Energy and Climate Myths Destroyed
Energy and Climate Myths Destroyed
Despite record-breaking cold temperatures and snow, our media and
politicians continue to enthusiastically preach global warming as the
one true unquestionable gospel. Climate change guru Al Gore
claimed we would have hot weather all year round by now, and an end to
snow, but Gore has always been wrong because he discarded the
scientific method in favor of his intuitive faith. Climate change
hysteria is the result of human animals confusing our basic
subconscious need for religion and something to believe in with
provable scientific fact. Science without the scientific method
and a questioning mind is garbage science, not real science. You
cannot fight Al Gore’s religious fervor with provable facts because the
whole point of all religion is to valiantly go beyond the realm of
facts to achieve a higher spiritual goal. Just remember the hymn,
“Onward Christian soldiers, marching as to war.” How can you
argue with that?
Carbon creatures fighting carbon is suicide, not science.
Anyone can make a square peg fit into a round hole with a knife and
basic whittling skills. That is the way the government financed
IPCC bureaucracy and the media, under the direction of politicians,
managed to cast carbon dioxide, the gas that created and feeds all life
on Earth, as a villain instead of a hero. The intentional
politicization of climate science will be viewed by future historians
as a major fiasco and crime against humanity. Climate hysteria
has already caused millions of deaths worldwide and tremendous economic
and environmental destruction, all in the name of being "green," the
most misused cliché of the 21st century.
On April 14th, 2018, environmentalist David Buckel committed suicide by
setting himself on fire with gasoline to protest "global warming" after
one of the coldest winters on record. Sloppy and intentionally
devious weather reporting also created a summer of weather exaggeration
in 2018. The United Kingdom’s national weather service had to
retract a report that Glasgow, Scotland, had set a hottest-day record
of 91.8F on June 28th, beating the previous 89.4F reading of August,
2003. In reality, an ice cream truck had been parked with engine
running next to the thermometer, thus heating it up. That same
week in Los Angeles, record high temperatures were recorded by
thermometers located in microclimates surrounded by concrete and
asphalt, and in some cases the waste heat from jet aircraft. Have
you ever walked barefoot on asphalt on a hot day?
Man made climate change due to land use change is 100% proven.
More people means more land use change. The population of Los
Angeles County was about 2.2 million in 1930. By 2018, the
population had grown to over 11 million people. All those new
homes, cars, roads, stores, and factories cause surface temperatures to
rise. This is called the Urban Heat Island effect, which has
skewed temperature readings all over the world. Our atmosphere is
well within the historic definition of normalcy. Land use change
combined with natural climatic variability has made surface
temperatures slightly warmer, not carbon dioxide.
During the 1930s, the United States was about as warm as it
is today if you compensate for land use change. The Dust
Bowl disaster ravaged the Southern Plains region with high velocity
winds that swept dust from Texas all the way to Nebraska.
What caused the Dust Bowl when CO2 emissions were globally
inconsequential? Blaming fossil fuels for record-breaking summer
heat spells in 2018 begs the question; did fossil fuels also cause the
record-breaking cold spells America experienced during the winters of
2018 and 2019? When you claim that global warming also causes
global cooling, you have entered the supernatural world of a Stephen
King novel and have abandoned any pretension of authentic science.
Riding a wave of politician
generated fear, Barack Obama turned climate change theology into a
multi-billion dollar taxpayer financed business. It is not
illegal or even politically incorrect to kill millions of innocent
people worldwide with bad agricultural and energy policy. It is,
however, morally reprehensible. Here is the explanation of how it
all happened, and it involves deep subconscious human emotions, not
just politics, the bandwagon effect, and the profit motive gone awry.
Government decided that we can alter Earth’s climate by mandating
changes to energy and agricultural policy. Some members of
Congress and self-appointed Hollywood climate activists imagine America
as a nation of strict vegans getting 100% of our energy from windmills
and solar panels. The problem is, we make food with energy, so
foolish energy policy that needlessly raises the cost of energy also
raises the cost of food worldwide. The higher the cost of food,
the more innocent people die of malnutrition and related illness.
Very few politicians understand or even care about this proven
fact. I keep telling them to remember this basic equation.
