Leftists care nothing about ‘facts’ on climate. They care only about power

I have been reading a book called Factfulness by Hans Rosling. It is a bestseller.

The book is full of charts and graphs and global statistics from the United Nations through 2016. As a nerd who loves numbers and facts, I find that it is truly a great book.

The radical, leftist fear-monger billionaire Bill Gates, who sponsors a program that claims that students who get the correct answer and show their work in math amounts to white supremacy and racism, also loved the book. On the cover is a quote from Gates: “One of the most important books I’ve ever read — an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.”

The basic premise of the book is that the people of the world don’t know about all the rapid progress throughout the world because the media mislead the public. The author should have included educators, entertainers, politicians, and many billionaires, including Gates himself, as people who collude to intentionally misinform the public. The more the public is scared, the more power and money these people confiscate.

Here are three, of the many, facts in the book:

Life expectancy throughout the world stayed flat at around thirty for 8,000 years, until the 1800s. Then it more than doubled in less than 200 years to more than seventy today. What happened in the 1800s? We started using oil and coal and got electricity. Thousands of products that greatly improve our quality and length of life are derived from crude oil.

Number 2: Women throughout the world are having fewer children. The author gave two reasons. The first is that many more children survive past the age of five than they did in the past. The second is that as the economy and productivity improve, fewer children are needed to perform labor.

Think of farming in the U.S. in the 1800s, where around 90% of the people lived on farms. Today, the number is around one percent. The gas combustion engine, tractors, combines, and other oil-powered equipment have allowed the world to be fed with very few people doing the work.

Number 3: The number of deaths from natural disasters went down by more than half in the last hundred years even while the population went up from around 1.8 billion to around 7.7 billion.

Very few people would guess this fact, considering that every day we are bombarded with talking points about the existential threat of climate change caused by humans and oil. Every time we get a major storm, a flood, a drought, or fires, we are told the lie that it is the worst it has ever been as they push the agenda for more government control and to stop using oil.

Here are some climate facts that we do not see in the media, on TV shows, in movies or in schools because they do not fit the agenda:

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Below are a series of rebuttals of the 13 most common climate alarmists’ claims such as those made in the recently r” style=”background: transparent; font-size: inherit !important;”>Heat Waves — have been decreasing since the 1930s in the U.S. and globally.

Hurricanes — the decade just ended as the second quietest for land-falling. hurricanes and land-falling major hurricanes in the U.S. since the 1850s. Twenty twenty saw a record 30 named storms and many Gulf impacts like the quiet solar periods in the late 1800s and this century, but the AC index ranked 13th highest. See 2020 Update showing similarities to late 1800s here and global contrasts here.

Tornadoes — the number of strong tornadoes has declined over the last half-century. More active months occur when unseasonable cold spring patterns are present.

Droughts and Floods — there have been no statistically significant trends.

Wildfires — decreasing since the very active 1800s. The increase in damage in recent years is due to population growth in vulnerable areas and poor forest management. See Australia wildfire story here. See this analysis that shows how public lands are ablaze but private lands are not because they are properly managed here.

Here are some more facts that the media could find about the last 140 years, if they cared, with a couple of hours of simple research:

Crude oil usage in 1880 — 55,000 barrels per day. 2019 — 98 million barrels per day. That is up 1,781 times.

Sea levels appear to have risen less than one foot in the last 140 years. For the Pacific Ocean, that would be 0.000028 out of 36,000.

CO2 content, 1880: around 280 parts per million. Today, over 400 PPM or up 40%. CO2 is a clear, innocuous, non-pollutant gas that allows the world to be fed. Lithium, which the leftists promote, is a very flammable pollutant.

The population has increased from around 1.5 billion in 1880 to around 7.7 billion today, or up over 400%.

A little ice age ended around 1850. The Earth has had several lengthy warming and cooling periods where oil, coal, and humans could not have had any impact.

Scientists estimate that the Earth has warmed around one to two degrees (around 3%) Fahrenheit since 1880. That would be minimal and normal after an ice age ended.

