Global Swarming

By April 17, 2006Global Warming

OK, this issue is moving from one of warming to one of the media swarming around the topic. With Earth Day approaching, a day celebrated by the media and precious few others, there are a spate of shows coming up that will further the hysteria around this issue.

Bracing for the new media onslaught from people with things like satellites and networks, and people who still buy ink by the barrel, we have steeled ourselves and have set up a new category dedicated to the issue. You’ll see under the “Categories” on the left one for “Global Warming“. We’ll file here all our entries on the topic, going back a ways, so people who might type “global warming” into Google and other search engines might find their way to our version of the facts, a version that doesn’t get much coverage these days, by the way.

This is the only blog we’re aware of that allows a discussion of the issue. You’ll see that some of the comments that have been posted are from folks who fervently believe the hype. They’re entitled. After all, it’s about the only information they’re getting. We’ll continue to link to places like JunkScience, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the George C. Marshall Institute, all of whom are doing some interesting work on the topic. Unfortunately, none of it comports with the mainstream media’s view of the problem, so they don’t get much coverage. Our goal is to get the word out there that this is a theory, that just a few decades ago we wee talking about global cooling, that no one knows for certain what the causes, implications or remedies might be.

Blasphemy, we know, but all true. Hope you enjoy the debate.

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  • TokyoTom says:

    Pat, you say that “places like JunkScience, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the George C. Marshall Institute … are doing some interesting work on the topic. Unfortunately, none of it comports with the mainstream media’s view of the problem, so they don’t get much coverage.” Can you elucidate? What climate work are these places doing – do they have any climate scientists on board that are doing climate research? Any research grants? No? I thought not.

    What kind of places are they really? “Think tanks” of people who really know what’s good for us and lobbyists for special interests? Thought so – nothing wrong with that of course, but they fall in to the same camp as “enviros” fighting over federal spoils. Maybe that’s why they don’t get as much coverage as you’d like to see – they’re not scientists, so all they have is a particular policy angle to push.

    But actually, I’d disagree – the WSJ is part of the “mainstream media” and gives these guys disproportionate coverage, as well as all manner of crackpots who can’t get their papers published in peer-reviewed journals and are consistently torn to shreds AFTER WSJ publishes them. But because the MSM are actually wimps who try for “balance”, the few dissenters actually seriously skew the public discussion. I’m sure you’re happy about that.

    Your statement that “This is the only blog we’re aware of that allows a discussion of the issue” is so cute and funny!! You’ve added the “aware of” so you have a fig leaf excuse for a blatant falsehood – places like RealClimate.org are staffed with real climate scientist who author peer-reviewed research pieces and reports in the IPPC have an open blog that gets millions of visits.

    Are you trying to say that that you’re just “not aware”? If so, then NAM needs a new PR director who is not asleep at the job – or at least one who doesn’t tout his own ignorance so loudly!

    Wake up, Pat, and start doing something useful for NAM. I think the protectionist angle is a useful one – by bashing India and China into line, you can do us and your members all a service by eliminating the unfair advantage they have by not accepting any climate obligations.

    Regards,

    TT

  • Warming Shmarming says:

    The current trend toward global warming, IF it actually exists is just nature taking its course. Just one volcanic eruption places more “greenhouse gasses” into the atmosphere than all of man’s industrial efforts since the beginning of the industrial age…and there are many, many eruptions each year.

    Anyway, if the ice caps melt that means new oceanfront property and more water to boat on!

    Given the current demographic trend of more people getting older on average, global warming will probably result in less energy use. Why? Because the old folks won’t need to keep their heaters on through the summer months!