AGW is not about science. It is about politics.
AGW, Anthropogenic Global Warming, is the theory that human-produced CO2 is causing catastrophic global warming. It prescribes that world government must control carbon and energy so that humans do not destroy life.
Gina McCarthy, Obama’s second EPA administrator, admitted AGW was about politics, not about science, when confronted, during a 2015 House hearing. She admitted that, by the agency’s own climate models, the effect of Obama’s EPA Clean Air policies with regard to carbon, their effect would be only 1/100th of a degree Celsius. As I and others have explained previously, no one can measure average global temperature, nor average U.S. temperature, nor average Holualoa temperature to either a precision or an accuracy of 1/100th of a degree C.)
If it were about science, the discussion would already be over. The AGW theory fails the most important criteria of science…which is, if your theory does not agree with the experiments, then your theory is wrong. If you cannot measure the temperature effect which your theory proposes, then your experiment is wrong; it’s a failed hypothesis, and a very poorly constructed scientific hypothesis at that. AGW alarmists persist because of the politics, i.e. the money and power that it brings them.
Science and scientists are merely what and whom the politicians point to and will blame to take the heat off the politicians. Any malaise and damage that comes about by loss of the public’s confidence in science and scientists plays into hands of collectivist politicians who want to control victims. They do not want thinking citizens, they want books burned and people who disagree to be sued or arrested.
Instead, McCarthy testified that success should be measured in terms of “positioning the U.S. for leadership in an international discussion.”
Consider this blog post from Powerline:
Well, to be fair, the Democrats don’t want to burn books that point out how unscientific the global warming scare is. They want to recycle them. The Daily Caller reports:
Three senior House Democrats asked U.S. teachers Monday to destroy a book written by climate scientists challenging the environmentalist view of global warming.
The Democrats were responding to a campaign by the conservative Heartland Institute copies of the 2015 book, “Why Climate Scientists Disagree About Global Warming” to about 200,000 science teachers. Democratic Reps. Bobby Scott of the Committee on Education, Raúl M. Grijalva of the Committee on Natural Resources, and Eddie Bernice Johnson of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology all issued a statement telling teachers to trash the book.
But if the arguments in favor of global warming hysteria are so strong, why do they need to “trash the book”? Why not respond to its arguments?
“Public school classrooms are no place for anti-science propaganda, and I encourage every teacher to toss these materials in the recycling bin,” Scott said. “If the Heartland Institute and other climate deniers want to push a false agenda on global warming, our nation’s schools are an inappropriate place to drive that agenda.”
Got that? If you make scientific arguments against a fraudulent claim that benefits government, you are “anti-science.” And if you tell the truth about the Earth’s climate, you are a “climate denier.” What a stupid phrase! Do the Democrats mean to imply that some people deny the Earth has a climate? Apparently so.
So who are the “anti-science” authors of a book that dares to tell the truth about government-funded global warming alarmism?
The book’s three authors all hold doctorates and taught climate or related science at the university level. The book was written by former Arizona State University climatologist Dr. Craig D. Idso, James Cook University marine geology and paleontology professor Robert M. Carter, and University of Virginia environmental scientist Dr. Fred Singer.
When it comes to the Earth’s climate, Democratic Congressmen Scott, Grijalva and Johnson are entirely ignorant. But what they do know is that the whole point of global warming hysteria is to give the government more power over the economy. That, they are in favor of! The excuse is mostly irrelevant.
Why do you think our federal government has funded global warming alarmism to the tune of $40 billion? It is all about power and money. And if you blow the whistle on the liberals’ scam, your book should be thrown in the trash! We wouldn’t want America’s students to get a balanced view of the facts relating to climate, not when so much money is at stake.
Here is the link in case you want to share the Powerline post above: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/04/democrats-lose-argument-try-to-burn-books.php?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=sw&utm_campaign=sw
And here is the link to the book these Democrats want teachers to destroy. Free to download https://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/why-scientists-disagree-about-global-warming