As for Arctic ice: It is around 5.3% lower than the average of 1981 to 2010. Some 95% left is a far cry from being gone, which is what we are constantly being told was going to happen in a short time. The measurements started in 1980. It should be noted that the ice has always melted and thickened with seasons. See this:

Arctic sea ice extent averaged for March 2021 was 14.64 million square kilometers (5.65 million square miles). This was 350,000 squ6are kilometers (135,000 square miles) above the record minimum set in 2017 and 790,000 square kilometers (305,000 square miles) below the 1981 to 2010 average.

There is clearly no direct correlation among oil use, CO2, and population and temperatures, sea levels, and storm activity. Why the heck would we destroy industries and our quality and length of life based on computer models when the scientific facts don’t justify the destruction?

Here is what the media reports to the public as it attempts to indoctrinate and push the agenda. Children are especially susceptible to this propaganda. These are not scientific facts:

In 1922, the AP posted an article that said because of warming, the Arctic ice would soon be gone, coastal cities would be gone, and the oceans were dying. This warning was 100% wrong.

On the first Earth Day in 1970, after over 25 years of global cooling, after 90 years of exponential growth in oil and coal use, after the population from 1.5 billion in 1880 to 3.7 billion in 1970, and a substantial increase in CO2 content, we were told that billions would die from starvation from a catastrophic ice age. This dire prediction was also 100% wrong.

1989: The U.N. and media repeated the same warnings from 1922, and we had only a few years left to solve the existential threat. This dire prediction was 100% wrong.

For decades we have been told there would be snowless winters. This dire prediction was 100% wrong.

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina, we were told storms were worse than ever and the situation was extremely dangerous. After Katrina, we had an extremely mild ten years of hurricanes.

In 2008, ABC showed a piece of pure propaganda saying that because of the melting Arctic, Manhattan would be under water by 2015. This made up “news” was 100% wrong.

2019: The U.N. and media repeated the same warnings from 1922 and 1989, and we had only a few years left to solve the existential threat. This dire prediction is not based on scientific data, but is meant to mislead the public into submission to get rid of oil and push some version of the green new deal which will destroy America. There are no data to support this, so they use manipulated computer models, which spew forth predictions to push an agenda. No matter how wrong previous predictions have been, the media always present these made up predictions as if they are factual, with no questions asked.

The children have repeatedly been told that polar bears and other species are dying rapidly because of humans, oil, and CO2 induced climate change. There are very few identified species which have gone extinct the last 100 years. When we see that tens of thousands of species are dying each year, that is a made up number.

This article names ten species that have gone extinct and says there are 500, but most we would have never heard of. That is not remotely close to what the public is told.

As for polar bears, there now are more than five times the number of them that were on Earth 70 years ago. Today there are between 22,000 and 31,000. In the 1950s, there were around 5,000. They were being killed, like many species, by hunting, not climate change. But that wouldn’t push the radical leftist agenda, so the facts are ignored.

Polar bears have become the face of climate change — here’s the current state of the species

We are repeatedly told the lie that the science is settled to shut off debate because facts would destroy the people pushing these policies.

We are repeatedly told the lie that anyone who disagrees and tells the truth that the climate has always changed cyclically and naturally a climate change denier. I have never heard anyone deny that the climate changes. We are called deniers to equate us with Holocaust deniers and to mislead the public into believing we are anti-science and stupid. The purpose of these lies is to silence or cancel us.

Shouldn’t the Biden administration be required to justify its policies with scientific data before it destroys industries that provide thousands of products and employ directly or indirectly tens of millions of people? When will supposed journalists ask questions instead of campaigning for the policies?

Higher energy prices will harm everyone, especially the poor, whom the Democrats claim they care about, especially when they are begging for votes.

