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The Real Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming: Skeptics Have Valid Arguments
Capitalism Magazine ^ | December 19, 2006 | Tom DeWeese

Posted on 12/20/2006 7:46:46 PM PST by ancient_geezer

The Real Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming: Skeptics Have Valid Arguments

by Tom DeWeese  (December 19, 2006)

Imagine living in a world where no one is allowed to think or act independently--only state-approved human responses are acceptable. To break the rule and engage in forbidden thought would result in terrible retribution, perhaps leading literally to ones destruction.
That’s the kind of world apparently desired by the global warming Chicken Littles. It seems they are prepared to do anything to achieve it. Case in point is an outrageous letter to ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson on October 27, 2006. The letter was sent by two United States Senators, Olympia Snowe (R-MA), and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV).
The letter derides Exxon for helping to fund global warming “deniers,” (a term the global warming crowd is using more and more these days to try to draw a parallel with those who deny the Holocaust):

 “We are convinced that ExxonMobil’s longstanding support of a small cadre of global climate change skeptics, and those skeptics access to and influence on government policymakers, have made it increasingly difficult for the United States to demonstrate the moral clarity it needs across all facets of its diplomacy.”
The letter goes on to say, “ExxonMobil and its partners in denial have manufactured controversy, sown doubt, and impeded progress with strategies all-too reminiscent of those used by the tobacco industry for so many years.”

The mention of the tobacco industry is not just a randomly chosen analogy. It’s a threat that Exxon could face the same government attack on its very existence if it doesn’t play ball. Threats of a “wind fall profits” tax and increased regulation being just a couple of the weapons in the government’s arsenal.
The letter concludes, saying, “We would recommend that ExxonMobil publicly acknowledge both the reality of climate change and the role of humans in causing or exacerbating it. Second, ExxonMobil should repudiate its climate change denial campaign…”
As incredible as the letter may seem, one must pause to understand the “new think” being foisted on our society. In the August, 2006 issue of The DeWeese Report, (Vol.12, Issue 7), I reported on the root of the new edicts on thinking, called “globally acceptable truth.” This is not just an Ivory Tower intellectual exercise. Those who practice it believe the only way we can have a well-ordered society is for everyone to think and act in unison. Those who break the rules and think for themselves or take action contrary to the “consensus” are evil.
This idea is not just the silly ranting of a few lunatics. It is being accepted as the proper focus for major policy matters from Congress and the news media.

The main source of such thinking seems to come from the Eden Institute, operating out of New York and with close ties to the UN. The official use of globally acceptable truth is best described in a letter to the Eden Institute from Robert Muller, Assistant Secretary General of the UN. He wrote, “I am referring to the need to establish a body of objective, globally acceptable information to serve as a foundation for global education…Its (Eden Project) formula for identifying universally acceptable objective data is truly unique. It achieves this distinction by establishing a global standard for inquiry.” 

