25-12-2008:Column 162 It’s Cold Outside, But Global Warming Industry Still Hard At Work
In deze column zal ik de komende maanden aandacht besteden aan dit onderwerp en de nieuwste hype "Global Recession"
By Chris Horner, in Human Events (zie ook http://www.icecap.us/
The most expensive secret you’re not supposed to know is that George W. Bush leaves office with the planet cooler than when he entered.
This dangerous trend threatens the multi-billion dollar global warming industry, adding new urgency to the ritual shriek of 'we must act now! in the scramble to impose a costly regime of mandates and energy taxes.
The global warming industry’s tactics already range from comical to reprehensible.
As a result of a cooling atmosphere, which thanks to the global cooling panic we began measuring in 1979 you are distracted with irrelevant surface temperatures.
This is possibly because more than 90% of our surface thermometer network is in violation of rules for locating the instruments.
For example, why are so many now on asphalt parking lots, black tar roofs, airport tarmacs, and even hanging directly above barbeque grills?
The mostly taxpayer-funded science community is repeatedly caught fudging their numbers to exaggerate and even manufacture warming.
Peer-review journals place hurdles in the 'skeptic path to publication while publishing demonstrable falsehoods without bothering to check the claims’ viability.
Gang Green smears any who dare speak out as unqualified or shills corrupted by 'Big Oil money.
Media and lawmakers repeat the claims, yet show no curiosity about the staggering $300 million given to Al Gore.
Who is it so covetous of frightening you into accepting costly policies in the name of a 'climate crisis as to underwrite this aggressive lobbying and re-branding blitz? Gore won’t tell us, but you can bet they stand to profit at your expense.
The establishment furiously engages to shout down, censor and shut down dissent.
They now have the active participation of the National Academy of Sciences thanks to a back door created to elect 'environmentalists who otherwise would not attain this status and who then exercise a veto over others who do not share their worldview.
Forget the policy implications, and consider how this threatens the various institutions of science once the entire enterprise is inevitably exposed.
It is now mainstream in the campaign to suppress speech to call for criminalization of skepticism (that is, of science) and imprisonment of its practitioners.
British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett publicly demands that media outlets refuse to grant 'skeptics space, on the grounds that they are just like Islamic terrorists.
Who, then, is surprised that scientists receive professional and even death threats for their heresy, and one in Norway had the wheels fall off of his car twice after speaking out, once when his young daughter was a passenger?
His mechanic said the lugs had been loosened.
Apparently dissent is not patriotic to the global warming industry.
This is madness.
It has to stop.
The first step in our recovery is to have a public discussion about why proponents of the global warming agenda must stoop to these tactics.
See post here.
Mr. Horner is author of Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud, and Deception to Keep You Misinformed.
‘Prominent Scientist Fired By Gore Says Warming Alarm ‘Mistaken’

EPW Minority Blog
Joins Senate Report of More Than 650 Dissenting Scientists.
Award winning Princeton University Physicist Dr. Will Happer, who was reportedly fired by former Vice President Al Gore in 1993 for failing to adhere to Gore?s scientific views, has now declared man-made global warming fears 'mistaken.
'I am convinced that the current alarm over carbon dioxide is mistaken, Happer, who has published over 200 scientific papers, told EPW on December 22, 2008.
Happer made his remarks while requesting to join the 2008 U.S. Senate Minority Report from Environment and Public Works Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK) of over 650 (and growing) dissenting international scientists disputing anthropogenic climate fears.
[Note: Joining Happer as new additions to the Senate report, are at least 8 more scientists, including meteorologists from Germany, Netherlands and CNN, as well as a professors from MIT and University of Arizona.
For full quotes and bios of the new skeptical scientists added to the groundbreaking report, which includes many current and former UN IPCC scientists.]
'I had the privilege of being fired by Al Gore, since I refused to go along with his alarmism.
I did not need the job that badly, Happer said this week.
Happer is a Professor at the Department of Physics at Princeton University and former Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy from 1990 to 1993, has published over 200 scientific papers, and is a fellow of the American Physical Society, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Sciences.
Senator Inhofe said that the continued outpouring of prominent scientists like Happer who are willing to publicly dissent from climate fears are yet another strike to the UN, Gore and the media’s claims about global warming.
'The endless claims of a ‘consensus’ about man-made global warming grow less-and-less credible every day, Inhofe said.
Happer, who served as the Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy in 1993, says he was fired by Gore in 1993 for not going along with Gore’s scientific views on ozone and climate issues.
'I was told that science was not going to intrude on policy, Happer explained in 1993.
'I have spent a long research career studying physics that is closely related to the greenhouse effect, for example, absorption and emission of visible and infrared radiation, and fluid flow, Happer said this week.
'Fears about man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science.
The earth’s climate is changing now, as it always has.
There is no evidence that the changes differ in any qualitative way from those of the past, he added.
'Over the past 500 million years since the Cambrian, when fossils of multicellular life first became abundant, the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have been much higher than current levels, about 3 times higher on average.
Life on earth flourished with these higher levels of carbon dioxide, he explained.
'Computer models used to generate frightening scenarios from increasing levels of carbon dioxide have scant credibility, Happer added.
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