Opinion: Global Warming Claims Are Primarily And Deliberately A Product Of Bureaucratic Political Activity

Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism. – Mary McCarthy

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball

The Daily Mail headline says, Canada bans government meteorologists from talking about climate change. It implies government censorship, but is actually another part of the political battle over global warming. It is reminiscent of James Hansen’s false claim that the Bush White House was muzzling him. John Theon, his NASA boss at the time, says in a US Senate Report it was untrue. There is always a story behind a headline and it is rarely what the media report or imply. This Canadian story forewarns of the problems of controlling bureaucracy. 

The Obama administration used the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) and Administrative Law to bypass the checks and balances of the people (Congress). By losing the lawsuit brought against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the State of Massachusetts that said the EPA were not fulfilling their role of protecting the people from harmful substances, they triggered arbitration by SCOTUS. EPA now imposes Obama’s political ambitions through the bureaucracy. The question is how do you control a bureaucracy? The simple answer, as the US Founding Fathers intended, was cut off funding, but like all things political it’s easier said than done.

Establishing Bureaucratic Political Control.

 

Maurice Strong took ideas from his involvement with the Club of Rome and transformed them into a bureaucratic structure. He created the United Nations Environment Programme within which was formulated Agenda 21, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). One article summarized his abilities as follows.

Maurice Strong has demonstrated an uncanny ability to manipulate people, institutions, governments, and events to achieve the outcome he desires.

He knew control of politicians from a multitude of nations was almost impossible so he worked through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to control the bureaucrats in every national weather agency. As the article summarizes,

Strong prefers to operate in the background. He, perhaps more than any other single person, is responsible for the development of a global agenda now being implemented throughout the world.

He knew that if you control the weather bureaucrats you control the politicians on matters of weather and climate. What politicians don’t know is that, like the Environment Canada (EC) protesters they are mostly meteorologists and know little about climate.

Bureaucratic Political Shenanigans, Canadian Style.

 

Environment Canada, the agency where “meteorologists” say they are being muzzled, was involved in the entire IPCC debacle from the start. Strong used his personal friendship with Canadian Prime Ministers, especially Paul Martin Jr., who Strong hired to an important job in a major corporation when he was a young man. Gordon McBean, the second highest bureaucrat at Environment Canada (Assistant Deputy Minister) chaired the first meeting to form the IPCC in Villach Austria in 1985.

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Disclaimer: I wrote an article on McBean and the activities at EC and received my first lawsuit from the same lawyer who handled the Weaver and Mann lawsuits. I chose to withdraw that article because I could not afford to fight. I later wrote another article on McBean, but much had now been disclosed.

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Ironically, most disclosure came from within EC. Their failures were so egregious that the public protested vociferously and they were forced to take action. Typically, as with all climate fiascos, it appears they attempted to cover up or justify what was going on. They commissioned an internal study and report titled Action Plan for Climate Science Research at Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) prepared by a group called The Impact Group. This was obtained by Canada’s Access to Information (ATI) provision. Ken Green wrote an article in the National Post on December 12, 2003 identifying some of the issues. Here is the major conclusion of the Impact Report that shows why they did not want it disclosed.

Elements of an Action Plan for Climate Science Research at MSC (obtained through an Access to Information request) indicate that Canadas climate change science program is being driven by a predetermined political agenda with a clear disregard of scientific needs. The Impact Group observes for example, that Canada collects less climate science data per-square-kilometer of any other major country. It observes that the archiving of climate data is so highly fragmented that it is difficult to find out what datasets are available, let alone how to access them.

 

Yet the report shows that our resources are not being directed to remedy those information gaps. Rather, our climate resources are being directed toward finding ways to mitigate climate change before its even adequately measured. The Impact Group also points out that we are only just beginning to unravel the complexity of the physical, chemical, and biological interactions that determine climate and suggests that the manmade component of climate change is still to be discerned. Coming from a contractor to Environment Canada, thats a pretty sharp divergence from the claims by Environment Minister David Anderson that the science of climate change is solid and settled.

McBean was a major participant in the singular and devastating direction EC took. He practiced his political view of environmental issues and particularly global warming expressed in a speech to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1995.

