Corrupt science and climate

After reading this excellent article, it’s clear that, even if there is anthropogenic global warming, we’ll never know, because agenda-driven “scientists” have so hopelessly corrupted the available data that scientific truth is impossible.  As it is, you all know that, while I’m an environmentalist (I believe we should cherish our environment as much as reasonably possible), I rigidly refuse to believe in anthropogenic global warming.  Back in 1992, Rush said AGW was a Leftist scam aimed at taking down capitalism, and events proved him to be absolutely right.

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  • Oldflyer

    Here in the mid-Atlantic, as well as other great swathes of the country, we would love a little warming right now.
    But, you are certainly correct.  The issue has been so badly confused by corrupted data, and false claims, that it is very hard to determine truth from propaganda.
    This winter may clarify a few issues; the efficacy of battery powered cars for instance.   Lately, there have been  stories popping up in the media about how inappropriate they are for wintery weather.  Just this morning, the car editor of the Washington Post had a report  about his experience stuck in snow-bound traffic for five hours last week (some were as long as 12 hours commuting home).  He stated that he would have been in serious trouble if he had been in a battery powered toy car.  No battery would have held up that long to the increased degradation imposed by cold weather; much less with heater,  windshield wipers, and radio operating.
    On another topic.  I recently read that Scientists in the UK have solved the storage/delivery problems associated with hydrogen fuel.  Estimates are that it could be commercially available  within 3-5 years at about $1.50/gal  before taxes.  Also that it would provide about as much energy as gasoline, and would require no modifications to current engines.  Imagine the impact on Arab petro-monarchies and Hugo Chavez style Dictatorships, if the oil revenue suddenly went away.  Imagine at what stage of development this effort could be at now if the U.S. had not blown its research $$ and efforts on ethanol, wind, and other dead ends.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Oldflyer, I too saw the article in the Daily Mail (a questionable source) about the supposed UK breakthrough. From what I could discern, they really weren’t describing anything new and were using pretty pie-in-the-sky when it came to estimating the cost of hydrogen fuel. I read it more as a lobbying effort for research subsidies than a disclosure of true breakthroughs. I could be wrong though…there just wasn’t enough information there.

  • Charles Martel

    The irony about the AGW hoax is that as the world’s economy grinds its way toward prolonged recession, even depression, the drop-off in manufacturing and emissions will produce exactly the stagnation that the hoaxers wanted to impose on us legislatively.

    Their only problem will be where to leech money from the impoverished rest of us. Something about blood and turnips. . .

  • Oldflyer

    Darn Danny.  You burst my bubble.  I am not  familiar with the Daily Mail. I disregard “The Guardian” out of hand; am skeptical of the Times and BBC, and generally accept The Telegraph more or less at face value.  You are certainly correct that they did not give any rationale for the cost estimate; note also that I high lighted the caveat, “before taxes”.  I am sure that the politicians would see a great windfall if this development ever came to pass.  I see some are already calling to drive the price of gasoline to  levels comparable to the UK.  Think I read recently that they are in the neighborhood of $9/gal.
    Had my hopes up that some folks would have egg on their face; and that the Petro-oligarchy would be in a panic.
    Probably another Cold Fusion story.  Just too good to be true.  But then again, a couple of centuries ago who would have imagined the  natural gas/petroleum miracle?

  • SADIE

    AGW, corrupt scientists, scamming capitalism…rings a bell – the morning bell DING, DING, DING like derivatives, futures and hedge funds. Bottom line, it’s the shysters selling and the manipulators that will walk away with any profit. The rest of us will be stuck in traffic in a snow storm with a dead battery.

  • esurio

    In 1961 Eisenhower warned us about the Military-Industrial Complex in his farewell address, however his speech fits more as a warning of the AGW agenda.

    “Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded.

    Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”