While our president is inundating us with catastrophic news about the computer-generated science of climate change, Russians are hearing almost nothing across their media.
Putin thinks the climate is changing but has his doubts that human activity is causing it. He calls the science a “fraud” used to prevent Russia from tapping its vast oil and natural gas reserves.
This is while the U.S. is chomping at the bit to borrow extraordinary amounts of money from China to give to the U.N. to disperse to underdeveloped nations as an “investment” in their energy of tomorrow. We’ll probably give some to China. Putin has no intention of ruining his economy further over an indeterminate science with highly questionable results.
In 2003 Putin told an international climate conference that warmer temperatures would mean Russians “spend less on fur coats” while “agricultural specialists say our grain production will increase, and thank God for that”.
His view hasn’t changed and he told that to the UN’s intergovernmental panel.
The president believes that “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia,” says Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst and critic of Putin. “That is why this subject is not topical for the majority of the Russian mass media and society in general.”
It is difficult to spend editorial resources on things that are now a low priority in the midst of the economic crisis,” says Galina Timchenko, former editor-in-chief of the successful news site Lenta.ru. Timchenko now runs Meduza, a popular site that covers Russian news but devotes little space to climate issues.
In the early 2000s, Putin’s staff “did very, very extensive work trying to understand all sides of the climate debate”, said Andrey Illarionov, Putin’s senior economic adviser at the time and now a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington.
“We found that, while climate change does exist, it is cyclical, and the anthropogenic role is very limited,” he said. “It became clear that the climate is a complicated system and that, so far, the evidence presented for the need to ‘fight’ global warming was rather unfounded.”
The LA Times commented on Putin’s views in an article claiming even conservatives admit the earth is warming but they just don’t care and they warned that they are on the same side as Putin. They think his denial will keep him from becoming a superpower.
Climategate proved the data behind Climate Science was manipulated and exploited, but the left wants us to act as if it never happened.
According to the journal Nature, “Representative Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who leads the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, asked NOAA in July for the data used in the study and for any internal communications related to it. NOAA has provided the committee with the publicly available data and has briefed committee staff on the research, but the agency has not turned over the communications.” Nor does it plan to. “Although NOAA’s latest response to the committee skirted the issue, the agency suggests in a 27 October statement to Nature that it has no intention of handing over documents that reveal its internal deliberations.”
They won’t turn it over! They’re hiding the data!
Smith added, “NOAA needs to come clean about why they altered the data to get the results they needed to advance this administration’s extreme climate change agenda.”
The Investor’s Business Daily editorial board observed, “What’s strange is that major temperature revisions by NOAA and others in recent years have always been up — never down — a clear sign of possible bias.”
They’re lying to us when they’re not concealing data.
It’s been 18 years and 8 months since we’ve seen any negligible global warming but we are supposed to destroy our economy and jobs to deal with it.
Communist Naomi Klein, advisor to the Pope, insists remedies that leave in place the underlying structure of the market economy cannot work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. She is using climate change to get rid of Capitalism. What do people think the cabal of dictators at the UN is doing? They stand to become extremely powerful and wealthy off the US who they blame for climate change.
The LA Times thinks we don’t care but I think they’re nuts.