Hypothesis: Radical Greens are the Great Killers of Our Age

Hypothesis: Radical Greens are the Great Killers of Our Age
By Allan M.R. MacRae, B.A.Sc., M.Eng.

1. Introduction.

On December 6, 2018 I was informed in a letter from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) that I was “the 2019 Summit Award recipient of the Centennial Leadership Award. This is APEGA’s most prestigious award and is given to members of APEGA in recognition of continued leadership in the profession and in the community, attaining the highest distinction relating to engineering or geoscience.” That award has now been withdrawn by the Executive and the unanimous vote of APEGA Council, because of posts I wrote on wattsupwiththat.com

Two of my several accomplishments that resulted in the Centennial Award were:

· Innovations, by myself or with colleagues, which created 500,000 jobs, caused $250 billion in capital investment in Alberta and made Canada the fifth-largest oil producer in the world;

· Taking decisive actions that incurred significant personal risks when staff at the Mazeppa sour gas project were afraid to act, which may have saved up to 300,000 lives in Calgary.

For brevity, I have not included in this treatise all the details and references that support my statements. For the record, I have two engineering degrees related to the earth sciences, have worked on six continents, and have diligently studied the subject fields since 1985. In the late 1960s I was a member of an environmental group at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, which predated Greenpeace. We focused on real air, water and soil pollution, which was largely cleaned up by the 1980’s and 1990’s.

APEGA objected to my following posts, which were written as my personal opinions:

“In the 20th Century, socialists Stalin, Hitler and Mao caused the deaths of over 200 million people, mostly their own citizens. Lesser killers like Pol Pot and the many tin-pot dictators of South America and Africa killed and destroyed the lives of many more.

Modern Green Death probably started with the 1972-2002 effective ban of DDT, which caused global deaths from malaria to increase from about 1 million to almost two million per year. Most of these deaths were children under five in sub-Saharan Africa – just babies for Christ’s sake!”
– February 1, 2019

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/01/31/elizabeth-warren-uses-coldest-polar-vortex-in-decades-to-call-for-green-new-deal-to-fight-global-warming/#comment-2612046

“…radical greens (really radical leftists) are the great killers of our time. Now the greens are blinding and killing babies by opposing golden rice…” – March 10, 2019

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/09/life-saving-golden-rice-finally-gets-to-poor-farmers-despite-environmentalist-opposition/#comment-2651782

“The Green movement is really a smokescreen for the old Marxists – and they are the great killers of our age.” – March 11, 2019

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/10/benny-peiser-energy-revolts-the-crisis-of-europes-green-energy-agenda/#comment-2652044

APEGA refused to discuss the evidence, and baselessly claimed the moral high ground.


2. My hypothesis is that “Radical Greens are the Great Killers of Our Age”.

Here is some of the supporting evidence:

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3. There is NO credible scientific evidence that climate is highly sensitive to increasing atmospheric CO2, and ample evidence to the contrary. Catastrophic humanmade global warming is a false crisis.

Competent scientists have known this fact for decades. In a written debate in 2002 sponsored by APEGA and co-authored on our side by Dr. Sallie Baliunas, Dr. Tim Patterson and me, we concluded:
http://www.friendsofscience.org/assets/documents/KyotoAPEGA2002REV1.pdf

“Climate science does not support the theory of catastrophic human-made global warming – the alleged warming crisis does not exist.”
“The ultimate agenda of pro-Kyoto advocates is to eliminate fossil fuels, but this would result in a catastrophic shortfall in global energy supply – the wasteful, inefficient energy solutions proposed by Kyoto advocates simply cannot replace fossil fuels.”

Many scientific observations demonstrate that both these statements are correct-to-date.

The current usage of the term “climate change” is vague and the definition is routinely changed in the literature, such that it has become a non-falsifiable hypothesis. It is therefore non-scientific nonsense.

“A theory that is not refutable by any conceivable event is non-scientific.” – Karl Popper

Climate has always changed. Current climate is not unusual and is beneficial to humanity and the environment. Earth is in a ~10,000 year warm period during a ~100,000 year cycle of global ice ages.

The term “catastrophic human-made global warming” is a falsifiable hypothesis, and it was falsified decades ago – when fossil fuel combustion and atmospheric CO2 increased sharply after ~1940, while global temperature cooled from ~1945 to ~1977. Also, there is no credible evidence that weather is becoming more chaotic – both hurricanes and tornadoes are at multi-decade low levels of activity.
https://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2013/11/Khandekar-Extreme-Weather.pdf

Even if all the observed global warming is ascribed to increasing atmospheric CO2, the calculated maximum climate sensitivity to a hypothetical doubling of atmospheric CO2 is only about 1 degree C, which is not enough to produce dangerous global warming. https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017_christy_mcnider-1.pdf
https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0667.1

Climate computer models cited by the IPCC and other climate activists employ much higher assumed sensitivity values that create false alarm. The ability to predict is perhaps the most objective measure of scientific competence. All the scary predictions by climate activists of dangerous global warming and wilder weather have proven false-to-date – a perfectly negative predictive track record.

Based on current knowledge, the only significant impact of increasing atmospheric CO2 is greatly increased plant and crop yields, and possibly some minor beneficial warming of climate.


4. Humanity needs modern energy to survive – to grow and transport our food and provide shelter, warmth and ~everything we need to live. Green energy schemes have been costly failures.

Fully ~85% of global primary energy is from fossil fuels – oil, coal and natural gas. The remaining ~15% is almost all nuclear and hydro. Green energy has increased from above 1% to less than 2%, despite many trillions of dollars in wasted subsidies. The 85% fossil fuels component is essentially unchanged in past decades, and is unlikely to significantly change in future decades.
https://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html

The fatal flaw of grid-connected green energy is that it is not green and produces little useful (dispatchable) energy, primarily due to intermittency – the wind does not blow all the time, and the Sun shines only part of the day. Intermittent grid-connected green energy requires almost 100% backup (“spinning reserve”) from conventional energy sources. Renewable wind and solar electrical generation schemes typically do not even significantly reduce CO2 emissions – all they do is increase energy costs.

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Claims that grid-scale energy storage will solve the intermittency problem have proven false to date. The only proven grid-scale “super-battery” is pumped storage, and suitable sites are rare – Alberta is bigger than many countries, and has no sites suitable for grid-scale pumped storage systems.
https://www.thegwpf.org/new-paper-grid-scale-electricity-storage-cant-save-renewables/

5. The trillions of dollars of scarce global resources wasted on global warming hysteria, anti-fossil fuel fanaticism and green energy schemes, properly deployed, could have improved and saved many lives.

About two million children below the age of five die from contaminated water every year – about 70 million dead kids since the advent of global warming alarmism. Bjørn Lomborg estimates that a fraction of these squandered green energy funds could have put clean water and sanitation systems into every community in the world.

Waste of funds and loss of opportunity due to global warming alarmism and green energy nonsense have harmed people around the world. In North America and Europe, trillions of dollars have been wasted on grid-connected green energy schemes that have increased energy costs, increased winter mortality, and reduced the stability of vital electrical grids.
https://www.thegwpf.com/germany-risks-complete-loss-of-control-of-energiewende-federal-audit-office-warns/

In the developing world, the installation of electrical energy grids has been stalled for decades due to false global warming alarmism.
https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2014/09/27/lighting-a-dark-continent

Last winter England and Wales experienced over 50,000 excess winter deaths. That British per-capita excess winter death rate was ~three times the average excess winter death rate of the USA and Canada.
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/excess-winter-mortality-in-england-and-wales-2017-to-2018-provisional-and-2016-to-2017-final

Energy costs are much higher in Britain, due to radical green opposition to the fracking of gassy shales.
https://www.thegwpf.org/uk-media-coverage-of-shale-gas-is-hopelessly-biased/

The anti-oil-pipeline campaign has cost ~$120 billion dollars in lost oil revenues and destroyed ~200,000 jobs in Alberta and across Canada. This is an enormous financial and job loss for Canada.
https://www.canadaaction.ca/wcs_vs_wti_price_differential_big_for_canada
https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/gwyn-morgan-talk-about-collusion-how-foreign-backed-anti-oil-activists-infiltrated-canadas-government

The funds wasted on baseless global warming hysteria, anti-fossil-fuel fanaticism and destructive green energy schemes, properly deployed, could have saved or improved the lives of many millions of people.


6. The conduct of climate activists has been destructive, deceitful and violent.

Global warming alarmists have shouted down legitimate debate and committed deceitful and violent acts in support of their false cause.

The Climategate emails provide irrefutable evidence of scientific collusion and fraudulent misconduct.
https://wattsupwiththat.com/climategate/
http://www.thegwpf.org/images/stories/gwpf-reports/Climategate-Inquiries.pdf

In Canada, skeptic climatologist Dr. Tim Ball and other skeptics have received threats, and buildings related to the energy industry including the Calgary Petroleum Club were firebombed. In the USA, skeptic scientists have had their homes invaded, and several highly competent skeptic scientists have been harassed and driven from their academic posts.


7. Radical greens have caused enormous harm to the environment, for example:

· Clear-cutting the tropical rainforests to grow sugar cane and palm oil for biofuels;

· Rapid draining of the vital Ogallala aquifer in the USA for corn ethanol and biodiesel production;

· Clear-cutting forests in the eastern USA to provide wood for the Drax power plant in Britain;

· Destructive bird-and-bat-chopping wind power turbines.


8. Why are the radical greens so anti-environmental?

Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder and Past-President of Greenpeace, provided the answer decades ago. Moore observed that Eco-Extremism is the new “false-front” for economic Marxists, who were discredited after the fall of the Soviet Union circa 1990 and took over the Green movement to further their political objectives. This is described in Moore’s essay, “Hard Choices for the Environmental Movement” written in 1994 – note especially “The Rise of Eco-Extremism”, at
http://ecosense.me/2012/12/30/key-environmental-issues-4/

For radical greens, it was never about the environment – the environment was a smokescreen for their extreme-left totalitarian political objectives.

