by Lawrence Solomon - May 19th, 2008 - The National Post
Question: How many scientists does it take to establish that a consensus does not exist on global warming?The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) will announce that more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition rejecting claims of human-caused global warming, over 9,000 of them PhDs.
At least one reason to doubt the extremists is the fact that compelling evidence exists man is not causing global warming, that CO2 is not the cause of increased temperatures . . . and anyway the earth may be heading to a period of cooling. Oops! Well, okay, we will just call it "climate change" instead.
In a related article called So much for 'settled science' we get the following useful quote:
It is drummed into us, ad nauseum, that the IPCC represents 2,500 scientists who together embrace a "consensus" that man-made global warming is a "scientific fact;" and as recently as last year, they didn't see this cooling coming. So the alarmists can't weasel out of this by claiming they knew all along such anomalies would occur.Al Gore is the chicken little prophet of global warming, but he may soon be arguing that we need to protect ourselves from global cooling. Scientists who just last year said that global warming was the impending crisis are already switching their terminology to "climate change" in order to continue demanding that we turn over control of society to them anyway. They may have been wrong about global warming, but hey, their hearts were in the right place.
Now that they realize the problem may be global cooling, or maybe not, they aren't sure, the urgency to let them exercise their infallible judgement over our economy is just as imperative. Don't you see?
If anyone talks about "climate change" you can be sure of one thing. They are lying about the need for government intervention. The term itself means they don't have a clue what is happening.