One wonders if the climate change alarmists who think up scare stories to frighten the public into supporting their liberal agenda are running out of ideas?
First it was former Vice President Al Gore. He won an Oscar for his film "An Inconvenient Truth" that was shown in science classrooms of public schools across the country. Central to his presentation, Gore used an image of Hurricane Katrina from 2005 and said we could expect more such storms in the future. The years since have been the quietest hurricane seasons in decades.
Next the alarmists predicted that in 2008 the Arctic Ocean would be ice free. Polar bears would drown and sea levels would rise. The World Wildlife Federation even put out a video fundraising appeal (much of the scaremongering over climate change is focused on putting money in liberal's pockets) with cute photos of polar bears directed at children and other gullible individuals suggesting the bears were "at risk of extinction" unless viewers sent the WWF buckets of cash.
But of course the North Pole didn't go ice free in 2008 and no trend suggests it will anytime soon. As for the bears, they're fine too! [Interesting side note: a global warming alarmist and bear researcher working for the Federal Government was recently suspended for dishonesty in his work which suggested bears were in trouble. Not like this is the first, second or third time a "scientist" working on this issue has been caught faking it.]
And who can forget how children were frightened (notice how many of these scare stories are directed at children? It's not an accident) by the claim that a White Christmas might be a thing of the past. That was before record snowfalls in many areas had people shoveling out their driveways twice as often.
Now, it's Space Aliens!
Considering how all those scares have either bombed out or been exposed as frauds you would think that the "scientists" who push such malarkey would be more careful. Well, you would think, but apparently some scientists do not. They are getting more desperate and even more outrageous.
Here's the latest:
Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientistsFor the record, Pennsylvania State University is the home of Michael Mann, the "scientist" whose hockey stick graph conveniently left out the Medieval Warm Period. Mann was also investigated by the University for his role in the "Climategate" scandal of faked temperature data.
Rising greenhouse emissions could tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report
By Ian Sample, science correspondent
The Guardian (U.K.)
Thursday 18 August 2011
It may not rank as the most compelling reason to curb greenhouse gases, but reducing our emissions might just save humanity from a pre-emptive alien attack, scientists claim.
Watching from afar, extraterrestrial beings might view changes in Earth's atmosphere as symptomatic of a civilisation growing out of control – and take drastic action to keep us from becoming a more serious threat, the researchers explain.
This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by a NASA-affiliated scientist and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University that, while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make contact at some point in the future.
Apparently the problem with intellectual integrity at Pennsylvania State goes beyond faking temperature data to outright lunacy in this latest case.
But never mind. As soon as the public laughs off this latest attempt at mixing scaremongering and science the alarmists pushing man-made climate change will think up something else. After all, with the billions in new federal spending Obama has delivered for global warming, these "scientists" would be fools not to continue trying to hoodwink the public and fleece the taxpayer!