On Sunday, January 3, 2010, the former director of the National Hurricane Center called for an investigation into the “scientific debauchery revealed by ‘Climategate,’” citing the way global warming skeptics have been marginalized in the mainstream media in a Newsmax article.
Neil Frank, who directed the National Hurricane Center for over a decade tells us that some scientists played with data in order to show CO2 had an effect on warming and then marginalized global warming skeptics.
Frank went on to say that “Among the more troubling revelations were data adjustments enhancing the perception that man is causing global warming through the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other atmospheric greenhouse gases.”
“Particularly disturbing was the way the core IPCC scientists (the believers) marginalized the skeptics of the theory that man-make global warming is large and potentially catastrophic,” Frank wrote.
Frank continued: “Several years ago two scientists at the University of Oregon became so concerned about the overemphasis on man-made global warming that they put a statement on their Web site and asked for people’s endorsement; 32,000 have signed the petition, including more than 9,000 Ph.Ds. More than 700 scientists have endorsed a 231-page Senate minority report questioning man-made global warming. . . .
Last year 60 German scientists sent a letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel urging her to ‘strongly reconsider’ her position supporting man-made global warming. Sixty scientists in Canada took similar action. Recently, when the American Physical Society published its support for man-made global warming, 200 of its members objected and demanded that the membership be polled to determine the APS’ true position.
Frank concluded: “Believers think the warming is created by man, but skeptics believe the warming is natural and contributions from man are minimal and certainly not potentially catastrophic. . . . We are being told that numerical models that cannot make accurate 5 to 10 day forecasts can be simplified and run forward for 100 years with results so reliable you can impose an economic disaster on the U.S. and the world.
EDITOR’S NOTE: CO2 is not a pollutant but rather vital for plant life. In fact, field experiments have shown that higher levels of CO2 have a positive effect on agricultural activity. And let’s not forget that we humans take in oxygen and exhale CO2.
There are some who want to tax all sources of CO2 gases, which if enacted would add an estimated $2,000 in taxes to every citizen in the United States. (To learn more Google: “The Global Warming Hoax”.)