Leading climate doomsayer Michael Mann recently downplayed the importance of climate change science, telling Democrats that data and models “increasingly are unnecessary” because the impact is obvious.
As proof that there is a crisis caused by insufficient levels of taxation and regulation, Mann noted flooding in Texas (where there have always been floods), drought in California (where there have always been droughts), and heat in Arizona (where it does tend to be hot). But he did not mention the hurricanes that are supposedly one of the most terrifying features of anthropogenic global warming. Here’s why:
A nine-year “hurricane drought” of Category 3 storms starting in 2006 beat the previous mark of eight years from 1861-1868, the longest such streak since such recording began in 1851, according to a May 2015 study by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Mann is less guffaw-worthy than usual when you consider that he made his inane comments to the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee.
The panel’s draft, which now goes to the full platform committee for approval at a meeting July 8-9 in Orlando, Florida, includes a recommendation to call for a Justice Department investigation into “alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change.”
The recommendation, adopted by unanimous consent, comes on the heels of a campaign by 17 attorneys general — 16 Democrats and one independent — to pursue Exxon Mobil Corp. and its supporters for climate change “fraud.”
That is, the Democrat Party is preparing to punish global warming deniers for their heresy. Now we have it straight from the mouth of a “climate scientist” that leftist global warming dogma does not require proof because it is self-evident. Let the Climate Change Inquisition begin.
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