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Liberals crying wolf

Published 10:32am Friday, November 29, 2013

I had to chuckle to myself at the ignorance being espoused in an article written by Washington Post opinion writer Eugene Robinson.

The article titled “Report unequivocally shows human impact on climate” recently appeared in The Herald-Dispatch.

In his article Mr. Robinson states, “There is a 95 percent chance that human-generated emissions of carbon dioxide are changing the climate in ways that court disaster.”

He goes on to say, “That’s the bottom line from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: according to the IPCC, there is only a 1-in-20 chance that human activity is not causing dangerous warming.”

Shortly before the study was released the London Daily Mail reported that a leaked copy of the climate study reveals scientific forecasts of eminent doom were drastically wrong.

The comprehensive IPCC assessments are released every six years and are accepted as the gospel of climate science.

The assessments are used worldwide to justify fossil fuel taxes and subsidies for renewable energy.

The latest report reveals that IPCC scientists accept their forecast computers may have exaggerated the effect of increased carbon emissions on world temperatures.

A forecast in the 2007 report that hurricanes would become more intense has simply been dropped, without mention.

The U.S. is enjoying its longest-ever period — almost eight years — without a single hurricane of Category 3 or above making landfall.

Professor Myles Allen, director of Oxford University’s Climate Network, said this should be the last IPCC assessment – accusing its cumbersome production process of “misrepresenting how science works.”

Judith Curry, head of climate science at Georgia Institute of Technology, said, “the science is clearly not settled, and is in a state of flux.”

Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, described the report as a “staggering concoction of confusion, speculation and sheer ignorance”

Dr. Peiser went on to say, “it would appear the IPCC is running out of answers…to explain why there is a widening gap between predictions and reality.”

Shortly after the leaked copy of the IPCC appeared in the Mail, a group of 50 international scientists released a 1,200 page comprehensive report that concluded that the evidence now leans against global warming resulting from human-related greenhouse gas emissions.

The report published by The Heartland Institute is “comprehensive, objective and faithful to the scientific method.”

They found that even “if the concentration of carbon dioxide were to double,” whatever “warming may occur would likely be modest to cause no harm to the global environment or to human well-being.”

The United Nations IPCC panel has made climate change into a liberal political issue. Hundreds of billions of dollars now appear to have been unnecessary, implementing energy policies that were ill- timed and ineffective.

To informed individuals it is a well-known fact that liberals lie, and the global warming hoax is just another example of liberals crying wolf.


Joseph P. Smith is the owner of Pyro-Chem Corporation in South Point and has worked in the energy industry for more than three decades. He can be reached by email at

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