As the Canadian government web page noted at the time;

Environment Canada is a strong supporter of, and an active participant in, the IPCC. Dr. John Stone (Environment Canada, retired), holds a position on the Bureau and Working Group II, Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Art Jaques, Director, Greenhouse Gas Division, Environment Canada, is a member of the Task Force Bureau on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. As well, over 30 Canadian scientists from government, universities and the private sector are participating as authors and editors for the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report.

John Stone’s position is critical as the liaison between the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) group directed by McBean and the IPCC. The ACIA Reports are almost the sole source for Arctic coverage in the 2007 IPCC Report.

Green spoke to the exclusion of Canadian skeptics that the Report confirms.

Skeptics of catastrophic climate change theory such as myself have long complained that the way governmental agencies conduct science is badly politicized. We have also complained about a lack of consultation – although some of the most reputable climate scientists in the world work in Canada, they have rarely been consulted or asked to advise the government on the science of climate change.

In 2006, 60 prominent Canadian climate and related experts wrote a letter to Prime Minister Harper asking for an open debate on global warming. It began,

As accredited experts in climate and related scientific disciplines, we are writing to propose that balanced, comprehensive public-consultation sessions be held so as to examine the scientific foundation of the federal government’s climate-change plans.

McBean orchestrated a response letter with another IPCC member, computer modeler Andrew Weaver (Disclaimer: Also with a lawsuit against me). They got 90 signatures, but most were Environment Canada, Government employees or people benefiting from government largess. It’s another form of “the debate is over”.

McBean spent his career promoting these views and it appears they effectively destroyed the Canadian Weather Service while wasting billions of dollars. Other EC employees were more involved. As Donna Laframboise wrote,

The relationship between one country’s climate modelers and the IPCC illustrates this point. George Boer is considered the architect of Canada’s climate modeling efforts. As an employee of Environment Canada, he has spent much of his career attempting to convince the powers-that-be that climate models are a legitimate use of public money.”

They are not well spent. Canada’s Auditor General identified $6.36 billion “climate change funding announcements between 1997 and 2005”, but at what price? Apparently most went to people and programs that agreed with the government position. It left other legislated requirements incomplete. In a December 13, 2011 story Environment and Sustainable Development Commissioner Scott Vaughan reported:

Environment Canada has failed to implement a strategic plan to improve its internal scientific research in areas ranging from managing air and water pollution to toxic chemicals.

Billions are spent on useless computers and climate change while not dealing with real problems. They’re not alone, it’s happening in national weather agencies round the world.

To cover these wastes EC took money from other programs that now make chances of any science virtually impossible. There are fewer weather stations in Canada now than in 1960, and many were replaced with unreliable Automatic Weather Observing Stations (AWOS). Important activities and data collection practices were abandoned. When I chaired the Assiniboine River Management Advisory Board (ARMAB) in Manitoba the worst flood on record occurred. We asked Water Resources why they anticipate the event. They said they had no data on the amount of water in the snow in the valley. We learned EC had canceled flights that used special radar to determine water content. Savings as I recall were $26,000. The cost of unexpected flood damage was $7 million to one level of government alone. Loss of weather data means long continuous records, essential to any climate studies, will fail. This data cannot be replaced or replicated.

Another egregious example of EC’s failure was cancellation of their financial support for a joint program with the National Museum of Canada in the 1980s and 1990s. Run under the auspices of the National Museum of Natural Sciences it was titled Climatic Change in Canada During the Past 20,000 years. This program brought together a multitude of experts in all different aspects of climate and climate reconstruction and produced volumes of collected papers, published in Syllogeus by the museum that put Canada in the forefront of climate research and reconstruction. To my knowledge none of these experts was called to testify before Parliamentary hearings on Kyoto or were appointed to the IPCC. EC deliberately excluded Canadian climate experts – something that continues to this day. Climate change became political and unaccountable because bureaucrats at Environment Canada controlled it.

