Skip to comments.Walter E. Williams :: Townhall.com Columnist Global Warming Rope-a-Dope
Posted on 12/24/2008 8:37:06 AM PST by dbz77
Americans have been rope-a-doped into believing that global warming is going to destroy our planet. Scientists who have been skeptical about manmade global warming have been called traitors or handmaidens of big oil. The Washington Post asserted on May 28, 2006 that there were only "a handful of skeptics" of manmade climate fears. Bill Blakemore on Aug. 30, 2006 said, "After extensive searches, ABC News has found no such (scientific) debate on global warming." U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer said it was "criminally irresponsible" to ignore the urgency of global warming. U.N. special climate envoy Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland on May 10, 2007 declared the climate debate "over" and added "it's completely immoral, even, to question" the U.N.'s scientific "consensus." In July 23, 2007, CNN's Miles O'Brien said, "The scientific debate is over." Earlier he said that scientific skeptics of manmade catastrophic global warming "are bought and paid for by the fossil fuel industry, usually."
The global warming scare has provided a field day for politicians and others who wish to control our lives. After all, only the imagination limits the kind of laws and restrictions that can be written in the name of saving the planet. Recently, more and more scientists are summoning up the courage to speak out and present evidence against the global warming rope-a-dope. Atmospheric scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said, "It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don't buy into anthropogenic global warming."
Dr. Goldenberg has the company of at least 650 noted scientists documented in the recently released U.S. Senate Minority Report: "More Than 650 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims: Scientists Continue to Debunk 'Consensus' in 2008." The scientists, not environmental activists, include Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate in physics, who said, "I am a skeptic Global warming has become a new religion." Dr. Kiminori Itoh, an environmental physical chemist, said warming fears are the "worst scientific scandal in the history When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists." "So far, real measurements give no ground for concern about a catastrophic future warming," said Dr. Jarl R. Ahlbeck, a chemical engineer at Abo Akademi University in Finland, author of 200 scientific publications and former Greenpeace member. Atmospheric physicist James A. Peden, formerly of the Space Research and Coordination Center in Pittsburgh, said, "Many (scientists) are now searching for a way to back out quietly (from promoting warming fears), without having their professional careers ruined."
The fact of the matter is an increasing amount of climate research suggests a possibility of global cooling. Geologist Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor at Western Washington University says, "Recent solar changes suggest that it could be fairly severe, perhaps more like the 1880 to 1915 cool cycle than the more moderate 1945-1977 cool cycle. A more drastic cooling, similar to that during the Dalton and Maunder minimums, could plunge the Earth into another Little Ice Age, but only time will tell if that is likely." Geologist Dr. David Gee, chairman of the science committee of the 2008 International Geological Congress, currently at Uppsala University in Sweden asks, "For how many years must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not warming? For how many years must cooling go on?"
That's a vital question for Americans to ask. Once laws are written, they are very difficult, if not impossible, to repeal. If a time would ever come when the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it's not inconceivable that Congress, caught in the grip of the global warming zealots, would keep all the laws on the books they wrote in the name of fighting global warming. Personally, I would not put it past them to write more.
Or did they have an entirely different solution in mind?
I believe that, that is the plan Dr. Williams.
Walter Williams’ column writing is clear, clean and precise. I have a tough time with his books occasionally.
The problem is that even though the debate is over, in order to maintain their standard of living socialists still need capitalists.
A far less expensive solution could be fashioned with conventional explosives strategically placed in Washington D.C., the U.N. and a few other places to be named later.
“The urge to save humanity is often a false front for the urge to RULE!”
Wonder if Mencken knew Algore?
Walter Williams BUMP!
“Global warming” hoax BUMP!
Yes to the first statement. As to the second, I must admit (I'm on vacation in LA at the moment) that I haven't read any of his books although I know off the top of my head that I have Do the Right Thing & More Liberty Means Less Government any perhaps other books by Walter Williams, in my unread library.
I would like to see all the anthropogenic global warming “experts” and fanatics sign a pledge that they will resign from their positions, never work again in public affairs, academia, or science, and never again publish a word if it becomes clear that global warming is 1) not taking place or 2) not caused by man. Someday the debate will indeed be over, and they will have lost.
It doesn,t matter if its warming or cooling.
The sole objective is to lay blame for ANY deviation in the weather on human activity, specifically the capitalists, and redistribute their money.
...that’s why they are starting to change their rhetoric to include the phrase “climate change” instead of “global warming.” That way, they can have their way whether the temp goes up, down, or regresses to the mean- it’s always changing!
In the dining room of literature, columns are paper napkins, books are silk tablecloths.
That served up through Mencken’s time, now it is the planet that they want to save - humanity has nothing to do with it.
In the 1990's, Clinton and Gore felt they would soon have the power to change the weather and the climate. By 2007, the global warming cult started to have some chinks in the armor, and by 2008, the death of the theory was near.
Then, by November 2008, the true nature of global warming (or the current term 'climate change' - a catch all for the cooler or warmer theorists) came to light. That is, control of our lives and a draining of the US of its wealth.
Now that Barry is in office and his promise of going 'where the facts take us' (even the unproven facts), the fight is back on. He has packed his science team with global warming KoolAid drinkers. True conservatives need to push back, not buy in.
I think it’s also why Algore is pushing for immediate action, so he can maximize the take from his carbon rackets before the truth comes out. I think he should be prosecuted under the RICO act, but of course the libs will never allow a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize to be taken down.
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