Hope and Climate Change: The Emperor has no clothes.
I had a friend who became an environmental engineer. It’s not the weak fluff-laden PC course you’d think. He took several semesters of physics, biology, chemistry and engineering. Just before he did his senior thesis he confided something to me:
He had seen the data, he (and a few others on campus) agreed. Global warming is made up, just like global cooling and toher supposed man-made disasters. I agreed but told him that he could never state that out loud becuase the campus enviro-nut and many professors would crush him.
He was right of course: (just a sample of the links out there)
- Climatic Research Unit e-mail hacking incident.(Wikipeida)
- “The world has stopped getting warmer, defying the complex models that predicted anthropogenic global warming to continue until it reached crisis proportions”(Neptunis Lex)
- WaPo reports on East Anglia CRU e-mails, global-warming controversy(Hot Air)
- Pajamas Media gies us an count of the code in the climate models. and Congress may probe the scientists to see if they misled the public. (h/t Neptunus Lex)
- Some people don’t get it. (Newsbusters)
- jules crittenden has a good roundup of reaction in the press. They were climate change and envior wacky cheerleaders for years, now what are they going to do?
- Even a climate change believer thinks that the e-mails are bad news.(Guardian Online)
Well, guess what, the very powerful have acted very stupid. Altering the facts to fit your views is not science. Yet they would crush free enterprise and economic growth because of their agenda. The only winners so far seems to be the loony left and neo-marxists. Green is the new red.
No I realise that pollution is bad. Yes. I. Get. It. But change the climate? As if humans have the power. An open secret has been that the world is recovering from a mini-ice age in the middle ages. Their may be other causes to global warming if it is occurring. The debate is far from settled.
Tell that to the left. Warming of the planet and melting oceans fit their idea of a harmful west. Resources need to be redistributed, technology needs to be restricted (unless your a wealthy elite in New York, London or LA). Disagree and you’re just a wealthy white man who wants to oppress the planet.
Why is there no debate? Why is dissent not tolerated? The BBC got the climate gate files but refused to cover them. Did a White House science adviser ridicule scientists who did not agree with global warming?
I’ve known solar physicists Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon for a long time. I’ve published articles with Willie and enjoyed extensive communication. I was on advisory committees with them when Sallie suddenly and politely withdrew from the fray. I don’t know if the following events were contributing factors but it is likely.
Baliunas and Soon were authors of excellent work confirming the existence of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) from a multitude of sources. Their work challenged attempts to get rid of the MWP because it contradicted the claim by the proponents of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). Several scientists challenged the claim that the latter part of the 20th century was the warmest ever. They knew the claim was false, many warmer periods occurred in the past. Michael Mann ‘got rid’ of the MWP with his production of the hockey stick, but Soon and Baliunas were problematic. What better than have a powerful academic destroy their credibility for you? Sadly, there are always people who will do the dirty work.
— Newsbusters quotes Canada Free Press.
In law, the famous adage goes, “When the facts are on your side hammer the jury, when the law is on your side hammer the judge, if neither is on your side hammer the table.”. THe Left has been hammering the table over and over again but we are the ones getting nailed.