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25 October 2009

Bast -- Ask Not If the Science of Global Warming is True ...

Joseph Bast wrote a review of a book published by Cambridge University Press called Why We Disagree About Climate Change by Mike Hulme.  The review is from Environment & Climate News, September 2009 issue.  Mike Hulme is an IPCC report scientific author and a self-described "democratic socialist."  The disagreement he is talking about in the book's title is that between those on the left, such as him, and those even further on the left, who he describes as "eco-anarchists," eco-socialists," and "eco-authoritarians."  The debate is not about global warming itself, but about how that supposed scientific fact is to be acted upon by governments.  It is also about how to lead a scientifically ignorant people to accept climate change as an emergency requiring great government activity.

Far into the book on page 326, Hulme writes "We need to ask not what we can do for climate change, but to ask what climate change can do for us."  He goes on:
We will continue to create and tell new stories about climate change and mobilise them in support of our projects."
These 'myths' transcend the scientific categories of 'true' and 'false.'
 This reminds us of Stephen Schneider, another IPCC scientific author, saying
We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts one might have ...  Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."
Is it any wonder the anthropogenic global warming alarmists are paying insufficient attention to the ever-strengthening scientific case that natural forces dominate the climate and its changes?  Is it any wonder that they are unperturbed by the incredible weakness of the science for man-made global warming due to CO2 emissions?  It is clear that the drive for socialism with its control over all aspects of the lives of the People is the real driver for what they claim is the science.  For them, policy dictates the science, not reality.  That policy and wishes take precedence over reality is a common current in socialist dogma.

From Obama, we see the socialist tactic that a lie is not a lie, if the purpose of misstatement is to advance the cause of socialism.  This is why he is such a practiced and at-ease liar.  All his life, he has been trained in the philosophy of socialism.  That cause defines moral action, not reality.

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