Dr. Carter begins his article thus:
For many years now, human-caused climate change has been viewed as a large and urgent problem. In truth, however, the biggest part of the problem is neither environmental nor scientific, but a self-created political fiasco.He continues to point out that from 1998 to 2005 Global Temperatures show that the increase in temperature was statically zero. Periods of warming and cooling have been taking place naturally since Earth began. Additional findings show that CO2 changes do not correspond to temperature changes. Some of the warmest years have been during a cycle of low CO2 discharge levels while higher levels have not always yielded higher temperatures. Measured Global Warming patterns do not allow accurate predictions over a short period. Such short term changes are, for the most part, not of human causes, but completely natural.
But the public is ready to embrace the latest cries that catastrophic effects are eminent unless the world takes drastic action Now. Consider the weasel terms used by the alarmists according to Dr. Carter.
Since the early 1990s, the columns of many leading newspapers and magazines, worldwide, have carried an increasing stream of alarmist letters and articles on hypothetical, human-caused climate change. Each such alarmist article is larded with words such as "if", "might", "could", "probably", "perhaps", "expected", "projected" or "modelled" - and many involve such deep dreaming, or ignorance of scientific facts and principles, that they are akin to nonsense.Why don't we hear more from the scientists who do not agree with the alarmists. Dr. Carter has an idea. He makes the argument that there are three reasons for silence and the most alarming to me is Second "No research funding unless you conform".
First, most government scientists are gagged from making public comment on contentious issues, their employing organisations instead making use of public relations experts to craft carefully tailored, frisbee-science press releases. Second, scientists are under intense pressure to conform with the prevailing paradigm of climate alarmism if they wish to receive funding for their research. Third, members of the Establishment have spoken declamatory words on the issue, and the kingdom's subjects are expected to listen.Dr. Carter makes the plea that we and especially World Politicians/Leaders need to listen to other opinions, not just the loudest most shrill voice.
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