If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know that I think the only thing settled about global warming is that it’s not settled. The science is most definitely not conclusive, and all of the efforts to control carbon dioxide and other emissions are misguided at best at blatant power grabs at worst.

A new book has just been released (on Earth Day, appropriately), written by Brian Sussman, a well-known former meteorologist from San Francisco. Called “Climategate” in reference to the e-mails brought to light from the East Anglia research center, he exposes much of the fraud that has been foisted on us by the whole global warming scam. I’ve only read articles referring to it, but I plan to buy it and get back to you.

One of the important things as I see it is that a meteorologist was willing to step forward and try to tell the truth.  That in itself put the lie to the oft-repeated refrain that scientists are in agreement that global warming is a real phenomenon.  In fact, scientists are far from unanimous on the subject, as evidenced by the Petition Project, a list that now numbers tens of thousands of scientists who believe that:

There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.

It all sounds pretty interesting to me, so I’ll let you know.  I know what I believe and why, but I don’t know enough about research (or have enough time) to back it up.  Looks like I don’t have to now!