The Green Religion and the ‘myth’ of climate change

26 November 2011

Here’s an article that will provide some interesting weekend reading for those following the climate change debate.  An Australian professor of geology at the University of Adelaide, Ian Plimer, has some very strong words against the theory of human-induced climate change.

The concept of human-induced global warming is very much a western fad and is the modern fundamentalist green religion. This modern green religion has elements of Christianity such as sin, guilt, penance and payment of indulgences, along with elements of European socialism (anti-industrialisation, transfer of wealth, control of individual freedoms, etc.). It needs a special sort of faith to think humans can change major earth systems with legislation, taxation or carbon trading. It requires a closed mind to ignore contrary evidence and to make predictions hundreds of years into the future based on a warming that occurred from 1977 to 1998.

The mantra of the warmists is that “the science is settled”, that there is a “consensus” and that dissidents are employed by “big oil”. Such statements are those of politics, not science. All statements are untrue and show that the modern fad of human-induced global warming has nothing to do with science and everything to do with power, wealth transfer and enriching traders, bankers and financial institutions. These are very fertile pastures for fraud on a scale that the world has never seen before.

Read the full article here.

One observation that Plimer makes is very true, this being how certain lines of ‘scientific thinking’ are perpetuated by ignoring and excluding conflicting opinions or, for that matter, proven fact. Plimer observes that:

To be a scientist, one has to be sceptical, bow to no authority and be an independent thinker. The history of science shows that consensus thinking has never made a great scientific discovery and only those that challenge popular paradigms have made discoveries. Consensus is a tool of politics, not science. As a scientist for over 40 years, I have seen how the peer review system supports fads and fashions and excludes contrary thinking.

The UK’s Norfolk & Suffolk Broads cover a tiny area equivalent to just 0.4% of the area of the United Kingdom, yet they are home to 11 000 species.

A biological “stock-take”, carried out by the University of East Anglia, showed that the Broads have 66 species unique to the area while they also boast another 31 species that are rarely seen elsewhere in Britain.

The study collated more than 1.5 million records from scientists and amateur enthusiasts since 1670.

It is the first complete assessment of the biodiversity of the Broads and includes a large number of previously uncollated records dating back to the 17th century.

Readers of Droplets this past year will have noted that Oregon in the USA suffered a lot from blue-green algal blooms.

This year, Oregon has issued toxic-algae alerts for 18 bodies of water, including Dexter, Cougar, Fall Creek and Dorena reservoirs in Lane County. The Fall Creek alert, issued Sept. 20, is still in effect. The Dexter alert lasted 56 days, and the Cougar and Dorena alerts each lasted 35 days.

Increasingly worried and frustrated by toxic blue-green algae blooms that appear year after year at reservoirs, local officials are urging Congress to allocate tens of millions of dollars to study the algae problem nationwide.

The Lane County commissioners on Nov. 9 voted to send a letter to Oregon’s congressional represetatives urging them to vote for Senate Bill 1701 and House Bill 2484, both of which would allocate tens of millions of dollars to study the problem and seek solutions.

As Droplets has said many, many times.  The causes of the problem are well known.  No need to research them further.  Deal with the causes! Spend the tens of millions where it will do some good, not just repeat a whole lot of work that has been done many times before.

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