A second opinion

Climate Change Reconsidered is offering a rebuttal for the anthropogenic global warming advocates to consider. It is rather cute that they have named their enterprise the NIPCC as a contrast to the IPCC that has been used to pound the ‘rich nations have to submit’ ethos on this issue.

In “Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC),” coauthors Dr. S. Fred Singer and Dr. Craig Idso and 35 contributors and reviewers present an authoritative and detailed rebuttal of the findings of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on which the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress rely for their regulatory proposals.

The concern has broader implications than just whether 868 pages by eminent scientists can do to offer a second opinion on an important issue.

Seeing science clearly misused to shape public policies that have the potential to inflict severe economic harm, particularly on low-income groups, NIPCC’s team of scientists chose to speak up for science at a time when too few people outside the scientific community know what is happening, and too few scientists who know the truth have the will or the platforms to speak out against the IPCC.

The argument is like so many these days – you don’t dare step up if you don’t adhere to the prevailing meme. Like the current ruckus about how it is unseemly to criticize a court nominee all of a sudden, there are many winds blowing against honest discourse and a proper consideration of issues.

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