Gosh, It’s Hot!: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

Members of the Church of Global Warming are saying the dramatic heat and storm mess we’re experiencing is what global warming will look like. Note how they tack back and forth in their use of language when it suits them: “global warming” yielded to “global climate change,” which gave way to “global climate disruption.” Now that things are actually warm, we’re back to calling it “global warming.”

At least, that’s what the hysterics are calling it. The rest of us can just call it “weather,” which has been known to cycle a bit from cold to hot and back again, with things called “storms” happening sometimes. We used to be able to acknowledge this reality without immediately going into pants-soiling “The end is nigh!” mode, but that’s before religion based on transcendence got replaced by religion based on SCIENCE! (Science is a means, not an end.)

The fun thing about the AP story is that they won’t claim our hot summer (I know: a hot summer! We’ve never had those before!) is caused by global warming climate change climate disruption warming, but that this is what global warming may “look like.” In other words, the Big Brains are saying that if the planet is warming, then it will be just like a warm planet. Remember: the first rule of Tautology Club is the First Rule of Tautology Club.

“This is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal level,” said Jonathan Overpeck, professor of geosciences and atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizona. “The extra heat increases the odds of worse heat waves, droughts, storms and wildfire. This is certainly what I and many other climate scientists have been warning about.”

Kevin Trenberth, head of climate analysis at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in fire-charred Colorado, said these are the very record-breaking conditions he has said would happen, but many people wouldn’t listen. So it’s I told-you-so time, he said.

If you listen hard enough, you can hear the Nelson laugh at the end of that sentence.

Is the planet warming? Maybe. Or maybe not. The science isn’t “settled,” certainly not when scientists are gaming the data and using junk prediction models.

Are we responsible for global warming? Maybe. Or maybe not. I’m inclined to think the giant ball of burning plasma around which we orbit probably has a bit more to do with it than a bunch of higher primates using hairspray and internal combustion engines.

Is there anything that can be done about it by hysterics urging staggeringly expensive, impractical and freedom-killing non-solutions?

Of course not. Not even a tiny bit. The entire global warming industry is a way to transfer money and power back into the hands of a first-world elite, and to continue to keep the third-world poor and undeveloped. Dramatic global changes to “combat” “climate change” would cost lives, money, and development, and the people urging us to adopt these changes aren’t even certain they would do a thing.

Seriously: when you’ve lost James Lovelock, you’ve lost.

It’s funny: scientists and materials are always urging us to be skeptical about everything … except science and materialism.

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