The climate question: Alarmists in panic
With 15 years of flat temperatures invalidating the “models” climate-clucking “scientists” cherish, blame-mankind politicians resort to shouting down opponents, bogus doomsday scenarios, false claims that scientific “consensus” favors their side and calls for economically ruinous “action” — as Secretary of State John Kerry did in a speech in Indonesia.
He likened skeptics of man-made climate change to the Flat Earth Society, called global warming a weapon of mass destruction and warned against letting “a few loud interest groups” — major oil and coal companies — “hijack the climate conversation.”
Thankfully, genuine scientists see through such politically motivated deception.
S. Fred Singer, chairman of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, writes in the American Thinker that science doesn't work by consensus — most breakthroughs contradict prevailing wisdom. And he reminds that those infamous Climategate emails show “consensus” manufactured by perverting peer review to suppress climate skeptics' views.
The flat 15-year trend falsifies “the greenhouse climate models, all of which predict a strong future warming.” Yet governments base climate policy on those models, Mr. Singer writes.
What climate alarmists have left to fall back on is anything but science. Singer says they “embrace faith and ideology — and are no longer interested in facts.” And that's no fit basis for any policy, let alone the radical, redistributive, anti-growth climate leftism Mr. Kerry espouses.
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