Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Why a Warmaholics Anonymous blog - Nr 2 ?

The first indication that a blog like WARMAHOLICS ANONYMOUS might be necessary came when one of our members attended a birthday party, at which two elderly friends told him that they had been to see Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth”, and that they had come out in tears. Our member first thought that they may have shed tears of laughter, as he had done when he saw the movie. No, it were tears in reaction to the horrifying apocalyptic message of the movie.
We also read about children in the UK who are suffering from anxiety and sleepless nights because of worries about the apocalyptic global warming future, after seeing Al Gore’s movie in schools. The UK Government had sent free copies to all secondary schools.
The purpose of the Warmaholics Anonymous Association is to help these people by telling them
IT AIN’T NECESSARILY SO or IT AIN’T SO. By telling them, for instance, that at least 35 scientific errors have been identified in Gore’s movie. That his movie is just science fiction. We will also explain to them that the belief in catastrophic man-made global warming is the biggest scam in human history. We will tell them that the planet has not warmed anymore since 1998 and has even cooled since 2002 - see graph. The red graph is from land-based temperature measurements, the blue graph is from satellite observations. The dashed lines are the trend lines (going down!). The green line represents the continuing increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). It is obvious that there is no correlation between temperature and CO2.
We will also tell them, based on historic records, that a warmer world is beneficial, but a cooling world is awful and something to be really afraid of. We will use climate data from the real world (NOT computer models) and data from hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Ideologues that are pushing the apocalyptic global warming scare are not really interested in global warming. Many have separate societal agendas, which we hope to discuss in this blog in the near future. They use all possible means to promote the scare. As we know from Al Gore’s movie, such movies can be very effective propaganda vehicles. We just read about a new catastrophic global warming propaganda movie, called
The Age of Stupid. An interview with the producer, Lizzie Gillett, was published in Issue 02, 2009 of the New Zealand glossy lifestyle magazine Pilot. In it she says that the aim of the film is to stop runaway climate change (she means of course “runaway global warming”). Some audiences have already seen the film and, as she says “At every screening there are a lot of positive reactions WITH PEOPLE CRYING and wanting to change their lives”. Like the crying elderly friends mentioned earlier we want to help these crying people. Last November there was a heated debate during a film festival in Amsterdam, where The Age of Stupid was shown, between Franny Armstrong, the director of the film, and two sceptics. She predicted, without a flicker of shame, that in 50 years' time when hundreds of people have died (as a result of runaway global warming), there will be an environment court and climate sceptics will be charged with the murder of the victims of this catastrophic man-made global warming. This is one of the worst examples of climate fundamentalism I have heard in a long time. It shows that the global warming debate has nothing whatsoever to do with science anymore, but has become a fundamentalist religion. A better name for the film would therefore be The Age of Climate Fundamentalism.
We are worried that people like Franny Armstrong may be beyond the help of Warmaholics Anonymous.