Translation: We will decide what is truth and all new information or scientific discovery will be judged on whether it matches this “globally acceptable” truth.
The last time human kind was strapped into such a mental straight jacket was during the Inquisition of the Dark Ages. The period was called the Dark Ages because it was an era of ignorance, superstition and social chaos and repression. Anyone caught questioning the doctrine or power of the church was labeled a heretic and found his or her way to the rack or into the middle of a fire while tied to a stake. The church, of course, was practicing its own brand of globally acceptable truth.
Today, the new heretics to the religion of global warming are those who question whether scientific facts support the dire warnings that are screaming from the newspaper headlines and from environmental groups’ press releases.
The letter to ExxonMobile from Rockefeller and Snowe is but one example of the dire tactics being used to stifle any debate on the subject. Just recently, the Attorney General of California filed suit against the world’s three biggest care manufacturers for their complicity in creating CO2 emissions. As part of the discovery for the suit, the Attorney General demanded copies of any correspondence between the automakers and so-called “skeptics” of climate change. Message: you can’t even talk to these people! 2006 has seen the church of global warming go into near panic at any sign of heretical behavior.   
It’s absolutely incredible to see such panic, considering the global warming mantra is near universal. There are over 12,000 environmental groups in the country controlling over $20 billion in assets, all unified in spreading the climate change gospel. On top of their vast holdings, many of those same groups receive federal grants for “studies” and “reports” on their climate change findings.
Added to that substantial fire power is a willing news media which offers magazine cover photos of melting ice caps; and the efforts of the movie and television industry which lets no opportunity get by without some reference to global warming. Al Gore’s own documentary has been in theaters around the nation for months. He is the guest on talk shows nearly every week.
The catastrophic global warming message is literally everywhere. It indoctrinates our children in the classroom. It flows from the advertising messages of corporations, in their corporate social responsible ad to sell their environmentally-responsible products (for which research and development was probably paid for with federal tax dollars). Huge numbers of Hollywood stars and international political leaders have endorsed the mantra of the church of global warming. Billions and billions of dollars are being spent to influence literally every corner of the earth to accept global warming as a fact. 
Countering this massive onslaught of globally acceptable climate change “truth” is a tiny, dedicated band of scientists, political leaders and non-profits that are seeking the truth. Their assets are literally in the low millions of dollars -- simply a drop in the bucket when compared to the war chest of the climate change church. They don’t have the media’s attention. They don’t have the ability to issue massive grants. Hollywood certainly isn’t making movies to promote the “skeptics” point of view. And the federal government isn’t allowing the contrary opinions in many classrooms.  
So, with so much incredible fire power covering every possible exit, one must ask the logical question: why are the climate change crowd so scared of a few renegade groups and their measly few million dollars? The fact is, the “skeptics” are having such an impact on the debate because they are telling the truth. The Church of Global Warming is wrong!
As George Orwell once wrote: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” There is no greater hero in the revolution for climate change truth than Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He has truly demonstrated the power one honest individual can wield.
Earlier this year (2006) Sen. Inhofe gave two explosive speeches on the floor of the Senate in which he attacked and exposed the unfounded claims and scare tactics being employed by the Global Warming crowd. The speeches were literally unprecedented in the decades-long climate change debate. And their effect was like a lightning bolt. Almost immediately some scientists began coming out of hiding to side with the Senator.
On December 6th, just as the Rockefeller/Snowe letter was being exposed across the Internet, Inhofe held a hearing on Capitol Hill exposing the “alarmist media.” Said Inhofe, “Rather than focus on the hard science of global warming, the media has instead become advocates for hyping scientifically unfounded climate alarmism.” His attacks have already forced 60 Minutes, CNN and other major media to at least give lip service to the “skeptic” point of view. More importantly, the Senator’s efforts are putting the Global Warming crowd into near cardiac arrest.  
It is important to note that the so-called “Skeptics” include Dr. Daniel Schrag of Harvard; Claude Allegre, one of the most decorated French geophysicists; Dr. Richard Lindzen, professor of Atmospheric Sciences, MIT; Dr. Patrick Michaels, University of Virginia: Dr. Fred Singer; Professor Bob Carter, geologist at James Cook University, Australia; 85 scientists and climate experts who signed the 1995 Leipzeg Declaration which called drastic climate controls “ill-advised, lacking credible support from the underlying science; 17,000 scientists and leaders involved in climate study who signed a petition issued by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine saying there is no evidence green house gasses cause global warming; and the 4,000 scientists and leaders from around the world, including 70 Nobel Prize winners, who signed the Heidelberg Appeal calling greenhouse global warming theories “highly uncertainly scientific theories.”
These are but a few of the highly qualified “skeptics” derided by Jay Rockefeller, Olympia Snowe and Al Gore whom, they say, should not be given a voice on the issue.
There are lots of lies surrounding the Global Warming mantra. The biggest one claims there is “consensus” among scientists that human-caused global warming is a fact. There is no such consensus. Human survival demands that we listen to the “Skeptics” before they are burned at the stake by Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe. 

