Ranger Rick: Global warming, climate change… whatever!

Ranger Rick Art_7_0_0“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Dr. Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister for the Nazi Third Reich

Between liberal lawmakers, movie stars, Democrat mouthpieces in the media, and liberal media outlets (press, radio, TV, college professors, etc.) – they make Joseph Goebbels statement true. The climate changes, as it does every day, week, month, year and all the seasons within, yup, it changes. Always has and probably always will, unless there is a cataclysmic event such as a large meteor striking the earth, massive volcanic eruptions (think Krakatoa) or the Sun exploding with massive sun flares, among other possibilities.

Let’s examine the record of statements made by proponents of “global warming,” “global climate change” or whatever other title the true believers want to hang on the subject:

Sen. John Kerry in 2009:

“Scientists project that the Arctic will be ice-free in the summer of 2013.”

John, how did that turn out?

Former Vice President Albert Gore Jr. in 2009:

“Some of the models suggest that there is a 75% chance that the entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months will be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years.”

Oh, oh, now what lie can we keep going?

Remember the plight of the polar bears? Earlier this year, Dr. Susan Crockford of the Global Warming Policy Foundation discovered, “On almost every measure, things are looking good for polar bears. Scientists are finding that they are well distributed throughout their range and adapting well to changes in sea ice. Health indicators are good and they are benefiting from abundant prey.” There’s roughly 25,000 polar bears estimated to be roaming the Arctic, up from 5,000 in the 1960s.

What, that wasn’t supposed to happen!   The polar bear was doomed to extinction, or so we were told.

Panic will set in when the funding slows for the foundation and her job will be in jeopardy.

I consider myself a thinking, knowledgeable person, especially when it comes to anything scientific. I read both sides of the debate, examine the data and reports, and make up my own mind as there is no consensus in science, only fact. I’ve always thought this climate change stuff was fishy.

There are extremes in any season, year, decade, century and eon…  since the dawn of time on earth. Massive floods, droughts, massive glaciers, volcanic action, hurricanes and cyclones, hot, cold – all helped shape the earth over time. There were massive swings in temperature and climate in different centuries due to cycles in the warming and cooling cycles due to mainly sun activity (sun flares), the amount of solar energy expended or not. Low activity resulted in cooler climate periods; high activity resulted in warmer climate periods.

We have experienced 17 years of reduced sun activity from 1998 to now, resulting in the slow cooling of the planet. Contrary to popular myth, actually lies, the earth is not heating, it is cooling – be more cognizant of the facts and worried about longer, colder winters and shorter growing seasons.

The Vikings, when first landing in North America (Greenland), found a temperate climate island, where food was grown in abundance for both human consumption and livestock feed. This was the most western Viking outpost at the time. As the mini-Ice Age started, the Vikings slowly abandoned the island due to climate changing from pleasant to inhabitable, with a rapidly dwindling growing season. They landed on the island at the end of the warmer weather cycle and thrived and survived until the colder cycle started and became the norm. The Vikings slowly abandoned their outpost.

Will we become the like the Vikings and see the change from temperate, overall pleasant turning of seasons to colder, longer winters and shorter growing seasons? Will our descendants see another Ice Age and glaciation of the northern hemisphere? That’s what we were told in the early 1970s. Time will tell — not popular belief, not “consensus” and certainly not lying politicians, spin-miesters, liberal media talking heads or those indebted for their grants and sustenance in claiming otherwise.

Follow the money… and the money is on you believing the scalawags in Washington D.C., media, and those consensus “scientists.” Do your own research, open your eyes and go into the search with an open mind. You’ll find there is no 97% consensus, as the president and other politicians and media folks so famously and constantly cite. Why do they do this – reread the opening paragraph. Nobody is denying the climate is changing (when hasn’t it?) – just not in the direction we’ve been told over, and over and over.

But why is it changing? (and it isn’t from human activity). Humans don’t have that kind of power, no matter who says we do. In the hundreds of years of weather/climate history, it was colder, hotter, the seas were higher and the CO2 levels were two to four times higher – without any or very little human activity at all – how did that happen if human activity is now the cause of the climate changes? This is fact, not consensus or conjecture. Makes a person want to say “hmmmm.”

Use your head and reasoning. Don’t listen to others who are beholden to the “climate change” scare crowd for their funding and influence. If we as a nation buy into this nonsense and start down the road of spending money on initiatives to help control it, it will be money wasted, and with our debt, we can’t afford to squander money and resources.

