Here is part two of that article on Global Warming. I gotta’ say it’s worth the read. Just gives one another prospective on the subject. I feel folks should keep an open mind.
TWO KINDS OF SCIENTISTS
We are assured by the White House that scientists everywhere are sounding these warmings and that we may only have one chance to stop it.
Well, as the debate rages, we find that there really are two kinds of “scientists.”
There are those who look at facts and make their judgements based on what they know.
Their findings can be matched by any other scientist, using the same data and set of circumstances to reach the same conclusions. It’s a age-old practice called peer reviewing. It’s the only true science.
And then there are those who yearn for a certain outcome and set about creating the needed data to make it so. Usually you will find this group of scientists greatly dependent on grants supplied by those with a specific political agenda who demand desired outcomes for their money.
Let’s just take NASA, for example – the most trusted name in American science.
A lot of NASA scientists have fallen into this trap. Environmental science has become the life-blood of the space program as the nation has lost interest in space travel. To keep the bucks coming, NASA has justified shuttle trips through the use of earth-directed environmental research. And the budgets keep coming.
At the same time, many of NASA’s scientists come with a political agenda in great harmony with those who advocate the green agenda. And they’re not above using their position to aid that agenda whenever the chance is available.
This was never more clearly demonstrated than in 1992 when a team of three NASA scientists were monitoring conditions over North America to determine if the Ozone layer was in danger.
Inconclusive data indicated that conditions might be right for ozone damage over North America, if certain things happened.
True scientists are a careful lot. They study, they wait and, many times they test again before drawing conclusions.
Not so, the green zealot. Of this three-member NASA team, two could not be sure of what they had found and wanted to do more research.
But one took the data and rushed to the microphones, with all of the drama of a Hollywood movie, announced in hushed tones that NASA had discovered an Ozone hole over North America.
Then Senator Al Gore rushed to the floor of the Senate with the news and drove a stampede to immediately ban freon – five years before Congress had intended – and without a suitable substitute. He then bullied President George Bush to sign the legislation by saying the Ozone hole was over Kennebunkport – Bush’s vacation home.
Two months later NASA announced, on the back pages of the newspapers, that further research had shown that there was no such damage. But it was too late. Remember that when you have to buy a new air conditioner or refrigerator for no reason other than your freon has run out of the old one.
FLAWED COMPUTER MODELS
Then there are those computer models. Night after night Americans watch the local news as the weatherman predicts what kind of a day tomorrow will be. These meteorologists, using the most up-to-date equipment available, boldly give you the five-day forecast.
But it’s well known that, even with all of their research and expensive equipment, it really is just a “best guess.” There are just too many variables. If the wind picks up here it could blow in a storm, if the temperature drops here it could start to snow. The earth is a vast and wondrous place. Weather does what it wants.
Yet those who are promoting the global-warming theory have the audacity to tell you they can forecast changes in the global climate decades into the future.
The truth is computer models are able to include only two out of 14 components that make up the climate system. To include the third component would take a computer a thousand times faster than we now have. To go beyond the third component requires an increase in computer power that is so large only mathematicians can comprehend the numbers.
Moreover, even if the computer power existed, scientists do not understand all the factors and the relationships between them that determine the global climate.
So it’s an outrage for Al Gore, Bill Clinton and the Sierra Club to tell you that Global Warming is a fact and that we Americans must now suffer dire changes in our lifestyle to stop it.