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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Consensus, what consensus?

Last Friday, Dr. Thomas Sowell posted this great article "Cold Water on 'Global Warming'" on National review with this synopsis on the state of present day "global warming":
They mobilize like-minded people from a variety of occupations, call them all “scientists” and then claim that “all” the experts agree on a global-warming crisis.

Their biggest argument is that there is no argument.

A whole cottage industry has sprung up among people who get grants, government agencies who get appropriations, politicians who get publicity, and the perpetually indignant who get something new to be indignant about. It gives teachers something to talk about in school instead of teaching.
and this announcement:
A new and very different conference on global warming will be held in New York City, under the sponsorship of the Heartland Institute, on March 2nd to March 4th — weather permitting.

It is called an “International Conference on Climate Change” that will examine the question “Global Warming: Crisis or Scam?” Among those present will be professors of climatology, along with scientists in other fields and people from other professions.

They come from universities in England, Hungary, and Australia, as well as from the United States and Canada, and include among other dignitaries the president of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus.

All told, there will be 98 speakers and 400 participants.

The theme of the conference is that “there is no scientific consensus on the causes or likely consequences of global warming.”
This is one conference I wish I could be there. It is going on right at this moment I am typing, but not a single word about the conference has been uttered by the drive-by media, local or national in any of their news reports. Thank God for the internet we can still find out all about this and follow it online. For instance, starting here to check out some of the videos and blogs, and this website here, don't miss this youtube presentation called "Al Gore Snowjob" or "Al Gore Debate Global Warming." While you are at it, make sure to download and read the NIPCC (Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change) report edited by S. Fred Singer called "Nature, Not HumanActivity, Rules the Climate." Here's a part of the abstract:

While the report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) makes it clear that the scientific debate is tilting away from global warming alarmism, we are pleased to see the political debate also is not over. Global warming ‘skeptics’ in the policy arena include Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic; Helmut Schmidt, former German chancellor; and Lord Nigel Lawson, former United Kingdom chancellor of the exchequer. On the other side are global warming fearmongers, including UK science advisor Sir David King and his predecessor Robert May (now Lord May), and of course Al Gore, former vice president of the U.S. In spite of increasing pressures to join Kyoto and adopt emission limits on carbon dioxide, President George W. Bush in the United States has resisted – so far.

We regret that many advocates in the debate have chosen to give up debating the science and now focus almost exclusively on questioning the motives of ‘skeptics,’ name-calling, and ad hominem attacks. We view this as a sign of desperation on their part, and a sign that the debate has shifted toward climate realism.

Finally for today, this article by Christopher C. Horner, just the title "Cirque de Solar Power: New York Conference Puts Lie to 'Consensus'" will make you smile. Here's the opening of the article:

A strange thing happened last year Down Under. A shark ate a kangaroo.

That wasn’t the odd part. Inexplicably, the media found themselves unable to blame the event on global warming.

According to this NC Media Watch report, the conference ". . . is sold out, except for press registration." A-huh, the drive-by media are shunning this conference. I wonder why? What are they afraid of? Doesn't matter, we have the internet, who cares about the press media anyway!

Oh yes, a disclaimer, I am a freaque wave aficionado, why should I be so fervent about this NIPCC conference? Simple, it's only because I am a scientist, I care about science, facts, and truth. I don't want some idiot trying to blame freaque wave occurrences on my SUV driving. It hasn't happen yet, but it will. I like to learn about the true facts but simply can't stand the snow jobs this wishy-washy mushy world has been tolerate for too long!

2 comments:

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