The catalyst for this post was the article, The 97% consensus on global warming on Skeptical Science.
We are told that human produced greenhouse gasses will inevitably lead to climate catastrophe; that we are doomed unless change our ways immediately; that there is a consensus among the worlds climate scientists.
Except it's all bullshit. Or at least much of it is.
As anyone who has studied government and politics knows, there is almost always a hidden agenda behind the rhetoric and fear is often the emotion that is played upon in order to achieve the goal. It's the ol' 'problem reaction solution' tactic that is employed again and again where the problem is invented, the reaction is anticipated, and the solution was contrived long before the problem was. The so-called war on terror is an excellent example.
As of this writing, 31,487 scientists in the U.S. have signed the following petition:
We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.
James Corbett has done much research into the global warming/climate change subject and in his work you will find a plethora of resources from which he has derived his opinions and conclusions. Much of his work on the subject can be found on his website, The Corbett Report. Here are a few examples: