Friday, May 01, 2009

It’s not the end of the world as we know it | spiked
It is a powerful illustration of the end-of-world fantasies of many in the green movement and at the top of society. Behind all the PC and seemingly reasonable talk of ‘tipping points’, ‘scientific findings’ and ‘carbon calculating’, this is a modern-day, secular version of the countdown to the End of Days that gripped earlier apocalyptic movements in human history. Yet if we are going to have a serious debate about the environmental issues facing our society, and the political challenges associated with them, then we need to state one simple but currently heretical idea: the end of the world is not nigh and, more to the point, humans are the potential makers of history, not merely its unwitting victims.
Pajamas Media » Global Warming Skeptic Takes Center Stage
After years of challenging global warming supporters without any response, Wagner is beginning to see some chinks in the armor of the climate change “consensus.” He was recently asked by Penn State University’s biology and economics departments to make a presentation following an appearance at the university by a representative of Al Gore’s Climate Project. And he is fielding requests from student groups on college campuses all over the country to deliver his “Smoking Guns of Global Warming” presentation. But he doesn’t expect university professors advocating global warming in their classrooms to line up for a debate:
These guys are running scared. They have bet the farm on a natural cycle that’s now turning against them and they’re hoping that the Obama administration can impose these draconian regulations on commerce before people catch on to how bogus and politically-driven global warming data really is.
This is what makes the debate between Wagner and Fox on Saturday so extraordinary. As we saw last week when Democrats squashed the efforts to have Lord Monckton side-by-side with Al Gore before Congress and the American media, global warming advocates are reluctant to provide any venue for their “science” to be subject to scrutiny or debate. With such deliberate obstruction, it is hard to see how their “science” is little more than propaganda.
Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr. Research Group News » Is The Atmospheric Concentration Increase From Human Added CO2 “Toxic”? That’s What The Economist Wrote In Their April 25 2009 Issue
At the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, CO2 does not fit any of these definitions. The Economist (and if they accurately reported) the EPA postion misrepresent the actual effect of CO2 in the atmosphere. It is a climate forcing NOT a toxic air pollutant.

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