EPA as evidence against the state

I was reading this roundup of climate related news items when I stumbled over the following item about the USA’s Environmental Protection Agency.

Environmentalism Gone Mad: Retired EPA researcher and environmentalist, Alan Carlin, brings up certain disturbing issues about the EPA. EPA conducted a study on DDT and found no compelling evidence that ordinary use of DDT is harmful to humans. Yet, administrator Ruckelshaus banned DDT, claiming that it may cause cancer. The ban and subsequent government and environmental group activities resulted in tens of millions of preventable deaths from malaria, mostly in poor countries. Carlin estimates the number of deaths to be about 50 million. The World Health Organization estimates that, today, about 500,000 die from malaria every year. This ban illustrates that one cannot assume the activities of the EPA or environmental groups are for the benefit of human health.

It is interesting that it almost always seems to be retired workers who are willing to blow the whistle on a government agency’s wrongdoing; and there are not many of those people either. Edward Snowden was not retired but look what happened to him.

I followed the DDT debate from the beginnings decades ago to the complete ban. The scientific facts that I looked at convinced me that the EPA was wrong as was the entire movement to ban DDT, but that is not the point of bringing it up at this late date — after all, the 50 million dead people can not be helped now. The thing that caught my eye was the fact that the agency itself could find no compelling evidence against DDT but the administrator of the EPA banned it anyway claiming it causes cancer. He saw no need to present evidence since he had none and he represented the government — obey you peasants.

I read this horrific example of the EPA and the government perverting science just days after I read the following headline:

EPA head: We don’t need to justify our regulations with data

It seems that the current EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy took a drumming  when she refused to be part of any release of the ‘secret science’ her agency uses when drafting new regulations. She refused to release data on which her agency’s  regulations are based which is anti-science in the extreme. Sounds just like the DDT debacle.

If the above were not bad enough, I also read the following from the Wall Street Journal on how the EPA plays the court system to “win” even when it loses:

Editorial, WSJ, Jul 6, 2015


SUMMARY: Even though the opponents of EPA’s questionable anti-coal, mercury regulations were victorious in the Supreme Court, the EPA significantly damaged the US electrical generation system. “In 2011, the year the EPA proposed the anticarbon mercury rule that the Court has now ruled illegal, some 1,500 fossil-fuel-fired electric units were in operation. Only about 100 have not already closed or complied at a cost of billions of dollars.” The challenge to those states filing against the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, requiring another 30% carbon reduction, on average, from the states, is “the snail’s pace of the judicial process in response to new rules lends de facto immunity to whatever the EPA wants to do, even if the conclusion is another legal defeat that arrives too late to make a practical difference.”


In other words, the EPA can do just as it pleases and the EPA does do just that. This sort of thing goes by the name tyranny when we see it in foreign countries. I suspect that you can see it is tyranny here as well. Did you really think the EPA was just about “protecting the environment”? Power corrupts.


As I have pointed out over and over in posts here over the years; the state is not your friend. The best you can hope for is the you don’t get tortured today. Perhaps the state is occupied with others and will leave you alone today. As Rothbard pointed out long ago, “the government does not in any accurate sense “represent” the majority of the people.”  In fact, the government is the people’s biggest enemy as today’s lesson from the EPA demonstrates.

Will Green Politics soon be a thing of the Past?

Someone asked on the internet if “green politics” will soon be a thing of the past. After all, the earth has not warmed any for approximately 18 years while at the same time the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has skyrocketed, thus disproving the wild idea that CO2 will somehow kill us all. But even if the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming scare dies off, will “green politics” be a thing of the past? No, it will not. The ability of the greens to use our love of nature to control us may well abate in the near future but they will continue to be a force for a long, long time.


Part of the reason is that most people want a clean planet and love wildlife. We want clean air, clean water, and all the other warm and fuzzy things that go with good environmental stewardship. The greens play on that desire for good conservation practices to slip in their socialist dreams of total control.

