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Global Warming: Let’s Have a Real Debate! August 14, 2012 12:00 AM | Tagged as Climate Change, Global Warming
Ref: Wall Street Journal 8/13/12 - Page A14, Letter to Editor “’Climate Consensus’ Data Need a More Careful Look” by Cohen, Happer, and Lindzen
In an August 7, 2012 Op-Ed piece, “A New Climate Change Consensus”, Fred Krupp, President of the Environmental Defense Fund, proclaimed in so many words that the debate is over about global warming, echoing Al Gore’s famous use of that phrase. Fortunately, there are clearer, more objective minds from which we can learn. Cohen, Happer, and Lindzen are three eminent scholars. They debunked Krupp’s assertion that the data show “decades long march toward hotter and wilder weather.” Data is a pesky thing. The three scholars point out:
1. From 1900 to the present, data show no change in trend from wet or dry years.
2. Last year’s tornado frequency which some attempt to use as “proof” of pending global catastrophe was only the 6th worst since 1950 and is now being followed by a less than normal tornado year, so far.
3. The UN’s own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admits in its latest report “data sets are not yet sufficient for determining long-term trends in [weather] extremes.”
4. Some members of Congress have admitted to bald-face trickery to portray global warming at hearings, including leaving the window open on a hot day.
5. Many skeptics of global warming are left of center politically. We skeptics are not just "knukle-dragging conservatives", as some would assert.
6. Science has not determined if increased CO2 is even a harmful effect if in fact man-made green house gases were, indeed, changing our climate.
Isn’t it time we had a real debate on global warming, rather than this sporadic rifle shots between factions?
The Biz Bucks Guy wishes only for facts and scientific analyses from honest scholars, including not only physical scientists, but political scientists who could research the biases of those who promote hysteria.
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