Traditionally, the older scientists held to the prevailing wisdom and were challenged by the new, skeptical graduates looking for wider answers. In climatology, the opposite has happened. The so-called skeptics challenging the prevailing wisdom are the professors who have researched and taught the subject for 30 years or longer. Their knowledge is much wider than that of the new young scientists because climate science has stagnated for thirty years.
Animal populations and distributions vary considerably over time. Every report of decline or discovery in a new location is now attributed to human induced climate change or other human activity. Perhaps the most outrageous is the claim of humans hunting Ice Age species to extinction. All ignore natural variability, but that is the pattern of anti-humanity environmental hysteria.
History of attempts to distort climate science and use it as a vehicle for political ends is a sequence of shifting goalposts. It moved from global warming to climate change to climate disruptions. CO2 became greenhouse gases then carbon. CO2, a gas essential to plant life for oxygen production and thereby life on earth became a toxic substance.
Political whitewash of the corrupted climate science of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) illustrates the completely political nature of the issue. Indeed, the Chairman of the British Parliament investigating Phil Jones and the CRU specifically said they would not look at the science. If they had, they would see the extensive and outrageous scientific errors, manipulations of data, and omissions of large areas.
Most people know Benjamin Disraeli’s comment, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics”, but few understand how application of statistics affected our lives in the 20th century. We sense it when everything sort of fits everyone, but doesn’t precisely fit anyone.
Immanuel Velikovsky, the author of Worlds In Collision, challenged prevailing scientific views. In some ways, it doesn’t matter whether Velikovsky was right or wrong. The problem was the reprehensible actions of the scientific community. His treatment holds many lessons for today’s debate over climate change.
Did You Know? A Handy List of Facts That Show Why the Claim CO2 is Causing Warming/Climate Change Is Untenable
A list of scientific facts about CO2, global warming, and climate change showing how misinformed we are by the "official climate science" of the IPCC.
May 24 2011 is the fifth anniversary of release of Al Gore's movie <em>An Inconvenient Truth</em>. Shortly after release, Lord Monckton identified over "35 serious scientific errors or exaggerations". The film remains uncorrected, and continues to be shown in public schools.
All forecasts of future weather and climate conditions for the entire globe including the Arctic are based on the assumption that human produced CO2 will cause warming. There is no evidence to support this assumption.
As public awareness grows that human-caused warming is false, the extent and degree of attempts to scare the public increases. The scare preference is for remote geographic areas such as the Arctic or Antarctic or complex obscure topics ideally with global implications, which the public knows little about. The latest scare story is ocean acidification, which combines these traits with the advantage of a word with negative connotations and used before in acid rain.