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Caruba: The News Media Now Reports All Weather as ‘Extreme’

Alan Caruba

Column by Alan Caruba

New Jersey --(Ammoland.com)- In a desperate effort to keep the global warming hoax alive even though it is now called “climate change”, the meteorologically challenged print and broadcast media is now declaring all weather “extreme” these days.

The Media Research Institute recently analyzed broadcast network transcripts between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005, along with those between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. What it discovered was the network coverage of “extreme weather” had increased nearly one thousand percent!

As Sean Long reported, “during that time, extreme weather was frequently used by the networks to describe heat waves, droughts, tornadoes, hurricanes, and winter storms, and they often included the phrase in onscreen graphics or chyrons during weather stories.”

Thanks to Al Gore who continues to lie about global warming despite the fact that the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for seventeen years, the news media, print and broadcast, now substitutes its latest reincarnation, “climate change”, when reporting the weather. It’s worth noting that the weather is what is outside right now wherever you are and climate is something that is measured in decades and centuries.

The one thing you need to keep in mind is that every form of weather has been around for much of the Earth’s 4.5 billion years. Long before humans were blamed for causing it, they developed ways to adapt and survive, but tornadoes, hurricanes and floods, among other events, still kill humans with the same indifference to them that Mother Nature has always demonstrated.

Gore became a multi-millionaire based on the global warming scam and, along the way; the U.S. wasted an estimated $50 billion on alleged “research” whose sole purpose was to give credence to it. Too many scientists lined their pockets with taxpayer dollars and many government agencies increased their budgets while falsifying their findings.

The entertainment media got into the act by producing films such as Showtime’s “documentary series” called “Years of Living Dangerously.” It has received two nominations for “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming.” Its executive producer, Joel Bach, said “Every day, more Americans are experiencing the devastating impacts of a warming world and we had to tell their story.” Except that the world is NOT warming.

The Showtime series featured those noted climatologists and meteorologists, Harrison Ford, Jessica Alba, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Matt Damon among others. The final episode featured President Obama whose climate lies rival Al Gore’s.

“Science is science”, said the President. “And there is no doubt that if we burned all the fossil fuel that’s in the ground right now, that the planet’s going to get too hot and the consequences could be dire.”

The real dire consequences people around the world are encountering include frostbite and freezing to death.

In a June article in Forbes magazine, James Taylor, editor of The Heartland Institute’s Environmental & Climate News, noted that “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most accurate, up-to-date temperature data confirm the United States has been cooling for at least a decade. The NOAA temperature data are driving a stake through the heart of alarmists claiming accelerating global warming.” The latest data support the longer cooling cycle that began around 1997.

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) recently announced that “The growing consequences of climate change are putting many of the country’s most iconic and historic sites at risk”, citing Ellis Island, the Everglades, Cape Canaveral and California’s Cesar Chavez National Monument. The UCS said that “we must work to minimize these risks in the future by reducing the carbon emissions that are causing climate change…” This is utter rubbish.

Called a “pollutant” by the Environmental Protection Agency, carbon dioxide is, along with oxygen, a natural gas that is vital to all life on Earth as the “food” on which all vegetation depends.

William Happer, the Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics at Princeton University, told the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that:

“Our exhaled breath contains about 4% CO2. That is 40,000 parts per million or about 100 times the current atmospheric concentration. Our own primate ancestors evolved when the levels of atmospheric CO2 were about 1000 parts per million, a level that we will probably not reach by burning fossil fuels, and far above our current level of about 380 parts per million.”

The Earth would benefit from more, not less, CO2.

How concerned is the public? Not very. In May, a Gallup poll noted that Americans consider unemployment/jobs, government corruption, and the economy as the three “most important” problems facing the nation. “Just 3% of those surveyed listed the environment/pollution as America’s most important problem. From a list of thirteen problems, it was number twelve.

The news media will continue to misrepresent the weather and/or climate and those determined to keep us from accessing and using the USA’s vast reserves of coal, oil and natural gas will continue to lie about it. The good news is that a growing portion of the public no longer believes the three decades of lies.

c Alan Caruba

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Alan Caruba’s commentaries are posted daily at “Warning Signs” his popular blog and thereafter on dozens of other websites and blogs. If you love to read, visit his monthly report on new books at Bookviews.

  • 4 User comments to “Caruba: The News Media Now Reports All Weather as ‘Extreme’”

    1. Cthulhucalling on August 7, 2014 at 9:16 AM said:

      What are Caruba’s credentials to say what the Earth needs or doesn’t, and how is this relevant to a website devoted to shooting?

    2. JackThePatriot on August 7, 2014 at 3:53 PM said:

      Ya know, you’re absolutely right. Whether(weather) or not human carbon dioxide emissions are affecting the weather or the climate, I’m sick and tired of hearing the pollution aspect of this whole thing played down. China’s pollutants continue to drift over and get caught in our glaciers and into our drinking water, rivers and streams. And WTF is up with big companies being able to buy pollution permits?? Just because they paid a tax makes it ok to pollute the air and the water?

      But yes, you’re right: That old man should stick to the topic at hand – shooting and gun rights.

      By the way Caruba, you act like Obama is the first president to run rough-shod over our rights. Where were you to speak out when Bush was circumventing the Constitution and pushing war for profit? Or how about Bush Sr. orchestrating NAFTA and sanctions on firearms importations? Clinton’s Brady Bill? How about Reagan signing the 1986 “Firearm Owners Protection Act”? Or all that money that disappeared on “The Strategic Defense Initiative”? Don’t forget to include the history, gramps.

    3. Common Sense on August 7, 2014 at 5:51 PM said:

      This article is so full of **(Term of Service Edit)**. You are obviously either invested in fossil fuels or are on the Koch brothers payroll. Global warming is undeniable. The people that re the experts on this (climate scientists)are in overwhelming agreement that this is occurring. Average ocean temperatures up. Average recorded temperatures everywhere else? up. We have been experiencing the hottest average temperatures ever recorded. Pull your head out of your **(Term of Service Edit)** and quit spreading **(Term of Service Edit)** propaganda that is going to destroy the coastal regions of our planet and cause mass migrations. **(Term of Service Edit)** retard.

    4. Way to go ammoland readers for not buying into the conservative rhetoric about there being no link between human activity and global “weirding.” Apparently the Koch bankroll cannot overcome common sense.

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