But McBean wasn’t done. He also established his post-bureaucratic career and control of climate funding before retiring by using $61 million of taxpayer money to set up the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS). Canada’s main funding body for university-based research on climate, atmospheric and related oceanic work. He took over as Chair shortly after he retired. CFCAS did what EC did, that is essentially only fund people who agreed with their political position. As Wikipedia notes, The foundation has invested over $117 million in university-based research related to climate and atmospheric sciences. Most of this is taxpayer’s money, although there may be some Insurance company money because McBean is Director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction. Terence Corcoran wrote in the 23 January 2013 National Post,

 

At the Insurance Bureau of Canada, one of its mottos is: Prepare for Severe Weather. Meanwhile, the policy director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction is Gordon McBean, a veteran climate alarmist who formerly headed a climate think-tank until its government funding was cut.

Government Trying To Control Bureaucrats.

 

In response to the political activities of climate bureaucrats the current Canadian government has gradually re-assigned people and reduced funding to EC and CFCAS. They are doing what they can within the restrictions of union contracts, legislation and public propaganda by those affected.

What is happening in Canada is politicians elected by the people reining in bureaucrats. They and by extension those they fund respond politically by going to the media and claiming they are being muzzled and it is the death knell of climate science.

Maurice Strong set up the IPCC through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) because he knew it give the IPCC control of every weather office in every nation and thereby most of the politicians. Even those who dare to challenge find it almost impossible to redress even if elected to do so. It’s as basic as Boyd-Orr explained, If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches they will take sandwiches especially if they don’t understand or have been deceived about the facts.

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Craig

It would be fair to say that agenda 21 serves no purpose except to create more wealth for the minority who stand to benefit. What an original thought!

WTF

Strong, while head of Ontario Hydro, bought Costa Rican rain forest supposedly to offset carbon emissions from our coal fired plants. Well our coal fired plants are gone…..I want my money back from the Costa Ricans, with interest.

Tom J

‘Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism. – Mary McCarthy’
Were it genuinely a modern form of despotism society could at least have an excuse for wading into this pool. However, bureaucracy has existed since the dawn of civilization and civilization resolutely refuses to look at, acknowledge, and learn from the past. Quite a few people contend that it was bureaucracy that ultimately undid Ancient Rome. Perhaps two thousand years from now historians will look back on the undoing of what, in that future time, will then be referred to as the Ancient Enlightenment societies (the US most prominent among them), and the Dark (turn your electric lights off, and stone the adulterers) Ages that may follow, and watch in wonderment as their very own bureaucracies also smother them as if it’s something new.
We still have a choice as to what future historians will see. But the choice won’t last forever.

kevin kilty

The fine quotation from Mary McCarthy is not quite accurate. Milovan Djilas documented decades ago that the one-party states behind the Iron Curtain were dystopia in which bureaucracies were the new nobility.

Jim G

“The question is how do you control a bureaucracy? The simple answer, as the US Founding Fathers intended, was cut off funding, but like all things political it’s easier said than done.”
Things that are not easy generally require courage and that is what is missing in the US House of representatives. The elected positions are much too sweet and once in power the guiding rule becomes to protect one’s position no matter what the cost to your constituency.

Good article. Since governments and politicians have the ultimate goal of more government, more environmental and energy regulations, more carbon taxation, more climate bureaucracies and global ecological central planning, they manipulated science to achieve these goals.

Eve

WTF, I saw on sygration the other day, ATIKOKAN-G1 (a coal plant) idling. They had one of the old gas/oil plants idling also. I guess they figured it would be hotter or more people would turn on their a/c. Either way, the Liberals lied to Al Gore. I just noticed, the oil/gas burning plant is idling today, Lennox-G1, and it is 18. Oh, I see, for heat.

ossqss

The developed world is at the mercy of whomever controls the energy that they are addicted to. CO2 is the tool being used to implement such control.
It is stunning to watch it unfold right in front of us. Ironically, the biggest CAGW proponent activists are one of the biggest targets and will be the first to cry foul once they clear their eyes and realize they have been used as puppets.
Science will then be unsettled once and for all.

davidgmills

Crony capitalism is the worst form of despotism. The money bureaucrats control is peanuts compared to the money crony capitalists control. And money is what really controls.

