Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Leading U.S. Science Groups Endorsed the Global Warming Fraud

By Alan Caruba

Americans, from the earliest days of the Republic, have always been fascinated by science and its potential to improve our lives. Benjamin Franklin was as much famed for his early experiments with electricity and his inventions as for his diplomacy to secure funding for the Revolution.

The tragedy of the global warming fraud will be a generation whose faith in climate science will have been severely shaken. They will have witnessed the deliberate distortion of climate data for a political objective.

Consider a letter dated October 21, 2009 and signed by the presidents of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the American Meteorological Society, the American Society of Plant Biologists, the Association of Ecosystem Research Center, the American Chemical Society, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the American Society of Agronomy, the American Statistical Association,

And the Botanical Society of America, the Crop Science Society of America, the Natural Science Collections Alliance, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the Soil Science Society of America, the Ecological Society of America, the Organization of Biological Field Stations, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

Together, they asserted that “Observations throughout the world make it clear that climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver.” It went on to repeat all the usual scary scenarios of rising sea levels, urban heat weaves, wildfires, and other climate-related events.

In a footnote, the letter to U.S. Senators said, “The conclusions in this paragraph reflect the scientific consensus represented by, for example, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the U.S. Global Change Research Program.”

We now know that the “science” being cited by these two entities was, at least in the case of the IPCC, totally rigged, but the presidents of these alleged science-based organizations took it on face value despite ample scientific evidence it was false. The revelations of emails exchanged between the perpetrators of the hoax have demonstrated the deceptions.

Ivan Kenneally, an assistant professor of political science at the Rochester Institute of Technology recent wrote in The New Atlantis that “Those who disagree with the scientific and policy orthodoxy (of global warming) have been maligned as greedy capitalists bent on raping the earth of its natural resources for cheap material gain; they have been cast as the benighted enemies of reason itself.”

Referring to the vast store of emails between the cabal that has provided the IPCC with “scientific” justifications for global warming, Kenneally wrote that, “There can be little doubt after even a casual perusal that the scientific case for global warming and the policy that springs from it are based upon a volatile combination of political ideology, unapologetic mendacity, and simmering contempt for even the best-intentioned disagreement.”

The political ideology is socialism. The objective is power over the lives of Americans, Europeans, and others worldwide, all of whom have been falsely led to believe that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a “pollutant” and responsible for a non-existent rise in the Earth’s average temperature. In point of fact, the Earth has been cooling for a decade and is likely to do so for several decades to come.

In light of this, who can trust these organizations? And who can trust the “science” produced by NASA and other U.S. agencies that have benefited from billions in grants directed at so-called climate, i.e. global warming research?

These organizations must now publicly admit to their role in advancing this international fraud and must take steps to correct the record, to examine the data of those courageous climatologists, meteorologists and others who, while barred from having their work appear in the IPCC reports, did not shrink from sharing it with the public.

It won’t be easy. The President of the United States, despite lofty statements in support of science, is totally committed to the fraudulent “science” of “global warming.” He has surrounded himself with people associated with the fraud, from his “Science Czar” to his “Climate Czar”, as well as appointments such as the Director of the Environmental Protection Agency.

President Obama has repeated every global warming lie that has been around for far too long and will shortly bless the December UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen with a visit before picking up a now worthless Nobel Peace Prize.

All of this is a national disgrace and remains, in the form of the Cap-and-Trade legislation awaiting a vote in the Senate, a threat to the nation’s economic recovery and to the faith that Americans have always had in legitimate science.


Rich Kozlovich said...

Scientific fraud does not take place in a vacuum. It is fertilized, nurtured and reared in a trough of conspiracy.

Why then do I keep hearing that there is no such thing as a conspiracy?

Alan Caruba said...

Of course there's a conspiracy and its members will all get together in Copenhagen in a week or so. It will be a who's who of global warming conspirators.

Ol James said...

Mr. Alan, isn't a crime to profit from fraud or falsehoods?? Thank Goodness there are people like you, Lord Monckton (hope I spelled it right), and the person who published those emails!!
It's hard to argue with reason. Most of "Green Gore's" fact is based on fiction. But I guess in a few years they will say that they were not wrong, only that they were mistaken...bunch of Idgitz.

Alan Caruba said...

I certainly hope that some criminal charges are brought against those who engaged in fraudulent global warming related practices and benefited from them.

High on my list would be the sale of "carbon credits" to pay for CO2 emissions.

Anonymous said...

From what I can understand the deals that will be stitched up in Copenhagen, in connection with AGW and energy starvation, will announce the start of even more draconian measures against us.
Of course, Agenda 21 is alive and well and undermining towns near you right now.

I was staggered to find out just how intertwined into the very heart of Britain was this 'Sustaiable' monster.
This control mechanism, this conspiracy, is frightening in its totality.

Very quiet at this time is the installation of a two-speed Internet.
Our would-be controllers abhor the concept of free speech and thought and free, fast access to just about anything.

The Internet is an open sore, a blight, on editorial consent - a free-for-all that must be plugged. Realistically, it cannot be shut down so the two-speed solution is being worked upon.

Sign up to 'approved' sites and it is lightning fastbroadband at Multi Mega bits, all the propaganda that's fit to hear. Shunt across to the 'unapproved sites' and we are back to dial-up speeds and we all know how torturous that is.
Detail this may be but, as the saying goes, - The Devil is in the Detail.
Give me a confrontation with Old Nick in the desert any time to the this monster being created under our very noses.

Alan Caruba said...

The enemies of freedom everywhere never sleep...and neither can we.

Choey said...

Only our faith in climate science will be severely shaken? After the Alar fraud, the formaldehyde hoax, the planted panther fur, the murderous DDT ban etc. etc.? I think it's time to tear down the whole politicized science cabal and start over with some severe rules about how science is conducted on the taxpayers' dime and severe penalties for fraud..

Alan Caruba said...

I agree, Choey!

Stegiel said...

Lysenko comes to mind when we speak about science and fraud. As does logic: first premise false.....

JeffM said...

In light of "ClimateGate" emails, we learned that the most influential global warming scientists conspired to prevent publication of contradictory scientific research.

Now I read where the Polar Bear Specialty Group is planning to give a presentation at Copenhagen on the plight of polar bears, and that this group excluded participation by one of its members, Dr. Mitchell Taylor, a scientist who has studied polar bears for 30 years. The reason? Contrary to the PBSG's scary message of polar bear extiction, Dr. Taylor says that almost all bear populations are thriving, and that Arctic warming is due to changes in ocean currents and wind patterns...not from manmade influences. The BPSG wants to stay on message... that polar bears are NOT thriving, and that Arctic warming is IS manmade. Thus, we now have "PolarBearGate".

Same priciple, different scenario. If it was wrong for the ClimateGate scientists to do this, it's just as wrong for the PBSG scientists to do this.

I wonder how many other examples might be uncovered at the Copenhagen summit. It appears that ClimateGate was just "the tip of the iceberg".

Alan Caruba said...

Jackdog, these climate change folks aren't interested in the truth about polar bears or anything else...never have been.

I have followed the Greens now for 30 years and all they do is lie.

As for the bears, they are doing just fine, just like the professor who studied them says.