The True Face of Global Warming Alarmists

James Hansen testified before Congress today, calling for the trial of oil executives for crimes against humanity. Never let science get in the way of a good witch hunt, I always say. Hansen reveals the true motives for this kind of environmentalism: hatred of mankind. I especially like the part where he talks about the steps we need to take to "preserve creation." It really brings out the whole religious aspect of the global warming insanity.

I have absolutely no problem with scientists studying the possibility of human contributions to climate change. But any scientists that claims "we have the answer, the debate is over," is not a scientist, he's a priest. Science is constantly in flux, and free people are much more capable of responding to fluctuating understandings of the world than is static and draconian government regulation.

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doesn't matter who is right

because any change of policy that results in cleaner air and water can't be all bad.

Wiping out the human race,

Wiping out the human race, or at least all vestiges of industrial civilization, would result in cleaner air and water.

BillWald: that is an idiotic statement

If any change in policy is okay--how the government kills kills you? Hey, one less carbon footprint...
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Re: the claim that "any scientists that claims "we have the answer, the debate is over," is not a scientist, he's a priest."...

What about the theory of gravity...don't scientists say the debate is over with it?

Gravity

What about the theory of gravity...don't scientists say the debate is over with it?

What "the theory of gravity" are you referring to? General Relativity? Nobody thinks that's the last word on gravity, because it's still a classical theory. Eventually we'll have a quantum theory of gravity, and general relativity will presumably be seen as a classical approximation of it.

Gravitas

Two comments, one serious, the other sarcastic:

1. I don't have a problem with Hansen's column. I remember 20 years ago when "environmentalists" hated free markets and refused to even consider market-based solutions; now Hansen is pushing for a Pigou tax and attacking government spending!

2. I'm a skeptic and a materialist and I only believe in what I can see with my own two hands. That's why I don't believe in gods, or the so-called germ theory of disease (i.e. "diseases are caused by invisible demons called germs"), or gravity. If gravity were true, then everything would fall down and birds, airplanes, party balloons, etc., couldn't ever fly. Mainstream scientists keep inventing ever-more-complicated excuses for these "exceptions" just like Ptolemaic astronomers kept devising more and more "epicycles" because they refused to shift to a new paradigm. When will they finally admit that it's simpler and more scientific to just accept luminiferous ether?