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Global Warming Causes Civil War at White House
Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2011 | John Ransom

Posted on 08/25/2011 6:05:40 AM PDT by Kaslin

Liberals are getting pretty desperate on the global warming/climate change debate.

But you have to give them high marks for creativity. As one of our contributors Marita Noon mentioned the other day, enviros are switching to supposed health risks associated with fossil fuels since politicians and the general public don’t buy the carbon-hates-us argument anymore.   

And lacking little evidence that many of the natural disasters that were predicted by the global warming “model” that the high priests of their religion constructed years ago, one economist has come up with a new disaster, this one wholly civil. And the media are climbing aboard the bandwagon like a high speed rail car powered by solar energy.  

Citing wars in Burundi, Chad, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Peru, the Comoros, Congo, Eritrea, Niger and Rwanda, economist Solomon Hsiang of Columbia University argues, according to Scientific American, that they all have one thing in common: They all happened when “global climate was enduring El Nino” according to research the economist published in Nature, a sister publication to Scientific American.

Enduring El Nino. Got it. A new buzz phrase. Kind of like Enduring O’Bama another predictable burst of hot, moist gas.

Hsiang will probably get a government grant on the strength of the paper if he didn’t already have one. Or maybe a Nobel prize.   

In the interest of full disclosure I worked for Nature Biotechnology covering the finance side of the biotech industry.  Nature, Nature Biotechnology and Scientific American are all owned by Macmillan.  

"Since 1950, one out of five civil conflicts have been influenced by El Niño," says Hsiang. "This represents the first major evidence that global climate is a major factor in organized patterns of violence."

Wow that’s pretty major. And also wrong.

Chad’s been at war since it gained independence from France in 1960. The Congo has been in a civil war for fifteen years.  Rwanda has been at war internally off- and mostly on- since 1959; Eritrea has had wars, civil wars, border disputes, revolution and secession since the 1950s.

Wars in Burundi, Chad, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Peru, the Comoros, Congo, Eritrea, Niger and Rwanda are so numerous that I could probably make a statistical argument that 1 in 5 wars are due to the AFC winning the Super Bowl. Plus civil wars as defined in the survey by organized patterns of violence are where 25 or more people die.

That could happen at a Niners-Raiders game.

But at least we are agreed that 4 out of 5 wars at a minimum have nothing at all to do with anything other than the political climate. Or the Super Bowl.

In fairness to the Hsiang and to Nature, the economist’s report is full of ifs, ands and buts. Nature also includes a dissenting view.

"I don't dismiss that a correlation exists, but it is a correlation we so far don't understand," says Halvard Buhaug, a conflict researcher with the Peace Research Institute Oslo according to Nature. "I remain skeptical about any potential causal connection."

But that hasn’t stopped the media from touting the results as more proof of the dangers of “climate change.”

Does El Nino—and Climate Change—Really Cause Civil Wars?, asks Time. Yes, you know the answer.

Huffington Post says: Does Climate Drive Warfare? A New Study Suggests There's No Question. Except perhaps the questions other research scientists are posing about the results of the study.

In fact, Google News counts 273 news items with essentially the same headline message: “Global Warming Responsible for Civil War; Real Wrath of God Type Stuff; Dogs and Cats Living Together; Mass Hysteria.”

The mass hysteria part is already here.

Activists are getting arrested this week–and for the foreseeable future- in front of the White House as a protest trying to force Obama into vetoing the Keystone pipeline designed to carry Canadian oil from Alberta to refineries in the Gulf Coast of the US. The project will create 20,000 American jobs in construction and 340,000 ancillary jobs.

In short, progressive activists have declared a kind of civil war against Obama, jobs, energy and the national security of the country, all to stop the terrible effects of global warming that are simply not visible to the naked eye.  

Already Canada ships about 1 million barrels of oil per day of the 18-20 million barrels America uses. By 2025 that number could triple if projects like the Keystone pipeline go forward.

Libya, pre-rebellion, topped out at production of 100,000 barrels per day and that went to Europe, not the US. Obama started a US shooting war of choice over the oil in Libya.

“Keystone has become the bete noir of the eco-friendly liberal, artsy set and the environmentalists are determined to force U.S. President Barack Obama to kill the project,” reports the Medicine Hat News.  

“Without additional capacity, further development of these fields is pointless,” continues the MHN. “The protesters know that much. Stop the pipeline and you choke off development. The problem is that without the development of North American sources of crude oil, the United States will continue to be dependent on Middle Eastern crude oil. And that, as we've all seen, gets everyone involved in shooting wars.”

And 5 out of 5 of those wars have nothing to do with global warming.

You want to stop wars? You care about global combat change? Come on. Give peace a chance. Let North America develop its own energy resources.

You can quote me as the author of that study.   


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: alberta; canada; globalwarming; keystonepipeline; keystonexl

1 posted on 08/25/2011 6:05:42 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Predictably, All Leftist Things Considered and Robert SEEEEEE-gulllll covered this nonsense last night.


2 posted on 08/25/2011 6:11:23 AM PDT by Charlemagne on the Fox
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To: Kaslin

“Leftist Loon”, while a catchy alliteration, is a redundant expression.


3 posted on 08/25/2011 6:12:18 AM PDT by Westbrook
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To: Kaslin

A corollary of “global warming causes everything”:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/11/everything_is_caused_by_global.html


4 posted on 08/25/2011 6:17:01 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Kaslin

No Blood for Globull Warming!!