To better understand radical green objectives, see http://www.green-agenda.com/, excerpted below:

· “The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. All these dangers are caused by human intervention, and it is only through changed attitudes and behavior that they can be overcome. The real enemy then, is humanity itself.”
– Club of Rome, premier environmental think-tank, consultants to the United Nations

· “We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”
– Prof. Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many IPCC reports

· “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”
– Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme

· “The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing.”
– Christopher Manes, Earth First!

· “A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the United States. De-development means bringing our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the world resource situation.”
– Paul Ehrlich, Professor of Population Studies

· “One American burdens the earth much more than twenty Bangladeshes. This is a terrible thing to say. In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it’s just as bad not to say it.”
– Jacques Cousteau, UNESCO Courier

· “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
– Christine Stewart, former Canadian Minister of the Environment

· “I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.”
– John Davis, editor of Earth First! Journal

· “We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.”
– Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

· “The extinction of Homo Sapiens would mean survival or millions, if not billions, of Earth-dwelling species. Phasing out the human race will solve every problem on Earth – social and environmental.”
– Ingrid Newkirk, former President of PETA

· “The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society, which is nature’s proper steward and society’s only hope.”
– David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club, founder of Friends of the Earth

9. Conclusion

The evidence strongly supports my hypothesis that “Radical Greens are the Great Killers of Our Age”.

The number of deaths and shattered lives caused by radical-green activism since ~1970 rivals the death tolls of the great killers of the 20th Century – Stalin, Hitler and Mao – they advocate similar extreme-left totalitarian policies and are indifferent to the resulting environmental damage and human suffering.

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147 thoughts on “Hypothesis: Radical Greens are the Great Killers of Our Age

    • While his claims about “killing and blinding babies” are rather disingenuous rants rather than sceince, I am totally opposed to “removing” awards which have been given unless that removal is because the grounds for the award being given in the first place are shown to be false.

      Making subsequent statements which are not deemed “politically correct ” or “offended” someone’s politics does not undermine the merit of Allan MacRae’s work and achievements and is no grounds for removing a well merited award.

      In engaging this kind of politically motivated zealotry, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta show themselves to be neither professional nor scientific. Yet more politicization of science which undermines the very objectivity which is the foundation of what science is supposed to be about.

      Well done APEGA for undermining the very reason for your own existence !

      • How are Allan’s claims regarding the blinding and killing of millions of children “disingenuous rants”?

        dis·in·gen·u·ous
        /ˌdisənˈjenyo͞oəs/
        adjective
        not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
        “this journalist was being somewhat disingenuous as well as cynical”
        synonyms: dishonest, deceitful, underhand, underhanded, duplicitous, double-dealing, two-faced, dissembling, insincere, false, lying, untruthful, mendacious;

        I do not see how any of what Allan has said meets this definition, let alone this particular section.

        • How are Allan’s claims regarding the blinding and killing of millions of children “disingenuous rants”?

          Because there are many ways the poor could be fed. There is not a lack of food on Earth. Pretending that the only solution is genetically manipulated crops and that the deaths are therefore directly attributable to those who oppose them is wrong , he knows it is wrong and there it is a disingenuous argument according to the definition you so kindly provide.

          • Greg

            Because there are many ways the poor could be fed. There is not a lack of food on Earth.

            No. That IS itself a lie.

            There is NO POSSIBLE WAY to feed today’s 7 billion living people without fossil fuels.
            Try to “feed them” without fossil fuels (and your specious distraction about GMO food is incorrect as well) will kill some 5-7 billions of those now living. For no purpose at all.

        • I just discovered this excellent article published in 2013:
          https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/peter-foster-the-child-killers
          [excerpts]

          During the decade in which the anti-GM campaigners have held up the adoption of Golden Rice, eight million children have died from vitamin A deficiency.

          Given this catalogue, the support that Greenpeace receives from ordinary citizens seems a mystery, but is part of the larger mystery of support for a global cause that has resulted in literally tens of millions of preventable deaths. An even worse example is the banning of DDT in the wake of Rachel Carson’s hysterical Silent Spring, which last year “celebrated” its 50th anniversary (For a dissection of Carson and the darker roots of radical environmentalism, see Silent Spring at 50: The False Crises of Rachel Carson, edited by Roger Meiners, Pierre Desrochers and Andrew Morriss).

      • I am not sure why Greg believes claims of “killing and blinding babies” doesn’t qualify as science. I am a specialist in infectious diseases and these facts are part of what I teach about the history of infections and policy decisions. The banning of DDT did indeed lead to a marked increase in deaths of infants and children in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria and, when DDT was reintroduced, those death rates fell dramatically. The ban itself was not scientific but emotional, based on unfounded claims of harm. Engineered rice which provides vitamin A to malnourished children in developing nations has proven benefit and can indeed prevent blindness and immune deficiency that will harm or kill millions of children. Radical environmentalists have done everything possible to prevent those children from being saved.

        • The radical left hides their true agenda. They fear overpopulation in the face of limited resources. They were quick to use Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” as an excuse to ban DDT and hold check over runaway populations in 3rd world nations.
          The environmentalist movement focus quickly evolved from conservancy to population reduction and government control of resources after Ehrlich’ “Population Bomb” hit the NY Times bestseller list.
          Along the way many in the “Science” Community discovered a Golden Ticket machine, a seemingly endless supply of government funding by feeding this beast mis-information it wanted to hear. This mis-information was the fodder to mold boogeymen, like Golems, to frighten the poorly served public school students causing them to turn to the real boogeyman, the Government, for salvation through bureaucratic dictate.

      • So if I prevent you from you from obtaining a source of vital nutrition that leads to blindness and premature death, what would you call that and who’d get the blame?

    • [MODS] What happened to my earlier comment “held for moderation” for no obvious reason? Delay in review or is WUWT practicing censorship now?

  1. The mere fact that AGW supporters are eager to kill the careers and reputations of those with contrary opinions shows that it is a non-scientific “debate”. History will not judge them well.

    • I agree completely with your first sentence, but I want to expand a little on what you said to explain why the statement is true.

      People who think they are on the right side of an argument will respond to opponents by first accurately describing their opponent’s arguments, and then rebutting those arguments with facts and reasoning to persuade a listener so that the listener understands why you are right and can’t be easily turned back to the other side. But that’s not how climate alarmists debate skeptics. Consider this article by Michael Mann and Bob Ward, advocating against Trump’s climate panel:

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/20/donald-trump-stalinist-techniques-climate-science

      Every argument in their editorial is either a textbook example of the straw man fallacy, the appeal to authority fallacy, or the ad-hominem argument fallacy. What struck me most was their dishonest portrayal of William Happer’s views. They linked to a pdf of Happer’s views on climate change, in which he at least twice acknowledged that burning fossil fuels would increase surface temperatures and cause climate to change by some amount, but argued that the benefits of the added CO2 far outweighed the costs. Yet, Mann and Ward mischaracterized Happer’s article as “disput[ing] the scientific evidence that greenhouse gases are causing climate change” – a flat out lie on their part, and a lie quickly exposed by simply reading Happer’s paper. Anyone who critically reads both Happer’s paper and their response will realize that nothing in their editorial actually refuted what Happer wrote.

      Now the ad-hominem fallacy is just the flip side of the appeal-to-authority fallacy; one says “trust my opinion because I’m an expert” and the other says “don’t trust his opinion – he’s just an ignorant doofus who no one considers to be an expert.” Both these arguments eschew any reasoning from facts, and instead just invite a reader to pick a side based on what kind of people are on which team. That’s the reason why AGW supporters try to “kill the careers and reputations of those with contrary opinions.” If they don’t succeed in this, their only argument (irrational as it is) goes away, and they would actually have to argue on facts and evidence instead of lies and slander.

      As far as history goes, I’m a little more cynical because I think that for the most part, historians are as biased (and as honest) as climate alarmists.

    • The same way they every other professional organization.
      The actual members are too busy building their careers and actually working in the field to spend much time worrying about the day to day operation of the organization.
      As a result they are taken over by lawyers and activists whose interest is in pushing their own agenda, not advancing science or aiding humanity.

    • “The long march through the Institutions” as proposed by the Frankfurt school back in the 1930s was launched knowing it would be a generations long policy. Here we are three generations on and they have now taken control of all the western institutions as planned.
      The socialists do not stop just because their prime construct, the USSR failed in 1990. They regard that failure as simply work in progress.
      The climate as a tool which can never be tamed, was a genuine piece of strategic genius by the COGS (constantly offended green socialists).
      They will not stop. The destruction of humanity is too big a prize, they view this activity as pressing the Earth’s reset button.

    • The same way they get ahold of everything, coat everything they do in virtue and dehumanize their critics, classic socialist tactics. Killing people by the millions is not a bug, it is the key feature. All of these groups and individuals believe there are to many humans, and our numbers need to be managed, by them. 90% of humanity has to go, and these folks want to decide who and how. When it comes to killing people by the thousands and millions, nothing works like starvation. It is effective, requires little manpower and the dying tend to the dead. A good way to kick off a starvation campaign would be protesting GMO food that might be developed to survive the coming deadly cold, while we squander resources on imaginary beneficial warming. If, like the Pope you believe that the earth has room for less than a billion souls, a lot of people must die to save the children, that you must not have.

  2. Allan,
    You ought to see this is a double award. They recognized your excellence in your life’s work and they certified that you are right-thinking by the fact that you offend their green religion.

    Congratulations!

    • Yes Allan, they were foolish enough to recognize the excellence of your work in engineering before they realized you don’t pray at their temple of doom. Congratulations for having a brain that works and being a threat to the anti-human religion of catastrophic climate madness. And thank you for all you have contributed to all of us who benefit from the good work of the energy industry.

