The Climate Industry and Your Money

Since 1989, the U.S. government has spent over $77 billion on policies related to climate change, including science and technology research, administration, education campaigns, foreign aid, and tax breaks. About $30 billion of that went to pure scientific research. None of that research has yet been able to point to a single piece of empirical evidence that man-made carbon dioxide has a significant effect on the global climate.

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  1. “None of that research has yet…,” except if you consider research and conclusions reached by the National Academies of Science, the UN’s climate panel, studies published in Nature, Science, etc.

    Jonathan is a persistent and articulate climate change denier, but he’s on the wrong side of science, and of history.

    1. As I’ve said before Ben, show me the evidence.  Models are not evidence, they are speculations.

    2. And, by the way, I do not deny that climate changes, it always has changed.  I do dispute the cause of climate change.   Neither the NAS nor the IPCC have published any empiracal evidence supporting the contention that human CO2 emissions are a significant cause of climate change.

      1. Jonathan, I realize you are adament in your assertion that human CO2 caused emissions do not contribute significantly to climate change, but only note that the principle finding of IPCC, and one accepted by NAS and many others, is that human caused greenhouse gas emissions are in fact contributing to global warming and unless stemmed pose unprecedented threats to humankind and the planet as we know it.

    3. No, Ben, he’s not. The “science” involved in climate change “research” is as valid as that used to prove Intelligent Design.

  2. Jonathan, you will either be remembered as a genius or a lunatic.  Only time will tell. 

    In the meantime though, if you want to avoid just preaching to the already converted, you might want to stop using phrases like, “enviro-wackos” (I am paraphrasing here, as I do not remember your exact words).  It gives the impression that your position is not based solely on the available evidence, but on a preexisting prejudice against all things liberal.

  3. Leftfield!
    Wow, you are still here! Does the new site have a free-form or a la carte forum for the exchange of ideas or does one have to follow a feed as spoon fed by the watchers and minders of the site?
    As always, your written eloquence is a joy to behold…and not one word of the huge success story of Obama and the Congressional bold move into US Socialism!

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