By Alan Caruba
Yesterday I received a news release about a new book, “Antarctica: The Global Warming”, a collection of photos by Sebastian Copeland. Celebrating it were two events and it struck me that the environmentalists have mastered propaganda in ways that are as impressive as they are deceptive.
According to the release, Copeland says, “Most people think of Antarctica as utterly remote from their lives and their worlds—and they’re right, it is thousands of miles away from most of us. But our actions here, in the industrialized world, are changing this fragile, beautiful continent forever, and I wanted my book to ask people to think about that.”
This is utter nonsense. There is nothing that those of us in “the industrialized world” are doing that has any affect on Antarctica, nor are we “changing” that continent “forever.” This assertion puts humans at the center of all life on earth and then blames humans for despoiling it, presumably because of “industrialization.” What we find in this statement is the Greens' distaste and even hatred for anything we recognize as modernization, technology, and the improvement in the lives of all who benefit from it.
The release goes on to note that the first celebration of the book will be at the United Nations in New York and that the UN Environmental Program is hosting an exhibition of the photos. It is essential to understand that the UN is the nexus for all the “global warming” lies that have been the core of a program designed to extend its control over all nations and all the people of the world.
Global warming as described by these lies is the current and near-future warming of the earth in ways that threaten all life on it. Currently, just about everything that does happen is attributed to “global warming” and it has reached a point where even people with no knowledge of science recognize how ridiculous this is. The earth has been naturally warming since the end of the last mini-ice age in the 1800s. We are all in an interglacial period between major ice ages. Nothing we do will alter that natural cycle. Nothing we do has any effect on the actions of the Sun, the oceans, clouds, volcanoes, and other the other things that determine the earth’s climate.
So, while Copeland’s photos are no doubt beautiful, they are being used to continue the lies that Antarctica is suffering the effects of “global warming.”
In September, Meteorologist Joe D’Aleo reported that Antarctica “has quietly set a new record for most ice extent since 1979. The Southern Hemispheric area coverage is the highest in the satellite record, just being out 1995, 3001, 2005 and 2006. Since 1979, the trend has been up for the total Antarctica ice extent.”
While noting that the Antarctica Peninsula area “has warmed in recent years and the ice near it diminished during the Southern Hemisphere summer, the interior of Antarctica has been colder and ice elsewhere has been more extensive and longer lasting, which explains the increase in total extent.”
So, being told that one portion of Antarctica has been warmer—in the summer—and that some of its ice has diminished is much like hearing that California has experienced some climate event and that this should be extrapolated to include the entire United States.
Ohio State researcher, David Bromwich, agreed with D’Aleo, saying “It’s hard to see a global warming signal from the mainland of Antarctica right now.” He might as well have added, “or ever.” According to the NASA GISS data, the South Pole winter (June through August) cooled about 1 degree Fahrenheit since 1957 and the coldest year was in 2004. New cold records were set in Australia, South America, and Africa.
So the news releases are going out, the UN’s environmental liars are holding their celebrations, and the drumbeat of “global warming” continues. It is all part of the greatest hoax ever perpetrated in modern times and it’s time for it to end.
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