  3. We have humanism vs. environmentalism. Freeman Dyson put the humanist case beautifully.

    Since I was born and brought up in England, I spent my formative years in a land with great beauty and a rich ecology which is almost entirely man-made. The natural ecology of England was uninterrupted and rather boring forest. Humans replaced the forest with an artificial landscape of grassland and moorland, fields and farms, with a much richer variety of plant and animal species. Quite recently, only about a thousand years ago, we introduced rabbits, a non-native species which had a profound effect on the ecology. Rabbits opened glades in the forest where flowering plants now flourish. There is no wilderness in England, and yet there is plenty of room for wild-flowers and birds and butterflies as well as a high density of humans. Perhaps that is why I am a humanist. link

    The humanist position actually produces a better environment. Environmentalism itself is pathological.

    • Here in Manassas, Virginia, we have “ancient” (i.e. post-Civil War) forests as far as the eye can see, as opposed to the desert-like landscape that the early settlers left behind. My wife and I feed the local fauna, birds for the most part – but my part is squirrels. Since we moved here April 1 2016, there has been an explosion of bird species (Pileated woodpeckers being my favorite), and a rising flux of squirrels. I love the little guys, because they are so adorable when they come to the door asking for a walnut. It’s really amazing to interact with wild animals (I’m sure they regard us the same way), on a basis of mutual trust.

      • Apparently you did not get the memo:

        Humans bad. The end.*

        Now please rewrite your comment, taking care to properly represent the standpoint of the devastated forests, the ravaged wildlife, and the plundered natural resources.

        *Especially the pale ones.

    • The day is coming, quite soon I fear, that people like AOC, who refuse to opposing points of view because they interfere with the planned agenda of total power and control over all aspects of humanity, will be FORCED to listen. Because people’s freedom and economic livelihoods will be affected and our precious political liberties will be lost. People faced with that threat are going to be likely to react very badly to people like that who refuse to listen.

    • She knows that already, because she´s furiously driving that agenda.

      If, or maybe when they win, it´s going to be a bloodbath never seen before. This is war and it should be taken very very seriously. We have one whole generation brainwashed by the doctrine from Mein Kampf.

      We have only one leader, Donald Trump, on this planet who can think and see the game behind curtains. All other nations are lost.

      Do we have any chance to survive?

      • “Do we have any chance to survive?”

        Well, we had enough sensible people voting to elect President Trump. My guess is more people will vote for Trump next time than last time since Trump has been exonerated of criminal cospiracy with the Russians (much to the chagrin of Democrats and to the delight of wavering Republicans), his economic policies have the U.S economy booming, and Trump has calmed the international situation.

        The only problem is the Leftwing News Media do not tell these positive stories, instead they treat Trump like he is Adolf Hitler and everything he does is given a negative spin. The spreading of partisan, political lies by the Democrats/Socialists is the real danger to our Republic and to the world.

        And notice that Trump is influencing politicians from other nations to stand up and fight back against the socialist/totalitarian agenda like Trump does. Success breeds success. Monkey see, monkey do.

        There may still be hope. Leftwing lies are what need to be addressed and called out for what they are. The Leftwing Media won’t do this so someone else has to. Trump is filling that role right now.

  4. Two of the deepest flaws in the current eco-loon arguments are:

    1. Positive feedbacks for warming. If these existed, any warming for any reason, would cause runaway warming. It never has.

    2. I’m beginning to believe that no ‘renewable’ energy system can make more energy than it costs to create, run and maintain. If that is even close to being true, they are a total, and I mean total, waste of resources and time.

    • The preferred mechanism does defy the gradient. The models, tuned in an isolated environment, may be overly optimistic, which would explain their lack of skill looking forward and backward.

    • I though the same, I now have read and an fairly certain it is correct solar power user $1.00 of energy to create is for every $.75 return of energy. I willing wind is as bad if not worst. So next time someone tell you they installed solar because they care about the planet, tell them the are a fool and are causing more harm than good.

    • The goal here is not to make energy. It’s to bring about, to quote them, “collapse of industrialized civilizations” and “extinction of the human species”. Or, for the tag along socialists, they hope they can use the resulting chaos to rebuild a “socialist, redistributionist society” after everything goes down. Convincing everyone to replace their functional energy systems with one that can’t function by design is just one of the tools they use to crash the world.

  5. While I was googling information on environmental psychosis, this popped up.

    Mikhail Gorbachev has been campaigning for a totally non democratic world government. One of his tools is Green Cross, an environmental and CAGW activist group. Every time we turn around we find more evidence that environmentalism and CAGW are a Trojan Horse.

    • Yep. Old and discredited Communists do have a way of making a comeback through the radical Green movements. For example, the Green Party in Germany (which has a lot of old leftist radicals) has had way too much stroke compared to their legislative numbers, precisely because posers like Merkel need them in order for their party to govern. It’s an old story, especially in Europe. The real pied piper is totalitarianism.

  6. Allan, congratulations on the APEGA Award, I trust you are not going to send it back? I truly like your style but this blurting out the truth is going to melt the precious snowflakes who accidently read your reports. I think, from my own experience argueing science with dedicated Greens, that it isn’t about science, it is about their fundamental political beliefs, which they roll all together. Look at the constant Trump Derangement Syndrome on full display on the majority of TV channels, they are divorced from reality. Good on you for fighting the good fight, but here’s the problem, you can’t fix either stupid or fanatic. Meanwhile the Earth is getting greener from increasing CO2, which surely is an Inconvenient Truth.

    • Thank you Ron – to be clear, I was supposed to receive APEGA’s Centennial award on April 25 at the AGM, but that is not going to happen. Awards are nice and all, but my real issue here is with the radical greens.

      I believe that when tens of millions children and their parents are being slaughtered due to false toxic green ideologies, one should speak out. I have done so.

      Je ne regrette rien. 🙂

  7. Allan MacRae you are one of the most reasonable, caring, and thoughtful people participating on the WUWT blog, and your consistent rationality is always appreciated. You definitely earned the respect of your peers who originally awarded you the leadership award. I personally believe you would’ve made a great prime minister for Canada, with your extensive background and even temperment.

    Your courage Allen is deeply inspiring. Thank you for all you’ve done for the betterment of humanity, and for being such a solid stand-up man. That APEGA withdrew your award is petty and small-minded.

    APEGA should reinstate your award based on your courage in confronting deadly green duplicity.

    • “Allan MacRae you are one of the most reasonable, caring, and thoughtful people participating on the WUWT blog, and your consistent rationality is always appreciated.”

      I agree! Thanks for all you do, Allan. A voice of reason in a crazy world.

      • I always appreciate your comments here, Allan. I value your input at O.S.P.E. as well.
        Composing this article as a proactive response to this situation, is a measure of your character.

  8. A hypothesis? I don’t think any of it is hypothetical. Too many instances of verified occurrence to back up that that statement to make it a hypothesis.

    • Sara wrote:
      “A hypothesis? I don’t think any of it is hypothetical. Too many instances of verified occurrence to back up that that statement to make it a hypothesis.”

      Hi Sara,

      As you know, the scientific progression is Hypothesis -> Theory -> Law, each progression requiring more and more supporting evidence and absence of disproof.
      https://www.thoughtco.com/scientific-hypothesis-theory-law-definitions-604138

      My Hypothesis is limited to radical greens, who support false science and use false fabricated crises to promote their toxic anti-human agenda. As such, there is a mountain of evidence to support my Hypothesis, and no evidence (that I know of) to disprove it. Therefore, over the next few years it may be promoted to the level of Theory.

      If it is a Theory, it will require a nice name, like “Darwin’s Theory of Evolution”. I am not even sure if mine is an original concept – others have probably said this before.

      I will therefore submit, immodestly, the proposed name
      “MacRae’s Theory of Radical Green Rat Bastards”.

      Others are welcome to submit improvements to the name – after all, at this time it is still a Hypothesis. 🙂

  9. There has been a lot of anti oil, foreign money pouring into Alberta the last few years, and a lot of people have worked their way into positions of influence or been place there by Alberta’s own anti oil government. Which will be thrown out come this Tuesday. The Tides foundation and the Rockefeller foundation among others have been running what they call the stop the oilsands campaign since 2008, and a lot of people have made a lot of money opposing Alberta’s energy industry.

  10. Allan, I sympathize with you on many people spelling your name wrong. You don’t need sympathy on any front because you are a true warrior against this green menace. Sympathies are reserved for innocent victims. The true innocent victims are the 94 million people murdered by Communism/Socialism and the other millions of victims who died and are dying today because of misguided green policies. Right on bro.

  11. The Left is now ramping up its attempts to silence Conservatives in light of Trump’s recent gains (Mueller Report exoneration, strong economy, battle with open socialists on social media).
    The WSJ has an Op-Ed from Harvey Mansfield, PhD, a white male conservative literature professor at Harvard who was just dis-invited from giving a commencement speech.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-theory-behind-my-disinvitation-11555269706?mod=hp_opin_pos1

    Now we have here Allan MacRae’s essay on attempts to suppress his reasoned dissent fom Eco-lunacy and their genocidal calls regarding fossil fuels.

    Expect it to get worse in the coming 18 months.
    – The Left knows everything in their agenda rides on defeating Trump – from bathroom regulations to unlimited government financed college and university “loans”,
    – They know there are two of 4 Liberal SCOTUS justices who will certainly be replaced within 5 years.
    – They know the Climate Hustle can’t survive a second term of Trump killing UNFCCC COP agreements while promoting fossil fuel coal and oil/gas drilling to provide prices that wind and solar cannot compete against even with subsidies.
    – They know a critical review bya respected panel of Presidential Commission on Climate Change can inflict substantial damage, if not fatal damage, to their decades of propaganda and climate lies.
    – They know the Blue States are getting killed by SALT limit on Federal Taxes, unable to raise state income taxes as high income residents flee in ever higher numbers to Texas, Nevada, and Florida.

    One part of their strategy to 2020 is suppressing Conservatives and anyone who is against their Leftist-socialist agenda everywhere they can. The Left will be doing everything they can to shut down their voices. Their websites, their videos. Just watch.

