Monday, 16 March 2009

The power struggle between East and West...

...reached flashpoint in 1939, and involved possession and access to energy and mineral resources. Under the auspices of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, Japan flexed its nationalistic muscles and went to war.
Underpinning its military boldness was immense national pride and self-confidence. It is this degree of independence that has led to a stubborn resistance within social and scientific circles to Western liberal guilt, and an insistence among many Japanese climate scientists that the IPCC science is flawed. Japanese nationalism and pride is also evident in the creation and launch of the Ibuki satellite programme, and stubborn Japanese insistence on maintaining a whaling programme.
Last month the Japanese Society of Energy and Resources (JSER) stated that IPPC forecasting was akin to astrology.... Three senior Japanese scientists separately engaged in climate-change research have strongly questioned the validity of the man-made global-warming model that underpins the drive by the UN and most developed-nation governments to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
"I believe the anthropogenic (man-made) effect for climate change is still only one of the hypotheses to explain the variability of climate," Kanya Kusano told The Weekend Australian.
It could take 10 to 20 years more research to prove or disprove the theory of anthropogenic climate change, said Dr Kusano, a research group leader with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science's Earth Simulator project.
"Before anyone noticed, this hypothesis has been substituted for truth," writes Shunichi Akasofu, founding director of the University of Alaska's International Arctic Research Centre.
Dr Kusano, Dr Akasofu and Tokyo Institute of Technology geology professor Shigenori Maruyama are highly critical of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's acceptance that hazardous global warming results mainly from man-made gas emissions
...more here...

2 comments:

MK said...

"Before anyone noticed, this hypothesis has been substituted for truth,"

You could say that for just about everything the left has pushed.

Ayrdale said...

This is I think the last shake of the dice though for the green left...worth fighting hard for, because when all this falls over the ideology goes with it...