FOOD = ENERGY & ENERGY = FOOD
only worthwhile renewable energy schemes for large scale energy
production are reliable and continuous hydroelectric and geothermal
power. Biofuels, solar, and wind power do far more harm than
good, and even the United States Government’s own National Research
Council found that wind and solar reduce CO2 emissions to such an
inconsequential extent they are not worth subsidizing. The NRC
found that biofuel farming increases greenhouse gas emissions rather
than decreasing them. Biofuels, wind, and solar schemes all have
very low energy density, which means they produce large ecological
footprints. Diffuse and weak energy sources require costly
monster sized structures to collect that dispersed energy. The
bottom line is that biofuels, windmills, and solar panels cannot
control the weather any more than rain dances, bowling balls, and
statues of dead presidents.
Global biofuel farming has raised the cost of fertilizer, farmland, and
food all over the world. Malnutrition is the world’s leading
cause of avoidable premature death, and the primary cause of avoidable
mental retardation in children. Estimates of how many people die
every year worldwide from malnutrition and related illness range from 8
million to 19 million people. To be conservative, let’s say only
8 million die and their average height is 36 inches because so many are
children. That means that enough humans die of hunger and related
illness every year to make an unbroken chain of corpses 4,545 miles
long (7,313 kilometers). Driving 500 miles per day, it would take
you 9 days to get past all those dead bodies. Who would not be
traumatized by such a corpse laden journey? Yet, when I confront
environmentalists, politicians, and government salaried bureaucrats
with these facts, they just don’t seem to care. Biofuels kill
through malnutrition and related illness, not through bullets and
bombs. Those deaths are not reported by our media because
biofuels are a diffuse crime. The bodies of the poor who died
because of unnecessarily high food prices are scattered all over the
Third World, and their families do not have lawyers.
America currently uses well over 40% of its corn crop to manufacture
ethanol for fuel, but that ethanol satisfies just 5% of U.S.
transportation energy. Ethanol contains one third less energy per
gallon than gasoline, so ethanol mandates lower our miles per gallon
while increasing engine repair bills. Biofuel production is
eroding away the last remaining half of America’s prime Midwest topsoil
at an alarming rate. Globally, topsoil is being lost ten times
faster than it is being replenished. What will our grandchildren
eat when all of our topsoil is gone? Biofuel farming is also
speeding the depletion of the world’s finite supplies of phosphates
needed to make fertilizer. Ask yourself, in this overpopulated
world with limited agricultural resources, was it a good idea to make
cars and trucks our competitors for food? Why is it more "green"
to drill the human food supply for energy than Alaska? Biofuels
increase water pollution, aggravate water shortages, accelerate
deforestation, and are inherently energy inefficient because their
manufacture requires large amounts of fossil fuels to produce.
The bottom line is that biofuel production is indefensible by any
measure and amounts to a unnecessary war on the human food
It has been
conclusively proven that common neonicotinoid pesticides kill bees in
mass numbers, and that bees are exposed to more pesticides than
previously thought, for longer periods of time than previously thought,
and at greater distances from sprayed cropland than previously
thought. The United States uses massive amounts of pesticides on
all of its biofuel crops, from corn, to soybeans, to rapeseed, and so
does Brazil and all of the other countries engaged in biofuel
farming. With over 50 million acres of land dedicated to biofuel
production in the USA, and over 155 million acres of land used for
biofuel farming worldwide, and all those acres acting as death traps
for bees, the impact on the world bee population is obviously
tremendous. The equation is simple; more biofuel farming equals
more pesticide use, which equals more dead bees.
Global biofuel production was the main cause of the world food crisis
that occurred during the Bush and Obama administrations, and biofuel
farming continues to push food prices to unnecessarily high
levels. By any reasonable estimate, biofuels have killed far more
people over the last 20 years than all wars and acts of terrorism
combined during the same time period. Many will die of starvation
every year no matter what we do, but why make it even harder for
desperately struggling human families to survive? Why
intentionally raise the cost of food and erode away our vanishing
topsoil to produce an environmentally damaging fuel that is not even as
"green" as gasoline? Our government’s decision to make energy
production compete with food production is heartless insanity.
