International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)

2008/09/27

The Mother of All Climate Conspiracies

Filed under: climate conspiracy theories,lolpics,news,Richard Lindzen — stepanovich @ 19:14

cite as: F. Bi. 2008. The Mother of All Climate Conspiracies. Intl. J. Inact., 1:144–146

Via Greenfyre: Aye, my friends… at long last, we now have a real answer to the age-old question,

Why have all the major scientific organizations worldwide been affirming that global warming is real and serious?

For decades, this question has stumped many a climate inactivist; and the standard answer — “it’s a worldwide conspiracy” — would’ve got one laughed out of the room. But that’ll happen no more! For Richard Lindzen has uncovered the shocking details of this huge conspiracy, or something:1

Another [factor] is the hierarchical nature of formal scientific organizations whereby a small executive council can speak on behalf of thousands of scientists as well as govern the distribution of ‘carrots and sticks’ whereby reputations are made and broken. […]

The influence of the environmental movement has effectively made support for global warming, not only a core element of political correctness, but also a requirement for the numerous prizes and awards given to scientists.

Indeed, life is tough for nonconformist scientists like Lindzen who have to scrape by with their meagre supply of prizes and awards. (While they’re not busy figuring out all the conspiracies and jetting all over the world to talk about them, that is.) This is so unlike, say, the life of global warming cultist William “Stoat” Connolley2 who, by virtue of his Warmist Cult membership, has accumulated so many professional accolades, including… um…

The myth of scientific consensus is also perpetuated in the web’s Wikipedia where climate articles are vetted by William Connolley, who regularly runs for office in England as a Green Party candidate.

…hmmmm. Anyway, it’s not merely always about the awards; sometimes, perhaps, maybe, it’s just due to people wanting to be “politically correct” because, um, it’s beneficial in some way or other:

That said, when it comes to professional societies, there is often no need at all for overt infiltration since issues like global warming have become a part of both political correctness and (in the US) partisan politics, and there will usually be council members who are committed in this manner.

And that’s not all: besides the politically correct scientists and the (compromised) professional societies, the gigantic scam of global warming is also promoted by corrupt governments and corporations, which makes the gigantic conspiracy so gigantic that the word “gigantic” can’t do it justice — the Mother of All Climate Conspiracies!

Indeed, Lindzen brings our attention to yet another shocking, shocking fact: the global warming theory was behind Enron’s collapse and the recent financial mess! 3

[…] we are already seeing that the tentative policy moves associated with ‘climate mitigation’ are contributing to deforestation, food riots, potential trade wars, inflation, energy speculation and overt corruption as in the case of ENRON (one of the leading lobbyists for Kyoto prior to its collapse). There is little question that global warming has been exploited [by] many governments and corporations (and not just by ENRON; Lehman Brothers, for example, was also heavily promoting global warming alarm, and relying on the advice of James Hansen, etc.) for their own purposes, but it is unclear to what extent such exploitation has played an initiating role in the issue.

Thus, the global warming scam is a very, very, very huge problem indeed. What can we do? Well, a good place to start is to expunge all uses of the word “validation”. To be honest, before reading Lindzen’s hard-hitting, straight-talking exposé, I didn’t know that “validation” was such an ideologically-charged word

[…] it is entirely possible, in today’s scientific environment, that many scientists feel that it is the role of science to vindicate the greenhouse paradigm for climate change as well as the credibility of [climate] models. Comparisons of models with data are, for example, referred to as model validation studies rather than model tests.

One final note: Lindzen presented the above truths during an “invited closed-doors symposium” with a total of about 20 participants. In the world of climate inactivism realism, this means that Lindzen’s paper had undergone the most rigorous and most thorough peer review by top-notch scientists in all the relevant fields who have Nobel Peace Prizes in Medicine and Physics and Biology. That’s rock-solid research you can trust… my friends.

