Over at Americanthinker.com, Richard Butrick updates us on the developments on the fight against Global warming fraudsters:
“The AGW (anthropogenic (man-made) global warming) thesis was initiated by the United Nations environmental program that was established in 1972 and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) established in 1988. It got its biggest boost with the now discredited hockey stick model advanced by Michael Mann in 1999 and now has a distinctly religious fervor led by Al Gore and his acolytes including world leaders from English PM David Cameron to President Obama.
Yes. Many scientists have all along denied the consensus “settled science” claim advanced by Gorites. But denying the settled science thesis is not denying climate change. The earth’s climate has been changing, probably is changing and indubitably will continue to change. What the so-called climate change deniers like MIT Professor Richard Lindzen have really denied is any or all of the following:
(1) That the scientific community has solid knowledge of the direction or duration the current phase of climate change.
(2) That the scientific community has solid knowledge of the extent of the role of C02 in climate change.
(3) That the scientific community has solid knowledge of the extent of the role of man-made C02 in climate change.
But by flipping back and forth, as if interchangeable, between ‘global warming’ and ‘climate change’ and failing to distinguish between denying conclusive knowledge to predict the extent and direction of climate change and outright denial of climate change, the IPCC has managed to brand those who maintain any of (1) – (3) as being climate change deniers — which would indeed be ridiculous.” (from the article)
Read the whole article here.