Big Tent Ideas

WHITBECK: It’s Time To Bring Down The Church Of Climate Change Once And For All


Daily Caller News Foundation logo
Rick Whitbeck Alaska State Director, Power The Future
Font Size:

When you look at climate alarmists, there are really only two options: they either don’t know what they’re talking about, or they’re lying.

The “Little Boy Who Cried ‘Wolf’”-like cries of “existential threats” brought on by climate change would be hilarious, if it wasn’t for the disastrous impact from misguided actions to “fix” the problem. However, the fable about a youngster fabricating an emergency time and again isn’t that far off from today’s climate-change evangelists; they both need to recognize their stories are quickly losing credibility.

In my home state of Alaska — along with the rest of the Arctic — we’ve heard warning after warning about warming. Look no further than just last December when the warming warning of two to four times more quickly than anywhere else in the world was sounded throughout my state. (RELATED: BASTASCH: Europe Is Descending Into Climate Lockdowns. Will America Blindly Follow Suit?)

If we have learned anything over the past two years, it’s that the experts don’t always agree with “the science.” In fact, when it comes to their own warming warnings, they don’t even agree with themselves. Here’s a sampling of their recent wolf cries, see if you notice a pattern:

  • “Australia is Heating Up Faster Than the Rest of the World!” reads the story’s headline in Popular Science.
  • “Africa is Warming More, and Faster, Than Rest of World” is the finding from a report published on com.
  • “China Heating Up Twice as Fast as the Rest of the World!” a headline from ChinaDaily reads.
  • Even Israel wants to get into the act. “Israel Warming Up Almost Twice as Fast as Rest of World, Data Shows,” according to Ynet News.
  • And if the Arctic is warming two to four times as fast, what about its often-forgotten opposite? “South Pole Warming Three Times Faster than Rest of Earth” declares

Here’s a question to ponder: If everything is warming faster than everywhere else, is anything warming faster, or is it all bogus? Is the “data” supporting each of the claims above legitimate, or are the facts and figures deliberately being skewed?

The “climate cult” — those who can’t accept the benefits to mankind since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution – is attempting to control human activity under the guise of a pending climate catastrophe.

They’ve watched life stop under the threat of COVID-19, with people around the world giving up freedoms of movement, association, personal choice and individual expression so that a global pandemic could be thwarted. Who can remember “two weeks to flatten the curve?” Who still bristles every time they’re told to put a mask on in stores, hospitals and public buildings?

If it worked for COVID, why wouldn’t it work for another global “threat,” especially one that climate evangelists preach could end life on Earth?

The environmentalists orating the threat of climate change must keep hyping up their cause; one amplified by left-of-center politicians, academics and media outlets. Without repetition and continual warming warnings designed to keep the populace on edge, they risk rational people will one day react like they did with the boy who cried “wolf” time and again.

Again, it would be laughable if not for the terrible results. We are suffering under rampant inflation that is fueling a man-made recession. Our most important supply chains — tech, military, health and energy — all run through Communist China, with little being done to change that trajectory. All in the name of the green dream.

Now is the time for Americans fed up with incrementally losing our freedoms, our place of world leadership and our national self-reliance to stand and fight back. It is time for mayors, state legislators, governors, members of Congress and everyday citizens to push back on the fear-over-facts narrative being driven by the Church of Climate Change.

It’s time we turn up the heat.

Rick Whitbeck is the Alaska State Director for Power The Future, a national nonprofit organization that advocates for American energy jobs. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @PTFAlaska.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the Daily Caller News Foundation.

All content created by the Daily Caller News Foundation, an independent and nonpartisan newswire service, is available without charge to any legitimate news publisher that can provide a large audience. All republished articles must include our logo, our reporter’s byline and their DCNF affiliation. For any questions about our guidelines or partnering with us, please contact