With the newest of the never-ending abuse of authority, cover up and corruption scandals being generated by the left-wing Obama administration, no one should be surprised that government funded climate alarmist "scientists" are fabricating global warming "evidence," in addition to practicing their own versions of abuse, intimidation, falsehoods and political favoritism.
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Despite the scientific malfeasance exhibited by those demonizing CO2, and who also are pushing the "dangerous, accelerating global warming" fear-mongering, the facts and empirical evidence remain clear: rapid, accelerating, unequivocal, irrefutable, runaway dangerous global warming is a blatant lie.
Not even the corrupt methodology of altering historical temperatures to higher levels is enough to hide the truth.
As the above four HadCRUT4 temperature charts reveal, regardless of the time span represented, it is clear that the expert predictions of "tipping point" global warming and boiling oceans with millions of refugees roaming the world have no merit. Essentially, these and other catastrophic forecasts were sanctioned falsehoods, designed to frighten and force the public and policymakers to adopt the views of the green, anti-CO2, anti-growth and anti-population jihad.
Not only do these charts make it clear that CO2 emissions are not the Earth's proverbial thermostat, as claimed by the anti-CO2 scientific community, but over the last 10 years the globe has actually been cooling at a trend of -0.5°C per century.
The blue curve on each chart depicts the 36-month average of global temperature anomalies, which not even the most strident global warming ideologues at the NY Times or Washington Post could ever interpret as a current condition of a rapid, dangerous acceleration of temperature change.
Over the last 30 years (the bottom chart on the right), the linear temperature trend is a +1.7°C, well below the IPCC's projections. And that long-term trend has been shrinking due to the cooling over the last 10 years. The impact of the cooling is represented by the 2nd order trend fit (pink curve) over the 30 years - obviously, the long-term trend is flattening.
1. Currently, accelerating, dangerous global warming does not exist.
2. In fact, currently, no global warming exists - cooling, yes.
3. CO2 is not a magical thermostat knob that controls the world's temperature. Natural temperature and climate variations overwhelm any small impact of human CO2 emissions.
4. Finally, simply stated, elites representing politics, government science, academia, journalism, big business and green activist organizations who push the climate catastrophe meme are the same folks who are responsible for the continuous stream of scandals, crony-corruption, cover ups, misinformation, abuses, fabrications and blatant lies. They are not to be believed nor trusted on any facet of climate change (which, btw, they deny happens naturally).