22 Jun 2007 The Global Warming Scam
Melanie Phillips has a great post on, as she puts it, “the global warming scam.”
Her first sentence captures the zeitgeist surrounding the issue perfectly:
You know how we’re told sixty times per minute that man-made global warming is no longer just a theory but it’s now demonstrable fact, and that anyone who contradicts this is clinically insane because there’s a consensus of all scientists that it’s happening and only about 2.5 scientists on the entire planet disagree and they’re in the pay of Big Oil anyway so we can forget about them; and so the debate is TOTALLY OVER, says the BBC, which has been told that it is authoritatively by Very Important Scientists, so that the “impartial” and “objective” BBC says that it no longer needs to give us a balanced argument about climate change because there just isn’t any reputable scientific opposition to the proven facts about seas rising and ice melting and hurricanes happening, all because of the human race and its foul and filthy habits of combustibles, cars and capitalism?
For a quick guide to some of the reasons skeptics remain skeptical, visit her blog here.