Data Review Discredits Global Warming, Part 2

The New York Analysis of Policy & Government concludes its examination of  the latest scientific and political developments regarding the theory of man-made global warming.

The response by advocates of the man-made global warming theory to the recent findings by Dr. Wallace, Dr. D’Aleo and Dr. Idso, which discredit the data behind it, and similar reports and studies, has been unscientific.

Stephen Kruiser, writing for IJR notes: “If the climate alarmists weren’t still so politically powerful and represented in Congress by their devoted cult members, it would almost be easy to pity them. Why? Because they’re so spectacularly wrong about so many things…noted climate scientist [and global warming theory advocate] Hans von Storch … had some interesting things to say about the climate prediction models so revered by the alarmists. “If things continue as they have been, in five years, at the latest, we will need to acknowledge that something is fundamentally wrong with our climate models. A 20-year pause in global warming does not occur in a single modeled scenario. But even today, we are finding it very difficult to reconcile actual temperature trends with our expectations…There are two conceivable explanations — and neither is very pleasant for us. The first possibility is that less global warming is occurring than expected because greenhouse gases, especially CO2, have less of an effect than we have assumed. This wouldn’t mean that there is no man-made greenhouse effect, but simply that our effect on climate events is not as great as we have believed. The other possibility is that, in our simulations, we have underestimated how much the climate fluctuates owing to natural causes.”

Wounded pride and professional reputations aside, why do some many of those who vehemently advocated the global warming theory continue to push the increasingly discredited idea?

A number of those who have examined that question believe that there is a massive profit motive involved. Nick Allen, writing for the Telegraph, reports that Al Gore has increased his wealth fifty times over through global-warming business profits. In 2009, Allen reported that Gore was on course to become a “global warming billionaire…He has made significant investments in environmentally friendly projects like carbon trading markets, solar power, biofuels, electric vehicles, sustainable fish farming and waterless lavatories. At a [2009] hearing … on clean energy legislation, Mr Gore was challenged by Republican congresswoman, Marsha Blackburn, over his investments.”

An Investors.com article pointed out that “The terrible truth for Gore is that there is no planetary emergency. Not one of the dire predictions he and the rest of the alarmist community made has come to pass.”

A Newsmax study estimated that approximately $22 billion dollars are spent each year on anti-global warming projects.

In addition to the profit motive, much of the “remedies” to the alleged global warming crisis dovetail perfectly with left-wing proposals that have never found acceptance with the American electorate.

Writing in Real Clear Politics, George Will states: “Global warming is socialism by the back door. The whole point of global warming is that it’s a rationalization for progressives to do what progressives want to do, which is concentrate more and more power in Washington, more and more Washington power in the executive branch, more and more executive branch power in independent czars and agencies to micromanage the lives of the American people — our shower heads, our toilets, our bathtubs, our garden hoses. Everything becomes involved in the exigencies of rescuing the planet….
global warming is a religion in the sense that it’s a series of propositions that can’t be refuted. It’s very ironic that the global warming alarmists say, ‘We are the real defenders of science,’ and then they adopt the absolute reverse of the scientific attitude, which is openness to evidence. You cannot refute what they say.”

As the New York Analysis of Policy & Government reported earlier, It is increasingly apparent that the allegation of global warming is being used to ram a series of unpopular governmental and economic policies down the throats of Americans, and in the process, enriching some of the Left’s political leaders.