Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Great Global Warming Swindle?

Hello

Let's be quite clear. The accusation is that Climate Change is made up by governments in order to control the population. Scientists are paid by Governments to ensure they report that Climate Change is real. The Government gags scientists who oppose climate change, thus stiffling free debate about the issue.

Which would be fine, if it wasn't so clearly utter bollocks. Where does the best Climate Science in the world come from? The Hadley Centre in Exeter, perhaps? Or maybe a research insitution in one of the great European Universities of Germany and France? Do the emerging economies of the East dominate the field? Nope.

The good old U.S. of A. is the undisputed king of Climate Science. And for good reason, that reason being that they spend more money on science than anyone else on earth. Those good folks at Nasa-Goddard keep on churning out reports, data and models, and papers galore on science, impacts and even (occasionally) mitigation come streaming forth from all over the US.

And so it came to pass that when the IPCC were looking for a lead scientist to head up the team that would produce the latest scientific assessment of Climate Change they turned to an American to head the team. A report which says thatb the scientists are 90% or higher sure that humans are causing climate change, and 90% or higher sure that, if CO2 in the atmopshere reaches 550ppm, temperatures will rise by AT LEAST 1.5 degrees Celcius. Indeed, their best estimate is 3 degrees.

Of course, this is ALL because American politicians are paying Climate Scientists to come out with this stuff, right? It COULDN'T be their independant scientific analysis. It must be a SWINDLE!

Are you are seriously telling me that the Bush Administration is actively conspiring to muffle climate skeptics and promote a pro-climate change agenda in US science? Are you, really?

If so, I suggest you read this. http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,2038121,00.html

Turns out there is a political agenda in Climate Science. Whenever politics and climate come into contact, politicans try to downplay the issue or introduce 'doubt'.

I'll calm down now.

Docs - http://oversight.house.gov/story.asp?ID=1214
http://www.ipcc.ch/SPM2feb07.pdf

1 comment:

adam said...

Fuck Global Warming, what are your feelings about the Cricket World Cup? The world awaits your opinion...

By the way, good chance Ida and I are going to be in London over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-28), hope you are back from your Mosel adventure by then.