Archive for January 4th, 2009

The End of Global Warming?

January 4, 2009

When I read this I wondered if the ‘settled science’ of global warming has turned the corner.

You are probably wondering whether President-elect Obama owes the world an apology for his actions regarding global warming. The answer is, not yet. There is one person, however, who does. You have probably guessed his name: Al Gore.

Mr. Gore has stated, regarding climate change, that “the science is in.” Well, he is absolutely right about that, except for one tiny thing. It is the biggest whopper ever sold to the public in the history of humankind.

The problem is, so many businesses, politicians and academics, to say nothing of the general public, have bought into the global warming scenario that to admit that the the world isn’t going to burn up in an apocalyptic flash of light would only show that they had been bamboozled from the very beginning.

How does a politician who has built his platform on carbon credits or carbon taxes admit that he has bought into a sham. Or the academic who has acquired some measure of professional respectability through his scientific papers on the coming horror of unremitting climate change.

As the arctic ice expands and the Polar bears thrive will they be able to recant? Or are we too far down the road to change our direction?

Hopefully not or we may end up at the mercy of those so-called scientists, who admittedly don’t know what is actually happening with climate,  but who are willing to promote extreme ‘solutions’ with side effects that we cannot even presume to guess.

An emergency “Plan B” using the latest technology is needed to save the world from dangerous climate change, according to a poll of leading scientists carried out by The Independent. The collective international failure to curb the growing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has meant that an alternative to merely curbing emissions may become necessary.

The plan would involve highly controversial proposals to lower global temperatures artificially through daringly ambitious schemes that either reduce sunlight levels by man-made means or take CO2 out of the air. This “geoengineering” approach – including schemes such as fertilising the oceans with iron to stimulate algal blooms – would have been dismissed as a distraction a few years ago but is now being seen by the majority of scientists we surveyed as a viable emergency backup plan that could save the planet from the worst effects of climate change, at least until deep cuts are made in CO2 emissions.

The term ‘mad scientist’ does come to mind.

If it turns out, as I believe it will, that the global warming catastrophe thesis is another hysterical sham, such as the global cooling predictions in the 1970s and the world famine predictions for the 1970s and 1980s, then the greatest resistance will come from the extreme environmental activists who have used the issue as a whip to drive their political agenda world-wide.

Probably the only way to convince the world would be if it were to snow in Las Vegas.


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