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This blog has previously reported the exchange between Dr David Deming and IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck (link.)
IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck thought that David was in sympathy with the Alarmist scammers. Overpeck emailed Deming saying that they had to get rid of the MWP. Phil Jones referred to it in the Climategate emails. (See YouTube below.)
David gave evidence to a Senate enquiry, although as he hadn't archived the email, didn't mention Overpeck. Later, Overpeck put his hand up as the author.LORRIE GOLDSTEIN of the has written similar thoughts in a piece headed:
If I had a dollar for every time I hear a politician misuse the phrase “climate change” I could almost finance Ontario’s $300 billion debt.
It’s so ubiquitous, I often do it myself.
To be clear, no one is fighting “climate change”.
Last year’s Paris accord is not a treaty to address “climate change”.We know that climate has changed since the beginning of (Earth's) time. No matter what we do,
climate will continue to change.
Climate change led to major extinctions of life long before we were around.
The Sun, ocean currents, volcanic eruptions, the tilt of the Earth on its axis, the Earth’s orbit around the Sun, cloud cover, are all natural factors that influence climate.
What politicians mean when they talk about climate change today is anthropogenic or man-made climate change.
This is the theory, accepted (or agreed to go along with the UN one-world government (ED)) by most climate scientists, that humanity’s intensive burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, natural gas) for energy, starting in the latter half of the 20th century, along with certain land use practices, has led to an abnormal warming of the Earth’s climate.What would it mean, if Earth stopped using fossil fuels?
Well, we would go back to virtual caveman times. No lights, no power, no vehicles, no steel. no aluminium, no refrigeration, obviously no air-conditioning, etc, etc, etc.
We could end humanity’s use of fossil fuels and stop cutting down forests tomorrow, and the Earth’s climate would go right on changing, sometimes prolonging life, sometimes extinguishing it, as it has for billions of years.
The specific concern about anthropogenic climate change is that the abnormal warming caused by humanity, starting in the latter half of the 20th century, could trigger very sudden changes in the Earth’s climate, with devastating consequences for the environment and for us.AND remember, without fossil-fueled base-load power, we won't have wind turbines and solar panels.
Whether, for example, we saved or killed more people in the trade-off between reducing emissions and prematurely abandoning fossil fuel energy, which powers modern civilization and longer life expectancies.
Finally, no matter how many politicians tell you otherwise, wind and solar power are not going to get us there today because neither can provide base load power to the electricity grid on demand.
A combination of available non-emitting energy sources such as nuclear power and hydro, and low-emitting sources like natural gas, are the realistic ways to bridge ourselves to a low-carbon future, where so-called “green” energy sources will finally be ready for prime time.Read Lorrie's piece HERE.