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Global warming science is “settled” they say for public consumption, but privately…
Posted on Mon, 2009-12-14 02:18
* global warming
In public pronouncements the warmists – the ideologists of global warming – tell us that the science is “settled.” Global temperatures are on an inexorable and dangerous upward trend, they claim. That’s because we drive naughty gasoline automobiles and other devices emitting carbon dioxide, that increase concentrations of manmade CO2 in the atmosphere. The ‘greenhouse effect’, they claim, threatens the earth’s ecosystem with irreparable damage unless those bad bad CO2 emissions are drastically curbed.
All this supposedly settled science is the basis for the recent international summit in Copenhagen, proposed ‘cap and trade’ legislation in the US Congress, and a radical shift of resources away from roads to supposedly more ‘sustainable’ modes proposed by House transportation chair James Oberstar in his 775 page 6-year Surface Transportation Authorization Act HB44.
The settled science behind global warming is also claimed by the USEPA as justification for the December 7 “Endangerment Finding” and “Cause or Contribute Finding(s)” that emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases “threaten public health and welfare,” laying the basis for a whole new regulatory regime restricting use of automobiles and other combustion-powered devices.
What would that do to toll revenues?
There are several big problems with the whole warmist/greenhouse gas supression agenda:
(1) A huge number of scientists don’t agree that the science is settled.
Indeed over 30,000 scientists have signed a petition saying “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases will in the foreseeable future cause catastrophic heating…” (reproduced nearby)
(2) A whistleblower’s release of thousands of private emails from the center of global warming pseudo-science at the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in the UK shows that many of the leading warmists themselves are in a panic over the failure of the earth’s atmosphere to conform to the projections of their alarmist theory.
For example Kevin Trenberth a ‘scientist’ on the US government payroll emailed a bunch of other leading warmists:
“The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a
travesty that we can’t.”
Note his phrase: “lack of warming”!
For almost ten years now the trend of global mean temperatures has been flat, or if anything, a decline, not the inexorable rise in global temperatures that the warmists publicly proclaim, and which their theory demands.
In their private communications these academics and so called research scientists who have made careers out of the global warming gravy-train discuss how to discredit skeptics and how to prevent them being published.
They scheme against editors who publish skeptics.
They talk about “tricks” they use with temperature data to “hide the decline.”
Warmist Phil Jones at UEA/CRU threatened in private emails to destroy original temperature data rather than be forced to release it under freedom of information laws – so desperate are they to conceal the very unsettled state of the “science.”
Jones’ university at least has put him on “leave” and instituted an inquiry following publication of his “I’ll-destroy-data-rather-than-hand-it-over” email.
Bjorn Lomborg writes:
“What seems to have motivated the scientists involved in Climategate was the arrogant belief that that the way to save the world was to conceal or misrepresent ambiguous and contradictory findings about global warming that might “confuse” the public. But substituting spin for scientific rigor is a terrible strategy.
“So, too, is continuing to embrace a response to global warming that has failed for nearly two decades. Instead of papering over the flaws in the Kyoto approach and pretending that grand promises translate into real action, we need to acknowledge that saving the world requires a smarter strategy than the one being pursued so dogmatically in Copenhagen.”
Capt Obama sails on oblivious
So far the US ship of state under Captain Obama plows ahead full steam on its CO2-restrictive course as if nothing has happened.
But our Christmas at least will be brightened by this Climategate medley from Minnesotans for Global Warming featuring many of the leading warmists:
It follows “Hide the Decline” a little musical featuring the most frenetic of the warmists Michael Mann of Penn State (CORRECTION):
More serious stuff at these websites:
There’s a whole long history of pseudo-scientific scares like global warming.
Perhaps the best comment is one made back in 2003 by Michael Crichton in a talk at Caltech:
“Nobody believes a weather prediction twelve hours ahead. Now we’re asked to believe a prediction that goes 100 years into the future? And make financial investments based on that prediction? Has everyone lost their minds?”
LATE ADDITION: they really exist! http://www.minnesotansforglobalwarming.com/m4gw/
APOLOGIES: Apologies to University of Pennsylvania who we incorrectly identified as hosting Michael Mann, the most shrieky of the warmists. He’s at Penn State.