Global Warming: at Best a Hypothesis

ABC’s 20/20 has an excellent article on global warming that I found a while ago and was astounded by its depth.

John Stossel was told by Mr. Al Gore that “debate is over” when it comes to Global Warming. The former vice president wouldn’t even give the him an interview to explain why. Is Gore scared that his “science” might become unraveled if he was interviewed by a conservative commentator? Well, the debate most certainly is not over. Michael Savage has whole page on his website devoted to debunking the global warming myth.

Consensus is one thing that is not present in the Global Warming debate. Paul Reiter of the Pasteur Institute and John Christy who won NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Achievement were part of drafting a report from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change. They quit after their objections were not respected. Stossel sums it up nicely:

In all the confusion surrounding the global warming debate, one thing is clear: Global warming activists don’t welcome the skepticism.

Here’s some skepticism for you. John Coleman, the original founder of the Weather Channel, calls global warming “the greatest scam in history.” as reported by ICECAP.

quote:

I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.
In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious.

Not good enough? You don’t think a weatherman compares to a noble peace prize winner? Well, do you believe NASA? Al Gore’s moans that the melting of polar icecaps may raise sea levels are not all unique to global warming. According to Professor James Morison of the University of Washington’s Polar Science Center Applied Physics Laboratory:

“Our study confirms many changes seen in upper Arctic Ocean circulation in the 1990s were mostly decadal in nature, rather than trends caused by global warming,”

Global Warming might be a serious problem, it might not. However, government action should not be dictated by unconfirmed hypothesis. As long as the evidence for the urgency of the warming citation remains shrouded in uncertainty by findings such as those above, (and many more) the government should leave the free market… free!

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3 Responses

  1. Update: The solar radiation story, rather than man-made CO2 emissions explaination better fits the model according to a study from University of Rochester, the University of Alabama, and the University of Virginia researchers.CNSNews has a synopsis of the study here.

  2. what do you believe about global warming? what evidence do you have to support your stand?

  3. To put it blatantly, here are the points I usually make:1) Government intervention should only be made based upon certain or near-certain evidence. Especially were economically devastating regulation is concerned.People usually can accept that, so then I state this:2) FACT: human-caused global warming is only theory. The is NO way to conclusively link human activity to the 1 degree increase in temperature.3) Conclusion: Sure, conserve resources, huggg your trees. Just don’t use the government to make everyone else do so until you have empirical proof. At least.>Brian

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