The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. ~ H. L. Mencken

The greens also have a very, very powerful co-conspirator in all of this. Politicians and bureaucrats love power over the “mundane” unwashed masses more than life itself. The greens offer “saving the planet” to the state’s minions as a cover for their raw power grabbing. It is all for your own good don’t you know.

The press is another powerful co-conspirator. The lazy people in the mainstream media are in reality just printing and mouthing government press releases. You have to dig deep into the alternative press to find out the truth surrounding the green’s claims that CO2 is a dangerous poison that will destroy life on this planet if it passes a certain “tipping point”.

Recall that catastrophic anthropogenic global warming was not the first scare coming out of the watermelons. (watermelon = green on the outside and red on the inside) Once upon a time, DDT was going to wipe out all bird life and was said to have driven the bald eagle to the point of near extinction. And whatever happened to worrying about the “ozone hole”? I am sure others reading here could name many other examples dating back before the CAGW hysteria.

Also, notice that the EPA is formulating a tsunami of new regulations as I write this according to recent reports. The war against the greens’ socialistic agenda will go on for a long time I am afraid.

The IPCC and a few climate facts to think about

I have read all of these facts over time at various places, but Christopher Monckton of England was kind enough to put them all into a nice little list that he posted in a comment thread someplace a while back. I edited the list (all errors are mine and not his) and then saved the list some months ago. I thought I would share the list with those that stumble across this little back water blog.

This list is just a few facts concerning the IPCC and its predictions of catastrophic human caused global warming over the next century due to mankind’s use of energy which is releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.

1) RSS satellite temperature data shows no global warming for 17 years 8 months from August 1996 to March 2014. Those 212 months are half the 423-month record since January 1979.

2) The fastest 100-year warming rate was recorded in Central England from 1663-1762, at 0.9 Cº per century – before the industrial revolution began.

3) The global warming trend since 1900 is equivalent to 0.8 Cº per century. This is well within the warming trend since the end of the Little Ice Age in 1850 and is natural variation rather than the work of CO2.

4) The fastest warming trend lasting ten years or more occurred over the 40 years from 1694-1733 in Central England, equivalent to 4.3 Cº per century.

5) The fastest warming rate in industrial times lasting ten years or more occurred over the 33 years from 1974 to 2006 at a rate equivalent to approximately 2 Cº per century.

6) Since 1950, when a human influence on global temperature first became theoretically possible according to the UN IPCC (United Nations InterGovernmental Panel on Climate Change), the global warming trend is equivalent to just 1.2 Cº per century.

7) In 1990, the IPCC’s mid-range prediction of the near-term warming trend was equivalent to 3.5 Cº per century.

8) The global warming trend since 1990, when the IPCC wrote its first report, is equivalent to 1.4 Cº per century – two-fifths of what the IPCC had then predicted.

9) In 2013 the IPCC’s new mid-range prediction of the near-term warming trend was for warming at a rate equivalent to 1.7 Cº per century – just half its 1990 prediction.

10) Though the IPCC has cut its near-term warming prediction, it has not cut its 100 year warming prediction of 3.7 Cº warming to 2100.

11) The IPCC’s prediction of 3.7 Cº warming by 2100 is more than twice the greatest rate of warming lasting more than ten years that has been measured since 1950.

12) The IPCC’s predicted 3.7 Cº by 2100 and that rate is more than three times the observed real-world warming trend rate since 1950 when the IPCC says mankind began effecting the climate.

13) Since 2000 the warming trend on the mean of five datasets is zero. At 0.0 Cº per century we see no warming for over 14 years even as CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere have skyrocketed.

14) Recent extreme weather cannot be blamed on global warming, because there has not been any global warming. Besides, there has been no “extreme” weather that we have not seen many times before in our history. In fact, the recent past has been mild compared to past times.

