GREAT MOMENTS IN FOREIGN-POLICY “BAFFLEGAB”:
— A news story featured on “Matzov.com”,
AND HERE’S THE NEWS STORY … READ IT & WEEP:
Monday February 17, 2014 -- Secretary of State John Kerry said global warming is as big a threat as terrorism in a speech in Indonesia, the world’s largest exporter of coal for power plants…
Speaking over the weekend in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, the last stop on his three-nation Asia tour, Kerry called on the international community — nations & individuals — to do more now as addressing climate change required a global solution.
The speech came against the backdrop of the eruption of the Mount Kelud volcano, which disrupted air travel in the region and forced the cancellation of Kerry’s planned meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
“We’ve seen here in Asia how extreme weather events can disrupt world trade,” Kerry said to an audience of Indonesian students & business leaders. “In today’s globalized economy, the entire world feels it.”
GET READY FOR IT ... AND HERE IT COMES:
“Without more action to combat global warming, scientists predict extreme weather events such as last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines will occur,” he concluded … and then HE LIKENED CLIMATE CHANGE TO GLOBAL THREATS SUCH AS TERRORISM & THE PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
PERHAPS HE’S BEEN SMOKING UP IN COLORADO:
“The solution is energy policy. It’s as simple as that,” he said. “Governments and international financial institutions should stop incentivizing the use of energy sources like coal and oil.”
MY OWN RESPONSE TO THE PRECEDING NEWS STORY:
Let’s cut to the chase, gang:
The mainstream-media, climate-change alarmists -- as well as like-minded, publicity-seeking politicians like John Kerry Heinz -- commit a usual error in their calculations:
They conflate wished-for associations -- of self-selected negative weather patterns – with actual scientifically-verified causal relationships.
Or to put even more simply, quasi-scientific ideologues (like the folks at the United Nations) get what they look for, because they know what they want to find.
In fact, until the era of Al Gore (and his semi-delusional academic mentor, Roger Revelle), the scientific study of climate focused on the cycles of long-term weather changes which have spanned periods of centuries and the millennia.
And the conclusion of this traditional study of climate change?
That climate does change:
Specifically it has been warming since the end of the last ICE AGE – with a bump in the Gore years -- but with warming MINIMALLY changing over the past 10 years (just check your heating bills for last winter).
So where do us bad-guy humans fit into the picture?
Well, in fact, humans have been contributing to a warmer climate since the dawn of civilization, with widespread burning of forests to make room for planting seeds for wheat & barley – to feed the first ancient city states.
And let’s face it: every breath we take produces carbon dioxide and adds allegedly-polluting contaminants to the atmosphere.
So what's the eco-friendly solution?
That everyone in the world commit suicide, to save mother earth (or should we say Gaia?)
Meanwhile, when it comes to "rigged" science, I’ll let you “google” for the scientific evidence -- recently provided by independent climatologists at their own climate-change conference -- indicating that previous IPCC forecasts have been overestimating global temperature change forecasts for the past 10 to 15 years.
In particular, as we saw regarding the recent green-energy holiday cruise for Al Gore devotees -- with the group's huge cruise ship totally blocked & hemmed in by unexpected ice packs -- the climate-change alarmists have been grossly underestimating the expansion of the Arctic & Antarctic ice caps.
GET TO THE POINT ALREADY:
So what would better serve the needs of humanity, than all this pseudo science?
For all concerned parties to look at the kind of scientific innovations that can better the lives of disadvantaged populations throughout the world, especially in Africa, India & South America.
For example, Monsanto has been much maligned by the environmental community for its genetically-engineered seeds that allow crops to withstand herbicides and ward off insects – making it possible for Third World farmers to substantially increase their crop output.
In fact, Monsanto is beginning a new soybean product launch, offering Latin American farmers seeds which combine (a} tolerance to the glyphosate herbicide (whatever that is); (2) protection against caterpillars; and (3) a significant improvement in these farmers' crop “yields” (meaning more grain to sell, and hence more cash to improve their standards of living).
And the result of this kind revolution in farming world-wide?
For the first time in many years, India’s farmers produced a surplus crop of wheat this year … meaning that once all the needs of India’s massive population are met, India will export wheat at higher world prices.
And that, in turn, will enhance the incomes of its formerly indigent farming population.
MORAL OF THIS STORY:
It's likely possible to spread such prosperity to other poverty-stricken areas of Africa and Asia ... but if only we can overcome the ideological & commercial resistance to such agricultural innovations – by today's self-serving Euro-social agricultural cabal.
And it's time that the needs of (ordinary) people – not wealthy elites – come first, world-wide!