“Of course, scientists have yet to settle the issue of climate change.”
My brain rifled through my quiver of counterpoints, filtering for those I thought we might have in common. What about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? What about David Suzuki and Al Gore?
Here’s my comment, in case they don’t post it:
What about the IPCC, you ask? You know most of those panelists are time serving Third World bureaucrats and not actual scientists, right? Who have a vested financial interest in seeing the prosperous First World bankrupted?
This former member of the Panel (and an actual scientist) calls for its abolition:
Over the years, as I have learned more about the data and procedures of the IPCC I have found increasing opposition by them to providing explanations, until I have been forced to the conclusion that for significant parts of the work of the IPCC, the data collection and scientific methods employed are unsound. Resistance to all efforts to try and discuss or rectify these problems has convinced me that normal scientific procedures are not only rejected by the IPCC, but that this practice is endemic, and was part of the organisation from the very beginning. I therefore consider that the IPCC is fundamentally corrupt. The only “reform” I could envisage, would be its abolition. (…)
They have manipulated the data in such a way to persuade us (including most scientists) that this concentration [of carbon dioxide] is constant throughout the atmosphere. In order to do this, they refrain from publishing any results which they do not like, and they have suppressed no less than 90,000 measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide made in the last 150 years. Some of these were made by Nobel Prizewinners and all were published in the best scientific journals.
Another former member and actual scientist calls B.S. here.
”What about David Suzuki?” He preached overpopulation for decades and now has five kids. Oh, and he’s a hypocrite. In his own words:
“I’m not getting any money from my foundation. I’m getting my money, the foundation gets its money, from ordinary people. We don’t take government money, corporations have not been interested in funding us.”
Yet, oddly enough:
“…the David Suzuki Foundation’s annual report for 2005/2006 lists at least 52 corporate donors including: Bell Canada, Toyota, IBM, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Microsoft, Scotia Capital, Warner Brothers, RBC, Canon and Bank of Montreal.
“The David Suzuki Foundation also received donations from EnCana Corporation, a world leader in natural gas production and oil sands development, ATCO Gas, Alberta’s principle distributor of natural gas, and a number of pension funds including the OPG (Ontario Power Generation) Employees’ and Pensioners’ Charity Trust. OPG is one of the largest suppliers of electricity in the world operating 5 fossil fuel-burning generation plants and 3 nuclear plants.”
PS: nice diesel bus, David!
Al Gore? The guy who owns shares in “carbon credits” company (the modern day equivalent of selling papal indulgences), and among many other environmental sins, just bought a big new boat that isn’t as “environmentally friendly” as he’d claimed?
“Let’s not forget: Gore made similar claims about the environmental benefits of the solar panels and other “green” additions he made to his 10,000 square foot home in Belle Meade, a cushy neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee.
The environmental savings promised from his “investments” failed to produce the results that he touted. In fact, his “energy efficient” renovations to his home actually INCREASED his electrical consumption by 10% rather than producing the promised reductions.
Ultimately, Gore’s water-based excursions on his giant houseboat may prove more environmentally friendly than his fleet of limos, his private jets or his mansion.
Or the Al Gore who used CGI effects from a Hollywood film to illustrate his movie?
“That Nobel Committee” indeed: once you’ve handed a Peace Prize to a terrorist, it’s pretty hard to top yourself…
Oh, and I got yer peer review right here.
And don’t forget the Skokal Hoax.
When I think that you are a journalism professor, I tremble for the future of my nation.