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Manmade Global Warming: How a Lie Died
FrontPage ^ | February 25, 2010 | Walter Williams

Posted on 02/25/2010 4:23:49 AM PST by SJackson

Private industry and governments around the world have spent trillions of dollars in the name of saving our planet from manmade global warming. Academic institutions, think tanks and schools have altered their curricula and agenda to accommodate what was seen as the global warming “consensus.”

Mounting evidence suggests that claims of manmade global warming might turn out to be the greatest hoax in mankind’s history. Immune and hostile to the evidence, President Barack Obama’s administration and most of the U.S. Congress sides with Climate Czar Carol Browner, who says, “I’m sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real.”

The scientists whom Browner references are associated with the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Let’s look some of what they told us. The 2007 IPCC report, which won them a Nobel Peace Prize, said that the probability of Himalayan glaciers “disappearing by the year 2035 and perhaps sooner is very high” as a result of manmade global warming. Recently, IPCC was forced to retract their glacier disappearance claim, which was made on the basis of a non-scientific magazine article. When critics initially questioned the prediction, Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC’s chairman, dismissed them as “voodoo scientists.”

The IPCC also had to retract its claim that up to 40 percent of the Amazonian forests were at risk from global warming and would likely be replaced by “tropical savannas” if temperatures continued to rise. The IPCC claim was based on a paper co-authored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), two environmental activist groups.

England’s now-disgraced University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has been a leader in climate research data. Their data, collected and analyzed by them, have been used for years to bolster IPCC efforts to press governments to cut carbon dioxide emissions. Climatologists, including CRU’s disgraced former director Professor Phil Jones, have been accused of manipulating data and criminally withholding scientific information to prevent its disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act.

Professor Jones, considered to be the high priest of the manmade global warming movement, has been in the spotlight since he was forced to step down as CRU’s director after the leaking of e-mails that skeptics claim show scientists were manipulating data.

In a recent interview with the BBC, he admitted that he did not believe that “the debate on climate change is over” and that he didn’t “believe the vast majority of climate scientists think this.”

Long denied by the warmers, Professor Jones admitted that the Medieval Warm Period (800 A.D. to 1300 A.D.) might well had been as warm as the Current Warm Period (1975-present), or warmer, and that if it was, “then obviously the late-20th century warmth would not be unprecedented.” That suggests global warming may not be a manmade phenomenon. In any case, Professor Jones said that for the past 15 years, there has been no “statistically significant” global warming.

During the BBC interview, Professor Jones dodged several questions: why he had asked a colleague to delete e-mails relating to the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report and ask others to do likewise; whether some of his handling of data had crossed the line of acceptable scientific practice; and what about his letter saying that he had used a “trick” to “hide the decline” in tree-ring temperature data?

Given all the false claims and evidence pointing to scientific fraud, I don’t think it wise to continue spending billions of dollars and enacting economically crippling regulations in the name of fighting global warming. At the minimum, we should stop the Environmental Protection Agency from going on with their plans to regulate carbon emissions. Companies should resign from the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a lobbying group of businesses and radical environmentalists. Dr. Tom Borelli, who is director of the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project, says that BP, Caterpillar, Conoco Phillips, Marsh, Inc. and Xerox have the common sense to so already.

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1 posted on 02/25/2010 4:23:49 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson; Genesis defender; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 02/25/2010 4:26:00 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: SJackson
out_in_the_cold

obeycarbaonmafia

3 posted on 02/25/2010 4:27:08 AM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: SJackson

It’s a little premature to say this liberal lie (redundant, I know) is dead, especially as the clueless a$$ clown and his merry band of communists continue down the path of “cap and tax” and other punitive legislation designed to alleviate this nonexistent “problem”.


4 posted on 02/25/2010 4:29:10 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: SJackson; left that other site

The Global warming cult/chuch died because God Himself saw to it that these lies were exposed to the light of His truth, and the god of this age who was enthroned in that gaia worship is defeated and is being put on display for all the angels and for all mankind to witness as the final chapters of human history come before us.

Now I believe God is calling on all who once partook of that worship of a false god to repent, to come to Jesus Christ, now before it is too late.

When that happens, look for all the cold weather to disappear! Overnight! The longer this takes, the longer the cold will last.

So, in the interest of really warming up the planet, pray for the GW cult/relgion leaders/adherents to admit the lies and ask God for forgiveness!

The sooner the better as far as the world is concerned.

We need some springtime right about now!!


5 posted on 02/25/2010 4:29:59 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: SJackson

Ping to read later if it hasn’t evaporated that is!@!!!


6 posted on 02/25/2010 4:34:12 AM PST by WKB (From "Handout" to "Bailout")
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To: WKB

Bookmark for later.


7 posted on 02/25/2010 4:53:50 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (BOOM! Taste my nightstick! Sarah, making Shatner sound Shakespearean.)
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To: SJackson

The global warming hoax will be judged historically as similar to... WHAT? The Salem witch trials? The Hitler Diaries? The Jackalope?, The ballon boy? Oobumo’s IQ?


8 posted on 02/25/2010 4:55:38 AM PST by Huebolt (Democrat = (national socialist) = NAZI)
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To: SJackson
Private industry and governments around the world have spent trillions of dollars in the name of saving our planet from manmade global warming.

I WANT REPARATIONS FOR THIS SCAM!!!