Eve

Loved this article. Speaking to reporters in Ottawa today, provincial energy minister Bob Chiarelli said the province has met its commitment to end coal generation before the end of 2014.
“It had become 25 per cent of our capacity, and it was literally making people sick”, he said.
Chiarelli recalled coaching his daughter’s hockey team 10 years ago.
“On the bench, there would be four or five players, young girls, with asthma puffers….[Now] the incidence of asthma is greatly reduced, particularly children, so that’s part of the reason we decided to do it. It was the right thing to do,” the minister said.
The government said since 2003, its coal closure plan has eliminated up to 30 megatonnes of emissions annually.
The Thunder Bay plant has been converted to burning biofuel. Does Bob honestly think that C02 emissions cause asthma? Will burning biofuel rather than coal cause less asthma or more or make any difference. It depends on the amount of particulates escaping.

Jimbo

The Daily Mail headline says, “Canada bans government meteorologists from talking about climate change.” It implies government censorship, but is actually another part of the political battle over global warming. It is reminiscent of James Hansen’s false claim that the Bush White House was muzzling him. John Theon, his NASA boss at the time, says in a US Senate Report it was untrue.

The Daily Mail article also says:

“A spokesperson said the policy is because meteorologists are not climate experts”

Does that mean they are not ‘climate scientists’ or they are not ‘climate experts’? I only ask because Dr. James Hansen is NOT a climate scientist. Never muzzle someone who says:

“…….the oceans will begin to boil and the planet becomes, uhh, so hot that the ocean ends up in the atmosphere, and that happened to Venus…”
[Dr. James Hansen]

The only problem is that the IPCC says no way. Dr. Houghton who helped set up the IPCC says no way. What is wrong with Dr. James Hansen?

C.M. Carmichael

All of these scams tie into Mr. Strong in one way or another, sometimes both. To bad he is holed up in China.

R2Dtoo

Thank you Tim Ball. The current Canadian government is trying hard to cut back on all spending. The bureaucrats obviously are the major expenditures in any government, and, of course, they are going to squeal. The unions will squeal even louder. The Harper government has taken a very moderate and logical path regarding climate change. They know that the science is not settled, and that global temps have not risen since 1998. The wait and see approach is by far the best, as the fabled “tipping points” have no validity. Even Canada’s Weather network has started the doom and gloom approach. I’m waiting, and hoping, that the Harper government will do the most logical thing- stop funding any aspect of the UN’s climate bureaucracy. That would be the ultimate action, and may just entice Australia and a few other nations to follow. I met Maurice Strong in the 1980’s, as he grew up only 70 km from my home. He was persuasive. I fear that urban Canadians will vote the Conservatives out, but there is always hope that the tide will turn before then. Thank God Suzuki is getting old- he made a fool of Canadians and himself in Australia!

Gary Pearse

I recall a Gordon Bean as an angry public service union boss 30-40 years ago. Same guy?

I’d argue it is incorrect to claim that the “current Canadian government [is] … doing what they can within the restrictions of union contracts, legislation and public propaganda by those affected.”
The Harper government’s own ministers, and Harper himself, are promoting AGW, carbon taxation, and supporting the Obama administration’s climate regulations and war on coal. For proof, see here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/06/canadas_climate_incoherence.html

Harold

“This Canadian story forewarns of the problems of controlling bureaucracy. ”
Cue the Eisenhower “military-industrial complex” speech…

Jimbo

We were warned. Scientists and politicians are now captive to each other in a circle jerk. History will not be kind to these people.
PS I hear the former OIL MAN, Maurice Strong, was mistakenly given a $1 MILLION DOLLAR CHECK by a convicted South Korean businessman, Tongsun Park. Iraq, food for oil and all that.

Eisenhower’s Farewell Address to the Nation
January 17, 1961
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present – and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system – ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society.
http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/ike.htm

Jimbo

Harold says:
June 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm
“This Canadian story forewarns of the problems of controlling bureaucracy. ”
Cue the Eisenhower “military-industrial complex” speech…

Damn you’re good Harold!

Jimbo

Is Maurice Strong still hiding in China? What business is his son doing now?

