BY MICHAEL R. FOX PHD – The global warming issue continues to be on the front pages of our media, and written as if the phenomena were true, observable, and a menacing threat to the planet and its people. For more than 2 decades the threat of man-made global warming has become the hammer by which opponents of the United States (including certain Americans) have used to cripple energy production from fossil fuels. The importance of access to the energy needed for our nation cannot be overstated, and our opponents know it.
Thus, they have hysterically opposed nuclear energy, fossil fuel energy, hydro energy, oil energy, and even in some cases natural gas energy. They have a forty year history of destruction of our energy supplies, designed primarily to cripple the United States and its prosperity, liberty, productivity, and national security. In each case exaggeration, misrepresentations, omissions, and outright lies have been used to frame their objections designed for public consumption. And the US media dutifully carry these messages unconditionally to a public, known to be uninformed by the media in the first place.
It should not take a scientist to refute the hypothesis that “man-made CO2 causes global warming”, but plenty of them have, and quite publicly (http://tinyurl.com/34x9twu). All it takes is a good cause and effect relationship, or better yet, a demand for simple evidence. The ease with which one can dismiss the above hypothesis is directly related to the observation that no physical observable climate evidence has been forthcoming from the warmers to support the hypothesis. For openers, see here (http://tinyurl.com/28mragc), here (http://tinyurl.com/26mmx7s), and here (http://tinyurl.com/2fx4al3). The media yawns and ignores the evidence.
There are hundreds of scientists who have spoken out in refuting this “man-made CO2 causes global warming” hypothesis, but they are ignored, insulted, and dismissed (http://tinyurl.com/34x9twu).
However, some are so prestigious that they are not so easily dismissed. One of them is Professor Harold Lewis. He is a world-class physicist who has recently resigned from the American Physical Society (http://tinyurl.com/257fcn9). In the interest in getting Lewis’s thoughts about the corruption of man-made global warming science, I have included some quotes from Lewis’s resignation letter from the American Physical Society. Lewis writes: “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 pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist. Anyone who has the faintest doubt that this is so should force himself to read the ClimateGate documents, which lay it bare. Montford’s book organizes the facts very well).
(I too highly recommend Montford’s book “The Hockeystick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of science” MF)
Lewis continues “I don’t believe that any real physicist, nay scientist, can read that stuff without revulsion. I would almost make that revulsion a definition of the word scientist.”
And speaking of revulsion and the threat to science and our Republic, many in the current administration are still promoting man-made global warming as if it has been scientifically established, when it has not. Instead they are pressing on with Draconian measures of closing fossil fuel plants, making the costs of electrical energy skyrocket (http://tinyurl.com/5cl4a9), causing businesses either to move or close, and the nation’s loss of millions of jobs, liberty, and prosperity. This also seems to be a continuing attack on our nation’s energy supply systems, nuclear, fossil, hydro, and oil. It must be stopped.