Feedback on the Great Global Warming Swindle:
My anonymous, climate specialist friend that I mentioned in my post “Anthropogenic Global Warming: Is there a consensus?“, has sent some feedback regarding the channel 4 documentary after I sent him the post from Palabre with the nine parts of video on Youtube. He wrote back to me yesterday (February 10):
I just watched all the episodes of the Great Global Warming Swindle. I wish it was publicized as much as Al Gore’s propaganda movie. All those scientists who stepped up to speak the real “inconvenient” truth are all legitimate and well respected; their statements are factual, not rhetoric. Richard Lindzen has often been blamed for Bush’s refusal to follow the Kyoto protocol or the rest of this Global warming movement (other than the accused Big Business interests). Lindzen was to have had Bush’s ear on it. I’ve always had a lot of respect for him, as far back as my grad school days.
Today he wrote again, “Calling Lindzen a climatologist is like calling Rembrandt a painter.”
While some random readers who come across this post may think that I’ve made up this anonymous physicist, I can assure my friends who know me that I would never do this. So who are you going to trust?
Trust that when there is consensus, it means that all the experts are in agreement. When there is a significant number of specialists who disagree who hold PhDs and are respected in the field, then there is no consensus.
Trust your eyes. When you see real cold around the world, snow in places where it hasn’t been seen in generations, etc., then you can see that global warming poses no great threat at the moment. [Global cooling on the other hand is menace–consider the what an Ice Age would do to the Northern Hemisphere!!].
Trust history. If before the massive burning of carbon-based fuels which started in the 20th Century there were warmer periods than today (e.g., medieval warming period) then man-made greenhouse gases are not the only or even the most important factor in warming the planet.
Finally, take Elisee’s point, and trust God, that He has a plan.