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Friday, January 19, 2007

Global Warming Inquisition

Liberals like to question the intelligence of Christians because of their "blind faith." By believing without question a person demonstrates a lack of sophistication. One study claimed Christians were uneducated and easily led. In light of this it is amusing to see the leftists calling for an inquisition, to enforce the orthodoxy of global warming.

Dr. Heidi Cullen, self proclaimed Climate Expert on her Weather Channel Blog has called for the decertification of Meteorologists (that's weathermen for all you uneducated Christians) who do not accept the premise that global warming is the result of human agency. She suggests that those unenlightened boobs who question man's effect on the weather should be reeducated.

In an interesting follow-up blog on the reason for this all too common global warming contrarianism within the broadcast meteorology community, journalist Andrew Freedman suggests local TV meteorologist may want to look to the American Meteorological Society for guidance. Freedman goes on to point out that the AMS has in fact, issued a statement on climate change that reads:

"There is convincing evidence that since the industrial revolution, human activities, resulting in increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases and other trace constituents in the atmosphere, have become a major agent of climate change."

I'd like to take that suggestion a step further. If a meteorologist has an AMS Seal of Approval, which is used to confer legitimacy to TV meteorologists, then meteorologists have a responsibility to truly educate themselves on the science of global warming. (One good resource if you don't have a lot of time is the Pew Center's Climate Change 101.)

That's right, stop that independent thinking and follow the authority of the ecclesiastics at the AMS or you will be excommunicated. It sounds like something out of the pages of Benardo Gui's work, Practica Inquisitionis Heretice Pravitatis or "Conduct of the Inquisition into Heretical Wickedness."

Not to be intimidated by Dr. Cullen, James Spann, who spares us any claims of expertise after his name, has countered at his ABC Weather blog that few Meteorologists believe the global warming nonsense.

I have been in operational meteorology since 1978, and I know dozens and dozens of broadcast meteorologists all over the country. Our big job: look at a large volume of raw data and come up with a public weather forecast for the next seven days. I do not know of a single TV meteorologist who buys into the man-made global warming hype. I know there must be a few out there, but I can't find them. Here are the basic facts you need to know:

*Billions of dollars of grant money is flowing into the pockets of those on the man-made global warming bandwagon. No man-made global warming, the money dries up. This is big money, make no mistake about it. Always follow the money trail and it tells a story. Even the lady at “The Weather Channel” probably gets paid good money for a prime time show on climate change. No man-made global warming, no show, and no salary. Nothing wrong with making money at all, but when money becomes the motivation for a scientific conclusion, then we have a problem. For many, global warming is a big cash grab.

Their call to "accept the science" is no different than any call to faith without question they accuse Christians of and Dr. Cullen is not some voice in the wilderness. The UN is calling for world leaders to take up the mantle of global warming.

"Everyone is calling for leadership — including me. But I think I've pinpointed the guy who can give it.''

De Boer was referring to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a South Korean diplomat who took the reins of the world body a week ago.

"We are at the stage where we need a mandate from the level of heads of state to get the climate change negotiations moving again,'' de Boer said. "I think the secretary-general has the power to bring that about.''

The spirit of Bernardo Gui is alive and well.


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