by Gregory Wrightstone
To no one’s surprise, Facebook continues to reject any and all scientific data that does not support their “consensus” narrative of man-made catastrophic warming by rejecting an ad placed by the CO2 Coalition, Arlington, Virginia.
The ad is based on well documented and widely used satellite data published by the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as part of a project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Information is “gathered by advanced microwave sounding units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings for almost all regions of the Earth,” according to the university website. “This includes remote desert, ocean and rain forest areas where reliable climate data are not otherwise available.
“The satellite-based instruments measure the temperature of the atmosphere from the surface up to an altitude of about eight kilometers above sea level. Once the monthly temperature data is collected and processed, it is placed in a ‘public’ computer file for immediate access by atmospheric scientists in the U.S. and abroad.”
The ad featured a CO2 Coalition graph that matched satellite temperature data from 1978-2021 with the record of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide, which is compiled at the Mauna Loa (Hawaii) Observatory of NOAA’s Global Monitoring Laboratory. Also noted on the graph is the occurrence of El Niños, a phenomenon of ocean currents known to warm the atmosphere. The ad’s text reads as follows:
“Since the beginning of the satellite era of temperature measurements (1979), there were two very large spikes in temperature. Both were associated with very strong El Niños.
“Between each of these, little to no warming was observed, yet CO2 continued increasing in a nearly linear fashion. This stepwise increase in warming was not predicted nor has it been explained by those promoting the theory that CO2 is the primary driver of modern warming.
“We are currently in a cool La Niña phase that is expected to end soon. It will likely be followed by another El Niño that will be used by the Climate Industrial Complex to promote more unfounded fear of runaway CO2-driven warming.”
Temperature source: UAH Global Temperature Update (2023)
CO2 Source: Tans P (2023) Trends in Atmospheric CO2, ESRL
So, the ad displayed publicly available data from government sources and suggested an interpretation of the information. Readers are free to dispute our analysis. However, to be denied access to it is contrary to the founding principles of the United States of America – mainly the freedom of speech and thought.
Nonetheless, Facebook, an American creation and a subsidiary of Meta with a market capitalization of more than $500 billion, found that the ad “does not comply with our Advertising Policies.”
Well, this humble geologist finds Facebook’s policies anathema to everything noble about 3,500 years of western civilization. That puts us on the side of people as diverse as Socrates, John Locke, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, William Blake, Mark Twain, Ayn Rand, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Martin Luther King and Winston Churchill.
This isn’t our first encounter with censorship. Last summer, I was permanently banned by LinkedIn. The offending material were two charts: One showed that carbon dioxide levels were nearly 6,000 parts per million (ppm) 600 million years ago when many animal life forms first appeared in the Cambrian Era. Another illustrated a 140-million-year decline of CO2 levels — from 2,500 parts per million (ppm) to the current 420 ppm.
The target of these assaults is our communications countering the false narrative of a climate emergency rooted in the warming effect of carbon dioxide, which in fact is a beneficial gas essential to life on Earth.
One of the two principles of natural justice recognized in the law of the English-speaking countries is Audiatur et altera pars— “Let both sides be fairly heard”. Given that on this, as on many issues, Facebook and their allies in the media no longer allow the skeptical side of the case to be heard, fact-based information like that provided in this post will continue to be censored.
Attacks on those standing for honest scientific inquiry into climate issues have become so common that one might be inclined to shrug them off. However, the purveyors of climate doom are not likely to go away on their own as might some pesky gnats. Whether their motivations are money, power or some perverted, religious regard for Earth untouched by humanity, the climate cult’s ambitions are too much of a threat to our way of life – and lives – to dismiss.
This commentary was first published at BizPac Review, March 10, 2023, and can be accessed here.
Gregory Wrightstone is a geologist; executive director of the CO2 Coalition, Arlington, Va.; and author of “Inconvenient Facts: The Science That Al Gore Doesn’t Want You to Know.”
Tags: Facebook, science denial, Gregory Wrightstone
Let both sides be fairly heard
Something beyond the BBC’s ken on many subjects including climate
Not just science but mathematics too. I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry at “More or Less” on BBC Radio 4.
I have also been permanently banned from LinkedIn for sins against the climate (& covid) religions.
LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft and ultimately Bill Gates, so maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised!
Consider that ban to be a positive.
You must have posted the truth.
Leftists hate the truth like vampires hate a silver cross.
I have permanently banned Linkedin.
Bill “the prevert” Gates has no active involvement in Microsoft other than being a major stock holder. It seems some forms of preversion are acceptable but others less so.