It doesn’t matter if the media is making up stuff about climate change, seeking to destroy DeSantis with lies about COVID, bragging about Cuomo’s handling on the virus, lying by saying Trump did nothing on the virus, lying about the voting laws in Georgia and elsewhere, burying true stories about the Biden family’s corruption, pretending that the $1.9-trillion slush fund was about COVID, pretending that the $2.2-trillion slush fund is about infrastructure, or spreading lies about Russian collusion. Most of the media are clearly willing to intentionally mislead the public to gain power and money for Democrats. They truly don’t care how many people and businesses they destroy in the process.

The biggest lie of all is when everyone describes Biden’s and other leftists’ policies as progressive. Most of the media act as if they were sensible policies instead of controversial. There is nothing remotely indicating progress from policies meant to destroy our capitalist economy and to move toward socialism. The proper term would be destructive policies. Biden wants to be the most progressive politician since FDR. He is certainly the most destructive president I have seen in my 68 years.

Jack Hellner, American Thinker

More Casualties of Wokeness: Grammar and Spelling… Ain’t That Grate?

For those of us who pay attention to such things, over the past several years we’ve seen a noticeable decline in the proper use of the English language in our culture. What once would have been considered embarrassing grammatical errors within online news articles are now commonplace; so much so, we can only conclude that publishers either don’t care about quality or were stoned during most of their high school English classes.

The phenomenon, unfortunately, isn’t limited to online news. Online retailers seem incapable of, or indifferent to, punctuation. Basic sentence structure and syntax appear to elude television producers responsible for chyrons and text boxes. And if we spend only a few minutes perusing social media posts, it becomes clear that a significant portion of our population doesn’t understand the difference between their, there, and they’re. Anyone who was educated in a Catholic school can hear a nun in the back of their head tut-tutting and lamenting the decay of our educational standards. But if you think the state of affairs with the English language in America is bad now, just wait… there about to get allot worser.

In an effort to satisfy the ever-increasing demands of The Woke, many of our institutes of higher learning have decided to either minimize or disregard the importance of grammar and spelling. The University of Nebraska proudly declares that they “advocate for writers from historically marginalized or oppressed groups and for writing that counters traditional accounts of ‘standard’ academic English by extending conceptions of audience, purpose, and meaning.” A well-written and articulate statement that translates as, “we will no longer require well-written and articulate writings from students if we like the color of their skin.”

Not to be outdone, Rutgers University’s English Department has declared, “writing instruction should limit emphasis on grammar/sentence-level issues so as to not put students from multilingual, non-standard ‘academic’ English backgrounds at a disadvantage;” a statement even more eloquent than its counterpart from Nebraska, but equally absurd.

Such idiocy isn’t limited to the Big Ten Conference, unfortunately, with examples readily available across the fruited plain. Consider, for instance, the University of California San Diego which explains ”We understand that language is political and that silence is complicity.” No professors, language is not political. Sorry, but no. Language is simply a system of communication; a tool. Language can be used to make political statements, but language – any language – is merely an instrument for conveying thoughts. The only ones who believe language itself is political are sheltered, self-admiring loafers from academia who do nothing but smoke dandelions, wonder if rocks are happy or sad, and view every aspect of our society through the prism of race.

It’s unclear, exactly, which specific grammatical standards are being ignored; and practices likely vary by institution. This approach is a major mistake, and one which we must hope doesn’t spread. One of the most damaging byproducts of the current culture war plaguing our country is the dramatic decrease in commonalities that bind us. With sports that once united us, millions of Americans have instead divorced themselves from the NFL and NBA due to those leagues’ radical shifts toward leftism and their willingness to weigh-in on anything remotely political. Millions more are now giving up on Major League Baseball. Our military has become hyper-politicized, and so has entertainment options such as movies, TV shows, and virtually all genres of music.

But at least we still have our language: English. Yes, we have different accents, and different parts of the country have distinctive idioms and idiosyncrasies, but most Americans speak English. And those who aren’t fluid in English usually strive to learn it, despite the best efforts of the left to compel them to do otherwise.

