Category Archives: Science

Bill Gates Triggers the Left with “Hate Facts”, by Onar Am

Life has gotten a lot better for most of the world’s population over the last two centuries, due to the one “ism” that works: capitalism. From Onar Am at libertynation.com:

During the heyday of Windows in the 1990s, Bill Gates was vilified as an evil capitalist. Then he started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aimed at helping the poor and making a better world, and slowly his name was transformed on the left into something akin to a decent human being. However, he recently tweeted a highly controversial fact: Extreme poverty is rapidly being eradicated.

His tweet shows an infographic by Our World in Data with the development of key factors, such as education, child mortality, and extreme poverty in the last 200 years. He has the audacity to celebrate when poverty is overcome. Apparently, Gates isn’t just virtue signaling to the cultural elites. He truly seems to care about the poor, and is genuinely happy when poverty is alleviated. Also, he isn’t afraid to give credit where credit is due.

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Doug Casey and E.B. Tucker on the Climate Change Hoax, Part 2 (with link to Part 1)

Not everybody is buying into climate change. Count Doug Casey and E.B. Tucker among the more astute of the “deniers.” From Casey and Tucker at caseyresearch.com:

Justin’s note: Today, I continue my conversation with Doug Casey and Strategic Investoreditor E.B. Tucker on the great climate change hoax. If you missed part one, click here to catch up.

Below, the guys take a closer look at what’s really going on… and why all of the hysteria is actually a big threat…


Justin: Why peddle this idea that the Earth is warming rapidly? What’s the motive?

E.B.: Bigger government.

I mean, climate change has become a pop culture drumbeat. If you watch the Oscars, somebody is going to say, “We’ve got to do something about the climate.”

But no one, of course, knows what to do. All they know is that we should give the government more money to do something about this. And that money is obviously going to come from the developed world. I mean you’re not going to get any money if you implement a carbon tax in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

So it’s basically just a giant tax scheme. I mean carbon taxes brought in $82 billion last year. That’s a big number. And no one even knows where this money goes. You can’t question it because everybody has the best of intentions.

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Scientists Are Hatching Mad Plans to Geoengineer Earth to Save Us from Global Warming, by Barry Brownstein

What could go wrong? From Barry Brownstein at fee.org:

Harvard’s Gernot Wagner wants to save the world from global warming. His method? Develop a new type of plane that will fly more than 4,000 missions a year dumping particulates into the stratosphere.

Wagner and his colleague Wake Smith call the proposed plane “SAI Lofter (SAIL).” Anonymous individuals at “Airbus, Atlas Air, Boeing, Bombardier, GE Engines, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Near Space Corporation, Northrup Grumman, Rolls Royce Engines, Scaled Composites, The Spaceship Company, and Virgin Orbit” provided input.

Estimates for SAIL’s design and operation seem sophisticated but are fabricated. Wagner and Smith admit, “No existing aircraft design—even with extensive modifications—can reasonably fulfill [their] mission.”

Wagner and others believe that scientists can calculate how many particulates will be needed to cool the Earth to a desired temperature.

Wagner and Smith are not alone in their geoengineering dreams. As early as 2006, Paul J. Crutzen, Nobel laureate in chemistry, called for “stratospheric geoengineering research.” Harvard professors David Keith and Frank Keutsch hope to experiment via balloons spraying “a fine mist of materials such as sulfur dioxide, alumina, or calcium carbonate into the stratosphere.” Wagner, Keith, and Keutsch are all part of the Solar Geoengineering Research Program at Harvard.

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Media Hysteria: Climate Change ‘Heat Records’ Are a Huge Data Manipulation, by Jay Lehr and Tom Harris

Don’t confuse climate change advocates with facts. From Jay Lehr and Tom Harris at western journal.com:

City on a hot day. (Tom Wang / Shutterstock)

The idea that climate change is producing heat records across the Earth is among the most egregious manipulations of data in the absurd global warming debate.

Americans receive a daily barrage from the fake news media and climate “experts” reporting that each and every day, week, month or year is the hottest on record due to global warming. On Feb. 7, several major newspapers carried stories of the declaration by NASA and NOAA that the past five years have been the warmest on record.

Sadly, these supposed experts use mathematical equations that do not jibe with reality over the past 140 years.

The same climate experts warn that record heat is just the tip of the iceberg. We are constantly told that global warming is the root cause behind any and all weather events that are extreme, destructive, unusual or uncomfortable.

Many of these fear mongers also say we should stop burning fossil fuels that are causing this mayhem.

