Human Caused Global Warming: The Biggest Deception in History, by Dr. Tim Ball
Written by Jodie Cook
Title: Human Caused Global Warming – The biggest deception in history
Author: Dr. Tim Ball
Review: In his preface of Human Caused Global Warming Dr. Tim Ball sets out what he is going to explain throughout the book. This is the “who, what, when, why and how” of the Global Warming deception and how it came to be.
Dr. Ball – also in this preface- talks briefly about the harrowing repercussions he has personally faced – including law suits and death threats. One of the very first things I noticed while flicking through the book is Dr. Ball uses many images and diagrams to illustrate points. This is a huge help as many “ordinary” people like myself will find images or diagrams easier to understand than scientific jargon. As such, this handy book is made more generally accessible rather than just being for those in the scientific community – like so many other books on this complex and debated topic.
Tim Ball explains how the anthropogenic global warming or AGW hypothesis was introduced and how the data used is not independently and fairly checked before being fed to the masses – and when checked is proven to not be robustly supported. He also explains that despite this the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC covers this up – akin to the Watergate scandal – as it fits a prior agenda where a secretive clique is unwilling to admit to flaws. Ball also explains that the IPCC deception is tied very much to Britain’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. From the CRU over 6000 emails were hacked or released during the 2009 Climategate scandal exposing the scientists’ unethical conduct.
In the why chapter Dr. Tim Ball discusses what is “normal” climate and weather for different regions – for example, the Arctic. In July of this year it was reported that 29,000 square metres of ice is lost every day; now most would see this as an extremely alarming figure.
But Ball puts this into context when the Arctic on average loses 26,627 square metres of ice per day in its brief summer. So, it isn’t really an alarming figure at all, it is relatively normal. Dr Ball also talks about the climate records – if you look at the amount of time the records have been around (120 years) and how long the earth has been around (4.5 billion years) the sample size only equates to 0.000002% which is an extremely small figure in the grand scheme of things. Looking at the temperature records the trend between temperature and C02 levels in the atmosphere are at odds to what is being said, In effect, the truth is that when the temperature rose, CO2 decreased and vice versa. Therefore, rising CO2 is not linked to any warming periods in history and thus cannot be the cause of global warming.
In the next section entitled Paradigm Shift: Environmentalism I was a bit thrown off as I didn’t understand a few of the terms. So to clarify for non-scientific readers, “environmentalism” = a different way of thinking in which people demonstrate an enhanced sense of care for the planet and the long-term survival of life on Earth. Environmentalism as a movement means collectively recognizing the planet’s environmental problems and coming up with policy solutions that try to put them right. Ball speaks of the paradigm shift = a time when the usual and accepted way of doing or thinking about something changes completely.
Tim Ball examines the paradigm shift over environmentalism and how certain groups have used this to exploit a moral high ground demanding evermore sacrifices in our lifestyles despite the fact that many “ordinary” people are well attuned to the basics of “being green.” I also like the fact he addressed extremism in environmentalism exposing how some of these views are so absurd that even someone with no scientific knowledge can work out something isn’t right with what is being said and/or done (Big Green propaganda).
Another key approach of Dr. Ball is he not only breaks down the science to manageable levels but he also shows how closely science and politics are linked – and trust me it is closer than you think!
In the following section entitled Moving the Goalposts Tim Ball explains the origins of the so called global warming threat begun in earnest in 1988 by James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS). Hansen and others created a theory that completely contradicted the evidence that proved that as CO2 levels increased the global temperature decreased. When the absurdities show we see that even when temperatures are cooling Hansen GISS and others insist cooling equates to warming – a sort of Orwellian ‘1984’ doublespeak. So that by renaming global warming “climate change” all bases are covered. But once people realised the climate naturally changes over time they renamed global warming yet again. This time they coined the phrase climate disruption and they put these allegedly “abnormal” changes in the climate down the human elements rather than any natural fluctuation of global climate.
One of the main reasons these absurd theories have been accepted for so long with minimal questioning has been down to the fact that most people have a lack of knowledge regarding the history of climate change.
It is well known that the Earth goes through periods of warming and cooling. The cool periods resulted in Ice Ages and the warmer periods allowed human life to be sustainable for extended periods of time. Despite the claims we are in one of the warmest periods to date Dr Ball shows this is false and the Earth is currently in a cooling period.
One element of Ball’s writing that stood out to me was the fact he takes some key statement from and about the IPCC and absolutely decimates them with simple scientific facts. Thus Dr Ball succeeds in blowing everything the IPCC stands for out of the water. In fact as a whistleblower on the climate scam Dr Ball has been victimized for performing an invaluable public service. He and other brave scientists who point this out are persecuted. This is outrageous considering a key element of the scientific method is to act with sceptism of all new research. If the peer review system was to be maintained as vigorous and healthy then honest researchers would want to have it pointed out that there are flaws in their theories. However, it is made all too clear in this book that organisations like the IPCC have trampled all over this normal vetting procedure. It is shown by the evidence Ball lays out that fraudulent data will be widely accepted by government-approved “experts” if it fits an organisation’s self interests or pre-existing political agenda.