English is omnipresent in America, and lingual features such as spelling and grammar have been equally universal. How words are spelled has been non-debatable, precise, and critical to ensuring we communicate our thoughts properly. Structuring sentences accurately by including a predicate and subject in each, and by positioning adverbs and adjectives appropriately, allows each of us to understand one another even though we may simultaneously display our uniqueness. But what happens now? Are we going to have different sets of rules based on the color of our skin? Are we going to have no rules for one group, and stringent rules for another?

It would be one thing if this effort was aimed at the finer points of our language. For instance, ending a sentence with a preposition (which, incidentally, is something up with which none of us should put) may be a literary faux pas, but such infractions aren’t particularly concerning. With these recent efforts by leftists in academia, however, there appears to be neither standardization nor objectivity. Applying such policies will be left, no doubt, to the whims of individual professors; leaving students confused and less-educated, regardless of their melanin levels.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this attempted rewriting of linguistic imperatives is the bigotry. Rather than correcting students on improper word usage, we’re now going to nod in agreement if those students are from a race we consider to be victimized. Why? Does the left believe black students are incapable of properly conjugating verbs simply because they are black? Are Hispanic students inherently inept at correctly placing adjectives?

The ideology that gave us participation trophies has now graduated to lecturing us about “black linguistic justice.” The geniuses who insist that the “gender identity” of a baby is unknowable are now seeking to abolish “White Mainstream English.” And the gang which argues that defunding police departments will somehow improve the lives of those they’re trying to help have graduated to preaching about “a climate of racialized inferiority toward Black Language.”

All of these efforts are being undertaken in the name of anti-racism when in reality they are the epitome of true racism. Lowering the bar for students based on their skin color while endeavoring to improve their communication skills is not helping them. We have a language, a common language, and that language is neither a Black Language nor a White Language nor a Brown Language. It’s the English language. Instruct all students on the correct usage of that language, regardless of their race, and stop your silly virtue signaling and identity politics.

PF Whalen

P.F. Whalen is a conservative blogger at TheBlueStateConservative.com. His work has appeared in multiple publications, including Human Events, the Western Journal, and American Thinker. Follow him on Parler @PFWhalen.

Who Says You Have a Right to Your Opinion?

Is it true everyone has a right to his or her opinion?

Politically, yes. Intellectually — NO.

It’s crucial to make the distinction. You don’t have an intellectual right to assert that one plus one equals three. You have a legal right to say it to anyone who will listen; but you have no right to be believed.

It’s true with less obvious assertions. Nobody has a right to be right — or to be seen as right.

When a culture loses sight of this distinction, free speech goes out the window. Because when the wrong demand to be heard, and accepted as right, then they quite naturally become more and more threatened by evidence that refutes their view.

That’s exactly what happened in America. The evidence against socialism has been mounting for decades. But proponents of socialism and other “woke” philosophies do not care. In fact, they accuse YOU of violating THEIR right to free speech by offering counterpoints to their arguments. For example, check out Facebook or Twitter on a daily basis.

The glorification of falsehood always starts as a benign, almost pollyannaish truism. “Come on, now. Let’s all get along. Everyone has a right to speak.” But it never was about the right to speak. It was about the right to be wrong.

Politically, one does have a right to be wrong. You have every legal right to publish books promoting falsehoods, and find an audience, if you can. Today, it’s certainly not that hard. It’s hard to understand why the leftists are so threatened by free speech. They’ve got just about everyone in their corner, without even firing a shot (at least yet).

But it’s the mark of a true totalitarian dictator to accept no dissension. That where the road from, “Everyone has a right to his or her opinion” inevitably leads

Michael. J. Hurd, Daily Dose of Reason

Dumb Camp

Here we go again. It’s the time of year when we have to muster the energy to pretend to be happy when a friend tells us their child is headed off to college.

It’s a sad perennial ritual in which a sometimes unique and interesting young person departs and an overconfident, woke and melodramatic clone returns, just months later.

They preen in the glow of their nonconformity, trumpet their individualism and relish in their distinctive worldview, too intoxicated by their self-perceived uniqueness to notice that they are exact facsimiles of millions of other mass-produced units coming off the factory floor.

