Scientists call out climate change discrepancies at Seattle conference
It’s not unusual that Seattle will play host to a climate change summit this weekend — but it’s a conference that differs from what one might expect to see in the Emerald City.
The Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights‘ annual all-day conference and banquet on Saturday at the Southcenter Double Tree Suites will discuss the political motivations and ideology of the climate change movement, and provide a dose of skepticism as to man’s contribution to changing temperatures.
Marc Morano, former communications director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, editor of Climate Depot, and author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change,” will keynote the banquet in the evening.
While environmentalists often refer to skeptics as “climate change deniers” whose arguments are not rooted in science, Saturday’s conference will attract scientists from around the nation, including Tom Wysmuller, a founding member of NASA retiree-founded group The Right Climate Stuff, and Don Easterbrook, professor emeritus of geology at Western Washington University.
Morano told the Dori Monson Show that climate change has little to do with science, and is really about pushing for certain political policies. He pointed out that alarm over “climatic doom” goes back to the 1800s.
“This is one of the oldest salesmanship jobs,” he said, comparing climate activists to Harold Hill-esque traveling salesmen of the early 1900s.
For example, Morano said, in Al Gore’s 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth,” the coming demise of polar bears due to climate change featured as a major theme. However, this was not repeated in Gore’s 2017 sequel “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
“Gore has egg on his face … polar bears are at or near historic population highs — there have never been this many polar bears they’ve ever counted,” Morano said. “So Al Gore dropped them like a hot potato.”
Policies designed to drastically switch over the use of fossil fuels to renewable sources — such as the bill recently passed by the Washington State Legislature, which would mandate 100-percent clean energy by the year 2045 — will just lead to blackouts due to lacking infrastructure, he believes.
“You’re going to mandate energy that’s not ready technologically, infrastructure-wise,” Morano said. “You are going to end up … with mass shortages.”
The environmental movement, he said, is more about gaining government control over resources than making any sort of scientific progress. He pointed out that many “environmental scares” of the past 50 years — such as overpopulation, deforestation, and global cooling — have all had in common the proposed solutions of “wealth redistribution, sovereignty-eliminating treaties, more regulation, and central planning.”
“It’s about regulation and revenue … a war on capitalism,” he said.
The fact is, Morano said, fossil fuels have allowed us to live easier, healthier, and more luxurious lives than our ancestors.
“You don’t need servants to get your water, you don’t need servants to heat your water. You can have a vacuum cleaner, you don’t need a staff to clean up your room. You can get food delivered, you can store food,” he said. “Everything now is technologically advanced and … it’s all via the fossil fuel revolution that now, even the poorest of Americans can live like royalty of a few centuries ago. That’s called technological advancement.”