Monday, June 14, 2010

Intellectual Climate Change

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First it came to Australia. Now it is taking over Britain. How long before the mainstream media containment wall collapses, and skepticism about global warming finally takes over here, too?

The American people are already highly skeptical, mind you, but the American media has so far maintained its monolithic dogma on global warming. But not if we follow the pattern of Britain, where the global warming dogma has collapsed since the Climategate scandal broke late last year.

How far have things gone? Well, revered environmentalist guru James Lovelock is now telling The Guardian, "Who knows? Everybody might be wrong. I may be wrong. Climate change may not happen as fast as we thought, and we may have 1,000 years to sort it out."

The Royal Society—Britain's prestigious scientific society—has been forced to back off its endorsement of the global warming hysteria.

The Royal Society has appointed a panel to rewrite the 350-year-old institution's official position on global warming. It will publish a new "guide to the science of climate change" this summer. The society has been accused by 43 of its Fellows of refusing to accept dissenting views on climate change and exaggerating the degree of certainty that man-made emissions are the main cause.

The society appears to have conceded that it needs to correct previous statements. It said: "Any public perception that science is somehow fully settled is wholly incorrect—there is always room for new observations, theories, measurements." This contradicts a comment by the society's previous president, Lord May, who was once quoted as saying: "The debate on climate change is over."

And best of all is the story below, about a debate at the venerable old Oxford Union, in which prominent skeptics defeated alarmists in a vote by the students—and by a good margin. Intellectual climate change is possible, and it is only a matter of time before it comes, in full force, to the US.

"Oxford Union Debate on Climate Catastrophe,"


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