Leftwing environmentalist wackos, uh, I mean enthusiasts, held a rally in Washington today to advocate for their cherished cause of climate change, or what they once called global warming. Included in the mob were Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Christie Brinkley.
The day was hot, reaching 90 degrees when the average temperature is around 70 in late April, providing “real” evidence to their mission, so said. But the foot of snow on the ground in Denver, which cancelled the march in Colorado, escaped their attention.
The crowd, estimated by some to be 100,000 or more, were certainly advocating for their cause, as flawed as their facts are, but also bashing President Trump.
According to James Delingpole of Breitbart,
Across the US, the usual suspects are taking to the streets to march in protest of the thing today they are pretending is called ‘climate change’ – but which, if they were honest, they would call by his proper name: President Donald J. Trump. Make no mistake, these marches today are no more about global warming than last weekend’s were about defending science. They’re just an anti-Trump protest by the same people who in January this year were marching around dressed as vaginas, and who in Berkeley the last few weekends have been beating people up wearing facemasks.
And the President and his administration were certainly targets.
From the Washington Post:
Many of the signs at Saturday’s climate march were dark and ominous, warning of climate catastrophe, dying oceans, crop destruction and planet degradation. But the mood of the marchers was anything but somber. It was a racially diverse crowd with marchers of all ages.
“Hang on EPA, the midterms are coming. 2018,” read one sign carried by Kathy Sommer of Stony Brook, N.Y, as the protest assembled on the Mall Saturday morning.
“There is no Planet B,” read another sign by Eva Gunther of Washington, D.C., displaying one of the most popular and oft repeated messages of the event (and of last week’s March for Science).
There were chants, of course:
“Shame, shame, shame!”
“Hey hey, ho ho, Scott Pruitt has got to go!”
“Resistance is here to stay, welcome to your 100th day.”
But none more ubiquitous than, “The oceans are rising and so are we!”
But are the oceans rising? Is the planet warming? Is mankind the cause of it if these things are true? Remember Al Gore predicted that by now the polar ice caps would have completely melted away. And the oceans would be much higher.
A 2007 prediction that summer in the North Pole could be “ice-free by 2013” that was cited by former Vice President Al Gore in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech has proven to be off…
In his Dec. 10, 2007 “Earth has a fever” speech, Gore referred to a prediction by U.S. climate scientist Wieslaw Maslowski that the Arctic’s summer ice could “completely disappear” by 2013 due to global warming caused by carbon emissions.
Gore said that on Sept. 21, 2007, “scientists reported with unprecedented alarm that the North Polar icecap is, in their words, ‘falling off a cliff.’ One study estimated that it could be completely gone during summer in less than 22 years. Another new study to be presented by U.S. Navy researchers later this week warns that it could happen in as little as seven years, seven years from now.”
But none of these things have happened. According to Delingpole, who writes on these issues, it’s just scare tactics. “Along with the polar bears, the glaciers, the drowning Pacific islands, the rising sea levels and so on the Antarctic has become one of the main characters in the great global warming scare story.”
In fact, he says, the ice cap of Antarctica is growing, not shrinking. “Between 1992 and 2001 the ice sheet gained 112 billion tons of ice per year. This rate slowed between 2003 and 2008 but still the ice sheet was gaining 82 billion tons a year.”
These activists, either wittingly or unwittingly, are socialists and communists that oppose private property and capitalism. That is their main target – to control by whatever means necessary, regardless of real science and the opinions of many scientists who disagree.