Friday, January 29, 2010

The Dangerous Confluence of Jihadists and Eco-Terrorists

Washington Post Online, January 29, 2010, Breaking News: “Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming, according to a new audiotape released Friday.”

Osama bin Laden sees that jumping on the Global Warming bandwagon can help bring down Western Civilization. “In the tape, broadcast in part on Al-Jazeera television, bin Laden warned of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to stop it is to bring ‘the wheels of the American economy’ to a halt,” said the Washington Post Online article.

According to the Washington Post, “The speech, which included almost no religious rhetoric, could be an attempt by the terror leader to give his message an appeal beyond Islamic militants.” Clearly, bin Laden is aligning himself with eco-terrorists and radical environmentalists who all share his goal of bringing down Western Civilization. Beyond that, all these terrorists also share a goal ensuring that Third World or Developing Nations never enjoy even the most rudimentary of Western creature comforts such as a light bulb or heating and air conditioning.

If Osama bin Laden considers the Global Warming issue to be an effective Weapon of Mass Destruction, then perhaps there is hope that our leaders in Washington will not detonate such a device (Cap and Trade Legislation or greenhouse gas emission limitations) on the United States economy. Maybe the political leaders of the world will see the Global Warming Farce for what it is—a terrorist plot.

The revelation of ClimateGate stunned millions of people. Now, we know that Jihadists and eco-terrorists share the same hell-bent goal of destroying Western Civilization. Perhaps, the rest of the world will now see the mounting evidence that conclusively demonstrates that blaming global warming on humans is a farce.

The discovery of thousands of emails is evidence that climate scientists at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom—working with other leading climatologists around the world—fabricated, distorted, manipulated, and cherry picked climate data records to support their predisposed conclusion that humans are the principle cause of global warming. ClimateGate clearly demonstrates how zealous and dangerous scientists can be when they cease to be true to any scientific code of conduct and become “science advocates.”

The essential question that all of us must always be asking ourselves is, “If a scientist says it is so, is it true?” Before you ask that question, there are a few things you should know about science.

Scientific Method is the process by which scientists make observations, take measurements, conduct experiments, develop a hypothesis, and repeat the cycle in order to prove, disprove, or modify the hypothesis. Often this cycle can take a life time of work without any proof of the hypothesis. Scientific Method is not about consensus. In fact, being skeptical—asking the hard questions—is a healthy attitude for any scientist.

There are a number of different kinds of science. Applied science is proven science that results in the technology we see or use everyday. Microwave ovens, cell phones, medical instruments, pharmaceuticals are just a few examples.

Theoretical science seeks to support a theory about something that may never be proven or debunked such as the origins of matter or how the universe was created. Sometimes it may take generations to learn if the theory is true or not. Einstein did not live to see much of his Theory of Relativity proven and some theories may never be proven one way or the other.

Scientific Modeling is a relatively new form of science that has become much more feasible with the advent of computer technology, especially super computers capable of making billions of calculations per second. Scientists and mathematicians develop complex models that are supposed to mimic reality. Such complex mathematical models include economic models, population models and even climate models. Sets of data are plugged into these models, and as in the case of climate change, the super computers chug away for days before spitting out a likely outcome. The outcome is called a projection, not a prediction. Generally, the projection is considered valid if the core assumptions underlying the model are correct; the model thoroughly considers the impacts of all the various inputs; and the data being entered into the model is accurate and validated. Sometimes, the outputs of one model are then plugged into another model, and so on, thus multiplying the possibility of erroneous projections. This kind of science is the basis for the Global Warming Theory and this is why ClimateGate cast such a large shadow of doubt on the theory that humans are the cause of global warming and even brings into question the premise that the planet is even warming.

Listen closely to what the Warmists are saying and study their rhetoric closely. There is a pattern to be observed in the phenomena called Global Warming. The underlying assumptions are that Western Civilization is bad for the environment and Developing Nations would be better off without Western-like Civilization. The science is being manipulated to support this erroneous conclusion. And now, we are seeing the dangerous confluence of eco-terrorism and Jihadists terrorists. Both have demonstrated an alarming disregard for humanity that should be cause for America and the rest of the world to be concerned, very concerned. And maybe, just maybe, Al Gore, NASA’s James Hansen, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel and Climate Change, and the rest of the radical environmentalist community should have their names added on the No-Fly List.

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