I also loved the cartoons Ball uses to illustrate key complex scientific points in a easy and fun way so that almost anyone scientists or not can understand, these visual aids helped a lot in my own understanding.
Despite the generally easy explanations one area I did fail to grasp fully was the computer modeling aspect that the IPCC uses to collect and correlate the worldwide data. I did manage to grasp the jist of the point Dr. Tim Ball is trying to project here but I felt the explanation was lacking some clarity especially for someone like myself that has minimal knowledge of scientific processes.
Ball helped me form in my mind what it was to be a climate “Skeptic” and/or “denier” and why this upswelling of dissent came about – all thanks to the corrupt nature of the IPCC. These “deniers” are not met with civilised and intellectual discussion but rather hate, lawsuits and in some cases death threats.
Refreshingly, this most informative book is very carefully crafted to ensure that each chapter is short and straight to the point meaning. This means people who aren’t scientifically minded – like myself – aren’t overwhelmed by technical information. Tim Ball does so well in providing reading material that can easily be digested and understood – even the complex points of the IPCC deceptions which I was expecting to be very complex.
I loved how Dr Ball exposed the misinformation about severe weather events like hurricanes. Most of us non-scientists are easily taken in when “experts” trotted out in the mainstream media want us to believe that these kinds of severe weather systems are become more frequent when they aren’t.
What is actually happening, shows Dr Ball, is that the media is reporting even minor category 1 hurricanes which only cause minor damages as severe. This is even when they so rarely cause loss of life. But due to the media’s increasing reports on “severe” weather we are led to believe hurricanes are becoming more frequent.
It does seems that the key to all the misinformation and deception is back at the door of the IPCC. The IPCC have been so skillfull at making uncertainty in the minds of scientists appear as if it there existed certainty. A smoke and mirrors illusions especially when Dr. Ball talks about the Greenhouse Effect and Greenhouse Gases (GHG). Here he is not talking about all the deception around it but rather what most people think the Greenhouse Effect. This “effect” in the IPCC hypothesis can be shown to be fundamentally flawed by the fact one of the three main “greenhouse gases” is water vapour at a staggering 95% of the atmosphere. The tiny amount of CO2 in the atmosphere makes up a microscopic 0.04%. And of that only a very tiny amount is added by humans. Therefore, the human proportion is so incredibly trivial that it is beyond comprehension as to how this little tail wags the huge climate dog.
When Dr. Tim Ball begins to talk about scientists changing data to fit their hypothesis the first thing he mentions is the inadequate amount of weather stations and how inaccurately they are used in today’s scientific community. When talking about the weather stations Ball also talks about how the stations are spread out and how stations that do exist often fail to report. Ball uses a perfect images for describing this data manipulation in which a child is trying to fit a circle puzzle piece into a triangular hole and does so by hammering it in rather than finding the correct piece or “data” to fit the hole “hypothesis”. When altering data the agencies responsible have also tampered with historical data thus allowing the new data to “fit” their temperature curve and also correlate with their own political agendas. Agencies in New Zealand have has lawsuits brought against them resulting in the “job” being passed on to another unknowingly corrupt agency.
Dr. Tim Ball also talks extensively about the “hockey stick” graph and Michael E. Mann who he is currently engaged in a lawsuit with. One key issue raised is that when Mann’s finding where confronted he refused to turn over his original data and findings, meaning he obviously had something to hide about his hypothesis. This is sadly a trend among so-called scientists involved with Climate Change and Global Warming.
Dr Ball rightly warns us to be wary of scientists who hide their data and refuse to reveal their original findings which serves to make any meaningful form of peer review or fact checking impossible – unless you are in the inner sanctum where peer review becomes “pal review.”
Ball shows how government experts ignore inconveniently unhelpful outside climate-changing factors to their global warming theory – such as sunspots. A sunspot is a spot or patch that appears from time to time on the sun’s surface, appearing dark by contrast with its surroundings and these are visible signs of a change in the Sun’s magnetic field. These changes in the Sun’s magnetic field change how much cosmic radiation reaches the Earth. By ignoring such telling evidence the IPCC are chalking up completely natural changes in global temperatures down to humans. Their ultimate stated goal is to “rectify” human caused climate change by eradicating our use of hydrocarbon energy (“fossil fuels” like oil, gas, coal).
