By Dick Little
Anyone watching the growing environmental fear mongering on “global warming” knows the so-called “mainstream press” is losing its grip. The scientific community, at one time was thought to be ” overwhelmingly convinced the earth is warming.”
Now it’s backing away. It seems the so-called growing group of scientists in the environmental movement that the media claimed was unified in the belief the Earth is warming, does not exist.
The skeptics, some of whom have been quoted in this column in an effort to let you know there were two sides to this story, is a group that is growing. Many government officials are ignoring the science that is diminishing the global warming theory be-cause it shatters their programs to use this excuse to raise taxes.
The Senate is debating the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, which will cost taxpayers lot of money to make changes in living habits because of alleged “warming.” Environ-mentalists are demanding fast action on the bill because they know there is a growing group of scientists who say the issue is a “fraud.”
Up until now, Global Warm-ing was a hotly debated theory. It was being pushed hard by environmental groups and had the backing of a number of scientists. Environmentalists claimed the number of scientists supporting the measure was “overwhelming.” That never was true.
At the present time many pro global warming supporters are backing away as new evidence pours in showing temperature data collected supporting the idea the earth was warming was bogus. The latest data shows average temperatures during the past five years have actually been dropping. The media did its best to convince us “doom and gloom” was on the horizon. It turns out, they moved too quickly and now they find the evidence no longer supports the theory. Good reporters check their facts when they write their stories. Unfortunately, the pool of “good reporters” in our country is shrinking.
Right now, the Senate is considering a “Cap and Trade Bill,” that will bring about a “carbon tax” requiring most of us to pay a lot of money to solve a problem that does not exist. The bill will send even more American jobs overseas, even though an increasing number of scientists say hydrocarbons produced by man are not causing any warming at this time.
Ian Pilsner’s book, “Heaven and Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science.” is being read by scientists who agree with him. Pilsner is one of Australia’s foremost authorities on the subject, and had been a supporter of the theory until uncovering new evidence to the contrary. He writes, “Much of what we have read about climate change is rubbish, especially the computer modeling on which much current scientific aspiration is based.”
Reporter Kimberley Strassel says, ” Al Gore and the United Nations (with a big assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as ‘deniers.’ The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and (even though it is less reported) the U.S.”
The Wall Street Journal reports the reason the Obama Administration is pushing “cap and trade” so hard is because they know, ” the global warming tide is again shifting.”
The Polish Academy of Sciences published a document challenging the idea of man-made global warming. In the Czech Republic, where President Vaclav Klaus re-mains a leading skeptic, only 11 percent of the population believes humans play a role.”
Twenty years ago French Scientist Claude Allegre was a strong supporter. Now he’s recanted. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is appointing him to lead the country’s new Ministry of Industry and Innovation. More than 700 scientists put their signatures on a document challenging the theory the earth is warming and that humans are the cause. That’s 13 times the number of scientists who authored the United Nation’s 2007 climate summery for policy makers.
Japanese environmental physical chemist, Dr. Kiminori Itoh, called the Global Warming scare, “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Dr. Itoh was also among the early groups of scientists supporting the idea that warming was caused by man made hydro carbons. Scientists are now agreeing the world’s temperatures have “flat-lined” since 2001, despite increases in CO2. From Australia, Geologist Dr. Ian Plimer published, “Heaven and Earth, a Damning critique of the evidence,” also challenged the concept humans are responsible for any warming trends.
The book convinced global warming advocate Paul Sheehan to declare the movement, “an evidence-based attack on conformity and orthodoxy, including my own, and a reminder to respect informed dissent and beware of ideology subverting evidence.” In Australia there’s a bill similar to our own “cap and trade” that appeared to have some support. Now votes are going the other way and the measure probably will not make it out of committee. Climate specialists their now say it is the time to ” re-engage on the science.”
The Obama administration and their environmental allies know the science is falling apart which is probably why they want cap and trade passed immediately. If it doesn’t move quickly, the measure will be overwhelmed by the growing number of scientists who believe “global warming” is a fraud that has been invented as a means to grab more of your tax dollars.