Since we're sure to hear lots of support for the new AP Global Warming story, as prominently featured with a large, thick typeface right under the flag in this morning's N&R, I thought this little tidbit was worth sharing. And it's from one of Ed Cone's favorite comic strips to boot!
For too long, the global warming advocates held sway in the hearts and minds of our nation's media without being questioned. When the voices of skeptics made themselves heard, the reaction was just what you might expect from those who viewed the cause as a religious quest.
Let's see how this latest report stacks up against objective analysis.
The AP story I discussed above came from a report by the National Academy of Sciences. Here's what the Patriot Post said about a petition sponsored by a past president of said Academy, in an email update today, in reference to algore's new science fiction movie.
"More than 17,000 scientists, to date, have signed a petition
sponsored by Dr. Frederick Seitz, past president of the National
Academy of Sciences, refuting Gore's claims that global warming
is human-induced. The petition states: 'There is no convincing
scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane,
or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable
future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and
disruption of the Earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial
scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide
produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal
environments of the Earth.'
Renowned meteorologist Dr. William Gray, in a recent interview with
Discover Magazine (which has advocated the theory of human-induced
global warming), says: 'This human-induced global-warming
thing... is grossly exaggerated... I'm not disputing there has been
global warming. There was a lot of global warming in the 1930s and
'40s, and then there was global cooling in the middle '40s to the
early '70s. Nearly all of my colleagues who have been around 40 or
50 years are skeptical... about this global-warming thing. But no
one asks us.' (Gray was described by Discover Magazine's editors
as one of 'the world's most famous hurricane experts.')
Commenting on the misuse of science to support political agendas,
Harvard's Dr. Malcolm Ross concludes of such folly, 'Freeze or fry,
the problem is always industrial capitalism, and the solution is
always international socialism.' "
It's a direct contradiction of the what the AP story said. "Broad scientific consenus on global warming", my ass!