obama’s political opponents are the tactics of an autocrat. So is his Rule by Executive Fiat when Congress won’t pass his agenda as is his witch hunt against ideological opponents like the Climate Skeptics who disagree that the life giving gas CO2 is destroying the earth 

But what is Obama’s end game? Is his aim not to build but to destroy the U.S.? In the preface to Dreams From My Father Obama makes clear he views “Western imperialism, racism, colonialism” as the “Core” Reason for Radical Islamic Violence and most of the ills of the world. Is this why he is willing to negotiate with Iran and provide them with the capability and materials to develop Nuclear Weapons?

Is Obama’s utopian vision to reconstruct the the United States along the concepts of Social Justice; Equality; and The Elimination of the Profit Motive via the use of government force? In other words transform America from a Capitalistic Nation into a  Socialistic/Communistic Nation? If this is his aim why is his Administration infested with filthy rich crony greens like Tom Steyer? Elitist rich who profit from the redistribution of private wealth by government fiat that line their pockets and impoverish the poor. The poor who end up being biggest victims of this utopian vision of “social justice”  that in main is driven by the quest for power and money.

Why Would Climate Alarmists Want To Destroy The Environment?

The aim of the green mafia is not to build but to destroy Western Civilization which they view as the reason for all the ills in the world. Filthy rich crony greens like Tom Steyer profit from this purposeful destruction of Capitalistic Western Civilization via the redistribution of private wealth and material resources by government fiat. The Green Mafia’s utopian vision is to reconstruct the West along “Social Justice” concepts of “equality”; Eliminate the profit motive and substitute it with service to the community. The problem with this utopian vision of “social justice” is it is driven by the quest for power and money.

Real Science

Forty-five years ago, we had dirty air and water in the US. LA looked like Beijing


The Cuyahoga River used to catch on fire.


I worked hard to get the Clean Air Act passed, and to establish and protect wilderness areas. I worked two summers as a volunteer ranger in the Cibola and Santa Fe National Forests. This was my home one summer at 12,000 feet elevation.

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The US was very successful at cleaning up the environment. But then the environmental movement was hijacked by big money pushing the global warming scam. What would happen if fossil fuels were banned?

Every tree in the forest would be cut down for firewood. The air would be thick with smoke from burning wood. Every animal in the forest would be hunted to extinction for food. Whales would be hunted to extinction for oil. It would be an environmental apocalypse.

Low cost fossil fuels…

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I Stand With Israel Who Do @thedemocrats Stand With & Other Tweets


ISIS Vows”ToConquerRome”Obama Refuses ToGiveJordanEgypt InfoOn ISIS #IStandWithIsrael WhoDo @thedemocrats StandWith?   

Obama “Western imperialism, racism, colonialism” “Core” Reason 4 Radical Islamic Violence? 

Obama Doesn’t Love America

For Obama Failure is Success Black College With A 24.7% Graduation Rate, Obama To PayThem A Visit 4 A Job Well Done…

Obama Rule By Greedy “Stupid” SnakeOil SalesMen Selling Hope&Change Delivering Gloom&Doom

Climate Change

  Oops! WindTurbinesDeadlyTo bats all other living things  From Wind

Oops! Test at Tonopah solar project ignites hundreds of birds in mid-air
Now It’s OK To Lie About #Climate Change Per @YaleClimateComm #Climate Snake Oil

Media Thought Police 

@google 1984 Thought Police Enforcers Thoughtcrime In 2015 … 

Perverted Old Man Biden Jokes How He Gropes Women… If @gop @thedemocrats lap dog media would be calling for his head

Feds Fighting Terrorism In U.S. 

Feds (aka @thedemocrats ?) Raid political meeting Dem Voting Radical Imams La Raza Crickets


Climatic Jihad?

How Many More Years Of Rising CO2 With No Rising Temperatures Will ItTake To See Alarmist #Climate Theory Disagrees With Reality Fuel Poverty ☠?

Watts Up With That?

Climate Crisis extremists attack experts who challenge claims of imminent climate Armageddon


Guest opinion by Paul Driessen

ISIL and other Islamist jihad movements continue to round up and silence all who oppose them or refuse to convert to their extreme religious tenets. They are inspiring thousands to join them. Their intolerance, vicious tactics and growing power seem to have inspired others, as well.

After years of claiming the science is settled and unprecedented man-made catastrophes are occurring right now, Climate Crisis, Inc. is increasingly desperate. Polls put climate change at the bottom of every list of public concerns. China and India refuse to cut energy production or emissions. Real-world weather and climate totally contradict their dire models and forecasts. Expensive, subsidized, environmentally harmful renewable energy makes little sense in world freshly awash in cheap, accessible oil, gas and coal.

Perhaps worse, Congress is in Republican control, and in 23 months…

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Solar Doesn’t Work Under Two Feet Of Snow

At 37.9% of the total European commitment and at a capital cost of ~€200 billion Germany is the leader of Renewable Energy promotion and installation in Europe. But comparatively its investment in Renewables has been both the most expensive and also the least efficient overall.

This is primarily because of its excessive commitment, more than 50% of its installed Renewables, to Solar Photovoltaic power.

Germany has made these investments in the expectation that that its “Energiewende Energy Transition” policy would make the country a world leader in advances in Renewables. This optimistic approach is not being justified.

