Climate Grifters Gotta Go!

Member Group : Jerry Shenk

In a 1961 farewell speech, President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned America about the growing influence of the “military-industrial complex.”

Vietnam-era demonstrators adopted Eisenhower’s warning as a verbal cudgel in an anti-war crusade featuring noisy chanting, e.g., “Hey, Hey! Ho, Ho! (fill in the blanks) has got to go!”

The seeds planted by the anti-war movement bore bitter fruit as subsequent generations of left-liberals created their own “complexes,” including a “movement” one might call a Climate-Industrial Complex (CIC) that is funded by statists in government who exploit “emergencies” to gather and centralize power.

The CIC’s central characteristics are fear mongering, misinformation, greed and irrationality.

A recent article by Beatriz Monge-Sanz, an Oxford Senior Researcher who has “designed and taught courses on ‘Climate and Weather Prediction Models,’” claims that “Global warming may be behind an increase in the frequency and intensity of cold spells.”

Shocking, huh? And also incredible…as in “not credible.”

The CIC has become a massive grift from which Ms. Monge-Sanz, thousands of other presumably well-meaning “intellectuals” and opportunistic climate “investors” derive their livelihoods, and, some, their fortunes.

Careerists attempt to explain absurdities such as “warming” causes “cold spells” in order to square the circle of global weather in which one geographic area can experience “the warmest winter on record,” while another faces greater “frequency and intensity of cold spells.”

In mid-January, the U.S. experienced bitter winter weather “while much of the world was extra toasty.” But, that, Associated Press alarmists claimed, was further proof of manmade global warming.

The AP smugly assured readers that the dichotomy represents a “contradiction” that “fits snugly in explanations of what climate change is doing to Earth.”

People like Monge-Sanz and alarmists at the AP and elsewhere are desperate to “correlate” global weather, because, if everything isn’t somehow affected by “warming,” the proletariat won’t buy “climate emergencies,” and the grift will fall apart.

Only among the personally-invested can bizarre “concepts” like warm=cold even exist, much less be “studied,” “modeled,” “charted,” “graphed,” “peer-reviewed,” “published,” and uncritically-accepted by credulous climate cultists, of which, sadly, there are many, including the trolls who routinely gum up my spam filter with breathless “evidence” of imminent apocalypse.

How confused (OK, stupid) must climate cultists be to insist that intermittent, hailstorm-vulnerable solar panels are the future of power generation, while simultaneously proposing development/deployment of technologies to cool the earth by blocking sunshine? Does it really make sense to install more sporadic land-based wind turbines, each of which must be anchored by 785 cubic yards of rebar-reinforced concrete, when thousands have already been decommissioned, dismantled and landfilled? How can an already-stressed grid accommodate the millions of electric vehicles cultists falsely claim will make America “carbon neutral?”

Fortunately, although they are seldom (OK, never) included in the “mainstream” climate discussion, there are highly-credible, credentialed professionals and resources that cut through the madness, and provide information that unravels the grifters’ claims.

A friend recommended “’Climate the Movie: The Cold Truth’…[as] a high-quality production that is entertaining, informative and sobering. Writer and director Martin Durkin, …has given voice to experts who have been vilified by a nasty climate industrial machine [the CIC] – some for decades.

“Among the film’s contributors are Dr. John Clauser, 2022 Nobel laureate in physics; Dr. William Happer, physics professor emeritus, Princeton University; and Dr. Patrick Moore, a co-founder of Greenpeace, who left that organization after it became radicalized.”

The 80-minute movie is available free online. It’s excellent. I’ve watched it. So should you.

Another resource that consistently provides essential context to the climatistas’ hyperbole is the CO2 Coalition ( The Coalition’s board of directors and members include dozens of distinguished scholars and researchers.

Gregory Wrightstone, the Coalition’s Executive Director, has authored or co-authored more than 200 papers, publications and commentaries on climate change and energy. He has published two extraordinary, very readable books disputing the climate grift. His first, “Inconvenient Facts: The Science Al Gore Doesn’t Want You To Know,” was an Amazon bestseller. The second, recently-published, is entitled, “A Very Convenient Warming: How Modest Warming and More Co2 Are Benefiting Humanity.”

Everyone should seek source materials that balance and challenge the climate “calamities” upon which grifters and their power-seeking government sponsors rely, then decide for themselves.

Wrightstone often refers to a fundamental tenet of English law: Audiatur et altera pars, or “Let both sides be fairly heard.”

Will you?