Global Warming—Hoax Of The 21st Century
With publication of
On the Origin of
1859, the hunt was on for the
Fame and fortune awaited the scientist who found the
link proving Darwin right: that man evolved from a
In 1912, success! In a gravel pit
near Piltdown in East Sussex, there was found the
cranium of a man with the jaw of an ape.
Proved True," ran the banner headline.
Evolution skeptics were pilloried,
and three English scientists were knighted for
validating Piltdown Man.
It wasn`t until
1953, after generations of biology students had been
taught about Piltdown Man, that closer inspection
discovered that the cranium belonged to a medieval
Englishman, the bones had been dyed to look older and
the jaw belonged to an orangutan whose teeth had been
filed down to look human.
The scientific discovery of the
century became the hoax of the century. But Piltdown Man
was not alone. There was Nebraska Man.
Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the
American Museum of Natural History, identified a
tooth fossil found in Nebraska to be that of an
He used his discovery to mock William Jennings Bryan,
newly elected to Congress, as
distinguished primate which the State of Nebraska has
yet produced." [PDF]
Invited to testify at the Scopes
trial, however, Osborn begged off. For, by 1925,
Nebraska Man`s tooth had been traced to a wild pig, and
Creationist Duane Gish, a biochemist, had remarked of
Osborn`s Nebraska Man,
"I believe this
is a case in which a scientist made a man out of a pig,
and the pig made a monkey out of the scientist."
These stories are wonderfully told
in Eugene Windchy`s 2009 The End of Darwinism.
But if Piltdown Man and his American
cousin Nebraska Man were the hoaxes of the 20th century,
global warming is the great hoax of the 21st. In a
matter of months, what have we learned:
In its 2007 report
claiming that the Himalayan glaciers are melting, the
U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
on a 1999 news story in a popular science journal, based
on one interview with a
little-known Indian scientist who said this was pure
not supported by any research. The IPCC also misreported
the supposed date of the glaciers` meltdown as 2035. The
Indian had suggested 2350.
The IPCC report that
global warming is going to kill 40 percent of the Amazon
rainforest and cut African crop yields 50 percent has
been found to be
The IPCC 2007 report
declared 55 percent of
Holland to be below sea level, an exaggeration of
over 100 percent.
While endless keening is
heard over the Arctic ice cap, we hear almost nothing of
the 2009 report of the
British Antarctica Survey that the sea ice cap of
Antarctica has been expanding by 100,000 square
kilometers a decade for 30 years. That translates into
3,800 square miles of new Antarctic ice every year.
Though America endured
one of the worst winters ever, while the 2009 hurricane
season was among the mildest, the warmers say this
proves nothing. But when our winters were mild and the
2005 hurricane season brought four major storms to the
Katrina among them, the warmers said this validated
You can`t have it both ways.
The Climate Research
Center at East Anglia University, which provides the
scientific backup for the IPCC, apparently threw out the
basic data on which it based claims of a rise in global
temperatures for the century. And a hacker into its
e-mail files found CLC
"scientists" had squelched the publication of dissenting views.
What we learned in a year`s time:
Polar bears are not vanishing. Sea levels are not
rising at anything like the 20-foot surge this century
was to bring. Cities are not sinking. Beaches are not
disappearing. Temperatures have not been rising since
the late 1990s. And, in historic terms, our global
warming is not at all unprecedented.
Dennis Avery of Hudson Institute
wrote a decade ago that from A.D. 900 to 1300, the Earth
warmed by 4 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit, a period known as
the Little Climate Optimum.
How horrible was it?
"The Vikings discovered and settled Greenland around A.D. 950. Greenland
was then so warm that thousands of colonists supported
themselves by pasturing cattle on what is now frozen
tundra. During this great global warming, Europe built
the looming castles and soaring cathedrals that even
today stun tourists with their size, beauty and
engineering excellence. These colossal buildings
required the investment of millions of man-hours—which
could be spared from farming because of higher crop
Warming—Boon for Mankind?]
Today`s global warming hysteria is
the hoax of the 21st century.
Mencken had it right:
"The whole aim of
practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and
hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with
an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.
Patrick J. Buchanan
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Paul Craig Roberts.