I wonder if LinkedIn has FBI overseers. I’m betting it does, along with all the other social media outfits.
The Republican House is investigating these matters.
Censorship of scientific data which contradicts the religious cult of catastrophic man-made global warming is now everywhere. Before COP26 in Glasgow, I had numerous letters printed in various newspapers pointing out the flaws in the alarmist articles which they had published. Now, it is virtually impossible to get any of my letters printed. Any criticism of the government’s insane net zero policies is totally forbidden.
“ Any criticism of the government’s insane net zero policies is totally forbidden.” – only by those who have no ears – “we” who take the time to find out about that which is not our speciality emphatically do allow “it” so please persevere and plough on.
Try criticism of Covid vaccines, open borders, Nut Zero, Ukraine or male transgenders in female sports, and you will see we are living in the early stages of totalitarianism.
Actually I have heard both sides of ALL of the above, and the only one that is massively censored is Climate change.
Perhaps I tune in to different parts of the public consciousness.
However the proposition that we are increasingly living in what might as well be the Russian Federation, is not without merit.
And here I think that the issue is, strangely, the politics that arises out of the fact that nearly everything that needs doing, in terms of creating wealth is done by a machine, while nearly everything that is concerned with distributing that wealth, can be done badly by a repressive central government.
Democracy, English style, emerged out of the natural power of an artisanal and mercantile middle class, whose collective wealth was in fact greater than that represented by a warrior upper class of agricultural landowners. And te fact that the peasant class were in some sense necessary to both, provided some sort of balance of power.
I believe that that balance of power has become destroyed, by mechanisation. It only takes a few experts and some sophisticated machines to pump Russian gas, and a few more security guards to protect it.
The majority of Russians are not required to generate the massive wealth accumulated by the oligarchy, and, being surplus, they can be used as live bait in a war of territorial expansion.
In Europe, jobs are increasingly created by the State as an excuse to basically redistribute wealth from the very few that create it, to the masses that are then relieved of it by the oligarchs of consumer industry, and central government taxation.
In the USA where are the mom and pop stores? Replaced by Harbour Freight, Walmart and Amazon…
I don’t like it, but I don’t know how to fix it. Sometimes I think that Britain’s last hope is that the Army is sworn to loyalty to the King, and the King is sworn to loyalty to the people.
But for sure, the government exists today only to be loyal to itself, and the peasants can take it up the chuff. And say ‘thank you’ and touch their forelocks…
You obviously do ‘tune in’ differently
I often (try to put comments into MSN UK, certainly about climate bu also on health matters – and the insane amount of (self contradictory) junk they put in there.
It seems that as you go along, you somehow acquire a personalised list of ‘bad words’ = words that if you put them into a comment, when you hit ‘submit’ you’ll be told that either:
and your comment (and the box it wassin) becomes frozen until you delete it, refresh the page and try again
It’s quite bizarre in that these are ordinary words used in the story/article you might be commenting on and obviously are allowed in other people’s comments.
My personal BadWordDictionary (not a comprehensive list) includes:
Vitamin, thermodynamic, A, B, C, D, E, Ascorbic, acid, Glyphosate, Roundup, Selenium, Monsanto, Fat, Magnesium, Nitrogen, fertiliser, weedkiller, riboflavin, niacin, cobalt, journalist/ism,…….
As far as I can tell, everyone is banned from using the words:
girl, boy, woman, trans (as in trans-fat), covid, vaccine
You are only allowed to fawn and make nice, politically-correct noises that agree with whatever junk they’ve copied/pasted from somewhere else.
And the sheer wrongness of some of it is gobsmacking, especially in the damage it would do to people if they actually followed the advice being tendered.
Yet if you query it you’ll be told that:
Your comment doesn’t meet guidelines
Brainwashing from an early age, censorship and election fraud are very important for implementing totalitarianism.
Then there is a boogeyman or three:
The next step is to ruin everything that works.
Nut Zero is the latest ruin things that work project.
Since ‘trans’ and ‘fat’ are both particularly BAD, ‘trans-fat’ has to be BAD^4. It’s certainly appropriate for a few cases, though. I’ll have to remember to apply it where appropriate.
I’m not sure but I think a trans fat is a sugar that identifies as a fat.
Are you saying that fat trans people are bad?
we are living in the age of insanity
You too could be a “woman of courage.”
farcebuck..you really surprised?
zuckie might be rich but hes short more than a few cents
It is possible to live a happy life if you never use Facebook or Twitter.
That was r true 20 years ago and is still true today.
Those organizations hate conservatives.
Twitter seems to be improving gradually as old employees are fired.
