I risk being accused of using name-calling or adhominem attack. However, allow me to say that calling those science-spouting folks, who dogmatically, blindly believe in the already discredited global warming farce, “flip-idiots” is actually a generous position on my part. This is because these flip-idiots are a useful tool for the dangerous global agenda of some influential politicians and their cronies who have been doing their best to push for their pro-global warming edicts, such as cap and trade, carbon tax, population control programs, and other anti-business economic policies.
First allow me to define what I mean by “flip-idiot”.
FLIP-IDIOT: |flip| ˈidēət|
1. a stupidly arrogant person who bases his/her conclusions on lies, half-truths, and deliberate propaganda.
2. an atheist who stupidly uses science to conceal his idiocy. He would argue that philosophy is dead sans knowing the indisputable relationship between proper philosophy and science.
3. a total idiot who simply makes lots of claims unsupported by proof and evidence. To a flip-idiot, proof and evidence is immaterial. What matters is what exists in his empty mind.
4. a stupid statist who believes in welfare, freeloading, and parasitical politics. He believes that people are leeches, freeloaders and parasites who must live on government welfare and subsidies.
5. a stupid pseudo-science geek who disregards facts and reality.
Based on my online debates with these science-spouting flip-idiots (who are all religion-bashing ASS-theists), I was able to understand their process of thought and how they poorly defended their Global Warming religion using logical fallacies, appeal to authority, and strawman arguments. My underlying purpose was to prove that being a science-spouting atheist does not make you any better or more rational than a religionist. I am an atheist myself, however, I don’t believe that my atheism is everything. It simply means I don’t believe that an unknowable entity they call “god” exists. I believe that we’re not supposed to prove a negative.
Ironically, if hardcore religionists (who the ASS-theists call “relidiots”) believe in a non-existent supernatural entity that created everything in our eternal universe, these science-spouting pro-global warming flip-idiots also dogmatically, blindly believe in an unnatural phenomenon they call “man-made global warming”. Both camps miserably use science to prove their respective anti-science, anti-reality, anti-facts dogma. Indeed, this global warming farce has become a new global cult or religion, as its flip-idiot adherents simply took things on faith.
There are perhaps three clusters of the global warming cult. The first cluster is composed of the power-seekers whose goal is to impose their global warming agenda (e.g., taxes, cap and trade, economic policies). The second cluster is composed of the money-makers or profiteers who make tons of money out of world governments’ or UN’s environmental policies and green projects. The third cluster is composed of the misguided environmentalists, the leftists and just plain schooled idiots who serve as the base of this global warming cult.
When a group of clever, wise crooks profit from a man-made tragedy or from a highly ridiculous lie, there are always idiots who unwittingly, ignorantly support them.
Here are some of the reasons why so many schooled and science-spouting FLIP-IDIOTS (unfortunately most of them are ASS-theists) fanatically, dogmatically believe in this global warming cult.
1. They dogmatically believe that a global “scientific consensus” exists.
A flip-idiot told me: “I am a hardcore PRO-SCIENCE. If the scientific consensus and the best explanation is man-made GW, I will subscribe to that.”
Really? If this flip-idiot is really a “hardcore pro-science”, why didn’t she find out the many scientific flaws in the man-made global warming agenda? Perhaps these flips need to reconsider what they call “science.” Perhaps it’s not science, but pseudo-science or junk science.
There’s NO such global “scientific consensus”. A flip-idiot also told me that “97–98% of the most published climate researchers think humans are causing global warming.” When I presented an evidence to debunk such a claim, another flip-idiot told me: “A scientific consensus does not mean 100% agreement.” Yeah, right! Now let’s look at the truth behind the fantastic story of “global scientific consensus.”
A study published in 2009 titled Expert credibility in climate change found that the study claiming “97 percent of climate scientists agree” is flawed. Here’s an abstract of the study conducted by Anderegg, Prall, Harold, and Schneider:
Although preliminary estimates from published literature and expert surveys suggest striking agreement among climate scientists on the tenets of anthropogenic climate change (ACC), the American public expresses substantial doubt about both the anthropogenic cause and the level of scientific agreement underpinning ACC. A broad analysis of the climate scientist community itself, the distribution of credibility of dissenting researchers relative to agreeing researchers, and the level of agreement among top climate experts has not been conducted and would inform future ACC discussions. Here, we use an extensive dataset of 1,372 climate researchers and their publication and citation data to show that (i) 97–98% of the climate researchers most actively publishing in the field support the tenets of ACC outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and (ii) the relative climate expertise and scientific prominence of the researchers unconvinced of ACC are substantially below that of the convinced researchers.
It appears that the the fabled “97 percent” was purely based on only 79 climatologists, and that those participating were self-selected. According to this source, “There are two concerns here. The first is sample size. While climate science isn’t a massive field, 79 participants is fairly small. To claim definitely that 97% believe this or that you would need to poll significantly more people. The second concern is the fact that the scientists were self-selected by an online survey. This may not have led to a representative sample.”
However, there is an overwhelming agreement in the scientific community that global warming is NOT man-made. A total of 31,487 American scientists have signed a petition including 9,029 with PhDs. The petition states the following:
“We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.”
2. They blindly believe that human produced carbon dioxide has increased over the last 100 years, adding to the Greenhouse effect, thus warming the earth.
This fantastic claim had long been proven WRONG! The flip-idiots would have known this FACT had they simply used their minds and conducted further research. But since they’re part of this global warming cult, they’d do everything to dispel anti-global warming facts and to discredit anyone who opposed their religious beliefs.
The fact is:
Carbon dioxide levels have indeed changed for various reasons, human and otherwise, just as they have throughout geologic time. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the CO2 content of the atmosphere has increased. The RATE of growth during this period has also increased from about 0.2% per year to the present rate of about 0.4% per year,which growth rate has now been constant for the past 25 years. However, there is no proof that CO2 is the main driver of global warming. As measured in ice cores dated over many thousands of years, CO2 levels move up and down AFTER the temperature has done so, and thus are the RESULT OF, NOT THE CAUSE of warming. Geological field work in recent sediments confirms this causal relationship. There is solid evidence that, as temperatures move up and down naturally and cyclically through solar radiation, orbital and galactic influences, the warming surface layers of the earth’s oceans expel more CO2 as a result. Review some references 1 here, 2 here, 3 here, 4 here.
3. They believe that since there’s a global scientific consensus, denying the existence of man-made global warming is the same as believing that the world is flat. This hilarious trick was once used by Al Gore to discredit his critics.
This trick is actually what their Supreme Global Warming Cult leader Al Gore used to discredit his opponents. The YouTube below tells you how Al Gore responded to his critics. He says: “I think that those people are in such a tiny minority a tiny, tiny minority now with their point of view. They’re almost like the ones who still believe that the moon landing was staged in a movie lot in Arizona and those who believe the earth is flat. That demeans them a little bit, but it’s not that far off.”
The fact is, science had long debunked the flat-globe theory. But science does not in any way support man-made Global Warming. In fact, comparing those thousands of scientists and thousands of ordinary people who question the scientific basis of man-made global warming to medieval religious flat-earth theorists is, itself, a bit nutty. This simply shows the utterly flawed thought process or mentality of these flip-idiots.
4. Many people and even scientists oppose global warming simply because of money. Some flip-idiots claim that some anti-GW scientists were under the payroll of rich multinational petrol corporations.
A flip-idiot who clearly knows NOTHING about science and should rather focus on his religious atheism gave me this leftist pro-global warming argument: “It’s funny, the oil lobby claim persecution and criticize the green team yet they don’t present any solutions themselves. Then again, their main concern is profit and pure self-interest. The Earth be damned.”
