Climate follies

The circus continues

Three global warming stories here.

The first one is a classic example of fear mongering. Things are so bad that it will take centuries to fix. Translation: Don't hold us accountable if our fixes don't work.

The second one I just have to quote. Emphasis added.

In the face of evidence agreed upon by hundreds of climate scientists, George Taylor holds firm. He does not believe human activities are the main cause of global climate change.


Now read this next bit and tell me it's not about the politics. Emphasis added again.

Taylor has held the title of "state climatologist" since 1991 when the legislature created a state climate office at OSU. The university created the job title, not the state.

His opinions conflict not only with many other scientists, but with the state of Oregon's policies.

So the governor wants to take that title from Taylor and make it a position that he would appoint.

In an exclusive interview with KGW-TV, Governor Ted Kulongoski confirmed he wants to take that title from Taylor. The governor said Taylor's contradictions interfere with the state's stated goals to reduce greenhouse gases, the accepted cause of global warming in the eyes of a vast majority of scientists.

Don't you think that the emphasis should be on getting proof to back up that consensus? It shouldn't be that hard, after all.

My final quote on the subject today on the subject should be good for a laugh or two.

Former Vice President Al Gore said in an interview on Tuesday the Bush administration is now paying scientists to dispute global warming since the administration can no longer argue against it.

During an interview with CNN affiliate Cuatro in Madrid, Gore said, "they've lost the argument and they don't want to stop dumping all this pollution into the Earth's atmosphere. The only thing they have left is cash and now they're offering cash for so-called skeptics who will try to confuse people about what the science really say. But it's unethical because now the time has come when we have to act."

I want to know under what budget item paying off scientists comes under.

More importantly, I want to point out that it is not the Bush Administration that has been avoiding the debate.

— NeoWayland

Posted: Wed - February 7, 2007 at 10:04 AM  Tag

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