Last week Rick Perry questioned the prevailing orthodoxy on global warming. There was, as is easy to imagine, no shortage of warmists waiting to pounce. Remarkably, one of the first questions later put to Governor Perry was whether he accepted the correctness of evolution — as if the science behind global warming was supported by even a tenth as much evidence as we have for evolution. What is troubling, however, is that some of the other candidates for the Republican nomination still accept the theory of man-made warming. Worse, they are apparently prepared to act on their beliefs if elected president.First, allow me to be clear about one thing. The planet is warming. Well, it was until 1998, when the warming trend abruptly ceased. In truth, it has been warming since 1850, when the last mini–Ice Age ended. In the 161 years since then, the earth’s temperature has increased . . . wait for it . . . 0.7 degrees. But we can’t even be sure of that, as all the major temperature records have been altered to the point of uselessness.
The scientists at Great Britain’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) admit to using statistical sleights of hand to change the temperature record, so as to show more warming. And then, in a total flouting of the scientific method, they tossed out all the original raw data so that no other scientist could check their work. Remarkably, a panel — including a number of persons who stood to gain financially from a global-warming panic or who were personal friends of the accused — found nothing wrong with what the CRU scientists did. Move along; nothing to see here.
The referenced article is linked here.
This is just to bring to the surface some other viewpoints, to highlight that the debate on the anti-AGW side is alive and well. In fact, much healthier than the AGW proponents, who are resorting to character assassinations, natural climatic events and many unscientific methods of trying to prop up their very lightly-supported scientific evidence.
Much is being debated but the issue still pivots on the role of CO2 and carbon trading. Unless carbon trading is somehow related to planet temperature, and this is very much in doubt, the whole issue is a non-event, a no-brainer, some would say.
- Nearly Three-Quarters Believe Global Warming Data Falsified (tipggita32.wordpress.com)
- Global Warming Credibility Problem (themoderatevoice.com)
- Carbon Tax – “Sorry Julia, Bob and Greg, you are wrong” (tgrule.wordpress.com)
- A Citizen’s Guide to Global Warming Evidence (wmbriggs.com)
- Environmentalism, NAZI style (thebrightlibertarian.blogspot.com)
- Sky-high hole blown in AGW theory? (hotair.com)
- Romney: I won’t back down on AGW (hotair.com)
- Rick Perry: Global Warming Is Based on Scientists Manipulating The Data (minx.cc)