Skeptics are growing.
It’s nice to see scientists start to question the validity of Man made Global Warming. The newest Thinker to add his name to skeptic column is the eminent physicist Freeman Dyson. The NY Times of all places, writes about his skepticism.
One thing I find particularly interesting is the notion of consensus. Most AGW (man made global warming) purveyors use the idea of a consensus as a bludgeon. They want to stifle debate by saying “Science has proven,” “All scientists,” or “Any intelligent person must believe that man is the cause of global warming.” The truth of the matter is that nothing in science can ever be proven. I firmly belive that when every scientists come to and believe the exact same thing, the science itself is dead.
There is a new religion in town and it’s called environmentalism. Like any religion, it started out as a force for good. Cleaning up the planet, curbing polution, and protecting dying species are good things. We want to leave the planet in as good a condition as we found it. Yet, it had now been perverted by the cult of AGW.
Al Gore, the cheif Propoganists relies too much on computer models and his hockey stick graphs. As more and more data come to light that casts doubt on the validity of the models, people just keep making excuses. They can’t possible fathom, why in the last 10 years, when Carbon Dioxide emissions have spiked, global tempuratures havn’t. Dyson was saying. “They come to believe models are real and forget they are only models.”
Dyson is one of those skeptics that thinks increased Carbon Dioxide is…wait for it…good for plants. He contends that AGW alarmists don’t look at the biology, that plants actually like Carbon…something about a Photosynthesis?
Far from expecting any drastic harmful consequences from these increased temperatures, he says the carbon may well be salubrious — a sign that “the climate is actually improving rather than getting worse,” because carbon acts as an ideal fertilizer promoting forest growth and crop yields. “Most of the evolution of life occurred on a planet substantially warmer than it is now,” he contends, “and substantially richer in carbon dioxide.”
This comming from a man with an Obama sticker on his car. True scientists don’t just bow down to ideology. Ideological driven science is a cancer that must be irradiated. The quasi-religous AGW backers will try to slander people like Dyson. It’s always easier to kill the messenger than actually debate the message.
Dyson says it’s only principle that leads him to question global warming: “According to the global-warming people, I say what I say because I’m paid by the oil industry. Of course I’m not, but that’s part of their rhetoric. If you doubt it, you’re a bad person, a tool of the oil or coal industry.” Global warming, he added, “has become a party line.”
I predict more and more people will actually look at the data, look at the models and see that the models are full of it. All those people that depend on models and consensus don’t want a debate, since they know real debate will show their position to be lacking.