Buttle's World

18 December, 2009

More Science, Less Politics Please

Filed under: Posts — clgood @ 9:18

This column in the Telegraph is a good rundown of the bare-knuckle politics involved in HopeNChangen.

This “single most important piece of paper in the world” comes, presumably, from an authoritative and totally neutral source? Yes, of course. It’s from the – er – UN Framework Committee on Climate Change that is – er – running the Danegeld Summit. Some people might be small-minded enough to suggest this paper has as much authority as a “leaked” document from Number 10 revealing that life would be hell under the Tories.

But there’s also this:

This week has been truly historic. It has marked the beginning of the landslide that is collapsing the whole AGW imposture. The pseudo-science of global warming is a global laughing stock and Copenhagen is a farce. In the warmist camp the Main Man is a railway engineer with huge investments in the carbon industry. That says it all. The world’s boiler being heroically damped down by the Fat Controller. Al Gore, occupant of the only private house that can be seen from space, so huge is its energy consumption, wanted to charge punters $1,200 to be photographed with him at Copenhagen. There is a man who is really worried about the planet’s future.

Algore is indeed corrupt and risible (which is probably why he has fans at the U.N.) but not all climate science is pseudoscience. Unfortunately good science is getting harder and harder to do what with it being politicized by everybody. AGW is a plausible hypothesis. But it’s not yet a theory because it’s not making any useful predictions yet, and it’s hard to imagine a more complex, harder to model system than climate.

Science is our only hope to know what’s real. Once it has been allowed to really find out, then we can talk about potential remedies. We’re just not there yet, and the naked power grab of the Left is not going to help in any case, because the Left never solves problems, it just creates them. (The Right sometimes solves problems, but usually creates them, too.)

I wish there were a way to get all politicians to just leave their hands off the scientists for a few years. I fear that may now be impossible.

What a mess.

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