    • “The Left will be doing everything they can to shut down their voices. Their websites, their videos. Just watch.”

      Oh, yeah! That’s the name of the game. The Left doesn’t have anything positive to use to sell themselves, so their fall-back position is to demonize and silence their oppostion. Since the Left never has anything positive to promote other than unrealistic money giveaways, they are always in their fall-back position of trying to destroy the opposition and the first way to do that is to shut them up using any means possible.

      Conservatives need to understand that the Left is at war with conservatives and they are pulling out all the stops. If conservatives want to win this political war for our future then they better wake up to reality and engage.

  12. But this time around we will get the socialist governing thing right! We will govern by consensus; we won’t let the power-hungry take over our pure movement.

    We can perfect the human being; the Socialist Man will emerge. Advanced technology will enable us to communicate the correct, and only correct, information and societal directives to the populace.

    Fer Sure!

  13. APEGA…
    Ah pure shame. I recall a useless undergraduate from an Alberta university who could not get a well bore log correlation project going but got his membership right away while others, more competent, successful oil finders and with higher level diplomas were subjected to harsh review, extra courses etc… to even get a chance to be anointed just because they did not graduate from an Alberta college…

  14. Allan,

    Sorry to hear about the revocation of the award. However, as I’m sure you realise you will not be remembered for some award…you will be remember for the great truths that you expound. Please keep up the good work here at WUWT and elsewhere!

  15. Excellent post which confirms that green activists and alarmists behave as they were the henchmen (or the useful idiots for most of them) of Malthusians psychopaths whose only purpose is to reduce the population using thus far all “legal” means and deceptions.

  16. It should be mentioned that DDT was never banned for use as a malaria controller. It was banned
    for agricultural use. It has been used continuously as an anti-mosquito pesticide to control malaria.
    The issue is then of course that mosquitos have evolved to be resistant to DDT. So there is not evidence
    that a ban on DDT has caused any excess of deaths due to malaria since to begin with there was no such
    ban.

    Similarly opposing golden rice has not caused any increases in blindness since there are plenty of
    alternatives. It is easy to fortify food to contain vitamin A. So what is lacking is a lack of desire to
    fix the problem since it doesn’t cost that much especially compared to the nearly 1 trillion dollars
    that the US spends on the military every year.

    • Mr MacRae holds his opinions very dearly, but that is all they are: opinions, most of them completely unfounded it seems. Alan opinions change all the time your will too. Likening environmentalism to Nazism is more than a bit nutty.

      • Loydo your comment is straight out of the Marx book of social engagement.
        “These are my principles if you don’t like them I have plenty more for you to look at”..
        Groucho Marx.

      • Loydo

        When you are old enough to go to school they are going to teach you history. And if your reading abilities are good enough you will understand how enviromentalisms roots are deep in national socialisms doctrines.

        Then you will see the light, if you want to see. If you don´t want to see, you are history denier like your thougts impress to be.

        Before that you should stop your “ad hominem” attacs, because they makes you look very stupid. But it´s very good you use them because it´s an evidence of sour loser.

        Thank you for that, and now you can go trolling somewhere where your capabilities are adequate.

      • Loydo, would you care to back up your claims?
        Mr. MacRae did.
        The fact that activists use environmentalism as an excuse to control the lives of others is very much akin to Nazism.

        By the way, you really need to learn the difference between an opinion, and facts that don’t fit your agenda.

    • opposing golden rice has not caused any increases
      =========
      It hasn’t caused a decrease either. Any solution that raises costs is not a solution. It is a new problem.

    • It should be mentioned that DDT was never banned for use as a malaria controller. It was banned

      It was effectively banned in many countries, and the resulting difficulty in buying DDT is responsible of a huge number of deaths, exceeding the civil war in Rwanda.

      The path the hell is paved with good intentions.

    • One of my lecturers was involved in ridding Rome of Malaria after WW2.
      He and his team was successful using DDT.
      One of the points made in lectures was that when DDT was banned it was replaced by ‘alternatives’ that were extremely toxic, such as organophosphates. So the replacements were not ‘alternatives’.
      The net is full of articles describing how DDT was restricted for the control of Malaria.

      ‘Similarly opposing golden rice has not caused any increases in blindness since there are plenty of
      alternatives.’
      Well, sort of.
      Most of the places involved do not have meat based diets,with liver, a rich source of Vit A an available commodity.
      Some cultures will not eat any meat anyway.
      Were the rice bowls of the near east and south east asia allowed this product, distribution would be immediate without any new infrastructure.
      This then saves lives, a worthwhile endeavour.

    • If babies are dying and going blind it is due to problems distributing the glut of food in rich countries where is it wasted in unbelievable quantities. To pretend that accepting genetically modified forms of life is the only solution is a disingenuous rant which is just as much a partisan opinion as the green zealots he is complaining about.

      However, none of this undermines the accomplishments the award was given for and there is no grounds for “removing” it.

      • Why do poor nations have rely on rich countries to solve their problems? Golden rice puts the problem solving power into the hands of those that have the problem. makes perfect sense.

      • Nobody says it is the only solution. Nobody said it was the only solution. Nobody (reasonable) is going to say it will be the only solution.

        Growing the modified rice in the countries that need it would allow significant improvement in the ability to access needed nutrients.

        Fighting against that improvement, based on some sort of cost/benefit justification, would be rational; insinuating that rich countries, which have a glut of food that is thrown away, is the problem which causes nutritional maladies is not rational.

      • I think the real argument falls between the classic give a man a fish or teach a man to fish scenarios. I have no opinion on the nutritional value of anything, but if you believe shipping food to starving people forever is better than giving them the means, and teaching them to be self sustaining, there’s nothing to discuss with you. If the land can’t feed the local population, the population shouldn’t be there. It is by definition an unsustainable scenario.

    • @ Izaak Walton april 14, 2019
      DDT was effectively banned, through US AID.

      Leaders of 3rd world countries were told: “Order DDT & you get no more foreign aid” They were bribed to let their people die.
      And they let their people die, in the millions.
      I’ve read 50 million. I’ve read 100 million. I’ve read 150 million.
      A true holocaust. A true crime against humanity.
      Mankind has also been denied safe & clean nuclear power,
      & the planet is not over populated.
      Book by nuclear PhD engineer Robert Zubrin, who has 9 patents to his name, or pending:
      Merchants Of Despair, Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism.

    • “especially compared to the nearly 1 trillion dollars
      that the US spends on the military every year.”

      We wish! I think last year’s military budget was $615 billion.

      • It really is fascinating how the left is so convinced that if only the US spent less on defense, then the world could be perfected.

    • I wonder what Steve Milloy would say about your comments. I trust his knowledge over yours. For example where is your evidence supporting your claims.

    • have to agree, Allans work is good but..the billions spent on the first g rice and then corn now 2nd g rice would have provided supplements or local options for VitA nothing but poverty is the cause ..if you cant BUY food then solve that problem.

      re DDT it WAS abused heavily and does target other than intended mozzies limited controlled use in homes and limited external use in malaria areas was allowed.
      im curious as to what people used in those infested areas ages ago because if it as bad as supposed to be then thered be no one left over centuries of living in toxic areas?
      indians used neem I gather, plentiful cheap and not so toxic to environment

    • The US government has a mandate to spend money on the military. The US government has no requirement to spend a dime on other countries, although it spends many millions on humanitarian causes.

    • And this is how the left lies:

      “opposing golden rice has not caused any increases in blindness”

      Of course, opposing a cure doesn’t cause an increase in the disease. What it does is cause the deaths of those who could have been saved.

    • DDT was never banned formally.
      However countries were informed that unless they stopped using it completely, they would lose all aid.

      • Exactly. The greenies in the US, Europe, etc put heavy pressure on any DDT manufacturers to stop/extremely curtail producing it. It worked quite well.

    • Izaak Walton – your statement is false.

      DDT was effectively banned for malaria control from 1972 to 2002 and deaths from malaria ~doubled. More than half these millions of preventable deaths were children under five.

      The usual expletives are inadequate to describe the perpetrators of this horrific crime, or their supporters today.

  17. DDT is of course not banned for combatting DDT and is still used for that purpose. So you have to claim ‘it was effectively banned’… well yes, its use is restricted because of its environmental impact (for example, it nearly wiped out the birds of prey in the UK which people now wrongly claim are being killed by wind turbines)

    Any serious look at the world wide campaign against malaria will show it was already faltering and showing diminishing returns before DDT use dropped off.

    So this article does not even get its facts right, before going on to make ridiculous allegations of murder.

    • “Any serious look at the world wide campaign against malaria will show it was already faltering and showing diminishing returns before DDT use dropped off.”

      Certainly doesn’t look like it to me. What I see from the graph is a huge increase AFTER the ban, not that the extra deaths will bother you.

    • It was never banned, however those who received US aid were informed that unless they stopped using it, US aid would stop.

  18. Anthony, I know you live in Chico. I attend CSU Chico. This week, the entire campus will be voting on a measure which will cause EVERY course to include climate change in its curriculum. It does not matter what the course is, it MUST include climate change as part of its course. I believe the vote is taking place on Wednesday. Just a head’s up.

    • In high schools and middle schools they are requiring some type of “cross over” education in different types of classes. For example, in history, include math in some way; in math, include history in some way; in social studies, include a section that ties into environmental/climate.

      This ensures that the climate message can get passed along, even though the only zealots in the school are teaching history & social studies.

      Looks like Chico doesn’t think they need the subtlety.

  19. One could equally argue that heroin is not banned because if can also be obtained legally.

    Malaria has killed more people than all other diseases combined. Way more. Malaria is that devastating a disease.

    The reality is that DDT was banned only after it was used to eradicate malaria in the developed world. It would never have been banned otherwise. This ban made it near impossible to get DDT for human disease protection.

