“There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.” -- from the Oregon Petition, signed by over 31,000 scientists
Al Gore recently took on his critics by claiming that 'the science is settled' concerning global warming. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Ever since collectivists initiated the 'global warming' hoax to justify to the gullible public their draconian demands for limiting human choice, controlling human behavior, and mandating what we can drive, eat, and heat our homes with, there has been a consistent and substantial cacophony of dissent among scientists and climatologists.
The fact that these voices have been ignored by those who have gotten all the good press by no means indicates that 'the science is settled.' In fact it is quite UNsettled.
The report of the International Conference on Climate Change indicates quite clearly that a substantial number of scientists from all over the world do NOT subscribe to the Al Gore notion of 'man-made global warming.' And they have an arsenal of studies to back up their claims, as you will see by reading the article at the link above.
In addition, the reason these scientists cite as the primary motivation for many of their colleagues' jumping aboard the 'global warming' bandwagon is that when they do so they suddenly find themselves swimming gleefully in more funding than they know what to do with.
But the most ominous consequence of these scientific sell-outs is the global disaster resulting from the failure of industrialized nations to be prepared for the coming demand for energy.
“[Holdren] wants carbon cap and trade that will cost hundreds of billions of dollars to curb ‘global warming’ that the PDO shows isn’t going to happen in the next several decades (no matter what the cause). The PDO data shows conclusively that global cooling is going to continue for several decades, causing increasing demands of energy and resources (while population escalates), but if we spend hundreds of billions of dollars on cap and trade (as Holdren is pushing), we will have little left with which to handle the real problems of increasing demands on dwindling resources. Holdren’s path will lead to a real global catastrophe.”
And the losses will extend beyond the monetary. Professor Arthur Robinson, author of the afore-quoted Oregon petition, revealed the true reasons we import 30% of our energy, even though “one Palo Verde Nuclear Installation in each state results in $200 billion net export of energy.” Robinson says there are those who would prefer that 30% grow much larger, encouraging higher energy prices and ultimately – rationing. And quickly advised -- once we become victims of rationing in the west we lose our all of our freedoms, but energy deprivation in third world countries will lead to the loss of tens of millions of lives.
In short, the 'global warming' hysteria bandwagon will lead to world-wide catastrophe and the deaths of tens of millions in the future, not to mention the evil intent to rob individual citizens of the liberty to make their own choices and control their own lives