The Earth has, for millions of years, changed. Times of great heating have been followed by times of great cooling many times and most of these periods occurred before human beings ever came onto the scene.
Still, we are expected to believe that any fluctuation in Earth’s temperature (or no fluctuation) is a sign of human impact on our Earth.
While even the staunchest conservative will agree that pollution and an unsustainable destruction of our natural resources are terrible ideas, the issue of “global warming, “global cooling” and “climate change” has become politically-charged and now even a fervent Obama supporter, theoretical physicist Dr. Freeman Dyson is forced to admit that Obama is simply wrong about his stance on “climate change.”
A famed scientist, Dyson served as a professor of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton between 1953 and 1994 and admits that Democrats are on the “wrong side” of the climate change debate.
In an interview with The Register, Dyson explained,
“It’s very sad that in this country, political opinion parted [people’s views on climate change]. I’m 100 percent Democrat myself, and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on this issue, and the Republicans took the right side.”
Freeman claims that “climate change” “is not a scientific mystery but a human mystery. How does it happen that a whole generation of scientific experts is blind to obvious facts?”
One of the chief concerns shared by Dyson is that the idea of pollution has been irreparably entangled with discussions of “climate change.”
“Coal is very unpleasant stuff, and there are problems with coal quite apart from climate,” he said. “Pollution is quite separate to the climate problem: one can be solved, and the other cannot, and the public doesn’t understand that.”
What is, perhaps, the most-egregious aspect of the “climate change” crusade is the fact that those who have relentlessly crusaded for the legitimacy of man-made “climate change” as a fact have done so while conspicuously ignoring evidence that emerges on the issue.
“What has happened in the past 10 years is that the discrepancies between what’s observed and what’s predicted have become much stronger,” he said. “It’s clear now the models are wrong, but it wasn’t so clear 10 years ago. I can’t say if they’ll always be wrong, but the observations are improving and so the models are becoming more verifiable.”
Dyson, though now retired, is still very active in the scientific community and even authored a foreword to a report released on Monday by The Global Warming Policy Foundation, which urges a reassessment on the effects of carbon dioxide.
“To any unprejudiced person reading this account, the facts should be obvious: that the non-climatic effects of carbon dioxide as a sustainer of wildlife and crop plants are enormously beneficial, that the possibly harmful climatic effects of carbon dioxide have been greatly exaggerated, and that the benefits clearly outweigh the possible damage,” he wrote.
The tragedy is that we rely upon scientists to give us the straight truth about their findings. However, when a scientific issue becomes so politically charged as “climate change” has, the money at stake for commerce and funding corrupts the science behind the hypothesis.
Thankfully, there are still honorable scientists like Dr. Dyson who are willing to break-rank in order to shine a light on what is really occurring in the politically-charged scientific community.