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Climate looters February 1, 2011

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Climate looters

by Walter Starck
Quadrant Online, January 31, 2011

Climate alarmists join looters in exploiting flood tragedy

Disasters bring out the best and worst in humanity. For most, it’s a time to set aside petty differences and unite in a common cause. Altruism becomes the norm and genuine heroism common. For a rancid few, however, the temptation to take advantage of tragedy and chaos cannot be resisted. As always, the recent floods have been accompanied by a smattering of looting and price gouging amidst overwhelming acts of selflessness.

Nor has the looting been restricted to property and purse. Some have seized the chance to blame climate change and push the alarmist agenda. They are what might aptly be described as climate looters. To their credit, the majority of proponents of global warming have not attempted to claim the floods as due to human induced climate change. However, for a few it seems the temptation was too great to resist and, as might now be expected, the media have afforded them prominent coverage. Also not unexpectedly, the ABC has been prominent in propagating this blatant alarmist opportunism.

Interestingly, both here and overseas the alarmists who have attempted to promote the idea that these floods are due to human induced climate change have taken such a noticeably similar line of presentation one might be forgiven the impression they were following an agreed upon approach. They first cite a brief disclaimer stating that the cause of individual weather events such as this cannot be known with certainty. This is immediately followed with the suggestion that, of course, increasing incidence of extreme weather events is exactly what we should expect from climate change. The remainder of the discussion then accords with the assumption that this is the cause.

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1. Oliver K. Manuel - February 1, 2011

Unfortunately, science has become a tool of government propaganda, as former President Dwight Eisenhower warned over 50 years ago, on 17 Jan 1961:

With kind regards,
Oliver K. Manuel
Former NASA Principal
Investigator for Apollo

2. Oliver K. Manuel - February 1, 2011

Exactly 42 years after President Eisenhower’s warning, the late Dr. Michael Crichton saw what had happened to government science and issued this warning about consensus science in his Michelin Lecture at Caltech (17 Jan 2003):

“Let’s be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus.

There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.”

3. Bush bunny - February 5, 2011

Em.Prof.Emmannual. I wish you could publish in
Australian media. In Australia we have experienced
some rather bad flooding, one due to a dam release
nr Brisbane, and one caused by a Cyclone Kysi, and other local cyclonic storm activity. Mind you it is the know cyclonic and monsoon season in Northern parts of Queensland and Northern Territory. My grandfather was a seaman attached to the Australian Station in Australia during one posting in 1884 and another in 1899. This was a British Royal Naval station of course,(using steam and sail war ships, etc) as Australia didn’t become independent until 1901 from the UK
until then, although we remain a crowned republic.

There was a Cyclonic force 5 that killed 400 people in 1899 in Qld. My grandfather tells in his notes that several American ships and others were victims of this storm.

Kind regards to you and hope you can get something published in the Australian media of note. Not the yellow press.

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