The Fiction Of Climate Science
Gary Sutton, 12.04.09, 10:00 AM ET
Many of you are too young to remember, but in 1975 our government pushed "the coming ice age."
Random House dutifully printed "THE WEATHER CONSPIRACY … coming of the New Ice Age." This may be the only book ever written by 18 authors. All 18 lived just a short sled ride from Washington, D.C. Newsweek fell in line and did a cover issue warning us of global cooling on April 28, 1975. And The New York Times, Aug. 14, 1976, reported "many signs that Earth may be headed for another ice age."
OK, you say, that's media. But what did our rational scientists say?
In 1974, the National Science Board announced: "During the last 20 to 30 years, world temperature has fallen, irregularly at first but more sharply over the last decade. Judging from the record of the past interglacial ages, the present time of high temperatures should be drawing to an end…leading into the next ice age."
You can't blame these scientists for sucking up to the fed's mantra du jour. Scientists live off grants. Remember how Galileo recanted his preaching about the earth revolving around the sun? He, of course, was about to be barbecued by his leaders. Today's scientists merely lose their cash flow. Threats work.
In 2002 I stood in a room of the Smithsonian. One entire wall charted the cooling of our globe over the last 60 million years. This was no straight line. The curve had two steep dips followed by leveling. There were no significant warming periods. Smithsonian scientists inscribed it across some 20 feet of plaster, with timelines.
Last year, I went back. That fresco is painted over. The same curve hides behind smoked glass, shrunk to three feet but showing the same cooling trend. Hey, why should the Smithsonian put its tax-free status at risk? If the politicians decide to whip up public fear in a different direction, get with it, oh ye subsidized servants. Downplay that embarrassing old chart and maybe nobody will notice.
Sorry, I noticed.
It's the job of elected officials to whip up panic. They then get re-elected. Their supporters fall in line.
Al Gore thought he might ride his global warming crusade back toward the White House. If you saw his movie, which opened showing cattle on his farm, you start to understand how shallow this is. The United Nations says that cattle, farting and belching methane, create more global warming than all the SUVs in the world. Even more laughably, Al and his camera crew flew first class for that film, consuming 50% more jet fuel per seat-mile than coach fliers, while his Tennessee mansion sucks as much carbon as 20 average homes.
His PR folks say he's "carbon neutral" due to some trades. I'm unsure of how that works, but, maybe there's a tribe in the Sudan that cannot have a campfire for the next hundred years to cover Al's energy gluttony. I'm just not sophisticated enough to know how that stuff works. But I do understand he flies a private jet when the camera crew is gone.
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lets see, neotards use economists, weathermen and youtube videos to make their point.
I'll just keep using Nasa, GW Bush's Whitehouse report and the lies neotards tell to make my point.
The next ice age if there is one will not be bad. Why? It's because of humans preventing it. How is that you ask. It's because of our ability to remove snow cover on our roads and cities. This way the sun is absorbed into earth unlike millions of years ago when the snow cover reflected heat back into the atmosphere. Just my theory. These climatologists, are as posted before, just out for money. Mother nature will do what she want's and that is ok by me. Humans have no affect on what may be happening to the worlds climate and couldn't prevent it if it was changing.
jpass, enough with your delusions about me, lets get back to your delusions about that RR didnt raise taxes and the senate wasnt in repub control.
do you realize that now and thats why you went into a delusional rant about me?
"RR had no choice as the demo-crap house and senate over rode RR's veto on new taxes and tax increases"
as usual, when reality doesnt tell a neotard what he wants to believe, he just makes it up.
hey silly tard, can you give me a link to this congressional override?
also, give me a link that shows the senate wasnt in republican control 2001-2007 (this is actually one of the original neotard delusions)
is lib really that dumb that he posts a link to the forbes article that's in the very first post. the very article that I proved was a lie.
there is something really wrong with that guy.
lib, you are too funny. I notice you are not questioning my assertion that Forbes lied. You went with your weak a$$ 'show me the link' but then ran away from the issue when you realize that line of BS wouldnt work.
perchance, is your online associates degree in climate science?