Desmond McGrath
Rebuttal to 'A Republican Case for Climate Action'
By Desmond McGrath
August 3, 2013

NYT Op Ed Misleading and Derisive

Just because a person calls themselves a "Republican" does that necessarily clinch the argument as if calling yourself a "Republican" gives you a higher moral ground to preach to the masses. Just like being a "Catholic" priest does not necessarily mean that you are a Catholic at heart, because you might be one of "the eleven hundred men (put) into the priesthood in order to destroy the Church from within." -Bella Dodd.

Nor does your respective tenure over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency, 'Serving' Republican presidents, offer any insight to your true political convictions or hidden allegiances, but your statement "we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally"; Indicates that you are more than likely part of a group known as globalists.

The Following paragraph is patently false and I have numbered [0] each
    [1}There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: [2] our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and [3] the deep ocean warming faster than the earth's atmosphere. [4]Sea level is rising. [5]Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected.
All of these are broad brush statements aka propaganda just like the following paragraph:
    The costs of inaction are undeniable. The lines of scientific evidence grow only stronger and more numerous. And the window of time remaining to act is growing smaller: delay could mean that warming becomes "locked in."
Let me address the preceding numbered arguments in order:
  1. There is still a great deal of credible scientific debate, but due to the fact that the so called mainstream media (with NYT the leading cheerleader in print) act like coordinated propaganda mills beating the global warming tribal drum. The real issue is that there is a dearth of true investigative journalism for example the media focus on the race baiting of the Zimmerman verdict and refusal to investigate the so called "Phony Scandals" in Washington. Here are three contrary Books refuting Climate Change formerly called Global Warming.

    1. ClimateGate by Brian Sussman

    2. Slaying the Sky Dragon

    3. Energy and Climate Wars by Peter Glover and Michael J. Economides

      1. Perhaps the subtitle of the last listing is most telling: How naive politicians, green ideologues, and media elites are undermining the truth about energy and climate.

  2. In a Daily Mail Article on Oct, 13, 2012 Global Warming Stopped 16 Years Ago, David Rose stated "The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures. This means that the 'plateau' or 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years."

Figure 1 Climate Graph from UK Met Office courtesy of the Daily Mail
    1. In a Telegraph Article, on July 6th 2011 There has been no warming since 1998 James Delingpole stated " The headline of this post really shouldn't be controversial. It chimes perfectly with what Kevin "null hypothesis" Trenberth wrote in that notorious 2009 Climategate email to Michael Mann:

      The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't.

      And it's what Phil Jones admitted in a BBC interview when he said that there had been no "statistically significant" warming since 1995.
  1. The deep ocean warming is but the latest "Warming Scare" and I find it most telling that the same sites that recently started to talk about the Deep Ocean Warming still use the discredited Mann Hockey Stick Graph as if it still is Global Warming Gospel. Temperature Plateau Likely Due to Deep Ocean Warming

    There is however substantial evidence that deep ocean temperatures fluctuate with volcanic activity. See 5. Below and the substantial list of volcanic references here.

  2. As for the Sea Level Rising. In ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT, VOLUME 24 No. 3 & 4 2013 world Sea Level Expert Nils-Axel Mörner Abstract States:

    The history and development of our understanding of sea level changes is reviewed. Sea level research is multi-facetted and calls for integrated studies of a large number of parameters. Well established records indicate a post-LIA (1850–1950) sea level rise of 11 cm. During the same period of time, the Earth's rate of rotation experienced a slowing down (deceleration) equivalent to a sea level rise of about 10 cm. Sea level changes during the last 40-50 years are subjected to major controversies. The methodology applied and the views claimed by the IPCC are challenged. For the last 40-50 years strong observational facts indicate virtually stable sea level conditions. The Earth's rate of rotation records a mean acceleration from 1972 to 2012, contradicting all claims of a rapid global sea level rise, and instead suggests stable, to slightly falling, sea levels. Best estimates for future sea level changes up to the year 2100 are in the range of +5 cm ±15 cm.

