It’s easy to forget that in the 1970s, climatologists were foretelling the coming of a new ice age. We’re supposed to forget about that because now the “consensus” is that we’re causing our own warming spell.
But not according to Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, a research scientist for the Oceanology Institute in Russia. Dr. Sorokhtin points out that climate fluctuations have more to do with external variables, like solar heat, than they do with internal ones like minuscule amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
“Earth is now at the peak of one of its passing warm spells. It started in the 17th century when there was no industrial influence on the climate to speak of and no such thing as the hothouse effect. The current warming is evidently a natural process and utterly independent of hothouse gases.
“Carbon dioxide is not to blame for global climate change. Solar activity is many times more powerful than the energy produced by the whole of humankind. Man’s influence on nature is a drop in the ocean.”
The majority of global warming research is funded by government grants.
These government grants provide excellent job security for researchers. And since they come from the government, an entity not subject to the natural forces of the private sector, results are not particularly important.
Global warming scare mongering gives government agents (politicians and bureaucrats) another foundation on which to seize power. (Any time politicians preempt the private sector and take away personal freedoms, they are transferring power from the individual to the collective.)
Global warming scare mongers and the government that funds them are in perfect symbiosis and are worthy of the utmost suspicion.
So what happens when this research is scrutinized?
From the American Thinker:
“Last week, Hansen, NASA’s lead scientist on global warming, penned a rather strange ad hominem attack against critics that questioned the validity of his work in the wake of corrections prompted by Steve McIntyre at Climate Audit http://www.climateaudit.org/…”
John Stossel exposes The Many Myths of Ethanol:
When everyone in politics jumps on a bandwagon like ethanol, I start to wonder if there’s something wrong with it. And there is. Except for that fact that ethanol comes from corn, nothing you’re told about it is true. As the Cato Institute’s energy expert Jerry Taylor said on a recent “Myths” edition of “20/20,” the case for ethanol is based on a baker’s dozen myths.
On Global Hot Air: Why So Gloomy?
“Recently many people have said that the earth is facing a crisis requiring urgent action. This statement has nothing to do with science. There is no compelling evidence that the warming trend we’ve seen will amount to anything close to catastrophe. What most commentators—and many scientists—seem to miss is that the only thing we can say with certainly about climate is that it changes.”
Interesting article, to be sure. Even more interesting is the mini-bio for the author:
“Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research has always been funded exclusively by the U.S. government. He receives no funding from any energy companies.”
…because people love to accuse scientists who deny the global warming hysteria of being Evil Oil Company shills.
The US Supreme Court has a new diktat for us. Are you ready for this?
Here we go: Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant.
This interesting molecule, without which life on earth would not exist, has been shafted by the US Supreme Court. And I felt sorry for Pluto. This beats what happened to Pluto by a mile.
The problem with this ruling is not the absurdity of calling CO2 a pollutant (which is certainly absurd), but is, yet again, the US Supreme Court ignoring their Constitutional role and pretending to be legislators.
The Supreme Oligarchy essentially decided that Congress erred in not including CO2 in the list of “pollutants” that the EPA is charged with regulating, so they decided to simply amend the law by fiat.
When are people going to wake up and realize that the United States is no longer a country of law, but one of authority? This is not the government described by the Constitution.