Move over Bernie Madoff, there’s a new con-man in town.
Yeah yeah yeah, Bernie was the biggest con-man ever, until last week. Last week, I am sad to say, saw exposed the biggest conspiracy to defraud the entire world of TRILLIONS of dollars. Those in the know (read that as those who actually look to sources like Red State, Drudge, Talk radio, and Fox News) already know what grand theft I am talking about. I’m talking about, of course, ManBearPig. Oh, sorry… had a South Park moment. We’ll do that again, take two: I’m talking about, of course, global warming scientists.
Those pesky scientists. I was trained in the sciences, and even I could tell this whole global warming/climate change thing was just fundamentally screwed science. I expected that the method of science: that of hypothesizing, collecting data, theorizing, collecting more data, and reproducing the experiments would eventually show the abject stupidity of the premise. I made a mistake, I was thinking ‘real’ science.
For you see, global warming/climate change science is not, in any sense of the word, ‘real science’. It is (in simplest terms) agenda-driven science. Here’s how it works: you determine an outcome you want, then you manipulate the data to prove your desired outcome. In the meantime, you make sure to suppress any real science being done on the issue (because it may prove your outcome is not accurate, or worse, not supported by any real data) and to malign anyone who dares question your agenda-driven conclusions. Sound familiar?
If that last part doesn’t sound familiar, let me jog you memory a bit…
- NASA’s James Hansen has called for trials of climate skeptics in 2008 for “high crimes against humanity.”
- Environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lashed out at skeptics of 2007 declaring “This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors” In 2009, RFK, Jr. also called coal companies “criminal enterprises” and declared CEO’s ‘should be in jail… for all of eternity.”
- Weather Channel Climate Expert Calls for Decertifying Global Warming Skeptics (January 17, 2007) Excerpt: The Weather Channel’s most prominent climatologist is advocating that broadcast meteorologists be stripped of their scientific certification if they express skepticism about predictions of manmade catastrophic global warming. This latest call to silence skeptics follows a year (2006) in which skeptics were compared to “Holocaust Deniers” and Nuremberg-style war crimes trials were advocated by several climate alarmists.
- Barone: Warmists have ‘a desire to kill heretics’ — Calls for capital punishment for ‘global warming deniers’ – DC Examiner – June 9, 2009
Alas, Bernie – you had the touch, but these guys make you look like a piker. They are actually calling for executions if you don’t buy in (literally) to their agenda!.
And the buy-in? Trillions of dollars of your hard-earned tax dollars to combat a problem that doesn’t exist. Mostly American tax dollars if you look at the proposed breakdowns. Makes those billions Madoff took look like loose change.
Please take note – science is NOT to blame here. Science is the best method we have to date to evaluate and test hypotheses and theories. Science took us to the moon, to Mars, brought us amazing drugs and vaccines, and has probably saved more lives than any other field of human endeavor. Whatever happens, do not blame science itself.
Blame the true perpetrators: Scientists that compromised their scientific integrity for their own personal or political gain. Oh, and blame them HARD. If they participate in ANY science again, immediately demand that their results be verified by independent and critical scientists.
There’s a TON of scientists who have been saying that this is a hoax for years – and they got no press, were threatened with loss of their jobs, were called fools, were physically threatened, and generally we laughed off the stage. For a subset of these scientists (after all, scientists are people too and some, maybe most, will bow to the pressure and back off), visit http://www.petitionproject.org/ – 31,486 scientists (9,029 with PhDs) standing up against the unethical scientists and their junk science.
THESE scientists need our support now. They are the real ones – the ones who call ’em like they see ’em – even if they don’t particularly like the outcome. It’s called ‘being honest’ – they were honest and were called on the carpet for it. THESE are the people you want doing studies!