They say that you can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time. Well it nearly happened with the press around man-made global warming.
Dubious science and some very creative computer modelling together with the very profitable public speaking tours by Al Gore has had the world press jumping on the global warming band wagon. You can’t turn around these days without being assailed by promises to save the planet if only you turn out your lights and buy a hybrid. Let’s not forget that Hollywood is also fully behind this, and we know how deep thinkers they are. So you have politicians, marketting and liberal Hollywood, a real triumverate of trust.
If you have any sense, you question everything and then if the answers make sense to you, then you adopt the position. Well on man-made global warming, the position for most people is bent over with your pants down. The science related to man-made global warming is dubious at best, and seems to be more of an excuse for further taxation and wealth redistribution than anything altruistic. The science is weak, and now finally some credible voices are speaking out. Part of the ongoing battle it would seem is that scientific grants are “somewhat limited” if you do not ascribe to the man-made global warming theory, and that tends to have a very quieting effect on the scientific voice. Even given that very uneven playing field, there are now voices that are being heard that make a very cogent argument against the prevailing theories. There is no doubt that the earth is warming – what is in doubt is the cause.
I don’t pretend to be a scientist, however I have read enough very well thought out argment against man-made global warming that I certainly do not feel that the western world should be guilted or convinced by silver tongued politicians when it would seem that facts do not support them.
You need to make up your own mind on this, but please do some reading first. Don’t be caught up in the sound bites.
Man made pollution is another story and one that is getting lost in all of the hyperbole. We need to clean up our planet and stop introducing toxins to our environment. We need clean water, we need clean air and we need healthy food to eat and we should be using every piece of technology we can to achieve this, not just those that are “green” approved.