The takeaway message in all this is that the CO2 drives climate model has failed utterly. Mother nature has run a giant experiment over the last 15 to 18 years in which CO2 was added to the atmosphere at a fast rate and we see that after adding all that CO2, there has been no increase in global temperatures. Even using the government’s official data-tampered “adjusted” data sets prepared by the state’s own minions we see no rise in temperature. So, CO2 is not driving the climate and is not a reason to dismantle our industrial economy.

And finally, a little chart made from data from a single long term site in the middle of England. I think this picture is worth a thousand words:

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Catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is a left-wing scam to fleece you of your money and to control you. Don’t buy into the fraud.

Does the government tamper with historical climate data?

There is a poll out that says that 53% of Americans don’t believe in Man-Made Global Warming. I think most of those skeptical 53% would agree that temperatures go up and down and I think most of the skeptical 53% would likely agree that mankind’s activities has some impact on weather and climate. After all, deforestation of a region will most certainly effect its climate. But if we look at the temperature record from 1900 until today can we come to any conclusions? We might be able to if the data record is honest and reliable. But is it? Would government run agencies who are in charge of the data sets manipulate the data? Would a bureaucrat lie? (on a related note: would a politician lie?)

The entire debate over “global warming” has been filled with mindless drivel and misinformation. As an example, the Antarctica just set an all-time record for June 27 sea ice extent with the highest anomaly ever recorded and at the same the UK’s The Independent newspaper responds with “Half of emperor penguins could be ‘wiped out by end of the century’ due to melting sea ice” Yes, I suppose anything is possible but as we have more ice than ever recorded, one would think that lack of ice is not what those cute little Penguins need to worry about.

One of the most interesting developments recently has been the uproar over NOAA’s continually changing the historical data record of temperatures as explained here. The documenting of blatant fraud by the federal drones in charge of the historical temperature data set has long been the providence of a blog named “Real Science“. A few days ago the host posted this graph in a post where he asked just how bad is the USHCN tampering?:

ts-ushcn_anom25_diffs_urb-raw_pgUSHCN stands for United States Historical Climate Network and is the data set of historical records for our nation. Should this data set be tampered with?

As it turns out, the government minions at NOAA will “adjust” the historical records of the long ago past and reduce the recorded temperatures downwards which then makes the present temperatures seem hotter by comparison. Hence any trend-line drawn though the data will make the slope ever more positive and look ever more alarming.

The most amazing thing that happened over the weekend though was the revelation that the temperature data sets are “adjusted” on a continuing basis! Whatever you read in the data set about 1939 today will change by tomorrow! By next year you will not be about to recognize it!

ts-ushcn_anom25_diffs_pgzombie stationsIn “More News On USHCN Temperature Adjustments” where he was looking at some specific sites, Paul Homewood observed:

For instance, January 2013 has changed from 10.79C to 10.88C. Even months this year have changed. I have not done a full check, but it appears earlier years in the record have changed as well.

It seems that nowadays actual temperature data no longer matters, only what the computer decides it should be.

And they call it “science”!

You should be aware that Steve Goddard for a long time has been running a series of posts about the large and unexplained adjustments being made to the US temperature record by NOAA. A good example would be his post here. That post lead Paul Homewood to look in detail at Luling, Texas. As he put it:

So, I thought it might be worth looking in more detail at a few stations, to see what is going on. In Steve’s post, mentioned above, he links to the USHCN Final dataset for monthly temperatures, making the point that approx 40% of these monthly readings are “estimated”, as there is no raw data.

From this dataset, I picked the one at the top of the list, (which appears to be totally random), Station number 415429, which is Luling, Texas.

What he found was that the various “adjustments”, “estimations” and “infilling” of bogus data in place of the raw observations have added an astonishing 1.35C to the annual temperature for 2013. At the same time the figures for 1934 show that the adjustment has reduced temperatures that year by 0.91C. The combined effect has been to create out of thin air an apparent 2.26C of warming.

