Friday, October 30, 2009

Climate Science Insists Upon Itself

Fraught with errors that a six-year-old can easily recognize, climate "scientists" are now trying to downplay many of the breathless predictions of gloom and doom that serve to alienate the public and make us "deniers" question the whole notion. Via Drudge, the Times Online article cites efforts to minimize exaggerated claims, noting that

"... the contribution of natural climate variations towards events such as storms, melting ice and heatwaves is too often overlooked, and that possible scenarios about future warming are misleadingly presented as fact."

Never mind that "natural climate variations" are overlooked as the cause of "climate change" in the first place. It seems as if maybe a few scientists might just be aware of how their doomsday scenarios play towards a now-sceptical public. Years of false predictions that never materialized will do that to you. Still, reality might be creeping into the argument,

"We’re not in a position to say how likely it is and what the chances are of it being different. There’s an understandable tendency to want to make climate change real for people and tell them what’s going to happen in their postcode, and that’s very dangerous because it gets beyond the level on which current models can operate.”

Hmm, do I detect a bit of humility in that last quote? That maybe this elaborate hoax of "climate change" isn't as bad as we've been led to believe? That maybe common sense is telling some of these scientists that we live on a planet that's fully grown and can take care of itself, regardless of what mankind does on its surface? That perhaps they can't predict the future after all?

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