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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Greens Caught with Their Plants Down

According to an article published in today’s Toronto Sun, and republished by The Drudge Report, the godfather of global warming, James Lovelock, told in an interview that he had been unnecessarily “alarmist” in about his predictions of climate change. 

Lovelock, a world-renowned scientist and environmentalist, developed the Gaia theory, which states that the Earth operates as a single, living organism — has had a profound impact on the development of global warming theory.

He is a genuine “science” scientist, not a “political scientist.”  His invention of the electron capture detector in 1957, which first enabled scientists to measure chlorfluorocarbons and other pollutants in the atmosphere, led to the birth of the modern environmental movement. 

Lovelock’s inventions have been used by NASA and many other scientific organizations.  He recently retired at the age of 92.

The Sun reports, “Having observed that global temperatures since the turn of the millennium have not gone up in the way computer-based climate models predicted, Lovelock acknowledged, ‘the problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago.’

“Now, Lovelock has given a follow-up interview to the UK’s Guardian newspaper in which he delivers more bombshells sure to anger the global green movement, which for years worshipped his Gaia theory and apocalyptic predictions that billions would die from man-made climate change by the end of this century.

“Lovelock still believes anthropogenic global warming is occurring and that mankind must lower its greenhouse gas emissions, but says it’s now clear the doomsday predictions, including his own (and Al Gore’s) were incorrect.

“He responds to attacks on his revised views by noting that, unlike many climate scientists who fear a loss of government funding if they admit error, as a freelance scientist, he’s never been afraid to revise his theories in the face of new evidence. Indeed, that’s how science advances.

“Among his observations to the Guardian:

(1) A long-time supporter of nuclear power as a way to lower greenhouse gas emissions, which has made him unpopular with environmentalists, Lovelock has now come out in favour of natural gas fracking (which environmentalists also oppose), as a low-polluting alternative to coal.

“As Lovelock observes, “Gas is almost a give-away in the U.S. at the moment. They’ve gone for fracking in a big way. This is what makes me very cross with the greens for trying to knock it … Let’s be pragmatic and sensible and get Britain to switch everything to methane. We should be going mad on it.”

(2) Lovelock blasted Greens for treating global warming like a religion.

“It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion,” Lovelock observed. “I don’t think people have noticed that, but it’s got all the sort of terms that religions use … The greens use guilt. That just shows how religious greens are. You can’t win people round by saying they are guilty for putting (carbon dioxide) in the air.”

(3) Lovelock mocks the idea that modern economies can be powered by wind turbines.

As he puts it, “so-called ‘sustainable development’ … is meaningless drivel … We rushed into renewable energy without any thought. The schemes are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant. I personally can’t stand windmills at any price.”

(4) Finally, about claims “the science is settled” on global warming: “One thing that being a scientist has taught me is that you can never be certain about anything. You never know the truth. You can only approach it and hope to get a bit nearer to it each time. You iterate towards the truth. You don’t know it.”

This news comes as Democrats in the N.J. Assembly stall Bill A-2168, the N.J. Residential Foreclosure Act, which would essentially act as a government land-grab.  Despite being posted on the board list, there was no vote on the bill yesterday in the Assembly, reportedly because there were not 41 votes in the Democratic Caucus for this bill.  The Left will be keeping the pressure on weak legislators to fold and support this Communistic and extremely dangerous bill.

The RFA would greatly enable Smart Growth’s agenda of environmentalism and what they call “economic justice” – the redistribution of wealth.  Putting undesirable tenants (and that’s really all they would be) into struggling middle class neighborhoods would depress properties even further than they already are.

Unable to sell their homes, more property owners would go into debt.  The Obamacare Act, if upheld, will certainly finish the job, as anyone who has lost their home to medical bills can attest.  Taken together, these factors will facilitate the movement of millions of people (across the country) into Smart Growth communities, where no one will own any property at all.

The Progressives know we’re onto them.  They’ve had to rename their programs, which have eaten into small town communities like termites, whittling away the foundations of American society until they collapse.

Let us pray that more scientists like Dr. Lovelock have an attack of conscience and expose the Greens’ communist agenda.  Green, as Glenn Beck observed, is the new Red.


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