Skip to comments.The Real Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming: Skeptics Have Valid Arguments
Posted on 12/20/2006 7:46:46 PM PST by ancient_geezer
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.
Thats 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 ExxonMobils 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. Its a threat that Exxon could face the same government attack on its very existence if it doesnt play ball. Threats of a wind fall profits tax and increased regulation being just a couple of the weapons in the governments 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 worlds 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 cant even talk to these people! 2006 has seen the church of global warming go into near panic at any sign of heretical behavior.
Its 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 Gores 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 dont have the medias attention. They dont have the ability to issue massive grants. Hollywood certainly isnt making movies to promote the skeptics point of view. And the federal government isnt 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 Senators 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.
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.
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!
I say 2+2=4.
You say 2+2=6.
The Iraq Mathematics Committee reaches the consensus that 2+2=5.
Nope. Stalin's Russia came after that.
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.
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.
bump for later
thank you posting this
Feel free to add to the list, I am tired of typing.
A complete list of things caused by global warming
Agricultural land increase,
African aid threatened,
air pressure changes,
Amazon a desert,
American dream end,
amphibians breeding earlier (or not),
ancient forests dramatically changed,
Antarctic grass flourishes,
Arctic bogs melt,
atmospheric circulation modified,
bet for $10,000,
big melt faster,
billion dollar research projects,
billions of deaths,
bird distributions change,
birds return early,
blackbirds stop singing,
blue mussels return,
British gardens change,
building season extension,
butterflies move north,
caterpillar biomass shift,
challenges and opportunities,
cod go south,
cold climate creatures survive,
cold spells (Australia),
coral reefs dying,
coral reefs grow,
coral reefs shrink ,
cost of trillions,
crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems,
damages equivalent to $200 billion,
Dengue hemorrhagic fever,
desert life threatened,
destruction of the environment,
disappearance of coastal cities,
diseases move north,
ducks and geese decline,
dust bowl in the corn belt,
earlier pollen season,
Earth biodiversity crisis,
Earth even hotter,
Earth light dimming,
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,
El Niño intensification,
Europe simultaneously baking and freezing,
expansion of university climate groups,
extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, ladybirds, bats, pandas, pikas, polar bears, pigmy possums, gorillas, koalas, walrus, whales, frogs, toads, turtles, orang-utan, elephants, tigers, plants, salmon, trout, wild flowers, woodlice, penguins, a million species, half of all animal and plant species, less, not polar bears),
extreme changes to California,
farmers go under,
fish catches drop,
fish catches rise,
fish stocks decline,
five million illnesses,
Florida economic decline,
food poisoning, food prices rise,
food security threat (SA),
Garden of Eden wilts,
genetic diversity decline,
gene pools slashed, glacial retreat,
Great Barrier Reef 95% dead,
Great Lakes drop,
greening of the North,
Gulf Stream failure,
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome,
hay fever epidemic,
hazardous waste sites breached,
hibernation ends too soon,
hibernation ends too late,
high court debates,
human fertility reduced,
human health improvement,
human health risk,
ice sheet growth,
ice sheet shrinkage,
infrastructure failure (Canada),
insurance premium rises,
invasion of midges,
itchier poison ivy,
Kew Gardens taxed,
lake and stream productivity decline,
landslides of ice at 140 mph,
lawyers' income increased (surprise surprise!),
lightning related insurance claims,
little response in the atmosphere,
Maple syrup shortage,
marine food chain decimated,
marine dead zone,
Meaching (end of the world),
methane emissions from plants,
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,
next ice age,
Nile delta damaged,
no effect in India,
nuclear plants bloom,
oaks move north,
outdoor hockey threatened,
ozone repair slowed,
Pacific dead zone,
personal carbon rationing,
pest outbreaks, pests increase,
plants march north,
polar bears aggressive,
polar bears cannibalistic,
polar bears drowning,
polar bears starve,
polar tours scrapped,
railroad tracks deformed,
release of ancient frozen viruses,
rice yields crash,
rift on Capitol Hill,
rioting and nuclear war,
rivers dry up,
rocky peaks crack apart,
roof of the world a desert,
Ross river disease,
sea level rise,
sea level rise faster,
ski resorts threatened,
songbirds change eating habits,
spiders invade Scotland,
squid population explosion,
squirrels reproduce earlier,
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,
turtles lay earlier,
walrus pups orphaned,
wars over water,
water bills double,
water supply unreliability,
water scarcity (20% of increase),
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,
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 in crisis,
and all on 0.006 deg C per year!
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!
What? The passing of gas by both humans and animals doesn't contribute to global warming?
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.
Nah, global warming just don't cause those things to happen. LOL
>> Why are they all pushing a lie?
Because they are unable to push the truth. It's too inconvenient.
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