(This is another post about Climate Change, aka Global Warming that is not happening, with links to two sources, aka “evidence”.)
I have come to understand that propaganda techniques have not changed over time. I was barely cognizant in the 1950s, and yet when in grade school knew there was a man named Joseph McCarthy, and that he claimed that President Eisenhower (by that time out of office) was a communist, along with many other politicians and people like Hollywood screenwriters. How could I not be aware, even if just a deeply deluded child? The McCarthy movement had deceit as its central purpose, and Joe was just an actor. Here’s how it was run:
- It was all over the media. It was on TV, both news about and the hearings themselves. It was all over radio, newspapers, and in movie newsreels.
- All the cacophony of voices said the same thing, that McCarthy was crazy and wrong. There was constant yelling.
- It was incessant, that is, we could not escape it. As with Watergate, another propaganda operation, we just wanted it to end.
- Its intended effect was the opposite of its apparent effect. It divided the public, and those who supported McCarthy were convinced by the tone of opposition to him that he was on the right path.
- It cemented in everyone’s mind that there really was a subversive force called Communism.
That last item was the true objective, and Joe McCarthy was an active participant in the hoax. Without that evil force called “Communism” there would have been no Cold War, and our State of Fear would have had to been kept in force by different means.
So we can see that our monolithic and controlled news media is not a new thing. I only go back to 1950, but no doubt others before me saw that the way that the Great Depression or World War II were reported was just like this, an orchestrated set of lies told by hired liars. That’s all that Climate Change is – lies and lying liars paid to lie and a news media that drowns out any dissent. Maybe indeed some Hollywood screenwriters were blacklisted in the McCarthy era, but more likely it was just part of the hoax. With Climate Change, people who speak up are quickly out. No one is allowed to question the lies.
That’s how propaganda works, or one way anyway. Anyone who is innocently following “news” will hear only one side of the story, and will drown in it. Credulous though they are, they are also innocent. Who can think anything else when only one view is available for mass consumption? So our problem is not “reaching” them with evidence. Our problem is to even get their attention. They are fish and the water they swim in is propaganda. What else can they think?
Still, what can we do but honestly pursue truth? We do not possess their resources, their tools, their cleverness. I do not know how to undermine someone’s faith in “news.” If I could in fact do that, I would undermine that person’s faith in his or herself, and in our country. That’s so scary that people will not tread there. I know that feeling of having my foundations swept out from under me … but I thrived on it. It made me feel good and free. Others do not react that way.
Anyway, I bring before you now two pieces of evidence regarding Climate Change, one a video called Understanding Wildfires and Climate and How We Must Adapt, narrated by Jim Steele, who gives his full Curriculum Vitae at the outset of the 40+ minute video. I did not sit down intending to watch the whole of it, but found myself focused throughout. If you don’t have time or inclination, here’s just a morsel: There is more correlation between the advance of cheat grass and wildfires than anything having to do with temperature.
Steele starts out by citing two sources of “news” quoting each:
“Climate change is driving deadly weather disasters from Arizona to Mumbai.” (NPR)
Heat waves. Floods. Wildfires. We know that climate change is to blame. (New York Times)
Those are just boldfaced lies. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently told us that it is now “Code Red for Humanity”. That’s also a big effing lie. Everyone with a public forum is lying to us, just as in the McCarthy era. And, just as with McCarthy, there is a different agenda than the stated one.
My second resource is far more technical than I can manage on my own. It is a link to two articles by Steve McIntyre, who along with Ross McKittrick in 2005 undermined the IPCC with their paper Hockey Sticks, Principle Components, and Spurious Significance. which opened up an (unwelcome) academic debate over Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick. I found it digestible, perhaps even readable as scientific papers go.
McIntyre, whose mining background forced him into statistical analysis, runs the blog Climate Audit, and the two articles I cite are titled The IPCC AR6 Hockeystick, and PAGES19 Asian Tree Ring Chronologies. Both are technical challenges for the lay person. I slogged through them and gleaned important insight, but do not claim to be able to enlighten others with such scant depth of knowledge. Still, they are worth a slog. Though I cannot pretend to have a scientific background, as does McIntyre, I follow him as best I am able because he disputes the actual evidence behind the IPCC, not mincing words. The Climatologists behind the “Code Red” release have doctored the tree ring chronologies, just has Michael Mann did with his famous original Hockeystick. McIntyre will be maligned, but not disputed, as he cannot be refuted. He will therefore not be acknowledged.