Saturday, June 20, 2009

Beware the Deceiver

"The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule."
H.L. Mencken


History is full of examples of state deception- those who demonize others and lie us into wars, those who fraudulently take our money with the promise of positive lifestyle changes, those who guarantee change but instead deliver the status quo.

Probably the least obvious, and therefore the most dangerous, kind of deceiver is the prophet who uses fraudulent or misrepresented science and “facts” to scare and motivate “threatened” individuals.

Out comes a report by The Global Humanitarian Forum ( former UN secretary general Kofi Annan's thinktank) with all sorts of dire predictions of death and suffering due to “climate change.” You’ll recognize that the proponents of global warming could not counter the proof that global warming ceased over ten years ago, so now they call their scam, “climate change” Apparently, the climate never changed until man started breaking down carbon.

“It projects that increasingly severe heat waves, floods, storms, and forest fires will be responsible for as many as 500,000 deaths a year by 2030.”

There’s no way to predict such calamities for the same reason it is impossible to predict long term climatic events. Climate is inherently unpredictable which is why TV weathermen don’t bother or risk predicting what the weather will be like beyond a week into the future. This report is typical of studies that just throw out a number from thin air.
“Economic losses due to climate change today amount to more than $125bn a year —more than all the present world aid.”

Ahhhh, there’s the clever back door way to say that the present amount of money stolen from productive individuals is not near enough. Here we see the number one response to the state’s failed enterprises- not enough has been spent, we must spend even more. The GHF study seems to think $600 billion should solve the problem. Amazing, isn’t it, that all the tireless studies and economic analysis that was done with this study came up with such a nice, round number?

“If emissions are not brought under control, within 25 years, the report states: • 310m more people will suffer adverse health consequences related to temperature increases
• 20m more people will fall into poverty
• 75m extra people will be displaced by climate change.”

How will they know that reducing CO2 output has helped prevent more natural disasters in the future? How can this be measured? How long will it take for the reduced emissions to have an effect? Will the number of disasters and resulting death toll decline? What if it increases? Should emissions be reduced even more? Should even more money be spent? Should CO2 be simply outlawed?

“The study says it is impossible to be certain who will be displaced by 2030, but that tens of millions of people ‘will be driven from their homelands by weather disasters or gradual environmental degradation. The problem is most severe in Africa, Bangladesh, Egypt, coastal zones and forest areas.’"

Imagine that- deserts have more heat waves, coastal zones have more floods and forest areas experience more forest fires. That must have taken months of studying the data to figure that out.

“The study compares for the first time the number of people affected by climate change in rich and poor countries. Nearly 98% of the people seriously affected, 99% of all deaths from weather-related disasters and 90% of the total economic losses are now borne by developing countries.”

Why should that be surprising? Poor people are less able to prepare for and deal with disasters due to lack of resources. Poorer people also tend to live in areas that are more prone to natural disasters, such as flood plains and at the base of active volcanoes. Also, the populations in these areas have increased which is one reason why death tolls rise when disasters occur. Higher death tolls dictate “increasingly severe” disasters, not more “extreme weather” or “climate change.”

“The world's poorest are the hardest hit, but they have done the least to cause it.”

Disasters always affect the poor the worse. This is nothing new, but a fact witnessed through centuries of history. The statement implies that the wealthier people in the world have “caused” this climate change and must therefore be penalized. The real disaster will occur when even more wealth is redistributed at the point of a gun to hopefully solve a problem that may be caused by human behavior, based on a theory that seems kinda accurate, gathered from computer models that sometimes are accurate.

Don’t let yourself be deceived by those with apparent political or social standing. Don’t let yourself be deceived by those with questionable credibility.

"The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide."
Hannah Arendt

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