No Consensus (The Climate Underground)
Posted by Jeff Condon on December 26, 2008
There’s been a bit of sanity in the news on global warming lately. The notion of consensus is being beaten down. Here’s a nice article I read earlier which describes my own thinking pretty well.
The global warming scare has provided a field day for politicians and others who wish to control our lives. After all, only the imagination limits the kind of laws and restrictions that can be written in the name of saving the planet. Recently, more and more scientists are summoning up the courage to speak out and present evidence against the global warming rope-a-dope.
There is a little known fact about real scientists in the world. I have been repeatedly contacted by scientists in a wide variety of fields including meteorology and environmental sciences, whom have obtained my email from various methods including passing it between each other. From this I’ve been offered free access to papers through universities, ideas for other posts, offers of co-publication and a variety of other issues. Many of them don’t want their names mentioned and I will keep them confidential until hell freezes or they say otherwise. Most of the confidentiality revolves around the fear of consequences from taking an unpopular stance against AGW.
It has been pretty amazing the number of brilliant people who question the results of the IPCC. Despite all this the media still proclaims consensus. I remember my surprise at receiving one of my first emails on this, a polite PHD from a very famous university in England offered the use of papers and resources t0 further my blog. Another offered help in publishing some of my findings. Several just offered support stating they didn’t want to publicly declare their views. After a short time I’ve made contact with a fairly wide group of like minded people who exist in almost an underground, communicating behind the scenes each avoiding the public eye for their own reasons.
I’ve got news for Al, there is no consensus. What’s more, I’ve got $3.00 that says the backlash will be much bigger than he expects cause these guys aren’t callin’ him!
Still despite all our efforts to at least temper the extremism of trashing our economy for unproven weak science, scientists dissent won’t stop the forward movement of AGW. The only thing that can beat it back now will be the continuing cold weather provided by our highly complex climate system. The earth has already lost a substantial portion of the warming it experienced. This could be a short term effect, but you can tell by the ever more shrill cries for immediate action, that the politicians are concerned the cold won’t go away to quickly.
It will be continually disregarded as anecdotal but the US is being hammered so far with snow and cold weather. With the PDO, lack of solar activity and drop in temps, I am expecting it to be a harsh winter. I’m no meteorologist but we’ll see. If the coming years are cooler, I wonder how long people will stand paying real dollars to stop global warming while shoveling two feet of snow off their porch.