Reprinted with permission from TheNewAmerican.com.
What President Donald Trump has ridiculed as the “global-warming hoax” is not dead yet — at least not in the bowels of the federal bureaucracies. The latest round of climate-change alarmism by Obama appointees and left-wing bureaucrats in the federal government began last week with the release of the fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA) by the U.S. Global Change Research Program. However, scientists around the world are already ridiculing the debunked document as unhinged cherry-picking and embarrassing fear-mongering. Even President Trump, who is ostensibly in charge of the executive branch that produced the latest prophecies of climate doom, has been poking fun at the global-warming alarmists and their failed predictions.
Still, for the estimated 6 percent of Americans who still believe the establishment media, it is easy to understand why they may believe that a global-warming apocalypse is just around the corner. If they refuse to surrender more money and freedom to centralized government, the propaganda machine is arguing that certain catastrophe awaits. Citing the new federal report, the “fake news” media has been uncritically parroting the debunked claims as if they were gospel truth. CNN, among the worst offenders, headlined its “story” thus: “Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns.” Of course, there have been zero mentions in CNN or the establishment press of the decades-long pattern of ludicrous “climate” predictions being debunked by reality.
According to the new and improved climate report, created by a coalition of some 13 federal bureaucracies, man-made global-warming is real, and it is all your fault. And if you refuse to repent of your carbon emission sins by giving the government much more money and much more power over your life, the economy and the environment will be laid waste. Some 10 percent could be shaved off of GDP by the end of the century, the report claimed. Hurricanes, wildfires, droughts, tornadoes and all sorts of other disasters of biblical proportions will also supposedly increase if people continue to use reliable and cost-effective coal and oil as energy without bowing down to the climate dogma and the associated carbon taxes. Ironically, the report ignored decreasing hurricanes, record cold, and a historic drop in temperatures over the last two years.
But that should not be surprising. The federal bureaucrats who produced the report are overwhelmingly statists, with some 95 percent of campaign contributions from federal workers going to the Hillary Clinton camp in the 2016 presidential election. Still, the White House noted that this latest NCA report was “largely based on the most extreme scenario” of potential global warming. Future assessments will be more balanced, officials added. Indeed, more than a few critics seized on the fact that the report relied on the United Nations' most alarmist scenario known as RCP8.5 — one so ludicrous that even the UN is now backing away from — to formulate its prophecies. Even believers in the man-made warming hypothesis were shocked at the dishonesty.
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