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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Why they fell for the global warming hoax



Noted global warming skeptic Tom Nelson posted something I wrote in 2009 seven years ago. I plumb forgot it. I shall reprint it:

Why they fell for the global warming hoax.
1. The pseudo-intellectuals fell for it because none of them cracked a science book.
2. The policy wonks fell for it because it gave the government more control.
3. The bleeding hearts fell for it because they always want to save the Earth.
4. The communists fell for it because it portrayed the capitalists as wanting to destroy the Earth to make money.
5. The capitalists fell for it because they saw it as a new way to make money.
6. The Hollywood crowd fell for it because championing the cause gave meaning to their pampered lives.
7. The trust fund babies fell for it for the same reason.
8. The newspapers fell for it because it was new.
9. The teachers fell for it because it was a new thing to teach kids instead of the boring old lessons.
10. The kids fell for it because they wanted to please their teacher.
11. The parents fell for it because their kids got A's in it.
12. The utility companies fell for it because they can raise rates when they sell more expensive alternate forms of energy.
13. The Nobel Peace Prize committee fell for it because they wanted to give Al Gore a consolation prize for losing in 2000.
14. The Oscar voters fell for it because they felt Al Gore was gypped in 2000.
15. The Grammy voters fell for it for the same reason.
16. The scientists fell for it because even though it was not in their field of expertise, they wanted to show solidarity.
I made some minor editing changes for clarity's sake and added the trust fund babies line. Some fell for it willingly, some were fooled. Their religion is wrong because their god is weak.

Why didn't I fall for the global warming hoax? For the same reason I never fell for the scares about nuclear holocaust, overpopulation, global cooling, or Y2K: I believe God when He promised not to destroy humanity after The Flood.

World without end.

Amen.

8 comments:

  1. God promised he would not wipe out humanity with water. "And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth." - Genesis 9:11

    The next time it will be fire. "But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." - II Peter 3:10

    Sounds a lot like a nuclear holocaust, Huh? - Elric

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    1. Sounds a lot like the Sun going supernova

      Contrary to Hollywood, we, even with all our nuclear weapons, cannot destroy the Earth. We may be able to mess up the nice accommodating condition we live in, but we cannot destroy the Earth.

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    2. Good point, but what about the "great noise"? I doubt if we could hear the sun going supernova. - Elric

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  2. It was for the money. Always for the money.

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    1. Not directly. For scientists, their search becomes their offspring, their pride and joy. If their life's work amounts to nothing, then they amount to nothing. They become personally committed. True Believers. It's hard for them to step back to take an objective look at what they've spent so much time and energy on. They obsess over being proved wrong because their work is everything. They need affirmation. They double their efforts to prove they are right. The cherry picking begins: whatever evidence they can find in their favor, they accept; whatever evidence raises doubt or might prove them false, they ignore or reject. There is no end to the process of self-delusion because, in academia, there is no true personal accountability. Reputation is all, and if your peers are willing to suspend disbelief---the normal inclination towards skepticism---the delusion can go on without end.

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    2. Sorry for the typo. first line: their research

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  3. The science of global warming became a cottage industry for grant-seeking academics, and it became a promise of new taxes to spend in the form of cap and trade.

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