I don’t see how this could be any clearer. Infilling of fabricated temperatures is causing the vast majority of reported warming since 1990. The reason I see this and others don’t – is because I use the actual data reported by USHCN exactly as it is reported. ~Goddard

Now Paul Homewood has found the same sort of shenanigans in the Alabama USHCN records as well.

Just as with Kansas, we find that there is a substantial adjustment, this time of 1.34F. Excluding the odd outlier at Brewton , the average jumps to 1.58F, very similar to the Kansas figure. ~ Paul Homewood

Note that NOAA is changing the records of the far distance past with this data manipulation and they do it on a continuing basis. Homewood found that every time he went back to look the records have been modified. Heck, it even happened on the weekend! It would seem that the data fraud never rests. All this is on top of the problem of them “estimating” for non-reporting stations that have been taken out of service years ago. Yes, they really do have “zombie stations” reporting long after the station has died.

It has been determined that if you look at the raw temperature record for the U.S. from 1900 until the present time and use sites that have been continually reporting and have not had urban heat sources spring up around them (think airports) then you discover there has been no warming. And yet the EPA just announced rules based on the myth of “man-made global warming” that will make energy prices skyrocket. The poor, as always, will be hardest hit in many ways. The most obvious hard hit will be in heating bills.

On top of that, it has been pointed out by many that the US temperature record is the most complete and reliable. The spotty global record is more easily manipulated by the fear mongering alarmists with all their grant money and influence. Indeed, because the US record is more reliable, it is quite likely that the US record is actually a better reflection of the global reality than the global record itself. That is one very sad state of affairs. The U.S. record is the best, while at the same time we know it to be blatantly fraudulent and unreliable.

Consider this report of NASA tampering with temperatures in Iceland.

In this guest post, Magnus Cederlöf shows how GISS “homogenized” a constant temperature from the 1950’s – 2000’s in Iceland to a rising temperature. One is amazed at the craftsmanship!

Can anyone who understands the coersive, fraudulent nature of the state be surprised at any of this?



CO2 sense and nonsense

Once in awhile I write about the government control freaks and their “global warming is going to kill us all” scam. Since the IPCC political atrocity called the AR5 is just out I decided it was time for another post on the climate scare mongering. I keep notes on things that I have seen here and there and the following is a compilation of a few of those notes. Some of the words are all mine, and some are paraphrases of those by skeptics that I have read. I hope you find something of value in this small rant.

If you pay attention to the facts and not the alarmist delusions about CO2 you are certain to find that their hysterical nonsense always gets slaughtered by the facts. Any appeals to bought-and-paid-for ‘authorities’ is über-lame, because Planet Earth disagrees with them.

For example, you see people opine:

Each decade is warmer than the last, the polar bears are drowning, the arctic ice is melting … and so on

Arctic ice has melted before and it will melt again, yet the polar bears survived or else they would not be here. When the melt happened in the past it was not due to human activity, and it will not be due to human activity when it happens again because CO2 has nothing to do with it. On net balance, CO2 is harmless, and beneficial to the biosphere. Falsify that testable hypothesis if you can.

Global temperatures have been extremely, unusually mild for the past century and a half, yet the fraudsters of “climate science” find ways to scare the population. The periodic step changes in global temperature are completely natural, and they occur regularly as admitted even by arch-alarmist Phil Jones. Note that the same warming has taken place repeatedly, and during times when CO2 was very low. What does that fact do to the theory that a trace gas controls the planet’s temperature and a bit more of it is going to kill us all?

Let us look back a few hundred years in climate history and look at the temperatures recorded. As you can see there is nothing unusual or unprecedented happening.


Current temperatures are routine, and lower than in recent past decades. The reality is that we have been fed nonsense. Planet Earth (you know — reality) which is the ultimate Authority has been busy debunking the self-serving ‘experts’ who couldn’t predict their way out of a wet paper bag if their grants depended on it. Everything observed today is fully explained by natural climate variability. The Null Hypothesis has never been falsified — unlike the catastrophic AGW nonsense.

