Many of us with a great deal of scientific training consider the global warming hypothesis to be too simplistic and the supporting data to be of poor quality.
The mass media tries to say that if you don't "believe" in global warming you don't believe in Science. That's not true. And in any case science is a method, not a belief.
There is one hard fact that doesn't get much coverage. NASA's satellite atmospheric temperature data shows no global warming in more than 15 years. For over 15 years all the data shows is random temperature fluctuations. You don't hear much about that.
I do realize people following the scientific method understand it is a process which requires intellectual integrity or character.
The issue I have with an assembly of opinion which happens to have college degrees like the union of concern scientists.
At best they have become the naive tools of a Progressive Elite which is bent on replacing what remains of traditional Western Religion; with its focus on the inherent value of each individual/individuality and conservation or stewardship of the environment,with a collective social imperative of their Global Warming messianic claims.
So we have Western Europe literally destroying what remains of their economies with this new religion. Even as they shut down the only source of energy which could 'save' them from their fate which is nuclear power. Close to the social conditions which unleashed the unmatched evil of collectivist fascism and communism upon the world.
Here in America Obama has rewarded his political cronies with a $100 billion in tax payer money. Some went bankrupt but most went to base load energy 'feeder tariffs' arrangements where the full cost is hidden from rate payers by law. This shows the 'environmentalists' are more than willing to trick, deceive and obfuscate the general public for some one has worked this out and a dishonored media has gone along with it.
Further as you know China already emits more 'pollution' than America in a few years it will be more than double. India shares their development agenda and in a few years will exceed us. Nor does their economic development or emissions stop there but continue at a compounding rate of economic growth and productivity.
Of course the largest most expensive, irrational and hard heart policy is corn based ethanol. It increases emissions and just based on the low energy density physics of plants, can never be a base load energy solution. It might be a way to enhance over all process efficiency but it is simply impossible as a energy solution.
One would assume an assembly of intellectual honest concerned scientists would take this on as not only evil policy but completely ineffective and of massive cost, draining resources fro viable alternatives.
But that is not what happens. We all know the science process is not possible under such a glaring failure of intellectual integrity and character.
So Americans trained in the scientific process method; if they willingly bind themselves to the defined Duties of American Patriots, to make clear what is going on is not science at all.
As Washington proclaimed on our first official Thanks Giving to the Creator, we are thankful for the diffusion of useful knowledge. The Union of Concern Scientists fails the test as they are. But hopefully they will rethink their foundations of philosophy rather than function as the most naive tools of nefarious politics and their 'collective good'.
Americans are aware of everything with understanding nothing. Thanks failed Union of Concern Scientists and a nearly completely dishonored press.
The elite in America has been given a scared Duty to inform and thereby empower the common sense of the average citizen. Both mostly refuse their duty leaving only the question of willfully or not.
Exactly what I think. We should be drilling and supplying because we have the best controls on pollution. Export the "controls" not the raw material. Propaganda by government is rampant and always has been but only a fool thinks there is no inflation. You must count food and energy to get the real picture. Also, you can't try and put further controls on insurance companies of 1% profit while allowing your cronieAARP to make almost 5%. Norm of the industry use to be 4%. Obama administration has domestic enemies including anyone who speaks real truth against his administration. He just talks the talk. We need a president and CONGRESS that is for walking the walk.