“The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief.” – Jacques Ellul
In my admittedly limited time covering politics, I’ve stumbled upon the same behavior and beliefs time and time again. People tend to believe the most simple lies because they are the easiest to swallow. As such, the most simple corrective lessons bear the most repeating.
One of the most simple, yet elegant lies of this generation is that of global warming–which became climate change, which in turn became climate disruption. Now, there is no debate that the earth warms and cools—we even see evidence of those types of cycles on Mars (where there are no SUVs). The debate is over whether or not humans are the leading contributor to these fluctuations.
For years, we have been told that CO2 is a greenhouse gas, which is one of the leading contributors to global warming. Protocols have been signed and carbon emissions have been targeted; but what happens when CO2 continues to be pumped out at an extraordinary rate, and the warming stops? Well, that’s what’s happened.
According to the EPA:
“Between 1990 and 2010, global emissions of all major greenhouse gases increased. Net emissions of carbon dioxide increased by 42 percent…”
And Forbes reports:
“…mankind’s emissions of the carbon dioxide (CO2)…continued to explode, with one third of all CO2 added to the atmosphere since the industrial revolution occurring during this period [1996 – 2014].”
Despite the volume of CO2 emissions, Forbes notes:
“…the record of satellite measurements of global atmospheric temperatures now shows no warming for at least 17 years and 5 months.”
The earth has not warmed for about 17 years, despite continuing CO2 emissions. If greenhouse gas emissions are a direct cause of temperature rise, why has the temperature increase paused while CO2 emissions continue to explode?
The hysterical scientific community is even worried. Newsmax reports:
“Leaked emails from global warming scientists state that the Earth is not warming, such as this one from Kevin Trenberth that states, ‘The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty we can’t.'”
So, it’s really a simple question. Why has the earth ceased its warming cycle? Could it be because earth has a natural cycle causing temperatures to rise and fall? There have been times in our history when the earth has been warmer than it is now, and times when it has been much cooler (the Little Ice Age during the Middle Ages).
Maybe you want to save the earth, or maybe you’re making money from supporting green energy. Either way, the burden of proof rests on your shoulders. Let’s begin by answering this one simple question, then go from there.
However, I doubt any climate change preacher will touch this question in public. As Noam Chomsky said: “Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.”
We’ve been bludgeoned into submission, and we will likely stay that way.