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KEYWORDS: climatechange; fad; globalwarming; thenextbigthing
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There are lots of lies surrounding the Global Warming mantra. The biggest one claims there is “consensus” among scientists that human-caused global warming is a fact. There is no such consensus.


"To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects."
-- Margaret Thatcher

"With respect to science, consensus is often simply a sop to scientific illiteracy. After all, if what you are told is alleged to be supported by all scientists, then why do you have to bother to understand it? You can simply go back to treating it as a matter of religious belief, and you never have to defend this belief except to claim that you are supported by all scientists except for a handful of corrupted heretics."
--- Dr. Richard Lindzen, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Sciences of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


The scientific method is the confirmation of hypothesis by independant observation, the test of theory to destruction. Consensus and belief are of the realm of politics and religion, skeptiscm and critical test are the realm of science.

1 posted on 12/20/2006 7:46:50 PM PST by ancient_geezer
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To: ancient_geezer
But al gore wouldn't lie would he?(snicker)
2 posted on 12/20/2006 8:00:41 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: ancient_geezer

Most excellent find bump, Geezer!

No credible evidence has been presented to me to cause me to believe that man can influence global temperature change.

This is another "follow the money" scam, IMHO. What is infuriating to me (and should be to all Americans) is that our tax dollars are supporting these Chicken Littles. I'd just as soon not fund their "research," TYVM!

BTW, Maine and West Virginia got some 'splainin' to do about their Bozo Senators!

As does, come to think on it, Floriduh, re: their Howdy Doody Senator expert on Syrian/US relations!

3 posted on 12/20/2006 8:02:00 PM PST by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: ancient_geezer
The great American cynic H.L. Mencken once said, "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the public alarmed and hence clamorous to be led to safety by threatening it with an endless series of boogiemen, all of them imaginary."

Global Warming is just one of these "boogiemen" H.L. Menchen spoke of.
4 posted on 12/20/2006 8:05:01 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: ancient_geezer
Consensus for the hoi polloi.

I say 2+2=4.

You say 2+2=6.

The Iraq Mathematics Committee reaches the consensus that 2+2=5.

5 posted on 12/20/2006 8:07:39 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: ancient_geezer
The last time human kind was strapped into such a mental straight jacket was during the Inquisition of the Dark Ages.

Nope. Stalin's Russia came after that.

6 posted on 12/20/2006 8:13:18 PM PST by secretagent
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To: ancient_geezer; cogitator

A proper warning - the AGWs have government thugs on their side, whether they want them or not.

The skeptics may err in their science, but not in their concern over censorship.

7 posted on 12/20/2006 8:22:12 PM PST by secretagent
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To: ancient_geezer

8 posted on 12/20/2006 8:23:23 PM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: ancient_geezer

How long until we can throw global warming on the 'over-hyped media scare frenzy' pile along with africanized killer bees, nuclear power, Y2K, heterosexual aids epidemic, acid rain, bird flu, swine flu, not enough flu vaccine, the coming ice age...? Feel free to add to the list, I am tired of typing.

9 posted on 12/20/2006 8:32:16 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: JerseyJohn61

bump for later

10 posted on 12/20/2006 8:36:02 PM PST by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: kinoxi

thank you posting this

11 posted on 12/20/2006 8:38:22 PM PST by bubman
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To: ancient_geezer


12 posted on 12/20/2006 8:53:59 PM PST by BuffaloJack
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To: ConservaTexan

Feel free to add to the list, I am tired of typing.

