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There’s none so deaf as those who will not hear June 14, 2009

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There’s none so deaf as those who will not hear

Professor Bob Carter

Professor Bob Carter

by Professor Bob Carter
Quadrant Online, June 11, 2009

It has been widely accepted amongst politicians and the commentariat that the global warming issue is a “poison pill”, and that to challenge it publicly is to commit political suicide.

Many Australian politicians are well aware of the inflated nature of global warming alarmism, but dare not express their scepticism in public for fear of electoral intimidation by ecosalvationists and their coven of media supporters.

From being nowhere on the political agenda a few years ago, the likely Senate defeat of Labor’s carbon dioxide taxation scheme has promoted the global warming issue into the prime political spotlight for the next election. Global warming policy has already caused a change in the Liberal leadership, thereafter destroyed the unity of the  Liberal-National coalition, and threatens next to split the wet, green liberals from their dry and more climate-realistic colleagues.

Yet the coalition need not be left staring at the ashes of its funeral pyre. For the next election is there to be won by a strong leader who provides scientifically well informed, economically realistic and environmentally sensible policies of adaptation to future climate change, whether those changes be of natural or human causation.

Recent polling shows a worldwide swing in public opinion away from warming alarmism, as citizens react to the huge costs, infringements of liberties and pathetic ineffectuality of the anti-carbon dioxide measures that are being mooted. In addition, the increasingly silly warming hysteria that is being generated by self-interested groups in the lead up to the December Copenhagen conference is now hurting rather than helping the COP 15 alarmist cause.

For example, that 60 national scientific academies, led by the Royal Society of London, have just signed up in common cause to the scientifically-hyped issue of “ocean acidification” is a sure sign that politics rather than science now dominates the message. Copernicus’s, Newton’s and Einstein’s insights became accepted in the face of such conventional wisdom, not because of it; it is only dream worlds like Lysenko’s that require the sanction of authority for their sustenance. Despite – or perhaps because of – the unabated stream of propaganda that continues to mark “official climate science”, the tide of public opinion is turning, and perspicacious politicians are going to ride it.

All of which makes it noteworthy that several U.S. politicians appeared on their surfboards to address the Heartland 3rd ICCC. These included congressmen James Sensenbrenner (Republican, Wisconsin) and Dana Rohrabacher (Republican, California.), both of whom have a history of climate scepticism. Congressman Rohrabacher commented to strong applause that those politicians who are supporting the Waxman-Markey bill are “stampeding the public and elected officials in the biggest power grab in the history of human kind”.

The third U.S. politician who participated, Senator James Inhofe (Republican, Oklahoma), has for many years provided balanced commentary and information on global warming in his public speeches and on his website. This includes the famous and prescient warning that he issued to the Senate in 2003 that the threat of catastrophic global warming is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”.

More unusually, perhaps, Australian Senator Steven Fielding was also a member of the 3rd ICCC audience, and a keen participant in informal discussions and briefings between the sessions. Holding, as he does, a significant and perhaps casting vote when the Rudd government submits its emissions trading legislation to the Senate, Fielding had come to Washington determined to inform himself thoroughly about the scientific and economic arguments that swirl around the global warming issue.

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1. Ken - June 14, 2009

Fear of speaking out against AGW is so last year, you can express skepticism freely now. Just read the blogs and climate opinion on the web, it has changed dramatically over the past 6 months or so. Last year skeptical opinions were ignored or deleted, to make it appear as if there were none. Now they are posted for all to see. It is now safe to come out as a climate skeptic I assure you. The green movement collapsed again with the arrival of the recessioin (like it always does).

2. Jeff - June 14, 2009

Dr. Carter:

Thanks for standing up and speaking out for all of us on this issue. My greatest hope is that voices such as yours will help bring recognition of some other cause for global warming/climate change.

Keep up your good work.

3. Marie Gachelin - June 16, 2009

With the economic downturn, high unemployment, the financial crisis as many of us start to look for avenues to bounce back, many of us will fall victim to global warming alarmists seeking for ways to rip us off.
No one will argue against efficiency, but it is not a reason for others to go around and scare the public out of their last resources.
Recently, Kofi Annan wrote a report in which he blamed Global Warming for genenocide- it is absolutely irresponsible for someone in that position to make such a claim. Too much is being blame on golabal warming and a movement to encourage less waste is becoming an ineffective, self-gratifying and scary tactic to which many will fall victim.
Those in leadership positions are morally obligated to promote and establish sanity and not to create victims. By now, we all know, that as we create victims, we create criminals to prey on those victims.
If we are to teach anything, let’s teach responsibility.

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