Global Warming Follies


British Environment Minister speaks truth to power.

Posted in Common Sense by tjgavin on September 5, 2008

British Environment Minister Sammy Wilson is irritating the UK shadow government of lefty environmentalists by stating the obvious.

…describing their view on climate change as a “hysterical psuedo-religion”.

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“The tactic used by the “green gang” is to label anyone who dares disagree with their view of climate change as some kind of nutcase who denies scientific fact,” he said.

As if to prove his point here is the reponse by Peter Doran a spokesman for Friends of the Earth:

Mr Wilson (is) “like a cigarette salesman denying that smoking causes cancer”.

Right… Just like that.

Of course, we don’t have anything near the decades of real-world, old-style, test-tube type scientific evidence like we have that cigarettes cause cancer.

There are only assertions that the noted warming comes after the CO2 and the belief (this is the “psuedo-religion” part) that a cause and effect relationship exists. The problem is that correlation does not prove causation. That is why true scientists are still trying to prove it one way or another. 

If you don’t believe me, ask the next true believer what scientific proof exists that there is man-made global warming.  You’ll likely hear about computer models that seem to show correlation. But models are certainly not “proof” and some scientists even admit that the models are likely flawed. 

After that the “proof” the true believer proffers will pretty much trail off.

In the end, there is really no “scientific fact” to deny. I’m sure the irony of saying exactly what Mr. Wilson accuses him of saying was totally lost on Mr Doran.

Now, stating his belief and proposed remedy, Mr Wilson continues with his feet planted firmly on the ground.

Mr Wilson said he believed it (climate change) occurred naturally and was not man-made.

“Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it,” said the minister.

I agree. Since the climate has been changing since the beginning of time we should always be adapting to it. Its good to hear some common sense from a high ranking British official.

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