Guardian -23 June 2010
One of the strongest criticisms that you face is that, because you have had a varied career involving business interests and roles at the UN, you somehow created the climate change issue to profiteer from your business interests via, say, cap-and-trade and the Chicago Climate Exchange. Or that it is all a Trojan horse for you to advance your political objectives. How to respond to this?
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“It shouldn’t take anyone too long to understand that it would be pretty difficult for a single person to mount a conspiracy that involves most of the world’s [climate] scientists and to get them all to join this conspiracy. I’m not a scientist, but I’ve been close to science and seen that scientists don’t reach consensus very easily. There’s a tremendous process of dialogue and differences. To see climate scientists reach the level of consensus that they have is a major thing and couldn’t be the result of a conspiracy that one person could ever engineer.”
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2010/jun/22/maurice-strong-interview-global-government

A slippery character if ever there was one. You don’t need to engineer anything, you just need to get the organisations into place and the global warming ball rolling. That he did with the help of Hansen et al. If CAGW is laughed at tomorrow Strong will repeat: “I’m not a scientist,”

herkimer

JIMBO
The quote by Eisenhower
“>>>we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”
Sounds like the Federal Conservative government in Canada has been just trying to prevent Canada from ” becoming captive to the scientific elite ” ( like what is happening in Washington. with respect to climate science .recently. and other parts of Europe. )

Jimbo

Once you blow all the smoke away it’s ALL ABOUT MAKING MONEY and enhancing their power. Do some research on Lord Stern, Gore, Pachauri, Strong et al and the little schemes and co2 investments they set up. Almost every single one of these people has their finger in the MONEY MAKING PIE. It’s not about the grandchildren or humanity, it’s always been about them making as much money as possible. They think that everyone is an idiot and cannot see their schemes.
The jig is almost over and they know it.

Sierra Rayne;
The Harper government’s own ministers, and Harper himself, are promoting AGW, carbon taxation, and supporting the Obama administration’s climate regulations and war on coal. For proof, see here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/06/canadas_climate_incoherence.html
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Well that’s an opinion piece, hardly proof. The observations are for the most part accurate. But for anyone who is paying attention, the Harper government is mostly just sucking up to Obama to try and get the Keystone Pipeline approved. It was the Harper government who withdrew Canada from the Kyoto agreement. As with all things government, actions and words frequently communicate different things.

herkimer

Sierra Rayne
“The Harper government’s own ministers, and Harper himself, are promoting AGW, carbon taxation, and supporting the Obama administration’s climate regulations and war on coal.”
The welfare of the Canadian west and much of Canada depends on the marketing of commodities like the tar sands oil and the development of the Keystone Pipeline or other similar route to ship oil or gas to ASIA and Europe . .Harper is doing what is necessary to market that oil.

SIGINT EX

A Bureaucracy is made of people.
Here in the USA, perhaps we do need a guerrilla war to decimate the current bureaucracy in D.C.
and it’s satellite bureaus elsewhere.
USA Presidential elections have no effect at all because the Bureaucracy “selects” it’s leader long before any election.

norah4you

Follow the money……..

Jimbo

Maurice Wrong

Guardian – 23 June 2010
I’ve spent a lot of time in China and, with my environmental interests, China is about as good a place to be at the moment. China was pretty slow at the beginning. [The environment] was a side issue compared to the economy. But China has now recognised that undermining the environment is one of the risks to development. They have become very environmentally minded.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2010/jun/22/maurice-strong-interview-global-government

Indeed they have Maurice.

Canada Free Press – January 17, 2014
The smog has become so thick in Beijing that the city’s natural light-starved masses have begun flocking to huge digital commercial television screens across the city to observe virtual sunrises.”
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/thanks-to-al-gore-maurice-strong-only-sun-in-china-is-a-digital-one

China is the world leader in environmentally friendly sunrises. Co2 up, smog up, soot up, water pollution up. Maurice should have been a comedian or circus clown.

WTF

Notwithstanding the leadership was evil, it was actually the bureaucracies of Russia and Germany in the 30’s and 40’s that committed most of the atrocities not to mention that communism couldn’t have survived as long as it did without the millions of minions behind the scenes.

