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Prominent Scientist Reverses Belief in Global Warming

The Global Warming charade is beginning to crumble like a house of cards.  Go back and read my Blog.  You'll see I have been saying that human-caused Global Warming is a load of crap long before any of this came to light.

I, and others like me, took a stand on this, despite the fact that all the mainstream media and "popular" people say I/we're nuts.  Liberals and the mainstream media elitists are often wrong on anything related to the environment and/or society, and each time it happens these people will never admit they were wrong.

I do not expect to get anything other than the satisfaction that I did not cave to intellectual dishonesty.  It would be nice to hear people fess up when they're wrong, but I'll settle for personal satisfaction.

Don't get me wrong: it's not over yet.  This is just the beginning of the destruction of the Global Warming myth, but it's important to watch what happens as it unfolds.  Watch how people react, especially the ones who are running around like Chicken Little, and let's see if they grow up and start using logic to guide them, instead of pop culture and emotion.  My guess is that they will just stop talking about Global Warming, never admit their severe error and lack of judgment, and will move on to the next hysterical movement.

To show the extent that it's not over, you can click over to the source of the article, using the link at the bottom of this blog entry.  You'll see the liberal Canada-based newspaper (The National Post) refer to this leading scientist, and other scientists like him, as "Deniers".  They might as well call them "outcasts", which is what that term is meant to invoke.

The paper uses the "deniers" term in order to say, "We're forced to admit that scientists are coming out against global warming because there are too many to ignore anymore, but we're going to label them as wackos because we think they're wrong."  How irresponsible!

The scientist named in the story was one of the first people to start sounding the alarm over "Global Warming".

This is an example of a real scientist -- i.e., a scientist that uses logic, reason, and evidence to guide his actions, and does not see anything wrong with admitting he was wrong.

Allegre's second thoughts

LAWRENCE SOLOMON, Financial Post
Published: Friday, March 02, 2007

Claude Allegre, one of France's leading socialists and among her most celebrated scientists, was among the first to sound the alarm about the dangers of global warming.

"By burning fossil fuels, man increased the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which, for example, has raised the global mean temperature by half a degree in the last century," Dr. Allegre, a renowned geochemist, wrote 20 years ago in Cles pour la geologie.

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Allegre was among the 1500 prominent scientists who signed "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity," a highly publicized letter stressing that global warming's "potential risks are very great" and demanding a new caring ethic that recognizes the globe's fragility in order to stave off "spirals of environmental decline, poverty, and unrest, leading to social, economic and environmental collapse."

In the 1980s and early 1990s, when concern about global warming was in its infancy, little was known about the mechanics of how it could occur, or the consequences that could befall us. Since then, governments throughout the western world and bodies such as the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have commissioned billions of dollars worth of research by thousands of scientists.

With a wealth of data now in, Dr. Allegre has recanted his views. To his surprise, the many climate models and studies failed dismally in establishing a man-made cause of catastrophic global warming.

Meanwhile, increasing evidence indicates that most of the warming comes of natural phenomena. Dr. Allegre now sees global warming as over-hyped and an environmental concern of second rank.

His break with what he now sees as environmental cant on climate change came in September, in an article entitled "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" in l' Express, the French weekly. His article cited evidence that Antarctica is gaining ice and that Kilimanjaro's retreating snow caps, among other global-warming concerns, come from natural causes. "The cause of this climate change is unknown," he states matter of factly. There is no basis for saying, as most do, that the "science is settled."

Dr. Allegre's skepticism is noteworthy in several respects. For one, he is an exalted member of France's political establishment, a friend of former Socialist president Lionel Jospin, and, from 1997 to 2000, his minister of education, research and technology, charged with improving the quality of government research through closer co-operation with France's educational institutions.

For another, Dr. Allegre has the highest environmental credentials. The author of early environmental books, he fought successful battles to protect the ozone layer from CFCs and public health from lead pollution. His break with scientific dogma over global warming came at a personal cost: Colleagues in both the governmental and environmental spheres were aghast that he could publicly question the science behind climate change.

But Dr. Allegre had allegiances to more than his socialist and environmental colleagues. He is, above all, a scientist of the first order, the architect of isotope geodynamics, which showed that the atmosphere was primarily formed early in the history of the Earth, and the geochemical modeler of the early solar system.

Because of his path-breaking cosmochemical research, NASA asked Dr. Allegre to participate in the Apollo lunar program, where he helped determine the age of the Moon. Matching his scientific accomplishments in the cosmos are his accomplishments at home: Dr. Allegre is perhaps best known for his research on the structural and geochemical evolution of the Earth's crust and the creation of its mountains, explaining both the title of his article in l' Express and his revulsion at the nihilistic nature of the climate research debate.

Calling the arguments of those who see catastrophe in climate change "simplistic and obscuring the true dangers," Dr. Allegre especially despairs at "the greenhouse-gas fanatics whose proclamations consist in denouncing man's role on the climate without doing anything about it except organizing conferences and preparing protocols that become dead letters."

The world would be better off, Dr. Allegre believes, if these "denouncers" became less political and more practical, by proposing practical solutions to head off the dangers they see, such as developing technologies to sequester CO2.

His dream, he says, is to see "ecology become the engine of economic development and not an artificial obstacle that creates fear."

Claude Allegre received a Ph D in physics in 1962 from the University of Paris. He became the director of the geochemistry and cosmochemistry program at the French National Scientific Research Centre in 1967 and in 1971, he was appointed director of the University of Paris's Department of Earth Sciences. In 1976, he became director of the Paris Institut de Physique du Globe. He is an author of more than 100 scientific articles, many of them seminal studies on the evolution of the Earth using isotopic evidence, and 11 books. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Science.

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2f4cc62e-5b0d-4b59-8705-fc28f14da388

2 Comments:

  • Totally agree, and excuse me if I sound like a broken record. Like I've said before...There were about six ice ages so far, and there were no SUVs and factories back then.

    Also what you mentioned in an earlier post about this subject pertaining to how people advocating this crap get lots of money for their research.

    Just, why is it so hard to convince people that there are natural cycles on this planet?
    Summer and winter should've been the first clue...LOL

    By pacattack05, at 8:09 PM

  • Global warming believers ignore the melting ice caps on Mars.

    By Todd, at 8:41 AM

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