Global Warming Skeptics, Unite!

It will probably come as a shock to no one that I consider myself skeptical about global warming, or “climate change,” as it is now called.

I admit I am not a climate scientist.  Nor do I have more than a cursory understanding of meteorology or computer modelling.  My skepticism essentially has two, simple prongs:

1. Why do we assume government-funded research is objective when corporate research is not?

2. Why do we assume heavy-handed government solutions are the answer to environmental problems when governments have such a sketchy track record of environmental policy as compared to private property rights?

I admit I’m also confused by concern over carbon dioxide when to me it’s plant food, not a pollutant.  Nor do I understand reducing one’s “carbon footprint” to be “carbon neutral” or some such.  Isn’t carbon the stuff of life?  Nor do I find the tactics of the uber-wealthy left, like Al Gore (private jet, huge house, etc.) intellectually honest nor convincing.  It all seems a little hypocritical to me.

The following articles below (and a couple of online video clips) are just a small smattering of the many opinions and positions opposed to the orthodox, mainstream views of “climate change.”

http://www.lewrockwell.com/lott/lott59.html

http://blog.mises.org/archives/007256.asp

http://mises.org/story/2571

http://mises.org/story/664 (This article addresses carbon dioxide as a pollutant.)

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rozeff/rozeff181.html (I highly recommend this lengthy but interesting view of global warming skepticism, summarizing the thoughts of several dissenting scientists.)

http://www.charlotte.com/409/story/617920.html

http://www.climate-skeptic.com/

http://www.climateaudit.org/ (This website has more serious scientific information than most of the others listed here.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=0mK3QrnBD8A (Glenn Beck’s Climate of Fear special, aired last year, questions the government solutions and the government research.)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=z04XMXc7zJg (A speech by Christopher Horner on his book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming.)

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