Jun 11 - (Excerpts) - In the words of Gandhi, “First they ignore you, then they
mock you, then they fight you, then you win.”
Thursday, June 30, will mark the beginning of the
Sixth International Conference on Climate Change, sponsored by The Heartland
Institute, a free market policy center headquartered in Chicago. The conference
will be held in Washington, D.C., an appropriate location considering how much
hot air emanates from Congress and the White House.
I attended the first conferences that took place in New York City, just across
the river from where I live, so I was “there at the beginning” for conferences
that were, in the words of Gandhi, largely ignored by the mainstream media and
subsequently mentioned but only as the object of mockery.
When, in 2009, emails exchanged between a handful of scientists who provided the
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change with the most specious,
deliberately duplicitous “data” to prop up the “global warming" hoax were
revealed, the whole house of cards began to collapse.
It has since been propped up by a bunch of media, political, and science
dead-enders who had stacked their reputations on pulling off the great hoax of
the modern era; that an infinitesimal amount of carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere—0.038 percent—was causing the Earth to heat up, the seas to rise, and
Minnie Mouse to announce she was pregnant.
The success of the forthcoming conference, however, has been blessed by the
modern form of respect, a preemptory news release attacking it. The
Center for American Progress
issued a “press call advisory” titled “Climate Deniers Congregate in the
It began, “The Heartland Institute, a conservative group funded by Exxon Mobil
and Charles Koch…” Whoa! Mr. Chairman, we rise to question why the Center for
American Progress would engage in an outright lie? Answer: That’s what
progressives do because they are immune to the truth.
For the record, neither Exxon Mobil, nor Mr. Koch, has contributed to the cost
of the conference. The former has not contributed to the Institute since 2006
and the Kochs have not sent any money in more than a decade.
But let’s finish the Center’s opening sentence that characterized the conference
as “boasting a full agenda of notable climate deniers.” The term climate deniers
has long been attached to any scientist, academic, politician, or commentator
such as myself who had the temerity to point out that every single claim made on
behalf of “global warming” was pure horse-hockey.
Since 1998 we have been discussing the new climate cycle, a COOLING
The Center for American Progress sought to make light of the conferences’ theme,
“Restoring the Scientific Method.” And a damn fine theme it is considering the
damage to the entire scientific community that, prior to the global warming
hoax, was not famous for deciding what the truth was by “consensus.”
Would someone please tell the Center that the Earth is now more than a decade
into a perfectly natural cooling cycle and that mankind does not
control the sun, the oceans, the clouds, the volcanoes, or any climate event?
Whenever a tsunami, blizzard, or tornado occurs, Mother Nature’s advice to
mankind is “Get out of the way!”
Since I am loath to travel further these days than the Bagel Chateau one town
over from where I reside, I shall be watching the conference on
streaming video, June 30 to July 1.
Meanwhile, the egregiously misnamed Center for American Progress will hold a
conference call on Wednesday to launch an attack on the conference. No longer
ignored or mocked, the Heartland Institute and its conference are clearly on the
Funeral ceremonies for “global warming” will follow with the mourners all
© Alan Caruba, 2011
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