What Climate Change? It’s Snowing! Ha!

When its cold or snowy; does that mean Climate Change is in error?

Well why not then?

If one thinks cold or snowy winter extremes prove Climate Change is a farce, one is likely measuring a confirmation bias, and not the earths weather system as a whole.  For instance; major parts of the northern hemisphere have just experienced a record warm January(*).  But if there’s a snowstorm such as just happened in the eastern US, God is proving Al Gore wrong! — Not my idea; propaganda directives from the conservative mind meld machinery.

The right wing demagogues are out to “prove” truncated context, ie, a snowstorm or a record cold weather event, is evidence of a Climate Change  (global warming) fallacy.

Where do these disconnects in reason come from?

And why?

Almost to a one, the confusion oriented right wing is seeing a Big Lie in the snow angels being made across the Northeast.  I may make one tonight at my house! Climate Change, however, is not a specific weather event, though any may relate to it in some manner–stronger, weaker, depends on things like whole context and worldwide data.  Climate change is based upon correlations with chemical changes humankind has and is introducing to the environment.  This does not mean there are not other drivers for climate change historically, and possibly concurrently.

Yet for some reason, some folks are quite sure that most of America is full of the self retarded, unable to grasp nuance in scientific theory, while claims of scientific hypocrisy come very cheep; a cold spell, some devious researchers etc.  As I often claim; conservatives usually require one seemingly contradictory idea or fact to debunk an entire liberal, and, or, scientific concept.

The opposite however, does not apply; to debunk conservative or right wing rationalization paradigms, one would need to “prove” all of their ideas wrong.  Anyone who claims to prove them wrong, or a perponderance of debatable conclusions, will be demeaned, demonized or otherwise cast into a negative tag/frame.  This is an emotional requirement in many to avoid cognitive dissonance from disturbing a dubious Consensus Reality wed to many an Appearance Reality error.

Beyond the surity of conservative superiority complexes regarding their character or moral/value presumptions, insecurity rules identity in the conservative with its iron fist of attitude as refutation of the reality based rules of critical thinking.  Science is demonize, except where some data or a pseudoscientific theory “proves” the prevailing scientific notion “wrong”.  The unhinged from fact or context requirement of this trust in their own unquestionable convictions, makes faith into the conservatives life raft of identity constructs. Trust, faith, and allegiance/loyalty are allowed, even insisted to trump Gods laws of nature and of Truth.

In America, it seems powerful forces bank on Americans being unplugged form critical thinking.  We all, and this planet we love and live on, will continue to pay the price of ignorance instituted for the status and security needs of the few.

Ignorance is the demagogues prime capital. This is why they must insist on its rightness, and propagate it throughout the culture to control Democracy; manipulating and directing fear and loathing.  “The right wing echo chamber” is term given to this disseminating media phenomenon that constructs an Appearance and Consensus Reality of manufactured truths made into false idols, then called, “The Truth.”  Circular Reasoning at work.

This deception of the public, and attempt to deceive “We The People”, caries all the trademarks of the charlatan, with sophistry made to the order of ideological propaganda.  That ignorance is worshiped as if the word of God, and nature called into question, is unconscionable.  This is perhaps why the manipulation of perceptual truth by leveraging ignorance, is actually the worship of darkness in the name of The Light.  This requires much attitudinal energy to overcomes ones own doubt, and perhaps awareness of incomplete logic being called fact.

The right prosecutes the outer world for its own error in judgement.


A real fact checkers link to Climate Change below.

January 2010 UAH Global Temperature Update +0.72 Deg. C « Roy

C in January, 2010. This is the warmest January in the 32-year satellite-based data record. The tropics and Northern and Southern Hemispheres were all well

Why do people in positions of authority seek to mislead or misrepresent the truth?  Power and status are the same motivators they have always been to profit from intellectual and emotional seduction.

Now some very relevant observations by the philosopher Bertrand Russel, who saw through many of the mind games played for perception and social control.

“Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.”

“The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held,
but in how they are held: instead of being viewed dogmatically,
they are held tentatively, with a consciousness that new evidence
may at any moment lead to their abandonment.”

“The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed, the passion is the measure of the holder’s lack of rational conviction.”

“Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindness in favor of systematic hatred.”