400 years ago, in 1609, Galileo Galilei, who physicist Stephen Hawking hails as "perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science," designed one of the first telescopes. He used it to make actual observations of the stars and planets and from those observations (actual observations being the key here in our later story) he concluded that the long held view that the earth was the center of the Solar System was wrong. His worked proved the decades old theory of Copernicus to be correct. The Sun was actually the center of our Solar System.
For centuries philosophers (scientists) had insisted that the earth was the center of the universe. They went to extraordinary lengths to document this belief by creating elaborate models to explain this geocentric view. Readers may recall seeing antiquities like this Geocentric armillary sphere in museums.
But the models were never quite perfect. There was always a flaw which failed to accurately account for, let alone predict, the behavior of the planets and the Sun. When Galileo's observations challenged this model, he was eventually put on trial by religious authorities and subjected to house arrest.
Even as the all the scientific observations from that point on confirmed Galileo's conclusions it would take more than 300 years before the Catholic Church under Pope John Paul II finally admitted that Galileo had been right all along.
Let's hope it doesn't take that long for the Warmers to admit they were wrong about manmade global warming.
Global Warming Theory Based on Flawed Models
The disclosure of the hacked emails from the Climactic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Britain was the smoking gun that confirmed once and for all that the models underpinning the theory that man's carbon emissions are altering the climate are deeply flawed and being manipulated with an eye towards making their outcome support the beliefs of the researchers doing the work.
Perhaps the most damning of all was this exchange between climate researchers in Britain and America. Kevin Trenberth, Head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize for the U.N.'s work on climate change, states the following:
The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.In short, the models and systems these scientists have designed failed to predict what is actually happening now. Yet we are supposed to remake the entire world economic system based on their dire predictions for global disaster in the decades ahead? I don't think so.
Models vs. Observation
accompanying post at Climate ScienceJust as Galileo disproved the geocentric theory using observations which were repeated by other astronomers, the flawed models underpinning mandmade global warming are being disproved by actual observations, not theories. Here's a short primer comparing the models expected result from a manmande greenhouse effect with the actual observations:
Warmers Inquisition and Media Coverup Won't Stop the Truth!
Just as it was in Galileo's time the scientists representing the manmade global warming community have much to lose if their incompetence and perhaps criminal activity in fudging the numbers and destroying documentation is fully disclosed and investigated.
Over these many years where the warmers have insisted the "science was settled" they attempted to discredit and punish dissenters in a way reminiscent of the injustice handed down to Galileo. They have attempted to block publication of the dissenters work in scholarly journals and openly ridiculed their credentials. Chief Warmer,James Hansen, a NASA scientist with an axe to grind would even put some who oppose his views on trial for "high crimes against humanity and nature."
Perhaps we should insist that climate criminals like Hansen and this friends at CRU-East Anglia and elsewhere should be the ones on trial for the most massive public fraud of all time!
This is one of the biggest stories to hit in decades. It goes to the very heart of a public debate with drastic implications. But so far, the Warmers and their media acolytes have been successful in hushing it up and poo pooing the evidence. Nancy Morgan correctly dubs it a "Silent Scandal."
Even without a full vetting of the scandal, the support for the Warmers view among Americans of every partisan persuasion is dropping fast. The reason is simple. Americans can see with their own eyes that the Warmers dire predictions of just a few years ago have not come true. In fact, the opposite has happened. Instead of warming, we have snow earlier than ever. Instead of more intense hurricanes, we have a thirty year low in storms.
The Big Question: Will Warmers Succeed in Getting Cap and Trade/ UN Treaty Before Time Runs Out?
President Obama and many of his cabinet secretaries will jet off to Copenhagen next month (no doubt killing thousands of polar bears if you believe this video) to ramp up international efforts for a climate treaty that has long been the Warmers great global ambition to address a non-existent problem. Thus far efforts at a treaty have been stalled. Back at home, Senate Democrats don't seem in too big a hurry to pass Cap and Trade legislation that would result in dramatically higher energy costs for all Americans.
In a rare moment of honesty Obama admitted the costs of his plan for Cap and Trade:
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." -- B. Hussein Obama, January 2008All that expense and hardship for a problem that doesn't exist? With a fraction of the money that would be misspent on the Warmer's fraud we could most likely cure cancer and practically eliminate world hunger and illiteracy. But instead the Warmers want the rest of us to line their pockets and make Al Gore richer?
It won't take three hundred years for this "silent scandal" to be exposed!