Yesterday, NYC hosted the “People’s Climate March” boasting nearly 400,000 attendees setting the record for largest climate-related protest in history. One could imagine the carbon footprint left behind–especially by politicians and celebrities flying in on private jets. The protestors caused traffic jams as they demanded we reduce our emissions. Throughout the march, nothing seemed to be blamed more than capitalism. An activist even held a sign that said “keep the oil in the ground.” People took pictures with their iPhones, drank their Starbucks, and shouted about global warming as trash piled up in the streets.
Amid the confusion, CFACT clarified by flying a banner overhead reminding us that there has been no global warming in 17 years. Temperature data assembled by NASA, NOAA, the Met Office and others shows no meaningful warming since the nineties and very little before that. As Dr. Roy Spencer of the University of Alabama at Huntsville who works with NASA’s temperature satellite program, wrote, climate campaigners, “miss the most important point: the climate models that governments base policy decisions on have failed miserably.” Climate computer models that call for warming when none has occurred keeps politicians in power and careers intact. Hundreds of thousands were used as a spectacle to further the gains of a select few at the expense of our environment.