Climate Change
Man-made climate change due to the "pollutant" carbon dioxide (CO2) will destroy civilization! We must take drastic measures to save the planet now! This has been the multi-decade international campaign of some scientists, Hollywood types, leftist politicians and the media, popularized by the 2006 documentary film with Al Gore, "An Inconvenient Truth". The upcoming 5th Assessment report [AR5] of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is being trumpeted as further proof (they are now 95% sure of man-made global warming). The Gray Area actually believes that humans are doing harm to the environment, but the facts don't support that climate change is affected by humans. This is not just from the 2009 "climategate" scandal, but a growing number of scientists also agree. This will come as heresy to the leftists who have built their belief systems or careers on this campaign, but it is nonetheless true - facts don't support the claim. The Global Warming Primer, Second Edition, by the NCPA provides counterpoints to the film's message. "The fact is that CO2 is not a pollutant. CO2 is a colorless and odorless gas, exhaled at high concentrations by each of us, and a key component of the biosphere's life cycle. Plants do so much better with more CO2 that greenhouse operators often increase the CO2 concentrations by factors of three or four to get better growth. This is no surprise since plants and animals evolved when CO2 concentrations were about 10 times larger than they are today." The Earth has had cyclical weather patterns since its creation. Ice sheets covered and retreated around the globe four times. We are currently in the 5th warming cycle over the last 400,000 years, and it is the least severe, according to "The Big Picture" at There is scientific data ad-nausea-um on the subject of climate change at that site. So why the high volume messaging that man-made climate change exists - follow the money and the political advantage that comes from it. Government funding for academic research, growth of government bureaucracies, excuse for raising taxes, tax payer funded subsidies and a big lure for charitable donations. So, as you read the left and right positions on climate change below, remember, the truth is "petroleum saved the whales", "coal saved the forests" and "wealthier is healthier".

'sooner or later'

from The Gray Area:
The world’s leading CEOs, politicians, and various do-gooders were in Davos, Switzerland, this week, discussing ways to solve our collective problems and create opportunities for their own companies. The most important conversations were off the record and many of the public speeches were simply performance art. While that particular gathering could use more balance, such discussions are still important. We can’t fully understand the economic outlook, whether for large corporations or individual investors, without considering the global forces that affect it. Those forces aren’t simply economic, either. Political, social, demographic, and other factors influence how nations trade and interact. Technology—and access to it—is incredibly important. The world runs on energy. We call this mixture “geopolitics,” and it is hard to separate from economics. That is a good summary of the World Economic Forum meeting in DAVOS. Look at the articles on the left and right and you can see this geopolitical "performance art' playing out. Mauldin continues; More often, though, the problem with geopolitics is that trends develop so slowly. They’re plainly visible, but easily missed against flashier, more immediate events. These appear to becoming visible  ... 'maybe sooner than we think'... I published this video below on the site back in August. Watching it the first time was startling enough. But, watching it again in the context of the 'geopolitical' discussion in DAVOS, it is clear there is an attempt to step up the pace on the 'New World Order' and 'Great Reset' (authored by WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab). As Maudlin 'hints,' China and the WEF are working tightly together in this, and more. Saudi Arabia and China have very close and friendly relations. Saudi Arabia is China’s comprehensive strategic partner in the Middle East. Think Chinese RMB becoming the reserve currency for payment for Middle East oil. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR) was popularized in 2015 by WEF's Klaus Schwab. FIR obviously follows the 1st, 2nd & 3rd industrial revolutions and conceptualizes rapid change to technology, industries, and societal patterns and processes in the 21st century due to increasing interconnectivity and smart automation. The term has been used widely in scientific literature. Schwab asserts that the changes seen are more than just improvements to efficiency, but express a significant shift in industrial capitalism. Implementation of these concepts is initially targeting food, energy and the elimination of capitalism ( a major goal of worldwide Marxism ). It is the Marxists that are corrupting an otherwise interesting intellectual discussion of the next 'industrial revolution'. Removing an economic model (capitalism) that has brought prosperity throughout the world, and replacing it with a authoritarian model (Marxism) that has consistently failed and brought death and misery with it, makes a lot of sense, right? Imagine life, if there are shortages of food, energy, & water and the only place you can get either is from the government! Is that not close to the theoretical definition of Marxism? Feel better yet? The hysteria around climate change is enabling the 'sooner' than later speed of these ideas. Those left and right articles mentioned above both describe the latest antics in DAVOS, with expected softening of the intent on the left and highlighting of the dangers on the right. You deserve to hear both arguments so you can see where this massive plan for world change is heading. It is not heading anywhere good for the rest of the world or for the United States, sooner or later.

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