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A Letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

How are you, my jolly friend? Not well, and not jolly, if this video you made is any indication.

First off, could you be more specific as to where this was filmed?

Every other movie where I’ve seen your digs has shown me bright, colorful, charming mansions with high ceilings and ample lighting. Yet there you are, sweating in some creepy, dank basement with water dripping everywhere and only a flashlight for illumination. I’m not quite sure how that works, given that the Weather Channel tells me the current temperature up around your parts is a balmy -15°F, and that it hasn’t been warm enough to melt anything for weeks on end.

Has your furnace gone haywire?

How else to explain your ragged appearance with your red coat hanging open and your sticky, soiled undershirt on full display? If the furnace is cranked up, that means your electricity is probably working, too. Why the flashlight? Where is the video crew getting the juice to power the camera you’re using?

Look, why don’t you go upstairs?

I think we’re supposed to presume that your workshop is washed out, or something like that, except your backdrop looks more like a subterranean bunker than high ground, and no doubt the strange, isolated tropical weather that’s put you out of business would’ve flooded that space first. So what gives? After all, you’re Santa Claus. Jolly ol’ St. Nicholas.

Sainthood is not compatible with dishonesty.

I hate to accuse you of skirting the truth. I really do. Your centuries of reindeer-fueled philanthropy have built you a stellar reputation, which is clearly what Greenpeace wanted to exploit by featuring you in this dreadful propaganda piece. The weird, Unabomber-meets-Blair-Witch setting you’ve created here isn’t the only thing that’s false in this video.

The bottom line is that you’ve got your facts all wrong.

“My home in the Arctic is fast disappearing,” you tell us. Except it isn’t. Ice in the arctic grew 29% in a single year. And down south, the Antarctic ice sheet is at a 36-year high and continues to grow. We got ice coming out our eyeballs, so maybe you should see a plumber about all that dripping.

Fact is, the globe hasn’t warmed at all for 15+ years or so. Even the alarmists at the UN have been forced to admit that. Your new friends at Greenpeace tend to respond to these awkward facts by citing the hoary 97% statistic that has been misrepresented to show unanimity among climate scientists that agree the planet is boiling over, and it’s all our fault. Except none of their models predicted the current decade-and-a-half pause in warming. So if 97% of scientists have now been proven wrong, what good is it to know that they’re all wrong together?

It seems none of these facts have deterred you from your alarmism. “Unless we all act urgently,” you warn us, everyone’s going to have “an empty stocking forevermore.” But even that’s bullplop. Scientists are 100% in agreement that there isn’t any proposal on the table that would actually lower global temperatures. So even if “we all act urgently,” the climate’s going to continue to do what it’s going to do. And what it’s going to do is change. It’s been changing for millions of years before humans appeared on the scene, and it will likely change for millions of years after we’re gone. The hubris of assuming that humanity has the power to set a global thermostat one way or the other is pretty galling, especially in light of how hopelessly wrong “the consensus” has been up to this point.

Sorry to beat up on you, Mr. Kringle, but what we’re left with here is an alarmist organization willing to lie repeatedly. Greenpeace resorts to threatening the demise of a fictional character to support their provably false premise, yet, somehow, it’s the Republicans who are “deniers” and “hostile to science. ” Not quite sure how that works.

I’d suggest coal in your stocking, Santa, but I know how Greenpeace feels about fossil fuels. But I just wanted to let you know that this creepy, sour video was a really stupid idea.

XXOO,

Little Stallion

P.S. I want a pretend horsey and a choo-choo train.  Also multiple fracking permits on BLM land.

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  1. Incidentally, it’s snowing in Israel and Cairo. Really.

    http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-snow-israel-egypt-20131213,0,1691393.story#axzz2nMzV6vMp

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175126#.UqsRio1iE9U

    Over 2000 cold and snow records set in the USA this past week

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/12/13/over-2000-cold-and-snow-records-set-in-the-usa-this-past-week/

    Well guess what, some of these consensus scientists are now trying to get back on the Global Cooling bandwagon, there have been a number of Global Cooling articles emerging in the past few months

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/13/multiple-lines-of-evidence-suggest-global-cooling/

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/05/report-scientists-predict-a-century-of-global-cooling/

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/1/avery-dreading-the-inevitable-global-cooling/

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/59701

    That’s right, the same Global Cooling chicken-littlism of the 70s. It’s a good thing that Leftists have been frantically typing out all those Global Cooling Myth screeds over the last decade.

