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Author: Subject: "Climate hysterics v heretics in an age of unreason"
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[*] Post 344643 posted on 5-8-2008 at 03:19 Reply With Quote
"Climate hysterics v heretics in an age of unreason"



Man-made global warming, considered as a religion.
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IT has been a tough year for the high priests of global warming in the US. First, NASA had to correct its earlier claim that the hottest year on record in the contiguous US had been 1998, which seemed to prove that global warming was on the march. It was actually 1934. Then it turned out the world's oceans have been growing steadily cooler, not hotter, since 2003. Meanwhile, the winter of 2007 was the coldest in the US in decades, after Al Gore warned us that we were about to see the end of winter as we know it.

In a May issue of Nature, evidence about falling global temperatures forced German climatologists to conclude that the transformation of our planet into a permanent sauna is taking a decade-long hiatus, at least. Then this month came former greenhouse gas alarmist David Evans's article in The Australian, stating that since 1999 evidence has been accumulating that man-made carbon emissions can't be the cause of global warming. By now that evidence, Evans said, has become pretty conclusive.

Yet believers in man-made global warming demand more and more money to combat climate change and still more drastic changes in our economic output and lifestyle.

The reason is that precisely that they are believers, not scientists. No amount of empirical evidence will overturn what has become not a scientific theory but a form of religion.
I do not agree with the idea that a true relgion is unsupported by empirical data. But Herman is right in asserting that scientists who uncritically hold to the theory of man-made global warming as its predictions continue to fail, as data continues to prove the model wrong, are no longer treating it as science.
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