A complete list of things caused by global warming

Agricultural land increase,
Africa devastated,
African aid threatened,
air pressure changes,
Alaska reshaped,
allergies increase,
Alps melting,
Amazon a desert,
American dream end
amphibians breeding earlier (or not)
ancient forests dramatically changed,
Antarctic grass flourishes,
algal blooms,
Arctic bogs melt,
atmospheric defiance
atmospheric circulation modified,
avalanches reduced,
avalanches increased
bananas destroyed,
bananas grow,
bet for $10,000,  
better beer,
big melt faster,
billion dollar research projects,
billions of deaths,
bird distributions change,
birds return early,
blackbirds stop singing,
blue mussels return,
Britain Siberian,
British gardens change,
bubonic plague,
budget increases,
building season extension,
business opportunities,
business risks
butterflies move north
cardiac arrest,
caterpillar biomass shift,
challenges and opportunities,
civil unrest,
cloud increase,
cloud stripping,  
cod go south,
cold climate creatures survive,
cold spells (Australia),
computer models,
coral bleaching,
coral reefs dying,
coral reefs grow, 
coral reefs shrink , 
cold spells,
cost of trillions,
crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems,
cyclones (Australia),
damages equivalent to $200 billion
Dengue hemorrhagic fever,
desert advance,
desert life threatened,
desert retreat
destruction of the environment,
disappearance of coastal cities
diseases move north,
Dolomites collapse,
drowning people
ducks and geese decline,
dust bowl in the corn belt,
early spring,
earlier pollen season
Earth biodiversity crisis,
Earth dying,
Earth even hotter,
Earth light dimming,
Earth lopsided,
Earth melting,
Earth morbid fever,
Earth on fast track,
Earth past point of no return,
Earth slowing down,
Earth spinning out of control,
Earth to explode,
earth upside down
Earth wobbling,
El Niño intensification,
emerging infections,
Europe simultaneously baking and freezing,  
evolution accelerating,
expansion of university climate groups,
extinctions (
human, civilisation,  logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, bats, pandas, pikas, polar bears, pigmy possums, gorillas, koalaswalrus, whales, frogs, toads, turtles, orang-utanelephants, tigers, plants, salmon, troutwild flowers, woodlice, penguins, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, less, not polar bears),
experts muzzled,
extreme changes to California,
farmers go under,
figurehead sacked,
fish catches drop
fish catches rise,
fish stocks decline,
five million illnesses,
Florida economic decline,
food poisoningfood prices rise,
food security threat (SA)
footpath erosion,
forest decline,
forest expansion,
fungi invasion,
Garden of Eden wilts,
genetic diversity decline,
gene pools slashed, glacial retreat,
glacial growth,
glacier wrapped,
global cooling,
global dimming,
glowing clouds,
Gore omnipresence,
grasslands wetter,
Great Barrier Reef 95% dead,
Great Lakes drop
greening of the North
Gulf Stream failure,
habitat loss,
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome,  
harvest increase,
harvest shrinkage,
hay fever epidemic,
hazardous waste sites breached,
heat waves,  
hibernation ends too soon,
hibernation ends too late,
high court debates,
human fertility reduced,
human health improvement,
human health risk,
hydropower problems,
hyperthermia deaths,
ice sheet growth,
ice sheet shrinkage,
inclement weather,
infrastructure failure (Canada),
Inuit displacement,
Inuit poisoned,
Inuit suing,
industry threatened,
infectious diseases
insurance premium rises,
invasion of midges
island disappears,
islands sinking,
itchier poison ivy,
jellyfish explosion,
Kew Gardens taxed,
krill decline,
lake and stream productivity decline,
landslides of ice at 140 mph,
lawsuits increase
lawsuit successful, 
lawyers' income increased (surprise surprise!),
lightning related insurance claims,
little response in the atmosphere,
Lyme disease
Malaria, malnutrition, 
Maple syrup shortage,
marine diseases,
marine food chain decimated,
marine dead zone,
Meaching (end of the world),
methane emissions from plants,
methane burps,
melting permafrost,
Middle Kingdom convulses,
migration difficult (birds),
microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly,
more bad air days,  
more research needed
mountain (Everest) shrinking,
mountains break up,
mountains taller,
next ice age,
Nile delta damaged,
no effect in India
nuclear plants bloom
oaks move north,
ocean acidification,
outdoor hockey threatened
oyster diseases,
ozone loss,
ozone repair slowed,
ozone rise,
Pacific dead zone,
personal carbon rationing
pest outbreaks, pests increase
phenology shifts
plankton blooms,
plankton destabilised,
plankton loss,
plant viruses
plants march north
polar bears aggressive,
polar bears cannibalistic
polar bears drowning,
polar bears starve
polar tours scrapped,
psychosocial disturbances,
railroad tracks deformed,
rainfall increase,
rainfall reduction,
reindeer larger,
release of ancient frozen viruses,
resorts disappear,
rice yields crash, 
rift on Capitol Hill,
rioting and nuclear war,
rivers raised,
rivers dry up,
rocky peaks crack apart,
roof of the world a desert,
Ross river disease
salinity reduction,
salinity increase
salmon stronger,
sea level rise,
sea level rise faster,
sex change,
sharks booming,
shrinking ponds,
ski resorts threatened,
slow death,
snowfall increase,
snowfall reduction,  
societal collapse,
songbirds change eating habits,
sour grapes,
spiders invade Scotland,
squid population explosion,
squirrels reproduce earlier,
spectacular orchids,
stormwater drains stressed,
tectonic plate movement,
ticks move northward (Sweden),
tides rise, tourism increase,
trade winds weakened,
tree beetle attacks,
tree foliage increase (UK),
tree growth slowed,
trees could return to Antarctic,
trees less colourful
trees more colourful,
tropics expansion,
tropopause raised,
turtles lay earlier,
UK Katrina,
Venice flooded,
volcanic eruptions,
walrus pups orphaned,
wars over water,
water bills double,
water supply unreliability
water scarcity (20% of increase), 
water stress,
weather out of its mind,
weather patterns awry,
Western aid cancelled out
West Nile fever,
whales move north,
wheat yields crushed in Australia,
white Christmas dream ends,
wind shift,
wind reduced, 
wine - harm to Australian industry,
wine industry damage (California)
wine industry disaster (US)
wine - more English,
wine -German boon, wine -
no more French
winters in Britain colder,
wolves eat more moose,
wolves eat less,
workers laid off,
World bankruptcy,
World in crisis,
Yellow fever.

