Saturday, June 25, 2011

How to Sell Global Warming

For those who think "global warming" is an academic debate, and especially for those who think it is "settled science", they should look back to the origins of the debate in June 1988 when the Senator who set up the issue with a Congressional hearing laid his thumb heavily on the scale to "sell" his side:

The above is from a post on the blog Watts Up With That?. Go read the whole post.

This isn't how an honest debate is staged. This is manipulation and lies with a goal of "winning" and not of getting at the truth.

Update 2011jun26: Here is yet more about Senator Wirth on the Watts Up With That? blog:
...I realized that the former Senator is mentally incapable of addressing the issue of global warming on a factual level, and there would never be a response to my challenge and offer.
“We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy. ” – Timothy Wirth quoted in Science Under Siege by Michael Fumento, 1993
That’s true religion. Wirth’s quote makes Dr. Phil Jones look almost reasonable by comparison.

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