Christopher Essex on “A worldwide fervor over climate change orthodoxy”
With new eyes paying attention to the complaints, what was old seemed new.
For example, one IPCC myth was even debunked before it was adopted. In the first, 2002, edition of my book, Taken By Storm, with Ross McKitrick we showed the Himalayan glaciers were not at risk due to global warming. Yet this invention, attributed to the World Wildlife Federation, still appeared, five years afterward, in the 2007 IPCC report.
The IPCC author responsible subsequently admitted he put it in to scare people.
Finally in 2009, seven years afterward, the head of the IPCC had to answer embarrassing questions about it.
Rule number one: Don’t believe anything you read or hear in the news about ice. Count on it to be a tart up of a pre-tarted position.
So many of these seemingly “new” one-sided “errors” have burst out that unanticipated developments ensued: India threatened to pull out of the IPCC, Greenpeace called for the head of the IPCC’s head, while IPCC stalwarts rushed to distance themselves from the IPCC.
It’s been like watching the conclusion of a classic Bond movie where an enormous explosion consumes Dr. No’s fortress.
The serious damage of the great fervor was not from these noisy secondary cultural explosions. It was from the sustained, immoral attacks on scientific skepticism and skeptical scientists. The attacks began the moment science became subordinate to policy.
That is corruption of science, and we will all eventually suffer if it is not consciously stopped.
Source: Toronto Sun