Skip to comments.Cold Water on Global Warming (Conference underway in NYC, info on Glenn Beck TV tonight)
Posted on 03/03/2008 12:11:49 PM PST by dickmc
Article by Thomas Sowell,
National Review Online
Sunday, March 2, 2008
(For some reason I could not find the this article on National Review Online)
It has almost become something of a joke when some global warming conference has to be cancelled because of a snowstorm or bitterly cold weather.
But stampedes and hysteria are no joke - and creating stampedes and hysteria has become a major activity of those hyping a global-warming crisis.
They mobilize like-minded people from a variety of occupations, call them all scientists and then claim that all the experts agree on a global-warming crisis. Their biggest argument is that there is no argument. A whole cottage industry has sprung up among people who get grants, government agencies who get appropriations, politicians who get publicity, and the perpetually indignant who get something new to be indignant about. It gives teachers something to talk about in school instead of teaching.
Those who bother to check the facts often find that not all those who are called scientists are really scientists and not all of those who are scientists are specialists in climate. But who bothers to check facts these days? A new and very different conference on global warming will be held in New York City, under the sponsorship of the Heartland Institute, on March 2nd to March 4th - weather permitting.
It is called an International Conference on Climate Change that will examine the question Global Warming: Crisis or Scam? Among those present will be professors of climatology, along with scientists in other fields and people from other professions.
They come from universities in England, Hungary, and Australia, as well as from the United States and Canada, and include among other dignitaries the former president of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel.
All told, there will be 98 speakers and 400 participants. The theme of the conference is that there is no scientific consensus on the causes or likely consequences of global warming.
Many of the participants in this conference are people who have already expressed skepticism about either the prevailing explanations of current climate change or the dire predictions about future climate change. These include authors of such books as Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years by Fred Singer and Dennis Avery, and Shattered Consensus, edited by Patrick J. Michaels.
This will be one of the rare opportunities for the media to hear the other side of the story - for those old-fashioned journalists who still believe that their job is to inform the public, rather than promote an agenda.
The link to the Heartland Conference on Global Warming is here.
Any bets on whether the media will report it??
Link to 400,000 year graphs showing repeats of... temperature buildups, CO2 levels, and ice ages... which refute manmade climate change in ONE PICTURE (Figure V from the recent Vostok Ice Core data) is here.
The former president of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel will be on Glenn Beck tonight CNN Headline News at 7 PM and 9 PM east coast time.
Bump for later.
Thomas Sowell ought to be mandatory reading in our high schools. But of course, anyone with so much common sense will not be taken seriously.
Here ya go.....
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Thanks. I hardly ever watch Glenn Beck but should be interesting. Supposed to discuss global warming conference and the Check flat tax tonight.
From my home page:
As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not in communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning.
Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, June 13, 2007
I’ve just started watching his show on and off, recently, and I have to say, I’m liking what I’m seeing.
March 3, 2008, Dallas, Texas expecting an inch of snow. I WANT MY GLOBAL WARMING!!!
The same thing happpened when they held a conference in Colorado Springs CO in the very late 80s of early 90s.
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