Here’s my reply:
“So what should be their main interest? Lose money? That’s business! If you understand the history of global oil industry, you’d know how they improved their scientific processes, their oil exploration techniques, their supply chain strategies, their refining technologies, etc. and HOW THEY HELPED improved the world as we know it. But since you don’t know all THESE THINGS, I don’t think you’d be able to make a sane, if not informed, judgment. Can’t you make a good argument aside from linking all these things to money? DIDN’T YOU KNOW WHO PROFITED FROM THIS GLOBAL WARMING FARCE? Those guys are hypocrites! Al Gore is going to be a billionaire for his agenda! Why not look at them and try to evaluate your funny “MONEY” argument! WHO’S REALLY MAKING MONEY OUT OF THIS GLOBAL WARMING AGENDA? You’re indeed funny! If you really know who’s making much money out of global warming, you’d be ashamed of yourself…
The fact is, nothing could be further from the truth. Observe the leftist trick in that claim. It’s all about anti-business and anti-free trade. Those who make the same claim are indeed flip-idiots, as they unwittingly, ignorantly support the real money-makers and profit-makers from this global warming agenda. They are Al Gore and many green cronies in America and other European countries who rely on government subsidies and pro-green project funding.
5. Supporting global warming is just a way to support environmental programs.
FACT: We have to distinguish between the agenda of the global warming cult and the mere desire to fix some environmental problems. I care for the environment, but the solution is not to resort to some legal force or some global agenda like cap and trade, population control programs, carbon taxes, etc. The best way to solve environmental problems is to advocate more industrial innovation, production, etc.
How did we uplift ourselves from using primitive source of energy to using fossil fuel? Through innovation and continued production. But this is what the global warming cult seeks to control and destroy, if you understand properly what their goal is. Many economists and scientists said that the government cannot fund its green projects and resort to cap and trade without destroying the world economy.
There are many scientists and innovators who look for alternative energy that should be sustainable, cheap to produce and profitable. What drives these innovators and technologists is NOT the desire to save the world from global warming, but to make money and profits!
Just very recently, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, published revolutionary research findings in the journal Nature which holds cosmic rays and the Sun, not human activities, responsible for global warming. A news report states:
CERN, which created and operates the Large Hadron Collider, has now built a stainless steel chamber that precisely recreates the Earth’s atmosphere. In this chamber, 63 CERN scientists from 17 European and American institutes demonstrated that cosmic rays promote the formation of molecules which grow in Earth’s atmosphere and seed clouds, making it cloudier and cooler.
“Because the sun’s magnetic field controls how many cosmic rays reach Earth’s atmosphere (the stronger the sun’s magnetic field, the more it shields Earth from incoming cosmic rays from space), the sun determines the temperature on Earth,” Lawrence Solomon, director of Energy Probe, wrote about the experiment.
Here’s the best solution to this man-made global warming farce:
- Let the scientists do their job. Al Gore and the UN shut the door to further scientific discovery and declared that their declaration is the absolute fact!
- Governments should not pass carbon tax laws, cap and trade, population control program, dangerous economic policies.
- Guarantee economic freedom.
- To flip-idiots, STOP SUPPORTING these government and UN programs and regulations.
ENVIRONMENTALISM AS A NEO-ANIMIST, SECULAR RELIGION
Here’s an excerpt of Michael Crichton’s speech on environmentalism in 2003:
I studied anthropology in college, and one of the things I learned was that certain human social structures always reappear. They can’t be eliminated from society. One of those structures is religion. Today it is said we live in a secular society in which many people—the best people, the most enlightened people—do not believe in any religion. But I think that you cannot eliminate religion from the psyche of mankind. If you suppress it in one form, it merely re-emerges in another form. You can not believe in God, but you still have to believe in something that gives meaning to your life, and shapes your sense of the world. Such a belief is religious.
Today, one of the most powerful religions in the Western World is environmentalism. Environmentalism seems to be the religion of choice for urban atheists. Why do I say it’s a religion? Well, just look at the beliefs. If you look carefully, you see that environmentalism is in fact a perfect 21st century remapping of traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs and myths.