Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Anthropogenic Global Warming is the Phrenology of Our Time


Financial Post: Climate models go cold:

The whole idea that carbon dioxide is the main cause of the recent global warming is based on a guess that was proved false by empirical evidence during the 1990s. But the gravy train was too big, with too many jobs, industries, trading profits, political careers, and the possibility of world government and total control riding on the outcome. So rather than admit they were wrong, the governments, and their tame climate scientists, now outrageously maintain the fiction that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant.

The pseudo-science of Phrenology was developed in the late 1700s and was influential in Western societies until the 1840s. Phrenologists used physical measurements of a patient's skull to formulate a "scientific" assessment of the patient's personality and character. In fact, human character and personality traits are not related to the shape of the skull. Those who ascribe global warming to the increased carbon output make a similar scientific error. They believe that additional CO2 amplifies the warming effect when, in fact, observations show a dampening effect.

No comments: