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Seeing as how cap-and-trade legislation is about to be implemented by our President and Congress, and 2,300 lobbyists (a 300% increase in the last 5 years) are vying for influence over the newer, greener, more expensive energy sector, I thought another perspective on
Last week, the Heartland Institute sponsored the 2008 International Conference On Climate Change in New York City. Unfortunately, the Conference, which consisted of 200 climate change scientists who are largely NOT man-made global warming alarmists, was completely ignored by the mainstream media. Undoubtedly, this was due to the fact that there is virtually no media presence in a little, out-of-the-way burg like New York City. NYC only has a few local mom-and-pop media outlets, such as NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, the Associated Press, the New York Times, etc. Nothing that could really reach a mass market. Plus, Octomom was putting in a bid on a house, so the media's attention was diverted to more important matters than whether or not climactic Armageddon was going to occur. Last week was also 'Get Limbaugh' week for the mainstream media, so they were very busy.
Al Gore and other well-known man-made global warming alarmists were invited to speak at the Conference, but they all refused. The alarmists did send in some professional hecklers to disrupt the proceedings however, all in the spirit of open scientific inquiry, I'm sure.
Wait until you hear what a bunch of lunatic fringe nutjobs these man-made global warming skeptics are, and since when has skepticism had any place in science, anyway ? Here's how Conference host Joseph L. Bast describes these loons:
We have with us, tonight and tomorrow, more than 200 scientists and other experts on climate change, from Australia, Canada, England, France, Hungary, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Sweden, and of course the United States. They come from the University of Alabama, Arizona State, Carleton, Central Queensland, Delaware, Durham, and Florida State University. From George Mason, Harvard, The Institute Pasteur in Paris, James Cook, John Moores, Johns Hopkins, and the London School of Economics. From The University of Mississippi, Monash, Nottingham, Ohio State, Oregon State, Oslo, Ottawa, Rochester, Rockefeller, and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. And from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Suffolk University, the University of Virginia, Westminster School of Business (in London), and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. And I apologize if I left anyone out. These scientists and economists have been published thousands of times in the world’s leading scientific journals and have written hundreds of books.
Obviously, they all must be corporate toady, fundamentalist, dittohead freaks on the payroll of FoxNews and the oil companies, as the Algoreans would say. Real scientists like the Algoreans know you must demonize, marginalize, ignore, and libel any heretical, blaspheming skeptics who question the true and infallible scientific doctrine. The sky IS falling, dammit, and the Algoreans are not amused by any contradictory data. Facts only confuse people.
But if any of you out there still bitterly cling to that failed idea from the past known as the scientific method, I highly recommend giving the linked website a thorough read. The sky may not be falling, and even if it is, it may not be for the reasons you think. Enjoy (but don't tell anyone you read this. You don't want the global warming police on your case, man. Keep it on the downlow until the current PC virus (Political Correctness) passes and free speech comes back into style).
P.S. - This post will self-destruct in, oh, about 4-10 years, depending upon Algore's latest revised prediction of doom.