While surfing the web last week I came across an article titled "Oh my! Greenpeace founder is an anthropogenic global warming denier". My curiosity piqued I clicked on the image under the title, as there was no accompanying text, and was directed to a page on the Amazon.com site featuring a book written by Dr. Patrick Moore titled "Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist"
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Dr. Moore, he has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is one of the co founders of Greenpeace and has served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world's largest environmental activist organization.
As described on the Amazon site
Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist is Dr. Patrick Moore's engaging firsthand account of his many years spent as the ultimate Greenpeace insider, a co-founder and leader in the organization's top committee. Moore explains why, 15 years after co-founding it, he left Greenpeace to establish a more sensible, science-based approach to environmentalism. From energy independence to climate change, genetic engineering to aquaculture, Moore sheds new light on some of the most controversial subjects in the news today.
A proponent of nuclear energy Dr Moore has spent the last several weeks promoting his book and making appearances on the various cable station news shows most notably Stuart Varney where he unequivocally stated:
"We do not have any scientific proof that we are the cause of the global warming that has occurred in the last 200 years...The alarmism is driving us through scare tactics to adopt energy policies that are going to create a huge amount of energy poverty among the poor people. It's not good for people and its not good for the environment...In a warmer world we can produce more food."
"A powerful convergent of interests. Scientists seeking grant money, media seeking headlines, universities seeking huge grants from major institutions, foundations, environmental groups, politicians wanting to make it look like they are saving future generations. And all of these people have converged on this issue"
Another defection. Another dropout. Another soon to be vilified and excommunicated member of the Church of Global Warming. This, however, is no normal heretic. This is akin to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John recanting the scriptures that bear their names. Just kidding. No harm, no foul. We didn't mean for you to take it so seriously.
This is just the latest setback to befall the Global Warming believers. In February of 2010 the prestigious Institute of Physics in their memorandum to Parliament admonished the CRU for many of the methods and methodologies in their research concerning Global Warming.
Among their findings
The Institute is concerned that, unless the disclosed e-mails are proved to be forgeries or adaptations, worrying implications arise for the integrity of scientific research in this field and for the credibility of the scientific method as practised in this context.
The CRU e-mails as published on the internet provide prima facie evidence of determined and co-ordinated refusals to comply with honourable scientific traditions and freedom of information law. The principle that scientists should be willing to expose their ideas and results to independent testing and replication by others, which requires the open exchange of data, procedures and materials, is vital. The lack of compliance has been confirmed by the findings of the Information Commissioner. This extends well beyond the CRU itself - most of the e-mails were exchanged with researchers in a number of other international institutions who are also involved in the formulation of the IPCC's conclusions on climate change.
There is also reason for concern at the intolerance to challenge displayed in the e-mails. This impedes the process of scientific 'self correction', which is vital to the integrity of the scientific process as a whole, and not just to the research itself. In that context, those CRU e-mails relating to the peer-review process suggest a need for a review of its adequacy and objectivity as practised in this field and its potential vulnerability to bias or manipulation.
Rather damning criticism from an organization whose mission statement is described as
The Institute of Physics is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics.
It has a worldwide membership of around 40 000 and is a leading communicator of physics-related science to all audiences, from specialists through to government and the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics.
As President Obama, the Democrats, and the eco-facists continue their assault on fossil fuels and American energy independence, more and more scientists are expressing their concerns over global warming. In October of 2010 Professor Emeritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara resigned from the world's second largest organization of physicists The American Physical Society. In a tersely worded letter to the President of the society Professor Davis stated the following
When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago)..........How different it is now. The giants no longer walk the earth, and the money flood has become the raison d’être of much physics research, the vital sustenance of much more, and it provides the support for untold numbers of professional jobs. For reasons that will soon become clear my former pride at being an APS Fellow all these years has been turned into shame, and I am forced, with no pleasure at all, to offer you my resignation from the Society. It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudo scientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist.
As many of us have long suspected the Global Warming scam has always been about money jobs, and power. Those who were able to manipulate the media and have their voices be heard over those who held dissenting views were the ones who received the funding and science be damned. The squeaky wheel always gets the grease. With the passing of each day more and more scientists begin to express their reservations over man made anthropogenic global warming.
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