If you are a conservative or libertarian, it would be counterproductive to use either website.
I don’t use Facebook or Twitter
My initial reason was a lack of privacy.
In 2020 the censorship became obvious and now any conservative who uses Facebook or Twitter is helping the “enemy”.
I do not believe Musk has made Twitter neutral yet, but at least he is trying.
I know many conservatives use Facebook and Twitter, and would like to hear reasons why they do.
I know some conservatives buy the New York Times. If you are one of them, please explain why.
Anyone who financially supports any organization that censors conservative points of view, or is leftist-biased, should not be financially supported by conservatives.
Leftists would never support a conservative media organization financially, or ever consider them as an alternative source of information.
It’s tough for conservatives to avoid leftist bias in the media, but it should be easy to avoid financially supporting leftist media sources.
The way the Left advances, is via the long march through the institutions. Taxpayer money is inadvertently granted to a thousand government and NGOs to subsidise decision making and narrative reinforcement . And the nature of that narrative is the aborted son of Marxism that is the Big State Socialism we see today,. Whereby the narrative of ‘social concern’ is used to justify centralisation of power and money into the hands of a very few, who then use it primarily to reinforce their elitism, and destroy competition in the consciousness space of society. As exemplified by e,g. Twitter. Farce book, the MSM and any other means of mass communication that needs someone else’s money to survive.
The chief problem for those who genuinely care about the wider gene pool of humanity, is that as 100 years of effective communism and totalitarianism in at least Russia, shows, it is stable.
We may shriek at how much better for people ‘democracy’ is, but the fact remains that unless the vast mass of humanity have something an oligarchy needs, and as long as life inside the Party Of Love, is better than life outside, there will always be people to guard the death camps or command the miltary or civil police. And oppress the plebs.
In Russia you dont just get cancelled, you get erased.
The only slight hope is that the deep corruption that epitomises – and is the natural and inevitable result of – a totalitarian state, renders that state, in the end unfit to defend itself against more healthy regimes. Ukraine may not be the bastion of propriety itself, but they and NATO are showing that the less corrupt your military is, the better are your weapons, tactics and your army.
What we call the Left, was and may well still be, the brain child of the Soviet Russians, designed to infiltrate and destroy Western culture and render the West too weak to defend itself and make it ripe for takeover… imagine an army forced to rely on biofuel and staffed by cross dressing infantrymen more aware of their ‘yuman rites’ than which is the soft end of a machine gun…it doesn’t bear thinking about. They damn near succeeded too. Only Putin’s vanity and imminent death has forced him to take a military option which he will lose, instead of persisting with the great game of ‘socialism’ and ‘climate change’ which he was in fact winning.
Popcorn will be served later, along with the kool aid.
I utterly agree with your comment.
Climate change was engineered by former communists who are like the watermelons, green on their outside but neon red in their inside.
Climate change is a well engineered plot mainly by China and Russia aimed at destroying the West countries’ economies.
Twitter has improved massively over the past few months as far as people being able to voice their sceptic views.
This has also been noticed by the climate alarmists who are now regularly complaining about the flood of sceptics on twitter. Many of the classic alarmist posts now show more sceptics replies to the tweets than those supporting the alarmist POV.
A lot of the MSM will try to promote their articles on Twitter to get more reach and their climate articles are regularly getting called out with data being posted to counter their narrative, which is good to see.
I know twitter is a bit of a cesspool, but it is giving sceptics a wider public platform now.
Not a whole lot, but it seems like YouTube has become a little more forgiving of late, perhaps in some competition with Twitter. Let’s see if the following remains.
Tucker only scratched the surface. Apparently the threats have gotten to him.
A recent opinion piece at the excellent American Thinker website claimed Tucker is pulling his punches.
I recommended the article on my blog, as one of my favorite four article out of 24 that I read. on subjects other than climate and energy. I speed read about 48 short artcles every morning.
. Tucker pulled his punches – American Thinker
Although I suspect Tucker is starting with the easier subjects to build up to a conclusion that The FBI informants, such as Ray Epps, and the Capital Police too, did their best to encourage trespassing, such as opening doors from the inside and waving people inside. Trespassing is wrong, especially the small minority committing vandalism, but having J6 political prisoners are far worse.
The 2020 election had massive fraud. protests were justified. But not on January 6 in Washington. that was too late and in the wrong place. The protests should have been right after the election at located at state capitals. Especially in the states where Trump leads before midnight on Election Day mysteriously disappeared after midnight.
did their best to encourage trespassing, such as opening doors from the inside and waving people inside.
I have a hard time seeing how it could be trespassing if the doors were opened and people waved inside.