As Dr. Tim Balls draws the why section to close in preparation for the who chapters I did notices several typographical errors like repeated words i.e “became became” but these are sparse and relatively minor. I also noticed that several points are repeated in several chapters for example, the fact that Climate change bodies focuses on CO2 and ignore all the H20 in the atmosphere which is a huge proportion. I understand Ball wanting to reinforce this point but I felt personally that I was reading it over and over and didn’t need to be used as much. By the second or third time I read this point I understand and accepted the point he was trying to make and it didn’t need to continue this any further in this section.
As we venture into the who section we learn about specific people involved in the creation and cover up of Global Warming, The Greenhouse Gas Theory and Climate Change some of which have already been named like Al Gore and Michael E. Mann. In the opening chapter to the who section Ball tells you the type of people that control the climate change deception all of whom are extremely rich and have something to gain whether financial or political from supporting and promoting the deception. Some of the people mentioned we’d expect to see in this category like Al Gore and George Soros. But others like Leonardo DiCaprio are quite unexpected for myself. Ball even likens these people to the Nazis as a “small” group of people using their own power and influence to oppress and control the masses. Ball goes on to talk about some key individuals in more details.
The first person Ball talks about is Maurice Strong who in 1966 become the head of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), his work here lead him to be asked to organize the first Earth Summit in 1972 which again propelled him to new heights as he was made the director of the UN Enviroment Program (UNEP).
By propelling himself to new financial and political heights Strong is shown to have essentially crippled one of Canada’s wealthiest provinces having almost no consideration for the people living there or the environment but seemingly more about himself and his own goals.
Another person Ball mentions is John Holdren, he is President Obama’s head of Science and Technology Policy and he has used his position within the White House to pursue his own goals under the blanket of Global Warming.
Holden in a book he co-authored in 1977 projected some very disturbing ideas. For example, he proposed that undesirables should be sterilized – all very similar to the Nazi’s eugenics programme. Sure, he has since recanted this but it was still said and certainly meant.
The finally key character is Al Gore. Gore has one of the highest profiles on the global warming issue which he has used a vehicle to further his political fortunes. Gore has shown time and time again how little he actually knows on the global warming issue and this was further shown when he shared a Nobel Peace Prize with the IPCC on which they disagreed greatly on sea level rises.
Gore’s propaganda film ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ also has been under UK courtroom scrutiny when the Department of Education sought to enforce all schools should show this film. A high court judge ultimately ruled that the film was politically rather than scientifically driven and therefore shouldn’t be forced on schoolchildren. The judge identified nine scientific errors in the films (although it isn’t said if they were major or minor) which Gore has never corrected. The final thought I am left with after finishing this section is: are these the kind of people we want in control directly or indirectly over our lives? I think not.
In the what section we learn of the underlying motivation for the global warming deception and that is over-population, these scientists would have you believe that more people = more CO2 thus causing resources to be used up too quickly and unsustainably. Ball talks about Thomas Malthus who believes that the “poor laws” should be revoked as they encourage people to breed which he saw as a bad thing, but he also heavily influenced Darwin’s work especially on his theory of evolution. As Ball delves deeper into the “overpopulation” problem we learn that humans only occupy 3% of the Earth’s land surface. The rich promote these deceptions and use statements about children dying of starvation to play on human emotions. We, the general public, are thereby duped and while this isn’t illegal it is most certainly immoral. I fear these people we hear from everyday and from whom we take their statements as truth now appear to have been deceiving us for decades.
The final section of this book is the how section, in which Ball talks about how these people use fear and deceit to control us and the main reason is their position. For example, Maurice Strong stated he didn’t need to become a politician because as leader of the UNEP he was able to acquire money from whomever he wants. Thereby he controlled and imposed his own agenda.
Elaine Dewar author of Cloak of Green described Maurice Strong as using the UN as a platform to sell a global environment crisis and the Global Governance Agenda. Dewar hits the nail on the head about this particular individual. One thing Ball does point out is we can’t definitely say what the human effect on the climate is until we know the amount and cause of natural climate change – which we do not. Ball goes on to discuss the structure of the IPCC itself and how so few (2500 bureaucrats) managed to fool all of us for so long.
Ball draws the book to a close without feeding the reader a conclusion – rather he gives us final notes. Like a good lecturer to a hall of students he is leaving room for us the readers to comment on everything discussed within. He also refers to his other book The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science for those who like to delve deeper on certain issues raised in this book.
Overall, I found this book very informative despite one or two sections somewhat difficult or unclear for non-scientific readers like myself. I would recommend this book to all interested in this topic seeking to discover the truth about a huge government deception still continuing routinely in our everyday lives.
This book was sent to me for review consideration by the author
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Jodie Cook is a British millennial book reviewer. Read more at forthenovellovers.wordpress.com