The wind and solar hoax
To satisfy 100% of New York City's electricity needs with wind power
would require impossible around-the-clock winds within a limited speed
range, and a wind farm the size of the entire state of
Connecticut. After billions of dollars wasted on solar subsidies,
solar energy provides just a tiny insignificant fraction of United
States electricity. Solar photovoltaic cells and windmills suffer
from the incurable problems of intermittent and unreliable operation
and LOW ENERGY DENSITY. Would you hire a drunken employee who
only showed up for work part of the time, and on his own erratic
schedule, not yours? On top of that, the sloppy drunk demands a
far higher salary than do reliable workers. Wind and solar are
fairy tale energy solutions for people who do not understand the
real-world mathematics of energy production, and for those who wish to
make money on a fad that should have died out years ago.
The only authentic replacement for fossil fuels possible is some form
of safe nuclear power, which has the highest energy density of all
sources and is capable of operating reliably 24-7-365, not just when
the wind blows and the sun shines. The most promising types of
safe nuclear energy include simplified hot fusion technology that does
not use expensive lasers, as does the government funded International
Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, which has become a
costly boondoggle. A number of private companies, including
aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, have compact fusion designs they think
they can get to work at reasonable cost.
The second alternative is Low Energy Nuclear Reaction, a.k.a. cold
fusion, which many laboratories around the world claim is real and can
produce small amounts of energy. Even if this is true, LENR
is totally unproven as a reliable marketable device for large scale
energy production. Though energy from LENR is a long shot
possibility, we should at least remain open minded to new ideas.
A successful miniature LENR reactor could theoretically be used to
power automobiles and trucks directly, thus eliminating the need for
liquid transportation fuels of any kind. The third alternative is
molten salt thorium reactor technology, which is an inherently much
safer form of fission nuclear technology that does not produce large
amounts of radioactive waste.
Relatively small amounts of money should be spent on fusion power
research instead of wasting untold billions on subsidies and mandates
that only harm our economy, increase unemployment, and raise the cost
of food and energy. Efficient products never require subsidies
and mandates. You only have to force and bribe people to buy
products that do not work in a cost effective way.
Are the Paris climate agreements worth the paper they are written
on? Television anchor Chris Wallace recently asked Al Gore: "You
would agree that even if all 195 nations, now 194, met their targets,
it still wouldn’t solve the problem." Al Gore answered: "That is
correct. However, it sends a very powerful signal to business and
industry and civil society, and countries around the world." In
other words, Albert Gore publicly admitted that the Paris Climate
Agreement was just another costly but impotent act of government
mandated symbolism. Can empty symbolism drive you to work and
feed, shelter, and clothe your family?
Mark Mills of the Manhattan Institute points out that in 2017 "The
world’s nearly 8 billion people and $80 trillion economy depend on
hydrocarbons to supply over 80% of global energy; oil fuels 98% of
transportation." Fossil fuels are keeping us all alive, and we
should stop demonizing that gift of nature that is feeding us, clothing
us, sheltering us, and allowing all of us, our children, and our
beloved pets and farm animals to live another day. Without fossil
fuels we would not have even been born, and there would be no human
civilization for radical environmentalists to complain about. You
cannot replace a three course meal (high energy density fossil fuels)
with a single potato chip (low energy density wind, solar, and
biofuels). That is the basic mathematical truth our politicians
are not telling us.
Climate change is a political religion and a psychosomatic mental illness, not real science.
As a scientific theory, man made climate change due to atmospheric
carbon dioxide levels has as many loopholes as a rodeo, and is about as
accurate as astrology. Global warming theology has succeeded in
captivating so many people because it is a dramatic new age doomsday
religion that puts Mother Nature on the Cross instead of Jesus.
Christian fundamentalists have End Times Theology. Secular
humanists have the Church of Climate Change. Many actually fall
in love with the art of climate change fear mongering, which feeds an
unhealthy psychological need within them. Passionate Christians
can see the face of Jesus in a random stain on a wall. Passionate
climate change enthusiasts see Niagara Falls freezing under record low
temperatures as a sign of global warming.
