I've decided to expand a reply I composed in an article titled, Global Warming Has To Be Proven, Not Disproven, which has disappeared.
Let me state at the outset, less than 15 yrs ago, I believed humanity was causing the planet to warm and that if we didn't do something to change our CO2 emissions we would destroy this blue ball we're all stuck on. I considered myself a Progressive Liberal and I was a member of the Democratic Underground and Daily Kos. I was very active in politics and helped GOTV to get Hillary elected as our Senator from New York. I protested the criminal conviction of Troy Davis and his subsequent execution. We exterminated an innocent man. I despised anything Republican, especially Antonin Scalia, the now dead Supreme Court Justice.
That was until I had 2 and ½ years, unwillingly unemployed through no fault of my own, to research all the deniers claims. How can we combat those climate deniers if we don't know what it is they are saying or believing? You must know thy enemy to defeat them. Yes, I was conditioned to believe they were my enemy.
My path to the darkside began with Anthony Watts website, Watt's Up With That. I spent months reading all the documents and articles he had complied. I went to the actual sources he linked and read their “studies” and their “scientific conclusions”.
I was aghast at what I found. Those “scientists” weren't presenting scientific evidence, they were giving us their personal political opinions wrapped up in emotional arguments and ad hominems against anyone who dared point out their logical fallacies. If the “data” didn't fit their preconceived notions, they ignored it, deleted or outright changed it to fit their cultist belief system.
My personal belief system came crashing down. Piece by piece all the things I thought I knew to be true turned out to be lies, fraud and propaganda.
“Progressive Liberal” was code for, “I know what's best and I will employ the police powers of the almighty state to force you to live as I've decreed!”
I've come a long way baby from those false ideals and authoritarian statist doctrine that cannot be described as nothing less than a cult. I read the book, The True Believer and I realized I could never go back:
“Mass movements demand a "total surrender of a distinct self" Every important part of the true believer's persona and life must ultimately come from her identification with the larger community; even when alone, the true believer must never feel isolated and unwatched. Hoffer identifies this communal sensibility as the reappearance of a "primitive state of being" common among pre-modern cultures
Mass movements aggressively promote the use of doctrines that elevate faith over reason and serve as "fact-proof screens between the faithful and the realities of the world". The doctrine of the mass movement must not be questioned under any circumstances”
Fast forward a decade plus and I find myself here, no longer an active member of The Democratic Underground or Daily Kos. Listening to the likes of Dave Rubin , Jordan Petersen , Matt Christiansen , Styxhexenhammer666 and Deb Della Piana.
Just recently I came across Tony Heller's YouTube page, I was intrigued. I watched four of his videos and in less than an 1 ½ hours he destroys the claims of AGW. He uses their data and published news articles and walks you through the labyrinth of fraud, deception and indoctrination they have woven.
I'll end with this: Find the truth for yourself.
** Authors note: I will not accept personal insults against anyone posting on this website or within this article. You can attack the data and the argument(s) but nothing more. You can respectfully argue against the message but not the messenger.
I challenge you to prove Tony Heller's complete data and analysis wrong. Be clear the data comes from NOAA, NASA, the IPCC and published news articles.
If you don't take the time and watch his presentations, don't waste my time posting here.