The global warming debate has really been heating up lately with the two opposing sides becoming increasingly fractious and combative.
Credibility in the Warming side is steadily breaking down and yet the proponents cling to their belief that the overall science is still sound. Most politicians are afraid to confront the new reality and seek refuge in the propaganda without giving more than a passing thought to the remote possibility that we may not be hearing the truth. In some cases they are even declaring war on the ‘skeptics’.
Frankly, I believe it is up to columnists like Lorrie Goldstein, Rex Murphy, Lawrence Solomon and Terence Corcoran to try to get the truth out there (with the assistance of bloggers and other social media, letters to the editor, etc.). We need to communicate to the public that the science is at the very least somewhat questionable – that it is not settled – and maybe we shouldn’t even be calling it ‘science’ but rather intensive lobbying by various self-interested groups. But the Warmists are hurting their own cause with the coverups and screwups.
Let’s just hope that the public starts tuning into the controversy as well.
I’ve heard the Warmist argument that we can’t afford not to act and so forth. Well if the science is indeed unsettled then we are in for a needless assault on our economy which is just starting to recover. At the very least why not try to get more information and plan to take action when the economy is stronger? And what about the unforeseen side-effects of the mindless accelerated push for green energy?
Let’s pressure our politicians, scientists and the media for all the facts – not just the ones that conveniently support their arguments and personal agenda.
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Update from the Department of Irony:
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More fallout from in-your-face political know-it-alls and lobbyists:
…The activists worked with the Ontario government to ban pesticides using alleged false and misleading information to undermine the industry, Lowes said.
The documents filed on Tuesday allege the activists knowingly presented false and misleading information about the health and environmental risks associated with pesticide products, knowingly misled the public, lawn care industry and government officials, and impeded access to Health Canada approved pesticide products through fraudulent means.
The legal manoeuvre, if endorsed by the court, could result in federal charges being filed against Gerretsen and others by police or by a private individual, and there may be sufficient grounds for a criminal charge of fraud, Lowes said…
Will Dalton use our tax dollars to try and buy his way out of this one too? It worked in Caledonia after all.
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Climategate: Is the British government conspiring not to prosecute? – James Delingpole, Telegraph
Climategate: Al Gore and the politicization of science – Roger L. Simon, Pajamas media
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The UN’s enviro-activist in-chief – National Post
Real deal on Canada’s environmental ranking: Goldstein – Lorrie Goldstein