and all on 0.006 deg C per year! 

13 posted on 12/20/2006 8:55:03 PM PST by ancient_geezer (Don't reform it, Replace it.)
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Leftards never have believed in Freedom of Speech, instead they fear it because the light of day causes slugs like them to shrivel and die.
14 posted on 12/20/2006 9:00:07 PM PST by wodinoneeye
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To: ancient_geezer

OK, I agree with all points in this article. Major questions still remain though... Why are they all pushing a lie? Who stands to benefit? Who's behind it? How are they accomplishing this feat of mass manipulation?

Arrgh! My head spins!

15 posted on 12/20/2006 9:00:34 PM PST by mwilli20
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To: ancient_geezer

What? The passing of gas by both humans and animals doesn't contribute to global warming?

16 posted on 12/20/2006 9:03:14 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: kinoxi

Certainly throughout history there have been various local and global climate changes. Re dinosaurs got their payback for all that flatulence, right? England was once a sunny place! Anyhow, these "Global Warming" types are after fame, fortune and power. UN Third Worlders will have the treasure of the West at their disposal. These types will spend all your money coercing/forcing you save the world from yourself! Meanwhile, we'll have wasted our opportunities to turn a warmer world to our advantage or prepare for a cooler one.

17 posted on 12/20/2006 9:04:47 PM PST by Umus B. Kidden
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Nah, global warming just don't cause those things to happen. LOL

18 posted on 12/20/2006 9:05:16 PM PST by ancient_geezer (Don't reform it, Replace it.)
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To: DaveLoneRanger


19 posted on 12/20/2006 9:09:05 PM PST by bkwells (Liberals=Hypocrites)
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To: mwilli20

>> Why are they all pushing a lie?

Because they are unable to push the truth. It's too inconvenient.

20 posted on 12/20/2006 9:14:22 PM PST by Gene Eric
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