|From Disney's adaptation of Chicken Little.|
A fable is fictional story featuring any number of personified animals, plants or inanimate objects illustrating a moral lesson. The old folktale of Chicken Little is a wonderful example.
Henny Penny, also known as, Chicken Little is a fable about a young chicken who believes the world is coming to an end after an acorn falls on its head. On its quest to alert the King Chicken Little convinces others of the impending doom and they join in on the journey.
At this point there are many endings, however, the most prominent features a fox who capitalizes on the brew of hysteria and invites the entourage to its lair and there eats them all. It is here that the common English idiom “The sky is falling” indicating irrational fear or fear mongering is born.
We have over the last 50 years suffered from a similar panic when an acorn dropped on the head of one C.D. Keeling, the scientist whom first alerted the world to man made global warming while popularizing the now famous Keeling Curve, a 45 degree angle depicting the unrelenting rise of CO2 in the atmosphere.
It is in the last decade that this pervasive fear of cooking the planet has reached an alarming crescendo. The high water mark is no doubt the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth, featuring Al Gore awkwardly rising to the ceiling on his very own Keeling Curve elevator.
Ironically, the Daily Mail recently reported that the fear should have abated in 1997, when global warming stopped. That’s right, the planet hasn’t warmed in 15 years according to University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. Climate scientists are not astrophysicists, we know that, but the fact they forgot that the burning ball of gas positioned at the center of our solar system may in fact have something to do with the temperature of our planet is a bit strange.
If you find this hard to believe that “changers” would discount the sun’s impact on our environment, think again. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their infinite wisdom ruled in 2007 that man’s “greenhouse gas emissions has outweighed that of solar variability [emphasis added] by a factor of 13 to one.”
While their aim was to discredit climate change skeptics the IPCC did not question that the Sun by its very existence dictates entirely the temperature of Earth, they questions only the variability between greenhouse gases and solar radiation. New revelations about solar cycles reported by the Daily Mail, however, significantly undermines this view.
Climate scientists at the IPCC, the UN, think tanks, EPA, major universities, and at the countless summits convened over the years evidently haven’t utilized one of the most important steps in scientific analysis – the control. This only gives credence to the charges anthropogenic global warming is a “pseudo-theory” and that those who proselytize its tenets are engaged in pseudoscience.
The control here is other planets without humans, i.e. the rest of the solar system. Evidence that the Sun is the main driver of climate change is reflected in the fact other planets including the Red One have been warming too.
These findings comport with the realization that the Planet Killer carbon dioxide may in fact be lower on the climate change totem poll than originally thought. It turns out dihydrogen monoxide found in the Earth’s variable ocean cycles may account for most of the last century’s global warming. Alas, as I have said before Climate Science is a Volatile as The Weather.
It is here that the fox in the story reveals itself. When Chicken Little and the Fowl Gang were slogging through their pool of anxiety the fox was only so happy to offer the solace of his stomach. Much in the same mold politicians, big business, entertainers and vested scientists have provided similar overtures enriching themselves alone.
The neo Malthusians promote population control, politicians like Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton laud geo-engineering and economic enders like the Kyoto Protocol. Al Gore and Goldmann Sachs conjure up cloud speculation a.k.a. Cap and Trade to redirect the wealth of the planet into their own coffers. Technocrats play king within suffocating bureaucracies like the EPA and global governance is never far behind as is evidenced by the UN’s infamous Agenda 21. Don’t know what these are? Look them up.
The Church of Anthropogenic Global Warming’s ultimate goal is not to convince us that carbon is bad, but that humans are destroying the ecosystem. It is in this altruistic vein that they are in many ways correct and therefore justified in their zealotry. Moreover, this is where those of us whom are awake might win them over.
The rise of real environmentalism begins with shifting the debate from boogey men to legitimate concerns. Burning hydrocarbons is not doubt a dirty business however as the catalytic converter and clean coal plants have attested, mankind has the ability to progress beyond initial crude technologies including internal combustion, we should allow it to continue.
Because of the massive time and effort spent on the mirage of global warming we have stunted the growth of other environmental debates like mercury accumulation, genetically modified foods, geo-engineering, nuclear fallout, BPA awareness, soil depletion, and sodium fluoride. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it seems like we may at least be closer to checking off one more.