Can you imagine Albert Einstein throwing a tantrum and branding anyone
who does not believe in his theories traitors, heretics, and
deniers? If we don’t do what the high priests of climate change
say, we will all burn in the hell of global warming. A hysterical
witch hunt against carbon dioxide equals mass suicide through
starvation because all life on Earth, our own bodies, and our food
supply are all made of CO2.
trees and our food crops could vote, they would vote for more CO2 in
our atmosphere, not less, because plants eat CO2 to survive and grow
larger. Humans are plant eating carbon based animals with an
18.5% carbon content by weight; thus a 150 pound human being contains
about 28 pounds of elemental carbon. When you think CO2 is our
enemy instead of our dinner, it is carbon based chemical reactions in
your brain that produces the neural electricity that creates those
thoughts. Who can possibly win in a war of carbon creatures
president of Greenpeace, Dr. Patrick Moore, points out that there is
far less carbon dioxide in our atmosphere today than for nearly the
entire history of life on planet Earth. He states that “During
the past 150 million years CO2 had steadily declined to such a low
level that plants were seriously threatened with starvation during the
peak of the last few glacial cycles.” Carbon dioxide is an
odorless, colorless, nontoxic gas, and the molecular fuel that powers
and constructs all life on Earth. CO2 is not a pollutant any more
than oxygen is a pollutant. Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is
like money in the bank; it feeds all plant and animal life on
Earth. The CO2 humans have added to our atmosphere since the
Industrial Revolution has made our trees and crops grow faster, bigger,
and more resistant to drought. NASA satellite data confirms there
has been an increase in leaf growth on plants and trees measured over a
35-year period that is equivalent to an area of vegetation two times
greater than the entire continental United States.
There has been no global warming since 1998, but Barack Obama and other
politicians put pressure on NOAA, NASA, and the IPCC to come up with
fictional science in order to press forward with their own climate
change agenda. Climate data faking scandals have occurred all
over the world, from Australia, to Europe, to the USA. Absolutely
absurd scientific papers are published blaming global warming for
everything from low sperm counts to an increase in post-traumatic
stress disorder caused by a rise in the number of weather related
disasters, which in actual fact have not occurred. There are no
more storms, floods, and droughts worldwide than the historic
There is nothing
unusual or wrong with Earth’s current average temperatures, which are
constantly going up and down because our weather is constantly being
affected by an almost infinite number of natural variables.
Natural drivers of Earth temperatures include solar output levels,
total planetary atmospheric density and pressure, the orbit of the
Earth around the Sun, cycles of deep ocean currents, and cycles of the
Moon’s gravitational pull on ocean water. The idea that CO2
controls Earth temperatures is not supported by the ancient ice core
records or by measured temperatures recorded since the Industrial
Carbon dioxide is a trace gas that
makes up .04% of our atmosphere. The public has been misled to
believe that government scientists have some proven formula that
accurately tells us that when you add so much CO2 to the atmosphere the
Earth heats up by so many degrees. Nothing could be further from
the truth, and our government’s wild speculations have been proven
wrong by the passage of time and the measurable facts on the
dollar climate fear industry continues today because it is such a big
money maker for scientists, literally thousands of green scam
businesses, professional environmentalists, the media, and even
universities seeking government research grants. Whipping up
climate hysteria has been a powerful tool for politicians who want
government committees to run the world, not free markets and authentic
science. Countless American politicians have had their picture
taken in front of giant industrial windmills, which by their proven
environmental and economic track record are monuments to the stupidity
of man, not a solution to any human problem.
The United States has experienced a subnormal amount of hurricanes for
many years. Now that the hurricane dry spell has been broken,
politicians are blaming global warming. One news anchor suggested
that the Paris climate agreement would end all hurricanes
forever. Why are silly people shocked and alarmed when it gets
hot in the summer, cold in the winter, that we have hurricanes during
hurricane season and tornadoes during tornado season? It’s called
"weather," not "climate change." When government fires scientists
who state that dangerous man made climate change has not occurred while
financially rewarding scientists who claim that the Earth is burning
up, then real science has been replaced by partisan politics.
