Global Warming: The New Lysenkoism

The early returns of the Cult of Global Warming are in and they are not flattering. An ever-growing body of reputable scientists are gathering their courage and calling Global Warming what it is: an enormous hoax whose aim is not saving the planet, but rather, carrying the torch for communism and its utterly discredited bag of lies whose sole aim is to give a small group of elites control over the Earth’s stupid and uneducated population. For their own good, of course.

Recently, John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel, a meteorologist who now works at KUSI TV in San Diego, and a member of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project (ICECAP), publicly decried the Global Warming Hoax:

"It is the greatest scam in history," said Coleman on the ICECAP Web site. "Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long-term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the 'research' to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims… In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious as the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling. And, natural cycles and drifts in climate are as much if not more responsible for any climate changes underway."

An ever growing body of data reflected on hundreds of websites not controlled by Big Media shows the hoax for what it is. Cherry-picked statistics; weather observation stations built within arm’s reach of large man-made heat sources; screeching about melting some arctic ice fields while studiously ignoring a simultaneous and equal increase in ice in other arctic locations; PhotoShopped pictures of polar bears drowning and elephants mummified in Africa; the list is nearly endless. One scientist has linked more than 600 bogus science websites to the topic “global warming.” Almost all are alarmist, if not just plain dishonest.

It needs to be noted that The Global Warming Hoax has been seen before, wearing different clothes. In the last century it was called Lysenkoism (a warmed-over version of the discredited Lemarkism), a reference to both a science quack and to the repressive political and social campaigns undertaken in science and agriculture by the powerful Stalinist director of the Soviet Institute of Genetics, Trofim Denisovich Lysenko and his followers, which began in the late 1920s and formally ended in 1964. Lysenkoism recycled the bogus theory that acquired characteristics of living organisms could be passed-on to offspring, providing Stalin with a pseudo-scientific way of blaming farmers for crop failures rather than the disaster of communism.

Lysenkoism got its start during a time of crisis. The new Soviet Union had, in just a few years, totally destroyed Russia’s system of small private farms, replacing them with stillborn Marxist collectives. In short order there was next to nothing to eat and millions began to starve. Because communism/Marxism is blind to any reality other than that required to keep a top few in power at the expense of the population, Stalin began casting-about for some way to alleviate the mass starvation without having to admit that communism is unable to feed anyone. He heard of Lysenko’s crack-pot theories and fastened upon them as a way to perhaps increase farm yields without admitting that only private farms are up to the task. In 1928 Trofim Lysenko claimed to have developed an agricultural technique, termed vernalization and promised to triple or quadruple crop yields using his technique. It was a crock. Nonetheless, the Soviet enslaved media declared Lysenko a genius and his beliefs genius. Lysenko was admitted into the hierarchy of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and was put in charge of agricultural affairs. He used his position to denounce competent biologists as "fruit-fly-lovers and people haters."

Drawing a clearer line to the current professional assassination of those who dare to criticize the Global Warming Hoax, between 1934 and 1940, many Soviet scientists were simply executed or sent to slave-labor camps to die. In 1948, genetics was officially declared "a bourgeois pseudoscience"; all geneticists were fired from work (some were also arrested), and all genetic research was discontinued (sound familiar?) China later adopted Lysenkoism as well after the 1949 takeover by communists.

Lysenkoism was finally put in the trash where it belonged in the 1960s after it became clear to even the blind that it was fraudulent and counter-productive, but not before tens of millions had been starved to death during consecutive communist crop failures and thousands of reputable scientists had been slandered, marginalized, fired, or simply murdered.

Global Warming is the worthy successor of Lysenkoism, displaying all the same qualities of quackery, bogus data, political bullying, professional blacklisting, communist/leftist sponsorship, damage to science, and economic thuggery. Something to keep in mind the next time Al Gore or Michael Moore fly into some city on their private Gulfstream jets to rail against the rest of us for destroying the planet.

Lysenko speaks at the Kremlin, 1935 (pic: Wikipedia)

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