Is Yale Going Back To Its Roots?

My friend from New Haven sends along an invitation to the Fourth Annual Conference of the Yale Climate & Energy Institute, to be held April 5.  The subject of this year's conference?   Water: The Looming Crisis.  Here is a link to the program and list of speakers.

You may not have realized that there is a "looming crisis" of water.  Could this have anything to do with the collapse of the global warming scam?  At first it may seem a stretch, but, yes it does.

About half the program consists of panels, and the other half of speakers who get the podium all to themselves.  And who are these featured speakers?  They are leading lights of the global warming movement, including established frauds Gavin Schmidt and Peter Gleick.

I don't use the term "frauds" lightly.  Schmidt is the right-hand man of James Hansen at NASA/GISS in Manhattan, best known for its global and U.S. historical temperature series.  These are the people who have been caught red-handed "adjusting" the temperatures of the past downward in order to make it appear that temperatures have spiked upwards in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.  Raw data showing that 1934 and 1921 were the warmest years in the United States have been removed from their website in favor of "adjusted" data showing the more recent years to be warmer, and to turn a downward trend into an upward trend.  See detailed data and graphs at links here and here.

Then there's Gleick.  He was caught in early 2012 forging a document to smear the small think tank known as the Heartland Institute that has incurred wrath by giving a platform to global warming skeptics.   See my previous post here and embedded links.  After it became obvious to all that Gleick was the forger, he declined to answer questions on the subject, and was suspended from his jobs as President of the Pacific Institute and head of the Task Force on Scientific Ethics of the American Geophysical Union.  But somehow by mid-2012, without any kind of investigation or explanation,  he was back at the helm of the Pacific Institute, and by December 2012 he was back as a featured speaker at the AGU convention.  And now, featured speaker at the Yale conference!

And how exactly do these global warming promoters find themselves at a conference about the supposed "looming crisis" of water?  Well, check out what they are speaking about.  Schmidt:  "Constrain[ing] Future Hydrologic Changes"; Gleick: "Peak Water Solutions in a Changing Climate."  It's all about finding the latest hook to scare the bejeezus out of the people over the punishment awaiting them for their sins of excessive materialism.  Do you no longer believe that temperatures are spiking and we are all going to fry?  Then we say that the water will come to punish you!

Well, this is more or less where Yale started out back in the eighteenth century.  Consider Jonathan Edwards.  An early Yale "tutor" in the 1720s, he has one of Yale's residential colleges named after him.  He also went on to an illustrious preaching career in the Great Awakening, and is most famous for his great 1741 sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."  A few excerpts please:

They deserve to be cast into hell; so that divine justice never stands in the way, it makes no objection against God's using his power at any moment to destroy them. Yea, on the contrary, justice calls aloud for an infinite punishment of their sins. . . .
They are already under a sentence of condemnation to hell. They do not only justly deserve to be cast down thither, but the sentence of the law of God, that eternal and immutable rule of righteousness that God has fixed between him and mankind, is gone out against them, and stands against them; so that they are bound over already to hell. . . .
They are now the objects of that very same anger and wrath of God, that is expressed in the torments of hell. And the reason why they do not go down to hell at each moment, is not because God, in whose power they are, is not then very angry with them; as he is with many miserable creatures now tormented in hell, who there feel and bear the fierceness of his wrath. Yea, God is a great deal more angry with great numbers that are now on earth: yea, doubtless, with many that are now in this congregation, who it may be are at ease, than he is with many of those who are now in the flames of hell. . . .

I'll say this for Jonathan Edwards:  I have no doubt that he really believed it.  That puts him on a far higher plane than Schmidt and Gleick, who are just frauds and crooks preaching hellfire and brimstone under a fake banner of "science" to get themselves grants for their phony institutes.  Yale, what are you thinking?  That you are better than Columbia that hires convicted murderers?