Friday, June 05, 2009

The Left's Political Science: Global Warming "Summaries" Contradict Evidence

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is widely regarded in the media as the ultimate authority on climate change. Created by two divisions of the United Nations, and recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, its pronouncements are received as if they come down from Mount Olympus or Mount Sinai. The common presumption is that the IPCC has assembled the best scientific knowledge. Let’s take a closer look at this organization to see whether it merits such uncritical deference...The IPCC’s Feb. 2007 report stated: It is “very likely” that human activity is causing global warming. Why then, just two months later, did the Vice Chair of the IPCC, Yuri Izrael, write, “the panic over global warming is totally unjustified;” “there is no serious threat to the climate;” and humanity is “hypothetically … more threatened by cold than by global warming?”...Dr. Vincent Gray, a member of the IPCC’s expert reviewers’ panel asserts, “There is no relationship between warming and [the] level of gases in the atmosphere.”...some of the 2,500 scientists have resigned in protest against those summaries. Other contributing scientists, such as the individuals quoted above, publicly contradict the assertions of the policymakers’ summaries...Those who compose the summaries are given considerable latitude to modify the scientific reports... when there is a discrepancy between what the scientists say and what the authors of the policymakers’ summaries want to say, the latter prevails...One policymakers’ summary omitted several important unequivocal conclusions contained in the scientists’ report...These significant revisions were made, according to IPCC officials quoted in Nature magazine, “to ensure that it [the report] conformed to a policymakers’ summary.”...How the Left Politicizes Science, Dr. Mark W. Henderson, Front Page, 6/5/2009

You should go to the link and read the whole article. What Dr. Henderson illuminates is nothing new of course. The late Dr. Michael Crichton, author of State of Fear, a brilliant novel about this political con game, went to great lengths to document claims made in this novel by showing the actual data that was carefully edited to support the bogus claim of manmade global warming. The data contradicted the IPCC's summaries time and again.

Global warming is caused by fluctuations in the output of the sun. It has happened many times, and corresponds with ice ages. For the last ten years, temperatures have been going down, not up, which corresponds to a very long cycle without sunspots. The last time this happened, in the 15th century, we had a mini-Ice Age.

The supremacy of politics in this matter, a phrase often used in the former Soviet Union, is being used to force this lie down our throats in the form of a $700 billion cap and trade government racket, a carbon tax applied to "cure" a contrived emergency. You should not be surprised. The Left considers evidence to be a relative thing. In a KGB assassination using a poison that created symptoms like a fatal heart attack, the agent could say with perfect integrity that “we only encouraged a heart attack that would have happened at a later date.”

This is what socialist, totalitarian politics is like, you children of the free. The lies only get more profound, the distortions graver, and the flight to insanity quicker. The “transparent” administration will “preserve, protect and defend” our republic by using such lies to bankrupt us.


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