Even as the U. S. Congress is on the threshold of enacting a cap and trade bill, which some fear will turn into the largest tax in U. S. history, other governments around the world are finally waking up to the hucksterism behind the science, and are pulling back from the brink.
It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as “deniers.” The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.
More and more scientists are speaking out against the media-driven alarmism that has fueled this “crisis.” In Australia, Dr. Ian Plimer has published a book, Heaven and Earth, that has taken the mask off the charade. Even some believers among the media are beginning to question the “consensus” view. Australian columnist Paul Sheehan acknowledges that the book is
an evidence-based attack on conformity and orthodoxy, including my own, and a reminder to respect informed dissent and beware of ideology subverting evidence.
True science has never been the enemy of truth in the climate debate. The culprit, as always, has been political ideology cloaked in scientific jargon.