Yes, facts are stubborn things. You can’t buy facts, they just exist without a price tag. The president, Democrats, Remocrats and others that believe in such “climate warming,” “climate change” lies and flim-flam are spouting ignorance and will continue to spread lies, because that is what they do. Ever notice when a liberal idea works, it is great. If it doesn’t, it needs more time and much more money, sound familiar? The politicians are going to use this issue to squander more of your tax dollars to “help” correct “climate change.” Sorry, it can’t and will never happen, humans are powerless to change or control the climate. Dollars down the drain, like so many government programs.

The rotting of America from within continues …….








  • The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) is the United Kingdom’s most high-profile climate denier group. It opposes action to mitigate climate change. Founded by Nigel Lawson,[1] it is a registered educational charity “deeply concerned about the costs and other implications of many of the policies currently being advocated” to mitigate global warming.[2]

    Global Warming Policy Foundation
    Although founder Lawson claims to accept that anthropogenic global warming is occurring, this acceptance appears to be “considerably less than half-hearted;”[3] the GWPF webpage banner image sports a short-term (2001-2010) temperature graph (blue, below) giving the appearance that the world is not warming.
    Compare the 10-year GWPF graph (blue) to the longer-term graphs to the right: 1979-2010 showing the true global warming signal[4] (with natural variability removed) and 1880-2010 (including natural variability).
    Start Up
    The GWPF was founded, curiously, at the same time as the climategate emails were released on the University of Tomsk’s server. At the time of its foundation the average age of its trustees was 74. Chairman Nigel Lawson stated “We will certainly be actively involved in monitoring what is being said, in correcting errors where the are errors. The only thing we will not be actively engaged in is what are the causes of the temperature changes on the planet: how much is CO2, how much is solar radiation, how much is cosmic rays. We won’t be getting into all that.”[5]

    Funding not transparent; just 1.6% comes from memberships
    The Global Warming Policy Foundation does not reveal where its funding comes from.[6] In their first years accounts they say “the soil we till is highly controversial, and anyone who puts their head above the parapet has to be prepared to endure a degree of public vilification. For that reason we offer all our donors the protection of anonymity”.[7] The accounts show the extent to which the secretive Foundation is funded by anonymous donors, compared with income from membership fees. Its total income for the period up to 31 July 2010 was £503,302, of which only £8,168 (or 1.6%) came from membership contributions. The foundation charges a minimum annual membership fee of £100.[8]

    In 2012, the Guardian exposed Lawson’s links to coal-fired power companies in Europe.[9]

  • Climate Myth…
    Greenland was green
    “CfA’s Sallie Baliunas […] refers to the medieval Viking sagas as examples of unusual warming around 1003 A.D. ‘The Vikings established colonies in Greenland at the beginning of the second millennium, but they died out several hundred years later when the climate turned colder,’ she notes.” (William Cromie)
    This argument is based on the idea that as climate has changed naturally before, current climate change must be natural also. The obvious flaw in this argument is that the main driver of climate during the Medieval Warm Period (eg – solar variations) cannot be causing global warming now. More on the “Climate’s changed before” argument…

    Did Greenland used to be green?
    The Greenland ice sheet is at least 400,000 to 800,000 years old. Certainly it was alive and well when the island was named around 1000 years ago. So where did the Green in Greenland come from? According to Wikipedia, legend has it was good marketing on the part of Erik the Red who figured it would attract more settlers (if he was more vain, it may have been called Redland). Or perhaps its a derivation of Engronelant or Gruntland. The main point is while the ice sheet has always been there, Greenland probably was somewhat warmer during the Medieval Period and part of Greenland was green. So once again, I refer you to the Climate’s changed before argument.

    Ancient Greenland DNA
    I recommend reading what the authors are actually saying about their own study. The study connects past warming to natural variations in Earth’s orbit—obliquity, or how tilted the planet is in relation to the sun. Author Martin Sharp points out “One could argue that this shows that natural forcing could account for the current warm conditions, but the current orbital configuration does not support this, even when other natural forcings are taken into account.” In other words, their study “really has nothing to say about the mechanisms driving the current warming.”

    According to author Eske Willerslev, the Greenland ice shelf “has not contributed to global sea level rise during the last interglacial. Importantly, it does not mean that we should not be worried about future global warming as the sea level rise of five to six meters during the last interglacial must have come from somewhere.”

    Finally, Martin Sharp warns the study “does not prove the current global warming trend is not human induced”. If anything, “we may be heading for even bigger temperature increases than we previously thought”.

