Let us consider three world events by developing a perspective framework based on reality …
- Let us assume that the world is a noisy place, filled with competing interests, all vying for your attention, support, and money.
- Let us also assume that one must produce bizarre, shocking, or media-worthy events to rise above the daily noise.
- Let us assume that repetition leads to belief, regardless of the actual facts.
- Let us assume that the majority of people who are exposed to a message will not take the time and effort necessary to verify for themselves the veracity of the proposed proposition.
- And, let us assume that most people will accept those propositions that convey some advantage and reject those propositions that appear to have adverse effects.
If there is anyone who can disagree with the above assumptions, let them put forward their arguments for discussion.
Scenario One: Global Warming …
There are those who want to gain or maintain political dominance, but their proposition involves increasing totalitarian measures, the reduction of individual liberties, and must be financed using the proceeds from the public treasury.
What better way to achieve these political objectives than to use “science” and scientists – generally held in higher esteem than corrupt and self-serving politicians and bureaucrats – as a method to validate your political agenda and make it palatable to the public?
Pumping billions of dollars into the scientific infrastructure and making research than tends to support the political agenda the major game in town. Thus biasing the research to one side, while simultaneously depriving the contrarian viewpoint of funding. Add in activism and peer-shunning and you have a perfect storm of deception.
In order to maintain social entitlements and programs plus their wealth redistribution schemes, taxes must be raised across the board, and disproportionately among productive individuals and corporations. With the side-effect of forcing people to keep their wealth and earnings abroad regardless of the increasing tracking and sanctions on foreign transactions.
Government Data Show U.S. in Decade-Long Cooling
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most accurate, up-to-date temperature data confirm the United States has been cooling for at least the past decade. The NOAA temperature data are driving a stake through the heart of alarmists claiming accelerating global warming.
Responding to widespread criticism that its temperature station readings were corrupted by poor siting issues and suspect adjustments, NOAA established a network of 114 pristinely sited temperature stations spread out fairly uniformly throughout the United States. Because the network, known as the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), is so uniformly and pristinely situated, the temperature data require no adjustments to provide an accurate nationwide temperature record. USCRN began compiling temperature data in January 2005. Now, nearly a decade later, NOAA has finally made the USCRN temperature readings available.
According to the USCRN temperature readings, U.S. temperatures are not rising at all – at least not since the network became operational 10 years ago. Instead, the United States has cooled by approximately 0.4 degrees Celsius, which is more than half of the claimed global warming of the twentieth century.
And then there are those who subvert science to advance their own agenda …
Due to the Climate-gate e-mails, we see that peer-reviewed science is not immune from manipulation.