Thursday, October 14, 2010

At Some Point, the Only Moral Choice is to Resign

This resignation letter, by a respected member of the American Physical Society, is another example showing why State and Science must be kept separate. A small excerpt, but read the whole thing:
3. In the interim the ClimateGate scandal broke into the news, and the machinations of the principal alarmists were revealed to the world. It was a fraud on a scale I have never seen, and I lack the words to describe its enormity. Effect on the APS position: none. None at all. This is not science; other forces are at work.


Blogger Richard said...

The frustrating thing is that millions had all the information they ever needed to disregard the Anthropogenic Global Warming scaremongering.

In my high school Geography class, in the late 1960s, I learned that the Vikings of 1000 A.D. believed Greenland was warm enough to grow crops and to live. I was taught that the Global temperatures were warmer than today, that Scotland had vineyards and a climate similar to Southern France today! This graph (scroll down a 'page') shows it was true.

In Biology, I learned that plants evolved in an atmosphere with as much as 10% CO2! Today it's ~0.039%. The 'green' misanthropists want us to hate ourselves because atmCO2 has risen ~0.01% since the 1800s! Again, This graph (scroll down a 'page') shows it was true.

If one is to think in terms of essentials, the above facts are all the essentials needed to grasp that AGW claims were always, always false.

Harold Lewis should have spoken out thirty years ago! Others did.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

Further to my above comment: if you consider the graphs to which I linked, you can see that plants are starving for CO2.

In fact, the plant world has even evolved two new ways of extracting CO2 from the atmosphere, because CO2 has become so hard to capture!

Those new plants are known to botanists as C4 plants and Crassulacean Acid plants.

The message to humans is: burn fossil fuels as fast as you can. Increase atmCO2... please!!

Let the glacier's recede. Heck, we melt ice just to make our drinks cold. A warmer planet, if melting glaciers have anything to do with it, is a greater value.

Glaciers hide minerals and CO2 helps agriculture.

Here is one concrete the misanthropic greenies mess up. The greenies fear that coral reefs will die off due to AGW.

I suggest coral reefs will love it.

Coral animals eat phytoplankton, and use calcium carbonate (CaCO3) to make their shell-homes (as entire colonies).

CaCO3 is MADE from CO2 + Ca++ ions in water. Simplistically: more CO2 = more phytoplankton & more coral. [Other factors may be more important to coral, but should not be attributed to atmCO2.]

I say, save the Earth's plants. Extract oil from shale, drive an SUV, heat with oil or gas, and forget nuclear~ or hydro~ electricity, (wind, geothermal & Solar energy are distant peripherals).

Let's convert the 10:10 campaign to its opposite. Each year, let's raise atmCO2 by 10%. It would take 35 years for CO2 levels to reach a mere 1%.

Find it too hot by 1 to 5°C? MOVE away from the Equator, or spend $50/yr more on air conditioning. Afraid your oceanfront property will flood? Sell it now.

9:36 AM  

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