It’s Un-American To Pull Out Of Paris Climate Agreement Or Something

Writing for the UK Guardian, which gave up all notions of journalism in their march for Progressive policies, non-climate scientist John Abraham (he’s a mechanical engineer) is all about believing that not believing in anthropogenic climate change is un-American (via Watts Up With That?)

An Inconvenient Sequel – the science, history, and politics of climate change

Al Gore’s new movie ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ is, in some ways, similar to his groundbreakingInconvenient Truth project, but different in other ways. Those key differences are why I recommend you watch it.

This movie successfully accomplishes a number of interweaving tasks. First, it gives some of the science of climate change. Gore gets his science right. I remember his first movie, which I thought was more steeped in science and data than this one, so based on my recollection this new picture is somewhat abbreviated. That’s a good thing because the science is settled on climate change. That is, the science is settled that humans are causing current climatic changes and the science is settled that we are observing these changes throughout the natural world.

Readers of this column who venture into the comments below will likely find people claiming, “science is never settled.” But the people making those comments are not scientists. They don’t work in this field every day, they don’t see the data, and they don’t know what they’re talking about.

Interestingly, neither is Al Gore. Nor Barack Obama. A goodly chunk of those involved in the UN IPCC, and the present COP23.

The election in the US was a climate disaster and it is turning out to be worse than we could have feared. The US President and Congress are doing everything they can to ensure more rapid and devastating climate change. They are doing everything they can to ensure more California wildfires, more Marias, more Harveys, and more Irmas. They are doing everything they can to bring us more California droughts and wildfires and Texas floods. They are doing everything they can to cut funding from climate science so we won’t know how bad it is. They are doing everything they can to make the USA a pariah nation. In fact, on the day I write this, the US has become the only country to reject the Paris Climate Accord. That is a stunning fact. What kind of country does this?

What they are doing is so un-American; so un-conservative.

It’s always interesting getting inside the mind of a Warmist: in this case, we learn that they believe that massively increasing the size and power of the federal government, instituting massive control over citizens, private entities, the economy, the energy sector, while artificially increasing the cost of living through taxes and fees is totally their idea of “America” and ‘Conservative.” If you’re against that, you’re un-American and un-conservative. Good grief.

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10 Responses to “It’s Un-American To Pull Out Of Paris Climate Agreement Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Also from Dr. Abraham’s essay:

    Many conservatives, and some progressives too, claim that Al Gore made climate change political. But I now realize he didn’t. Al Gore was simply the first major political figure that took a stand on climate change. He would have loved to have been joined by anyone of any political persuasion. I firmly believe that the denialism we see from conservatives in the USA is partly because they cannot bring themselves to admit he was right.
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    In many people’s subconscious, it is better to deny the science and damn the world than admit a liberal former vice president was correct. And that failure is on them. Better people would rise above gut emotions and follow facts faithfully to where they lead. Instead, most US conservatives have tied their legacy to a climate denial movement that is causing and will cause irreparable harm to the planet, its biology, and human societies.

    TEACH typed:

    they believe that massively increasing the size and power of the federal government, instituting massive control over citizens, private entities, the economy, the energy sector

    There was nothing in the Dr. Abraham’s essay about doing these things. Can you please give just a very brief proof of your claims that a carbon tax will “massively increase the size and power of the federal government, institute massive control over citizens, private entities, the economy, the energy sector”? It seems what it will do is further stimulate the gradual transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources, and it does it fairly, by equalizing the true costs of the energy sources. What is your evidence for your repeated claims?

  2. McGehee says:

    Many conservatives, and some progressives too, claim that Al Gore made climate change political. But I now realize he didn’t. Al Gore was simply the first major political figure that took a stand on climate change.

    In three sentences he contradicted himself.

  3. McGehee says:

    I’ve come to the conclusion Jeffery isn’t so much a troll as a flea. Without the ability to bite.

    • Jeffery says:

      McTeeHee,

      And we’ve concluded that you, like most commenters here, never so much make an argument, as much as troll those that do.

      Do you agree with climate scientists that the Earth has been warming? If not, why not?

      Do you agree that the most likely reason by far is the increase in atmospheric CO2? If not, why not?

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Yep, it’s all about you, little attention whore.

      • McGehee says:

        The earth probably is warming. After all, it’s only been about 10,000 years since the last major glaciation (popularly known as Ice Age) ended.

        The most likely reason for the increase is because the last major glaciation ended.

        Will you send a truck to have me hauled off to the concentration camp, or am I supposed to turn myself in?

  4. Jl says:

    “…by equalizing the true costs of the energy sources.” It would do nothing of the kind. Fossil fuels are cheaper. Gee, that could be why most of the world uses them.

  5. Jl says:

    “Climate denial movement will cause irreparable harm to the planet, it’s biology and humans societies. “ Sorry, absolutely no proof of that other than baseless assertions that are supposed to take place ever further into the future. What we are seeing is a greening of the earth.

  6. Rotterdam says:

    My position on Global warming is very simple.

    Despite the stupid article quoted. AGW has become a political football. As such people are naturally going to gravitate to one side or the other. Unfortunately for the AGW believers the solution for them requires trillions of dollars mostly by the west to solve their perceived wrong. Unfortunately for those opposed to AGW it has more to do with these trillions of dollars taken from their own mouths and given to what?

    Where does this money go? According to the IPCC this money should go to third world dictators who will then build themselves a larger private army, line their loo’s with gold and hire a dozen more staffers to dance for them at dinner.

    A few bucks will actually go to make things better but all in all the IPCC, UN and the nations in need of the funds extorted from the west will be spent unwisely, squandered and in the end a world will be broke and the temperature will still be rising.

    Until you remove the politics of something nothing will get done. Does anyone remember 911. GWB was like 90 percent loved. The world was ready to invade Afghanistan and crush Al Q. But something happened in there along the way. GWB and friends decided to expand the war and the left decided that if they ever wanted power back they had to become the opposition.

    As such they talked every day of impeaching the president, Called him Hitler, passed resolutions against the wars and marched in the streets. The right remembered that, so when your country elected Obama the right became the opposition, marched in the streets, passed resolutions and otherwise rejected everything he stood for. Rather than impeachment and calling him Hitler they became Birthers.

    Now its the lefts turn again. The problem is that the left tends to go way farther than the right which in the eyes of the moderates/independents goes too far and the left is slowly losing their grip on power in the USA.

    Now Ive said all of that to say this. Until something is not politicized or turned into a sexual object or deified then there is always going to be opposition. Always.

    AGW is political. As such there is always going to be opposition. Don’t even get me started on the communist agenda of destroying western economies while pretending to be all in on AGW.

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