SIGINT EX says:
June 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm
Here in the USA, perhaps we do need a guerrilla war to decimate the current bureaucracy in D.C.
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I for one am growing tired of your regular calls for violence, not to mention wishing death upon the Team.

jones

Jimbo,
You do most excellent work. Thank you.
Please forgive my ignorance (implied or explicit!) but do you have a blog of your own I can peruse?
Andy

Katou

herkimer says:
June 8, 2014 at 4:53 pm
Sierra Rayne
“The Harper government’s own ministers, and Harper himself, are promoting AGW, carbon taxation, and supporting the Obama administration’s climate regulations and war on coal.”
The welfare of the Canadian west and much of Canada depends on the marketing of commodities like the tar sands oil and the development of the Keystone Pipeline or other similar route to ship oil or gas to ASIA and Europe . .Harper is doing what is necessary to market that oil.
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I see Mr. Harper is in lock step with the Obamanater vilifying Russia over the Ukraine crises that was cause by Washington’s meddling …Seems that he is willing to cause a war to sell the oil to countries that can by it already and are making moves to do so .Harper is only a puppet like the rest of the western leaders .

Latitude

David Ball says:
June 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm
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Someone go and help the guy out with a better review……….

Ian L. McQueen

Excellent article. Many thanks.
I am pleased to note that this blog is international and treats the good number of commenters from Canada (and other countries) as equals to Americans.
I have one question. What was the meaning of “We asked Water Resources why they anticipate the event.” I am wondering if it should be more like “We asked Water Resources why they HAD NOT anticipateD the event.”
Ian M

clipe

Katou says:
June 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm

I see Mr. Harper is in lock step with the Obamanater vilifying Russia over the Ukraine crises that was cause by Washington’s meddling …Seems that he is willing to cause a war to sell the oil to countries that can by it already and are making moves to do so .Harper is only a puppet like the rest of the western leaders

I don’t know about Obama, but Mr.Harper, unlike you it seems, is no fan of the KGB.

Katou;
I see Mr. Harper is in lock step with the Obamanater vilifying Russia over the Ukraine crises that was cause by Washington’s meddling
>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
LOL. You have swamp land in Florida that you are selling too?

Evan Jones

As for Ike, I’m still too pissed over the military-industrial complex part to forgive and forget over the scientific-elite part.
Easier for the younger ones to do so, I suppose. But I grew up during the Cold War. Not so easy to let go even after all this time.

Barbara

Could it be that the U.S. is just as interested in obtaining electric power from Canada as obtaining oil?
Closing down U.S. power plants without replacing them means the U.S. will have to get elecricity from other places outside of the U.S.

It is intellectually dishonest to convey information concerning climate anomalies of grave concern to the public using metaphorical language. Speaking in metaphors to induce a desired mass psychological outcome is un scientific and constitutes political and scientific fraud. Climate Change is about politics rather than science. In science, there is an attempt to clarify; in Climate Change, language is misused in order to confuse and mislead the public.
Climate Change is not man caused climate change. Global warming is not man caused global warming. Carbon(C) the chemical element is not the same as Carbon Dioxide(CO2) the gaseous molecule. People have no carbon foot print in this discussion, just a carbon dioxide foot print. The human body has 18.5% carbon content bound in molecular form. All life is carbon based but that is not the concern. The concern is only carbon dioxide.
One shows their ignorance and is chastised in scientific circles when using un-scientific language. I can say sun spots but not sun specks. I can say geoengineering but not chemtrails. Why is it the accepted norm to speak in metaphors when discussing climate science? Is it out of laziness one can’t add a couple of extra words in a sentence to clarify the concept being discussed? I think not. I think it is a mass induced psychosis caused by constant repetition for brainwashing purposes. One is almost incapable of saying Carbon Dioxide when that is what they really mean, instead they simply say carbon, as if everyone is supposed to know what is meant. Heck, twenty five percent of the population doesn’t know the Earth revolves around the Sun, so how are they going to know the metaphors? But of course no one believes they are brainwashed.
If I were an elected official, I would introduce a bill to make it law that everyone in the bureaucracy writing environmental policy papers must use exact scientific language when referring to the substance in question. When speaking to the public on such issues, it would be mandatory to speak of the subject in exact scientific language under penalty of termination. Force out laziness of language and potential brainwashing of the public. Manipulation of the public mind is not what we pay them for.