One thing  missing in the alarmist’s scare stories about “global warming” is a proper timescale. Over the past 10,000 years (the current Holocene epoch) has been progressively cooling since the early “climate optimum”. Overall in the 10,000 years the world has cooled gradually by about 1.0 °C. There were however well documented temperature high points during the period, including the Minoan, Roman and Medieval warm periods. The most recent period of 1000 – 2000 AD is the coolest millennium of the whole epoch


As for this recent, short, 30-yr period of slight warming which ended in the mid 1990s, the Earth experienced it’s 2nd and 3rd strongest solar cycles since 1715 which marked the end of the strongest 63-yr string of solar cycles in 11,400 years, FIVE El Nino events including the largest Super El Nino ever recorded, a 30-year PDO warming cycle and the start of a 30-yr AMO warming period. And the CAGW alarmist “scientists” want us forget that there hasn’t been ANY statistically significant global warming trend since 1995, despite 1/3rd of ALL man-made CO2 emissions since 1750 were made since 1995.

As we consider the above let us also recall that dozens of governments are paying scientists all over the world to falsify results and “adjust” the temperature record. It is amazing that all “adjustments” cool the past and warm the present to create the illusion of warming. And yet, even so, we have seen no warming for the last 18 years or so. Unfortunately, scientists who don’t bow to the government mandated line on the CO2 scare are risking their careers. Google up Lysenko or Lysenkoism to see that this is not a brand new phenomenon in science. Peter Ferrara writes in Forbes magazine about the similarities between Lysenkoism and Global Warming.

Should we listen to the “experts” any more who tell us that hurricanes are increasing in number and intensity, even as the plain facts are quite the opposite? We have had one of the mildest periods for hurricanes and tornadoes this last decade in our history. When did a cat 3 or stronger hurricane last hit the U.S.?  Even the MSM has had to admit the intensity and frequency of tornadoes has been in the basement for two years. Since CO2 computer climate models all predicted the exact opposite, one would think that a “scientist” would see that the hypothesis has failed the test of reality.

I once saw someone ask that if reality has debunked the alarmist’s theories then why are the “scientists” not “on it”? It is because the world’s so-called climate scientists are being paid billions of dollars to make CO2 and CAGW the propaganda campaign that it started as, stayed, and will likely remain until those so-called scientists stop denying the science and the measurements. Governments give huge amounts of money to support the agencies and the scientists and the research that will provide those governments the answers they want and the taxes they are desperate for.

The government programs that have come from this mindless fear of a trace gas needed for life on our planet is impoverishing the western world. The current global warming is largely natural and cannot be stopped by denying men life, food, fuel, fodder, feed, and energy for safe water, clean air, and efficient farming. Unless we, like many in the CAGW sphere, want men to die a short life of pain, illness, starvation, thirst, and cold we must stop this mindless attack on our energy sources. Global warming has been natural in the past, and was not affected by man either stopping nor starting. In the future, global warming will continue to be unaffected by man’s release of fertilizer for all plants and life on the planet.

We have been fortunate to be living in a “Goldilocks” climate. With any luck, that will continue for a while longer. We are much better off than the poor sods who had to live through the Little Ice Age. The LIA is universally recognized by real climate authorities even if the alarmist crowd hates the LIA because it destroys their religious belief in the magic “carbon” molecule. But the fact is that the LIA was one of the coldest episodes of the entire 10,700 year Holocene. It cannot be wished away; it happened — and it happened when CO2 was much lower than now. Has it warmed since then? Thank the gods — yes it has!

Just like the Medieval Warm Period and the Minoan Warming, when the planet warmed significantly more than it has currently, and when CO2 was very low. Those facts show conclusively that with a static, low CO2 level, the planet warms and cools naturally — and much more than it has over the past century with high CO2.

The entire AGW scare is based on the demonization of “carbon”. But verifiable, real world facts and evidence show that the alarmist view is completely wrong. This, my friends, is a government backed fraud and scare.