The Global Warming Hoax

This is the beginning of an editorial written by James A. Peden of Middlebury, Vermont.

If you are concerned by the lack of balance in the way that climate change is being discussed in the media, including the BBC, you need to read it.

    Our planet has been slowly warming since last emerging from the "Little Ice Age" of the 17th century. Before that came the "Medieval Warm Period", in which temperatures were about the same as they are today. Both of these climate phenomena are known to have occurred in the Northern Hemisphere, but several hundred years prior to the present, the majority of the Southern Hemisphere was primarily populated by indigenous peoples, where science and scientific observation was limited to non-existent. Thus we can not say that these periods were necessarily "global". "Global Warming" in recent historical times has been an undisputable fact, and no one can reasonably deny that.

    But we're hearing far too often that the "science" is "settled", and that it is mankind's contribution to the natural CO2 in the atmosphere has been the principal cause of an increasing "Greenhouse Effect", which is the root "cause" of global warming.

    We're also hearing that "all the world's scientists now agree on this settled science", and it is now time to quickly and most radically alter our culture, and prevent a looming global catastrophe.

    And last, but not least, we're seeing a sort of mass hysteria sweeping our culture which is really quite disturbing.

    Historians ponder how the entire nation of Germany could possibly have goose-stepped into place in such a short time, and we have similar unrest. Have we become a nation of overnight loonies?

The article is available at http://middlebury.net/op-ed/global-warming-01.html

It is noticeable that some supporters of the man-made-global-warming hypothesis are refusing to discuss the science. Instead they criticise the credentials of their opponents.

This is not how debate should be conducted. Truth is not reached by looking at issues in a one-sided way, or by insulting those with opposing views.

If you have an energy-related website, please consider highlighting this article and linking to it.

You should also be aware of the Manhattan Declaration (q.v.), where five hundred scientists, economists and business leaders declared their opposition to the so-called 'global consensus' of two thousand scientists supporting the government-funded IPCC. This was not reported the mainstream media, with the exception of the Sunday Telegraph.

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