Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Global warming on hiatus?

The news is out. Computer hackers broke into the system for the UN's Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England and put 160 megabytes of emails and info on the Internet.

Among the emails are admissions by the pro-Global Warming scientists that much of the data they were collecting did not show any warming, and so they were working together to suppress or fix the data to their liking.

Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" has likely become very inconvenient for him, as the skeptics now have strong evidence that there is a global conspiracy afoot by pro-climate change scientists and politicians to grab up power by unethical cheating.

Senator Inhofe (R - OK) is going to call for an investigation. As a long time skeptic, who was often mocked for his stance, perhaps he will see his reputation restored.

While I do not deny that climate change can occur, or that man may influence it, we need to take a step back and restudy this claim. The reality is, previous periods of warming have been beneficial to life on earth. Cooler periods, such as the mini-Ice Age, have brought major death (black plague in Europe in the Middle Ages, for instance). The last big Ice Age 12,000 years ago wiped out many species of animals. Meanwhile, the warming periods increased productivity and raised the living standards of most Europeans and others.

Don't forget, in the 1970s everyone was concerned about Global Cooling. The issue of any climate change must be considered, given our many coastal cities, etc., but we need to make it an issue of real and quality science. Allowing a group of frauds, whether they are scientists or otherwise, to threaten vast amounts of our global economy, simply based upon bad or fraudulent data, is unthinkable.

The question is: will Al Gore make a statement reassessing the issue he so strongly has made and "earned" a Nobel Peace Prize over?

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