David Ball

Latitude says:
June 8, 2014 at 5:43 pm
“David Ball says:
June 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm
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Someone go and help the guy out with a better review……….”
I enjoyed it. I could give a toss what anyone else thinks (i.e. “reviews”).

Katou

clipe says:
June 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm
Well thanks to Snowden we now know about the 5 eyes which Canada and US are a party of . KGB ,me a fan ? no more then CIA or CSIS for that matter .I wonder if Russia is in on the AGW fraud and have RT spewing the same BS all the western medias are .
davidmhoffer says:
June 8, 2014 at 6:25 pm
No I am Native and all our land was stolen by the Crown .Didn’t you get the memo from Brian Mulroney ..Another conservative puppet that liked brown paper bags with cash …

@davidmhoffer: “Well that’s an opinion piece, hardly proof.”
Oh, it is proof all right. Direct press releases and public statements by Harper himself and his Minister of the Environment constitute proof, except maybe to the Harper-ites (aka, fake conservatives).
@herkimer: “Harper is doing what is necessary to market that oil.”
You are right. He’ll say anything to please his oil lobby masters. He’s just a one-trick pony, and a puppet oil lobbyist — which is why he is neither a true conservative nor a good prime minister.

Mark Luhman

michaelwiseguy Early in my train to be and electric technician I quickly found that about 75% of writing on in electronic magazine on electronics was either incorrect of largely incorrect to be of much use. The real laughter was when they quoted industry experts, basically the “expert” was someone in writers Rolodex who might know something on the subject. they would call them up and ask the what that person though about, that person expertise on the subject was not a question all that matter was the writer had consulted someone, that was back in the 1970, since then the standard have declined even more. Back than at least local news people on TV knew how to correctly pronounce the local town names, to day not so much. After it would not be fair to hire on competency, good looks and proper gender.race mix is what counts. The law you proposal will never get passed because far to many politicians agree with this line “what does it matter” Yes today the fact do not matter just the it the illusion of concern that counts.

otsar

the first part most pragmatic and educated adults have by now figured out that politicians and their minions aka bureucrats, apratchniks, etc, will say and do anything to help those that put them in power. First they will help their super constituents, themselves, and then their regular constituents. I have no doubt it has been this way since the time when there were only tribal organisations.
The second part those in power have to think about the future consequences of their present actions. The Canadians have sandbagged every effort the US has made to put gas and oil pipelines through Canada from the North Slope of Alaska to the continental US. If they had thought about the future they could have used that pipeline to market their oil and gas as the North Slope declined. We should make a deal with them. If we can put an oil and gas pipeline from the North Slope though Canada to the continental US they can buy transport on it also, otherwise enjoy the dangerous and expensive transport as we have had to do. (as in Exxon Valdez)

Sierra Rayne;
You are right. He’ll say anything to please his oil lobby masters.
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Oh I see, he’s gutting the fossil fuel industry in support of Obama’s policies AND he’s pleasing his oil lobby masters. When you look in the mirror, do you wind up in arguments with your reflection?

I’m with Latitude, they’re going ahead regardless! Idiot savants are regulating everything from energy to what ever, who cares… Someone go and help the guy out with a better review ffs

Katou;
davidmhoffer says:
June 8, 2014 at 6:25 pm
No I am Native and all our land was stolen by the Crown .
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Which has what to do with your claim that the situation in the Ukraine is the result of meddling by Washington?

Katou

davidmhoffer says:
June 8, 2014 at 8:21 pm
You asked if I was selling land in Florida .If you didn’t get the dig ,you would also not recognize that the Harper Govt. was the first to send over to Ukraine his underlings to stand along side the Washington imposed Govt . You have heard the Nuland phone conversation haven’t you ? Well maybe you haven’t because you may just gobble up what the the MSM spew out .Just like AGW ,its more about what isn’t being said on MSM then what is .