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Posted on January 28, 2012 by

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Book now to avoid the rush! Ah, imagine basking amongst the shade of the swaying palm trees along the beaches of the River Thames. Such luxury can be yours in less than 40 years’ time, according to a report by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

If it sounds too good to believe, that’s because it is. Well, yes, quite. While British bureaucrats have entirely bought into the “man-made global warming” hysteria, with its attendant necessity for firm governmental control over all aspects of life amongst the citizenry, it appears that the Science is not, in fact, settled. Bit of a bother, that:

In September, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Ivar Giaever, a supporter of President Obama in the last election, publicly resigned from the American Physical Society (APS) with a letter that begins: “I did not renew [my membership] because I cannot live with the [APS policy] statement: ‘The evidence is incontrovertible: Global warming is occurring. If no mitigating actions are taken, significant disruptions in the Earth’s physical and ecological systems, social systems, security and human health are likely to occur. We must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases beginning now.’ In the APS it is OK to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible?”

In spite of a multidecade international campaign to enforce the message that increasing amounts of the “pollutant” carbon dioxide will destroy civilization, large numbers of scientists, many very prominent, share the opinions of Dr. Giaever. And the number of scientific “heretics” is growing with each passing year. The reason is a collection of stubborn scientific facts.

Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. This is known to the warming establishment, as one can see from the 2009 “Climategate” email of climate scientist Kevin Trenberth: “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.”

Of course, long-time readers and commenters atMaxRedline have been aware of these troublesome issues for several years; as has been noted time and again, the underlying reasons in support of “anthropogenic global warming” are as old as civilization itself: power, and money. Scaring people to death carries significant benefits, as it pours taxpayer dollars into funding “studies”  – as long as the “results” are acceptable – and this enhances not only the bottom line for the “researchers”, but also for their affiliated universities.

It also affords justification for the enhancement in size and scope of governmental bureaucracies such as the E.P.A. and its counterparts, which naturally require more taxpayer dollars in order to support their mission of behavior management.

And it’s great for the CEOs of “green” businesses: they reap massive tax subsidies before going out of business (three such companies, backed by the Obama administration, filed for bankruptcy just this week. And who can forget the raging success stories of Solyndra, and the Chevy Volt?). And what’s really great about it is the “trickle-down” effect: even little tinpot dictators like Portland “mayor” Sam Adams can feel comfortable in ordering citizens to conform to specific, approved patterns of behavior – such as using slop buckets.

If it can in some way be tied to Saving The Planet™, then it’s all good. Even if it’s stupid.

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