Their failure was not wearing masks. Apparently that gets a 4 year prison term in DC.
The announcer should have advised them that masks were mandatory inside unless you were a member or senator.
That’s good news !
Not using Twitter, I was hoping that would be true, but could not prove it. Elon Musk HAS A LONG-TERM HABIT OF EXAGGERATING.
Skeptics = people who do not believe long term climate predictions, that have been 100% wrong for over a century
Lunatics = people who believe CO2 is a satanic gas that will destroy the planet (synonym: “Leftists”)
One possible answer to your question, which partially applies to me at least, is Sun Tzu’s from around 2000 years ago : “Know thine enemy”.
I haven’t paid for a newspaper (either paper or online) in at least 15 or 20 years, but I regularly check up on “news” using the Guardian website.
Articles by John Crace and Marina Hyde are usually worth reading, along with the David Squires cartoon (every Tuesday) and seeing just how low my score can get on the “Thursday Quiz”.
I sporadically post there as well, and have only had a (relatively ?) small number of comments “removed by a moderator”.
My account there has never been “suspended / cancelled” since its creation (around 2008 ?) … I guess I’m just not being rude enough …
I am regularly pestered by the Guardian’s HTML code to “provide a contribution” or “subscribe”.
So far I have managed to resist any (fleeting) temptation to succumb to that pressure …
PS : I’m not so much a “(small-c) conservative” as a “libertarian”, or possibly a “free-speech absolutist” (cf Evelyn Beatrice Hall’s “Voltairian ideal”).
“but I regularly check up on “news” using the Guardian website.”
Everyone needs a laugh to have a happy life.
Is that true, or did you read it at The Guardian?
Just reading free leftist claptrap is not giving them money or your original content, which could be used against you at some time in the future, when “climate deniers” are rounded up for investigations.
I know many conservatives use Facebook and Twitter, and would like to hear reasons why they do.
Personally, I only use it for business marketing. I don’t have a personal account on twitter.
FB is a little different, there are some hobbyist groups of interest (that I discovered after creating an account for business) that I participate in.
That’s about it. I wish there were some better options but that’s where the eyes are right now.
I cannot claim to be libertarian or conservative, since I still favour various redistributive policies, including a citizens’ income. Nevertheless I will answer, since in most respects I have more in common with the right wing of the Conservative Party, here in the UK, than with any left wing party.
I would certainly support a conservative media organisation financially if I could afford it. I have made one small donation to CFACT, but I cannot afford to subscribe to paywalled publications, so I tend to read free media, including left wing media such as The Guardian and the BBC. Youtube has been a surprisingly good source of news, in spite of Youtube’s tendency to censor what it doesn’t like. E.g. during the BLM/Antifa riots in the USA quite a few videos appeared that served to demonstrate how distorted much of the left wing media’s coverage was.
I use Facebook because I would be fairly isolated without it. Most of my friends and many of my relatives use it. I would otherwise find it harder to keep in touch with them. Also, some Facebook groups are invaluable sources of info and ideas on topics that interest me. Also, I use it to do my bit to promote “climate emergency” scepticism. As far as I know only one of my climate post has been deleted, and I suspect that was done by a rogue program that several newspapers were using rather than by Facebook. (The program would intercept your post of material from the relevant newspaper and post it on your timeline itself, thereby taking ownership of your post and becoming capable of deleting it).
As for Twitter, I joined it many years ago, but when it started deteriorating I more or less stopped using it. I have been using it a bit since Musk’s takeover, since I am interested in seeing how it will develop. It certainly seems to be improving, but I expect I shall get bored with it if I use it much.
You could sue them on the grounds that they have damaged a fundraising campaign.
They will not run open and unrepentant heresy.
Please share with us on a personal basis, why you are using Twitter or Facebook or similar others.
When they made their debuts, I used them briefly, then declined further involvement.
Life can proceed without them. On a private, personal basis, life DOES proceed without them.
Personal circumstances have different needs, but a convenience or a social hobby like these ‘social media’ is seldom assisting a need.Alternatives exist.
The main argument against involvement is simple. Why feed the enemy?
They want the fruits of your time and effort. They reward you with little in return. One sided.
Never used Facebook and only used Twitter after Musk took over. And then only to access the feeds of the likes of Joe Bastardi and Tony Heller.
It sounds like Twitter has significantly improved under Musk
Such censorship of easily verified facts is an indicator that skeptics are winning and alarmists are losing. Else it would not be needed.
Actually several glaciers in the park are growing according to multiple sources. Last I read a reoccurring report on the state of the glaciers in the park that the NPS issues was long overdue. Go figure!
