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Fielding has issued a challenge to the Obama White House to rebut the data. It will be a novel experience for them, as Fielding is an engineer and has an Australian's disregard for self-important government officials. Here is how The Agedescribed his challenge:
Senator Fielding emailed graphs that claim the globe had not warmed for a decade to Joseph Aldy, US President Barack Obama's special assistant on energy and the environment, after a meeting on Thursday…. Senator Fielding said he found that Dr. Aldy and other Obama administration officials were not interested in discussing the legitimacy of climate science.
Telling an Australian you're not interested in the legitimacy of your position is a red rag to a bull. So here is what Fielding concluded:
Until recently I, like most Australians, simply accepted without question the notion that global warming was a result of increased carbon emissions. However, after speaking to a cross-section of noted scientists, including Ian Plimer, a professor at the University of Adelaide and author of Heaven and Earth, I quickly began to understand that the science on this issue was by no means conclusive….
As a federal senator, I would be derelict in my duty to the Australian people if I did not even consider whether or not the scientific assumptions underpinning this debate were in fact correct.
What Fielding's questioning represents is just the tip of the kangaroo's tail. He speaks for a growing number of Australians who will no longer take green propaganda on trust.
Read the whole thing. The magnitude of the hoax is finally coming clear to the general public. It's about time.
The magnitude of the Great Climate Hoax may be becoming clear to the Australians, but I greatly fear that it won't become clear to the American public in time to prevent passage of the 'cap-and-trade' bill, which will cripple our production of energy for many years, and act as a kind of VAT, through which American products will be taxed at every stage of their manufacture.
We are in deep doo-doo here, as one of our Presidents said, and I'm afraid that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and their minions are going to keep us there.
Listen up, folks --the green movement, from the days of Lenin's good friend and also sponsor of the Gore dynasty Armand Hammer to the madness of no drilling no nukes no coal, from hysterical greenies who know not and care not from whence came their start-up impetus to the Waxman bill, from Progressive-era pink symps like Rachel Carson gaming their science to the UN IPCC Report, the idea has been to de-power America, the dangerous avatar of individual liberty, and the guidance has come from the Kremlin. You can bet yer sweet patooty.
Howdy Buddy Larsen
I dunno about the Kremlin part, although I'm sure there are Kremlin figures very pleased about our possible self-gelding via cap-and-trade. Various forms of blue-noses and nanny-fascists have been prescribing for other people's lives for thousands of years.
At one point the Roman Catholic church leadership prescribed how much you could eat at one meal (prandio) versus another (comestio). I don't know what the rules were, but I'm sure their main purpose was as you said -- to extend earthly authority under cover of spiritual guidance.
Now it's the enviro-whackos and the health nuts. Since most call themselves progressives, and since progressives are rarely believers in personal restraint for spiritual reasons, it all has to be for our own good, for the good of the children, or for the poor. Progressives all seem to be nanny-fascists.
right you are --from the Woodrow Wilson Progressives to Vlad Putin Regressives, the play is to agitate everyone into standing on one leg, then offering to let them put the other foot back on firm ground if only they will, in the future, "behave".
PS, interesting to note re fascist tendencies, your mention of the Catholic Church (and i love the overall influence of the RCs, don't get me wrong, but....) and mine of Woodrow Wilson: the fascists arose as 20th century phenoms in the two nations that had no developed and responsible right wing parties.
Germany's had been discredited by WW1 of course, but little noted anymore are the promises made and broken by WW in the time between the Armistice and the Versailles Treaty --the old German right took the blame for a Versailles result that had been specifically ruled out in the Armistice protocols (roughly, the reparations), and thus left a vacuum on the right --for Hitler to fill.
In the other, Italy, the old right had been discredited --or had just opted out --by the Italian state's annexation in 1870 of the Papal States, which had alienated into political de-facto withdrawal the old Italian right --which thus made room for Benito Mussolini.
maggiesfarmers and friends ... The news forum Townhall says this afternoon that the cap-and-trade energy tax bill is going to the floor of the House and Waxman swears he has the votes to get it passed.
One simple test of the "CO2 is warming us"argument is there is no protest over carbonated drinks. Nor is anybody trying to stop NASCAR racing to conserve fuel. Nor reduce air travel. In short nobody is really serious about it. It is all a power play by politicians and their keepers. JP