Onshore wind power in Germany accounts for ~35% of its massive Renewable investment but about half of its Renewable electricity output. German wind power operates at a relatively low level of capacity at ~18% or even less. Unsurprisingly Germany has almost the highest installation of Renewables / head of the European population, except for Denmark.

Large scale photovoltaics have cost some ~64% of Germany’s Renewable investment. But because of Germany Northern latitude and its often cloudy skies, photovoltaics operate with a capacity factor a capacity factor of only ~9%. As a result overall Germany’s renewables operate at an overall capacity factor of less than 14%.

In addition Germany, by policy, is withdrawing from Nuclear electricity generation after the Fukushima tsunami. As a result Germany is now installing coal fired generating plant as rapidly as possible to maintain base load power. These new plants burn either lignite, (the most polluting type of coal and CO2 emissive fuel), or ordinary coal. These plants have no facility for Carbon Capture and Storage, probably because German engineers have realised that CCS in operation is a costly engineering fallacy. This is a sensible approach because were it to work at all, Carbon Capture and Storage, CCS, can be viewed as a costly way to throw away comparatively miniscule amounts of useful plant food.

In spite of the fact that Renewable Energy output has grown about fourfold, there has been an overall increase of CO2 emissions from Germany since the year 2000.

So far by 2013 Germany had invested very little, less than 1%, in Offshore Wind Power development and its experience has been poor, emphasising the technical difficulties of ever making large scale Offshore power fully operational. Even if large scale Offshore wind power in the North sea were eventually successful there is also a major question about the non existence of suitable high capacity transmission lines across Germany from the North to its Southern industrial heartlands.

It seems incredible that Germany, a Nation with such great engineering and pragmatic prowess, could have become so convinced about Renewable Energy especially the use of Solar Energy to make such a grossly unwise investments.

These comments and detailed references are contained in an earlier Europe wide article at:

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#Climate Crooks Can’t Handle The Truth

Powerful forces within western elites led by Obama and the Democratic Party have been pushing the AGW myth for decades. They have invested huge amounts of time & money trying to convince the world of their climate alarmist theories. However, with the #Climategate revelations and given the fact their doomsday Climate forecasts have failed to materialize, they have lost significant credibility. Thus they resort to smearing anyone who dares to challenge their disproven by reality dooms day Climate Theories. 


Public opinion polls clearly substantiate that the alarmists continue to lose momentum as public interest and more pressing issue arise like Radical Islamic Terrorism and the realization that their preferred alternatives to fossil fuel (renewables) don’t work most of the time. When there is no sun or wind (or in the case of solar panels under two feet of snow) renewables need a fossil fuel or battery back up to keep the lights on. Moreover, despite billions blown on renewables in Germany Germany can’t keep their lights on without massive Russian Coal imports which are at their highest level since 2006… People have figured out that it is pure insanity to blow billions of tax payer dollars on wind and solar that stop working during those cold winter days under six feet of snow that the Climate Alarmists predicted the world would never see again due to man made global warming. 


The bottom line is the empirical evidence does not support the theory that CO2 emissions from fossil fuel have had a significant impact on climate. The computer climate models that the IPCC uses to promote global warming have ALL failed the test of reality. The Climate models projected temperatures when compared with observed temperatures over the last 18 years are not going up as the Models predicted. And to add insult to injury the divergence between projected temperatures and observed temperatures is INCREASING. When there is NO empirical evidence to support the Alarmists Climate Theory the theory can no longer be called “science” It is a Religion.
Given all of this desperation by the climate alarmists their only recourse is the shabby treatment and smear campaigns of prominent climate scientists who dare to expose their lies. What is even more troubling is that it is the warmists who are the guilty parties when it comes to being on the take for big oil funding. See The Long List Of Warmist Organizations and Scientists Who Haul In Huge Money From BIG OIL And Heavy Industry! Let’s see the Democrats investigate the influence BIG OIL has on Warmists. Money Big Oil would get from Carbon Trading perhaps?



Barack Obama Goes Full Stalin

Powerful forces within western elites led by Obama have been pushing the AGW myth for decades, and have invested huge amounts of time & money trying to convince the world of their alarmist theories. However, the #Climategate revelations and as their doomsday Climate forecasts failed to materialize, they have lost significant credibility. Thus they resort to smearing anyone who dares to challenge their disproven by reality dooms day Climate Theories. Public opinion polls clearly substantiate that the alarmists continue to lose momentum as public interest and more pressing issue arise like Radical Islamic Terrorism and the observation solar panels don’t work under two feet of snow. Best not to freeze to death paying tax payer subsidies to useless solar and wind. Given all of this desperation by the alarmists their only recourse is the shabby treatment of prominent climate scientists who dare to expose their lies. Despicable they are.

Real Science

The level of Soviet style criminal activity at the White House has reached spectacular new lows. On February 20, The White House sent out this E-mail announcing that they were going to start attacking individual scientists who dissented from the White House global warming agenda.


A few hours later, this E-mail was sent out to a large group of prominent skeptics. The author used a stolen identity of Harvard’s Dr. Willie Soon, and obtained the list of skeptic E-mails via hacking. The E-mail pre-announced an attack by the press on an individual scientist.

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Today they sent out another E-mail using Dr. Soon’s stolen identity, pre-announcing newspaper attacks on other prominent skeptics.

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This behavior by the White House, coordinated with the press corps, is straight out of the Stalin era Soviet Union.


It shouldn’t come as a surprise. The White House adopted Soviet era themes from day one.


Any time the White House…

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