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Monday, February 12, 2007

Global Warming Critics

This Weekly Standard (Federal Farmer's favorite mag) does a great job in discussing the environment for global warming critics. Read it if you have time.

Here is an excerpt:

Former Vice President Al Gore has proposed that the media stop covering climate skeptics, and Britain's environment minister said that, just as the media should give no platform to terrorists, so they should exclude climate change skeptics from the airwaves and the news pages. Heidi Cullen, star of the Weather Channel, made headlines with a recent call for weather-broadcasters with impure climate opinions to be "decertified" by the American Meteorological Society. Just this week politicians in Oregon and Delaware stepped up calls for the dismissal of their state's official climatologists, George Taylor and David Legates, solely on the grounds of their public dissent from climate orthodoxy. And as we were completing this article, a letter arrived from senators Bernard Sanders, Pat Leahy, Dianne Feinstein, and John Kerry expressing "very serious concerns" about our alleged "attempt to undermine science." Show-trial hearing to follow? Stay tuned.

Desperation is the chief cause for this campaign of intimidation. The Kyoto accords are failing to curtail greenhouse gas emissions in a serious way, and although it is convenient to blame Bush, anyone who follows the Kyoto evasions of the Europeans knows better. The Chinese will soon eclipse the United States as world's largest greenhouse gas emitter, depriving the gas-rationers of one of their favorite sticks for beating up Americans. The economics of steep, near-term emissions cuts are forbidding--though that's one consensus the climate crusaders ignore. Robert Samuelson nailed it in his syndicated column last week: "Don't be fooled. The dirty secret about global warming is this: We have no solution."

Blogger Air Marshall said...

I vote for the death penalty for dissenters. That is, those who dissent from the truth. Still time to pick out some acreage in Greenland.

9:49 AM, February 12, 2007  
Blogger Scribbler de Stebbing said...

. . . Al Gore has proposed that the media stop covering climate skeptics . . . Did I blink and miss the MSM covering the other side of the story?

4:09 PM, February 12, 2007  

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