  20. In an interesting sideline, the Canadian Indigenous Music Awards committee
    was asked to revoke a name because a Canadian Cree has some Inuit throat
    singing on her album nominated for best folk album.
    The chairman of the board of the festival careful explained why they would
    not do as requested.
    The Cree singer’s name is Connie LeGrande, performing as Cikwes.
    David Dandeneau gets credit for explaining why “everybody loses” if Cikwes is excluded.
    Hope that is enough info for you to find and read of this. I saw this in the WSJ, that is by subscription.

  21. Very interesting, but as my son now 62 says “By the time that the average man and women comes home from work, they are tired. So all they want to do is to make some food to eat and to then watch what is on offer on the “Free to air TV””

    Sadly we will have to wait until the economy starts to collapse as the result of ever higher costs of energy, then just like in Par we will see some people out in the street s.

    Then as usual the politicians will finally decide that CO2 s good after all,and will offer to repair the damage, just as long as we vote for the of course.

    MJE VK5ELL

    • Suzuki 1972 ( Warns of the Dangers of Anointing Scientists as new High Priests of Society )
      David Suzuki on science, elitism and the apocalypse (1972)
      Suzuki talks about the politics of science and the science of politics

      “This is the kind of Priesthood that is evolving. The kind of Priesthood that has an impact on general society that I think is very profound”
      http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1828006140

      Suzuki, himself became one of the High Priests. He has no excuse because he warned of the dangers quite cogently back in 1972.

    • HotScot,
      Are you asked in another comment: Evidence? Do you have any evidence
      about the political views of the executive and council of the APEGA?

      • Well Izaak,

        It is very obvious that they are hard core right wing, conservative, pro-business, anti-science deniers.

        And they pulled the award, only in a covert attempt to try to keep their nasty biases undercover.

  22. Radical Greens are the Great Killers of Our Age

    And how they wish for a disaster or three or four…

    “If we want a good environmental policy in the future, we’ll have to have a disaster.” — Sir John Houghton, former co-chairman of the IPCC, Sunday Telegraph, Oct. 9, 1995

    “I sometimes wish we could have, over the next five or ten years, a lot of horrid things happening—you know, like tornadoes in the Midwest and so forth—that would get people very concerned about climate change.” —Thomas Schelling, Economist, Atlantic Wire, July 13, 2009

    • And Phil the Greek ( consort of Elisabeth Windsor – queen)
      “If I return to this life I want to come back as a (destructive) virus”

  23. Interestingly the NSW, Australia, state election was preceded by Jeremy Buckingham, a once influential Green party member leaving, because of alleged Marxist and ‘hard left’ influence.

    ‘The NSW Greens is a party that has abandoned the important principles of justice and democracy, is dominated by an extreme left faction and has lost its focus on the environment.’
    ‘…….. he labelled “quasi-communist”, he said the party had been consumed by “divisive identity politics” and “an anti-capitalism agenda”.’
    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/ripping-up-my-membership-jeremy-buckingham-quits-toxic-greens-to-run-as-an-independent-20181220-p50nec.html
    It looks as if there is pattern recognition here with the above article.
    Allan MacRae has spoken for the most poor and disposessed, earning the ire of this organisation.
    as is written,
    ’36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?’
    Perhaps the APEGA could reflect and reconsider.
    Its own integrity is now in question.

  24. You are solid ground with your assertions. Environmentalism is yet another expression of the same core values that justify the imposition of Utopia on every person it can. But notice that Utopia is always a socialist one. It is never anything other than socialism. The reason the yearning for Utopia never dies is that the desire springs from innate spiritual qualities of humanity, the yearning for Utopia. But as we have seen, every instance of national-scale socialist-Utopia only brings suffering, misery, scarcity, environmental degradation, oppression and death despite the express desire to build a society that is exactly the opposite. Truth, reason and logic are always the first values to be sacrificed for this sacred cause. Thus truth itself becomes malleable and plastic for this great cause.

    The horrible and bloody history of attempts to impose Utopia has no effect on the advocates of socialism because they have immunized themselves from facts. In their ideology, the ends are so beneficial to humanity and are so compelling in their minds that they do not hesitate to impose any cost or any burden on others to make it possible. In essence they are willing to consume and liquidate any and all human resources and redistribute them to those who might survive. These yearnings spring from very very deep in the human soul.

    “The more we come to know about the gnosis of antiquity, the more it becomes certain that modern movements of thought, such as progressivism, positivism, Hegelianism, and Marxism, are variants of gnosticism.”
    — Eric Voegelin, Science Politics and Gnosticism, Two Essays, 1968.

    “Marx took from Hegel two basic themes of Gnosticism, which Hegel had secularized, and re-interpreted them in his own way: viz. the cosmic drama of a fall into alienation from nature and one’s fellow men, and the saving knowledge, Marxism, which explains this and the way out of alienation back to an unalienated existence. But in one central respect Marx did not fully learn the lesson that Hegel had to teach him about modifying ancient Gnosticism.

    “The Gnostic texts state that we are sparks of Light or fragments of Spirit (pneuma), and imply that we are distinct from each other and from the Light or Spirit only because of our fall or seduction into the circles of the world. As we fell through each circle, we were clothed with an outer covering. The return to the Light will be a reversal of that process, so that, as we pass back through each circle we shall strip off each coating. Consequently, but this is never stated, as far as I know, at the end of that process each spark or fragment will cease to be distinct and will merge back into the One Light or Spirit. Hence the End will be the same as the Beginning.”

    From Flew, Marx and Gnosticism, by R.T. Allen,
    Philosophy Vol 68, No 263, (Jan, 1993),
    pp. 94-98

  25. Bertrand Russell on Lenin
    http://skepticva.org/excerpt-Lenin.html

    “…When I suggested that whatever is possible in England can be achieved without bloodshed, he waved aside the suggestion as fantastic. I got little impression of knowledge or psychological imagination as regards Great Britain. Indeed the whole tendency of Marxianism is against psychological imagination, since it attributes everything in politics to purely material causes…”

    “…Perhaps love of liberty is incompatible with whole-hearted belief in a panacea for all human ills. If so, I cannot but rejoice in the sceptical temper of the Western world.
    I went to Russia a Communist; but contact with those who have no doubts has intensified a thousandfold my own doubts, not as to Communism in itself, but as to the wisdom of holding a creed so firmly that for its sake men are willing to inflict widespread misery.”

  26. “Even if all the observed global warming is ascribed to increasing atmospheric CO2, the calculated maximum climate sensitivity to a hypothetical doubling of atmospheric CO2 is only about 1 degree C, which is not enough to produce dangerous global warming.”

    So why do the Alarmists ascribe all or most of the current warming to CO2? Because they believe we are living in the hottest period in human history because they have been fooled into thinking the bogus Hockey Stick charts are real depictions of the climate trend.

    Here’s one of those bogus Hockey Stick charts:

    https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.A.gif

    And here is a chart for CO2:

    https://realclimatescience.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/co2_data_mlo-1.png

    As you can see, the Climategate data manipulators managed to change the global surface temperature chart so it looks very similar to the CO2 chart. If you look at those two charts you would think that the temperatures are climbing in concert with CO2 levels climbing. And, of course, that was the purpose of this fraud, to make the temperatures look like they corrolate with the rise in CO2. It’s perfectly natural to assume that if you think you are looking at legitimate data.

    But you are not looking at legitimate data. You are looking at temperature data that has been tampered with to push a political agenda: CAGW, which requires totalitarian government to fix.

    Here is the real global surface temperature profile, Hansen 1999:

    https://climateaudit.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/uhcnh2.gif

    As you can see, the temperatures cool and then the temperatures warm and then the temperatures cool again, down to about the same level as the previous cooling, then the temperatures warm again, back up to the level of the previous warming with a period of about 30-35 years.

    The IPCC says CO2 was not a factor in the ETCW (Early Twentieth Century Warming) from 1910 to 1940.

    Here’s a chart of the levels of CO2 over this time period:

    http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/Simple-CO2-model-Boden-CO2-input.jpg

    So, the warming from 1910 to 1940 was mostly caused by Mother Nature, even according to the IPCC, but the IPCC says the warming from the 1970’s to 1998, was caused mostly by CO2.

    But why does CO2 have to be the cause? We see that Mother Nature caused the temperatures to reach the peak in the 1930’s and the peak in 1998 is no higher than the 1930’s, so why should we assume that one is caused by Mother Nature but not the other one?

    The real global surface temperature charts do not show that we are experiencing unprecedented warming today, they show we are experiencing the same level of warming as we had during the 1930’s. Btw, 2016 was only one-tenth of a degree warmer than 1998, so 2016 was no warmer than the 1930’s, either. We are not experiencing unprecedented warmth today.

    Which goes to Allan’s point above. That 1.?C estimate of ECS is based on CO2 causing all the increased warmth we see today, but if even half of it is caused by Mother Nature, then there is no problem to fix, and my guess is that most of today’s warming is caused by Mother Nature, not just half of it because we have seen it all before in the recent past. There is no need to push CO2 as causing unprecedented warming because there is no unprecendented warming.

    And for those who will say the Hansen 1999 chart only represents the U.S., here’s an unmodified chart from Finland, halfway around the world from the U.S., that shows the same temperature profile: the 1930’s were as warm as today:

    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/station.gif

    And I have other unmodified charts from around the world and in both hemispheres that show this same temperature profile.

    NO unmodified temperature charts resemble the bogus, bastardized Hockey Stick chart. It’s the creation of fraudsters trying to sell an idea.

    I hope this post doesn’t get put in the spam bin with all these links! 🙂

    It would be real handy if these links would show up as graphics in the post like they used to do before the crash and downgrade of the comment software.

  27. But who allows radical greens to influence policy?

    There will always be some village idiot telling us to stop tilling the fields and, instead, spend our time dancing around the May Pole, dusk to dawn. But most of the time the Lord of the Manor will, at best, tolerate such a person.

    Today, our leaders elevate such people to sit at their right hand and write policy and law.

    Obama’s senior advisor on science and technology was John Holdren; Malthusian in chief, and co-author with Paul R. Ehrlich.