    It should also be noted that a tree in the Maldives that supported Mörner's earlier sea level observations was willfully destroyed ,"A group of Australian global-warming advocates came along and pulled the tree down, destroying the evidence that their 'theory' was false."

Figure 2 Tree that was destroyed by Global Warming Advocates

  1. They talk of the Arctic Ice Disappearing and yet they ignore that an International expedition discovers gigantic volcanic eruption in the Arctic Ocean
The following OpEd paragraph with My Emphasis added highlights the real Rub:
    A market-based approach, like a carbon tax, would be the best path to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, but that is unachievable in the current political gridlock in Washington. Dealing with this political reality, President Obama's June climate action plan lays out achievable actions that would deliver real progress. He will use his executive powers to require reductions in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the nation's power plants and spur increased investment in clean energy technology, which is inarguably the path we must follow to ensure a strong economy along with a livable climate.
I first heard of the concept of a Carbon Tax straight from the Horse's mouth. Sir Edmund De Rothschild, 30 years ago: when he talked about a future when carbon based energy sources are taxed into subservience Read my previous article Here for full story. Despite claiming to be Republicans, the authors of this OpEd are clearly in favor of further subverting the Constitution and limiting debate via giving tacit approval to the continued Ultra vires expansion of dictatorial decrees aka executive orders emanating from the Executive Branch. Such overreach of executive authority by an autocratic King was the very reason the Declaration of Independence was initially signed and the subsequent Constitution ratified: to limit the power of the Federal Government and prevent the future rise of an autocratic ruler.

Proposing such an overreach of Executive Powers is seditious and treasonous and shows that none of you believe in free speech or the role of Congress, "The Peoples House" to act as the podium for open debate. Is it any wonder as Lord Monckton Explains how Al Gore and people on the left refuse to debate Global warming.

It should be noted that in 2001 the EPA, under Whitman's watch, produced a report detailing the expected effects of global warming in each of the states in the United States. The report was dismissed by President Bush who called it the work of "the bureaucracy." That Bureaucracy is as subversive as ever and yet none of their scandals are on the main stream media radar. As I reported previously:
As for the last highlighted phrase spur increased investment in clean energy technology, I ask who, will benefit financially aka Cui Bono, from this increased investment? Are any of the groups or agencies for whom you have represented or sat on various boards thereof potentially going to profit from the June climate action plan? During the release thereof, President Obama angrily blasted global warming skeptics saying he lacked "patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real." Those are the words of a dictator who no longer wishes to debate the facts, who ironically tells college graduates before the latest spate of scandals have erupted:
    Still, you'll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner. You should reject these voices
There are many voices of sanity and reason knowing that the emperor has no clothes and that the real goal is a global Carbon Tax and are still not afraid to speak out. However, It is increasingly obvious that those who are willing to speak the truth on any subject are summarily punished for their candor like Drew Johnson who was dismissed for publishing "Take Your Jobs Plan and Shove it, Mr. President." Perhaps Drew Johnson's subsequent Tweet "I just became the first person in the history of newspapers to be fired for writing a paper's most-read article" Sums up the true business model for the printed media and the role it plays as purveyors of propaganda and not the truth.

It is clear that the power behind the throne likes the idea of a free press and an open debate on any subject from the Phony Scandals to the Economy/Jobs or Global warming about as much as the Devil likes Holy water. In that vein and considering that Drew Johnson's article title was posthumously modified to "President Obama's Policies Have Harmed Chatanooga Enough," your AgitpropEd tile should be changed to:

"Bureaucratic Elites case for Imposing a global Carbon Tax to transfer wealth from America to the third world via unconstitutionally bypassing Congress and supporting the White Castles Autocratic Agenda and trashing of the Constitution."

Desmond McGrath

Soon to be living in the global warming denier's gulag tending the graves of Copernicus and Galileo.

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Desmond is a Petroleum Engineer by training with a BSc. (Honors) from Montana Tech as well as two technical diplomas in the area of Hydraulics, Instrumentation and Petroleum Technology... (more)


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