Friday, December 25, 2009

Dark Carbon Discovered

Finally, an article from Tennessee that gets it right:

Normally, The Tennessean is full of leftist crap. Imagine my surprise to find someone calling an AGW bedwetting spade an AGW bedwetting spade at Pravda on the Cumberland.

Truth is not determined by majority vote. Any talk of a "consensus" in science is best not taken as the final word. As Somerset Maugham once put it, "If 40 million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is foolish to give them the lie."

We have had considerable domestic and international experience with governments that micromanage the lives of their residents. The more governments interfere in our lives, the more things go wrong. The people are poorer, less healthy and less able to adapt to the vagaries of nature and of other men. If ever a science were settled, this would be it.

They need to learn humility, an essential ingredient in anyone who would speak of science.

We need not con ourselves that we know enough to predict the Earth's temperature 100, or even 20 years from now. Even less certain should we be that we have the power to control it.

What we can control is our readiness to face whatever comes. But to follow the advice of the Copenhagen activists, or those who voted for the Waxman-Markey bill, is the path of fools.

It is the path of weakness and dissipation.
-Richard J. Grant is a professor of finance and economics at Lipscomb University

Update: Here's a sweet quote from Michael Tobis (taken out of context, I admit) that lays it out quite plainly while insisting if folks want Climatology to become a real science much more funding will be required. So, in effect, you can have the fake stuff on the cheap, as it were.
Costs increase nonlinearly with the amount of climate change.


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