Following from my last post on the purpose of climate alarm, a commentator added this extremely important summary of the history and mechanics of the alarmist campaign:
A POLITICAL PYRAMID MARKETING CAMPAIGN
The global “climate change” pyramid marketing campaign is a political scheme devised by Maurice Strong, a Canadian millionaire with (self-admitted) communist ambitions for world government. Strong used his position with the UN Environment Program (UNEP) to set up the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC) to promote his advocacy, recognising that there was a majority of potential supplicant nations in the UN who would favour receiving multi-billion dollar funding from the smaller number of “rich” nations. He also recognised that those affluent nations would prefer to avoid alienating the potential beneficiary nations. The UN FCCC formalised Strong’s campaign as international obligations with the “precautionary principle” deliberately excluding the possibility of beneficial impacts.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Strong integrated the “greenhouse gas warming” theory proposed in 1896 by Swedish chemist Arrhenius into the UN Climate Change Convention wording as if it was a proven scientific climate-relevant fact. While many years and millions of dollars have been spent attempting to verify the UN FCCC “greenhouse gas warming” assumption, it has never been proven as scientifically credible despite confident assertions by vested interest “consensus” academics and lobby groups. Advocacy groups have invented alternative ploys and semantics to progress their marketing, such as “climate disruption,” “sea level rise,” “ocean acidification,” “clean energy,” “dirty fossil fuels,” and “carbon pollution,” none of which are true. Unprofessional advocacy by publicly funded institutions is a significant issue needing debate and exposure.
FOLLOW THE MONEY – WHO MIGHT BENEFIT?
Many politicians, academics and individuals perceiving personal and career advantages have become activists for the “Save the Planet” marketing campaign. Government-funded departments, agencies and institutions (such as universities and the education industry among others) also felt obliged to join the campaign in order to maintain their perceived credibility, influence and funding. Media interests joined to expand their influence and profits. Businesses were obliged to conform or face activist “social licence” vilification. The outcome has been a pyramid marketing campaign headed by the UN and our Governments. The whole campaign has assumed the status of a religion, based on belief rather than informed understanding of the actual scientific evidence or lack thereof with “infidel” non-believers vilified as deviant “deniers.”
WHAT EVIDENCE OF GLOBAL WARMING?
The UN’s computer-based climate models have failed to predict the unchanged global average climate over the past 18 years. While many excuses have been advanced for this failure, they merely confirm the inadequacy of the modelling assumptions based on current scientific knowledge for predicting future climate. The reason why the models all failed is because they are based on the alarmist re-interpretation of the greenhouse effect found in an actual greenhouse into their simulacral “radiative greenhouse effect” which does not exist and which real greenhouses empirically refute.
HAS IT ALL BEEN WORTHWHILE?
Well over a trillion dollars have been wasted on research and projects associated with the “global warming/climate change” political campaign initiated by Maurice Strong. The “climate change” campaign is perceived as the greatest fraud in human history. This money has almost exclusively been of benefit only to leftist academia and leftist political parties, hence the sole reason for their continued support; even within academic science, support for the climate alarm/climate change campaign is entirely due to the perceived status it brings them and the “income” it has brought to universities…it has nothing to do with actually being scientifically informed.
Some advice from Prof Arrhenius over 100 years ago… He suggested that the human emission of CO2 would be strong enough to prevent the world from entering a new ice age, and that a warmer earth would be needed to feed the rapidly increasing population:
“By the influence of the increasing percentage of carbonic acid in the atmosphere, we may hope to enjoy ages with more equable and better climates, especially as regards the colder regions of the earth, ages when the earth will bring forth much more abundant crops than at present, for the benefit of rapidly propagating mankind.”
Those were Arrhenius’ true thoughts…because return to an ice age is the true change in climate which is 1) possible and 2) extremely detrimental to life and human life in particular. But the climate alarm campaign will never tell you those true thoughts of Prof Arrhenius. And in any case, the warming predicted in the models based on the alarmist version of the greenhouse effect has not manifested, because that simulacral greenhouse effect does not exist, and we remain in danger of a new ice-age imminently coming in due to the recent changes in the Sun of a new period of magnetic quiescence which historically are indications of decades to centuries worth of global cooling.