9 posted on 02/25/2010 4:58:45 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SJackson
Mounting evidence suggests that claims of manmade global warming might turn out to be the greatest hoax in mankind’s history. Immune and hostile to the evidence, President Barack Obama’s administration and most of the U.S. Congress sides with Climate Czar Carol Browner, who says, “I’m sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real.”

This is the one lie that is sooo easy to refute. There never were 2,500 scientists standing behind the conclusions of the IPCC report and it’s mindboggling that people that throw that out don’t get called on it more often. As has been shown many times (including articles here on FR), there might have been 2,500 people that the IPCC report in question was sent to so that it could be said that they were ‘involved’ but that is where the stretching and fudging starts..... Very few of these people were ‘scientists’ per se (most were bureaucrats) and of the ones that could actually call themselves scientists, on a fraction could be called ‘climate scientists’. Regardless, the 2,500 (and let us for the moment make the leap that there really was this many) were split up to deal with specific sections of the IPCC report... I forget how many sections there were but it was more than 10. Assuming that it was 10 means that there were say 250 involved with each section and since the controversial issue of mankind causing temperatures to rise is contained in one specific section, this means that there were really only 250 people that were involved with the part of the report that really mattered. Then there is the fact that many of those 250 had virtually nothing to do with it.. they were just reviewing it. Then there were those who quit in disgust after their comments on the earlier draft were ignored and not included. The bottom line is that it might actually be difficult to find more than one actual ‘climate scientist’ that had anything to do with the writing and conclusion about manmade glowbull warmongering that made it to final copy..... and yet they want to keep hiding behind this 2,500 number. Good grief.

10 posted on 02/25/2010 5:07:18 AM PST by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... (“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-face for the urge to rule it.”....Mencken)
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To: SJackson

And to think, the scam artist of all times, Albert Goreon, is
arriving here in the Philippines to preach his voodoo.

Since it is ALWAYS quite warm here, other then in the mountains, I guess he thinks he will be safe from the blizzards, and try to scam a few more bucks.
What a total jerk.


11 posted on 02/25/2010 5:07:18 AM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
Very few of these people were ‘scientists’ per se (most were bureaucrats) and of the ones that could actually call themselves scientists, on a fraction could be called ‘climate scientists’.

I think we could be pretty safe in referring to them as "political scientists".

12 posted on 02/25/2010 5:13:06 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Deathcare...a solution desperately looking for a problem.)
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To: SJackson; All

Al Gore, you’re under arrest. Yoy have the right to remain silent. Please exercise that right.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2458674/posts


13 posted on 02/25/2010 5:24:53 AM PST by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
There never were 2,500 scientists standing behind the conclusions of the IPCC report

And weren't there over 31,000 actual scientists who signed the letter protesting the hoax?

14 posted on 02/25/2010 5:29:27 AM PST by maryz
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To: SJackson

“I’m sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real.”

Actually, Ms. Browner, only 52 people authored that conclusion and few were scientists. The remaining 2448 were audiance members, many of whom disagreed and who were not allowed to remove their names from the list.


15 posted on 02/25/2010 5:31:00 AM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: SJackson

Until I hear politicians, the news media, and the general public stop talking about it - then nothing died.


16 posted on 02/25/2010 5:31:23 AM PST by NavyCanDo (Palin 2012 Teleprompter Not Required)
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To: Huebolt
It was vast. There has been no hoax on the scale of AGW. It was international in scope, perpetrated by people at the highest levels of government, utilized public as well as private monies to reward its adepts, propagated by a compliant global media.

It was vast and its aim was enslaving the population of the planet to enrich a few.

17 posted on 02/25/2010 6:38:11 AM PST by Oratam
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

You are right about the “Gaia” Cult! Even the SCIENCE CHANNEL was running Programs about GAIA! People calling themselves “Scientists”, who would NEVER entertain the notion of a CREATOR GOD, had NO PROBLEM equating natural processes with an Ancient Greek pagan “gaia”, or a Druid “Mother Earth”.

Hey, if one wants to have a “Science” that is “free” from Theological influence, fine with me. I worship my Father God and have no problem enjoying His creation and being an excellent steward of finite and delicate resources. It’s my JOB. He says so in His Word. I don’t need a stupid “Gaia Cult” to tell me not to throw my garbage into my drinking water or cut down every tree on the planet!

But I can tell you what “Religion” DOES ! (that would be another thread! ha ha ha)


18 posted on 02/25/2010 6:58:06 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Common Sense 101

The truth or untruth of global warming is irrelevant to the Left. What is important is mythic power of global warming to manipulate people and accumulate power.
And the Left is not ready to give that up yet.


19 posted on 02/25/2010 7:12:45 AM PST by Little Ray (Madame President sounds really good to me...)
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To: SJackson

But, but, but 2009 was the warmest year ON RECORD!! It won’t be long and there won’t be snow any where! Hurry, hurry!! Time to re-double down on the lie!


20 posted on 02/25/2010 11:18:42 AM PST by philled ("There's always money in the banana stand."-- George Bluth)
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To: SJackson

Does this mean the carbon credit trading scheme will stop? Or will it continue? Does anyone know?


21 posted on 02/25/2010 1:00:03 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Be strip-searched by scanners!! Buy ObamaCare or go to jail!! The Totalitarians are in charge!!)
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To: left that other site

Agree with all you said - LOL!


22 posted on 02/25/2010 7:22:08 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: If American ever ceases to be a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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