From an article in the Federalist.
Milton Friedman famously noted that if you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand. Geoengineering would give the government control over the planet’s thermostat.
Possibly one of the scariest articles I have read recently. Ideas about Geo-engineering have been floating around for a while now and I had always dismissed them as vaguely ridiculous because they would be insanely dangerous. In my view the law of unintended consequences is not one to test out in our global laboratory when we can’t even agree whether the earth is warming or not.
In the past I would have ignored fanciful discussions about deliberately adjusting the global temperature by spraying aerosols into the upper atmosphere. But now…given the way scientific research in climate change has become thoroughly corrupt, I am not so sure.
As the author says:
That’s a lot of chances to screw things up royally.
A bit of an understatement if ever there was one. Given what we we would be screwing up is the planet we live on – that ought to make even the most zealous climate alarmist pause for thought.
But then again, perhaps not.
H/T to Tallbloke and @ILuvCO2 for bringing this article by Dr. John Brignell to my attention.
Dr Brignell presents far better than I could the reasons for why we know they are lying. This is no vague conspiracy theory. Rather it is a detailed and well written summary of the main issues which ought to be well known to the public but for reasons he explains, generally are not.
It is to some extent forgivable when people adopt extreme positions out of misapprehension or delusion. It is quite another matter if they mislead others by deliberate falsehood. Politicians, of course, treat the lie as part of their professional equipment. Indeed, in some circumstances they are obliged to use it (when, for example, telling the truth about the economy would cause a run on the currency). In science, up to recent times, there is no circumstance in which a deliberate falsehood is justifiable. It requires at a minimum being drummed out of one’s learned society.
Original article here.
Sadly it seems that this website no longer updated.
I highly recommend this video published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Dr Christopher Essex gives a fascinating account of the inherent difficulties in modelling climate. It’s quite long at just over an hour but a worthwhile investment of time if you want to know why relying on climate models rather than observation is a bad idea.
A solid presentation of the facts as far as I can tell. The only thing I don’t understand is why people are so scared about challenging their own pre-conceptions, largely formed through the constant barrage of nonsense from the main stream media.