I feel I must explain that I feel as strongly as anyone about truely being wise with our environment and resources.
I’m as big a fan as anyone of solar, wind, and water generated power, etc. Not only for the benefits to the planet, but the independence and self sufficiency that creates! That’s just fun. 🙂
I also believe that being wise with our resources includes accurate research and gov policies that reflect that. And the whole global warming thing has not been that. The exposed letters prove it as well as the documentary below.
This is a Finish documentary about Global Warming. It includes research by Finish scientists who’s research was literally flipped upside down to fit the model desired (a fundamentally flawed theory; see below) instead of reflect the accurate and far more thorough results they got. There was actually a “formal” apology about it. I bet you never heard about it though!
This whole topic reminds me of those researching Venus, only that is much worse. Proponents of different theories use the exact same data to say it supports what they believe is true; even though they are completely opposite. There are few researchers in that arena that are objective about it.
This topic is only so huge because there are people worried about the government policies that will be created, and I think that is a very valid concern.
People are going to be making government policy on something that is unclear?
In time peer review might work things out, but who’s going to reverse the gov policy if it is wrong?
I think that is where people start getting freaked out about this whole thing. They don’t want something put upon them if it isn’t appropriate.
And also John Daly (a climate scientist) said this in 2001:
“Take this from first principles.
A tree only grows on land. That excludes 70% of the earth covered by
water. A tree does no grow on ice. A tree does not grow in a desert. A
tree does not grow on grassland-savannahs. A tree does not grow in
alpine areas. A tree does not grow in the tundra
We are left with perhaps 15% of the planet upon which forests
grow/grew. That does not make any studies from tree rings global, or
The width and density of tree rings is dependent upon the following
variables which cannot be reliably separated from each other.
sunlight – if the sun varies, the ring will vary. But not at night of
cloudiness – more clouds, less sun, less ring.
pests/disease – a caterpillar or locust plague will reduce
access to sunlight – competition within a forest can disadvantage or
advantage some trees.
moisture/rainfall – a key variable. Trees do not prosper in a drought
even if there’s a heat wave.
snow packing in spring around the base of the trees retards growth
temperature – finally!
The tree ring is a composite of all these variables, not merely of
temperature. Therefore on the 15% of the planet covered by trees, their
rings do not and cannot accurately record temperature in isolation from
the other environmental variables.
In my article on Greening Earth Society on the Hockey Stick, I point to
other evidence which contradicts Mann’s theory. The Idso’s have produced
more of that evidence, and a new article on Greening Earth has
`unearthed’ even more.
Mann’s theory simply does not stack up. But that was not the key issue.
Anyone can put up a dud theory from time to time. What is at issue is
the uncritical zeal with which the industry siezed on the theory before
its scientific value had been properly tested. In one go, they tossed
aside dozens of studies which confirmed the existence of the MWE and LIA
as global events, and all on the basis of tree rings – a proxy which has
all the deficiencies I have stated above.
The worst thing I can say about any paper such as his is that it is `bad
science’. Legal restraint prevents me going further. But in his case,
only those restraints prevent me going *much* further.
Here is a link to over 450 papers that disprove that Co2 emmissions will be “catastrophic” or that man made global warming even exists.
And a link that shows that the summit was/is a failure anyway! Complete with picture. Obama doesn’t look to happy. hehehe