You finally reared your ugly head in today’s NYT in an op-ed saying that despite all the controversy surrounding the climate change boondoggles, you are confident that global warming is real.
Maybe it is; maybe it isn’t. But we have questions, and these questions demand serious answers. And since you won’t answer them, we think you can go find an unfrozen lake in the Arctic circle and jump in it. But before we get to our questions, let us say this.
We believe you are not the right person to be speaking about this. You have too much money on the line to be representing yourself as a dispassionate citizen. You want Americans to transfer hundreds of billions of dollars to projects that may or may not have any utility to the American people. You want us to do this on your say-so. You say, “Don’t listen to me; listen to the scientists.” But we have scientists who stifle research; alter data; call skeptics (who they should welcome) names akin to those who would deny the holocaust. There are huge holes in the trust that Americans have toward you and toward “climate scientists” (so-called) generally.
Take all your money out of the game, Mr. Gore. Have all your money invested in things that don’t depend on policy changes resulting from global warming legislation. What’s that? There are no investments that would not be affected? Our point exactly. You are setting up the game so that YOU win. We have no faith that you give a damn about America generally.
Now to our questions:
1 – What is the ideal temperature of the Earth. How do we know when it’s running a fever?
2 – We have read reports of other planets in the solar system heating up over the past few years. Is this the result of George W. Bush refusing to sign the stupid Kyoto Accords?
3 – Why is it that there are no global warming changes that the average person can go see near him or her? Why are they always in far-off places that require a lot of money and “great sophistication” (like yours?) to discern?
4 – Some of us at Off-the-cliff.com live near American coast lines. We have not seen any noticeable rising of sea levels. We are not realizing our fondest dreams of our inland homes becoming beach front property. Can you tell us when we may see this glorious day? Imagine – the wonder of our mediocre property values skyrocketing because of global warming. This would make us giddy if we could believe it.
5 – How do you justify the demonization of skeptics? Are skeptics not allowed in this area of scientific endeavor? Is this a whole new way of doing science?
6 – Where are the PRECISE predictions that we can use to test these theories of yours? Give us something we can hang our hats on. You said there’d be more hurricanes and that they’d be fiercer because of global warming. Well – where the hell are they? We fully expect there to be crests and troughs in the patterns of hurricane development. But by your contention, every year should be seeing more of them and they should all be like Hurricane Katrina or Andrew. Where the heck are they?
7 – One would expect that as the “world heats up” that the extreme low would get warmer and the extreme high would also get hotter. But this hasn’t happened. Can you explain why?
8 – Supposedly the polar bears are endangered, but there are reliable reports that there are more of them now than in the recent past. Have they learned to swim since there is no longer any ice for them to walk on?
9 – Can you give us one good reason to consider you to be a trustworthy man? Why should we not look at you the same way we look at snake oil salesmen.
10 – Will you put up a bond for the value of your entire worth should the world not fall into a global warming black hole in the next 10 years? If you are wrong, will you agree to sit in a prison of our design for the rest of your life?
You are demanding that all of us (American taxpayers in particular) fund the global warming projects without building the necessary trust. You need to rethink your strategies, and get back to us.
Till then, we just say no.
As if we needed help to make our case.
So – it turns out that one of the major theses of so-called global warming was based on a speculation by a little-known scientist out of India followed by a series of so-called scientists playing the child’s game “telephone.” And on this flimsy bit of junk, American taxpayers were being boondoggled into Kyoto and Copenhagen efforts to send billions – if not trillions – of their hard earned dollars to other people who have not earned it!
If it were up to us, every single perpetrator of this fraud, and that’s what it was and is, should be locked in jail for 10 years. We double down on our last entry.
Scientists – if scientists you be – owe American taxpayers a huge apology. You should make it this year. You should be glad that we don’t get out the tar and feathers, for you make Bernie Madoff look like a small time carnival barker playing the shell game for some cheap laughs.
Apologize – if you have the humanity and the decency to do so.
Note: If you are not a scientist, and if you do not understand the rigors of the scientific method, this entry is not to you. It is to the people who have studied the scientific method, who respect it, who believe it is the best hope at getting at the structure of our world. If that’s not you, but your a “climate change” proponent or an “environmentalist”, you are a political animal – not a scientist. This entry is for scientists who might happen to come across this blog. Unlikely, but what the heck.
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An open letter to scientists in the area of ecology, meteorology and climatology:
We at O-t-c believe that most people who call themselves scientists WANT to perform per the scientific method. We also believe that environmentalism has put people into your field who have virtually destroyed it – especially insofar as Read more
There is only one reasonable reaction to anyone who now says that the science in the climate-change-global-warming-communism arena is “settled.” That reaction is derisive laughter as loud as it you can make it. Snide remarks like “What ARE you smoking?” and “Does your mother know you sold your brain on eBay?” are also appropriate. The data is now more suspect than ever. The players themselves are suspect, and no one should give ANY of them an ounce of credibility any longer – if you ever did.
We have been very eager to see the demise of the climate-change-global-warming-communism fools due to Climate-gate. There is now evidence that the data has been cooked, that the so-called scientists behaved, how would the Messiah put it? – “behaved stupidly” (no miscalibration of words here!) as they tried to supress contrarian data, and worse to supress debate by the contrarians themselves. Even so, the socialism meetings (can’t call it a science meeting with a straight face) in Copenhagen is going on with people who have zero integrity. Even the Putz-In-Chief is going – and this tells us pretty much everything we need to know. If Obama’s for it, odds are very good that there’s a big lie surrounding it.
Witness that we have NEVER EVER EVER had a highly visible debate between the varying positions on climate-change-global-warming-communism. We have standing offers to debate by skeptics; zero acceptances. Why would that be?
Now, as one would expect, the UN and others on the affirmative side are doing the “three monkey dance” – see no wrongdoing, hear no wrongdoing, speak no wrongdoing (albeit very poorly). They seem to hope that the American public (because that’s who will primarily fund this boondoggle from hell) will again be opiated (which is probably why the party gatecrashers story, which is nothing but a staged “outrage” is so big, why Tiger Woods’ problems are so prominent, etc.) and will let them divert TRILLIONS of dollars from the American economy.
We are afraid that the American public is very easy to hypnotize and that, especially those who don’t produce a single thing of value, will say, “Eh – it’s not my problem,” and will let America become Amerika.
AlGore and all his brigons should be incarcerated for doing their best to destroy this country. The word “despise” doesn’t even begin to show the level of heat in our anger towards what he and others are doing.
We don’t know if it really is tantamount to treason, but we feel like they are traitors – betraying America to make money and curry favor with a new One-World Government. They should be shunned, scorned and ridiculed by anyone with a patriotic bone in their body.