In short, they are monotonous.

Way too many kids go to college. We’re not talking about the people with their ducks in a row. Trade schools, nursing schools, the fields of engineering and medicine are generally home to kids who are in it to win it.

We’re talking about the millions of utterly clueless college students who are only in school because mom and dad value credentials over everything else and though Junior may be a mindless dolt by all outward appearances, his diploma speaks to some hidden value somewhere.

For example.

Over the last month at Albion College in Michigan, racist graffiti has been found on campus. There were references to the Ku Klux Klan and pentagrams and other little nasty scribblings.

The college wasn’t having it. They enlisted the FBI and pledged to throw the book at the racist once they got their hands on him:

“We stand together with our Black students, alumni, faculty, staff and broader community members in condemning the recent acts of racism on campus. Hatred and injustice have no place at Albion, and will not be tolerated. We are currently investigating who is responsible for the racist graffiti in our residential buildings and we will seek criminal charges against those involved.”

Albion College President Mathew Johnson knew what was behind these vile attacks. “As institutions have moved to diversity and inclusion and embraced an anti-racism approach, people act out,” he said.

(Photo by Trisha McCauley @TrishaWWMT)

The brave students mobilized.

The student body spent last week boycotting classes and making a list of demands including transparency from the school and a day off for “wellness,” so they “can process everything that has been happening on campus,” according to a CBS news station. All in the name of racial justice.

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HAPPENING NOW: Albion College students are hosting a campus boycott. Some students say they don’t feel safe on campus over recent racial incidents. @wwmtnews

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In jumped the NAACP.

“We want the Black students, and all students on campus to know that our NAACP branch will not tolerate this example of racially motivated hatred,” stated Albion NAACP President Robert Dunklin in a press release.

Then, a breakthrough!

Using video footage and good old fashioned sleuthing, authorities caught the white supremacist responsible for the hateful graffiti.

Wednesday night a statement was posted to Twitter:

“Earlier today, we identified the individual responsible for the racist and anti-Semitic graffiti in Mitchell Towers. The student, who was acting alone, acknowledged their responsibility for these incidents.

·They have been immediately removed from campus and placed on temporary suspension while we conduct a full investigation as part of our student judicial process.”

Sounds great. Was this racist wearing a MAGA hat? Did he belong to Steven Crowder’s Mug Club?

“But we know the acts of racism that have occurred this week are not about one particular person or one particular incident.”

Oh so this white supremacist is part of a network of racists.

“We know that there is a significant history of racial pain and trauma on campus and we are taking action to repair our community.”

Seems a little overwrought. Why not just prosecute this jerk?

“We will change and heal together as a community, because we are committed to doing the work.”

Who has to change? Why does everyone, not just the white supremacist vandal, need to do any work?

“Right now, we encourage all members of our community to listen, respond and care for one another, and lean on the faculty, staff, and community members who have been gathering today to make sure we are supporting you. We have your back.”

Good talk, team! Anything we are leaving out that might be pertinent to this racist incident that has rocked the campus, the community and the state, and made ripples around the country in these racially-charged times?

Anything?

Yes.

One tiny thing.

This from the Michigan Live news site:

Albion College and the Albion Department of Public Safety say a student is responsible for racist graffiti found in a dorm last weekend.

Albion police brought the 21-year-old Black male in for questioning on April 6, according to Chief Scott Kipp.

Yes. It was a hoax.

There are many, many such hoaxes perpetrated around the country and lots of them happen on college campuses.

You’ve probably heard or seen one version or another of this saying and it is absolutely true: “The demand for racism in the US is greater than the supply.”

But here’s the real punchline.

Even after the hoax was discovered, students continued to boycott classes and make demands of the administration and insist on getting their wellness day off. Somehow, they were still victims of a racist attack even though it never happened.

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“Silence is violence!”

Despite the white supremacist graffiti turning out to be a #HateHoax by a black student, people at @albioncollege are boycotting classes again for a third day. They have a list of race-related demands.

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