Good points. But I wonder if we are discussing an ad rejection?
Here is a report on the Montana snow season: Summary — about average except for the length.
Kalispell snow streak hits top-10 mark (yahoo.com)
Speaking of National Parks – –
About 10 years ago, a group named National Parks Conservation Association solicited memberships by offering a “bucket” hat. I think it is still available.
I like these sorts of hats – some call it a fisherman’s hat – and so I signed up. Once! Now every year I get a letter with a new membership card. I just have to send money to become active.
The NPCA web page is out of date.
Yes. My reaction was, “you can smell the fear.”
They are closing ranks to protect (for the most part) the CO2 scammers’ (solar, wind, EV’s, crooked surface temp. data, etc.) MONEY.
You can “smell” no global average temperature rise for the past eight years … which will gradually be revised away. But before that flat trend is revised away, the leftists will wave their arms faster and get more hysterical as a distraction.
I look forward to my banishment from LinkedIn soon after my retirement. I’m sorry if that’s too cowardly for some. I have to earn a living to eat and I try to keep my non-consensus political opinions off social media. I self-censor to protect my employability.
BTW it is looking like a strong El Niño is coming. Eastern Pacific SSTs are warming pretty quickly now.
Zuckerberg is looking into a start up to compete with Twitter. This, despite being 100 billon poorer from the Meta startup.
As Facebook transitions to Meta and Zuckerberg transitions to whatever, one can marvel at their decline.
All this and Naomi Wolf’s apology in one day? Is this where the Politburo liars begin their retreat?
LinkedIn’s CEO is Ryan Roslansky. Jeff Weiner, previously CEO of LinkedIn, is now the Executive Chairman. Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, is chairman of the board.
How much influence ex-founders have on operations of these loosely connected operations is problematic. References to John Kerry and Heinz Company are also misdirected. However, with Facebook the founder, Mark Z., is still in charge.
It seems reasonable that MZ does not believe “Let both sides be fairly heard” is a principle worth recognizing. He has a lot of friends with that belief.
Greg Wrightstone ==> Well said, Mr. Wrightstone. Facebook only bans and censors those that speak the truth and might be effective in breaking the climate alarmist’s stranglehold on information about climate.
I was censored when I responded to a newspaper article that blamed a recent heatwave on global warming caused by CO2 emissions. I referenced EPA’s Heat Index Chart and pointed out that NOAA data showed 24 of US states current high temperature records were set in summers of 1930 thru 1936, with about half of the others occurring prior to that.
I was a heretic speaking against the religion of Climate Crisis. Their note said there was no recourse to their decision.
These people remind me of the three apes (monkeys), one covering his eyes, the other his ears and the third his mouth. These same apes, however, refuse to cover their eyes, ears and mouth when they want to throw out slander and ad hominems.
Climate Howler Global Whiners remind me of monkeys in a cage at the zoo going berserk when someone who clangs his steel drinking cup against the steel bars of the cage as he walks by.
The truth about heatwaves, using data from the EPA, is like that clanging steel cup.
My son looked at the graph above and commented:
if one were to zoom out, say to between +10°C and -10°C (considering the greatest increase in the models is 8.5°C), then the rising lines approach a much flatter line. Clearly this does not help those abusing the graph. This would hammer their alarmist narrative.
Consider using the Kelvin scale, with the origin at absolute zero. How flat does the graph look then?
Facts are dangerous when ad dollars are at stake.
Synopsis: Facebook believes in political science, not physical science.
That can also be said about a plethora of others, including the so called “scientists” at NOAA. The Old Farmers Almanac once again was far more accurate in their weather projection of this winter than NOAA was.
It’s great that Janet Yellen is on the propaganda front lines while falling behind on her day job.
How does a bank collapse in 48 hours? A timeline of the SVB fall | CNN Business
Not enough dogecoin.
People are nervous. Thanks to the Democrats fouling up our economy and likelihood of completely ruining it via such tactics as market share by fiat for solar, wind, electric vehicles, etc..
Run on the bank (scene from “It’s a Wonderful Life”)
Some reflections on the climate authorities….
Propaganda in the Russian Revolution – The British Library | The British Library (bl.uk)
Soviet censorship: How did the USSR control the public? – Russia Beyond (rbth.com)
YouTube is also playing dirty to support the government line when it comes to all the major issues. Tony Heller is close to being banned, has been demonitized, and they are keeping his subscribers below 120,000
YouTube Math | Real Climate Science
Here is some good news from the ministry of truth.
Meta layoffs: 10,000 more workers to be cut in restructuring (cnbc.com)