May 03, 2017

Dr. Tim Ball: Green agendas are built on lies and fail wherever tried

Tim BallRebel Columnist

The quote that, “a lie gets halfway round the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on” is usually attributed to Winston Churchill. It is unlikely Churchill said this because Englishmen wear trousers. 

As with everything, it is always best to go back to the origin for the truth.

The following is the most likely original source of the comment. It doesn’t surprise me because Jonathan Swift is the best satirist in the English language:

Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect…

The key phrase is, “Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it.” This is the situation right now with the lie that human CO2 is causing global warming, called anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

Swift is also correct when he notes that the “Tale has had its Effect.”

Any country or region that adopted the green agenda is now feeling the effect, and the poor people are paying the price.

It is captured in a news story from Germany:

More than 330,000 German households had their electricity turned off last year. Germany’s green energy obsession is hurting the poor and vulnerable hardest.

The DPA German Press Agency assigns blame:

The main driver is Germany’s skyrocketing electricity prices – primarily due to the legally mandatory feeding-in of wind and solar power. Currently regular household consumers are paying nearly 30 cents a kilowatt-hour – almost three times the rate paid in the USA.

I received direct evidence of the problem from a Romanian scientist, Cristian Muresanu.

On April 19 he sent me a video taken from his bedroom window of heavy snow falling. He wrote:

“This is exactly what we were talking in the last two programs... Please watch my own video taken from my own window”

He is referring to the last of a series we did for Romanian TV on the global warming debacle and available at my web site. Later the same day he wrote:

“I am now very worried... It is very cold... metan gas bill were very high this winter... my salary is low... Poland has already half of a meter snow... and here in front of my window is now about 10 cm since the footage until now”

The series was interesting and speaks to the spread of the AGW lie. Cristian prepares science programs for Romanian TV and became interested in the global warming issue. He discovered that all the people were getting was the government line direct from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

This is not surprising.

He agreed with my observation that most of the former Soviet satellite countries saw a change of leadership, but only in the title – "Communists" became "Democrats."

The green agenda involves several actions, most little known to the people, but that was the objective. Green Party member Elizabeth May claims that Agenda 21, the green strategy laid out originally at the Rio Conference in 1992, is optional.

It may be at the national level, but what they have done is applied their dictum “think globally and act locally” to a political strategy.

Communities are encouraged through lower levels of government to implement a Climate Action Plan (CAP). Here is the plan for Ontario and a similar one for British Columbia. They are all based on the Reports of the IPCC that was deliberately created to prove that human CO2 was causing global warming. The Ontario Climate Action plan is just the next step in the green agenda that has already taken the Province from ”have” to “have not” in the Federal redistribution of wealth plan.

There are a few major lies that circled the world by hitching a ride on the great green jet of environmentalism. Chief among these was that human CO2 was causing global warming. As all good liars do when the evidence shows they were wrong, they changed the lie.

In 1998, the global temperature began to level and decline slightly, but CO2 continued to increase. This contradicted the lie that a CO2 increase causes a temperature increase. The gap was so wide by 2004 that they changed the name to Climate Change. Humans and their CO2 were still the culprits; only the name changed.

This meant that all the legislation and plans associated with Agenda 21 and the Climate Action Plans continued, not even slowed by the fact that the science showed temperature increases before CO2. They built into Agenda 21 the precautionary principle; the standard false rationale environmentalists use when the facts are failing.

Principle 15 says:

In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.

The first sentence says you only need to act if you are a developed nation. Then they control the action by deciding what is a serious threat and what represents scientific certainty. Their motive is beyond question because they open and close with the justification that they are saving the planet.

They use this as the basis for green agenda policies that are failing everywhere they are applied. They fail because they are built on false science. CO2 is not causing warming or climate change. Alternate energy was not necessary and does not work. This was achieved by never doing a true cost-benefit analysis. It is no longer necessary because alternate energy and green agendas are failing everywhere. It is necessary to expose the lies and the false agendas that result and hold accountable those who created and spread the lies at the cost of lives, jobs, and trillions of dollars.

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commented 2017-05-19 20:09:00 -0400 · Flag
Climate change, caused by man, is a falsehood. STOP. END.

