Consensus & Skeptics
To gain public acceptance for carbon taxes and renewable energy subsidies, several studies claim a 97% scientific consensus on global warming. This Friends of Science report reveals that it is only a mathematical manipulation and psychological ploy. Our deconstruction shows that there is no 97% consensus on human-caused global warming as claimed in these studies. None of these studies indicate any agreement with a catastrophic view of human-caused global warming. The 16-year pause in global warming has led to demands for the IPCC to be overhauled.
Vested interests and professional positioning have led a long-term attack on dissenting views on climate change. Various psychological intimidation tactics have been
employed (name-calling, bullying) to denigrate and isolate researchers whose views and research dispute the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports. In most areas of science, new perspectives are welcomed and discussed in a collegial manner. The author examines a case study of a recent peer-reviewed paper in climate science, “Seepage: Climate change denial and its effect on the scientific community” Lewandowsky, Oreskes et al (2015), in which disparaging words have infiltrated peer-reviewed works thus becoming officially condoned as an acceptable part of the scientific language.
This essay by Dr. Gerrit J. van der Lingen describes the politics and the abusive philosophy of science as practised by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its creations. The UN is using climate change as a tool to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years since the Industrial Revolution. The UN's real agenda is concentrated political authority. The theory of catastrophic man-made global warming has been falsified several times, but these “falsifications” have been totally ignored. It was once thought that “All swans are white” until a black swan was discovered.
The climate has always changed and will continue to change regardless of any action taken by Albertans or the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Natural forces have caused dramatic climate change in the past. Climate model simulation of temperature do not match the observations indicating that the models are not suitable for making policy decisions. The climate is relatively insensitive to carbon dioxide emissions. Models used to calculate the social costs of carbon dioxide ignore many benefits, most notably, CO2 fertilization, and exaggerates the costs.
An essay by Jeff Id: America is voluntarily shutting down its energy production after only a little more than a century since the industrial revolution. In fear of a nearly undetectable amount of warming from CO2, in the face of massive and well known benefits of this particular gas in the atmosphere, we have decided that fear of the unknown will dominate and destroy our progress. Coal powerplants have been regulated out of existence. There is no ‘renewable energy solution’ in existence. What is worse, there NEVER will be.