A former Obama administration official with ties to a liberal advocacy group funded by Democratic megadonors George Soros and Tom Steyer helped prepare the Fourth National Climate Assessment, whose dire predictions have since been attacked as overblown. Andrew Light, who worked on the 2015 Paris accord negotiations as a senior adviser to the U.S. Special Envoy on Climate Change under Secretary of State John F. Kerry, served as a review editor for the assessment, overseeing the pivotal final chapter that concluded under a worst-case scenario that global warming could wipe out as much as 10 percent of the U.S. economy by 2100...Light also spent five years as senior fellow and director of international climate policy at the Center for American Progress, which was founded and now led by longtime Democratic insider John Podesta. The center is also financed by liberal billionaires such as Mr. Soros and Mr. Steyer. ...
“The National Climate Assessment report reads like a press release from environmental pressure groups — because it is,” said Marc Morano, author of “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change.”
Morano described two of the authors — Texas Tech professor Katharine Hayhoe and Donald J. Wuebbles of the University of Illinois — as “longtime Union of Concerned Scientist activists.” “These are not ‘Trump’s own scientists’ as the media likes to claim,” Mr. Morano said.
“The key authors are in fact left-wing environmental activists with the Union of Concerned Scientists, Center for American Progress, and the Obama Administration. And they cited outlier studies funded by Steyer and [Michael] Bloomberg.”
Steyn: Michael Mann filed a frivolous suit he had no intention of bringing to trial, but he succeeded in hounding Tim Ball into the grave. ... Ball had all the qualities of a true warrior: courage, integrity, indomitable resilience, and, in his quiet dignified bearing, a rueful acceptance of the costs they impose. The ugly husk of a human being that is Michael Mann could destroy Tim's savings and his health, but he could not destroy Tim's spirit.
Shellenberger: Conspiracy theories aside, the influence of the WEF is quite real, and one of the central demands of the Great Reset was, upon its launch, the phase-out of fuel subsidies in poor nations. ... WEF & The Great Reset are explicitly inspired by the anti-human, pro-scarcity ideology of Malthus. Here’s the smoking gun. Their goal is de-industrialization through renewables & organics. It’s driving inflation, causing riots, and undermining governments.
It’s an irrational, apocalyptic religion that emerges from nihilism, the view that life has no purpose, and that we should dismantle civilization. Point any of this out and they say, “Oh gosh no — we’re just trying to help people by reducing pollution!” But they’re obviously not trying to reduce pollution because, by shutting down natural gas and nuclear plants, they are making pollution worse. And they aren’t interested in reducing fertilizer pollution through technology, only through reducing farming, livestock, & food. The flip side of nihilism is narcissism. They compensate for the anxiety that stems from their view of life as meaningless by constantly demanding attention. They insist the world will end unless everyone does what they say, namely by becoming poorer. The good news is that a growing number of the people who provide us with the food & energy we need to survive are finally standing up for civilization. Farmers are protesting. Energy consumers are rioting. And energy providers are push back against the Woke nihilists.