Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ideology Subverting Evidence-

While the American House of (non) Representatives approves the Cap and Trade climate bill the rest of the world is waking up to the reality that they have been scammed by the charlatans of Gore and company.

Let's start with Poland:

The Committee of Geological Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences has published a paper concerning the question of impending global warming and urges attention to 10 principal aspects of the problem. Awareness of these principal aspects is essential, they say, if reasonable and responsible decisions are to be arrived at.
Here is number 10:

Research experience in the Earth sciences suggests that simple explanation of
natural phenomena, based on partial observations only and without consideration of
numerous factors important for individual processes in a geosystem, leads generally to
unreasonable simplification and misleading conclusions.

Steve Fielding, a member of the Australian Senate, recently asked the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming.
The administration was unable to do that since they were busy reassuring the American public on the economy, and reassuring the Iranian protesters, and the Honduran people, and the U.S car industry...

When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr. Fielding decided to vote against climate-change legislation and thus Australia prepares to kill it's country's carbon emissions scheme while the American Congress prepares to stick it to the people, I mean, pass its own bill.

President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic believes believes that climate change is a dangerous myth and his view is supported by 89% of the population.

In France, Claude Allegre, who twenty years ago was heralding the earth's demise from global warming has since changed his tune and in New Zealand, (take note please, members of Congress et al) a new government has been elected which immediately dismantled its own young cap and trade program.

The WSJ sums up the rest:

The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling. Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists who disagree with the U.N. -- 13 times the number who authored the U.N.'s 2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world's first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak "frankly" of her nonbelief. (Her article is here) Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming "the worst scientific scandal in history." Norway's Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the "new religion." A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton's Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists' open letter.)


Secular Heretic said...

Another interesting point is that it used to be called global warming now it is climate change.

People need to use resources sparingly but to create legislation which financially burdens the country just so it can produce less green house gas is going a bit too far. Especially when there is so much doubt about the issue.

eutychus said...

@SH- regarding the change from global warming to climate change-they're just stacking the deck. For example, recent reports show the polar bear population in Canada is greater than it has been in the last 20+ years. Contrary to the alarmist's claim of just a few years ago. So what did they do? They said that, too, is due to climate change since the bears have obviously been driven off the ice. sheesh.
I am all for good stewardship of the earth, as Christians we are given that responsibility but this whole climate change thing is a bunch of hooey. Climate change happens with or without us.

Chewy said...

You can’t dispute climate change. Global warming, yes, but not climate change.

Yesterday the climate was 93 and rained, today it’s supposed to be 103, thus climate change.

Secular Heretic said...

I too am a climate change prophet.

I predict that the Southern hemisphere will get hot in about 6 months.

eutychus said...

I'll do you one better- it will be sunny today followed by a period of darkness.

After 25 years forecasting the weather, I can say I've pretty muc got that one in the bag...

Anonymous said...

I predict that the Southern hemisphere will get hot in about 6 months.

...and Australia will hog all the heat again, and the rain clouds will slide off the sides of the great heat dome, straight onto New Zealand. Blasted Ockers.

Seriously, I wouldn't be too sanguine that the emissions scheme here is a goner. (Though thanks for noticing.) One of our most prominent businessmen has just thrown all his weight behind climate change, and there's more in that than you might suppose.

I don't discount the possibility of this being on the agenda again: