About That Settled Science On Man-Made Global Warming

Mount Kilimanjaro, reached by German missionar...

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The website WattsUpWithThat is doing an hour-by-hour summary (and cartoon) on the Al Gore Gore-a-thon on man-made global warming. I happened to come across the hour that mentioned that so far Mr. Gore has not included the meltdown of Mount Kilimanjaro in his program. There is one small problem with the meltdown–the latest scientific numbers show that it isn’t happening. The website reports:

Standing as the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro is slowly regaining its snow after several years of drought in East Africa and the effects of climate change in African continent.

The snow is slowly mounting on the top point of the mountain, giving new hopes to Mount Kilimanjaro environmental watchdogs and tourists that the mountain may not lose its beautiful ice cap as scientists predicted.

…“Global warming” has nothing to do with this, it’s all about rainfall, deforestation, and evapotranspiration. I’m not ashamed to say: “We told you so”, several times…

The article then goes on to list the previous articles the site has posted about Mount Kilimanjaro.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch… Fox News reported yesterday that:

Dr. Ivar Giaever, a former professor with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the 1973 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, abruptly announced his resignation Tuesday, Sept. 13, from the premier physics society {American Physical Society (APS)} in disgust over its officially stated policy that “global warming is occurring.”

The article further reports:

Public perception of climate change has steadily fallen since late 2009. A Rasmussen Reports public opinion poll from August noted that 57 percent of adults believe there is significant disagreement within the scientific community on global warming, up five points from late 2009.

The same study showed that 69 percent of those polled believe it’s at least somewhat likely that some scientists have falsified research data in order to support their own theories and beliefs. Just just 6 percent felt confident enough to report that such falsification was “not at all likely.”

The bottom line here is that we don’t know as much as we think we do. The questions is, “Is it worth crippling the American economy based on scientific conclusions that may not be valid?” To me, the answer is no, but that is a question each voter has to answer in their own mind.

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