    Intermediate rebuttal written by John Cook

    • Ranger Rick is a denier and a fraud. Who does he think he is by saying “follow the money”. We all know it is a right wing conspiracy, just like Hillary said when they were attacking Bill when being “serviced” by a fat clerk. We all know how that came out.
      I can’t wait for Michigan to be the new Florida – hope it happens in my lifetime so I can sit on the beach in January with all this global warming. Grand Haven, here I come!

      • It’s been almost 10 years since a Catagory 3 or above hurricane has struck the United States. Where are the predicted superstorms that were suppose to come with climate change? What happened to less ice at the poles (now as much as before and growing). Remember the last 2 winters in Michigan? Spring was a long time coming (and the summers haven’t been too hot lately either). Our first 90 degree day for the year (there were none last year in West Michigan) is predicted for this weekend, but overall it is predicted to be a very mild summer for temperatures. The “climate change” crowd will continue to wail about spending to help curb global climate change when there is nothing – nothing we can do to climate change warming or cooling no matter how much money and resources we throw at it. Only God can do that, and since the United States has turned it’s back on Him, expect changes to come – the weather is the least of our worries.

  • Plato predicted the pending end of the world due to climate change, 2482 years ago. Thomas Jefferson predicted the rapid end 216 years ago in 1799. Ted Danson speaking for a climate change group concerned over the oceans being polluted told us the end of the earth was 7 years away 29 years ago. Time Magazine and Leonard Nimoy in a TV special predicted the end in 200 years due to Global cooling, not warming in 1977. RR hit a nerve and did the unthinkable he disagreed with the Climate Change industry.

  • Well… if we can’t honestly talk about the majority of scientific evidence… then let’s at least talk about our children… and our grandchildren and our grandchildren’s children… oh, and maybe the general concept of stewardship.

    Maybe… just maybe we can agree that, regardless of who’s denying what, mankind ought to be doing its best to not make the water, or air, or soil worse than our generation found it. And perhaps there are ways to improve water and air and soil quality, well, maybe we ought to be doing that as well.

    Regardless of one’s denomination, maybe an appeal can be made to do so out of theological stewardship since all religions do stress such a responsibility on the part of mankind.

    Finally, without being too awfully sarcastic, let me quote noted climatologist Leonard Nimoy’s Tv character, let’s all strive to take the best care of the world around us so that mankind can at the very least, “Live Long and Prosper.”

  • In only the past 200 hundred years (a cosmic blink), the human race has cut down half of our planet’s forest cover (our planet’s CO2 cleaners) to be replaced with industrialization. If our planet’s atmosphere were condensed to liquid, it would only be 35 feet thick. You really don’t think human pollution can affect our climate, Ranger Rick?

    I’m not sure what your scientific background is, Ranger Rick, but I’m curious to hear how you might be qualified to refer to someone such as James Hansen as being a pseudo-“scientist.” Quoting politicians such as Kerry and Gore to “disprove” anthropogenic climate change is about as legitimate as citing Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell as proof that God doesn’t exist.

    Try harder, Ranger Rick. I’m sorry you believe money is more important than our environment.

    • Jake, does this sound like what you’ve been hearing from the far left media (as in “follow the money”:

      “Often in a German home or office or sometimes in a casual conversation with a stranger in a restaurant, a beer hall, a café, I would meet with the most outlandish assertions from seemingly educated and intelligent persons. It was obvious that they were parroting some piece of nonsense they had heard on the radio or read in the newspapers. Sometimes one was tempted to say as much, but on such occasions one was met with such a stare of incredulity, such a shock of silence, as if one had blasphemed the Almighty, that one realized how useless it was even to try to make contact with a mind which had become warped and for whom the facts of life had become what Hitler and Goebbels, with their cynical disregard for truth, said they were.”

      The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by Shirer, William L.

      Wake up and smell the roses, you’ve been duped by both the media, politicians and that idiot AlGore.

      • Free Market Man / Ranger Rick, bear with me a moment:

        Imagine a micro-environment of a pool of liquid nitrogen/oxygen 35 feet deep. At the bottom of that pool is a forest that filters out carbon dioxide. Now remove half of that forest and in its place run coal-burning energy plants for 200 years. You *really* don’t believe that humans can affect the climate?

        • Don’t blame the developed world for the deforestation of the country – there’s more trees in the U.S. than ever. As for the undeveloped world, we have no control over that part of the world. I never said humans don’t contribute to the climate, just that all the changes you cite have happened and existed before humans even existed. How do you explain that if humans didn’t cause it? Need to get your facts straight.

      • “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.”— George Bush – Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

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