One thing has been evident to me all through this global warming extravaganza, which took center stage just as Al Gore started to worry that he no longer had a job and needed something–anything–to get the cash flow going again.
That thing is the fact that even the scientists who claim human-caused global warming can’t agree on how much the earth is warming, or even if it’s warming right now. Over the last couple of years, I’ve wanted to write more articles on this than I have, but I simply could not find consistent info.
The movement seems to have morphed into shameless fear mongering. Witness the most recent prophecy of doom, pronounced by United Nations Populations Fund, director, Thoraya Ahmed Obaid:
“Poor women in poor countries are among the hardest hit by climate change, even though they contributed the least to it,” 1
“With the possibility of a climate catastrophe on the horizon, we cannot afford to relegate the world’s 3.4 billion women and girls to the role of victim,” 2
But the true meaning of these words slipped out in a meeting by UN climate officials, who sat discussing warming issues prior to their upcoming gathering in Copenhagen:
“The fight against climate change is more likely to be successful if policies, programmes and treaties take into account the needs,rights and potentials of women” 3
In other words, let’s attach issues to global warming that make any laws passed politically unviable to oppose. Anyone who opposes multi-trillion dollar economic change, carbon taxes or the outlawing of certain technologies, regardless of the shifty ground upon which the science’s foundation is poured, obviously hates women.
But cracks form everyday in the theory. Seems global warming has taken a ten year nap. Who would have known? What with all the talk and movies which amounted to the Left’s version of Reefer Madness. Now there’s infighting amongst true believers. It’s the Great Schism Redux. Sure they say, global warming’s happening, but only we know exactly why it’s happening. Those other guys are heretics. The warming data itself is questioned by the believers.
British Scientists at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research recently found that average global temps actually rose by less than half what the UN study showed, and when adjusted for La Nina and El Nino, the net gain in temperature was a gaudy zero degrees. (4
Further adding to the multitude of factual heresies, we have scientists who seem to want to create their own version of the Priory of Sion. If they can’t prove what they know, they’ll make stuff up to prove what they know. Seems some pesky hackers busted into computers at East Anglia University and stole emails and documents of resident climate scientists. One email from a scientist reads:
“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”
The above noted Washington Post article further states:
But Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said this and other exchanges show researchers have colluded to establish the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change.
“It is clear that some of the ‘world’s leading climate scientists,’ as they are always described, are more dedicated to promoting the alarmist political agenda than in scientific research,” said Ebell, whose group is funded in part by energy companies. “Some of the e-mails that I have read are blatant displays of personal pettiness, unethical conniving, and twisting the science to support their political position.”
Sunspots, coal, ocean currents, solar wind. Seems it’s anyone’s guess as to why things got warmer–a decade ago.
1,2,3; Gender and Climate Change: Poor Women Bare the Brunt of Global Warming, Spiegel Online NOV 09
4; Stagnating Temperatures, Climatologists Baffled by Global Warming Time-Out, Gerald Traufetter, Spiegel Online Nov 09