Reading an article today from My Way News, I was impressed. There is so much nonsense in this article that I really should make this blog a series.
First, this author pushed bias to such a height that I actually got a nose bleed the first time I read it. The first paragraph made it clear there would be no balance here.
When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can't avoid.
Then of course they go on to quote Al Gore. What global warming alarmist article would be complete without something from the global warming God himself?
Then we have the quotes from "scientists". It's incredible that every time they interview a scientist, they agree with them on global warming. Must be lucky to catch only the ones who believe in it. It would be embarrassing to interview one of the hundreds who think it's bunk.
Scientists are increasingly anxious, talking more often and more urgently about exceeding "tipping points."
"We're out of time," Stanford University biologist Terry Root said. "Things are going extinct."
Again, you've gotta love one scientist speaking for an entire profession.
Then we have this.
U.S. emissions have increased by 20 percent since 1992. China has more than doubled its carbon dioxide pollution in that time.
Why then are we the ones passing laws to limit gas release? Let's eliminate our jobs so that China can take them all. Think about this. We are passing laws here that will send our jobs to a country that is polluting at a rate 10 times as much as we are. These dumbasses think this makes sense, they really do.
Look at this sequence in the article. (Emphasis mine)
Complicating everything is the worldwide financial meltdown. Frank Maisano, a Washington energy specialist and spokesman who represents coal-fired utilities and refineries, sees the poor economy as "a huge factor" that could stop everything. That's because global warming efforts are aimed at restricting coal power, which is cheap. That would likely mean higher utility bills and more damage to ailing economies that depend on coal production, he said.
Let's look at the next paragraph.
Obama is stacking his Cabinet and inner circle with advocates who have pushed for deep mandatory cuts in greenhouse gas pollution and even with government officials who have achieved results at the local level.
The author let's this obvious contradiction slip.
I have said before that any thinking person knows that we should not pollute unnecessarily. With this said, I believe that global warming, if it exists, is not due to human activity but is just a natural cycle for earth.
I further believe that the science so far has not only not proven a connection between humans and climate change but that the scientists that are participating in the shoddy and misleading research that is used by proponents should lose their jobs. If there were a scientist in any other field conducting research like they do in the climate change field, they would be exposed as frauds.
Due to my career, I have had significant scientific training. I have studied and worked with the scientific method for most of my adult life. The practices employed by these "researchers" is nothing short of distressing to me. Cherry picking data that supports their cause while ignoring contradictory data is a stunning practice for me. Publicly ridiculing anyone who doesn't agree.
Let's put this cherry picking another way. Let's say a researcher wants to study the effect of cholesterol on heart attacks. The researcher believes that increased cholesterol levels lead to an increased risk of heart attacks. The researcher gathers data from 10,000 people who have had heart attacks. Of these 10,000 people 4,000 did not have increased cholesterol levels, thus refuting his theory. If the researcher were working on global warming, he would discard this data leaving the people behind that had high levels of cholesterol. What does the researcher find? There is a definite link between increased cholesterol levels and heart attacks.
Reading this your thinking that doing something like this would not only be misleading but dangerous. Well, welcome to global warming research.
The worrisome part though is that we have an incoming President who is willing to destroy our economy to follow the lead of these crackpots.
The inmates are running the asylum folks.