    UK Tory Business Minister Claire Perry held meetings with the Extinction Rebellion (XR) group at a climate change conference in Poland in November. XR are an anarchist direct action group, using climate change as a pretext to promote anarchy.

    Just over 10 years ago, UK Labour Party outsourced authorship of their Climate Change Act to Friends of the Earth activists. Out of 650 UK MPs only 5 voted against it. Less than 1%.

    The EU regularly lavishes millions of euros on hard green groups to lobby for bans on reasonable policies such as using cell phones, and investing in nano-technology. MEP proposes €1bn for NGOs supporting ‘EU values’

  28. The hard core of the Green movement consists of people who do not like their fellow humans very much, who are offended at the success of our species at this moment in history, and who would gladly bring civilization crashing down if they could.

    How do you cut humans down to size? Simple: You take away their energy source. Soon their civilizations collapse and before you know it, they’s just another life form struggling to survive. Sure billions would die miserable, lingering deaths, but the planet would be saved so it’s a good deal.

    • S Snell
      …”How do you cut humans down to size? Simple: You take away their energy source.”

      Exactly! Everytime I am crammed into the sardine section of an Airbus I remind myself that it would take 70,000 horses or 350,000 galley slaves at max exertion to get us off the ground…. it makes the cabin seem less crowded! Thank God for ATK.
      Cheers
      Mike

      • Seventy thousand winged horses would be quite a sight!

        In seriousness, the energy density and portability of fossil fuels make modern life possible.

        Which is why we must KILL THEM NOW!

        Meaning of ATK?

  29. Today’s environmental terrorists are exactly what Ayn Rand described as the Death Cult of Zero Worship in Atlas Shrugged.

  30. Dear Allan,

    Disregard the accolades – Too many of the institutions who issue them have sold out.

    Keep up the good work. At the end of the day, it will yield the ultimate reward: Truth. The corrupt will then be left where they belong.

    “Why 100? If I were wrong, one would have been enough.”
    -Einstein, in response to the book produced under
    the 3rd Reich: “Hundred Authors Against Einstein”

    • Thank you Philip for your thoughtful words.

      Awards are nice and all, but my only regret is the time my sponsors spent preparing the nomination documents. My true reward is the 300,000 people who are still alive today, possibly because of my high-risk efforts in 2016 to shut down the Mazeppa sour gas project, and the 500,000 people who got good jobs, definitely because of my/our work in earlier decades.

      The Mazeppa project included 12 sour gas wells producing 40% H2S within ~one mile of heavily populated SE Calgary suburbs. H2S is instantly fatal at 0.1% concentration and is heavier-than-air. The kill-radius of Mazeppa wells was ~15km and by 2016 included ~300,000 people.

      For two years, I was angry because I had to put my family and myself at risk because staff at the Mazeppa project were afraid to report the extreme H2S danger. Then last summer, I was relaxing with friends at Mackenzie Lake in SE Calgary, with all the beautiful families enjoying the sunshine, and it all started to feel pretty good.

      Best, Allan

  31. Two things: corrections and offer of support

    “Excess Winter Deaths (more deaths in winter than non-winter months) total about two million souls per year, which demonstrates that Earth is colder-than-optimum for humanity”

    I think this number (related to chronic underheating is low. Please see Gasparrini 2015 on deaths related to heat waves and cold snaps.

    The reference to “deaths from cooking fire smoke” is out of date and incorrectly represented. The claim is an attribution, not an analysis of causes of death, and it is stated as “contributing to the premature deaths of [xxx people] from smoke from indoor air pollution cause by cooking fires” not “deaths caused by”. I hope that difference is not too subtle.

    No one claims there were 4.3 m people who died as a result of breathing smoke from cooking. The claim is that cooking smoke contributes to everyone’s premature death. Cooking fire smoke is a source of indoor air pollution (IAP) which is part of Household Air Pollution (HAP). Cooking fires can be a source of IAP which is a component of HAP – got it?

    The WHO has been steadily ramping up the number and if you dig into it, all of these are attributed during several processes. It is death by attribution. Some people “attribute” global warming to AG CO2. It’s a free world.

    For completeness, I would add that “life expectancy” is set at 86 years and anyone who died before that is claimed to have died “prematurely” and that gap in lived years is “attributed” to some 75 contributing causes. One is IAP from cooking fires. That attribution doesn’t mean that any one person actually died from breathing smoke, which would be a “cause of death”. Obviously it is in the interests of alarmists to pretend they did from that, if they are promoting a cleaner burning product or fuel. The World LP Gas association is big on promoting their fossil fuel as a replacement for renewable biomass on the basis of “avoiding deaths”. Go figure.

    • Thank you Javier for your comments.

      1. In 2015, Joe d’Aleo and I were about to publish our paper on Excess Winter deaths when Gasparrini et al published their landmark study in The Lancet. We pulled our article and rewrote it to include Gasparrini – our paper is cited above. The 2 million Excess Winter Deaths per year globally is my rough estimate – I agree it is probably low.

      2. If I were rewriting this treatise, I would state that “Indoor air pollution from cooking fires contributes to illness and premature death in the developing world, especially among women and children;”

      It was challenging to limit this treatise to seven pages – every one of these very serious topics would be well-served with more detailed discussion.

      Best, Allan

  32. Climate alarmism, the propagandistic marketing of the meme of CAGW, is most simply understood as a war on the poor.

    It is very shameful behaviour. The plants already understand it, wait’ll hoi polloi notes no joy. The poor will always be with us and no body knows the trouble they’ve seen.
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  33. Allan,

    How about starting a Go Fund Me and take APEGGA Board to court. Their behaviour is unethical and this board should all be reported to the APEGGA ethics committee. The ethics committee can remove the P. ENG title from the board members for their unethical behaviour.

    APEGGA has a sad track record when it comes to ethics. When flooding occurred in Calgary APEGGA threatened Meloche-Monnex to remove them from their vendors unless they paid out full insurance coverage to affected owners DESPITE the fact that the insurance contract they held with home owners stipulated no insurance for overland flooding. This bullying behaviour contrary to contractual law is highly unethical. Professional Engineers are required to behave ethically and uphold the law.

  34. Allan,
    I would like to see you place here a scan of the letter you received from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) in December 2018 stating that you would be the 2019 recipient of their Centennial Leadership Award. It is important that this evidence be included as well as a copy of the notification that the reward was being rescinded.

    There is currently nothing to be found in the public portion of the APEGA website regarding their Summit awards since the announcement of all 2018 Summit Award winners: https://www.apega.ca/news/environmental-champion-receives-summit
    It appears that the Annual Meeting and Conference is being held April 25-26 2019 and the awards will be presented then.

    Without such public evidence, this incident of award and then withdrawal could be denied by APEGA and disappear down the history memory rabbit-hole. Don’t let this happen.

  35. Today is a hard day for our friends in France. Notre-Dame is down, but she will rise again.

    If Americans want to contribute to the rebuild, this site appears legitimate and donations are tax-deductible in the USA and France.

    Thanks and regards to all, Allan

    https://frenchheritagesociety.org/event/notre-dame-fire-restoration-fund/
    Notre-Dame Fire Restoration Fund
    Monday, April 15, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Event Navigation

    The hearts of all of us at French Heritage Society go out to the city of Paris and all of France in the wake of the terrible fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

    French Heritage Society, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, has established a fund to accept donations for the restoration work that will be necessary as a result of the devastating fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.

    Donations are tax-deductible under US Tax laws and eligible for tax credit under French tax laws.
    When sending donations please indicate that the amount is for the Notre-Dame Fire Restoration Fund.
    You can make donations online using the link below.

    Notre-Dame Fire Restoration Fund

    https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif

    To donate by phone, please contact Benjamin Wells, FHS Programs and Membership Officer, at 212-759-6846, ext. 201. To donate by mail, please send checks to:

    French Heritage Society, Inc.
    Notre-Dame Fire Restoration Fund
    14 East 60th Street, Suite 605
    New York, NY 10022

    FHS is dedicated to protecting the French architectural legacy both in France and the United States with particular emphasis on preservation and education. It fosters long-established French-American relationships through cultural exchanges as it strives to ensure that the treasures of our shared heritage will survive to inspire future generations.

    Its eleven chapters in the U.S. and one in Paris have supported the restoration of nearly 600 buildings and gardens since 1982.

  36. A touch of satire to lighten the mood – I wrote this about a year ago:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/07/15/claim-climate-change-will-cause-a-global-corn-crop-failure/#comment-2405475

    Canadian leftist heads are exploding after I posted the suggestion above that we sell the USA water for agriculture.

    The chanting outside my home is keeping the kids awake and causing dogs to howl into the night.

    It’s not all bad though – the crosses burning in the front yard do look festive, and take the chill off the night air.

    I was going to go out for an evening stroll but a hail of sticks and stones met me as I ventured outside – funny, the weather report said nothing about this.

    Some guy ran up and screamed that I was a murderer! That was just before he tried to kill me.

    It is really NOT difficult to figure out these leftist extremists – they simply accuse you of being everything that they truly are – violent lying thugs, scoundrels and imbeciles.

    It’s a beautiful night and I’m feeling benevolent towards all mankind, even the lefties.

    Tomorrow I’ll tell you how I really feel!

    Yours in peace, love and understanding, Allan 🙂

    • Allan, perhaps you missed my comment from yesterday – https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/04/14/hypothesis-radical-greens-are-the-great-killers-of-our-age/#comment-2680934 – requesting that you post a scan/pdf of both the APEGA Dec 2018 notice to you of 2019 Award and then the message from that same organization that the award was being rescinded. It is vitally important – to avoid any claim of hearsay or exaggeration on your part – that you make these pieces of direct evidence public.

      • Hello Ms. K,

        I see no need to post these documents at this time, but here are the facts:

        I was notified by APEGA that I would be given the Centennial Award in a letter dated 6Dec2018 and the award would be presented on 25Apr2019.

