Scientists: Dishonest or Afraid?

By Walter E. Williams 

The absolute worst case of professional incompetence and dishonesty is in the area of climate science. Tony Heller has exposed some of the egregious dishonesty of mainstream environmentalists in a video he’s titled “My Gift To Climate Alarmists.” Environmentalists and their political allies attribute the recent increase in deadly forest fires to global warming. However, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, forest fires reached their peak in the 1930s and have declined by 80% since then. Environmentalists hide the earlier data and make their case for the effects of global warming by showing the public and policymakers data from 1980 that shows an increase in forest fires.

Climate scientists claim that rising sea levels are caused by man-made global warming. Historical data from the tide gauge in Lower Manhattan shows that sea levels have been rising from about the time when Abraham Lincoln was president to now. Heller says that sea levels have been rising for about 20,000 years. He points out that anthropologists believe that when the sea level was very low people were able to walk from Siberia to North America.

Hot weather is often claimed to be a result of man-made climate change. Heller presents data showing the number of days in Waverly, Ohio, above 90 degrees. In 1895, there were 73 days above 90 degrees. In 1936, there were 82 days above 90 degrees. Since the 1930s, there has been a downward trend in the number of days above 90 degrees. If climatologists hide data from earlier years and started at 1955, they show an increase in the number of above 90-degree days from eight or nine to 30 or 40. Thus, to deceive us into thinking the climate is getting hotter, environmentalists have selected a starting date that fits their agenda.

You might ask: “Who is Tony Heller? Does he work for big oil?” It turns out that he is a scientist and claims to be a lifelong environmentalist. From what I can tell, he has no vested interests. In that respect, he is different from those who lead the environmental movement, who often either work for or are funded by governments. read more

10 Comments on Scientists: Dishonest or Afraid?

  1. “Scientists: Dishonest or Afraid?”

    …try “Greedy”. They want that sweet, sweet grant money, the Govenment pays you only to “prove” the story they want to tell that maximizes their control over people, and sitting on your couch making stuff up is easier than working.

    …and, since the Democrat media will lionize and protect you and attack your detractors FOR you, and as long as you have no morals, ethics, standards,or fear of God, then why NOT…

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  2. Plain old greed for most. Many millions in grants
    just waiting for the right snakeoil salesmen to
    form a criminal cabal to cash in on them.
    They should be charged and prosecuted under RICO.

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  3. Meanwhile a muzloid can start a forest fire knowing that it will most likely get attributed to “Global Warming”… kind of like blaming a loud fart on the dog, only most people are wise to that one. Not so with Climate Alarmists!

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  4. Global Warming.
    It’s all about money. Extortion comes in many forms. Political extortion is the second oldest occupation in history. Right behind prostitution.
    Global Warming is a global political extortion scam.
    Think of it as an insurance Ponzi scheme on steroids.

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  5. Dishonesty … and greed.
    (as pointed out above)

    Bad combination for humanity, lucrative for the snake oil men who call themselves “scientists.”
    Not really a new phenomenon. Trofim Lysenko popularized it but there’s a long list of phrenologists, racialologists, environmentalists, primatologists, genderologists, sociologists, and various other “ologies” of charlatans.
    The nihilistic totalitarian socialists have always bragged that their ideology, which was based on some arcane “science,” was so difficult for the proles to understand that they had to be tortured and killed into believing it and toeing the socialist line. The same lie is told about the Globaloney-Warming Climate Scam (Inc.) which can’t be explained, or proved, but has to be believed by the adoring masses of congregants worshipping at the altar of Gore. No facts can be allowed! Only secretly coded programming that is unable to predict either the onset or the end of the Medieval Warming Period but DOES predict the end of the world in 9 years! It’s religion – not science.

    Without a “crisis” the choreographers of these hoaxes wouldn’t be able to get us to hand over our money (without force, of course).
    Opioid “crisis.”
    Vaping “crisis.”
    Alar “crisis.”
    Climate “crisis.”
    DDT “crisis.”
    Plastics “crisis.”
    Whales “crisis.”
    Polar Bears “crisis.”
    Ozone Hole “crisis.”
    Avian Flu “crisis.”
    Norovirus “crisis.”
    AR-15 “crisis.”
    Hate Speech “crisis.”
    White Supremacy “crisis.”
    Cursive “crisis.”
    Math “crisis.”

    No end to bullshit.

    izlamo delenda est …

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