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The One Way To Spot Vaccine Propaganda, by Bretigne Shaffer

Government and the media try, on a variety of subjects, to make their stories true simply by endless repetition. That doesn’t make them true. From Britigne Shaffer at lewrockwell.com:

It’s that season again: Another outbreak of a benign childhood disease that only a couple of generations ago the vast majority of the US population contracted and recovered from, serendipitously occurring precisely at the time when legislators across the country are putting forward bills to strip parents of the right to choose whether or not to vaccinate their own children.

In this climate of interest-driven hysteria, it is important to be able to distinguish between reliable information on the issue, and misinformation. Here is one quick way to tell the difference:

Take a look at these three recent articles on the “crisis” of parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. Do you notice something they all have in common?

“Measles outbreak may spread to California from other states, doctors are warned”

“Measles outbreak fueled by anti-vaccination movement, infections disease expert says”

“Dangerous anti-vaccination myths ‘breeding’ on social media, report warns”

Leaving aside the frenzied headlines, what all three share is something common to the vast majority of mainstream articles about the vaccine controversy. You’d be forgiven for thinking that it is the obligatory recitation of some version of the “Wakefield catechism.” Here is one, from KTVQ:

“The mistaken belief in a connection can be traced back to 1998, when a doctor in the U.K. published a now discredited study claiming the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine was linked to autism. His research was found to be based on fraudulent data, the study was retracted, and the doctor lost his medical license.”

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Climate Change Religion and Related Cover-Ups: What the Hell Is NASA Hiding? by Mike “Mish” Shedlock

Many in the climate change movement certainly don’t act like they’re telling the truth. From Michael “Mish” Shedlock at moneymaven.io:

The shrill voices of climate change hucksters get louder every day. Supposedly the world will end in 12 years. It won’t.

Someone asked me on Twitter today “who are you to debate climate scientists.”

Well, who are priests and clergy to debate Darwinism? Should we prevent debate that does not suit us?

Here’s a widely held view: Climate Change Denial Should Be a Crime

In 1663, leading scientists all thought the sun revolved around the earth. The Catholic Church Convicted Galileo of Heresy for disputing the claim.

Supposedly, we are brighter today.

But why do we have scientists faking data and suppressing data that does not meet the cause?

Climategate

The Climate Scandal of the Decade involves fundamentally flawed methods and data manipulation to produce a “hockey stick” rise in temperatures.

When the statistical methods used to create the “hockey stick” were first exposed as fundamentally flawed by an expert Canadian statistician Steve McIntyre , an increasingly heated battle has been raging between Mann’s supporters, calling themselves “the Hockey Team”, and McIntyre and his own allies, as they have ever more devastatingly called into question the entire statistical basis on which the IPCC and CRU construct their case.

There are three threads in particular in the leaked documents which have sent a shock wave through informed observers across the world. Perhaps the most obvious, as lucidly put together by Willis Eschenbach (see McIntyre’s blog Climate Audit and Anthony Watt’s blog Watts Up With That ), is the highly disturbing series of emails which show how Dr Jones and his colleagues have for years been discussing the devious tactics whereby they could avoid releasing their data to outsiders under freedom of information laws.

They have come up with every possible excuse for concealing the background data on which their findings and temperature records were based.

This in itself has become a major scandal, not least Dr Jones’s refusal to release the basic data from which the CRU derives its hugely influential temperature record, which culminated last summer in his startling claim that much of the data from all over the world had simply got “lost”. Most incriminating of all are the emails in which scientists are advised to delete large chunks of data, which, when this is done after receipt of a freedom of information request, is a criminal offence.

But the question which inevitably arises from this systematic refusal to release their data is – what is it that these scientists seem so anxious to hide?

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BOUGHT OFF: Why You Don’t Hear About Low-Cost Natural Remedies In The News, by Bill Sardi

You don’t hear about low-cost natural remedies because there’s not much money in most of them. From Bill Sardi at lewrockwell.com:

The obvious often escapes public recognition.  By categorical definition, news media attract public interest with information or entertainment that draws readers, listeners and viewers, in order to sell products and services offered by sponsors.  Somehow the public mistakenly believes news reporters are unbiased investigators operating in the public’s interest.  In fact, they are front men for commercial entities.

Consumers can’t imagine the whole American shopping experience inside grocery stores, viewing food ads on TV and going to doctors’ offices are orchestrated to promote over-consumption of processed foods that foments metabolic disease that in turn requires more drugs to be prescribed.

Most anti-diabesity drugs (save for metformin) induce weight gain.  The news media in league with public health authorities promoted the diabesity epidemic by advising the public to base their diet on carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, refined grains and cereal) as presented in the infamous food pyramid.  Grains were subsidized by the U.S. government and most were used to fatten animals for the feeding pen just prior to slaughter.  No one connected the fact we were doing the same for humans.  The essential fats and oils needed to quell hunger and produce hormones were feared and non-fat foods became the rage.  When Americans were using lard and butter is when they were the leanest.

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