Killing off the Old and the Poor by making heating costs to expensive for them is Murder, it is also an excellent way to make room for Muslim Migrants.

Follow the money, it will lead you back to the Muslim controlled UN.
commented 2017-05-08 13:35:30 -0400
@ Bill Elder – I guess that would be true if it were my book. :)
I’ve come to realize Climate Science isn’t wrong, but the politicized response to Climate Science is screwing everyone.
Unfortunately forums like this are missing the point when they hate on politicians and paint all information on Climate Science with the same brush.

Good information exists and if you care, we should all care, its better to read that information than simply sticking your head out the door and say its cold out today.
commented 2017-05-05 21:40:04 -0400
Brian Wilkinson commented – “sadly, found an “Article” by a “Rebel Columnist” that was more about promoting his latest book than providing any meaningful new information.”

Is this not exactly what you did? Pot-Kettle-Black old bean – you want “proof” it’s right in front of your eyes, not in fallible mathematically flawed “models”.
commented 2017-05-04 15:07:09 -0400
Easy now Gentlemen, why so emotional? This is an important topic and best we get it right. If you want the other side of the story may I suggest you read Dr Hansens book. I found it very enlightening, not only about the science but how the science has been politicized. Confusing the brutal way politicians manipulate the taxpayer with the message of global warming leads to ignorance. I prefer not to be ignorant so I take the time to read quality books, you should too.
commented 2017-05-03 23:49:30 -0400
Brian Wilkinson; Is that the only book you’ve read? Branch out troll.
commented 2017-05-03 22:58:50 -0400
Brian Wilkinson i am still waiting for that ice age they were pushing before this.
commented 2017-05-03 22:58:11 -0400
Brian Wilkinson he has many other articles, and please show us any proof that it is causing global warming. Sorry but NASA has been caught lying and all theses predictions always turn out to be hogwash. And Peter only responded to your disqualifying of Dr. Ball, and claiming he is lying. So please spare us the phony retort when you are the guilty party.
commented 2017-05-03 19:05:57 -0400
Well Peter Netterville, I trust you are looking for good information before drawing your opinions.
Read the Storms book and then we’ll talk.

I find it interesting that you feel others should discount my comments because I’m not as qualified as the impressive Dr Tim. My qualifications, or yours for that matter, aren’t the issue here.

I merely came to this article seeking information and sadly, found an “Article” by a “Rebel Columnist” that was more about promoting his latest book than providing any meaningful new information.
commented 2017-05-03 18:23:11 -0400
If the money that is taxed for this AGW scam went into actual pollution mitigation technology ( CO2 not being a pollutant ) instead of going to line the pockets of the greedy people in on this AGW scam, I think more people would tolerate the theft.
commented 2017-05-03 18:12:13 -0400
Well Brian Wilkinson, Tim Ball has shown concrete evidence in his previous articles on this website and on his website. ( ) You will find all the empirical evidence in both these places that you need to realize that he fully know what he is talking about.

My guess is that he does not want to continually repeat that evidence time and again in every article he writes simply because some people are too lazy to go look for it themselves.

Keep in mind, Brian, that Tim Ball has his:
- Ph.D. (Doctor of Science), University of London
- M.A., University of Manitoba
- B.A., University of Winnipeg

and taught at the University of Winnipeg as a professor of geography for eight years.

He is a wee bit more qualified than you.
commented 2017-05-03 16:56:13 -0400
Oh My, lets put on our critical thinking hats here. Dr Tim has offered no concrete scientific evidence that man made C02 doesn’t cause global warming. Instead he has railed on the inadequate political responses to rising levels of C02 and then drawn a conclusion that man made C02 is a hoax.

“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it.”

If you want the truth you need to read Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe by NASA scientist James Hansen. Then make your own decision.
commented 2017-05-03 15:04:00 -0400
The “peoples” climate march in Denver last week was cancelled due to heavy snow – why does this just k
keep happening but the morons ignore the facts in front of their face – because AGW is a cult with belief dogmas.
commented 2017-05-03 14:46:11 -0400
I’m sure that it’s purely coincidental that those fuel sources that emit the most CO2 happen to exist in their largest deposits in the USA (coal) and that those lower in CO2 (gas, and to some extent oil) exist in such places as Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia.

