Joe Bastardi Calls Manmade CO2 Global Warming “An Obvious Fraud”

It’s the money people, all the money that will be given to the fraudsters.

Fraud Indeed…


How Do The AGW People Get Away With This?

by Joe Bastardi

A few graphics make the position of the AGW people completely absurd. It’s why I am so confident as to my position on this matter, and by the way it does have something to do with the weather because if you know where the weather has been, you have a better chance to know where it’s going.

Exhibit one, from my co-partner here at WeatherBell Joe D Aleo ( I wonder if we will share the same cell when the warmingistas come to get us. And will they let us have the same tattoo artist to brand us deniers?)

PDO and AMO are strongly correlated to the earths temps…now watch CO2 vs temps over the past century:

Now look at the last 10 years:

Or the last 15 years:

Which leads to the question: How do these people have any credibility? How do they get away with this?  It’s mind boggling that its gotten to a point where the EPA is dictating policy based on what is an obvious fraud, or if you want to be gentle about it, creates enough doubt to back off.

Here is something to consider.

Over a year ago I advised a client of mine at the time to purchase less air conditioners than for  2010 because the summer of 2011 would be cooler than the summer of 2010. Now there is talk that this is going to turn out like last summer, but assuming it won’t, the forecast was made. BEFORE LAST SUMMER. The client had to put in their order for air conditioners a year beforehand because they were ordering them FROM CHINA.

Now every red blooded American gets up in arms because all those jobs should be here in USA, right?  But why aren’t they? Well  in large part because of policy that is based on absurdities like this, a factory making anything here is now being clamped down on by the EPA so hard, so why bother? Its like Obama said:  ” So, if somebody wants to  build a coal plant, they can, it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all the greenhouse gas that will get emitted”.

That is a direct quote and is like his energy Sec saying that they seek to take away choices that people waste their money on. Astounding that things like that are being pushed by people in control,  or that they even got control in the first place. That is our fault, based on what is obviously flat out nonsense. But combine that with labor costs, and the fact the that the corporate tax rate in the US is higher than China, which few people in our nation seem to get, and this is what happens.

Now let’s say we wanted to make sure that a person here working in an air conditioner factory can make a decent wage from a helping hand ( how do like my populist line…from the Ghost of Tom Joad?)  Well, get rid of the EPA  running roughshod over factory owners, and lower the corporate tax rate to below China’s  ( it is so hard to believe that Chinese tax rates are lower) and you will find that companies will stay here and pay a decent wage to build air conditioners, But not if you are clamping down on people based on questionable, don’t-have-a-leg-to-stand-on ideas about co2 warming the planet.

Again, it defies logic as to how they got to where they did with this issue, and the facts are there for all to see.

Joe Bastardi runs the professional weather services company Weather BELL Analytics LLC together with Joe D Aleo.

One Response to Joe Bastardi Calls Manmade CO2 Global Warming “An Obvious Fraud”

  1. Robert Murphy says:

    Mr. Bastardi, there are some issues with your graphs I hope you an explain.

    1) You have a graph that you say charts the last ten years of GISS temp data starting from 2001. Now, the actual graph ends in 2008, as can be clearly seen. In fact, it doesn’t even have the last months of 2008. Where is 2009 and 2010? (or the first half of 2011 for that matter). GISS, btw, gives the slope for that time period a positive trend, as does UAH. Also, are you aware that no climate scientist is predicting a slow, monotonic increase in temps from year to the next? There are a number of things that can cause year to year variation, and as such ten year time frames (or 8 as in your graph) are not long enough to differentiate the noise from the trend.

    2) Your last graph has a curious curved line that is supposed to represent a recent cooling at the end I take it? Are you aware that the HADCRUT data you are using from that time period actually shows a positive slope of .008C/yr warming for those 15 years, which comes to a warming over those 15 years of .12C? One might mistakenly get the impression you are claiming that temps cooled during that time.

    3) Your graph from #2 above doesn’t appear to match up with the global data I have from GISS from Wood For Trees. GISS’s global data has a nice spike in 2002; the one you posted is flat in 2002.

    Any explanations? Sure those aren’t US temps? (The other graphs you posted from D’Aleo say they are US temps is why I ask).

    4) The graph showing temps vs CO2 for the 20th century is actually a really good fit when you realize that climate scientists understand there were more forcings at play during that time than just CO2 (especially for the first half of the century). Solar, aerosols, some volcanic effects. They all came into the mix in the 20th century. It’s noticeable that they have fallen into the background in importance over the last 30-40 years. If that graph had continued into the 21st century, with the same smoothing used for the 20th, this would be clearer.

    Thank you for your time.

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