Jerry Brown’s forest fire hoax
It took nature millions of years to evolve California’s giant sequoia
trees and lodgepole pine. Both those species require forest fires
to reproduce. What does that fact tell you? On average,
lighting sparked fires swept through California forests every 5 to 15
years before Europeans arrived. Fire releases seeds and enriches
the soil with nutrients that seedlings need to grow. Climate
change enthusiasts tell us that humans feeding plants the vital
substance they need to survive, carbon dioxide, is the cause of deadly
forest fires, not years of fire suppression and logging bans that
produced an excess of forest fuel. If you don’t allow free
roaming forest fires, then you must carefully and wisely selectively
cut the forests; it’s as simple as that.
Here are four quotes relevant to climate change enthusiasts.
"Because the idea of climate change is so plastic, it can be deployed
across many of our human projects and can serve many of our
psychological, ethical, and spiritual needs." — Famous English
socialist climate change advocate, Mike Hulme
"No matter if the science of global warming is all phony…climate change
provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality
in the world." — Former Canadian Minister of the Environment, Christine
challenge I think we have is for some reason climate change has become
a religion -- a politically induced religion instead of science fact
that now we have to embrace and move forward on." — Former EPA
Administrator Gina McCarthy
4) "If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes accepted as truth." — Joseph Goebbels
Real scientists do not trade emails sharing secrets on how to rig
computer projections to fake conclusions, as the IPCC has done.
Real scientists do not gerrymander Earth weather station data to show
abnormal warming which does not exist in fact, as NOAA has done.
Real scientists do not "fiddle" with temperature records, as NASA has
done. Under pressure from Obama, NASA changed the way it calculates
world temperatures to include ocean temperatures instead of just land
mass temperatures. The only reason to do this was to create an
artificial spike in Earth temperatures on a graph that Obama could use
to scare the public. When science is for sale and under the
command of politicians, it is no longer science. Fewer than 50%
of real climatologists believe that dangerous man made global warming
due to atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is proven. The 97%
consensus figure is, and always has been, pure fiction. That is a
proven fact, but facts bounce off zealots who have declared their
theories as infallible and unquestionable as the word of God.
Our main ecological problem is global human overpopulation, yet no well
known politician has addressed this touchy issue publicly. Our
leaders are divorced from reality and living in ideological dream
worlds. They misdirect public unhappiness over numerous societal
problems that they themselves have helped create in the name of
political correctness toward the myth of man made climate change.
How is the United States of America ever going to protect its
environment and survive as a nation with open border anarchy?
Climate change hysteria is a diversion from reality that is wasting
time, money, and human lives.
surface level man made climate change due to land use change is real,
not fiction. Cities get hotter than forests because concrete
absorbs and retains more heat than grass and trees. Therefore, if
you wish to control that proven form of global warming, the best
defense is strict border security and an end to illegal invasion, which
we dishonestly label "illegal immigration." Immigrants ask
permission, fill out forms, wait patently in line, and respect the laws
of the country they wish to immigrate to. Invaders just break in
and take what they want. The best way to protect our environment
is to bury political correctness in our backyards and end open border
anarchy. National suicide is not good for our children or our
environment, but the Democratic Party and many Republicans do not seem
to understand that simple obvious fact. Will they ever wake up
from their ideological dream worlds?
Please watch Video Tutorial Cures Climate Hysteria.
For information on data faking scandals and real climate science, see the Moderating Climate Change Hysteria web page.
For those who think Al Gore’s ideas about climate change are "settled science," see New Climate Discovery.
Two scientists, Dr. Karl Zeller and Dr. Ned Nikolov, have found they
are able to determine the long term average temperature of Venus,
Earth, Mars, Titan, and Triton by knowing just two facts: their
distance from the Sun and their atmospheric pressure. This
mathematical finding puts the entire traditional greenhouse theory into
For the big picture on energy production and better clean energy solutions, read The Renewable Energy Disaster website.
Here are six life-saving equations to remember.
1) Food = energy & energy = food.
2) High cost energy = high cost food = increased starvation rates worldwide.
3) Bad energy policy = bad agricultural policy.
4) A war and tax on carbon is inevitably a war and tax on food.
5) Diffuse and intermittent energy sources = low efficiency, high cost, and a large destructive ecological footprint.
6) Carbon creatures fighting carbon = suicide, not science.
Christopher Calder calderconnection AT gmail DOT com
Christopher Calder is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocate for world
security with no financial interest in any energy related business.