By Dr. Rich Swier
“Forget the CO2. Water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas. It controls the Earth’s temperature.” – American Chemical Society, founded in 1876 and chartered by the U.S. Congress.
Biden’s Climate Change Agenda is a Complete Sham.
Currently the federal government spends more than $22 billion a year financing programs to stop climate change. That’s $41,856 every minute!
After the United Nation’s COP 26 Conference the Biden administration went on the offensive to push its Climate Change Agenda.
Biden’s Build Back Better plan calls for 185 times more spending on climate than future pandemic preparedness.
Biden’s economic plan involves $550 billion in climate initiative funding and only $3 billion in pandemic preparedness.
The massive $1,750,000,000,000 plan allocates an eye-popping $550 billion for climate change projects, the backbone of the economic plan. Meanwhile, only $3 billion goes towards beefing up future “pandemic preparedness” despite coronavirus‘ economic impact on the country.
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The plan calls for significant climate investments valued at $550 billion over the next ten years, including $320 billion for clean energy tax credits and $110 billion in investments for clean energy technology.
QUESTION: Will this massive spending make any difference at all in the climate?
The International Environmental Data Research Organization (IEDRO) asked the following in a September 23, 2010 article titled Water Vapor, CO2, and Global Warming by Anita Dotson:
Which gas then is to blame for global warming and should be controlled?
Water vapor accounts for 60-70% of the greenhouse effect while CO2 accounts for 25% —a notable difference when numbers alone are compared. It would seem then that water vapor should be climatologists’ primary focus. However, water vapor cannot be controlled by human intervention; it is simply a product of its environment.
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As the atmospheric temperature rises, more water is evaporated from ground storage, such as that found in our rivers, oceans, soils, and reservoirs. The released water vapor becomes a greenhouse gas where it then absorbs more energy radiated from the Earth and thus warms the atmosphere. The warmer atmosphere results in further water evaporation and the cycle continues. This mechanism is known as a Positive Feedback Loop. [Emphasis added]
It’s Water Vapor and the Sun Stupid
The Environmental Protection Agencies’ Big Lie. The EPA’s website states:
Greenhouse gases trap heat and make the planet warmer. Human activities are responsible for almost all of the increase in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere over the last 150 years.1 The largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the United States is from burning fossil fuels for electricity, heat, and transportation. [Emphasis added]
NOTE: Human activity is NOT responsible for almost all of the increased greenhouse gases.
“Forget the CO2. Water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas. It controls the Earth’s temperature.”
It’s true that water vapor is the largest contributor to the Earth’s greenhouse effect. On average, it probably accounts for about 60% of the warming effect. However, water vapor does not control the Earth’s temperature, but is instead controlled by the temperature. This is because the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere limits the maximum amount of water vapor the atmosphere can contain. If a volume of air contains its maximum amount of water vapor and the temperature is decreased, some of the water vapor will condense to form liquid water. This is why clouds form as warm air containing water vapor rises and cools at higher altitudes where the water condenses to the tiny droplets that make up clouds.
So, what causes the earth’s temperature to rise, and fall? Why its the sun stupid.
In 2007, while doing some solar physics research, John Casey stumbled on a curious pattern among sunspots that would prove to be the most important problem he had ever confronted – what causes climate change and what is the planet’s next climate era going to be like? A few months later after completing his research, he made several a startling announcements to the world. In April and May of 2007 Mr. Casey said:
- Global warming was about to end, within three years!
- The Sun was going to begin a “solar hibernation” beginning with the next solar cycle #24 (which began in 2008). This hibernation would result in a record reduction in the energy output of the Sun.
- The Earth’s atmosphere and oceans were about to begin a long term drop in temperatures lasting for decades.
- A new cold climate era was beginning that posed a serious threat to all with the potential to bring global crop damage and loss of life through starvation, cold weather fatalities, and social upheaval on a historic scale.
He proposed that a new climate theory which he called the “Relational Cycle Theory” or simply the “RC Theory” should replace the greenhouse gas theory of manmade climate change and asserted that the Sun and not mankind was the primary cause of climate change.
Mr. Casey’s Research Report 1-2008 – The RC Theory The existence of ‘relational cycles’ of solar activity on a multi-decadal to centennial scale, as significant models of climate change on Earth clearly links the earth’s changes in temperature to the number of sun spots. The more sun spots the higher the temperature, the fewer or no sun spots the earth cools.
The Bottom Line
Kevin Mooney in his February 25, 2017 column “Group Defends Carbon Dioxide as ‘Elixir of Life’ in Climate Change Debate” reported:
Forget everything government officials, many media outlets, and “activist scientists” have warned about the damaging effects of carbon dioxide, because in reality there’s no cause for alarm, a group called the CO2 Coalition urges.
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“Atmospheric CO2 is not a pollutant, it is in fact the very elixir of life,” Craig Idso, a science adviser to the CO2 Coalition, said during a panel discussion at CPAC exploring the benefits attached to higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
The CO2 Coalition, founded in 2015, describes its mission as “educating thought leaders, policymakers, and the public about the important contribution made by carbon dioxide to our lives and the economy.”
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“Adding CO2 to the atmosphere enhances plant water use efficiency,” he said.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide could boost plant growth and make plants more resistant to droughts, he said. This could lead to increased food production, which in turn could offset projected food shortages. [Emphasis added]
So why does the EPA, the Biden administration and Democrats believe mankind is responsible for the climate changes? It’s simple, scare the people that the earth is coming to an end because of their bad behaviors and you can impose draconian limits on them.
I have learned three absolutes about the climate (a.k.a. weather)
- The climate changes.
- These changes in the climate follow natural cycles (e.g. summer, fall, winter, spring)
- There is nothing mankind can do to change these natural cycles.
The Democrats are now joined by the government of Slovenia. Both want to control their populations using mandates. Biden’s vaccine mandates versus Slovenia’s no jab no gas mandate.
The U.S. State Department currently has a “Do Not Travel” alert for Slovenia. Interesting isn’t it.
Fuel stations across Slovenia are adopting one of the most authoritarian policies to date, requiring consumers to provide proof-of-vaccination, a negative COVID test, or proof of recovery from COVID to fill up their cars.https://t.co/NL4aJJIIvi
— The Counter Signal (@TheCounterSgnl) November 17, 2021
In the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill is funding for a Civilian Climate Corps (CCC). This $8 billion budget item was put into the bill to commission a federally funded climate police called the Civilian Climate Corps (CCC) who will conduct environmentalist activism on the American taxpayers’ dime (pages 8, 21, and 926).
We already have Climate Czar John Kerry calling for abolishment of fossil fuels by 2035. We have Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency Saule Omarova wanting to ‘bankrupt’ the fossil fuel industry to ‘tackle climate change’.
Gird your loins. The Democrats ‘Green New [Very Bad] Deal’ is here!
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