Friday, November 9, 2007

An Inconvenient Debate

The latest salvo in the global warming debate has been fired. Marine Corps Vet links to Moonbattery who links to Icecap who reprints comments from John Coleman.

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.

Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minute documentary segment.

I do not oppose environmentalism. I do not oppose the political positions of either party. However, Global Warming, i.e. Climate Change, is not about environmentalism or politics. It is not a religion. It is not something you “believe in.” It is science; the science of meteorology. This is my field of life-long expertise. And I am telling you Global Warming is a non-event, a manufactured crisis and a total scam. I say this knowing you probably won’t believe a me, a mere TV weatherman, challenging a Nobel Prize, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning former Vice President of United States. So be it.

I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.

In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling. And, natural cycles and drifts in climate are as much if not more responsible for any climate changes underway. I strongly believe that the next twenty years are equally as likely to see a cooling trend as they are to see a warming trend.

So will Al Gore boycott the Weather Channel (or, more accurately, KUSI)? Evil Bender will never get his/her views printed in Facebook, but he ain't buying it:

It’s fascinating to me how these people running around screaming that they just knowevolution is impossible or global warming is a myth can never manage to get many scientists on their side, but are happy to call upon “experts” whose areas of expertise don’t give them any special qualification to make pronouncements about science. Dembski’s whining aside, engineers are not inherently qualified to claim expertise on matters of biology, and no matter what DaveScot thinks, just because someone founded a cable channel doesn’t mean they know anything about climate change.

That’s right, folks, DaveScot credulously links to the expert analysis of John Coleman, founder of The Weather Channel. A meteorologist, he Coleman has a well-deserved reputation of popularizing such great terms as “thorms” for thunderstorms. To say the least, it’s less clear what insight he bringe to the topic of climate change....

Of course this begs the question of where Al Gore got HIS meterology degree...

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Evil Bender said...

Ahem. My point, mentioned in the part of my post you didn't quote, is that since he presents no evidence whatsoever, his "argument" is entirely an appeal to authority, and his (lack of) credentials makes that already weak appeal even weaker.