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Friday, October 24, 2008

Deceit of man-made global warming

The article published Wednesday, October 22, 2008 in Canada Free Press by Dr. TimBall is a timely must read for the world we are facing these days. The whole title of the article is more expressive: Financial meltdown defrocks deceit of man-made global warming.

Here's how the article starts:

Frequently after a presentation someone will ask me the rhetorical question, “So, you are telling us the majority of scientists, the IPCC, and National Academies of Science are all wrong.” It is more than the usual consensus argument, which says you must be wrong because the majority disagrees. It implies it is not credible to believe so many people are deceived. The consensus argument is counteracted by the point that consensus is not a scientific fact. The second implication was more difficult to counter. Not any more! Now the massive failure of the financial markets and financial systems shows how a majority of people including world leaders, politicians, academics, business leaders and the media were fooled.

The financial debacle and the climate change misdirection fit Abraham Lincoln’s dictum, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.” Maybe now politicians the public and the politicians will acknowledge that they can and have been fooled about climate change.

Clearly expecting politician to acknowledge they were being fooled is to much of a wishful thinking. I think here's the essence:
We cannot stop climate change because we, or our CO2, are not the cause. There is no record of any duration for any time period in which CO2 increase precedes a temperature increase. Even if all countries implemented the complete Kyoto Protocol the difference in atmospheric CO2 would be undetectable. Saying we must adapt to climate change appears to avoid the issue but ignores that all adaptation plans are for warming. Evidence for cooling continues despite contrary comments. They say 2000 - 08 was warmer than previous decades, but this ignores the downward trend - a trend contradicting the IPCC prediction as this plot shows. (Compare the purple line (actual trend with the IPCC prediction orange/brown line).
Here's the last paragraphs of the article:

Despite persistent failures of the IPCC predictions, most politicians are fooled into believing CO2 is a problem and the cause of climate change. Even if they don’t accept, they believe it is political suicide to assume otherwise. They accept the argument that all those prestigious groups can’t be wrong. Sorry, but they can and are.

Abraham Lincoln’s dictum applies to climate change. Environmental extremists will continue to be fooled; those who were not fooled will have no pleasure in “I told you so;” and we only need enough people to realize they’ve been fooled to force or allow politicians to face reality.

Read the whole thing! It's will at least provide some release to our uneasy feelings as we are facing toward our uncertain future.

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