Remember the mantra “the science is settled”? The phrase elicited plenty of suspicion, and for good reason. Science can no more be “settled” than a bank can be “too big to fail.” Newtonian physics, it turned out, was not “settled,” nor was Einsteinian physics. Now we’re discovering that the science behind anthropogenic global warming—the solution to which would just happen to be the creation of a huge new class of derivatives and the empowerment of international banks and bureaucracies—isn’t settled either.
Al Gore and many other warming alarmists have insisted that “the debate is over” — that the science was “settled.” That claim is now in shreds — though the grants are still flowing, and advocates still hope Congress will pass some version of the economically ruinous “cap and trade” anti-warming bill.
What does the best evidence now tell us? That man-made global warming is a mere hypothesis that has been inflated by both exaggeration and downright malfeasance, fueled by the awarding of fat grants and salaries to any scientist who’ll produce the “right” results.
The warming “scientific” community, the Climategate emails reveal, is a tight clique of like-minded scientists and bureaucrats who give each other jobs, publish each other’s papers — and conspire to shut out any point of view that threatens to derail their gravy train.
Such behavior is perhaps to be expected from politicians and government functionaries. From scientists, it’s a travesty.
Read more at the New York Post.