The White House wants the public to start using the term “global climate disruption” in place of “global warming” — fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is.
White House science adviser John Holdren urged people to start using the phrase during a speech last week in Oslo, echoing a plea he made three years earlier. Holdren said global warming is a “dangerous misnomer” for a problem far more complicated than a rise in temperature.
A farce, by any other name, is still a farce.
Here’s what I said back on May 27, 2009 in Green Spokesmouths Need to Curb Emissions, and I continue to stand by it now:
The global warming threat was never real to begin with. It was just another example of lefties taking advantage of a crisis to advance a liberal agenda — in this case, it was an entirely manufactured crisis, and the agenda was more about the redistribution of wealth between global industrial “haves” and third-world “have-nots” than it was about preservation of clean air and green space. And they failed, at least with regard to the ulterior motives.
However, with regard to the illusion of global warming, the starry-eyed, comely assistant in Al Gore’s fraudulent magic show, they actually may have succeeded. After all, there are hybrids at nearly every intersection now, whereas before such a sight was rare; new homes are built in a more energy-efficient manner, and owners of existing homes are taking care to make their established home more efficient in the same way; and people are conscious of what they eat and what they leave behind now more than ever. That should be enough for the global warming movement, or at least a sign of victory — but it’s not. It’s not, because the global warming movement is not about environmentalism; the movement is merely a single warm and fuzzy battle along the front line of the left’s War on Success and Prosperity.
Right now, however, we have an economy in upheaval, and cannot afford to wage such a feel-good battle against progress and growth. We need to create jobs and must do so by expanding industry and by exploring our natural resources, rather than eliminating jobs by allowing industry to flee overseas due to an increased regulatory burden stateside or passing over employment opportunity by refusing to tap offshore and Alaskan oil deposits or the American salvation that is oil shale. Furthermore, we have true threats to our existence, threats associated by real people with real problems and the real capacity to cause mass death and destruction, not the mere potential for long-term annoyances based on cooked books and fabricated facts disseminated by the jilted, bitter, unshowered global warming crowd.
And the effects are being seen. Americans and people across the globe are less concerned about the farce that is an existential threat associated with global warming. Other things occupy their minds — such as putting food on the table, or keeping their children safe.
This global warming nonsense indeed needs to stop. It’s high time for Al Gore and his tree-hugging, environmental-socialist flunkies to take a break, find a moss-covered rock somewhere, sit down and enjoy a granola bar, moldy tofurkey sandwich and a gritty, shag-carpet-textured spirulina smoothie. They need to take a break. The kids at the card table must quiet down for a while so the adults can get to work in solving the real problems affecting the globe they pretend to be so concerned about.