        APEGA withdrew the Centennial Award in a letter from Field Law dated 27Mar2019.

        My rebuttal supporting the accuracy of my public statements is published at
        https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/04/14/hypothesis-radical-greens-are-the-great-killers-of-our-age/

        The reasons that I was nominated for the award are included below.

        I suggest that when a Professional Engineer sees conduct that is extremely harmful to humanity or the environment, especially the needless deaths of tens of millions of children-under-five caused by ideological fanaticism, he/she has an ethical and professional obligation to speak out.

        Included below is APEGA’s Code of Ethics.

        Regards, Allan
        ________________________________

        Some of Allan MacRae’s achievements include:

        A) Initiatives that drove major economic growth of Syncrude Canada, the Alberta oil sands and the Canadian economy

        In the 1980’s and 1990’s, Allan initiated (or co-initiated) and successfully proposed three of the four major changes that drove the successful growth of the Alberta oil sands. Changes included new income tax terms, new Crown royalty terms and a low-cost 50% production increase that reduced Syncrude unit operating costs by 30%. Allan also recommended that Syncrude acquire new leases for growth, and technical innovations that improved performance and reduced costs.

        Allan incorporated these initiatives into a comprehensive strategy for Syncrude, which was implemented and was instrumental in the successful evolution and growth of Syncrude and the Alberta oil sands industry.

        The oil sands industry became the mainstay of the Canadian economy for 15 years, with over $250 billion in new capital investments and approximately 500,000 new jobs created. Canada became the fifth-largest oil producer in the world and the most successful economy of the G8 countries.

        B) Actions that prevented a potentially catastrophic sour gas disaster at the Mazeppa project near Calgary

        In May 2016, Allan MacRae, as an uninvolved citizen, became aware of unsafe operating procedures at the Mazeppa critical sour gas project near Calgary. At some personal risk, he investigated, consulted with trusted colleagues, and following the Code of Conduct of Alberta’s Professional Engineers (APEGA), he reported his concerns to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), and followed up to ensure proper compliance.

        The AER quickly shut down the Mazeppa project, and canceled all 1600 operating licenses of the parent company, which was placed in receivership and bankruptcy. The Managing Director was fined and sanctioned. This was the most severe reprimand of a company in the history of the Alberta energy industry. A 2005 analysis of Mazeppa wells by the Alberta ERCB concluded that an uncontrolled sour gas release would affect an area within a 15km radius and could kill or injure up to 250,000 people.

        C) Service to Calgary’s Homeless

        From 2002 to 2017, Allan was volunteer member of the Board of Directors of the Calgary Drop-in and Rehab Centre (“the DI”). The DI provides food, shelter and services to homeless single women and men.

        According to Dermot Baldwin, the former Executive Director of the Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre:

        Early in Allan’s tenure on the Board, there was a critical shortage of funded shelter beds at the DI. Allan was instrumental in obtaining provincial funding to increase the capacity of the DI from 600 to 800 beds during that crisis, immediately before the onset of winter.

        Later Allan steered the challenging sale of a building from the DI to Inn-from-the-Cold. That allowed homeless Calgary families to live in their own rooms, instead of staying in church basements and moving frequently from church to church.

        During his tenure on the Board, the DI grew from 600 funded shelter beds to over 1200, and provided 1.5 million free meals per year. Allan served on the Board Executive, the Governance Committee and the Fundraising Committee, which financed the DI’s large real estate portfolio.

        The Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre is the largest such organization in Canada.

        D) Successful proposal for a new Tax Class 53 to assist Canadian manufacturing industries

        In 2014, Allan proposed improved income tax terms for Canadian manufacturing industries, through his Member of Parliament Joan Crockatt. As a result, a new Class 53 CCA rate was introduced for a ten-year period in the 2015 Budget.

        ***************************************************

        APEGA Code of Ethics
        https://www.apega.ca/members/legal-obligations

        Professional engineers and geoscientists shall recognize that professional ethics is founded upon integrity, competence, dignity and devotion to service. This concept shall guide their conduct at all times.

        1. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall, in their areas of practice, hold paramount the health, safety and welfare of the public and have regard for the environment.

        2. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall undertake only work that they are competent to perform by virtue of their training and experience.

        3. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall conduct themselves with integrity, honesty, fairness and objectivity in their professional activities.

        4. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall comply with applicable statutes, regulations and bylaws in their professional practices.

        5. Professional engineers and geoscientists shall uphold and enhance the honour, dignity and reputation of their professions and thus the ability of the professions to serve the public interest.

        • Thank you for your reply, Allan. I am sure this has been a highly troubling matter for you.

          A fellow engineer (a classmate of my husband’s from Univ of Toronto Engineering Physics 1959) to whom I forwarded a link to this post reacted that the wording of your accomplishments (the 2 bullets in your “1. Introduction”) appeared highly exaggerated. We three (I too am a retired engineer, Univ of AZ 1983, after career in nursing) consider that seeing the APEGA award notification letter with their exact wording of your accomplishments deserving of the Centennial Award is important to dismiss any suggestion that hyperbole has been presented by you in this “Introduction” or at https://energy-experts-international.com/ which contains the same listing that you have now given in your reply to me. (Likewise, inclusion of links at your website to news articles of your stated accomplishments – that I had seen prior to my request – would be evidence of acknowledged value of these “accomplishments” to the communities involved.)

          Thank you for the link to APEGA’s Code of Ethics. The reasons for the award withdrawal can only be fully known by seeing the letter from APEGA via Field Law (assumed https://www.fieldlaw.com/ ) enabling everyone to assess the stated justifications including whether there are claims/inferences that you have violated some aspect of the Code of Ethics, and if so, how that applies to the original reasons given by APEGA for selecting you as the 2019 Centennial Leadership Award.

          Without evidence (eg. copies of documents, direct quotes rather than paraphrasing, links to news releases by other parties, etc), there is nothing to distinguish your statements from actual facts and exaggerated hearsay. I make no implication that you are lying and my request should cause no offense. It is simply reality that strong claims require strong evidence and so I hope that you will see the “need to post these documents at this time.”

          • The primary topic of this treatise is the horrific homicidal conduct of radical greens – not my career achievements and not APEGA. Try to stay on-topic.

            However, for the record:

            My nomination papers were submitted by a Past-President of APEGA and a Past-President of Syncrude Canada Ltd. They included adequate supporting information.

            There is further evidence of my oil sands achievements in the letters-of-reference on my website.

            The Mazeppa sour gas story was documented, albeit poorly, in the media. Google it.

            Ms. K, you do not think or write like a professional – you think and write like an uneducated troll. Your comments were needlessly offensive. Kindly do not write to or about me again.

  37. Good points Allan.

    It certainly showcases APEGA’s arrogance to attack one of its most esteemed members.
    And who decided APEGA should take on the role of “Alberta’s Thought Police”???

    In my long career as an oilfinder, I never, ever considered joining APEGA due to similar bullying by APEGA targeted against some of the top geoscientists in Canada.

    Last year APEGA gave their Centennial award to Leah Lawrence in recognition of her long history of spreading phony views on technology challenges related to climate change.

    In APEGA’s world, the green agendas reign supreme, and the real heroes get bullied.

    Make no mistake, corrupt politicians and phony scientists are bilking trillions of dollars every year with their climate change hysteria and eco-extremism. These immoral characters truly are brutal murderers – but they don’t care, they’re in it for the money.

    The huge waste of money and resources being spent on global warming alarmism and inefficient green energy agendas ultimately results in the slaughter of millions of people around the world.

    As for you Mr. MacRae, thanks for the 500,000 jobs you created, and your humanitarian work, and for the great economic benefits you brought to us during your exemplary career.

    And thank goodness you managed to motivate our slipshod Alberta Energy Regulator to finally take action at Mazeppa. AER’s negligence could have easily resulted in the instantaneous deaths of a few hundred thousand Calgarians. Our hats are off to you.

    Obviously, such great contributions to our community must be punished by APEGGA.

    Three Cheers, Julio Zapatos Rosa

  38. Good points Allan.

    It certainly showcases APEGA’s arrogance to attack one of its most esteemed members, and who decided APEGA should take on the role of “Alberta’s Thought Police”???

    In my long career as an oilfinder, I never, ever considered joining APEGA due to similar bullying by APEGA targeted against some of the top geoscientists in Canada.

    Last year APEGA gave their Centennial award to Leah Lawrence in recognition of her history of spreading phony views on technology challenges related to climate change.
    In APEGA’s world, the green agendas reign supreme, and the real heroes get bullied.

    Make no mistake, corrupt politicians and phony scientists are bilking trillions of dollars every year with their climate change hysteria and eco-extremism. These immoral characters truly are brutal murderers – but they don’t care, they’re in it for the money.

    The huge waste of money and resources being spent on global warming alarmism and inefficient green energy agendas results in the slaughter of millions of people around the world.

    As for you Mr. MacRae, thanks for the 500,000 jobs you created, and your humanitarian work, and for the great economic benefits you brought us during your exemplary career.

    And thank goodness you managed to motivate our slipshod Alberta Energy Regulator to finally take action at Mazeppa. AER’s negligence could have easily resulted in the instantaneous deaths of a few hundred thousand Calgarians. Our hats are off to you.

    Obviously, such great contributions to our community must be punished by APEGGA.

    Three Cheers, Julio Zapatos Rosa

  39. Socialist totalitarianism is the goal, with control so complete, it could not even be imagined by George Orwell in his nastiest of fever dreams.

