Caruba: Is Lying about Climate Change Okay?

By Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba
Column by Alan Caruba

New Jersey –-( Those of us who have chronicled the global warming hoax, now called “climate change”, know that it is based on decades of lies about carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gas” with predictions that the Earth will heat up and cause massive problems unless those emissions are drastically reduced by not using coal, oil and natural gas.

Two American think tanks, The Heartland Institute and the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) have been among those exposing those lies for years. The lies have been generated and led by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

“Despite the panel’s insistence that the Earth is getting hotter, five different datasets show that there have been no observable warming for 17 and a half years even as carbon dioxide levels have risen 12%,” notes Christopher Monckton, a science advisor to Britain’s former Prime Minister Thatcher. “The discrepancy between prediction and observation continues to grow.”

Recently, two Chinese assistant professors of economics, Fuhai Hong and Xiaojian Zhao, were published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics. Their paper, “Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements”, openly advocated lying about global warming/climate change in order to get nations to sign on to the International Environmental Agreement.

“It appears that news media and some pro-environmental organizations,” they noted, “have the tendency to accentuate or even exaggerate the damage caused by climate change. This article provides a rationale for this tendency.”

Craig Rucker, CFACT’s Executive Director, responded to the Chinese authors saying “They’re shameless.” Theirs and others ends-justify-the-means tactics reflects the attitudes and actions of environmental organizations and serves as a warning to never accept anything they say on any aspect of this huge hoax.

CFACT’s President and co-founder, David Rothbard, noted that “Global warming skeptics have long charged that alarmists are over-hyping the dangers of climate change.” How long? Back in 1989, the late Stanford University professor, Stephen Schneider, said, “So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This ‘double ethical bind’ which we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance between being effective and being honest.”

There is no “right balance” between telling lies and telling the truth when it comes to science or any other aspect of our lives. Suffice to say that thousands of scientists who participated in the IPCC reports over the years supported the lies, but many have since left and some have openly denounced the reports.

As the latest IPCC summary of its report has garnered the usual verbatim media coverage of its outlandish predictions, The Heartland Institute has released its own 1,062 page report from the “Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) called “Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts. An 18-page summery is available at

Among its findings:

  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.
  • There is little or no risk of increasing food insecurity due to global warming or rising atmospheric CO2 levels.
  • Rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 levels do not pose a significant threat to aquatic life.
  • A modest warming of the planet will result in a net reduction of human mortality from temperature-related events.

Based on hundreds of peer-reviewed studies, the NIPCC report is free of the lies that are found in the IPCC report whose studies have been, at best, dubious, and at worst, deliberately deceptive.

In light of the natural cooling cycle the Earth has been in that is good news and it will be even better news when the planet emerges from the cycle that reflects the lower levels of radiation from the Sun.

On March 31, CNS News reported that “The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report estimates it will cost developed nations an additional $100 billion each year to help poorer nations adapt to the devastating effects of ‘unequivocal’ global warming, including food shortages, infrastructure breakdown, and civil violence. But that figure was deleted from the report’s executive summary after industrial nations, including the United States, objected to the high price tag.”

The price tag reveals the IPCC’s real agenda, the transfer of funds from industrial nations to those less developed. It’s about the money and always has been. It’s not global warming the planet needs to survive, it is the costly lies about it.

c Alan Caruba

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  • 6 thoughts on “Caruba: Is Lying about Climate Change Okay?

    1. It is the “Climate Change” alarmist that are pushing politics, not facts. Have you noticed that the nomenclature changed from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change”?

      That is because “Climate Change” is completely non-falsifiable, thus it can never be proved or falsified. The climate has been “changing” for most of the earth’s history. If temperatures go up, it is Climate Change. If temperatures drop, it is Climate Change. If they state the same, Climate Change is about to happen.

      One of the big lies is the 99% figure. It is simply not true, especially among climatologists. It may be true of the carefully selected grant recipients on the IPCC panel. I do not claim to be a Climatologist, but I was a professional meteorologist for 30 years. The “science” simply is not there. I know enough about the science to discern that.

      The claim has always been, if we wait until the science is good, it will be too late. That is pure alarmism used to push a political agenda. It is not science. I first heard it in 1989. Now, 25 years later, none of the alarmist predictions have come true.

    2. This Climate hocus pocus is to make Agenda 21 free to invade our very kitchens. This is perpetrated by the obsolete United Nations. After 70 years they failed their charter for World Peace and now they want to justify keeping our membership to pay their salaries and pensions. The UN thugs would never try the Agenda 21 in Russia, Africa, South America or any other nation; though those are the ones not helping the environment. Americans have 4 different color baskets at their curb for years and years to recycle. We’ve always done more than our share. The UN is trying to be the New World Order with their money laundering, drug smuggling and slave trading. Don’t let it happen. Tell your reps to get us out of the UN now.

    3. @Jamie, your “climate change” Idealism ignores the non-compliance of emerging economies around the world. Haven’t you noticed the international community doesn’t take America seriously anymore?

    4. The climate deniers are pushing politics not facts. There is an overwhelming concensus amoung climatologist. That is the ones who study climate change for a living who know all the facts and 99% of them agree that global warming is real and is man made. Yet the greedy corporate industrialist would rather see the whole planet burn that spend a red cent to save it. It is not a hoax and your going to feel really stupid when you find out that you had a chance to save the planet and instead of doing so spouted nonsense.

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