With New Push, New Language: Now It’s “Climate Disruption”

The Obama administration last week released a grim report attempting to link disparate weather patterns to anthropogenic global warming (AGW). “Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the report says. Unable to make the definitive scientific connection to AGW, the report concludes, “there is new and stronger evidence that many of these increases [extreme weather] are related to human activities.”

Predictably, with a noncompliant Congress, the president vows to use his pen to expand the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to wage a war on everything in our country that expels carbon dioxide. I wonder how the EPA will regulate our respiration, since we humans exhale it.

The president coined a new phrase as well. Gone are the references to “global warming,” since, according to NASA GIS data, we haven’t warmed since 1998. And gone is “climate change,” since we haven’t cooled appreciably since then either. The new catchphrase is “climate disruption” because that way, any extreme or aberrant weather can be blamed on human activity.

Surrounded by weathermen and meteorologists, the president said, “We’ve been sounding this urgency for the last five years.  If we don’t do more, we’re gonna have bigger problems, more risk of economic impact and more risk of extreme weather events that can result in people losing their lives or losing their properties or businesses.  And — and we’ve gotta have the public understand this is an issue that is gonna impact our kids and our grandkids unless we do something about it.”

I wish we had known how omnipotent the EPA was. Since the president is convinced he can control the environment and the climate, all future catastrophic hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, and droughts will be the fault of the EPA! And just think of all of the weather-related damage that has occurred since the 1970 creation of the EPA, all of which could have been prevented if only they had been given more power!

Meteorologist Anthony Watts said of the president’s new report: “To me, this looks more like a glossy sales pitch from a company that is pushing a product they know people may not need, but if marketed just right, it would be something they’d buy.” He concludes with the tongue-in-cheek question, “Who wouldn’t want better weather? Just buy our product.”

Dr. Roger Pielke, a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, was more academic in his response. “The report effectively implies that there is no climate change other than what is caused by humans, and that extreme weather events are equivalent to climate change…This issue was clearly refuted in National Research Council, 2005: Radiative forcing of climate change.”

The NIPCC, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, which is a group of over 50 atmospheric scientists that does not receive any government or corporate funding, and acts as an independent auditor of its U.N. counterpart, had a report of their own that they rolled out a few months ago. They stated many empirically valid conclusions, including, “Global temperatures stopped rising 15 years ago despite rising levels of carbon dioxide, which the IPCC claims is responsible for Global Warming.”

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  1. The Washington Post 91+ years ago. .http://www.snopes.com/politics/science/globalwarming1922.asp
    The Washington Post
    The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway
    Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
    Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.
    Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.

    • Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.
      Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts
      which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
      Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.
      This report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 91+ years ago.

  2. Climate change or climate disruption ——– it is still b.s.

  3. urbisoler says:

    The jury is still out!! Even if the planet is warming, why is that not a "natural" thing? For some reason pro-climate change arguments exclude man as an integral part of nature. They hold him up as an irresponsible agent of self destruction. Man does the things he does for natural reasons. Hunger, thirst, warmth, sleep, sex, and other primordial factors motivate man. The result is a planet of some 7 billion beings (and rising) all looking for the same things. That natural resources may not sustain 7 billion beings (not including the lesser animal kingdom) is problematic. In the past, nature in the form of war, disease, starvation, etc, was sufficient to retain a semblance of natural balance but science has provided improved agricultural and animal production so that the population continues to grow. There will be a point at which it seems that catastophic war may be in store for mankind. I expect that is why science is so desperate to find other worlds on which to transport excess population. But it looks like our solar system is about the extent of our exploratory capability. Beyond that is extremely problematical. So, unless we concentrate our resources on nearby planets and somehow mahage to transport all necessary means of survival (mainly water) we are in deep doo-doo. In the long term, I see no way out. Of course, in the very long term, the planet is likely to burn to a cinder. The best advice is a boy scout motto — Be Prepared!!!

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    The Obutthole administration has screwed up on everything it does .Obutthole is a clutz, the only thing he is good at is basketball,golf, vacationing and kissing up to movie stars for money.You can't tell me you can predict what nwill happen in 50 years.When 90% of the time they can't tell you what tommorrow will bring.Obutthole is using this to get people to forget about Benghazi,IRS,Fast & Furious and all the money wasted on green energy (Solyndra)

  5. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Global warming-not accurate, climate change-to ambiguous, climate disruption-yah that’s the ticket. It doesn't matter, because if China and India don’t handle their pollution, there will be no effect.

  6. I think it should be climate climax because I know we will get to the end of this b.s. sooner or later.

  7. icetrout says:

    all I know that here in the Mid – Atlantic the trout streams couldn't be doing better, & cold water trout are suppose to be an indicator species… like a canary in a coal mine… only problem I can see is with the overbreeding 3rd worlders…. STOP MAKING ALL THOSE BABYS!! only 500 tigers left in India… how come that's being hushed up ???

  8. mutantone says:

    just another means of extracting money from the tax payers to fund knee jerk responses to naturally occurring events

  9. If you want to investigate radical envirimental patterns in weather,,,Look athe US air Force funded project in the sticks of Alaska USA called H.A.A..R.P a very High Frequency

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