Purely coincidental, I’m sure.

When Trump speaks of putting the coal miners of West Virginia back to work, it’s not just about the coal miners. There’s another message being sent. That message is: “f-off, we don’t need you, push comes to shove, there’s enough coal to keep society going until we figure out another solution. Europe might freeze in the dark without Russian gas, but the USA always has coal as a backup plan.”

Which, of course, is why they attack it so much.

For some reason, Chinese coal use is okay, though…
commented 2017-05-03 14:41:07 -0400
Back in the day it was global cooling and the use of fossil fuels would cause an ice age.
commented 2017-05-03 13:21:48 -0400
Bill Elder – an intentional “math error!”
commented 2017-05-03 13:08:34 -0400
The summer conference of AGW skeptical scientists will drop a bomb shell on this CO2 junk science and warming hysteria. A peer reviewed published paper exposing the math error in the CO2 feedback calculation removes all validity from the climate models (which are the only place warming exists.

There is no “crisis” – temps are within historic norms and, if anything, there is not enough CO2 in the atmosphere for a healthy biosphere. CO2’s roll in climate effect has been over estimated by a huge math error in modeling. Now let’s get on to the real threat – global cooling.
commented 2017-05-03 12:47:32 -0400
All very good points, Peter.
commented 2017-05-03 12:35:37 -0400
Great article, Dr. Tim. The AGW agenda has made some people very rich, starting with Al Gore and David Suzuki, and, includes our PM and all socialist politicians and bureaucrats who live extravagantly at the tax payers expense in the name of saving the planet.
commented 2017-05-03 12:28:16 -0400
The money wasted on the AGW lie would be far better spent on:
- infrastructure to mitigate the negative effects of extreme climate events and,

into technology to resolve problems such as:

1) cleaning up land fill sites and dealing with waste material properly,
2) cleaning up toxic waste dumps,
3) improving and extending recycling,
4) create air filtration on an industrial scale,
5) build water purification plants.

i.e. tangible pollution mitigation technology.

But no, the billion upon billion goes into lining the pockets of the greedy liars involved in this AGW crap.
commented 2017-05-03 12:24:19 -0400

Who comes to mind? One of Canada’s major embarrassments, Suzuki.
commented 2017-05-03 12:23:16 -0400
Andrew, everyone know here that you are in love with the AGW lie.

Please answer: What technology has been developed to mitigate this excessive CO2 you claim humankind is creating?
commented 2017-05-03 12:20:50 -0400
False hood fruit flies
Who comes to mind ?
commented 2017-05-03 12:16:31 -0400
It’s not really a “lie” when they publish the data, noise and all. Some datasets do show a leveling off for a few years after 1998, mostly due to that year’s strong El Nino pattern. It was transient )as noted here, the disparity peaked in 2004), and the aggregated data do show a continued warming trend.

You may disagree with the conclusions, but calling it a “lie” is is a loaded term and very unscientific. Dr. Ball should know better and does science a disservice to use such. He could legitimately say “I don’t find the data strong enough to validate the hypothesis” which could be justified, as some studies do find some pretty marginal p-value, that magical 0.05 chance that a trend arose purely by chance. but that’s not exactly a compelling argument for the lay deniers. If he is going to act in a way unbecoming of his title, then he should not use it. As it stands now it becomes an appeal-to-authority fallacy, not much different than the “dentists” on TV ads wearing lab coats because it makes them look more reputable.

As for the economic consequences, those are a reasonable argument, although notably absent is the observation that power in Europe has always been considerably more expensive than in North America and that expensive German power is not necessarily fully attributable to green energy.
commented 2017-05-03 12:10:10 -0400
So, the question is, then, how can we get “the truth” to get its’ trousers on faster? Because sure-as-shootin’ lies will not stop being propagated.

Also, how do we counter this AGW lie now that it is out and has done its’ damage? Facts don’t seem to impress upon the willingly duped nor the unwillingly duped. And facts certainly do not work on the liars.