In the debates about global warming on other blogs I read a lot of emotional nonsense. But occasionaly I encounter someone showing some rational common sense. Here is a comment from a non-scientist, but someone with a great deal of real life experience. I think he puts into words what many of us "feel" is going on concerning this issue of global warming and climate change. He smells something rotten, and like me, he doesn't like it. Read what he has to say.
Comment from: Christian [Visitor]
Honestly I have been a fence sitter on this subject (global warming)for a long time. I've read the books both scientific and "layman's terms" from both sides of the argument. I've seen Mr Gore do his thing on "An Inconvenient Truth" and I've read Crichton's novel "State of Fear" (and, YES, I put both of those in the same category. Actually, I've looked up the references mentioned in both and Crichton is more based in actual scientific fact. That's sad.) I've been to websites that advocate for both sides. After all that, this is what it has come down to for me...
I am in the US military and have spent a great deal of time dealing with people of all walks of life. Good guys and bad guys. I've learned that people who tell the truth don't try cover their tracks. People who are passionate in their belief of something are willing to get up and defend it at all costs even if they happen to KNOW they are wrong. The more passionate they are the less they are willing to look at reality and the greater their chances are of doing or saying outlandish things. (And Al Gore and many of his true believers are nothing if not passionate.)
With that said, Ive noticed that the folks "in-the-know" on the Pro-Global warming side are always evasive, frequently only speak to friendly audiences and friendly media, never debate ANYTHING with other folks who have solid scientific credentials, and are basically kinda slimey. Seriously, why would I listen to anyone from Hollywood on a scientific issue?? Same with Politicians, who are already known to twist truth to match their own agendas. I wouldn't.
So I listen to the scientists, and when you dig down past the BS, past the political obfuscating, and the media's poor ability to render fair and equitable coverage of the issue, the scientists for the most part are telling me that Global warming as put forth by the mainstream media and Presidential wannabe's IS FALSE. It's based on bad science, inaccurate modeling, and pushed by a media with an agenda that ISN'T about keeping the general population informed as to the truth.
PEOPLE WHO TELL THE TRUTH, DON'T NEED TO COVER THEIR TRACKS. PEOPLE WHO TELL THE TRUTH AND KNOW IT ARE WILLING TO GET UP AND PROVE IT WHEN CONFRONTED. That is all. Thanks. :)