01 July 2007

Speaking Truth to Hot Air

Among Global Warming proponents there is a pushy sort of belief that if you question the theory you are in the pocket of big oil or some kind of knuckle-dragging science-doubter. In an editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times, James M. Taylor presents many reasons why Gore and his ilk should take some of their own medicine:

We must stop tolerating the rejection and distortion of science. We must insist on an end to the cynical use of pseudo-studies known to be false for the purpose of intentionally clouding the public's ability to discern the truth.

There are numerous studies that put a dent in Gore's idea of warming. Taylor enumerates them and I will summarize:

  • The glaciers in the Himalayas, Antarctica, and Greenland are actually experiencing net gains in size.
  • There are other highly probably explanations for the shrinking of glaciers in places like Mt. Fuji.
  • Severe weather events such as hurricanes and tornadoes are either no more common than in the past, or there is no established scientific pattern linking them to "Global Warming."

The idea that we can reverse global climate trends seems ridiculous. It presumes that we know far more than we actually do about how climate operates. I'm not holding my breath for Gore to acknowledge that some of the psuedo-science of his film be reconsidered. We have to do it for him.

1 comment:

Maret said...

Why do we have all these leftist wackos who aren't scientists or economists, or national security experts, making movies that they present as factual? Al Gore, and that fatty who must not be named who directed Sicko and Farenheit 911.