Back in 1973, Newsweek magazine was screaming relentlessly about GLOBAL COOLING, and predicted that by 1985 North and South America and Europe would be experiencing mass starvation due to increasing ice sheets and continuously-lowering temperatures. Believe it or not, they also suggested we spread black carbon on the glaciers to soak up the heat we “needed” to melt these ice sheets, to bring back the climate we knew and loved. So, lo and behold today we are now back to global warming hysteria.
If you study the “Little Ice Age”, you will note that we are still in it. If you check the history of the earth back beyond the year you were born, you will note that it is NOT NORMAL for the Earth to have permanent ice fields (i.e. glaciers) anywhere at all. Many of these so called scientists have confused “familiar” with “normal”; i.e. everything they have seen in their lifetimes and that of their parents’ is the way everything has always been. In 25 years when you look at the news magazines and the articles you have saved, you will have a smug, quiet laugh at the utter stupidity of what you are reading – global warming hysteria indeed.
By then though, we will probably be back to hollering about Global Cooling. Barely a month or so ago, the Great Lakes were 85% frozen over so solidly that ice-breaking ships could barely keep a single path open for ore ships to get through. This is the most ice we have had in 90 years, and Lake Superior is still 41% ice covered (somehow though, it didn’t make Obama’s report). In many Great Lakes areas, temperatures are still 10% BELOW normal and the frozen Great Lakes are blamed. So much for the global warming hysteria.
In this piece for American Spectator, Ross Kaminsky lays bare the global warming scam once again, laying it right at the feet of the dis-United Nation’s fear-mongers; oh, and getting Benghazi, and Obamacare, and Fast & Furious, and the IRS scandals, and Hillary Clinton off the front pages …
If there’s one thing that you have to give the Obama administration credit for, it’s large brass cojones. There’s absolutely nothing they won’t say with a straight face, or do without fear of real punishment — because, after all, with a supine media and an over-cautious House Republican leadership, who is left to punish a president who will never run for elected office again and doesn’t care whether his fellow Democrats keep their jobs?
While Republicans fitfully pursue contempt against Lois Lerner and form a select committee to dig into the Benghazi cover-up, the “mainstream” media pretend none of it is happening; following Speaker of the House John Boehner’s announcement of the new Benghazi investigation, none of the three primetime “broadcast” news programs even mentioned it. As Charles Krauthammer put it regarding Benghazi — but it applies to the IRS scandal and almost every other Obama administration failing and scandal — “The point is that Republicans have done a terrible job in building the case.”
Sure, we’re treated to the sound of ABC’s Jonathan Karl aggressively questioning White House Press Secretary Jay Carney — all but calling him a liar (which he most certainly is) — but what does it matter if Karl’s bosses don’t care?
Initial news of the Ben Rhodes e-mail that finally pushed John Boehner to act received 46 seconds of coverage by ABC News. As Newsbusters put it, “they gave twice that amount of coverage to the U.S. Olympic speedskating suits.” ABC’s deep dive is nevertheless commendable compared to the zero seconds of coverage at NBC and CBS. But then, Jay Carney assured us that the Ben Rhodes e-mail instructing Susan Rice to talk about a video as the source of Middle East “protests” was “not about Benghazi.” So that settles it, right?