BTW..has anyone else noticed the new meme coming from the presstitutes that ‘our form of government doesn’t work’? I have heard several of the usual media suspects lamenting our constitutional republic of late. It seems as if they are prepping the masses and laying the groundwork for marxist tyranny in a more open way these days.


5 posted on 08/25/2011 6:18:22 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Kaslin
And lacking little evidence that many of the natural disasters that were predicted by the global warming “model” that the high priests of their religion constructed years ago....

Ah, but surely the hurricanes and earthquakes recently on the east coast would never have happened without global warming. Summer is apparently a new phenomenon that did not occur until the advent of the automobile.

The warmists apparently long for the good old days when most of the North American Continent was covered year round in a 2000 foot high sheet of ice.

6 posted on 08/25/2011 6:23:20 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Nah... they long for the future communist utopia.


7 posted on 08/25/2011 6:25:34 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Nah... they long for the future communist utopia.

They want to turn the whole world into a paradise like Siberia.

8 posted on 08/25/2011 6:27:29 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Kaslin

“Global Warming” and “Climate Change” are right up there with the Salem Witch Trials as an example of a collective insanity.


9 posted on 08/25/2011 6:30:36 AM PDT by mo
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To: P-Marlowe

Whoops ~ somebody forgot the THIRD ICE CAP ~ that’s the one over the Himalayas ~ they got really nasty back then.


10 posted on 08/25/2011 6:31:39 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mo

I continuously run into this insanity with my online high school science students. I have revised the course so that the reality that the Earth’s temperature has not increaed in over a decade is made clear to them. Yet they still will make comments about “global warming” or the “warming of the Earth” like it is a settled fact. They have heard it so many times that they just can’t even comprehend the actual facts.


11 posted on 08/25/2011 6:54:56 AM PDT by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: steelyourfaith

Global warming causes war ping.


12 posted on 08/25/2011 6:55:43 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: P-Marlowe
The warmists apparently long for the good old days when most of the North American Continent was covered year round in a 2000 foot high sheet of ice

Well that does get rid of New York and Chicago. However San Francisco and LA would still be a problem. Of course both would be miles inland and that would probably finish off what little economies those cities have left after years of socialist rule.

On the up side the lowering of sea level would greatly expand Texas and all that expensive off shore oil would now be on shore.
13 posted on 08/25/2011 7:02:50 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Kaslin

If Obama takes their side even the slightest possibility of an economic recovery by next fall goes away. And yet I’m not at all sure that he won’t do it.


14 posted on 08/25/2011 7:08:12 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GonzoGOP

I like that term, “warmists”.


15 posted on 08/25/2011 7:15:04 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: penelopesire

“has anyone else noticed the new meme coming from the presstitutes that ‘our form of government doesn’t work’ “

More cover for the “chosen one”. I can remember the later days of the fiasco known as the Carter Administration when the chattering class was full of profound discussions of how the Presidency had grown to be too much of a job for any one individual.

And then along came Ronald Reagan, who both revived the American economy to its leadership position on the globe, and took down the Evil Empire, all while (supposedly) napping 20 hours a day and nibbling on jelly beans the rest of the time.

I truly despise the liberal establishment, and especially its lickspittle branch in the MSM.


16 posted on 08/25/2011 7:25:11 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Buckeye McFrog

And yet I’m not at all sure that he won’t do it.

He will because he seeks our destruction.


17 posted on 08/25/2011 7:28:16 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: Kaslin

-——progressive activists have declared a kind of civil war against Obama, jobs, energy and the national security of the country, -——

This statement glosses over the truth. The wackos, environmental, union, black, progressives, ie moon bats have been at war with America for decades.

The only new element is Obama.


18 posted on 08/25/2011 7:38:13 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Rats carry plague)
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To: Stosh

“I truly despise the liberal establishment, and especially its lickspittle branch in the MSM.”

Dittos!! They are so predictable in their bias against a prosperous America!


19 posted on 08/25/2011 7:55:57 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: dynachrome; SteamShovel; Bockscar; Thunder90; rdl6989; marvlus; Fractal Trader; Whenifhow; ...
Thanx for the ping dynachrome !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

20 posted on 08/25/2011 8:00:59 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Kaslin
"Does El Nino—and Climate Change—Really Cause Civil Wars?"

I wonder if any of the leftist mouth-breathers realize what a racist (by their standards) proposal this is? Naaah!

21 posted on 08/25/2011 12:58:14 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Kaslin

Tell those countries and folks to Mann-up and get some hockey sticks.


22 posted on 08/25/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Stosh
"...‘our form of government doesn’t work’..."

I've seen it put better:

"0bama is not working for America"

23 posted on 08/25/2011 3:57:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Kaslin.
...enviros are switching to supposed health risks associated with fossil fuels since politicians and the general public don’t buy the carbon-hates-us argument anymore... one economist has come up with a new disaster... And the media are climbing aboard the bandwagon like a high speed rail car powered by solar energy. Citing wars in Burundi, Chad, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Peru, the Comoros, Congo, Eritrea, Niger and Rwanda, economist Solomon Hsiang of Columbia University argues... all happened when "global climate was enduring El Nino" according to research the economist published in Nature, a sister publication to Scientific American.
El Nino is an entirely natural phenomenon -- just as the Earth's entire climate is.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 3:46:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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