Friday, August 31, 2007

Changing views question Global Warming Consensus

The latest in the ongoing re-positioning of the central narrative on climate change. Now there is empirical evidence to support the notion that the scientific community does not embrace the "consensus" political activists seek to impose on research and discussion.

Climate changes. People play a role in that change. How significant a role is unclear but probably not that great. Moreover, the changes that are occurring are neither unprecedented nor catastrophic: indeed society is probably more endangered by the precautionary measures environmentalists are advocating that it is by the changes that are taking place -- especially when those measures suck money away from other priorities and real issues (see post below).