Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Warming? It's about politics, stupid.

Climate scientists unconvinced by the warmists' mantra and "who question mankind's impact on climate change have received death threats and claim to have been shunned by the scientific community" says the Daily Telegraph. The Telegraph summarises some of the threats, and also the claims of politicisation made by non-warmists in the film The Great Global Warming Swindle -- "several scientists claimed the theory of man-made global warming had become a "religion", forcing alternative explanations to be ignored."

Richard Lindzen pointed out in the film a reason for that new 'paradigm.' The budget for US climate science pre-IPCC was a modest $170 million, mostly going to sober and serious (and mostly un-newsworthy) research.

In a few short politically-driven years however, this had rocketed to over $2 billion -- a twenty-fold increase -- with all that funding politically dependent on the science of calamity. The scientists conclusions were too often the conclusions they were paid to find, or else.
  • "Scientists who dissent from the alarmism," says Lindzen, "have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labelled as industry stooges. Consequently, lies about climate change gain credence even when they fly in the face of the science."
  • “Fact of the matter is that tens of thousands of jobs depend on Global Warming right now. It’s a big business.” Says Professor Patrick Michaels – Dept of Environmental Sciences – University of Virginia.

  • “Climate scientists need there to be a problem in order to get funding.” Says Dr Roy Spencer – Weather Satellite Team Leader – NASA.

LINK: Scientists threatened for 'climate denial' - (UK) Daily Telegraph

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1 comment:

  1. It's another cultural revolution except this time it's global. Sit back and wait for the Green Guards to come calling.


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