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When Weathermen Get It Right

Posted by Jeff Id on February 23, 2009

I read this refreshing article this morning which really makes the skeptics point clearly.  Now is a time for rational thought not the flailing regulatory actions we will see in the next year.

The short article that starts like this.

Today, we are urged to believe that within the next few decades the globe will become intolerably warmer. The world as we know it will be drastically altered unless we act now to reverse our wayward lifestyles, especially our wasteful energy practices.

But wait. Aren’t we all just essentially being pressured to believe in a long-range climate forecast? And isn’t this pressure largely being applied by politicians and political organizations no less? Who today would bet serious money on a weather prediction made a month in advance let alone decades ahead? Yet the developed nations of the world are under the gun to invest hundreds of billions of dollars on a climate prophecy when worldwide financial stability is tottering. Doesn’t President Barack Obama have enough global headaches to buffer to worry about a trillion-dollar climate prescription?

The summation is also great.

So, before we all surrender to a calamitous climate change scenario, let’s put it into perspective with the very real present-day calamities of mass starvation, disease, ethnic cleansing, potential economic collapses, and the like. With these exceptionally serious challenges at hand and based on the enormous complexity of the Earth-climate system and the relative paucity of knowledge scientists have about the systems operation, we sincerely hope to encourage a return to humility in environmental research and activism and education about our biosphere. We hope politicians and scientists once again embrace the basics of science including the idea that all “theories” consist of assumptions and limitations – and this goes double for “forecasts”!

However, we expect our motivational efforts at reformation will just end up getting us burned at the stake (in a carbon-neutral fashion of course) for environmental heresy.

Anthony J. Sadar is a certified consulting meteorologist and co-author of “Environmental Risk Communication: Principles and Practices for Industry” (CRC Press/Lewis Publishers, 2000). Susan T. Cammarata is an independent environmental lawyer practicing in Pittsburgh.

It’s like a breath of fresh air when a bit of sanity enters the ever crazier world of the press.

Read the whole article here.

In global warming we trust

Anthony Sadar and Susan Cammarata
Monday, February 23, 2009


4 Responses to “When Weathermen Get It Right”

  1. page48 said

    “….let’s put it into perspective with the very real present-day calamities of mass starvation, disease, ethnic cleansing, potential economic collapses, and the like.”

    I get this man’s point and agree with him, but……

    As cynical as this sounds, I have come to believe that mass starvation, disease, ethnic cleansing, potential economic collapses, and the like, are actually on the AGWE agenda. If you follow AGWE reasoning to its logical conclusion, people simply have to go, and I’m don’t think the AGWE’s really care how population reduction is achieved, no matter what their public rhetoric.

  2. Matt Y. said

    Good article. I agree that the indoctrination machinery he describes is in place, but for the most part I don’t think it is working. According to all the polls I’ve seen, global warming ranks near dead last among the issues people care about. The true believers are in politics, and climate science which is almost the same thing. A friend of mine doesn’t care whether the science is wrong or not, because the policies of the warming alarmists are “something we should be doing anyways.” No evidence is going to convince her otherwise, either.

  3. BarryW said

    Page48

    If you follow AGWE reasoning to its logical conclusion, people simply have to go, and I’m don’t think the AGWE’s really care how population reduction is achieved, no matter what their public rhetoric.

    AGW is being used as an excuse by the Malthusians not the other way around. Paul Erlich (Population Bomb) said:

    A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. …The operation will demand many apparent brutal and heartless decisions. The pain may be intense. But the disease is so far advanced that only with radical surgery does the patient have a chance to survive

    Since Erlich’s predictions were disastrously wrong, those who have the same anti-human beliefs need some other excuse for their attacks, hence AGW.

  4. Amabo said

    I don’t really like this kind of reasoning because it’s too easy for your rhetorical opponents to go “Weather is not climate, you stupid deniers don’t know squat and your amateurism is displayed by you not knowing the difference between the two.”

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