September 28, 2022
from AmericanThinker Website
In the early 1970s, I was a disaffected youth.
I began working at the nonprofit Zero Population Growth.
One of our directors, a college professor, suggested that vending machines could sell suicide pills as a method of reducing the population.
Our motivation had changed from saving the Earth to getting more money and power.
Thirty years later I retired from my work as an engineer and began what became a ten-year study of climate change.
I could not help but notice a climate of fear that prevented scientists from opposing the climate 'doom' narrative...
The labs and universities that employed scientists did not want any dissident voices who might torpedo the flow of money from Washington.
He was worried that the scientific establishment, which he called the scientific-technical elite, would warp science to influence government policy for its own benefit.
Today's 'climate crisis' is a modern example of public policy being ruined by the self-interested scientific-technological elite. World governments are spending trillions to avoid an imaginary climate crisis.
Bizarrely, the methods selected to avoid the crisis - windmills and solar panels - can't possibly accomplish much, even if the crisis were real.
But climate science is actually a soft science because its conclusions depend on the statistical analysis of noisy and dubious data using complicated and opaque computerized models.
There are plenty of climate scientists who have doubts, but they have to keep their doubts hidden.
Among professional climate scientists, public opposition to the climate doom theory is rare, but it does happen - I know of one climate scientist that forged a successful career as a denier, running over his opponents with raw courage and entrepreneurial talent.
Much of the opposition to the climate-doom narrative comes from amateur scientists [aka citizen scientists].
The Internet makes it possible for them to speak to the world.
They are reviving a tradition of amateur scientists that was dominant prior to the twentieth century.
Here are some examples of amateur scientists:
There are many more...
Rogue science could not have built the climate crisis empire without the help of the environmental movement.
Some of these non-profit organizations have great political influence and big budgets.
Patrick Moore, a genuine scientist and one of the co-founders of Greenpeace, had an epiphany and left the climate change movement.
Greg Wrightstone, a geologist, wrote:
The MIT scientist Richard Lindzen, a climate scientist who made important discoveries, exposed the reality of climate science and environmentalism from an insider's viewpoint in his profound essay:
Donna Laframboise exposed the unbelievable corruption within the supposedly authoritative United Nations International Panel on Climate Change with her book:
My own feeling is that it is better to wear this label as a badge of honor and thus play jiu-jitsu with the climate establishment's organs of propaganda.
We live in an age encapsulated by Romans 1:22:
Formerly respectable medical institutions are trying to change boys into girls and vice versa with drugs and surgery.
Most big media present the climate crisis as if it is a solid scientific finding. They depict deniers as crackpots or paid spokesmen for oil companies. This is the arrogance of people who think they know everything but live in a sea of ignorance.
The real investigative reporters work for minor, independent media without the vast money-laden resources of big media.
Establishment climate science has become infatuated by its own imagined expertise and importance. Like many things in human history, arrogance is nothing new.
We should remember the persecution of Galileo for suggesting that the Earth revolves around the sun, not vice versa.