In the latest of its irresponsible and misleading statements, Melissa Fleming, the United Nation’s Under-Secretary-General for global communications recently announced that they (the U.N.) have partnered with several big tech companies to combat disinformation on climate change because “we own the science, and we think that the world should know it.” Yes, you read that correctly, the U.N. “owns the science” regarding climate change, which means no other opinions, theories or models will be tolerated, which compels me to ask, ‘what is the U.N. is so afraid of?’
“We partnered with Google,” Fleming said. “For example, if you Google ‘climate change,’ you will, at the top of your search, you will get all kinds of U.N. resources.” She said the partnership began when U.N. officials were “shocked to see that when we Googled ‘climate change,’ we were getting incredibly ‘distorted” information.’ We’re becoming much more proactive. We own the science, and we think that the world should know it, and the platforms themselves also do,” she added.
We should all find it interesting that the “distorted information” Fleming refers to are alternative opinions from many of the world’s leading scientists including, Dr. Steven Koonin, Barack Obama’s former Under Secretary for Science, Department of Energy. Nonetheless, it’s important to understand the U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) does not conduct its own research, rather, it’s charged with reviewing the research of others and then creating periodic reports on climate risks. So, in effect, what Ms. Fleming means is that U.N. picks and chooses its “experts” predicated on their ideology—Dr. Koonin and others obviously don’t comport with what the U.N. is selling.
But there is realistic way to address the issues caused by a climate that’s been changing for the last four and half billion years and which the planet has survived for the last four and half billion years. Like every other species that’s ever lived on planet earth, we need to adapt to it. But unlike 99.999% of the species that preceded us, we have an advantage. We can think and reason abstractly, allowing us to mitigate the effects of climate, with technology that’s been researched and thought out in a cogent fashion, rather than the shoot-from-the-hip approaches espoused by the elites at the U.N.
At the same time, we should realistically ask ourselves, do we really believe China, Russia, North Korea, Iran, the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Africa, and South Africa will ever give up coal, oil, and gas? And what about India, the world’s 3rd largest polluter? We already know the answer to that question; it’s a resounding no!
Recently I read that emissions are falling in Western nations largely because of innovation. The article referred to a future predicated on our ability to reason, think, research, invent, and innovate by being proactive and not reactive. That’s how America was built. Meanwhile, as a practical matter, the West controls neither the rare earth minerals i.e., cobalt, lithium, etc., etc., nor the other resources that come from mining in parts of the world controlled by people, primarily the Chinese communist government that would like to bury us.
~ Chinese commitment? ~
And speaking of the world’s #1 polluter, John Kerry appearing with Joe & Mika said, “China is committed and is doing its part, and would soon lead the world in the production of electric vehicles,” conveniently omitting the fact that China had made no commitments to reduce its carbon footprint and is in fact increasing it daily; and is currently building more coal-fired power plants than the rest of the world combined (at least 500 are either currently under construction or on the drawing boards, each with a life of 35 – 50 years.)
So, let’s put this into perspective, the world’s #1 polluter and America’s #1 economic competitor…
- Has made no commitments to reducing its carbon emissions
- Has the largest coal reserves on earth
- Is buying Russian coal at discount prices because it’s cheaper than mining its own during the Ukraine conflict and
- Will have built a thousand or more new coal fired power plants by 2030
- Has a near monopoly on the rare earth minerals needed for wind and solar energy.
All this while the Biden administration strangles our economy with unproven science, and Silicon Valley, led by Google, manipulates the information we receive.
~ Exactly what science do they own? ~
Meanwhile, considering the UN “owns the science” one would think the IPCC would be more than happy to provide peer reviewed studies that support the science they own. So, here is a very straightforward question. “If all 196 signatories to the Paris Climate Accord met their stated goals by January 1st, 2023, how much would that reduce the earth’s temperature?” – one degree, a half a degree, a tenth of a degree, and in what time frame?”
And therein lies the problem, because those who “own the science” cannot answer the most basic of questions about the subject they claim to own, yet the arrogant fools in the administration have no problem deconstructing, what was the most dynamic economy on earth while reducing the standard of living of three hundred and thirty million Americans predicated on a masquerade.
Quote of the day: “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie