I’ve heard Global Warming called a fad by some who seem to think it’s some sort of liberal conspiracy.
Interestingly, the NYTimes has a story today here that the scientists who work for the advocacy group of the companies that claim there is no global warming had been saying for some time that, yes there is too, the process cannot be denied, the stuff you guys are making causes global warming.
Fun group, called the Global Climate Coalition, very earthlike. For some reason the coalition neglected to mention their own scientists’ findings when railing against global warming.
The story compares this to the lies the cigarette people told us. You know, how the link between tobacco and cancer is “disputed” and “not verified.”
The story goes on to say: “The coalition was financed by fees from large corporations and trade groups representing the oil, coal and auto industries, among others. In 1997, the year an international climate agreement that came to be known as the Kyoto Protocol was negotiated, its budget totaled $1.68 million, according to tax records obtained by environmental groups.
“Throughout the 1990s, when the coalition conducted a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign challenging the merits of an international agreement, policy makers and pundits were fiercely debating whether humans could dangerously warm the planet. Today, with general agreement on the basics of warming, the debate has largely moved on to the question of how extensively to respond to rising temperatures.”
Needless to say, many still claim it’s just a fad, it’s natural, it’s not something to get concerned about.
Which is, of course, a load of hooey.
I wouldn’t mind this nearly so much except I go to seminars and symposia held by people with PhDs in climatology and planet science who say, in peer-reviewed publications, that global climate change is a reality and man-caused. Then I go outside and hear people who haven’t read any of the papers, or seen any of the clear data, call it a fad.
Nor, I’ve found, do they want to hear any of that data. It’s all liberal rubbish, they say. It can be frustrating.
Thankfully, I’ve learned in this business that the intentionally ignorant are very tenacious, but the truth does out in the end.