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Heating Up: The Competition For Biggest Climate Change Clowns Intensifies

First Street Foundation has been releasing cataclysmic climate reports on par with the many failed predictions of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). I wondered whether UCS had passed the sputtering torch of failed climate cataclysm to a “new player.”

Not entirely. UCS is still mucking about, making predictions doomed to fail. First Street is just another pile of Lefty money adding more noise that Marxists at the Portland Press Herald have gotten fond of sharing.

The First Street Foundation’s sixth National Risk Assessment: Hazardous Heat study said that because of climate change Androscoggin County will have almost two dozen 90-degree days in an average year by 2053 — the most of any county in the state. Kennebec and York counties follow with 21 90-degree days by 2053.

It’s their sixth study, so, not new, but still new enough. The UCS has been getting it wrong for almost 50 years, and we doubt First Street will do any better.

The formula is the same. It’s bad, it’s your fault, but you have to wait thirty years to see if we’re right. Until then, here’s a bunch of government interventions you’ll have to pay for to prevent it. It’ll be expensive, but we promise that a) we’re right and b) with enough of your hard-earned wages and a “small” sacrifice in personal liberties, the government can fix it.


It’s not broken, and even if it were, the government can’t fix anything. Just look at the history of the Democrat party agenda for proof of that. Unless we haggle over the intended meaning of “fix.” Most if not all of the planned “improvements” fix something, just not the thing advertised.

And their record on predictions is abysmal. But you already knew that because you are a regular reader of these pages. From politicians to pundits, pseudo-scientists, to actual scientists on the Cult payroll, we’ve shared dozens of cataclysmic prophecies, none of which has come to pass or whose effects have anything to do with CO2 or warming. And that’s important.

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The climate does change. In New England, from day to day. No one denies that. But we are happy to refute the nonsense groups like UCS and First Street peddle for their Marxist paymasters. The cabal of elites that use scary weather predictions to advance socialist economic policy.

This business about Maine is no different. As is the likelihood that these predictions will fail because getting it right isn’t even the point.

Reaching escape velocity is. Rags like the Portsmouth Press Herald are forever seeking eyeball-gathering disaster predictions to make their medium appear relevant. But if you went back 162 years to its beginnings, how many of these headlines and climate predictions that include statements by experts would turn out to be true?

Few to none.

The climate fraud game is as old as time. Leverage fear to centralize command and control infrastructure at great expense. First Street Foundation is just another mule releasing “reports” based on “research” calculated with models that can’t predict much even a few days out, let alone thirty years from now. The earth’s climate system is too complex, and their goal is so much more mundane.

Pump out garbage to scare people into giving up their western lifestyle and use the press to legitimize it.

And we’re happy to point that out.

Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Managing Editor and co-owner of, a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.

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