Saturday, February 06, 2010

Global Warming Belief Melting Away

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In the seven years I've been writing this blog (damn, 7 years is an eon in the blogosphere but I digress) I've pointed out numerous instances where the facts presented about global warming just didn't add up. Let's just say I was one of the sceptics back when being a sceptic made one a pariah--especially in the environmental business in which I make my living. It was kind of like eating a roast beef sandwich for lunch while working for PETA.

Anyway, in the last six months or so, we've seen the carefully constructed "science" behind the case for man-caused global warming be obliterated. From the "hide the decline" e-mail leak to the Himalayan glacier embarrassment, it's been a non-stop rebuke to those who made their name and their money from perpetuating this myth. Somewhere along the line, too many governments and too many universities got in on the act and it snowballed to the point that it was no longer about the science but about the cash one could make by adjusting the numbers and calling it science.

When the Climate Research Unit e-mails were released, we got an unprecedented look at just how important it was to those who were leaders in global warming studies to make the data fit their preconceived notions--about as unscientific as anything can be. Science is disproving things and looking at all the data to determine a hypothesis, not fudging numbers to make your work look better. These guys were the world leaders on climate science and billions if not trillions of dollars have been spent by nations around the world based on what these guys wrote and passed off as legitimate science. That's billions of dollars, shekels, rupees, euros, pesos and pounds that could have been spent on needy places like Haiti and Ghana. Instead the money was moved in the biggest Ponzi schemes ever devised in an effort to redistribute money from the 1st world to the 3rd. A liberal wet dream is there ever was one.

But now the jig is up and the news is out, the world is starting to catch on that we've been had. The Brits have been huge supporters of carbon emissions reduction and belief in the Great Global Warming Swindle but that's changed dramatically and just in the last three months:

The Populus poll of 1,001 adults found 25% did not think global warming was happening, a rise of 8% since a similar poll was conducted in November.

The percentage of respondents who said climate change was a reality had fallen from 83% in November to 75% this month.

And only 26% of those asked believed climate change was happening and "now established as largely man-made"...

"It is very unusual indeed to see such a dramatic shift in opinion in such a short period," Populus managing director Michael Simmonds told BBC News.

"The British public are sceptical about man's contribution to climate change - and becoming more so," he added.

"More people are now doubters than firm believers."
This is from the very liberal BBC I should note.

I know that weather and climate are two mutually exclusive things but people are out in weather every day and have discerned that it's not been getting warmer in the aggregate, but getting colder. I know that the fot of snow I'm looking at right now outside my window is what it's always been; winter precipitation and nothing more. But when we get hit with two huge storms in a month and a half, people start to get sceptical. Add to that the fact that these global warming zealots have said it's because of global warming that we are having these storms and the average persons bullshit meter pegs at eleven.

Climate change politics and global warming rhetoric is not dead but it's waning. Once more people realize that it's OK to ask questions and not be labeled a "flat earther" or some other such garbage, the more people will realize they've been had. Once that happens, the money will start to dry up and the issue will fade until the next one comes along and the next after that.

Until that battle, we are seeing the beginning of the end of the Great Global Warming Swindle.

Update: California Republicans have launched a ballot initiative that would suspend greenhouse gas emission rules in the state until the unemployment rate improves to 5.5% or better. I bet it will pass too.


Anonymous said...

Doubt it passes... CA usually votes democratic.

Anonymous said...

I just can't believe people like you can just sit back and watch this happen AND DO NOTHING ABOUT IT! It's actually laughable that you are so quick to dismiss scientific evidence that global warming is happening but present no evidence of your own to back up your opinion. How do you explain the simultaneous increases in carbon dioxide with the increase in temperature over the past 100 years? The glaciers melting at an unprecedented rate? The increase in storm intensities? My guess is you have nothing just like all the other skeptics out there. Why don't you maybe try to do some research before you talk about something you are really clueless about.

Anonymous said...

.... and now it's 2012. Global warming was known and understood before President Reagan took office in 1980. Evidence showing the science was and is accurate has only increased since then, while we've done nothing because those powerful businesses who make a great deal of money from carbon - and their political allies - have prevented the U.S. from doing anything constructive and have left the rest of the world leaderless on this very important issue. I like to copy and save posts like this so that when the revisionism begins, we'll remember who said what and when.