Obama “believes” the scientists who’ve been caught lying: “We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now, that this [global warming] is a matter of urgency and national security and it has to be dealt with in a serious way and that’s what I intend my administration to do.”
Posted by pwl on December 2, 2009
In this November 3rd, 2009, video of Al Gore promoting his new book on ABC there is a short clip of Obama (from 1:13 to 1:43) that shows Obama saying:
“We all believe what the scientists have been telling us for years now, that this [global warming] is a matter of urgency and national security and it has to be dealt with in a serious way and that’s what I intend my administration to do.” – USA President Obama
Unfortunately Obama seems to be getting really bad advice from his science advisers who have been linked to the Climategate criminals.
Belief has no place in questions of science as it is too easy to trick people with “beliefs” since people are so ready to “believe” what authorities tell them. Provable and verifiable facts that ANYONE can verify are what matter. When these facts are suspect they can’t be used for public policy as they are truly “beliefs without valid evidence”. Anyone who makes decisions impacting the pubic based upon bad science is putting them self at risk of being responsible for the consequences of their decisions.
This global warming issue is very serious especially if the USA signs treaties that bind them and the rest of our countries to an arbitrary made up carbon enforcement chains of bondage. It would really be ironic indeed if Obama were to be the first President to set back freedom and bring a new “carbon” bondage and servitude with global government regulating, taxing and enforcing your energy usage. It would be a “black carbon slavery tax”.
Note, Obama has stated that he is going to Copenhagen.
As for the nonsense that Al Gore is spewing this 43 page report by Christopher Monckton (PDF) on Climategate and the AGW Fraud takes care of that. Here is a sample:
REVEALED: THE ABJECT CORRUPTION OF CLIMATE SCIENCE
The gallant whistleblower now faces a police investigation at the instigation of the University authorities desperate to look after their own and to divert allegations of criminality elsewhere. His crime? He had revealed what many had long suspected:
A tiny clique of politicized scientists, paid by unscientific politicians with whom they were financially and politically linked, were responsible for gathering and reporting data on temperatures from the palaeoclimate to today’s climate. The “Team”, as they called themselves, were bending and distorting scientific data to fit a nakedly political story-line profitable to themselves and congenial to the governments that, these days, pay the bills for 99% of all scientific research.
The Climate Research Unit at East Anglia had profited to the tune of at least $20 million in “research” grants from the Team’s activities.
The Team had tampered with the complex, bureaucratic processes of the UN’s climate panel, the IPCC, so as to exclude inconvenient scientific results from its four Assessment Reports, and to influence the panel’s conclusions for political rather than scientific reasons.
The Team had conspired in an attempt to redefine what is and is not peer-reviewed science for the sake of excluding results that did not fit what they and the politicians with whom they were closely linked wanted the UN’s climate panel to report.
They had tampered with their own data so as to conceal inconsistencies and errors.
They had emailed one another about using a “trick” for the sake of concealing a “decline” in temperatures in the paleoclimate.
They had expressed dismay at the fact that, contrary to all of their predictions, global temperatures had not risen in any statistically-significant sense for 15 years, and had been falling for nine years. They had admitted that their inability to explain it was “a travesty”. This internal doubt was in contrast to their public statements that the present decade is the warmest ever, and that “global warming” science is settled.
They had interfered with the process of peer-review itself by leaning on journals to get their friends rather than independent scientists to review their papers.
They had successfully leaned on friendly journal editors to reject papers reporting results inconsistent with their political viewpoint.
They had campaigned for the removal of a learned journal’s editor, solely because he did not share their willingness to debase and corrupt science for political purposes.
They had mounted a venomous public campaign of disinformation and denigration of their scientific opponents via a website that they had expensively created.
Contrary to all the rules of open, verifiable science, the Team had committed the criminal offense of conspiracy to conceal and then to destroy computer codes and data that had been legitimately requested by an external researcher who had very good reason to doubt that their “research” was either honest or competent.
Add to the list that these Climategate alleged scientists have convinced the government elites, both politicians and bureaucrats, that their faked science was real. That is the biggest fraud of all that has real serious implications for the people of the world and especially for the people in the developing world as they are likely to get poorer still as their use of energy is regulated and stymied. Energy is life, a basic fact of life since fire was discovered and we learned to use it to improve life.
The Copenhagen Black Carbon Energy Slavery Treaty would regulate your use of fire and energy. Control the global energy supply and you control the world.