Footnotes

  1. You can view the latest climate conspiracy theory genealogy by clicking on the “O RLY?” picture. The latter is from The Editors, by the way.
  2. The name originally read “Bill ‘Stoat’ Connolley”, but was changed due to the intervention of warmist ninja inquisitors.
  3. Well, General Electric is bigger than Lehman Brothers, it agrees with global warming, and it still hasn’t collapsed… but of course it might collapse eventually, right? Right? Post hoc, ad hoc, ergo propter hoc.
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14 Comments »

  1. Alas, it doesn’t seem to have made me all powerful. People even call me Bill when my name is William. Ah well ~~~~

    Comment by william — 2008/09/27 @ 19:24 | Reply

  2. william:

    You’re supposed to make use of your hidden army of ninja inquisitors. If you do that, people won’t call you “William” or “Bill”, they’ll call you “My liege”.

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/09/27 @ 19:40 | Reply

  3. Only Lindzen could have figured out that Green Party candidacy is itself a pearl beyond price, whether in Liege or some deityforsaken corner of Blighty.

    Comment by Steve Bloom — 2008/09/28 @ 11:26 | Reply

  4. So . . . exploiting the great global warming hoax leads one to ruination. Must be Very Stupid Climate Conspirators.

    Comment by gaiasdaughter — 2008/09/28 @ 11:49 | Reply

  5. You missed the part where Lindzen’s proposed solution to the current corrupt process of peer-review and scientific societies is “a commitment to elitism” and “reducing the funding for science”!

    Comment by wonderingmind42 — 2008/09/28 @ 23:48 | Reply

  6. Thank you for the nod.

    Looks like we’re into B Movie night, what with Richard “Bauer” Lindzen torturing science to stop a global conspiracy, and I have been talking about Lord Voldemonckton in “Night of the Climate Change Denier Undead” http://greenfyre.wordpress.com/2008/09/28/night-of-the-climate-change-denier-undead/ (shameless self-plug, I know)

    Comment by greenfyre — 2008/09/29 @ 02:27 | Reply

  7. :-B :-B :-B :-B

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/09/29 @ 13:10 | Reply

  8. Nice post, and I liked Greenfyre’s “undead” too. 🙂

    What will people think of Munchkin, Lindzen, & co in a few decades? I hope it will be disbelief, but then I expect there will still be GWSceptics defending the indefensible. 😦

    Comment by TrueSceptic — 2008/09/30 @ 19:58 | Reply

  9. As I’ve said before. Some of these people don’t think State of Fear is fiction.

    Comment by llewelly — 2008/10/03 @ 05:28 | Reply

  10. frankbi–I’m the creator of the YouTube video “The Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See” and I would like your advice on something I’m including in my book based on my videos. I’m in final edits now, and would like to briefly tap your expertise with the skeptical arguments. Could you send me an email at ███████████████ ██ ██████ ███ ███, and I’ll provide details? Thanks so much.

    [Thanks! I’ll be e-mailing you. In the meantime, I’m covering up your e-mail address in this comment to ward off spammer-harvesters… –frankbi]

    Comment by wonderingmind42 — 2008/10/07 @ 02:54 | Reply

  11. wonderingmind42:

    I’ve sent you an e-mail — if you still don’t receive anything, let me know!

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/10/07 @ 05:01 | Reply

  12. […] and Nature of the Alleged Scientific Consensus“, and he has just recently contributed “The Mother of All Climate Conspiracies” so his work covers the epoch very nicely. Further, his theory is the one most parroted by […]

    Pingback by Denier Conspiracy Theories: More Paranoid Than Thou « Greenfyre’s — 2008/10/11 @ 10:24 | Reply

  13. STOP the Bits (or Bytes)

    A radical new contribution to Denier Conspiracy theories! The old fossil Vincent Gray discovers a whole new Phylum of Conspiracy!

    “Environmentalism is just the latest attempt to find a substitute for the theory of evolution and it is paradoxical that it can be so widespread when next year (2009) is the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his major work “The Origin of Species as the Result of Natural Selection”.

    All of the basic beliefs of Environmentalism are in direct conflict with contemporary understanding of the principles of Darwinism.”
    http://hot-topic.co.nz/touch-of-gray/

    Talk about lateral thinking!

    Comment by greenfyre — 2008/10/30 @ 14:29 | Reply

  14. Someone took the ‘greenism is a religion’ thing a bit too far. 🙂

    Comment by frankbi — 2008/10/30 @ 15:31 | Reply


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