    • Thanks for providing the link about problems regarding wind turbines- I learned a lot about the misinformation that I have been exposed to because I believe in environmentalism and seek out solutions as an American activist. However, clean energy is not an easy fix, primarily because the human race is not able to get off fossil fuels easily and the “clean energy” alternatives are misleading- for example, my fellow Greens talk often about establishing the one hundred percent clean energy utopia but when I point out that there is no such thing as one hundred percent clean energy because installations have to built and then maintained plus a lithium battery has to be installed in some of these systems, more than a few of them did not want to hear about any negative effects of this plan or how cash-poor political parties have no chance of winning any of our rigged elections because so many people that I have engaged in serious discussion with think their political platform has all the right answers- I see them as narcissistic personalities with monstrous egos from the left, right and center- so it is good for me to listen to opposing views like in this blog. Open minded thinking for practical solutions is what I hope to achieve but it is so difficult to deal with political parties particularly the individuals running for office who do not understand the simple truth that insanity is best defined by doing the same thing over and over again with the same result but expecting a different outcome using the same weak tactics next time- that has been my latest experience trying to work with the Greens here in Los Angeles. My chief conclusion is that the only hope for real representation for the masses must come from a voting coalition of anti-war Americans who despise the two evil war parties more than the other opposing forces but that will not happen unless patriotic American workers are willing to go on a national strike during election time for True Voter Freedom in order to establish a Real Democracy. How do you like the sound of a Green Libertarian Labor Coalition, my little droogies?

      • Communism is alive and well in Herk. What he sees in LA is the result of one-party rule, and he can’t grasp the connection.

  40. Communism is despicable and irrelevant to any practical solutions here especially since that particular ideology has almost zero support from the masses in America. The two evil war parties represent only Fascism and are enabled by the shameless rigging of our elections, most harmfully by the Electoral College which is a sham of a democracy controlled by the worst of the Elites. The sociopathic narcissists who serve our corporatized warmongering want to demonize liberalism much like the opposing idealistic socialists demonize conservatism and the effects of this are that we perpetually have no worthwhile leaders that serve liberals or conservatives- instead we have only neo-liberal frauds and neo-con artists at the highest political levels brainwashing the mostly ignorant masses about how great our evil empire has become at being the dirty policemen of the Third World while only catering to our billionaires and corporate rule.

  41. The author of the following excerpted article states that all ten criteria are satisfied that support the conclusion
    THE CLIMATE CHANGE MOVEMENT A ‘CULT’.

    The article is worth reading in full – the detailed arguments are credible.

    The Climate Cult has apparently taken over the environmental movement, professional societies, political parties, governments and the United Nations. Many of the leaders of the Climate Cult are openly or covertly totalitarian and Malthusian – their stated objective is to reduce human population to a small fraction of our current numbers, and they are indifferent to human suffering and environmental damage. The destruction of modern society is their primary objective; to date, they are winning.
    ________________________________________

    IS THE CLIMATE CHANGE MOVEMENT A ‘CULT’?
    Anthony Watts / April 18, 2019
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/04/18/is-the-climate-change-movement-a-cult/

    CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE TEN WARNING SIGNS FOR CULTS

    Reposted from Medium
    [excerpts]
    Have you thought to yourself that the Climate Change movement seems more and more like a religious movement?

    I have, so I researched how to identify a religious cult. Rick Ross, an expert on cults and intervention specialist, developed a list of ten warning signs for unsafe groups, which is published by the Cult Education Institute. https://culteducation.com/warningsigns.html

    So let’s take a look at all ten signs and compare:

    1. Absolute authoritarianism without meaningful accountability.
    2. No tolerance for questions or critical inquiry.
    3. No meaningful financial disclosure regarding budget, expenses such as an independently audited financial statement.
    4. Unreasonable fear about the outside world, such as impending catastrophe, evil conspiracies, and persecutions.
    5. There is no legitimate reason to leave, former followers are always wrong in leaving, negative or even evil.
    6. Former members often relate the same stories of abuse and reflect a similar pattern of grievances.
    7. There are records, books, news articles, or television programs that document the abuses of the group/leader.
    8. Followers feel they can never be “good enough”.
    9. The group/leader is always right.
    10. The group/leader is the exclusive means of knowing “truth” or receiving validation, no other process of discovery is really acceptable or credible.

    Any “science” that confirms the tenets of the Climate Change movement is deemed “climate science”, while actual scientific research that disputes their conclusions is derided as “denialism”.

    THE TENTH WARNING SIGN FOR UNSAFE GROUPS IS CLEARLY MET.

    The Verdict: It’s a cult

    According to the established, scientific guidelines developed by cult experts, the Climate Change movement fits the bill for a potentially unsafe group.

    When I looked up these established warning signs, I honestly expected Climate Change-ists to meet two or three of them, NOT TEN!

    The disturbingly religious nature of this supposedly “scientific” movement should alarm any thinking human being, especially since the movement now openly seeks to nationalize the entire economy.

    [end of excerpts]

    • I felt a similar reaction when I read this:

      EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF FASCISM

      1. Powerful and continuing nationalism
      2. Disdain for human rights
      3. Identification of enemies as a unifying cause
      4. Rampant sexism
      5. Controlled mass media
      6. Obsession with national security
      7. Religion and government intertwined
      8. Corporate power protected
      9. Labor power suppressed
      10. Disdain for intellectual and the arts
      11. Obsession with crime and punishment
      12. Rampant cronyism and corruption

      I would add fixed elections and unfair taxation plus manipulative agendas for big money profits (which supports your commentary about doom and gloom pseudoscience being used to further fleece taxpayers) to this list of current events.

      • Herk

        Oh, you have pushed all the right (rabid, liberal-social-communist) hot buttons in that list, haven’t you?

        None, of course, are true. But they are the right hot buttons for propaganda.

      • Herk,

        The writer of the article from Medium provided considerable evidence to support his claims. I provided even more documented evidence to support my above hypothesis.

        You, in contrast, have provided no supporting evidence.

        If you feel you have a worthwhile case, write your article complete with documented supporting evidence, find a site that will publish it, sign it with your real name, and publish.

  42. Dear Allan, when I first came across the dozen warning signs of fascism I expected several signs to be already present in America but I was truly shocked that all the conditions were apparent plus rigged elections and enslaving taxation so that’s why I wrote to you about having a similar reaction but rather than discuss comparisons I need to focus on collaborating.

    I like the idea of all kinds of different people from the various political ideologies temporarily working together to achieve a worthwhile goal like your activist work exposing the manipulative cult of pseudoscience.

    Working now to this collaborative end, I plan to address the DBT evidence by creating a mural for my political art project (that is only in the sketching process now) which I could use your help with (in the form of quoting your article) at a later date when I have gathered the needed support structure for many powerful political statements showcased with a street art style.

    Currently, I am writing a difficult piece for my Green Libertarian blog about the many flaws of the Green New Deal and the latest false start made by AOC which has set back environmentalism tremendously and I feel the need to write speeches about it this election cycle if I can find a compatible candidate.

    I recently received a disturbing bit of doom and gloom propaganda and I would appreciate your help in debunking this from a scientific perspective; it’s from Howie Hawkins: “At current emissions rates, the world has only six years left until we blow through the global carbon budget that would give us a 50/50 chance of stabilizing the climate at a 1.5 degrees centigrade global temperature rise.”

    Thanks for your reply and Happy Easter, Herk

  43. Herk, you are free to use Section 3 of my above treatise, entitled:
    [excerpt]
    “3. There is NO credible scientific evidence that climate is highly sensitive to increasing atmospheric CO2, and ample evidence to the contrary. Catastrophic humanmade global warming is a false crisis.

    Based on current knowledge, the only significant impact of increasing atmospheric CO2 is greatly increased plant and crop yields, and possibly some minor beneficial warming of climate.”
    ____________________

    Radical greens want to “eliminate fossil fuels immediately, if not sooner”. That will result in catastrophe. Here is why:

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/02/23/childrens-climate-case-pushing-an-injunction-against-all-fossil-fuel-extraction/#comment-2639140

    “Fossil fuels comprise fully 85% of global primary energy, unchanged in decades, and unlikely to change in the foreseeable future. For most people in the developed world, fossil fuels provide you with everything you need to survive – your food, your warm home, your car, your computer, your TV, and your mobile phone.

    If fossil fuels are eliminated, all this will soon go away, and almost everyone in the developed world will be dead in about a month from starvation and exposure. Other than that kids, it’s a terrific plan…”
    ____________________

    https://nationalpost.com/news/alienated-alberta-project-seeks-to-find-common-language-on-climate-change#comments-area
    [excerpt]

    “… plants evolved at 2000 to 6000 ppm atmospheric CO2 and many grow best at about 1200 ppm CO2 – about 3 times current levels. That is why greenhouse operators pump 1000-1200 ppm CO2 into their greenhouses.

    Major food crops (except corn) use the C3 photosynthetic pathway, and die at about 150 ppm from CO2 starvation – that is just 30 ppm below the minimum levels during the last Ice Age, which ended just 10,000 years ago – “the blink of an eye” in geologic time. Earth came that close to a major extinction event.

    During one of the next Ice Ages, unless there is massive human intervention, atmospheric CO2 will decline to below 150ppm and that will be the next major extinction event – not just for a few species but for ~all complex terrestrial carbon-based life forms.

    Atmospheric CO2 is not alarmingly high – it is alarmingly LOW for the continued survival of terrestrial carbon-based life on Earth.”
    _____________________

    The radical greens could not be more wrong – their policies are suicidal – and maybe that is their intent – see the quotations from my Section 8, for example:
    “8. Why are the radical greens so anti-environmental?
    [excerpt]
    ‘The extinction of the human species may not only be inevitable but a good thing.’
    – Christopher Manes, Earth First!”

    Regards, Allan

    • My preliminary sketch has the visuals of two sick children in the foreground while there are protesters with signs stating BAN DDT & NO NUKES ignoring the kids while focusing on the steaming nuclear plant in the background and on the side it says, “Banning DDT directly caused tens of millions deaths in children under five.”

      I haven’t figured out what the quote will be for the carbon tax scam but first I have to create the vision of Yellowstone blowing while providing the info about active seamounts and other external forces like methane release making the stabilizing climate argument false.

      Allan, the more I read your work, the more I see how much misinformation I was reading over the years was really about acquiring subsidies so many thanks for your inspiring work, Herk

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