    See? It really all does come back to our good friend Leonard Nimoy in the end.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK0RswGQZRw

    So since consensus scientists contend that CO2 causes warming, would it be safe to say that the way to combat Global Cooling would be to issue more CO2 into the air? Or would that not allow 3rd World dictatorships and communists to extort treasure from U.S. taxpayers through the lunatic co-brokes at the U.N.?

  2. Incidentally, it’s snowing in Israel and Cairo. Really. I’d be happy to provide links but I think your new system here spits them out.

    In addition, there’s been over 2000 cold and snow records set in the USA this past week. Check Watts Up With That dot com.

    But guess what, believe it or not, some of these consensus scientists are now trying to get back on the Global Cooling bandwagon, there have been a number of Global Cooling articles emerging in the past few months.

    That’s right, the same Global Cooling chicken-littlism of the 70s. It’s a good thing that Leftists have been frantically typing out all those Global Cooling Myth screeds over the last decade.

    See? It really all does come back to our good friend Leonard Nimoy in the end.

    So since consensus scientists contend that CO2 causes warming, would it be safe to say that the way to combat Global Cooling would be to issue more CO2 into the air? Or would that not allow 3rd World dictatorships and communists to extort treasure from U.S. taxpayers through the lunatic co-brokes at the U.N.?

      • The Force is weak with you. Silencing skeptics is a bedrock principle of the left wing; it is not part of the scientific method and neither is political advocacy.

        By now you have doubtless observed the amazing similarity between science and religion as each is practiced by the masses. Silencing criticism is a hallmark of weak science and weak religion; whereas strong science invites and demands criticism and so does strong religion. I have absolute confidence in my bedrock understanding of both science and religion; barking dogs are no threat to either of these things.

  3. More hilarity from climate change cultists who are trapped in Antartica’s increasing ice.

    They release a statement that, “Sea Ice Is Disappearing Due To Climate Change.”

    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/scientists-trapped-in-record-sea-ice-announce-that-it-is-disappearing/

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/09/23/antarctic-sea-ice-hit-35-year-record-high-saturday/

    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/scientists-trapped-in-record-sea-ice-announce-that-it-is-disappearing/

    If these people’s imposed policies weren’t so destructive and harmful they’d be more hilarious than a genetic hybrid between the Three Stooges and the Marx Brothers.

  4. The Left has a variety of motivations here.

    The honest drones at the bottom of the Collective want to believe that they are capable of “saving the Earth” like your average comic book hero. They are unwilling to accept the fact that their efforts such as maintaining compost heaps in their basements and collecting their own urine in old milk jugs has no more power to effect the environment than pissing in the ocean does.

    Drones in middle management and higher in the Collective’s hive traditionally have always had egregious control issues. They’re capable of understanding the difference between the concepts of governing and ruling. Their pursuit of fascist hyper-regulation and micro-management over every aspect of every human’s life prevents them from accepting the reality that the climate has and always will change on its own naturally. Of course many of these believe in their own “saving the Earth” super powers as well.

    Drones at the top of the hive understand that pseudosciences like Climate Change are necessary in order to create the false crisis they need which facilitates their fascist policy making. It’s merely a political tool; an end to a means. In this case, it allows foreign Leftists to pilfer treasure from the pockets of U.S. taxpayers by using the despots of the U.N. as co-brokes. Simultaneously, it allows domestic “useful idiots” in high places to weaken the U.S. economy by putting into place regulation that America’s enemies of old could only dream of.

  5. “You are willfully stupid and delight in being on the wrong side of history.”

    Thank you for that vote of confidence. It is much better to be willfully stupid instead of naturally stupid.

    There is no wrong side of history because there is no single “history”. Instead, many histories exist and will exist. But perhaps you were citing George Orwell, the winners in a conflict write the history books (and suppress alternative points of view, which is of course what the warmists have been doing and continue to do). Since that battle is not yet over, and probably never will be, it is impossible to say which is the right side and which is the wrong side of “history”.

    Please do not insult your readers by saying “No one ever said it would not be cold”. There’s 7 billion people on Earth; are you really sure not a single one claimed it would never be cold? Besides, we DO have high-placed warmists claiming there would never again be snow in England:

    http://www.uncommondescent.com/science/no-more-snow-in-england-say-global-warmists/